Monday, March 19

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The Split Brain: A Tale of Two Halves

The impact, both on researchers and patients, of a radical treatment.

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How One Man Escaped From a North Korean Prison Camp

There was torture, starvation, betrayals and executions, but to Shin In Geun, Camp 14—a prison for the political enemies of North Korea—was home. Then one day came the chance to flee.

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Xanax: A Love Story

The rise of anti-anxiety medication.

Sunday, March 18

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This American Lie

Fact-checking David Sedaris.

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Desperately Seeking Kraftwerk

Searching for the reclusive band’s studio in Düsseldorf.

Saturday, March 17

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Red Bull's Billionaire Maniac

A profile of Red Bull’s Dietrich Mateschitz, who wants to make his drink a lifestyle. Mateschitz’s co-founder, Chaleo Yoovidhya, died March 17.

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H.P. Lovecraft, Author, Is Dead

A survey of the 20th century’s greatest horror writer’s afterlife of influence.

Friday, March 16

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Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

After years of avoiding the uncomfortable truths about how his gadgets are made, a Mac fanboy travels to Foxconn to see for himself.

Update 3/16/12: This American Life retracted this story today after it was revealed to have "contained significant fabrications."
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The Story of a Suicide

A gay freshman at Rutgers, a spying roommate, and the trial that followed.

Update 3/16/12: The roommate, Dharun Ravi, has been found guilty of hate crimes.
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The Man Who Broke Atlantic City

How Don Johnson won $15 million playing blackjack over a four-month period.