"Chiles" examines this icon of the desert Southwest. The program focuses on the culinary, medicinal and scientific uses of the plant. The program visits a chile pepper grower and asks what makes a chile pepper hot? How do you control/manage the heat of the pepper? Also, the show focuses on the different uses of chile peppers, such as regulating unwanted mammals from aviaries, and their use in analgesic rubs. There's also a light-hearted look at the cultural trappings of this spicy plant, and an explanation between a bowl of chili and a chile plant that can bowl you over!