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Project Documerica: A Portrait of the 1970s Environmental Movement
Project Documerica: A Portrait of the 1970s Environmental Movement

Tie-dye jeans, soda can houses, and what Thai Buddhists have to do with American cowboys.

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The Century of the Self: A Fascinating BBC Documentary About the Rise of Consumerism and Democracy
The Century of the Self: A Fascinating BBC Documentary About the Rise of Consumerism and Democracy

An four-part probe into the depths of consumerism and democracy, and how those in power used Freud’s theories to manipulate the masses.

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The Red Book: When Carl Jung Lost and Found His Soul
The Red Book: When Carl Jung Lost and Found His Soul

Psychotherapy as theater, or interpreting the imagery of one of history’s most famous interpreters.

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Wayfinding in Wittgenstein’s World: 88 Constellations
Wayfinding in Wittgenstein’s World: 88 Constellations

A non-linear tour of philosophy, or what Carmen Miranda has to do with the Vienna Circle.

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Mythical Beasts & Modern Monsters
Mythical Beasts & Modern Monsters

Beastly bullies, meek monsters, and why Donald Duck is finally proven totally useless.

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The Wall In My Head: Words & Art from the Fall of the Iron Curtain
The Wall In My Head: Words & Art from the Fall of the Iron Curtain

What fallen checkpoints have to do with a generation of artists.

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