098 The Bizarre History of Soda | Tristan Donovan


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How did soda, just flavored fizzy water, become so ubiquitous in today’s society? To find out, let’s dive in to the history of soda; It’s an astonishing tale featuring drugs, Roman baths, “curative” medicinal uses, and more!

In this episode I’m joined by Tristan Donovan, author of Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World.

Tune in to learn…

-If Coca-Cola actually had cocaine in it,

-About the “curative” properties of soda,

-How the soda fountain began,

-About the time people were afraid to drink cold drinks,

-Why soda fountains were in drug stores,

-How Coca-Cola began as a knock-off,

-Where the cola flavor comes from,

-& so much more!

Grab your copy of Tristan’s book, Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World.

Available on IndieBound at https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781613747223

And on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2I3yT70 (affiliate link)


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