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Appearance on the Nature Solutionaries pocast

Veronika PerkovĂĄ recently interviewed me for her Nature Solutionaries pocast. Here is the YouTube version of the podcast: Some of the ground we covered in the podcast: Early Days of Mongabay:🌳 My decision to start the website was carefully planned rather than a risky leap, beginning as a side gig to a job with a […]

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Appearance on Mark Brand’s BETTER podcast

Last year I talked with Mark Brand, a social-impact entrepreneur, chef, and systems designer who is committed to ending hunger. I met Mark at the Sun Valley Forum, where we both spoke. Today I learned that the podcast episode featuring our conversation aired in July 2022. You can hear it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or […]

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Appearance on the Mongabay Newscast

This week the Mongabay Newscast published an interview with me about developments in the Amazon, my recent travels, and what’s upcoming for Mongabay.

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Appearance on Mark Plotkin’s “Plants of the Gods” podcast

A few months ago I was a guest on Dr. Mark Plotkin’s “Plants of the Gods: Hallucinogens, Healing, Culture and Conservation” podcast which explores medicinal plants, Indigenous cultures, and conservation. Plotkin is a conservationist, ethnobotanist, and author who co-founded the Amazon Conservation Team and has won many accolades. I’ve interviewed Plotkin for Mongabay in the […]

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Appearance on Innovation Forum’s podcast

In September I spoke with Innovation Forum’s Toby Webb about the latest trends in tackling deforestation in the world’s tropical forests. The conversation touched on the importance of including Indigenous and local communities in conservation efforts, the development of Mongabay’s tree-planting transparency tool, and more. Progress on deforestation: where are the chinks of light?

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Interview with WBEZ Chicago on biofuels

On January 24th, I did an interview with Chicago Public Radio’s Jerome McDonnell, host of Worldview, on the impact of U.S. biofuels policy on deforestation in the Amazon [minutes 22:15-38:00 on the podcast]: https://www.wbez.org/stories/the-dark-side-of-biofuels/56779a3c-1dac-4233-a0f0-dee2a41548ac