"Why do people see the Virgin Mary on cheese sandwiches or
hear demonic lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven"? Using video,
images and music, professional skeptic Michael Shermer
explores these and other phenomena, including UFOs and
"Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process,
journeying through her childhood and family history and
into the worlds of physics and chance, looking for hints
of where her own creativity comes from. It's a wild ride
with a surprise ending."
"Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration
of happiness -- sharing some surprising tests and
experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch
through to the end for a sparkling Q&A with some familiar
"Can happiness be bought? To find out, author Benjamin
Wallace sampled the world's most expensive products,
including a bottle of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 8
ounces of Kobe beef and the fabled (notorious) Kopi
Luwak coffee. His critique may surprise you."
"Author Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we
expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical
idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all
of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and
surprisingly moving talk."