Smarty Pants from The American Scholar
About This Show
Tune in every two weeks to catch interviews with the liveliest voices from literature, the arts, sciences, history, and public affairs; reports on cutting-edge works in progress; long-form narratives; and compelling excerpts from new books. A podcast from The American Scholar magazine. Hosted by Stephanie Bastek.
Most Recent Episode
#20: From Beer to Eternity
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Meet the experimental archaeologist and the master brewer who are resurrecting beverages of the past. Dr. Patrick McGovern, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, and Sam Calagione, the founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, discuss what it takes to turn millennia-old booze samples at the bottom of a jug into mead fit for a king; our editors give us a sneak peek at their favorite fictional food scenes; and we honor Brian Doyle, who died last month.
Go beyond the episode:
Read “Joyas Voladoras,” Brian Doyle’s ode to the capacity of the heart
Explore Dr. Pat’s work on the intoxicating science of alcohol
Watch Patrick McGovern and Sam Calagione work on a recipe for a new ancient...