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Work is like sex or food — you’re either getting it or looking for it. Comedian Roy Wood Jr. (correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) explores the human condition every week through the prism of employment. Roy sits down with real people from ALL lines of work about their most memorable jobs, employment vacancies they’re looking to fill, scams they’ve run at the office, and of course, the cringe-worthy office romances. Roy’s famed humor is matched by his true empathy and curiosity for people. Join him on an entertaining exploration into the battle all of us fight every day. Balancing our need to provide with our need for emotional fulfillment. Learn from the people who got it right. Laugh with the rest of us, who constantly get it wrong. Welcome to the Job Fair.

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    Latest episodes from Roy’s Job Fair

    Book Publishing (aka Readin' N Sh!t)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 63:47


    The wonderful world of book publishing! How hard is it to get a book deal? And once you get the deal how hard is it to put out a book that YOU love? An editor passionate about highlighting Black and queer authors, despite how difficult it can be to promote them, explains the rollercoaster of emotions authors of color face in this predominantly-white industry.Renowned book critic Bethanne Patrick, breaks down the secretive world of book publishing. From pain to privilege to unwritten books, and how some publishers play with the money to shortage authors both fiscally and creatively. She also discusses her book industry podcast ‘Missing Pages' and book, Life B.From across the pond, @Rod4Short shares the opposite of a sweet duty involving tens of thousands of bees. The team also weighs in on the drama in Boston involving the Celtics head coach.Catch Roy alongside Jon Hamm in “Confess, Fletch” in theaters and On Demand NOW!The episode is brought to you by sad Boston Celtics fans. Want to be a guest on 'Roy's Job Fair?' Got a job scam you've seen run? A worst or first job to share? Job tips to share with everyone? Get on the show! Submit your story at www.roysjobfair.comWatch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Rod's Relationship Fair 3- Office Parties

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 63:13


    Office parties, morale builder? Or a cesspool of drunken sexual harassment, infidelity, and racism?  Being a good party guest is just as important as hosting a memorable office party. But what are the dos and don'ts of office party etiquette?  A private school teacher and state campaign worker call in to share stories of office parties that went WAY left. Jacqueline and our booker Hayat details the way women and navigate sexual harassment from drunk co-workers and how to handle yourself in these incidents. The team shares some less than stellar experiences and breaks down some guidelines to follow religiously. When men and women share the same space, sex abounds—and it isn't always easy to read the cues @Rod4Short explains.   Catch Roy alongside Jon Hamm in “Confess, Fletch” in theaters and On Demand NOW! Want to be a guest on 'Roy's Job Fair?' Got a job scam you've seen run?A worst or first job to share? Job tips to share with everyone?Get on the show! Submit your story at www.roysjobfair.comWatch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tennis w/Michael Kosta

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 63:43


    Game, set, match! Michael Kosta, Daily Show correspondent and host of the podcasts ‘Choosing Sides: F1' and ‘Tennis Anyone,' gives us his take on the business sides of tennis and what it takes to even afford to fail at this sport. Kosta breaks down his life during and after the hard court that spreads across multiple genres, including selling shares of his potential earnings, tennis groupies, scams on the comedy club circuit, and his investment in water equality. How much do tennis players make? And how many people are in their pockets? Frances Tiafoe made a lot of noise at the US Open, but was the media fair to him? Bow Wow wants $1000 for you to meet him. @Rod4Short has choice words about this and a country club with an appalling 9/11-themed seafood menu. As the world watches King Charles III take on his new job, the team agrees on the American equivalent of a monarch.  New Math: Hawaii ÷ @RoyWoodJr x @TPain + A Gentlemen's Club = X   Catch Roy alongside Jon Hamm in  “Confess, Fletch” in theaters and On Demand on September 16th!  Want to be a guest on 'Roy's Job Fair?' Got a job scam you've seen run?A worst or first job to share? Job tips to share with everyone?Get on the show! Submit your story at www.roysjobfair.com Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Marry Her Conner!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 60:31


    An avid listener with over 10 jobs at the tender age of 25 rips the scab off the scam of 90-minute commute, temp agencies, and the welding industry. Is firing one person enough for a company to truly change its culture? As Uvalde, TX, fires its school police chief, the team debates this same strategy in corporate culture. Gather 'round Hip-Hop, R&B, soul fans, and music enthusiasts. The creator of the Triggered Music Trivia Collection game talks about putting $35K of his own money into his product, entrepreneurship, and how to know when you're hiring a bullshit freelancer. Baseball is for lovers….in public….in the upper deck. @Rod4short explains and returns with field research results from a week of armpit licking. Dennis Rodman has entered the Brittney Griner chat. But should Roy go to Russia instead? The team says, YES! Roy says…YES, but scared. UPDATE ON THE CRYING CEO! – One of the two people he fired has found a job.    Want to be a guest on 'Roy's Job Fair?' Got a job scam you've seen run?  A worst or first job to share? Job tips to share with everyone?  Get on the show! Submit your story at www.roysjobfair.comWatch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wrasslin' w/ Jonathan Coachman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 61:19


