A History Lesson With Booze ™


See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Alfred Ely Beach’s Early Subway Pipe Dream

This week back in 1870, the inventor became an underground sensation, only to have his success blown away. Find out more and quickly enjoy the breezy rye cocktail it inspired.


Portrait of Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

How a Playwright Almost Started a War

Guest historian Sarah Vowell shares a tale adapted from her new book, "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States," about one of the proudest playwrights (and worst spies) of all time. Soak it in...along with a bubbly cocktail inspired by his escapades.