Quirks and Quarks

This saturday, Mind Hacks goes audio – you can hear an interview I did yesterday with a Canadian radio show, CBC’s Quirks and Quarks (“the show that defi[n]es science”!). It’s broadcast on Saturdays on CBC Radio One from 12:06 – 1pm.

You can hear me discussing the book and going through a few of the hacks. For those of you who have read the book I can’t promise a lot of added value – but hopefully I was pretty coherant, and definitely excited, and it might be a good introduction to anyone thinking of getting the book. (it was also loads of fun to do, thanks guys!)

I think you’ll be able to hear the interview over the internet as it happens, but they will also certainly put it up as an MP3 afterwards. While you’re at the site, you can browse the show’s eight year backlog of audio files, which is a pretty impressive corpus of science broadcasting.

The blurb from the Q&Q site:

Mind Hacks: Tips and Tricks for Using your Brain.

Did you know that you go blind every time you move your eyes? And that what you’re seeing affects what you’re hearing? And that you can get stronger just by thinking about it? Well, it’s all strange but true, according to a neuroscientist who’s just written a new book containing 100 Tips and Tricks for using your brain. It’s a catalogue of illusions and experiments that show just how powerful, and how peculiar, the human brain really is – and you can try them all at home.


  1. Posted March 3, 2005 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Mind Hacks

  2. cpencis
    Posted March 3, 2005 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    http://www.publicradiofan.com has a listing of stations and programs to allow for some rudimentary time shifting . Following the link below you can see that the program Quirks and Quarks is available Monday, Saturday and Sunday at varying times. So use the mp3 archive or listen live at the times posted.

  3. Posted March 5, 2005 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    The mp3 (and Real stream) are now online and, Tom, you’re the first item! Fantastic, great interview.
    Downloads here: http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/archives/04-05/mar05.html

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