Oh, hello. I’m Alan Bellows. I am the founder of Damn Interesting, as well as its managing editor, developer, designer, artist, podcast audio designer, narrator, and music-maker. I also occasionally write things (well, I’m almost always writing things, but occasionally I finish them). I launched Damn Interesting in 2005 as an outlet for my fondness for writing and my fascination with obscure history. My office smells like old books.

I reside in Salt Lake City, Utah with my meteorologist/musician wife, our young daughter, and a silly cat. My day job is working as a web developer, and Damn Interesting occupies my after-work-and-weekend time. One fine future day we may have sufficient supporters to make Damn Interesting my full-time job, but in the meantime I am a bit of a bottleneck.

If you have any questions about Damn Interesting that are not addressed on our About Us page, or if you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to drop me a line.