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"The Perfect Cocktail!" It’s some history for you, a reason to drink for me! It’s the history of the “Great Minds” that made history come to be… DGMH is a multi-formatted podcast that showcases the history and psychology of some of the Greatest Minds of our shared past. Cheers!
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Hello Great Minds! It is finally time to commence the DGMH Countdown to Great Mind #25, and of course we moving on to those Great Minds that really did try to keep things interesting for us... Great Minds #19 to #16. No previews, no spoilers, save maybe the beavers in the artwork... Cheers! Patreon Link - https://www.patreon.com/dgmhhistory Get 20%…
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Hello Great Minds! It is finally time to commence the DGMH Countdown to Great Mind #25, and of course we are starting with the Bottom Five! No previews, no spoilers, save maybe the beaver in the picture... Cheers! Patreon Link - https://www.patreon.com/dgmhhistory Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code DGMH at Manscaped.com Be sure to follow D…
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Hello Great Minds! How do I sum up this episode... Anglo-South African Beaver! Enough said... The Countdown to the countdown begins... like seven more days or something like that! But, in this episode, Mr. DGMH goes over the style of the DMGH Countdown, shares a fun bit of drinking history, and dives into the surprisingly "DGMH-esque" history over …
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Happy DGMH New Year, Great Minds! Cullen, Luke, and Kelly join me to reflect and play a little game to ring in the DGMH New Year for first full episode of Season 5! Cheers! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code DGMH at Manscaped.com Patreon Link - https://www.patreon.com/dgmhhistory Cheers! Be sure to follow DGMH on Twitter & Instagram @dgmhh…
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Hello Great Minds! Welcome back, we are here... Well, I am here! Yes, Mr. DGMH is back with all the details you need to know about Season 5, plus a fun little story about James Madison. Cheers! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code DGMH at Manscaped.com Patreon Link - https://www.patreon.com/dgmhhistory Cheers! Be sure to follow DGMH on Twitt…
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Sam Bail was feeling better. So much better that two months into her sobriety experiment, she knew she wasn’t going back to drinking alcohol. But she missed her softball team, and all the other relationships she made at her local watering hole—her “third place,” where she socialized when not at work or at home in a tiny apartment. And this is New Y…
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The gustatory glory of multicultural NYC has been food writer Giulia Álvarez-Katz's stomping ground for as long as she can remember. Rose Thomas dusts off her mixology skills with a custom Third Place cocktail in honor of Giulia's video series about the places where New Yorkers loiter, shoot the shit and congregate. RT and Giulia discuss the proces…
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Hello Great Minds! It's the end of Season 4, why not go out with another Poisonous tale, the story of Mithridates, King of Pontus. And, if you don't always find yourself thinking of the Roman Empire, then this episode will give you a chance to... Key Topics: Roman Republic, Mithridates, Pontus, Poison Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code DGM…
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In her literary memoir The Rye Bread Marriage, author and food writer Michaele Weissman turns her skills with history, psychology and adventure to her own family story. This interview begins with the gonzo travel that led to Michaele's seminal book on specialty coffee. It goes on to describe the Latvian poetry and the loaves of bread that opened up…
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As an advocate for small growers with her company Wine Soul, Alessandra Caroni educates us about Trento DOC, a sparkling wine made in the classic method from grapes grown in the Dolomite Mountains. Maso Martis is the organic brand she represents in Trento DOC. These wines from the Northern Italian region of Trentino area fantastic value for sparkli…
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Hello Great Minds & Happy Holidays! It's that time of year, as we another season farewell, I figured I re-release my Saint Nicholas episode as Christmas approaches in a chat about the life and miracles of the real life Santa, Saint Nicholas of Myra. Plus, I added in an interesting little tale about Woody the Red Nosed Beaver in Idaho... Don't worry…
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Hello Great Minds! I am back from Italy, and that means new history, new stories, and new drinks to share with all of you. In this episode, we explore the Austrian legacy of Northern Italy by looking at the stories of Geno Rigi and Cesare Battisti... Italians. Plus, I briefly discuss Italy's role in World War I... Beginning, Middle, and End. Key To…
