Interview With Becky Blanton – TED Global Speaker

by Bob Poole on October 18, 2011

Becky Blanton is a former journalist with 22 + years experience as an award-winning reporter, photojournalist and editor. She’s currently traveling around the USA in her 1975 Chevy Van with her aging Rottweiler and working on a new series of books called “The October Abduction of Thomas Martin,” based on events, UFO sightings, cattle mutilations and bizarre things she’s covered in her life as a journalist. For more info and to see the covers of upcoming books, go to
Becky is also a ghost and copy-writer, helping individuals and businesses discover and “tell their story.”

A TED Global 2009 speaker, Becky spoke about her year of being homeless to a standing room only crowd at TED University in Oxford, England July 21st, 2009. The video of her talk may be viewed at:
Nine Stories: A TED Talks Playlist

In today’s interview, Becky and I discuss what it’s like to to be a freelancer in today’s world.

If you can’t play the interview on the player above, please click on this link and you will be taken the podcast page where you can click on the Pod button to listen. If you’d like to read a transcription of today’s interview, click here.

Thank you.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Klara October 18, 2011 at 6:03 am

i always respect these really true people. she is so honest and direct, she seems to be a really symapthic person. i cannot wait to read her book as soon as possible.

Tom Bentley October 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Good fun listening to Becky’s intriguing path (or make that paths) to her work as a writer—and general troublemaker—today. Thanks Bob.

Bob Poole October 19, 2011 at 8:26 am

I think if you take some time to read Becky’s writing you’ll truly enjoy it and her. She’s always interesting and never, ever dull.

Bob Poole October 19, 2011 at 8:28 am

You’re welcome, Tom. So many paths that I’m quite sure there is more than one of her. No other possible explanation. 🙂

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