[30th August 2013]
I talked to Kai Ryssal of NPR's Marketplace the other day. The interview is now online here.[27th August 2013]
An error has crept into my book, and into the extract which is widely available, and which Longreads ran yesterday. The International Transport Workers Federation represents four million transport workers, not four million seafarers. There are 1.3 million seafarers, according to the ...[22nd August 2013]
Deep Sea and Foreign Going will be Radio 4's Book of the Week from September 9. Of course I'm delighted by this, it's a great honour. Also I can't wait to hear my words read - much better than I could, no doubt - ...[19th August 2013]
I've written a piece on shipping and playing my count-the-shipped-things game for Daily Beast/Newsweek.[15th August 2013]
I talked to Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air (that's the US equivalent of Start the Week, for UK readers), about shipping, sound, and fatbergs. You can listen to it here. Americans may need this to understand "bob's your uncle," which apparently I said ...[5th August 2013]
I'm writing this as people are confused about why I have two books coming out shortly. I don't. I have written one book, but it has two titles. So here is why. Four years ago (!) when I started thinking about and researching a book ...[31st July 2013]
My new book on shipping will be published soon. It has two different titles for the US and UK, but it's the same book. Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside shipping, the invisible industry that puts clothes on your back, gas in your car and food ...