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    578: I Thought I Knew You

    Jan 29, 2016
    This week, stories of people who are feeling the ground shift underneath them when people they are close to change. Including conservative radio host Tony Beam in South Carolina who is completely baffled by the candidate his audience has decided to get behind this election season.

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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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    579: My Damn Mind

    Feb 12, 2016
    Our brain is what makes it possible for us to get anything done. Except when it fails. Gets in our way. Play tricks on us. We have the remarkable story of how one man’s delusions lead him to a even stranger reality. And other stories about what happens when your mind stops being helpful and leads you astray.

    Pictured: Alan Pean, with visible scar from a bullet wound. Photo by Chad Batka for The New York Times.

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  • 178: Superpowers

    Feb 23, 2001
    We answer the following questions about superpowers: Can superheroes be real people? (No.) Can real people become superheroes? (Maybe.) And which is better: flight or invisibility? (Depends who you ask.) Chris ware's comic mentioned in the episode is here.