I write (davidhochman.com) and also run a semi-secret school for freelance superheroes called Upod Academy. upodacademy.com

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Writer. Editor. Signature storytelling. Freelance whisperer at Upod Academy (www.upodacademy.com).

Look for byline in New York Times, Forbes, Esquire, GQ, Robb Report, AARP, Men's Health, Travel + Leisure, Food + Wine, Los Angeles Magazine, and many more.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Working for Jann Wenner's Us magazine, I was assigned to interview a 5-year-old French rap sensation. He threw a metal box at me.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Bill Murray in Groundhog Day

Why did you become a journalist?

To get paid to do things I wanted to do on weekends.