Fletcher C. Finch is a freelance writer, former journalist, and history enthusiast. He is a the author of several books for young readers on American history. He is a podcasting hobbyist.
Your Brain on Hops cohosts Dan Kaufman and Alex Buckley join Fletcher C. Finch of The Enthusiasts Guild for a special crossover episode. Our topic is beer and camaraderie. We talk about becoming friends at Aurora Brew Works and discovering favorite styles through bottle share nights. We also sampled a few delicious beers while recording.Our tasting list was:- Hennepin from Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown, NY. A farmhouse saison ale with spices (Fletcher’s pick).- Curieux from Allagash Brewing Company of Portland, ME. A Belgian-style golden ale aged in Bourbon barrels (Alex’s pick).-  White Oak from The Bruery of Placentia, CA. A blend of wheatwine aged in Bourbon barrels and golden strong ale (Dan's pick).  
Dr. Louisa Smieska talks about using x-ray fluorescence to discover what was hiding beneath the surface of a 19th century painting. Exit from the Theater is in the collection of the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The painting has long been attributed to the French artist Honoré Daumier, but normal investigation techniques couldn’t penetrate its secrets. X-rays from the particle accelerator at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source revealed a painting hidden for 150 years.See Exit from the Theater at the Nelson-Atkins Museum website: https://art.nelson-atkins.org/objects/29953/exit-from-the-theaterLouisa and her colleagues published their findings, and an article abstract is available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0026265X18313079Additional information is online at: https://www.daumier.org/2019/09/08/technical-study-of-a-painting-attributed-to-honore-daumier/
Dr. Louisa Smieska is a scientist who uses x-rays from an underground particle accelerator to discover the secrets hidden within works of art. Louisa tells us about her work at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), joining her love of art with her passion for science, and her amazing post-doctoral fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can learn more about Louisa at https://www.chess.cornell.edu/about/staff-directory/louisa-smieska Some of her published research is available at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Louisa_Smieska You can discover information about the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source at https://www.chess.cornell.edu/  
Joe Cavaretta is a musician who has created and performed songs in a variety of styles. He's recorded under his own name and as Murphy Bed and Snowbelt in Buffalo, New York. He was also part of the band Northern Spy in Akron, Ohio. Joe spoke with us about his musical career, inspirations and his songwriting process.
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Mar 17th, 1984
Buffalo, New York, United States of America
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