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Welcome! We're glad you found us. Here are a few recent episodes and special series we highly recommend. Or poke around our archives, which go all the way back to 2009.
David Lynch, Diving Deep with Transcendental Meditation
November 17, 2016
Where does David Lynch go to find the dreamscapes that mystify and unnerve us? The director of Twin Peaks pulls back the veil with writer Mitch Horowitz.
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Is ISIS Islamic?
August 21, 2015
An article called “What ISIS Really Wants” is the most read story ever published in the history of The Atlantic. Muslim scholar Yasir Qadhi fills in what he says the article forgot: that the root causes of ISIS are "the hellish conditions Western powers created in the region."
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Sam Harris and Deepak Chopra, Spiritual Archrivals
July 28, 2016
It's two of our most popular interviews: Sam Harris and Deepak Chopra, the militant atheist and the New Age mystic, side by side in one show. 
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Can a Pill Spark a Mystical Experience?
October 14, 2016
Researchers are testing whether a psychedelic compound found in "magic mushrooms" can unlock doors to spirituality...and they may be enlisting your priest. 
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Escaping Religion
September 18, 2016
First-person accounts of 6 people who grew up inside insular religious groups, who decided to leave. Despite their very different backgrounds, their stories have a lot in common. 
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Being Muslim in the Year of Trump: A Post-Election Special
December 17, 2016
Muslim reactions to the era of Donald Trump, from a Muslim woman who escaped a 'hijab grab' to a pro-Trump Muslim feminist.
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