Why subscribe?

At The Experiment, you can discover new writers with something to say about how we're getting through the Uncertain Now.

Think of it as a digital magazine delivered as a newsletter every Saturday, when you’ll get essays from Jason Stanford and his smart friends, recommendations for what to read, watch, and listen to, and the latest chapters in Robin Whetstone’s harrowing and hilarious memoir of working in Moscow in the early ‘90s called Red Ticket.

It’s interesting, free, and brief, and you’ll see things in a new way.

Here are the most-popular editions of The Experiment:

  1. 7 Hours in November

  2. Why We Walked Out on Marc Maron

  3. An Ode to Letters to the Editor

  4. Without Michael

  5. My Recover Plan

  6. "Dude, there was a mom in the mosh pit!"

  7. Red Ticket, chapter 1

  8. Hopepunk

  9. FAQs for the Straight Pride Parade

  10. Normal

  11. Anti-Social Media

  12. The Jimmy Carter Theory

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The Experiment is an early '60s TV talk show hosted by Jason Stanford. Every week he opens with a monologue before sharing the stage with a curated stable of writers before offering suggestions on what to do, read, watch, and listen to.


Jason Stanford is a Texas-based writer who can't run because of a parachuting accident in Moscow. It's a long story.
I'm a writer and former Texan now living and working in the Twin Cities. I spend a lot of time thinking about truth, reality, and what we do with both.
Brooklyn based rabble rouser who is not taking feedback at this time.
Father, Entrepreneur, Musician, @n1leftbehind Co-Founder, @TrumanProject Fellow, @amsecproject Adjunct Fellow, my book: https://tinyurl.com/ycjrg7no
Reporter, writer for DreamWorks and NBC Universal, campaign press secretary for Gov. Ann Richards, steel mill chemist, cook, failed PhD candidate.