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BI 51: Animal Emotions with Jaak Panksepp

2013-02-07 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 1s

Episode 51 of Books and Ideas is actually a followup of Dr. Jaak Panksepp's recent interview on the Brain Science Podcast. There we talked in depth about the scientific evidence that humans share basic emotional circuitry with other mammals. In this interview we talk about the implications of this discovery. We focus on how it should impact the treatment of laboratory animals. We also consider our relationships with pets and other domestic species.

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

Send email to Dr. Campbell at gincampbell at mac dot com.

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BI 50 Secular Buddhism with Ted Meisner

2012-12-14 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 53s

Episode 50 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Ted Meisner, host of The Secular Buddhist podcast. We talk a little about the basics of Buddhism with a focus on the core teachings. The goal of The Secular Buddhist podcast is to highlight the practical teachings of Buddhism, while acknowledging that many of us would like to leave myths like reincarnation behind. Ted also interviews scientists who are trying to discover what happens in the brain when people meditate.

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

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BI 49 Top Score's Emily Reese

2012-11-16 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 42s

Episode 49 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Emily Reese from Minnesota Public Radio. Reese is the host of two podcasts that I enjoy: Top Score and Learning to Listen. In this interview we focus on Top Score, which is a podcast about video game music. Reese interviews the composers and gives listeners an inside look at the challenges that face composers in this new, but growing field. You don't need to be a muscian or a gamer to enjoy Emily's podcasts.

For complete show notes and free episode transcripts go to http://books and ideas.com.

This episode contains a number of short music clips. All are within the 30 second limit allowed by fair use. I am including the times and sources below for listeners who want to hear more.

00: Elder Scrolls: Oblivion from The Greatest Video Game Music recorded by the London Philharmonic and Andrew Skeet.

1:42 [Music from Elder Scrolls: Oblivion]

14:31 Opening Suite from Halo: The Soundtrack by Martin O’Donnell and MIchael Salvatori

16:40 [Music from Elder Scrolls: Oblivion]

18:49 “An End, Once and For All-Extended Cut” from Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut by Sam Huliick

23:16 Somewhere In Time (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini-Var. No. 18) from Classics at the Movies

24:43 The Makers Theme from Darksiders II Original Soundtrack by Jasper Kyd

25:32 Ethan Mars' Main Theme from Heavy Rain (Original Soundtrack from the Video Game) by Normand Corbeil

26:14 "Welcome to the Sprawl" from Dead Space 2 (EA Games Soundtrack) by Jason Graves 

26:47 "Nascence" from Journey™ (Original Soundtrack from the Video Game) by Austin Wintory

27:43 "In Case of Trouble" from Bastion Original Soundtrack by Darren Korb available at Visit http://supergiantgames.bandcamp.com

28:06 "Bynn the Breaker" from Bastion Original Soundtrack by Darren Korb available at Visit http://supergiantgames.bandcamp.com

39:16  [Music from Elder Scrolls: Oblivion]

41:23 "I Am Alive And I Am Not Alone" from Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut by Sam Hulick

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BI 48 How Storytelling Makes Us Human

2012-08-24 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 49s

Episode 48 of Books and Ideas is interview with Jonathan Gottschall, author of "The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human."

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

Send feedback to Dr. Campbell at gincampbell at mac dot com. Follow her on Twitter as @docartemis.

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BI 48 How Storytelling Makes Us Human

2012-08-24 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 49s

Episode 48 of Books and Ideas is interview with Jonathan Gottschall, author of "The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human."

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

Send feedback to Dr. Campbell at gincampbell at mac dot com. Follow her on Twitter as @docartemis.

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BI 47 Terrence Deacon: "Incomplete Nature"

2012-07-14 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 1s

Episode 47 of Books and Ideas is being released simultaneously in the Brain Science Podcast feed. It is an interview with Terrence Deacon, PhD., author of "Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter." We talk about the ongoing quest to explain the emergence of life, mind, and purpose using the known laws of physics (with out the need for any supernatural extras).

For complete show notes and free episode transcripts please visit http://booksandideas.com/.

You can send Dr. Campbell feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com or post feed on the Books and Ideas Fan Page on Facebook.

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Announcement: My first eBook is out!

