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A podcast by Basecamp about a better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.
||Clean26 - Farewell, Noah||A lot of businesses start as side ventures or hobbies that grow into full-time pursuits. The trick is often in knowing when to quit a comfortable day job to start a new business. We sit down with one of our own at this crossroads. Noah Lorang headed Ba||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25 - The Bean Machine||*taps mic* Is this thing on? We're back from sabbatical! In our first post-hiatus episode, Shaun heads to Denver to visit his sister, who left a catering job at a big restaurant chain to run a coffee shop out of a Volkswagen Bus that she bought on impu||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS - The Distance - The Business Cycle||Shaun and Wailin are still on vacation, but we have another of our favorite episodes from our previous podcast, The Distance, which was about long-running businesses. Wailin's pick is this story of America's last bicycle manufacturer.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS - The Distance - Diamonds Are Forever||Shaun and Wailin are on vacation! During our hiatus, we're bringing you our favorite stories from our previous podcast, The Distance, which was about long-running businesses. Shaun's pick is this story of a 90-year-old jewelry store and how running a b||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24 - Take a Break||Smell ya later! Shaun and Wailin are taking off the month of August. Before they left, they interviewed three business owners about sabbaticals. In this episode: Adeline Koh of Sabbatical Beauty shares the story of how she ended up starting a business||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS - Out in the Open||In a bonus conversation with Sarah Park of MeetEdgar, she talks about making the company handbook public and why they have a policy of opening up meetings and conversations to everyone.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23 - Temperature Check||One of our colleagues on the Basecamp customer support team, Jayne Ogilvie, wanted to find out how other tech companies with remote staffs handle issues like communication, career development, and hiring. Jayne sent out a survey and got back a wealth o||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22 - Go Behind the Scenes||A famous guy once said, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" But he was a grifter. In fact, going behind the scenes—whether it's a factory tour or cooking show—can be a valuable experience for both visitors and guides. In this episode||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 - You Need Less Than You Think||Who needs a fancy office when you can work out of a dingy food court? Who needs fancy equipment when you can buy what you need at Walmart? Who needs to hire an SEO specialist? What does an SEO specialist do, anyway? (A question for another episode, or||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 - But Wait, There's More!||Do you struggle with finding the right podcast? Are you tired of true crime shows and hosts trying to sell you a mattress? Introducing Rework, a podcast that's free of both murder and midroll ads. When you listen to this episode of Rework, you'll learn||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19 - Rework Mailbag 2||Basecamp co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer listener questions about workplace communication and remote working. Alison Green of Ask A Manager, whom we featured in our previous episode, gives her advice on a couple of questions||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 - Ask A Manager||Wailin interviews Alison Green, the advice columnist whose Ask A Manager column offers friendly and practical guidance for all kinds of workplace dilemmas, from "How do I ask for a raise?" to "How can I get out of eating lunch with coworkers?" Alison t||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS - Culturati Summit 2018||In January, Wailin Wong interviewed Dean Carter, vice president of human resources and shared services at Patagonia, and David Simas, CEO of the Obama Foundation, at the Culturati Summit in Austin, Texas. They discussed the nature of citizenship, corpo||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS - When Chris Met Mark||Chris Ruder, the CEO of Spikeball, shares a story about meeting Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban at a bar and committing a photo faux pas (a faux-to pas?), a year before he taped his Shark Tank appearance.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 - Life After Shark Tank||The ABC show Shark Tank is irresistible reality programming: Entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to a panel of famous investors and have the potential to make a life-changing deal. But as with any reality show, there's much more to the Shark Tank expe||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16 - How to Say You're Sorry||"You know I try, but I don't do too well with apologies," Justin Bieber once sang. You're not the only one with this problem, Justin! Why is saying sorry so difficult, especially for businesses? In this episode: A veteran tracker of apologies looks||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15.5 - Update: Please Don't Like This||Jason Fried talks about designing an alternative to Basecamp's Applause feature that is subtle yet expressive, and distinct from the kinds of reactions and feedback mechanisms used on social media platforms. (If you missed our previous episode on the d||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15 - Please Don't Like This||At Basecamp, we're in the midst of a debate over an Applause feature that was designed to improve communication but might be stoking unwanted anxiety. In this episode, CTO David Heinemeier Hansson and iOS designer Tara Mann present different sides of t||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS - Dan Miller on Outsourcing||Dan Miller of Mulberrys Garment Care talks outsourcing, bootstrapping, and growing slowly in some leftover bits we couldn't quite fit into episode 14.