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Overthinking It subjects the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn’t deserve.

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Matthew Wrather

Matthew Wrather

Matthew Wrather started Overthinking It in 2008 with his smartest, funniest friends, and has hosted over 500 hours of podcasts on the site. An LA native, he is an actor and computer programmer, but has worked as a writer, tower bell-ringer, birthday party clown, poet, janitor, and call center manager. He also has a Twitter and a Tumblr.

Mark Lee

Mark Lee

Mark Lee is the Internet's leading authority on the Terminator movies. He's a writer, podcaster, musician, technologist, and management consultant. Twitter: @goestotwelve. Instagram: @goestotwelve.

John Perich

John Perich

John Perich lives in the Boston area and writes about current and classic pop culture. He's the author of the gritty crime thrillers Too Close to Miss, Too Hard to Handle, and Too Late to Run.

Matthew Belinkie

Matthew Belinkie

Matthew Belinkie is a freelance video editor and producer based in New York City. He promises that when 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes hits 10 million views, he'll get to work on Part 2.

Peter Fenzel

Peter Fenzel

Peter Fenzel is a writer, editor, podcaster, and improv comedian based in Arlington, Massachusetts. He’s a strategic communications professional in the financial industry and a resident company director at ImprovBoston’s Harold Night. Follow Peter on Twitter: @fenzelian.

Stokes

Stokes

Stokes has been writing for OTI since the very beginning. (No seriously, he wrote the first post on the site.) He's probably the guy to talk to if you want to pitch an article about music theory or horror movies. Check out his 50,000 word exegesis of Cowboy Bebop, his three-part series on plotting in early video games, or his alternate rules for Monopoly.

Guest Writer

Guest Writer

Overthinking It occasionally publishes guest articles from our partners in the OTI-verse. (Open pitches for guest articles are currently closed.)

Shana Mlawski

Shana Mlawski

Mlawski is the author of YA fantasy Hammer of Witches from Tu Books/Lee & Low. Follow her on Twitter, or on her website, on GoodReads, and on Facebook. Basically the social media have taken over her life. Pity her.

Think Tank

Think Tank

Think Tank is an occasional series of articles written by Overthinkers in collaboration and friendly competition.

Richard Rosenbaum

Richard Rosenbaum

Richard Rosenbaum is the author of the novella Revenge of the Grand Narrative; and of Raise Some Shell, a critical analysis of the historical and cultural significance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles transmedia franchise. Currently he's working toward his PhD in the lucrative field of Communication and Culture, God help him. He is Canadian and so is his website: richardrosenbaum.ca.

Ben Adams

Ben Adams

Ben Adams joined Overthinking It in 2012, and in addition to writing and editing articles, he hosts the Overthinking It Book Club. A computer science major turned pirate hunter turned lawyer, Ben currently works as a JAG officer in the U.S. Navy. Opinions expressed on this website are solely his own, and do not reflect those of the United States Navy, Department of Defense, or U.S. Government.

Ryan Sheely

Ryan Sheely

Ryan Sheely is a political scientist who studies institutions, social norms, and international development. On Overthinking It, he co-hosts the Theory for Turntables podcast, in which he applies social science theory to great pop, indie, and hip hop albums. If you let him, he'll talk to you for hours about how Gossip Girl is the greatest sociological document of our time. Twitter: @ryanmsheely.

Josh McNeil

Josh McNeil

Josh McNeil works as a professional political operative and a lobbyist for a cleaner environment. He enjoys watching people perk up at the end of the previous sentence.

David Shechner

David Shechner

David Shechner is a Ph.D molecular biologist who specializes in the biochemistry of RNA. Perhaps predictably, his once-and-future OverThinking tends to focus on matters scientific, though werewolf-related issues are also fair game. One can find his scientific publications here; one can find Shechner himself chasing after his two sons, Frodo and Ziggy. In his spare time, he has no spare time.