The Real Thing

Chuck Salter recounts how his father found the recipe for Coca Cola in 1979 and how last week's This American Life episode "Original Recipe" revived the story:

You would think a column blowing the lid off Coke’s big secret would be front-page news in its home-town paper. A column with a photo of the recipe. But on February 18, 1979, “Is It Real Thing in Old Book?” ran inside the local news section, on 2B. And that was that. Remember, this was pre-Internet. ... Fast forward three decades. ...

Good luck getting on the "This American Life" website. It crashed today under the weight of traffic. "Our website has never gone down," Glass told the AJC, "We're the biggest podcast in the country and we're used to a lot of traffic."