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    597: One Last Thing Before I Go

    Sep 23, 2016
    Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.

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    560: Abdi and the Golden Ticket

    Sep 30, 2016
    A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi is a Somali refugee living in Kenya and gets the luckiest break of his life: he wins a lottery that puts him on a short list for a U.S. visa. This is his ticket out. But before he can cash in his golden ticket, the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees.

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    598: Superhero Problems

    Oct 7, 2016
    San Francisco’s Spider-Man burglar was remarkable. He dropped into buildings from skylights, leapt 10 feet from one building to another. But of course he was troubled. This week, Spider-Man and other people with incredible powers and talents stop all that silent suffering and tell us what’s driving them.

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