47 minutes | Mar 28, 2023
Mining for Crypto in Class?
Welcome to another hilarious episode of Crying in my Car with Devin Siebold and James Yon! In this episode, we're talking all about teachers who are making bank, and not in the way you might think as we discuss the talk of a teacher who was caught running a secret crypto-mining operation in their school! After James shares the hilarious story behind his son's nickname, "Fortnight," we dive into Teachers in the News where we hear about a teacher who turned to a career in pizza delivery, a Ukrainian educator who refused to let a little thing like war get in the way of teaching her students, and the Texas government’s “attempt” to end the teacher shortage. To quell fears that a teacher you know might be secretly mining crypto during class, we outline the top ten signs that your teacher might be more interested in Bitcoin than biology. And to bring fun bus to a full stop, Devin reads some of his hate mail. Because what's a podcast without a little bit of negativity? Tune in to this episode of Crying in my Car for all this and more - guaranteed to make you laugh until you cry! Buckle Up!
52 minutes | Mar 21, 2023
The Teacher Job Fair
On this episode, Devin Siebold and James Yon will have you crying tears of laughter as they discuss the ridiculousness of school policies for hanging things on the wall. Can we not even decorate our classrooms anymore? Then, Devin tells us all about headlining the Bored Teachers Comedy Tour, and shares the differences he's noticed between teachers in the north and teachers in the south. What does "bless your heart" really mean anyway? Finally, Devin presents his mock Job Fair, made just for teachers who are looking for their next gig after giving up on the education system. Who wouldn't want to sell Tupperware door-to-door or become a professional cat cuddler? Tune in for all this and more on Crying In My Car. Because if you don't laugh, we'll cry, in our cars. And let's be real, we've done enough crying this school year so you know what to do! Buckle up!
26 minutes | Mar 14, 2023
Preferential Treatment for Star Athletes
Devin and James are back to talk SPORTS and more! Tune in as we relive. Devin's "glory days" and examine whether star athletes receive preferential treatment from teachers and administrators. In Teachers in the News, we cover a range of stories including a teacher shortage in Georgia due to violent students, a fired teacher seeking revenge, a significant pay raise for teachers in Connecticut, and a tragic school housing project fire in a remote Alaskan town. And, in honor of Alaska, we come to a full stop with the only sport we know they play up there as Devin give us his top-ten list of the ways teaching is like hockey. Dry those teacher tears and get ready to laugh!
28 minutes | Mar 7, 2023
The Journey from Teaching to TikTok with Tell Williams
On another side-splitting episode of Crying in My Car, it turns out that Devin's jokes are spreading faster than a wildfire on TikTok! Meanwhile, our special guest, TikTok teacher, comedian, and social worker Tell Williams, has the app completely under his very fancy belt. Together, in the world of TikTok, we find out that even your car is not a safe haven for shedding tears. We hear the story of a teacher who was warned by admin about a criminal TikTok trend, but alas, it was too late - her car had already been stolen from the parking lot! Looks like Colorado may have taken the whole 'medicinal' aspect of drugs a little too far. We talk about a drama teacher's rendition of "Meth: The Musical", which turned out to be a major flop. And to top it all off, Devin brings us a top-ten list that'll have you laughing so hard, you'll be crying (in your car).
24 minutes | Feb 28, 2023
Teacher Dress Code Confessions
We are fired up and ready to dish out some serious opinions on the state of teacher's outfits in schools. With the days of starched collars and polished shoes long gone, Devin gives his insight into why leggings and tee shirts aren't just for students anymore. In other news, a mom and substitute teacher is making headlines for being fired for speaking up about her kid's reading material at school. We think this could be a solid case of helicopter parenting gone wrong as she can't stop her righteous remarks. On the opposite end of the spectrum, we're talking about another teacher going above and beyond by attempting to erase her school's $7000 lunch debt deficit through community outreach. Consider yourself reached out to. We the show to a full stop with a hilarious segment on Tennessee's new "grow your own teacher" program. Wait, what? Yep, you heard that right. Better get you teacher terrariums ready! So settle in and buckle up as Devin and James drive you to tears of laughter on this week's episode of Crying In My Car, a podcast for teachers!
