At TED 2015.

I'm a writer and radio producer based in New York, currently building a new podcast at Gimlet Media, the home of the shows Start-Up, Reply All, Mystery Show, Sampler, and Surprisingly Awesome.

Each episode of the new show will revisit an old national news event, and through interviews with people who were there, tell a story about what's happened since. We're looking for stories that tell us as much about the present as the past. Have an idea? Hit me up. We're also looking for a name for it. I'll be hosting, and it will come out in the fall.

Previously I was senior editor and co-host of Pop-Up Magazine, a "live magazine" that performs in big theaters across the country, and before that a staff producer at Radiolab.

Before radio I worked in print. I have an MFA in creative nonfiction and I've written magazine stories for the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Popular Science, and many other outlets.

I grew up in Pennsylvania, and I've lived in Florida, Tennessee, and the Bay Area in California. I'm in Brooklyn now. My e-mail address is and I'm @patwalters on Twitter.