Why is corn syrup in beer anyway?
Feb 4, 2019

Why is corn syrup in beer anyway?

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You might have heard during the Super Bowl last night that Bud Light is brewed without corn syrup. You might have said, "OK?" We'll tell you why it's such a common ingredient in many foods, including beer. But first: For Republican lawmakers in districts affected by the steel and aluminum tariffs, bridging the gap between constituents and the administration’s trade policies isn’t always easy. We start today's show talking with Rep. Jackie Walorski about it. Plus, a conversation with Jill Abramson about her new book, "Merchants of Truth."

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Waiter, there's corn syrup in my beer!

Feb 4, 2019
Bud Light's Super Bowl ad called out Miller and Coors for using the sweet syrup.
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You might have heard during the Super Bowl last night that Bud Light is brewed without corn syrup. You might have said, “OK?” We’ll tell you why it’s such a common ingredient in many foods, including beer. But first: For Republican lawmakers in districts affected by the steel and aluminum tariffs, bridging the gap between constituents and the administration’s trade policies isn’t always easy. We start today’s show talking with Rep. Jackie Walorski about it. Plus, a conversation with Jill Abramson about her new book, “Merchants of Truth.”

Music from the episode

Dans Le Noir Dark Rooms
More Today Than Yesterday The Spiral Starecase
Do I Wanna Know? Arctic Monkeys
Mirage Toro y Moi
Favorite Song TobyMac, Jamie Grace
Favorite Song TobyMac, Jamie Grace

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer