David Plotz

David Plotz is CEO of a local news podcasting startup owned by the Graham Holdings Company. He also hosts the Slate Political Gabfest, the popular weekly podcast.

From 2014 to 2020, Plotz was CEO of Atlas Obscura, the media and experiences company devoted to celebrating and visiting the world’s most wondrous places. From 2008-14, Plotz was Editor-in-Chief of Slate. Earlier in his career, Plotz was also Deputy Editor, Washington Editor, and Staff Writer for Slate. He also worked as a senior editor and staff writer for the Washington City Paper. He is the author of two books, The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and the bestseller Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible. He lives in Washington, DC, with three children.

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