S2E9: Body Hair

Why do we remove our body hair? Why do humans have less hair than our primate cousins? And why was Darwin obsessed with beards?

Featuring Rebecca Herzig, author of "Plucked: A History of Hair Removal." Pick it up here: https://amzn.to/3Csj819

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S2E4: STIs

How long have STIs been around? Why don't we have anything higher-tech than the condom? And when did we stop saying "STD," anyway?

Featuring Ina Park, MD, associate professor at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine and author of the book "Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs." Pick it up here: https://amzn.to/3uGrs8h

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