Writing & Podcasts

Writing

As a part of my veteran work I’ve started writing again – initially at the invitation of one of the magazines I’ve known since I was a teenager – High Times – since that first article came out I’ve had a rash of others, and then podcasts and then I had the idea for a podcast of my own called “The Big Bridge” an effort to connect more veterans with civilians – more on that coming soon.

Silicon Valley Watcher – Contributed piece June ’20

The BIG REORG is a talk-show I began making from home to try to remain sane during the lockdown. My fifth guest was Tom Foremski – owner and publisher of siliconvalleywatcher.com – and he offered me a slot to write a piece about what I’d learned about the BIG REORG since I began filming…

High Times – Contributed piece Sept ’19

This is the best intro to how veterans came into my life – from my upbringing in the UK to my discovery of the veteran crisis whilst taking citizenship and what drove me to spend all of 2018 – in fact the entirety of my time as a US Citizen – trying to help spread awareness and education about their situation.

Veterans Aaron Augustis, veteran student Al Duncan and Matt Grimshaw install the first VETSGROW clones.

It’s the best prequel to VETSGROW there is. https://hightimes.com/activism/accidental-activist-snafu-vetsgrow

Alan at harvest time…a fine bounty!

High Times – Contributed piece Oct ‘19

The second article for High Times was about why I think veterans and veteran suicide are often overlooked – something I call the “Schindler’s list” effect – and what I aim to do about it (spoiler alert – it’s called “Take the high road”)

https://hightimes.com/activism/accidental-activist-beating-schindlers-list-effect/

A cut scene from VETSGROW’s installation episode.

Benzinga/Yahoo Contributed piece Oct ’19

Across 2019 I’ve been trying to take an argument to the cannabis industry at large – if you want to make cannabis legal – help veterans grow!

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/want-cannabis-legalized-help-vets-172737721.html

TechCrunch – Contributed article Jan ’15 (Ghost written for CEO)

As part of the development of a startup AI/Neuromorphic Computing company I arranged several conference appearances and this article for the CEO whose native tongue was French. The board deemed it wise that a writer create the content on behalf of all C-Level execs so I wrote and placed “The Ongoing Quest for the Brain Chip” based on existing knowledge of the subject (I was in semiconductor publishing for 15+ years) and which appeared on the home-page of TechCrunch.com for 6hrs garnering 1800+ shares and over 10k views in it’s first week despite running during CES 2015 and being unrelated.

https://techcrunch.com/2015/01/31/the-ongoing-quest-for-the-brain-chip/

Podcasts

Cannabis heals me podcast Nov ’19

I was contacted by Rachel (the host of the cannabis heals me podcast) via twitter and she was such a kind host – it was my first time on a podcast. https://www.cannabishealsme.com/episode/ep-81-matt-grimshaw-vets-grow-cannabis-documentary/

The talking hedge podcast Nov ’19

When the host of “the talking hedge” reaches out and says “hi, you’re on camera” you speak up!

https://www.thetalkinghedgepodcast.com/

Connecting Vets “Eye on VETS” Podcast on Radio.com – Nov ’19

Interview with Phil Briggs of CBS’ “Eye on Veterans” who also hosts a podcast for ConnectingVets.com about VETSGROW and the plans for the future.

https://connectingvets.radio.com/articles/vet-history-project-vetsgrow-marijuana-eye-on-veterans