Thanatos is the Greek god of death, and a man bearing his name roams the streets of Vancouver in a mask. His mission is to help people, and Phoebe Judge listens to what drives him to be a real-life superhero.
Dick speaks with folklorist Bill Ferris about the "single strand" instruments—like a single strand of wire fixed to the side of a wooden shack and played with a bottle—that led the way to the blues that we know today.
Michael Atamas came to Baltimore as a young boy and didn't know a word of English. One of the things that made him feel a little less lost was playing chess with a teacher at his new school. Almost twenty years later Michael was a teacher himself in a Baltimore city school where he had a hard time connecting with his students. Then one day he was playing chess in the classroom and a student said "teach me how to play."
At 91 years old, Henry Stone is still at work as a record producer. He remembers producing one of Ray Charles' earliest recordings, and hand-selling early R&B albums to train porters and in barbershops.