Dick speaks to husband-and-wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova, who invented one of the most addictive mobile phone games of the past year. Temple Run has become one of the top-grossing applications for the iPhone and Android phones.
No sunsets or sun rises. Twenty below zero is the average summer temp. No leaving in the winter, unless it’s an emergency. That’s all in a day’s work for the employees in Antarctica. Jerry Macala did a stint at the South Pole from 2001 to 2002. He says his time there was life changing. Now, he’s trying to save a piece of South Pole history: he’s trying to salvage a giant dome that’s being decommissioned. Dick talks with Jerry about what it’s like to work in Antarctica.
Novelist Wilton Barnhardt was living in Laguna Beach, Calif. in November 1993, when brush fires from interior canyons and valleys destroyed 1,000 homes. Wilton wended his way home from work through all the emergency barricades to save his personal belongings: above all, a novel he was writing at the time. Also on the show: one doctor remembers eradicating small pox decades ago, and another doctor uses new technology to track infectious disease today.
As the final Space Shuttle retires, engineer Vance Gloster remembers the first shuttle landing in 1981. Next to the astronauts, he may have had the best view - from the "radar hill" at Edwards Air Force Base. Vance was there monitoring the tracking system he designed and built. Vance talks with guest host Sean Cole about his part in the first space shuttle landing.
For the last five years, photographer Murray Ballard has followed the practice of cryogenics and the people who choose to freeze themselves after death in the hopes that technology will allow them to come back to life.