Girl loses self, solo hikes 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, and finds herself. Cheryl Strayed's best-selling memoir "Wild" is now a movie, starring Reese Witherspoon. Cheryl makes the case for walking as a life-saving act.
Emma Gatewood had 11 children and 23 grandchildren when she became the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail, at age 67. She became a folk hero and helped save the Trail. Ben Montgomery brings us her story.
John Cleese gave us Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Life of Brian, the Ministry of Silly Walks, and the neurotic hotel manager in Fawlty Towers. He looks back over it all in his new memoir, "So, Anyway."
Charles Duhigg, a reporter for the New York Times, has been researching the scientific and social history of habits for his new book, The Power of Habit. In it, he discusses the unique ways that habits shape our lives, both neurologically and practically. He learned that habits are powerfully hardwired into your brain — and stored separately from your memories — making them rather easy to develop and very difficult to change.
As the daughter of a child psychologist, writer Jessica Lamb-Shapiro grew weary of the simple solutions offered by popular self-help books. So maybe it was only natural that she wanted to understand why people liked them so much. To find out, she read hundreds of books and articles, journeyed to conferences headed by self-improvement icons, and even conquered her fear of flying along the way.
Cary Tennis has been in the advice business for years, writing the Since You Asked column in Salon between 2001 and 2013. Producer Sara Nics caught up with him to find out the key to giving great advice.
Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom offers a cautionary take on artificial intelligence in his new book, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. In it, he imagines what could happen if computers were to ever become smarter than humans. He tells Steve Paulson that it could have catastrophic effects, unless we start thinking about it now.