About

I make podcasts and write magazine articles. In the podcast world, I’m a contributing editor at Campside Media, where I’ve written and produced the shows Suspect, an investigation into  2008 murder in the Seattle area and its fallout (named one of the ten best podcasts of 2021 by the New Yorker and Vulture), and Witnessed: Borderlands, a true-life Western on the downfall of a sheriff and an outlaw in one of the largest drug busts in Texas history. In 2022, I’ll be hosting, writing, and reporting a podcast about the Unabomber for Pineapple Street Media and Apple TV+. In the print world, I’m a writer-at-large at Texas Monthly, where my 2016 cover story on Nobel Prize–winning immunologist Jim Allison won best profile at the National City and Regional Magazine Awards.

Originally from New York City, I live in Austin, Texas.

Email: elbenson [at] gmail [dot] com

Twitter: @elbenson

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