Aug. 15, 2022

The Positronics of Pie: Beth Howard

The Positronics of Pie: Beth Howard

Sometimes, a podcast does exactly what it’s intended to do. In the case of Hersh’s interview with author/piemaker/peace activist Beth M. Howard, the result goes beyond well-meaning folks ruminating about making the world a better place. These two hit upon a concrete way to make each of their specialties serve the greater good. 

Key Takeaways

  • Each of us can have an impact, if we take it one slice at a time
  • No one ever said, “That a**hole just gave me a piece of pie!”
  • Stay tuned for “The Piece Talks,” coming this fall!

Beth is the author of "Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie;" "Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House;" and "Hausfrau Honeymoon: Love, Language and Other Misadventures in Germany." She’s garnered international media attention on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, CBS This Morning, BBC, NPR, Los Angeles Times, the Hallmark Channel, The History Channel, and more. Her forthcoming book is "World Piece: A Round-the-World Journey of Peace, Love, Understanding...and Pie" which will be released in 2022. Beth has written for The New York Times, Real Simple, and Country Living, among other publications. She is a regular commentator for Tri-States Public Radio in Macomb, Illinois, and has given a TEDx talk on the healing powers of pie. From 2010 to 2014, Beth lived in the iconic American Gothic House - the “world’s second most famous White House” - in Eldon, Iowa, where she ran the Pitchfork Pie Stand. 

Beth divides her time between an Iowa farm and Los Angeles, and continues to write, bake pie, and advocate for peace. Her website is