About us

Inspurious was founded in March 2019. Our goal is to help Americans understand the local issues affecting their communities.

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Bobbie Macdonald, Founder


I started working on Inspurious in March 2019 while finishing my PhD in political science at Stanford University.* I grew up in Winnipeg, Canada and have been living in Redwood City, CA since 2014. For many years, I’ve wanted a better source of news that would help me to understand the issues that I care about, without the headache of reading dense reports and long news articles. Inspurious is my attempt to solve this problem. If you have ideas about how Inspurious can be improved, I’d love to hear them!

* Inspurious is not affiliated with Stanford University in any way.