Contributor David Schulman visits Brazilian musician Cyro Baptista in his New Jersey garage. He keeps a huge array of percussive objects and plays them all - this includes bird calls from Cabela's outfitters. Thanks to our partners at Musicians in Their Own Words.
Radio producer Sean Cole is a poet (and he knows what you think of poets). One night, drunk and stumbling along the Hudson River with his friend Malissa O’Donnell, he discovered a monument to two of his poetry heroes. See more photos here.
No one can ever really know how a master artist works. But Buddy Edgerton has some idea. He lived next door to Norman Rockwell as a boy. Norman Rockwell, of course, was the prolific illustrator most often associated with the Saturday Evening Post. Like many in the community, Buddy was the subject for a number of Rockwell's paintings. Also on the show: A woman becomes a member of the clergy at the Port of Baltimore.
Tari Swenson gave up calligraphy the evening she used up her rice paper trying to telegraph her favorite quote. Frustrated by not being able to control the calligraphy brush just how she wanted, she ended up hating all the pieces she'd made.