Grunt #384

August 26, 2016

This week we're tackling the science of the soldier and how to keep them fighting when difficult conditions -- and our own human bodies and brains -- get in the way. We spend the hour with best selling science author Mary Roach, talking about her latest book "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War".

This episode is hosted by Bethany Brookshire, science writer from Science News.


  • Mary Roach

Guest Bios

Mary Roach

Mary Roach is the author of "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War", "Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void", "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex", "Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife", and "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers". Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She lives in Oakland, California. Photo by 

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