Audiobook Recommendation: Caffeine, Written and Read by Michael Pollan
Behind the Mic Considers the "substance that changed the course of world history.”
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Food writer Michael Pollan investigates how we all became addicted to the most commonly used drug in the world—caffeine. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss Pollan’s persuasive narration and writing as he mixes personal experimentation and historical research into the impact of caffeine around the world. Listeners will come away with a potful of information on the worldwide economic importance of coffee and tea, and the ubiquitous presence of caffeine in the world.
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