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We all play roles in life: employee, parent, girlfriend, student, laconic hit man who secretly has a heart of gold. Sometimes we're convincing; other times, not. The Oscars are coming up and we have a show about people taking on unexpected roles, and what happens when their audience believes them or doesn't.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode, which originally aired February 18, 2012.

Photo: (L-R) President Barack Obama; Obama impersonator Louis Ortiz




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