Luke Tipple, a marine biologist, grew up swimming and diving off the coast of southern Australia. He knows how to get the upper hand with a shark in the water, and has been hired by long distance swimmer Diana Nyad to protect her on a swim from Cuba to Florida.
Right now a group of really hardy runners are just finishing what’s called the toughest and coldest race in the world: the Yukon Arctic Ultra. It's 430 miles of such extreme conditions that prior to 2009, no one had made it to the finish line... that year, Bruce Thompson became one of the first. He talks with Dick about how he did it. One secret: Do not sweat into your clothes or you’ll freeze. Also in this episode: saved by a penguin. and: Over the Garage Records.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, has a special meaning for Rebecca Schorr and her father Stephen Einstein. As far as they know, they're the first father-daughter duo working together as rabbis in the same synagogue.
Malcolm Brady, former assistant director of the ATF, tells host Dick Gordon about the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and how they dug into the rubble to get the frame of the van that carried the explosives - and identify who put it there.
Greg Hampikian is a forensic DNA expert who works using DNA technology to free innocent individuals in prison. He says that new technology is allowing smaller amounts of DNA to be analyzed, which means that more cases can be reopened, but that can also cause problems as there is more room for human error.