A Day in the Life Podcast

Sharing stories of everyday people

In a time of isolation and division, it’s important to remember that we have more in common than we have differences.

A Day in the Life was born out of my interest in reconnecting with friends and acquaintances to learn more about what they actually do for work and in their day-to-day lives. It has since grown and expanded to the network of my network and beyond.

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Turning Pain into Teaching

Turning Pain into Teaching

Holistic life coach Justin VanBuskirk took his personal experiences with anxiety and channeled it into helping others with similar struggles. His search for alternatives began after being placed on medications by traditional practitioners–which left him feeling “like a zombie.” Justin…

A Day in the Life of a Nurse

Small Steps

Tyler Bottger didn’t follow the most conventional path to working as a nurse in a long-term care facility. His first job in the medical field was as an emergency medical technician. But before going back to school to become a…

A Day in the Life of a Marketing Maestro

All About Perception

Jordan Ashley originally planned on becoming a CPA, majoring in Accounting and Business Management. However, when she interned in accounting, Jordan soon realized the career wasn’t a good fit. Instead, she decided to pursue something she truly loved–sports. Her first…

A Day in the Life of a Mental Health Speaker

Being Authentic

Annalise Sinclair’s path to becoming a mental health speaker began with jobs on college campuses working with Greek organizations. The topic of mental health is personal to Annalise, as she was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder at 19. Due to the…

A Day in the Life of a Physician Assistant

A Backfiring Plan

Lillie Brannen never thought she’d go into the medical field, even though she’s always loved science and considered herself good at it. In fact, she took an aptitude test to prove to her parents that it was the completely wrong…

A Day in the Life of a Software Engineer

A Winding Road

Casey Cook describes the path she took to reach her current field as a software developer as a winding road. She began her career at State Farm in a role more related to her marketing degree and college internship. However,…

A Day in the Life of a Comic Book Illustrator

75 Hours

Eisner award winning sequential artist Rashad Doucet says he wishes there were 75 hours in a day to get everything done–he’s got that many ideas in his head! As a kid, his imagination was fostered by his grandmother. She’s the…

A Day in the Life of a Pharmacist

Someone to Lean On

When Katie Anderson Peacock was growing up, she observed her grandmother seemingly become sunburned while sitting in the kitchen. As someone with an interest in science, she wanted to understand how this was possible. When it turned out the “sunburn”…

A Day in the Life of a Narrative Designer

Go For It!

Early in Abigail Tyson’s career, a boss listened to her pitch an idea about an interactive blog tour for an author she was representing. Her boss replied, “I don’t understand that at all, but go for it.” And she did!…

A Day in the Life of a Software Engineering Manager

Life Off the Ranch

Software engineering manager Matt Compton has worn several career hats since finishing his Masters degree at Georgia Tech–including a stint at the Atlanta based company, Big Nerd Ranch.  Even though his current role is in management, Matt shares that people…

A Day in the Life of a Marketing Manager

Making Your Mark

Renee Cooper’s role as marketing director for an Atlanta law firm requires creativity, and lots of social media savvy. Take her podcasts, interviewing her boss regarding legal questions many people might have. She’s named it the Pocket Lawyer Podcast. Who…

A Day in the Life of Ph.D. Student and Mom

Triple Threat

Ph.D. candidate Anne Chance is a triple threat in more ways than one. Not only is she Mom to 9 year-old triplets, her doctoral program at Kennesaw State University encompasses International Conflict Management, Peacekeeping, and Development.  This program seems at…

A Day in the Life of an Electrical Engineer

Bad News Bears

Electrical engineer Seth Braun didn’t end up becoming a genetic scientist like his 8 year-old, Pokémon loving self thought he would. Even breaking into the field wasn’t quite what he expected, as the start-up company he worked for had him…

A Day in the Life of an Author

Not Yet!

Author Parker Peevyhouse has a response ready when other avid readers ask her if she’s read specific books. “Not yet,” she answers. But, if the book sounds strange enough, you can count her in! Parker (who has already published three young adult…

A Day in the Life of a Data Scientist

When AI Was Almost Cool!

When Dr. Robert Joseph worked in AI (Artificial Intelligence) back in the early 1990’s, he describes how AI as a field hadn’t yet reached its full potential. Luckily, he had interests in many different roles within the tech industry, so…

A Day in the Life of an Illustrator

The Home Stretch

Guest Annick Huber grew up all over the world — literally. Splitting most of her time between Europe and Latin America, she came to the conclusion early in her career that she wanted a permanent (or at least semi-permanent) home…

A Day in the Life of a Speech Pathologist

It’s All About Communication

You might not think copy-editing or coordinating digital content for a newspaper would naturally transition into the field of speech pathology. But, according to Paul Rice, it’s all about communication. In fact, Paul’s undergraduate science courses (especially biology and physics)…

A Day in the Life of a Museum Educator

Life Outside the Lower 48

Have you ever thought about packing up and taking off for rural Alaska? If you’re adventurous enough to set off on that type of journey without looking back, you’ll definitely want to watch this episode of A Day in the Life. Guest Christine…