How Booze Built America

About the show

Join Mike Rowe on the ultimate bar crawl through America’s beer and liquor filled past. Starting with the Pilgrim’s emergency beer run, we explore how booze shaped colonial life, caused the Boston Tea Party, and ultimately, led to the American Revolution. Next, we’ll show you how alcohol helped push this great nation west, where mountain men and Johnny Appleseed pave the way for liquored up cowboys to shoot each other at the OK Corral. Finally, find out how alcohol propelled the space race, how prohibition inspired our pastime, and who killed JFK.

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