Entry Level with Brooks Wheelan show

Entry Level with Brooks Wheelan

Summary: This is a podcast about all those jobs we've had that sucked. Each episode Brooks will interview a guest and find out what garbage they had to put up with before they got to the position they're in now. Plus if you have any hellish jobs of your own you want to share email entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com


 Episode 30 - Dave Waite | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:44

Dave Waite (stand up and nice ass dude) swings by to discuss giving college an honest one month try and living at home for probably way too long. He's worked in all types of service industries and given them all the same level of "I guess this is ok?" He also talks about being he was a kicker in high school because he hated being tackled.  Too see Brooks live go to : www.brookswheelan.com

 Episode 29 - Johnny Pemberton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:06

Johnny Pemberton (Lots of tv and movie shit) discusses his first job as a doll house painter plus all the perks that come from having a laminator and no supervision. He also talks about being a telemarketer and they type of people who buy stuff off the phone. Stay tuned for the end of the episode where he releases the first track off his new prank calls album. See Brooks' upcoming tour dates: brookswheelan.com See Johnny's: https://www.johnnypemberton.dog/

 Episode 28 - Kurt Braunohler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:33

Kurt Braunohler (tons of comedy stuff) talks about being fired from his first job at Jersey Mikes during a smoke break when he was 14, selling acid in college, tricking a company into letting him be an IT guy for 8 years, and how the movie Fight Club changed his life (not in the way you would think). Check out Kurt live: www.kurtbraunohler.com/ Check out Brooks live: www.brookswheelan.com

 Episode 27 - John Roy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:05

John Roy discusses growing up wanting to be in band and attending song writing sessions from Billy Corgan and Jeff Tweedy before starting stand up in Chicago. He's also had every type of bad manager possible and goes through the list defining each one. This was all before he WON STAR SEARCH IN 2003!?! To see Brooks live this summer get tickets here: brookswheelan.com/shows

 Episode 26 - Wheeler Walker Jr. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:26

Wheeler Walker Jr. has been around for a while, but he just recently started taking over Nashville by doing things his own way. He talks about growing up in Kentucky and working as a farm hand before heading to Nashville where he had a hiccup in his early music career by doing what he thought the "suits" wanted. He also plays his new single at the end of the episode and just a heads up it's explicit as fuck. Check out Brooks' dates and get his vinyl: brookswheelan.com

 Episode 25 - Mike Burns | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:41

In this historic 25th episode Brooks interviews his life partner Mike Burns (AKA @dadboner). This is a special episode because Brooks was party responsible for getting Mike fired one time. Mike's lived a life of trash growing up scamming grocery stores in Michigan before he worked designing baby clothes. Brooks and Mike also talk how if you pay someone minimum wage, they get to steal Learn about @dadboner here: https://totalfratmove.com/the-legend-of-karl-welzein-aka-dadboner/

 Episode 24 - Sean Patton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:48

Sean Patton is on to talk about growing up in New Orleans doing child labor for his family catering business. He's seen an adult man break down at a wedding, been fired from dog walking because of a dog murder, and had to pretend to be Dr. Evil at a car dealership for three days (which now holds the record for funniest job told on this podcast). He also talks about living in New Orleans through Hurricane Katrina. Check out Brooks live or buy his album by going to brookswheelan.com

 Episode 23 - Mike O'Brien | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:40

Mike O'Brien (SNL, AP Bio) is on to talk about growing up outside Toledo before making the jump to Chicago where held many prestigious jobs such as: cleaning up The Second City for free, upsetting fathers by selling expensive tickets at an ill-fated indoors only DisneyLand park, and allowing the same person to keep stealing from him at Blockbuster. Plus he has a bunch of other fun stories about coming up through the Second City community. See Brooks live by checking his tour dates: brookswheelan.com

 Epsidoe 22 - Candy Lawrence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:28

In probably one of the funniest episodes yet, Brooks' favorite comedian, Candy Lawrence, is on to discuss selling water off the highway as a 12 year old, being tricked into becoming a full time baby sitter with no benefits, distributing an apartment newsletter where people wanted their money back, working almost half a decade for The Blue Man Group, and a ton of other weird jobs before she landed in LA. To see Brooks live or buy his album on vinyl go to brookswheelan.com

 Episode 21 - Steelo Brim | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:30

Steelo Brim (Ridiculousness) is on to discuss his path from growing up in Chicago to becoming 1/3rd of one of the most popular MTV shows of all time. He started off as a child extra in the movie "Hardball" where he talked his way into a bigger role. Then he navigated his way through the music industry during the MySpace era and ended up out in LA. But after failing Carl's Jr. interviews with his best friend Michael B. Jordan he ended up back in Chicago. Get Brooks' album on vinyl: brookswheelan.com/store

 Episode 20 - Kyle Mooney | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:02

Kyle Mooney is this week's guest where he talks about working as a baseball umpire for one game, filing papers at his dad's work, being too nervous to work the popcorn machine at DisneyLand, and how he grew up wanting to be an underground hip hop artist. He had a rap group in high school called "Instruments of Intelligence" and we have a tiny snippet of their work at the end of the episode. He also talks about starting his sketch group Good Neighbor at USC.

 Episode 19 - Beth Stelling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:23

Beth Stelling joins the podcast and this is a special episode because Brooks and Beth have known each other for 10 years and at one point they each worked shitty jobs down the street from each other. They remember the good old days when they would eat at Subway and be sad together. Beth also talks about always wanting to be a good employee and how she quit track to work at an ice cream shop in high school. Get tix to see Brooks and also purchase his vinyl record here: www.brookswheelan.com

 Episode 18 - James Adomian | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:37

James Adomian stops by to talk about growing up doing odd jobs in LA. He was fired from the first Quizno's in Los Angeles for weirding out customers and once helped drop a priceless fossil in an art warehouse. He's also one of the best impressionists in the world and throws down a few fun ones for this episode. Music by Drennon Davis Art by Barry Blankenship Follow Brooks for future Entry Level information on twitter and instagram: @brookswheelan Get Brooks' album here: www.brookswheelan.com

 Episode 17 - Reggie Watts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:11

Reggie Watts is on to discuss growing up in Montana and winning a stand up comedy contest while he was still in high school. He left stand up behind to move Seattle in the early 90s to pursue music before ending up in New York City 12 years later during the emergence of the alternative comedy scene. He holds the prestigious records for least jobs bad jobs held so far as an Entry Level guest, but that's only because he was bumming on couches playing music.

 Episode 16 - Taran Killam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:42

Taran Killam is on to discuss starting out as a child actor. His resume includes non union commercials as a 10 year old, getting his only line in Naked Gun 33 1/3 cut, being on MADTV when he was 19, and much more. Taran explains most of his life decisions were based on what got him out of going to school which makes sense. He also talks about what it was like the week Trump hosted SNL. To see Taran's commercial for The Ringling Bros circus check out @brookswheelan on twitter where he shared the link


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