Snuggled among the charms of eastern Tennessee is the "body farm."
It won't put Dollywood out of business, in fact, it's closed to the public.
The body farm is a project of Dr. Bill Bass, a retired University of Tennessee forensic anthropologist. At the body farm, formally known as the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Facility, cadavers are placed outdoors, sometimes buried, sometimes not, sometimes in a car trunk, for scientific research purposes.
The body farm was the inspiration of a Patricia Cornwell book of the same name.
In eastern Tennessee you'll also find Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds and his wife, forensic psychologist Dr. Helen Smith. In their latest podcast, they interview Bass and Jon Jefferson. The two co-authored their second novel, Flesh and Bone. Like Cornwell's book it's a mystery.
Do you like the CSI TV shows? Well, Bass and Jefferson don't. But even if you do like the series, check out the podcast. You can listen to it or download here.
Or do what I do, and subscribe (for free) at the iTunes site.
The podcast is sponsored by Volvo Cars.
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