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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up

By Ryan Rotella
Podcast about grappling with the above question and all its implications.

Hosted by Graham Marema and Ryan Rotella.

Cover art photo provided by Markus Spiske on Unsplash:
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The Comeback Episode
We’re back! We catch up on our lives, talk about marijuana, and try to figure out what it’s like to work in the cultural and financial behemoth of football. Article featured: “Calvin Johnson Doesn’t Regret a Thing,” by Michael Rosenberg. Sep. 20th 2019. Songs featured (in order): “Time Today” by Kero Kero Bonito “America’s Most Blunted” by Madvillian “Pretty Saro” by Graham Marema (!!!; find her on Youtube!) “Because I Got High” by Afroman “Uneven Compromise” by Lil Ugly Mane
October 12, 2019
Should you follow your passion?
At some point in your career, someone might have told you that the secret to “happiness” and “success” is to follow your passion. But is that actually the case? What does it mean to follow your passion, and what happens if your passion gets in the way of that “happiness” and “success” we’re seeking? We tackle articles by Will Partin (The Outline), Olga Khazan (Atlantic), and others to help us answer the question:  should you follow your passion? Like us on Facebook: Send us an e-mail: Music:  “Luchini AKA This Is It” by Camp Lo, “Doowutchyalike” by Digital Underground Articles referenced:  Warren Buffet's advice in Mic by Marcel Schwantes  Bustle - mentioned briefly - by Suzannah Weiss Steve Jobs's Commencement Speech to Stanford's Class of 2005 Bill Gates in Mic by Jessica Stillman Five Reasons by Rob Ashgar, Forbes Find Your Passion is Awful Advice by Olga Khazan, the Atlantic Difficulty of An Actor's Life by M.G. McIntyre, the Outline In the Name of Love by Miya Tokimitsu, Jacobin Red Dead Redemption 2 and its hellish labor by Will Partin, the Outline
February 26, 2019
It's All About Aptitude
  Can one test really help determine what you should do with your life? Are we born with talents that can guide our path if only we discover them?  In this semi-solo episode, I detail my experience taking several aptitude tests with the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation, a scientific research non-profit dedicated to helping people discover their potential across America. Then, I receive my results from these tests (with guest host Scotty Poston) in a recorded interview with Meredith Burke Hammons, the Assistant Director of the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation branch of Atlanta and fellow Davidson alum. A big thank you to Meredith for her generosity and the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation for allowing me to record this.  Check my results out here to follow along. Follow us on Instagram: @growuppod Follow us on Facebook: Songs used:  “Mic Check” by Cornelius “Didn’t Cha Know” by Erykah Badu “Black Panda” by Koi Child
January 25, 2019
No Expectations (Part 2)
Graham interviews my mom, Leslie. Then, we talk about our interviews, job stability in the gig economy, and John Wayne Gacy. Editor's Note: So, the audio in second half of the episode is off (Graham reacts quickly/talks over me or I respond slowly, either perspective). Sorry about that; learning how file transfers and editing work through mistakes. Or maybe Graham will talk over me from now on, who knows. Songs used: "Time Today" by Kero Kero Bonito "Skills" by Gang Starr "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." by Sufjan Stevens They are not ours, and we're not making any money off of this so please don't sue, thank you.
January 25, 2019
No Expectations (Part 1)
The saga begins with part 1 of a 2-part series exploring the expectations that affect us via interviewing a person that's close to each other. We (try to) explain the concept/experiment guiding the show. Ryan interviews one of Graham's best friends, Jody Crisp, about just graduating college, his first post-grad job, and how his roots in East Tennessee and growing up in a working class family guided and still guide his life. Clips used: Paddington 2, dir. Paul King Magnolia, dir. by Paul Thomas Anderson (Jody's favorite film by his favorite director) Music used: "Time Today" by Kero Kero Bonito Send us a message/e-mail us tips, thoughts, and suggestions for episodes at Stay tuned for Part 2, and thanks for listening!
January 25, 2019