WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 13 – Gina Trapani

WorkAwesome editor Mike Vardy had the pleasure to interview Lifehacker founding editor and highly-regarded developer Gina Trapani on this week’s episode of the podcast. Gina’s got a ton of projects on the go on the web, all of which are awesome in scope and in nature. She’s regarded as one of the top productivity experts on the web today (one could go as for to say that her reach expands well beyond the Internet realm as well), and it was truly a privilege to have her on as a guest.

Show Notes

  • Gina discusses the reason behind starting started Lifehacker and the reason for eventually leaving the site.
  • Why Gina believes that productivity has had (and still does have) such an appeal to so many on the Internet.
  • Todo.txt app, Gina’s self-developed task list application, is discussed.
  • Gina gives a rundown of her daily workflow, including IRC, email and other tools she uses.
  • What is ThinkUp? Gina spills the beans.
  • Mike and Gina offer a requiem for the late, lamented Google Wave.
  • The status of Gina’s standing desk experiment.
  • Apparently, Gina occasionally dances while she works. So what’s on her playlist?
  • Gina digs Gmail…she explains her reasons, what aspects of Gmail’s features she uses and some of the other apps she has to keep tabs on things.

There was a lot more that went down in this brief — yet informative and entertaining — discussion, including Gina’s drink of choice and sleep habits. Check out this episode by subscribing through your favorite podcast aggregator or by listening to it right here on the website.

Please note that there were some slight issues with Skype on occasion during the interview. There wasn’t much that could be done about that, and since Gina’s time is at a premium, there was little choice but to let these rare imperfections slide.

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Mike Vardy an editor on Work Awesome. We could tell you where his personal productivity parody site, Eventualism and all of his other projects reside on the web, but you'd be best served going to and following the trail of virtual bread crumbs from there.


  1. Robert Bigelow on the 2nd March

    Gina is a true g33k in the old-school sense: she *creates* things, my favorite being “todo.txt”

  2. Victoralexs on the 18th April

    Hi there,

    Stop Gina from spreading lies about the gender wage gap:

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