This marks the first installment of Distillations‘ new three-part series Blood, Sweat, and Tears, an exploration of our vital fluids. First, we learn how a series of discoveries in the early 17th century led to our modern understanding of the circulatory system. Then, producer Hannah Hoag explains how the athlete biological passport will help catch blood dopers at the Olympic Games in London.
And finally, this series comes with video!! Producer Josh Kurz put together this freakin’ awesome short about the function of hemoglobin in the body. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with for sweat and tears!