To contact John Horgan about an event, email him at jhorgan@​

1/​13/​12. Horgan on The Dylan Ratigan Show, MSNBC TV.

2/​2/​12. Horgan on The Diane Rehm Show (nationally broadcast radio program).

2/​4/​12. Horgan talks to mega-pundit and mogul Robert Wright.

2/​7/​12. Horgan on the online site This was my son's idea.

2/​13/​12. Horgan kicks off a series of war-related discussions with other guests, from Jimmy Carter to Cornel West, on The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio.

2/​15/​12. "Stirring it Up: John Horgan and the Journalism of Provocation." Horgan discusses science journalism and his wayward past with Lee Hotz of the Wall Street Journal at New York University's Carter Journalism Institute.

2/​15/​12. Horgan discusses war and gender with science journalists Thomas Hayden and Ann Finkbeiner on the science blog "The Last Word on Nothing."

2/​18/​12. Horgan on Big Think, internet television program.

3/​7/​12. Horgan gives a talk at Rutgers University, Division of Global Affairs.
http:/​/​​watch?v=EEt1Uahkfd8&feature=plcp (first of 4 clips)

3/​18/​12. Horgan talks with Brad Jaconson on Alternet.

3/​20/​12. Horgan talks with Thom Hartmann on "The Big Picture."

3/​24/​12. Horgan on

3/​27/​12. Horgan with Scott Horton on Antiwar Radio.

3/​29/​12. Horgan at Columbia University in an event sponsored by Columbia's Earth Institute and Center for the Study of Science and Religion.

4/​3/​12. Horgan talks about war with David Swanson, Jackson Lears and Mark Crispin Miller at McNally Jackson Bookstore, New York City.

4/​11/​12. Horgan talks with David Swanson on Talk Nation Radio.

4/​11/​12. Horgan discusses The End of War with philosopher Lisa Dolling, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J. Thanks to Lisa for making me look good in front of all those hypercritical students.

4/​14/​12. Horgan with Mike Feder on Sirius Radio.

4/​22/​12. Horgan talks to bioethicist Jonathan Moreno on the online site Shindig.

4/​26/​12. Horgan at the Hastings Center for Bioethics, Garrison, New York.

5/​20/​12. Horgan at the Desmond-Fish Library, Garrison, New York.

5/​28/​12. Horgan on "The Takeaway," NPR radio show.

5/​29/​12. Horgan talks to Sandy LeonVest on Progressive Radio.

6/​13/​12. WNYC's Brian Lehrer wraps up "End of War" series in a special show with Horgan, Congressman Dennis Kucinich and others.

7/​20/​12. Horgan interviewed on Veteran's Voice Radio Show, KBOO 90.7 FM, Portland, Oregon. http:/​/​​node/​37078

7/​23/​12. Horgan interviewed for Summer of Peace 2012, The Shift Network. http:/​/​​node/​2386/​dl

8/​2/​12. Horgan interviewed on WGXC Radio, http:/​/​​archives/​4800.

8/​17-18/​12. Horgan speaks at 14th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference, Fonda, New York. For information see http:/​/​​.

9/​6/​12. Horgan interviewed by Cory Duchesne for the website Core Webworks, http:/​/​​community/​horgan.php.

9/​20/​12. Horgan speaks at Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Beacon, New York.

10/​27/​12. Horgan participates in panel discussion on "Male-Male Competition" at the Helix Center, New York City. For more information see http:/​/​​#Event/​598.

Selected Works

McSweeney's Books, 2012.
With Reverend Frank Geer. Edited and with an Introduction by Robert Hutchinson. Brown Trout, 2002. Royalties go to Help the Afghan Children Inc.
Misc. Writings
Review of The Beginning of Infinity, by David Deutsch, Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2011
Review of The Information by James Gleick, Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2011
Review of "The Moral Landscape" by Sam Harris, Globe and Mail, Oct. 8, 2010.
Review of "What Darwin Got Wrong," by Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 27, 2010
Review of "The Shallows," by Nicholas Carr, Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2010.
Article in Slate, Aug. 4, 2009
Review of "Year Million," Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2008
Neuroscientific critique of the Singularity, IEEE Spectrum Magazine, June 2008.
Article in Discover Magazine, April 2008
Review of biographies of Einstein by Walter Isaacson and Jurgen Neffe, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 4, 2007.
A report on "mystical technologies" for inducing religious experiences, Slate, April 26, 2007.
Q&A with Francis Collins, Director of the Human Genome Project, National Geographic, February 2007.
Article on scientific explanations of religious experiences, Discover, December 2006.
Tenth-anniversay update of The End of Science for Discover, October 2006.
Review of The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite, by Ann Finkbeiner, New York Times Book Review, April 16, 2006.
Essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education, April 7, 2006.
Essay in the New York Times Book Review, January 1, 2006.
Review of The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney. New York Times Book Review, December 18, 2005
Profile of Jose Delgado, a pioneer of brain implants, Scientific American, October 2005.
An essay inspired by the Centennial of Einstein's revolutionary papers on relativity and quantum mechanics. New York Times, August 12, 2005
Researchers have found evidence for the controversial "grandmother-cell" theory. Discover, June 2005.
An essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education, June 3, 2005
An essay published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, November 26, 2004.
An essay published in the New York Times, December 12, 2004
Cover story for Discover Magazine, October 2004.
A critique of Buddhism, published online by Slate ( February 12, 2003.
Published in Discover Magazine, February 2003. A profile of the Harvard psychiatrist John Halpern and his five-year study of peyote use by members of the Native American Church.
An essay published in the New York Times, December 31, 2002.
An essay published on the oped page of the New York Times Christmas Day, 2002.
A list of articles written for Scientific American and other publications.
Outtakes from Rational Mysticism (published here only)
An account of Horgan's efforts to achieve satori in a Zen class.
A profile of the German anthropologist and authority on shamanism Christian Ratsch.
A profile of Diana Alstad and Joel Kramer, authors of The Guru Papers.
A profile of the Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast.
A profile of the British Buddhist Stephen Batchelor.
A profile of the guru Andrew Cohen, founder of What Is Enlightenment?, with digressions on Yogi Bhajan and Amrit Desai.