Tim Urban

Writer/Illustrator, Co-Founder

Wait But Why

Tim Urban is the writer/illustrator and co-founder of Wait But Why, a long-form, stick-figure-illustrated website with over 600,000 subscribers and a monthly average of half a million visitors. He has produced dozens of viral articles on a wide range of topics, from artificial intelligence to social anxiety to humans becoming a multi-planetary species. Tim’s 2016 TED main stage talk is the third most-watched TED talk in history with 68 million views. In 2023, Tim published his bestselling book What’s Our Problem? A Self Help Book for Societies.