24 minutes | Feb 21, 2023
Petitioning for Teacher's Union President
Get ready for another hilarious episode of Crying in my Car as Devin shares his not fully hashed out plan to go back to teaching just to run for Teacher's Union President and renegotiate the collective bargaining rights in Florida. In other news, Michigan is making waves with a first-year teacher home buying program, and they're not the only ones making headlines. You won't want to miss the discussion about the 29-year-old high school student who defies all odds. It's an episode you won't want to miss, so join the laughter with Crying in my Car, as we cover everything from teacher's unions to adult high schoolers.
30 minutes | Feb 14, 2023
Super Bowl Sunday Scaries for Teachers
Devin and James are tackling the Super Bowl Sunday Scaries for Teachers and why they think teachers get the Monday after the big game off. They'll explore their reasoning and make you laugh along the way. Teachers are always in the news here in Florida. The guys will cover the latest headlines, including Florida's proposal to make providing band books in the classroom a third-degree felony and colleges only providing digital texts to students. But the real fun begins when Devin reads listeners' responses to the most absurd things their school made them buy for the classroom. So sit back, relax, and let the Crying in my Car crew wash away your worries while tackling your Super Bowl Sunday Scaries.
28 minutes | Feb 7, 2023
Pressing the Teacher Crisis Alert Button
Devin and James are back in the drivers seat, and this week we are zeroing in on teacher strikes while Devin makes the "big" announcement of his run for union president in 2026. Teachers are still in the news and you won't want to miss James' thoughts on Duncan Donuts' latest teacher-based ploy, we have a conversation about the rise of alpha male tendencies in students, and cover a teacher that left the profession to open a pub. To close out the show, Devin will be giving his best performance yet with a test of the Emergency Teacher Alert System after talking about the new Emergency Teacher Alert System being rolled out in several schools. Buckle up and get ready to laugh, Crying in my Car is hitting the road right now!
26 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
The Education Work Task Force
What is it like to be a teacher in Key West, Florida? From dealing with tourists to the cost of living, tune in to hear the truth of what teaching in the Florida Keys is all about. Then listen to the latest on teachers who have made headlines for their heroic actions, ridiculous demands, or outrageous behavior. To wrap it up, we discuss the South Carolina Education Work Task Force, and how it's impacting the education system in the state. From responding to teacher shortages to new policies and initiatives, we give the rundown and a marketing strategy for how the initiative just might work!
23 minutes | Jan 24, 2023
Tears of Homework Done with AI
We start up the crying car by clearing the "smoke" around what it is like to be a teacher in Key West, Florida. From dealing from dealing with tourists to the cost of living, we'll get the real story of what teaching in the Florida Keys is all about. Devin and James then bounce back to bring you the latest on teachers who have made headlines for their heroic actions, ridiculous demands, or outrageous behavior. Coming to a full stop, we'll discuss the South Carolina Education Work Task Force, and how it's impacting the education system in the state. From responding to teacher shortages to new policies and initiatives, we'll give you the rundown and provide a marketing strategy for the initiative just might work.
30 minutes | Jan 17, 2023
Tears of Books Banned By Teachers
We start up with a serious look at Devin's unique take on the "teacher discount." From getting an extra muffin at the coffee shop to scoring free Disney excursions, Devin makes the life of a teacher sound pretty great. Covering the latest on Teachers in the News, James is stunned by a woke school that just doesn't get it, and Devin features a Florida teacher with a lengthy list of books to ban. And in the honor of long forgotten books, we lighten the mood by recreating the names of classic Goosebumps books for teachers.
29 minutes | Jan 3, 2023
Tears of Unexpectedly Bad Grades
Buckle up as Devin and James take you on a journey through the wild world of grading as they navigate everything from dealing with tough teachers to understanding the ins and outs of grading systems. Devin is covering the Teachers in the News this week with story lines including the use of preferred pronouns in schools, new Florida teacher union laws, a 101 year old teacher, and in-school virtual Spanish classes that don't work, and the crew ends the show with a teacher's circle of life.
