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.



#76: Down Time

September 13, 2013 at 7:00AM • 45 minutes

Dave looks at the benefits of having a scanner. Plus, Scrivener as a complete blogger's tool and dealing with downtime.


#75: Teamwork

September 6, 2013 at 3:00PM • 32 minutes

Dave looks at Coggle, a new and free mind-mapping application. Plus, the benefits of journaling and a look at tools for collaborating with remote colleagues..


#74: They're All Going to Laugh at You

August 30, 2013 at 3:00PM • 50 minutes

A new tool from Logitech, "leaving rough edges" in the tip segment and a good look at Impostor Syndrome. Plus, Aaron's wonderful and affecting root beer story.


#73: Passion Isn't Enough

August 23, 2013 at 3:00PM • 53 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave explore the notion that "follow your passion" is bad career advice. Plus, a great piece of hardware and software in the tools segment. Also, insight gleaned from working without electricity for the day and the benefits of forming a home-worker support group.

Also note that, starting this week, we've included the time stamp for each segment if you want to jump right to it.


#72: The Highly Effective Episode

August 16, 2013 at 3:00PM • 46 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave discuss habits. We've got a great tool for working with ambient noise, habit-building ideas and sweet, sweet cinnamon Pop Tarts.


#71: Nap Time

August 9, 2013 at 3:00PM • 49 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave welcome TUAW's TJ Luoma who shares his homemade method of keeping track of the work you do all day long. Plus, oDesk is in the news and then the guys discuss the power of taking a nap during the day (and Dave tries to convince Aaron to start napping).


#70: Busyness

August 2, 2013 at 3:00PM • 55 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave debut the show's new format. In the news they discuss Apple's ability to keep its home-based workers on task. They also share a tip on how your tendencies to be a introvert or extrovert can affect your work day, and finally they address an article on "motion vs. action" and being busy for busyness' sake.


#69: Back From Vacation

July 26, 2013 at 3:00PM • 30 minutes

This week Aaron and Dave are back from their respective vacations. They discuss getting back into the swing of this post-vacation, the three types of vacation, creating a mobile office and ideas for staying productive while mobile. Finally, the announce a format change that will affect the show, starting with episode 70.


#68: Marketcircle's Alykhan "AJ" Jetha

July 18, 2013 at 3:00PM • 35 minutes

This week Aaron is away, so Dave sits down with Alykhan "AJ" Jetha, CEO of Marketcircle, to discuss Billings, Daylite and advice for small business owners.


#67: Personal Blogging

July 12, 2013 at 3:00PM • 39 minutes

It's tempting, when you work from home, to have side projects. This week Dave and Aaron talk about running a personal blog, how to capture inspiration during the work day and what they've learned about online writing over the years. And tea.