Michael Finkel

Michael Finkel


Michael Finkel is the author of "The Stranger in the Woods" and "True Story," which was adapted into a 2015 major motion picture, starring James Franco and Jonah Hill. He has reported from more than 50 countries and written for National Geographic, GQ, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Sportswriting, The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best American Travel Writing, and The Best American Non-Required Reading. He lives with his family in western Montana and southern France.


Past Shows:

  • Art Heist / Animal Testing

    Journalist Michael Finkel discussed Stéphane Breitweiser, the French art "collector" who stole about $2 billion in masterpieces. Followed by Zaher Nahle and Tamara Drake of the Center For a Humane Economy on medical testing on dogs.More »
  • Fronczak Mystery/ Stranger in the Woods

    Paul Fronczak recounted his efforts to find out about his secret past. Michael Finkel told the story of a man who hid in the woods for 27 years.More »