It is almost impossible [for book reviewers] to … avoid the tone of being wonderfully right.  

—John Updike

Media

Note: Due to the number of media appearances, the harriedness of the author, and (presumably) your limited appetite for listening to every single interview I've ever conducted, the below list is not comprehensive.  If you're looking for the greatest hits, my personal favorites include Talk of the Nation, KQED, Paul Kedrosky's terrific podcast, and -- especially -- New Zealand Public Radio's Kim Hill Show, whose eponymous host is exceptionally funny and smart. 


Talk Of The Nation (NPR)

6/7/2010.  Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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The Takeaway

6/2/2010. Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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Leonard Lopate (WNYC, New York Public Radio)

6/3/2010. Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED, California Public Radio)

6/22/2010. Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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Radio Times (WHYY, Philadelphia Public Radio)

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The Conversation with Ross Reynolds (KUOW, Seattle Public Radio)

7/1/2010. Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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Women's Hour (BBC Radio 4)

10/4/2010.  Click here for more.


HearSay with Cathy Lewis (Virginia Public Radio)

7/9/2010. Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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The Colin McEnroe Show (WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio)

7/9/2010. Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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KUER Radio West (Utah Public Radio) 

8/20/10.  Click here for more.


Saturday Morning with Kim Hill (New Zealand Public Radio)

7/31/10.  Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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Infectious Talk, hosted by Paul Kedrosky (Kauffman Foundation podcasts on growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship)

8/24/10.  Click here for more, or use the player below to listen.

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Ed Champion's Podcast

Kathryn talks to Ed Champion, 1/1/2010. Click here for more or use the player below to listen.

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In 1867, Czar Alexander II of Russia sold off 586,412 square miles of his country to the United States for the fire-sale price of 1.9 cents per acre, or a total of $7.2 million – about $109 million in today’s money. Convinced that he had disposed of a glorified ice cube, the czar thought he had gotten the better end of the bargain, and many in the U.S. agreed. The journalist Horace Greeley disparaged the deal as an “inconvenient” purchase that offered the buyer “nothing of value but furbearing animals.” Today that inconvenient purchase, better known as Alaska, is worth an estimated $100 billion in oil and gold. In 2008, Forbes magazine described Alexander’s decision to sell Alaska as one of the ten worst business mistakes of the last 400 years.