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Ep. 1 – BOOZE!

In the premier episode of The Oxford Comment, Lauren and Michelle talk to Benjamin Carp about the drinking habits of the Founding Fathers and visit brewmaster Garrett Oliver at the Brooklyn Brewery.

Mentioned in this podcast:
- Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution by Benjamin L. Carp
- Fraunces Tavern in New York City
- City Tavern in Philadelphia
- The Oxford Companion to Beer edited by Garrett Oliver, forthcoming Fall 2011

Music on this podcast:
- Ben Daniels Band – Like them on Facebook!

Special thanks to Paul Harrington, Max Sinsheimer, Grace Labatt, Pat Mack, Bill Murphy, Charles Hodgson, “Jon,” and the Super-Secret-Listening-Focus-Group-Club.

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Recent Comments

  1. Noj

    What a fantastic inaugural piece! I think the mix of history, pop culture and technical beer jargon was really effective.

    Michelle, Lauren, superlative job putting this together. You are truly old souls (podcasticly speaking).

  2. Megan Kennedy

    Great topic, great piece! From Benjamin Franklin to babies in a brewery. Nice.

  3. Russell Cross

    Just about the right length to keep me mentally occupied on the way to work! And a smart move to stay clear of commenting on “weird” or “obscure” vocabulary – much better to focus on vox populi than verba obscura.

    Cheers! And “bottoms up.”

  4. Linda Pearson

    Great start to your podcasting career. I’m looking forward to your next.

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