Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman
How to Remember Everything: A Discussion with Author and Memory Champion Joshua Foer (#233)
Guest: Joshua Foer, journalist and author of "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything." In the age of mobile gadgetry, is a good memory less important? Why search the mind for an answer, when it can be found instantly on Google? This is a far cry from methods employed by ancient orators, who memorized long speeches, or medieval scholars who could recite entire books. Do we all have the capacity to remember everything if we so choose? [26 minutes]
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Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.
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