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UCTV delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums and artistic performances from each of the ten UC campuses.

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UCTV delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums and artistic performances from each of the ten UC campuses.

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University of California Audio Podcasts (Audio)

Latest release on Nov 28, 2017

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UCTV delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums and artistic performances from each of the ten UC campuses.

Rank #1: The Hacking of the American Mind with Dr. Robert Lustig

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The best-selling author and UCSF endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig explores how industry has contributed to a culture of addiction, depression and chronic disease. Always provocative, Lustig reveals the science that drive these states of mind and offers solutions we can use. Series: "The UC Wellbeing Channel " [Show ID: 32572]

Oct 09 2017

32mins

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Rank #2: The Remarkable Learning Abilities of the Human Brain

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Humans have multiple learning systems that for the most part are functionally and anatomically distinct, evolved at different times for different purposes, and that learn in qualitatively different ways. Greg Ashby studies how people learn new categories of objects. This research has allowed the mapping the neural networks and has identified many important and surprising differences in how we learn. Series: "GRIT Talks" [Show ID: 32755]

Nov 06 2017

29mins

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Rank #3: Children and Acetaminophen

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Even substances that seem harmless can be extremely dangerous if ingested in large quantities by children. Dr. Dina Wallin, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, shares insight into the dangers of providing acetaminophen to children. Series: "UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32860]

Sep 26 2017

1min

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Rank #4: Hugh Ragin Ensemble - UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2017

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Trumpeter Hugh Ragin leads a group of UC San Diego Jazz Camp students in a performance of standards and new works. Series: "UC San Diego Jazz Camp" [Show ID: 32768]

Oct 23 2017

22mins

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Rank #5: Symptoms of Dementia

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Dr. Ramin Motarjemi, Assistant Professor of Medicine and geriatrician at UCSD, will speak about memory changes that suggest the onset of dementia. He will also discuss when to seek assistance. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Show ID: 32701]

Oct 03 2017

4mins

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Rank #6: Innovation In Science and Medicine: Potential Implications for Health Policy? - The Chancellor’s Health Policy Lecture Series

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Dr. Hal Barron discusses what he has learned about innovation in science and medicine based on his over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, and potential implications for health policy at the local, national and global level. Barron is one of the most respected clinician-scientists and successful drug developers in the biotechnology industry and serves as Calico’s president of research and development. Series: "Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies" [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 32821]

Oct 03 2017

54mins

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Rank #7: Merging Conservation Tillage with Overhead Precision Irrigation

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See how California farmers and UC agricultural researchers are working to merge both conservation tillage practices and precision irrigation to save time, labor, and water while reducing the cost of producing crops for California agriculture. Series: "Sustainable California" [Show ID: 32368]

Oct 06 2017

7mins

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Rank #8: Corporate Responsibility vs. Individual Responsibility

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Best-selling author and UCSF endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig on the importance of individual responsibility in achieving health and happiness. [Show ID: 32851]

Oct 02 2017

1min

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Rank #9: 2017 New Venture Competition Finals

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Since its beginning in 1999, the UCSB New Venture Competition provides a unique opportunity for UCSB students to learn how to start a business. The culmination of the program is New Venture Finals, where the finalist teams present an investor pitch to a panel of judges for prize money. Series: "Innovator Stories: Creating Something from Nothing" [Show ID: 32748]

Oct 02 2017

1hr 58mins

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Rank #10: Gilbert Castellanos Ensemble - UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2017

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Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos leads a group of UC San Diego Jazz Camp students in a performance of standards and new works. Series: "UC San Diego Jazz Camp" [Show ID: 32765]

Oct 13 2017

22mins

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Rank #11: Charles McPherson Ensemble - UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2017

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Saxophonist Charles McPherson leads a group of UC San Diego Jazz Camp students in a performance of standards and new works. Series: "UC San Diego Jazz Camp" [Show ID: 32770]

Oct 25 2017

20mins

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Rank #12: The Math of Swarming Robots Superconductors and Slime Mold

