I write and host podcast episodes! As part of Good Beer Hunting‘s Source Material series, my podcast hoists a pint glass between past and present to see how beer refracts our perspective. You can find episodes on Apple, Google, Spotify, and anywhere else the GBH podcast is available…or just scroll down! Each episode will be made available on this page.
Worth Saving: Brewery Records and the Future
I sit down with three archivists who specialize in the preservation of beer history to talk about brewery records and how to save them from oblivion. This episode gets into the weeds just a little bit, but it’s a message the brewing industry needs to hear.
That Dog Won’t Hunt: Charleston Beer’s Past, Present, and Future
Alongside Jamaal Lemon and Mike Stein, we discuss our work to recover the names of erased Black brewery workers in one of Charleston’s oldest breweries. Specifically, we talk to brewery owners and artists who helped up honor this history with a historically-minded beer and the first ever Tek Cyear uh Da Root festival, which took place in Charleston on November 4, 2021. This work relates to our earlier written Tek Cyear uh Da Root series.
‘Every Can Counts’: Boycotting Coors in Colorado, the Castro, and Beyond
I team up with guest co-host Holly Regan to explore the Coors boycotts, a series of coalition-based campaigns against the anti-union, discriminatory, and zealously conservative practices of Coors Brewing Company and the family behind it. Special guest Allyson Brantley. (images by Colette Holston)
Name Your Poison
I wrap up my debut series on 1800s lager beer and public health with a look at the seemingly endless adulteration debates that hounded lager beer for half a century. Special guests Maureen Ogle and Lee Graves.
(August 26, 2021)
The Devil’s Chloroform
I continue my dive into lager beer and 1800s public health debates with a look at cholera epidemics during the 1840s, 50s, and 60s, when lager beer was simultaneously blamed for causing the disease, and lauded for preventing it. Special guests Maureen Ogle and Lee Graves.
(July 25, 2021)
My podcast debuts with ‘Lager Beer, Governing Bodies,” a three part series looking at lager beer’s repeated entanglements with public health debates in 1800s America. This episode covers a series of court cases during the 1850s and beyond, where a heated debate took place about whether lager beer could intoxicate a person. Special guests Maureen Ogle and Lee Graves.
(May 28, 2021)