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Culinary historian and bakery manager Avery Robinson works with a nonprofit called Rye Revival, encouraging people to plant and enjoy more rye. Avery explains what’s special about rye for ecology, distillation, nutrition and cultural connection. He shares Yiddish drinking sayings and thoughts on drinking as an agricultural act while he and Rose Tho…
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Hello Great Minds! Don't know who Martha Coston is? Well... neither did Mr. DGMH, but now we all will! Support the show here... Patreon Link - https://www.patreon.com/dgmhhistory Cheers! Be sure to follow DGMH on Twitter & Instagram @dgmhhistory Join the DGMH Facebook group @ "Drinks with Great Minds in History" Music: Hall of the Mountain King by …
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Hello Great Minds! It's that time of year, Luke's Birthday, and that means that the show is the hands of our Shots Regular Guy! Luke leads us in a chat on some unique Christmas Traditions... I don't know why European Christmas is so violent, but it made for a quick, fun chat! Key Topics: Yule Cat, Krampus, Pooping Log Support the show here... Patre…
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Susannah Gold returns as the expert on Lombardia for the Modo di Bere series The Boot in 20. For each of Italy's 20 wine regions, Rose Thomas asks an expert to bring the map to life, identifying major grapes, wines, soils and microclimates. Susannah tells stories about the region's history, considers the future in terms of climate change, and share…
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Hello Great Minds! It's that time of year, Cullen's Birthday, and that means that the show is the hands of My High School History Teacher! Cullen leads us on a discussion about Irregular Warfare and the impact it has on the outcome of conflicts. I won't lie, we talked about a lot of Wars and Conflicts! Key Topics: Korean War, American Revolutionary…
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Hello Great Minds! It's that time of year, at least in the US, but we can get to that. For now, just have a listen to the DGMH Thanksgiving Special... From Thanksgiving to "Franksgiving!" Key Topics: Abraham Lincoln, Sarah Josepha Hale, FDR, Pilgrims and Squanto Support the show here... Patreon Link - https://www.patreon.com/dgmhhistory Cheers! Be …
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Hello Great Minds! It's that time of year... the Birthday Season! Up first, is the Wawa Ice Queen, and Shari has chose another unique Great Mind in Ronnie James Dio. I won't like, I knew a little more about this one than last year, but Dio and Heavy Metal Music certainly made for a great topic! Cheers! Support the show here... Patreon Link - https:…
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A conversation with Joyce Lin, sommelier, artist and food and wine pairing specialist. Joyce grew up in Taiwan and resides in New York City. She is a creative educator on social media, YouTube and her website, sipwithjoyce.com. Whether you prefer wine, cocktails, beer or bubble tea, there's something for everyone in this episode. Joyce and Rose Tho…
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Rose Thomas interviews Andrea Rossi, president of the Consorzio of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Silvia Loriga, who works at the Consorzio, translates for Andrea. She also describes the medieval city where she was born in such a captivating fashion, Rose Thomas planned a trip to walk through the Porta di Bacco as soon as possible. Big news from the…
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In this Patreon Exclusive release, Mr. DGMH and Cullen discuss the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755... which just so happened to take place Today in History! So, enjoy a round of Pete Chats Portugal, and maybe head on over to Patreon to check out more! Support the show here... Patreon Link - https://www.patreon.com/dgmhhistory Cheers! Be sure to follow DG…
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Happy Halloween to all Great Minds! In this re-release of the Halloween Special, Mr. DGMH decided to "spook up" his Halloween Special with about ten minutes of new content on Witches, Wizards, and more! In case you missed it, learn all about Witchy stories from the Salem Witch Trials to Germany and Scotland, to the Wizard of Oz! Witches were a key …
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Hello Great Minds! Who is the Greatest Great Mind of Season 4? Cullen, Kelly, and Shari join Mr. DGMH to hash out the lives and legacies of all the Season 4 Great Minds and so much more! Key Topics: Jeanette Rankin, Guilia Tofana, Zumbi, Cleopatra, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Benedict Arnold For more DGMH just head on over to Patreon Land to get access …
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Rose Thomas reports from a month on the road for Modo di Bere, a trip that’s taking her from Texas to New Mexico to Italy. After sharing a phrase from Salerno that she was taught by winemaker Silvia Imparato, RT relays similar advice from Elmer Yazzie, an artist and teacher who recently organized the third annual Indigenous People’s Day Trail Ride …
