My name is Eric Walters, I’m recent graduate of Michigan State University where I earned a Bachelor’s in Journalism. While at MSU, I was lucky to work with award-winning journalists Eric Freedman, Cheryl Pell, Darcy Greene and Karl Gude, among others, plus a host of immensely talented students.
My interests lie primarily in the entertainment and culture world and I often ruminate on music, television, video games, comics and technology. I currently work for NPR Music and have previously worked for such esteemed publications as Paste Magazine, Fourth Genre and Metro Times. I also worked for MSU’s student radio station, Impact 89FM, where, for two years, I was the host of Progressive Torch & Twang, and from 2011-2014 I ran My Folking Heart, a blog centered on folk music. More about my work experience can be found here.
When not working, I enjoy ingesting as much popular culture as I can, from Jason Isbell’s Southeastern to the latest episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine or Parks and Recreation to whatever article or book has grasped my attention. On April 26, 2014 I beat Spelunky, a level of achievement I hope to one day experience again in my life.
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Here’s a picture of a super ferocious, awesome polar bear. Because polar bears are the best.