In downtown Providence, R.I., a massive shopping mall dominates the skyline. Some residents like Michael Townsend have been grumbling since the mall was first built in 1999. In 2003, Michael and a few friends decided to challenge their own critical perspective on the mall with an experiment - for one week, they vowed to never leave the mall. They would eat, bathe, and find a place to sleep there. The experiment ended up lasting 4 years. Also in this episode: Ashley Menger decided to carry all her non-recyclable trash with her at all times for a period of two weeks, just to see how much there was.