Working Over Time – Podcast/Pilot TV Series is seeking experts.

Content production company LittleFire is looking for history experts/academics for a new podcast series Working Over Time. The series is also a complimentary content piece for a prospective network TV show of the same name. Experts are interviewed about a job, career, service, and/or industry in a historical context, often discussing how this subject has changed (or not changed) throughout time. A brief preliminary interview will be held with prospective candidates prior to episode recording sessions. NOTE: All recording sessions will be done remotely over Zoom or similar platform until Covid-19 social distancing restrictions are lifted.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 
Would you live to see another day as a Roman gladiator? How would you fare as a seamstress during the French Revolution? A Stone Age hunter/gatherer with a nasty case of myopia? What were your chances of contracting the Black Death? 
If you could live during any point in human history, what makes the difference between thriving or…? *Gulp*. Welcome to WORKING OVER TIME, the podcast about living, and dying, in the past. This is a show that analyzes the historical context of any moment in time, yielding a discussion about what it took to survive in the distant – and sometimes not so distant – past.
Each episode, host and friendly neighborhood time traveler Dr. Karen Bellinger (What on Earth?Forbidden History) uses her extensive background in anthropology and historical technology to facilitate fascinating historical conjecture with a plethora of historical experts. 
We’ll discuss anything from Civil War-era surgery (ouch), to pyramid-builders in Ancient Egypt (double ouch). Each episode, guests are asked not only to provide historical facts about a job but also to experiment with introspection, using what they know about history and themselves to discuss whether or not they’d survive – and what other kinds of people throughout history would fare well (or not) during a particular moment in time.  Minutia of discussions include: common challenges and tasks of the time, “day in the life” discussion, etc. 
Production states: Since this podcast is a compliment to a network show, all experts are encouraged to express interest in being involved in the television version of the series.
SHOW REFERENCES: Ologies with Alie WardStuff You Should KnowStuff to Blow Your MindHow to Survive, History That Doesn’t Suck, Expedition Unknown.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Worldwide history experts of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. However, the first few episode topics are being prioritized. There will be a brief preliminary phone interview with the host and a member of the production team prior to confirmation of participation. 

Ep. 1 – “Shopkeeping/Merchants”
Ep. 2 – “Pharmacists”
Ep. 3 – “Nursing”
Ep. 4 – “Taverns/Hospitality”
Ep. 5 – “Blacksmithing”

PRODUCTION DATES: First episodes recording 4/24-4/27 (tentatively).If this sounds like you, please get in touch with us at casting@pastpreservers.com with further details about why you would be a good fit for this project, your upcoming availability & current location.
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