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Ginger Campbell, MD host of the highly rated Brain Science Podcast, uses this podcast to explore her love of reading and ideas, including science, philosophy, history, and what ever else she is reading. This podcast comes out about once a month and often contains interviews of authors and scientists. Check http://booksandideas.com for details.

Books and Ideas with Dr. Ginger Campbell Wizzard Media

    • Life Sciences
    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

Ginger Campbell, MD host of the highly rated Brain Science Podcast, uses this podcast to explore her love of reading and ideas, including science, philosophy, history, and what ever else she is reading. This podcast comes out about once a month and often contains interviews of authors and scientists. Check http://booksandideas.com for details.

    David Shariatmadari, author of "Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language"

    David Shariatmadari, author of "Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language"

    This episode of Books and Ideas is an interview with David Shariatmadari author of "Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language." We explore some of the common myths about language. This includes a follow up of our recent discussion on Brain Science about the evidence against the assumption that language is an instinctive.

    • 37 min
    Jeremy Sherman, author of "Neither Ghost or Machine"

    Jeremy Sherman, author of "Neither Ghost or Machine"

    Several years ago I interviewed Terrence Deacon about his fascinating book Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter. His goal was to propose a theory of how purpose evolved in a universe without purpose. His argument was persuasive, but highly technical. In this month’s episode of Books and Ideas I interview his longtime colleague Jeremy Sherman. His book Neither Ghost nor Machine: The Emergence and Nature of Selves makes Deacon’s ideas highly accessible to a wider audience. Join us as we explore the question: How did purpose arise from a purposeless universe? (Hint: the answer is not supernatural!)

    Links and References:
    Neither Ghost nor Machine: The Emergence and Nature of Selves by Jeremy Sherman Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter by Terrence W. Deacon The Symbolic Species: The Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain by Terrence W. Deacon Books and Ideas 47 with Terrence Deacon Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson The Selfish Gene and The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins Consciousness Explained by Daniel Dennett The Life of the Mind by Hannah Arendt Announcements:
    Coming April 28, 2020: a new expanded version of Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty by Virginia “Ginger” Campbell, MD (links coming soon)
    Send email to docartemis@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. Please support Books and Ideas via Patreon at http://patreon.com/booksandideas. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Books and Ideas in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Connect on Social Media:
    Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/booksandideas

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Amand Poppei on the Humanist tradition within Unitarian Universalism

    Amand Poppei on the Humanist tradition within Unitarian Universalism

    This episode of Books and Ideas is a follow up of my previous interview of Beck Hale, past-president of the American Humanist Association (AHA). I am fascinated by the relationship between modern Humanism and Unitarian Universalism. Listen to my interview with Amanda Poppei from the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association (UUHA) to learn why.

    • 35 min
    Brian Keating author of "Losing the Nobel Prize"

    Brian Keating author of "Losing the Nobel Prize"

    This month's episode of Books and Ideas is an interview with astronomer Brian Keating about his memoir Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor. His book is a first hand look at the hard work behind the scientific effort to determine how the universe really began, but as the title implies, it also contains a candid account of how striving for the Nobel Prize can be both motivating, but strangely counterproductive.

    • 55 min
    Susan Schneider, author of "Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind"

    Susan Schneider, author of "Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind"

    This episode of Books and Ideas is an interview with Susan Schneider, author of a fascinating new book called Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind. Schneider's book goes beyond the question of whether AI might become conscious to issues that might affect us on a more personal level.
    I am cross posting this in the feed for Brain Science because there is an obvious overlap with the issue of consciousness, which we often discuss on Brain Science.
    Links and References:
    Susan Schneider (personal website) Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind by Susan Schneider Announcements:
    Plesae complete a brief audience survy. Send email to docartemis@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. Please support Books and Ideas via Patreon at http://patreon.com/booksandideas. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Books and Ideas in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Connect on Social Media:
    Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/booksandideas  

    • 55 min
    Adele Brand explores The Hidden World of Foxes

    Adele Brand explores The Hidden World of Foxes

    This episode of Books and Ideas features Adele Brand, author of the new book The Hidden World of the Fox. Foxes are surprisingly widespread even in urban areas. This episode reveals their surprising story.
    Links and References:
    The Hidden World of the Fox by Adele Brand Adele Brand: mammal ecologist and wildlife photographer Twitter:https://twitter.com/adeleebrand Blog: https://adelebrandblog.wordpress.com Announcements:
    Plesae complete a brief audience survy. Send email to docartemis@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. Please support Books and Ideas via Patreon at http://patreon.com/booksandideas. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Books and Ideas in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Connect on Social Media:
    Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/booksandideas

    • 40 min

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57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Daisy Hoops ,

Excellent

This is such a gem of a podcast, I’m so glad I finally discovered this!

JMORDKO ,

Top notch show!

I love listening to the Books and Ideas Podcast with Dr. Campbell while going about my day. Also, I learn about many subjects and books I would not have investigated on my own. Good to expand my brain and horizons!

~md ,

Great to See this Podcast in Full Swing Again!

Great Scientists + Interesting Books + Great Host = Can't go wrong mix

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