Too expensive, not natural, too hard to follow—these are all common arguments against a vegan diet. Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam and author of The Happy Vegan, has been a vegan for 17 years, and he has heard them all. In this episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk, Simmons teaches senior editor James Hamblin how he defends the plant-based diet that many love to hate.

Alfred G. Evans is in his fifties, on disability, and lives with his mother in public housing. Across the street from his building, there’s a small strip of grass in the shadow of a highway onramp that he calls his canvas. Evans spends his days picking up everyday objects from around his neighborhood to create mini golf courses, right next to the entrance to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. This short film, Tiger Hoods, by Jack D’Isidoro and Sandra Lopez-Monsalve, is a look into Evans’s life and his quirky hobby.

The Annapurna region of Nepal is stunning and remote—and for years, Mahabir Pun used to walk for days to the nearest town just to check his emails. This short film, Hiking for Emails, tells the story of Pun and his crusade to bring Internet to thousands of Nepalese. The film was directed by Clemens Purner; for more of his work you can visit his website.
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What should you know about dating someone on the autism spectrum? This is one of the many questions Matt Fuller’s new documentary, Autism in Love, seeks to uncover about how people with the disorder pursue and manage romantic relationships. Finding love can be hard enough for anyone—but it can be even more challenging when things like communication and social interaction, core characteristics of a successful relationship, are compromised. In these interviews, we meet Dave and Lindsey, who share their experiences flirting and falling in love.

The full film is streaming on the PBS video player until April 10, 2016. For more information about the documentary, visit the Independent Lens website.