Coffee and Cigarettes #274

July 18, 2014

This week we're learning about some of the legal chemicals that regulate the moods of millions of people every day. Journalist Murray Carpenter joins us to talk about his book "Caffeinated - How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts and Hooks Us." And science blogger Dr. David Gorski explains the state of research on the effects of e-cigarettes.


  • Murray Carpenter
  • David Gorski

Guest Bios

Murray Carpenter

Murray Carpenter has reported caffeine-related stories for the New York Times, NPR, and Wired Magazine. His work has been featured in the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, and other media outlets. He holds a degree in psychology from the University of Colorado and an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. He lives in Belfast, ME.

David Gorski

Dr. David Gorski is a surgical oncologist and associate professor at Wayne State University in Detroit. Chairman of the board for the society for science based medicine. Additionally, he is an editor and contributor of the online blog Science-Based Medicine, which explores issues and controversies in the relationship between science and medicine.

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