Program 201a: Beer In Europe; An Irreverent Curiosity

Release Date: 02-18-2012


Rick invites some of his European friends to compare the beers of Europe and discuss the cultures that go with them, and travel writer David Farley talks about an eccentric hill town, not far from Rome, where a generation of bohemians share residency with a centuries-old mystery relic the Vatican would rather not talk about.


  • Tour guides Ferdi Menghi (Belgium), Roy Nicholls (England), Stephen McPhilemy (Ireland), and Dave Hoerline (USA/Denmark)
  • David Farley, author of "An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town" (Gotham Books/Penguin)

Program Extras

Program 201 web extra - Find out what Rick's favorite European beer is, and Rick, Ferdi, and Dave talk about the different types of glasses used to serve various types of beers in Europe. (runs 2:57)