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Puttin' In Work with Jono Pech

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Professional writer Jono Pech interviews entertainers, artists, and people with extraordinary experiences, sharing their advice and stories of hard work.

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Johnny Galvatron (The Artful Escape) - E154

October 27th, 2021


Beethoven & Dinosaur creative director Johnny Galvatron talks about how his music career prepared him for a pivot into game development, …

Pat Contri (Pat the NES Punk) - E153

October 13th, 2021


Pat Contri talks about his experience as one of the OG gaming YouTube channels in the 2000s, turning his hobby as a Nintendo collector into a job, …

John Safran (Puff Piece) - E152

September 29th, 2021


Writer and filmmaker John Safran returns to Puttin' In Work to talk about his new book Puff Piece, the way tobacco giant Philip Morris is …

Rainbite Q&A (Trigger Witch) - E151

August 12th, 2021


The Rainbite team (Jared Trail, Tom Butler and Dan Airey) join Jono to talk about the development and release of their new video game Trigger Witch, Jono's work as the lead writer, and their favourite moments as a …

DJ Danl (iHeartRadio, Fake Doctors, Real Friends) - E150

June 16th, 2021


Dan Goodman, aka DJ Danl, talks about touring the electronic music scene with gLAdiator, making a career change to podcast production with HowStuffWorks and iHeartMedia, and the wild ride of joining Zach Braff and …

Paul James (Dev Diary and Player2) - E149

April 21st, 2021


Paul James from talks about becoming a games writer, starting the Dev Diary interview podcast, and managing work/life balance as a …

Jason Doyle (No Dunks) - E148

March 24th, 2021


Jason Doyle from No Dunks talks about producing an award-winning basketball podcast, bringing comedy and production value to sports content, and adjusting to different budgets and resources compared to The Basketball …

Ethan Cooper (TAG Mods) - E147

February 24th, 2021


Ethan Cooper talks about learning to creatively mod PCs and game consoles, starting his TAG Mods business, and working with AAA developers and …

Joe Mirabello (Terrible Posture creative director) - E146

January 13th, 2021


Terrible Posture creative director Joe Mirabello talks about developing playable sitcom 3 out of 10, his journey into game development, and working …

BossLogic Returns - E145

November 18th, 2020


Kode Abdo, aka BossLogic, makes his return to the podcast to talk about finally going public, working with the Russo brothers and Disney on Marvel properties, creating art for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Valhalla launch …

Dan Lima (Electronic Arts programmer) - E144

November 4th, 2020


Dan Lima talks about growing up as a gamer in Brazil, moving to the US to study programming, and his unique journey to land a development job with …

Nato Johnston (Living with ADHD) - E143

October 21st, 2020


Nato Johnson talks about living with ADHD, his journey of overcoming the stigmas associated with the disorder, and how it has impacted his life - the good, bad, and the ugly.
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Jennifer Hale and Yuri Lowenthal - How Performances Bring Game Icons To Life (PAX Online panel) - E142

September 23rd, 2020


Voice actors Jennifer Hale and Yuri Lowenthal talk about their approach to voice acting and motion capture performances, the role of the performer in …

Molly Bittner (NASA spacecraft engineer) - E141

September 9th, 2020


Molly Bittner talks about working at NASA's jet propulsion laboratory, what it takes to engineer spacecrafts, and common misconceptions about NASA.

Luke and Erin Saliba (Paper Champions) - E140

August 26th, 2020


Luke and Erin Saliba talk about their experiences writing, producing and performing in independent comedy Paper Champions, filming the feature-length …

Jake Plumridge (Robot Army) - E139

May 20th, 2020


Robot Army camera operator Jake Plumridge talks about shooting big cat documentary The Hunt for the Discovery Channel, his wide interest in different elements of video production, working with Animal Planet in Africa, …

Robin Arnott (Sound Self) - E138

April 16th, 2020


Andromeda Entertainment CEO Robin Arnott talks about releasing Sound Self after eight years in development, creating a game genre around the concept …

Colin Moriarty (Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure) - E137

April 1st, 2020


Colin Moriarty returns to Puttin' In Work to talk about joining indie developer Lillymo Games to write and produce Twin Breaker for PlayStation 4 and …

Roger Clark (Actor - Red Dead Redemption 2) - E136

March 25th, 2020


Roger Clark talks about auditioning for Red Dead Redemption 2, bringing Arthur Morgan to life, and the crazy experience of being part of a game that …

MC Fixer - E135

January 29th, 2020


Correy Spearman aka MC Fixer talks about building an audience across podcasting, Twitch and YouTube platforms, and the commitment it takes to create …

