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What happens in an emergency room? What's it like to audition for acting roles? How does a judge prepare for court & to make decisions? How do you start a non-profit or catch a criminal that doesn't want to be caught? I don't know either. Let's find out the answers to those questions and much more each week. Radio host, comedian, and impressionist Danny Rouhier will research a subject and interview someone at the top of their unique profession. We'll talk to people from all walks of life who have unique jobs and find out how in the hell they do what they do.Tune in as Danny Rouhier (@funnydanny twitter) has fun learning about some really cool people right under our noses.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

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What happens in an emergency room? What's it like to audition for acting roles? How does a judge prepare for court & to make decisions? How do you start a non-profit or catch a criminal that doesn't want to be caught? I don't know either. Let's find out the answers to those questions and much more each week. Radio host, comedian, and impressionist Danny Rouhier will research a subject and interview someone at the top of their unique profession. We'll talk to people from all walks of life who have unique jobs and find out how in the hell they do what they do.Tune in as Danny Rouhier (@funnydanny twitter) has fun learning about some really cool people right under our noses.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

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Funny, engaging, and real!

By Claire6400 - Jun 06 2020
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Loved the insights and humor; can’t wait to hear more!

Excellent stuff

By wgc1216 - Jun 05 2020
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Besides being hilarious, Danny is an amazing and thoughtful interviewer. Great podcast.

iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
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13
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Funny, engaging, and real!

By Claire6400 - Jun 06 2020
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Loved the insights and humor; can’t wait to hear more!

Excellent stuff

By wgc1216 - Jun 05 2020
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Besides being hilarious, Danny is an amazing and thoughtful interviewer. Great podcast.
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You Seem Interesting

Latest release on Oct 26, 2020

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What happens in an emergency room? What's it like to audition for acting roles? How does a judge prepare for court & to make decisions? How do you start a non-profit or catch a criminal that doesn't want to be caught? I don't know either. Let's find out the answers to those questions and much more each week. Radio host, comedian, and impressionist Danny Rouhier will research a subject and interview someone at the top of their unique profession. We'll talk to people from all walks of life who have unique jobs and find out how in the hell they do what they do.Tune in as Danny Rouhier (@funnydanny twitter) has fun learning about some really cool people right under our noses.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

You Seem Interesting Episode 22: ESPN & Dianna Russini

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What challenges exist for women in a traditionally male dominated industry? How do you become a prominent sports news breaker? Who called while she was at a gas station to tell her that she was trying too hard and that he had just signed a new contract? Our guest this week was ESPN's Dianna Russini. We discussed everything from a meeting with her boss about her future on Sportscenter that was not particularly fun, to becoming regularly first on major stories, to how her brothers are her harshest critics. Really fun conversation. Plus, Danny delves into the incredible impact ESPN has had on sports and sports media.

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Oct 26 2020

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You Seem Interesting Episode 21: Wedding Planning & Janice Carnevale

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This week, we talk weddings, with wedding planner extraordinaire, Janice Carnevale. Janice owns Bellwether Events (https://bellwetherevents.com/) in the DC area. How do you keep expectations in check? What do you do when there is sticker shock on how much wedding elements cost? And what do you do when a derecho blows away the event tent less than 24 hours before the event? Plus we get into the wide array of responsibilities of a wedding planner, the horrible world of online reviews, and how I met my wife of 10 years (as of last Friday!).

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Oct 19 2020

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You Seem Interesting Bonus Episode: City Council Candidate Marcus Goodwin

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In this day and age, why would someone want to run for public office? How can a candidate stand out in a crowded field? In cities across the country, elected officials and candidates have said the same thing for years: Affordable housing, improved education, and public safety. How does an official actually improve these things? Special guest this week on You Seem Interesting, Marcus Goodwin, answered those questions & more highlighting his campaign for an At-Large Seat on the Washington, DC City Council. Obviously this is DC specific, but much of this is applicable to local governments across the country. Episode is free to all. You can find out more at: goodwinfordc.com

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Oct 19 2020

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You Seem Interesting Episode 20: Dermatology & Dr. Terrence Keaney

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Are Americans not taking care of themselves and potential medical issues because they are afraid of Covid-19? Why have melanoma cases gone up 47% over the last decade? How complicated is the relationship between pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and the needs of their patients? Dr. Terrence Keaney has a dermatology practice just outside of Washington, DC (https://www.skindcderm.com) that combines a wide range of procedures, patient care, and research. He was terrific with us on the above topics, why men aren't as good as women at taking care of themselves, and his late-game switch that led him to being happy. 

