• The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea

    What happens when nearly thirty thousand plastic animals spill from a freighter in the North Pacific? We’ll talk with Donovan Hohn, whose new book is “Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them” (Viking, 2011).

  • The Synthetic Wilderness of Childhood

    What happens when 28,800 plastic animals spill from a freighter in the North Pacific? Donovan Hohn writes about a 1992 spill, the incredible voyage of these bath toys, and the implications they caused him to consider in his article “MOBY-DUCK Or, The Synthetic Wilderness of Childhood” which appears in the January issue of HARPER’S Magazine. […]

Back to Top