Tom Mylan was a vegetarian before he became interested in the many ways a piece of beef can be butchered and eaten. Now, Mylan is obsessed with knowing the farm - and farmer - raising his beef, and gives sold-out cutting classes at his Brooklyn butcher shop the Meat Hook.
David Bailey was a successful food writer for airline magazines when the recession hit and he lost his job. He was 61 and had a hefty mortgage, so retirement wasn't an option. But when David searched for work, he wasn't only looking to pay the bills. He wanted to explore new ways to reinvent himself and his career.
That's when he decided to become a dishwasher at a local restaurant.
When writer Henry Shukman heard about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, he was intrigued by its reputation as Europe’s largest wildlife refuge. After all, for more than 25 years, few humans have been allowed access to the 1,600 sq. miles of land around the nuclear reactor there. Henry shared a meal with "resettlers," people who returned.
When Craig James started collecting 19th century photographs of African Americans who had once been enslaved, he had no idea he'd find a preserved image of his own ancestor, his great-great-great grandmother Nursey James. Also on the show: a woman's decision to freeze her eggs.
People around the world have watched and speculated about the street protests in Iran. The images have been particularly interesting for Wolfgang Kleinwachter. He was a part of the crowd in East Germany in October 1989, when protests helped lead to the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.