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How ‘Nosferatu’ Was Almost Burned Out of Existence

Back in 1922, a classic movie monster was born and was almost immediately plunged into the scariest nightmare of all... a lawsuit. Learn the tale, then get the recipe for a custom twist on the Blood & Sand cocktail


The Drunken Night of Debauchery That Inspired an Idiom

Just in time for a rambunctious Halloween weekend, find out about the night so rowdy, it changed the way we describe rowdy nights. Then wash it down with a strong cocktail that'll paint your tongue red.


The Daguerreotype’s Moment in the Sun

In the 1830s, French artist-chemist-inventor Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre developed the Daguerreotype, a major advancement toward modern photography.


A lucky thief and Bloody Cheek

In 1671, Colonel Thomas Blood attempted to steal the Crown Jewels - armed with little more than his charm. He failed miserably. Learn about why King Charles rewarded the red-handed bandit, and then quaff this gilt-y pleasure of a cocktail.


Gumming-Up History

This week in 1891, Chicago entrepreneur William Wrigley began giving away bubble gum. Learn about how he turned this chewy afterthought into a billion-dollar model of marketing...and then blow bubbles in this custom cocktail.


The vacuum cleaner and The Suck It Up

This week back in 1899, John Thurman patented a device that was almost -- but not quite -- a vacuum cleaner... inspiring Englishman Hubert C. Booth to invent the real deal. Hear the story, then toast the spirit of invention with a cocktail that doesn't suck.


A slick cocktail

DPD listener Cathryn Poff sent us this sadly timely drink recipe.


Fish Drinks: Listeners take the bait

In our last episode, Brendan lamented the relative dearth of cocktails with a fish component. So we asked listeners to hep us to fishy tipples… and were alternately intrigued and appalled by their responses.