How Did Some Public Holidays Become Such Booze-Fests?

St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve and July Fourth are all days we associate with sweet, sweet alcohol. Here’s how they got that way.


Welcome to DSC Original Content’s biweekly podcast, where we explain a weird, tricky or surprising subject in mere minutes. In this edition, find out why St. Patty’s is so inextricably linked with getting hammered; learn which holiday is considered the most dangerous of all by the National Safety Council; and discover the “stealth drinking” holiday that sees more than half the population drinking each year.