Prosperity and Paradox: A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild and Eliza Griswold

Red states, blue states – when it comes to our environment, are we really two different Americas? New Yorker writer Eliza Griswold spent time in southwestern Pennsylvania to tell the story of a family living on the front lines of the fracking boom. Berkeley professor Arlie Hochschild traveled to Louisiana to escape what she calls the “bubble” of coastal thinking. Both writers emerged with books that paint an honest portrait of a misunderstood America. On today’s program, tales of the people whose lives have been impacted by America’s craving for energy, the choices they’ve made, and their fight to protect their families and their environment. Guests: Eliza Griswold, Journalist, The New Yorker; Author, “Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018) Arlie Russell Hochschild, Professor Emerita, University of California Berkeley; Author, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” (The New Press, 2018) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One