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Systems of interacting agents arise throughout the natural world and are studied in such varied disciplines as engineering, physics, and biology. What is the optimal way for a swarm of robotic bees to pollinate a bed of crops? How can we use vortex motion in superconductors to develop new technologies for renewable energy? How does a colony of slime mold communicate using chemical signals? UCSB Professor Katy Craig describes the mathematics underlying systems of interacting agents and how such systems can be analyzed using an age old scientific technique: what happens if we poke it? Series: "GRIT Talks" [Show ID: 32752]

Nov 06 2017

29mins

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Rank #13: Script to Screen: 2017 Comic Con

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UCSB Script to Screen, hosted by Matt Ryan, visited the 2017 Comic Con Convention to interview some of today's top talent. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 32823]

Oct 02 2017

56mins

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Rank #14: Rob Thorsen Ensemble - UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2017

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Bassist Rob Thorsen leads a group of UC San Diego Jazz Camp students in a performance of standards and new works. Series: "UC San Diego Jazz Camp" [Show ID: 32767]

Nov 03 2017

20mins

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Rank #15: Holly Hofmann Ensemble - UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2017

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Flutist Holly Hofmann leads a group of UC San Diego Jazz Camp students in a performance of standards and new works. Series: "UC San Diego Jazz Camp" [Show ID: 32766]

Oct 20 2017

21mins

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Rank #16: The Power of Public Investment: Improving Our Economy Our Climate and Our Future with John Chiang State Treasurer of California

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It’s not often that the California State Treasurer makes national news, but that’s exactly what happened when John Chiang suspended ties with Wells Fargo last year over the bank’s creation of some two million fraudulent accounts. With its $75 billion portfolio, Chiang describes how California sets the example for holding partners to high ethical standards and for public investing in policies that lead to better lives for its residents, reductions in income inequality, and effective responses to climate change. Chiang is the 2017 speaker for Michael Nacht Distinguished Lecture in Politics and Public Policy presented by the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Berkeley Forum at UC Berkeley. Series: "The UC Public Policy Channel" [Show ID: 32865]

Oct 16 2017

55mins

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Rank #17: Children and Laundry Detergent Pods

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Dr. Dina Wallin, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, shares the data and problems associated with children being around laundry detergent pods. Series: "UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public" [Show ID: 32859]

Oct 02 2017

2mins

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Rank #18: Water and Power: Discussion of Documentary

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Lynne Kirby, Executive Producer of the national Geographic documentary "Water & Power: A California Heist," discusses the film and the state of water in California with Constance Penley, UCSB Professor of Film & Media Studies. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 32822]

Oct 09 2017

28mins

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Rank #19: The (Uncertain) Future of Women's Reproductive Health Care

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A panel of experts in health policy and women's health programs discuss how maternal and child health care, family planning and reproductive health services may be affected by potential changes coming out of Washington—both through the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and administrative actions. Series: "Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies" [Show ID: 32817]

Oct 16 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: An Evening with Ann Patchett -- Dinner in the Library 2017

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Celebrated author, literature champion, and bookstore owner Ann Patchett electrifies the audience as she describes her evolving relationships with various books, ranging from classics by Leo Tolstoy and John Updike to more contemporary works by Min Jin Lee (“Pachinko”), Matthew Desmond (“Evicted”) and Ta-Nehisi Coates (”Between the World and Me”), among others. Patchett reads both for pleasure and for business, as the co-owner and buyer for Parnassus Books in Nashville. Why would a best-selling author bother with opening a book store in 2011, when all of the others in her hometown had closed? Because, she says, she couldn’t bear to live in a city without one so she and a partner opened their own! And, as she tells here, Parnassus Books has been a huge success. Patchett is the featured speaker of the 2017 Dinner in the Library event at UC San Diego.  
Series: "Writers" [Show ID: 32700]

Oct 02 2017

56mins

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Complexity and Robustness: How Biology Ecology and Technology Balance Tradeoffs in an Uncertain World

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Do complex systems exhibit fundamental properties? This talk looks at tradeoffs between robustness and fragility that occur in biological, ecological, and technological systems that are driven by design, evolution, or other sorting processes to high-performance states which are also tolerant to uncertainty in the environment and components. Series: "GRIT Talks" [Show ID: 32758]

