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    622: Who You Gonna Call?

    Aug 11, 2017
    When everything goes wrong, one of the first things we think is, "Who do I call?" This week, stories of lucky people who have found the exact right person to ring up for help.

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    472: Our Friend David

    Aug 18, 2017
    Favorite stories by our longtime contributor and friend David Rakoff.

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    623: We Are in the Future

    Aug 25, 2017
    One of our producers, Neil Drumming, has recently become fascinated with Afrofuturism. It's more than sci-fi. It’s a way of looking at black culture that’s fantastic, creative, and oddly hopeful—which feels especially urgent during a time without a lot of optimism.

    Featuring the new song "The Deep" by clppng. Original artwork by Paul Davey. Click to enlarge.

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    Like a lot of Mexican towns, Florencia has had its share of problems dealing with drug gangs. That is until recently, when new narcos rolled into town telling residents that they were there to liberate them. They promised that people would live in peace and tranquility. And so far, it's working. As long as the narcos are on the streets with guns, people feel safe. That and other stories of thugs.