Interviews and Media

Below you will find links to some interviews with me as well as pieces of work by journalists, artists, and scholars that I have contributed to in one way or another, including podcasts, articles, and exhibitions.

Podcasts and Audio Interviews

A Home on Their Back: A Conversation with Thom Van Dooren on Snails and Extinction,” ASLE EcoCast Podcast, 2 March 2023

“Das große Sterben” (The Great Death), Ö1 Radio Austria, Radiokolleg, 16 January 2023 (program in German)

“The evolving cultures of the more-than-human world,” Green Dreamer Podcast, December 2022.

“Thom van Dooren, A World in a Shell: Snail Stories for a Time of Extinctions (MIT Press, 2022)” The New Books Network, November 2022.

“The Wonderful, Tragic Worlds of Hawai’i’s Endangered Snails, with Thom van Dooren”, Storytelling Animals, October 2022.

Filmmaker, author pay homage to this slow creature quickly disappearing,” Hawai’i Public Radio, The Conversation, 27 September 2022. Produced by Savannah Harriman-Pote.

His snailyness,” episode of ABC Radio National Science Friction focused on the disappearing land snails of Hawai’i, 17 July 2022. Produced by Natasha Mitchell.

Interview with Jenny Seaton on crows, CurtinFM Afternoon Show, 14 December 2021.

A Wake of Crows,” interview with Jonathan Green on ABC Radio National Blueprint, 13 Nov 2021.

Animal Attachment,” All the Best Radio, produced by Ivy Shih, 2021.

In conversation with Professor Nick Enfield,” Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre podcast, 2020.

How do you feel about snails?” a short interview with Paul McIntyre on ACB Hobart Evenings, 28 October 2020.

Ben GJ Thomas, “Thinking With Eels” podcast, Caraboo Projects, 2020.

Mark Molloy (2020) Interview on my book, The Wake of Crows, on New Books Network, podcast, 2020.

ShARC Podcast interview with Peter Sands on The Wake of Crows, April 2019.

“Ecological Grief,” Interview on Radio Reversal, 4ZZZ Brisbane, June 2018.

New Books Network interview with Carla Nappi on Flight Ways, April 2015.

The Meaning of Extinction,” interview on ABC Radio National The Philosopher’s Zone, 23 November 2014.

Why the Current Mass Extinction Matters,” interview on National Geographic Book Talk, 20 August 2014.

Extinction Studies” interview on Consider This, KZYX Radio, Friday 1 August 2014.

Undoing Forever,” audio documentary by Britt Wray, CBC Ideas, 2014.

Back from the Brink,” interview on ABC Radio National Life Matters, 28 April 2014.

“Environmental Humanities: something new under the sun?” interview with Jan Oosthoek as part of the Exploring Environmental History podcast (number 58, 18 Jan 2014).

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Tara Lohan “What Snails Can Teach Us About the Extinction CrisisThe Revelator, 17 October 2022.

Rebecca Foster, interview on A World in a Shell for “Foreword This Week” in Foreword Reviews, 9 September 2022.

Amelia Nichele, “Your at-home guide to appreciating snailsCosmos Magazine, 19 October 2020. This research has been developed into a set of teaching resources for schools, available here.

Lydia Baan Hofman, “Experimenteren met kraaien” (in Dutch), The Dutch Review of Books, 2020.

Kate Evans: “Tales of love and loss: people from Oceania share their ‘extinction stories'”, The Guardian on 25 Apr 2020. You can read the full article here.

Thom van Dooren, interview with Julie Perrin in Dumbo Feather, fourth quarter 2019.

Elke van Riel: “Hoe kraaien ons de wereld beter doen begrijpen” VN, The Netherlands, 2019. You can read the Dutch article here.

Céline Lauer: “Humanity is poorer for the death of birds,” Die Welt, 9 June 2018. You can read the German article here.

Βάνια Τέρνερ “Ο Άνθρωπος Προκαλεί την Έκτη Μαζική Εξαφάνιση των Ειδών”. Interview in VICE, Greece, September 2014.


“A snail walk”, Do it (Australia), Kaldor Art Project and Serpentine Galleries, 2020. Catalogue available here.

“Biodiversity and extinction: can we achieve justice for all?” Sydney Ideas public talk, 19 June 2019. Roundtable discussion at the University of Sydney with Marisol de la Cadena, Ravi Agrawal, Sophie Chao, and Danielle Celermajer.