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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Edges of Science

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • 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: 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: 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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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Hitchhiking (Revised)

    • 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 American Interstate System pave the way for fear and violence on the highways?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Hitchhiking (Updated)

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • 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: 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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    • 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
    • 4 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Life, Art, and Therapy

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • 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: Dangerous Ideas

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    The atom bomb's ability to kill people makes it a literal dangerous idea. But there are other kinds of dangerous ideas - ideas that are contrary, counterintutive, and just plain unconventional. It's that kind of dangerous idea that we explore in this hour.

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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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    • 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: The Quantified Self

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    A few years ago, the notion of the "quantified self" was the domain of a relatively small group of hackers, engineers, and computer enthusiasts. Now, under its many names—lifelogging, self-tracking, fitness monitoring—it's become one of the fastest growing segments of the technology industry, from Fitbits to the Apple Watch. Its tools are small computers that live in everyday devices: bracelets, phones, televisions, light bulbs. And its promise is a world where we make better choices based on insights provided by the computation of large data sets. But to get to that point means confronting a future that many find disconcerting: homes and bodies integrated with machines that will track our movements, our heart rates, and our feelings.

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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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    • 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: Vaccine Wars

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Is there any evidence that vaccines cause autism? Any at all? If the answer is no, then why is anti-vaccination on the rise? Autism. Jenny McCarthy. Measles at Disneyland. How did we get here?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Ghost Stories

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    In this hour, celebrate Halloween with this spooky hour full of ghost stories from our wonderful listeners, and real-life tales of the paranormal. Haunted houses, near-death experiences, and spectral raccoons...so many ways to be un-dead.

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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: 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, Finding the Bible

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Buried scrolls, clay tablets, priceless artifacts and expensive forgeries – this week, we bring you stories from the strange and amazing world of biblical archeology.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Amazonia

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    Deep in the Amazon rainforest lives a mysterious tribe known as “the Arrow People.” One of the last unconquered tribes, they’ve had virtually no contact with the modern world. Now, they’re fighting for survival as developers cut through the Amazon. We’ll travel with an explorer who’s trying to protect the Arrow People, and meet an anthropologist whose life was transformed by Amazonian shamans and the hallucinogen ayahuasca.

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