Posts Tagged ‘Appearances’

BC on The Diane Rehm Show

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

I’ll be discussing The Kingpinmy story in this month’s issue of National Geographic–on National Public Radio’s the Diane Rehm Show together with Special Agent George Morrison, the federal agent who sent Anson Wong to prison.    Please join us

FM 88.5 WAMU  Listen here.


The Lizard King World Tour (of sorts)

Monday, December 7th, 2009

I’m hearing from people that my “hot show” interview is being aired around the globe  (yesterday New Zealand) so I’m putting it up again (and deeper on the site). 

By coincidence, I was just at the Hamburg Reptile Show this weekend.  Instead of a mamba, I picked up one of those rattlesnake coffee mugs Craig Ferguson has on his show only mine has a rattlesnake inside it, too.  A great idea at the time, but it turns out whatever you drink in the rattlesnake mug stays in the rattlesnake mug.

The Lizard King in Cornell Daily Sun

Monday, November 9th, 2009

The Cornell Daily Sun ran this nice follow-up to my talk at Uris Hall last week.  There are quite a number of errors in the piece and I’ve got corrections to the smuggling details (the writer didn’t interview me), but I love the author’s turn of the smuggling label in the piece, and, of course, the subtitle. 

Author Exposes Reptile Smuggling Syndicates

The reality of Bryan Christy’s life may be stranger than fiction

By A. Drew Muscente
Nov 4 2009.

This reptile boy turned lawyer turned journalist turned author presented a reading from his debut book, The Lizard King: The True Crimes and Passions of the World’s Greatest Reptile Smugglers, to a crowd of fans and curious Cornellians last Tuesday in Uris Auditorium. Christy discussed the peculiarities of his life, his research and the illegal business of reptile smuggling.

According to Christy, The Lizard King is the product of two passions: reptiles and writing…Read the rest of the story.