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Thought and a Chaser
42 minutes | 16 days ago
24: "5 Lessons from Zinfandel" & "Raines hotels"
This week! We close out season 1 of Thought & A Chaser with some lessons learned. Philip talks about what he's learned from this show so far, through the lens of that old workhorse of California wine, Zinfandel. & Liam digs into one of the first passes of Prohibition in New York, and how hilariously wrong it went
37 minutes | 3 months ago
21: "Underberg helps digestion. By poisioning you." & "The Great Wine Heist"
This week! Philip talks about Underberg, and the whole category of herbal digestifs --do they work? How? What's with that Underberg jingle? & Liam walks us through wine's criminal underbelly, and the daring Christmas thefts that rocked the California fine wine scene. Ho Ho Ho, mushroom farmer.
43 minutes | 4 months ago
19: "Tannins help wine age. Probably." & "New Albion's role in the history of craft brewing"
This week! Has been a week. What a week, in fact. Thankfully we recorded this before the election, because who knows what would have happened otherwise. This week! Philip talks about tannins in wine, what they do, and how they help wine age. Probably. Maybe. & Liam gives an oral history of New Albion brewing, and it's role in the history of craft beer. We're a project of https://patreon.com/adultjuicebox
27 minutes | 4 months ago
17: Thought & A Chaser Makes a Mistake -- LIVE!
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. Every new thing we do is a journey; if you want to be in the parlor car and not the caboose, join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/adultjuicebox
40 minutes | 5 months ago
15: "The liquid quart is Franco-Roman" & "Books for the cooking"
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 for cooking", two in particular: "An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace" by Tamar Adler "A Super Upsetting Cookbook about Sandwiches" by Tyler Kord --- As always, you can find us at ajuicebox.com, and by the way, we love you.
52 minutes | 6 months ago
14: "Prohibition created the modern presidency" & "E Clampus Vitus"
This week! Philip talks about Prohibition's lasting legacy in American politics, & Liam explores California's most infamous society of drunk historians.
39 minutes | 6 months ago
13: "Madeira is the wine of the American Revolution" & "Illegal homebrewing started the craft beer revolution"
Liberty comes in many forms. Sometimes it's drinking to celebrate, with wine that got rocked by the sea. Sometimes it's expressing your freedom brew. This week, Philip takes us through the history of Madeira wine, and its important role in the American Revolution. & Liam walks us through the history of homebrewing in the United States, and how it sparked the craft beer renaissance. --- Thought & A Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box. Drink what you like.
42 minutes | 7 months ago
12: "Alexander the Great is the Roman God of Libations" & "What happened to the bees?"
This week! Philip breaks down the idea that Alexander the Great didn't just have a god complex, he might have actually been a god to the Romans. Specifically, the God of Libations. & Liam tells us: What happened to the bees? THE BEES. --- Thought & A Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box. Drink what you like.
43 minutes | 7 months ago
11: "Virginian land laws made Kentucky Bourbon" & "The Craft Beer Revolution"
This episode we turn things up to 11 by talking not about wine, but about Whiskey and Beer. Philip dives into the history of Bourbon, and why its synonymous with Kentucky. & Liam takes us through the craft beer revolution, where it came from and where it stands now. We hope you enjoy.
64 minutes | 8 months ago
10: "Japanese manga is changing the wine world" & "Natural wine's Japanese roots"
This week, Philip talks about Kami No Shizuku, the infamous Drops of God manga, and its incredible effects on the world of wine. & Liam talks about the Japanese farming revolution at the heart of the Natural Wine movement. --- Thought & A Chaser is project of Adult Juice Box, and we are entirely supported by our Patreon subscribers. Find out more at https://patreon.com/adultjuicebox
53 minutes | 8 months ago
9: "India is the birthplace of the modern cocktail" & "Why Chinese delivery beats the apps"
This week, Philip dives into the history of British imperialism, Indian occupation, the ice trade, and the first modern cocktail. & Liam takes us into the economics of Chinese delivery, and why your local Chinese restaurant can kick the pants off the delivery megacorps. --- Thought & A Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box. We are entirely supported by our Patreon subscribers, and for the month of June all new subscription proceeds will be donate to the Anti-Police Terror Project. Visit https://patreon.com/adultjuicebox to find out more.