2012-06-14 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 1s

I have just published my first eBook: Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty. It is currently available only in the Kindle format at Amazon.com, but I will send you the PDF version if you email me a copy of your Amazon receipt.

The next episode of Books and Ideas will come out in July 2012.

My email is gincampbell at mac.com.

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Announcement: My first eBook is out!

2012-06-14 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 1s

I have just published my first eBook: Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty. It is currently available only in the Kindle format at Amazon.com, but I will send you the PDF version if you email me a copy of your Amazon receipt.

The next episode of Books and Ideas will come out in July 2012.

My email is gincampbell at mac.com.

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BI 46 Exploring Alabama with Roger Reid

2012-01-13 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 56s

This episode is an interview with Roger Reid, writer and producer for the Emmy Award winning public TV show Discovering Alabama with Dr. Doug Phillips and author of several novels for young adult readers. His novels combine science and mystery in an original way. In this interview we explore some surprising secrets about Alabama's natural history and learn how Reid's travels around the state have inspired his novels.

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

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BI 46 Exploring Alabama with Roger Reid

2012-01-13 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 56s

This episode is an interview with Roger Reid, writer and producer for the Emmy Award winning public TV show Discovering Alabama with Dr. Doug Phillips and author of several novels for young adult readers. His novels combine science and mystery in an original way. In this interview we explore some surprising secrets about Alabama's natural history and learn how Reid's travels around the state have inspired his novels.

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

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BI 45: Fifth Anniversary Episode

2011-12-19 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 13s

Episode 45 of Books and Ideas is a look back at the first five years of this podcast. I take the opportunity to thank each of my 33 guests and let you know what's coming in 2012. For detailed show notes and episode transcripts please visit http://booksandideas.com/.

Send me feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com.

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BI 45: Fifth Anniversary Episode

2011-12-19 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 13s

Episode 45 of Books and Ideas is a look back at the first five years of this podcast. I take the opportunity to thank each of my 33 guests and let you know what's coming in 2012. For detailed show notes and episode transcripts please visit http://booksandideas.com/.

Send me feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com.

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BI 44 Karen Traviss: Author of Gears of War

2011-11-11 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 55s

Episode 44 of Books and Ideas is an interview with science fiction author Karen Traviss. She has written 4 novels based on the popular video game Gears of War. She also wrote the story for the recently released game Gears of War 3 and will be releasing a 5th novel next spring. In this fascinating interview she talks about how her early careers in journalism, television, and public relations prepared her to write fiction. She also describes what it is like to write in the emerging video game genre. (Note: This interview is SPOILER FREE!)

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

Send Dr. Campbell feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com or post on the Books and Ideas Fan Page on Facebook.

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BI 44 Karen Traviss: Author of Gears of War

2011-11-11 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 55s

Episode 44 of Books and Ideas is an interview with science fiction author Karen Traviss. She has written 4 novels based on the popular video game Gears of War. She also wrote the story for the recently released game Gears of War 3 and will be releasing a 5th novel next spring. In this fascinating interview she talks about how her early careers in journalism, television, and public relations prepared her to write fiction. She also describes what it is like to write in the emerging video game genre. (Note: This interview is SPOILER FREE!)

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

Send Dr. Campbell feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com or post on the Books and Ideas Fan Page on Facebook.

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Carol Tavris on Cognitive Dissonance (BI 43)

2011-09-27 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 56s

Episode 43 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Carol Tavris, PhD, co-author (with Eliot Aronson) of Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts. For detailed show notes, including references and episode transcripts go to http://virginiacampbellmd.com.

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Carol Tavris on Cognitive Dissonance (BI 43)

2011-09-27 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 56s

Episode 43 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Carol Tavris, PhD, co-author (with Eliot Aronson) of Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts. For detailed show notes, including references and episode transcripts go to http://virginiacampbellmd.com.

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#42 Why Neuroscience Matters with Ginger Campbell, MD

2011-06-24 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 46s

Episode 42 of Books and Ideas is an edited version of the talk that Dr. Campbell gave in May 2011 in London at Skeptics in the Pub. "Why Neuroscience Matters" is a brief introduction to some of the recent discoveries in neuroscience that are changing the way we see ourselves and each other. Special Thanks to the PodDelusion podcast for sharing the original recording.

