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Are you trying to mend a broken heart? Or were you the one to break someone else's? Today, in our very first episode, we are working through that heartbreak. From crying to the saddest playlist you could find on Spotify, to sleeping with your ex, let's pick up those broken pieces...
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When Georgie Dent was asked when her nervous breakdown began, she had to think. Really think. Was it at 19 when she found herself diagnosed with a disease she’d never heard of? Was it a few months later when she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease? Was it at 24 when by all accounts, her life...
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A security guard at the airport notices something going wrong on the tarmac, and takes it upon herself to fix it. It’s way harder than she expects. 
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Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?
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One in four adults and one in five children currently suffer from anxiety. And yet two in five people believe the condition is not a treatable mental health illness. Anxiety, defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome is a debilitating illness...
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When a 25-year-old aspiring actress and model vanishes from outside her Hollywood apartment, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Neil Strauss finds himself at the center of the investigation. What happened to Adea Shabani?
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A lot can happen in 30 years of someone’s life. You can build a solid career. Meet the love of your life. Have a baby. Mourn the loss of your dad. Enjoy the family you’ve built. And then watch it implode. Over the past 30 years, Angela Bishop has become one of Australia’s best-known...
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How do you prepare for an interview with a woman who changes people’s faces for a living? You look at your face for a very long time. At least that’s what Mia Freedman did before this interview with Dr Naomi McCullum, a woman also known as the doll maker. Dr. Naomi McCullum is a cosmetic...
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A real-life Hardy Boys mystery. More than most of our shows, this one lends itself to a Hollywood-style tagline. Perhaps: "The House at Loon Lake: You Might Break In ... But You'll Never Forget." Or, "The House at Loon Lake: Dead Letters Tell No Tales." It's the true story of an abandoned house,...
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In our last episode we spoke Cecilia Gentili, a trans Latina who worked for many years as an undocumented sex worker. Today, we get two more views of sex work in America. We speak with a high-end escort in New York City, and take a trip to one of the only legal brothels in the country - the Bunny...
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What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen. 
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 A video surfaces from the day of Adea's disappearance. Neil and Jayden begin to pursue the suspect from state to state.
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Neil finds the apartment where the main suspect is believed to be staying, and prepares for a confrontation. New information surfaces, including a very disturbing video, making it possible to reconstruct the nightmarish weeks prior to Adea’s disappearance.
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Neil begins to see this case from another perspective as a new theory emerges.
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In part 2 we discuss more suspects in the Oakland County Child Killings and how some or all of them might be connected to North Fox Island. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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One big break is interrupted by another. The LAPD break their silence.
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Everything changes after an unexpected turn of events. At a loss for words, only two come to mind...
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A new witness emerges...with a shocking accusation.
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Neil chases down the first big break in Adea's recent disappearance, but new information produces more questions than answers as several suspects emerge. A secret relationship is revealed.
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Neil travels to Fort Morgan, Colorado, to attend the funeral, and discovers skeletons (and warrants) in the closet
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In the 1970s the affluent neighborhoods around Detroit Michigan were terrorized by a child killer but were the four murders connected to a bigger conspiracy across the state and possible across the nation?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Stories of people standing up for themselves, shaking off their fear, bracing themselves, and doing what they’ve been scared to do.
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When Cecilia Gentili was growing up in Argentina, she felt so different from everyone around her that she thought she might be from another planet. “Some of us find our community with our own family and some of us don't.” Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't...
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Neil and Jayden uncover inconsistencies as they examine the bullet-riddled truck. Based on Google data, they retrace what could have been Adea's last day step by step.
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In the midst of the Adea Shabani investigation, a 21 year old named Matthew Weaver went missing in Neil’s neighborhood. Listen as he and Jayden start putting together the puzzle pieces of a very strange story involving a car hanging off a cliff, a driver who’s nowhere to be found, and a...
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Debra Newell, an interior designer in Southern California, meets John Meehan on an over-50 dating site. His profile looks exciting: Anesthesiologist, divorced, Christian. She falls in love fast. But her children dislike him and warn her that his stories don’t add up. A psychologist advises Debra...
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In this special hour-long episode, Neil and Jayden follow the trail of evidence all the way to the burial site...and a new suspect emerges.
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What do you really want to know? When preparing for an interview that’s the first question journalist, TV host and comedian Andrew Denton asks himself. Andrew has been interviewing celebrities and regular people for more than 20 years, first on his ABC show Enough Rope, and now on his new show...
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In the season finale, Neil uncovers definitive answers. After more than a year investigating Adea's disappearance and murder, the truth will come out, but justice is in the hands of LAPD.
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Professor Monica McWilliams is an academic, peace campaigner and former politician. In 1996, she was the co-founder of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition political party and was elected to a seat at the Multi-Party Peace Negotiations, which led to the Belfast (Good Friday) Peace Agreement...
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Jacquelyn and Terra Newell suspect that John has been watching them. When Jacquelyn tells her mother that he is in town, her mother believes she is mistaken. Jacquelyn warns Terra to carry her pocket knife. But Terra is preoccupied by a country-music concert, and she is watching for the wrong...
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On the 16th of May 2019, Bob Hawke passed away peacefully in his home with his wife Blanche d'Alpuget. Today on No Filter we're revisiting Mia's chat with Blanche. Blanche d’Alpuget has spent 62 of her 74 years exploring lust, longing and a lifelong quest for love. It was 1970 in Jakarta when a...
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“If you keep your mouth shut, you’ll be surprised what you can learn.”
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In 1985 Katie Eastburn and two of her daughters were brutally murdered while her husband was away. It would take over 20 years and three trials before their killer would be brought to justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Stories from the upside-down world where conspiracy theorists dwell.
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“Has anybody called you?”
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People figuring out how to move through a world in which something important has disappeared.
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Ola Train Wrecks, and happy Fast Fire Friday! I'm back, finally, after a short hiatus/breakdown of sorts (I was due for one anyway) and I've brought Nikki with me! If you have any questions you would like to submit for next weeks FFF, DM me @phoebeacp 
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People connecting the dots that maybe should not be connected.
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Patti Adkins had been having a secret relationship with a man from her work. When she went missing in July of 2001, troubling details emerge about their affair and the days leading up to her disappearance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Israel Keyes is the most terrifying name you have probably never heard of. Officials believe he hunted and killed people all across the US and abroad from as early as 1997 - 2012. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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If you’ve ever been in a romantic relationship of any kind and you’ve been together a while, you will have probably encountered your partner’s mother. The image we have of a mother-in-law is pretty grim, generally. They don’t get great press. But for many women, their relationship with their...
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Today on No Filter, we're revisiting an episode that Mia did with Chloe Shorten on the 26th of April, 2017.... Chloe Shorten has attracted a lot of attention over the last few weeks. As the wife of Bill Shorten - who will potentially be our next Prime Minister - many have said that in this...
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In 1971, David Alexander went for a run in Central Park and started talking to a stranger. For our first episode of This Is Love, a story about what's possible when we bet everything on each other. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe...
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Kim Goldman investigates the brutal crime that took the lives of her brother and Nicole Brown Simpson.
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“Tedious and brief.”
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Stories of very small injustices and also one very big one.
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When Philip Benight met Becky Golden, they made a promise to stick together, no matter how bad things got.  Read Ann Neumann's reporting in Harper's. https://harpers.org/archive/2019/02/going-to-extremes-elderly-assisted-suicide-caregivers/. Her book is The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in...
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