Episode Show Notes:
- Is the Universe Conscious of Itself?
- These Baroque Portuguese Libraries Employ Bats for a Very Important Purpose
- Coffee Could Help You Tolerate the People You Work With
- Why You Should Leave Your Phone Out of the Bedroom
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