Listen... When You Play a Mind Game, What Game Are You Playing?

Listen to the episode Mind Games, from the radio program This American Life created by Chicago Public Radio. Hear three stories where Ira Glass interviews people who try simple mind games and then get in over their heads.

Lori Gottlieb makes up a story about meeting a writer, and then she meets the writer, who “remembers” meeting her. What actually happened?

Improv Everywhere plays fun, staged, prank-like “missions” on a band and a young man in a bar. Were the “victims” amused?

Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped. During her abduction, she spent time in her own neighborhood. Nobody recognized her, even though her picture was everywhere and thousands searched for her. Why?

 Listen to episode 286: Mind Games>>

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