By Eric Jorgensen
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U-Turn is an interview show that gives people from different walks of life a chance to discuss the how and the why of the big changes they have made in their careers and what work means to them today.
||Clean010 – Garric Nahapetian of SwiftCoders and Farmers Insurance||In this episode of U-Turn, I talk with Garric Nahapetian. Garric graduated from law school in 2012, and, for a short time, worked as an attorney in southern California. Today, however, he writes code for a living. That’s right — he is now a program||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 – Don Melton of Apple, Eazel, and Netscape||Don Melton is “internet famous” for a few things: probably most so for his time at Apple, during which he led the team that would create the Safari web browser — perhaps you’ve heard of it? Since retiring from Apple in 2012 as dir||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 – Patrick Carrie of Limbeck and Volcom (Part 2)||Patrick Carrie is the man responsible for the slinky guitar leads in the indie/alt-country band Limbeck. Since Limbeck stopped touring in 2008, he has worked for Volcom, a surf and skate brand, first as a graphic designer, and more recently as global||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 – Patrick Carrie of Limbeck and Volcom (Part 1)||Patrick Carrie is the man responsible for the slinky guitar leads in the indie/alt-country band Limbeck. Since Limbeck stopped touring in 2008, he has worked for Volcom, a surf and skate brand, first as a graphic designer, and more recently as global||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 – David Sparks of Sparks Law and macsparky.com||If you consider yourself to be a part of the Apple community, you’ve probably heard of David Sparks through his work on the Relay.fm podcast Mac Power Users with Katie Floyd. Since 2009 and over the course of more than 300 episodes, David and Katie||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 – Mark Nelson, Actor Turned Medical Student||About Mark Nelson After graduating from Juilliard, Mark Nelson worked as a professional actor for over two decades. He appeared in films and television, and, eventually, he and his wife (also an actress) settled in the Twin Cities to raise a family and||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 – Shawn Blanc of shawnblanc.net and The Focus Course||About Shawn Blanc Shawn Blanc is a guy who makes stuff on the internet. He got started writing for his site, shawnblanc.net, which he took full-time in 2011 by offering paid memberships to readers. Since then, he has started two other sites, Tools &||1/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 – Jill Shephard of Ruff House Art||About Jill Shephard Jill Shephard is the founder of Ruff House Art, a letterpress stationery brand & print studio located in Lawrence, Kansas. She has been creating wedding invitations, greeting cards and Eco-friendly paper goods since 2009. In this||10/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 – Sam Means of Hello Merch (Part Two)||About Sam Means Sam Means, formerly one-half of the band The Format with Nate Ruess, gave up the life of a touring musician for a quieter life in Phoenix, Arizona with his family. After The Format broke up, he started a successful company called Hell||10/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 – Sam Means of Hello Merch (Part One)||About Sam Means Sam Means, formerly one-half of the band The Format with Nate Ruess, gave up the life of a touring musician for a quieter life in Phoenix, Arizona with his family. After The Format broke up, he started a successful company called Hell||9/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
UTurn is quickly becoming my favorite podcast
What I love about UTurn that I think is unique from other podcasts, is Eric has a way of making his guests, who are otherwise strangers, feel so comfortable that you really get to hear all the details of their career change. This makes for a longer podcast, but Eric keeps the conversation so interesting that you don't realize that an hour has passed. The conversation isn't forced, and comes quite naturally which makes you get sucked into listening longer. It even leaves you wanting to listen to more episodes.
The other thing I love about UTurn is the quality of guests that Eric has come on his show. Some I know, and some I don't, but even the ones I hadn't heard of before have really compelling stories that keep you engaged! I highly recommend you listen :)