In print:

“Drawing as Instrument, Drawings as Evidence: Capturing Mental Processes with Pencil and Paper,” Medical History 60:03 (2016), 359-387.

““Your Whole Effort Has Been to Create Desire”: Reproducing Knowledge and Evading Censorship in the Nineteenth- Century Subscription Press,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 89:3 (2015), 463-490.

Views From the National Forests (Furniture Press, 2014).

“Proving It,” in The Public Domain Review: Selected Essays, Volume I (2014).

Krall Krall (Cars Are Real, 2013).


Perfect Medium,” The Point, April 18, 2017.

Lofty Only in Sound,” Public Domain Review, April 5, 2017.

‘The celebrated Grecian dog’: Learning from Animals in Peale’s Museum,” Maryland Humanities Council blog, February 15, 2017.

In the basement kitchen,” audio segment for Episode 12 of the Undark podcast from MIT, with Jonna McKone, February 2017.

What we know about wind,” Lady Science, December 20, 2016.

Review: ‘American Antiquities’ by Terry A. Barnhart,” History of Anthropology Newsletter 40 (2016).

In 1926, Houdini Spent 4 Days Shaming Congress for Being in Thrall to Fortune-Tellers,” Atlas Obscura, October 11, 2016.

Historic Baltimore: Fault lines and common threads,” commissioned audio walking tour for iziTravel app, with Jonna McKone, December 2016.

The Lost Mushroom Masterpiece Unearthed in a Dusty Drawer,” Atlas Obscura, July 27, 2016.

How Counting Horses and Reading Dogs Convinced Us Animals Could Think,” Atlas Obscura, May 12, 2016.

How a Midwestern Potato Farm Became the World’s First Nuclear Waste Site,” Atlas Obscura, March 15, 2016.

The 19th Century ‘Show Caves’ That Became America’s First Tourist Traps,” Atlas Obscura, March 2, 2016.

Psychic Archeology, Or How to Dig Up the Dead With Their Own Advice,” Atlas Obscura, February 22, 2016.

The Century-old Comic Strip Devoted to Cheese-fueled Nightmares,” Atlas Obscura, January 26, 2016.

The Manmade Marvel of the Baltimore Sewers,” Atlas Obscura, January 6, 2016.

“Amateurs, Empiricism, and the Tedium of Psychical Research,” guest post on Forbidden Histories (edited by Andreas Sommer), June 27, 2014.

“Drawing and Believing,” The Sheridan Libraries Blog, September 20 and October 28, 2013.

“Proving It: The American Provers Union Documents Certain Ill Effects,” The Public Domain Review, September 2013.

“A Well-Poised Observer,” This Recording, July 26, 2013.

“The Seductive Allure of Neuroskepticism.” Motherboard, January 8, 2013.

“In Which Big Game and Eugenics Go To Washington.” Motherboard, October 15-17, 2012.

“Smile If It Hurts.” This Recording, June 26, 2012.

“Dream of a World Without Pain,” This Recording, May 11, 2012.

“This Creature,” This Recording, March 15, 2012.

“Way of Control,” This Recording, February 16, 2012.