#24 Books and Ideas: Second Interview with Frank Wilczek Episode 24 of Books and Ideas is a follow-up interview with Nobel Prize winning physicist. Dr. Frank Wilczek. We discuss the questions that we didn't get around to in Episode 23, including the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics, String Theory, and dark matter and dark energy. Dr. Wilczek also answers some questions from listeners and tells us a little about his current work.

For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com/.

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#23 Books and Ideas: Nobel Physicist Frank Wilczek Episode 23 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Frank Wilczek, PhD. Dr. Wilczek won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2004 and is the author of the new book Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces. In this interview Dr. Campbell asks him to explain some of the key ideas that drive his work and he helps us understand why he considers the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland the greatest achievement of modern science.

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Direct download: 23-booksandideas-Wilczek.mp3
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#22 Books and Ideas: Dragon*Con 2008 Episode 22 of Books and Ideas is all about my recent adventures at Dragon*Con 2008.

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Direct download: 22-booksandideas-dragoncon.mp3
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7/29/08 Announcement: The next regular episode of Books and Ideas will come out in September, 2008. This brief announcement includes information about Dr. Campbell's upcoming appearance at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as information for new listeners. She also plays "The Open Door" by the Beatnik Turtle.

Please visit the website at http://booksandideas.com or send email to docartemis at gmail.com.

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Direct download: Announcement-7-2008.mp3
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#21 Books and Ideas: Interview with Eugenie Scott Episode 21 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Eugenie Scott, the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education. We talk about the importance of teaching evolution in US public schools. For the sake of our international listeners we also explore the history behind the uniquely American battle between evolution and creationism (and its current incarnation, Intelligent Design).

For detailed Show Notes and transcripts please visit my website at http://booksandieas.com/.

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Direct download: 21-booksandideas-EugenieScott.mp3
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#20 Books and Ideas: Mindfulness Meditation with Delany Dean Books and Ideas #20: This is the corrected version of my interview with Delany Dean. I apologize to anyone who got the version with most of the sound missing!

In this episode Dr. Dean and I share our experiences with mindfulness meditation and Dr. Dean explains why she finds it helpful for a wide range of problems, including the stress we all face from time to time.

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Direct download: 20-corrected-books-dean.mp3
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#19 Books and Ideas: "Predictably Irrational" with Dan Ariely Episode 19 of Books and Ideas is an interview with MIT's Dan Ariely, author of the bestseller Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions.

For show notes and transcripts  go to http://booksandieas.com/.

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Direct download: 19-booksandideas-Ariely.mp3
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#18 Books and Ideas: Interview with Tabitha Grace Smith Books and Ideas #18 is an interview with writer and podcaster, Tabitha Grace Smith. She is the producer and one of the main writers of the audio drama "Buffy Between the Lines," which recently won the Podcasting Peer Award for Best Audio Drama. She is also involved in several other podcasts.

In this interview we talk about writing and about podcasting.

This episode includes the Valentine's episode of "Buffy Between the Lines," starting with my introductory comments at 32:34.

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Direct download: 18-books-Tabz.mp3
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#17 Books and Ideas: Mur Lafferty Episode 17 of Books and Ideas is an interview with writer Mur Lafferty. We talk about her new novel Playing for Keeps. Lafferty co-wrote Tricks of the Podcasting Masters, so we also talk about some of the challenges of podcasting.

This episode contains part one of the audio version of Playing for Keeps. This starts at 30:48.

For show notes and links to more of Mur's work please visit http://booksandideas.com.

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Direct download: 17-booksandideas-mur.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:44pm CDT

#16 Books and Ideas: Interview with Dr. Steven Novella Episode 16 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Steven Novella from the popular podcast The Skeptics Guide to the Universe. This is a personal interview in which Dr. Novella talks about choosing to become a physician and a neurologist. As a practicing physician at Yale, Dr. Novella is in a good position to reflect on how advances in neuroscience are influencing patient care.  We also talk about the challenge of helping patients get accurate information and the importance of skeptical thinking when evaluating healthcare claims.

For show notes and additional links go to http://booksandideas.com.

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Ginger Campbell, MD also hosts the Brain Science Podcast at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

Length: 38 minutes 16 seconds
Direct download: 16-booksandideas-Novella.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:24am CDT

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