5 Most Popular Episodes


Hey everyone! This week Chris is still having some difficulties with the Spanish internet, so unfortunately no new show this week . Instead we’re going to do something a little different. With episode 100 coming up soon, now feels like a good time to take a look back at our previous episodes. Using our analytics, we’re going to highlight the five most popular Not a Real Job episodes! I determined this based on the pageviews of all episodes ever posted to the site.

#26 – My Brother, My Brother, and Me (and Us)

This episode aired after Chris and Joel had an ad for the show appear on the podcast, My Brother My Brother and Me. Just how will did the ad work for NARJcast? It must have done something to boost the audience and readership since this is the most viewed podcast episode thus far.

#28 – Question Time

For the first time since the podcast started, Chris and Joel actually had a questions to answer!  This is Oz’s first mention on the show and it seems very fitting that she was the first to send in questions to be answered. Also this might mark the first mention of Joel’s interest in doing a whiskey podcast.

#23 – Facebook’s Foggy Future

Ever a topic on Not a Real Job, the uncertaintly surrounding social media and Facebook in particular are discussed in this episode. With how often Facebook changes and and questions are bandied about its relevancy in marketing, it’s no wonder this episode made an appearance on this list.

#37 – Düdlestravaganza

Oz comes on as a guest this episode to talk about her game, Düdle! Lots of discussion on Kickstarter in this episode, too, which is often a talking point on the show.  Maybe like Stephen Colbert, Oz Hatke has her own ‘bump’ to provide to shows she appears on.

#1 – Dogfooding

Of course, the very first episode of Not a Real Job makes the top five! This episode was posted in July of 2013, over a year and a half ago! It’s fun to see how far the show has come in that time – no more pay-wall, new show direction, and now nearly 100 episodes!

Welcome MBMBaM fans!


Hey everyone! You’re probably here because you heard the McElroys talk about us on My Brother, My Brother and Me, because we paid them to do that.

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Looking for a place to start? Here are two of our favorite episodes to give you a taste of what we’re all about:

Episode 18: Managing Employees
Managing employees is a constant challenge, and there are tons of different theories and philosophies about doing it well. Chris and Joel share their different experiences (Chris runs a design company and employs freelancers and Joel leads an in-office team of writers) and give you advice about managing your team and helping them succeed.

Episode 20: It’s Christmas!
Our first Christmas special! Complete with holiday-themed music and bad puns. In this episode, Chris and Joel talk about the importance of writing good well and where to go for help.

We hope you enjoy our show! We’re huge fans of MBMBaM, so we’re thrilled that you’ve decided to come give us a listen.

Win a free subscription to Not a Real Job!


giveawayAs you probably know, Not a Real Job is Not a Free Podcast. We charge $40 per year, which gets you one episode every week for less than a dollar per episode. Not bad!

However, in the spirit of the holiday season, we’re giving away a few subscriptions to you, random Internet denizen. Entering is easy: just follow us on Twitter and tweet us a question about social media marketing, digital entrepreneurship, or related topics.

We’ll pick two questions from the bunch, and give the authors of those questions free subscriptions to the show good for one year (again, a $40 value). We’ll also answer the questions in upcoming episodes of the show.

The contest is running from today (Monday, December 9th) through Monday, December 16th. That’s a full week to follow us and cook up a great question.

A sample entry.

A sample entry.

“Now hold on Chris/Joel,” I hear you say. “I don’t have a Twitter account. Can I still enter?” The answer is an emphatic yes, you most certainly can! Hop on over to Chris’s website, where you can enter to win by submitting a question and email address (you do have an email address, right?).

A few notes:

  1. We’re giving away four subscriptions in total: two from our Twitter entries, and two from entries at Chris’s site.
  2.  You can enter multiple times, in multiple places! Just don’t use the same question twice. Every question you submit should be unique.
  3. Your Twitter account must be public. If it’s private, we won’t be able to see your submission. Similarly, you have to include the @NARJcast handle in your post.
  4. We will be judging based on question quality, so don’t submit a stupid question (no pressure).

Good luck, and may the best tweet win!

A Week Off


Hi NARJologists!

Because of our busy schedules, Joel and I didn’t put together an episode of Not a Real Job this week. Don’t worry: we’ll be back next week with more digital marketing awesomeness, but in the meantime, you can help us out by sharing the show! Pick your favourite episode and tweet and share the link.

You can also find and follow us on Twitter (@NARJcast), if you haven’t already.

Thanks for your continued support of the show!

We’re on iTunes!


Hey NARJologists! (Consider that a demonym in progress… email your suggestions!)

Guess what: we’re on iTunes now! Okay—we’re sort of on iTunes now. The iTunes Store doesn’t let us list the subscriber-only feed, but we can list our free one. So we’ve done just that.


We’re planning on offering free episodes every so often, but you’ll get the best NARJ experience if you subscribe. We’d love your support, and we promise to make it worth your while. And if you already are a subscriber, you’re more than welcome to rate us on iTunes. Or not. No pressure.

Thanks for your support, NARJographers! (Okay really—help us figure this out.)