Best Fascinating People podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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What does it mean to be fascinating? How can you discover the unique traits that make people want to hire you, buy from you and work with you? In these fun and fascinating nuggets from world-class branding expert and international speaking sensation Sally Hogshead you'll get the key to unlock how the world sees you, and discover ways to apply your own distinct value to boost your career, improve your relationships and live more authentically.
 
How do you keep your imagination alive? What inspires a ballerina? If you’re an artist whose instrument is your body, how do you cope with injury? Amber Petty meets the real people behind the magic on stage. Listen in and discover the fascinating (and unexpected) stories behind a world-class ballet company.
 
Mountain Christian Church is a multi-campus church located in Harford County, Maryland. At Mountain, people matter, and all are welcome. We invite you to experience community, get help, make friends and celebrate life here. Mountain’s podcast feature Ben Cachiaras, other Mountain teaching pastors, and guest speakers. Visit MountainCC.org for more information.
 
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Story in a Bottle
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Have a drink with us as we hear the strange & varied life journeys of the most fascinating people in media & tech.
 
Your host Tom Velev interviews interesting people that do unordinary things. Some of them you may know and others will have you wondering how you haven't heard of them before. Fascinating stories, interesting topics, and in depth conversations are brought to you in each show from movie directors, entrepreneurs, world travelers, musicians, athletes, and so many more! Follow along the journey for a wild ride! New episodes every Monday and Wednesday. #alphaomnia
 
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Embedded
Weekly
 
Embedded is the show for people who love gadgets. Making them, breaking them, and everything in between. Weekly interviews with engineers, educators, and enthusiasts. Find the show, blog, and more at embedded.fm.
 
Conversations with fascinating people of the Twin Cities.
 
Sometimes all it takes is one little fact or one little piece of wisdom to change your life forever. That's the purpose and the hope of "Something You Should Know." In each episode, host Mike Carruthers interviews top experts in their field to bring you fascinating information and advice to help you save time and money, advance in your career, become wealthy, improve your relationships and help you simply get more out of life. In addition, Mike uncovers and shares short, engaging pieces of " ...
 
Revealing and candid one-hour conversations with a different special guest every week, featuring fascinating people from the worlds of sport, politics, entertainment, activism and the media.Subscribe to get a brand new episode every Monday.
 
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Embedded
Weekly
 
Embedded is the show for people who love gadgets. Making them, breaking them, and everything in between. Weekly interviews with engineers, educators, and enthusiasts. Find the show, blog, and more at embedded.fm.
 
In this in-depth interview show, Black takes listeners into the minds of some of today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to discuss the process of how they became, well, amazing. Brought to you by PRX.
 
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More Love Tribe
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Dive in to the fascinating world of science with Tomorrow Today. Your weekly dose of science knowledge. A show for everyone who's curious -- about our cosmos and how it works.
 
Shanghai's Savants is a show where we talk to the most interesting and fascinating people in this amazing city of Shanghai. Over the years I've met a number of very interesting people who come from all walks of life, from all the corners of the world with a lot of very interesting stories. This city is a melting pot of different cultures that allows for some very engaging coffee shop conversations. I slowly realized that there was something new I could learn from each of these people. Hence, ...
 
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The Life of X
Weekly
 
The Life of X Podcast is an informal, conversational deep dive into the lives of fascinating figures from history. Join Melvin and Aref, two (relatively) informed individuals, as they discuss interesting people, historical context, and the events that shaped their lives.
 
Life moves pretty fast. And if you're Jason Khalipa...it's usually moving faster than normal. Jason is always on the go and always meeting new, fascinating people along the way. The AMRAP Mentality Podcast hosted by Jason Khalipa introduces its listeners to very interesting things done by very interesting people. The conversations are always quick, powerful, and real. Each episode in the series takes the format of an AMRAP (As Many Reps As Possible) meaning the conversation is focused to be ...
 
Each week, Dan Cummins takes fascinating listener suggested topics and enthusiastically dives into time sucks about everything from Charles Manson to the Lizard Illuminati, absurdly and sarcastically sharing the best of what he uncovers with you. Time to get curious! Time for Timesuck.
 
Under The Influence gives you a rare backstage pass into the hallways, boardrooms and recording studios of the ad industry.Join host and adman Terry O’Reilly for fascinating stories that connect the dots between pop culture, marketing and human nature.
 
