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Oct 20, 2020

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.

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