Why and when men grow beards

For everyone with a hirsute family member, a bearded patriarch, a fuzzy metro-sexual, here’s a great gift, a not-entirely-serious account of why and when men grow facial hair. It’s called “Of Beards And Men,” by Christopher Oldstone-Moore.

It’s a history of beards, which begins in ancient times and works its way to the modern day, demonstrating when beards were cool and when they were not.

Listen to the interview with NPR.

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