Adam Baer is a writer, editor, journalist, podcaster, and producer of digital media based in Los Angeles. As a young violinist, Adam worked in music criticism and at NPR as a cultural/music and digital producer, who wrote for the New York Times, New Republic, Slate, and Washington Post. Adam cohosts and composes the music for, among other shows,  RECOUP, which was recently profiled in The Los Angeles Times; he's also currently the composer for Literary Hub's Lit Century podcast. More of Adam's writing and/or journalism/editorial work has appeared in Harper's, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Atlantic, VQR, Popular Science, The Believer, Gramophone, GQ, Travel + Leisure, The Financial Times Magazine, Men's Journal, The American Scholar, Fast Company, and in many other arenas. Books that feature Adam's work include Before and After: Stories from New York; Lost and Found: Stories from New York; A Leaky Tent is a Piece of Paradise; and 826LA's first anthology, Rhythm of the Chain, sponsored by Phil Jackson, for which Adam served on the editorial board. Adam currently serves on the professional advisory board for Johns Hopkins University's student newspaper as well as on Cedars-Sinai Hospital's patient advisory panel. To contact Adam about patient advocacy/support, custom work in writing, editing, editorial consulting, podcasts, and/or scripts/treatments, email Glass dott Shallot att Gmail. 


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Raised in New York, Adam interned at Baltimore's City Paper, reviewed concerts for the Washington Post, and began working for NPR on digital and cultural programming; in the latter capacity, he created, produced, edited, and wrote for various NPR projects concerning concert music, jazz, and other more popular genres and subjects.

In addition to working for the aforementioned publications, Adam has written regular articles and essays for Slate and The New Republic on music and culture. Other journalism includes work as a music critic/reporter/essayist for the New York Sun and Los Angeles Times, as well as regular reporting and writing for the weekly New York Times technology section, Sunday T Magazine contributions, and editorial work for The New Yorker, for which he also reviewed long-running opera productions. Adam's written and consulted on editorial for Conde Nast's digital division; covered travel and food for Men's Journal and Town & Country; and reviewed books for the New York Times Book Review, GQ, and the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, among others. Adam has also written about and interviewed comics, actors, screenwriters, pop musicians, and filmmakers for Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, glossy magazines, and others.

Owing to an unusual medical history, Adam has written on medical, psychology, science, and health-related subjects for series from The New York Times opinion section, Harper's, Popular Science, and the Los Angeles Times Op-Ed section, among others. Here's an interview he was asked to do on The Stupid Cancer Show. Adam co-created and cohosts the podcast RECOUP; here's a sample episode.

Adam has additionally worked as a staff correspondent and editorial consultant for Travel + Leisure as well as a contributing editor at Inc. Magazine, where he's covered entrepeneurs, apps, startups, and technology. 

Adam was a founding editor of The Faster Times, which was sold in 2015. Originally, The Faster Times was a multi-section digital newspaper/journalist collective; it launched in 2009 and quickly received profiles in the New York Observer and New York Times Magazine.

Adam studied music on scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music, Aspen Music Festival, and Tanglewood. He did graduate work in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence's MFA program, and he received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University's Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, where he concentrated in a humanities major of his design while simultaneously pursuing a violin bachelor's via a double-degree program with the Peabody Conservatory of Music.


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