*Touches Fingertips* So…

As you know, Bob, I took off the week between Christmas and New Year and quilted my little heart out while listening to old episodes of my favorite podcast Pod is My Copilot (personal journal podcast that features three friends who have precious little boundaries, will talk about anything, and have frequently made me laugh so hard that I almost peed).

And it got me to thinking. From 2007 to 2015 I produced a podcast called Don’t Quit Your Day Job. Originally it was supposed to be a writing podcast starring my friend Jerry and myself where we talked about science fiction and fantasy (this was before I started writing romance). Jerry had to step away for a couple of weeks right at the beginning so I drafted my best friend Patrick in as guest host, and he worked so well that he joined the show permanently once Jerry came back. Then I recruited my sister Stacy to be our news girl, and Stacy and Patrick together are some of the most hilarious people in the world, especially when they can pick on me.

So for about eight years we had a really good, funny show that ranged all over the place. Unfortunately Stacy had to drop out after awhile due to lack of time, and then our remaining schedules got so complicated that it was really difficult to get everyone on Skype long enough to record. So we made a dignified last show and that was the end of it.

Or so I thought. Because as I was listening to the PiMC eps and hearing them call out DQYDJ and add little asides to me, I pulled up old episodes of our show and listened to those and my God, we were funny. I also realized that I missed podcasting and hanging out with Jerry, Patrick, and Stacy. Since circumstances have changed for all of us in the intervening eight years I thought I’d float the idea of maybe doing a monthly podcast with the usual suspects.

First person I asked was Stacy. I said, “So, I’ve been listening to old eps of DQYDJ and I was wondering—”

“Yes.”

“Uh, okay.” Turned out that with all of her kids out of the house she now has more than enough time to record, and if we wander off into adult topics (which we did a lot) she doesn’t have to worry about mentally scarring her offspring.

Next up was Patrick, who I thought was going to be a tough nut to crack. Turns out he was totally up for it and said that he would pull out all of his recording equipment and make sure it was functioning.

Finally, I asked Jerry, who is incredibly busy at the moment with his own media empire and a number of other podcasts. To my shock he also said yes, adding that he’s at a point in his life where he really wants to be back on DQYDJ.

TL;dr: I will be starting a new podcast in February called Don’t Quit Your Day Job: Second Shift. We’ll be talking about writing in various genres, acting, and life in our assorted locations, but I can already promise you that the topics will be wandering all over the place and will definitely wander into weird, profane, and hilarious territory.

And somewhere, Jeffrey Combs just shuddered and doesn’t know why. Heh, heh, heh…

About Nicola Cameron

Nicola Cameron has had some interesting adventures in her life -- ask her sometime about dressing up as Tietania, Queen of the Bondage Fairies. When not writing, she wrangles cats, makes dolls of dubious and questionable identity, and thanks almighty Cthulhu that she doesn’t have to work for a major telecommunications company any more (because there’s BDSM, and then there’s just plain torture...).

Posted on January 24, 2023, in Podcasting. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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