Life is a puzzle, and your calling is the missing piece. But what if your calling is puzzles… Today’s guest set out on a quest, against all odds, to become the world's best puzzler. From rubix cubes to jig-saw puzzles, from crosswords to riddles, he has navigated the maze of competition and connected the dots to not just fit in - but stand out, as the top of the world of competitive puzzling. Colin Mochrie is the writer of Piece by Piece - Sitting Atop a Throne of Games. Today he helps us put the pieces together and search for solutions for life's most perplexing circumstances.
Are deception and secrecy categorically wrong? Or can they be a necessary means to an end? Our guest this hour is an award winning undercover journalist whose aim has always been to speak truth to power. This hour, Pulitzer prize winning author Amy Shostak shares tales from her storied career of going undercover to explore unknown territory and pull back the sheets of duplicity.