Side Work Podcast

Side Work Podcast

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Four veteran waitresses clap back in a new weekly comedy podcast where nothing's off the table other than the 15% tip we just stuffed into our apron. Hosted by Brooke Van Poppelen, Joselyn Hughes, Kyle June Williams & Andrea Wallace, the group uses t...Show More
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41:52 | Dec 6th

As the podcast explores the insanity of service oriented jobs during the holidays, we'd be remiss not to include retail employees. Our good friend, who shall remain unnamed, tells us what a typical shift at Target is like while dealing with multitude...Show More

47:14 | Nov 28th

Happy Turkey Day, you turkeys! Today's episode is here to get you through this holiday whether you're working it, cooking it, or avoiding it all together. Drennon Davis guest co-hosts with us to read your Server Submitted Stories, discuss odd family ...Show More
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1:02:48 | Nov 22nd

We kick off today's episode with both heartwarming and life ending service industry headlines. Then we move into your Server Submitted Stories with our guest co-host Mike Glazer who *might* be the worst sever we've ever had on the show. Luckily, he's...Show More

1:04:15 | Nov 15th

This episode is an emotional ROLLERCOASTER you guys. We tackle one of the most eye-twitching inducing difficulties of the service industry: YELP. But, before we go there, we invite and interview comedian and writer Sara Schaefer to guest host and tel...Show More

1:02:21 | Nov 8th

Sporting season is in full swing!! We discuss the eco-system that is a sports bar and how you either thrive or survive when you work at one, or drink yourself blind while yelling at someone to throw a ball. Fantastic comic and host Megan Gailey joins...Show More

28:06 | Nov 1st

We have a follow up episode to bookend the trilogy of service industry spookiness! We explore more regional haunted establishments, give you advice for stellar steps of service while dealing with pesky lingering spirits, and teach you ways to banish ...Show More

54:53 | Oct 31st

Trick or Treat, Side Work fans!! Enjoy a Halloween Special featuring Lord of the Underworld, Henry Zebrowski from Last Podcast on the Left! We discuss our current haunted Airbnb and apartment situations, read your dastardly tales of devilish ghosts h...Show More

1:01:34 | Oct 25th

Today we lean into bad vibes and unexplained activity that haunts old bars and restaurants. Accidents happen, people go missing, violent deaths can occur and that's just a Saturday night at The Biltmore in Los Angeles. Yes, folks, it's that time of y...Show More

35:27 | Oct 18th

Steaming hot leftovers up in the window! Enjoy all the group chat gems we have to cut for time and clarity as well as extra moments from guests like Georgia Hardstark, Katherine Spiers, Julian Velard, and Mitch Bisschop!

1:10:16 | Oct 11th

Today we finally tackle the first part of a dining experience that can make or break your night out: The Host. This complicated human can be a punching bag or rock star and either nail the seat map or be the straw that breaks a restaurants back. It's...Show More

46:19 | Oct 4th

No dining establishment owner is safe from the wrath of the Side Work hosts and today we take on restaurant, hotel, & food "mogul" : Donald J. Trump. The ladies do a deep dive into the reviews, working conditions, and complaints lobbied against the T...Show More

1:06:59 | Sep 27th

We get right back into our discussion of the "man-tality" behind "family friendly" chains like Twin Peaks and Hooters after last week's titillating exploration of the role of Playboy Bunnies serving food and drink. The gals discuss some recent taco r...Show More

1:02:59 | Sep 20th

We are back with a two-parter, a deep dive, a true exploration of America's favorite pastime: eatin' a steak while lookin' at tits. In this episode we talk about the dawn of The Playboy Club in 1963 and the "iconic" look of the food and cocktail serv...Show More

1:06:15 | Sep 13th

That rumbling in your stomach must mean you're hungry for a new episode .... or.... family meal just didn't do it for you and now you're stealing bar olives and loose french fries from plates to stay alive during your shift. We discuss all the ways i...Show More

54:53 | Sep 6th

The podcast keeps it classy while discussing today's topic: Dive Bars. We all have a very special place in our heart for duct taped chairs, shots of Jameson and bar popcorn. Dive bar owners and servers are top of the service industry food chain, in o...Show More

1:08:59 | Aug 30th

We go all in on today's topic: Catering. Server Submitted Stories are shared, hot tips abound and then we speak with current co-workers from a local eatery in Los Angeles, Grant Prewitt and Kaitlin Magowan!

