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In addition to writing books and making movies, Crash has worked as a print, radio and web reporter for over two decades. First as a muckraker for Portland, Maine alt-weeklies, then as a news-talk show producer, followed by a stint as a national correspondent for a radio network. During the early 2000s, Crash went undercover for a series of stories for the now-defunct Casco Bay Weekly, staying in homeless shelters, working day labor, cleaning nasty apartments, and for a brief period, flipping burgers at McDonalds. (His first shift started at noon, on September 11, 2001.) For the last decade, he’s contributed films, investigative cover stories and columns to The Bollard, a Portland alt-monthly. Most recently, he wrote extensively about Maine’s path to cannabis liberation for In addition to his media career, Crash also worked as a Coast Guardsman, bartender, demolitionist, rock ’n roll stagehand, janitor, alpaca herdsman, cow milker and blueberry raker. He’s also the creator of the celebrated Eastport, Maine New Year’s Eve tradition of lowering a giant sardine from an art museum’s roof. He lives in the foothills of western Maine near a marijuana grove with his wife and various critters. Email him via crash @ crash barry . com.