Nov 28 2017

29mins

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Ocean Acidification and Other Stories – Overcoming Climate Anxiety at a Time of Global Crisis

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Seven and a half billion humans are changing the way we relate to the oceans. In this fast-changing world, marine animals and plants must adapt fast to a warmer and corrosive environment as ocean acidification, pollution and deoxygenation continue. This global crisis is causing humans to be anxious about the safety of our oceans for recreation and as a source of food. Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez discusses how humans can contribute to ameliorate current ocean problems and eventually return the oceans to a more sustainable state. Series: "GRIT Talks" [Show ID: 32756]

Nov 21 2017

29mins

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The Future Computer Science: The Rock We Tricked Into Thinking

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The growth of computer processors has shaped modern life and yet we still have so many important and fundamental questions remaining. UCSB Professor Tim Sherwood discusses the state of the art in computing and how the demands for energy efficient and intelligent systems is driving the creation of entirely new approaches to the problem. Series: "GRIT Talks" [Show ID: 32753]

Nov 14 2017

29mins

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Why Antibiotics Fail - People Are Not Petri Plates

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Patients are frequently given the wrong antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, but it is not the physician who is at fault. The standard antibiotic test used worldwide is flawed since it is based on how well drugs kill bacteria on petri plates — not how well they kill bacteria in the body. Mike Mahan describes an “in vivo” antibiotic test that mimics conditions in the body. Drugs that pass the standard test often fail to treat bacterial infections, whereas drugs identified by the test are very effective. Series: "GRIT Talks" [Show ID: 32759]

Nov 13 2017

29mins

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From Bitcoin to Central Bank Digital Currencies

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In 2013 the price of Bitcoin surged to over $1100 causing central banks around the world to take notice. Four years later, the price of Bitcoin is twice as high as its previous peak and central banks around the world are exploring the benefits of issuing crypto-based digital representations of fiat monies, more commonly known as central bank digital currencies. Rod Garratt, UCSB Professor of Economics, describes his work on a project to build a proof of concept for a wholesale interbank payment system that facilitates payments of central bank digital currency using a distributed ledger. Series: "GRIT Talks" [Show ID: 32757]

Nov 07 2017

28mins

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The Remarkable Learning Abilities of the Human Brain

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Humans have multiple learning systems that for the most part are functionally and anatomically distinct, evolved at different times for different purposes, and that learn in qualitatively different ways. Greg Ashby studies how people learn new categories of objects. This research has allowed the mapping the neural networks and has identified many important and surprising differences in how we learn. Series: "GRIT Talks" [Show ID: 32755]

Nov 06 2017

29mins

Play

The Math of Swarming Robots Superconductors and Slime Mold

Podcast cover
Read more
Systems of interacting agents arise throughout the natural world and are studied in such varied disciplines as engineering, physics, and biology. What is the optimal way for a swarm of robotic bees to pollinate a bed of crops? How can we use vortex motion in superconductors to develop new technologies for renewable energy? How does a colony of slime mold communicate using chemical signals? UCSB Professor Katy Craig describes the mathematics underlying systems of interacting agents and how such systems can be analyzed using an age old scientific technique: what happens if we poke it? Series: "GRIT Talks" [Show ID: 32752]

Nov 06 2017

29mins

Play

Rob Thorsen Ensemble - UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2017

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Bassist Rob Thorsen leads a group of UC San Diego Jazz Camp students in a performance of standards and new works. Series: "UC San Diego Jazz Camp" [Show ID: 32767]

Nov 03 2017

20mins

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Designer DNA Drugs with Don Cleveland - On Our Mind

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Can we turn off the genes responsible for neurodegenerative diseases? Designer DNA drugs are making this possible. By identifying and targeting the genes that drive disease, scientists are moving closer to treatments for ALS, Huntington's disease, and more. Don W. Cleveland, PhD, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UC San Diego joins William Mobley, MD, PhD to talk about how these drugs work and how they will impact patient care. Series: "On Our Mind" [Show ID: 32505]

