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The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of articles and plenty of them are good. Here are the best of the bunch. See more »

In 1963, the CIA distributed a novella-length manual on torture. It is reprinted here in its (redacted) entirety. See more »

In 1963, the CIA distributed a novella-length manual on torture. It is reprinted here in its (redacted) entirety. See more »

In 1963, the CIA distributed a novella-length manual on torture. It is reprinted here in its (redacted) entirety. See more »

In 1963, the CIA distributed a novella-length manual on torture. It is reprinted here in its (redacted) entirety. See more »

In 1963, the CIA distributed a novella-length manual on torture. It is reprinted here in its (redacted) entirety. See more »

In 1963, the CIA distributed a novella-length manual on torture. It is reprinted here in its (redacted) entirety. See more »

In 1983, the CIA distributed an update to its manual on torture. It is reprinted here in its (redacted) entirety. See more »

The CIA's 1963 Torture Manual In Its Entirety, Part I

In 1963, the CIA distributed a novella-length manual on torture. It is reprinted here in its (redacted) entirety. See more »

Is there such a thing as a truth serum?

Ever since people have had secrets, other people have been looking for ways to get it out of them. Law enforcement and chemistry alike have searched for a drug that can remove the ability to lie. Join Josh and Chuck as they check in to see how it’s going. See more »