David Heinemeier Hansson

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0006 - OCT 12, 2021

Workaholism

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Working long hours, putting in overtime, logging on on the weekends, have become badges of honor, but there’s a big difference between work and getting stuff done. This week Jason and David push back against this idea of workaholism.

Rework Revisited
SEASON 2 - BONUS EPISODE - JUL 27, 2021

Before Basecamp

with David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried

Rework is coming back for season 2 this September! In the meantime here’s a little bonus to tide you over. Back in the late 90s and early 2000s, during the dot com bubble, Basecamp cofounders, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson both had run-ins with venture-backed tech startups. These...

Rework Revisited
EPISODE 0113 - MAR 9, 2021

HEY World

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Basecamp co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson talk about HEY World, a new feature of the HEY email service where customers can create a super simple blog. HEY World has no templates, no endless scroll, no ads, no trackers, and no JavaScript. It represents Basecamp’s attempt to create...

HEY
EPISODE 0107 - DEC 8, 2020

HEY for Work

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Basecamp is winding down a busy year with one more thing: the rollout of its HEY email service for the workplace. Co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson talk about privacy, marketing, onboarding, and the other considerations that went into making HEY for Work. They also reflect on the...

HEY
EPISODE 0099 - OCT 6,2020

Greetings from Mojito Island

with David Heinemeier Hansson

Basecamp co-founder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson has been on a not-totally-intended sabbatical from both work and Twitter, and on an entirely intended break from living in the U.S. He checks in from Europe to talk about how he’s managing his time off as the boss, and what developments back at...

DHH and Jason Fried
BONUS EPISODE - AUG 4, 2020

The Email That Changed My Life

with Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson, Saya Hillman, Rick Cosgrove, Julie Wernau, Mike McGee, and others

Basecamp probably wouldn’t exist today if not for an email that David Heinemeier Hansson sent Jason Fried in 2001. That correspondence was the beginning of a partnership that produced Basecamp, several books, and most recently HEY, the company’s new email service. This episode is our love letter to...

EPISODE 0092 - JUL 21, 2020

Q and HEY, Part 2

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Basecamp co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson held a recent livestream session where they answered questions about HEY, the company’s new email service. You can listen to Part 1 or watch the entire livestream on YouTube.

HEY
EPISODE 0091 - JUL 14, 2020

Q and HEY, Part 1

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson held a livestream session where they answered audience questions about Hey, Basecamp’s new email service. In Part One, they discuss feature requests, customer support, and plans for hiring. The full Q&A can be viewed on YouTube.

HEY
EPISODE 0087 - JUN 16, 2020

Hey, What's Going On?

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Basecamp has launched Hey, a new email platform with a strong point of view. It’s also one of the stupidest things Basecamp has ever attempted. Co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson talk about the philosophy around time, attention, and privacy that forms the backbone of Hey, why Inbox...

EPISODE 0083 - MAY 19, 2020

Winston Sat At His Computer

with David Heinemeier Hansson

A growing number of companies have turned to employee surveillance software to monitor their newly remote workforce. Basecamp, which has taken a hardline stance against surveillance of all kinds, decided to ban makers of this “tattleware” from integrating with our products. Basecamp CTO David...

Privacy
GOING REMOTE - MAR 25, 2020

Remote Work Q&A, Part 2

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

This is the second part of a two-hour live Q&A on remote work that Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson held last week. Part 2 covers questions about interruptions, mental health, hardware and software tools, and building culture as a remote company. You can find Part 1 on our feed in your...

Remote Work
GOING REMOTE - MAR 20, 2020

Remote Work Q&A, Part 1

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Earlier this week, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson held a live Q&A about remote work. We’re splitting the session into two episodes. Part 1 covers questions about video calls, brainstorming, setting priorities, and good management during a time of stressful transition. If you’d like to...

Remote Work
BONUS EPISODE - FEB 20, 2020

Extreme Capitalism with Jason Calacanis

with David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Calacanis

Basecamp co-founder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson sits down with entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Calacanis to debate the gig economy, democratic socialism, and whether the American dream is dead. The conversation in this episode is adapted from a longer interview that can be found in full...

DHH and Jason Fried
EPISODE 0069 - JAN 28, 2020

Mr. DHH Goes to Washington

with David Heinemeier Hansson and Jane Yang

Basecamp co-founder and Chief Technology Officer David Heinemeier Hansson has been ranting on Twitter about monopolistic practices in Big Tech for a while, and he recently got an unexpected opportunity to air his grievances about Google, Apple, and Facebook in front of a congressional subcommittee....

Big Tech
EPISODE 0063 - DEC 3, 2019

Venture Capital and Control with Dave Teare

with David Heinemeier Hansson and Dave Teare

Dave Teare is the co-founder and official “heart and soul” of 1Password, which recently raised $200 million in its first round of venture capital. Basecamp is a longtime happy customer of 1Password and also a longtime critic of venture capital, so the funding announcement led to some back-and-forth...

DHH and Jason Fried
BONUS EPISODE - NOV 15, 2019

Breaking the Black Box

with David Heinemeier Hansson, Ruha Benjamin, and Mara Zepeda

Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson sparked a national controversy this week when he posted a series of livid tweets about how his wife received a much lower credit limit than he did on their Apple Cards, despite applying with the same financial information. What began as a rant against...

Greatest Hits
EPISODE 0059 - NOV 5, 2019

Rework Mailbag 5

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

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 imagine a...

