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    508: Superpowers 2013

    May 8, 2015
    This is an updated version of a classic episode, featuring a new story from Snap Judgment.

    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.

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    557: Birds & Bees

    May 15, 2015
    Some information is so big and so complicated that it seems impossible to talk to kids about. This week, stories about the vague and not-so-vague ways to teach children about race, death and sex - including a story about colleges responding to sexual assault by trying to teach students how to ask for consent. Also, a story about how and when to teach kids about the horrors of slavery and oppression in America.

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    467: Americans in China

    May 22, 2015
    It used to be that the American expats in China were the big shots. They had the money, the status, the know-how. But that's changed. What's it like to be an American living in China now? And what do they understand about China that we don't?

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