Featured Guest

James Howard Kunstler

James Howard Kunstler, photo by Cal Crary

James Howard Kunstleris one of the world’s loudest critics of suburban sprawl and the impending fossil fuel shortage.

Kunstler’s nonfiction series on suburban sprawl, new urbanism and the end of the cheap oil era includes: The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere and The Long Emergency. His latest novel, World Made By Hand is a fictional account of the issues raised in The Long Emergency. He is also the author of eight other novels.

Kunstler was born in New York City in 1948. He moved to the Long Island suburbs in 1954 and returned to the city in 1957, where he spent most of his childhood. He now lives in upstate New York.

Kunstler graduated from the State University of New York, Brockport campus, worked as a reporter and feature writer for a number of newspapers, and finally as a staff writer for Rolling Stone Magazine. In 1975, he dropped out to write books on a full-time basis.

He has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, RPI, the University of Virginia and many other colleges, and has appeared before many professional organizations, such as the AIA, the APA, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

He has no formal training in architecture or the related design fields. His website is:

For booking, contact: Miriam Feurele, Lyceum Agency | 915 SE 35th Avenue, #205 | Portland, OR 97214 | 503- 577-6361 |



Duncan Crary, Host

Duncan Crary, Host. Photo by Cal Crary

Duncan Craryis the host and producer of The KunstlerCast podcast and author of the KunstlerCast book. He is a media relations and podcasting consultant. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor and nonprofit communications director. He was a founding editor of Salvage, a newsprint magazine of literature and art.

He has recorded face-to-face podcast interviews with Sir Salman Rushdie, E.O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Alan Dershowitz, Holly Near and Julia Sweeney.

Crary says The Geography of Nowhere, by James Howard Kunstler, gave him a vocabulary to voice his growing disgust with the suburban project. It also helped him laugh a little at the pain and misery suburbia causes.

His website is:

Booking info: Duncan is availble to speak on a variety of topics concerning podcasting, new media and publicity:

Photos by Cal Crary