What is The Postrider?

The Postrider is a self-funded general interest website that covers topics as diverse as movies, TV, music, lifestyle, politics, and science. You’ll find all kinds of content from our talented and knowledgeable staff and contributors, ranging from election predictions, album reviews, travel tips, and even some personal narratives. Hopefully some of that piques your interest.

Who is The Postrider?

Scroll down below to learn about our editors and co-founders. But most importantly know that you can be The Postrider as well! We’re open to submissions from anybody and everybody who has something interesting to say in an interesting way. Unfortunately, this is a volunteer effort, so we cannot pay contributors (yet). But if you’d like to write something for us and have it posted for the world to see, drop us a line at contact@thepostrider.com.

Michael Lovito
Movies & TV; Music Editor
Lars Emerson
State & Science; Lifestyle Editor
Louis Ryan
Chief Marketing Officer
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from American University. He previously contributed articles to WVAU.org (where he also hosted Truth, Justice, and the American Way with Michael Lovito and served as Music Director), The Districtand Sing Along Psalms, a personal music blog. He has also co-hosted the podcasts The Reel Life Oscar Challenge, A Thing Like That, and Running Mates. Michael is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Magazine and Digital Storytelling at New York University, and has been published in Pavement Pieces. Lars works in congressional journalism and has a background in economics and political science with an emphasis in financial crises, labor economics, and monetary policy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from American University. When not hammering away working on improvements to the design of this very website, Lars can be found off-roading in Nevada’s dry winters and running in the pleasant Colorado summers. He is the host of the Running Mates podcast. He hopes one day to leave his vast estate of future dues from this website to his cat, Dakota. Louis works in film and television production and has a background in that field. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from American University. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from Full Sail University. When not working on assignments for the website, Louis can be found reading some comic books and watching some quality television; two habits he developed at a young age and never quite grew out of. He is the host of The Visitors Might Be Listening podcast. He hopes that one day dogs will be able to walk on the moon.

When is The Postrider?

The Postrider was founded in 2018 and still publishes content to this day.

Where is The Postrider?

At ThePostrider.com, of course! Our founders and editors have roots in DC, New York City, Colorado, New Jersey, and Las Vegas.

Why is The Postrider?

Think about the things that really matter to you, the things you think about all day while you’re sitting at work. Unless you’re incredibly lucky to be doing something you love (and even then, who knows), you probably aren’t daydreaming about your job. Instead, you’re probably thinking about something you just read, watched, or listened to. Or maybe you’re wondering where to go to dinner or even contemplating the state of the world. The Postrider focuses on what you care about the 128 hours of your week not spent in your cubicle.

And we’re called The Postrider because, if you really care about something, if you’re really enthusiastic about it, you don’t want to talk about it at a tweet or text length. You want a nice, long, considerate write up– the kind you might find in a letter. So let our website act as a courier for that kind of thoughtful writing and modern content with a healthy respect for journalistic tradition. Thanks to advances in modern technology, we won’t have to ride a big ol’ horse across miles of dusty desert to do so. Instead, we can serve up our work from the comfort of our own homes, straight into the comfort of your own home.

It’s not quite as impressive as riding for the Pony Express, but we hope you appreciate the hard work and enthusiasm that goes into The Postrider. Happy reading, everyone.

Contact Us

Reach out to us at contact@thepostrider.com