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Sandi Toksvig: Can Social Change Start With Laughter?

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Maysoon Zayid: Should Humor Make Us Uncomfortable?

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Negin Farsad: Can Humor Fight Prejudice?

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Kevin Breel: What Can Depression Teach Us About Comedy?

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A 'Tough' Metzmama: Lasting Memories Of One Armenian Grandmother

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jordan Peele; 'Monk Dreams'; Novelist Sebastian Barry

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This St. Patrick's Day the people of Yonkers, N.Y., will be thinking of Jess Buzzutto. He died in 2012, but was known as "The Leprechaun of Yonkers." StoryCorps hide caption

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The Happiness One Lucky Leprechaun Created In Yonkers

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'Get Out' Sprang From An Effort To Master Fear, Says Director Jordan Peele

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Samantha Bee doesn't sit behind a desk on her TBS show Full Frontal. She says, "For me, it would've been a crutch." Myles Aronowitz/TBS hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Samantha Bee; 'Personal Shopper'; Novelist Mohsin Hamid

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Malcolm Gladwell: Do More Choices Make Us Happier?

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Sheena Iyengar: Why Are Some Choices So Paralyzing?

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Ruth Chang: How Can Making Hard Choices Empower Us?

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Dan Ariely: When Are Our Decisions Made For Us?

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Toni Henson, 53, and her son, Camaran, 23, at StoryCorps in Atlanta. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Grandson And Daughter Recall The Legacy Of An 'Actual Superhero'

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Comedian Cristela Alonzo discusses her role in her new Netflix special, "Lower Classy" at Build Studio in New York City on January 19. Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage/Getty hide caption

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From Mom Jokes To Trump-Era Racism, Cristela Alonzo Aims To Skewer Latino Stereotypes

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Fresh Air Weekend: Women In Combat; 'Bette And Joan'; 'The Photo Ark'

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Chris López told her son Gabe, who's transgender, that she will always have his back. StoryCorps hide caption

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Transgender Boy Finds His 'Bros,' And Himself, At Camp

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Near Brennan performs his Netflix special, 3 Mics. Brandon Hickman/Netflix hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Neal Brennan; 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters'; 'High Noon'

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Michael B. Ryan, 19, a sophomore at Ashland University, and his father, Michael J. Ryan, 45, a judge in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Division in Ohio. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Difficult Childhood Inspires A Dad To Do Better

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Fresh Air Weekend: Actor Mahershala Ali; James Baldwin; Director Raoul Peck

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Roy Ebihara (far left) with his siblings, Mary, Kathy and Bill, on Easter 1941 in Clovis, N.M. In 2014, Roy and his family received a formal public apology from the mayor of Clovis for the mistreatment they endured there. Courtesy of Roy Ebihara hide caption

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Couple Moves On From Silence About Time In Japanese Internment Camps

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