The Moonlighters’ Club: Entrepreneurs Living As Employees

Sometimes having a job just isn’t enough. Welcome to the Moonlighters' Club where we interview aspiring entrepreneurs who work full-time jobs. Our host, Joel Edwards, would spend his down time at work building a mobile app. He then realized he wasn't the only employee there with dreams that went beyond a 9-to-5. Join him as he discusses living on a steady diet of ambition and no sleep, with a new guest every month.
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Apr 15, 2019

Meet Kenyah Browne.

An aspiring artist from Boston, MA who is currently residing in Atlanta Georgia.  When he's not at the coffee shop, he's creating everything from new songs to short films.

Kenyah started out by holding events and shows which led to him becoming a full-time artist.  At the time, his stage name was the last Gekko. 

Now Kenyah is looking to rebrand himself as an artist and creator.



Mar 11, 2019

Devin Ferreira started as a moonlighter who was juggling music, performing and teaching performing arts.

After 18 months of planning he decided to go full-time with his musical pursuits.  He's done everything from performing locally to winning Emmy's.

He stopped by to give advice on planning, budgeting and going after what makes you happy.

Feb 5, 2019

Meet Lunchbagg, an artist from Rhode Island who splits his time between making music, running a podcast and feeding the homeless.

Lunch had worked a variety of jobs growing up and started realizing he only wanted do work that came with a social benefit.  A big proponent of giving back, Lunchbagg makes sure his work, music and efforts help the community at large.


Nov 27, 2018

Meet Scott Everton,

Works at the KROC center in Dorchester by day and is the founder and owner of Solar Flair Optics, in his spare time.

He operates and sells glasses from a man-made kiosk that doubles as a bicycle.

Tip of the episode: Treat your passion with the same respect that you give your 9-5.



Jun 1, 2018

THROWBACK!   This episode was recorded over a year ago.  When we first met Kemi she was deciding between starting a kid's TV show and moving forward with another venture, Afrobeat Fit.

Her heart told her to go with Afrobeat Fit.   Afrobeat Fit consist of Sweat Sessions where movement and music derive from the great artists and influencers of West Africa.

Take a listen as Kemi talks about the hard choice and how she decided to move forward with her new venture!

May 15, 2018

New episode, new Mics!! For this chapter, we interviewed Ernest Bennett.  Ernest runs a podcast of his own called: "Duke Loves Rasslin".  A podcast dedicated to professional wrestling with an international following.

When he's not recording episodes, he's busy being a political consultant.  No biggie.  


Apr 2, 2018

Meet James.  CEO of Senior Insurance Group and founder of Hustle Money Media.  When he's not selling insurance, he's teaching others on how to build a passive income. He runs a successful podcast called Hustle Money where he shows you how to turn pure hustle into money. 

P.S. Forgive the background noise. My Fiancee' was talking in the next room and I wasn't about to tell her to quiet down.

Happy (almost) wife, happy life.


Sep 7, 2017

It's been a while......but the club is back.  For the past five months my focus has been elsewhere.  Between my job and my personal life, I didn't leave any time for this podcast..until now.

Meet Colin.  Colin is a freelance photographer from San Diego.  When he's not managing creative projects, he's taking pictures of your favorite band in front of a packed house.

Enjoy the first episode after our long hiatus and get ready for many more.  We won't leave you waiting again.




Mar 15, 2017

Meet Mothler Dalexis.  Mothler has spent most of his career working in IT.  After starting his professional career in New York, he moved back home to Boston.  He started out doing technical freelance work, but then started devoting his time to learning the craft of DJ'ing.

Now Mothler spends his free time honing his craft and performing at events.  If anything, listening to this episode will teach you how to be more focused and time-efficient.


Feb 15, 2017

Meet Anthony DuBose. Anthony spends most of his time working as a well known DJ in the twin cities, whether he's hosting a wedding or spinning at a corporate event.

When he's not working the crowd as a DJ, he's doing it as an MC or as a film director. During this episode, Anthony talks about going against the grain as an entrepreneur and in his entrepreneurial endeavors.