59:39 | Aug 23rd

This week we pick back up with our chat about the check that's longer than a CVS receipt. We read a Server Submitted Story that inspires us to turn this into an investigative journalism podcast and then welcome April Wolfe into the pod den to regale ...Show More

1:03:04 | Aug 16th

We are back with part one of a two-parter talking about the check, the bill, the tab, the damage. Why does this final step of service seem to be so hard for customers and servers alike? Why can't anyone do math? Why can't someone just be a hero and p...Show More

1:03:04 | Aug 16th

We are back with part one of a two-parter talking about the check, the bill, the tab, the damage. Why does this final step of service seem to be so hard for customers and servers alike? Why can't anyone do math? Why can't someone just be a hero and p...Show More

58:13 | Aug 9th

Today we talk voluntary torture: DOUBLES, and discuss the logic behind agreeing to live in the restaurant from morning to night. It's a special sort of exhaustion that only servers can relate to. We read some more Server Submitted Stories and then Je...Show More

58:13 | Aug 9th

Today we talk voluntary torture: DOUBLES, and discuss the logic behind agreeing to live in the restaurant from morning to night. It's a special sort of exhaustion that only servers can relate to. We read some more Server Submitted Stories and then Je...Show More

1:13:32 | Aug 2nd

Today's topic of discussion: the myriad of ways you embarrass yourself on the job. Whether it's your fault, a customer making you feel like an idiot, or your fellow co-workers piling on, the nature of the job makes you feel like a real ding-a-ling.  ...Show More

1:12:16 | Jul 26th

Our resident environmentalist and co-host Joselyn Hughes leads the topic of conversation today! We discuss the jaw dropping statistics regarding the disgusting amount of food and plastic waste restaurants generate in the United States each year. We g...Show More

46:25 | Jul 19th

In today's episode we discuss the one thing that makes the service industry bearable: friends. This soul-sucking profession can become an absolute blast when you've got a crew that gets you. On the flip side we talk about the jobs we had where we did...Show More

54:04 | Jul 12th

Working on and around the Fourth of July is pretty much a guaranteed dead time in the service industry which sparked today's conversation about what servers do when it's slooooooowwwwww. We discuss how the attitude and energy of the job quickly shift...Show More

1:15:43 | Jul 5th

We spend a lot of time hating on the job, so today we are clearing our energy as Andrea convinces us of the many perks of having a serving job. A few epic disagreements ensue, but ultimately we all bond over a rat that fell through a Buffalo Wild Win...Show More

1:13:32 | Jun 28th

We continue our conversation about managing tip based wages and in this episode give you some serious mama-bear love and advice about money. You can trust us because we've all set our lives on fire financially and got it back together! Some of us are...Show More

1:14:47 | Jun 21st

Let's talk money. When you're a server how are you still broke even though your pockets are flush with cash?? We discuss all the ways in which having a serving job could earn you financial freedom..... as long as you don't spend half of your tips at ...Show More

1:12:21 | Jun 14th

Summer jobs means summer money, baby! Today we discuss the sweaty, hectic hustle of seasonal work when restaurants double in size and garden patios around the country stay slammed for three months. But first we go off about a recent epidemic of bad h...Show More

1:02:37 | Jun 7th

We recorded this episode at the very end of May during Mental Health Awareness Month but we need awareness every damn day - particularly in the service industry. We go deeper into why this line of work breeds and invites self-destructive behavior, ex...Show More