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Mary Roach

Special Guest


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.



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... 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... 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... 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... 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.

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Host: Ian Punnett

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