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The History Of Hygiene: Humanity's Quest For Cleanliness

Apr 1, 2020

From ancient mixtures of boiled goat fats and ashes to modern artisanal soaps with calendula and coffee grinds, humans have been inventing clever ways of cleaning themselves since the very beginning.

This quest for cleanliness has wound its way through religion, sexuality, culture, and more. It has been the source of everything from comedies to conflicts to consumer crazes. This hour we talk to experts and historians about the history of hygiene.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired February 15, 2018.