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Wetwork is a bi-weekly podcast about vocations. Most people think they know the ins and outs of even the most common jobs, perhaps via word-of-mouth, perhaps because there's a popular procedural television show highlighting them. More often than not, their assumptions are off-base. On Wetwork we expose the deep, sometimes dark secrets of vocations and get to the bottom of what it takes to succeed and the little-known tips, tricks and foibles of the trade. The term Wetwork originated as a euphemism for institutionally sanctioned assassinations, wet being considered an allusion to spilled blood. Wet work, in addition to wet job, wet affair, or wet operation, are all derivations of the euphemism often used internally by the Soviet Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti for such activities: мокрые сделка or "wet dealings". We, at the podcast, don't believe work has to involve murder to get messy. Things are often not as they seem in even the most outwardly mundane occupations. Often you are forced to spend as much time with coworkers, supervisors and subordinates as you do with friends and loved ones. Love your job? Hate it? It doesn't matter. Occasionally it's all Wetwork.

Wetwork is a bi-weekly podcast about vocations. Most people think they know the ins and outs of even the most common jobs, perhaps via word-of-mouth, perhaps because there's a popular procedural television show highlighting them. More often than not, their assumptions are off-base. On Wetwork we expose the deep, sometimes dark secrets of vocations and get to the bottom of what it takes to succeed and the little-known tips, tricks and foibles of the trade. The term Wetwork originated as a euphemism for institutionally sanctioned assassinations, wet being considered an allusion to spilled blood. Wet work, in addition to wet job, wet affair, or wet operation, are all derivations of the euphemism often used internally by the Soviet Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti for such activities: мокрые сделка or "wet dealings". We, at the podcast, don't believe work has to involve murder to get messy. Things are often not as they seem in even the most outwardly mundane occupations. Often you are forced to spend as much time with coworkers, supervisors and subordinates as you do with friends and loved ones. Love your job? Hate it? It doesn't matter. Occasionally it's all Wetwork.
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United States

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Wetwork is a bi-weekly podcast about vocations. Most people think they know the ins and outs of even the most common jobs, perhaps via word-of-mouth, perhaps because there's a popular procedural television show highlighting them. More often than not, their assumptions are off-base. On Wetwork we expose the deep, sometimes dark secrets of vocations and get to the bottom of what it takes to succeed and the little-known tips, tricks and foibles of the trade. The term Wetwork originated as a euphemism for institutionally sanctioned assassinations, wet being considered an allusion to spilled blood. Wet work, in addition to wet job, wet affair, or wet operation, are all derivations of the euphemism often used internally by the Soviet Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti for such activities: мокрые сделка or "wet dealings". We, at the podcast, don't believe work has to involve murder to get messy. Things are often not as they seem in even the most outwardly mundane occupations. Often you are forced to spend as much time with coworkers, supervisors and subordinates as you do with friends and loved ones. Love your job? Hate it? It doesn't matter. Occasionally it's all Wetwork.

Language:

English

Contact:

321-525-1197


Episodes

#7 - The Detective

7/12/2017
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Today, you can barely throw a proverbial stone without hitting a media portrayal of a law enforcement officer. Whether it’s a fictional portrayal on Law and Order or real people in Making a Murderer, detectives are everywhere. They are a cornerstone of the dramatic experience, both real and imagined. There’s something intriguing about the character: intensely driven, single-minded, passionate, aggressive, tormented, perhaps willing to cut corners to collar the perpetrator and save the day....

Duration: 01:05:25


#6 - The Poet & The Tester

12/11/2016
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For the first time on Wetwork we’re featuring the same subject for two episodes. Why? Because the subject is one of numerous people who do not subsist on a single profession. According to the most recently available data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (originating from the 2010 census) more than 7 million people, or 5% of the total work force, hold 2 or more full-time jobs. More than half of that 7 million are women. For some, juggling two jobs is just one part of a sad...

Duration: 00:45:38


#5 - The Tester & The Poet

11/15/2016
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Ryan White was an Indiana boy who became the face of the AIDS crisis after contracting it and being expelled from school. Stephen Mills was seven at the time and also a boy in Indiana. For him, the HIV/AIDS crisis was not exemplified by gay men, but by a child with a background similar to his. For many whose formative years occurred between the early 80’s and mid 90s, HIV and AIDS had a profound effect on their coming of age. Many didn’t witness friends dying directly, but saw the news...

Duration: 00:55:25


#4 - The Funeral Director

10/31/2016
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For most of us, being face-to-face with a Funeral Director means one of two very, very unfortunate things. Either someone you love has died…or you have. Either way a Funeral Director’s services are enlisted at a time when you’d probably do anything to turn turn back the clock and avoid whatever transpired to lead to that moment. Picture a Funeral Director in your mind. Who are you picturing? It’s probably some cross between Lurch from the Addams family and Bella Lugosi. Well, at least for...

Duration: 00:51:36


#3 - The Juror

10/13/2016
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Today's episode deals with a job that no one signs up for, but nearly every American is on the hook for. We're breaking convention in only our third episode by releasing an at least partly autobiographical story about yours truly. Yes, I, your humble host, was called for Jury Duty. You will hear some on the scene audio of my experience as a prospective juror, my thoughts at the time and just what it’s like to sit and wait and sit and wait and sit and wait, which is mostly what being a...

Duration: 00:55:50


#2 - The Colonel

9/30/2016
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George Carlin had a very famous bit in his act where he explored what he thought to be the absurdity of some commonly used oxymorons. Favorites included: jumbo shrimp, business ethics, friendly fire, wireless cable and mutual differences. The example that received some of the most intense laughter, however? Military Intelligence. Why is that? What was it the public responded to in that observation? What does military intelligence look and feel like in practice? Is it the room full of...

Duration: 01:04:19


#1 - The Screenwriter

9/30/2016
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In the film business there is a laundry list of undervalued positions in many tiers. But of the creative talent lot there is a position that sits on a tier all it’s own: the screenwriter. In the golden age of film, screenwriting was the profession failing play writes or novelists resorted to to make a quick buck. It was looked down upon. The industry insider term for the job, at that time, was “Writing Titles” because no one believed that the screenwriter did much more than that. There’s...

Duration: 00:55:06