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This week we’re going back to a favorite episode from 2015.


During World War II, something happened that nobody ever talks about. This is a tale of mysterious balloons, cowboy sheriffs, and young children caught up in the winds of war. And silence, the terror of silence.


Reporters Peter Lang-Stanton and Nick Farago tell us the story of a seemingly ridiculous, almost whimsical series of attacks on the US between November of 1944 and May of 1945. With the help of writer Ross Coen, geologist Elisa Bergslien, and professor Mike Sweeney, we uncover a national secret that led to tragedy in a sleepy logging town in south central Oregon.


 Check out pictures of the ghostly balloons here


Special thanks to Annie Patzke, Leda and Wayne Hunter, and Ilana Sol. Special thanks also for the use of their music to Jeff TaylorDavid Wingo for the use of "Opening" and "Doghouse" - from the Take Shelter soundtrack, Justin Walter's "Mind Shapes" from his album Lullabies and Nightmares, and Michael Manning for the use of "Save"


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Comments (6)

Sam Skellern

Too many re-runs. radio lab always begs for donations than give us the same shit. I

May 15th
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Heather Marie Kennedy

Warren Hyde and his son are my relatives. I never knew this story until I heard it here and asked my family about it. We loved this episode. Thanks for sharing it.

May 11th
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Abhishek Banerjee

I hadn’t heard this one but a rerun just doesn’t cut it anymore . Hidden brain keeps doing the same thing

May 9th
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Epics Awesome

new Content please ! not stuff from other shows, not reruns , just new original content !

May 5th
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Mikey Scallywags

Radiolab you have really lost your wow factor, so many reruns and so many politically biased episodes, npr is starting to really fail the podcast game. Radiolab used to be about wonder and posing questions to interesting topics known and unknown. Now you have just as many reruns as politically slanted ones and I'm disappointed

Apr 30th
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Holls Balls

Rerun

Apr 27th
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