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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Writing Funny

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    We explore the fine art of comedy writing with Simon Rich, Bob Odenkirk and Megan Amram. And we dissect a cultural icon - The New Yorker cartoon with the magazine's cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff.

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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 25 mins
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    The Meaning of Life in 5 Easy Lessons.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Magic Book

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Do you love books? I'm not just talking about reading. I'm talking about the physical book – the book as an object. Maybe that's why we line them on shelves like totems… why we pile them next to our beds in some hope that their magic will enter our dreams. Because sometimes, sometimes, you believe.

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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: What We Think About When We Think About Thinking

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    Do you ever think about the way you think? Lately, we've been doing a lot of thinking about what we think about when we think about thinking. Join us as we explore the life of the mind.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Ecotopia

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Today we explore some new paradigms for thinking about our environmental future. And, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of death of the great environmentalist, Rachel Carson.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Bored to Death

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Who knew that the old expression, "bored to death," could actually be true? We'll discover just how harmful boredom can be.

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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: Psychedelics

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    Timothy Leary nearly killed the psychedelic revolution. He did more than anyone to popularize LSD and urged us all to "turn on, tune in, drop out." But Leary's indiscriminate use of mind-altering drugs created a backlash, and made them taboo for serious scholars. Now a new generation of scientists is studying hallucinogens, and finding remarkable effects. In this hour, we'll take you to the cutting edge of psychedelic research.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Do Nations Need States?

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    In this age of globalization, why would anyone want borders, an army, currency? Isn't that kind of … old school?

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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: Into the Woods

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    Lace up the hiking boots and grab the bug spray! Spring is here and we're heading Into The Woods. Learn how to read a forest. Unlock the meanings hidden in leaf and bole, twig and soil. And celebrate the woods in fairytale, myth, story and song.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Heart of Darkness

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    In this hour, a film from the point-of-view of the perpetrators, not the victims, of the 1965 killing of over 1,000,000 suspected Communists in Indonesia. Next: So, is it society, nurture if you will, that creates the monsters among us, or is it our nature? Enter the Fierce People - the indigenous Yanomamo Indians of the Amazon.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Building Stories

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    Ok, take a breath. Close your eyes. Recall the home of your childhood. Can you smell the cookies in the kitchen? Can you open a drawer in your bedroom? Do you see the sunlight through a window? Every building has a story. . . And not only a story, every building has a sound.

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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: 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: More Wonder!

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    When’s the last time you were wonderstruck? Would your life be richer for more wonder? What wonder is, how to make it, where to find it and what it does for us... we all get gently awed in this hour.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Sympathy for the Devil

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    What do we do with the devil among us? Terrorists. Serial killers. People we’d all agree are…well…. But what if they repent? Ask for forgiveness? Seek atonement?

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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: 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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