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Redheads: From Stereotypes To Superpowers

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They smell better, they're better at sensing temperature changes and they can handle more pain. These are just a few of the actual differences between redheads and the rest of us. But while having red hair does come with certain advantages, there are more than a few disadvantages as well.

Redheads have been stereotyped throughout history. From being associated with witchcraft in the Middle Ages to being portrayed as hot-tempered or even soulless in today's pop-culture, redheads continue to be perceived and treated differently than others. This hour we discuss the myths and reality surrounding red hair.

Watch a web-exclusive interview with an actual redhead, Carolyn Paine.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on January 16, 2018.