Mary Roach in Conversation with Peter Sagal

One of the most intrepid—and funniest—science writers working today, Mary Roach has explored sex (Bonk), corpses (Stiff), and digestion (Gulp). For her latest, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, Roach’s field research has taken her from Djibouti to a nuclear submarine to answer puzzles about war. Why is DARPA interested in ducks? How is a wedding gown like a bomb suit? Why are shrimp more dangerous to sailors than sharks? WBEZ radio host Peter Sagal joins the bestselling author for an exploration of these mysteries, and more.

This program is generously underwritten by Elaine and Roger Haydock.

This program was recorded on October 31, 2016 as part of Chicago Humanities Festival’s Fallfest/16: Speed.

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