Our infertility journey (with Hannah Pech) - E134

December 4th, 2019


In a special episode, Jono's wife Hannah Pech joins him to talk about their three-year journey to start a family together, working through issues of infertility, losing a pregnancy, and the process of IVF.
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Graeme Struthers (Devolver Digital co-founder) - E133

November 20th, 2019


Graeme Struthers talks live from PAX Australia about co-founding Devolver Digital, how the company used digital platforms to grow, and building …

Education in Games - Pathways For Students (Live PAX Aus panel) - E132

October 23rd, 2019


AIE's Jonathan Strugnell, Chisholm games co-ordinator Damian Scott, and Swinburne games and interactivity senior lecturer Dr Steven Conway join Jono …

Gavin Hammon (voice actor) - E131

October 9th, 2019


Voice actor Gavin Hammon talks about his previous life as the drummer for Dance Hall Crashers, being part of the '90s ska punk scene, becoming a …

Doug Cockle (actor) - E130

September 25th, 2019


Doug Cockle talks about his long acting career, including his voiceover experience as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, the upcoming Netflix series, his thoughts on The Witcher 4, and making movies with Matthew …

Jack Hudson ( community manager) - E129

August 28th, 2019


Jack "Huddo" Hudson talks about his journey to becoming a partnered Twitch streamer, finding his way into the games industry as a community manager with, and avoiding internet drama.
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The Future of Puttin' In Work (it's not ending)

July 31st, 2019


No new episode this week but here's an update on the future of the podcast!
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Josiah Renaudin (Electronic Arts) - E128

July 24th, 2019


Josiah Renaudin talks about his freelance career with IGN and Gamespot, hosting a games industry interview podcast, and how he leveraged his media experience with games to land a job as a content and partnerships …

Micah Binfet (videographer) - E127

July 17th, 2019


Micah Binfet talks about quitting his job to launch his own videography business from scratch, building a portfolio of work, and landing a permanent …

@itsAliceOak (archaeologist) - E126

July 10th, 2019


@itsAliceOak talks about studying archaeology, the reality compared to pop culture portrayals of archaeologists, and her thesis on community …

Mark Freeman (Overcoming the odds) - E125

July 3rd, 2019


Programmer, photographer and website designer Mark Freeman talks about living with the effects of a permanent brain injury as a child, how ADHD and …

Ryan Betson (genU GAMER / The PopCulturists) - E124

June 26th, 2019


Ryan Betson returns to talk about his work in the genU GAMER program, watching video games transform clients' lives, how the work has changed his own …

Talking podcasting with Dane and Drew - Overtime E7

June 19th, 2019


Jono's on holiday so here's one we've prepared earlier! In an excerpt from ATEBITCAST episode 7, Jono chats to Drew Agnew (The House of Mario) and …

Nathan Plumridge (musician) - E123

June 12th, 2019


Nathan Plumridge talks about his journey in music, writing and recording his new EP in Nashville, and the challenge of self-promoting.
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Melissa Hutchison (voice actor) - E122

June 5th, 2019


Melissa Hutchison talks about getting into voice acting, the resonance of her role as Clementine in The Walking Dead, and the experience of Telltale …

Dustin Furman (Handsome Phantom / Colin's Last Stand) - E121

May 29th, 2019


Dustin Furman talks about working as a video editor, building the Handsome Phantom website, and joining Colin's Last Stand to edit podcasts and video …

Alex Knight (photographer) - E120

May 22nd, 2019


Alex Knight talks about his Japanese streetscape photography, devleoping a style, building a following to make his art more than a hobby, and the …

Chase Williams (InnoGames product manager) - E119

May 15th, 2019


Chase Williams talks about applying his international relations studies to the video games industry, working as a producer for PlayStation at Sony San Diego, and moving to Germany to work for InnoGames, the team behind …

Brett Medlock (Enthusiast Gaming) - E118

May 8th, 2019


Brett Medlock talks about building a career at Enthusiast Gaming, growing with the company to become its full-time editor-in-chief, learning to write …

Jesse Wright (artist) - E117

May 1st, 2019


Jesse Wright talks about transitioning from illegal graffiti to advertising and finally a full-time art career, making a name for himself as a …

John Bernardo (Jump Master/Panel to Panel) - E116

April 24th, 2019


John Bernardo talks about shifting his creative energy from songwriting to podcasting, starting a video games website for writers, and collaborating …

Jack Kruse (It Is What It Is) - E115

April 17th, 2019


Jack Kruse talks about his greatest successes and failures in his broadcasting career aspirations, grinding from the bottom to the top of the sales industry, rediscovering his media ambitions by co-founding the …

Sam Atherton (Awkward Pause) - E114

April 10th, 2019


Sam Atherton talks about podcasting with Awkward Pause, working in New York City's graphic design industry, and escaping it to experience life in …