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Good luck today everyone! It's Friday the 13th, but why do we care? What are the possible origins of Friday the 13th? Have any tried to stand against the superstition? Find out on this episode (re-release)! Support the show here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=34398347&fan_landing=true Be sure to follow me on Facebook at "Drinks with Great Minds in…
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Shelly Wilfong, host of the podcast This is Texas Wine, takes Rose Thomas through the map of the USA's fifth-largest wine producing state. Rose Thomas likes Shelly's podcast so much, she scheduled a trip to Texas to learn more. Texas is larger than France, with diverse terroirs, beautiful tasting rooms, talented winemakers and the occasional prize …
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Is everyone in history just a big old Piece of Shit? Kinda... But, that is why we have the POS Curve! However, today we are rexamining the Curve to make sure it is all good and decide if Arnold deserves that POS Point or not! Plus, I tossed in a little "Good" history for you too! Key Topics: Antonio de Montesinos, Christopher Columbus For more DGMH…
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Welcome to Season 2 of Modo di Bere! Rose Thomas returns from a summer of research and adventure, kicking off the season with a collection of hangover sayings from around the world. Rose Thomas defines "modo di bere" and shares her journey as a Nebraskan folk singer, Minnesota bartender, New York City sommelier and Italian dialect enthusiast. If yo…
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Hello Great Minds! Did you know that the oldest church in the USA happens to be in Miami... bit of a plot twist with this one that leads us back to the Spanish-American War of 1898! Key Topics: Ancient Spanish Monastery, Yellow Journalism, William Randolph Hearst Apologies for the degree of screaming at each other... they got Mr. DGMH going, and we…
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Hello Great Minds! Cullen, Kelly, and, believe it or not, Luke join Mr. DGMH to hash out the lives and legacies of a truly Great Minds and Alexander Hamilton... It's A. v. Ham! Key Topics: Hamilton Sucks, Arnold is Amazing, the American Revolution Apologies for the degree of screaming at each other... they got Mr. DGMH going, and we (me?) may have …
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Hello Great Minds! In this episode, I try to answer a question that has always bothered me. Plus, I explore the darker side of art and war in a discussion on Prisoners of War… Which led me to a very Anti-Arnold story! Key Topics: James Forten, British Prison Ships, Linguistics, American Revolution For more DGMH just head on over to Patreon Land to …
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Hello Great Minds! A preview of Cullen's Moments in Military History, a perfect deep dive into a key moment in the reign of King Philip II of Spain from Season 3 (Had to Repost this, apologies if it shows up twice)! For more DGMH just head on over to Patreon Land to get access to soooooooo much more Great content here: patreon.com/dgmhhistory Be su…
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Hello Great Minds! It's time for "A Twist of Psych!" Shari and I try to figure out the Psychology behind the Great Mind, as well as why Benedict Arnold betrayed his nation, if this made him a bad guy, and how this stress might have impacted the Patriots that he betrayed. Again, is he the greatest hero of the Revolutionary War Era, or is he nothing …
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Hello Great Minds! I have a question... "Is one called a traitor or liberator?" It is tough call, a fine, fine line between the the traitor and the whistleblower. Where should Benedict Arnold fall? Is he the greatest hero of the Revolutionary War Era, or is he nothing more than the American Judas? Find out all about Arnold's exploits and more on th…
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Hello Great Minds! For this round, Mr. DGMH's Birthday Special, we have a Roundtable chat about various topics and questions that each of us brought to the... table. From high school lessons, to historical theories, to raising the dead for dinner and more, we chatted about a lot of important, fun stuff... and Aliens. For more DGMH just head on over…
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Hello Great Minds! I didn't put it in the title, as it didn't quite read right... But, for Kelly's Birthday episode this year, we decided to cover the subject most studied, taught, and important to Kelly: The Holocaust. From her classroom, to her travels, to the tragic event itself, we discuss the Antisemitic background to, and the horrific nature …
