Known historically for its cotton and peanut farms, Alabama also is home to more than 150 aqua-farms that produce everything from tilapia, trout and bass to catfish and flounder. See what else Alabama produces in this episode of Ag States of America.

Fun Facts:

  • The courthouse in Monroeville, Alabama, has a museum dedicated to To Kill a Mockingbird, which Harper Lee was inspired to write while watching her father practice law in the same building.
  • Scottsboro, Alabama, is home to Unclaimed Luggage, the country’s only retailer of lost luggage.
  • Birmingham is home to a 56-foot cast-iron statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire. It is considered the largest cast-iron statue in the world.

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About the Host

Charlie Berens is a comedian, New York Times Best Selling Author, Emmy-winning journalist, musician and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. He currently resides in Milwaukee and is a Wisconsin native who has been featured on Comedy Central, Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS, Variety, MTV News and more. He creates weekly content for his various social platforms and has amassed over 5 million followers.

In 2017, Charlie began hosting his weekly comedic online news show, the Manitowoc Minute. In 2020, he paired up with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades alum Adam Greul to release the music/comedy album, Unthawed. His first book, The Midwest Survival Guide, was released in November of 2021 and immediately became a New York Times Best Seller. Charlie hosts the Cripescast podcast where he interviews musicians, artists, comedians, creators and more to talk about their story and connections to the Midwest.

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