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Historian Podcaster – Scott Rank Ep46

What do you do when your job prospects look bleak? Create your own job of course. Scott Rank talks about how he has carved out a career as a historian by way of podcasting and e-books. Now host of the History Unplugged podcast Scott has taken a very unique road into making a career as a historian after getting his Ph.D from Central European University in Budapest Hungary in 2015. He explains why he didn’t follow a more traditional route, how he made being a podcaster a full time job and how he researches such topics “Who had the worst flatulence in history?” in episode 92. Scott was also kind enough to answer some of my poorly worded history questions!

Check out his podcast webpage at www.historyonthenet.com

Creative Writer – Duncan Sarkies Ep26

When it comes to creative writing Duncan Sarkies has nearly done it all. He is a novelist, playwright, tv and movie screenwriter, humorist, story writer, writing teacher and now writer of an epic absurdist musical humor podcast The Mysterious Secrets of Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium.

Duncan hails from New Zealand and talks about how he started writing when he was a young kid, fell into a group of like minded people in Wellington NZ that help shaped his comedy and how he’s worked to pursue doing fun stuff with fun people.

Check out his newest work at www.unclebertie.com or search Uncle Bertie’s anywhere you get podcasts.

Podcaster/TV Host – J.E. Skeets part 2 Ep22

J.E. Skeets the host of The Starters TV show on NBA TV is back! In part two Skeets explains what the day to day job looks like, we talk about what it’s like meeting and working with your childhood athletic heroes, needing to get away from the NBA at times and then play a few Starters style games.

Check out The Starters show on NBA TV or YouTube.

You can see their blog at www.nba.com/thestarters

And follow Skeets himself on twitter @jeskeets

Podcaster/TV Host – J.E. Skeets part 1 Ep21

I think you can officially say J.E. Skeets an OG (look it up for those whiter than me) of podcasting. Skeets and I talk about trying to make a life and living from podcasting and what it’s like to finally get your dream job. He and friends from college started doing a podcast in 2006 about basketball that became The Basketball Jones. Along the way they added three more people, became a daily podcast and eventually found there way to NBA TV in 2013 as a daily TV show called The Starters. I am not doing their amazing origin story justice, but they did a great 10 year anniversary episode that you should check out at this link. 

One thing that really sets the show apart from almost anything else out there is the comedy and chemistry of the guys. The show is as much comedy as it is NBA and that is helped in large part by Skeets acting as host. They have made a product that seems like you are hanging out with friends being goofy and talking sports, which may come across as easy, but as someone trying to make a podcast myself I recognize as quite the feat.

You can watch The Starters on NBA TV nightly at 6pm. The TV show is also a podcast that you can find anywhere you get podcasts and they put out two podcast only show every week as well. Follow Skeets himself on twitter