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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, from HubSpot.

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    • 4.5 • 182 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, from HubSpot.

    “I’m The Points Guy.”

    “I’m The Points Guy.”

    Brian Kelly has been known to the world as The Points Guy since launching his blog in 2011, but he started slinging credit card reward points long before then. And today, the man with 25 credit cards is the guru of all things travel.

    Brian talks about the credit card he can’t leave home without, dispels the worst myth about credit cards, and helps you find your way to first-class air travel in no time.


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    • 31 min
    “I preserve vintage TV art.”

    “I preserve vintage TV art.”

    Chi-Tien Lui is known the world over as one of the last people who can repair and preserve TV art. Because the video art by the likes of Andy Warhol and Nam June Paik were made with now antiquated televisions.

    Inevitably, those break. And finding the right replacement parts is almost as difficult as finding someone who knows how to actually fix these things. But the only other alternative is letting those works of art be lost forever. And that can’t happen.

    • 25 min
    “I teach kids to be YouTube stars.”

    “I teach kids to be YouTube stars.”

    Summer camp usually brings to mind outdoor sports and campfire songs. But the idea of camp that so many people have come to know has evolved into something they might never have imagined.

    Alexander Rossi is the creator of YouTube STAR Camp, a summer program that helps kids learn the skills they need to become the next great YouTube stars. And while it might not sound like it at first, this camp has something every kid will want… and need.

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    • 27 min
    “I’m a pet influencer agent.”

    “I’m a pet influencer agent.”

    Colleen Wilson was a top private mortgage banker in New York City. She was also the youngest. No small feat. But after rescuing a deaf pooch named Charlie, it completely changed the way she saw the banking industry. So she left it all behind.

    Not long after, Colleen founded Pets on Q, an animal influencer agency. She talks about what makes an animal a true influencer and what it’s really like to manage famous pets.

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    • 28 min
    "I'm a dream analyst."

    "I'm a dream analyst."

    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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    • 29 min
    “I’m a conlanger.”

    “I’m a conlanger.”

    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 a language, how he landed the coveted Game of Thrones conlang gig, and he spills the secret to speaking Dothraki like Jason Momoa.

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
182 Ratings

182 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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