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"Poison Squad" Volunteers taking in a dinner with a side of Borax.
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Science writer Deborah Blum on the government scientists who made the case for food regulation by "eating dangerously."

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11:47
Tyrone  Muhammad
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Tyrone Muhammad, also known as "Muhammad the Mortician," is the funeral director at Newark’s Peace and Glory Home for Funerals. He spent decades trying to stop the epidemic of gun violence in the black community he serves, but nothing prepared him for a pandemic.

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9:59
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David Kessler is one of the foremost experts on death and grieving. He’s written many books on the subject, and worked with Elizabeth Kubler Ross on famous five stages of grief. He recently added a sixth: finding meaning.

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11:35
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The poet Nikki Giovanni, reading her poem "One Ounce of Truth Benefits Like a Ripple on a Pond."

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2:22
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Suzanne O’Sullivan on what medical science is missing about mysterious illnesses. 

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Philosopher John Kaag discusses how the 19th century thinker William James might help us seek meaning and purpose in a confusing time.

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10:36
Brandy Clark
Deep Tracks

One of Charles’ favorite musician interviews is with country music star Brandy Clark. Brandy and Charles have a similar upbringing and he had a strong connection with her album “Big Day in a Small Town.”

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10:21
Moken
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Moken is from Cameroon. He is a storyteller, with a voice both beautiful, bold, and at times bizarre. Charles sat down with him to talk about his new album “Missing Chapters” and to hear some incredible live music.

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13:15