About Books and Ideas

Dr. Ginger Campbell launched Books and Ideas in December 2006 to compliment her Brain Science Podcast.  This podcast has evolved into an interview show featuring guests from a wide variety of fields including history, philosophy, other areas of science, science fiction, and very rarely, politics.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Campbell and her other podcasts.

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am CST

BI 56 Palliative Medicine with Dr. Amos Bailey

Episode 56 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Amos Bailey, one of the pioneers of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. We talk about the origins of the field and try to dispel some common misperceptions about what we do.

Note: Dr. Campbell (the host of Books and Ideas) is currently doing Fellowship Training in Palliative Medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

Go to http://booksandideas for complete show notes and free episode transcripts.

Send feedback to Dr. Campbell at docartemis@gmail.com.

Direct download: 56-BI-Bailey.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm CST

BI 55 Dr. John Ratey Talks about his New Book

Episode 55 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. John Ratey, co-author of "Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization." There is considerable evidence that our hunter-gatherer ancestors were generally suprisingly healthy, so the purpose of this book and our conversation was to explore the scientific evidence supporting a return to a healthier lifestyle. We touch on diet, exercise, the role of sleep and even meditation. We also explore the importance of our relationship with nature and each other.

Detailed show notes and free episode transcripts are available at http://booksandideas.com.

Send feedback to docartemis@gmail.com

I have previously interviewed Dr. Ratey about his books "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise" and the Brain (BSP 33) and "Driven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood "(BSP 45).

Direct download: 55-books-Ratey.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm CST

54 Dr. Michael Saags, HIV-AIDS Pioneer

My apologies for uploading an incomplete version of this episode, and worst of all not detecting the problem for almost a week.

Episode 54 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Michaels Saags from the UAB Center for AIDS Research and author of "Positive: One Doctor's Personal Encounters with Death, Life, and the US Healthcare System." Dr. Saag became involved in the fight against HIV-AIDS early in his career and his work has been vital in transforming HIV from a death sentence to a manageable medical condition, but like many American physicians he is "angry" about the current state of "healthcare" in the US. We consider both topics in this interview.

Complete show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://booksandideas.com.

Direct download: 54-Saags.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:06pm CST

BI 53 Humanism with Becky Hale

Episadoe 53 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Rebecca Hale, current President of the American Humanist Association. We talk about the history of humanism and how it differs from skepticism and atheism. We also talk about how American Humanism fits into the larger picture of world-wide humanism.

This episode is intended for people of all beliefs.

Full episode show notes and free transcripts are available at http://booksandideas.com.

Send feedback to docartemis@gmail.com or post your comments in the special thread that I have started in the Brain Science Podcast Group on Goodreads.

Direct download: 53-BI-Hale.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09am CST

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