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Wetwork

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 are often not 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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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.

Oct 1, 2016

 

George Carlin had a very famous bit in his act where he explored what he thought to be the absurdity of some commonly used oxymorons. Favorites included: jumbo shrimp, business ethics, friendly fire, wireless cable and mutual differences. The example that received some of the most intense laughter, however? Military Intelligence. Why is that? What was it the public responded to in that observation?

What does military intelligence look and feel like in practice? Is it the room full of black suits with cigars laughing as they run the world? Or is it the modern cubicle office space and a world governed by a lumbering, clumsy bureaucracy? Retired Colonel William Millard has been in some of those rooms, seen some of those things first hand and was intimately involved in one of the most intensely debated sociopolitical issues of 21st century’s first decade. He joins us, to pull back the curtain and shed some light.

 
Produced, Written & Hosted by: Dan Lauer
Produced, Recorded & Mixed by: Jonathan Giffin
Recorded at: CCB Studios in Orlando, FL
Episode Artwork: Kaylan Stedman
 
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Wetwork's music is provided courtesy of Kevin Mcleod at Incompetech.com. Visit Incompetech.com to find the perfect music for your video or audio project. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
 
Songs Used: "Hitman", "Egmont Overture", "Gymnopedie No. 3"
 
 
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