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This hour, stories about uncovering surprising truths hidden in plain sight. Errol Morris launches a sublime and somewhat ludicrous investigation into a famous war photograph, two blind men face off on the essence of reality, and a friend's true nature is revealed after his mysterious death.

 

Guests:

Tim Kreider and Errol Morris

Truth and Cannonballs

Errol Morris is a legendary fact-hunting documentary sleuth. His film The Thin Blue Line has been credited with overturning a murder conviction, and freeing an accused man from a death sentence. For him, the search for truth shouldn't stop short of insanity. He tells Jad and Robert a story about ...

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Out of Sight

John Hull and Zoltan Torey are both blind, but they deal with the world in completely different ways -- one paints vivid pictures in his mind, while the other refuses to picture anything at all. While John finds truth in darkness, Zoltan sees an emotional void. And as they argue, ...

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Stashed Away Secrets

Tim Kreider shares a deeply personal story about a friend whose life was full of fuzzy facts. Tim's friend Skelly was a private guy, and his friends didn't push him on the details of his personal life -- even when they discovered the little lies he told to impress them. ...

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Great Piece. I love the Trajectory/Construction; from the Truth Fascist to the Truth Duluezian (Post-Structuralist, Non-Fascist, whatever you wanna call it. Emergent Human, I dunno). Errol Morris is the Funniest Truth Fascist I've ever heard, he (almost) totally unravels his Totalitarian Obsession in his pursuit of it.

Aug. 07 2013 03:52 PM
Chris James from Los Angeles, CA

I was fortunate enough to be caught in traffic on the 110 Sunday afternoon to hear this episode in its entirety. I think the richest part of the episode, however, is listening to Tim at the end describe his relationship and observations about Skelly (sp?). It was among the most touching, insightful, and eloquent narratives I've ever heard on radio.

Aug. 06 2013 09:29 PM
Stephen from ny

Regarding out of site, check out:
Juhani Pallasmaa: The Eyes of the Skin

Aug. 04 2013 08:54 PM
Lou Cartier

Thanks for much for the three stories on "hidden truths" this morning. Simply extraordinary, in terms of compelling examples, superior insight, superior production. I was in the car, between things, and did not hear any of the three all the way through ... but I caught enough. Thanks for at least two "driveway moments," first with the rocks and cannon balls on that road in Eurasia and then sharing the glee of two "friends" releasing bamboo trees from their snowy burden. Extraordinary.

Aug. 03 2013 03:10 PM

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