Home Work

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. You can submit your questions here.

Hosted by Dave Caolo and Harry Marks.

#16: School's Out For Summer

July 6, 2012 at 1:00PM • 26 minutes

Summer break is here for many of us and that means the kids are home from school. While we love their little faces, their presence also means a big adjustment in the home worker's schedule. This week, Aaron and Dave share the trials and tribulations of working from home during summer vacation

#15: Home Office Improvements

June 29, 2012 at 1:00PM • 27 minutes

If you work from home, you spent a large amount of time in one special place each and every day. And while the list of bare essentials for most of us is short and simple, it never hurts to try and make things a bit more enjoyable. This week Dave and Aaron discuss simple and easy ways to make improvements to your home office.

#14: Fitness

June 22, 2012 at 1:00PM • 34 minutes

It's easy to spend a lot of time behind your desk, especially when it's also in your home. This week, Aaron and Dave are joined by Lisa Johnson, a certified trainer and Pilates instructor who runs her own studio in Boston, Ma. Lisa shares simple exercise that we can do in our home offices with a minimum of equipment.

#13: Continuing Education

June 15, 2012 at 1:45PM • 28 minutes

Teachers, doctors, nurses and countless other professionals engage in continuing education to stay informed, maintain their edge and uphold standards in their industries. But what about people who work from home? In this episode, Dave and Aaron discuss what home workers can do to hone their skills and grow in their fields.

#12: Co-Working Spaces

June 8, 2012 at 1:00PM • 30 minutes

This week, Aaron and Dave are joined by Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd to discuss co-working spaces. Doc runs a co-working office in Hawaii called the Greenhouse Innovation Hub and Dave used to belong to a co-working space, so we've got plenty of first-hand experience to go around. Is a shared office for you? What are the benefits and drawbacks? We discuss that and more in this episode of Home Work.


#11: Routines

June 1, 2012 at 1:00PM • 31 minutes

This week Dave and Aaron discuss their routines, and the benefits (and challenges) that having routines present to them. Really. That's about it. It's a rather "routine" episode, to tell you the truth.

#10: Cindy Caughey

May 25, 2012 at 1:00PM • 34 minutes

This week Dave and Aaron are joined by Cindy Caughey, a home-based presentation designer. While the conversation is more organic this week, topics covered include staying active while working from home and how to say no to work when it's right there in your house.

#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.