The Unconventional 9-5: Blazing a Career Path Less Traveled
Welcome to The Unconventional 9-5, a new podcast about the unusual, inventive, and incredibly cool ways we turn our passions into uncharted careers. In this podcast, host Jordi Lippe-McGraw meets with professionals who’ve reinvented the 9-5, found new ways to build their own businesses, or launch their careers in the most unlikely of places.
Episode 3: Finding a Vocation Among Ghosts, Dragons, and Seances
On this episode of The Unconventional 9-5, host Jordi Lippe-McGraw sits down with Hollywood Psychic and white witch, Patti Negri. Whether she’s touring America’s infamously haunted places with the “Ghost Adventurers” crew, holding a séance in the Hollywood hills, or working a spell, Patti’s day job is anything but conventional.
Episode 2: Building a Business, One Cuddle at a Time
On this episode of The Unconventional 9-5, host Jordi Lippe-McGraw sits down with Samantha Varnerin, who overhauled her life when she walked away from her financially-secure job as a civil engineer to start her own business as a professional cuddler. Varnerin talks taking on clients from high-powered executives to college students, cuddling with a stranger for 25-hours straight, and building a business in an industry that isn't yet defined.
Episode 1: Making a Career Out of Fear
On this episode of The Unconventional 9-5, host Jordi Lippe-McGraw, sits down with Margee Kerr, sociologist, author, and horror consultant. Kerr has traveled the world studying the places, myths, and legends that scare us the most. Today, she’s made a career out of fear, teaching the sociology behind what drives us to jump scares and consulting on some of the nation’s biggest haunted houses and horror attractions.