    WWE alum Jonathan “Coach” Coachman gets deep into the ins and outs of his time in the world of Wrasslin' outside the ring as an announcer and inside the ring against the likes of The Rock & Ric Flair. Coach is now at The Early Edge: A Daily SportsLine Betting Podcast and talks about how he leapfrogged from local news into the WWE, then ESPN, to now the world of sports handicapping and offers ways that people can remain recreational gamblers and not addicted ones. Being a generous lover is an important job, but how soon is too soon to lick somebody's arm pits? @Rod4Short pontificates and explains a new fetish that a rapper is trying to push mainstream. (Warning: Don't eat and listen!) Plus, it's a question so obvious we can't believe the team has not tackled it before: "Who's your favorite wrestler?"Want to be a guest on 'Roy's Job Fair?' Got a job scam you've seen run? A worst or first job to share? Job tips to share with everyone? Get on the show! Submit your story at www.roysjobfair.comWatch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    EP 77: Wellness Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 66:18


    The 40-hour workweek isn't working. Could herbs, teas & coffee beans be a fix? The CEO and Founder of Calabash Tea (also a fifth-generation master herbalist) shares wellness tips from her Syrian-Jamaican and Cuban roots. How to prevent burnout! Representatives from 'The Well' a New York spa, come on and breaks down physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of well-being to help you feel your best in and out of a spa. They also discuss their new podcast, 'Messy Situations.' Why would someone walk away from a comfortable corporate job into homelessness just to be happy? A Brooklyn artist shares their reasoning. An orgasm a day keeps the stress away? Dr. Rod For Short explains. Plus, panicked shoppers at an Ikea store in China spend more than 4 hours trapped inside on a Covid lockdown.    Want to be a guest on 'Roy's Job Fair?' Got a job scam you've seen run? A worst or first job to share? Job tips to share with everyone? Get on the show! Submit your story at www.roysjobfair.com   Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    13 Degree Toilet Seats

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 60:42


    Did you know some contractors use fake wood when building your home? Canadian hip-hop DJ Rasta Root shares his time building decks before producing music for hip-hop legends like 'A Tribe Called Quest' and the late great Phife Dawg. How do you teach activism in another country where race dynamics are different? Bridget Todd, host of the podcast 'There Are No Black Girls On The Internet,' breaks down her time in Australia. Before pivoting into her life as a tech entrepreneur. Non-Smokers are being given 6 extra off days to compensate for the smoke breaks other employees get. Fair or Foul? Companies are targeting toilet breaks to improve productivity. @Rod4Short shares a cardinal rule of the tattoo industry, and A CEO who posted a selfie of him crying after announcing staff layoffs makes history on Roy's Job Fair. The work environment in a dry cleaner is noisy, odorous, and hot. But it's a business that can reward hard work and attention to detail with a steady stream of customers and income.  Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    My Wife's Boyfriend

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 65:23


    Will a butt-naked graduation photo derail a college grad's employment aspirations? An accountant left clinically dead for 11-secs receives a reprimand from his supervisor. Ironically, that's the least of his problems. His position in a polyamorous affair could be a nightmare. In an addendum to Rod's Relationship Fair 2: Military Sex, @Rod4Short talks with a military spouse whose significant other was unfaithful. She also details her pivot into the world of stopping drug trafficking. Our researcher, Down South Georgia Girl, explains she is not susceptible to joining a cult. What does an Intelligence Specialist do? Is Pelton envy real? The team debates. Beyonce's 'Break My Soul' inadvertently taps into the worker malaise leading people to quit their jobs. America's troubling obsession with the Confederacy leads to an Emmy nod for Roy Wood Jr and the documentary he helped produce 'The Neutral Ground'Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Consequences

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 62:48


    Americans have flooded Mexico to work remotely and are gentrifying some of Mexico City's most treasured neighborhoods – and backlash is growing. From across the pond, 'Bangin' with Chloe Veitch' (Too Hot to Handle, The Circle) reveals and confesses to some shameless behind-the-scenes reality TV shenanigans. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) can mask your online behavior from snooping third parties like your boss (and Nick in IT). Cyber security expert and host of the podcast 'What the Hack with Adam Levin' explains. Wild monkeys are attacking wild dogs in India. What the monkeys are doing to get revenge is a tale that even John Wick would say is going a bit far. @Rod4short unpacks the intricate situation. A streaming giant is suing a GRAMMY Award-winning songwriting duo, and the team debates their fate. Paul Sarker, a former Marvel lawyer and now the host of the 'Better Call Paul' podcast, dives into the strategies of negotiating higher salary and benefits packages for yourself. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    My Last Day!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 55:23


    We've all had a last day at work. Sometimes by choice, sometimes by force. Waking up from a nap to find out that you are unemployed can be heartbreaking. Mike Hill (FOX Sports & Formerly ESPN) returns to the show and explains what went down when the 'Black News Channel' fell apart. Todd Rexx also explains how he quit his job to his boss' face without speaking a single word. Each team member shares a memorable last day they've witnessed someone have. Actions speak louder than words when a shoe salesperson walks off the job and is now a Grammy winner. Like a bad spades partner, Grambling State University officials renege terminating the volleyball coach that cut the entire team. Resignation vs. Termination. Choose your poison!    Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Life of a TV Executive w/Doug Herzog

