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The Book Show #957

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Albany, NY – Physicist and novelist are not professions usually found in the same individual, but Janna Levin manages to embody both identities with what some have called a "rock-star" quality. In this interview, Gretchen talks to Janna Levin about her new novel "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines," which uses real-life mathematicians and codebreakers Alan Turing and Kurt Godel to explore how brilliant minds can have trouble coping with real life.