This week on The Speakeasy, Damon takes a break from the bar songs and speaks with Brad Thomas Parsons, the author of "Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas". Tune in to learn more about one of the components of the original definition of "cocktail"; bitters. Find out how all the different variations are related and why it's so hard to get your hand on artisanal bitters. Learn how you can make your own bitters at home and discover why novelty and practicality are not mutually exclusive when it comes to making cocktails. This episode was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.