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A podcast about sailing!! We are the Litzenbergers and we sail. This podcast delves into everyday life when living on a sailboat and cruising. We try to talk about what it's really like out here and the challenges we face as we cruise on our Tartan 34c. Hope you enjoy!
 
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How I Get By is a show about what happens when the pursuit of happiness meets the pursuit of a paycheck. It’s a show about how people stay afloat—whether it’s with a dream job or a bullshit one, a job from hell or… no job.
 
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In part 2 of our conversation with Caitlin, she talks specifically about working at Google as a software engineer, including everything from what she actually does in her job, what her work days are like (including the special Google perks), how much she earns, what her colleagues are like and what it's like working there as a woman programmer. ...…
 
Sorry we're putting this out late! But we think it is worth the wait. We talk about the most recent job we got. Yes....job! We also talk about the reality of working while cruising. Hope you enjoy!
 
Caitlin is a dancer and choreographer, and she's also a software engineer at Google in New York. In the first part of two episodes, she talks about her various living situations over the years in New York, and a three-year stint in Denver, including her current one with a roommate in Brooklyn that she's much more happy with; learning to code, g ...…
 
Spencer finally uses his degree and shows us all how to make learning sailing terms a little easier!
 
Antonio - known to his friends and clients as Chef Antonio - lives in San Francisco, where he does deliveries, participates in research studies and does personal chef work. He describes the tumultuous time he's had in the city, starting by moving into a nice townhouse in SoMA (South of Market) with his ex-, followed by their breakup and Antonio ...…
 
This week we talk about crossings, passages and day hops. We also talk about the laid back environment we try to embody while out here bobbin' around.
 
Deanna is a real estate agent in Portland, three and a half years into that profession. She defies virtually every stereotype and model of a real estate agent: she's an activist, she's (currently) a renter, and she's vegan. She talks about how much she makes as an agent currently, how much she'd like to make in the next year or two, and her amb ...…
 
This week we sit down with a couple of bad ass sailors who have crossed the Atlantic and refit their 30 foot steel sloop to set off again. Oh yeah, they also happen to be two of our heroes!!
 
Angie lives with her boyfriend in a suburb of Detroit, studying nutritional psychology and working part-time as at a Mediterranean wrap/bowl joint. She also has multiple side gigs, everything from being a fetish model to trimming marijuana plants to selling hugs on the street. She talks about her wild journey that took her out of high school to ...…
 
What do you need to go sailing? Electronics? Grape juice and salmon bellies? We delve into what's important to spend your money on and what you can do without. Hope you enjoy.
 
Jim is technically retired (he collects social security), but he earns a very substantial income from the rent he collects on about a dozen properties, both residential and commercial. He talks about how he got into real estate and real estate investing (it began when his wife gave him a 10-year warning that she was going to retire), various in ...…
 
OK, the title may be a little clickbaity, but after hearing our not so kind, generalization of brokers, Anna contacted us and agreed to be interviewed. She is kind, passionate and a broker for the cruisers! She shows us what brokering could be!
 
Jordan is an aspiring musician who lives in Loveland, Colorado (about 20 minutes from Boulder) and does multiple gigs: she sells jewelry on Etsy, she bakes cakes for random friends’ events, she cleans houses, and, most importantly to her, she plays the harp and sings. She talks about the surprisingly high cost of housing in this part of central ...…
 
Splash day is finally upon us and we let you know how it goes. We also delve into the importance of knowing your surroundings.
 
Did you ever wonder what it's like working in a fish cannery in Alaska? Matt talks about his experience working in an Alaska cannery for six weeks over the summer. He found out about the work through a friend, and saw it as an opportunity to do a "hard re-start" of his life after being disillusioned with work in the hospitality industry. He tal ...…
 
We've been living in the boat yard for 5 weeks now and we delve into what that's been like. After editing, Breena also discovers she may be a gross person, but isn't grossed out enough to leave it out of the podcast. Hope you all enjoy!
 
Mark works as a cook at a brewery in Eugene; he also makes paintings which he occasionally sells, and does seasonal work as a maintenance man. He talks about his prior life, in which he made plenty of money but found that he just became overworked and a mindless consumer. Now he makes just enough money to get by on, with no real margin, but bel ...…
 
This week Spencer interviews his co-host and co-captain (don't you dare say Admiral!) Find out more about Breena in this episode! Hope you enjoy!
 
Steve lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where he works with draft horses (similar to the Clydesdales from the Budweiser commercials). He runs carriage tours around town; he provides them to music festivals including Bonnaroo and Coachella, where they're mounted and used for security; and he uses them to teach team building to corporate groups. He's a ...…
 
This week Breena delves into the mind of Co-Captain Spencer (AKA Pickle). Find out more about one of the hosts of Ketchup with Litzenbergers! Hope you enjoy!
 
Sophia is a traveler who juggles a few different gigs, from a face painting business to more recently an Airbnb management company. She also earns passive income from the housecleaning business she started while living in Seattle.She talks about her various gigs, including the perils of being a house cleaner, as well as her tendency to work les ...…
 
We did it! We bought our 6th sailboat!! We let you in on some of the mistakes we've made in the past, in hopes you can learn from them. We also delve into weighing your options with a survey, negotiation and other boat buying tactics. We are, by no means, professional, but we hope you enjoy some of the tid bits we have to share.…
 
Andrew owns and operates a drone as part of his living- he rents it out and his services operating it for photo and video shoots around the Los Angeles area; because it only makes up about 40% of his income, he also drives food and alcohol delivery (thru DoorDash and Saucey), and works another 20-30 hours a week as a valet at events; he talks a ...…
 
We interview our long time sailing friend (and one of our favorite people) Jack Hoos. We discuss sailing, buying a boat, cruising, and eating sea urchin reproductive parts. Hope you enjoy!
 
