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529: Human Spectacle
Act Two

I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me

Writer Ariel Sabar tells the story of Roger Barker, a psychologist who believed that humans should be studied outside the lab. So Barker dispatched an army of graduate students to follow the children of Oskaloosa, Kansas, and write down every single thing they did. Sabar wrote a book — a Kindle Single — about Roger Barker, called The Outsider. (8 1/2 minutes)