On the Job Podcast Series

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  • This podcast series shares inspiring stories about the pursuit of work. Jobs give us a connection to our community and the ability to provide for ourselves and our families. Your work may be your passion, or it could just be the way you make ends meet. On The Job dives into the multiple employment milestones of life.



  • On the Job Podcast Season 3 – Listen to the latest episode!


  • Love Stories
    Love Stories

    Can a job lead to a life-changing relationship? In this episode, listen to several short stories of couples falling in love-on the job.

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    Tiny Yet Fierce
    Tiny, Yet Fierce

    How many jobs are there where you need to know and trust the person next to you because there might be a time where your fate is in their hands and vice-versa? Meet Anna Nadler, a 27-year-old civil engineer and firefighter from Massachusetts. Small in stature and sweet as can be, Anna got addicted to "smoke-eating" a few years back and is now one of the best firefighters on the force. By day, Anna runs construction and engineering crews building bridges and roads. At night, she is on call as a firefighter. Anna is a shining example of a young woman getting involved in a job that gives back to her community. She is also an example of a woman excelling in what is a traditionally "macho" work environment. She has many stories of life-threatening situations on the job and showing heroism in the face of danger that only made her want to do it more.

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    A Brush With Frame
    A Brush with Fame

    Avery Thompson is a funny, heartfelt, and eccentric filmmaker and radio producer who has done almost every job under the sun. Like many 20-year-olds, he had big plans of what he was going to do with his life-he was determined to be the next Orson Welles. Unable to find someone to fund his creative endeavors and a portfolio of nothing more than a few zany student films, Avery took a summer job with a landscaping company in the Hamptons, determined he would meet the right people to eventually help him land his dream job in film. Surely Jerry Seinfeld would need a new walkway! Or Robert DeNiro would need his roses cut! As the weeks went on, toiling away under the hot sun, Avery received the worst project he could think of-painting a fence in between overgrown holly bushes. But then, a hilarious and chance run-in with Steven Spielberg helped set Avery on the path to what he was destined to do.

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    Five Loaves and Two Fishes
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    Five Loaves & Two Fishes: Filling the Hunger Gap

    Linda McKinney is an Italian woman in McDowell, WV, who runs the Five Loaves & Two Fishes Food Bank with her husband. In a down-and-out coal town, she is single-handedly responsible for feeding 150 families each week. An interesting and eccentric character, Linda McKinney is a wonderful example of the goodness of humanity against all odds. Linda does her job with humility and without a need for thanks-because she does it for the people she knows and cares about. Where you come from and what's happening around you drives you to do the job you need to do. 

     

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    Master of a Dying Art
    Master of a Dying Art

    Jim Ellis is a master of a dying art. Meet this 80-year-old blacksmith from Cape Cod who is committed to making sure one trade isn't lost to time. What happens to an occupation like blacksmithing if the next generation doesn't learn the skills needed to see it survive? What happens to these occupations when the ones who do them move on?

     

     

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    Maple Syrup Brothers

    What does it take to be a young farmer in a digital age? This is the story of two young brothers rising in the maple syrup industry in Vermont. Hear how important the Stewart brothers' highly loyal and supportive community is to running their small agrarian business in 2019.

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    Yelitsa Jean-Charles Founder of Healthy Roots
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    Healthy Roots

    Meet Yelitsa Jean-Charles, a next-level, twenty-something entrepreneur who started her own company, Healthy Roots, to teach young black girls about natural hair. Listen to the emotional ride of starting your own company when you decide to put yourself out there, kick open doors, make connections, and plant seeds.

       

       

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