Johann Hari blew me away with the scope of his wisdom and depth of his knowledge. I also loved the passion he brings to this show. We covered a lot of inspired ground here. Definitely check out his amazing book, Lost Connections. It will illuminate you in a myriad of ways. Johann is also a joy to dialogue with here. What an amazing being.
Johann Hari is a New York Times best-selling author. His book Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film, and into a non-fiction documentary series.
He is one of the most-viewed TED talkers of all time: his talk, ‘Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong’, has (along with the animation based on it) been viewed more than 20 million times.
His new book is Lost Connections.
Joahnn has written over the past seven years for some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Spectator, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Melbourne Age, and Politico. He has also appeared on leading TV shows, including HBO’s Realtime With Bill Maher.
He was twice named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International. He has also been named ‘Cultural Commentator of the Year’ and ‘Environmental Commentator of the Year’ at the Comment Awards.
He lives half the year in London, and spends the other half of the year traveling to research his books.