How California got a reputation for healthy living

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California is known as the capital of health and wellness fads. But when and how did the Golden State get that reputation? Lyra Kilston explores that in her new book “Sun Seekers: The Cure of California.” She argues it all started in the 19th century with tuberculosis.

Credits

Guest:
Lyra Kilston - author, “Sun Seekers - The Cure of California” - @lyra_k

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Adriana Cargill