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T'burg On Air
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The Europeans
Weekly
 
Fed up with all the Trumpy news from the USA or the Brexit-y news from Britain? Well you've come to the right place. Each week we trawl the continent of Europe for the most interesting stories to cover and the most fascinating people to interview. This semi-serious, semi-silly, Brexit-free show, from a reporter in Paris and an opera singer in Amsterdam, will make you seem clever to friends and make you feel like you've got two NEW friends in Katy and Dominic. You probably didn't realise you ...
 
Community Stories explore Milwaukee's fascinating people and places. Audio stories air weekdays and published on the web, along with text, video or photos.
 
I’ll discuss how these amazing people cultivated their talents, how they carved their own paths, where they draw their self-esteem from and more! We’ll also take some deep dives, and talk about mental health, and other pertinent issues affecting our collective narratives today. My goal is to connect with people and find the common threads that bind us.
 
My new podcast 'Under The Skin' asks: what's beneath the surface - of people we admire, of the ideas that define our time, of the history we are told. Speaking with guests from the world of academia, popular culture and the arts, they'll help us to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh.
 
Ezra Klein brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. Want to know how Mark Zuckerberg intends to govern Facebook? What Barack Obama regrets in Obamacare? The dangers Yuval Harari sees in our future? What Michael Pollan learned on psychedelics? The lessons Bryan Stevenson learned freeing the wrongly convicted on death row? The way N.K. Jemisin imagines new worlds? This is the podcast for you. Produced by Vox and the ...
 
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I Love Kelowna
Weekly
 
This is a show about the fabulous and fascinating people that make up our great city. Interviews with entrepreneurs, executives, thought leaders, creatives, and anyone who has an interesting story to tell about how they're contributing to our wonderful city. Luke is an Associate Broker and REALTOR® with RE/MAX Kelowna. In 2016, Luke was selected to appear as a contestant for 9 episodes on the reality TV show, Seller’s Market. In September 2017 Luke appeared on the Canada-wide real estate rad ...
 
Building on a 160-year-history of interviews with the world’s most consequential figures, the podcast brings the power of the Atlantic interview to the audio platform—and continues the publisher’s push to bring its journalism to more people in more ways. Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief will talk to some of the most pivotal voices shaping politics, technology, art, media, business, and culture.
 
Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation is spontaneous, organic, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths with unexpected people. Come hang with comics, porn stars, bank robbers, drug smugglers, scientists, authors, and world travelers.
 
How do we survive in the age of Trump? Kamau and Hari are here for you. In season 2 of Politically Re-Active, comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu navigate the dumpster fire that is the US political landscape. The hosts answer questions and separate fact from fake news with help from today’s most fascinating artists, activists, writers, journalists and political thinkers. Join Kamau and Hari as they discuss how to move forward, how to be an active part of the resis ...
 
A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn’t. Released every Friday.
 
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Bull & Specs
Weekly
 
Adrian Lacey & Shane O'Connor have more than 30 years of TV and Radio broadcasting experience in the UK. They get together every week, to share their thoughts on anything and everything that's making the news. For UK listeners, this is a chance to hear frank and refreshing views on the news agenda, whilst international listeners will get a fascinating insight into the British news and the people making it.All that and some good old fashioned English humour too. Who could ask for more?Join th ...
 
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Nightlife
Daily
 
Nightlife with Phil Clark and Sarah MacDonald has everything you need to get you through the night, seven nights a week.
 
Podcast by The Eric Metaxas Show
 
Awesome interviews with fascinating people.
 
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The TED Interview
Monthly+
 
Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time.
 
To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them.
 
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What It Takes
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Revealing, intimate conversations with visionaries and leaders in the arts, science, technology, public service, sports and business. These engaging personal stories are drawn from interviews with the American Academy of Achievement, and offer insights you’ll want to apply to your own life.
 
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Love For The People
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We are a world of fascinating people...
 
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Behind the Scenes
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This podcast gives a behind the scenes look at show business. Laura Powers interviews writers, actors, directors, musicians and fascinating people in the entertainment industry.
 
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Nighttime
Monthly
 
Nighttime is an audio documentary series which explores Canada's most fascinating stories.Join us for true crime, mysteries, and a celebration of Canada’s weird and wonderful people, places, and events.
 
