Roy's Job Fair

Roy's Job Fair

Work is like sex or food — you’re either getting it or looking for it. Comedian Roy Wood Jr. (correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) explores the human condition every week through the prism of employment. Roy sits down with real people from ALL lines of work about their most memorable jobs, employment vacancies they're looking to fill, scams they've run at the office, and of course, the cringe-worthy office romances. Roy's famed humor is matched by his true empathy and curiosity for people. Join him on an entertaining exploration into the battle all of us fight every day. Balancing our need to provide with our need for emotional fulfillment. Learn from the people who got it right. Laugh with the rest of us, who constantly get it wrong. Welcome to the Job Fair.

Episodes

January 4, 2023 96 mins

Roy shares big news about the future of the podcast as it relates to his time at “The Daily Show.”  Which leads to talking to a guest about burn out. The cause, the symptoms and how can you turn it around. 

The team chops it up with a HR heavyweight who once fired 100 people in 8 hours. He breaks down the mistakes we make in job interviews and what you should be asking for to put your best foot forward. 

Plus – tips for negotiati...

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What does a game tester do? How to become one, and the leaps and bounds the industry takes to ensure video games are ready for action.  

Is Roy fair in adding GameStop to his growing list of the most duplicitous places on Earth, or is GameStop’s existence a by-product of the growing greed of video game publishers? Two former video game testers (one a former GameStop employee) add perspective to these topics.

Each team...

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December 21, 2022 63 mins

The team talks to close members of their family. Ralph worked at a McDonalds for a WEEK, and was fired by a man he still considers a brother. Letting an employee go is hard. Firing a lifelong friend is significantly harder – or is it? One of Ralph’s oldest friends explains how and why he had to pass that critical test quickly. 

The man who has clocked the most guest appearances on the Job Fair – Roy’s Uncle Derix – returns to brea...

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December 14, 2022 60 mins

‘GMA 3’ co-anchors TJ Holmes and Amy Robach take home an award and each other. Truck drivers are in demand to deliver all sorts of goods, but what happens when they find themselves horny on a long lonely highway? @Rod4Short invites his brother, Tony, to answer that question from the cab of his 18-wheeler and to break down the best things and the worst things about being on the road again – including drivers getting set up for robbe...

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December 7, 2022 65 mins

What’s it like when it’s your job to speak for the dead? A Crime Scene Investigator walks the team through the sights (and smells) when he’s in charge of extracting every possible piece of evidence from a crime scene. Forget ‘Bones’ and ‘CSI,' the real business of forensics is grueling and not at all glamorous.

But it’s a competitive field where a bachelor's degree won’t even crack the surface of a job lead. He breaks down w...

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November 30, 2022 67 mins

The first platinum-selling Hip Hop artist in the U.S. to win elected office – The Honorable Dupré L. Kelly –slides through to talk about governing where he grew up in Newark, NJ, after selling millions of records with the group Lords Of The Underground. (Back when he was known as ‘DoItAll’). He also breaks down the early days of the east coast hip-hop scene and how New Jersey is often left out of the conversation.

Thomas Lennon (L...

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November 23, 2022 61 mins

He’s a dude who has spent his entire life talking to little guys on his knee, the puppet master and host of ‘The Jeff Dunham Podcast,’ Jeff Dunham shares what drives him, the disrespect ventriloquists sometimes get from stand-up comedians, the times he genuinely doubts his career and how he navigates cancel culture with such an eclectic array of dummies by his side.  

The best-selling author with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fa...

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Roy discusses the few sports teams who still capitalize off racist Native stereotypes with sports journalist, Bomani Jones and executive director of IllumiNative and citizen of Pawnee Crystal, Echo Hawk. Although teams like the Cleveland Guardians and the Washington Commanders have changed their branding from anti-Native imagery and slurs, the three inspect the harm posed, the education of Native issues, and what’s next for other p...

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November 16, 2022 59 mins

Who decides what belongs in a museum? And how do they decide what is museum-worthy? Meet Dr. Jocelyn Imani, the National Director of Black History and Culture at the Trust for Public Land. She plays a significant role in documenting the Black experience and ensuring African-American culture stays alive. 

While most of us think of massive institutions like the Smithsonian and the Guggenheim when we think of museums, endeavori...

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November 9, 2022 59 mins

MSNBC puts Tiffany Cross in its crosshairs, and Elon Musk triggers Twitter chaos with mass firings worldwide. 