Logan Wilkinson (Irrational Passions) - E113

April 3rd, 2019


Logan Wilkinson talks about his work at Irrational Passions and as the host of the Input podcast, as well as his journey to discover a love for writing, turning a weakness into a strength, and the motivational power of …

Ryan Hunter (Comedian/writer) - E112

March 27th, 2019


Ryan Hunter from comedy troupe POYKPAC talks about going viral in YouTube's early days, leveraging comedy videos into a career, the art of the pitch, …

Ronan Leonard (MTS Oceanos survivor/The Mastermind Guy) - E111

March 20th, 2019


Ronan Leonard talks about surviving the sinking of the MTS Oceanos, how the ordeal influenced his approach to business, and the lessons he now …

Marc Straight (Composer/sound designer) - E110

March 13th, 2019


Marc Straight talks about his experience shifting from performing in metal bands to working in musical composition and sound design in the video games industry, including dialogue editing in Divinity: Original Sin 2.

Anthony Flarida (Dads, Beards, Nerds) - E109

March 6th, 2019


Anthony Flarida talks about balancing parenting with creative hobbies of Twitch streaming and podcasting, plus his experience with Tourette's Syndrome and overcoming the usual social anxieties it creates.
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Ben Nicholas (Ubisoft senior concept artist) - E108

February 27th, 2019


Ben Nicholas talks about working with Adidas on basketball shoes, with 343 studios on Halo 5, Creative Assembly on Halo Wars 2, the culture of …

Chris Ray Gun (YouTuber, Sacred Symbols) - E107

February 20th, 2019


Chris Ray Gun talks about making a career out of comedy on YouTube, finding an audience with political satire, and joining Colin Moriarty for Sacred …

Ally and Saleem (The Hungry Gamers) - E106

February 13th, 2019


Miss Ally Heart and Saleem the Dream talk about their experience as 2/3s of The Hungry Gamers, seeing the show become Australia's number 1 video …

Jamie Apps (City Hub/JAMZine) - E105

February 6th, 2019


Jamie Apps talks about working his way into the journalism industry, launching his own entertainment publication, and writing for The Last Word to …

Jimi Origi (Chasm composer) - E104

January 30th, 2019


Jimi Origi talks about composing the soundtrack for Chasm, what makes video game music unique, and the process of working with Bit Kid Games on Chasm's Kickstarter campaign, development and release over five years.

Ben Smith (Mayor of Butler, PA) - E103

January 23rd, 2019


Entrepreneur Ben Smith talks about balancing his duties as a city mayor with his business endeavours and podcasting hobbies, plus the unique …

Jakejames Lugo (The Koalition) - E102

January 16th, 2019


Jakejames Lugo talks about piecing together a full-time job in the games industry, the grind of creating content on multiple platforms, and his work …

Blake J. Harris (Console Wars author) - E101

January 9th, 2019


Blake J. Harris talks about writing Console Wars, developing it into a documentary and TV series with Seth Rogen, and working with Oculus and …

Episode 100 - Greg Miller (Kinda Funny)

January 2nd, 2019


Greg Miller from Kinda Funny returns to the podcast to talk about everything that's changed since his Episode 1 appearance, the evolution of Kinda …

Episode 99 - Benyam Kidané (NBA Australia)

December 26th, 2018


Benyam Kidané talks about his work as NBA Australia's senior editor, his humble beginnings with Believe the Hype, and turning the landscape of …

Episode 98 - Tony Thaxton (Motion City Soundtrack)

December 19th, 2018


Tony Thaxton talks about his drumming career with Motion City Soundtrack, getting signed to Epitaph Records, working in the studio with blink-182's Mark Hoppus, and balancing work with friendship while on tour.
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Episode 97 - Josh Beames (photographer)

December 12th, 2018


Josh Beames talks about discovering a love for landscape photography, building his technical skills and social media following until he could work …

Episode 96 - Alex Walker (Kotaku Australia editor)

December 5th, 2018


Live from PAX Australia, Alex Walker talks about his role as Kotaku Australia's editor, creating unique gaming content for the Australian audience, …

Episode 95 - Courtenay Taylor (voice actor)

November 28th, 2018


Live at PAX Australia, Courtenay Taylor talks about finding her place in the voiceover business, being embraced by the games industry, and the impact …

Episode 94 - Kamina Vincent (Mountains producer)

November 21st, 2018


Live at PAX Aus, Kamina Vincent talks about the success of indie game Florence, working with the Mountains studio team, and making a career in game development without any programming or design skills. Powered by …

Episode 93 - BossLogic (artist)

