Mark Pendergrast

"Pendergrast is an affable guide on a wondrously labyrinthine tour. He explains complex phenomena with remarkable clarity, in a relaxed tone, and with a sense of humor." —Philadelphia Inquirer
"Mark Pendergrast, the ultimate free-lance journalist with an eclectic mind, writes about deceptively narrow topics that in fact have figured in world history for millennia." —Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mark Pendergrast speaks at universities, schools of public health, business conferences, management seminars, and psychological meetings. His presentations are tailored to his audience but are always entertaining, thought-provoking, and challenging. Contact him to arrange an event. Click here for links to speeches, TV, and radio appearances. Click here for comments on his presentations.

Articles by Mark Pendergrast

Mark has not yet linked to many of his articles due to lack of time, but he has the best of intentions. Keep checking. If you subscribe to the Wine Spectator, you can find copies of the many articles Mark has written for his semi-regular coffee (and now tea) column in those pages.

“It Could Happen Here,” an op-ed Mark wrote about Donald Trump shortly before the 2016 election. He was right – it did happen here.

“Why Jerry Sandusky May Be Innocent,” about the convicted former Penn State coach

“The Jerry Sandusky Case: What Really Happened in Penn State’s Locker Room?”

“The Secret Coca-Cola Formula Revealed!”


“Vermonters Before Big Beverage”

“Coffee Second Only to Oil?”

“The Ordeal of Shane Casey”

“Stop Panicking About Ebola”