What do "The Brothers Karamazov," "Anna Karenina," and "The Cherry Orchard" have in common? They all talk about Kvass. The authors were Russian and Kvass is a popular drink there and all around Eastern Europe. But, until recently, there wasn't much of it available in the States. Listen as Brendan gets a lesson on the Slavic fermented beverage, which is made from stale rye bread, from the folks over at Enlightenment Wines.
Sixty-three years ago this month, the United Kingdom marked the end of an era. Learn a little about WWII food meat rationing and get a pork-infused cocktail recipe to celebrate!
Back in 1951, "I Love Lucy" debuted on CBS-TV... barely. Learn the tale and get strong armed into trying a delicious rum cocktail.
Around this time back in 1956, an Ohio company turned a useless household product into one of the most beloved inventions ever. Learn the squishy history and enjoy a custom crimson cocktail.
This month marks the 72nd birthday of the inventor of an object that infuriated millions.
This week, back in 1847, a seafarer from Maine created one of the most popular confections in America.
Hear disco godfather Nile Rodgers' tale of the birth of "Le Freak," then wash it down with a very chic cocktail.
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.
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.
Rico gets a very hands-on crash course on the pungent and potent Chinese liquor, from Los Angeles cocktail star Cari Hah -- who developed an entire baijiu-centric menu for L.A.'s Peking Tavern.