November 14th, 2018


Live from PAX Australia, BossLogic talks about developing his skills as a digital artist, going viral with fan art, making his hobby a professional career, and dealing with overzealous fan bases.
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Overtime Ep. 6 - Before You Go Live (PAX Australia panel)

November 11th, 2018


Jono Pech hosts the Before You Go Live panel at PAX Australia (October 27), featuring Audio-Technica's Matt Stillone, Mia (Twitch streamer Series Of Blurs), and The Hungry Gamers host Brendan White to discuss everything …

Episode 92 - Cissy Jones (voice actor)

November 7th, 2018


Live at PAX Australia, Cissy Jones talks about quitting the tech industry to pursue voice acting, how she found her way in the voiceover industry, …

Episode 91 - Guy "Yug" Blomberg (Global PAX Content Director)

October 31st, 2018


Live from PAX Australia, Guy "Yug" Blomberg talks about how he joined the Penny Arcade team, his long journey of trial and error in the games industry, and his vision as the Global PAX Content Director.
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Episode 90 - Chinglish (Twitch streamer)

October 24th, 2018


Ryan Dingle aka Chinglish talks about his professional streaming career, the six-year evolution of Twitch, the mental demands of streaming and the …

Episode 89 - Joel Rennie (GenerOZity, I Speak Giant, Those Wizards,

October 17th, 2018


Joel Rennie talks about the many pivots and career changes that led him to launch charity marathon GenerOZity, his work as a global video producer at, and the many side projects that keep him busy.
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Episode 88 - Gosha Rakiej (radio host)

October 10th, 2018


96threeFM breakfast radio host Gosha Rakiej talks about her "overnight" journey to becoming a media personality, learning the ropes of community radio, and how she overcame self-doubt to finally venture into her dream …

Episode 87 - Ashley Ringrose (Head of SMG Studio)

October 3rd, 2018


SMG Studio head Ashley Ringrose talks about his work behind the scenes with a team of 25 game developers, his creative approach to online marketing, and the unique challenges of the Australian games industry.
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Episode 86 - Scott Lowe (Naughty Dog)

September 26th, 2018


Naughty Dog senior communications manager Scott Lowe talks about his experience with Triple-A game developers, working his way up from intern to IGN tech editor, and making the change from editorial to marketing.

Episode 85 - Paris Conte (genU Gamer)

September 19th, 2018


genU's Paris Conte talks about working with Microsoft to help launch the Xbox in 2002, and recently starting the genU Gamer program to support people with mental health challenges and high-functioning autism through …

Episode 84 - Annand Virk aka Bunty King (YouTuber)

September 12th, 2018


YouTuber Bunty King talks about his journey from video games to political commentary and back again, plus the pitfalls of full-time content creation …

Episode 83 - Matt Okine (actor/comedian)

September 5th, 2018


Stand-up comedian Matt Okine talks about his long path towards writing and starring in his own TV series (The Other Guy), breaking into the comedy scene, dealing with rejection, and his time in radio as triple j …

Episode 82 - Dr Jennifer Hazel (CheckPoint founder)

August 29th, 2018


Dr Jennifer Hazel talks about fusing her love for games and psychiatry to found and grow CheckPoint, a charity organisation connecting mental health …

Episode 81 - Shea Serrano (The Ringer)

August 22nd, 2018


Shea Serrano talks about building a name as a freelance writer, leaving teaching to work at ESPN's Grantland and HBO's The Ringer, publishing two New York Times Best Seller books, and dealing with rejection despite his …

Episode 80 - Alanah Pearce (Funhaus)

August 15th, 2018


Alanah Pearce from Funhaus talks about landing her dream job at IGN when she was 21, developing new skills behind and in front of the camera, getting into voice acting and enjoying the creative freedom she can now …

Episode 79 - Chris Waters (Generation Play)

August 8th, 2018


Chris Waters talks about founding Generation Play as a video game social community, expanding into producing video content, and learning to work with publishers and developers to cover new games.
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Episode 78 - Dagan Moriarty (Sesame Workshop animator)

August 1st, 2018


Sesame Workshop animator Dagan Moriarty talks about getting into the animation industry in the late '90s, working with big companies like Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Warner Brothers, and how he ended up drawing …

Episode 77 - Mike Howard (Snowbike Mike)

July 25th, 2018


Mike Howard talks about shaking his shyness to become Snowbike Mike, his endeavours as an MC, Twitch streamer, and NBA 2K shoutcaster, plus guest …

Episode 76 - Ben Sorensen (ZQRacing)

July 18th, 2018


Ben Sorensen talks about hosting an internationally syndicated country music radio show, and overcoming his Asperger's Syndrome to become a sought …

Episode 75 - Roger Craig Smith (voice actor)

July 11th, 2018


Roger Craig Smith talks about his long career as an actor in video games, animation and voiceover, the evolving physical toll of working on games, …