Jan 26, 2017

Meet Kemi Omisore. Kemi works at UMASS Boston as a success coach.  From 9-5 she helps newly admitted students get acclimated to college life and their curriculum.  While working at UMASS, she created her own children's TV show called Playhouse Party TV.

 In this episode, Kemi walks us through the entire creation process.  From meditating until she came up with the idea, to writing her own songs. Kemi's a serious serial entrepreneur and she tells us her passion to create takes her from one idea to the next at a moment's notice.

Jan 10, 2017

On this week of The Moonlighters' Club, Joel sits down with co-host Funsho for a laugh-filled interview with Jon Simmons

During the day, he serves as Managing Editor for Skyword's digital publication The Content Standard, but at night, he's focused on every aspect of music discovery - both listening to new classics and creating his own.  
Listen to learn about the time Joel played saxophone alongside Tito Puente, and about all the different artists in Jon's family. After that. keep up with him at, follow him at @jpopsmusic on Twitter and Facebook and check out his work at for the Sound of Boston.
Dec 14, 2016

On this week's episode of The Moonlighters' Club, Shaun resumes his role as co-host with Miles Bergstrom, a visual creative who's making a name for himself as a videographer and photographer. 

During the day, Miles hones his skills as a video producer and strategist at a content marketing firm in Boston. After hours, however, he works for himself, landing gigs behind the camera and calling the shots. 
Dec 8, 2016

This week, Joel sits down with Mike Mack - who works in the finance and accounting department at Boston University from 9 to 5, and then reprises his role as Founder and CEO of ChurchBoy Clothing Entertainment once he's off the clock.


Nov 30, 2016
Welcome back to The Moonlighters' Club. On this episode, Joel sits down to talk with a high school acquaintance, Lawrence Wyche, who is the CEO of The LiNK Media.
Listen to  Lawrence talk about taking turns as a restaurant host, waiter, hotel houseman, furniture assembler, and call center representative, before he he began to focus on his abilities in graphic design and artist management. 
Listen to learn what he thinks the hardest - and greatest - thing about being an entrepreneur is. 
Nov 22, 2016
On this episode of The Moonlighters' Club, we sit down and talk with Zoe Reiches, who has a career in human resources at a Boston-based non-profit, a side job at a local restaurant, a moonlighting career as a magician and a passion for philanthropy.
  She's also involved in the construction of a new schoolhouse for the New Life International Orphanage in Ghana. That's right. Listen to learn how she's already raised $30,000, and what she's got planned next.
Nov 16, 2016

This week on the Moonlighters' Club, Joel talks to Stephond Goler, who works in sales at a Boston-based technology company for a living but pursues his passion for rapping as Sur5ILL after hours.

Born and bred in Boston, he got his start performing with a band of friends he met at work. By 2013, he was booking solo shows, and hasn't stopped perfecting his craft since.

Nov 8, 2016

New Moonlighters' Club Episode. Joel sits down with Tom Sanford V, who works as a Digital Media Producer by day and trains to be a professional wrestler by night.

Tom spends his days at the startup he works at and thrives on creativity and being challenged. That love for competition translates to his moonlight career as Dramatico, his wrestling alter ego.

Have fun listening to one of the best interviews we've ever had. Enjoy!

Nov 2, 2016

On this episode of The Moonlighters' Club, we welcome Chardline Chanel-Faiteau, who works in Boston as the Education Outreach Investigator in the Mayor's Office for Fair Housing & Equity by day, and as a lifestyle blogger for Plus Size Beausion after hours.  

Sep 2, 2016

On this episode we're interviewing two moonlighters at once. Jon Huang is attempting to break into catering industry while Andres is taking the food truck industry to another level. Tune in as we discuss what it's like being second generation Americans and entrepreneurs.

Jul 26, 2016

Welcome back to the Moonlighters' Club.  Our second guest, Jamerson Vincent, is an IT administrator by day and an accomplished DJ by night.  Hear him talk about how he made more as a DJ in college than when he did when he first joined the corporate workforce.

Jul 19, 2016

Good morning and welcome to the first episode of the MoonLighters' Club. Our first guest, Shaun Bedgood is a cop by day and a stand-up comedian by night. Enjoy as we discuss everything from the police academy to the perils of stand up.





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