Mailbags
EPISODE 0054 - OCT 1, 2019

Open Source and Power with Matt Mullenweg

with David Heinemeier Hansson and Matt Mullenweg

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.

DHH and Jason Fried
EPISODE 0053 - SEPT 24, 2019

Heal the Internet

with David Heinemeier Hansson

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 action on big...

Privacy
BONUS EPISODE - JUN 11, 2019

Open Source Beyond the Market

with David Heinemeier Hansson

This is a lightly edited version of a keynote address Basecamp co-founder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson delivered at RailsConf 2019 about “open source, markets, debts, purpose, and no less than the meaning of life.” David also sits down with Shaun to talk briefly about how he approached this...

DHH and Jason Fried
EPISODE 0042 - MAY 21, 2019

Rework Mailbag 4

with Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson, and Kristin Aardsma

Basecamp co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson are back in the studio to answer your questions. This edition of Mailbag includes topics like why big companies don’t use Basecamp; how they managed the transition from a web design agency to a product company; and what their business...

Mailbags
BONUS EPISODE - MAY 14, 2019

DHH on The Heartbeat Podcast

with David Heinemeier Hansson and Claire Lew

In our last episode, we talked to Claire Lew, the CEO of Know Your Team. She has her own show called The Heartbeat Podcast, where she talks to founders and leaders about management. This is her interview with Basecamp co-founder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson. To listen to more of The Heartbeat...

EPISODE 0039 - APR 9, 2019

Subscription Hostages

with David Heinemeier Hansson, Laura Hazard Owen, Richard Holober, Jim Ewert, Pete Mortensen, and Jen Sabella

Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: You sign up for a service or a product online. When you go to cancel, you discover the only way to stop the subscription is to write an email or—even worse, make an actual phone call. In this episode, we try to get to the bottom of why this consumer trap...

Customer Support
BONUS EPISODE - MAR 19, 2019

Ruby on Rails

with David Heinemeier Hansson

In 2004, Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson released a framework called Ruby on Rails that has since been used by over 1.2 million web applications including Twitter, Airbnb, Hulu, and, of course, Basecamp. In this bonus episode of Rework, David talks about creativity, finding a passion, and how...

DHH and Jason Fried
BONUS EPISODE - JAN 22, 2019

Spark Joy with DHH

with David Heinemeier Hansson

Basecamp co-founders David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried are fans of Marie Kondo’s 2014 bestseller “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” which is back in the cultural zeitgeist thanks to her new Netflix show. In this bonus episode, DHH talks about how he’s applied the KonMari framework to...

Just For Fun
BONUS EPISODE - DEC 21, 2018

100% Facebook-Free

with David Heinemeier Hansson

After yet another round of revelations about Facebook’s use of customer data, Basecamp has decided to become 100% Facebook-free. We’ve actually been off Facebook proper for a while, but on Wednesday we decided to remove the company from Instagram and WhatsApp as well. This is a conversation with...

Big Tech
EPISODE 0029 - NOV 6, 2018

Rework Mailbag 3

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

It’s time for another episode where Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer your questions! In this one, they discuss how to apply calm company principles to client work and classrooms, and talk about healthy ways for business partners to disagree.

Mailbags
EPISODE 0019 - MAY 15, 2018

Rework Mailbag 2

with Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson, and Alison Green

Basecamp co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer listener questions about workplace communication and remote working. Alison Green of Ask A Manager, whom we featured in our previous episode, gives her advice on a couple of questions too. If you’d like to submit a question for...

Mailbags
EPISODE 0016 - MAR 20, 2018

How to Say You're Sorry

with David Heinemeier Hansson, Susan McCarthy, Robin Geall, and Robert Rawlins

“You know I try, but I don’t do too well with apologies,” Justin Bieber once sang. You’re not the only one with this problem, Justin! Why is saying sorry so difficult, especially for businesses? In this episode: A veteran tracker of apologies looks at what’s changed (and what hasn’t) in public...

Running a Calm Company
EPISODE 0015 - MAR 6, 2018

Please Don't Like This

with David Heinemeier Hansson, Kevin Bazzana, and Tara Mann

At Basecamp, we’re in the midst of a debate over an Applause feature that was designed to improve communication but might be stoking unwanted anxiety. In this episode, CTO David Heinemeier Hansson and iOS designer Tara Mann present different sides of the Applause debate and explore the ways behavior...

Basecamp Behind the Scenes, Greatest Hits
EPISODE 0010 - DEC 19, 2017

Rework Mailbag 1 - Part 1

with Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

This is the first of two episodes where Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer questions from our listeners. In this episode, they talk about the role of luck and timing in starting Basecamp; ass pricing (yes, you read that correctly); hiring in the early stages of a business; and more. If...

Mailbags
EPISODE 0005 - OCT 10, 2017

Take A Stand

with David Heinemeier Hansson, Steven Dyme, Robyn Lytle, and Michelle Lytle

Business and politics tend to make uneasy bedfellows, but in these divisive times, even businesses that have historically stayed out of hot-button issues are coming off the sidelines. In this episode: An online florist tells racists to shop elsewhere; Basecamp stops reimbursing employees for Uber...

EPISODE 0003 - SEPT 12, 2017

Pick A Fight (on Twitter)

with David Heinemeier Hansson

Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson is known for many things, including creating Ruby on Rails and writing business books. He also has a knack for arguing with people on the Internet. This cheerfully profane conversation explores how Twitter is like a virtual pillow to scream into and the role...

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