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 - Meetings Are Toxic||You'll laugh; you'll cry; you'll gnash your teeth in recognition as you hear the stories of horrible meetings we collected for this episode. Meetings are one of the worst kinds of workplace interruptions. They're held too frequently, run too long, a||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 - Interruption is Not Collaboration||Hey, are you busy? Can you listen to this real quick? It's an episode about interruptions in the workplace. You'll hear from academic researchers, Basecamp's head data wrangler, and the CEO of a remote company about how they've tackled not just the dis||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBONUS - Jason Fried On To-Do Notifications||Special bonus episode where Jason Fried discusses some of the thinking that goes into making a very small change to the to-do feature in Basecamp.||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 - Don't Be Fake||Hey, are you crushing it? It seems like everyone is constantly crushing it in the business world. But maybe it would be better if we were honest about our flaws, talked like ourselves, and aimed to be genuine instead of super polished. In this episode:||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS - The Million Dollar Mistake||A conversation with Fred Perrotta, co-founder and CEO of Tortuga Backpacks, about something he calls his "million dollar mistake." For more details, read his blog post about it: https://www.fredperrotta.com/i-f****d-up/||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 - Start Making Something||New year, new you! If you started 2018 with an idea for a product, business, or creative pursuit, now is the time to start making something. In this episode: A tabletop game designer finds that sometimes, all you need to get going is a pack of index ca||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10.5 - Rework Mailbag 1 - Part 2||This is the second in a two-part series in which Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer listener questions. If you'd like your questions answered on a future mailbag episode leave a message at 708.628.7850.||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 - Rework Mailbag 1 - Part 1||This is the first of two episodes where Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer questions from our listeners. In this episode, they talk about the role of luck and timing in starting Basecamp; ass pricing (yes, you read that correctly); hiring||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit09 - Planning is Guessing||Basecamp's founders never wrote a business plan when they started the company. Even today, they don't like to look too far ahead. Too much long-term planning can hamper your ability to react to the present. Did you have plans to listen to this episode||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 - Can You Sell Water? Part 2||Some of the tech industry's most vaunted companies revel in their origins as mavericks or rule-breakers, having flouted regulations in the name of disruption. That kind of risk-taking is celebrated in Silicon Valley but punished in other places, most n||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS - The Price of Basecamp's Water||Some leftover bits that didn't make it into the last episode.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 - Can You Sell Water? Part 1||Selling is a core skill. You have to know how to sell, whether it's a product, an idea, or yourself. In 2012, Basecamp CEO Jason Fried saw the results of a bottled water-selling challenge at Techstars Chicago, a bootcamp program for startups. That one-||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS - Jason Fried at INDUSTRY 2017||Basecamp CEO Jason Fried talks about ideas with Paul McAvinchey, co-founder of Product Collective, at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference in September 2017.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 - The Moral ABC||Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, which bills itself as the top-selling natural soapmaker in North America, wasn't founded to sell soap. The company was started to promote a religious philosophy developed by Emanuel Bronner, a third-generation German Jewish s||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit05 - Take A Stand||Business and politics tend to make uneasy bedfellows, but in these divisive times, even businesses that have historically stayed out of hot-button issues are coming off the sidelines. In this episode: An online florist tells racists to shop elsewhere;||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 - Say No||It's easy to say yes, whether it's to a customer request or a deadline from your boss. But saying yes too many times can result in an unmanageable workload or distract you from the stuff you really want to be doing. It's good to practice saying no and||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit03 - Pick A Fight (on Twitter)||Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson is known for many things, including creating Ruby on Rails and writing business books. He also has a knack for arguing with people on the Internet. This cheerfully profane conversation explores how Twitter is like||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 - Workaholics Aren't Heroes||Being tired isn't a badge of honor. There, we said it. We've been saying this for a while now, because our culture loves to glorify toiling long hours for its own sake and we think that leads to subpar work and general misery. In this episode, we talk||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 - Sell Your By-products||Welcome to the first episode of Rework! This podcast is based on Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson's 2010 best-selling business book, which was itself based on years of blogging. So what better way to kick off this show than talking about byprod||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRework Teaser||Rework is a podcast by the makers of Basecamp about a better way to work and run your business. While the prevailing narrative around successful entrepreneurship tells you to scale fast and raise money, we think there's a better way. We'll take you beh||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
It's great to see Basecamp get into podcasting! I look forwad to hearing more - great stuff.
Entertaining, insightful and actionable
Big congrats to the 37 Signals team. This new podcast has some great insight on easy to implement ideas. These guys have a track record of great work and this looks like a peek into that process. Well done!!!
Great first episode..
Good format and a great podcast.