You've heard the phrase plenty of times in your life: "Drink more water!" But our guest on this week's show dispels that myth.
Professor Tamara Hew-Butler, who appears on the Adam Ruins Football episode of the TV show, studies how too much water while exercising can actually be dangerous. Her research at Oakland University specifically focuses on excess water and hyponatremia, a potentially fatal condition when your body holds too much water.
Adam and Tamara discuss the myth of drinking eight glasses of water a day, Adam's lessons from his very long, first marathon, and Tamara's hilariously unorthodox lab experiments.
Adam is joined by historian Ed Ayers to talk about our forefathers' democratic vision for the United States, the historical implications of our current election, and misconceptions about the discipline of history.
Since we're experiencing one of the most interesting elections in modern history, we needed to know what it all means. So on this week's podcast we talk to historian Ed Ayers.
Ed, who appeared on the voting episode of Adam Ruins Everything, is the host of the brilliant podcast and public radio show BackStory with the American History Guys. He's also the President Emeritus of the University of Richmond, where he now serves as Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities.
Her ground-breaking work studies how memories can be changed and altered. She's specifically focused on the weaknesses of eyewitness testimony.
What makes Elizabeth's work even more interesting is that she's ventured beyond academia to understand human memory, testifying and consulting in over 250 legal cases.
Adam and Elizabeth discuss collective memory, repressed memory, and even some of Adam's own memories.