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

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#42 Why Neuroscience Matters with Ginger Campbell, MD

2011-06-24 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 46s

Episode 42 of Books and Ideas is an edited version of the talk that Dr. Campbell gave in May 2011 in London at Skeptics in the Pub. "Why Neuroscience Matters" is a brief introduction to some of the recent discoveries in neuroscience that are changing the way we see ourselves and each other. Special Thanks to the PodDelusion podcast for sharing the original recording.

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

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#41 17th Century Medicine with Holly Tucker

2011-04-27 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 1s

Episode 41 of the Books and Ideas podcast is an interview with Holly Tucker, author of "Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution." We discuss how the controversies surrounding the first blood transfusions, which were attemped back in the 1660's are relevant to understanding similar controversies today.

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

Send Dr. Campbell email at gincampbell at mac dot com or leave voice mail at 205-202-0663.

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#41 17th Century Medicine with Holly Tucker

2011-04-27 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 1s

Episode 41 of the Books and Ideas podcast is an interview with Holly Tucker, author of "Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution." We discuss how the controversies surrounding the first blood transfusions, which were attemped back in the 1660's are relevant to understanding similar controversies today.

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

Send Dr. Campbell email at gincampbell at mac dot com or leave voice mail at 205-202-0663.

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#40 Paul Offit Returns

2011-02-28 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 44s

Books and Ideas #40 is an interview with Dr. Paul Offit author of "Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All."

Feel free to share this important conversation with others.

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

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#39 Eric Maisel

2010-12-22 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 38s

Episode 39 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Eric Maisel, author of "Brainstorm: Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions."

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

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#39 Eric Maisel

2010-12-22 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 38s

Episode 39 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Eric Maisel, author of "Brainstorm: Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions."

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

Send feedback to Dr. Campbell at gincampbell at mac dot com or leave voice mail at 205-202-0663.

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#38: DragonCon 2010

2010-10-20 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 44s

Episode 38 is a live interview with novelists Christiana Ellis and Skyler White. Full show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://booksandideas.com.

Please visit my new website at http://virginiacampbellmd.com and let me know what you think.

Send me feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com.

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#37 Philosophy of Science with Massimo Pigliucci

2010-08-08 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 29s

Episode 37 of Books and Ideas is an interview with scientist turned philosopher Massimo Pigliucci. Dr. Campbell talks with Dr. Pigliuccis about his career move from evolutionary biology to philosophy of science and they explore the relationship between science and philosophy.

For detailed show notes, links, and episode transcript go to http://booksandideas.com.

This podcast was sponsored by Audible.com. Learn more at http://www.audiblepodcast.com/booksandideas/.

Visit the iTunes Store to learn about the iPhone app that delivers episode transcripts directly to your portable devices.

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#36 Daniel George and "The Myth of Alzheimer's"

2010-04-28 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 21s

Books and Ideas 36 is an interview with Daniel George, co-author of "The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis." This interview is a follow-up to the one I did with Dr. Peter Whitehouse earlier this month for Brain Science Podcast 68.

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

Send me email at gincampbell at mac dot com.


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#35 Scott Sigler

2010-02-26 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 56s

Episode 35 of Books and Ideas is an interview with best-selling author Scott Sigler. Scott is known for his unique blend of horror and hard science fiction. In this interview Dr. Ginger Campbell talks to him about his career with a focus on the challenges of trying to incorporate accurate science into fiction. They also talk about his most recent hard cover book "The Rookie" and how it is encouraging young adults to become readers.

Show notes, links and episode transcripts are available at http://booksandideas.com/.

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#34 Bruce Hood, author of SUPERSENSE

2010-01-27 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 40s

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.

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Free PDF from Kyla Duffy

2010-01-18 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell

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.

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#33 Kyla Duffy from Happy Tails Books

2009-12-16 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 55s

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.

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#33 Books and Ideas: Episode Transcript

2009-12-15 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell

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.

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

This is an example of an episode transcript. All other episode transcripts and links are available at http://booksandideas.com.

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#32 Books and Ideas: "Unscientific America"

2009-11-24 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 52s

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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#31 Books and Ideas: NASA's Les Johnson

2009-10-21 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 49s

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/.

Send Dr. Campbell email at gincampbell at mac dot com.