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 67:37


    Is it better to resign or be fired? The former president of Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, Doug Herzog (host of the podcast 'Basic, When Cable Was Cool'), breaks down his experiences on both sides of that coin and how to preserve your reputation no matter which you decide. An architect of pop culture, Herzog also opens up about his early days at CNN & MTV before the rise of cable, his transition from Comedy Central, and what he sees as the future of television. The team digs into whether there's an ounce of legitimacy to award shows and how to say "No" to people on your team without hurting their feelings. In SCAM OF THE WEEK, Doug shares the story of how an assistant can scam your corporate card, and @Rod4Short pitches a sitcom reboot and circles back to two of his favorite topics - dogs and Roy building a luxury car by hand. Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Footbaaawwll

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 61:10


    Football! The people who've played it and some who cover it. Mike Hill (FOX Sports & Formerly ESPN) shares the heartbreak of being referred to as "Too ghetto" in his early days of sports journalism and the adventures of being a father, his pivot into acting, and his book ‘Open Mike.' The first African American woman to be a play-by-play sports announcer in college football, Tiffany Greene, gives us the play-by-play of her successes with ESPN, HBCU platforms, and being a successful working mother on the road 60% of every week. Former NFL football player Jo Barksdale shares his time playing football while at the same time having autism and suicidal thoughts. He discovered his passions off the field and is changing lives in the world of mental health. Speaking of football, did Rickey in ‘Boyz N Da Hood' deserve to die? Roy & Rod are at each other's throats (yet again) about it. Plus, a young entrepreneur in North Carolina was fired after packing restaurant to-go bags with edibles.  Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Introducing: Hold Up with Dulcé Sloan and Josh Johnson from The Daily Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 54:10


    Daily Show Correspondent Dulcé Sloan and writer Josh Johnson are best friends who rarely agree on anything.  In their new podcast called “Hold Up with Dulcé Sloan and Josh Johnson” they turn their hilarious, unpredictable, and legendary office banter into a war of words about topics big and small, but mostly small.  In this episode, Dulcé and Josh debate the merits of two pillars of hip hop: “Conscious Rap vs. Club Bangers." Kendrick Lamar or Drake? Movement music or ratchet beats? The debating duo leave no stone unturned.  Listen to new episodes of Hold Up every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Thank You For Your Food Service

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 69:08


    An episode all about those sweating away in those fast food trenches! From Church's Chicken to Smoothie King, fast food veterans call in with stories of scams and scum from all over. Fast food brands are dealing with labor shortages and too many customers that want to throw hands. Is there a recipe for success? Two women from Alabama believe they have the solution with their ‘Croux' app. @Rod4Short breaks down how working at Ruby Tuesday gave him more worldly views on society. Also, would you rather get stung by a bee or watch people have sex in public?  Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Art Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 62:12


    Art! You can paint it, you can speak it, you can also sell it. Everette Taylor, CMO for Artsy, explains they have simplified investing in fine art for both the artist and buyer and how passing on a job at Chick-Fil-A led him to this place. Is a penis piercing art? @Rod4Short details (too much detail) his quest to get one as a youth and how the art of poetry has landed some rappers with a RICO charge. Journalists and storytellers Alexis K. Barton and Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika from the award-winning storytelling outlet 'The Moth' break down the book "How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling" and how the art of storytelling can help you stand out in your job or a job interview. Ohio-based artist Hakim (HakimsArtNStuff.com) breaks down the differences between a mural that could get you applause and street art that could get you arrested and how he and other artists use social media to evolve their craft, even during a global pandemic. This episode of Roy's Job Fair is brought to you by Sackleson State Community College, the only college for good-looking people. Please do not apply if you are less than an 8.  Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Rod's Relationship Fair 2: Military Sex

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 64:09


    "Semper Infidels" – Our troops are for sure faithful to their country but their spouses, not as much. @Rod4Short talks with members of the armed forces community to get to the bottom of why marital infidelity is so commonplace in this job. Veteran & Comedienne Rita Brent (Comedy Central, Epix) talks about her own marriage and how her time in the military played a BIG role in her divorce, and how the now defuncted 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy has affected her and fellow LGBTQ service members. And of course, Roy's Uncle Derix returns to share raunchy YET world-class advice from his two tours of duty. A married Navy veteran tells a story about the time a married man on base went to have sex with another married woman on base, only to discover that she was having sex with ANOTHER married person. Oh, the drama.  Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Manhood