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HARDtalk
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In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.
 
A podcast featuring extended interviews and discussions from the Bookwaves and Arts-Waves programs on KPFA, interviews and discussions with KPFA producers and hosts, and extended archive interviews from the Probabilities series over the past thirty years. Literature, theater, film, the visual arts: in-depth interviews from a progressive and artistic viewpoint, with long-time KPFA/Pacifica host Richard Wolinsky. New podcasts are generally weekly, though not always.
 
Reggie Grey is living on the road, exploring personal growth by interviewing folks living similar lifestyles. Everyone has a story. Everyone has a lesson to teach. Everyone can do something out of the box.
 
Bullseye from NPR is your curated guide to culture. Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." (Formerly known as The Sound of Young America.)
 
Off Camera is a website, magazine, television show, and podcast.Off Camera is hosted by photographer/director Sam Jones, who created the show out of his passion for the long form conversational interview, and as a way to share his conversations with a myriad of artists, actors, musicians, directors, skateboarders, photographers, and writers that pique his interest.Because the best conversations happen Off Camera.
 
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Latitude Talks
Rare
 
Hear fascinating and insightful discussions from across the festival site.
 
This is a podcast for pure-of-heart storytellers and people fed up with corporate nonsense. Former BBC correspondent Mike Sergeant goes out in search of fascinating human beings and their stories. Each person featured is a communications expert in some way. But this podcast goes WAY beyond the usual PR and Comms world to seek out some deeper truths. Actors, novelists, illustrators, journalists, podcasters, CEOs, charity leaders and TED talkers. They all feature here. Each conversation is com ...
 
DOTJ- 'Drinking On The Job' is a toast to the culture of food, wine and life. It’s like you’re one barstool away from a conversation you can’t stop listening to. Grab a glass before last call.
 
I travel from place to place talking with various members of the community. I find people absolutely fascinating and love to hear about their lives and how they choose to live it. Join me on this journey in getting to know the everyday people of this world. Thank you for listening, I hope you enjoy! :) Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/huxleysworld/support
 
Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics. Rock On, True Believers.
 
The Brett Berhoff Experience brings you exclusive conversations with the most inspiring minds from around the globe.
 
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Modern anti-depressants have saved a lot of minds. And lives. But our 30-year experiment with modern anti-depressants is taking a toll. What have they done to our bodies? And how do we navigate that trade-off between body and mind? Is it clear that they even work? There are a lot of us who struggle with mood disorders or mental illness of one s ...…
 
Renowned author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson joins me on today's podcast to discuss the current disconnect between spirituality and politics, how to to navigate mental health such as depression and whether a spiritual and political revolution is on its way!
 
The true facts behind the massacre in Jonestown by Jim Jones and the connection to San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk are exposed by author Daniel Flynn in his new book, "Cult City."
 
Tim Dunn, author of "Yellow Balloons," has taken the wisdom he found from personal tragedy and turned it into power for living life above any and all circumstances.
 
Journalist and co-host of The Receipts Podcast, Tolani Shoneye takes the BBC pizza by storm. Tolani, Fi and Jane discuss white guilt, the unwritten rules of online dating, and what David Beckham smells like.
 
Latest research suggests mother's milk is tailor-made for each baby. It's all in the mix. Breastfeeding may also bring health advantages for the mother as well. Why that might be is not fully clear.
 
How do you stop prime ministers and presidents lining their own pockets with the country's wealth? US Judge Mark Wolf is lobbying for the creation of an international anti-corruption court. Judge Wolf knows the territory well, having helped expose the corrupt links between the FBI and a notorious gangster in Boston. He says countries that canno ...…
 
One of Eric's best friends, Markus Spieker, bureau chief of German television, stops by to talk about a variety of topics, some dicey, some just plain entertaining.
 
Markus Spieker and Eric continue their conversation about "everything," touching on the European reaction to President Trump, his policies, and the EU.
 
