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Best Trivia podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Trivia podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
 
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Life Kit
Weekly+
 
Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.
 
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
 
A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.
 
A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
 
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Every Little Thing
Monthly+
 
Who invented pants? How did ‘pink for girls’ and ‘blue for boys’ happen? What do dogs say when they bark? ELT is here to answer your burning questions. If you have a question that needs answering, call the ELT Help Line at 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to elt@gimletmedia.com. Every Little Thing is produced by Gimlet Media and hosted by Flora Lichtman.
 
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The Dark Side Of
Weekly
 
Most people have no idea what's hiding behind their favorite things. We dig deep into everything from charities to the Founding Fathers to the Bible, and turn up disturbing stories and salacious details. From the Space Race to the Wizard of Oz, there might just be a dark side to everything. The Dark Side Of​ is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
 
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TED Radio Hour
Weekly
 
Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
 
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The Why Factor
Weekly
 
The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions
 
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The Forum
Weekly
 
Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts.
 
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Part-Time Genius
Weekly
 
Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.
 
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Futility Closet
Weekly
 
Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.
 
The Moncrieff team take a closer look at the everyday items that changed our world.
 
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No Dumb Questions
Monthly+
 
A science guy from the deep south (Destin) and a humanities guy from the wild west (Matt Whitman) discuss deep questions with varying levels of maturity.
 
Quiz Quiz Bang Bang is a weekly pub trivia practice podcast. For three weeks out of the month it is straight questions and answers as read by the hosts Annie and David Flora. Once a month we invite friends to join us for a live game of quiz bang trivia to add the humor, thought processes and fun. The show’s format is 4 rounds of 4 questions each with a quick-fire Bang Bang Round after Round 2. After Round 4, a final Big Bang round caps off the show with 3 questions, the answers of which are ...
 
What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week on How To!, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg ("The Power of Habit") takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. Until now.
 
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Decoder Ring
Monthly
 
Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.
 
A weekly podcast for knowledge about anything and everything. From North Korea to Nicolas Cage, Tim and Tom leave no stone unturned in their humble quest to make the world a more informed place. Put away the encyclopedia four-eyes because this may just be the last resource you'll ever need. Wikipedia, consider yourselves on warning.
 
Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole.
 
The Symbolic World looks at symbolism in all its forms, from its source in sacred stories and images to contemporary culture and ultimately how it shapes the very world we encounter.
 
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The BrainFood Show
Monthly+
 
The team at the wildly popular TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel discuss a variety of fascinating topics to help you feed your brain.
 
Stupid Genius is the brainchild of YouTuber, Emma Chamberlain. In every episode she takes a puzzling question, like "Why do onions make us cry?," and is given three guesses to try to solve it. Will she be able to do it? Listen every Thursday to find out!
 
If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but always entertaining.JamesO'Brien on LBC (http://www.lbc.co.uk/james-obrien-3537)
 
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What If Series
Monthly+
 
There’s a line between possible and impossible, a wall we can’t break through or tear down. But what if we could climb to the top and take a look at the other side? What if the line between fiction and reality was just a little blurrier, and our world a little stranger? Join Jeramy, Jack, and Ryan as they look at twists on our reality and ignore the difference between what can and cannot be to ask, “What If…?”.
 
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Go Fact Yourself
Monthly+
 
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb...and then smart again! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts! If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audie ...
 
Hosted by Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood, “Make Me Smart with Kai & Molly” is a weekly podcast about the economy, technology and culture. In a time when the world is moving faster than ever, this podcast is where we unpack complex topics, together. Because none of us is as smart as all of us.
 
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Radio 4 Quiz
Weekly
 
Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.
 
We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss. With host Jason Gots and special guests Neil Gaiman, Alan Alda, Salman Rushdie, Mary-Louise Parker, Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Saul Williams, Henry Rollins, Bill Nye, George Takei, Maria Popova, and many more . . . You've got 10 minutes with Einstein. What do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel? Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting? So ...
 
Trivial Warfare Blitz is a fast paced trivia game from the folks who brought you the original Trivial Warfare. Each Blitz episode features 3 players competing with each other to answer the most rapid fire questions and claim trivial superiority.
 
The Good News Podcast is your daily reminder that not all news is bad, produced by Colleen and Neil. 👁
 
A weekly twenty question trivia quiz podcast.
 
Trivial Warfare is the podcast that takes the pub quiz out of the pub and brings it home to you. Trivial Warfare is a weekly game shared by people all over the world that features all the same banter, jokes and fun that you share with your friends at your local quiz nights. TW is your gateway to a larger world of trivia and your invitation into an awesome community of people who love trivia games just as much as you do. Give the show a try and have fun with Jonathan, Chris, Carmela and Ben a ...
 
