Episode 71 – Hangover Cures

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Is veisalgia an unfortunate punishment for a good time or something Arnold’s Kindergarten Cop might tell you to just, “Stop Whining” about? Maybe more importantly, what is veisalgia? Well, normally we refer to it as a hangover. So what is it truly and can we cure it with some sort of weird eye of newt and tail of rat type concoction? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we discuss why we get hungover, what we do about it, and if it can really be cured.


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