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Weird Work

May 24, 2018

You’ve been listening all season long to how people turned their passions into professions. And want to make the jump, too. But what if you don’t know what your passion is? How do you pursue your dream if you don’t know what your dream is?

Well, there’s a ramen shop in Boston called Yume Wo Katare, and it’s...


May 17, 2018

Mark Morales has probably worked on all of your favorite comic book characters. But the job of comic book inker is not only one of the most ambiguous in the industry, it’s an increasingly rare position.

Mark takes Sam through the comic book production process, and explains how even outside the traditional 9 to 5, the...


May 10, 2018

Tommy Honton has a familiar story. Aspiring screenwriter who sets out to make it big in Hollywood. But eight years later, he found himself disillusioned and unhappy with his job. Rather than let the fear of complacency settle in, Tommy pursued another form of storytelling.

This week, Sam talks with Tommy about designing...


May 3, 2018

Melissa Arleth always loved rats. But she was also fond of her feline pets, too. So she took them both onstage with her and created Cirque Du Sewer, the world’s only cat and rat circus.

Sam talks with this acrobat about working with acro-rats… and one confused cat. And he finds out that nature’s mortal enemies can...


Apr 26, 2018

You can spot Ashly Covington out in public or on the subway pretty easily. She’s the one wearing long black gloves, a sunproof hoodie, and playing an invisible horn. Such is the life of a professional hand model.

In today’s episode, Sam and Ashly talk about the dedication it takes to cut it as a hand model, how...