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Making Piece: Around the World in 211 Pies

Robert S. Donovan

  Over the last few months, Beth Howard has traveled more than 30,000 miles and has visited 9 countries and has made 211 pies as a part of her “World Piece” tour. She set out to learn about pie around the world and spread the joy that pie making adds to her life. What she found was both good and bad.

“I went to a refugee camp in Syria with my host to give away some pie, and it was really hard. The family I visited had been living in a tent in the camp for two years,” she says.

Howard also visited the American embassy in Thailand and hosted her Pitchfork Pie Stand at a fourth of July party, bottle fed a kangaroo on a farm in Australia, and made some peace with the death of her late husband, Marcus, who she wrote about in her first book “Making Piece.”

During this hour on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Howard about the triumph and tragedy she experienced during her recent trip around the globe. 

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Lindsey Moon is IPR's Senior Digital Producer