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Encyclopedia Man: Sex Through the Ages

A.J. Jacobs is on a quest to become the smartest guy in the world by reading the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica. Under the letter "S," he's learned about the often-amusing history of sexuality -- from randy King Solomon to the misguided contraceptive measures of the Middle Ages. Jacobs shares some of the more interesting tidbits he's gleaned with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.
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