Interested in science, technology, machinery, engineering and the history behind everyday things? Want a fast and fun way to get your kids interested in STEM? Look no further! We break down a weekly engineering topic in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy.Twitter: @UnproEngInstagram: Unprofessional_EngineeringFacebook: UnprofessionalEngineering
 
It really is all true! Stories about stuff that you never needed to know, but your life would be incomplete without. They serve no real purpose other than to entertain. If you're the curious type and have a few minutes to spare, then spend some of it listening to this ever-growing collection of stories. Great for those that are looking for a little bit of trivia in their lives.
 
Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
 
Each week, Melissa Kirsch & Alice Bradley of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.
 
We explore ideas and practices once believed to be true but no longer. Each dead idea is explored in all its glorious eccentricity.For example, discover miasma, the theory that plague comes from stinky air; or the medical diagnosis of hysteria, which holds that women's wombs wander around their bodies causing trouble.Join us on a fun romp through the history of ideas that didn’t quite stand the test of time.
 
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Encyclopodia
Monthly+
 
Trivia. Fleeting Obsessions. Love of the Random.
 
A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
 
Play along with the guests (all pub trivia staff or hosts) to figure out the answer to the questions. Each episode is a quick 20-30 minutes and features multiple interesting facts from random categories that vary each week, so you'll never know what you're going to learn about!We may write the questions... but We Don't Know Either.
 
A weekly twenty question trivia quiz podcast.
 
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No Dumb Questions
Monthly+
 
A science guy from the deep south (Destin) and a humanities guy from the wild west (Matt Whitman) discuss deep questions with varying levels of maturity.
 
If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
 
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Ask Me Another
Weekly
 
Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.
 
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Harry Potter Trivia It's finally here, your nimbus 2000! I mean, you can finally challenge yourself to some Harry Potter trivia that even Hermoine Granger would find challenging. We have a mix of questions based on both the movie and the book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". We have mixed together a variety of difficulty so that the cas ...…
 
We are thrilled to be joined once again by Julia Novakovic and Lauren Tagliaferro from Miss Information. Today's game is Julia and Lauren vs. Jonathan and Ben with Carmela hosting. Enjoy! Today's show is sponsored by: Hello Fresh - www.hellofresh.com/twa9 and use promo code TWA9. Mack Weldon - www.mackweldon.com and use promo code TWA. Keeps - ...…
 
This week's rounds are Music (Annual Anthems), Famous Roads, Languages, and Art. The music is from Punk Rock Opera with a song called The Road.By James Carter
 
Tan France is the host of Netflix’s upcoming show Next in Fashion, Dressing Funny on Netflix is a Joke and co-host of Queer Eye. He sits down with Jonathan in a mysterious location (on set) to discuss life since Queer Eye, the beauty industry, and learning to not just love but advocate for the beautiful color of his skin! Follow Tan France on I ...…
 
Wolf howls, wolf packs, wolf pups and more! As the holiday Wolfenoot approaches, lupinologist and Princeton professor Dr. Brigette vonHoldt sits down to talk about her research looking at everything from wolf populations to modern dog behavior, canine family dynamics, Game of Thrones direwolves, Yellowstone wolfies, the ecological impact of pre ...…
 
About 5,300 years ago a Copper Age shepherd was murdered. He just happened to die in a place where his body was so well preserved that gave researchers an actual shot at determining the course of his final day on Earth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks
 
About 5,300 years ago a Copper Age shepherd was murdered. He just happened to die in a place where his body was so well preserved that gave researchers an actual shot at determining the course of his final day on Earth. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks
 
Traci is a single, professional woman looking for love. She builds furniture in her spare time, enjoys dancing and can’t believe she has to devote an hour each day to swiping through photos and sending flirty texts. Traci’s quest for romance is made harder by the fact that, as a black woman, she has to put up with more nonsense than usual. In t ...…
 
Holiday parties, gift exchanges — dealing with the holidays at work can be awkward and fraught. Alison Green of Ask a Manager shares advice on workplace etiquette around the holidays.By NPR
 
Do twins communicate in the womb? Can they read each other’s minds? ELT tackles listeners’ twin questions and investigates some burning twin-spiracies. Guest: Nancy Segal, psychology professor at California State University, Fullerton, and author of Twin Mythconceptions. Thanks to twins Kelly and Kristina, Reply All’s Phia Bennin, and everyone ...…
 
Do twins communicate in the womb? Can they read each other’s minds? ELT tackles listeners’ twin questions and investigates some burning twin-spiracies. Guest: Nancy Segal, psychology professor at California State University, Fullerton, and author of Twin Mythconceptions. Thanks to twins Kelly and Kristina, Reply All’s Phia Bennin, and everyone ...…
 
Simon Tierney joins Tom for 'Stuff That Changed The World' this week Simon features the zip.
 
