Basecamp

Rework

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.

Episodes
Aug. 20, 2019 BONUS - 37signals Podcast - Making People Pay
We're taking off the month of August! During our hiatus, we'll be playing some vintage episodes of the 37signals Podcast, …
Aug. 13, 2019 BONUS - 37signals Podcast - Valuation Tales
We're taking off the month of August! During our hiatus, we'll be playing some vintage episodes of the 37signals Podcast, …
Aug. 6, 2019 No Half Measures
Pam Daniels had an idea to make an everyday household item more useful and fun. When her first plan to …
July 30, 2019 Shape Up Roundtable
Basecamp's new book, Shape Up by Ryan Singer, explores the way designers and programmers at the company build and ship …
July 23, 2019 Shape Up with Ryan Singer
Basecamp's head of strategy, Ryan Singer, sits down to discuss his new book, Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and …
July 16, 2019 Hire When It Hurts
Basecamp is known for hiring infrequently, but it's in the midst of adding five new employees to its roster—including the …
July 9, 2019 Last Week with Jason Fried: Six Hours of Phone Calls
In this episode, Basecamp marketing designer Adam Stoddard joins Jason Fried to talk about a marathon session of interviewing Search …
July 2, 2019 The Open Office
The open office has gone from the dominant workplace layout to cultural pariah, with these environments seeming to produce more …
June 25, 2019 Long-Time Snacker, First-Time Caller
A curious snack food aficionado calls the home of Mr. Peanut. Show Notes Nikki Sylianteng on Twitter \- 00:34 "Thanks …
June 18, 2019 We Love the Subs
In 2004, fast food company Quiznos launched a national advertising campaign featuring animated rodent-like creatures screech-singing an ode to the …
June 11, 2019 Open Source Beyond the Market
This is a lightly edited version of a keynote address Basecamp co-founder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson delivered at RailsConf …
June 4, 2019 How Buffer Meets Up
Even remote companies need actual face time every once in a while. That's why Basecamp holds companywide, weeklong meet-ups in …
May 28, 2019 James Glazebrook at Support Driven Expo Europe 2019
In April, Basecamp Support team member James Glazebrook gave a talk at Support Driven Expo Europe about Everyone On Support. …
May 21, 2019 Rework Mailbag 4
Basecamp co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson are back in the studio to answer your questions. This edition of …
May 14, 2019 DHH on The Heartbeat Podcast
In our last episode, we talked to Claire Lew, the CEO of Know Your Team. She has her own show …
May 7, 2019 Know Your Team
Claire Lew is the CEO of Know Your Team, a company dedicated to solving the problem of bad bosses. The …
April 30, 2019 Last Week with Jason Fried: Office Space
We're introducing a new segment called Last Week with Jason Fried, where Basecamp's CEO talks about a task or concern …
April 23, 2019 Unplugged from the Matrix
In 2007, Kenneth Coats started a business helping Chicagoans expunge their arrest records so they could improve their job prospects. …
April 18, 2019 Job Scam
We're introducing a new segment called Check-Ins, where we talk to folks at Basecamp about their answers to recurring questions …
April 9, 2019 Subscription Hostages
Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: You sign up for a service or a product online. When you go …
March 26, 2019 Did You Order the Code Red?
"Passwords just aren't cutting it online. It's getting worse. We all feel it." This is what Jeremy from Basecamp's Security, …
March 19, 2019 BONUS - Ruby on Rails
In 2004, Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson released a framework called Ruby on Rails that has since been used by …
March 12, 2019 Hiring Is Not Hazing
Why are manhole covers round? How many golf balls can fit in a 747? Why are job interviews so terrible? …
Feb. 26, 2019 Remote Work: Extreme Edition
We place a long-distance phone call to Antarctica to chat with Kathrin Mallot, an astrophysicist who works at the IceCube …
Feb. 12, 2019 No Hard Feelings
Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy are the co-authors of No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions At …
Jan. 29, 2019 Reblog
The folks at Basecamp have been blogging since 1999, when Jason Fried would write by the light of a fire …
Jan. 22, 2019 BONUS - Spark Joy with DHH
Basecamp co-founders David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried are fans of Marie Kondo's 2014 bestseller "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying …
Jan. 15, 2019 Big Integer
On Thursday, November 8, Basecamp 3 went down for almost five hours. It was the worst outage to hit the …
Jan. 1, 2019 BONUS - Happy New Year
We tried to record an episode, but there were more important things to talk about. See you in 2019 with …
Dec. 21, 2018 BONUS - 100% Facebook-Free
After yet another round of revelations about Facebook's use of customer data, Basecamp has decided to become 100% Facebook-free. We've …
Dec. 19, 2018 BONUS - Rename
On the last episode of Rework, we talked about the dangers of using violent language in a business context. We've …
Dec. 18, 2018 Happy Pacifists
Business rhetoric is rife with the language of war—there's constant talk of conquering markets and dominating the competition. These tropes …
