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A house in Savannah, Georgia — one of America's most haunted cities.
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The Sorrel-Weed House has been called the “most haunted house” in Savannah, Georgia, and its “ghost tour” is a big tourist attraction. But historian Tiya Miles found another story of slavery and racial stereotypes buried in this history.

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7:06
Horror
Dangerous Ideas

Writer Gemma Files' Dangerous Idea? There are upsides to embracing horror — spending time playing out negative scenarios in fiction can lead to a more positive life.

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3:11
NYAS panel on wonder
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Steve asked a panel of experts— social psychologist Michelle Shiota, writer Caspar Henderson, and astrophysicist Alex Filippenko — to unpack the emerging science behind the emotions of awe and wonder, including their role in our ongoing quest for understanding and knowledge.

haunted burger
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Listener Jonathan Blyth sent us a ghost story that might make you think twice about what — or whom — is on your plate.

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2:29
president ghost
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A ghost story for the election season from listener Eric Van Vleet.

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3:34
demon lake
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Listener Sophia Derbes sent us this ghost story about a boy, a girl and the divide between them.

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2:40
texting people in the dark
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Could being digitized be a way for all of us to become immortal? Maybe, but not in a way we would particularly enjoy, as this story from listener Mark Pantoja illustrates.

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6:06
satan
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Former Church of Satan High Priestess Blanche Barton says that worshipping the devil is "ridiculous." She calls Satanic worship less an act of evil, and more an act of subversion and questioning norms.

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06:66