#34  Bruce Hood, author of SUPERSENSE

Episode 34 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Bruce Hood, author of "SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable." Dr. Hood is a developmental psychologist with a long-standing interest in why people believe weird things. In "Supersense" he argues that innate cognitive structures (how we think without being taught) give people a natural tendency toward belief in the supernatural. Our intuitive sense of how the world works is often at odds with the findings of modern science. In this interview we discuss the evidence for these conclusions and their implications. Please go to http://booksandideas.com for show notes and episode transcripts. Send Dr. Campbell email at gincampbell at mac dot com.

Direct download: 34-books-Hood.mp3
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Free PDF from Kyla Duffy This is a free PDF from Kyla Duffy of Happy Tails Books. I interviewed Kyla for Episode 33 of Books and Ideas.

Please share this PDF with others! It contains disturbing information about puppy mills, but it also contains practical guidance about how to help these dogs overcome the trauma of their pasts.

You can learn more at http://happytailbooks.com/.

The next episode of Books and Ideas will be an interview with Bruce Hood, author of "SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable." It will be posted on January 27th, 2010.
Direct download: Mill_Dog_Manifesto.pdf
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#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.

Get full show notes and episode transcripts at http://bookandideas.com.

Send Email to gincampbell at mac dot com or leave voicemail at 206-984-0358.

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.

Go to http://booksandideas.com for detailed show notes and episode transcripts.

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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."

You will find show notes, links, and episode transcripts at http://booksandideas.com/.

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You can also post comments on our new FaceBook Fan Page.
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.

For show notes, links to related episodes, and a full episode transcript go to http://booksandideas.com.

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Direct download: 30-BooksandIdeas-TomClark.mp3
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Books and Ideas: Announcement for June 2009 Books and Ideas will return in September 2009. Previous episodes are available at http://booksandideas.com/.

Send email to gincampbell at mac.com.

Theme music for Books and Ideas is "The Open Door" by Beatnik Turtle.
Direct download: bi-announcement-6-09.mp3
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/.

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

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.

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

Send Dr. Campbell email at docartemis at gmail.com.
Direct download: 28-booksandideas-Martensen1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am CST

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