Episode 108: When Working From Home Goes Hilariously Wrong

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What happens when you’re giving a super-serious TV interview from home and your kids bust in on you? Viral-video fame, of course!

Working from home has lots of hazards. The fridge is too close, there are too many distractions, and naps are very tempting. But a professor giving a Skype interview on the BBC had the absolute best work-from-home fail (win?) when his children and then his wife busted in on him in the most hilarious fashion. We talk about the video, the controversy over many people assuming that the wife was the nanny, our own work-from-home stories, and more.

Episode Links

Robert Kelly and Family Get Interviewed On Purpose This Time


Breaking Down The Father On BBC Being Interrupted By His Children, by Ben Thompson – Medium

I’m Not The Nanny by Thien-Kim Lam

Thien-Kim Lam on BBC Radio’s World Have Your Say (her part starts at 5:24)

Opinion: We Are Not Just ‘The Nanny’ by Thien-Kim Lam – NBC News

How To Make Perfect Pancakes, by Amy Oztan


An Astronaut’s Guide To Life In Space, by Chris Hadfield

What I Learned From Going Blind In Space, by Chris Hadfield

You May Want To Marry My Husband, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal – NY Times

‘Live for the Moment’: Readers Share Stories of Love and Loss, by Marie Tae McDermott – NY Times

Little Pea, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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