Episode 38: Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof is on the line! The New York Times columnist grew up in rural Oregon with a father who escaped near-certain death in a World War Two prison camp. Kristof tells Mark how he got his start in journalism and discusses some of the big assignments of his career, like the Tiananmen Square massacre and the genocide in Darfur. You’ll hear some fascinating stories from someone who you’ve no doubt read for years. They kick off with a discussion of A Path Appears, the new book by Kristof and his co-author and wife Sheryl WuDunn.

This interview is part of a podcast series in which foreign policy thought leaders and luminaries share their life stories and discuss the influences that shaped their worldview from an early age. Check out the archives and subscribe!