After many bouts of lightning round, we finally got our lightning questions answered by Eric Brunning (@deeplycloudy). Eric is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas Tech University specializing in storm electrification and lightning . You can hear some of Eric’s field adventures by listening to his episode of the Don’t Panic Geocast show ...…
 
After many bouts of lightning round, we finally got our lightning questions answered by Eric Brunning (@deeplycloudy). Eric is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas Tech University specializing in storm electrification and lightning . You can hear some of Eric’s field adventures by listening to his episode of the Don’t Panic Geocast show ...…
 
It's been more than two years since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Here's how we got to this point & what might happen next.
 
Here’s a fun fact: The best training for understanding the president’s media strategy is to have studied internet trolls for years and years. Okay, maybe that fact wasn’t so fun. Maybe it’s incredibly depressing. At any rate, Whitney Phillips did exactly that. She was one of the earliest scholars of online trolling (yes, that’s a job). She was ...…
 
The evidence is pretty clear that in order to be productive and to do excellent work, you need to take breaks. You can’t just work non-stop. But when is the best time to take a break? I begin this episode by telling you EXACTLY when to take a break for optimum performance. http://www.menshealth.com/best-time-for-break There’s a pretty good chan ...…
 
AMRAP 45 Minutes | Intro to Lewis; School of Greatness; Greatness in Life, Relationships, Business; Power of Gratefulness; Perspective as a Choice; Making Your Bed; Habits that Elevate and Partners that Elevate; Living Life Without "What If"; Seeing Potential and Going All-In; The Value of Fulfillment; Finding One's Greatest Level of Impact; St ...…
 
All the way from the U.K., Sam Allberry, author of “Is God Anti-Gay?”, weighs in on the important issues of same-sex attraction, the church, and celibacy.
 
Peggy Rowe stops by the studio and brings along her famous son, Mike Rowe, to talk about Peggy’s new book, “About My Mother”; Kevin Sorbo also has an update on the California wildfires and his new projects.
 
She’s one of this generation’s pre-eminent photojournalists, who covers wars and conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Darfur, among others; during which she’s been kidnapped twice. In this riveting conversation, the winner of a MacArthur Genius grant and a Pulitzer for her photos gives a behind-the-scenes her recent photography book simply ti ...…
 
Everything you need to know about going solar. From subsidies, to grants, to getting those panels on the roof
 
This week on the Life of X, we continue our series on Steve Jobs. This week we cover: Steve’s decision to leave Apple NeXT and Pixar Steve reunites with his birth mother and half-sister Steve accepts his role as a father to Lisa Laurene Powell, their relationship, marriage, and family The early Disney-Pixar partnership Steve’s return to Apple A ...…
 
Mohamed El-Erian’s career has been at the top end of economic advice. Along with writing several best-selling books, he spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund, headed the investment giant PIMCO, advised President Obama on global development and is now the chief economic adviser at the insurance company, Allianz. The American economy ...…
 
New York Times bestselling biographer, Bob Spitz, joins Eric for the second half of his interview sharing about “Reagan: An American Journey.”
 
Forty-time Dove Award-winner and Christian music icon Sandi Patty reveals in her book, "The Voice," the struggle to find her own voice and God-given identity.
 
Milwaukee is getting a new creative hub called the Saint Kate Arts Hotel. The hotel will serve as a place for people to spend the night in the city while also being exposed to Milwaukee's diverse art scene.
 
First up this week: Maura Tierney! You know her from her time on the hit drama ER - she played Abby. She's currently on the Showtime series The Affair, as well. And, here's a personal favorite of ours: She also starred on the sitcom Newsradio as Lisa, the ambitious reporter and producer. Her latest role is in the film Beautiful Boy, where she s ...…
 
Was 2017 really the "the worst ever," as some would have us believe? Cognitive psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker shares data that shows: actually, it was one of the best overall. At TED2018, Chris sat down with Steven to take a closer look at the data that suggest the world is improving, and to unpack why so many people find this idea so ...…
 
With new legislation before Parliament & a volatile market, here's your guide to staying on top of superannuation changes.
 
Robert Redford's career swan song and Luca Guadagnino's new film
 
A hundred years on from the end of World War I, we wanted to look at an aspect of the conflict we don't often talk about: the role of millions of troops of colour who fought for European powers. The excellent Christian Koller, professor of modern history at Zurich University, is here to help us explore what life was like for African and Asian s ...…
 
For Miracle Monday, Eric examines the existence and role of angels both here and in the heavenly realm, with the man who wrote a new book about them, Michael Heiser.
 
