• On point47:45

The Diane Rehm Show


Dr. Herz discusses her book – The Scent of Desire – and elaborates on the close connection between the sense of smell, mental health and happiness.


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Events and Noteworthy


March 8, 2016, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Times SQ. NYC. 41st Annual National Rotten Sneaker Contest. I am a lucky judge of odor.  See pics and watch the video!


July 22, 4-6 pm, 2015. I will be selling and signing books at The Edward King House in Newport, RI.  Free and Open to the public.


That's Disgusting is the solution the New York Times Acrostic Puzzle, Sunday November, 30, 2014. For completed puzzle click here.

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The Callie Crosely Show


Rachel talks to Callie Crosley, who is very easily grossed out, about why things disgust us or not, and how to get over being disgusted.

The Brain Science Podcast, Episode 34


Interview with Ginger Campbell, MD.  How Dr. Herz got into the field of olfaction and a discussion of the neuroscience and psychology of smell, memory and emotion.


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Interviews

Dinner Party Download


Hear Dr. Herz share fun and disgusting tidbits with Brendan Newnam, and arm yourself when you're running out of things to say at your next dinner party.


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The BBC:  The World Today


Dr. Herz explains how scents evoke uniquely emotional memories and how body odor is critically involved in sexual attraction, especially for women. 

On Point


Dr. Rachel Herz talks to Tom Ashbrook and callers about her new book-- That's Disgusting-- and discusses the science and psychology of the emotion of disgust.

Lunch with the Loveologist


Interview with Wendy Strgar from LA Talk Radio discusses how important our sense of smell is in every facet of our lives, from sexuality to scent marketing.


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Talk of the Nation: Science Friday


Ira Flatow interviews Dr. Herz on the day after Thanksgiving,  and she explains how aromas create emotional ambiance and influence our feelings about the holidays... the food, the people and nostalgia.


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Science Friday


Rachel Herz talks to Ira Flatow and callers about "pure yuckiness".

The Nose Knows Love


Interview with Maureen Cavanaugh from KPBS in San Diego.  Just in time for Valentine's Day, Dr. Herz explains the role of scent in romantic attraction.  


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A Conversation with Rachel Herz


Learn more about Rachel in this intimate interview


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The Splendid Table


Lynne Rossetto Kasper of the show for people who love to eat, by American Public Media, interviews Dr. Herz about scent, taste, flavor and of course food.

  • The Splendid Table52:00

  • The Callie Crossley Show35:24