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    627: Suitable for Children

    Oct 6, 2017
    This week we ask: who thought that would be good for a kid? Neil Drumming looks back at a toy he loved that, in retrospect, probably wouldn’t love him back. And we go to a museum that educates children but also scares the hell out of them.

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    628: In the Shadow of the City 2017

    Oct 13, 2017
    Stories that take place on the edge of civilization, just out of sight.

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    629: From Here to There

    Oct 20, 2017
    We all love to travel to different places, but not many of us like the stressful, banal process of the journey. This week, stories about people getting from place to place—including a town known entirely for its speed trap, and a woman who comes up against bureaucratic nightmares every time she wants to go just a few blocks away.

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    For millennia, people have tried to reach a spiritual promised land by fasting. Jesus did it. Buddha did it. Monks and saints and new age gurus have done it. And, for for this episode, the late David Rakoff tried it. He did a 20-day fast, to find out if it would bring him any form of enlightenment.