Matthew Braga

Writer, editor, journalist / mattbraga@hey.com


Essays
The voice of the desert / Hazlitt
Sounds of the sea / Hazlitt
Data overload / The Globe and Mail
Winamp forever / Medium
The best / The Globe and Mail
The secret life of dead pigs / Hazlitt

Features
How do you make the perfect toy? / The Walrus
The drone boat of shipwreck alley / The Verge
How noise shaped a city / The Local
Saving lives via satellite / Bloomberg Businessweek
The future according to ReBoot / BuzzFeed

Book Reviews & Interviews
Agency by William Gibson / The Globe and Mail
An interview with Patrick Radden Keefe / Hazlitt
This Eden by Ed O'Loughlin / The Globe and Mail
An interview with Mary Roach / Hazlitt


About me

I'm a writer, editor, and journalist based in Toronto, Canada. I'm currently focused on longer-term projects—namely, magazine features, essays, fiction, and podcasts.

I also have a newsletter called Secret World, where I write about what I'm working on and the things I like, which you might like too.

I've contributed to Hazlitt, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Verge, Motherboard, BuzzFeed, CBC, The Local, Reader's Digest, The Atlantic, The Outline, Medium, Canadian Business, Atlas Obscura, and Fast Company, among others. As a podcaster, I've contributed to CBC's weekly technology show Spark and daily news show Front Burner.

I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University ('12), and was a senior reporter for CBC News. I used to cover technology, but I'm mostly a generalist now.

I have two cats, Kubrick and Moose.

January '23

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