Gastropod: peak booze (audio)

An extra from How we became the heaviest drinkers in a century

Are you part of Generation Peak Booze? Dive into the ups and downs in alcohol consumption in the UK and US over the course of the 20th century and get a peak at the synthetic alcohol of the future.

A special episode brought to you by Gastropod, the podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history.

Hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley interview Mosaic's Chrissie Giles on her revealing story about the booziest generation in a century. They  compare her findings with the data on drinking in the US and draw on insights from neuropsychopharmacologist David Nutt to explore the effects of regulation and cultural trends on alcohol consumption.

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