freelance journalist

Jacob Baynham is the winner of a National Magazine Award in profile writing. The human experience is his broad, beguiling beat. He lives in Montana.

Photo by Justin Bishop

Featured Stories


Dog Duty

We all know we should pick up after our pets. What happens when we don’t? In this piece for The Pulp, I explore the nitty-gritty of picking up poop, a subject that causes community strife all over the world. Among other things, this story is a reflection on our complicated relationship with rules.


‘In My Country’

Thirty years ago, Ed DesRosier saw non-Native businesses exclusively profiting off of Glacier National Park, which once belonged to his people, the Blackfeet. When he started his own tour company, the Park Service tried to shut him down. Now Sun Tours is the only company that tells Glacier’s story from a Native perspective. I joined…


What if Money Expired?

I wrote about the absurd, abstract history of money and one wild-eyed, vegetarian, free-love-promoting German economist’s idea to create a currency that decayed over time. The story is published here, in Noema Magazine.


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