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Beer Culture in 'Travels with Barley'

Ken Wells' book tracks the American love affair with beer through the southern states.
Ken Wells' book tracks the American love affair with beer through the southern states.

Ken Wells is the author of the book Travels with Barley, in which he recounts his journey through the southern United States, in search of beer people and beer culture. Hear Wells and NPR's Scott Simon.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.