A man makes his living convincing lottery winners to sign their jackpots over to him—and discovers why the vast majority of them wish they'd never won. Plus, Sarah Vowell on the downside of the dream job and John Hodgman on what happens when celebrity hunts you down and finds you...on your living room couch, pushing 40, and a couple sizes larger than you want to be.
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