The value of documenting one's own life is explored, with the main guest being a 39-year-old woman with Lou Gehrig's Disease who wants to make a record of her life for her 3-year-old son. Also looked at is the StoryCorps oral history project.
Aron Ralston, who amputated his own crushed arm after being stranded in a hiking accident in Utah, recounts his ordeal. He is joined by his mother Donna, and is also reunited for the first time with two of the three Dutch tourists (Monique Meijer and her son Andy) who rescued him, as well as helicopter pilot Terry Mercer, who evacuated him from the site.
Michael Gurian, author of What Could He Be Thinking?, discusses the neurological and psychological differences between men and women, and counsels various couples regarding challenges in their marriages.