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Jordan Calhoun
Jordan Calhoun

Humans Being Jordan Calhoun

Humans Being
Humans Being

Jordan Calhoun unearths deeper meanings in popular movies, books, TV shows, and more.

‘Bake Off’ Is for Bros
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‘Bake Off’ Is for Bros

Among my friends, ‘The Great British Bake Off’ was the gateway to a better model of masculinity.

I’m Jordan and I like stories. And I hope you do too, because I think stories are one of the most important engines for understanding and improving ourselves and others.

Before becoming a writer, I worked in nonprofits and served in the Peace Corps. Before that, I was a kid who watched an absurd amount of cartoons. My plan was to join the Foreign Service and live a life abroad, but I abandoned those plans to write and never looked back. (To my knowledge, the Foreign Service hasn’t made a single good cartoon.)

I have a B.A. in sociology and criminal justice, a B.S. in psychology, and a master’s degree in public policy. I’m editor in chief at the site Lifehacker and host of the podcast The Upgrade. My forthcoming book, Piccolo Is Black, is about growing up without diverse representation in media and the mental hurdles many of us leapt over to see ourselves in the stories we loved. It will be available for pre-order December 2. I live in New York City.

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