Nonfiction Articles and Stories


The True Crime “Podcast Junkie” Turned Real-Life Murder Suspect (January 2022)

The Weird, Wacky, and Wild Ride of Captain Cartoon, Father of Bat Boy (July 2021)

America’s Most Flamboyant Private Eye and the 8,000 Mile Manhunt (August 2020)

The Pirates of the Highways (April 2020)

Judges Gone Wild (January 2020)

The Mysterious Evacuation of the Sunspot Observatory (September 2019)

The Curse of the Ship of Gold (June 2019)

The Plot Against the Principality of Sealand (January 2019)

He’s a Murderer with an Intergalactic Alibi. And She’s in Love with Him. (November 2017)

The Grisly Murder that Launched a Podcast Star (September 2017)

Meet the Super-Serious Sasquatch Chasers of America’s Premier Bigfoot Conference (June 2017)

Popular Mechanics:

The Pungent History of America’s Garbage Mountains (August 2021)

Oak Island’s Legendary Money Pit (April/May 2021)

Atlas Obscura:

Taxi Drivers in Xalapa are on the Job in the One of the Most Dangerous Cars Ever Made (February 2022)

The Mexican Mountain Town Feeding the International Crystal Market (May 2021)

Meet the Caretakers of Sealand, the World’s Most Stubborn Micronation (June 2020)

The World is Studded with Artificial Mountains (February 2020)

The Ups and Downs of Being a Canal Lockmaster (August 2018)

A €20,000 Monument to the Spanish Tortilla (February 2018)

New Noise Magazine:

An Homage to D-Beats in Goregrind: A History of what is Easily the Sickest Musick Imaginable (February 2021)

Dog Police Unleashed: Revisiting an Obscure but Catchy New-Wave Classic (December 2020)

“I hope you enjoy my noise life” – the Fast Time of James F. Tarr, international gorenoise, and Elephant Man Behind the Sun (October 2020)

The Millions:

My Search for an Incredible Piece of Sci-Fi Trash (April 2018)

614 Magazine:

Podcast of Interest: Local duo launches true crime empire from garage (February 2018)


On covering my first homicide (article starts on page 44) (Foul Play – Winter 2019)

Today is Tomorrow: Watching “Groundhog Day” for 24 Hours Straight (February 2014)

On the History of (Scarily Frequent) Powder Mill Explosions in Southwestern Ohio

A Landfill is an Ecosystem Unto Itself: a Treatise on the Organisms that Call a Landfill Home

A Motley Collection of Locals and Mercenary Vacationers: the 7th Annual Women’s Armwrestling Contest of Ocracoke Island (June 2015)


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