The historian Douglas Brinkley has written more than 20 books on everything from the American space program to Rosa Parks. But more than any other subject, his work has touched on the environment—Teddy Roosevelt’s pioneering preservation achievements, F.D.R.’s under-appreciated efforts to protect America’s public lands, the fight to save Alaska’s disappearing wilderness, and so forth. On this week’s episode of Table for Two, Bruce Bozzi sits down with Brinkley to consider his most recent book, Silent Spring Revolution, and explore how one woman, Rachel Carson, launched an ecological revolution that in turn led to the Clean Air Acts, Earth Day, and a healthy number of popular environmental songs by the likes of Marvin Gaye and Neil Young. Hear a preview of the episode below, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Episode 13: Douglas Brinkley

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