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Eavesdrop on experts and researchers as they ponder what makes our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Not to mention ridiculous. Join Julie Douglas for this week’s episode of The Stuff of Life, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

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Eavesdrop on experts and researchers as they ponder what makes our world so maddening, so strange and so achingly beautiful. Not to mention ridiculous. Join Julie Douglas for this week’s episode of The Stuff of Life, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

    Wired: As Above, So Below

    Wired: As Above, So Below

    America, the home of rugged individualist. Or not. Each of us is connected to each other, relies on one another, gives and takes, consciously or unconsciously weaving the web of support that it takes to make a society. Let’s face it: we need each other.
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    • 35 min
    Haunted

    Haunted

    In this episode we look at how we manufacture fear in the mind with a trip back in history to a psyops mission, a visit to to a haunted attraction, and a peek into the political house of horror, “Doomocracy.”
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    • 30 min
    Studies in Desperation

    Studies in Desperation

    1963 was a year of chaos and social upheaval. Sound familiar? Time, it would seem, is circular, something the American Survey of Fears proves out.
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    • 27 min
    The Nostalgia Factory

    The Nostalgia Factory

    Ah, the “good ol days.” If America had its own brochure it would depict rocking chairs on front porches, pristine farms and tidy downtowns. But did this America ever exist? And is thinking it did doing us some serious psychological harm?
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    • 30 min
    Teen Dream

    Teen Dream

    Adolescence: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
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    • 35 min
    Special Announcement: It's All Odin's Fault

    Special Announcement: It's All Odin's Fault

    The Stuff of Life is packing up its bags and moving to Fridays. Find out why.
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    • 2 min

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