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    597: One Last Thing Before I Go

    Sep 15, 2017
    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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    626: White Haze

    Sep 22, 2017
    A black comedian was the spiritual leader of a group of guys he advised on how to get women. At the center of his philosophy: no masturbation. Then some of the guys went to last month's rally in Charlottesville, to march with neo-Nazis and white supremacists. This week: What one had to do with the other. (In fact, the entire rally was organized by one of the group’s members.)
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    587: The Perils of Intimacy

    Sep 29, 2017
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