Richard appears in the documentaries Earth2100 (ABC television, 2009); A Farm for the Future (BBC, 2009); Blind Spot (2008); 11th Hour (produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, 2007); The History Channel’s Megadisasters series, episode “Oil Apocalypse” (2007); Escape from Suburbia (2007); What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire (2007); Crude Impact (2006); Oil, Smoke & Mirrors (2006); the nationally televised PBS documentary Ripe for Change (2006); The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006); and The End of Suburbia (2004).
He has been interviewed by Michael Toms (New Dimensions Radio), Art Bell and George Noori (Coast to Coast AM), Thom Hartmann (Air America), and John Batchelor (WABC), among many others. He has appeared on national radio and/or television (including ABC’s Good Morning America, Al-Jazeera, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and C-Span) in ten countries, he has been quoted in Time magazine (October 31, 2005), and his work has been discussed in Harper’s (August, 2006) and in syndicated articles by Reuters and Associated Press. An extensive interview with him appeared in the August, 2006 issue of The Sun magazine.
The September 18, 2006 issue of The New Yorker noted that Richard’s The Party’s Over was on Bill Clinton’s summer reading list; according to Clinton interviewer David Remnick, the former President’s copy “was full of underlinings and what looked like the most serious undergraduate’s markings, with lots of exclamation points.”