Episode 74 - Shawn Thomas (music video director)

July 4th, 2018


Shawn Thomas talks about moving to California to shoot music videos, dealing with imposter syndrome through his success, and working with huge companies including Adidas and CD Projekt Red.
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Episode 73 - Tom Butler and Jared Trail (Rainbite)

June 26th, 2018


Tom Butler and Jared Trail, two-thirds of New Zealand indie game studio Rainbite, talk about creating Reverie together, promoting their first game without a marketing budget, and the process of getting a game onto …

Episode 72 - BJ Mendelson (Social media guru / author)

June 20th, 2018


Author and social media guru BJ Mendelson talks about his latest book on data privacy and discusses his unique views on social media after working in …

Episode 71 - Jarrett Green (Irrational Passions)

June 13th, 2018


Video games writer Jarrett Green talks about his years of work at Irrational Passions, freelancing for websites like IGN and Playboy, and tailoring his writing and pitches to specific sites.
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Episode 70 - Leigh Ellis (The Starters)

June 6th, 2018


Leigh Ellis from The Starters talks about following the NBA from Australia pre-internet, landing work with The Basketball Jones, moving from behind …

Episode 69 - How to do an interview (with guest host Sam Kingma)

May 30th, 2018


Guest host Sam Kingma from the University of Missouri asks Jono Pech all about his journalism career and podcasting experiences, discussing …

Episode 68 - Jared Petty (Hop, Blip, and a Jump, Pockets Full of Soup, Red Dead Radio)

May 23rd, 2018


Jared Petty talks about his journey from pastor to IGN and Electronic Arts, before becoming a full-time content creator -- plus his thoughts on …

Overtime Ep. 5 - OK Beast's Patreon launch

May 20th, 2018


Alex Van Aken and Blessing Adeoye Jr from OK Beast talk about launching a Patreon and where they hope to see the company go in the future. For more OK Beast, check out episode 36 of Puttin' In Work with Alex and …

Episode 67 - Anthony Ingruber (Telltale's The Joker)

May 16th, 2018


Actor and impressionist Anthony Ingruber talks about falling in love with acting, meeting and working with Harrison Ford, and the process of reinventing a character as iconic as The Joker in Telltale's Batman.
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Episode 66 - Andrea Rene (What's Good Games)

May 9th, 2018


Andrea Rene talks about leaving entertainment news to become a trusted voice in video games, launching What's Good Games, and the behind-the-scenes effort that goes into her hosting work, which has included Gamestop, …

Overtime Ep.4 - Arryn Zech (RWBY voice actor)

May 6th, 2018


In this bonus episode, Arryn Zech (live at Supanova) talks about joining the Rooster Teeth family as a voice actor on RWBY, why the show is so …

Episode 65 - Luke Boyton (Sons of Obiwan Saber Academy)

May 2nd, 2018


Luke Boyton talks about starting the Sons of Obiwan Saber Academy, building a reputation of supporters around the world, avoiding getting sued by …

Episode 64 - Tom Taylor (Marvel, DC, Star Wars comics)

April 25th, 2018


Live from Supanova Expo, Tom Taylor talks about how writing plays landed him a Star Wars comic, working on his favourite Marvel and DC franchises, creating new characters, and his approach to constantly improving his …

Episode 63 - Drew Agnew (Sheep farmer and The House of Mario host)

April 18th, 2018


The House of Mario podcast host Drew Agnew talks about balancing his farming lifestyle with a passion for video games, the physical grind of working on the land, and the mental health pressures facing many farmers.

Episode 62 - Steve Smith (ESPN freelancer)

April 11th, 2018


ESPN freelancer Steve Smith talks about writing for the worldwide leader in sports, building trust with sources, afacnd working up through regional Australian basketball leagues to the NBA, WNBA and Olympic Games.

Episode 61 - Mike de Plater (Monolith Productions)

April 4th, 2018


Mike de Plater, Monolith Productions VP of Creative, talks about working in the games industry for more than 20 years, things he learnt from time at …

Episode 60 - Austin Keith (The Assassin AK47)

March 28th, 2018


Austin Keith talks about starting a backyard wrestling company with his friends, finding financial success on YouTube, and transitioning to the physically and mentally tough world of Alabama's indie wrestling scene.

