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The Hypnotist and the Warts

In February of 1951, Dr. Albert Mason began treating a teenage patient whose plastic surgeons agreed nothing could be done for...If you haven't listened to Placebo yet, do that before you read this spoiler-strewn post.

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On-Air This Week: Placebo

What if the best medicine was no medicine at all? This hour, we explore the healing powers of belief; from the symbolic power of the doctor coat, to the very real stash of opium in your brain. Listen to Placebo by tuning in to a station near you

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All the Covers of the Rainbow

If you liked what you heard in our Colors episode and want to know more about the dozens of amazing artists who recorded covers for the show, check out this list. 

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Photos of the Fu-Go

Pictures of the ghostly balloons that the Japanese government used to bomb the mainland United States during World War II.  

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Radiolab in Austin at SXSW

Radiolab collaborated with Detour to make an interactive audio tour. It’s like walking around inside a Radiolab episode. And you can only do it in Austin.

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The Music of La Mancha Screwjob

A peek into making the musical mashups in our La Mancha Screwjob episode. 

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Darwin's Stickers

How Charles Darwin's 150 year-old discoveries about human emotion are helping Facebook users better understand and empathize with each other.

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Before and After Carlisle

We were incredibly moved by the "Before and After" student photos we saw on our trip to Carlisle, PA. Here are a few of the most powerful images we came across in the archives.

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