The Field Alcohologist

Drinking Has Changed: Happy Hours and the COVID-19 Crisis

March 25, 2020

The COVID 19 crisis has fundamentally changed the way our world interacts.  Social distancing, as being practiced to combat COVID 19 (at least by some of us—come on people!), is a physical practice. The social world, however, exists in virtual space as well as the physical world.  To that end, drinking has migrated to virtual space. 

 

Not long after the “lock-downs” started, people spontaneously having virtual happy hours. PBS covered this phenomenon last week ( https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/happy-hours-go-virtual-amid-novel-coronavirus-crisis ).  In today’s special episode of the Field Alcohologist, guest host, Daniele Madden, interviews a group of 20-30 year old professionals living in Los Angeles, at the beginning of their second virtual happy hour since the “lock-down.”  

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