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    578: I Thought I Knew You

    Feb 5, 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 12, 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 19, 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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  • 575: Poetry of Propaganda

    Dec 18, 2015
    Sure, there's a crude message that propaganda is trying to get across. But like poetry, when you know how to read it, propaganda contains lots of more subtle messages that you might not see at first glance. This week: examples, big and small, from around the world.