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

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H1N1 Flu Vaccine

2009-10-17 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 2s

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. …

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#30 Books and Ideas: Tom Clark on Naturalism

2009-09-25 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 54s

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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Books and Ideas: Announcement for June 2009

2009-06-28 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 1s

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.

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#29 Books and Ideas: "A Life Worth Living"

2009-05-22 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 37s

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/.

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#28 Books and Ideas: Dr. Robert Martensen Part 1

2009-04-24 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 31s

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.

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#27 Books and Ideas: Jennifer Michael Hecht

2009-03-27 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 57s

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.

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

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#26 Books and Ideas: "Grave Expectations"

2009-02-27 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 45s

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.

Go to http://booksandideas.com for show notes (including episode transcript) and links.

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#25 Books and Ideas: Vaccines DO NOT cause Autism

2009-01-30 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 57s

Episode 25 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Paul A. Offit, author of "Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure." The scientific evidence shows no connection between vaccines and autism yet opponents of vaccination continue to encourage parents to refuse to vaccinate their children against potentially life threatening diseases.

In this episode we consider the evidence for vaccine safety and examine the factors that fuel the on-going controversy. Children are already dying from preventable diseases like measles and hemophilis infuenza (Hib) meningitis, so it is vital that parents be informed about the unnecessary risks faced by unvaccinated children.

For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com. Send email to gincampbell at mac dot com.

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#24 Books and Ideas: Second Interview with Frank Wilczek

2008-12-23 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 1s

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/.

Send feedback to Dr. Campbell at docartemis @gmail.com or share your thoughts with other listeners in our Discussion Forum at http://brainscienceforum.com/.

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#23 Books and Ideas: Nobel Physicist Frank Wilczek

2008-11-02 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 57s

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.

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

Send email to gincampbell at mac dot com.

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#22 Books and Ideas: Dragon*Con 2008

2008-09-29 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 37s

Episode 22 of Books and Ideas is all about my recent adventures at Dragon*Con 2008.

Please visit http://booksandideas.com for detailed show notes and episode transcripts.

Send email to Ginger Campbell, MD at gincampbell at mac dot com.

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7/29/08 Books and Ideas: Announcement

2008-07-29 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 5s

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.

For more information about the Beatnik Turtle visit their website at http://beatnikturtle.com/.

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#21 Books and Ideas: Interview with Eugenie Scott

2008-06-30 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 1s

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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#20 Books and Ideas: Mindfulness Meditation with Delany Dean

2008-05-27 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 45s

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.

For more information including links and references please go to http://booksandideas.com/.

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#19 Books and Ideas: "Predictably Irrational" with Dan Ariely

2008-04-22 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 44s

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/.

Send email to gincampbell at mac dot com.

Get the audio of "Predictably Irrational" at http://audiblepodcast.com/booksandideas/.


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#18 Books and Ideas: Interview with Tabitha Grace Smith

2008-03-28 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 56s

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/.

Send email to gincampbell at mac dot com.

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#17 Books and Ideas: Mur Lafferty

2008-02-26 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 1s

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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#16 Books and Ideas: Interview with Dr. Steven Novella

2008-01-18 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 38s

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.

Send feedback to gincampbell at mac dot com.

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

Length: 38 minutes 16 seconds

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#15 Books and Ideas Podcast: Dr. Robert Schleip

2007-12-19 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 47s

#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

Send email to gincampbell at mac dot com.

Participate in the Books and Ideas section of the Brain Science Podcast Discussion Forum at http://brainscienceforum.com

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Length: 47 minutes 16 seconds

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#14 Books and Ideas Podcast: Dr. Pamela Gay of Astronomy Cast

2007-10-30 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 46s

#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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# 13-Books and Ideas: Harry Potter with Guest Co-host, Patrick Pricken

2007-08-02 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 32s

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/

Send email to gincampbell at mac dot com.

Visit my website at http://booksandideas.com or post comments on the discussion forum at http://brainscienceforum.com.

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#12-Books and Ideas: Does Free Will Exist?

2007-07-17 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 30s

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

Send comments to gincampbell at mac dot com.

You may also post comments in a special section of the Brain Science Discussion Forum at http://brainscienceforum.com.

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Podango?

2007-06-01

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.

