#15 Books and Ideas Podcast:  Dr. Robert Schleip #15 Books and Ideas Podcast is an interview with Dr. Robert Schleip of the University of Ulm, Germany. We discuss recent discoveries about fascia-a key element of connective tissue, which is involved in wound-healing and chronic pain. Dr. Schleip also shares his personal experience in moving from his role as a practitioner of rolfing to doing basic science research.

For links to references please go to the show notes at http://booksandideas.com

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Length: 47 minutes 16 seconds
Direct download: 15-books-lev-schleip.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

#14 Books and Ideas Podcast: Dr. Pamela Gay of Astronomy Cast #14 Books and Ideas Podcast: Dr. Pamela Gay from the Astronomy Cast talks with host Dr. Ginger Campbell about podcasting, astronomy, and the challenges of combining teaching and research with podcasting.

Show Notes and Links to sites mentioned on the show can be found at http://booksandideas.com.

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Direct download: books14-Pam_Gay.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17pm CDT

# 13-Books and Ideas: Harry Potter with Guest Co-host, Patrick Pricken Books and Ideas #13: Harry Potter with guest Co-host, Patrick Pricken. This is a discussion of the international best-selling Harry Potter Series,by JK Rowling.

The first two parts of the episode are spoiler-free. If you have not read the last book yet, you will want to stop listening at 17:00 minutes, because the last part of the episode includes a discussion of events in Harry Pottery and the Deathly Hallows.

Patrick Pricken's blog is at http://www.p-pricken.de/

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Visit my website at http://booksandideas.com or post comments on the discussion forum at http://brainscienceforum.com.
Direct download: 13-Harry_Potter.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm CDT

#12-Books and Ideas: Does Free Will Exist?

Books and Ideas #12: Does Free Will Exist? This episode is a discussion of  The Myth of Free Will (2007) by Cris Evatt (Editor).

For Show Notes and transcripts go to  http://booksandideas.com

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You may also post comments in a special section of the Brain Science Discussion Forum at http://brainscienceforum.com.

Direct download: 12-books-Free_Will.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:45pm CDT

I am trying to post my feed through Podango so I can make a little money, but something doesn't seem to be working.

This post is just to test how the redirect is working.
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59am CDT

#11-Books and Ideas: Interview with Harvard's Neel Varshney This is the corrected version of the podcast. There is about 2 minutes of added material that begins at 5:37. The end of the interview is still awkward because somehow I failed to record the usual farewells.

This episode is an interview with Harvard's Neel Varshney. For more information go to http://booksandideas.com.

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Direct download: books-11-Fixed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:15pm CDT

#10 Books and Ideas: An American Living in France Books and Ideas #10: An American Living in France

This is a conversation with writer Kirk Mcelhearn (http://www.mcelhearn.com), a native New Yorker, who has lived in France for over 20 years. We talk about  the challenges of learning a second language, and what it is like to live in France after 9/11. McElhearn is able to bring some interesting historical perspective to current events.

 For show notes and transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com. Send comments and suggestions to gincampbell at mac dot com. (Yes! I know there is echo in the second half, but I couldn't hear it while I was recording!)
Direct download: Books-and-Ideas-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18am CDT

#9-Books and Ideas: Challenging Nature with Lee M Silver Books and Ideas #9: Dr. Ginger Campbell interviews molecular biologist and author Lee M Silver about his book, "Challenging Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life." We discuss how biotechnology challenges deeply held positions on both the left and the right. We also discuss the importance of distinguishing scientific arguments from pseudoscience. For more information go to http://booksandideas.com
Direct download: book-and-ideas-9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26pm CDT

#8-Books and Ideas: Palestine by Jimmy Carter Books and Ideas #8: Palestine by Jimmy Carter. President Jimmy Carter's book Palestine: Peace not Apartheid has raised the ire of many pro-Israel Americans. Why? Because he dares to point out the blight of the Palestinians. In this podcast, I discuss what I learned from this book and why I think Americans should read this book for themselves.

For relevant links and to leave comments go to http://booksandideas.com.
Send me email at gincampbell at mac dot com.
Direct download: Palestine-lev.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:58pm CDT

#7-Books and Ideas: Interviw with author Matthew Cobb Interview with Matthew Cobb who wrote Generation, which was discussed in #6. Cobb discusses how he became interested in the Dutch Golden Age and the pioneers who discovered the egg and the sperm, even though it was almost 200 years before the discovery of genetics helped solve the mystery of human reproduction. We also discuss how the history of of science reveals the role of human nature in the scientific endeavor. Show Notes are posted at http://booksandideas.com. Send comments and suggestions to gincampbell at mac dot com.

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