This American Life
Weekly program describing and documenting contemporary American life.
Airs on KQED Public Radio Saturdays at noon and 10pm
When Jonathan Goldstein was a kid, his father gave him a book that promised to teach you how to shoot mental laser beams, win the lottery, move solid objects with your mind, make others obey your command - all through the use of mental power and magic words. This week, he revisits the book to try to unlock the secrets within. And the show has other stories where people recite words that have the power to change their lives, with no magic or mumbo jumbo at all.