About Jason Newton

NBN Episodes hosted by Jason:

Daniel Macfarlane, "Fixing Niagara Falls: Environment, Energy, and Engineers at the World’s Most Famous Waterfall" (UBC Press, 2020)

October 7, 2020

Fixing Niagara Falls

Daniel Macfarlane
Hosted by Jason Newton

Water and diplomatic historian Dan MacFarlane has written a fascinating book on a fundamental debate in environmental history: What is a natural lands…

A. M. Barton and W. S. Keeton, "Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests" (Island Press, 2018)

May 14, 2020

Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests

Andrew M. Barton and William S. Keeton
Hosted by Jason Newton

Old-growth forests captivate and inspire us. Walking through them can transport us to a time before human domination of the natural world. This is esp…

Joseph E. Taylor III, "Persistent Callings: Seasons of Work and Identity on the Oregon Coast" (Oregon State UP, 2019)

March 26, 2020

Persistent Callings

Joseph E. Taylor III
Hosted by Jason Newton

George Perkins Marsh Prize winning environmental historian and geographer Joseph E. Taylor III's new book, Persistent Callings: Seasons of Work and Id…

Raj Patel, "A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things" (U California Press, 2017)

January 7, 2020

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things

Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore
Hosted by Jason Newton

Award winning activist and researcher Raj Patel has teamed up with innovative environmental historian and historical geographer Jason W. Moore to prod…

Timothy LeCain, "The Matter of History: How Things Create the Past" (Cambridge UP, 2017)

September 30, 2019

The Matter of History

Timothy LeCain
Hosted by Jason Newton

Timothy LeCain is an award-winning environmental historian whose past work has focused on the connections between open-pit copper mines, technology, a…