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The Dream Job Podcast

Kent Woodyard

Whoof...a podcast all about dream jobs? Really? Yes, really. But don’t worry. It’s not what you think. No career fetishizing or hustle worship here. Just two verifiably employed Millennials having real conversations with real people working jobs they [claim to] really love. Whether you’re working your dream job, are looking for your dream job, or are skeptical that dream jobs even exist, there’s something for you here. Join hosts Jon Flugstad and Kent Woodyard every Monday as they explore heady topics like purpose, fulfillment, and open floor plan offices with humor, curiosity, and - if we’re lucky - a bit of insight.

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The NFL Agent

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04/13/20 • 58 min

Have you ever had an entire room full of successful, upwardly mobile peers eating out of the palm of your hand as you described the blow-by-blow details of one of your recent job-related phone calls? Probably not. But our guest today has.
For our first ever interview, we sit down with Collin Roberts, an NFL Agent at REP 1 Sports to talk about his journey from lawyer to professional sports agent. We talk about his 40 yard dash time. We talk about what he’d be doing if he hadn’t landed his dream job (hint: it has something to do with cults), and we finally work up the nerve to ask the one question we’ve always wanted to ask him: can he get Jon Gruden to be a guest on our podcast? It’s a beautiful moment.
We really enjoyed recording this one and we hope you enjoy it as well. Be sure to stick around till the end to hear the unplanned (and unwelcome) cameo from Onnie’s 4 year-old.

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04/13/20 • 58 min

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The Comedy Writer

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07/06/20 • 51 min

What if the only "To Do" on your list for today was to write a blog post titled "6 Household Items Dad Is Currently Feuding With." Or what if your boss sent you a calendar invite for a whiteboarding session for an interactive piece of content titled "You're a Single-Celled Organism. Can You Evolve Into A Duck?" Well...then you might be a staff writer at Clickhole.com. And the aforementioned boss might be our guest on the podcast this week, Steve Etheridge, Editor-In-Chief at Clickhole.
While Steve and his crew technically do write jokes for a living, producing daily comedy for the internet-consuming mob is no laughing matter. We talk to Steve about his creative process, how the site has changed in recent years, and how he keeps the internet from destroying his soul. We even learn more about ClickHole's recent acquisition by Cards Against Humanity. (Yes, really. That's a thing that happened.) It's a great conversation. We hope you'll check it out. #BackToWork

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07/06/20 • 51 min

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The Head of Product

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06/01/20 • 57 min

It's June, and schools across the country have dismissed kids from their Zoom-fueled trances for a summer of bothering parents trying to work from home. Given the prominent (and unexpected) role tech played in school this year for millions of kids, what better time for The Dream Job Podcast to focus on education, and the promises (and perils) of EdTech?
After tackling how tech failed Kent and Onnie's youth, Kent's rough-and-tumble education in Oklahoma, and whether Oregon Trail was actually a good game (or just better than the other available activities at school), Kent and Onnie are joined by the one-and-only Tom Pryor, Head of Product at Class Dojo, an EdTech startup that connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities. This conversation was recorded prior to COVID, before companies like Tom's grew 100s of percent to help schools adapt to a new normal of remote learning. Join us as we talk about Tom's affinity for clever Halloween costumes, his role as Head of Product and what that actually means, how to think about balancing impact and scale, how to maintain optimism even in challenging sectors like education, and the importance of balancing community, especially when you have your dream job. #backtowork
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06/01/20 • 57 min

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06/22/20 • 40 min

If a Crossfitter (Crossfit-ist?) does a burpie but doesn't post it on Instagram, can they still get their gym's logo tattoo'd on their bicep? That answer and other dispatches from the front lines of your cubicle-mates favorite fitness cult when Reid Worthington (Founder, Owner, and Head Coach of Crossfit Lumberyard in Anaheim, CA) joins the podcast this week.
After returning from a year of playing football overseas with no clear career direction except that he loved coaching and he didn't want to work in an office, Reid founded Crossfit Lumberyard in 2014. With no facility, clients, or business background, and with barely enough money for a set of dumbbells, Reid faced long odds (and even longer hours) in the early years but has since built Lumberyard into one of the premier gyms in Orange County with 200+ members and a sterling reputation. Come along as we talk about Lumberyard's early days, the importance of mentorship, and how Reid responds when he hears the "C-word." (aka: cult) #BackToWork

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06/22/20 • 40 min

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The NFL Executive

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06/15/20 • 49 min

Sometimes it takes a step back to take two steps forward, and that couldn't be more true than in today's conversation with Brandon Doll, an executive with the Las Vegas Raiders. Brandon was an officer in the Navy - leading 'men and material' - before joining the Raiders as an intern; the beginning of his 6-year meteoric rise to Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy.
Join us as Kent and Onnie explore the yawning chasm between their at-work and at-home effectiveness, before diving deep with Brandon on his work with the Raiders (including the time he got chewed out by John Madden on his birthday!), details on his leadership helping to monetize the Raiders new $2B stadium in Vegas, how he practically prioritizes his time, and how he followed in his grandfather's footsteps to work in the NFL (Don Doll was a stud cornerback).
Caveat: like other episodes before this one, the interview was recorded prior to the COVID outbreak, and the more recent protests following the killing of George Floyd. While it may feel slightly 'out of touch,' think of it as a 'time capsule' of sorts, back when there were actually sports! Hope you enjoy.