27 minutes | Dec 27, 2022
Tears of School Rule Breakers
Things have definitely changed in schools. It may surprise you, but gone are the days of overly scrutinized calligraphy classes and with them, the ability to read cursive writing and sign a half-decent signature. This week in Teachers in the News, Devin covers students attacking teachers, true crime teacher podcasts, self care for teachers, and an OUTRAGEOUS student loan bill for an Orlando teacher. Devin's list of the most ridiculous rules at schools across the country will send you on your way asking who is running our schools?
25 minutes | Dec 20, 2022
Tears of Holiday Break
With the MUCH anticipated break upon us, Devin and James cover all the holiday season hang ups that drive you wild as a teacher. Sounds like Christmas and all other holiday-related parties are out at school as well... What do we even have to look forward to anymore? New cars as Christmas gifts, day dream pay raises in North Carolina, teachers on Only Fans, and a Hungarian teacher strike round out this week's Teachers in the News. And Devin sends you off with his beautiful rendition of a Teacher's Night Before Christmas.
30 minutes | Dec 13, 2022
Tears of Theme Park Parents
Bri, @honestteachervibes was so good, we decided to renew her contract for another episode. We kick things off with an intense story from Devin about a trip to Disney that was less than magical. You'll be shocked to find out what happened, TWICE. Teachers are back in the news with an educator that taught for a combined 77 years and the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. We cover a TA that brought their stash to school. Finally, we talk about a newly approved teacher housing initiative in Texas that is giving us revers Stockholm Syndrome vibes. We close out the show with Devin’s list of ways teaching is like Disney World – Teacher Theme Park edition. Trust us it is indeed a very small world when you can’t escape a student, especially when randomly seated next to them on a ride.
26 minutes | Dec 6, 2022
Tears of Substitute Teachers
The exceedingly popular and hilarious TikTok teacher Bri Richardson (@honestteachervibes) joins the show this week. We catch up by learning about how students and teachers treat an internet famous substitute in their school. James is shocked to find out that it's not all autographs and fist bumps. In Teachers in the News, teachers are finally getting paid by winning large cash awards for implementing innovative teaching strategies. Like the Million-Dollar Man, Tennessee is trying to make new teachers better and stronger than they were before. And we learn that you should be very careful after an oversized breast augmentation surgery, especially if you're a shop teacher. We close out the show by trying on southern accents and phrases that will have you wondering what actually happens south of the Mason-Dixon.
30 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
Tears of Mistreated & Disrespected Teachers
We share a story sent in from a dedicated, first-year Special Education teacher and single mom of 3, who commuted an hour to work, was forbidden to take lunch breaks or bathroom breaks, and was not paid for any of the time she worked after quitting from the questionably illegal mistreatment! After Alabama makes it into Teachers in the News, Devin cracks some jokes about teaching there with his list of Top 10 Signs You Know You're Teaching in Alabama! *Disclaimer: No offense to Alabama. Devin is a professional comedian. Please refrain from sending hate mail.*
26 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
Tears of Cupcakes Banned From School
We vent about a new rule at Devin's kids' school that turns Devin speechless from outrage. At the end, Devin delivers the top ten ways teaching is just like going to space. Warning: You're going to want to empty your bladder before listening because these will cause uncontrollable laughter!
21 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
Tears of Early Start Times
Finally something to which parents, teachers, and students can all agree. School starts too early. The California Teachers Association apparently has the answer to solving the teacher shortage. Find out just how simple it is in Teachers in the News. And, to end the show, Devin outlines the top ten ways to know that your school starts too early. Get out your best grading pen and some paper, you'll want to take notes.
25 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
Tears of Unseasoned School Lunch
James is in recovery from making school lunches for his three children, and Devin is still picking metal shavings from his teeth from a former cafeteria blunder. Turns out, the corn does indeed have the juice, but you probably shouldn't drink it straight, no chaser. This week Devin shares the story of a sloshed social studies teacher in your favorite, Teachers in the News. We try out some bad english teacher jokes, and share the story of a paraprofessional that kept getting promotions only to get paid less each time. We run work out the math, and it will shock you!