Over at WIRED, I wrote about the unholy union between Uber and taxi cabs and the trouble with disruption culture.
For Vox’s truly wonderful Best Money I Ever Spent series, I wrote about the surreal joys of surveilling a stranger’s purchases.
For The Atlantic, I wrote about the rise of online sports betting and the experience of falling into a digital gambling vortex.
A year after January 6th, I wrote about how social media fuels extremism in everyday life for The Washington Post.
For The Washington Post, I wrote about the 50th birthday of the Egg McMuffin and the decline of American entrepreneurship.
I wrote about the myth surrounding pandemic unemployment benefits and labor force participation for The Washington Post.
At The Washington Post, I wrote about what Capitol attack reveals about the mainstreaming of political violence.
I wrote about working as a census taker and the total chaos and implications of the 2020 count for The Atlantic.
For Vox, I took a long look at the social conditions that turned fitness trackers into a consumer fixture.
I wrote about the viral Popeyes chicken sandwich and the very involved creative process of its culinary team for TIME.
For TIME, I explained the very Texan despair over the sale of the Whataburger chain to a Chicago investment firm.
Catch me talking business and convenience culture in the new History Channel series The Fast History Of... Now streaming here.
I’m back for another season of The Food That Built America on The History Channel. Stream it here!
I joined Nuala McGovern at BBC Context to talk about the Super Bowl and the online sports gambling trend.
I’m talking fast food and 1980s trends on the reboot of the National Geographic’s The ‘80s. (Now streaming on Disney+.)
I joined Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street podcast to talk about the sad tale of defunct fast-food chains.
I appeared on The History Channel’s latest season of Modern Marvels. Check it out here!
I talked about the good and bad of fast food with Dr. Marcia Chatelain on Ed Levine’s Special Sauce podcast.
I joined Oscar Ramirez of The Daily Dive to talk about the rise of ghost kitchens in American restaurants.
I launched The Crunchwrap, a weekly newsletter on Substack. Subscribe for free here!
I spoke with Tracy Smith for CBS Sunday Morning about drive-thru culture in the time of coronavirus.
Smithsonian Magazine picked Drive-Thru Dreams as one of the best food books of 2019.
Amazon named Drive-Thru Dreams to its list of best books of 2019.
I joined Texas Public Radio’s The Source to talk about the effect of fast food on communities and plant-based burgers.
Louisa Torres of NPR’s The Salt and I discussed the intricacies and complexities of America’s relationship with fast food.
Drive-Thru Dreams has been selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Month by Amazon Book Review.
I joined NPR/KBUR’s On Point to talk Drive-Thru Dreams, American mobility, fast-food history, and Taco Bell.
Kate Bernot and I caught up about the culture and criticism of fast food for The Takeout.
Over at Vox, Rachel Sugar and I discussed how fast food explains national divides and offers unlikely meeting places.
I also talked about Drive-Thru Dreams and American history with Anna Diamond over at The Smithsonian.
Just ahead of its release, Drive-Thru Dreams was named a
Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week.