Episode 59 - Nick Scarpino (Kinda Funny)

March 21st, 2018


Nick Scarpino talks about ruining weddings, landing a video production job with IGN, his transition to the other side of the camera with Kinda Funny, …

Episode 58 - Roger Pokorny (IGN video freelancer)

March 14th, 2018


Roger Pokorny talks about growing up video editing, developing an editing and writing style for video essays, and landing a freelancing gig with …

Overtime Ep.3 - Rich Pritchard returns (Pacific Rim Uprising visual effects)

March 12th, 2018


Hollywood visual effects artist Richard Pritchard returns to the show to discuss his work on Pacific Rim Uprising. Check out episode 6 for Richard's …

Episode 57 - Andre Pech (Superheroes Inc founder)

March 7th, 2018


Jono's cousin and Superheroes Inc founder Andre Pech shares war stories from his career as a children's party entertainer, discussing the craft of bringing superheroes to life, and growing a business from one Spider-Man …

Episode 56 - Iko The Rainman (hip hop artist)

February 28th, 2018


Hip hop artist Iko The Rainman talks about making music and videos, incorporating a love of nerd culture into hip hop, and utilising online …

Episode 55 - Gareth Colliton (Wishart Gallery director)

February 21st, 2018


Wishart Gallery director Gareth Colliton talks about making a career from a passion for art, breaking through the barrier to become a professional …

Episode 54 - Colin Moriarty (From IGN to Kinda Funny and Colin's Last Stand)

February 14th, 2018


Colin Moriarty talks about his rise through IGN, founding Kinda Funny and creating content alone for Colin's Last Stand, as well as the value of …

Episode 53 - Luke Lancaster (PAX Aus content manager)

February 7th, 2018


PAX Aus content manager Luke Lancaster talks about organising and booking guests, developers and exhibitors from all over the world for Australia's biggest gaming convention, whilst maintaining a sense of close …

Episode 52 - Matt Osten (The Starters producer)

January 31st, 2018


The Starters producer Matt Osten talks about the amazing journey from The Basketball Jones to NBA TV, running a four-camera studio TV show, blending comedy with sports, and advice for making a podcast commercially …

Episode 51 - Rachael Kenward aka Kardplays (Twitch streamer)

January 24th, 2018


Rachael Kenward (aka Kardplays) talks about streaming video games full-time, building a following on Twitch and YouTube Gaming, and the power of …

Episode 50 - Mailbag Extravaganza (feat. Hannah Pech and Indiana Bones)

January 17th, 2018


Jono Pech's wife Hannah and dog Indiana Bones join him to celebrate 50 episodes of Puttin' In Work with a mailbag of questions submitted by listeners. Thanks to Michael Gysen, Ryan Betson, Mark Freeman, Dane Pevy, Drew …

Episode 49 - Nick Cascarella (AV Youth)

January 10th, 2018


Nick Cascarella talks about launching his fashion label AV Youth, bringing style to nerd culture with a DIY approach, and the importance of community …

Episode 48 - Mega Ran (Blending hip hop with nerd culture)

January 3rd, 2018


Hip hop artist Mega Ran talks about leaving his teaching career to rap full-time, following up a viral hit with hard work, and his surprising advice …

Overtime Ep.2 - Special Announcement: Puttin' In Work joins ATEBIT

January 1st, 2018


ATEBIT founder Brendan White joins Jono to discuss his network's 2018 expansion, including an exciting new partnership with Puttin' In Work.
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Episode 47 - Garth Ronkko aka Welbot (From 3D models to 3D printing)

December 27th, 2017


Garth Ronkko, aka Welbot, talks about creating 3D models for video games and television, starting a 3D printing business, and how the process caters …

Episode 46 - Silly Season Special Interview with Santa Claus (North Pole CEO)

December 20th, 2017


In this Silly Season Special, Santa Claus talks about the hard work behind running his North Pole toy production and distribution service, the …

Episode 45 - Sandy Dover (media producer, formerly ESPN, SLAM magazine)

December 11th, 2017


Media Producer Sandy Dover talks about writing for ESPN, SLAM magazine and Yahoo News, working as a freelancer, building a brand, and developing a diverse skillset to stand out in the sports, fashion and music news …

Episode 44 - Alex O'Neill (Irrational Passions) - 1000 Days of Writing

December 6th, 2017


Irrational Passions founder Alex O'Neill talks about the experience of writing daily for 1000 days, what he learnt about himself, and how the …

Episode 43 - Ian Preschel (Moving to Japan)

November 29th, 2017


Ian Preschel from OK Beast talks about moving to Japan, the challenges of learning the language, adjusting to a new culture, and falling in love with …

Episode 42 - Henrik Pettersson (The Voxel Agents game designer) - Live at PAX Australia

November 22nd, 2017


Henrik Pettersson talks about joining The Voxel Agents, directing the development of The Gardens Between, the inspiration for his puzzles, and the …

Episode 41 - Brendan White (ATEBIT) - Finding a sponsor for your podcast

November 15th, 2017


Brendan White from Atebit talks about turning The Hungry Gamers into one of Australia's biggest video games podcasts, finding interest from sponsors, the importance of chemistry and the value of networking with creative …

