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A Path From 'Blackout' Drunkenness To Sobriety And Self-Acceptance

Author Sarah Hepola once got so drunk before a presentation that she didn't remember it the next day. She wrestles with her reasons for drinking in her memoir. Originally broadcast July 30, 2015.
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Navigating Life, And Relationships, After A Jail Sentence

Jamal Faison spent eight months in New York City's Rikers Island jail complex. Now, he struggles to rebuild his life and his view of himself.
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From The 'Fresh Air' Archives: G. Gordon Liddy On Conquering His Fears

In 1973, Liddy was convicted for his role in the conspiracy to burglarize and bug the Democratic Party's headquarters at the Watergate office complex. Originally broadcast in 1980.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron; Reconsidering Millennial Speak; Susan Silverman

Marc Maron talks about sobriety and his "uncomfortable" comfort zone. Linguist Geoff Nunberg weighs in on the phrase "I feel like." Rabbi Susan Silverman discusses anxiety, faith and adoption.
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A POW Dad And His Family's Fierce, Loving Allegiance

James Stockdale is best remembered for being the running mate of millionaire Ross Perot in 1992. Stockdale's son remembers him as a Vietnam POW and war hero.
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Meet Your New Wookiee Queen Of Viral Video: 'Chewbacca Mom'

"I'm reeling," Candace Payne tells NPR's Rachel Martin. Her video of herself trying on a mask has already set a record for views, and even she's astounded by the reaction. "I'm like, y'all, come on."
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Fresh Air Weekend: Kenya Barris; 'A Bigger Splash'; Novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris says his own family experiences inspire the show. John Powers reviews the film, A Bigger Splash. Nguyen discusses The Sympathizer and his escape from Vietnam.
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From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

After five seasons as Walt on Breaking Bad, Cranston reinvented himself as Lyndon B. Johnson in the play (and now the HBO film) All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27, 2014.
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When Her Town Needed Fixing, This Single Mom Stepped Up

Marie Sayenga saw her local government needed improvement. So, while raising a family on her own, she stepped up and ran for office in the 1950s.
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Breaking Down The Science Of Picky Eating

What makes us dislike certain foods? And why is everyone so concerned about what you're eating, anyway? Jane Kauer, an anthropologist who has studied the topic, helps answer our questions.

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