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    585: In Defense of Ignorance

    Apr 22, 2016
    Exactly how incompetent you are. What your ex’s best friend really thinks of you. The approximate time that you will die. Some things in life are better not to know about. And sometimes there can be a benefit to not knowing. In this episode – examples of ignorance truly being bliss, or even being an asset

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    186: Prom

    Apr 29, 2016
    While the seniors danced at Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas—a town of about 3,000—a tornado hit the town, destroying about a third of it. When they emerged from the dance, they discovered what had happened, and in the weeks that followed, they tried to explain to themselves why the tornado hit where it did. Plus other stories that happen on Prom Night.

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    586: Who Are We and What Do We Believe?

    May 6, 2016
    It’s nice to belong, to feel connected to others. But what happens when you realize that your fundamental beliefs don’t line up with the people you want to be close to? Do you bring it up? And, what does that conversation sound like?

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  • 193: Stories of Loss

    Sep 14, 2001
    In the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a collection of stories in which people try to make sense of loss.