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    323: The Super

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    In 1980's New York City, rent is rising: it seems out of control, and residents struggle to keep up. So Jack Hitt helps organize tenants, and threatens a rent strike. This does not go over so well with his building super, who, as it turns out, is a very dangerous man.

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    559: Captain's Log

    Jun 26, 2015
    A captain’s log is a simple thing: the date, the time, maybe the weather — and the current status of a long journey. You wouldn’t know from the cryptic notations what weird worlds lurk beneath. On this week's show, stories behind those cryptic notations — including a concentration camp in China that housed groups of Girl Scouts. Also, Aziz Ansari explains the significance of a Thanksgiving text message, and Etgar Keret destroys a marriage piece by piece.

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    560: Abdi and the Golden Ticket

    Jul 3, 2015
    Abdi is a refugee in Kenya. He's from Somalia, one of the most dangerous countries in the world, and he's always dreamed of coming to America. One day, he gets the luckiest break of his life: he wins a lottery putting him on a short list for a U.S. visa. This is his ticket out. Until the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees. So he goes into hiding, desperate to get his visa before the police get him.

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