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 66:51


    Men are stepping up to raise children, theirs and strangers'. Father of four and comedian Todd Rexx unravels sacrificing his dreams for a while to support the dreams of his children. Also, what it means as a man to be outearned by your woman and how their family dynamic hasn't missed a beat. Can Father's Day ever overtake Mother's Day in popularity? Roy & Ralph debate as @Rod4Short details rapper Jim Jones' impassioned Father's Day PSA. SCAM OF THE WEEK: A newly minted member of the Roy's Job Fair two-timer club breaks down the secret to charter school recruiting in tough neighborhoods. NOW HIRING: Is every girl crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man? The team talks with the manager of a men's wear store in Detroit hiring for sales associates AND talks about the best closet essentials to keep the men in your life looking sharp. The U.S. Navy is setting up recruitment booths in movie theatres in hopes that the new ‘Top Gun' film will boost enlistment. Fair or Foul?   Watch all of Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Sal Vulcano

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 62:23


    Before his time on TruTV's 'Impractical Jokers,' Sal Vulcano details his time as a teenager delivering pizzas on Staten Island, a time that included, spitting on pizzas, naked women, and car crashes. He then naturally pivoted to being an ordained minister and stand-up comedian. Sal also breaks down the early days of his improv group, The Tenderloins, and their unlikely rise to almost 300 episodes on TruTV as the 'Impractical Jokers.' A rapper believed to be gay is now being exposed for being…straight? Only @Rod4Short can explain. He also chimes in on a former TLC star who is taking the saying of putting her “blood, sweat, and tears” into her work literally — at least the “sweat” part. The new season of TruTV's ‘Impractical Jokers' premieres on June 16th! This is not a Paramount network show and the only reason that Roy is putting this in the description is that Sal actually IS a good friend. LOL!!! Wanna meet the team or be on the Job Fair? Swing by Roysjobfair.com and register to be a guest on an upcoming episode.   Watch all of Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    PRIDE week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 68:00


    We celebrate change-makers in the LGBTQIA+ community. Comedian Sampson McCormick explains how Gay Black comedians have had to laugh through on-the-job hatred. @MsDaniFernandez – a proud member of the Roy's Job Fair two-timer club – details her new journey into writing LGBTQIA-based comic book content for DC Comics. What to do when you misgender someone? They/Them pronouns!! A non-binary Los Angeles-based advertising executive explains why pronouns matter and what companies can do to be more LGBTQIA+ friendly. Netflix fires the woke employees, and Snack Turner is born through Roy's accidental fight against Juneteenth ice cream! Somewhere in the world, there is a Roy Wood Jr sex tape …on VHS. @Rod4Short laughs at this…way too loud. Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 59:05


    We meet some exceptional (and not so exceptional) educators. Hear what motivates them—and keeps them from strangling students.  Educators share their breaking points, including students finding their HOME ADDRESS. Another teacher is busted for a sexual relationship with another faculty member. Teachers reveal some scams around the occupation not easily seen by the naked eye. A former teacher Devon Frazier explains the personal tragedy that pushed her out of the classroom and looking for another way to help children with her non-profit 'I See Me Inc.' @Rod4short has a theory about the rampant sexual misconduct in the classroom and barks about a police dog attacking a handler for hurling a young man to the ground during Spring Break.       Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Film Week

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 66:33


    Lights, camera, action! The team dives into the world of film directing & editing. One team member currently works as an intimacy coordinator on film sets to make sure sex and nudity scenes remain fictional. Could you walk away from a multimillion-dollar job? A “Fast & Furious” franchise director says ‘yes'. “Queen Sugar” Director Cierra Glaudé chops it up with the team about her heart & hustle. Director C. Craig Patterson reminisces about his days using the radio station car as a personal vehicle and award-winning film editor Jason Pollard talks about the elegance and nuance of editing. @Rod4Short opens Pandora's box, asking a simple yet complex question - Which black movies should be in the Black Movie Hall of Fame? Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BELATED MOTHER'S DAY

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 38:40


    The team celebrates a belated mother's day by revisiting some of the best mothers to call into the show. A favorite guest from the two-timers club, “Not Racist Susan, ” shares stories of her wayward youth that includes a stint as a women's oil wrestler in the 80s. An adult entertainer talks about raising a body-positive child, and A Chicago doula talks about the miracle of childbirth, and the support women need to bring new life into the world.  Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cubicles & Pet Hotels

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 65:57


    A college volleyball coach cuts her ENTIRE TEAM, is that even allowed? Whose job is it to write greeting cards? A Hallmark Executive slides into the CORPORATE SUITE with job opportunities in that field; Can you put a front door on your office cubicle to keep people out of your business? The Honorable Victoria Pratt joins the prestigious two-timer club with a hilarious WORST & FIRST. A former pet hotel employee details how these insanely regal (and expensive) places just MIGHT be SCAMS; @Rod4short weighs in on Rapper T-Pain requesting cartoons play in his VIP strip club booth.  James Corden is stepping down from ‘The Late Late Show.' Replacements?  The team debates. Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Fake Job Listings

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 58:19


    Fake job listings are phishing for your personal data. Cyber security expert and host of the podcast ‘What the Hack with Adam Levin' explains how to identify them and other SCAMS in the job market. Rappers T.I. and Andre 3000 have handled the second act of their careers in much different ways. One possibly retired—the other, stand-up comedy. @Rod4Short helps to break both down. There are multiple reasons why attending an HBCU is a good idea. A man who has organized a career fair around just that talks higher ed. Also, Arby's THEY HAVE THE GREASE! (*Ving Rhames Voice*)   Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Happy Four Twenty

