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    • Guys Read: True Stories

    • By: Jon Scieszka, Jim Murphy, Elizabeth Partridge, and others
    • Narrated by: Bruce Thomas, Hillary Huber, Robin Weigert, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
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    A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every listener, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, travelogues, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: How to Read a Book

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Today most of what we read is on a screen. So here's the question: Is there something different -- something better -- about reading a physical book? Or does it matter? We explore slow reading, e-reading, bibliotherapy and a novel that unfolds within another novel.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Marshall McLuhan at 100

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    “The medium is the message.” “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” “We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.” Those are just a few of Marshall McLuhan’s famous quotes. McLuhan is one of the most influential media thinkers of all time, yet he’s also one of the most misunderstood. In this hour, we’ll explore Marshall McLuhan’s big ideas as we salute the centenary of his birth.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Marshall McLuhan at 100

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    “The medium is the message.” “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” “We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.” Those are just a few of Marshall McLuhan’s famous quotes. McLuhan is one of the most influential media thinkers of all time, yet he’s also one of the most misunderstood. In this hour, we’ll explore Marshall McLuhan’s big ideas as we salute the centenary of his birth.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge, Einstein, God, and the Universe

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    In this hour, we ask what exactly Einstein concluded about religion. First, a discussion with Richard Dawkins, Elaine Pagels, and Einstein biographer Walter Isaacson (Einstein: His Life and Universe). Next, Jungian analyst David Lindorff (Pauli and Jung: the Meeting of Two Great Minds). Then, author David Leavitt, (The Indian Clerk). Finally, mystic Father Thomas Keating.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Memes

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    What do the opening notes of Beethoven’s “Symphony Number Five” and a rabbit named Oolong balancing a pancake on his head have in common? They’re both examples of memes – units of culture that are imitated and, as a result, copied from one brain to another. Are memes the driving force behind cultural evolution?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: You Are What You Read

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Concerned that your family never spends time together as a family? Sure, everyone is connected. There are computers all over the house. Everyone has a cell phone and the number of text messages on the last bill frankly blew you away. But are you connected to each other? In this hour, we'll meet William Powers. He thinks he's got a remedy. The Internet Sabbath. On Friday night, he unplugs his modem, and the family stays off line until Monday.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge, The Malleable Mind

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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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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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Novel Novels

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Is Jennifer Egan's book, A Visit from the Goon Squad, a novel or is it a series of entangled stories? It's a fair question because this polyphonic narrative covers a lot of territory – from satire to tragedy told from a wide range of characters' points of view. And one chapter takes the form of a PowerPoint Presentation. In this hour, Egan talks about her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, as we explore novel novels.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Language of Science Fiction

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    China Mieville’s new novel, Embassytown, features sentient beings famous for their unique language and a woman who’s a living simile. Ursula K. LeGuin says that Embassytown is “a fully-achieved work of art.” We’ll meet China Mieville, as we explore the language of science fiction. Also, the far-out, cosmic poetry of Sun Ra.

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    • Human Sigma

    • Managing the Employee-Customer Encounter
    • By: John H. Fleming Ph.D., Jim Asplund
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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    This book offers an innovative, research-based approach to one of the toughest challenges businesses face today: how to drive success by effectively managing the moments when employees interact with customers. Based on research spanning 10 million employees and 10 million customers around the globe, the Human Sigma approach combines a proven method for assessing the health of the employee-customer encounter with a disciplined process for improving it.

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    • Customer Experience 101

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    Regular price: $19.99

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Memes

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    What do the opening notes of Beethoven’s “Symphony Number Five” and a rabbit named Oolong balancing a pancake on his head have in common? They’re both examples of memes – units of culture that are imitated and, as a result, copied from one brain to another. Are memes the driving force behind cultural evolution?

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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

    • 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: 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: 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: Remembering David Foster Wallace

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    David Foster Wallace changed the landscape of American writing. His novels dissect our media-saturated culture in unflinching detail. And his essays are passed around to friends with the words, "You have to read this." He became a literary rock star in his early thirties for his sprawling novel Infinite Jest, which introduced the world to his looping, verbose, cerebral style.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Einstein, God, and the Universe

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Albert Einstein died more than half a century ago, but there's still a raging debate over what he thought about religion. He once said "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." In this hour, what exactly did Einstein conclude about religion? We'll hear from leading scientists and religious scholars, including Richard Dawkins, Steven Weinberg and Elaine Pagels, as well as Einstein biographer Walter Isaacson.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Hitchhiking

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Does anyone still hitchhike? Cult film director John Waters does. At the age of 66, he hitchhiked 2,800 miles, from Baltimore to San Francisco. He tells us about the people who picked him up, along with some who didn't. And did the America Interstate System pave the way for fear and violence on the highways?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Epic Fail

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Nobody wants to fail. But maybe we’ve got the idea of failure all wrong. Maybe it's not something to avoid, but something to strive for.

    In this hour, Sarah Lewis talks with Anne Strainchamps about her book, The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.

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