r/IAmA 1d ago

Crosspost [crosspost/ r/television] I’m Bob Odenkirk and I’m feeling pretty lucky. AMA!


r/IAmA 2d ago

Academic Hi, I’m Vienne a doctoral student at the University of Bath. I research why some Cantonese-English students avoid communicating in their second language in the classroom while others are willing to do so. Ask Me Anything!


Hi Reddit, I’m Vienne from the University of Bath.

I’m a doctoral student in Education. I’m looking at Hong Kong’s policy of Biliteracy and Trilingualism and how it leads to stratified learning experiences. This is an essential investigative area as the quality of learning experience not only has an immediate impact on how well students do at schools/universities academically, socially, and psychologically, but also plays a crucial role in shaping students’ aspirations and future careers. My previous work includes a review of the willingness to communicate (WTC) and a mixed-methods research proposal on Cantonese- English bilinguals in Hong Kong.

While confidence and language competence can predict the likelihood of individuals’ WTC in a second language, this isn’t always the case, even when communication opportunities arise. So, why not? I also wonder what teachers could do to support students to speak up or perhaps better engage in the classroom. But I think students should have their own choice.

I’d love to answer any questions on WTC, second language acquisition, or language policy. Please Ask Me Anything!

Proof: Here's my proof!

r/IAmA 3d ago

Tourism IAMA Bar owner in Dublin, Ireland on St. Patrick's day.


Proof at https://instagram.com/thomashousebar?igshid=ZDdkNTZiNTM=

Hi, my name is Gar and I've a bar called The Thomas House in Dublin, Ireland. Today is St Patrick's day and hundreds of thousands of tourists arrive into the city centre to take it over. This AMA has become a tradition now and has been running about 8 years. I look forward to answering any questions you may have about running a pub on a day like this or hospitality in general during this period of the year.

**Done now folks. Got hectic at the end and had to step back from answering questions! Thanks for all your comments!

r/IAmA 4d ago

Athlete I am Ginny Thrasher, 2016 Olympic Champion in Women's Rifle Shooting


At 19, I won the very first gold medal of the 2016 Olympic Games! I was a freshman in college at WVU and it changed my life forever. Now, I am a full time professional athlete at the Olympic Training Center in COS. My job includes training, traveling, and competing to the best of my abilities to represent the U.S. It also includes advocating for and educating about my niche sport, Olympic Rifle Shooting, which is why I am here today. Ask Me Anything!

P.S. I post a lot of fun videos about the shooting sports on my social media, please follow me on every platform @GinnyThrasher ! If you want to support my athletic journey, you can also join my Patreon Fan Club (Patreon.com/TeamThrasher)

Proof: Here's my proof!

Edit: Thanks so much for joining me and all the great questions! I couldn't get to all of them, but feel free to message me on IG if you have more questions - @GinnyThrasher . I hope you now know more and are more interested in Olympic Rifle Shooting. Whether as a fan or competitor, we would love to have you :)

r/IAmA 3d ago

Science Hello Reddit, I’m Nazia Mehrban, a Lecturer in Biotechnology at University of Bath. I design and build materials that are implanted into patients to repair or replace damaged tissues.


When tissues in our body become damaged, either through disease or trauma, surgery is usually enough to repair / close the wound to prevent further harm. However, there are instances when this is not enough, resulting in discomfort or limited function for the patient. Repairing the wound using artificial materials is one way to address this issue. 

My research group create materials based on nature’s designs. The idea is to mimic some of the characteristics that make up healthy tissue in our body; the architecture and the chemistry, so that the body won’t reject the material. Creating these materials is complex enough. We then try and add in cues so that cells will interact with the materials and be encouraged to repair the wound. We call these ‘smart’ materials, and we use them to build new healthy tissue for patients and wrap around devices so they aren’t rejected once implanted. You can read about some of our materials and how we're using them here..

Feel free to send me a question on the materials we’re designing and the work we’re currently doing. 

Proof: Here's my proof

r/IAmA 5d ago

Journalist I'm Joann Muller. I cover the future of transportation for Axios. I just went on a cross-country road trip to Florida and back in an electric vehicle. Ask me anything about my trip, electric vehicles, or the future of transportation.


People are increasingly curious about electric cars. Before they buy, though, most want to know whether they can drive one on a long road trip.

If Americans are going to switch to electric cars, they want charging to be as convenient and seamless as filling up the gas tank.

I found out. My husband and I just completed a trip from Michigan to Florida and back — 2,500 miles or so — in a Kia EV6 on loan from the automaker's press fleet.