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 60:02


    A listener asks the team "How long should you hold a grudge against a bad job?" Two Black women educators Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigueur break down their WORST JOBS finding broken glass in pancakes, and a chicken processing factory. Is college a SCAM? They answer. They also discuss their new podcast ‘Oprademics' and how the media mogul has influenced diversity and representation in media. Opportunities are opening in the cannabis industry and wedding cake edibles are a hit! @Rod4Short explains.    Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    DJ Jazzy Jeff

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 58:35


    Two-time Grammy winner (the first ever for Best Rap Performance) – and host of the web series 'Vinyl Destination' – DJ Jazzy Jeff digs into the crates sharing his early days of a FIRST JOB frying chicken at Roy Rogers restaurants, his love of music, and his lack of hobbies. Are the Grammys and other music award shows a SCAM? Jeff details the ways the music industry and radio stations have done a disservice to truly original music and how DJs and musicians can breakthrough now. @Rod4Short addresses the ways you can tastefully navigate Will Smith conversations at the job without being sent to HR. He also rains praise upon the unsung heroes of the nightlife – women security guards.   Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    April 1st Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 42:53


    The team talks with the unofficial Chicago Mayor Blori Rightfoot. Not to be confused with the actual mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot. The first-ever sponsor of Roy's Job Fair, Sackleson State Community College, sends over the Dean of Admissions Lenard T. Falcon to share the research-driven admissions policies for both attractive and unattractive candidates - and back to back - all five smash hits of 'You Is Wimmen' before the Grammy Awards!  Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' streaming NOW on Paramount+  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Funny Womens

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 67:52


    Women's history month comes to a close with two great female Comedians! Comedienne, actor, and producer PARIS SASHAY shares a SCAM OF THE WEEK involving working at a dry cleaner and wearing other people's clothes. In JOB FAIR, she discusses being a member of the LGBTQ community in the male-driven comedy industry and channeling the pain of abuse into something positive. The Kiana Dance recalls the drama of wearing a taco suit in WORST & FIRST and the importance of multiple income streams. @Rod4Short introduces "Brazilian Fart Porn" as only he can and talks about a man who drove through a tornado. A city in Nebraska is NOW HIRING after bodycam footage shows an officer having sex on the job. At least his bodycam was on though? Small victories?  Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' streaming NOW on Paramount+ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Them Is Womens

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 66:32


    Black WIMMENS are consistent trailblazers for social change. This week, the team talks with a representative of an insurance institute creating programs to level the playing field for job applicants with felonies. A compassionate judge joins the conversation breaking all the rules of sentencing. A mother details what it takes to raise a daughter with the same values as you. The Jussie Smollet verdict is in!! @Rod4Short evokes a mix of emotions about it all. Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' streaming NOW on Paramount+ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    They is Womens

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 71:59


    In WORST & FIRST, a woman comfortable posing nude in front of a class bares it all for $20/hr. JOB FAIR: A woman who inadvertently received her pink slip via text message walks us through her range of emotions – oddly, anger was not her first instinct! And what you should do right after being fired. A school teacher is knocked out by a 5-year-old and for whatever reason @Rod4Short thinks it's hilarious. NOW HIRING: A company creating and executing multiple digital campaigns across several platforms simultaneously. Plus, Roy serenades all the WIMMENS (yet again) and discusses the origins of Women's History Month. Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' streaming NOW on Paramount+ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Y'all is Womens

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 68:09


    At Roy's Job Fair, several award-winning WIMMENS fuel the show. Conversations with the creatives uncover a WORST & FIRST tale of modern-day slavery from vine to wine in Oregon. Also, there's southern discomfort with our clandestine and thorough researcher "Down South Georgia Girl" as she relives fast food drama, and how do you land luxury accommodations around the world far beyond a travel writer's budget? Our booker Hayat breaks that down. @Rod4Short has good news about Chingy and a 500-pound nuisance.  Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Mesenger' streaming NOW on Paramount+ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    You Is Womens

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 67:31


    Women's History Month kicks off with a great heartfelt WORST & FIRST trip down memory lane at a minority-owned shoe store that takes an unexpected erotic turn. SCAM OF THE WEEK: As women fight for equal pay and fair promotions, a battle-tested diversity, equity, and inclusion aficionado breaks down how she thinks so many companies are still just giving lip service when it comes to gender & race equity. NOW HIRING: An Alabama daycare owner talks about her journey into childcare and the unforeseen hurdles in that business sector. And, did you know bees can ‘ejaculate' themselves to death? @Rod4Short does. He explains.    This episode is brought you by the new Roy Wood, Jr smash R&B Hit, ‘You Is Wimmen' Watch ‘Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' streaming NOW on Paramount+  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    White Allies?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 66:11


    An on-the-job error spoils baptisms in the Catholic faith proving the devil is in the details. JOB FAIR: An award-winning distillery in the Rocky Mountains is pouring up the prospects of reparations with their company. SCAM OF THE WEEK: Black psychiatrists are few, and they've never been more needed. A man dutifully helping minorities in the world of mental wellness tells about the time he stole books. WORST & FIRST: What's the one body part you should NEVER rub on a plant?  Watch 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' streaming NOW on Paramount+ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Black Cinema Feat. Tananarive Due & Steven Barnes

