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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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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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Trapped

Trapped
Jonathan dreams a dream he can't get out of, while another man just can't seem to break out of a bad relationship. Plus, Jason Mantzoukas on how he got locked up in the cushiest place imaginable.

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Apples vs. Oranges

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Apples vs. Oranges
Some people say you can't compare apples & oranges, but Gregor disagrees. He claims one fruit is clearly better than the other and challenges Jonathan to prove him otherwise. Plus, a story about meeting that one person that is incomparable in your eyes.

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Alana

Alana
When Jonathan's high school crush appears in his office doorway, 25 years later, Jon realizes not much has changed since she stole his heart in grade 12. Some people just stay with us forever, no matter how much time goes by without seeing them. It's a trip down memory lane with an old flame.

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Temporary Insanity

Temporary Insanity
How well do you trust your own mind? WireTap explores the fine line between sanity and insanity. A man becomes unhinged after 48 hours in complete darkness, and another struggles through the madness that is young love. Plus, our listeners share their most neurotic habits, and Gregor attempts to cure the un-curable.

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Safe House

Safe House
After the death of his uncle, a boy turns to the comforts of spirituality to help cope with his own mortality. Pretty soon, he's on a road trip with a rabbi to meet the leader of a religious sect, a man known affectionately as The Lion. 

Plus, Howard asks Jon for sanctuary after getting in a fight at the dog park, and Starlee Kine offers her suggestions for notes to leave behind at the place you're housesitting.

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The Sweetness of Youth

The Sweetness of Youth
When the neighbourhood kids start reporting missing tooth fairy money, there's only one unemployed detective desperate enough to take the job. Comedian Rob Corddry stars as the hapless private eye enlisted to crack the case.

Plus, a panel of kids attempting to make sense of New Yorker cartoons.

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