52 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 Matt Brown. Buy Weird Work Merch -> weird.work.
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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 Matt Brown. Buy Weird Work Merch -> weird.work.
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    "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
    “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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    • 29 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.
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    • 24 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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    • 26 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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