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 72:41


    Award-winning content creators, husband and wife team & hosts of the podcast 'Lifewriting: Write for Your Life!' Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due chop it up with the team. In the JOB FAIR, they discuss their individual journeys and how to separate love from work and the art of collaboration. Steven, a New York Times bestselling, Hugo Award-nominated author, shares an outstanding SCAM OF THE WEEK on how he sought revenge on a TV producer by sneaking a line about oral sex onto network TV. In WORST & FIRST, Tananarive takes us through her humble beginnings as a teenage journalist before ascending to an award-winning author who teaches Black horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA to executive producer on Shudder's groundbreaking documentary 'Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.' @ROD4SHORT explains wolves in northern MN aren't doing their jobs and which alcohol is "Family Court Liquor?"   'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' streaming NOW on Paramount+ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Rod's Relationship Fair

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 76:12


    Mixing love and work is complicated. But can you date a co-worker successfully? Our very own @Rod4Short mingles with callers who share their wins (and HUGE losses) dating in the workplace. Some end up married, others end up in a biracial relationship with a man 20 yrs older than them. LOVE IS CRAZY! The team also discusses CNN President Jeff Zucker's resignation over a consensual relationship.   HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!   'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' streaming NOW on Paramount+ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Mushrooms or Crack

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 65:19


    One retail store ALLOWS shoplifting but only up to a certain amount. A former employee breaks down why they do this, and how members of their internal security team are also stealing in SCAM OF THE WEEK. The movie 'Forrest Gump' leads to someone's worst experience in food service. Professional Film Critic & co-host of the "Medium Popcorn" podcast Brandon Collins explains in WORST & FIRST. Morehouse College is now offering courses in understanding the Black Man. Can white men take the course? The team debates. The fascination with NYC Mayor Eric Adams takes another cryptic turn, tattoos can be a controversial subject within the workplace, and the work of being a dog owner is never done. BUT would you protect your four-legged friend from a bear? Plus, which drug makes you more productive, Mushrooms or Crack? @Rod4Short shares his opinion and talks about psychedelics. In the JOB FAIR CORPORATE SUITE, the creator of the 'Empower Business Club Website' shares ideas for building your online presence with a sprinkle of e-commerce too.  'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' streaming NOW on Paramount+ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    A Special Presentation of The Trap Nerds Podcast ft. Roy Wood, Jr. and Chris Miles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 60:18


    Chris Miles runs a viral meme page called Critics of Culture on Instagram. He has also written for Marvel along with Charlemagne The God in Marvel Voices. Then your favorite comedian, The Daily Show writer, and fellow Blerd, Roy Wood Jr. Roy Wood Jr joins us to talk about his new special “Imperfect Messenger” streaming on Paramount+. We also talk about his writing style on standup and on The Daily Show. And of course, we had to Blerd out with him as we talk about the most useless Avenger. All of this and more on today's episode!  Make sure to check out The Trap Nerds podcast every Monday on the Black Effect Podcast Network.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Mentorship Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 71:41


    The team focuses on paid mentoring programs that make a positive and lasting difference. Weighing in and NOW HIRING is the Executive Director of Friends of the Children–New York, a chapter of the nationwide organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through salaried, professional long-term mentoring. SCAM OF THE WEEK: A former mentor (and Roy's brother) shares the long-term emotional load (good & bad) most effective mentors carry. @Rod4Short talks about bodily fluids (consider this a warning), NYC Mayor Eric Adams continues to amuse, for the first time ever, new United States Army recruits could receive a bonus of up to $50,000, and in terms of physical exertion, which is worst, training for college football or unloading an ENTIRE UPS 18-WHEELER ALONE? The answer in WORST & FIRST.    'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' 'streaming NOW on Paramount+  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Dead Bodies Scams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 67:06


    The team talks with a Mississippi woman whose internship with a coroner exposed her to different aspects of dealing with the dead and all kinds of scams in WORST OR FIRST. SCAM OF THE WEEK: Can you send weed through the mail? The newest member of the Roy's Job Fair two-timer club shares an unexpected answer and details on the pros and cons of being a mail carrier. JOB FAIR: 4C Natural Hair Stylists are in high demand in the northwest, across the country, there are opportunities to be part of the team disrupting the car buying status quo. @Rod4Short details the return of new music from Aaliyah and Spain's new law to make pets legal family members. Roy's new favorite politician (for all the wrong reasons), NYC Mayor Eric Adams, is trying to save New York's economy. For Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper, an over $14,000 fine is not enough. 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' streaming NOW on Paramount+  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Deuce Deuce

