Mary Roach

Mary Roach is an American author, specializing in popular science and humor. As of 2016, she has published seven books,: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003), Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife (2005) (published in some markets as Six Feet Over: Adventures in the Afterlife), Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (2008), Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (2010), My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (2013), and Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War (2016).

Guest Appearances

June 8, 2017

Recorded live from San Francisco Sketchfest, Adam Savage from MythBusters joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Chance the Rapper, crying at the finale of MythBusters, Haruki Murakami’s dystopian novel “1Q84,” The Abyss, and the musical Hamilton. Then, writer and author Mary Roach (Mars, Stiff, Spook, Bonk) stops by to talk about The Cure, Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing, and Harry and Tonto. Plus, a special performance by the great Dave Hill.

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