Ever wonder where the standard 8-hour workday came from? Is it really the best way for us to work? What alternatives are there? In this episode, we discuss these issues and more, summarizing some of the key research in this area to shed light on the familiar 9-to-5 workday.
00:40: Topic introduction and the hosts’ experiences
04:55: The history of the 9-to-5 Workday
09:45: Alternatives to the 9-to-5 and some of the research on them
15:00: What about working less than 8 hours-a-day?
18:34: Positives of the 9-to-5 and potential consequences of alternative schedules
22:12: Outro and This Is Not Homework
Our intro and outro music is “Ingenuity” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0). You can find more of Lee’s music at https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/. Our transition music for this episode is “Introducing the Pre-roll” also by Lee! Licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0).
Logo Artwork by Antonella Espinoza. Find her at @ellaspin on Twitter!