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Episode 314: Pipeline politics, was Hitler a junkie?, holiday TV specials, beauty pageant burkinis and more

How building pipelines became so political | was Hitler a junkie? | the best, worst and weirdest of Christmas TV specials | wearing a burkini to the Miss Minnesota USA pageant | and more.

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Episode 313: Montreal worship ban, protecting Syrian schools, Jamaican bobsleds, fake news and more

Why the Hasidic Jewish community of Outremont plans to fight a bylaw banning new places of worship | Jamaican bobsledders push for Olympic gold | using social media to hold Chicago police accountable | protecting Syrian schools | fake news and more.

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Episode 312: Trump Tower security, the fight against bigotry, Nic Cage debate, the New Yorker's Wall and more

Episode 312: Trump Tower security nightmare | fighting bigotry in Canada | inside the New Yorker's latest cover | how much is too much Nic Cage | recreating photos from the '70s | net neutrality | and more.

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Episode 311: Brexit survivors' advice to America, Trump's business conflicts, Leonard Cohen, and more

Episode 311: Brexit survivors' advice to America | Trump's business conflicts | three journalists weigh in on the media's role in the U.S. election | how to dispose of a nuclear bomb, remembering Leonard Cohen | Glenda Jackson as King Lear and more

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Episode 310: Patrolling the polls, what's on U.S. state ballots?, Dr. Strange, so long Chief Wahoo, and more

Patrolling U.S. polling stations | 5 ballot measures that have nothing to do with Trump or Clinton | the elusive creator of Doctor Strange | Alvinston's ball team turfs Chief Wahoo | what it's like to live in a public library and more.

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Episode 309: Unaccompanied minors in Calais, the latest gift from Negativland, Bob Newhart on the Cubs, Jet Packs, Tacoma teacher tragedy and David Sax on analog

Delphine Moralis of Missing Children Europe on the children of Calais | Negativland's latest record | Bob Newhart on the Cubs | Jet Paks nearer to reality | Tacoma teacher tragedy | David Sax on analog

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Episode 308: Jeff Lemire on Secret Path, Twitter taunt bots, Walking Dead, Oland trial, Twin Peaks and more

Jeff Lemire on illustrating "Secret Path" | one reporter's scheme to troll IRS scammers | picking political fights via Twitter taunt bots | Walking Dead's controversial new season | Dennis Oland's trial | Twin Peaks' secret history and more

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Episode 307: Voting machine hacks, life on Mars, how to say 'Gif,' Detroit graffiti, cholera in Haiti and more

The hackability of U.S. electronic voting machines | protecting life on Mars from human diseases | why 'Gif' is probably just one of the words you're saying wrong | the politics behind Detroit's war on graffiti | Haiti's cholera crisis and the UN & more.

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Episode 306: Syrian doctors under siege, investigating Ghomeshi, Arctic climate change, Luke Cage and more

Coaching besieged Syrian doctors through surgery | Kevin Donovan on investigating Jian Ghomeshi | facing climate change in Old Crow, Y.K. | Luke Cage changes the superhero game | gliding the Morning Glory and more

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Episode 305: Peso versus Trump, Cubs curse, W.P. Kinsella, Richmond's rising seas, Badgerow trial and more

Trump vs the Mexican peso | revisiting the Chicago Cubs curse | an encounter with W.P. Kinsella | rising seas in Richmond | how Robert Badgerow has gone to trial four times for the same murder | personalized voice donations and more

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Episode 304: The rise of wildfires, Kaepernick's protest, Trump lingo, robot cars, dyslexic design and more

Climate change & wildfires | the Kaepernick effect | analyzing Trump's unique speech patterns | the ethics of driverless cars | why dyslexia can be a design asset and more

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Episode 303: Charlie Sykes on NeverTrump, predicting the Polaris, part 2 of our climate series and lots more

Charlie Sykes takes on Trump | the Day 6 music panel returns | our climate series looks at Toronto | how Hockey is growing in China | travel by hyperloop and more.

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Episode 302: facing climate change, the woman behind Bob Ross, tourism in Syria, comedy roasts and much more

The beginning of our climate change series | the painting and afro of Bob Ross | how far is too far at comedy roasts | can Syria boost its tourism | a new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer and more.

