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WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 17 – James Shelley

This week’s guest on the WorkAwesome podcast is James Shelley. James is a highly-regarded online writer, offering articles on productivity and time management — as well as attention and willpower. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. That said, James is also a storyteller and speaker. He has spoken to high school students about […]

Duration: 00:47:25

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 16 – Jesse Jacobs

This week’s guest on the WorkAwesome podcast is Jesse Jacobs, founder of the Samovar Tea Lounge. Jesse also blogs at RealRitual, a website that discusses the power and joy of maintaining rituals in life. If you’re looking to hear more of Jesse’s backstory, I highly suggest you check out his interview with Dan Benjamin on […]

Duration: 01:06:34

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 14 – Stever Robbins

This week on the WorkAwesome podcast, our editor Mike Vardy had the opportunity to chat with Stever Robbins, better known as The Get-It-Done Guy. Stever’s book has been reviewed here at WorkAwesome, and during this interview we dig a little deeper into the book, as well as other aspects of productivity and workflow that he [...]

Duration: 00:58:12

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 13 – Gina Trapani

WorkAwesome editor Mike Vardy had the pleasure to interview Lifehacker founding editor and highly-regarded developer Gina Trapani on this week’s episode of the podcast. Gina’s got a ton of projects on the go on the web, all of which are awesome in scope and in nature. She’s regarded as one of the top productivity experts [...]

Duration: 00:45:47

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 12 – Patrick Rhone

This week’s episode of the WorkAwesome podcast features a “less than minimal” interview with renowned minimalist and talented writer Patrick Rhone. Patrick’s writing covers the landscape of productivity, technology analysis and practical tips, all with a tremendous amount of articulation, thoughtfulness and flair. Patrick is the writer and curator at Minimal Mac, a website that [...]

Duration: 01:12:33

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 11 – Stephen Smith

This week’s episode of the WorkAwesome podcast features an interview with productivity consultant Stephen Smith. Stephen has been involved in the productivity realm for many years, and his most recent endeavour is the site, which is described as: …an open community and are looking forward to hearing new ideas and perspectives. We are not [...]

Duration: 00:38:08

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 10 – Ben Brooks

This week’s episode of the podcast feaures an interviewwithBen Brooks of The Brooks Review. The Brooks Review has quickly become a “must read” by productivity and technology fans alike. Brooks’ insightul and informed writing has garnered the attention of well-known web personalities such as Merlin Mann and John Gruber, and the site delivers its content [...]

Duration: 00:36:36

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 9 – Dan Benjamin

This week’s episode features an interview with Dan Benjamin of the Internet broadcasting network 5by5. This relatively new network features shows that involve not only Dan himself, but other well known “Internetians” such as John Gruber (Daring Fireball), Marco Arment (Instapaper), Jeffrey Zeldman (A List Apart) and Merlin Mann (43 Folders). WorkAwesome editor Mike Vardy [...]

Duration: 00:48:38

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 8 – Shawn Blanc

On this week’s episode of the WorkAwesome podcast, Mike Vardy had the pleasure to speak with Shawn Blanc, known for his elegant posts at his own site, During the interview, Shawn discusses thedifferenttools he uses to stay productive, how he works at home in comparison to working in the office and offers some insights [...]

Duration: 01:20:17

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 7 – Michael Sliwinski

After a two week break, the WorkAwesome podcast returns featuring an interview with Michael Sliwinski, creator of Nozbe and founder of Productive Firm. Nozbe is a cloud-based tool that Sliwinski designed for his own personal use at first, but released it to the public a few years back and has been growing steadily ever since. [...]

Duration: 00:35:44

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 6 – Karen Brelsford

This week’s podcast features tips on simple ways to get through the holidays and an interview with theatrical artistic director Karen Brelsford. Karen has been working in theatre for years and WorkAwesome editor Mike Vardy discusses with her how she is able to balance her work as well as handle the rigors of working in [...]

Duration: 00:25:45

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 5 – David Allen

On this week’s podcast, WorkAwesome editor Mike Vardy speaks with someone who many consider to be the preeminent productivity expert on the planet: David Allen. David is the author of Getting Things Done (and creator of the methodology with the same name — or GTD for short) and is the “go to guy” for all [...]

Duration: 00:38:13

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 4 – Brett Kelly

This week’s podcast features an interview with Brett Kelly of Bridging the Nerd Gap and author of the popular ebook, Evernote Essentials. Brett has been a part of the productivity scene on the web for years now, with a myriad of blogs and projects to his credit. Brett and WorkAwesome editor Mike Vardy discuss the [...]

Duration: 00:36:14

WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 2

This week’s episode of the WorkAwesome podcast features an interview with ZURB’s ChiefInstigator,Bryan Zmijewski that was conducted just after the release of their new web service, Verify. Host Mike Vardy also delves into the world of iPad and iPhone productivity including what’s now possible with the recent updates in the iOS — as well as [...]

Duration: 00:25:52

Announcing The WorkAwesome Podcast

Today marks the launch of our latest enhancement to the WorkAwesome site: the WorkAwesome podcast. This weekly podcast will feature tips and tricks, motivation and inspiration, reviews and interviews – and much more. Hosted by yours truly, WorkAwesome editor Mike Vardy, the aim of the podcast is to bring you some of the things we’re [...]

Duration: 01:36:44