Speaking / Media

I have given talks on student debt, environmentalism, my book Walden on Wheels, and my 2012 Keystone XL expedition (as told in my second book Trespassing across America). I have spoken at the Wigtown Scottish Book Festival, Duke University, Wake Forest, Harvard, UConn, Appalachian State, North Central College, NYU, SUNY Buffalo, Public Interest Environmental Conference at the University of Florida, Story Catcher Writer Workshop (Summer 2017), NODA annual conference, First Year Experience conference, Germantown Academy, Proctor Academy, Thoreau Farm, Nature Conservancy, Woody Guthrie Center, and many bookstores.

If your high school, college, group, or bookstore is interested in hosting me as a speaker, please send an email to me at spartanstudent (at) gmail.com. I am available for writing workshops, keynote addresses, and general speaking engagements. I am happy to talk to book clubs and high school classes over Skype, free of charge.

2016 Book Tour
April 20. Wednesday. 6:30 p.m. Washington D.C. Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets.
April 21. Thursday. 7 p.m. Durham, N.C. The Regulator.
April 23. Saturday. 4 p.m. Greensboro, N.C. Scuppernong Books.
April 25. Monday. 7 p.m. Asheville, N.C. Malaprops. 
April 26. Tuesday. 7 p.m. Denver, CO. Tattered Cover.
April 27. Wednesday. 7 p.m. Missoula, MT. Fact & Fiction.
April 28. Thursday. 6 p.m. Omaha, NE. Bookworm of Omaha.
April 29. Friday. 7 p.m. Lincoln, NE. Indigo Bridge.
April 30. Saturday. 10 a.m. Aurora, NE. Alice M. Farr library.
April 30. Saturday. 5 p.m. York, NE. Chances "R" Restaurant.
May 2. Monday. 6 p.m. Wichita, KS. Watermark Books.
May 3. Tuesday. 7 p.m. Tulsa, OK. Booksmart.
May 5. Thursday. 7 p.m. Houston, TX. Brazos Bookstore.
May 7. Saturday. 5 p.m. Buffalo, NY. Talking Leaves.
May 9. Monday. 7 p.m. NYC, NY. The Half King.



In the Media

TV/Video

I have appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS This Morning, LA Times video chat, Fox Business Channel, CBC News, and others.

CBC News Interview - interview about 2012-13 Keystone XL Expedition - October 2012

Mother Jones - interview about 2012-13 Keystone XL Expedition - January 2013



Tonight Show with Jay Leno -- Summer 2013



Newspapers/Magazines

National Geographic interview - Spring 2017

Washington Post review of Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013

Los Angeles Review of Books review of Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013

Wall Street Journal review of Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013

Metro review of Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013

Booklist review of Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013

New York Times interview on 2012-13 Keystone XL Expedition

Lincoln Journal Star interview on 2012-13 Keystone XL Expedition

Blue Ridge Outdoors interview on 2012-13 Keystone XL Expedition

Woz interview on 2012-13 Keystone XL Expedition

The Globe and Mail - interview on Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013

Delfi (Lithuanian newspaper) - interview on Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013

Duke Magazine - interview about vandwelling experiment - Spring 2010

Raleigh News and Observer - interview about vandwelling experiment - January 2010

The Buffalo News - interview about vandwelling experiment - January 2010


Radio

Rick Steves Podcast - Winter 2017 (Interview starts at 32:30)

The Story with Dick Gordon - Interview (Part I of Keystone XL Expedition - Fall 2012

The Story with Dick Gordon - Interview (Part II of Keystone XL Expedition - Winter 2013

NPR Marketplace - Interview about Walden on Wheels - May 2013

CBS Minnesota - interview about Walden on Wheels - June 2013

Frank Love - interview about Walden on Wheels - July 2013

Winston-Salem NPR - interview about Walden on Wheels - July 2013

The Story with Dick Gordon on living in a van - Winter 2010


Websites

Huffington Post - interview about 2012-13 Keystone XL Expedition - March 2013

Outside Magazine - article about 2012-13 Keystone XL Expedition - Winter 2012

The Active Times - interview about my 2012-13 Keystone XL Expedition - May 2013

Yahoo - interview about Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013

Business Insider - interview about Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013

Time Magazine - interview about Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013

Bloomberg - interview about Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013

Hippocampus - interview about Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013

AOL Finance - article about Walden on Wheels - Summer 2013