The Human Body Story

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An edited version of this conversation was included in a best-of episode of the Brian Lehrer Show on December 26, 2013. It originally aired live on October 15, and the audio from that segment is posted here.

Professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard and author of the new book, The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (Pantheon, 2013), Daniel Lieberman, discusses why we have flat feet, myopia, type 2 diabetes and other evolutionary mismatches and why he thinks we need to think more about our evolutionary history when we think about our health.