Mary Roach. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Mary Roach. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Original Broadcast:
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 — 10:00 AM

Gulp-cover-350How does saliva work? Why doesn’t your stomach digest itself? And did constipation really kill Elvis? In her new book “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal,” Mary Roach chronicles the surprisingly exciting journey that food undertakes in the human body. Roach joins KQED’s Forum to talk about everything you ever wanted to know — or might be disgusted to know — about the digestive process.

    Host: Michael Krasny


  • Mary Roach, author of “Gulp” and other books including “Stiff,” “Spook,” “Bonk” and “Packing for Mars”


Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED's online Food properties. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area; Jacques Pepin's websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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