Melody is a stay-at-home mom of five kids in Peoria, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. She talks about managing the family's finances; how she and her husband re-structured their lives around his becoming an electrician and the path they've taken to get to the point where he makes six figures; how she networks online for free clothing and sporting ...…
 
We get sucked into the world of credit and find out, yet again, why we aren't so great at this "adulting" thing.
 
Donte is a porn actor living in North Dakota. He talks about growing up poor with a single mom, his various gigs before he got into porn, including a stint in the Marines, and how and why he got into being a pornography performer, starting briefly when he was 19; he also discusses the logistical challenges of having bad credit, which is for the ...…
 
we SOLD the boat and had quite the debacle in doing so! We learn a lot about credit, cashiers checks and a 70 year old’s choice in undergarments!
 
Lois is a retired middle and high school teacher living in Manassas, Virginia. She talks about her surprisingly lucrative retirement income (from state and county pensions, and then social security), how she's navigated discord in her family in relation to her family inheritance, and her unusual retirement activity: dumpster diving. She salvage ...…
 
We have some deals in the making that could send our lives down two vastly different paths and we're feeling a little grateful for that.
 
AnnMarie lives in the Hudson Valley (NY) and has several vocations - herbalist, caregiver, outdoor education teacher, musician - and she's passionate about each one of them. She talks about her various jobs, why she chooses to maintain various gigs as opposed to focusing only on being an herbalist, for example, her shared living situation (incl ...…
 
While still hanging out in Humbolt Bay we have our dinghy stolen but, like Liam Neeson, we get her back!
 
Anthony is a YouTube vlogger and Uber driver living in Huntsville, Alabama. He just returned to the U.S. after spending a long stint in Manila, the Philippines, where he was able to vlog professionally.He talks about the realities of being a vlogger, living in the Philippines, and his newest gig as an Uber driver in Huntsville, as well as what ...…
 
It's been a while since we've posted, but we fit a LOT into this episode. We talk about trim culture in Humbolt Bay, Whales hitting our boat and a little trimaran history.
 
Josie is a budding entrepreneur living in Montana- which turns out to be a great state for individuals starting their own businesses. And Josie's business? Chocolate! She's a maker of fine chocolates, and talks about what goes into making them, what it's like starting her business - including living in 'situational poverty' - and her former lif ...…
 
Courtney, aka the Traveling Cocktalian, goes around the country bartending and bar consulting. She talks about her love of the craft, interacting with her 'guests' (in her world they don't call them 'customers'), her home base in Kansas City, where she owns a house with her partner/not-quite-husband, and what kind of life she's building toward ...…
 
John is an adventurer who lives a little more than half the year in the Portland, Oregon area, with his partner, and the rest of the year up in Alaska, on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage. His income is very minimal - in the $3000-6000/year range - and so he lives very simply, camping in a tent and often cooking outdoors. And he makes mon ...…
 
Somiko is an apparel and accessories designer and has a body painting business, and for several years has been getting by as a lab rat in medical trials. She talks about what it's been like being a study Guinea pig, and how it's helped her support both herself as well as her partner and son.She's participated in studies not only in various part ...…
 
Ashley is a young woman with great financial conscientiousness, who follows a version of what's referred to as F.I.R.E., or "financial independence, retire early." She's transitioning from her brief career as a speech therapist into a new career working for the government, and saving her money both thoughtfully and strategically. She's based in ...…
 
Dave is a comedian and improv practitioner living in New York City. For his full-time day job, he happens to work at one of the most renowned improv schools out there: Upright Citizens Brigade theater, or UCB. Dave talks about what it's like having a job working for an institution he also performs at, his cost of living in the big city, and som ...…
 
We get stranded in the Straight of Juan de Fuca and our engine gives up the ghost. Through the kindness of the boating community we get to a bay and perform the 3 hour repower!
 
Evan talks about his cyclical lifestyle between adventuring (climbing, hiking and caving) and days jobs, mainly including working for AmeriCorps in Arizona, eliminating invasive species. He also talks about how and why he chose to live primarily out of his car. In a follow-up call a year after the first, he also talks about doubling down on his ...…
 
We visit the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival and have a blast. Join us as we let you know what it was like and how it went.
 
In the very first full episode of How I Get By, Julie talks about substitute teaching, hedonism, her past work in real estate, her tendency to go with the flow, and why she's chosen a lifestyle that's both carefree but still not without hard work.The episode also includes a recent follow-up conversation, about a year after the original one, in ...…
 
How I Get By is a show about what happens when the pursuit of happiness meets the pursuit of a paycheck. It’s a show about how people stay afloat—whether it’s with a dream job or a bullshit one, a job from hell or… no job. Host Michael Shaw is talking with people from all over about how they make peace with making ends meet.And in this Preview ...…
 
After our sail through Canada's Inside Passage we give you a recap of what we experienced and what you can expect when you sail the same waters.
 
We delve into one of the biggest issues with travel and social media; Travel Porn! Listen in as we rant about the topic and take a deeper look at the sailing, social network we've joined.
 
We have FINALLY gotten into Canada and we are sailing the Canadian Gulf Islands. We give you our full review and a few extra tid-bits about the area.
 
We're back on the water and after a few weeks we tell you what it's like to be back on the water and some of what it's like out here.
 
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