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More than words, Kathy & Ross Petras on 'The History of the World through Body Parts'

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Kathy and Ross Petras
Kathy and Ross Petras, the authors of "A History of the World Through Body Parts: The Stories Behind the Organs, Appendages, Digits, and the Like Attached to (or Detached from) Famous Bodies."

If you're a fan of KMUW podcasts, you've likely heard of Kathy Petras and Ross Petras. The sister & brother team co-host "You're Saying It Wrong" with KMUW's Fletcher Powell, an offshoot of their book with the same name.

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Now Kathy & Ross have written a new book. This one isn’t about words, but about body parts and their special place in history.

I recently spoke with the Petrases about the rabbit holes their research takes them down, about working together in what has become a “family” business, and, of course, about the new book. Here's our converation

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A History of the World Through Body Parts: The Stories Behind the Organs, Appendages, Digits, and the Like Attached to (or Detached from) Famous Bodies, by Kathy Petras and Ross Petras was published by Chronicle Books.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.