Matt Blake

The Borders Issue 2019

How Politicians Fooled the World Into Believing in Nations

National identities make us believe in ideas like democracy, money, and laws. The trouble is they are stories that can all too easily be manipulated for political power. Take Brexit...
Matt Blake
8.27.19
The Power and Privilege Issue

The Robots Are Coming, and They Want Your Job

Experts believe almost a third of the global workforce will be automated by 2030. But are universities preparing students for the rise of the office machines?
Matt Blake
10.15.18
ISIS

We Shared a Prison Cell with an Isis Fighter

The story of Robert Daw and Rae Lewis-Ayling, who travelled to Iraq to help build the utopian Rojava, but ended up in prison for 40 days.
Matt Blake
2.24.18
Broadly DK

What It's Like to Stand Alongside the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS

Kimberley Taylor is the first British woman to fight ISIS in Syria. In her final diary for Broadly, she takes us inside the radical feminist utopia being built by Kurdish women in Northern Syria.
Kimberley Taylor
5.21.17
Stuff

The Healthiest Old Person on the Planet Explains How to Stay in Shape

Charles Eugster, 96, is a runner, body-builder, public speaker, writer, rower, and wakeboarder. He also claims to be so healthy that his formerly grey pubes have turned brown again.
Matt Blake
4.12.16
Culture

Writer Jo Nesbø on Punk, Football and Why Most Crime Fiction Sucks

He's been a footballer, pop star, stockbroker and now a blockbuster author who's shifted 28 million copies of his Harry Hole series. Jo Nesbø is better than you at most things.
Matt Blake
2.10.16