Dec. 4, 2018 Sometimes It's Crazy At Work
In October, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson released their new book, It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work. …
Nov. 20, 2018 The Worst Performance Review
Annual, semi-annual, quarterly, 360...no matter what form they take, performance reviews can be anxiety-inducing workplace rituals. In today's episode, we …
Nov. 6, 2018 Rework Mailbag 3
It’s time for another episode where Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer your questions! In this one, they discuss …
Oct. 23, 2018 The Myth of the Overnight Sensation
Before the viral unicorn poop video, before the appearances on Shark Tank and Dr. Oz and Howard Stern—Bobby Edwards was …
Oct. 16, 2018 It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work - Part 2
This is the second of a two-part interview with David Heinemeier Hansson about his and Jason Fried's new book, It …
Oct. 9, 2018 It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work - Part 1
Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson have a new book out called It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work, …
Sept. 25, 2018 Farewell, Noah
A lot of businesses start as side ventures or hobbies that grow into full-time pursuits. The trick is often in …
Sept. 11, 2018 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 …
Aug. 21, 2018 BONUS - 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 …
Aug. 7, 2018 BONUS - 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 …
July 24, 2018 Take a Break
Smell ya later! Shaun and Wailin are taking off the month of August. Before they left, they interviewed three business …
July 17, 2018 BONUS - Out in the Open
In a bonus conversation with Sarah Park of MeetEdgar, she talks about making the company handbook public and why they …
July 10, 2018 Temperature Check
One of our colleagues on the Basecamp customer support team, Jayne Ogilvie, wanted to find out how other tech companies …
June 26, 2018 Go Behind the Scenes
A famous guy once said, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" But he was a grifter. In …
June 12, 2018 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 …
May 29, 2018 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 …
May 15, 2018 Rework Mailbag 2
Basecamp co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer listener questions about workplace communication and remote working. Alison Green of …
May 1, 2018 Ask A Manager
Wailin interviews Alison Green, the advice columnist whose Ask A Manager column offers friendly and practical guidance for all kinds …
April 17, 2018 BONUS - Culturati Summit 2018
In January, Wailin Wong interviewed Dean Carter, vice president of human resources and shared services at Patagonia, and David Simas, …
April 10, 2018 BONUS - When Chris Met Mark
Chris Ruder, the CEO of Spikeball, shares a story about meeting Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban at a bar and …
April 3, 2018 Life After Shark Tank
The ABC show Shark Tank is irresistible reality programming: Entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to a panel of famous investors and …
March 20, 2018 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 …
March 13, 2018 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 …
March 6, 2018 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 …
Feb. 21, 2018 BONUS - 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 …
Feb. 20, 2018 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 …
Feb. 6, 2018 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 …
Jan. 26, 2018 BONUS - 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 …
Jan. 23, 2018 Don't Be Fake
Hey, are you crushing it? It seems like everyone is constantly crushing it in the business world. But maybe it …
Jan. 16, 2018 BONUS - 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 …
Jan. 9, 2018 Start Making Something
New year, new you! If you started 2018 with an idea for a product, business, or creative pursuit, now is …
Dec. 26, 2017 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 …
Dec. 19, 2017 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 …
Dec. 5, 2017 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 …
Nov. 21, 2017 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 …
Nov. 8, 2017 BONUS - The Price of Basecamp's Water
Some leftover bits that didn't make it into the last episode.
Nov. 7, 2017 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. …
Oct. 31, 2017 BONUS - 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 …
Oct. 24, 2017 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. …
Oct. 10, 2017 Take A Stand
Business and politics tend to make uneasy bedfellows, but in these divisive times, even businesses that have historically stayed out …
Sept. 26, 2017 Say No
It's easy to say yes, whether it's to a customer request or a deadline from your boss. But saying yes …
Sept. 12, 2017 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 …
Aug. 29, 2017 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 …
Aug. 15, 2017 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 …
July 26, 2017 Rework Teaser
Rework is a podcast by the makers of Basecamp about a better way to work and run your business. While …