Episode 20 — Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Hormones don’t just control things like puberty or sex; they control SO much more about our bodies, including sleep, metabolism, hunger, and the fight-or-flight response. Find out more about hormones in this talk by Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH about her book Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything. This talk was recorded in July 2018 and the paperback version of the book was just released in June 2019.

Here’s the link to the Highlights of Hormone History Video a.k.a. the rooster testicle experiment. 

Aroused was included as a Science News: best book of 2018

Also, follow Randi on Twitter.

Thanks to Graham Tully for sound production.

As always, a final thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song Mandelbrot Set as our theme music.

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