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Oct 12 2020

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You Seem Interesting Episode 19: Senate Armed Services Committee & Dr. Arun Seraphin

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Want money for you aircraft carrier? Need funding for a spy satellite? How about some new fighter planes? You'll need to convince Dr. Arun Seraphin. Arun is one of the dozens of staffers on Capitol Hill who are the gatekeepers balancing really critical elements. What's best for tax payers? Soldiers on the ground? Best practices are hard to figure out and the consequences affect thousands of lives and billions of dollars. The smart, hard working, dedicated professionals working behind the scenes in government are essential to ensure the checks and balances, the hallmark of our system, are protected.

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Oct 05 2020

41mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode 18: Counterterrorism & Michael Leiter

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What was the mood in the White House Situation Room during the mission to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden? Mike Leiter was the Director of the National Counter Terrorism Center under 2 administrations and was tasked with the herculean task of filtering through near infinite data to identify and thwart terrorist attacks against the United States and our allies. We discuss the balance of civil liberties vs security, the intelligence community winning the war of ideas, interagency battles, victories and missteps. Great conversation.

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Sep 28 2020

44mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode 17: Cancel Culture & Ryan Long

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Ryan Long is really funny. He's also smart, driven, and churns out content at a prodigious rate. Ryan has rapidly gained thousands of followers and attention for his weekly satirical videos, many of which take on the cloud of cancel culture. Lots of folks would wilt under the pressure of online trolls and waves of critiques about how 'problematic' his videos are. Not Ryan. He handles those challenges with grace and assuredness not usually found in comedians. Ryan is on his way to stardom and he was kind enough to chat with us about canceling, his experiences, mentorship, pivoting to producing content online and more. Plus Danny dives into a couple examples of cancel culture, how we got here, and the risks for people who's livelihoods depend on public speech. You can check out Ryan's stuff at https://www.patreon.com/theboyscast

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Sep 21 2020

42mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode 16: New Wave Soda & CEO Nat Noone

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The soda market is shrinking. People are realizing that all sodas, even diet sodas are not good for them. But, they still want that taste & satisfaction. So where do they turn? Enter a new product that I believe is creating its own unique space. Wave soda is tucked into a space between health drinks, 0 flavor carbonated drinks, and regular soda. And its market share is growing. Rapidly. Our guest this week is CEO & Founder of Wave Soda, Nat Noone. We discuss how he came up with the idea, his career setbacks, the courage to re-start, fundraising, and where his company can go. Very candid and revealing chat about a company that isn't fully grown yet.

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Sep 14 2020

38mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode 15: Tik Tok & Drew Talbert

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How do you get over 375,000 followers and nearly 10 million views in a couple months? You create really funny & original content that strikes a cord. Drew Talbert and his fictional restaurant world that he has invented and curated on Tik Tok has millions of views. How did he do it? What's it like creating when the possibility of the platform going away hangs over everything? With his improv background which encourages removing limits, expression, & spontaneity how does that balance with the current climate in our country? Plus Danny delves into the incredible, albeit brief history, of a platform that has spread like wildfire around the world. 

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Sep 07 2020

37mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode 14: Cardiac Arrest & Jason Weems

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On May 3, 2017, my friend, comedian Jason Weems died. He was clinically dead for 5 minutes. A hero kept administering CPR and helped bring him back. He woke up in a hospital unsure of his surroundings or exactly what happened and how he got there. This past week, he released his special 'Unknown' on Amazon Prime. He is a rapidly rising star and a friend. His story is awesome. One of my favorite episodes to make.

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Aug 31 2020

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You Seem Interesting Episode 13: Photography & Victoria Will

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You have 5-7 minutes with Robert De Niro, Martin Scorcese & Joe Pesci. You have to take the perfect picture to make your client happy. What do you say to legends? How do you direct them? Our guest this week is superstar photographer Victoria Will. She began her journey as a photo journalist and eventually moved to her amazing work in portraiture where she photographs some of the most famous people on the planet, creates promotion campaigng for tv, film, and products and jet sets around the world to some of the most incredible locations. We discuss her path, the impacts of technology & sharing platforms, plus we both gush over Idris Elba for several minutes. Danny also gets a crash course in how to take a decent picture.

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Aug 24 2020

39mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode Episode 12: Divisive Politics & Drew Holden

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Do Conservatives have a messaging problem? How did we get to the point where we cannot disagree? Why can't people say 'I was wrong'? My guest this week is Drew Holden. He's in comms in DC & has bylines in several notable spots like the NY Times, Washington Examiner, Washington Post among others. But where he's gained fame? Drew is the Conservative King of Twitter Receipts. He has pointed out hypocrisy in coverage, framing, messaging and more from prominent voices and news outlets on everything from pandemic messaging, General Soleimani, the Covington Catholic story and lack of corrections among many others. We discussed a wide range of issues including the source of the divide and if we can find our way back. Good convo between a couple people who might not agree on a lot. It can still happen!

