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A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

Oct 4, 2022

Episode 81 features Kelly Fiorini, a teacher turned copywriter who has an amazing story about how that journey transpired with a few tips about trying a career before you go full in. Plus going abroad, having two vastly different teaching experiences, being an introvert, freelance writing, self-evaluation, and much much more.

Throughout the conversation, we discuss:

  • Why a teacher?
  • Majoring in languages
  • Studying abroad
  • Teaching Expectations vs. Reality
  • Career Complacency
  • Trying a career first
  • Education can be such an amazing thing
  • National Boards
  • Self-examination
  • Are extracurriculars possible for teachers?
  • What's next?
  • Exchanging writing for money
  • Writing for yourself
  • And much more

Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode

Kelly's Blog





Other Links

Beacon of Hope: Discovering the legendary Terry Fox through Coupland’s coffee book

‘Gonzo’ Reminds Us That Hunter S. Thompson is Far Greater Than ‘Fear’

Changing Careers with Carl Landra - The Palmer Files Episode 6

A Lawyer, Life, and Lessons with Robert Eskra - The Palmer Files Episode 58


You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette.

Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions.

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