What do you do? And how do you do it? Most of us spend a lot of time at work. Sometimes our jobs define us, and Mike Simpson wants to learn about yours! From paleontologist to Oscar Mayer Wienermobile driver, we're hitting the road to get a look at how we're all making a living. Come feed sea otters, restore a car, park a cargo ship and cuddle a cow with us! New episodes on Thursdays.
From showers to flowers...
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6:55Reduce, reuse, recycle - even when it comes to water! We're learning about water treatment today with LA Sanitation, by taking millions of gallons of dirty water and making it clean. How good are the filters they use? How do they actually get all that gross stuff out? And what do they do with the water after? Hold your nose and let's get a closer look!
Antique vaults and half a million books
6:22Have you ever been to the Last Bookstore? Even if you haven't, you might have seen it in someone's Instagram pictures. We're headed to a downtown LA landmark today to learn about what it takes to run California's largest new and used bookstore. Let's go treasure hunting through the shelves and then head up the stairs -- meet you in the book tunnel!
Keeping it classic with Thrifty Ice Cream
7:12You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! It's time to learn about Mike's favorite ice cream brand with a trip to the Thrifty factory! It's been sold for decades and has become a favorite - especially around Southern California. We'll talk about what goes into making those classic flavors and about the unique shape to the Thrifty scoop. Do you want a single? Or a double?
Clippers to Lakers. It's Crypto Change-O!
7:54It's time to go to a basketball game! Actually, two basketball games. We're at Crypto.com Arena for a double header. Ignacio Guerra takes us through all the work that goes into switching courts, baskets, chairs, and banners -- in just a couple hours. And the ice for hockey? Look under the mat.
Let's make lunch ... for some sea otters!
7:40Put on your gloves and grab some clams because we're taking a trip to the The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach to prepare food for the sea otters! They get restaurant quality meals each day and there's a whole team of people helping out. Cuteness overload? Yep! But otters can also be pretty feisty. Also, did you know they have pockets?
Do you want to drive the Wienermobile?
6:45We're back for another round of jobs and for our first episode, we're hitting the hot dog highways with two drivers of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile! What's it like to drive a giant hot dog? How do you even get a job like this? We'll ask Angus Ann and Allie Dog -- it's an opportunity to relish!
Happy Holidays with the USPS!
6:16We've got more new episodes coming in a few weeks, but for the holidays, Mike is stopping by the big USPS processing center in Los Angeles for a look at how many gifts we're sending to our friends and family this time of year. We'll meet Daniel Hirai, George Banks and Mark Robinson to take a tour of a building that's the size of twenty-nine football fields.
15 billion miles from home -- and still going!
9:34We're going to space! Well, actually, we're going to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena to check in with the Voyager team. It's been forty-six years since Voyager 1 and 2 launched and we're still in contact! We'll talk with Linda Spilker and Suzanne Dodd, who can take us from the 70's and 80's right up to today. What have the Voyager probes seen? What have they heard? These two spacecraft are the most distant human-made objects from Earth. This episode is our season finale, but let Mike know what you want him to get a closer look at next season: [email protected]
Twelve feet up... with a face full of bees...
8:29We're busy as bees this week! Well, we're as busy as beekeepers... because we're going to do some "urban beekeeping" with a company called Best Bees. We'll put on our gloves and a bee suit for protection and get up close with some hives... in a place you wouldn't expect. Carrie Diaz is our beekeeper. More about Best Bees at BestBees.com.
I put a pasta maker inside a Ferrari...
7:45Time to go to the car shop! But we're not here for an oil change. This week, we're talking car restorations and EV conversions. Have you ever seen an old Mercedes with a new engine and heated seats? What about an electric Porsche or Volkswagen Beetle? Ralph Biase is the CEO of Titan Car Restoration, he also hosts Geared Up on Motor Trend and can pretty much do whatever you can dream up! We'll also check out a very rare truck...with a secret compartment for your fishing poles.