Mac McClelland

Mac McClelland

Mac McClelland is the human rights reporter for Mother Jones magazine. Her cover story for Mother Jones this month is entitled, “Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.” Mac McClelland is an award-winning journalist and author of For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story From Burma’s Never-Ending War. She’s reported in every region in the US, undercover in industry and sex work, and from international locations including Thailand, Haiti, Australia, Burma, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Bhutan. She’s appeared on major national and international media outlets such as MSNBC, PBS, NPR, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now, the BBC, CBC, and Deutsche Welle.

Mac has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Hillman Foundation, the Online News Association, and the Society of Environmental Journalists; her book was a finalist for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and she’s been nominated for two National Magazine Awards for Feature Writing. You can find her work anthologized in the Best American Magazine Writing, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, and Best Business Writing. Her writing has been written about by most major news organizations, from TIME to the New York Times, and her features translated and reprinted around the world.

Mac’s books include:

For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story from Burma’s Never-Ending War

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2 COMMENTS

  1. In this interview, Mac Mclelland claims that homelessness didn’t exist until the 60s. I think she’s talking about homelessness among veterans… but, really?

  2. Good show with great guest. Let her talk more next time. A little too much self-conscious filibustering on your part. But you foreshadowed that in your introduction, so it was unsurprising. My overwhelming sentiment, however, is gratitude to your show for being one of the only outlets for this type of discussion and content. Thanks for bringing it!!

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