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E3. Coca-Cola Mini-Series: Ice-Cold Sunshine

Welcome to our third installment of our series on Coca-Cola. In this episode, we further discuss the racial history surrounding cocaine and the impact of the “dope fiend” trope, discuss how Pepsi had a different approach to black workers and black customers, and find out how Coca-Cola finally begins to catch up to the changing political and culture climate of the 1950s.

In the second part of this episode, we talk to Darryl about his pecan pie recipe and how we burned Coca-Cola in his kitchen in the first attempt. We talk about the odd custom of drinking peanuts with Coke and the other dishes you can make using Coca-Cola.

Sources for Episode 3. Ice-Cold Sunshine

When Jim Crow Drank Coke By Grace Elizabeth Hale (NY Times)

A brief History of Racist Soft Drinks: Adam Clark Estes (Atlantic)

Why We Took Cocaine Out of Soda: JAMES HAMBLIN

The Color of Cola By Warren Goldstein 

The Real Pepsi Challenge – Stephanie Caparell

The Racist History of Cocaine: American Addictions Center

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