We took our time, with a number of planned stops to see friends or do sight-seeing. Along the way, we learned a lot about the EV lifestyle and about the state of America's charging infrastructure.

I'm ready to answer your questions about my trip, EVs and the future of transportation.

Proof: Here's my proof!

UPDATE: Thanks so much for asking questions and chatting today. Sign up for Axios' What's Next newsletter to hear more from me: https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-whats-next

r/IAmA 4d ago

Crosspost [Crosspost/ r/Aulart] I'm Marc Marzenit, CEO and founder of the music educational platform Aulart.com. I'm with Coldplay’s Grammy-Winning producer Rik Simpson shooting his Aulart Masterclass. - Reddit, Ask us anything!


r/IAmA 4d ago

Health Hi, I’m Molly Owens, CEO & Founder of Truity – the personality assessment company. You can ask me anything about personality types and personality research, including the Enneagram, Myers-Briggs theory or the Big Five system of personality.


EDIT: I'm done answering questions for now—thank you so much for talking with me! You can visit Truity.com to learn more about our personality tests and research. 


I’m Molly Owens, CEO & Co-founder of Truity. As a former therapist and organizational consultant with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology, I saw firsthand the power of personality science in helping people grow and find their paths. I started Truity in 2012 to help make high-quality personality assessments more accessible for individuals and businesses.

Truity has helped more than 60 million people better discover their true selves. Our tests and research have been covered by CNBC, Entrepreneur, The Today Show, Bloomberg and more. Truity has the most popular Enneagram test in the US, and has been named to INC Magazine's Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list for the past two years.

I’m happy to answer questions on any of these topics, including:

  • Enneagram – applications, typing questions, benefits, caveats and challenges
  • Myers-Briggs theory – applications, typing questions, benefits, usefulness, caveats and challenges
  • Does personality predict our income levels, political views, careers, etc.?
  • Have our personalities changed since the pandemic? [Related research here]

Proof: https://twitter.com/mollmown/status/1635734443372707840

r/IAmA 5d ago

Journalist We’re POLITICO econ/finance reporters and a bank regulation expert. Ask us anything about economic politics and policy after Silicon Valley Bank’s shocking collapse.


PROOF: https://twitter.com/politico/status/1635980729489260545

Just a little more than 72 hours after Silicon Valley Bank suddenly collapsed, rocking the tech industry and igniting fears that the U.S. was on the verge of a financial meltdown, an exhausted group of Biden officials gathered last weekend to put the finishing touches on a hastily composed plan to stave off a nationwide banking crisis.

The sweeping results prevented multimillion-dollar losses for thousands of companies that relied on SVB. But the fallout from the largest bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis is still reverberating. As regulators race to find a buyer willing to take on the bank’s domestic lending portfolio, some major companies are left scrambling to secure new lines of credit. Lobbyists are drawing battle lines as progressives in Congress push for tighter regulations. And Washington is still racing to calm investor fears of instability at other financial institutions.

We’re continuing to report on the fallout. Ask us anything.

More about us:

Victoria Guida is a POLITICO economics reporter covering the Federal Reserve, the Treasury Department and the broader economy. She has spent her Washington career writing about bank regulations, monetary policy and trade negotiations.

Sam Sutton is a POLITICO financial services reporter covering fintech and digital currencies. He’s one of the authors of our Morning Money daily newsletter on finance politics and policy. You can read his recent articles here.

Steven Kelly is an expert on bank regulations, systemic issues, and the like (and one of Victoria and Sam’s favorite Twitter follows). He’s a senior research associate focused on financial crisis management and financial stability at the Yale Program on Financial Stability. You can subscribe to his newsletter Without Warning, here.

EDIT: That's all the time we have for today. Our reporters had to get back to their work, but you can follow some of their latest SVB coverage at politico.com/finance . Thanks for joining and for all of your thoughtful questions!

r/IAmA 6d ago

Journalist I'm Andrew Brinker, business correspondent covering housing at The Boston Globe. Ask me anything about Greater Boston's housing crisis.


Edit: I'm going to have to log off here for a bit. But since there are so many great questions I haven't been able to get yet, I'll be back later this evening to work through the rest. Thanks for all of the thoughtful discussion!