Chef Rock Harper, the winner of ‘Hell's Kitchen' Season 3, explains how a successful restaurant depends on more than good food. Chef Harper also chops up some of the scams surrounding the multibillion-dollar restaurant industry and shares moves employees can make to take back some of their power in this industry.

Chef al...

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Daily Show contributor Jordan Klepper knows the typical rally mottos. In his new podcast, "Jordan Klepper Fingers the Conspiracy", Jordan is diving into the wildest conspiracy theories pitched to him at Trump Rallies and is determined to trace down whether or not they’re true (they’re not). Join Jordan in finding out more about theories like The Deep State, Pizzagate, and Tim, which is apparently Osama Bin Laden’s real name. Listen...

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November 2, 2022 59 mins

NOW HIRING: Professional fakers are charging people up to $150 an hour to sit in their job interviews for them. 

The Black woman behind the first Black-owned champagne brand – Lapin Rouillé – sold in the U.K., Nichole Johnson, breaks down how she creates a lane for herself in an industry dominated by white men. Does champagne go bad? Nichole explains how to know if that half-full bottle is good to drink.

The Phoebe App empowers w...

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October 26, 2022 59 mins

Trick or Trauma? 5 daycare workers are without a job after scaring kids with a ghoulish mask. The really scary part is that the story triggers @Rod4Short into a vulnerable moment.

New York Times bestselling author, TV personality and host of the podcast “Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin” explains how to make debate work for you. Nicole is the only finance expert you don’t need a dictionary to understand. 

Kim Kardashian’s alleged “p...

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October 19, 2022 62 mins

Nothing but stories about your last day on a job. For daring to complain about a bounced paycheck, it seems like that was enough for the WWE to give Jonathan Coachman (The Early Edge: A Daily SportsLine Betting Podcast) 20,000 reasons to never say anything nice about Vince McMahon.  Former NHL Draft pick turned Emmy-nominated producer R.J. Fried from 'Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News' talks about the day he knew it was...

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October 12, 2022 62 mins

For decades, JET Magazine was the leading publication chronicling the Black experience, then it all came crumbling down.  The new president of JET, Daylon Goff, breaks down his approach to repositioning the iconic JET brand, and scams he saw in his time pre-JET as a minority ad executive in ultra-white spaces. Daylon also shares why he chose to pivot from success in the advertising world to try and bring this iconic brand back from...

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October 5, 2022 60 mins

NOW HIRING: The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah???!!! Oh, drama!! Roy & the team briefly discuss Trevor Noah’s decision to step down from the iconic program and debate what’s next for the show.

But who’s the next host gonna be Roy?!  TELL US, ROY!!! 

An Alabama high school choir director discusses his job and breaks down WHY music education is essential, HOW the church has played a role in children losing interest in music, and how...

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September 28, 2022 63 mins

The wonderful world of book publishing! How hard is it to get a book deal? And once you get the deal how hard is it to put out a book that YOU love? An editor passionate about highlighting Black and queer authors, despite how difficult it can be to promote them, explains the rollercoaster of emotions authors of color face in this predominantly-white industry.

Renowned book critic Bethanne Patrick, breaks down the secretive w...

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September 21, 2022 63 mins

Office parties, morale builder? Or a cesspool of drunken sexual harassment, infidelity, and racism?  Being a good party guest is just as important as hosting a memorable office party. But what are the dos and don’ts of office party etiquette? 

A private school teacher and state campaign worker call in to share stories of office parties that went WAY left. Jacqueline and our booker Hayat details the way women and navigate sexual ha...

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September 14, 2022 63 mins

Game, set, match! Michael Kosta, Daily Show correspondent and host of the podcasts ‘Choosing Sides: F1’ and ‘Tennis Anyone,’ gives us his take on the business sides of tennis and what it takes to even afford to fail at this sport. Kosta breaks down his life during and after the hard court that spreads across multiple genres, including selling shares of his potential earnings, tennis groupies, scams on the comedy club circuit, and h...

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September 7, 2022 60 mins

An avid listener with over 10 jobs at the tender age of 25 rips the scab off the scam of 90-minute commute, temp agencies, and the welding industry. Is firing one person enough for a company to truly change its culture? As Uvalde, TX, fires its school police chief, the team debates this same strategy in corporate culture. Gather 'round Hip-Hop, R&B, soul fans, and music enthusiasts. The creator of the Triggered Music Trivia Col...

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