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I get that a lot. My name’s Justin, I’m a writer who works in TV and has lived many lives as an editor, writer and podcast host. I’ve helped create shows on Netflix and HBO, worked at places like ESPN and the Nieman Journalism Lab, and written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, GQ and Dwell. I’ll never ask you to listen to my mixtape.

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Also, this way there’s an answer whenever anyone (OK, especially my family) asks “so…what are you actually doing these days?”

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Justin Ellis

Writer, producer and genuinely surprised person living in New York.