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29 Things Only People Who Work In Public Radio Will Understand

Tote bag life.

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1. This is one of your most fundamental questions.

2. You never know who is going to walk by your desk on a given day.

A woman with a heritage breed chicken on her shoulder just walked by my studio. #publicradiolife @WBUR

Meghna Chakrabarti@MeghnaWBUR

A woman with a heritage breed chicken on her shoulder just walked by my studio. #publicradiolife @WBUR

3:06 PM - 04 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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After all, that's the money you need for that equipment upgrade you've been waiting for!

Like we said, we've got some equipment here @KBIA Radio that needs replacing! #kbialife

Abbie F. Swanson@dearabbie

Like we said, we've got some equipment here @KBIA Radio that needs replacing! #kbialife

9:50 AM - 17 May 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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4. You've spent time trying to get your hair just right only to end up with headphone hair.

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7. You have been peer pressured into joining a CSA.

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9. You've worked really hard on a story only to hear this from an editor.

And it breaks your heart a little.

11. But you're happy that your mom is into it.

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14. And that a "dead cat" is not always gruesome.

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16. You've looked at one of these for so long you thought your brain would turn to mush.

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19. You have heard somebody ask this aloud in the newsroom:

24. You know how many heroes are behind the scenes making things "sing."

Have you hugged an engineer today?

25. You understand the true value of one of these:

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Julia Furlan is an audio editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Julia Furlan at julia.furlan@buzzfeed.com.

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