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Episode 7: Economics of a funny side hustle
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Episode 7: Economics of a funny side hustle

Michael tells Todd about his first paid writing gig
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Hello and welcome to episode seven of the Situation Normal podcast! The podcast has the same vibe as the newsletter, but instead of reading, you listen to me tell stories to my friend Todd.

In this episode, I tell Todd about the first time I got paid for my creative writing. Here’s a hint: that story involves lawyers, new media companies, and a children’s book parody. After the story, we talk about the economics of writing a best-selling humor Substack and how creative people ought to think about their own happiness and fulfillment as those things relate to careers, side hustles, and hobbies. For reference, we talk a lot about this post I wrote called “What’s the deal with Substackanomics?”

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Situation Normal
Situation Normal Podcast
Michael Estrin, the writer behind one of the top humor newsletters on Substack, tells his friend, Todd Beauchamp, funny stories from his life.