This Weekend's Program

Bob Edwards Weekend, August 25-26, 2012

HOUR ONE:

Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus joins Bob to talk about the latest political news.

Many of us stop believing in magic around the same time the Tooth Fairy pulls her last bait-and-switch.  But author, physicist, and magic-aficionado Alex Stone believes that adults should rethink this disbelief, using the power of … physics. Stone has written for Harper’s, Discover, Science, and The Wall Street Journal. He talks with Bob about magic, the mind, and his book Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks & the Hidden Powers of the Mind.

In this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, we hear the essay of Amanda Joseph-Anderson.  She talks about how the playlists of her youth, stacks of records played loud on the phonograph, brought her closer to her mother. 

HOUR TWO:

Electronic technology is becoming ever-more commonplace in modern society, and authors Parag & Ayesha Khanna have written a book which attempts to predict and explain some of the coming changes. Their book is titled Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization.

Bob Edwards Weekend airs on Sirius XM Public Radio (XM 121, Sirius 205) Saturdays from 8-10 AM EST.

Visit Bob Edwards Weekend on PRI’s website to find local stations that air the program.