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    • Studio 360: Born to Run

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    With the emergence of barefoot running, the sport suddenly is red hot again. But barefoot or not, are human bodies really born to run? We'll check in on the science or runner's high this hour, and try to unlock the secrets of the Kenyans - the fastest people on earth. Also, Olympic runner John Carlos remembers the '68 Olympics and the moment on the podium that sent shockwaves through the world.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Other Worlds

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Whittier called them "the saddest words – it might have been." But turn it around and you'll find places we create to replace the world we live in -- past, present and future. In this hour, other worlds. Scientist Brian Greene looks at the physics of the multiverse, and writer Patrick Rothfuss creates a world of his own.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Beast in Me

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    In this hour, "the beast in me". M. E. Thomas talks about her book Confessions of a Sociopath: A LIfe Spent Hiding in Plain Sight. Lauren Beukes discusses her recent novel The Shining Girls. And Chuck Klosterman tells us about his new book I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined). Finally, Patricia Churchland details her book Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Decline of the Middle Class

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    The American middle class used to be living proof that the American dream was alive and well, providing homes and modest savings to anyone willing to work. It’s another story today. In this hour, the decline of the middle class. How rising levels of income inequality shattered middle class dreams. And, how to get them back.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Anxiety

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    It's now the most common mental health problem in the world. Anxiety. And the United States is the country with the highest level of anxiety, according to a World Mental Health Survey conducted in 18 countries in 2002. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, award-winning journalist, Patricia Pearson, talks about her personal struggles with anxiety. And psychiatrist Daniel Carlat tells us about the trouble with psychiatry.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Universe

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    When and how did the universe begin? Why is there something rather than nothing? In this hour, we'll tackle the big questions about the universe. From Stephen Hawking's latest ideas about parallel universes and theories of everything to the quantum physics of everyday life.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Albert Camus

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    Albert Camus was many things: war hero, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, and one of the 20th century’s most fascinating public thinkers. We examine the life and legacy of Camus on his 100th birthday: how a poor kid from Algeria became a revered French writer, hungry to find meaning in an absurd world, and why Camus still has a lot to tell us about a world mired in political violence.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Memory, Mind & The Self

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    New York Times columnist David Brooks is best known for his political writing, but he's also fascinated by recent findings in psychology and neuroscience. In fact he says many of our public policies fail because we're not actually the rational decision makers we think we are. In this hour, we'll talk with David Brooks, also, rising jazz star Vijay Iyer on the neuroscience of music.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: How to Fail

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Failure is a four letter word in America. Most of us do everything we can to avoid it. But what if we've got the wrong idea about failure - and it's all a matter of learning the right way to do it? This hour, one psychologist's take on how to embrace the fall. And comedian Marc Maron on the hit podcast that saved his career and his life. And, columnist Thomas Friedman on why the US is falling behind and how we can come back.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Edges of Science

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    How do we know what's real? Can science tell us, or is there an unseen reality we'll never understand? We explore the borderlands of knowledge and reflect on some remarkable episodes in the history of science: Nobel laureates who investigated ghosts and a pioneer of quantum physics who found messages in his dreams.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge

    • Atheism and Its Critics
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Atheists have been called the most hated minority in America. And yet recent atheist manifestos by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris have all made the best-seller list. So have these atheists changed our thinking about religion? We'll talk about the New Atheism with Richard Dawkins and two of his critics.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Philip K. Dick

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Nobody blurred the line between his life and his literature more than the legendary science-fiction author, Philip K. Dick. And that’s only fitting since one of the major themes of his fiction is, “What is reality?” This week we take a look at the life and work of the man who’s been described as “one of the most valiant psychological explorers of the twentieth century,” as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge

    • Consciousness
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    In this hour, we'll explore the mystery of consciousness. First, artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky. Next, physicist Roger Penrose. Then, philosopher Daniel Dennett and New Age guru Deepak Chopra. Neuro-psychiatrist Louann Brizendine ( The Female Brain) will join us, followed by former Buddhist monk Alan Wallace ( Contemplative Science). Finally, author Daniel Tammet ( Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant).

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: How to Disappear

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Have you ever thought about disappearing? Wiping out your old identity and starting fresh, with a new name, a new life… a new self? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, how to disappear completely. Join us for a crash course! You too can vanish without a trace. And we have the founder of the Federal Witness Protection Program to tell us how the professionals do it.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Mind and Body

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    For decades Carl Jung's Red Book remained the most famous unpublished book in the history of psychology. Jung refused to publish it during his lifetimes, and his heirs kept it locked up after he died. The Red Book recorded Jung's visionary paintings and laid out his radical ideas for a new kind of psychology. In this hour, we'll tell you why this legendary book will change our thinking about Carl Jung.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge

    • Mind and Body
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    In this hour, Washington Post science writer Shankar Vedantam is the author of The Hidden Brain. He tells Jim Fleming how a great deal of our thinking is shaped by our unconscious minds, such as routine tasks we do automatically.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Mosquitoes Must Die

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    As the Zika virus continues to make headlines, consensus is slowly growing among scientists that it's showdown time for the mosquito. Time to marshal the technology to wipe them off the face of the earth. Which seems pretty extreme. Doesn't it?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Mind and Brain

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    Neuroscientists have made remarkable discoveries about the brain, but so far, no one's come close to cracking the biggest mystery of all - the connection between the brain and the mind: how a tangle of neurons inside your skull produces...you.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge, The Malleable Mind

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    In this hour we'll hear the latest science on brain plasticity. First, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and researcher Norman Doidge (The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science). Next, author Daniel Pinchbeck (2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl), and more.

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    • From Soup to Nuts

    • 14 Conversations About Good Food (To The Best of Our Knowledge)
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    Meet Peter Reinhart, a lay brother in an Eastern Orthodox Christian service order and the leader of the American artisanal bread movement, and 13 other unusual food experts.

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    • By Sandra on 06-12-06
    • 14 Conversations About Good Food (To The Best of Our Knowledge)
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Release date: 10-07-05
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