Thought and a Chaser

Thought and a Chaser

Adult Juice Box
Sep 26, 2020 34 min

16: "The Real McCoy means booze" & "The ballad of Wade Boggs"

We're back with more history and booze. Hooray! This week, three origins for the phrase The Real McCoy, and a dive into one of baseball's strangest players. Yeah, we know how that sounds. Also, we're doing a liveshow! You should join it!
Sep 11, 2020 39 min

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! 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, and by the way, we love you.
Aug 29, 2020 51 min

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.
Aug 17, 2020 39 min

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.
Aug 01, 2020 42 min

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.
Jul 17, 2020 42 min

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.
Jul 04, 2020 1 hr 4 min

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
Jun 18, 2020 53 min

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. For the month of June all new subscription proceeds will be donate to the Anti-Police Terror Project. Visit to find out more.
Jun 05, 2020 57 min

8: "Hermitage was one of the first Wine Brands" & "Bacchus Awakens"

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.
May 22, 2020 48 min

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!
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