I've been at the Globe for the better part of two years, first on the metro desk before switching over to the business team, where I've written on a number of subjects, including Massachusetts' gun laws and the airline industry. Over the last six months, I've pivoted to covering Boston's intractable housing crisis. I write frequently about state and local housing policies, the housing market, and the region's supply shortage, focusing in particular on the suburban cities and towns that are loath to build. I'm also a renter in Boston, so I know all too well the struggle of living in a city where the market and overall housing affordability is shifting rapidly.

Proof: Here's my proof!

r/IAmA 6d ago

Crosspost [crosspost/ r/baseball] We're Philadelphia Inquirer investigative journalists who decided to test turf used at Veteran's Stadium due to a spike in brain cancer deaths among Phillies.


r/IAmA 7d ago

Crosspost [crosspost/ r/television] I am Ben Barnes from Netflix's SHADOW AND BONE. Season 2 premieres March 16. Ask me anything!


r/IAmA 7d ago

Business We are Unemployed Professors, and we've been writing the things other people don't want to write for 12 years. AUA.


We are Unemployed Professors.

We've been writing the stuff other people don't want to write since 2011. B-plans, resumes, cover letters, breakup letters, dating profiles, your wacky aunt's self-published book, and some essays, too.

In that time, we've witnessed some fascinating and rapid changes in education, tech, writing, and how much gray hair we have (just kidding, we're all bald).

We have superpowers in fast, effective writing, and good insight into things like ChatGPT/AI and its relationship to writing, assignment design, and why your class discussion post really made us think. Do, or don't, get us started on the many crises impacting education right now and this whole writing industry that, like it or not, definitely exists.

You don't have to love us. We know we've got haters out there. But we do have a unique perspective, so go ahead and ask us anything!

Proof: Here's my proof!

EDIT: I think we're done for now - we'll try to pop back in with some answers if more questions come up, and there are a couple questions that we're still working on thoughtful answers for, but thanks so much for the interesting questions. Please check out our site if you have writing problems you need solved. We have some other cool projects coming soon, so follow us on socials, too.

r/IAmA 6d ago

Crosspost [crosspost/ r/finance] We are Wall Street Journal reporters covering the collapse of SVB. Ask us anything.


r/IAmA 8d ago

Science I am a marine biologist studying tiny deep-sea worms in ocean mud. I'm on my way to Antarctica right now- AMA!


Edit: we're done! Thank you so much for talking with us!

The Antarctic continental shelf is one of the most remote and understudied marine ecosystems on earth. The seafloor here is teeming with invertebrate life: worm species large and small, microscopic molluscs, sea spiders, sea stars, and sea cucumbers, all together on the vast muddy bottom.

Most invertebrates in the Southern Ocean are unknown to science, and every expedition uncovers troves of new species and unique body types. Using new DNA sequencing technologies, scientists are also trying to piece together the unique evolutionary history of Antarctic ecosystems, and understand how polar invertebrates may be related to species in other ocean regions.

Join me and a dream team of invertebrate taxonomists and evolutionary biologists searching for new species around Eastern Antarctica. We'll start at 2pm US Eastern Time and answer your questions for the rest of the day, or until we get too tired.

  • Live updates via WhatsApp throughout our journey: https://t.co/jk1sQELdaX
  • Folks who answered questions today: Virginia (running this AMA- all answers are from me unless signed with someone else's name), Holly (my best friend and a neat scientist, who thought of doing an AMA), Candace, Jake, Alejandro, Andy, Nick, Emily, Chandler, Jessica, Ken, Kevin, Kyle, Will, and Victoria
  • Scientist roster: https://www.icyinverts.com/participants1.html

Proof: Here's my proof!

r/IAmA 7d ago

Academic I am Mark Humphery-Jenner, a finance and banking researcher following the Silicon Valley Bank collapse. Ask me anything about the SVB collapse and what it means for global finance.


Hi Reddit, Associate Professor Mark Humphery-Jenner from UNSW Business School here jumping on to answer your questions about the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank - and how it will affect global economics.

A bit of background on me - I’m a researcher investigating all things finance, venture capital and law. I have completed PhDs at UNSW, Tilburg University, and Leiden University and have published papers in finance journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of Corporate Finance.

Looking forward to chatting with you all about the SVB collapse and the current state of finance.

Proof it’s me!

EDIT: Thanks for the great questions, everyone! I have to wrap up now but will jump back on tomorrow morning (AEDT) to answer some more questions - so keep them coming!

If you’re keen to chat more about finance and banking please feel free to connect with me on YouTube or Twitter.