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Hello Great Minds! Cullen and a Special Guest from Patreon join me for round of Shots, as we hash out the stories, legacies, and footprints of the "Heroes of Two Worlds," Zumbi, King of Palmares, and the Marquis de Lafayette! Key Topics: American Revolution, Lafayette, Slavery, French Revolution Apologies for some minor tech issues! For more DGMH j…
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Hello Great Minds! It's a Twist of Psych on Zumbi, as Shari joins me to discuss different types of Aggression and Conflict, plus we chat about Stockholm Syndrome! Key Topics: Zumbi, Palmares, Instrumental Aggression, Hostile Aggression, DSM-5 Apologies for the shame and embarrassment at the end... For more DGMH just head on over to Patreon Land to …
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Hello Great Minds! In the Chaser to Zumbi, I decided to keep examining freedom by examining some of those Great Minds that died on the Fourth of July, plus a little more on freedom in Brazil! Key Topics: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Zachary Taylor, Brazilian Independence For more DGMH just head on over to Patreon Land to get access to soooooooo mu…
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Hello Great Minds! DGMH is back with our next Great Mind... ZUMBI A king, freedom fighter, warrior, and maybe a killer, Zumbi was unmatched in the resistance against Enslavement in Brazil! Listen to find out all about Zumbi's fight for freedom in Brazil in this episode! Key Topics: Portugal and the Slave Trade, Slavery, Brazil, Quilambos, Ganga Zum…
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On the road for Modo di Bere, Rose Thomas records the story of how she overcame her trepidation about driving in Italy and Spain and embraced the thrill of the wine tour driving that brings her such adventures as meeting mules at midnight on a mountaintop in the Sierra Nevadas. She shares the elements of winery tours, lessons learned when renting c…
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Hello Great Minds! Have a listen to this abbreviated version of my family's immigrant story, as I pay tribute to one of the Greatest Minds I have ever known, my late Grandfather, Dominic DeBacco... aka Tadone. Back next week with the next Great Mind: Zumbi! Key Topics: New Immigrants, Company Towns For more DGMH just head on over to Patreon Land to…
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Hello Great Minds! It's "Da Nile" v. "Daaa Medici" on the latest round of Shots - Cleopatra v. Catherine de Medici!!! Both were Queens, both were Mothers, both were truly Gaslit Titans of History, listen to find out who will win the second Crown of Greatness of Season 4! Key Topics: Cleopatra, Caesar, Marc Antony, Catherine de Medici, Valois France…
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Hello Great Minds! It's time for the second round of "A Twist of Psych" for Season 4, as we look at the Mind behind the Great Mind that was Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt... or "Da Nile!" Shari and I discuss all things attraction, lust, denial, and she teaches us about Confabulation and how our memory might impact Cleopatra's legacy. Key Topics: Def…
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Ersilia Prosperi, the composer of the Modo di Bere theme music, and her illustrious producer Amy Denio play together in Ou, a band that sings in a myriad of dialects. This episode includes clips of Ersilia's compositions for Ou in Spanish, Italian, French, Sardo, and Pygmy. Ersilia, Amy and Rose Thomas swap naughty toasts and discuss the various pe…
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Hello Great Minds! Today, we are covering something I mentioned at the end of the Cleopatra episode... just barely. So, if you thought it was missing, here is an episode on the Library of Alexandria and the other less awesome but still wonderful Wonders of the Ancient World! Listen to find out all about these true Wonders of Cleopatra's World! Key …
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Hello Great Minds! Today, we are finally covering Cleopatra VII Philopator, Queen of Egypt, someone that I have been trying to cover for three seasons! So, how has the popular memory of Egypt's last queen, this Titan of the Hellenistic World, impacted her legacy? Were her rather actions justified, pragmatic, or ruthless? Listen to find out all abou…
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Why does Rose Thomas joke that Italy is "sommelier kryptonite"? Is there hope for wine students staring down this complex country? Of course there is! Enter the new Modo di Bere sub-series The Boot in 20. For each of Italy's 20 wine regions, Rose Thomas asks an expert to bring the map to life. Her guests identify major grapes, wines, soils and micr…
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Sorry, no Cleopatra this week, but here is a Patreon release of Cullen Chats China on Sun Tzu's Art of War! For more DGMH just head on over to Patreon Land to get access to soooooooo much more Great content here: patreon.com/dgmhhistory Be sure to follow me on Facebook at "Drinks with Great Minds in History" & Follow the show on Instagram and Twitt…
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