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Ever wonder what kind of job you would have if you were born in a different time?       Jobsolete is a new podcast that asks that very question every week. Helen Hong and Matt Beat take a spin through the workplaces of the past, looking at a different obsolete job in every episode. From the forgotten jobs of history to obscure occupations that still survive, you'll discover some of the most interesting and unusual ways that people have made a living. Go listen to Jobsolete, find out what it was like to be a switchboard operator, a town crier, a food taster, or an MTV VJ. Listen to Jobsolete to learn about History’s Most Fascinating Jobs.

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Ever wonder what kind of job you would have if you were born in a different time?       Jobsolete is a new podcast that asks that very question every week. Helen Hong and Matt Beat take a spin through the workplaces of the past, looking at a different obsolete job in every episode. From the forgotten jobs of history to obscure occupations that still survive, you'll discover some of the most interesting and unusual ways that people have made a living. Go listen to Jobsolete, find out what it was like to be a switchboard operator, a town crier, a food taster, or an MTV VJ. Listen to Jobsolete to learn about History’s Most Fascinating Jobs.

    Gandy Dancers

    Gandy Dancers

    Railroad workers who laid the tracks that first crossed America were often called gandy dancers. Find out what it was like to work on the rails in those frontier days!
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    • 34 min
    Tall Ship Sailor

    Tall Ship Sailor

    Let's return to the Age of Sail with our guest K.C. Crowell, who tells us what it was like to be a sailor on a tall ship.
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    • 38 min
    MTV (Pt. 2) - video jockey with Martha Quinn & Bob Pittman

    MTV (Pt. 2) - video jockey with Martha Quinn & Bob Pittman

    In 1981, the world was introduced to Music Television, and the job of video jockey, or VJ, was born.
    In this second part of a two-episode special, our expert guests are Martha Quinn, original MTV VJ, and Bob Pittman, who led the team that created MTV.
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    • 37 min
    MTV (Pt. 1) - video jockey with Martha Quinn & Bob Pittman

    MTV (Pt. 1) - video jockey with Martha Quinn & Bob Pittman

    In 1981, the world was introduced to Music Television, and the job of video jockey, or VJ, was born.
    In this first part of a two-episode special, our expert guests are Martha Quinn, original MTV VJ, and Bob Pittman, who led the team that created MTV.
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    • 35 min
    Alchemist - All That Glitters is Gold

    Alchemist - All That Glitters is Gold

    Our own Amelia Palka helps sort
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    • 35 min
    Victorian Specimen Collector

    Victorian Specimen Collector

    Writer John Van Wyhe takes Helen and Matt around the world to catch a glimpse of the now obsolete Victorian Specimen collector, He also shares the story of his favorite collector of all, Ida Pfeiffer.
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    • 33 min

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