Think Differently about Work, Culture, and the Economy

Think Differently about Work, Culture, and the Economy

It's easy to lose your way in the 21st-century economy. The world of work and business is changing so rapidly that you might start focusing more on how to keep up than how to live a meaningful life. What Works is a podcast for entrepreneurs, independent workers, and employees who don't want to lose themselves to the whims of late-stage capitalism. Host Tara McMullin covers money, management, culture, media, philosophy, and more to figure out what's working (and what's not) today. Tara offers a distinctly interdisciplinary approach to the discourse around business, work, and personal growth.

Latest Episode

Recent Episodes

Economy Money Capitalism

EP 391: How do human decisions shape the economy? with Stacey Vanek Smith

Aug. 9, 2022

What even is the economy really? How does economic news impact my daily life? And what would prompt two humanities majors to go all-in on business and the economy?

Book Goals Psychology

THE BOOK: Do your Big-G Goals Serve You?

July 26, 2022

After finding myself frustrated, exhausted, and burnt out, I had to ask: Are the goals I set making my life better?

Economy Money

EP 390: Context Clues: Is a recession inevitable?

July 12, 2022

How do you prepare your small business for economic ups and downs?

Psychology Capitalism Social Media Identity

EP 389: Context Clues: Does everyone need a personal brand?

July 5, 2022

How has our relationship with ourselves changed since we started to put so much effort into emphasizing the most marketable parts of our identities?

Money Identity

EP 388: Extra Context: Not Getting Paid

June 28, 2022

Can work be valuable even if you're not making money with it? What role do hobbies and personal pursuits have in our lives outside of work?

Psychology Philosophy History

EP 387: Context Clues: Is there hope beyond positive thinking?

June 21, 2022

Vibe check: does positive thinking get in the way of recognizing real limitations and structural challenges?

About the Hosts

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Tara McMullin

Writer, Podcaster, Producer

Tara McMullin is a writer, podcaster, and producer. For over 13 years, she’s studied small business owners—how they live, how they work, what influences them, and what they hope for the future. She’s the host of What Works, a podcast about navigating the 21st-century economy with your humanity intact. Tara is also co-founder of YellowHouse.Media, a boutique podcast production company. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, The Startup, The Muse, and The Huffington Post. Her first book, What Works: A Comprehensive Framework To Change The Way We Approach Goal Setting, will be released in November.

She lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two lovable cats that showed up in the backyard one day. Her heart is always in the mountains of Montana.

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YellowHouse.Media

Production Team

YellowHouse.Media is a full-service podcast production agency led by executive producers Sean and Tara McMullin. We specialize in working with small business owners, thought leaders, and scholars to help them bring their work to life.

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A Radically Different Approach to Goal-Setting

What Works is an antidote to the relentless pursuit of “more” and the culture of striving that we live in. It’s an unconventional approach to goal-setting, planning, and execution that prioritizes practice over achievement in both life and work. Not just a call to slow down or find the joy in missing out, What Works walks the reader through a framework for examining what’s driving their pursuit of more, setting commitments to orient their growth, and organizing their action as a learning process.

On Sale: November 1, 2022

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