What It’s Like to Be…a Welder

Pushing perfectionism to its limits, suffering third degree burns from slag, and having your welds “shot” by X-rays with Matt “Lucky” Reed, a welder in Florida. What happens to welders’ eyes if they don’t wear protective hoods? And what’s a time-tested way of trolling a fellow welder?

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About What It’s Like to Be…
In each episode of What It’s Like to Be…, bestselling author Dan Heath speaks with someone about what it’s like to walk in their (work) shoes. Behavioral Scientist serves as a distribution partner with episodes released every other week. Learn more about the podcast’s mission of “slow curiosity” here.

The “Welder” episode of What It’s Like To Be… featured Matt “Lucky” Reed. It was produced and edited by Matt Purdy. Copyright © 2024 by Dan Heath. All rights reserved.