Workin' It

Workin' It

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Not all jobs suck. Talking about work with Reed Fish.


Pro Poker Player Jeremy Kottler: If you’re winning, that means someone else is losing.
Jan 27 • 44 min
Jeremy Kottler has won over $1.6 million playing poker professionally. In our chat, Jeremy gives insights into the technique of how pros approach the game and lets us in on the fact that he doesn’t always use math to guide his decisions at the poker…
Montessori Preschooler Mabel Fish: School is work and I love it!
Jan 13 • 15 min
Mabel Fish, who, as she will readily tell you, is 4-11/12 years old and has been attending a small Montessori Pre-school since she was 2-1/2. In this episode she tells us about many of the different works she does at school (chain work, counting work,…
Tesla Sales Rep Ignacio Anzaldo: Actually listening to clients is the way to sell $100,000 cars.
Oct 28, 2019 • 39 min
Ignacio Anzaldo sold Tesla cars for over 2 years. He still drives one of the cars and in this episode, gets back to his roots by letting Reed take a test drive. Ignacio also clues us in to how he knows if you’re a serious buyer just by how you walk up to…
Color Strategist Vyana Novus: We are all inherently creative.
Oct 14, 2019 • 45 min
In addition to being a painter and illustrator, Vyana Novus is a color strategist. You may ask, “What is a color strategist?” We had the same question! Listen and find out what exactly a color strategist is and how Vyana helps people use color to connect…
Wilco Keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen: Wilco does, indeed, love you.
Sep 30, 2019 • 62 min
SPECIAL NOTE: At the end of this episode, hear the brand-new, unreleased, Wilco song, White Wooden Cross. Mikael Jorgensen is the keyboardist for Wilco, one of the most celebrated indie rock bands of the last 25 years. In our conversation we find out if a…
Animation Director Ross Venokur: The gut-wrenching freedom of making indie animated films.
Sep 16, 2019 • 42 min
Ross Venokur has directed animated feature films such as A.C.O.R.N.S: Operation Crackdown and the soon to be released Charming, starring Demi Lovato, Sia and John Cleese. He’s currently heavily into production on his third animated feature, The Silk Road…
Remix Artist Cassandra C. Jones: I’m just gonna go tomorrow, make something new and find joy in that.
Sep 9, 2019 • 43 min
Cassandra C. Jones is a remix artist using digital photography to create large-scale collage works. In our conversation, we learn exactly what a “remix artist” is and how she goes about the process of making her giant, gorgeous prints. We also talk about…
Pro Tennis Player Lester Cook: Exactly how does it feel to be ranked 191st in the world?
Sep 2, 2019 • 42 min
This is is one of our favorite episodes ever and we’re thrilled that it’s our SEASON 2 PREMIERE! Lester Cook was a professional tennis player for 6 years. He won 8 professional singles titles and 18 doubles titles, reaching a career high ranking of No.…
SEASON 1 FINALE! It did a lot to my head to see my body photoshopped in front of me. A talk with Model Sophie Ward.
Jul 15, 2019 • 50 min
Sophie Ward walked the runway in fashion capitals around the world for 8 years and appeared in countless magazines, including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. In our conversation, Sophie tells us that while modeling was her ticket out of Perth, Australia, it…
All I want is more tomatoes. A talk with Tomatomania Producer Scott Daigre.
Jul 8, 2019 • 44 min
PEOPLE! All your tomato questions get answered in the episode! Scott Daigre is the producer behind Tomatomania, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale. In this fun and fast-moving conversation, Scott schools Reed on the basics to his method of growing…
The financial, physical and emotional costs of always being ready. A talk with U.S. Marine Captain Jim Shelton.
Jun 24, 2019 • 41 min
Jim Shelton served active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years, eventually rising to the rank of Captain. In our talk, we explore the sometimes monotonous daily routine of being a deployed marine and learn some surprising truths about how the…