Thanks again - Mark!

r/IAmA 8d ago

Crosspost [Crosspost] AMA with K. O'Neill, New Zealand author-illustrator and creator of several graphic novels including THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY series and PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER, happening now in r/Books!


r/IAmA 7d ago

Academic I’m Ellie Jarvis (she/her), a 2nd year PhD Student in the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Bath, UK. I research how female fruit flies drink alcohol to manage STIs.


Hi, I’m Ellie and I research the role of fruit flies’ yeast consumption in managing disease. I also help improve public communication about evolution, through co-participatory research and citizen science.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are prevalent in fruit flies and provide an interesting evolutionary conundrum. Males can benefit from transferring STIs as they hinder the female’s ability to re- mate, so more offspring have his genes. However, this puts selective pressure on the female to reduce the infection’s impact on her health. This is ‘sexual selection’; sexes within a species competing against each other for individual benefit.

We know that fruit flies drink the alcohol produced by yeast on rotting fruit and we want to understand why. We think this might help protect them from the impacts of an STI. So far, I’ve found that females prefer the yeast species Metschnikowia pulcherrima, used in wine production, just as humans might prefer a particular beer or wine. Consuming this yeast helps them produce more offspring and live longer when infected.

I’m happy to answer any questions regarding my research or PhD life!

Proof: Here's my proof!

Hi everyone, thanks so much for the questions and interest in my research findings! If you want to keep up to date with this kind of research, please do follow me on Twitter where you'll get the latest updates from me!

I'll be signing off now, but thank you so much again!

r/IAmA 11d ago Helpful (Pro)

Journalist I'm CBS News national correspondent Nikki Battiste. I just spent 6 weeks covering the Alex Murdaugh double murder trial in South Carolina. Ask me anything!


Throughout disgraced former attorney Alex Murdaugh's six-week double murder trial in Walterboro, South Carolina, I listened to dozens of witnesses' testimony, viewed most of the 500 pieces of evidence presented and interviewed Murdaugh's friends about his relationship with his wife Maggie and the power of the Murdaugh name.

I have covered several high-profile criminal cases, including the exonerations of Amanda Knox and Casey Anthony. But the Murdaugh story is unique. There are multiple stories — and crimes — linked to the prominent family. There are the nearly 100 charges against Murdaugh for various financial crimes, the 2019 fatal boat crash involving his son Paul, the death of the Murdaugh family housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, and the 2015 mysterious death of 19-year-old Stephen Smith.

Murdaugh’s fall from grace is epic, and his family continues to stay in the spotlight, as many wonder what’s next for them.

To give context of the power the Murdaugh’s have wielded in the South Carolina low county: There was a portrait of Murdaugh’s grandfather — once a prominent attorney — hanging in the courtroom where Murdaugh was tried. Judge Clifton Newman had it removed for the trial. Now Murdaugh’s everlasting portrait is his post-conviction mugshot: a shaved head and jumpsuit.

On Friday, March 3, 2023, Murdaugh was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of his wife Maggie and son Paul. His attorneys said they plan to appeal his conviction.

EDIT: Thanks for all the questions! You can watch my "48 hours" report, “The Trial of Alex Murdaugh,” on the CBS News app and YouTube now.

PROOF: https://i.redd.it/gj10lsn9jfma1.jpg

r/IAmA 11d ago

Health We are sleep experts from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine – here to answer all of your questions about the health and safety risks associated with daylight saving time and healthy sleep tips to combat the transition. Ask us anything!


Dr. Abby Strang here, I am a board-certified pediatric sleep medicine specialist and pulmonologist at Nemours Children’s Health and member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Public Safety Committee. You can find my full bio here. View my proof photo here: https://imgur.com/a/ogJVd9i

Daylight saving time will begin on Sunday, March 12, when most of the U.S. will ‘spring forward’ to daylight time and lose an hour of sleep. This disruptive time change is dangerous and raises many health and accident risks. Based on evidence, it is the position of the AASM that year-round standard time aligns best with human circadian biology and is the best option for our health and well-being.

I am joined by my fellow AASM sleep experts for this IAm/AMA, including the below members. Ask us anything from 8 to 10 p.m. ET tonight:

· Dr. Shannon Sullivan: https://www.reddit.com/user/SomnumBene

· Dr. Amita Goyal: https://www.reddit.com/user/AmitaGoyalMD

· Dr. Raj Bhui: https://www.reddit.com/user/SnoozeMD/

· Dr. Adeel Rishi: https://www.reddit.com/user/MedPedsChief

We are here to answer your questions about seasonal time changes and how to adjust to daylight saving time by achieving healthy sleep!

