Cover art for podcast Rework

Rework

138 EpisodesProduced by BasecampWebsite

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.

32:34

Work, Rest, and What You Will

We at Basecamp love to preach the virtues of the 8-hour work day, but where did it come from? (Hint: Not from Henry Ford!) Labor historian Emily Twarog explains the origins of the 8-hour work day and why it was so short-lived in the U.S.

Show Notes

"This CEO thinks it's crazy to work more than 40 hours a week" (CNN) - 00:34

"Extreme Capitalism with Jason Calacanis," the episode that credits Henry Ford with the 8-hour work day - 1:04

"Did the 8-hour day and the 40-hour week come from Henry Ford, or labor unions?" (Politifact) - 1:06

Emily Twarog | Twitter - 1:10

"The Mill Girls of Lowell" (National Park Service) - 1:54

The Lowell Offering - 3:04

"Fire of 1871" (Encyclopedia of Chicago) - 3:51

A history of McCormick's reaper works factory - 4:59

An overview of the Haymarket Riot - 5:24

A history of the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912 - 5:54

The U.S. Department of Labor's history of the Fair Labor Standards Act - 11:02

The National Labor Relations Board's FAQs on the National Labor Relations Act - 11:06

Fight for $15 - 29:17

"She was Instacart's biggest cheerleader. Now she's leading a worker revolt" (Washington Post) - 29:29

Emily Twarog's book, Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in Twentieth-Century America - 31:25

Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor by Steven Greenhouse - 31:36

On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane by Emily Guendelsberger - 31:45
Educational emoji reaction

Educational

Interesting emoji reaction

Interesting

Funny emoji reaction

Funny

Agree emoji reaction

Agree

Love emoji reaction

Love

Wow emoji reaction

Wow

Listen to Rework

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://feeds.transistor.fm/rework

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens