What is The Periphery?
The Periphery is a media company and community devoted to bringing into focus that
which we ordinarily miss: a life story of an unnoticed person, an unseen angle on a current topic,
or an unrecognized solution to a social issue.
Seeking new angles and understanding, travel is key to our work. So is the use of various media to best tell a particular story.
We are headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are always open to ideas for topics, people to interview, and places to see. For submissions, please see our “Ways to Contribute” page. You can reach Brandon by email email@example.com, Twitter: @brandonferdig, or Facebook. For a better chance at an immediate reply, contact our publicist Rachel Anderson at or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is Brandon Ferdig?
Hello. I create human interest stories and commentary. I founded The Periphery while teaching English in China in 2011. Much of my work has been inspired by my time in foreign countries–mainly, East Africa, East Asia, and Latin America.
My work has been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. See my portfolio page for examples. I post regularly to this website, Facebook, Instagram, and my YouTube channel.
Perhaps the largest area of my work now resides on my YouTube channel, featuring my video-interviews, video-stories, and travel clips.
Here I am talking social issues on CTV:
I am the author of Life Learned Abroad: Lessons on Humanity from China published January 2014. I also speak and present at schools, libraries, conferences, and any other place an audience might gather to listen to my experiences, observations, and lessons about culture and humanity I bring back from the road.
These days I’m working on new, issue-based videos and planning travels for new projects. I’m always on the lookout for new opportunities to capture stories, interview, speak, and travel.
You can reach me by email email@example.com, Twitter: @brandonferdig, or Facebook. For a better chance at an immediate reply, contact my publicist Rachel Anderson at 952-240-2513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for visiting!