Gillian Welch, the Nashville singer-songwriter, tells the story behind her song Elvis Presley Blues. Produced by David Schulman as part of the series In Their Own Words.
Nate DiMeo tells a story about the "Mad Gasser."
Dick speaks with Justin Torres, author of We The Animals, about his inspiration: Dorothy Allison.
Ken Perenyi paints like Rembrandt - and Modigliani and Picasso.
Guest host Sean Cole speaks to photographer Joshua Lutz about portraits he took of his mother while she was suffering from a mental illness.
Dick speaks with Dianne Dwyer Modestini, the art restorer who discovered a painting by Salvatore Mundi was actually a painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
Photographer Katie Orlinsky was based in Mexico and she saw that women were caught up in the drug wars and began to document it.
A story from Nate DiMeo and the Memory Palace about a slave who hides in a wooden box and sends himself to freedom.
Camille Seaman's Shinnecock Indian ancestors hunted whale in the Atlantic Ocean. Maybe that's why she was drawn to explore the ice. She took a trip and began to photograph the wonder of icebergs through her camera lens.
We hear from Basque sheepherders about their cooking traditions that came from their work out west, including burying a Dutch oven in the ground and stewing lamb.
Map maker Dave Imus set out to create a better map of the U.S. - one that delineates the states and rivers and forests with more clarity.
Dick talks with Jeff Stein who writes the Spy Talk blog in Washington, a city he says is rife with spies.
Dick speaks with Nik Wallenda, who was raised by a clan of tight rope walkers known as the Flying Wallendas.
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