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Last Show Recap

Melvin Dummar says justice was stolen from him as a result of a grand conspiracy to deny him his portion of billionaire Howard Hughes' vast estate. Many consider Dummar to be a fraud but an in-depth investigation by veteran FBI agent, Gary Magnesen, has shown Dummar to be a Good Samaritan who saved Hughes from certain death as he lay alone in the cold Nevada desert in December of 1967. Magnesen and Dummar join George Knapp to discuss why Hughes, the industrialist, movie producer, and test pilot, was in the desert to begin with, along with who schemed to deny Dummar and several institutions of their rightful share of the Hughes estate.

First hour guest, veteran music journalist, Joel Selvin, talks about the notorious Altamont concert of 1969, considered by many to be rock’s darkest day.

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Mary Roach

Special Guest

Biography:

Mary Roach is the author of Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife. Prior to writing these books, she wrote columns, essays, and feature articles for several national publications. Mary was a National Magazine Award Finalist in 1995, and in 1996 she took the American Engineering Association Media Award in the category General Interest Magazines. Mary is also a contributing editor at the science magazine Discover. Mary has always gravitated toward the peculiar, covering things like Eskimo food, killer bees, carrot addiction, and amputee bowling leagues.

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Past Shows:

Natural Healing/ Science of War

In the first half, Dr. Joel Wallach discussed the human body and its ability to use natural healing without the risky drugs prescribed by modern medicine. In the latter half, author Mary Roach addressed her latest work exploring the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, and uninfected in the bizarre, extreme, and adversarial circumstances of war. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Digestive System Stories

Science writer Mary Roach discussed her research into the alimentary canal - the pathway by which food enters the body and solid wastes are expelled. In her new book, Gulp, she explores the digestive system from "nose to tail." First hour guest, author Charles Pellegrino talked about the Titanic, on the 101st anniversary of her sinking. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Science & Space/ Resolutions & Hypnosis

In the first half of the program, author Mary Roach joined Ian to discuss why science matters and her research into space travel. In the latter half of the show, hypnotherapist Rick Collingwood talked about using hypnosis for New Year's Resolutions as well as the science of hypnotherapy. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Life in Space

Author Mary Roach discussed what she learned about the difficulties of living in space and traveling to far off worlds while researching her new book, Packing for Mars. In the first half-hour, attorney Galen Cook provided a brief update on his D.B. Cooper investigation (Related Article). ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Experiments with Mediums

Dr. Gary Schwartz returned to report on his studies of mediums, such as Allison DuBois (who is currently being fictionalized on the hit TV show Medium). DuBois first visited Schwartz telling him that "she sees dead people" and that her spirit guides told her to have her skills tested. Allison, along with two other mediums, Laurie Campbell and Mary Occhino, showed off their abilities in... More »

Host: George Noory

Searching for the Afterlife

Journalist and contributing editor for the science magazine Discover, Mary Roach discussed several interesting topics related to her new book, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife. A self-proclaimed skeptic, Roach said she was born "without faith" and was motivated to write Spook in an effort to understand what, if anything, happens to us after we die. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett
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