Carl Hiaasen

Columnist and author. 

Carl Hiaasen appears in the following:

Carl Hiaasen’s Sunshine Noir

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Like all great satirists, Carl Hiaasen’s humor writing comes from a deep well of anger. He says he stays in South Florida, despite its corruption, because it’s worth fighting for.

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Jeb Bush Stirs Political Déjà Vu

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The 2016 presidential race is shaping up to be quite the political throwback. But can former Governor Jeb Bush win the GOP's nomination for president in 2016?

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American Icons: The Disney Parks

Friday, November 28, 2014

Walt Disney didn't just want a theme park — he wanted to create a scale model of a uniquely American utopia. 

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American Icons: The Disney Parks

Friday, October 18, 2013

Generations of Americans have grown up with Walt Disney shaping our imaginations. We’ll tour Disneyland with its art director, a second-generation Imagineer, who explains why even the...

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Carl Hiaasen's Florida

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Celebrated author, columnist for The Miami Herald, and born-and-raised Floridian Carl Hiaasen discusses his latest foray into fiction and the news form his home state, where the Georg...

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Author Carl Hiaasen on 'Chomp'

Monday, April 02, 2012

Carl Hiaasen is a best-selling, award-winning novelist, a columnist for the Miami Herald, and our pre-eminent articulator of all things Florida — that most confounding and fascinating of states, both politically and culturally. His new young adult novel "Chomp" focuses on Wahoo Cray, who lives in a zoo and whose animal wrangler father gets a job on the survivalist reality TV show "Expedition Survival!," hosted by an overzealous and incompetent danger-seeker.

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Summer Reading: Carl Hiaasen's 'Star Island'

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Best selling author Carl Hiaasen has made a living shamelessly stealing outrageous stories from the headlines of Florida's newspapers. He rips them from the headlines because their real flavor lends a sense of realism to his satire. Hiaasen's latest novel, "Star Island," is no exception.

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Guest Picks: Carl Hiaasen

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Novelist Carl Hiaasen came on The Leonard Lopate Show to discuss some of his favorite picks.

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Carl Hiaasen

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Journalist, columnist, and novelist Carl Hiaasen discusses his latest novel, Star Island, about a 22-year-old pop star about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster, and her “undercover stunt double,” who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by an obsessed paparazzo. He’ll also talk about the weekly column he’s been writing in the Miami Herald and his take on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Carl Hiaasen on the Deteriorating State of Florida Politics

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It may be a swing state, but Miami Herald columnist and author Carl Hiaasen says that if the nation's politics follow the same path as his home state of Florida, we all might as well move to the Bahamas. It's hard to argue against the assertion that Florida's political climate is getting weird — just this week, Governor Charlie Crist took a swipe at his competitor for senate Marco Rubio by accusing him of back-waxing. Hiaasen explains why Florida is on the cutting edge of political innovation when it comes to gall, graft and gripes. 


Shanks for the Memories

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Author and columnist Carl Hiaasen wanted to be better at something in middle age than he was when he was young. So he foolishly reconnected with golf. He talks about his new memoir, The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport. Joining him is ...

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Wedge Issues

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Democrats are still battling it out in the here and now, but Republicans are already deeply worried about the November elections. New Yorker writer George Packer talks about his recent article, Have the Republicans Run Out of Ideas?. Also: food prices may be on the rise, but that doesn't ...