Warning: Updates about Crude World ahead. Proceed at your own risk.

The World, which is the great radio program co-produced by WGBH, PRI and the BBC, has aired an interview with me. They made me sound a lot sharper than I was in the studio. Thank you, wonderful people at The World, especially Jeb Sharp, who conducted the interview! Click here to listen.

A New York institution interviewed me, too. Leonard Lopate, whose WNYC program is invaluable. I even got to shake Nick Hornby’s hand as I departed the studio and he entered (though I didn’t have a chance to tell Hornby that my Bosnia book had a cameo in the movie version of High Fidelity). Click here to listen.

Lastly, Peter Rowe of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote a deft story about the debate over how much oil remains. I like the headline: “The 1.258 Trillion Barrel Question.” Yes, the story quotes me.

Author: Peter Maass

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 1983, after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, I went to Brussels as a copy editor for The Wall Street Journal/Europe. I left the Journal in 1985 to write for The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, covering NATO and the European Union. In 1987 I moved to Seoul, South Korea, where I wrote primarily for The Washington Post. After three years in Asia I moved to Budapest to cover Eastern Europe and the Balkans. I spent most of 1992 and 1993 covering the war in Bosnia for the Post.