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

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • 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.

    Regular price: $9.95

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

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

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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: Heart of Darkness

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Are humans innately violent? If you stripped the civilization out of us, just how bad would we be?

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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: 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: Healing Trauma

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    As terrible as it sounds, most of us will go through something traumatic at some point in our lives. The experience can be deeply isolating and crushing, but it doesn't have to be. Today, researchers are discovering new ways to help people recover. This hour, we explore how to cope with and learn from trauma.

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

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    If you've ever been alone on Valentine's Day, you probably know how isolating it can be to feel like the only single person in a world full of happy couples. But being alone doesn't have to be shameful. This hour, we're changing the script and making the case for the lovelorn, the loners, the bachelors and spinsters that there's nothing wrong with being alone.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Narcissism

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    Nobody wants to be a narcissist - a relentless, self-loving, self-promoter. But look at Facebook and Twitter. We talk about ourselves all the time on social media. Which raises the question, are we living in a Golden Age of Narcissism?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Inside Cuba (Updated)

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 51 mins
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    As Cuba and the U.S. restore diplomatic relations, what's in store for Americans who want to visit Cuba? And for Cubans wanting more prosperity? Steve Paulson recently traveled to Cuba and brought back new stories about our island neighbor. From diplomacy to culture, we tackle jazz, baseball and politics—and offer an in-depth look at the lives of contemporary Cubans.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Wiring the Brain

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    Scientists are launching one of the most audacious projects ever conceived: a detailed map of the human brain, neuron by neron, synapse by synapse. For some scientists, the goal isn't just to map the brain; it's to crack the mystery of consciousness. We explore the "connectome" and the differences between the left and right sides of the brain.

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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 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: 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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    • 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: Doing the Math (Updated)

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Why do Americans suck at math? And why do so many claim to hate math? In a recent survey, a third of respondents said they'd rather clean the bathroom than solve an equation. In today's show, mathematicians tell us what we're missing.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Vaccine Wars

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • 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: Fermentation

    • By: Jim Fleming
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    • Length: 52 mins
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    Something's bubbling in American kitchens: a resurgence of interest in cultured and fermented foods. Fermentation revivalists share a slow food philosophy, a DIY approach to foodcraft, and a deep interest in the health of the American gut. Today, we explore fermentation culture in food, technology, art and science.

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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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