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Friday, March 23, 2012

Scott Wallace talks about his search through the Amazon to track down one of the jungle’s last indigenous tribes. Terence Davies and Rachel Weisz discuss their new film “The Deep Blue Sea.” A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a look at a statue of the Buddhist goddess Tara. And Please Explain is all about the anxiety and benzodiazepenes, anti-anxiety drugs.

The Search for the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes

Scott Wallace tells the tale of a journey into the deepest recesses of the Amazon to track one of the planet's last uncontacted indigenous tribes. In The Unconquered: The Search for the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes, Wallace journeys into the Amazon's uncharted depths to observe the mysterious flecheiros, following a researcher who seeks to protect them.

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Terence Davies and Rachel Weisz on "The Deep Blue Sea"

Director Terence Davies and actress Rachel Weisz discuss their new movie, “The Deep Blue Sea.” Rachel Weisz plays the wife of a high-WASP judge, a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. The film is an adaptation of British playwright Terence Rattigan's 1952 play, and it opens March 23 at the Paris Theatre and the Angelika Film Center. Terence Davies’ films are also being presented in a retrospective at BAMcinematek through March 27.

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Please Explain: Anxiety and Benzodiazepenes

Please Explain is all about the anti-anxiety medications benzodiazepenes. Psychologist Dr. Douglas Mennin and Lisa Miller, contributing editor at New York magazine, whose article “Listening to Xanax” appears in the March 26 issue of the magazine, explain how they work and why they’re addictive.

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Things We Learned This Week

A collection of the random, profound, true, and funny things we heard on the show this week.

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