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.
History Happy Hour, the spot where history is always on tap.
This Week on HHH – The History of the World in Six Glasse
This Week on History Happy Hour: Beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola. Author and journalist Tom Standage says you can tell the history of the world from the Stone Age to the 21st century through these six drinks. We can’t imagine a better Happy Hour topic. Is it too ambitious to tell the entire story of humanity in one hour? You won’t want to miss this hard-drinking, wide-ranging edition of History Happy Hour, the spot where history is always on tap. Sunday at 4PM ET – and don’t forget your cocktail!
This Week’s Guest – Tom Standage
Tom Standage is a British author and journalist who serves as the Deputy Editor of The Economist newspaper. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Economist‘s website, applications, and digital platform. Standage is a graduate of Oxford with a degree in engineering and computing. He is the author of six books, including The Victorian Internet and the New York Times bestseller The History of the World in Six Glasses.
History Happy Hour Reading List
Chris and Rick have put together a list of books that they and their guests have recommended or mentioned on the show. Read on!
Upcoming History Happy Hours
Sunday November 22
Topic: The History of the World in Six Glasses
Guest: Tom Standage, author, The History of the World in Six Glasses
Sunday November 29
Topic: Eleanor Roosevelt
Guest: David Micaelis, author, Eleanor
Sunday December 6
Topic: The Suffragette Surgeons of WWI
Guest: Wendy Moore
History Happy Hour Playlist
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