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The World's Love Affair with Caffeine

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Washington Post reporter T.R. Reid about why the world loves caffeine. His article and a photo essay on the subject appear in this month's National Geographic Magazine.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.