Humans have been perfecting the science of alcohol production for ten thousand years, but modern scientists are only just beginning to distill the complex reactions behind the perfect buzz. In Proof: The Science of Booze, a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Adam Rogers puts our alcoholic history under the microscope, from our ancestors’ accidental discovery of fermented drinks to the cutting-edge laboratory research that proves why—or even if—people actually like the stuff. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Speakeasy as Damon chats with Adam about the book and the science of booze! This program was brought to you by Michters.



“I’m a science writer by training and I try to understand the world through that lens.” [04:00]


–Adam Rogers on The Speakeasy