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 70:41


    An Arkansas server receives a $4,000 tip and a pink slip! A pastor returns to porn, NYC's new mayor put his foot in his mouth, and in WORST & FIRST working dogs!! The upshots of a canine partner that knows four different languages. NOW HIRING: The team discusses which sectors are seeing the most growth and most resignations. @Rod4Short weighs in on controversial statements from rapper Jim Jones and the head of the Catholic Church to help you break the ice. From the land of the pine trees, a parking lot SCAM OF THE WEEK! Plus, when should you stop wishing your colleagues a 'Happy New Year' in the deuce deuce? The team provides a definitive answer, sort of. 'Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger' debuts on Paramount+ starting January 19, 2022.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    The Wisdom of Rod

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 65:12


    Women buy his plane tickets, and he wants men to keep their d*cks off the internet! THE WISDOM OF ROD is a 2021 curated collection of wisecracks and wise thoughts from @Rod4Short. The lowkey philosopher and economist takes a tactful position on the OnlyFans debacle, shares how to break the ice with your black and white coworkers, responds to fan mail, and has some serious questions about a slavery-themed pre-wedding photoshoot. But, if you get beat up during your job interview, does that count as a resignation? @Rod4Short argues the pros and cons. Plus, the dos and don'ts of sending a woman flowers from his softer side.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Best of Scams

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 64:19


    Let's toast to the BEST SCAMS revealed in 2021 with "Absolut" proof most vodkas taste the same. From the two-timer's club, Bomani Jones (of ESPN's 'The Right Time' podcast) raises the red flags of skimming. Former Tallahassee Mayor & host of the podcast 'Real Talk with Andrew Gillum' alongside his wife R. Jai. recounts an office romance that includes an expert in wood. Adult entertainment industry legend Lisa Ann pinpoints the real-life, mixed bag of emotions in the multi-billion dollar enterprise, including sexual Olympians and suitcase pimps. A retail outlet accepts returns on underwear…with skid marks? And, Russians hire a black woman journalist to help throw the 2016 Election! STREAMING NOW ON ComedyCentral.com & Comedy Central app, Roy's third-hour comedy special, 'ROY WOOD JR: IMPERFECT MESSENGER.' Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Best Of The Worst

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 69:53


    In BEST OF THE WORST, we revisit some of the best on-the-job fumbles from 2021, such as fast food employees engaged in freezer sex, Ralph spills the tea on an entertainment giant some people consider a tyrant, and a death threat that makes a TV reporter leave the business. Cari Champion (co-host of Cari & Jamele (Won't) Stick to Sports on VICE and host of the Naked Podcast) recounts a personal story of redemption now foundational to her strong work ethic. Comedian/Writer Dave Helem (an ex-teacher) details how kids stole his laptop….twice! A favorite guest from the two-timers club, "Not Racist Susan," talks about a stint as a women's oil wrestler in the '80s.  STREAMING NOW ON ComedyCentral.com & Comedy Central app, Roy's third-hour comedy special, 'ROY WOOD JR: IMPERFECT MESSENGER.'  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Family Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 87:02


    Family week ushers in employment tips from relatives of the team. A touching WORST & FIRST from Jacqueline's brother Daryle about his days working at the first black-owned grocery store in Alabama. He also dishes on the early days of J.G.'s hating ways. JOB FAIR: When you have a job that forces you to move your family around constantly, how do you maintain a balanced home? Major Ralph Cooper, Jr. (aka Ralph's dad) walks us through raising multiple kids over multiple continents. @Rod4Short breaks down the Jussie Smollett verdict and the intersection of plastic surgery and...camels? SCAM OF THE WEEK: Can you date where you work?  Sex, love, & even prostitution rolls off the assembly line of an auto manufacturer where Roy's brother Jesstin once worked. He walks the team through how to survive a heartbreak with someone you still have to see every day on the job.  STREAMING NOW ON ComedyCentral.com & Comedy Central app, Roy's third-hour comedy special, 'ROY WOOD JR: IMPERFECT MESSENGER.'  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Jail Money

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 81:55


    Working in a detention facility isn't just stressful – it's dangerous too. In WORST & FIRST: A veteran in the field explains the nature of the work, the scams guards & prisoners run on each other, and the conundrum of being Black but repping the blue. JOB FAIR: The newest member of the Job Fair two-timer club, Uncle Derix, returns to break down his journey post-incarceration into substance abuse counseling and how others can get into this career and help their loved ones struggling with addiction. @Rod4Short outlines the HILARIOUS details of the Chicago trial of Jussie Smollett. SCAM OF THE WEEK: A money-hungry teenager unknowingly finds himself working with prison trustees and takes home not only money but also a deeper understanding of racial disparities and Jodeci.  STREAMING NOW FOR FREE ON ComedyCentral.com & Comedy Central app, Roy's third-hour comedy special, 'ROY WOOD JR: IMPERFECT MESSENGER.' Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Basketball Feat. Candace Parker & Scoop Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 85:42