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Aug 17 2020

43mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode 11: Public Health, Covid-19, & Dr. Perry Wilson

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How long will this pandemic last? Is there a way to open schools? What metrics should we care about in reporting? Our guest this week is Yale Medical School's Dr. Perry Wilson who breaks it all down for us. In addition to teaching at Yale, Dr. Wilson also has a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology from UPenn. He writes a (timely) public health blog which can be found at www.methodsman.com and he also teaches a free online course called: "Understanding Medical Research: Your Facebook Friend Is Wrong"

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Aug 10 2020

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You Seem Interesting Episode 10: DOJ & Bill Hughes

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How are fraudsters trying to take advantage of the pandemic? How many cases does the Department of Justice handle? How does their focus change during different presidential administrations? We do a big deep dive into the history of the Department of Justice and how huge its grown. Our guest is Associate Deputy Attorney General Bill Hughes. We discuss the call of public service, the complexities of his role, and his office's response to criminals trying to take advantage of the pandemic.

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Aug 04 2020

43mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode 9: Health Care & Politico Reporter Dan Diamond

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You've taken 3 modes of transportation to meet up with your confidential source on a story involving a high ranking government official's corruption that you've been working on for months. You hope you're not being followed but aren't sure. You stop short when you see a Secret Service Vehicle with tinted windows parked a half block down the street. What happens next? Our guest, Politico Health Care Reporter Dan Diamond shares this incredible story and weighs in on a wide array of topics from our handling of the coronavirus, hypocrisy, the challenges of trusting sources and reporting and a lot more.

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Jul 29 2020

42mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode 8: Video Games & Sunny Sidhu

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How does a video game get made? What's the most important leap forward in gaming history? How did an industry who's greatest achievement was to bars and a ball on a screen grow into an industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars? Our guest this week is Sunny Sidhu, a former developer with MIT Games Lab & Insomniac Games who now works on the forefront of the games industry with streaming and VR technologies.

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Jul 20 2020

48mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode 7: Seafood Sustainability & Bart Seaver

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Quick, think of an example of a sustainable fish. Not easy is it? One would be hard pressed to find someone who was opposed to making seafood sustainable. There's not really an argument or 'another side'. But man, is it complicated. Can a regular consumer be expected to know Chilean Seabass caught in the Falkland Islands is sustainable but if it's caught near the Crozet Islands it's likely not? There are so many challenges to this movement and my guest Bart Seaver is out to meet them. Bart is a chef, author, National Geographic Fellow, and Sustainability Expert. He has incredible perspectives on the evolution of seafood in our diets as well as our views of fisheries. Bart was also terrific in discussing his own unique journey from working with chef Jose Andres to writing several books.

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Jul 14 2020

42mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode 6: Mobile Apps, Youth Sports, & Ted Sullivan

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How can coaching Little League lead to a million dollar idea? How many apps make money? Our guest this week is Ted Sullivan, founder and former CEO of Gamechanger. Ted sold his company to Dick's Sporting Goods a few years ago. We chronicle the company's rapid growth, the moment where Ted believed they would go out of business, the drive to create one's own business and a lot more. Danny uncovers some numbers about how truly unlikely it is for an app to be profitable and how much money is pouring into youth sports courtesy of competitive parents.

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Jul 08 2020

39mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode 5: Hamilton Leithauser

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You want to be a rock star? You need to play a show for 2 people and get stuck in the rain and still keep pushing. Our guest this week is former Walkmen lead singer and successful solo artist Hamilton Leithauser. Ham was really insightful about his journey from being named the lead singer by default, when he knew that he and his bandmates could actually make it, to finding his voice as an artist. Plus, Danny delves deep into the music industry, it's evolution, downloads, and how we consume our music.

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Jun 29 2020

38mins

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You Seem Interesting Episode 4: Hellbender Beer Lead Brewer Ben Evans

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How do you start off as a neuroscientist and end up as a guy that makes beer? Ben Evans of Hellbender Beer took that incredibly unique path to his current role as lead brewer for the successful brewery based in Washington, DC. How much beer do we drink in a year? How much of a market share do Craft Beers actually have? What's it like to have to dump out dozens of kegs of beer because of the tiniest error? We get into all those questions and all the things I learned about beer in this week's episode of 'You Seem Interesting'.

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Jun 22 2020

38mins

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iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
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Funny, engaging, and real!

By Claire6400 - Jun 06 2020
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Loved the insights and humor; can’t wait to hear more!

Excellent stuff

By wgc1216 - Jun 05 2020
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Besides being hilarious, Danny is an amazing and thoughtful interviewer. Great podcast.