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 guest host Phoebe Judge listens to what drives him to be a real-life superhero.
Peggy Kuo was a prosecutor working for the Justice Department when she accepted a job at The International Court at the Hague to represent 16 women who were raped during the Bosnian war. The case became the first rape case ever treated as a war crime.
Cici McNair spent her early days as a private investigator hiding in bushes, and trailing people in order to appease jealous husbands or wives. As she grew more experienced, she uncovered counterfeit designer clothing and purses and traveled the world searching for missing people. Today, she lives and works in Paris investigating financial fraud.
John Conroy is an investigative journalist who is best known for the years of work he put into uncovering evidence of torture in a Chicago police station. Also - the story of a mailbox, a lakeside bench and a secret community project.
John Berge made some poor decisions as a young person. While serving three years at a youth correctional facility in California, John decided to get an education and set his life on a more productive course.
Scott Charles is the Trauma Outreach Coordinator at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. When patients arrive at the hospital with gunshot wounds, Scott goes to their bedsides after surgery to talk to them about changing their lives. His work is part of a program he created with trauma surgeon Amy Goldberg. Aaron also talks with Chinika Perez, a 27-year-old mother of two who survived being shot last summer. Also in this episode: an E.R. doctor on what it's like to give unwelcome news to family, and the day she got such news herself.