First, an interview with Ray Oldenburg, recorded in 2012.

Below: Author and artist John Tebeau talks about Ray Oldenburg and the idea of gemülichkeit on 8 December 2018 the thing that makes a bar great. John had this to say about Ray’s The Joy of Tippling: “Great news, tipplers! The killjoys, buzzcrushers, pinch-faced scolds, and puritans are WRONG. Knocking a couple back at the local bar is good for you. In The Joy of Tippling, sociologist and inveterate tippler Ray Oldenburg tells us why, backed up with solid research, indisputable facts and real news, all cheerfully served with dash and wit.”