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43 minutes | Jan 9, 2019
48 – DMV & Obituary Clerk
An employee from the department of motor vehicles has to clean up poop someone smeared on the walls after they took his license away. An obituary clerk has a co-worker who says, "people are dying to get into the paper."
45 minutes | Jan 1, 2019
47 – Weddings & Death
A wedding dress salesperson and a pathologist's assistant. Also an 80s countdown and the new Jordan Peele movie trailer.
37 minutes | Dec 25, 2018
46 – Haunted house, haunted donuts
This week I talk about the nightmare that was Brigantine Castle, NJ. Also, a woman makes Christmas wreaths and another woman makes donuts in a building with stairs that lead nowhere.
45 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
45 – Cheese & Crackers
Cheese sculptor and Casino surveillance employee! Also decapitated mouse ornament and banana-peel-style fall!
42 minutes | Dec 11, 2018
44 – Holiday Special
Tom worked on a Christmas tree lot. It was not fun. Also I worked on a construction site installing door stops. Also I'm on twitter, can't you like my #birbigsunderstudy thing so I don't feel like such a loser? @iloveusue
47 minutes | Dec 4, 2018
43 – Tuna, etc.
This week: Jen Belt at a law office babysitting a pig, Elizabeth Griffin taught (and learned) how to log roll, another woman shipped tuna, and then a guy worked at a strip club called Tuna's. It all comes back around.
44 minutes | Nov 27, 2018
42 – Meteorology & Inflatables
Geoff Fox is a meteorologist with a long career in Connecticut. Jake Vick makes inflatable things, like the boob bounce-house from the Museum of Sex in NY.
41 minutes | Nov 20, 2018
41 – Cockroaches & Prairie Dogs
Pest control salesman and prairie dog relocator. No one wants animals around. One day THEY WILL DESTROY US! Or not. This podcast does not have the answers.
43 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
40 – Bees & Rats
Wearing a bee beard at a bee farm; Shooting rats at an animal rehab center
23 minutes | Nov 11, 2018
39 – Ostriches
Nick Jurkowski ate ostriches
28 minutes | Feb 16, 2018
38 – Pizza
I worked at a pizza place, and Gloria Steinem wants me to keep podcasting...
56 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
37 – Dippin Dots in My Shoes
Abby Markson (from episode 11) is back to talk about a variety of crappy jobs and one bad car accident. Also covered: Jon Hamm on the dating game, Cheba Hut, and the elusive Loverboy album cover.
41 minutes | Jan 31, 2018
36 – The Titanium Plant
I’m interviewing myself this week. Come listen to what it was like to work at a titanium plant. I charm some men from the French Navy and hilarity (and diarrhea) ensues.
16 minutes | Jan 25, 2018
35 – Ms. Cricket, First Grade Teacher
This episode is just, well, I don't know. Listen at your own risk. You may never get this time back…
58 minutes | Jan 20, 2018
34 – From Hair Growing to Paint Drying
Gil Prowler is a cameraman who’s seen it all. Stunts, alligators, Van Halen, Mohammed Ali, Manny Pacquiao, gophers, Santana, hot bods, hair growing, and paint drying. Original interview here: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/gil-prowler-has-not-yet-been-eaten-by-a-bear
75 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
33 – Baby Put Mouse in Mouth
Ken Doyle, safecracker extraordinaire, talks about his time as a paramedic, responding to a variety of horrific calls. If you have a weak stomach, this may not be the episode for you. And just another note! Guess how many people have jumped off of the Golden Gate Bridge and lived? 26! Is that more or less than you thought?
78 minutes | Jan 5, 2018
32 – The Fruit of your Labors
Sorry for the pun. Samuel Thornhill, owner of MasAppetit.com, talks about his crazy path from the music to the insurance industry, onto personal chef and wine stomper.
13 minutes | Dec 24, 2017
31 – Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays to Taylor Swift fans everywhere! Hope to do more episodes in the new year.
65 minutes | Jul 4, 2017
30 – The Family Band
Haley DeLeon plays in a wedding band with her family. She played her first weddings at age 12! She plays accordion and violin, but can play drums if the drummer needs to use the bathroom. Original interview with her twin sister here: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/zoe-deleon-and-the-family-band
53 minutes | Jun 28, 2017
29 – The Bookmobile
Justine Coldwater drives the bookmobile! She talks about her sweet new ride (it replaced a sad old school bus), about her patrons, and the history of bookmobiles. Original interview here: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/justine-coldwater-no-keys-in-the-ignition
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