Paul Gambaccini hosts the last semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz.By BBC Radio 4
 
Lindsey, Nick, Michael, and Sam record the 50-episode drunkcast - where they discuss the most rewatchable movies of all-time, the strongest beer ABV, and how much a cloud weighs (again).
 
Asked to describe your grandparents, you may conjure fond childhood memories of trips to the park or going round for your favourite dinner after school. You may live just around the corner and see your grandparents daily or they might be a welcome voice on the phone, brightening your day from afar.Elaine Chong discovers just why it is that gran ...…
 
Did you know America spawned its very own homegrown fascist movement in the 1930s? Yup. The Silver Legion's William Dudley Pelley was the original Man in the High Castle. Or... at least he dreamed himself to be.Be sure to support the show at www.patreon.com/deadideaspod to get your portrait drawn!Music by Rachel Westhoff. Maps, pics, references ...…
 
Chicago Parks District holding a homecoming experience for the LGBTQ Chicago youth and we think that's amazingBy The Good News Podcast
 
When was the last time you turned off your radio and just listened to your car? What’s really going on under the hood? We chat with our own Nick Spradlin about the simple force at the heart of every gasoline engine and talk with legendary recordist Watson Wu about how the sound of wild and powerful sports cars are captured. Twenty Thousand Hert ...…
 
Guest host Vieno from Trans Field Guide podcast is here to explain what gender is (and isn't) in celebration of #TransAwarenessWeek! You can learn more at transfieldguide.com. Follow them on Instagram @transfieldguide1 and www.facebook.com/TransFieldGuide/🌈 --- This episode is sponsored by · Matt D'Elia is Confused Podcast: On Matt D'Elia is Co ...…
 
On Thanksgiving Day, 2009, 35-year-old Paul Merhige opened fire during a family gathering. He killed four people and injured two more in what’s come to be known by many as “The Merhige Family Slaughter.”By Parcast Network
 
How do we even begin to find true love in a messy world of online dating, ghosting, and benching? Matchmaker Dr. Frankie Bashan tells us why people are using real-live intermediaries like herself to get dates. Etiquette expert Daniel Post Senning takes on the intricacies of Tinder etiquette. And Lifehacker’s food editor Claire Lower mixes up a ...…
 
How do we even begin to find true love in a messy world of online dating, ghosting, and benching? Matchmaker Dr. Frankie Bashan tells us why people are using real-live intermediaries like herself to get dates. Etiquette expert Daniel Post Senning takes on the intricacies of Tinder etiquette. And Lifehacker’s food editor Claire Lower mixes up a ...…
 
In 1909, 22-year-old Alice Huyler Ramsey set out to become the first woman to drive across the United States. In an era of imperfect cars and atrocious roads, she would have to find her own way and undertake her own repairs across 3,800 miles of rugged, poorly mapped terrain. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow Ra ...…
 
Some say we all have a role to play in this life, others say I’d rather be playing role playing games! Well we’re with the latter this week as we discuss role playing games. Also Tim gets an important and potentially life changing text message during the show, we see a dog play Jenga, talk about poop pills and Murphy beds. Also we solve a liste ...…
 
SPONSORED BY: HELLOFRESH For 9 free meals with HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com/ndq9 and use promo code ndq9 during checkout! STUFF FROM THIS EPISODE Pushbullet Samsung Galaxy S9 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 TDRS Satellite Don Pettit ISS Expedition 6 Barn Door Tracker Zero G Cup TEDx Naperville 2019 Pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus Atmosphere (unit of measure ...…
 
SPONSORED BY: HELLOFRESH For 9 free meals with HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com/ndq9 and use promo code ndq9 during checkout! STUFF FROM THIS EPISODE Pushbullet Samsung Galaxy S9 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 TDRS Satellite Don Pettit ISS Expedition 6 Barn Door Tracker Zero G Cup TEDx Naperville 2019 Pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus Atmosphere (unit of measure ...…
 
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideossubscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageaupaypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageauChristian Roy is an expert on Jacques Ellul, Marshall Mcluhan and Bernard Charbonneau. We discuss technicity, media and its relationship to a symbolic world. Original Vid ...…
 
