Brock Hall

Brock is a local area stand-up comedian and freakonomics fan with an Economics degree from VCU. He is always overthinking, and is also a firm believer that the best conspiracy isn’t secret, it’s boring.

stories by Brock Hall

Op-Ed: The Tyranny Of On-Premise Parking

Op-Ed: The Tyranny Of On-Premise Parking

Is there something wrong with the fact that parking lots downtown sit empty as residents circle blocks for 20 minutes looking for somewhere to put their cars? Brock Hall thinks so, and he has a theory about how this problem could be solved here in Richmond. My stepdad...

The Sunday Reader: Why do I care?

The Sunday Reader: Why do I care?

I remember some years ago, I was waking up on a futon in my grandmother’s house; drool clung to my mouth as allergies had forced my mouth open as I slept in my work clothes. I wasn’t planning on going to work though. I woke up and took a shower. My roommate at the...

The Sunday Reader: Why Do People Smoke?

The Sunday Reader: Why Do People Smoke?

I had been living in Northern Virginia for a few months and met a friend of mine for drinks. We knew each other from Richmond, where I had spent the last half decade or so. We were drinking, smoking and talking about politics, ethics, whatever else, sitting on an...