Thought and a Chaser
Adult Juice Box
Oct 23, 2020 45 min
18: "Nobody knows what a Sommelier is" & "McSorley's in NYC"
This week, Philip makes the bold claim that no one, including him, really knows what a Sommelier is, and then attempts to back up that claim with history and a tour of the Somm schools of the world. & Liam takes us into the sordid history of McSorley's, the NYC institution and strongest contender for the oldest bar in the US. ---- T&AC is a project of Adult Juice Box, https://www.patreon.com/adultjuicebox
Oct 13, 2020 27 min
17: Thought & A Chaser Makes a Mistake -- LIVE!
This week, we're bringing you three stories from our live show, with the absolute best we could do given the crappy audio we had. Every new thing we do is a journey; if you want to be in the parlor car and not the caboose, join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/adultjuicebox
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 ajuicebox.com, 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 https://patreon.com/adultjuicebox
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 https://patreon.com/adultjuicebox to find out more.