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Halloween Hotline

Parrots' Last Words

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Parrots' Last Words

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A woman tries to hold her tongue as a professional listener. A dog learns to speak. Angels fall from the sky.

Plus, Howard makes himself heard loud and clear by hosting his own radio show... through a grocery store PA system. And Gregor tries to convince Jonathan to shush up, once and for all.

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The 8th Dwarf

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The 8th Dwarf
The story of the little known 8th dwarf, Joseph. He never quite fit in with the others. Tune in to find out why.

Check out the full Against the Grain episode for more stories of people who set themselves apart.

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This Is What You Get

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This Is What You Get
When you were a kid, did your parents tell you any 'this is what you get' stories? 'If you cross your eyes, they'll get stuck that way'? 'If you swallow a watermelon seed, a watermelon will grow in your stomach'? 

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Against the Grain

Against the Grain
Stories of people doing things differently than everyone else. 

A man is convinced he's found a major scientific flaw that no-one else seems to have noticed. A young girl shares her thoughts on fitting in at school. Plus, Howard runs a marathon from finish to start.

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Final Words

Final Words
Why do we place so much importance on last words? A scientist presents his findings after years of studying the final words of parrots.

Plus, B.J. Novak's story of a man too impatient to listen to the end of people's sentences, and Howard gets a head start scripting out what to say when it's his turn to kick the bucket.

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The Other Life

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The Other Life
A young boy shares the experience of his past life, and comedian Fred Stoller tells the story of his imaginary son.

Plus, if parallel universes exist, what are the odds that there's a dimension out there in which your father is your son? We crunch the numbers this week as we explore alternate realities. [Original broadcast: Season 10]

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Double Power

Double Power
The summer Jonathan was ten he made friends with the toughest kids in the neighbourhood. Together they rode bikes, built slingshots, and peed on the neighbours' porches. It was the greatest summer of Jonathan's life. Until Bridget showed up.

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Which WireTap character are you?

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Which WireTap character are you?

You've heard of Jungian archetypes and the Myers-Briggs personality test, but here comes a quiz to end all quizzes.

Are you more of a Howard? A Gregor? A Dina Goldstein? Take the WireTap personality quiz to find out!

[Select an answer for each question to find out the result]

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Old Wounds

Old Wounds
Comedian Fred Stoller tells the story of an unusual hotel booking which had him sharing his room with a dying stranger. 

Plus, a book club meeting goes awry when the group leader reveals her personal connection to the author. And Howard takes it upon himself to heal Jonathan's soul.

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The Power of Suggestion

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The Power of Suggestion
When Jonathan Goldstein was 11, his father gave him a book called Ultra-Psychonics: How to Work Miracles with the Limitless Power of Psycho-Atomic Energy. It promised to teach you how to get rich, control other people's minds, and levitate. Jonathan revisits the magical promises the book made. 

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How To Age Gracefully

How To Age Gracefully
People from age 5 to 90 offer advice on growing up, and Howard relishes in being a whole three and a half months older and "wiser" than Jonathan.

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