Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us


Journalist Murray Carpenter has written a new book about the world’s most popular drug — caffeine. And it answers questions that many coffee drinkers surely wonder about: Is caffeine addictive? What exactly does it do to our biochemistry? How does it gives us a jolt? And what health consequences does it have (or not have)? These questions all get answered in the book, Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us. And much of them were discussed when Carpenter recently visited my favorite radio program in San Francisco, KQED’s Forum. You can listen to the interview below:

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