Media Appearances

Yes, it’s true. Wicked Plants made an appearance on TLC’s Cake Boss. Buddy made a cake with a botanically poisonous (and carnivorous) theme, and then I ate it, with a couple hundred of my closest friends.

We don’t have video of that, but we do have clips from CBS Sunday Morning, the PBS documentary The Botany of Desire, and more.  You can also tune in to appearances on Fresh Air, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and the Diane Rehm show.

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TV


  • An appearance on the PBS documentary The Botany of Desire.
  • A journey through the global flower trade with Martha Teichner on CBS Sunday Morning.
  • A chat about Wicked Bugs with Warren Etheredge at The High Bar.
  • In which I share some very bad news.
  • I'm afraid there's more unfortunate news.
  • Flower Confidential: The Trailer.
  • Wicked Plants on Central Texas Gardener.
  • Discussing The Drunken Botanist at Google Los Angeles.
  • A visit to my own poison garden and more--on CBS Sunday Morning.

More Television

The Story of a Trailblazing Woman in Law Enforcement, Morning Blend Milwaukee, August 22, 2018
From Page to Screen: Girl Waits with Gun in Development for Television Series, Eureka News Channel 3, April 2018
The Science of Booze with Adam Rogers, Bay Area Book Festival, June 2015
The Drunken Botanist on The Morning Blend, Milwaukee, April 2013
Wicked Bugs on the High Bar with Warren Etheredge, 2011
Wicked Bugs on Garden Time, Portland, June 2011
Wicked Bugs on The Morning Blend, Milwaukee, April 2011
Wicked Bugs on ABC-7 in Chicago, April 2011
Wicked Bugs on NBC-9 in Denver, April 2011
Conservatory of Flowers Exhibit Stars Wicked Plants ABC News 7, April 2011
Wicked Plants on CBS Sunday Morning on YouTube, August 2009
Wicked Plants on CBS Sunday Morning, part two on YouTube, August 2009
Wicked Plants on TLC’s Cake Boss, October 2009
Botany of Desire PBS documentary, October 2009. (Tulip segment)
Wicked Plants on Central Texas Gardener (minute 7)
Amy Stewart at Google on YouTube, June 29, 2009
Amy Stewart at California Center for the Book April 2009
The Wicked Plants Video on YouTube, 2009
The Flower Confidential Video on YouTube, 2007
Wicked Plants on CBS Sunday Morning August 2, 2009
Flower Confidential on CBS Sunday Morning February 11, 2007
Good Morning America February 14, 2007

Radio

National Radio Interviews

“Where Valentine’s Day Flowers are Grown” on Here & Now, February 2017
“Novelist Amy Stewart Turns 1914 Traffic Accident Into ‘Girl Waits with Gun'” on NPR’s Morning Edition, August 2015
The Drunken Botanist: “Your Cocktail Glass, Where Booze and Botany Intersect” on The Splendid Table with Jennifer Russell, July 2013
The Drunken Botanist: “Harvesting Cocktails from the Garden” on Here & Now, June 2013
“‘Drunken Botanist’ Takes a Garden Tour of the Liquor Cabinet” on NPR’s Morning Edition, March 2013
Wicked Bugs on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 2011
Wicked Bugs on Weekend Edition with Linda Wertheimer, April 2011
“Wicked Plants Creep Through Brooklyn Garden” NPR’s Morning Edition
The Osgood Files with CBS’s Charles Osgood Radio stations nationwide
All Things Considered Commentary on Lady Bird Johnson NPR
Diane Rehm WAMU, Washington, DC
All Things Considered Commentary on Flower Shops NPR
Diane Rehm Show on The Earth Moved
Flower Confidential on Planet Money: Morning Edition and podcast February 2015

More Radio

Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit on the Behind the Bookshelves podcast, August 2018
Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions on KHSU’s Through the Eyes of Women, October 2017
Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions on the Larry Meiller Show, Wisconsin Public Radio, September 2017
Lady Cop Makes Trouble on WBUR Radio Boston September 2016
Creating Memorable Characters on KERA’s Think May 2016
Girl Waits with Gun on Good Life Project with Jonathan Fields, October 2015
Girl Waits with Gun on The Mike Nowak Show on WCPT, September 2015
Girl Waits with Gun on The Avid Reader on WCHE, September 2015
Girl Waits with Gun on Book Talk with DJ Kory on BreakThru Radio, September 2015
Girl Waits with Gun on Writers LIVE at Enoch Pratt Free Library, September 2015
Girl Waits with Gun on Mysterypod Book Talk with Stephen Usery, September 2015
“Cocktails with ‘The Drunken Botanist'” on The Kojo Nnamdi Show, October 2013
The Drunken Botanist: “The Herbs and Shrubs That Make Up Your Gin and Tonic” on KCRW’s Good Food, August 2013
“‘The Drunken Botanist’ and the Plants Behind Your Favorite Drinks” on KPCC’s Take Two, May 2013
The Drunken Botanist: “Agave: A Botanist’s Perspective on Tequila, Mezcal and Pulque” on KCRW’s Good Food (MP3), May 2013
The Drunken Botanist: “The Botany in Our Booze with Author Amy Stewart” on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, April 2013
The Drunken Botanist on Wisconsin Public Radio with Larry Meiller (MP3, WMP), April 2013
The Drunken Botanist on The Jefferson Exchange, April 2013
The Drunken Botanist: “A Plant Walks into a Bar” on Garden Confidential with Andrew Keys, March 2013
The Drunken Botanist: “Where Botany and Alcohol Mix” on KCUR’s Up to Date, March 2013
The Drunken Botanist: “Botany and the Bar” on Think with Krys Boyd, March 2013
The Drunken Botanist on NPR’s The Salt December 2012
Wicked Bugs on KHUM with Mike Dronkers, May 2011
Wicked Bugs on Please Explain with Leonard Lopate, WNYC, May 2011
Wicked Bugs on RadioGarden, April 2011
Wicked Bugs on the Mike Nowak Show on WCPT Chicago, April 2011
“The Dark History of Wicked Plants” KUOW Seattle
“Wicked Plants” The Splendid Table
Public Radio’s ‘To the Best of Our Knowledge’
Interview with Rick Kleffel’s Agony Column
Chemical Heritage Society ‘Distillations’ podcast
Marketplace, interview on Flower Confidential on American Public Media
Marketplace, interview on gardening on American Public Media
Here on Earth Wisconsin Public Radio
The Doug Fabrizio Show KUER, Salt Lake City, UT
Heresay With Cathy Lewis WHRO, Norfolk, VA
The Beat KUOW, Seattle
Live From Prairie Lights on WSUI, Iowa City (February 2, 2007)
The Exchange on WSUI, Iowa City (February 8, 2007)
Your Call on KALW San Francisco
Afternoon Magazine with Celeste Quinn, WILL Chicago
KSFR Santa Fe: Listen now or go here for the Oct. 21 broadcast.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel Garden Podcast
The TypePad Podcast
The UK’s notorious Wiggly Wigglers podcast (listen to Podcast 47.)
KQED’s Forum
Something You Should Know
To the Best of Our Knowledge
Cover to Cover on Berkeley’s KPFA with Denny Smithson
Talk of the City (Los Angeles), July 20

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