Beyond My Day Job

Beyond My Day Job
An inquisitively silly podcast about high-effort hobbies and meaningful events with family and friends. Life’s far more interesting when we do what we love. Subscribe now…you deserve the best quirkiness possible.

Beer vs Wine
Aug 22 • 15 min
Why we prefer wine vs beer — a brief montage of answers to critical questions behind this age-old debate.
Come Fly with Me
Aug 3 • 46 min
He’s a 2020 graduate … he’s a Mazda enthusiast … he’s a PILOT! Garrett White explains the ups and downs of learning to fly a plane.
My COVID Wedding Plans
Jul 19 • 33 min
What’s it like to plan a wedding during a global pandemic? Hire Nadia. She’ll walk you through it.
A Musical Martini Surprise
Jun 27 • 5 min
Sometimes long forgotten texts come back bigger and brighter. A beginner’s guitar riff gets pro treatment. A little harp+synthesizer+drums+guitar.
Black Diamond Dad
Jun 26 • 42 min
Ski racer “Rad Brad” jumps on board with his buddy to coach high schoolers and his daughters how to master the slopes.
TRAILER Black Diamond Dad
Jun 26 • 1 min
“Rad” Brad Smith tells all of his ski racing hey day while coming full circle to coach his two daughters. 🎿
TRAILER We bought a lighthouse!
Jun 20 • 0 min
Dan Oginsky’s story of buying a lighthouse in Lake Michigan (USA). #puremichigan
We bought a lighthouse!
Jun 15 • 60 min
Family & friends successfully win the auction for a lighthouse in Lake Michigan (USA). Now what? Dan Oginsky’s story about the restoration project of a lifetime. #puremichigan
Kids in the Garden
May 31 • 22 min
Gardening is both rewarding and tough work. But what’s a public school teacher doing in the dirt with her students? The hilarity of Rosheen Hunter and her quest to get kids to appreciate why gardening is more than it appears.
Kids in the Garden - Trailer
May 30 • 0 min
The hilarity of Rosheen Hunter, a public school teacher, as she attempts to teach life to her students through gardening.
An Elmore LeoNERD
May 23 • 42 min
The American novelist Elmore Leonard brings together two sons and their dad to nerd out on his movies and books.
From Paris to Detroit: A Car Lover’s Dream
May 15 • 54 min
What drives a man to bring his family from France to the Motor City in Michigan? The four-wheeled beast of course! #detroit #france #cars #food #automotive
Beyond My Day Job (Trailer)
Dec 28, 2019 • 0 min
Boys Night Out 🏀
Dec 28, 2019 • 8 min
Brief episode - beginning with the end of an NBA basketball game with my two sons.
Nineteen and her part-time job
Dec 15, 2019 • 17 min
Hannah’s zeal for the wild and crazy insurance industry. Look out world - here she comes!
Nature Calls
Jul 25, 2019 • 4 min
Frogs, frogs and more frogs
Moving to the South
Jul 13, 2019 • 31 min
Reactions to moving from Michigan to North Carolina. My family and friends speak their mind. Here’s a cool, interactive U.S. migration map you might find fun to view.
Atlantic Winds
Mar 27, 2019 • 2 min
Chit chat from a windy North Carolina pier.
Coach Cam - Part II
Mar 16, 2019 • 14 min
We revisit Coach Cam after his winning basketball season of leading a scrappy pack of 5th-6th grade boys to victory.
Coach Cam - Part I
Jan 19, 2019 • 12 min
Coaching 5th & 6th graders the art of Hoops. An early season status check with my son the coach.
Behind the Curtain
Dec 31, 2018 • 19 min
What’s behind “MacGyvering” (look up MacGuyver if you don’t know) this podcast? We’ll break it down for you.
Mr. Grinch
Dec 25, 2018 • 4 min
A Christmas fav … with some new hardware.
Lacrosse Nation
Nov 22, 2018 • 36 min
Men’s lacrosse spawns new opportunities after college for this young man. Hear how a new side-business is starting up for him.
The Flying Photographer
Nov 19, 2018 • 35 min
There’s no hiding when you’re the law enforcement’s eye in the sky. But what happens when that watchful talent shifts to a new kind of target?
Chicken Shawarma & Dearborn
Nov 9, 2018 • 0 min
John Huber offers a fun fact in response to an earlier episode.
Tech-Spawned Art
Oct 27, 2018 • 31 min
Tech music birthed from an ambitious educator who uses software & hardware to explore & inspire.
Runnin’ & Hummin’
Oct 16, 2018 • 22 min
The mega-plans of two young ladies as they prepare for their first half-marathon.
Kayak Sights & Sounds
Jul 7, 2018 • 5 min
Quick ride with nature on a quiet river.
Old Cars Cometh
Jul 4, 2018 • 19 min
Crazy chaos for an engineer repairing an old Caddy & Mercedes-Benz.
So You Want to Write a Book?
Apr 17, 2018 • 18 min
A successful entrepreneur draws on his character, career and the interesting people he’s met to fuel his publishing journey. Listen to John Bailey’s story!
Robots for Good
Mar 17, 2018 • 71 min
Geek out as an ex-Army Captain brings us into the world of competitive high school robotics leagues. Goodness all the way around in this one!
Becoming a Beer Snob
Mar 12, 2018 • 36 min
To the beer connoisseur who takes pride in creating their own batch, there’s nothing more satisfying than a home brewed beverage. Join us as we hear from one creative engineer’s quest to brew the best. In his basement.
The Foodie
Mar 10, 2018 • 61 min
How Diane’s (aka “DeathBed”) passion for fine food, talented chefs and culinary treats drove her to start a wildly successful blog. Join us to hear the ups and downs from the author of
The Symphony
Mar 4, 2018 • 31 min
Paula’s story about playing in her local symphony. Music to your ears!
I wanna’ be a guitar hero!
Feb 18, 2018 • 20 min
One mild-mannered guy’s story of making the plunge to live out his dream: play the guitar in a band. And some.