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    Jan 13, 2017
    When you’re the only one who can see something, sometimes it feels like you’re in on a special secret. The hard part is getting anyone to believe your secret is real. This week, people trying to show others what they see—including a woman with muscular dystrophy who believes she has the same condition as an Olympic athlete.


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    608: The Revolution Starts At Noon

    Jan 20, 2017
    Some people are super-stoked for the political changes that are coming. We hear from them. And others.
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    489: No Coincidence, No Story!

    Jan 27, 2017
    We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! There were so many good ones we decided to make a whole show about them. From a chance encounter at a bus station to a romantic dollar bill to a baffling apparition in a college shower stall. See more of your coincidence stories — with photos — here.

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