Had a great time this week with Trevor. He has a heartbreaking and real insight into this world. Here’s the link to our edited, on-show talk and below is our full interview. We went over twice the scheduled amount of time talking rhinos, poaching, the Trump sons, and more.
I had a great time on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, which aired today. You won’t hear it (I think) but my stomach growled so loud mid-interview Terry had to go to her office and get me a banana. I also got to drink a bottle of water Beyonce had left unconsumed during her visit to the show. And, Terry announced our interview the day before at the close of her interview with the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, whose raw American poetry I’ve admired all my life, bolstered by this exchange with Walker Percy first published in that great, bygone (why do those words link so often today?) publication DoubleTake.
Next week (Oct 12) I’m on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where I’ll share a few details not included in the print story. And Friday, I’m on Special Report with Bret Baier who’s done a great job chronicling criminal exploitation of wildlife.
Lot’s of people are writing me depressed about the state of affairs for wildlife in Africa, especially after CITES COP16. I don’t know about you but when I get down about widespread incompetence, lack of political will, and detective work any elementary school kid with a MacBook Pro could outperform, I sit back and relax with old organized crime stories. Here’s a classic that always makes me smile….