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Hello, and welcome to MarshallBrain.com. I am glad you have found your way to this site and appreciate your taking the time to visit.

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.

Today I am a writer, a well-known national speaker, a consultant. I am an active participant in the entrepreneurial community in RTP as a mentor, coach, consultant and adviser. I teach in the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU, I serve as the CEO of BA3, I am on the board of directors for Dognition.com and The Walking Classroom. And so on. You can find my resume on LinkedIn. I live in Cary, N.C. with my wife Leigh and our four children. Contact information is available at the bottom of this page.


"Factory Floor With Marshall Brain"

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."

More about the show:

Review: Nat Geo's 'Who Knew? with Marshall Brain' a cool field trip
MonstersAndCritics.com

On the Assembly Line, Learning How Things Are Made
New York Times

Marshall Brain gets new show
News and Observer

It takes hours of work to make an hourlong TV show
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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Marshall Brain's Bio
  • Born in Santa Monica, California, on May 17, 1961.
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York
  • M.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Taught in the computer science department at NCSU between 1986 and 1992
  • Named to the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at NCSU in 1992.
  • Started a software training and consulting company in Raleigh in 1992.
  • Named one of the Carolinas' top entrepreneurs by Ernst & Young in 1999.
  • Founded HowStuffWorks as a hobby in 1998 and turned it into a venture-backed startup in 2000.
  • Won numerous awards while at HowStuffWorks including:
  • Other Achievements:
    • Author of more than a dozen books.
    • Hundreds of live radio and television interviews on radio stations like WABC and TV networks like CNN.
    • Hundreds of radio vignettes for the Cox radio network.
    • Dozens of television news vignettes like this and this.
    • Host of the National Geographic show "Who Knew? with Marshall Brain"
Essays

Robotic Nation
Robots in 2015
Robotic Freedom
Robotic Nation Evidence
Manna
The day you discard your body
Careful Parents
Science on the Brain
How to make a million dollars
Raleigh - The City of the Future

Favorites from HowStuffWorks.com
Here are some of my favorite articles from HowStuffWorks: And two of my favorite videos:

Contact Information for
Marshall Brain

Telephone:
    (919) 858-1002
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Web site:
    http://MarshallBrain.com
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    Marshall Brain
    103 Duckhead Pt.
    Cary, NC 27518


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