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Month: June 2012

Distillations #150 – Sweat

Distillations second installment of Blood, Sweat, and Tears is ripe with great information about sweat. (Get it? HA!) First, our assistant producer Anne Fredrickson has a thoroughly entertaining segment on the history of deodorants, complete with some hilarious archival footage. Then reporter Gretchen Cuda Kroen explains how researchers are using sweat to analyze both the physical and mental health of their patients.


Plus, super-talented producer Josh Kurz made this most awesome video for us:  A Distillations Explainer on Sweat Glands.

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Distillations #149 – Blood


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!

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