Have you ever wondered what you might want to do for the rest of your life? Have you thought about your "dream job?" Do you have any idea what it takes to get there? Are you headed in the right direction?
Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs. From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to fashion designers, sports trainers, music therapists, to college and professional coaches, Real Life 101 takes you "on the job" so you can see for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed!
Join hosts Jillian, Shawn, Gracey and Alecsa every week as they explore new professions in the exciting world of work. It's a half-hour of thought-provoking, eye-opening fun and entertainment!
Rated High for Educational Content by the
University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Where can you find Real Life 101?
Our show is syndicated, which means it may appear on many different TV stations on different days at different times. Check your local listings to find out exactly when and where Real Life 101 appears in your area; we recommend starting with our Station List to give your search a jump start!
Week of April 24, 2017
We’re going to bring back some of your favorite interviews from last season. Organic foods continue to grow in popularity. We’ll revisit Shawn’s interview with an organic farmer who runs a business that makes orange juice that you may find in the produce section of your grocery store. We’ll also take a look back at Gracey’s interview with the general manager of a major hotel chain. You’ll find out the variety of things his job entails – and how he does everything with a certain goal in mind. Plus, you’ll get an encore of Alecsa’s visit with a foot and ankle surgeon. They discussed why she chose this specialty and what we can do to avoid common foot and ankle problems.
Week of May 1, 2017
We’re going to bring back some of our best segments from last season. We’ll start off with Alecsa’s interview with the Chief of Corrections at a county jail. They will discuss her enormous responsibility of overseeing almost 3,000 inmates plus a large staff at the jail. Then, we’ll bring you an encore of Shawn’s interview with an industrial psychologist. She helps people with problems such as trouble getting along with others in the workplace. Hmm… do I see a parallel with work life and home life? Plus, we’ll take a look back at Alecsa’s interview with a man who found his passion for flying at age 13. He has since then become a successful entrepreneur and a mentor to young people interested in aviation.
Week of May 8, 2017
You asked and we listened. We’re going to revisit some of your favorite interviews from last season! For all you pet lovers out there – like who isn’t? – we’ll start off at the animal shelter where Alecsa spoke with an animal care officer. She learned what he does and found out his favorite part of the job. Did you know that a different set of laws apply to accidents that happen out in open water? We’ll revisit Gracey’s meeting with a maritime attorney and see how he applies these laws when working with clients who want to file a case against a cruise ship or boat. While a few people have legal claims against cruise lines, the vast majority have a blast on a cruise. We’re bring you an encore of Shawn’s interview with a cruise agent and see why she loves working with her clients to ensure they have a great cruise experience.