UPDATE: Our daylight saving time AMA has come to an end. Thank you for all of the insightful questions about sleep and daylight saving time! You are welcome to continue chiming in with more questions and we will respond to as many comments as we can. Thank you to all who joined us.

r/IAmA 13d ago

Crosspost [crosspost/ r/movies] Hello! We are Jamie Payne and Neil Cross the filmmaking team behind Luther: The Fallen Sun starring Idris Elba, Andy Serkis and Cynthia Erivo. We're excited to answer your questions today. AMA!


r/IAmA 14d ago

Crosspost [crosspost/ r/television] I’m Mel Brooks, ask me anything.


r/IAmA 16d ago

Crosspost [crosspost/ r/movies] Hi, I’m Keanu Reeves, AMA


r/IAmA 15d ago

Crosspost [Crosspost] Hey there, my fellow Redditors at r/india! It’s your new Shark @ SharkTank India, Amit Jain, and the CEO and Co-Founder of the CarDekho Group


r/IAmA 17d ago Gold Platinum All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Lawyer Up Made Me Smile

Crime / Justice I’m Jaime Rogozinski, Founder of WallStreetBets and I’m suing Reddit. AMA.


It’s possible that Reddit takes this post down, but I hope they don’t because I deserve to be heard.

My name is Jaime Rogozinski, and in 2012 I created r/wallstreetbets. For nearly a decade, I cultivated, cared for, participated in, and helped grow the community. In 2020, I wrote a book called WallStreetBets, planned a trading competition and filed for a WallStreetBets trademark. Reddit then kicked me out, opposed my registration and filed several WallStreetBets trademarks of its own.

Three weeks ago, I sued them.

I’d like to share as much as possible but due to this being an open legal matter, I’ll hope you understand if I skip some questions or refer to the publicly available filings. I don’t pay my lawyers enough for this.

Reddit was quick to point out that I’ve sued for personal gain, by having quietly waiting 3 years after being banned from WallStreetBets before suing. This is easy to clear up because there are currently two open proceedings, I didn’t just randomly decide to sue. I just got tired of being picked on:

Crux of the argument (or if you prefer a video recap):

Reddit claims they kicked me out for monetizing WSB but this is a pretext. Tons of subreddits, users, and moderators monetize on Reddit, including moderators from WSB before during and after I was removed. You’re able to find examples by just randomly browsing Reddit, no need to single anyone out.

Reddit claims WSB moderators didn’t want me there, I get along fine with them (except for maybe one). They claim the community doesn’t want me but that’s bullshit because they barely know me.

These arguments don’t make any sense.

Why was I kicked out for promoting my book on WSB, while my fellow mods who promoted merchandise remained unscathed? I spent far too long focusing on the pissing match I was having with said mods around the time of my removal and not noticing the timing of my trademark registration. I promoted my book--for two months--without complaints from the community, fellow mods, or Reddit. But after I filed for the trademark, it only took two weeks to get marked with the scarlet letter.

My real issue stemmed from trying to claim ownership over my creation. Reddit systematically takes intellectual property from its users by registering trademarks and I posed a threat to this. A quick search for Reddit’s trademarks shows the sorts of IP they’ve taken: Explain Like I’m Five, ShowerThoughts, Ask Me Anything, NoSleep, Today I Learned, Nature is Fucking Lit, Am I The Asshole? And yes, they own IAMA. Which is insane to me considering today’s outrage on Reddit is limited to “moderators who work for free”, never mind forfeiting rights to their content. While there’s evidence of others having tried to put up resistance against Reddit on this, I appear to be the first degen to stand in front of them with both feet planted firmly on the ground.

Reddit has been draining my account for three years with legal fees, trying to wear me down and is now trying to paint me as an opportunist. They’re resorting to intimidation tactics I only thought belonged on TV shows like flooding everyone around me with subpoenas, serving court summons to family members or in-laws whose only connection to this mess is a last name they married into.

I’m here to say that I’m not backing down, I’m fighting for what’s right, I’m fighting for what’s mine, and I’m fighting for those who have been unable to fight for what is theirs. Reddit is welcome to serve my ex-girlfriends or dead relatives if they want but I won’t give up. I may be the first ape with enough testicular fortitude to take on this multi-billion-dollar conglomerate, but I know I’m not alone when it comes to content creators who have been taken advantage of by Reddit, or by extension social media platforms.

I’m not staying quiet anymore. I have nothing to hide. Ask me anything. proof

tl;dr Reddit. We build it, they take it.