The last hermit: Michael Finkel’s stories of crime, war, adventure and penance

Michael Finkel is the author of the bestselling new book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, about a man who disappeared into the Maine woods for over 30 years. Finkel is also the author of  True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa, about a quadruple murderer who stole Finkel’s identity. The book was turned into the film, True Story, in which Finkel was played by actor Jonah Hill. Finkel was fired by the New York Times over fabrications in his 2001 article about child slavery in Africa, an experience that he revisits in his books. Finkel has written for National Geographic, GQ, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic and the New York Times. He lives in Bozeman, Montana. (June 14, 2017 broadcast)

Michael Finkel, author

The Future: Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson; Leahy Center for Digital Investigations

How can we change the future? What is the future we want, and what future should we avoid? These are some of the questions posed by Brian David Johnson, an expert in “future-casting” for Intel Corporation. He discusses the most powerful tools for changing future outcomes, the “Internet of everything,” and “wearable technology.”

Brian David Johnson, Chief Futurist and principal engineer, Intel Corporation and founder of the Tomorrow Project

The future is now at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigations, an innovative “center of excellence” at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. We discuss how the Leahy Center functions as both a school and consulting firm, its program for students, and how the Center helped crack complex criminal cases, including the Brooke Bennett murder case in Vermont.

Jonathan Rajewskiassistant professor of Digital Forensics at Champlain College, and director of the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation

Alexandra Santiago Reyes, Digital Forensics major at Champlain College