Jonathan Franzen and the Magic Hedge

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Jason meets up with celebrated novelist and passionate birder Jonathan Franzen in Chicago, where they spot one of North America's rarest songbirds and discuss how Franzen’s impressive personal bird count (around 4,600 species!) influenced his views on climate change.

Birds of North America

Jason Ward has been an avid birdwatcher since he was a kid growing up in the Bronx, where he spotted a peregrine falcon eating a pigeon on a ledge outside his bedroom window. In the first season of To