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 15 - The Lucas Brothers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:18

Keith and Kenny Lucas are on this week to discuss only accepting jobs as a team. Somehow, lots of places were ok with this. They don't handle being told what to do well so none of these jobs lasted that long. From McDonalds (inside the hospital) to tricking people in a boiler room scam to living in their car in Brooklyn they've gone through a ton of shit to get where they are today.

 Episode 14 - Jay Mohr | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:35

Jay Mohr is on this weeks episode to talk about growing up in "The Soprano's" part of New Jersey. He started stand up at 15, but that didn't keep him from being terrible at a few jobs before he was a touring professional comic at 19. Jay and Brooks also talk way too much about Iowa wrestling, just a heads up. Music by Drennon Davis Art by Barry Blankenship

 Episode 13 - Brendon Walsh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:33

Brendon Walsh is on to talk about pranking his co-workers until one of them got arrested and also explains how much fun The Price is Right is. Please no one steal his movie rental store tv show idea either. Music by Drennon Davis Arty by Barry Blankenship

 Episode 12 - Howard Kremer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:23

Howard Kremer, AKA Dragon Boy Suede, is on to break to record for most jobs and longest episode! Howard's done it all and has been told countless times "we don't need you anymore." Listen to find out how Howard once chugged a bunch of Mr. T's sent back champagne and scooped up some early Beastie Boys notes. Music by Drennon Davis Art by Barry Blankenship

 Episode 11 - Hampton Yount | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:02

Hampton Yount comes on to discuss how he pretty much ran the pizza game in Northern Virginia for about a decade. He's also the first person to come on the podcast who has worked the same job as Brooks so naturally they compare stories to see who had it worse. Brooks and Hampton also used to be neighbors in the worst part of Hollywood where Hampton was recently mugged... Fun! Music by Drennon Davis Art by Barry Blankenship

 Episode 10 - Nicole Byer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:21

Nicole Byer joins Brooks today for the historic 10th episode! Nicole gives us the ins and outs and how to steal from retail stores, and also what happens when you get caught three times. Is there a jail inside the Macy's in New York? Yes. Has Nicole been there? Listen to find out! Also, yes she has. Email entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com with your entry level job stories for an upcoming BONUS EPISODE! Art by Barry Blankenship Music by Drennon Davis 

 Episode 9 - Bobby Moynihan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:40

Bobby Moynihan joins Brooks today to recount his days as a 12 year old used toy store manager, abusing his lifeguard powers in high school, sneaking around the UConn campus with janitor keys, scamming Pizzaria Uno, and he even lets us know what happens when you have your nude photos developed at a sketchy 1 hour PhotoMart. Saturday Night Live might get brought up once or twice as well. Music by Drennon Davis Art by Barry Blankenship

 Episdode 8 - Morgan Murphy and Robin Shorr | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:52

The hosts of Los Feliz the Podcast (Morgan Murphy and Robin Shorr) are on this episode of Entry Level. Important questions get answered like "Does Baskin Robins always have EXACTLY 31 flavors?" and "How long did Morgan last as a waitress?" Also Brooks and Robin bond over being tour guides, only Robin's gig was slightly worse as she guided people to the fake gas chambers at the Museum of Tolerance as a 16 year old child. Music by Drennon Davis Art by Barry Blankenship 

 Episode 7 - Steve Byrne | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:37

Steve Byrne has a ton of jobs, and he's not been very good at any of them. From being the lifeguard at an ice rink until he was fired for passing out on the job, to delivering porn VHS tapes, to being a doorman at the coolest bar in Kent, Ohio. He ran though job after job until ending up in New York and becoming one of the best stand up comics working today. Music by: Drennon Davis Art by: Barry Blankenship

 Episode 6 - Grace Helbig | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:38

Grace Helbig is on the podcast to discuss being the queen the suburbs when it comes to jobs. TJ MAXX, Chilis, Dave and Busters, Olive Garden, and "the bad Applebees" are just a small sample of the jobs she's had. She discusses lighting her hair on fire while filming a wedding, getting Conan O'brien apples, and how high school kids are usually assholes. Email entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com with your own bad job stories to be discussed in future episodes.

 Episode 5 - Nikki Glaser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:15

Nikki is on the podcast to talk about studying hard for her California Pizza Kitchen text, speaking jiberish so she could talk shit on her boss at a pizza place, being too embarrassed to go back and pick up a pay-check, and how Brooks was pretty sure she got top 3 on Last Comic Standing.  If you have any bad jobs of your own email entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com music by Drennon Davis art by Barry Blankenship

 BONUS EPISODE - Songs that jobs have ruined | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:14

Entry Level's very first bonus episode focuses on songs that have been ruined from a job over playing them. Brooks tweeted out to see if listeners had any stories and it really hit a nerve causing lots of responses, so he decided to dedicate an episode entirely to those stories. Mike Burns joins Brooks to discuss. If you have a song and want it discussed in a future episode tweet at @Brookswheelan or email entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com

 Episode 4 - Barry Rothbart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:54

Barry Rothbart is on to discuss the ins and outs of being a bookie at the age of 15, going insane to the band LFO while not really selling sunglasses in a mall, walking four hours to prove a point to no one, and constantly being asked by employers "what do you do here?" We also take our fist listener mail. If you want to tell us about your terrible jobs email entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com music by: Drennon Davis Artwork by: Barry Blankenship

 Episode 3 - Jon Dore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:17

Jon Dore comes on and talks about trying to collect on newspaper money as a child, working in a haunted Dairy Queen, being fired from a job he physically couldn't leave for two days, and being too embarrassed to ride a bus his face was on. Artwork by Barry Blankenship Music by Drennon Davis

 Episode 2 - Andrew Santino | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:11

In Episode 2 Brooks welcomes his oldest friend in the LA comedy community Andrew Santino on to discuss having no patience for babysitting, getting fired from McDonalds, being WAY too good of a phone salesman, how to be "An Outbacker not a Slacker", stealing from a valet service, and finally making it big by hosting a daily show on the MSN homepage back in 2010. Artwork by Barry Blackenship Music by Drennon Davis Outro song: "Whirring" by Joy Formidable 


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