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  • Radiant Minds: The World of Oliver Sacks investigates consciousness, the brain, and the human experience, drawing inspiration from works by the neurologist and beloved author Oliver Sacks. Oliver cared for people with misunderstood neurological conditions at a time when many in the medical community had turned their backs on them. 

    Radiant Minds expands upon his work and harnesses the emotional power of some of his greatest stories to address broader themes of neurodiversity, identity, and individuality. Each installment of this show introduces listeners to a world of scientific wonder: stories of incredible resilience in the face of life-altering neurological conditions and the powers of the human brain we often take for granted. You'll hear from some of his patients, as well as scientists, and artists whose insights will invite you to think about your own brain with a newfound sense of respect. Every second awaits discovery, much like Oliver's own life. 

    *Contains sensitive material*

    ©2022 Green Lawn Drive Productions (P)2022 Green Lawn Drive Productions
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  • Apr 6 2022

    Radiant Minds: The World of Oliver Sacks investigates consciousness, the brain, and the human experience, drawing inspiration from works by the neurologist and beloved author Oliver Sacks. Oliver cared for people with misunderstood neurological conditions at a time when many in the medical community had turned their backs on them. 

    Radiant Minds expands upon his work and harnesses the emotional power of some of his greatest stories to address broader themes of neurodiversity, identity, and individuality. Each installment of this show introduces listeners to a world of scientific wonder: stories of incredible resilience in the face of life-altering neurological conditions and the powers of the human brain we often take for granted. You'll hear from some of his patients, as well as scientists, and artists whose insights will invite you to think about your own brain with a newfound sense of respect. Every second awaits discovery, much like Oliver's own life. 

    *Contains sensitive material*

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    3 mins
  • Apr 14 2022
    Who was Oliver Sacks, and why are we still talking about him?
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    37 mins
  • Apr 14 2022
    What if Sleeping Beauty had taken four decades to awaken, and her prince had become an old man?
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    49 mins

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Engaging and varied

So engaging! Always loved Oliver Sack’s telling the story of his patients and this let me to give this a go. I’m not disappointed. Enjoyed it fully as learned new things and likely to listen to it again.

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Excellent

I loved this series and listened to it all within 2 days. Thank you for appreciating and sharing the appreciation of Oliver Sacks and all things mysteriously wondrous about humans ❤

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Made with love

A thoroughly enjoyable listen which peeks into what we know about brains through the prism of Oliver Sacks. Clearly the host has passion and affinity for the content and it's been very well put together.

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Ruined by an Irritating Narrator

Ruined by an extremely irritating, self-obsessed and pantomime performing narrator. It’s not supposed to be be about you the narrator but about the subject matter. Why are these people chosen? Utterly appalling and stinks of nepotism!

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  • Ricky Scott
  • 15-04-22

Incredible!!

The stories are so moving and interesting. So full of perspective. Moved me to tears, narrating was great!

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  • Reids
  • 25-04-22

incredibly insightful

Excellent topic and presentation. Simultaneously provocative and humbling. A catalyst for becoming a better human through understanding and empathy.

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  • 10-04-22

I can’t wait for the first episode

I have always been passionate about the brain and people, and although I don’t know if I’ve got what it takes to be a neurologist I will always be fascinated of this topic. I will never stop seeking stories and information about it. So here I am waiting for more! Because I absolutely loved the trailer.

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  • Raven's Edge
  • 19-05-22

Excellent

on a fluke I downloaded this podcast. I can not say enough good things. It was informative, engaging and expertly handled. I hope more episodes are added.

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  • Kai
  • 18-04-22

Great Series!

Amazing and stimulating work by Greenlawn, Indre Viskontas, and the Oliver Sacks Foundation in creating a series that celebrates the work of one of the great minds of our time and continues the discussion.

Fascinating stories, profound conversation, great guests and narration - overall an incredible listen!

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  • Missa Zane
  • 19-05-22

Thank you

I adore Oliver Sacks and the world lost something special when he passed. This series would have made him so proud, I think. It was wonderful to learn more about him, more about the cases he wrote about, and about neurology. Thank you for this gift.

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  • Lynn Nicholas
  • 14-05-22

I love Ollie Sacks

Better than listening to a fictional story is my opinion about this podcast. I highly recommend anything related to Oliver Sacks. He’s a great writer too. And was a beautiful human soul, doctor, and I imagine friend. I always wanted to meet him.

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  • TWMD1
  • 08-05-22

Changed the way I see the world

This episode- I have cited it repeatedly since I first heard it a few weeks ago. It changes my approach to education, to work, yo social interactions. Everyone’s experience will be different, but, for me, a physician, the information in this episode was revelatory and I am grateful.

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  • Siddharth
  • 06-05-22

wonderful

the series is really fascinating and very compelling. I liked listening to this audio book

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  • Monica Tavares
  • 02-05-22

Just Incredible

It was reading a Oliver Sacks book again and dive into our brain. Fantastic

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