J.J. McCullough

Hi I’m J.J. McCullough.

I’m a writer, artist, political commentator and YouTuber living in Vancouver, British Columbia.

I am currently a weekly columnist for the Washington Post, in the Global Opinions section. I write about Canadian politics for an international audience.

I make weekly videos about cultural and civic issues for my self-titled YouTube channel.

I made the popular Canada Guide website, as well as a less popular website called Americans that Matter, about famous Americans and a little website about video games called Tanooki Site.

I can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


My name is John James but I’ve been called “J.J.” since I was a baby.

I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1984. I’ve lived here my entire life, aside from the one disastrous year I spent in Saitama, Japan (2008-2009) and a few months I spent living in Toronto in the last half of 2016.

In 2008 I graduated with a degree in politics from Simon Fraser University. Since then, I’ve worked a variety of jobs in journalism, cartooning, and television.

I like talking and learning and trying to make complicated topics easier to understand. I’m fascinated by politics, history, foreign cultures, middle class life, philosophy, art, cartoons, and video games.

I self-identify as a conservative politically. But I’m also considered a kind of “eccentric” conservative because I’m also gay and “straight edge” and don’t look very stereotypical.

You can email me at jjmccullough@gmail.com or call me at 778-928-5547.

For speaking engagements, please contact Robert Wood at Big Idea Speakers.