Hamish McKenzie is Right About Everything But Substack | Gimme Schalter №41

Journalist, Observe Thyself

McKenzie focuses his emotions through the lens of Luke O’Neil, a writer he personally recruited to Substack. O’Neil’s “Welcome to Hell World” newsletter would go on to be not just brilliant, but a big financial success. McKenzie describes O’Neil with journalistic detachment, but clear admiration — and an emphasis on his own proximity:

Everything Awesome


I haven’t had much fiction-writing time over the last little bit here, because I had three teenagers wrapping up public school for the year — and one wrapping up public school forever!



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Ty Schalter

Ty Schalter

Professional writer & talker (@FiveThirtyEight, etc.). Sports things & nerd stuff. Rather cleverer than most men; mistakes correspondingly huger. He/him.