October 6, 2020

EP. 182 — Would I Have Been The Toast of the Ancient Mediterranean? with Dr. Sarah E. Bond

Raise a glass (or an amphora!) to this week’s episode of Getting Curious, all about ancient Mediterranean drinking cultures. Associate Professor of History at the University of Iowa Dr. Sarah E. Bond speaks with Jonathan about ancient Egyptians who loved beer, ancient Greeks who sipped the night away at symposia, and ancient Romans who went bar hopping. There’s truly so much to imbibe here, and thankfully, knowledge pairs well with whatever you’re already drinking.

Follow Dr. Bond on Twitter @SarahEBond, and make sure to check out her writing in Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Forbes, and beyond. Her 2016 book Trade and Taboo: Disreputable Professionals in the Roman Mediterranean is published by the University of Michigan Press.

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Dr. Sarah E. Bond JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a 40 minute conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined by Associate Professor of History at the University of Iowa and an expert on ancient drinking culture, Dr. Sarah E. Bond, where I ask her: Would I have been the toast of the ancient world? Welcome to “Getting Curious.” This is Jonathan Van Ness. I’m so excited for our guest this week and for our topic, because it’s so interesting. So without any further ado, welcome to the show Professor Sarah E. Bond, honey. So, but here’s the question. How did we start drinking? Where did it come from? There’s so many, like, layers to this question and I feel like you’re really the leading person in this field to talk about. You just have, how you write about the histo

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