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Author: Kathryn Mather

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Comedian Kathryn Mather speaks to other comedians about the best and worst jobs they have done to get by in their pursuit of the arts. We also discuss some of the worst jobs that have existed throughout history - such as Mudlarks, Toshers and Resurrectionists, so that we may all get a little perspective.Theme tune written and performed by Hassan Dervish,
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We celebrate our big 3 - 0 in style by talking to Simone Belshaw about why Halloween is the best, why people who work for charity are not always the best, and how the hospitality industry is not always so hospitable to their own.
Episode 29: Jen Ives

Episode 29: Jen Ives

2020-09-3001:02:26

In this episode I talk to Jen Ives about smashing bag packing in a supermarket, long hours in care work and selling glasses
In this episode we talk asserting yourself, potting to save a child from heartbreak and we hear about the worst department that has been established in a call centre.
Episode 27: Joe Bates

Episode 27: Joe Bates

2020-07-3152:49

In this episode I talk to Joe Bates about gorillas selling chocolate, food banks and screaming inside your heart.
Episode 26: Jordan Gray

Episode 26: Jordan Gray

2020-06-3001:05:30

 I talk to Jordan Gray about working with the darkest side of gambling addiction, being given a pint of money and why Tiger King will be the aspect of lockdown that we pass on to future generations.  
In this episode I talk to Meryl O'Rourke about keeping children from drowning, the glamour of local radio and getting customers topless for kicks.
In this episode I speak to Rachel Fairburn about possibly the most unusual first day in a job featured on this podcast, overly familiar customers and pitiful bosses.
In this first ever distance-recorded episode I speak to Kiri Pritchard-McLean about comedy, dish washing, and why you should never work your arse off to make somebody else wealthy. 
In part 3 of History For Her The Secret Annex we look at the eight people who went into hiding at the Opekta offices in Amsterdam during the Second World War, the people who helped to keep them hidden and the friends they left behind.
In part 2 of History For Her The Secret Annex we look at the eight people who went into hiding at the Opekta offices in Amsterdam during the Second World War, the people who helped to keep them hidden and the friends they left behind.
In this episode of History For Her we look at The Secret Annex. The eight people who went into hiding at the Opekta offices in Amsterdam during the Second World War, the people who helped to keep them hidden and the friends they left behind.
In this bonus episode Zero Hours Presents History For Her - where I talk about notable women from history. As a bit of a history nerd I watch an awful lot of historical documentaries - so much of it is about the actions of rich powerful men and frankly, I am bored of it. In this episode I talk about the contributions of the Secret Pigeon Service during the World War 2, the Dickin Medal which has been described as the Victoria Cross for animals, and I talk about Judy the ship's dog who is soon to be your idol.
In this episode I speak to Ben van der Velde about workplaces so dull they're populated by NPCs, homes that have receptionists, Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman, and touring Yorkshire's schools in a van.
Episode 21: Lauren Pattison

Episode 21: Lauren Pattison

2020-02-0101:04:28

In this episode I speak to Lauren Pattison about EMA, Gregg's (obviously), trying to get away with turning up to work drunk, having a good work ethic with attainable goals and SIERRA NEVADA.
Happy New Year bitches! In this episode I talk to Jonny Collins about the delights of bar work, trying to blue plaque your old work place, and why it’s good to start running comedy nights where we can all just be nice to each other.
In this Christmas edition, I sit by a festive log fire with Fiona Simpson, as we discuss the indignity and seriousness of drama school, the horrors of retail, and being fired by your parents.
Episode 18: Jamie Allerton

Episode 18: Jamie Allerton

2019-11-0101:01:23

In this episode I talk to Jamie Allerton about overwork, hugging celebrities in nightclubs and "calling Sarah" in India.
In this episode I talk to Imogen Edmundson about period shits, being a teenager having to sell porn in the morn, fitting bras for people with far too big a rack, and the stresses of teaching. 
In this episode we talk about stockpiling beautiful glasses, that fine line between flirting and just dislike, being a journalist without journalistic instinct and why laziness is the truest sign of contentment.
In this episode, cut tragically short by the beginning of a gig, I speak to Christopher Norton-Walker about the tedium of retail, hiding in the bushes in a garden centre, and the highs and lows of comedy.
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