Up with Switchel, Herman Melville's Energy Drink by The Dinner Party Download published on 2014/03/24 17:38:49 +0000 Somewhere between a vinegar shrub and modern ginger ale there was switchel - a ginger-apple cider vinegar-sugar drink, beloved by New England farmers and other 17th century types. Now this heritage beverage is being made again. http://www.dinnerpartydownload.org/switchel/ This week: Steve Martin puts on a show as well as a concert … Emily Posts’ progeny pocket dial us … Switchel, a.k.a. Herman Melville’s fave energy drink… Filmmaker Davy Rothbart celebrates beautiful losers – in basketball and life … A British Invasion of radio pirates inspires a rum cocktail – naturally. Plus, a two million dollar puppy, mute violins, and Papercuts you won’t try to avoid.