A History Lesson With Booze ®


Bob Geldof and Midge Ure pictured outside SARM Studios in Notting Hill, London, during the recording of the Band Aid single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', part of the Feed The World campaign, raising money for famine-stricken Ethiopia, on November 25, 1984. (Photo Credit Larry EllisExpress Newspapers/Getty Images)

‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’: New Wave’s Charity Effort

This week in 1984, 40 of the biggest pop stars in the world assembled in London to tape a charity Christmas song that became a UK record-breaker. Hear the story of their smash hit, then "raise a glass to everyone" with this liquid evidence that the world can work together in harmony.


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The Origins of ‘I Love Lucy’

Back in 1951, "I Love Lucy" debuted on CBS-TV... barely. Learn the tale and get strong armed into trying a delicious rum cocktail.


(Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

The Lonely Gar-Barge and The Better No Litter

Right around this time back in 1987, New Jersey became the 3rd state in the union to mandate trash recycling… and the impetus may’ve been the long and inglorious journey of the Mobro 4000 — a barge, loaded with litter, that couldn’t find a home. Hear the story, then toss back this trashy custom cocktail.