The State of Things
12:19 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

A Trip Down The Food Shoot With Mary Roach

Book cover for Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Mary Roach is a writer known for asking taboo and wacky questions about the human body, and she continues this pursuit in her latest book, "Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal."(W.W. Norton & Company/2013)

It is very difficult to burst a human stomach because the stomach will outsmart you - Mary Roach

The book takes readers on journey from an oral processing lab in the Netherlands to a Gut Microflora Party in Minnesota.Roach will talk about her work at The Carolina Theater in Durham this Sunday at 7 p.m. But first, Host Frank Stasio talks to Mary Roach about her exploration of the human digestive system.

Here's the trailer for the book:

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