May 22, 2003

Todd is joined by Paul Bach-y-Rita, a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. They discuss the research he has done on the senses, and Bach-y-Rita explains why he believes that our senses may be interchangeable.

Todd is joined by writer William Poundstone to discuss how puzzles are used during job interviews. Poundstone tells Todd about the types of puzzles that are used, and how common this practice has become. Poundstone wrote "How Would You Move Mount Fuji?"

Former U.S. Coast Guard swimmer Mark Farmer joins Todd to discuss his experiences as a rescue swimmer. Farmer, who was a Coast Guard swimmer in the 1980s, explains what they do, and how that has changed with technology.