Listening to a good interview on a podcast makes conversation feel deceptively simple. People just talk, after all, right?

Three years of listening taught me otherwise.

I recently wrote a book, “Smellosophy: What the Nose tells the Mind” (Harvard UP, 2020). And it could not have come into being without smell experts in neuroscience, chemistry, psychology, philosophy, perfumery, and winemaking lending me their voice.

I conducted hundreds of hours worth of interviews. Some happened over a couple of beers at the bar. Some took place at conferences or laboratory visits. Others over the phone. Or in the car. Some lasted…

Ann-Sophie Barwich

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