Did Tea-Drinking Cut Deaths in the Industrial Revolution?

More or Less | 9 April 2022 | 0h 08m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Francisca Antman about her paper For Want of a Cup: The Rise of Tea in England and the Impact of Water Quality on Mortality. Discusses the data and methods used to tease out that boiling water for tea accidentally improved public health.

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Why Are We Living Longer Than Our Ancestors?

History Extra | 29 May 2021 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Steven Johnson about his book Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer (and BBC Four series co-presented with David Olusoga). Chronicles the revolution in medicine and innovations in science and public health that have led to huge increases in life expectancy since 1900.

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