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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge, 1-Month Subscription

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture. Host Anne Strainchamps talks to some of the greatest thinkers, figures, and artists of our time. It's a radio salon where a playwright and a scientist, a theologian and a rock critic might all offer their views on, say, revenge. Inviting a diverse group of people with very different backgrounds to approach a subject creates a kind of depth and richness that's positively riveting.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes great, very uneven

    • By Jim on 05-18-04

    Regular price: $3.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge, 12-Month Subscription

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture. Host Anne Strainchamps talks to some of the greatest thinkers, figures, and artists of our time. It's a radio salon where a playwright and a scientist, a theologian and a rock critic might all offer their views on, say, revenge. Inviting a diverse group of people with very different backgrounds to approach a subject creates a kind of depth and richness that's positively riveting.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Universe

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    When and how did the universe begin? Why is there something rather than nothing? In this hour, we'll tack the big questions about the universe. From Stephen Hawking's latest ideas about parallel universes and theories of everything to the quantum physics of everyday life.

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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: Science and the Search for Meaning – Part One: What Is Life?

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Scientists can now explain virtually every stage of the evolutionary process. But there's a basic question that still mystifies even the best scientists: How did life first begin on Earth? Or to put in another way, how did non-life somehow turn into life? And can we say the Earth itself is alive? In this hour, we'll talk with James Lovelock about his Gaia theory, and explore the question, What is Life?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The Beast in Me

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • 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: Narcissism

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • 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: Narcissism (Repeat)

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • 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?

    Regular price: $3.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Narcissism (Repeat)

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • 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?

    Regular price: $3.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: David Foster Wallace

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    David Foster Wallace may have understood the modern American better than any writer of our time. His suicide in September of 2008 stunned his friends and fans. Wallace was a master at capturing the way we think, feel and live, and his books and essays conveyed an intimacy that made a lot of people feel like Wallace was a friend they'd never met. In this hour, we celebrate the life and work of the late David Foster Wallace.

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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: Burnout

    • By: Anne Strainchamps
    • Narrated by: Anne Strainchamps
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Weekends aren't recharging you much anymore? You've got a lot of company. Across professions, half of Americans surveyed say they're exhausted from work. More and more of us feel scrambled, tired and drained. Are we facing daily lives more prone to burnout? And what can we do about it?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Cracking Up

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    "The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you." – Rita Mae Brown

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Albert Camus

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • 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: 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: Remembering David Foster Wallace

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • 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

    • Whose Islam is it?
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    In this hour, Ali A. Allawi is the author of The Crisis of Islamic Civilization. He talks to Steve Paulson.

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    • Amazing Grace

    • 13 Conversations About the Life of the Soul (To The Best of Our Knowledge)
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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    This special To The Best of Our Knowledge collection contains 13 interviews.

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    • VERY interesting!

    • By Patricia on 03-01-06
    • 13 Conversations About the Life of the Soul (To The Best of Our Knowledge)
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 10-07-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge

    • David Foster Wallace
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    David Foster Wallace may have understood the modern American better than any writer of our time. His suicide in September of 2008 stunned his friends and fans. Wallace was a master at capturing the way we think, feel and live, and his books and essays conveyed an intimacy that made a lot of people feel like Wallace was a friend they'd never met. In this hour we celebrate the life and work of the late David Foster Wallace.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Mind and Body

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    For decades Carl Jung's Red Book remained the most famous unpublished book in the history of psychology. Jung refused to publish it during his lifetimes, and his heirs kept it locked up after he died. The Red Book recorded Jung's visionary paintings and laid out his radical ideas for a new kind of psychology. In this hour, we'll tell you why this legendary book will change our thinking about Carl Jung.

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