History Happy Hour

One of the best parts of going on a Stephen Ambrose Historical Tour is crowding into the bar at happy hour to discuss the places you have been and kibbitz over history tidbits.

Each Sunday at 4PM EDT, host-historians Christopher Anderson in London and Rick Beyer in Chicago each grab a cocktail and go live to talk history (and maybe some smack) during History Happy Hour. They welcome fascinating and knowledgeable guests such as authors Andrew Roberts, Joe Balkoski, Lynne Olson, and Hampton Sides for entertaining history discussions. And you get to join the conversation as well with questions and comments.

The bar is open every Sunday at 4 PM ET on the History Happy Hour Facebook page and YouTube channel.

History Happy Hour, the spot where history is always on tap.


History Happy Hour Encore Episode 165: American as Apple Pie



This week on History Happy Hour: What exactly can pie tell us about American history? It’s no half-baked question! In this encore episode, Chris and Rick welcome Rossi Anastopoulo, author Sweet Land of Liberty: A History of America in 11 Pies.


We’ll serve up the delicious details on how pies are woven into our history, from the first Thanksgiving to the lunch counter sit-ins in Greensboro North Carolina. Pies, after all, are a subject as American as…apple pie. Which, turns out, is not American in origin at all.  So there’s lots to learn!


A heaping helping of pie and history, Sunday at 4PM ET on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap. Only today, with pie. Mmm.














This Week’s Guest:


Rossi Anastopoulo is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in TASTE, Saveur, Food52, Bon Appetit, and Eaten Magazine. She works as the blog editor for King Arthur Baking Company and is based in Los Angeles. Rossi is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead-Cain scholar.

















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Upcoming History Happy Hours


October 8, 2023 – The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWII and Shape Modern America

Guest: Christopher Gorham


October 15, 2023 – Daughter of the Dragon

Guest: Yunte Huang



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