Why did I start this podcast?
Because I’m fascinated by the history of alcohol. It’s a substance thats been with us for almost all of recorded history. Because of that you can follow the transformation of alcohol, using it to understanding the changes that societies have gone through. And often I've found that it's easier to talk about alcohol's history than directly discuss serious historical issues.
The problem, as I see it, is that too many stories from our alcoholic past aren’t being shared because they’re tucked away in a 400 page book, or lost in the back corners of the internet. Shots of History was created was so that these stories can see the light of day, and be presented in a format that is accessible to anyone who wants to use alcohol as means of understanding history. Join me as I dig into the history of the world's favorite vice, and share with you times when alcohol played a pivotal role in the history of the world. From Italy to Iowa and whiskey to wine, get ready for history, one shot at a time.