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Lies, liars, and lie catchers. And the strange power of lying to yourself.


Famous Tumors

Say hello to the growth that killed Ulysses S. Grant, & get to know the woman whose cancer cells changed modern medicine.

Shorts: Vanishing Words

When scientists treat words like data, clues to the real-life mysteries of human aging are found in the writings of Agatha Christie and 678 nuns.

Shorts: The Loudest Miniature Fuzz

Music duo Buke and Gass talk to Jad about coaxing delightfully twangy sounds from their homemade instruments.


A journey to the edge of human limits -- from a bike race that makes the Tour de France look like child’s play, to a mind-stretching memory competition.

Shorts: The Bus Stop

Lulu Miller talks to a nursing home in Düsseldorf, Germany that came up with a novel approach to caring for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients.

Shorts: Do I Know You?

A rare and haunting disorder called Capgras turns loved ones into imposters--and reveals that recognizing people, even the people we know the best, is more about how they make us feel than what we see in front of our eyes.


Chimps. Bonobos. Humans. We're all great apes, but that doesn’t mean we’re one happy family.

Shorts: The Shy Baboon

Biopsychologist Barbara Smuts takes us to a remote area of Kenya, where she tried to gain the trust of a troop of baboons in the 1970s.