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On this week’s episode

  • On this week’s episode of You Have a Cool Job, we talk to Justin Matott, author of books with titles like I Think My Dog Might be a Nerd, There’s a Fly on My Toast, and Ol’ Lady Grizelda.
  • Justin speaks to students about bullying, teaching them to embrace their own talents and unique personalities. These gigs have earned Justin a fair amount of media attention, and he visits many elementary schools. He tells the heartwarming story of the impact he made on a student struggling with abuse years ago.
  • Justin also works with students in writing workshops, where he encourages them to be creative and write with humor. He talks to parents about encouraging this creativity in their children as well.

About the show

You Have a Cool Job is a podcast hosted by Taylor Sienkiewicz from Peterson’s. The show highlights professionals who have a unique, interesting, uncommon, or otherwise cool job.

Our goal is to motivate you and show how interesting, fulfilling, and anything-but-average your career can be, and we’ll do this by talking with people who took a path less traveled. We ask these fascinating individuals how they got to where they are in their career based on their education, experience, and influences;  why they love their job; and lots more.

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Books by Justin Matott during a book signing event.
Justin Matott speaks at an elementary school.