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Week of June 18, 2017

Alex Honnold

Peak Performance

June 18, 2017

Yosemite is climbing’s mecca. It’s where Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell stunned the world with their dazzling climbs.

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  1. The Audacity of the World's Most Daring Climber

    Alex Honnold stunned the world by climbing El Capitan without a rope. So how did he do it? And why take such a chance?

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  2. Hanging Out On Top of Cliffs Is My Happy Place

    Tommy Caldwell’s ascent of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall was the hardest rock climb in history. But it wasn’t his hardest ordeal.

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  3. Alex Honnold’s Most Dangerous Adventure

    He may have already conquered El Capitan, but Alex Honnold can dream up far more daring and dangerous adventures.

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  4. The Science of Peak Performance

    You know those moments when everything clicks and you’re performing at your peak? There’s a science behind flow states.

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  5. The Myth of the “Dumb Jock”

    Neuroscientist John Krakauer blasts the “dumb jock” stereotype with research on the cognitive brilliance of athletes.

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  6. The Ultimate Long-Distance Race

    So you’re a serious runner? Consider the Self-Transcendence Race, running around the same half-mile loop for 3100 miles.

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Reporters at work

The Whole Truth

June 18, 2017
(was 09.11.2016)

One of the biggest challenges a journalist can face is reporting a story when your connection to your source is compromised. They won't talk, or they can't talk, or it's your own father. Can anyone ever uncover the truth, the whole truth, about another person?

  1. Getting to Know Your Father As a Woman

    Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. She's the author of the feminist classic, "Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women," and a book about American manhood called "Stiffed." Now she's back with her most personal story -- about her struggle to deal with her father's unexpected revelation.

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  2. Getting Inside the Mind of Patty Hearst

    Jeffrey Toobin talks about how he got inside the mind of Patty Hearst in order to try to figure out whether she was brainwashed by the Symbionese Liberation Army during her 1974 kidnapping or if she joined their cause of her own free will.

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  3. Rodney Ascher Recommends "Patty Hearst"

    Film director Rodney Ascher recommends Paul Schrader's 1988 movie, "Patty Hearst."

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  4. Did Joe Gould Really Write "The Oral History of Our Time"?

    Historian Jill Lepore talks about her restless search for the long-lost manuscript, "The Oral History of Our Time."  It ran some nine million words and was supposedly the work of a madman named Joe Gould, who believed he was the 20th century's most brilliant historian.

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