I apologize if this is "off-topic", but based off my reading of this stack for a while (man, are there ever some interesting questions popping up around here), I believe I am within site scope. The question closest to my situation was closed here, but I believe my question is clearer and in a different context. Anyway, here is my situation:
I work, and plan to continue working, in the tech industry. I also find myself to be hilarious.
For this reason, I have begun pod-casting with a long time friend about nothing in particular, but definitely in the realm of comedy. The subject matter strays into areas that may be deemed inappropriate, and other areas that are absolutely inappropriate. I enjoyed myself thoroughly recording the first episode, but I don't want something stupid, and something intended to be comedic, to ruin my professional life.
For now I have decided to remain anonymous on the podcast and I do not bring up my professional life. But, if anyone were curious, especially in the age of internet sleuths and due to the public nature of the platform, I'm sure I would be discovered.
My question is, abstracting from my specific situation, how do I separate my professional life from my "after-hours" life? Is it naive to assume that this is possible? Is not associating my name/identity with the offending portions of my social life enough to separate the two?
I want to be clear that I am not inciting violence or promoting hate-speech or anything of the sort. Just talking to my friend with some microphones on.