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Weird Work

Oct 9, 2019

Jane Teresa Anderson knows how to get inside someone’s head. And her work as a dream analyst has helped countless people better understand their waking lives. That way, the subconscious becomes reality. She even reaches into Sam’s psyche to break down a dream he’s long struggled to understand.

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Sep 25, 2019

David J. Peterson is a creator of languages -- otherwise known as a conlanger. And he’s behind some of the most iconic languages ever heard on television and films. Maybe his most well-known conlang is Dothraki and High Valyrian for a little show on HBO called Game of Thrones.

David talks about what it takes to create...

Sep 11, 2019

Ma'ayan Plaut is the podcast librarian at RadioPublic. But she’s not like the typical master of the Dewey Decimal System you know from your local public library. And she just so happens to be the only podcast librarian on the planet.

In her three years at the company, Ma’ayan’s role has evolved from being a...

Aug 28, 2019

Ricochet might be a champion surf dog, who’s ridden giants with the likes of Rob Machado, and even starred in films like Superpower Dogs. But it’s her surf and therapy work that makes this pooch a real surf legend.

Judy Fridono, Ricochet’s owner and certified dog trainer, tells Sam how this surf-ice dog can...

Aug 7, 2019

Brendan Paul grew up as a young punk living in LA. But after one fateful haircut and a handful of paying impersonation gigs around town, he found himself ditching the Sunset Strip for the Vegas Strip. Today, Brendan is Sin City’s premier Elvis impersonator and wedding official at Graceland Wedding Chapel. 

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