Episode 40 - Gatesy from Tripod (Live at PAX Australia)

November 8th, 2017


Tripod's Gatesy (Steven Gates) talks about his introduction to music and comedy, Tripod's rise to fame, and how they've lasted as a successful group …

Episode 39 - Yosha Noesjirwan (Projection game artist)

November 1st, 2017


Live at PAX Australia, Yosha Noesjirwan talks about his work on Projection: First Light with indie game developer Shadowplay Studios, moving from drawing to digital animation, and the challenges of working a small team …

Episode 38 - JT Russell (The Unconventional Path)

October 25th, 2017


JT Russell talks about blazing an unconventional path towards finding an outlet for his creative passions, after many years facing road blocks of addiction, a criminal record, and a life without direction.
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Episode 37 - Paul Atkins (Atkins Photo Lab)

October 18th, 2017


Paul Atkins talks about his third generation photography business, the work required to turn a hobby into a career, podcasting with clients, and …

Episode 36 - Blessing Adeoye Jr and Alex Van Aken (OK Beast)

October 11th, 2017


OK Beast's Blessing Adeoye Jr and Alex Van Aken talk about merging their individual brands of video game content, finding greater success through a …

Episode 35 - Ally Mushka (YouTuber)

October 4th, 2017


Ally Mushka talks about getting into Harvard University, building a YouTube channel around Dark Souls, and the decision to leave Harvard to pursue a …

Episoce 34 - Jock Serong (crime author)

September 27th, 2017


Award-winning author Jock Serong talks about leaving his career as a lawyer to write crime novels, his transition from non-fiction to fiction, and the impact of working with a professional publisher and editor.

Episode 33 - Brian Keschinger (NetherRealm Studios)

September 20th, 2017


Brian Keschinger talks about programming gameplay on Injustice 2, working at NetherRealm Studios, studying a masters in computer engineering, and the importance of a good mentor.

Episode 32 - Brent Smith (Hummingbird Cricket)

September 13th, 2017


Brent Smith talks about founding Hummingbird Cricket, learning the basics of business and marketing, and the feeling of creating a physical product that brings people enjoyment.

Episode 31 - Christian Puente aka Pixelbrave (videographer)

September 6th, 2017


Christian Puente, aka Pixelbrave, talks about shooting event videos, expanding to vlogging and cinematography, plus the challenges of collaborating …

Overtime Ep.1 - Radio interview on The Spy and the Maven

September 1st, 2017


On this mini-episode, listen to Jono's radio interview discussing his novel The Spy and the Maven, available now on Amazon and all good online book retailers.
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Episode 30 - Tom Richardson (singer-songwriter)

August 30th, 2017


Singer-songwriter Tom Richardson talks about making the leap towards international touring, booking gigs overseas, and how music transcends culture …

Episode 29 - Ryan Chamley (Rostered On creator/director)

August 23rd, 2017


Robot Army's Ryan Chamley talks about writing and directing sitcom Rostered On, working to a small budget, using viral marketing and bypassing traditional distribution channels to build an audience of hundreds of …

Episode 28 - Tim Biggs (Fairfax Media tech editor)

August 15th, 2017


Fairfax tech editor Tim Biggs talks about moving from IGN freelancer to covering video games for the mainstream media, bringing games industry news to an uninformed audience, and advocating for the industry in …

Episode 27 - DJ Paine (record label manager / breakfast radio host)

August 9th, 2017


In our longest episode yet, 96threeFM breakfast radio host and former record label manager DJ Paine talks about Aussie hip hop, photographing Christian music festivals, the early days of podcasting, and beating …

Episode 26 - Wil Ridley (Bell Shakespeare)

August 2nd, 2017


Bell Shakespeare's Wil Ridley talks about learning the art of theatrical performance at NIDA, making a living from acting, and dealing with the …

Episode 25 - Dylan Blight (vivaladil) - 11 years on YouTube

July 26th, 2017


Dylan Blight talks about making YouTube videos for 11 years, the evolution of his vlogs, and finding the motivation to create and publish content …

Episode 24 - Brandon Mudd (teaching with a criminal record)

July 19th, 2017


Social studies teacher Brandon Mudd talks about coming to terms with his drunk-driving arrest record, overcoming his mistakes to make a career in education, and using the incident as a teaching point to inspire students.

