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Antidepressants, Anthony Hopkins and Iran

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A physicist rethinks his career path -- and his medication — a character actor shares the backstory on a pivotal scene in the classic film Silence of the Lambs and a young woman returns to Iran, the country of her birth, during the controversial 2009 elections.

Ben Lillie. Photo by Jason Falchook.

A physicist rethinks his career path - and his medication.

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A character actor shares the backstory of a pivotal scene in a classic movie.

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A young woman visits her home country, Iran, during a time of political turmoil.

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Josh Broder

A character actor shares the backstory on a pivotal scene in the classic film Silence of the Lambs.

Check out Josh’s big scene in the clip below.

Josh acting alongside Anthony Hopkins. Photo courtesy Josh Broder.

 

Mojdeh Rezaeipour

A young woman visits her home country, Iran, during a time of political turmoil.

Mojdeh (second from the right) at age 6 on her first day of school – the first time she ever had to wear a headscarf. Photo courtesy Mojdeh Rezaeipour.

 

The music featured in this episode…

The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

All live music provided by Jon Spurney.