Trader Joe’s behind the scenes. A talk with Trader Joe’s Sign Artist Meggie Hawthorne.
Jun 17, 2019 • 38 min
Meggie Hawthorne was a crew member at Trader Joes for for seven years and a Sign Artist for three of those. In our talk we learn about the daily grind of making sure all the shelf signs in the store are correct and how you have to plan months ahead of…
Every single moment of our lives is unscripted. A talk with Improvisation Coach David Taylor.
Jun 10, 2019 • 40 min
David Taylor has a 10-year history with Improvisation, studying at the American Acadamey of Dramatic Arts in New York and taking improv classes from Gary Austin, the founder of the Groundlings. In our conversation, David explains why he believes that…
Wherever you go, there you are. Or, how to go to Kyrgyzstan and reshape your life. A talk with Kiva Media Fellow Liz Fish.
Jun 3, 2019 • 44 min
Liz Fish did a stint as a Kiva Media Fellow in 2013, traveling to Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan to document success stories of entrepreneurs receiving loans from Kiva, the micro-finance non-profit. In our fun (and emotional) conversation, Liz…
Quenching the thirst of the kombucha generation. A talk with Kombucha Brewer Adam Gallegos.
May 28, 2019 • 36 min
Adam and Sonia Gallegos needed a change. They sold their thriving real estate business, moved across the country and, taking a very big leap of faith, opened Revel, a kombucha bar in Ojai CA two and a half years ago. Revel turned out to be an immediate…
Yes, you have a personal brand. And that’s a good thing. A talk with Brand Director Rachel Garahan.
May 13, 2019 • 42 min
Rachel Garahan is a Brand Director working with high-profile clients in the wellness and lifestyle sectors, such as Yoga Journal, Dr. Andrew Weil and Bobby Berk (!!!!!!) from Queer Eye. We talk about the skill set required to for her job and why…
EVERYONE is a curator now. Or are they? A talk with Curator Frederick Janka.
May 6, 2019 • 37 min
Frederick Janka has been curating contemporary art in Mexico and the U.S. for over 15 years. In our conversation he politely brushes aside the notion that everyone is curator and tells us why he thinks the more typical role curators play is vitally…
What’s wrong with Industrial Wine? Plenty. A talk with Wine Buyer Bob Huey.
Apr 29, 2019 • 37 min
Bob Huey has been in the wine business for 14 years and has tasted thousands and thousands of wines. In our conversation, he lets us in on the single biggest factor he looks for when buying a wine and explains why Cherry Coke influences the flavors of so…
How to be Real Fun, Wow! A talk with Illustrator Daren Magee.
Apr 22, 2019 • 41 min
Illustrator Daren Magee is better known to his thousands of fans as Real Fun, Wow. Daren is talented, prolific and has a singular, immediately recognizable aesthetic. We sit down, stretch out our legs and chat about ego, obsessiveness, simplicity and why…
Disney Princesses do make dreams come true. A talk with Disney Princess Stephanie Fish.
Apr 15, 2019 • 42 min
Stephanie Fish was Princess Tiana at Disneyland for four years. In our conversation she tells us how her insatiable love of Disneyland was not diminished by the grind of doing endless princess meet-and-greets. Stephanie also opens up about how portraying…
Using Instagram to grow your small-town gift shop. A talk with Shopkeeper Rachel Graves.
Apr 15, 2019 • 33 min
Rachel Graves, along with her husband, Mike, co-founded Summer Camp in 2014. Rachel illuminates the process of how a small-town gift and framing shop amassed tens of thousands of social media followers and why that’s less meaningful than you might think.…
Window washing as meditation. A talk with Window Washer Chris Wilson.
Apr 15, 2019 • 34 min
Chris Wilson has thought more about window washing than anyone you know. He’s been cleaning the dust, grime and residue of negative thoughts from his client’s windows for the last 27 years. In this episode, we talk about the physical and spiritual aches…
Workin’ It Trailer
Apr 10, 2019 • 1 min
Workin’ It. Not all jobs suck. A new podcast from Reed Fish. Episodes every Monday to start your work week right. Series debuts on Tax Day, April 15th 2019. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reed-fish/message