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    419: Petty Tyrant

    Aug 21, 2015
    In Schenectady, NY, a school maintenance man named Steve Raucci works his way up the ranks for 30 years, until finally he's in charge of the maintenance department. That's when he starts messing with his employees. Teasing them at meetings. Punishing them with crummy work assignments. Or worse things, like secretly slashing their tires in the middle of the night.


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  • This Week

    565: Lower 9 + 10

    Aug 28, 2015
    Katrina bus tours go all over New Orleans, but it’s illegal for them to go into the Lower 9th Ward, the area that's been the slowest to rebuild. This week we go around talking to residents there about what matters the most to them (and what doesn't) ten years after the hurricane.

    Pictured: map of Katrina-related fatalities.
  • Next Week

    532: Magic Words

    Sep 4, 2015
    When Jonathan Goldstein was a kid, his father gave him a book that promised to teach you how to shoot mental laser beams, win the lottery, move solid objects with your mind, make others obey your command – all through the use of mental power and magic words. This week, he revisits the book to try to unlock the secrets within. And we have other stories where people recite words that have the power to change their lives, with no magic or mumbo jumbo at all.

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    Jun 22, 2001
    Stories of kids using perfectly logical arguments, and arriving at perfectly wrong conclusions.