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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Alternative Endings

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    What if our lives were like DVDs? What if we had alternative endings to look forward to, instead of death? We explore our lust for immortality. And we look at the many alternative endings that Ernest Hemingway wrote for his classic novel, A Farewell to Arms.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Physics & The Big Questions

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    Physicist Lawrence Krauss says science can finally explain the age-old mystery: How can something come out of nothing? Or, to be more specific, how can the Big Bang pop out of empty space? Krauss also set off an intellectual brawl by saying theologians and philosphers have nothing useful to say about our cosmic origins. We’ll talk with Krauss and other physicists about science, religion and the meaning of life.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Minding Mortality

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    Are you deadline driven? Most focused, most productive as “zero hour” approaches? Well, what about the ultimate end, the true end of the time frame. Deadline, indeed. How does knowing that you’re going to die affect your life? In this hour we’re minding mortality.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Photojournalism

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    When disaster strikes, photojournalists run toward it instead of away. Usually, with a camera in hand. Their job is to get up close to tragedy and danger, to document things we need to see, in the hopes of somehow making a difference. This hour we're talking with some of the world's great photojournalists. And, remembering NPR war photographer David Gilkey - killed with his translator this week while on assignment in Afghanistan.

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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: What We Believe

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    We explore one of the world's most controversial and secretive religions -- Scientology. Also, the "Mormon moment" has arrived. But how much do we really know about the Mormon faith?

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    • The Meaning of Life in 5 Easy Lessons (To the Best of Our Knowledge Series)

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
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    The Meaning of Life in 5 Easy Lessons.

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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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    • Finding Freedom

    • The Untold Story of Joshua Glover, Runaway Slave
    • By: Walter T. McDonald, Ruby West Jackson
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
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    In Finding Freedom, Ruby West Jackson and Walter T. McDonald provide listeners with the first narrative account of the life of Joshua Glover, the runaway slave who was famously broken out of jail by thousands of Wisconsin abolitionists in 1854. Employing original research, the authors chronicle Glover's days as a slave in St. Louis, his violent capture and thrilling escape in Milwaukee, his journey on the Underground Railroad, and his 33 years of freedom in rural Canada.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Airports

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 2 hrs
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    "I suspect that the airport will be the true city of the next century. The great airports are already suburbs of an invisible world capital, a virtual metropolis whose faubourgs are named Heathrow, Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle, Nagoya, a centripetal city whose population forever circles its notional centre, and will never need to gain access to its dark heart."

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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: Life, Art, and Therapy

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Whatever happened to psychoanalysis? It used to be the most influential science of the mind, but today its founder, Sigmund Freud, just looks like a sex-obsessed old man. Analyst Adam Phillips says we got Freud all wrong; he remains a radical thinker if we know how to read him. This hour explores the connections between therapy and art.

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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: Wonder Women

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Hollywood is finally getting ready to give women superpowers. For decades, moviegoers only saw the likes of Batman, Spider Man, and Iron Man, but in recent years there's been a slate of strong female characters on screen. And there's more to come, including The Black Widow, Captain Marvel, and the iconic Wonder Woman. This hour, we're talking about superheroines, in film and in real life.

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    • Electrons To Enlightenment (To The Best of Our Knowledge Series)

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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    This five-part series from To The Best of Our Knowledge series examines the conflict between science and religion, featuring conversations with many of the world's leading figures in this debate.

    Topics include evolution vs. creationism; the relationship between brain and mind; God and the origins of the universe; and more.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Film and Philosophy

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    When we’ve had enough of reality, we often seek escape in a movie. But we don’t have to shut off our brains when we visit the cinema. Some films actually encourage us to use our minds. This hour, we explore philosophy through the lens of film.

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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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    • 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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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: How to be Funny

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    A little laugh goes a long way. This week, we’re taking a crash course in how to be funny. From Chicago’s famous Second City, to a humor research lab, this hour's a laugh riot. We also talk with a laughter coach, Canadian comic Mary Walsh, and longtime New Yorker humorist Ian Frazier. Giggle on!

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Atheists, Believers & The Secular

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    Atheists are finally coming out of the closet, and in some cases denouncing religion. Others still crave a sense of the sacred even though they don’t believe in God. Do atheists have something to learn from religion? Why do so many people call themselves "spiritual but not religious"? And why did bestselling novelist Anne Rice split very publicly with the Catholic Church?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Religious Belief, Secular Values

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    What would a secular society really look like? We take an unconventional look at religion, the fiction it inspires, and reflect on why William James' classic book on mysticism, The Varieties of Religious Experience, still matters.

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