Most of my podcast recommendations are of new or ongoing series. Patented is the first one where I found it just as it was wrapping up its run. Part of the History Hit family of historical podcast, this one was ostensibly about inventions but it was really more about pivotal items or thoughts.
You could get a history of fish & chips and then a show about the patriarchy then one about the thermos. Wide ranging stuff for sure. Hosted by Dallas Campbell the show had fascinating tidbits of knowledge though at times the pacing could have sped up.
I would say that you just glance at each topic and see which ones grab you that day and see what you learn.
For beer, I would look for, if you are in Los Angeles, beers from Trademark Brewing in Long Beach since it is the closest to a patent that I could find. For those not near enough, I would look for historical styles and then learn about the twists and turns for that style, or find a flagship beer from a local brewery and learn how that beer, that recipe, came to be.