Tomcat and Billy crack a few too many cold ones also Alex jumps on to say hey, as we discuss the history behind the drinks we enjoy so much.
Alcohol has provided a variety of functions for people throughout all history. From the earliest times to the present, alcohol has played an important role in religion. Historically, alcoholic beverages have served as sources of needed nutrients. They have been widely used for their medicinal and antisepticproperties.
The role of such beverages as thirst quenchers is obvious. They also play an important role in increasing the enjoyment of life. They can be a social lubricant, promote relaxation, and can provide pharmacological pleasure. And, of course, increase the pleasure of eating. Thus, while alcohol has always been misused a lot of people including the people who bring you this STRANGE podcast!