A Cool History of Ice, Memory Lab, The Perfect Cocktail

We'll talk about the invention and evolution of ice, the frozen stuff we take for granted. Then, cube that ice and add it to a glass for a cocktail on the rocks!

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Cate Barry Photography

Cate Barry Photography

Looking for a chill in the hot weather? We’re talking about the history of ice and our obsession with all things frozen. Author Amy Brady joins us to discuss her new book, Ice: From Mixed Drinks to Skating Rinks–A Cool History of a Hot Commodity.

Our memories can be flawed and unreliable. Sometimes we even remember things that never happened to us.  Vishnu Deepu Murty is the principal investigator at Temple University’s Adaptive Memory Lab and studies how trauma and powerful emotional events can affect what and how we remember. He joins us to share what he’s learning and to talk about the latest research on memory.

Hop Sing Laundromat is a speakeasy bar a few blocks away in Chinatown. The bartender-in-resident is famed mixologist Toby Maloney, who won his second James Beard award this year, this one for his new book, The Bartender’s Manifesto: How to Think, Drink, and Create Cocktails Like a Pro, coauthored by Emma Janzen.

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