Bio

I’m a writer based in San Francisco.

My work—a mix of longform journalism, multimedia-driven original reporting, and data analysis—has appeared in Vox, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, Longreads, Gizmodo, Priceonomics, and elsewhere. I’ve also done radio for Marketplace, video for The Discovery Channel, and design work for Google.

Much of my storytelling explores the quirky underbellies of tech and business, but I’ve also extensively covered adventure and outdoors, internet culture, and politics. I’m interested in mysteries, obsessions, idiosyncrasies, and making complex topics more accessible.

In the course of my work, I’ve: optioned three stories for film and television; co-authored two best-selling books (here and here); been cited by the White House; hitchhiked across South America for a year; and interviewed everyone from U.S. Senators to recovering Neo-Nazis.

Outside of writing, I make music, travel, run, and a volunteer.

Want to say hi? Feel free to drop me a note at: zachariah.crockett@gmail.com