Interviews and Reviews

Podcast interview on GMOs

TEDx Talk on American food culture at the University of Delaware.

 Interview on Baltimore’s NPR station WYPR

Interview with San Francisco’s NPR station KALW:

A good long Q&A with the Washington Post

A nice piece on Food Fight from The Huffington Post

A radio interview on GMOs with Colorado KZYR radio

A Q&A on GMOs

A Washington Post piece about non-browning “Arctic apples”

A short video from Business Insider on toxic chemicals in Europe vs. the U.S.

A short video from Business Insider on why we should drink tap water instead of bottled water, courtesy of Business Insider

Videotaped Lecture on Toxics, Health and the Environment

Recent Reviews of Food Fight

Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Recent Reviews for Poison Spring

Independent Science News

Booklist (Starred Review)

Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Kirkus Reviews

The Washington Post calls it a “call to arms, urging American consumers to hold their government accountable for policies that protect and reward polluters.

Interviews for ContamiNation (previously published as What’s Gotten Into Us)

Profile from the Baltimore Sun (March 9, 2016)

Everyday Chemicals to Avoid (An interview in USA Today’s “Green Living” Magazine, April 2012

We’re Each Carrying Our Own Special Concoction of Internal Toxins, Maine Morning Sentinel, 16 March 2012

Podcast of my talk on toxins and health with physician and syndicated radio personality Dr. Ronald Hoffman (20 February 2012)

Toxic World, Coast to Coast, 1 Feb. 2012

Podcast of talk on toxics, health, and the environment, from Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Jan. 27, 2012

Short interview on Maine television, January 10, 2012

“Persistent Pervasive Pollutants, Daily Kos, January 1, 2012

What Are We Made Of? One Word: Plastics” Grist magazine, Dec. 7, 2011

“Protecting Our Bodies”: The Urbanite Interview, December, 2011

The Daily Princetonian reports on toxics lecture

Short video interviews from

Podcast of talk at Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Library, September 21, 2011

Staying Healthy in a Toxic World: Tropical Currents, WLRN (Miami’s NPR station), August 31, 2011

What’s Gotten Into Us: Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast, WYPR, June 7, 2011

What’s Gotten Into Us: The Marc Steiner Show, Baltimore public radio WEAA, June 6, 2011

McKay Jenkins Offers a Chemistry Lesson, Women’s Wear Daily, March 27, 2011

Staying Healthy in a Toxic World, Podcast of interview on the Dallas NPR program “Think,” May 16, 2011

Questions and Answers on Toxins in Consumer Products, Baltimore City Paper, April 27, 2011

For Greener Planet, Start with Greener Home,, April 22, 2011

Author McKay Jenkins Explores Unknown Toxins in the Home in New Book What’s Gotten Into Us, New York Daily News, April 19, 2011

Delaware Environment: Living in a Hazardous-Material World, Wilmington News-Journal, April 21, 2011

“Midday with Dan Rodericks” Jenkins appears on the Baltimore NPR program, April 18, 2011

Straight to the Heart,

Editor’s note in April, 2011 Natural Health magazine

Our Toxic World Short piece in University Of Delaware’s UDaily, April 14, 2011

Personal Medical Mystery Spawns Prof’s Latest BookUniversity of Delaware Research Magazine, January 2010

Reviews of What’s Gotten Into Us

Philadelphia Inquirer

Orion Magazine 

Baltimore Magazine 

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Kirkus Reviews

Outside Magazine

Other Interviews

Baltimore Sun profile for The Last Ridge
Baltimore Sun, March 14, 2004

The U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division: New Book, Film Document Unit’s World War II Exploits
NPR’s Weekend Edition, November 8, 2003
Scott Simon interviews Jenkins about The Last Ridge.

Avalanches and The White Death
NPR’s Talk of the Nation, February 22, 2000
Jenkins discusses avalanches with host Neal Conan.

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