In the first half of the show, Dr. John talks with Matt Connarton from ipmNation about raising children who have empathy for others. In the second half, Dr. John interviews Mr. Brian Richards, who has proteus, a disorder of the bones and skin. If you've ever seen the movie, the "Elephant Man," about Mr. Joseph Merrick, you'll be familiar with proteus. Our guest on the show is a modern example of how proteus works, and how technology and medical science have attempted to combat it.