55 episodes

Not everyone is fit for the 9 to 5. Weird Work celebrates all the folks who've pursued their passion and made a living -- no matter how weird it might sound. Hosted by Sam Balter & produced by Matthew Brown.
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Weird Work Sam Balter & Matthew Brown

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 183 Ratings

Not everyone is fit for the 9 to 5. Weird Work celebrates all the folks who've pursued their passion and made a living -- no matter how weird it might sound. Hosted by Sam Balter & produced by Matthew Brown.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    "I'm a monster truck driver."

    "I'm a monster truck driver."

    Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY! Time to fuel those carbureted dreams of crushing cars and breaking hearts because today we have Monster Jam's Entertainer of the Year, the driver for team Megalodon, Bernard Lyght.
    Bernard tells us how he became the man behind the machine. The cowboy to these mechanical stallions (and how you can too, honestly). And he answers the biggest question of all: How real are these races?
    Support the show by grabbing some merch at: weird.work
    And remember – Weird Work loves you.

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    • 33 min
    "I'm the trivia master for Learned League."

    "I'm the trivia master for Learned League."

    You may know him as Thorsten A. Integrity. Around here, we know his true identity, Shayne Bushfield. And after leaving behind his secure life at Microsoft, Shayne pursued his passion to create one of the biggest invite-only trivia competitions -- Learned League.
    Learn what it takes to not only be a trivia master but the league's commissioner. And if you take a page out of Shayne's methodical approach to transitioning from corporate world to trivia mastermind, you may just find a path towards pursuing your own passion.
    Learn more about Learned League.
    Support the show: Buy Weird Work merch!
    Know a weird job we should cover? Email us: weirdworkpod@gmail.com
    And as always, remember -- We love you, weirdo. Stay you.

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    • 30 min
    "I'm a professional butler."

    "I'm a professional butler."

    If you own a castle on a secluded island, can you really expect to dress yourself? When you're cruising the Mediterranean on a super yacht, can you really be expected to make your own shrimp cocktails? The world needs butlers.
    Paul Huizinga lost his job in the financial collapse of 2008 . Left wondering what to do with his life in his mid-fifties, Paul decided to pursue his lifelong passion: becoming a professional butler. And today? Paul is the head recruiter at the Internal Butler Academy in the Netherlands.
    Learn more: The International Butler Academy
    Support the show: Buy Weird Work merch!
    Know a weird job we should cover? Email us: weirdworkpod@gmail.com
    And as always, remember -- You are a unicorn among horses. We love you, weirdo. Stay you.

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    • 32 min
    "I'm a pet psychic."

    "I'm a pet psychic."

    Martha talks to animals. Martha Malone – pet psychic, pet communicator - surfs the astral plane to telepathically connect with animals living or deceased. She communicates between animal and human to help vocalize everything from behavior issues to closure after passing on.
    Martha talks about how she communicates with animals, animal spirit personalities, and what happens when you have two spirits in the same body. 
    If you want to support the show check our our merch at weird.work

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    • 26 min
    "I'm a financial dominatrix."

    "I'm a financial dominatrix."

    Whether your kink is karma or carnage, there’s always something out there for you. And our guest sure found her sweet spot - financial domination.
    We're talking with the manipulatrix, the vocal priestess, the hypno crypto queen herself – Theodora.
    Theodora dabbles in “traditional” dominatrix work, but her clients – or, pay pigs as they’re affectionately known – are most interested in her controlling their finances. That can mean controlling their bank accounts. It can also mean setting up her submissives to mine crypto currency for her. Clients can pay her bills, or even get her a new pair of her favorite Louboutin shoes.

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    • 42 min
    "I'm a location scout."

    "I'm a location scout."

    Lori Balton has been a location scout with over IMDB credits to her name. She’s scouted locations for every type of film. 
    From big budget action movies like Heat, Armageddon, The Dark Rises, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters to Nic Cage classics – Face Off and City of Angels.
    Not to mention, recent gold man award noms, like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, There Will be Blood, Top Gun Maverick (prediction), and the upcoming, star-studded contender Babylon. For her contributions to the profession Lori was the first location scout to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Lori takes Sam through how she got started in scouting, how the profession has hanged over time, and why.

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
183 Ratings

183 Ratings

Jim XZ ,

I wanna be

I wanna be a conlanger! Great episode. Ile us opi dipon!!!!

algno ,

Great interviews

I didn’t really need another interview podcast, but I heard an ad for Weird Work and decided to try it. Sam gets such a wide variety of weirdos to talk to! Particularly liked learning about the hand model, ASMR YouTuber, and Elvis impersonator. Keep up the weird work!

sunshinestarr ,

Every other word seems to be a cuss word

Look, I cuss too, I’m no angel, but this is no way to conduct an interview. It’s excessive.

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