A special program featuring some of the best interviews of the past year on To the Best of Our Knowledge. A philosopher for the food-court, a writer who knows adventure inside-out, and how merchants influence our buying Each of these interviews was heard in longer form in an earlier program.
Bernard Roy is the moderator of a "cafe philo" in New York City. He tells Judith Strasser what kind of people attend the cafe, what they talk about and why it would be great to organize a "cafe-philo" in a shopping mall. Bernard Roy is a professor of philosophy at Baruch College. This interview originally aired in 99-05-30-C.SEGMENT 2:
Gary Paulsen, author of more than 175 books for adults and children, including the "Brian" series, tells Steve Paulson that many of his books are based on his own experiences in the North woods, and running the Iditarod. He talks about being attacked by wild animals, writing while he's on a dogsled; and experiencing the wildness of nature in a way that's left him changed forever. This interview originally aired in 99-03-14-B.SEGMENT 3:
Douglas Rushkoff is a media consultant and professor of Virtual Culture at NYU. He tells Jim Fleming that modern merchants excel at coercion and use a myriad of techniques to get us to spend money. Rushkoff is the Author of "Coercion: Why We Listen to What "They Say." This interview originally aired in 99-07-18-A.Cassette copies of the original programs are available at 1-800-747-7444.
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