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By Patrick Tighe
Funemployment (noun): the condition of being employed, or unemployed, and having fun doing it.

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08: Sidhartha Jha,


08: Sidhartha Jha,


08: Sidhartha Jha,
Today on Funemployment Pat talks with Sidhartha Jha (Twitter @sidharthajha),  writer of the weekly newsletter Pat and Sid discuss productivity, graduating into an uncertain world, the future of media (newsletters and podcasts), and a little bit on digital social capital.  The two end discussing T.V, as has become a recurring pattern.  Audio Disclaimer: recorded on AirPods outside, rather than a microphone, big sorry.   As always thank you for listening and feel free to reach out with any criticism, tips, or compliments. @suitandtighe on Twitter. 
November 9, 2020
07: Humility, Positivity, & Empathy w/ Curtis Staropoli
Today on Funemployment Pat talks with Curtis Staropoli about finding positivity in 2020, humility, empathy, and more. Curtis and Pat provide an escape of kindness and happiness valuable everyday, but especially today, election day 2020.  Check out Curtis on Instagram at Curts.Thoughts and as always feel free to provide feedback to Thank you and don't forget to vote.
November 2, 2020
06: Grit, Big Tech, & AI with Matt Lupoli
Today on Funemployment Pat talks with his friend Matt about Grit, Big Tech, and Artificial Intelligence. What starts as two friends catching up dives deep into complex topics with an approachable wit and candor before ending with laughs about music and podcasts. Enjoy, and as always continue to reach out with recommendations and guest requests. Feel free to contact Pat,, or on Twitter @suitandtighe.
October 26, 2020
05: The UDance Episode & Pat Gets Deep
Today on Funemployment Pat talks with two close friends. Carly Sullivan and Emily Maher are two seniors at the University of Delaware and are both on the executive board for UDance. UDance is a philanthropy that fights childhood cancer, consider donating at, and follow @UDance on Instagram.  Before they chat Pat gets a little deep for a few minutes. He talks about his reaction to Dax Shepard's podcast episode "Day 7." Consider listening to that full episode on his feed called The Armchair Expert.  As always feel free to reach out with any advice, comments, questions, concerns, or guest requests.
October 19, 2020
04: Emma Loughran, Educator & Storyteller
Today on Funemployment Pat talks with his close friend, and one of his few real mentors, Emma Loughran. Emma is a high school English teacher, a teller of stories, and a champion of Type 1 Diabetes awareness. The two friends have a very candid conversation full of fun, laughs, stories, and of course helpful insights from which anyone can benefit. As always, if you have any criticism or compliments please reach out to Pat on Instagram @patttighe or Twitter @suitandtighe   
October 12, 2020
03: Stephen Ochoa, Creative Content Producer, Duke Men's Basketball
In episode three of Funemployment Pat talks with Stephen Ochoa. Stephen is a creative content producer for Duke Men's Basketball.  Stephen and Pat talk about creativity, creating in the time of COVID, chasing your dreams, making your own luck, and of course Duke Basketball.  As always feel free to reach out to Pat with any recommendations and please share this episode with friends and family and anyone else with ears. 
October 6, 2020
02: Billy Mullen, Marketing Director Staple Pigeon
Today on Funemployment Pat interviews Billy Mullen. Billy is the marketing director of NYC streetwear company, Staple Pigeon. Billy is super motivational and driven, he and Pat discuss career advice, discipline, and making the 12 year old you proud.  If you have any ideas for a new name of this podcast, or any criticism or compliments. Please reachout, especially with the compliments.  
September 28, 2020
01: Chef Matthew Kern
Today on Funemployment Pat interviews James Beard Nominated Chef Matthew Kern. Chef Matt will undoubtedly provide any listener with life lessons, professional advice, and of course the importance of a great meal.  Thank you for listening as always feel free to reach out to Pat on any platform to chat! 
September 22, 2020
Funemployment Trailer
Coming October 2020: Funemployment.  Funemployment (noun): the condition of being employed, or unemployed, and having fun doing it.  On the Funemployment Podcast Pat Tighe will interview friends chasing their dreams, and friends who've achieved their dreams. How did will they do it? How did they do it? And how can you do it?  Oh, and we'll do some fun stuff too.
September 8, 2020