Carvell Wallace

Carvell Wallace for Em & Friends

Carvell Wallace is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and celebrated podcaster who goes by he/him.

He covers race, arts, and culture for publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, and The Guardian. He was the parenting advice columnist for Slate, and he co-wrote The Sixth Man (with NBA star Andre Iguodala), which Barack Obama picked for his year-end list of favorite books. His podcast about the spiritual philosophy of Mister Rogers, Finding Fred, was nominated for a Peabody. He’s pro-black, pro-lgbtqa+ everything, and “cut in half real bad.” He lives in Oakland, California, and dads two teens.