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'Timid Son' Celebrates Mambas And Manly Men

April 9th, 2015

Episode 12 of 550 episodes

Kent Russell's collection of autobiographical short stories explores the extremes of masculinity — like a man who's developing an immunity to snake venom by letting cobras and black mambas bite him.

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