Why Is Mason Reese Crying?
For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject-- a precocious, child actor from the early 70’s named Mason Reese.
Yes or No
A man argues that the words Yes and No are all you need. Plus, a poet learns that if you say no to the Universe, the Universe will say no to you. And Josh reviews films he hasn't even seen yet.
Watch Your Language
Howard tries to communicate without facial expressions, Jon discovers a Russian WireTap, Gregor gives a lesson in hip new lingo, and a workplace email thread goes awry when people accidentally "reply all".
A World Without Borders
A father and son journey to the last unexplored place on earth. Plus, Jonathan travels to Australia in search of sunlight, Starlee Kine guards herself against the intrusion of strangers, and Howard becomes a border guard. Season 10.
All In Your Head
A scientist discovers the possibility that we might be able to connect telepathically... through our dreams. And comedian Maria Bamford on Unwanted Thought Syndrome.
The Dating Game
A Valentine's Day Special. A woman jumps through hoops to find romance in a new video game. Plus, Montreal's Scientists for Love match-up strangers through their five senses, and a teenager falls in love for the first time.
What's The Use?
Jonathan's father explains the point of modern inventions to a caveman, and high school students offer their advice on how to get out of bed in the morning when you just don't see the point. Plus, Howard hibernates under the covers with a bed-in.
Howard turns to the snail for inspiration as he develops his own home away from home. And a study found that 35% of British adults sleep with a Teddy Bear. We speak with one British man who revels in the comfort of his Teddy Bear sanctuary. Season 10.
Howard lets loose with an epic dance-a-thon, a man explains why it takes 42 to tango, and Starlee Kine explores the roots of her unparalleled hatred of dance.
The Ideal Self
A woman lives a parallel life in a fantasy world where she's got 5 PhDs and 2 Nobel Peace Prizes. Plus, Godzilla tries in vain to lose weight, and Buzz Goldstein on why he quit making New Year's Resolutions.
Residents of a seniors centre share their take on dreams and Howard discovers that his dreams might be prophetic. Plus, a modern day fairy-tale in which newlyweds get lost in their dreams.
The Very Last Minute
What is it about endings that causes us so much anxiety as humans? A cosmologist explains what the end of the universe might look like, and Jonathan’s parents argue about how they’d want to spend their last minute on earth.
Jonathan enlists the help of a polygraph machine to trap Howard in his web of lies. Plus, a young Joshuah Bearman lets an innocent lie get out of control, and psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz on why we let liars get away with fibbing to our face.
Five Goldstein Rings
Howard delivers singing telegrams for the holidays, Gregor's got your Christmas shopping covered with a holiday gift guide, and Josh turns to Santa Claus to help spice up his love life. Plus, a father shares the real miracle of Hanukkah with his sons.
The Time Machine
People of all ages share their surprising reasons for wanting to go back in time. Plus, three-star Yelp reviews of the world's first time-travel agency and Starlee Kine on the four minutes that reshaped how she thinks about the world.
The Hail Mary Pass
Stories of people giving it one last shot: a man tries to win back his wife by buying her an iPhone, Howard tries to finally be cool as a middle-aged hipster, and a couple takes a desperate stab at conceiving a child.
Smoke and Mirrors
A portrait of Benjamin Conkling, the avant-garde film director who tricked his way into a movie career. Plus, a young girl deceives her friend about a dead snail and Fred Stoller on the false promise of show business.
A page turner allows his self-pity to ruin a pianist's performance. Plus, Gerard Harris recounts his mother's surprising reaction to a childhood incident. And Jonathan argues why the word sorry might be the most Canadian word of all.
This Magic Moment
Stories about brief moments that have a lasting impact on our lives, from romances that only last a few minutes to embarrassing moments that haunt us for years. Plus, B.J. Novak on how a life-changing moment might not be all it's cracked up to be.
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