Edward Slingerland is a Professor of Philosophy with a fascinating take on the role that alcohol consumption has played in the history of civilisation. Over the course of a fascinating, in-depth discussion about our favourite drug, we chatted about hunter-gatherers, neo-Prohibition, Dionysus, Apollo, creativity, the pre-frontal cortex and how chemical intoxication helps solve a number of distinctively human challenges.
To read more about Edward, have a look at his website. You can also follow him on Instagram @ted_slinger
Don’t forget, Cork Talk is now available on Spotify as well as on my website. You can listen to this week’s episode, plus my back catalogue of interviews with some of the wine world’s most extraordinary figures.