Episode 23 - Ryan Betson (The PopCulturists) - How to launch a Patreon

July 12th, 2017


Ryan Betson talks about co-founding The PopCulturists and building an online community that is passionate enough to contribute finances to the show's …

Episode 22 - Danny Mac (HEEL KICK! director/writer/producer/actor)

July 3rd, 2017


Canadian filmmaker Danny Mac talks about writing, directing, producing and acting in backyard wrestling mockumentary HEEL KICK!, learning to wrestle, …

Episode 21 - Brianne Chandler (Miss Movies)

June 27th, 2017


Brianne Chandler talks about becoming "Miss Movies", some of the finer details of hosting, and balancing podcast and YouTube duties with parenting. …

Episode 20 - Andy Cortez (Kinda Funny)

June 20th, 2017


Andy Cortez talks about his evolving role as Kinda Funny host and video editor, his days as a games artist and level designer, and the tough decision …

Episode 19 - The Spy and the Maven

June 14th, 2017


Jono Pech turns from interviewer to interviewee to talk about the writing, crowdfunding and publication of his new novel The Spy and the Maven - available now from this list of international online retailers (episode …

Episode 18 - John Safran (author/documentarian)

June 6th, 2017


John Safran talks about the differences between writing books and producing/presenting his TV shows, the irony in Australian extremist politics, and …

Episode 17 - Dylan Kelson (FOLEY! drummer)

May 31st, 2017


FOLEY! drummer Dylan Kelson talks about being part of a live music community, bringing an artist's input to his band, and how the sometimes gruelling life of a touring musician is fueled by a love for the music.

Episode 16 - Harry Kennedy (cinematographer)

May 24th, 2017


Cinematographer Harry Kennedy talks about the challenges of breaking into the film industry, shooting videos that stand out, and the leadership …

Episode 14 - Steve Trestrail (basketball Paralympian)

May 10th, 2017


Steve Trestrail talks about barefoot skiing, keeping a positive attitude after becoming a paraplegic, representing his country in wheelchair basketball, and the power of determination.

Episode 13 - Elmer Guardado (stand-up comedian)

May 2nd, 2017


US comedian Elmer Guardado talks about telling jokes in front of strangers and building up the courage to try intimidating creative endeavours.

Episode 12 - Tom Hawkins (Creative Assembly)

April 26th, 2017


Content producer Tom Hawkins talks about his journey from amateur video editor to joining British video game development studio Creative Assembly, …

Episode 11 - Adam B. Metal (Rocket League soundtrack)

April 18th, 2017


Rocket League soundtrack contributor Adam B. Metal talks about his career in music with Frankenbok and The Departed, as well as his transition into writing metal songs for video games.

Episode 10 - Julie Pech (cancer survivor)

April 12th, 2017


On this special 10th episode, Jono is joined by his mother and breast cancer survivor Julie Pech to talk about her journey through diagnosis and …

Episode 9 - Emma Kelson (graphic design educator / punk rocker)

April 5th, 2017


Emma Kelson talks about the barriers facing women in the design industry, singing in a punk rock band, and her goal to implement a design program for female inmates.

Episode 8 - Simon Rigg (mouth painter)

March 29th, 2017


Award-winning mouth painter Simon Rigg talks about discovering the beauty of art after becoming a quadriplegic 35 years ago, teaching himself to paint with his mouth, and the difference that painting has made to his …

Episode 7 - Tom Read (Believe the Hype)

March 22nd, 2017


Tom Read talks about co-hosting the Believe the Hype NBA podcast, building an international audience, and the work it takes to monetise a blog into an actual business.

Episode 6 - Richard Pritchard (Mad Max: Fury Road)

March 15th, 2017


Visual effects artist Richard Pritchard talks about starting a new career, making his way into Hollywood film production, working on Mad Max, Happy …

Episode 5 - Matt Neal (Bay of Martyrs author)

March 8th, 2017


Career journalist Matt Neal talks about releasing his first novel (Bay of Martyrs), and how creative prose differs from the film reviews and songwriting that have become second nature.

Episode 4 - Ilia Martini (Leo drummer)

March 1st, 2017


Leo drummer Ilia Martini talks about performing around the world, getting played on radio, stadium tours with pop stars and boy bands, and what he learned from growing up drumming in church.

Episode 3 - Jesse Cusworth (Zion Manufacturing Company)

February 22nd, 2017


Jesse Cusworth talks about starting Zion Manufacturing Company, designing a line of tourbillon watches, and the pitfalls of crowdfunding.

Episode 2 - Tim Gettys (Kinda Funny)

February 14th, 2017


Tim Gettys talks about his long journey towards making internet videos for a living - from childhood ambitions, through the MySpace era, working at IGN, and taking Kinda Funny to the next level of awesome (Live at RTX …

Episode 1 - Greg Miller (Kinda Funny)

February 7th, 2017


Greg Miller from Kinda Funny (Live at RTX Sydney) talks about the hardest part of building his online entertainment company and the work it takes to build a loyal community.

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