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Episode 301: Human rights in China, U.S. Open, getting schooled in comedy, Cindy Blackstock and more

Human rights in China | Jimmy Connors' legendary U.S. Open match | weighing the merits of a college degree in comedy | Cindy Blackstock's fight for equality for Aboriginal children | why it's so tough to get good concert tickets these days | and more

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Episode 300: Fentanyl, Peter Doig, Paralympic boosting, Southside With You, Tetris' secret history, and more

Fentanyl pills that look like prescription painkillers | Peter Doig's bizarre art trial | why Paralympic athletes self-harm to get ahead | Southside With You meets Do The Right Thing | Tetris' secret cold war history | and more

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Episode 299: Aging Olympians, the Hip's tour finale, Michelin stars for street food, and more

Aging Olympians | an Alaskan town votes to relocate because of climate change | Andrea Warner on the Hip & feminism | Michelin stars & street food | fake weddings | 4 myths about Guantanamo Bay

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Episode 298: Aaron Driver, hijab in sport, becoming Canada's next astronaut, playing dead, and more

Negotiating with Aaron Driver | the politics of hijab-wearing athletes | what it takes to become a Canadian astronaut | a refugee-built app to navigate German bureaucracy | the 'fake death' cottage industry | and more.

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Episode 297: Enhanced athletes, Venezuelan diaper hoarders, Gawker's founder declares bankruptcy, and more

Athletes look for an edge | why a Venezuelan economist is hoarding diapers | Gawker's founder files for bankruptcy | the roots of gun violence in Chicago | using genetically modified mosquitoes to fight Zika in Brazil | and more

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Episode 296: Trump and Russia, Stranger Things' prop master, police accountability, solar flight and more

Trump's ties to Russia and Putin | the prop master behind the Netflix hit Stranger Things | holding cops to account | taking flight on the Solar Impulse 2 | DIY insulin pumps | real life superheroes | and more

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Episode 295: Being black in America, being Trump, the tale of the tape, making garments with skin & more

Mychal Denzel Smith on policing and the black millennial experience in America, how to Trump yourself, cassettes are making an unlikely comeback, a plan to make clothes with Alexander McQueen's skin and more.

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Episode 294: Tracking terrorism online, Pokémon rising, chatbot lawyer, sailing the South China Sea and more

A computer algorithm to track terrorism online, the Pokémon GO phenomenon, sailing the South China Sea, why Marie Colvin's family is suing the Syrian regime, a surprisingly effective robot lawyer and more.

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Episode 293: Police violence, Milos super serve, cleaning up the oceans, busting the Ghostbusters, and more

Police violence | Milos' super serve | cleaning up the oceans | busting the Ghostbusters | and more

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Episode 292: Brexit and white supremacy, mechanical doping, this summer's hit song, VR museums, and more

Brexit and white supremacists | mechanical doping at the Tour de France | a Day 6 panel on the songs of the summer | virtual reality in museums | fake food encore | and more

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Episode 291: Billy Bragg on Brexit, D.I.Y. Retirement, Cree for the 21st Century, and more

Musician Billy Bragg reflects on the U.K.'s historic vote | memorializing the Stonewall uprisings | how to retire at 35 | Cree words and phrases for the modern world |an app to help women navigate the dark side of online dating | and more.

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Episode 290: IAAF ruling, assault rifle lawsuit, Abu Sayyaf, NBA jersey ads, blind astronomers, and more.

Perdita Felicien on the IAAF's decision to ban Russian track athletes from Rio | an unprecedented lawsuit against the makers of the AR-15 | negotiating with Abu Sayyaf | calculating NBA jersey ad revenue | blind astronomer | summer reading list | and more

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Episode 289: Stanford rape case, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, Harry Potter, parrots in court, and more

Episode 289: CNN host Ashleigh Banfield on giving voice to a Stanford rape victim, remembering Gordie Howe, Muhammad Ali's friendship with Malcolm X, Harry Potter's London revival, why parrots who witness murders should be allowed to testify, and more.

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