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    549: Amateur Hour

    Feb 5, 2016
    This week, stories of people who are in put into positions they’re completely unqualified to handle … but who try to make it work anyway. Including one story of a tough group of soldiers who attempt to save lives through the power of show tunes.

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  • This Week

    579: My Damn Mind

    Feb 12, 2016
    The brain! It's powerful! We have the story of how one man's delusions lead him to a situation that's just as strange as the worst thoughts his mind is cooking up. That story's a collaboration with the New York Times. Our second story is about a man using the power of his own mind to deal with a problem.

    Pictured: Alan Pean, with visible scar from a bullet wound. Photo by Chad Batka for The New York Times.
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    580: That's One Way to Do It

    Feb 19, 2016
    Forget the easy way. This week, stories about people who come up with very innovative…and unusual...solutions to their problems. Including the story of a young voter who defies political categorization.

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  • 458: Play the Part

    Feb 17, 2012
    Stories of people who decide to flip their personalities and do the exact opposite of what they normally do. Pictured: Louis Ortiz, Obama impersonator. He is the subject of the documentary film The Audacity of Louis Ortiz.