Marc Tyler Nobleman is an author and self-described pop-culture archeologist. He is best known for his book Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. Released in 2015, the book investigates the life of Bill Finger, the mastermind, albeit uncredited, of the Batman comic series. Marc has authored 70+ other books for children and young adults, including Brave Like My Brother, Thirty Minutes over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story, Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real, and The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra. Marc is also a public speaker who has traveled around the world to speak at elementary and high schools. He also blogs regularly on his personal website. Marc attended Brandeis University, where he majored. in American Studies. Out of college, he had aspirations of being a screenwriter — but his path quickly changed.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- What entry level jobs are available in “pop culture archaeology” (5:00)
- Why starting your own blog or podcast in college or even high school is important (5:11)
- What the advantage is of coming up with your own title and profession (6:40)
- Why self education is increasingly important (8:13)
- Why reading is so important (10:27)
- How Marc relies on curiosity for success (11:18)
- Why research is an adventure (16:45)
- Why to watch the movie Spotlight to get a window into pop culture archeology (18:00)
If you want to learn more about what Marc does as a pop-culture archeologist and how he built his career check out T4C episode #401.