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 may not be 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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#1: THE SCREENWRITER
#1: THE SCREENWRITER (10/1/2016)
#2: THE COLONEL
#2: THE COLONEL (10/1/2016)
#3: THE JUROR
#3: THE JUROR (10/17/2016)
#4: THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR
#4: THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR (10/31/2016)
#5: THE TESTER & THE POET
#5: THE TESTER & THE POET (11/15/2016)
#6: THE POET & THE TESTER
#6: THE POET & THE TESTER (12/11/2016)
#7: THE DETECTIVE
#7: THE DETECTIVE (7/14/2017)
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Questions? Comments? Compliments?
Feel free to drop us a line about any of the above. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
If you would like to pitch an idea for an episode please do so in the Pitches section below.
Have an idea for a vocation we haven't covered?
Drop us a line and we'll look into it. If you are recommending a specific person be highlighted on Wetwork, please have them contact us directly. We aren't looking to ambush anyone.
If you are specifically interested in highlighting your own work experience and/or would like to be personally interviewed for an episode please provide a few sentences on what you do, why it would make for a good episode and a brief anecdote highlighting how your job is different than most people think it is. We don't do wacky co-worker stories, as much as we love to hear about them. Please keep that in mind before submitting.
Dan Lauer is the writer, host and producer of Wetwork, the co-host of the Uncomfortable Brunch Podcast and the co-creator & C.O.O. of the Uncomfortable Brunch film series. As a writer his work has appeared in the Ampersand Literary Review and at the There Will Be Words live reading events in Orlando, Florida. He is also a contributor to The Drunken Odyssey with John King podcast. Twitter: @lauerdan. Email Dan.
Wetwork is recorded at Wetwork Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Wetwork's beautiful episode artwork is designed by Orlando artist Kaylan Stedman. Follow her and see more of her work on Instagram.