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I am best known as the founder of How Stuff Works. I started HowStuffWorks as a hobby in 1998 and it has grown to be one of the top Web sites in the country. In 2007 Discovery Communications purchased HowStuffWorks.com for $250 million. I am also well known as the host of the show "Factory Floor" which appeared on the National Geographic channel.
I am known for the Robotic Nation essays and the book Manna. The article How to make a million dollars is also very popular. I am known for my book for teenagers entitled The Teenager's Guide to the Real World, now in its tenth printing and selected for the New York Public Library's prestigious Books for the Teen Age list (review). I am also known as a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at North Carolina State University, where I taught in the computer science department for 6 years.
I have appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, the Dr. Oz show, CNN, MSNBC, Modern Marvels, etc. I have been interviewed for hundreds of different newspaper articles, magazine articles and radio shows. If you would like to schedule an interview, please click here.
From the press release: "Journey into the world of product design, manufacturing and testing as NGC premieres the first of three fact-filled one-hour episodes of "Who Knew? With Marshall Brain." Our guide on this weekly adventure is Marshall Brain himself, an expert explainer, teacher, columnist and author of the best-selling book "How Stuff Works," who has earned degrees in both electrical engineering and computer science. We travel across the country with him as he finds out what happens when traditional assembly lines collide with cutting-edge technology to build familiar yet extraordinary objects in our everyday lives."