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stdwytk-mit-cereal-radiation-audio-720px Human Experimentation: MIT and Cereal

Did the Quaker Oats company really do experiments on children? Join Matt and Ben as they dig into the checkered past of this cereal monolith.

stdwytk-audio-sesame-credit-720px Is Sesame Credit Dangerous?

What if you had a credit score that measured more than just your wallet? What if it took into account your political leanings, Internet traffic, and social media statements -- and what if the same stuff from your friends could affect your score? These are the concerns of Sesame Credit.

stdwytk-audio-teresita-basa-720px Did Teresita Basa avenge her own death?

Months after the murder of Teresita Basa, her former coworker began falling into trances, a voice identifying itself as Teresita issuing from her mouth. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, these statements turned out to be true, leading to the conviction of 32 year-old Allen Showers. But what's the real story? Was this justice beyond the grave or beyond the law?

stdwytk-audio-wikileaks-dnc-720px Wikileaks and the DNC

Earlier this summer Wikileaks released a cache of internal emails from the Democratic National Committee. "Unnamed experts" trace this event back to Russian hackers. But who are these hackers? What proof exists? And, most importantly, who hacked democracy?

stdwytk-audio-banks-drugs-money-part-2-720px Banks, Drugs and Money: Part 2

In the conclusion of their two part interview with Robert Mazur, the guys explore the ins and outs of money laundering. Tune in to learn how dirty money gets clean – and what happens (or doesn’t happen) to the bad guys when they’re caught.

stdwytk-audio-banks-drugs-money-part-1-720px Banks, Drugs and Money: Part 1

In the first part of this two-episode series, the guys interview the legendary US Customs and Drug Enforcement agent Robert Mazur. Using the cover identity of Bob Musella, Mazur and his team tracked the shadowy financial dealings of drug traffickers all the way to the international bank that aided them – and brought that bank down. Listen in as Mazur gives an eyewitness account of his harrowing experience, close calls, ultimate victory and more.

stdwytk-audio-debt-disappeared-720px Could someone erase the world’s debt?

Modern civilization relies on the concept of debt. Wars are fought over it, loves lost and revolutions launched. So what would happen if, one day, it disappeared? Is it even possible? Tune in to learn more.

stdwytk-audio-free-wifi-720px Free Wifi: Gambling with Your Privacy

Public wifi can be an enormously convenient thing -- it helps people dodge data charges in coffee shops, airports and other places around the globe. But how safe is it? Tune in to learn more.

stdwytk-audio-live-vr-720px STDWYTK Live: The Future of VR

Since the dawn of civilization humanity has attempted to understand the nature of reality, and (relatively) recent breakthroughs in technology have allowed our species to move from encountering reality to creating different forms of it. But there's a dark side to this technology that goes beyond gaming. In their first live show, the guys examine the future of VR. (The audio's a little rough, but hey - first try!)

stdwytk-audio-the-red-market-720px Crime, Kidnapping and Organs: The Red Market

For the majority of human history, a failing vital organ was a death sentence. Yet hard-won lessons from countless tragic medical experiments have given modern humans the amazing ability to swap a failing organ from a healthy one, often with good odds of surviving the operation. So where do the organs come from? Is there really any truth to the rumors of an illegal organ trade?

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