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What’s an eight letter word for “Poundstone podcast fans?” We find out with legendary New York Times puzzle constructor Andrea Michaels! And then we discover all the peaceful applications for high explosive, as we receive Bonnie and Toni’s Oral Report on Alfred Nobel!


Andrea Carla Michaels


Aaron Baker 


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