Episode 10 Promo – Bonk! With Mary Roach

Mary-Roach-and-GulpMary Roach is the funniest science writer around! Her latest book, just out in paperback, is Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. We talked to Mary about saliva, cow stomachs, fecal transplants and other amazing, weird, and, ok, sometimes gross aspects of alimentation and digestion. Hear about the why John Harvey Kellogg and Horace Fletcher had a falling out over poop, the science behind the legend of fire-breathing dragons, what Mary’s next book would be if she could travel through time, and much more. We also talk with Virginia Hughes on her recent article summarizing some new science around gut bacteria and obesity.

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