Liz Carlisle author of the new book Lentil Underground forged an unusual career path from opening act singer for LeAnn Rimes and Travis Tritt to legislative correspondent for a U.S. senator to writing about lentil farmers. And they're all connected! Find out how. 

Her new book is filled with stories about memorable characters from gun-toting libertarians and Christian homesteaders to peace-sign-waving environmental activists. Organic lentils are a cheap, healthy source of protein, rich in fiber, folate, Vitamin B1, and amino acids. With such goodness, should we be adding lentils to our diets? Could lentils be the answer to drought stricken farm land? I had a chance to speak with Liz about her unique journey and her new book.  You can listen here: