Podcast Episodes featuring Mary Roach

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Managing Our Criminal Nature with Mary Roach

Inquiring Minds - September 15, 2021 07:30 - 37 minutes ★★★★ - 814 ratings
Who among us hasn’t, at some point, wondered just what exactly a bear manager or a danger tree feller blaster does? Well, Mary Roach, America’s funniest science writer, TED 20 Most Watched list member, and increasingly frequent guest on this podcast has, and now she’s written a book for our colle...

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Interview Interlude Playlist, Part 6: Mary Roach

Stuff To Blow Your Mind - March 27, 2020 15:10 - 1 hour ★★★★ - 5K ratings
Let's talk about penis transplants. Here's our 2016 chat with author Mary Roach, who devotes two chapters of her book "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War" to urotrauma and genital transplant surgery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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Authors Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell with Mary Roach

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast - January 31, 2020 23:36 - 1 hour ★★★★ - 273 ratings
This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Spouses Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell write about death but lead a most interesting life. They are the New York Times best-selling co-authors of the memoir Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and The Mak...

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The Vagina Bible: Dr. Jen Gunter and Mary Roach

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast - September 13, 2019 02:35 - 1 hour ★★★★ - 273 ratings
In this age of clickbait, pseudoscience and celebrity-endorsed products, it’s hard to know what’s best for our bodies. Jen Gunter, ob-gyn and the Internet’s go-to doctor, is dedicated to debunking the myths, marketing and misinformation surrounding reproductive health. While much of the dialogue ...

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Podcast 250 - Mary Roach (Grunt)

American Freethought Podcast - December 15, 2018 05:00 - 40 minutes ★★★★★ - 58 ratings
Encore release December 15, 2018. Encore release September 7, 2017. Whoo-hoo! It's our 250th episode! We'll celebrate by continuing to put out some more episodes. Meanwhile, we interview Mary Roach, whose latest book is Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War (available in hardcover, a...

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Podcast 99 - Mary Roach (Packing for Mars)

American Freethought Podcast - July 17, 2018 04:00 - 38 minutes ★★★★★ - 58 ratings
Encore release July 17, 2018. Encore release April 9, 2017. Originally posted August 28, 2010.

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Mary Roach on Disgust, Death, and Danger (Live at Mason)

Conversations with Tyler - October 18, 2017 12:05 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 1.7K ratings
Legal writing was never Mary Roach’s thing. She describes that short-lived stint as an inscrutable “bringing forth of multisyllabic words.” Instead, she’s forged a career by letting curiosity lead the way. The result has been a series of successful books — Grunt, Gulp, Spook, Stiff, and Bonk amo...

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WI 42 - Mary Roach

Weekly Infusion - August 23, 2017 03:00 - 54 minutes ★★★★★ - 251 ratings
Mary Roach, author of Grunt: The Curious Science Of Humans At War is a bestselling pop science writer and joins us to talk about orgasms, beer aroma wheels, attending mediumship school and a host of other interesting topics!. Sponsored by Hydralyte.com Click on the Hydralyte banner at drdrew.c...

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#114 Grunt: The Science of Humans at War - Mary Roach

How Do We Fix It? - August 03, 2017 00:24 - 30 minutes ★★★★★ - 92 ratings
When do fashion designers make the difference between comfort and misery for active soldiers? Why does the military need a radically different kind of crash test dummy? What role could maggots play in healing open wounds?  These questions and more are answered by best-selling science journalist...

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Science Writer Mary Roach on the Curious Science of Humans at War

Kickass News - Afar - July 06, 2017 08:00 - 49 minutes ★★★★★ - 2.4K ratings
Science writer Mary Roach talks about her new book GRUNT: THE CURIOUS SCIENCE OF HUMANS AT WAR which explores the often ignored aspects of modern warfare that relate not to the killing, but to keeping soldiers alive.  She talks about various oddball military research projects with names like “Th...

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Episode 198: Grunt Author Mary Roach

Writer's Bone - June 19, 2017 10:00 - 21 minutes ★★★★★ - 35 ratings
Today’s guest is Mary Roach, author of Stiff, Gulp, Bonk, Packing for Mars, and, most recently, Grunt. Roach talks to Daniel Ford about poking around “nitty gritty details of life,” her immersive writing process, and coordinating with the military during her research process for Grunt. To lear...

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173 Mary Roach - Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Inquiring Minds - April 04, 2017 03:28 - 35 minutes ★★★★ - 814 ratings
We talk to science writer Mary Roach about the science of your guts and her book “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal.” Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/inquiringminds See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Mary Roach: Is It Good to Know More?

Exactly - January 07, 2017 01:53 - 31 minutes ★★★★★ - 85 ratings
Does it deaden your sex life to participate in a sex study? That’s just one of the questions host Kelly Corrigan tosses out to best-selling author Mary Roach in a quest to find out whether it’s really better to know more about everything. No topic is off limits as Roach and Corrigan roam through ...

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#45 Mary Roach

How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black - November 23, 2016 12:48 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 2K ratings
Michael sits down with the investigative journalist and bestselling author of Grunt, Stiff and Bonk for a humorous and insightful conversation about her unique research and writing process. While Roach does not possess a science degree, she has managed to establish herself as one of th...

