A Brief History of Moonshine

People have fermented foods to make alcohol for much of human history. For this episode, when we refer to "moonshine," we're talking specifically about illegal liquor North America.

Circa 1950: 100-pound (45.4 kilogram) sacks of grain, used to manufacture illegal moonshine alcohol.

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Topics in this Podcast: culinary history, taxation, Prohibition