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Welcome to The Day Job Artist, a way of life and a podcast hosted by Jess Duda. Each Saturday, we feature live performances of original music, spoken word, comedy, literature, and theater by people who work by day and create by night. At the end, Jess asks, “What’s your day job?” Your fellow workers just may inspire you to pursue your creative passions.

Poet Nicole Goodwin

Nicole Goodwin performs an improvised poem and a selection from her book based on her former high-stakes day job. Web extras include her powerful poems grieving the murder of George Floyd and coping with COVID-19.

The Gay Agenda Plays It Straight!

It’s the Gay Agenda! Hilarious, irreverent, and only the queerest of the queer. You will adore this duo, especially after you find out their day jobs. They are men of service and men of love.

Preview Upcoming Day Job Artists

Click below to check out preview performances from upcoming day job artists. Season 1 includes a wonderful line up of musicians, comedians, poets, novelists, and playwrights. Our pilot run of 6 episodes covers music, poetry, and cabaret. Half of our pilot run guests are women and half are queer. We look forward to showcasing day job artists across age, race/ethnicity, income levels, types of day jobs, gender identity, and more.

Anna/Kate Band

Anna/Kate Band talk politics, finding inner peace, and their debut album, “Hold On.”

Upcoming: Adam Bonomo

Heart-opening singer/pianist Adam Bonomo performs from his debut album “Phases.” If you need an emotional pick-me-up, he’s your man.

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A Brooklyn Living Room Turned Recording Studio

Click through to see how Jess Duda, the creator and host of The Day Job Artist, transformed her living room into a podcast studio. 

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