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John Vaillant On The Personality Of Fire

Photo credit: John Sinal. Jacket art Courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf.

If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are currently burning. But this area of Canada, located just above the Northeastern U.S., is not one of North America’s hot, dry, fire prone areas.

Airdate: Friday, June 2, 2023 at 12 p.m. and Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Fire has been our companion for millennia — it is what allowed us to become human beings. But, as our climate changes, we are entering into a new relationship with fire, says our guest, John Vaillant. Vaillant’s new book “Fire Weather” explores the history and connections between humans and fire, connections that are changing with the climate. Join us this Friday at noon for a conversation about the shifting “personality of fire.”


  • John Vaillant | Writer and journalist. His latest book is “Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World” Amazon | BookShop
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