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06/15/20 • 49 min

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#TheShowMustBePaused

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06/08/20 • 8 min

When you record an entire season of a podcast 4 months before you release it, there are bound to be some changes in the world. Maybe a hockey team in Missouri wins the Stanley Cup. Or the Super Bowl. Maybe Justin Bieber releases a new album or Julia Roberts gets divorced. We were prepared for all of this. What we weren't prepared for was 2020.
COVID slowed things down but we pressed on anyway. But the death of George Floyd and the subsequent outpouring of grief, anger, frustration, and pain has felt different. Like it's not something we should just "get through" so we can "get on with it." Like maybe we should actually sit in this moment for a bit longer. And take a step back from the other conversations we've been having - important though they may be - to actually learn from and listen to the people for whom race and discrimination aren't just political talking points that they can engage with or ignore as fits their mood.
America is having a painful, uncomfortable, and long-overdue conversation right now about who we are as a country and about the work that remains to be done to create a future that includes all Americans. And now doesn't feel like the right time to change the subject and get #BackToWork.
So we're taking a break this week. We love talking to people who have their dream jobs and we're excited to host more of those conversation in the weeks ahead. But for this week, we want to spend more time listening, learning, participating, and processing. We hope you're well. And we hope you're doing the same. Back next week.

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06/08/20 • 8 min

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06/29/20 • 50 min

Three months in, with Kent and Onnie's #impostersyndrome at an all-time high, they decided it was time to call in a true professional on meaning and #dreamjobs, interviewing Matt Rusten (Executive Director, Made to Flourish, a non-profit dedicated to integrating faith, work, and economic wisdom).
After a brief detours on the classic 'Zoom screen tilt' to hide your home clothes, whether Father's Day should actually be a holiday, and the overall 'muted' nature of work in the Covid context, they chat with Matt on Made to Flourish and its mission. The interview discusses how to think about meaning at work, and more. Matt started his career at Microsoft, then served in pastoral roles at two churches. He has a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
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06/29/20 • 50 min

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The Baseball Scout

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05/25/20 • 58 min

It’s a special Memorial Day edition of the Dream Job Podcast! “Special” because it’s being released on Memorial Day. And for literally no other reason.

After a meandering conversation about Amazon (all hail), Chuck E Cheese, the NSA watch list, and TikTok, Kent and Onnie are joined by Pete Loizzo, Area Scout for the Cleveland Indians. This conversation was recorded back when baseball was still a thing and back when Pete was still traveling 200+ days a year to scout high school and college players throughout the mid-Atlantic states. (And single-handedly keeping Holiday Inn Express in business.) We talk about the highs and lows of life as a scout, the importance of working for an organization you trust, and the conflicted experience of watching Game 7 of the 2016 World Series as an Indians employee who’s rooted for the Cubs his entire life. It’s a fascinating look behind the scenes at the “business of baseball.” And it may be just the dose of sports you need to get you through another week where Survivor is the most compelling competition on TV. #BackToWork

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05/25/20 • 58 min

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The Political Lobbyist

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05/18/20 • 49 min

Things we never thought we'd talk about on a podcast about dream jobs: transgenderism in the military, foreign money in American elections, and the mass deportation of Liberian immigrants. We hit all three (and learn about the creepy nightclub where Onnie met his wife!) on this week's episode. And we still have time for a deep dive into the ins and outs of political fundraising and petty bickering about who the "real" host of this podcast is. All in a day's work.
Our guest this week is Tyler Deaton, a political lobbyist and fundraiser who focuses primarily on causes related to human rights and free markets. We try really hard to "talk politics" without getting anyone dis-invited from Thanksgiving dinner. We're aided in that effort by the fact that we recorded this conversation pre-COVID, back when we thought people would actually care about the 2020 presidential election. At this point, any conversation about politics that doesn't immediately devolve into shouted accusations of who's trying to bankrupt who's family business and who's trying to murder who's grandma feels charmingly quaint. So come for the reasonable, non-pandemic politics, stay for the #ProTips on bribing Capital Hill guards. #BackToWork

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05/18/20 • 49 min

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07/13/20 • 55 min

What if your job culminated in euphoria for thousands of screaming fans? Or even if, at a minimum, what you loved doing most with your time was how you made a living? While our podcast hasn't reached these milestones (yet!), join us as we take inspiration from professional musician Robert DeLong, and learn more about his creative process, his journey from teaching drum lessons and playing in 6-8 bands at a time to a headlining professional musician, and what it's like to play 5 shows in 3 days across North America. We also touch on the impact of notoriety/celebrity, which parts of a career in music aren't so dreamy, the emergence of the 'musician middle class', and Robbie's advice for those trying to make it in music: "work hard, be nice to people, and have a good attitude." :-) We hope you'll check it out! #backtowork #dreamjobpodcast #robertdelong

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How many episodes does The Dream Job Podcast have?

The Dream Job Podcast currently has 52 episodes available.

What topics does The Dream Job Podcast cover?

The podcast is about Podcasts, Business and Careers.

What is the most popular episode on The Dream Job Podcast?

The episode title 'The NFL Agent' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on The Dream Job Podcast?

The average episode length on The Dream Job Podcast is 47 minutes.

How often are episodes of The Dream Job Podcast released?

Episodes of The Dream Job Podcast are typically released every 7 days.

When was the first episode of The Dream Job Podcast?

The first episode of The Dream Job Podcast was released on Mar 14, 2020.

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