The Mensa Education & Research Foundation Launches Conversations With Mensa Podcasts

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The Mensa Education & Research Foundation announces the launch of Conversations with Mensa, a series of podcasts available at no charge that puts listeners in touch with new information, fresh insights and innovative research.

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Through its activities, the Mensa Foundation has provided education and recognition to thousands of people, and the podcasts are an easy way to share fresh ideas. Technology is allowing us to share knowledge to wide audiences through the free podcasts.

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation announces the launch of Conversations with Mensa, a series of podcasts available at no charge that puts listeners in touch with new information, fresh insights and innovative research. Each podcast features topic experts and Mensa members sharing information on a variety of subjects. The two initial podcasts feature notable Mensans, well-known actor Alan Rachins and The Apprentice’s Tarek Saab.

In The Art of the Bluff, Rachins interviewed professional poker player Howard Lederer. Lederer’s total live tournament winnings have exceeded $3.4 million, and he has won two World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour titles. Rachins and Lederer discuss the “human” part of the brain, understanding the different types of motivations behind your poker game, attitudes, game style and picking the right game to play. Saab’s podcast features the Mensa Education & Research Foundation 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Dr. Jane Piirto. The guest editor of this winter’s Mensa Research Journal, she has an extensive publishing background and one of her books, Understanding Those Who Create, was awarded the Parents’ Choice Award in 1998. In Women and Creativity, Saab and Piirto explore her work, including several notable articles she contributed to the Journal, and her thoughts on the creative process.

“Conversations with Mensa was launched to give both our members and the general public creative insight in a vast array of topics,” said Greg Timmers, Mensa Education & Research Foundation President. “Through its activities, the Mensa Foundation has provided education and recognition to thousands of people, and the podcasts are an easy way to share fresh ideas. Technology is allowing us to share knowledge to wide audiences through the free podcasts.”

Conversations with Mensa can be found at http://www.mensafoundation.org/conversations.

For more than thirty years, the Mensa Education & Research Foundation has been a strong voice in supporting intelligence. The Foundation fosters the best and brightest through scholarships and awards, and encourages research and intellectual inquiry through the Mensa Research Journal and various Colloquiums. Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, the Mensa Foundation is a 501c(3) organization and is funded by support from American Mensa, Mensa members and other charitable donations. To learn more about the Foundation, log on to http://www.mensafoundation.org.

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