#33 Kyla Duffy from Happy Tails Books

Episode 33 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Kyla Duffy from Happy Tails Books. Duffy publishes inspiring stories about how adopting rescued dogs enriches peoples lives. Proceeds go to various rescue organizations.

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Direct download: 33-booksandideas-Duffy.mp3
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#32 Books and Ideas: "Unscientific America" Episode 32 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Sheril Kirshenbaum, co-author of "Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future." Our emphasis is on the importance of scientists learning to communicate about their work to political leaders and fellow citizens. We discuss some of the factors that have marginalized science and examine some creative potential solutions.

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Direct download: 32-booksandideas-kirshenbaum.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30pm CST

#31 Books and Ideas: NASA's Les Johnson Episode 31 of Books and Ideas was recorded live at Dragon*Con 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. It is an interview with NASA's Les Johnson and focuses on his book, "Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth."

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Direct download: 31-books-LesJohnson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CST

H1N1 Flu Vaccine This is a brief public service announcement from SCIENCEPODCASTERS.ORG. Vincent Rancaniello, PhD from This Week in Virology and Marc Pelletier, PhD from This Week in Biotech talk about the new H1N1 Infuenza vaccine.

It is safe and effective. I will get it myself and recommend it to all my patients.

Please share this announcement with others.

To learn more go to http://flu.gov or http://cdc.gov/h1n1.
Direct download: 2-sciencepodcasters-flu.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:24pm CST

#30 Books and Ideas: Tom Clark on Naturalism Episode 30 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Tom Clark, author of Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses. We discuss the implications of naturalism as a world view, especially as it relates to questions like morality and free will. Our discussion includes a look at the recent book Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? by Warren Brown and Nancey Murphy.

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Direct download: 30-BooksandIdeas-TomClark.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am CST

Books and Ideas: Announcement for June 2009 Books and Ideas will return in September 2009. Previous episodes are available at http://booksandideas.com/.

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Theme music for Books and Ideas is "The Open Door" by Beatnik Turtle.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15pm CST

#29 Books and Ideas: "A Life Worth Living" Episode 29 of Books and Ideas is a follow-up interview with Dr. Robert Martensen. In Episode 28 we talked about Dr. Martensen's career. This month we talk about his book "A Life Worth Living: A Doctor's Reflections on Illness in a High-Tech Era."

Show notes and a complete transcript of the interview are available at http://booksandideas.com/.

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This episode includes a promo for "Nina Kimberly the Merciless." Learn more at http://christianaellis.com/.
Direct download: 29-books-Martensen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am CST

#28 Books and Ideas: Dr. Robert Martensen Part 1 Books and Ideas #28 is an interview with Robert Martensen, MD, author of A Life Worth Living: A Doctor's Reflections on Illness in a High-Tech Era. This is the first of a two-part interview. In this episode we talked about Dr. Martensen's career as a physician and about his new job at the NIH Office of History. We will talk about his book in a follow-up interview.

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Direct download: 28-booksandideas-Martensen1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am CST

#27 Books and Ideas: Jennifer Michael Hecht Episode 27 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of "Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson" and "The Happiness Myth." As a poet and historian Hecht brings a unique perspective to her examination of the role of science in modern society. She also shares how writing "Doubt" changed her attitude toward religion. You won't want to miss this thought-provoking conversation.

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Direct download: 27-booksandideas-JMHecht.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:17pm CST

#26 Books and Ideas: "Grave Expectations" Episode 26 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Sue Bailey and Carmen Flowers, the authors of "Grave Expectations: Planning the End Like There's No Tomorrow." This book helps readers to plan for their funeral or memorial service. While this might seem like a strange idea Flowers and and Bailey explain that this can actually be a wonderful gift to leave for one's family and loved ones.

In this interview Bailey and Flowers share the personal experiences that led them to write this unusual book and they explain why they wrote it in an overtly humorous style. This interview will help listeners see death and funeral planning in a new way.

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Direct download: 26-booksandideas-Flowers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am CST

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