Matthew Power

Matthew Power was a freelance print and radio journalist and a contributing editor at Harper's magazine and National Geographic Adventure.

He was a three-time finalist (2005, 2006, 2007) for the Livingston award for Young Journalists in the International Reporting category, and a 2006 finalist for the Kurt Schork award in International Journalism. He received a 2005 Lowell Thomas/Society of American Travel Writers Gold award for Best Land Travel Article, and a 2008 Bronze award for Best Adventure Travel Article, and was a 2004 Non-Fiction Scholar at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. His work is anthologized in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2005, Best American Spiritual Writing 2006, Best American Travel Writing 2007, Best American Travel Writing 2009, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009, and reprinted in the textbook Writing as Surviving (Oxford University Press, 2007).


Holy Soul

Matthew Power first met poet Allen Ginsberg at his cousin's Bar Mitzvah, when he was a 15-year-old aspiring writer.

This hour, we celebrate the work of a great journalist — Matt Power, who died March 10, 2014 while on assignment in Uganda.

This week: an aural trip to one of the oldest cities in the world, an unconventional love affair, and a man who eats up all the books he reads (literally).

This hour: tongue twisters, brain teasers, cheaters, and one of the worst high school football teams of all time.