Public Radio International’s environmental news show Living on Earth has interviewed me about my new book, which tells how fig trees have shaped our world, influenced diverse cultures and can help us restore life to degraded rainforests. The book is published in the UK as Ladders to Heaven and in North America as Gods, Wasps and Stranglers.
You can listen below or vist Living on Earth’s website for a full transcript and photos.
Visit this page for more information about the book and advance reviews from Annie Proulx, Deborah Blum, Michael Pollan, Sy Montgomery, Fred Pearce, Simran Sethi and Thomas Lovejoy and others.
Photo credit: Jnzl’s Photos, Flickr CC BY 2.0
2 thoughts on “Radio interview: How fig trees shaped our world, changed history and can enrich our future”
Reblogged this on my Horn of Africa and commented:
This interview reminds of me my own fascination working with on Fig species the Ficus thonningii in northern Ethiopia. Figs are indeed magical and hold a lot of potential for adapting to a changing climate
Yes indeed. I wrote about your work in Ethiopia in this recent blog post for Scientific American https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-nearly-magical-properties-of-fig-trees/