Bob Spitz covers the life and legacy of President Ronald Reagan like no one else and reveals his discoveries from his new book, “Reagan: An American Journey.”
 
Alia Salem, known to those that don't understand her mission as the 'Imam Hunter'. She shares with me her vision for her organization F.A.C.E. and how she coped with abuse. She is an amazing woman and one I find endlessly fascinating to talk to. Please support the podcast here: patreon.com/andirundesigns Happy People Podcast Instagram: @HappyPe ...…
 
It's the 100th anniversary of WW1! The Great War. The War of Nations. The War to End All Wars. If only that were true. What a war it was! It was a war unlike any other fought in the long history of Europe. New technology - tanks, flamethrowers, fighter jets, poison gas, and more. And it was unprecedented in scope - over 65 million troops would ...…
 
God loves us and pursues us whether we love him back or not. He unleashes his love to us without distinction or hesitation, and he calls us to love others in the same way. That"s the church at its best. That"s people living the way they were created to live - secure in God"s love and set free to love without inhibition. That kind of love change ...…
 
In "Part 1" of our Oyster Diaries, I take a journey out of the city and sit down with two oyster farmers and they tell us what is so special about my favorite...WELLFLEET OYSTERS!
 
How does a child experience the divorce of their parents? We look at the psychological effects of separation on children and how to make it better for them
 
Cricket writer Geoff Lemon on the downfall of Australian cricket. HIs new book is called Steve Smith's Men, Behind Australian Cricket's Fall.
 
You had questions. Smart, interesting questions. Questions about the zero-sum logic of markets, about whether compromise is possible or even desirable in today’s politics, about where the left goes too far, about local vs. national politics, about how to break into journalism, about Sam Harris and the “Intellectual Dark Web,” about deep work, a ...…
 
What’s the secret to a happy life? Probably the best people to ask are people who say they are happy. So we begin this episode by revealing what happy people say is what makes them so happy. John Izzo, author of The 5 Secrets You Must Know Before You Die (https://amzn.to/2DdJDLA) Probably the one word you hear more than any other throughout you ...…
 
In a special interview to start the BBC’s Beyond Fake News season, Stephen Sackur speaks to The Washington Post’s editor Martin Baron about the fractious relationship between the White House and the US media.Image: Martin Baron (Credit: Getty Images)
 
For a 911 operator fielding calls from a university city like Halifax, a Friday night is sure to be a mixed bag. Periods of silence are book ended by frantic calls from the evening's darker moments. Those periods of silence become extended as the late night pizza shops serve their last slice and the taxis finish shuttling people home from their ...…
 
He's perhaps best known for being assassinated in Mexico City with an ice-axe in 1940, but Trotsky was a key player in the early days of Communist Russia.
 
We all tell stories about our lives: funny stories, happy stories, sad stories. But are they true stories? In an age of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” we’re all thinking harder about why truth matters – not just in politics, but in our personal lives. A biographer, a poet, a memoirist and a filmmaker describe the moral struggle and person ...…
 
Dr. Gabor Maté a renowned specialist in addiction, childhood trauma and stress joins me on the podcast today. We discuss the many forms addiction can take, how we can cope as damaged people in the world and are we being ruled by traumatised politicians? Gabor has a very loving, optimistic and benevolent worldview that you will hopefully benefit ...…
 
For Veterans’ Day weekend, Thomas Conner, professor of military history at Hillsdale College, discusses his new book, “War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission.”
 
Part two of Eric’s in-depth interview with Os Guinness covers America’s future, with insights from Os’ new book, “Last Call for Liberty: How America's Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat."
 
COA, an after school education organization, was recently awarded with a grant from Kohls to bring STEM education to students from low-income backgrounds.
 
Temperatures have dropped in the piazza so Fi and Jane head inside where they are joined by comedian and Asian Network presenter, Mawaan Rizwan. They discuss how Mawaan accidentally launched a Bollywood career for his mother, nail polish on men, and what to do if you need to greet a passing Spice Girl but you're eating a quinoa salad.…
 
On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, we look at how its aftermath played out.
 
In this special edition of a Fun Facts Friday encore, Eric reveals a number of offbeat oddities and quirky characters running amok during the life and times of Martin Luther. (Encore Presentation)
 
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