Todd Pitock

Todd Pitock

Todd Pitock is a travel and investigative writer.  His articles have appeared in more than 150 publications, including Discover, The Atlantic, the Wall St. Journal, the New York Times, Reader’s Digest, ForbesLife, The Discovery Channel Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, the Washington Post, The Economist’s Intelligent Life, the Washington Post Magazine, Forbes FYI, Washingtonian, the American Lawyer, Tikkun, the Jerusalem Report, the Saturday Evening Post and other publications worldwide.

Todd Pitock ‘s work has been recognized with eight awards by the American Society of Journalists & Authors, most recently in 2018 for a story about the Japanese obsession with baseball, and four Lowell Thomas Awards, the top American honor for travel writing, including  gold in 2015 as Travel Journalist of the Year and silver in 2018 in the cruise travel category. I’ve been the recipient of grants from Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and the Lily Foundation for Religious Writers, among others.

Todd’s work has been anthologized in Best Travel Writing, Best Jewish Writing and Best American Science and Nature Writing, and has appeared in dozens of languages and several hundred titles around the globe, among them the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Traveler, Israel’s Haaretz, Australia’s Good Weekend, Aeon, Salon, Nautilus, and many more.

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  • Giraffe on a lunch break. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick Explore Kenya, America's History from the Whiskey Trail and Founding Fathers, meet bestselling author James Rollins and learn about Sri Lanka and Belize on today's World Footprints show. Kenya is called the "Heart of Africa" and is considered to be the cradle of civilization.  With history that rich and a diverse community of tribes and natural resources, Jacinta Zioka from Kenya Tourism, says that everyone should visit her country at least once in their lifetime.  We sat down with Jacinta to learn why Kenya is so special and how over 42 different tribes are able to effectively coexhist. For action-adventure author James Rollins, his travels, adventures and interests play a critical role in the development of his thrillers.  In his new book, The Bone Labyrinth, James used his training as a veterinarian to explore the question of human development and intelligence.  He [...]