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Thought and a Chaser

Oct 23, 2020

This week, Philip makes the bold claim that no one, including him, really knows what a Sommelier is, and then attempts to back up that claim with history and a tour of the Somm schools of the world.


Liam takes us into the sordid history of McSorley's, the NYC institution and strongest contender for the oldest bar in...

Oct 13, 2020

This week, we're bringing you three stories from our live show, with the absolute best we could do given the crappy audio we had.

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Sep 26, 2020

We're back with more history and booze. Hooray!

This week, three origins for the phrase The Real McCoy, and a dive into one of baseball's strangest players. Yeah, we know how that sounds.

Also, we're doing a liveshow! You should join it!



Sep 11, 2020

History is always significantly weirder than we think it is.

This week, we're diving into the strange history of the quart, the gallon, and the pint, and the hilarious story of how those came to be.


Books! You cook with! Not that you cook the books, I mean, you can, but, really we mean "Use these books as inspiration...

Aug 29, 2020

This week!

Philip talks about Prohibition's lasting legacy in American politics,


Liam explores California's most infamous society of drunk historians.