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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.

Nov 15, 2016

Ryan White was an Indiana boy who became the face of the AIDS crisis after contracting it and being expelled from school. Stephen Mills was seven at the time and also a boy in Indiana. For him, the HIV/AIDS crisis was not exemplified by gay men, but by a child with a background similar to his. For many whose formative years occurred between the early 80’s and mid 90s, HIV and AIDS had a profound effect on their coming of age.

Many didn’t witness friends dying directly, but saw the news stories, movies and witnessed fear on the faces of authority figures and friends. Many gay men in this age group still bear enormous anxiety and paranoia about sex. They have been scolded about condom use their whole lives and were taught to associate sex with danger and death. This shape of things has long been a concern for Stephen Mills. One he’s touched on both as a gay man and as a professional poet. About a year ago, Stephen got the opportunity to put that concern and interest into practice with a job opportunity as an HIV/STI tester in NYC sex venues.

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: "Deep Haze", "Gymnopedie No. 3", "Ossuary 5 - Rest", "Sneaky Snitch"
 
 
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