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Home Work

A weekly advice podcast for people who work from home, whether freelancer or telecommuter. We address listener-submitted questions, comments and concerns about all aspects of working from home. Hosted by Dave Caolo. You can submit your questions here.

Hosted by Dave Caolo.



#9: Communication

May 18, 2012 at 1:00PM • 28 minutes

Working from home can be like working on a desert island. Dave and Aaron discuss communication, the role it plays in the home office, and their favorite tools for staying in touch with the rest of the world.


#8: Music

May 11, 2012 at 1:00PM • 29 minutes

Everyone loves music. But does it fit into the home office? This week, Dave and Aaron discuss the place the music has in the home office, the challenges that it can present, and the ways to make it work for you. And Grunge.


#7: Patrick Rhone

May 4, 2012 at 1:00PM • 42 minutes

This week Dave and Aaron are joined by Patrick Rhone, author of Enough and Keeping It Straight, as well as the man behind MinimalMac.com. Patrick shares with us some of his home office tricks and challenges, and makes it clear that working from home is far from romantic.

Special guest Patrick Rhone.


#6: The Mental Office

April 27, 2012 at 1:00PM • 28 minutes

Working from home isn't always about notebooks, apps and office furniture. Much of it happens in the head, between fighting distraction, staying focused and keeping things organized. In this episode, Aaron and Dave chat about leaving work at work (even when it's in your home) and doing a mind-sweep to keep things clear.


#5: Equipment & Tools

April 20, 2012 at 1:00PM • 36 minutes

If you love knowing what other people use in their office, then this is the episode for you. Dave and Aaron discuss the tools and equipment they use to get their jobs done, and offer great suggestions for anyone looking to work smarter, not harder.


#4: Distraction

April 13, 2012 at 1:00PM • 32 minutes

One of the biggest obstacles to working successfully from home is distraction. This week Aaron & Dave wrestle with their own distraction, talk about how they neutralize it in their work space, and recommend some tools to help.


#3: Assembling A Team

April 6, 2012 at 1:00PM • 28 minutes

Working from home doesn't mean working alone. This week Dave and Aaron discuss how to assemble a team to help you do your job better, including hiring subcontractors and building your own personal Board of Advisors.


#2: Work Spaces

March 29, 2012 at 1:00PM • 24 minutes

Dave and Aaron discuss their own home office setups, the challenges to creating a working environment in the place where youlive, and having a back-up office for emergencies.


#1: Introductions

March 23, 2012 at 1:00PM • 23 minutes

The inaugural episode of the Home Work podcast, setting the stage for what to expect on this show, and introducing the hosts Aaron Mahnke and Dave Caolo to the listening audience.