Zachary Crockett is a writer based in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

His work, which covers sub-cultures, strange communities, and off-beat inventions, has been featured by The Atlantic, TIME Magazine, Gizmodo, Priceonomics, and Vox, where he is currently a staff reporter. He’s also a recurring guest on NPR’s Marketplace.

He’s the co-author of two books, Everything is Bullshit, and Hipster Business Models — both of which were Top 10 economics sellers on Amazon. He also authored a collection of travel narratives based on his year-long experience hitchhiking across South America, interviewing traditional artisans.

Outside of writing, Zachary is a musician and avid adventurer. He’s solo-hiked California’s 223-mile John Muir Trail, trekked the mountains of Patagonia, and slogged through the Amazon Rainforest. He is also a community activist: in February 2015, he organized an online campaign that raised more than $180,000 for fire victims in San Francisco.