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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.

Jul 12, 2017

Today, you can barely throw a proverbial stone without hitting a media portrayal of a law enforcement officer. Whether it’s a fictional portrayal on Law and Order or real people in Making a Murderer, detectives are everywhere. They are a cornerstone of the dramatic experience, both real and imagined. There’s something intriguing about the character: intensely driven, single-minded, passionate, aggressive, tormented, perhaps willing to cut corners to collar the perpetrator and save the day. But what is it like to be a real detective, when there are no cameras around to document? What is the job? What are its intricacies, complexities, and common misunderstandings to people like you and me. With a little help from former Homicide and Sex Crimes Detective Vance Voyles, we’re going to find out together. We’ll also find out how I hold up under an interrogation for an imaginary crime I definitely did not commit.

Find out more about Vance Voyles and read his extensive body of true-crime writing at: https://waivingmiranda.com/

 

Produced, Written & Hosted by: Dan Lauer

Recorded at: Wetwork Studios in Firestone, CO

Episode Artwork: Kaylan Stedman

 

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