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Radiolab – Stress

Stress may save your life if you're being chased by a tiger. But if you're stuck in traffic, it may be more likely to make you sick. In this hour of Radiolab, we take a long hard look at the body's system for getting out of trouble. Stanford University neurologist (and part-time "baboonologist") Dr. Robert Sapolsky takes us through what happens on our insides when we stand in the wrong line at the supermarket, and offers a few coping strategies: gnawing on wood, beating the crap out of somebody, and having friends. Plus: the story of a singer who lost her voice and an author stuck in a body that never grew up.  Listener information is available at http://www.radiolab.org/

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