Matt Frederick spent his earliest years almost exclusively outside, but this time was cut short by Nintendo’s dark designs. Thankfully Matt retained his desire to ‘hit things with sticks’ - a skill that would lead him to play drums in the Super Bowl XXXIV Halftime Show. In 2002 Matt portrayed an aging, one-armed man named Candy in “Of Mice and Men” at the International Thespian Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska (where he hugged his future wife for the first time).
In his college years, while working as a servant of sorts at a prestigious private club in Atlanta, Matt became highly aware of the sharp divisions in our society. Around that same time, Matt received a bachelor’s degree in Video Production and Journalism from Georgia State University.
Since 2006 Matt has been employed by the educational website and podcast network HowStuffWorks. He began there as an intern and is now an Executive Producer. In 2008 Matt and Ben Bowlin created the web series Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know which currently has 579,000 subscribers on its YouTube page. In 2012, the guys joined forces with Noel Brown to create Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know the audio podcast which currently averages 2 million downloads a month.