Rework

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. In Season 2, we're going through Rework (the book) chapter by chapter and talking with authors, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, about what's changed in the world of business over the last eleven years since the book was published.

You Never Forget George Pappageorge ・21.01.2020

Basecamp CEO Jason Fried gives an update on the company's Chicago headquarters.

Less Business, More d20s ・14.01.2020

A talk by Matthew Vincent, a member of Basecamp's Ops team, about working remotely.

Welcome Aboard ・07.01.2020

Our first episode of 2020 is all about inclusive ways to onboard new employees.

BONUS - The Knight Before Christmas ・24.12.2019

Magic, chivalry, time travel, and wide-legged pants.

Are The Kids Alright? ・17.12.2019

The surveillance economy is making inroads into young people's lives.

Lab Week ・10.12.2019

Meet two businesses that aren't afraid to try new things.

Venture Capital and Control with Dave Teare ・03.12.2019

Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson and 1Password co-founder Dave Teare discuss 1Password's $200 million fundraising round.

Calm in the Political Storm ・26.11.2019

A political consultant applies calm work principles to an industry that's known for the opposite dynamic.

BONUS - Basecamp: This Time It's Personal ・22.11.2019

Basecamp co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson talk about launching a new free plan.

Spending in the Clouds ・19.11.2019

Blake Stoddard on Basecamp's Ops team talks about saving over a half-million dollars on cloud services.

BONUS - Breaking the Black Box ・15.11.2019

The tech and financial sectors are biased! Let's do something about it.

Big Brother at the Office ・12.11.2019

Between cameras, sensor-equipped ID badges, and keystroke-logging software, employers are keeping an ever-watchful eye on their workers, all in the name of security or increased productivity. Jason Meller has spent his career in computer security and witnessed what can happen when a cor... Read More

Mailbag 5 ・05.11.2019

Basecamp co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer listener questions in this short but jam-packed mailbag episode. Among other topics, they discuss whether they prefer reading physical books or the Kindle; talk about providing feedback to rejected job candidates; and ... Read More

A Hosty Retreat ・29.10.2019

Basecamp has taken a clear stance against tracking on the web, so when we learned that our podcast hosting provider had introduced listener-targeted advertising, we decided to decamp to a different company. On today's episode, Wailin talks to Lex Friedman, chief revenue officer of Rewor... Read More

Meet Andy ・22.10.2019

Basecamp's new head of marketing, Andy Didorosi, talks about how he started a bus company in his hometown of Detroit to help fill a gap in public transit; what he learned about building a business with a "buy one, give one" social mission; and why he left the company he founded to join Basecamp.

In the Market for a Marketer ・15.10.2019

As part of a mini hiring boom at Basecamp this year, CEO Jason Fried went looking for a position that had never existed before at the company: head of marketing. Over a thousand people applied for the role. In this episode, Jason explains how he narrowed a very competitive pool of candi... Read More

Nevermore, Amazon ・08.10.2019

In the spring of 2019, Danny Caine, the owner of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, overheard a customer saying she could buy a new hardcover online for $15. Danny took to Twitter to explain the economics of independent bookstores and the thread went viral, putting the 32-year-ol... Read More

Open Source and Power with Matt Mullenweg ・01.10.2019

Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress and the founder of Automattic, joins Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson for a spirited debate about tech monopolies, power in open-source communities, and how to be good stewards of the modern web that they helped build.

Heal the Internet ・24.09.2019

In August, Basecamp ended its practice of using pixel trackers in emails. Co-founder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson shares what prompted that decision, which is part of a larger discussion about how to push back against Big Tech anti-privacy policies and the impact of individual actio... Read More

Slow Fashion ・17.09.2019

"Dreams shouldn't be sensible." In 2011, David and Clare Hieatt launched Hiut Denim in a small Welsh town that had been home to a jeans factory for 40 years. The Hieatts saw an opportunity to restore those lost jobs—and to do it in a way that fit with their ideas about building a sustai... Read More

Farewell, Happy Camper ・10.09.2019

Basecamp has a new website and a new logo. If this is the first you're hearing about it, it's because CEO Jason Fried opted out of the big rebranding announcement that many companies undertake. On this episode, Jason and marketing designer Adam Stoddard talk about what prompted the new ... Read More

BONUS - The Google Ads Shakedown ・05.09.2019

On Tuesday, Basecamp CEO Jason Fried tweeted about some shady business involving Google Ads and search results. The tweet got a lot of attention, so we brought Jason on the show to talk about what got him so riled up over Google. No punches were pulled in the making of this episode!

The Cult of Overwork ・03.09.2019

We're back from summer break! It's time to get back to work, but it's important not to overdo it. In this episode, Ty Fujimura, president of web design firm Cantilever, talks about how he escaped the Cult of Overwork; why it's important to rethink the relationship between hours "worked"... Read More

BONUS - 37signals Podcast - Q&A with Jason and David ・27.08.2019

We're taking off the month of August! During our hiatus, we'll be playing some vintage episodes of the 37signals Podcast, a show that Basecamp ran from 2009-2011 (and then forgot all about until Wailin came across the show during an unrelated Google search). In this episode, Basecamp (t... Read More

BONUS - 37signals Podcast - Making People Pay ・20.08.2019

We're taking off the month of August! During our hiatus, we'll be playing some vintage episodes of the 37signals Podcast, a show that Basecamp ran from 2009-2011 (and then forgot all about until Wailin came across the show during an unrelated Google search). In this episode, Basecamp (t... Read More