Marijuana plants grow at a farm near Medellin. Tony Dokoupil's father made hundreds of thousands of dollars smuggling marijuana into the U.S. from Colombia. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Son Of A Secret Smuggler Digs Up The Truth About His Dad
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Hall makes the hors d'oeuvres version of spanakopita. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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In Kitchens Around The World, Comfort Foods Bring Us Together
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Cesar Millan's television show Dog Whisperer on National Geographic debuted in 2004, but Millan previously spent years struggling to pursue a career as a dog trainer. Robin Layton/Courtesy of Cesar Millan hide caption

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Cesar Millan's Long Walk To Becoming The 'Dog Whisperer'
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3 Bedtime Picture Books That Won't Put Parents To Sleep
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In Civilian Snapshot Of Iraq, An Artist Is A 'Corpse Washer'
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Paul Edward O'Brien, a stage actor, poet, and oncologist, delivered a Game Day-style analysis of how William Shakespeare's plays would match up in a tournament bracket. Wesley Moore hide caption

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Paul O'Brien's Bracketology
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'A Small Player' On The Brink Of Self-Destruction
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Strategic Seating: How To Elicit The Optimal Dinner Conversation
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1,000 Farmworkers View Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them
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