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Episode 37: Rowan Jacobsen

The Sunday Long Read Podcast

"I kind of think of myself as a nature writer disguised as a food writer. Because food is a great way to write about plants and animals because everyone has a built-in interest, " Rowan Jacobsen is an award-winning author who writes about food, sustainability, and the environment. Jacob and Rowan discuss how the latter delved into the world of food writing and some of his work including "Is Sunscreen The New Margarine" for Outside, which became the most popular article in their website's history. [1:09] How does one become a food writer? [4:41] Rowan on "Is Sunscreen The New Margarine"[8:17] On Rowan equating lack of sun to smoking [12:25] Rowan on "What Happens When the World’s Top Plastics Executives and Environmentalists Go Snorkeling Together in the Atlantic Garbage Patch?" [21:40] Rowan on Alt Meat Is Turning Cattle into Stranded Assets[28:38] On reading content that doesn’t take into account certain factors that endanger the environment [32:09] On not reading any fiction

37mins

22 Sep 2019

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Episode 37: Rowan Jacobsen

The Sunday Long Read Podcast

"I kind of think of myself as a nature writer disguised as a food writer. Because food is a great way to write about plants and animals because everyone has a built-in interest, " Rowan Jacobsen is an award-winning author who writes about food, sustainability, and the environment. Jacob and Rowan discuss how the latter delved into the world of food writing and some of his work including "Is Sunscreen The New Margarine" for Outside, which became the most popular article in their website's history. [1:09] How does one become a food writer? [4:41] Rowan on "Is Sunscreen The New Margarine"[8:17] On Rowan equating lack of sun to smoking [12:25] Rowan on "What Happens When the World’s Top Plastics Executives and Environmentalists Go Snorkeling Together in the Atlantic Garbage Patch?" [21:40] Rowan on Alt Meat Is Turning Cattle into Stranded Assets[28:38] On reading content that doesn’t take into account certain factors that endanger the environment [32:09] On not reading any fiction

37mins

22 Sep 2019

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Rowan Jacobsen on his Huffington Post article Are We Handling The Bee Crisis All Wrong? (8/16/19)

Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York

“Wild bees are our best pollinators, yet pesticides, pathogens and industrial farming are devastating their numbers,” reads the subheading of Rowan Jacobsen’s recent Huffington Post article, Are We Handling The Bee Crisis All Wrong? “Is there a better way to work with them?” In this installment of “Leonard Lopate at Large” on WBAI, Rowan Jacobsen examines whether public misperceptions have led us down the wrong path in coping with the crisis of vanishing bee populations worldwide.

58mins

16 Aug 2019

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EP///012: Food and Adventure Author: Rowan Jacobsen

COOKING UP A PODCAST

Rowan Jacobsen is a James Beard Award Winning author of seven books, and writes feature articles for Outside Magazine, Harpers, Mother Jones, Vice, Lucky Peach, Food and Wine and many more!  Visit his website to read some of his feature articles::::::::::::: RowanJacobsen.com FOLLOW ROWAN ON:: Twitter: https://twitter.com/rowanjacobsen HIS BOOKS ARE ON AMAZON:: https://www.amazon.com/Rowan-Jacobsen/e/B001IOBDH6/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1528640995&sr=8-1

1hr 17mins

8 Jan 2019

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Jan 9 Rowan Jacobsen

ThirtyFour-50 Radio Show

Rowan Jacobsen is the author of A Geography of Oysters, Fruitless Fall, The Living Shore, American Terroir, Shadows on the Gulf, Apples of Uncommon Character, and The Essential Oyster. He writes for Harper’s, Outside, Mother Jones, Vice, Yankee, and others, and his work has been anthologized in The Best American Science & Nature Writing and Best Food Writing collections. He has won a couple of James Beard Awards, an IACP award, and some others. His Outside Magazine piece “Heart of Dark Chocolate” received the Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers for best adventure story of the year, and his Harper’s piece “The Homeless Herd” was named best magazine piece of the year by the Overseas Press Club. He was an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow, writing about endangered diversity on the borderlands between India, Myanmar, and China, and a McGraw Center for Business Journalism Fellow, writing about the disruptive potential of plant-based proteins. Apples of Uncommon Character was named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, NPR, and others.

26mins

8 Jan 2017

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Episode 6 - John Bunker & Rowan Jacobsen

Cider Guide Podcast

John Bunker is one of our greatest apple experts. Rowan Jacobsen is one of our greatest food writers. In this episode they ruminate on the past, present, and future of apples and cider in the US.

28mins

18 Nov 2014

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Sustainability Segment: Rowan Jacobsen

KEXP Presents Mind Over Matters Sustainability Segment

Guest Rowan Jacobsen speaks with Diane Horn about his book “Apples of Uncommon Character: 123 Heirlooms, Modern Classics, and Little-Known Wonders”.

26mins

22 Sep 2014

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Episode 202: Rowan Jacobsen & Erik Hoffner

The Main Course

Has the local food movement hit a wall? Tune in to a forward thinking episode of The Main Course as Patrick Martins chats with writer Rowan Jacobsen about distribution, food hubs and the future of sustainable food. Learn about virtual matchmaking websites for buyers and sellers and hear about the state of farmers markets in 2014. Later in the show, Erik Hoffner joins in the discuss the role Orion Magazine plays in the world of media and journalism. This program was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Today’s music provided by Snowmine. “Fresh produce makes people feel guilty – because it rots in your fridge if you don’t deal with it quickly. If you really want to change America’s eating habits for the better – give them healthy food that is ready to go.” [18:00] —Rowan Jacobsen on The Main Course

41mins

9 Feb 2014

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Rowan Jacobsen (James Beard Award-Winning Author)

The Restaurant Guys

Mark and Francis start the show off with a discussion about genetically engineered fish and the potential pitfalls of its possible legalization. Their guest is Rowan Jacobsen. Rowan Jacobsen is the James Beard Award-winning author of A Geography of ...

40mins

17 Jan 2011

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Sustainability Segments: Rowan Jacobsen

KEXP Presents Mind Over Matters Sustainability Segment

Guest Rowan Jacobsen speaks with Diane Horn about his book "American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields."

24mins

25 Oct 2010

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