    WNBA Champion Candace Parker breaks down her WORST & FIRST jobs babysitting and discusses the steps parents should take when raising a gifted athlete. JOB FAIR: High school basketball prodigy Jaylen Martin quit his high school team to join a first-of-its-kind FOR PAY basketball/academic institution, Overtime Elite. Jaylen's mom, Kimberly, walks us through the calculations she made as a mother before allowing her son to pursue this alternate path to pro basketball that foregoes not only the NCAA but high school athletics all together. SCAM OF THE WEEK: ESPN Press Room veteran Robert "Scoop" Jackson discusses some of the wild goose chases he was sent on during his early days at ESPN. He also details how chasing an NBA dream itself can be a scam if the players aren't focused.    Plus, @Rod4Short punches in with details about Coach K, and he explains why a three-time NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist stepping into a boxing ring.  STREAMING NOW FOR FREE ON ComedyCentral.com & Comedy Central app, Roy's third-hour comedy special, 'ROY WOOD JR: IMPERFECT MESSENGER.' Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    International Playas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 79:32


    Swerving the controversial U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, the team instead circles the globe talking to people with ties to Portugal, South Africa, and Mexico. SCAM OF THE WEEK: Frankie Quiñones (host of the new podcast, "The Frankie Quiñones Show" presented by Will Ferrell) talks about sleeping on a friend's couch for YEARS before landing a TV deal at TBS. WORST & FIRST: From the largest city in Portugal, Lisbon, an ex-pat had to talk sh*t…. literally and figuratively. In the CORPORATE SUITE and NOW HIRING, an artisanal ice cream maker in Cape Town serves African-inspired frozen treats and talks about his efforts to “boost the African ego.” @Rod4Short reminisces over a French flame and explains how Megan Thee Stallion's bodyguard choked out an international reporter.     STREAMING NOW FOR FREE ON ComedyCentral.com & Comedy Central app, Roy's third-hour comedy special, 'ROY WOOD JR: IMPERFECT MESSENGER.' No sign-in is required. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Mo Jesus!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 79:05


    Non-traditional paths to God's call lead to a pastor willing to pray for you or throw hands. What does the Bible say about your enemies? In WORST & FIRST, a micromanager tests the Biblical text and creates stress and exhaustion. RELIGION and GOVERNMENT can MIX! Hear from a black queer woman saving souls in Philadelphia. The city pays her to create a space outside the church to nurture people's deepest joys and pains—suggestions to pursue a similar position where you live in NOW HIRING. HIRED: Leonardo DiCaprio for the upcoming "Jim Jones" film, but @Rod4Short's excitement is for a meme-worthy different reason. Plus, seconds before the SCAM OF THE WEEK, talks of the devil's job pops up! Could that fallen angel also be listening?   STREAMING NOW ON ComedyCentral.com & Comedy Central app, Roy's third-hour comedy special, 'ROY WOOD JR: IMPERFECT MESSENGER Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Jesus aka Da Lawd!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 82:48


    Organized religion is a BILLION DOLLAR, TAX-FREE business. But what are the pros and cons of saving souls? Current, former, and aspiring pastors offer spiritual and street-wise advice on how to get your foot in (or out) the door. In WORST & FIRST, the team talks with a queer black minister helping people find Jesus while he's navigating homophobia in the church. SCAM OF THE WEEK: A former seminary student in the male-dominated industry explains how age-old misogyny drove her away from the pulpit. JOB FAIR: Pastor Crosswhite returns to break down the best ways to get yourself on a church's payroll. Meanwhile, in Canada: A Church by Day, Strip Club by Night? @Rod4Short unpacks this unique tale, and he and Roy share stories on how to flirt with women at church.  STREAMING NOW ON ComedyCentral.com & Comedy Central app, Roy's third-hour comedy special, 'ROY WOOD JR: IMPERFECT MESSENGER'  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Political Careers Feat. Andrew and R. Jai Gillum

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 67:22


    Former Tallahassee Mayor & host of the podcast 'Real Talk with Andrew Gillum' alongside his wife R. Jai. provide tips to get your civic-minded foot in the door. In WORST & FIRST: R. Jai learns a toll-free business phone line does not necessarily equal free, free, free, and she is FIRED. Many businesses are having trouble finding and hiring enough workers, BUT should 14-year-olds work until 11 pm? Some Wisconsin lawmakers say yes! DOGS, guns, and butts? @Rod4Short addresses two viral videos that could warm up any meeting, and, knock on wood, Andrew recounts an office romance in the lumber department that nails it as SCAM OF THE WEEK. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    "Self-Made" Feat. David Samson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 75:09


    IT'S PREMIERE WEEK! Watch Roy Wood Jr: Imperfect Messenger on Fri., Oct. 29, 2021, 10:30 PM EST on Comedy Central, and soon on 'Paramount Plus.'   From bootstrappers to silver spooners, the team talks to guests that created lanes for themselves. David Samson (Host of 'Nothing Personal' podcast) went from international paperboy to MLB exec, his global success in WORST & FIRST. NOW HIRING: A Black member of the Directors Guild of America breaks down how the DGA wants to train you to become an assistant director for feature films, TV, and commercials. Back in the office and ready to break the ice? @Rod4Short shares that the robot dogs are now armed!!! Speaking of dogs, SCAM OF THE WEEK: Roy's Uncle Derix breaks down his days as a dog catcher in rural Mississippi and the scams he used to run involving whiskey, cocaine, and a 'Church's Chicken bone.' Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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