New podcast episode with James Nestor. James just released his new book yesterday called Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. It’s really a decade-long journey uncovering the hidden science of our most vital and misunderstood function. If you think you know everything you need to know about breathing you need to read this book.
His research on breathing started while writing his award-winning New York Times Editor’s Pick best-selling book DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves. In his new book, he finds answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect. Rather he traveled around the world in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of Sao Paulo. He even goes to Paris, crawls into a sewer, and breaks into the secret catacombs below the city to actually hold hundred-year-old skulls.