Dripping with Sweat #587

August 03, 2021

It's summer and that means sweat. But why do we use all those antiperspirants and deodorants? Why are we so ashamed of a cooling bodily function? This week host Bethany Brookshire talks with Sarah Everts, author of the new book "The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration".

Guests:

  • Sarah Everts

Guest Bios

Sarah Everts

Sarah Everts is a science journalist and professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She joined the university in 2019 after a decade in Berlin, Germany, where she reported on science and technology for Scientific American, New Scientist, Smithsonian, Chemical & Engineering News, and others. Sarah used to be a scientist -- she has a master's degree in chemistry from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. In her free time, Sarah loves trying out new sweat ceremonies, particularly if they are followed by a cold-water plunge.

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