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#11-Books and Ideas: Interview with Harvard's Neel Varshney

2007-05-28 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 28s

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.

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Talent Quest Entry

2007-05-07 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 2s

Voting for the first round of the American public radio Talent Quest continues through the first week of June, 2007.

Please go to http://www.publicradioquest.com/node/794 to learn more and to vote for me. Thanks.

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#10 Books and Ideas: An American Living in France

2007-04-15 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 35s

Books and Ideas #10: An American Living in France

This is a conversation with writer Kirk Mcelhearn (http://www.mcelhearn.com), a native New Yorker, who has lived in France for over 20 years. We talk about  the challenges of learning a second language, and what it is like to live in France after 9/11. McElhearn is able to bring some interesting historical perspective to current events.

 For show notes and transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com. Send comments and suggestions to gincampbell at mac dot com. (Yes! I know there is echo in the second half, but I couldn't hear it while I was recording!) …

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#9-Books and Ideas: Challenging Nature with Lee M Silver

2007-03-14 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 39s

Books and Ideas #9: Dr. Ginger Campbell interviews molecular biologist and author Lee M Silver about his book, "Challenging Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life." We discuss how biotechnology challenges deeply held positions on both the left and the right. We also discuss the importance of distinguishing scientific arguments from pseudoscience. For more information go to http://booksandideas.com …

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#8-Books and Ideas: Palestine by Jimmy Carter

2007-02-28 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 20s

Books and Ideas #8: Palestine by Jimmy Carter. President Jimmy Carter's book Palestine: Peace not Apartheid has raised the ire of many pro-Israel Americans. Why? Because he dares to point out the blight of the Palestinians. In this podcast, I discuss what I learned from this book and why I think Americans should read this book for themselves.

For relevant links and to leave comments go to http://booksandideas.com.
Send me email at gincampbell at mac dot com.

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#7-Books and Ideas: Interviw with author Matthew Cobb

2007-02-14 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 21s

Interview with Matthew Cobb who wrote Generation, which was discussed in #6. Cobb discusses how he became interested in the Dutch Golden Age and the pioneers who discovered the egg and the sperm, even though it was almost 200 years before the discovery of genetics helped solve the mystery of human reproduction. We also discuss how the history of of science reveals the role of human nature in the scientific endeavor. Show Notes are posted at http://booksandideas.com. Send comments and suggestions to gincampbell at mac dot com.

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#6 Generation by Matthew Cobb

2007-02-01 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 25s

Matthew Cobb's book Generation (2006) is the basis of today's look at how 17th century thinkers began to explore how human reproduction happens. Rigorous experimentation represents an important step in the development of the modern scientific method.

Detailed show notes transcripts are available at http://booksandideas.com. Send comments to gincampbell at mac dot com.

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#5-Books and Ideas: How are Science and Philosophy Related?

2007-01-19 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 14s

#5 How are Science and Philosphy related? I explore the common heritage of science and philosophy.

 Show Notes and transcripts are at http://booksandideas.com.

Please send me comments at gincampbell at mac dot com or visit iTunes and leave a review.

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#4-Books and Ideas: Best and Worst Audiobooks of 2006

2007-01-12 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 12s

#4 The Best and Worst Audiobooks I read in 2006. Shownotes for this episode are at http://booksandideas.com
Send feedback to docartemis@gamail.com

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#3-Books and Ideas: Best Audio Books of 2006

2007-01-04 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 9s

This is the first half of a two-part discussion of my favorite audiobooks of 2006.

For more information go to the Books and Ideas website.

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#2-Books and Ideas: The Trouble with Physics

2006-12-20 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 27s

The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin. Show Notes and transcripts can be found at booksandideas.com.

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#1-Books and Ideas: Science vs. Pseudo-science

2006-12-15 :: Dr. Ginger Campbell
Length: 12s

For show notes and transcripots go to the Books and Ideas website at http://booksandideas.com

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Books and Ideas Podcast

Books and Ideas is hosted by Dr. Ginger Campbell, an emergency physician who is best known for the highly regarded Brain Science Podcast. On Books and Ideas Dr. Campbell explores a wide range of topics ranging from science fiction to the philosophy of science. The show currently comes out on a semi-monthly basis and focuses on interviews.

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