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Dan Bova, editorial director of Entrepreneur.com, has high-energy chats with entrepreneurs who are pursuing careers that their parents, teachers and any sane person in their life can't wait for them to quit and "get a real job." Everyone from comedians to treasure hunters to craft brewers will explain the ups and downs of doing something that is decidedly not normal, that doesn't have a guaranteed future, but damn is it fun in the meantime.

Theme music by Rich Bova.

Get A Real Job Entrepreneur Podcasts

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 23 Ratings

Dan Bova, editorial director of Entrepreneur.com, has high-energy chats with entrepreneurs who are pursuing careers that their parents, teachers and any sane person in their life can't wait for them to quit and "get a real job." Everyone from comedians to treasure hunters to craft brewers will explain the ups and downs of doing something that is decidedly not normal, that doesn't have a guaranteed future, but damn is it fun in the meantime.

Theme music by Rich Bova.

    Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece

    Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece

    On this episode, get to know two absolute sports legends: volleyball superstar Gabby Reece and big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. Independently they are each pioneers in their sports and collectively, they are the husband and wife co-founders of Laird Superfood, Laird Apparel and XPT, an extreme performance training system. They also do tons of philanthropic work, they’re parents, they're podcasters (The Gabby Reece Show) and so I was shocked and thankful that they found four seconds to squeeze me into their busy lives. Gabby and Laird are informed, funny and if you want to hear from experts in risk-taking, your ears have come to the right place.

    • 31 min
    How a Stuntman Became a Real-Life Ninja

    How a Stuntman Became a Real-Life Ninja

    Ever get your ass kicked by a superhero? Kevin Cassidy has — multiple times.

    Cassidy is a legendary stuntman whose rough-and-tumble work can be seen in Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain America: Civil War and many, many other flicks.

    After 18 years in the movie biz, Cassidy traded crashing through plate glass windows for another potentially bruising line of work: running his own business. Specifically, he owns and operates a Ninja Nation obstacle course arena for kids and adults in Huntersville, North Carolina. Listen in to hear his incredible career journey, the fulfillment he's found in running a business that gets kids' faces out of digital devices, and find out if it actually hurts to get hit by a speeding car in a movie. (Spoiler alert: it does.)

    • 25 min
    Crime Comic Book Legend Ed Brubaker

    Crime Comic Book Legend Ed Brubaker

    Ed Brubaker is one of the most acclaimed writers in comic book history, known for gritty crime series like "Lowlife" and "Criminal," and incredible runs on "Batman," "Captain America" and "Uncanny X-Men."

    He and his partner in crime artist Sean Phillips have a new book out, "Night Fever," and on this episode, we learn all about his creative process, his career trajectory, and why he can’t just write something nice about ponies and lollipops for once.

    • 47 min
    How Eric Church and Raj Alva Distilled Whiskey Success

    How Eric Church and Raj Alva Distilled Whiskey Success

    How does a guy who, in his own words. “doesn’t know shit about country music” wind up partnering with 10-time Grammy nominee superstar Eric Church to launch an award-winning whiskey company?

    That’s what this episode of Get a Real Job digs into. Dan spoke with Eric Church's partner Raj Alva to get the behind-the-barrels scoop on their award-winning Whiskey JYPSI. As Raj explains, the two took a hands-on approach to every aspect of their whiskey business, overseing everything from making it to packaging it to, of course, taste-testing it.

    If you are looking to start your own spirits company, Raj offers a crash course on getting started. Cheers!

    • 20 min
    The Struggle Climbing Show's Ryan Devlin

    The Struggle Climbing Show's Ryan Devlin

    How do you get to the top? Grab some rock and start pulling.

    Ryan Devlin is the host of the hugely-popular podcast The Struggle Climbing Show, where he picks the brains of the world’s most elite climbers and adventure-seekers, getting their insights on training, nutrition, tactics, and the all-important mental game.

    Whether or not you enjoy the fight against gravity, as Ryan likes to say, many of the principles these athletes share can be applied to almost any business or creative endeavor. Sure, if you lose grip of your business, you’re not left dangling off the side of a cliff from a rope — but it can certainly feel like that sometimes. An expert climber himself, Ryan is able to pull incredible tactics for overcoming obstacles and regaining your footing when you’re feeling like it is game over.

    Ryan’s career has spanned life as an actor to co-founding the social impact brand This Saves Lives with Kristen Bell, Ravi Patel and Todd Grinnell. Listen in as he discusses the uplifting power of getting out there and doing good things in the world.

    • 33 min
    Comedian Daniel Sloss

    Comedian Daniel Sloss

    The wild Scot talks about his latest special "Socio." Daniel Sloss, began writing and performing stand-up in 2007, at the age of 17, and now tours non-stop throughout North America, the U.K., Ireland, Australasia, Asia and Europe. Daniel latest comedy special, "Daniel Sloss: Socio," was released exclusively on his website on December 9, 2022, shot at The Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX.

    On October 12, 2021, Knopf released Daniel’s first book, Everyone You Hate Is Going To Die: And Other Comforting Thoughts On Family, Friends, Sex, Love, And More
    Things That Ruin Your Life. The book is a transgressive and hilarious deep dive in to Daniel’s favorite subject: relationships.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

jay13467 ,

Really fun

This show gets me thinking big!

Peony Power ,

Really fascinating

It’s so inspiring hearing how the guests avoided boring corporate jobs and found offbeat ways to make a living.

Hockeyhead8 ,

I think I’m doing a fantastic job!

A big thanks to all the awesome guests and a bigger thanks to all of you wonderful, intelligent, great-looking people for listening!

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