June 10, 2003

The King James Bible is known as the best selling book of all time and is thought to have had considerable influence over our religious beliefs and political institutions. Todd talks with author Adam Nicolson about the making of the King James Bible. They discuss how it was written and and how King James the First influenced it's construction. Nicolson's book is called "God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible".

Actor Alexander Scourby's narration of the King James Bible is considered the finest in the world. David Aven is the director of Litchfield Associates, the licensing organization for Scourby's recordings. He talks with Todd about Scourby's narration and why it is still very popular today.

The kindness and willingness to help strangers varies considerably around the world according to psychologist Robert Levine. He talks with Todd about this discovery, how it was conducted and why people appear kinder and more helpful in some places than others. Levine is a psychology professor at California State University in Fresno.