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.

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Recent Episodes

EP 416: Anxiety (and Mental Health) in the Achievement Society with Morra Aarons-Mele

March 14, 2023

I’ve called myself a recovering overachiever. I’m recovering not from the drive to excel but from the anxiety inherent to wondering if anything I achieve will ever be enough . And folks, it’s a struggle. The philosophy Byung…

EP 415: The Economics of Being Needy with Mara Glatzel

Feb. 28, 2023

We all have deep human needs—for belonging, for autonomy, for creative expression, for safety and security. But modern life can make it a real challenge to get those needs met in meaningful ways. Instead, we’re offered produ…

EP 414: The Economics of Ideas with Jenny Blake

Feb. 21, 2023

What makes an idea valuable? What turns it into a product that can be bought, sold, or rented? Ideas turn into capital assets thanks to our system of intellectual property rights. But understanding IP isn’t simply a matter o…

EP 413: The Economics of Getting (And Paying) Attention: Part 2

Feb. 14, 2023

This is Part 2 of The Economics of Getting (and Paying) Attention. If you haven’t listened to Part 1, I highly recommend starting there! In today’s episode, I explore the “right to publicity” and the value of celebrity as an…

BONUS: Permission to Speak with Samara Bay

Feb. 9, 2023

How comfortable are you with your own voice? How likely are you to say what's on your mind? Samara Bay, the author of the brand-new book Permission to Speak , is on a mission to change what power sounds like. I found Samara …

EP 412: The Economics of Paying Attention (Part 1)

Feb. 7, 2023

How does the principle of supply and demand influence what we pay attention to? (And who pays attention to us?)

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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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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