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Glenn McDonald

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Freelance writer

About Me

I'm a freelance writer in Chapel Hill, NC, specializing in the intersections of science, technology and culture. I've written for National Geographic, NPR.org, Fast Company, Thrillist, Discovery News, Goodreads, Indy Week and McClatchy Newspapers. I'm a contributing writer with NPR's Ask Me Another and was previously a writer with Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me. 

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My Writing Samples

Most of the ocean floor is a mystery, but this technology could help map it

National Geographic news feature on underwater exploration.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2019/05/xprize-ocean-discovery-winner-mapping-technology/

Flying Cars Are (Still) Coming: Should We Believe The Hype?

Technology feature for NPR on flying cars.

https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/04/25/525540611/flying-cars-are-still-coming-should-we-believe-the-hype

Film review archive

Film reviews for Indy Week

https://indyweek.com/topics/glenn-mcdonald/

We saved the world from a pandemic — in a board game

The lighter side of encroaching doom, at Experience magazine

https://expmag.com/2020/03/we-saved-the-world-from-a-pandemic-in-a-board-game/

Strange and scary IoT hacks

The darker side of the Internet of Things, at Network World

https://www.networkworld.com/article/3285968/strange-and-scary-iot-hacks.html

Ta-Nehisi Coates Wades Into Literary Fiction with 'The Water Dancer'

Q&A with Ta Nehisi Coates on his new book, at Goodreads.com

https://www.goodreads.com/interviews/show/1463.Ta_Nehisi_Coates

Experience

Writer/Editor

Company: freelance

I worked there from 1/2009 until now

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