mark hertsgaard

Independent Journalist & Author


HOT featured on The World & Living on Earth broadcasts

One of the best interviews yet about my book HOT appeared the other day (March 8) on the national public radio program, “The World,” produced by PRI, the BBC and WGBH.  The interview delved into the role of fatherhood in responding to the climate crisis, as well as the role of the journalist versus an activist.  You can listen to it here:

My old colleagues at NPR’s “Living on Earth” also did a nice job with an interview that touched on some of the same themes and closes with me reading the final sentences of HOT–a letter to my daughter that she will read in the year 2020 on her 15th birthday.  You can listen to, or read a transcript of, that interview here:



2 Responses to “HOT featured on The World & Living on Earth broadcasts”

  • Tom says:

    Just out of curiousity, how many Intl. interviews have you done for your book? In a way, it’s kind of sad that many progressive celebs only get their true opinions out on many subjects thru intl. media. When was the last itme you heard a progressive actor publically criticize Obama? Yet I see may people doing this in the intl. press a lot. Maybe it’s kind of like only doing commercials abroad and never at home?

    • admin says:

      I’ve done about half a dozen foreign interviews about HOT, but many more than that here in the USA. And I haven’t been shy about criticizing Obama–and anyone else who deserves–in either place.

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Independent journalist Mark Hertsgaard is the author of seven books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden; HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth; and A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry of the Beatles. He has reported from twenty-five countries about politics, culture and the environment for leading outlets, including The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Time, Mother Jones, NPR, the BBC and The Nation, where is the environment correspondent. He lives in San Francisco.