“Maybe the opposite of goodness is not evil. Maybe the opposite of goodness is, in fact, numbness.” There are so many questions we never ask. So many assumptions we make every second of every day because our minds and our lives are sealed off from one another, accessible only through time, patience, and the slow work of trust—all of which are o ...…
 
A Roman senator once said, "Mankind can live without gold, but not without salt." Right he was. The human body needs salt so much we have developed a taste for it specifically. But too much salt can be toxic. Learn about salt's role in human history and how we get it from the Earth in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at ht ...…
 
A Roman senator once said, "Mankind can live without gold, but not without salt." Right he was. The human body needs salt so much we have developed a taste for it specifically. But too much salt can be toxic. Learn about salt's role in human history and how we get it from the Earth in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at ht ...…
 
Mysteries will be solved and species saved on this episode of Go Fact Yourself! Jenny Jaffe is a comedy writer who grew up with an obsession for 90’s Nickelodeon animated shows. Her career has now come full circle: she’s landed a gig to writing for the upcoming version of "Rugrats!" She’ll tell us about that and some of her other obsessions tha ...…
 
Mysteries will be solved and species saved on this episode of Go Fact Yourself! Jenny Jaffe is a comedy writer who grew up with an obsession for 90’s Nickelodeon animated shows. Her career has now come full circle: she’s landed a gig to writing for the upcoming version of "Rugrats!" She’ll tell us about that and some of her other obsessions tha ...…
 
Evo Morales, Bolivia’s longest-serving leader and first indigenous president, stepped down last week amid weeks of protests sparked by a dispute over a recent presidential election in the country. His opponents say the election was rigged but the embattled former president said it was a cunning coup. We take a closer look at the election result ...…
 
Evo Morales, Bolivia’s longest-serving leader and first indigenous president, stepped down last week amid weeks of protests sparked by a dispute over a recent presidential election in the country. His opponents say the election was rigged but the embattled former president said it was a cunning coup. We take a closer look at the election result ...…
 
Josh Gondelman, talks about why he gives strangers pep talks on Twitter, and Catherine Cohen explains how she makes her cabaret comedy into fashion. This episode originally aired June 14, 2019.By NPR
 
Colleen and Neil share the tale of the world's newly crowned youngest degree holder.By The Good News Podcast
 
Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us. Listen here: https://megaphone.link/brainstuff Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks
 
Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us. Listen here: https://megaphone.link/brainstuff Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks
 
Original broadcast date: October 23, 2015. The era of open source has led to countless innovations. When does it work and when is it chaos? In this episode, TED speakers explore how open source is changing how we build, collaborate and govern.By NPR
 
This week's rounds are Music (Annual Anthems), Famous Roads, Languages, and Art. The music is from Punk Rock Opera with a song called The Road.By James Carter
 
Why do short people dominate soccer? Is owning a library more important than actually reading the books? And is being handsome important to being taken seriously as a scientist? Will and Mango delve into some super weird ways people wield advantage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers…
 
Listen to Mystery Hour, Thursdays 12PM-1PMBy LBC
 
Listen to Mystery Hour, Thursdays 12PM-1PMBy LBC
 
Emma definitely has a "type"... but we wants to know why. She'll try to figure out a few of the five reasons as to why we're attracted to certain people, then she'll give some of her clues that prove a relationship won't last.By Emma Chamberlain and Ramble
 
Getting the rain and melted snow from upstate NY into the taps of every NYC resident and business is one of the great feats of engineering. Does it taste great and make perfect bagels and pizza crust? Sources say yes! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks
 
Getting the rain and melted snow from upstate NY into the taps of every NYC resident and business is one of the great feats of engineering. Does it taste great and make perfect bagels and pizza crust? Sources say yes! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio & HowStuffWorks
 
Mention famous polar explorers to most people and they will probably come up with the names Scott and Amundsen. But really there should be another name before these, Fridtjof Nansen, a man who can be viewed as a true pioneer of intrepid, indeed death-defying expeditions to the freezing, bleak extremities of the world. He ventured closer than an ...…
 
The holidays can be joyful and celebratory. They can also cause stress and unearth familial trauma. Life Kit talks to Dr. Andrea Bonior, a licensed clinical psychologist, to equip you with some strategies that will help you minimize holiday stress that stems from family.By NPR
 
Support this channel: thesymbolicworld.com/support/patreon: www.patreon.com/pageauvideossubscribestar: www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageaupaypal: www.paypal.me/JonathanPageauThe Storm Area 51 Facebook event has taken the internet by storm, boasting more than 3 million people interested or saying they will attend. Why has this joke become so p ...…
 
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