Selected Writing and Appearances


Empathy For The Admin: Designing for Human Infrastructure, Webdagene, 2017

Being an Empathetic Company, The Conference 2016

Columns and Series

How To Be Human, The Verge, 2015-2017

The Book of Home, Medium, 2015

A Year of Wednesdays, Medium, 2014

Essays + Articles

A Bathrobe Can Make You Feel Like You're Home, Racked, September 2017

The Value of Empathy, Medium, February 2016

Letter of Recommendation: Terro Liquid Ant Bait, The New York Times Magazine, January 2016

Sorry Not Sorry, The Awl, December 2015

Food Delivery Apps Have Taken Over San Francisco. Here's Why., Eater, March 2015

The Easiest New Ways to Become a Wine Expert, Men's Journal, March 2015

Get Out of the Water, The Awl, December 2014

Good-Looking Salads, SF Weekly (Food Issue), September 2014

How to Detoxify the Web, The Kernel (Daily Dot), September 2014

Playing the Numbers in Digital Dating, The New York Times, August 17, 2014

Sexbot slaves, Aeon Magazine, June 2014

Who You Calling a Techie?, Boom California, Summer 2014

Social Media As Lifeline, FRONTLINE, February 2014

Dirty R&B (original: Dirty R&B), The Magazine, January 2014

37, Maura Magazine, December 2013

Selfies, Self-Portraits, and the Women Who Love Them, Medium, November 2013

The Toll of Tokenism, Medium, October 2013

The Uncanny Valley of Earnestness, Medium, September 2013

Oh, The Avocados You're Missing!, The Atlantic, March 2013

Advice For Boys, The Bygone Bureau, January 2013

Disconnect, The Bygone Bureau, December 2012


Him: Love in the Time of Operating Systems, The Atlantic, January 2014

cruisin to the finish line: speed secrets by PT Cruiser, The Awl, November 2013

Marc Augé's No Fixed Abode, Los Angeles Review of Books, August 2013


Beyond email: could startup Slack change the way you work?, The Guardian, March 2016

#HowToBeAlone, an interview with me by Noah Kulwin, The Weekender, February 2014


Guest: Leah Reich Performs "Big Long Slidin' Thing" by Dinah Washington, It Might Get Personal, August 2012


Guest: Ask Leah, TLDR, October 2014

Guest: Plugged Into the Ol' Dirty Bastard Port, The Shakes, January 2014,

Co-host: Episodes 60-92, Let's Make Mistakes, 2012-2013

Guest: Leah Reich Explains Mansplaining, Like I'm An Idiot, January 2013