About Erin McCarthy: The editor-in-chief of MentalFloss.com since 2017, Erin McCarthy has been shaping the site’s content for nearly a decade. She hosts The List Show and Throwback on Mental Floss’s YouTube channel and was the executive producer and host of its History Vs. Theodore Roosevelt podcast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband Sean and their two cats, Pearl and Oliver.
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