Antidepressants, Anthony Hopkins and Iran - Benjamin Lillie

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Antidepressants, Anthony Hopkins and Iran

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.

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14:30
Passions and Protons

by Benjamin Lillie

A physicist rethinks his career path - and his medication.

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13:36
Cut

by Josh Broder

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

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13:00
Rooftops in Tehran

by Mojdeh Rezaeipour

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

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Josh acting alongside Anthony Hopkins. Photo courtesy Josh Broder.

Modjeh Rezaeipour Radio Extra

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.

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