58 minutes | 9 months ago
8: "Hermitage was one of the first Wine Brands" & "Bacchus Awakens"
When we call facial tissue Kleenex, that's a form of genericization. It turns out that happens with wine as well! This week, Philip talks about the history of Hermitage, one of the first genericized brands in wine. A story that begins in the Crusades ends up all the way in Australia and South Africa. & Liam is inspired by the public art in San Francisco to talk about Bacchus and wine gods around the world. Awaken Bacchus! --- We are a project of Adult Juice Box, and are supported by our Patreon patrons.
49 minutes | 9 months ago
7: "Gallo is The Family of American Wine" & "The History of Baseball and Beer"
In this episode, Philip gives a history of the Gallo family, one of the oldest and most powerful families in American wine, including tales of the corporate wine juggernaut bearing the family name. Along the way we talk about Coca-Cola, Apple, PayPal, Cesar Chavez, and the Modesto Nuts. & Liam brings us the history of Major League Baseball and beer, from the founding of the teetotaling early days up through the repeal of prohibition. We meet Saloon owners who bought baseball teams, and US Presidents chanted out of stadiums. ------------ Thought & A Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box. We are entirely supported by our Patreon patrons, who get early access to the podcast and a host of other goodies. If you enjoy the show, become a subscriber! If that doesn't work for you, think about leaving us a review on iTunes. Drink what you like!
38 minutes | 10 months ago
6: "Sherry grows under the flor" & "2 buck chuck"
We're back with more stories of making, drinking, and talking about wine. This week: Sherry, and the strange bacterial goo that make it. Plus: where does 2 buck chuck come from, anyway?
57 minutes | 10 months ago
5: "The Oral History of Anchor Brewing" & "Esters Make Tropical Fruit"
One of the most beloved breweries in San Francisco has a history that serves as a lens on the history of San Francisco itself. Liam takes us from Potrero Hill to North Beach, from fire to earthquake, from sour beer to death by cable car, as we trace the history of Anchor Brewing. & Fermented beverages make strange bedfellows of bacteria, and the result is often esters. Esters are the reason your wine (or rum!) smells like tropical fruit. Philip explains where esters come from, and how they contribute to the pleasure of drinking what you like. --- Thought and a Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box. We are powered by our patrons and subscribers. If you have a story you want us to cover, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
37 minutes | a year ago
4: "Duties & Tariffs" and "Coffee belt, meet wine belt"
We're back to distract you from the world with talk of duties, tariffs, and global warming! That last one might not be the most pleasant distraction... We're joined this week by Monk Funkster, International Engineer Mystery. He's pulling back the curtain on how taxes are collected on international shipping, and how that relates to the booze you're drinking! Also: Philip and Liam talk about the wine belt, the coffee belt, and why they're merging! (Spoiler: It's not good)
49 minutes | a year ago
3: "Cans are the future of table wine" & "Herbal Liqueurs"
We're back this week with a dive into the modern miracle that is the aluminum can, and why it should be the future of table wine. We chase down that gulp with a slug of Herbal Liqueur history, including a glance at the strange life of Chartreuse. --- Thought and a Chaser is a project of Adult Juice Box, and produced out of the Mule Gallery in North Beach. Thanks to Mule Studio for use of the space and to Liam Campbell for the use of our theme song Pump Over.
46 minutes | a year ago
2: "Bottles change booze" & "Whither vinyl"
Did you know that the bottle your liquor comes in can change how you enjoy it? Did you also know that vinyl records are experiencing a historical tragedy right now? This week's Thought and a Chaser: "Bottles change booze" and "Whither vinyl"
24 minutes | a year ago
T&aC 1: "ABV helps you get less drunk" & "pallets"
In our inaugural episode, Philip walks through where Alcohol By Volume (ABV) comes from, how it's calculated, and why that matters to you as a drinker. AND! Liam talks about that champion of the logistical world, the pallet. ---- Thought and a Chaser is brought to you by Adult Juice Box. You can find out more and support the show at https://patreon.com/adultjuicebox
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