Working

How Does a Knight Do His Job?

Meet Ivan Guevara, a senior knight at Medieval Times.

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The first episode of Working’s brand new season takes you back in time … and to Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

This season, Jordan will be talking to the various employees of Medieval Times, the popular dinner theater experience that appeals to kids and adults alike. Even if you’ve never been yourself, you probably have some idea of what the show entails: jousting, fighting, royalty, and horses. And as a knight, Ivan Guevara is one of the stars of the show.

Ivan tells Jordan all about how he got into the knight business, the extensive training it entails—and how when people think he really wants to kill someone, he knows he’s doing his job right.

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Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.