Media

2017

Moment: New York podcast (interview transcript) / May 18, 2017

Smith Journal (Australia): Garbage in Gotham / Volume 21, p22 / March 6, 2017

2016

The New Yorker: Saving Treasures from the Trash / September 12, 2016

Anthro-Active: Feature Interview by anthropologist Joshua Manigault / August 14, 2016

Crain’s New York Business: The sanitation department’s resident anthropologist wants to clean up the image of garbage men / June 15, 2016

Center for Urban Pedagogy: Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple / Spring 2016

Voice of America: Proposed NYC Museum Touts Trash as Treasure / February 23, 2016

2015

Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC): Dead Horse Bay: Garbage Heap or Treasure Trove? / October 29, 2015

ABCNews.com: Dead Horse Bay / October 26, 2015 / Awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Video Journalism, 2016

Science Friday (NPR): Talking Trash: Uncovering the Waste in U.S. Landfills / September 25, 2015

CBS New York: NYU Professor Becomes Sanitation Worker / September 7, 2015

Associated Press: Meet NYC’s Garbage Guru (video), Trash to Treatise (print); domestic and international outlets / August 31, 2015

Hyperallergic: Getting the Dirt: New Perspectives on Trash in New York City / August 24, 2015

Woman Around Town: Life Along the Curb / August 19, 2015

Laura Carroll: Critical Yet Invisible: On the Book, Picking Up (review) / August 12, 2015

BBC World Service: Business Matters / July 1, 2015

Backstory (Radio): All Washed Up (part of the episode “Another Man’s Treasure) / May 7, 2015

2014

Women in Science: NYU Female Social Scientist of the Month / November 2014

North Country Public Radio: America’s Never-Ending War Against Garbage / April 9, 2014

Anthropology Now: How to Clean a City (review) / March 2014

Time Out New York: Public Eye: Trash Anthropologist / March 19, 2014

The Indypendent: Sanitation Workers: You Gotta Love Them (review) / February 25, 2014

New York Times: New York Today / February 20, 2014

NightTalker Radio: Picking Up on the Streets of New York / February 2014

Metafilter: Waste Watch / January 12, 2014

Envision Radio Network: Paul Harris America Weekend / January 11, 2014

2013

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily / December 9, 2013

Labor Notes: Review: Trash Talk About Sanitation Workers (review) / December 3, 2013

TED: What I Discovered in New York City Trash / November 2013

TED Blog: My City: Trash Anthropologist Robin Nagle Talks Garbage, New York City / September 19, 2013

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Eine Stadt Stinkt (paywall) by Nikolaus Piper / August 28, 2013

Metropolis: Point of View (book excerpt) / August 23, 2013

Daily News: Author Robin Nagle’s new book takes readers behind the scenes of the NYC Sanitation Department by Lisa Colangelo / August 6, 2013

Mother Jones: Q&A: ‘Picking Up’ by Robin Nagle. Interview with Sydney Brownstone / August 3, 2013

The New York Times: A Fascination With Sanitation Work by Clyde Haberman / July 28, 2013

Calcalist Magazine (Israel): Story by Tali Shamir / July 4, 2013

CUNY TV:  One-to-One interview with Sheryl McCarthy / July 1, 2013

Al Jazeera English (Television): A Life of Grime in New York / June 30, 2013

Collectors Weekly: A Filthy History: When New Yorkers Lived Knee-Deep in Trash by Hunter Oatman-Stanford / June 24, 2013

Waste 360: Circular File: What ‘Picking Up’ is Laying Down by Chaz Miller / June 21, 2013

WFUV Radio: Cityscape: Behind the Trucks with NYC’s Sanitation Workers. Interview with George Bodarky / June 15, 2013

Times Higher Education (London): NYU Scholar is Taking Out the Trash / June 13, 2013

C-SPAN Q&A: Interview with Brian Lamb / June 9, 2013

The New York Times Sunday Book Review: Trash and the City (review) by Dan Saltzstein / May 12, 2013

OnEarth (NRDC): What We Talk About When We Talk About Trash by Elizabeth Royte / April 23, 2013

The Week Behind: Dr. Garbage by Bruce Jacobs / April 17, 2013

The Daily Beast: Dirty Jobs NYC: The Heroes of Trash by Josh Dzieza / April 11, 2013

The Chief Leader: Street-Smart Workers Deserve More Respect (paywall) by Mark Toor / April 8, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Picking Up,’ by Robin Nagle (review) by Tess Taylor / April 7, 2013

Christian Science Monitor: Reader Recommendation: Picking Up  (review) by Paul Sedan / April 5, 2013

The AtlanticThe Secret World of ‘Garbagemen’  by Heather Horn / April 1, 2013

Columbia Magazine: The Pickup Artists by Paul Hond / Spring 2013

Wall Street Journal: Trash Talk and Life Among the Garbage Faeries (book excerpts) by Robin Nagle / March 29, 2013

New York ObserverTrashy Reading (review) by Rachel Corbett / March 27, 2013

The Chief Leader: Grime Story: Look at Unsung Sanit Workers (paywall) by Mark Toor / March 25, 2013

StarTribuneReview: ‘Picking Up’  by Weston Cutter / March 23, 2013

The New York Times: Song of the Sanitation Worker by Sam Roberts / March 22, 2013

Barnes & Noble ReviewDiscard Studies. Interview with Peter. C Baker / March 22, 2013

NY1: Road to City Hall with Josh Robin / March 19, 2013

WNYC: Behind the Scenes with NYC’s Garbage Collectors. Interview with Brian Lehrer / March 19, 2013

NY Daily News: City’s Strongest don’t always survive on the job (book excerpt) by Robin Nagle / March 10, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education: ‘Dr. Garbage’ Studies Unsung Local Tribe by Lawrence Biemiller / March 4, 2013

The Brooklyn Rail: Among the Strongest. Interview with Gabriel Thompson / March 1, 2013

Pacific Standard: Let Us Now Praise Garbage Men by Tim Heffernan / February 28, 2013

Publishers Weekly: Bringing in the Trash by Robert Fleming / January 25, 2013

Before 2013 (selected)

Publishers Weekly: Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City / December 24, 2012

SETI Radio: Off to the Traces / October 24, 2010 (16:34 – 30:50)

OnEarth (NRDC): Digging Into New York City’s Trashy History by Sarah Schmidt / October 15, 2010

Scientific American: Trash is Her Treasure by Nicholette Zeliadt / September 29, 2010

The Believer: “Every Single Thing You See is Future Trash.”  Interview with Alex Carp / September 2010

The New Yorker: Talk of the Town: Dr. Garbage by Ben McGrath / November 13, 2006

This American Life: Garbage (Episode 249) / October 31, 2003