Carl Hoffman is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and the author of "Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art" and "The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World Via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains and Planes." Lunatic Express was named one of the ten best books of 2010 by the Wall Street Journal and was a New York Times summer reading pick. Hoffman has won four Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation and two North American Travel Journalism Awards.
A former contributing editor for Wired, Hoffman has traveled to more than 70 countries on assignment for Outside, Smithsonian, National Geographic Adventure, ESPN, the Magazine, Wired, Men’s Journal, Popular Mechanics and many other publications. He is a native of Washington, D. C. and the father of three.
George Knapp was joined by Carl Hoffman, author and contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler, for a discussion on the mysterious 1961 disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea which has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. In the first hour, Richard B. Hoover, who established the Astrobiology Research Group at the NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in 1997, shared new evidence from famous Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Solovyev that marine plankton were discovered alive on the outside of the windows of the Russian section of the ISS. ... More »Host: George Knapp