I’ve been freelancing all over the shop for a good couple of decades. These are some selected highlights from the last few years—there are long trails of newspaper and radio work before this. But this is what you get for now. You don’t need to read my old film reviews, I promise.
I have a stubborn/stupid tendency to write for places that don’t have decent online presences, but feel free to ask me for PDFs of anything mentioned below. Recently I’ve been focussed on my own magazine, but here’s a few things I’ve done for Modern Farmer on Australia’s dairy wars, CNBC on Canada’s energy future, and my editorial from that time I guest edited one of my favourite mags, The Lifted Brow.
I’ve been a correspondent for Monocle in Canada, Australia, and the South Pacific. I’ve covered current affairs, business, lifestyle and culture for both the magazine and Monocle 24 radio. I’ve interviewed everybody from prime ministers and multinational CEOs through to artisan bakers and avocado farmers. Lots of mayors, too. So many mayors. Here are some of my favourite features (mostly paywalled, ask me for the real deal).
Pallet is a wonderful new magazine “for those who like to think and drink.” For these guys I’ve been writing a regular series of what you might loosely term flavour profiles. “Sweet” meant deadly waves of molasses, honey-thieving chimpanzees, the Crusades, colonial brutality and Sachertorte. “Smoky” was a pungent number, all barbecue, woodchips and the origin of cooked food. I also profiled Reid Stowe, an unusual man who’s spent longer along at sea than most any other human. None of this is online, but you should totally buy the magazine.
One of my favourite relationships over the years has been with the excellent Australian men’s magazine Smith Journal. I’m not sure where to even start cataloguing the kinds of things I’ve written for them (and none of it is online), but let’s give it a go.