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    • The Eternal Mystique of Goldman Sachs

    • By: Dan Zak
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Goldman Sachs. The name feels like the bob of a yacht in Biarritz and tastes like the marbling of a Wagyu steak. It sounds like money being moved, invested, tripled, then moved again to avoid taxes and bubbles and crashes. Its headquarters on Lower Manhattan’s West Street smells like wealth, from the handsomely kitted-out coffee station on the 11th floor down to the $5 million, 1,800-square-foot painting commissioned for its lobby.

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    • Who Was Zsa Zsa Gabor? She Paved the Way for Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump, Dahhling.

    • By: Dan Zak
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Zsa Zsa Gabor lived many celebrity lifetimes in one. She sang opera, won beauty pageants, waged feuds, suffered strokes, raised horses, “wrote” books, made exercise videos, lost limbs, slipped into comas, awoke from comas, sued and was sued, dated Kissinger, danced with Tito...and was RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL! more times in the past 20 years than any other resident of Los Angeles County.

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    • The Prophets of Oak Ridge

    • How 3 Pacifists Broke into the Nuclear Sanctum
    • By: Dan Zak, The Washington Post
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    In the summer of 2012, in the dead of night, three peace activists penetrated the exterior of Y-12 in Tennessee, supposedly one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the United States. A drifter, an 82-year-old nun, and a house painter. And if they had been terrorists armed with explosives, intent on mass destruction? That nightmare scenario underlies the government’s response to the intrusion.

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    • The Single Best Joke Told by Every President, from Obama to Washington

    • By: Dan Zak
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "The Single Best Joke Told by Every President, from Obama to Washington" is from the April 27, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Zak and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Does the American Electorate Have Daddy Issues?

    • By: Dan Zak
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Donald Trump is the “strict dad” that America needs, said a 56-year-old emergency-room nurse last week at a rally in Melbourne, Fla.

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    • On Drugs, Nancy Reagan Just Said No. On AIDS, She Said Nothing.

    • By: Dan Zak
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "On Drugs, Nancy Reagan Just Said No. On AIDS, She Said Nothing." is from the March 11 2016, Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Zak and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Oprah Could Run. Oprah Could Win. Is America Going Insane or Coming to Its Senses?

    • By: Dan Zak, Monica Hesse
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    America woke up Monday with a crazy idea in its addled brain: Oprah Winfrey could be the next president of the United States. The notion has tugged at the imagination for as long as Winfrey has been famous, but her barnstorming speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday electrified much of the 56 percent of the populace that disapproves of her fellow television personality, President Trump.

    "Oprah Could Run. Oprah Could Win. Is America Going Insane or Coming to Its Senses?" is from the January 08, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Zak and Monica Hesse and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Almighty

    • By: Dan Zak
    • Narrated by: Michael Quinlan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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    On a tranquil summer night in July 2012, a trio of elderly peace activists infiltrated the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Nicknamed the "Fort Knox of Uranium", Y-12 was reputedly one of the most secure nuclear weapons facilities in the world, a bastion of warhead parts that harbored hundreds of metric tons of highly enriched uranium - enough to power thousands of nuclear bombs. The activists - a house painter, a Vietnam war veteran, and an 82-year-old Catholic nun - penetrated the complex's exterior with alarming ease.

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    • What If Hillary Had Won? A Jolly Trip Down Memory Lane, Alternate-timeline Edition.

    • By: Ben Terris, Dan Zak, Monica Hesse, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    What if Election Day 2016 had gone a little differently? What if a freak snowstorm across the Rust Belt had kept rural Trump voters from the polls? What if Russia had read its psyops data wrong and pivoted its resources to Snapchat? What if James Comey had taken a closer look at those emails in late October and decided, eh, it’s probably nothing.

    "What If Hillary Had Won? A Jolly Trip Down Memory Lane, Alternate-timeline Edition." is from the November 08, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Terris, Dan Zak, Monica Hesse and Amy Argetsinger and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • At a Town Hall in Trump Country, an America That’s Pleading to Be Heard

    • By: Dan Zak, Terence Samuel
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Kimberly Wyman was first in line, eight hours early. She wore a black T-shirt with pink letters declaring: “A woman’s place is in the revolution.” She represented many of the people who would queue up behind her on Blackstone’s Main Street: newly involved in politics, hostile to both President Trump and any Republican who supports him, and propelled to action by loose online organizing — such as local “huddles” birthed by January’s women’s march.

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    • Who Are Diamond and Silk? How Two Small-Town Ex-Democrats Found Fame as ‘Warriors’ for Trump.

    • By: Monica Hesse, Dan Zak
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Lynnette Hardaway’s conversion from lifelong Democrat to Donald Trump’s “most vocal and loyal supporter” happened sometime between her concluding Democrats “didn’t give a damn about my fellow black brothers and sisters” and her acquiring a new iPad. In 2015 she received one as a birthday present, trained the camera on herself and pressed record. Her sister, Rochelle Richardson, told her to put the result on YouTube.

    "Who Are Diamond and Silk? How Two Small-Town Ex-Democrats Found Fame as ‘Warriors’ for Trump." is from the April 26, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Scott Pruitt Is Finally Gone, and This Was the Antic Scene Outside the EPA

    • By: Dan Zak
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    It was God’s blessings that brought him to us, according to Scott Pruitt’s resignation letter, and so it must be God’s blessings that are taking him away. His exit certainly was a deliverance for some EPA employees leaving work Thursday, shortly after the news broke.

    "Scott Pruitt Is Finally Gone, and This Was the Antic Scene Outside the EPA" is from the July 06, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Zak and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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