Both Books and Ideas and the Brain Science Podcast were launched in 2006. This post includes a list of all the episodes posted in 2014.Read More
Earlier this month my Brain Science Podcast celebrated its seventh anniversary. I haven't been doing a very good job of updating this website in recent months, but I wanted to take a moment to look back at 2013. While I only published two episodes of Books and Ideas, I did publish 12 episodes of the Brain Science Podcast and I am looking forward to some major changes in 2014.
BSP 104 is our seventh annual review episode, which highlights the main ideas that we explored in 2013. I also announced that beginning on December 30, 2013 I will be offering a Premium Subscription. The most recent 25 episodes of the Brain Science Podcast will remain free while older episodes and episode transcripts will be available via subscription. Subscribers will get unlimited access to the entire library of content while individual episodes and transcripts can be purchased on the BSP website.
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The Brain Science Podcast has been nominated as the Best Science Podcast in the Ninth Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards. Voting runs from November 1-15 at http://podcastawards.com. Listeners are allowed to vote up to once a day and since we are up against several large radio shows I am encouraging listeners to vote as often as they can.
- BSP 102 is an interview with Dr. Allen Frances, author of Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life.
- BSP 101 is an interview with Seth Grant. Dr Grant was first interviewed back in BSP 52. Grant has pioneered the study of evolution of the synapse. In this interview we discuss the growing evidence that changes in the synapse were critical to the subsequent evolution of complex brains and nervous systems.
Thanks to a library of 100+ episodes the Brain Science Podcast is now averaging over 100,000 downloads per month and recently passed 5 million downloads.
I am particularly grateful to all my loyal listeners who have helped the show grow by sharing it with others.
If you haven't checked it out yet I hope you will.
Last month we launched a completely redesigned website for the Brain Science Podcast. It is intended to be more accessible to people on mobile devices, but it also makes it easier for visitors to submit feedback directly from the site.
Here is a brief summary of our most recent episodes:
Pain Part 2 (BSP 95):
BSP 95 is the second part of our discussion of Understanding Pain: Exploring the Perception of Pain by Fernando Cervero, who is the current president of the International Society for the Study of Pain. Dr. Cervero was interviewed in BSP 93 and in this episode I discuss additional key ideas from his book. (BSP 93 and 95 can be enjoyed in any order.
How the Brain Understands Language (BSP 94):
BSP 94 was an interview with linguist Benjamin Bergen author of Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning.
I have just published my first eBook: Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty. It is available for the Kindle now, and will be out for iBooks and Nook shortly. This is based on two of my favorite episodoes of the Brain Science Podcast.
A free PDF version is available to anyone who sends me a copy of their Amazon receipt.
This is Volume 1 of a new series called Brain Talk: Conversations with Neuroscientists, which I hope will bring the content of the Brain Science Podcast to a broader audience.
I have also started a newsletter for people who only want news about my writing, but who don't want to get podcast announcements.
In December 2006 I launched 2 podcasts: Books and Ideas and the Brain Science Podcast. In Episode 45 of Books and Ideas I take a few minutes to look back on my five years in podcasting and to thank some of my many guests.
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The focus of this episode was to thank each of the 33 people who have been featured on Books and Ideas so far.
- Historians: Matthew Cobb, Holly Tucker, and Jennifer Michael Hecht
- Scientists: Lee Silver, Pamela Gay, Robert Schleip, Eugenie Scott, Les Johnson, Daniel George, Sheril Kirshenbaum, and Frank Wilczek
- Philosophers: Massimo Pigliucci and Tom Clark
- Physicians: Paul Offit, Robert Martenson, Neel Varshney, and Steven Novella
- Fiction Writers: Mur Lafferty, Christiana Ellis, Scott Sigler, Tabitha Grace Smith, Skyler White, and Karen Traviss
- Psychologists: Delany Dean, Eric Maisel, Bruce Hood and Carol Tavris
- Other Writers: Dan Ariely, Sue Bailey, and Carmen Flowers
- Special Guests: Patrick Pricken, Kirk McElhearn and Kyla Duffy
- In addition to its Facebook Fan Page, Books and Ideas now has a page on Google+.
- The Books and Ideas app is now available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
- Sign up for my newsletter so that you don't miss any podcasts.
- Both of my podcasts are supported by listener donations.
- Send me feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com.
I had a wonderful visit to London May 10-14, 2011, which included giving a talk entitled "Why Neuroscience Matters" for the London Skeptics in the Pub. I especially enjoyed meeting fans of the Brain Science Podcast.
If you would like to hear the unedited version of my talk. It appears as part of Episode 84 of the Pod Delusion podcast. I hope to post an edited version in my Books and Ideas feed sometime in June.
Special thanks to Sid Rodrigues, Adrian Starkey, and Reza Zamani.
The latest episode of the Brain Science Podcast (BSP 71) is our 4th annual review episode. As usual I review highlights from this year's interviews, but this year I added a new feature: my personal reflections on how the Brain Science Podcast has impacted my life. This episode also contains a special announcement for UK listeners.
The Brain Science Podcast has been nominated as the best Science Podcast in this year's People's Choice Podcast Awards.
The deadline for voting is December 15, 2010, but you are allowed to vote once a day until then.
Thank you for your support.
- The Brain Science Podcast app is now available for both iPhone and ANDROID (NEW!)
- Please share your thoughts in our new Guest Book
- Be sure to subscribe to my Books and Ideas podcast. The next episode will come out in December.
- The next episode of the Brain Science Podcast will come out in January 2010.
- Sign up for our newsletter so that you won't miss any episodes.
Send me feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com or leave voice mail at 205-202-0663.
Welcome to my new main website.
If you are new to my work you can learn in the About section of this site.
This site incorporates the previous contents of virginiacampbellmd.com and docartemis.com/blog. It also contains all the show notes, etc. for my Books and Ideas podcast.
Some links on this site still need to be updated. Please let me know if you find a bad link or have other suggestions.
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- Read episode trancripts right on your iPhone or Touch
- One click links to the website, email, and the new phone-in line at 206-984-0358.
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I have just posted a brief announcement in the feed for my Books and Ideas podcast. I have decided to take a break for the rest of the summer.
This will allow me to catch up on some professional activities (re-certifying my ACLS and ATLS) and perhaps get some other new projects off the ground. I have several great guests lined up and intend to post the next new episode at the end of September, 2009.