1. Settle in people, settle in because today is the day that David J. Linden, professor of neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, talks to Fresh Air’s Terry Gross about why vodka, marijuana, orgasms, gambling and other stuff along those lines make us feel.so.darn.good.

    Linden’s new book is The Compass of Pleasure.

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    compass of pleasure

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  1. Illustrator Christoph Niemann’s new children’s book, That’s How, imagines the inner workings of trucks, airplanes, and other forms of transport through the eyes of a young boy and girl. 
On today’s Fresh Air, Niemann tells Terry Gross why he tries to incorporate animals into his illustrations for news stories in The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. View in High-Res

    Illustrator Christoph Niemann’s new children’s book, That’s How, imagines the inner workings of trucks, airplanes, and other forms of transport through the eyes of a young boy and girl.

    On today’s Fresh Air, Niemann tells Terry Gross why he tries to incorporate animals into his illustrations for news stories in The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine.

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  1. "I felt a  pressure both from my peers and from within, that in order  to be a real Marine, I  needed to go to Iraq," Jess Goodell says about why she decided to take a job in the Mortuary  Affairs unit. In that job, Goodell had to gather the remains of fallen soldiers, inventory what was in their pockets and identify the bodies. She talks about this and more with Terry Gross on today’s Fresh Air.

    "I felt a pressure both from my peers and from within, that in order to be a real Marine, I needed to go to Iraq," Jess Goodell says about why she decided to take a job in the Mortuary Affairs unit. In that job, Goodell had to gather the remains of fallen soldiers, inventory what was in their pockets and identify the bodies. She talks about this and more with Terry Gross on today’s Fresh Air.

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  1. Jess Goodell enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school as a  mechanic, but when the Mortuary  Affairs unit was recruiting officers to  go to Iraq in 2004, she volunteered  immediately.
Her  platoon was tasked with recovering and processing the remains of fallen  soldiers.
Goodell talks with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross today about her new memoir "Shade it Black:  Death and After in Iraq.”   In the book Goodell shares her experiences in the  Mortuary Affairs   Unit and why her job never got easier with time or  proficiency.

    Jess Goodell enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school as a mechanic, but when the Mortuary Affairs unit was recruiting officers to go to Iraq in 2004, she volunteered immediately.

    Her platoon was tasked with recovering and processing the remains of fallen soldiers.

    Goodell talks with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross today about her new memoir "Shade it Black: Death and After in Iraq.” In the book Goodell shares her experiences in the Mortuary Affairs Unit and why her job never got easier with time or proficiency.

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  1. When Jess Goodell worked in the Marine Corps’ first Mortuary Affairs Unit in Iraq, she had to gather the remains of fallen soldiers, inventory what was in their pockets, and identify the bodies.

    Her new memoir "Shade it Black: Death and After in Iraq," describes how her immersion in death affected her life when she returned home.

    Tuesday on Fresh Air: Jess Goodell

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    iraq war

    memoir

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