#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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:31pm CDT

#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.

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

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Direct download: 18-books-Tabz.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:20pm CDT

#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

#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.

Send me feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com.
Direct download: books-11-Fixed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:15pm CDT

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