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You Need to Hustle. Mary Roach, author of "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War"

Careers by Design: The Interviews - November 11, 2016 11:56 - 35 minutes ★★★★★ - 9 ratings
A Veteran's Day special with Mary Roach ’81, bestselling popular science writer and author of "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War." “There’s aways going to be a need...for good writing. It’s just a matter of finding your way to a place where you can get some sort of income stream from it."

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Little Atoms 435 - Mary Roach and the science of humans at war

Little Atoms - September 07, 2016 08:10 - 58 minutes ★★★★★ - 41 ratings
Mary Roach is the New York Times bestselling author of several popular science books, including Stiff, Spook, Bonk, Packing for Mars and Gulp. She has written for the Guardian, Wired, BBC Focus, GQ and Vogue. Her latest book is Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. See acast.com/privacy ...

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The Science of Soldiering: Mary Roach's <i>Grunt</i>

Science Talk - August 04, 2016 19:25 - 36 minutes ★★★★ - 566 ratings
Best-selling science writer Mary Roach talks about her latest book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.  

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Adventures of the human anus with science writer Mary Roach

Grow Big Always - August 01, 2016 14:28 - 47 minutes ★★★★★ - 104 ratings
My friends know I have this thing with toilet humor, with poop, with butts, with holes in butts, pretty much everything rear-facing. So yeah, it wouldn’t be a stretch (so to speak) to be up front with the fact I’m completely fascinated by anuses. That “poor friend in the back” is a prominent them...

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55. Mary Roach (Science Writer) – To Nietszche His Own

Think Again – a Big Think Podcast - July 16, 2016 10:00 - 36 minutes ★★★★★ - 571 ratings
Sex toy book parties! Penis transplants! Decomposition labs! These are just a few of the places the intrepid, New York Times bestselling author Mary Roach takes us in hilarious, curiosity-driven books like Bonk:: The Curious Science of Sex and her latest, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at W...

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Episode 176: Mary Roach

RiYL - July 13, 2016 15:55 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 54 ratings
It’s the long-awaited return of RiYL guest number two, the great Mary Roach, who was in town kicking off a press tour for her new book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. The author’s latest volume explores a subject near and dear to her heart, exploring her frequent theme of the huma...

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1936:A 2016 In-Depth Interview With Mary Roach

Rick Kleffel:Agony Column - July 06, 2016 16:00 ★★★★★ - 13 ratings
Mary Roach discusses her new book Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.

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138 Mary Roach - The Curious Science of Humans at War

Inquiring Minds - June 24, 2016 07:00 - 45 minutes ★★★★ - 814 ratings
We welcome best-selling science writer Mary Roach back on the show to talk about her latest book Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/inquiringminds See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Penile Transplants (With Special Guest Mary Roach)

Stuff To Blow Your Mind - June 07, 2016 20:40 - 1 hour ★★★★ - 5K ratings
The year is 2016 and we officially live in the age of the penis transplant -- and while the notion may stir giggles from some, there's nothing humorous about the cancer survivors and wounded soldiers who can benefit from such surgeries. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Chris...

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PW Radio 176: Mary Roach and Judith Rosen

PW Insider - June 03, 2016 04:00 - 43 minutes ★★★★ - 9 ratings
Publishers Weekly editors chime in on the biggest stories and books of the week.

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Sawbones: Mary Roach

Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine - June 01, 2016 03:17 - 32 minutes ★★★★★ - 13.3K ratings
Holy crap you guys, we talked to Mary Roach! Yes, THAT Mary Roach, the author of Gulp, Bonk, Spook and her newest, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, due out in early June. We spoke with Roach about a history of wrong thinking on diarrhea, why the military kept weather-related secret...

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Episode 209 - Mary Roach

Probably Science - May 25, 2016 04:35 - 56 minutes ★★★★★ - 583 ratings
Popular science author Mary Roach's (@mary_roach) books have tackled a wide variety of topics including sex, the afterlife, digestion and space travel. In her soon-to-be-released book Grunt, she takes on the curious science of humans at war, delving into combat medic training, stink bombs, genit...

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Mary Roach – How to Write Bestsellers and More About Her New Book, ‘Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal’

Smart People Podcast - January 26, 2016 02:32 - 53 minutes ★★★★ - 669 ratings
This week we are extremely excited to have Mary Roach on the show. Mary is the author of 5 New York Times Bestselling books, including her newest, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. In this episode we spend the first part of the conversation talking about what it is like to be a p...

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Episode 3: The Horror! The Horror! with David Hajdu, Mary Roach, Louis P. Masur and David Gilmour

Titlepage.TV: Video Podcast - June 27, 2015 15:15 - 49 minutes - Video
Episode 3: Our Titlepage reads: The Horror! The Horror! and features David Hajdu, Mary Roach, Louis Masur and David Gilmour.

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Author Mary Roach wants you to spit in your food

Nerdette - June 17, 2014 18:48 ★★★★★ - 1.3K ratings
Pop science author Mary Roach tells Nerdette hosts Tricia and Greta about answering gross questions most of us are too afraid to ask. Plus a conversation about the nerdy new AMC show Halt And Catch Fire. And, of course, your #nerdconfessions. http://nerdettepodcast.com

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Episode 35: GULP! with Mary Roach

Sharp & Hot - May 27, 2014 21:12 - 31 minutes ★★★★★ - 21 ratings
Mary Roach Have you ever thought about what happens to your steak dinner after you blissfully chew and swallow it? How much would you have to consume to eat yourself to death? Why do we like crunchy foods more than mushy ones? Ever wondered if Jonah could have survived in the belly of that whal...