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    218: Act V

    May 12, 2017
    We devote this entire episode to one story: Over the course of six months, reporter and This American Life contributor Jack Hitt followed a group of inmates at a high-security prison as they rehearsed and staged a production of the last act—Act V—of Hamlet.

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    May 19, 2017
    Three people grapple with the question, “Are we alone?”

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