Nov 01 2017

14mins

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Charles McPherson Ensemble - UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2017

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Saxophonist Charles McPherson leads a group of UC San Diego Jazz Camp students in a performance of standards and new works. Series: "UC San Diego Jazz Camp" [Show ID: 32770]

Oct 25 2017

20mins

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Hugh Ragin Ensemble - UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2017

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Trumpeter Hugh Ragin leads a group of UC San Diego Jazz Camp students in a performance of standards and new works. Series: "UC San Diego Jazz Camp" [Show ID: 32768]

Oct 23 2017

22mins

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Holly Hofmann Ensemble - UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2017

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Flutist Holly Hofmann leads a group of UC San Diego Jazz Camp students in a performance of standards and new works. Series: "UC San Diego Jazz Camp" [Show ID: 32766]

Oct 20 2017

21mins

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The Power of Public Investment: Improving Our Economy Our Climate and Our Future with John Chiang State Treasurer of California

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It’s not often that the California State Treasurer makes national news, but that’s exactly what happened when John Chiang suspended ties with Wells Fargo last year over the bank’s creation of some two million fraudulent accounts. With its $75 billion portfolio, Chiang describes how California sets the example for holding partners to high ethical standards and for public investing in policies that lead to better lives for its residents, reductions in income inequality, and effective responses to climate change. Chiang is the 2017 speaker for Michael Nacht Distinguished Lecture in Politics and Public Policy presented by the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Berkeley Forum at UC Berkeley. Series: "The UC Public Policy Channel" [Show ID: 32865]

Oct 16 2017

55mins

Play

The (Uncertain) Future of Women's Reproductive Health Care

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A panel of experts in health policy and women's health programs discuss how maternal and child health care, family planning and reproductive health services may be affected by potential changes coming out of Washington—both through the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and administrative actions. Series: "Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies" [Show ID: 32817]

Oct 16 2017

1hr 4mins

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Gilbert Castellanos Ensemble - UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2017

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Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos leads a group of UC San Diego Jazz Camp students in a performance of standards and new works. Series: "UC San Diego Jazz Camp" [Show ID: 32765]

Oct 13 2017

22mins

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Late-life Depression and Bereavement - Research on Aging

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Depression in older adults is under-recognized and under-treated. Sidney Zisook, MD shares the warning signs - with some surprising information about how physical symptoms can often be a key in diagnosis. He also discusses bereavement and what can be done when grief becomes acute and prolonged. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 32676]

Oct 12 2017

1hr 27mins

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Mark Dresser/Matt Wilson Ensemble - UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2017

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UC San Diego Jazz Camp students perform standards and original compositions, under the tutelage of bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Matt Wilson. Series: "UC San Diego Jazz Camp" [Show ID: 32769]

Oct 09 2017

21mins

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Water and Power: Discussion of Documentary

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Lynne Kirby, Executive Producer of the national Geographic documentary "Water & Power: A California Heist," discusses the film and the state of water in California with Constance Penley, UCSB Professor of Film & Media Studies. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 32822]

Oct 09 2017

28mins

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom -- Sally Ride Science STEAM Series

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Why just read about ancient Rome when you can walk the cobbled streets as if you were really there? That's the promise of virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality in today's classrooms. While the idea of strapping on goggles to virtually visit the Colosseum or go inside a molecule sounds like the stuff of science fiction, the technology to do just that is becoming more popular and available every day. Yes, there are plenty of obstacles — from cost to teacher training — but using virtual reality as an educational tool offers considerable benefits. Not only can it boost visual and technology literacy, but it also improves students' attention and engagement. Learn how this technology has the possibility to transform K-12 education from educators and engineers gathered by UC San Diego. Series: "The STEAM Channel" [Show ID: 32158]

Oct 09 2017

53mins

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The Hacking of the American Mind with Dr. Robert Lustig

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The best-selling author and UCSF endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig explores how industry has contributed to a culture of addiction, depression and chronic disease. Always provocative, Lustig reveals the science that drive these states of mind and offers solutions we can use. Series: "The UC Wellbeing Channel " [Show ID: 32572]

Oct 09 2017

32mins

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