13 episodes

Keith and Carl are marketing gurus and managers, bonded together by their adjacent cubicles. Together, they explore the absurdities of work and life by questioning corporate America and their life experiences that got them there.

Follow along as Keith and Carl humorously force a new friendship. Each episode includes a section called, "Keith and Carl Become Friends", the hosts will ask each other a mystery personal question. Their unscripted responses will shed light into their personalities, behavior and motivations. It gets real!

The heart of the show will center around a "Work Short Topic of the Day". Keith and Carl will explore various topics while providing their possibly misguided perspectives and interpretations, often a result of their perverse, yet oddly relate-able, childhood and young adult experiences.

See more of their story at www.KeithandCarl.com.

Work Shorts Keith Coleman and Carl Spande

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Keith and Carl are marketing gurus and managers, bonded together by their adjacent cubicles. Together, they explore the absurdities of work and life by questioning corporate America and their life experiences that got them there.

Follow along as Keith and Carl humorously force a new friendship. Each episode includes a section called, "Keith and Carl Become Friends", the hosts will ask each other a mystery personal question. Their unscripted responses will shed light into their personalities, behavior and motivations. It gets real!

The heart of the show will center around a "Work Short Topic of the Day". Keith and Carl will explore various topics while providing their possibly misguided perspectives and interpretations, often a result of their perverse, yet oddly relate-able, childhood and young adult experiences.

See more of their story at www.KeithandCarl.com.

    S2 E5: Negotiate that Job Offer! Get Paid!

    S2 E5: Negotiate that Job Offer! Get Paid!

    We get it. It was work. Interview after interview trying to convince people that you won't suck. And it worked.
    The phone rings and your future boss tells you what the company thinks you're worth. The salary offer. Now what? Do you have a plan? Well, you should.
    Keith and Carl, having both given and received many job offers, share with you a multi-step plan to maximize your value during the negotiation process. Don't leave money on the table! While this is a big day for you, just know that for the hiring manager and HR, it's another "to do" on their list.
    Also in this episode, Keith and Carl discuss tiny houses, awkward propositions from strangers and the hottest side hustles to make you rich. Be prepared to smirk while you work!

    • 51 min
    S2 E4: The Virtual Job Interview

    S2 E4: The Virtual Job Interview

    You did it. The company called you back, and now you have a handful of interviews scheduled for your dream job. And they are all VIRTUAL!
    Now what? You listen to this episode!
    Keith and Carl, experienced interviewers in this new virtual world, take the time to provide valuable tips and guidance to help you land that dream job. The smallest things make the biggest difference!
    Also in this episode, Keith and Carl discuss many appetizing topics including last meals, Matthew McConaughey and male stripping. It'll surely make you smirk while you work!

    • 40 min
    S2 E3: Strategic Planning

    S2 E3: Strategic Planning

    Strategic Planning. Is it a corporate buzz word? Yep. Do well paid people spend way too much time fretting over PowerPoint presentations in a fleeting effort to wordsmith the phrase "my plan is to grow the business and my ideas need money."? Yep. Did Keith and Carl put their podcast on hiatus because "planning season" sucked every minute of their time, like a child annoyingly sucking down that seemingly unending last drop of a chocolate malt? Yep.
    Well, Keith and Carl are back and ready to drop their opinions on a topic that is close to home, and frankly, took part in their home. Successful businesses use strategic planning to drive results in the coming year, and Carl, being the planner that he is, thought it would be a stellar idea for the duo to create a strategic plan for the podcast on the podcast. Do you think they will hit their growth goals?
    While they were away from each other, Keith and Carl missed exploring the other's life through their random, unscripted questions in their favorite section of the podcast, "Keith and Carl Become Friends". Listen in as they discuss 90's sitcoms, cool cars and bench seats.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S2 E2: Carl's Career Change Dilemma

    S2 E2: Carl's Career Change Dilemma

    Working from home in a makeshift 'office' space crammed in the corner of his bedroom hidden behind piles of laundry... Fighting the 9 other living things in his house to be quiet for 10 hours a day... The feeling of isolation that comes with only connecting with people through some form of brain cell killing technology... May have driven Carl over the edge.
    In this episode, Carl passionately defends his new found excitement for a big career change. The career and industry he's targeting is littered with stigma - "it's unhealthy", "it's addictive", "it ruins relationships". In spite of this, Carl sees endless opportunity and a chance to reboot. As for Keith... he sees this as the beginning, or end, of a downward spiral. You must listen to find out the details!
    Also, Keith and Carl become even closer friends as they discuss socks, drugs and nudity. I bet you're thinking "WTF?"... Yeah, we are too.
    Thanks for all of your support!
    Follow us! Visit www.keithandcarl.com
    Facebook @workshorts
    Instagram @workshortspodcast

    • 44 min
    Salute to Restaurant Workers

    Salute to Restaurant Workers

    Keith and Carl are back!
    In Season 2, Keith and Carl step away from analyzing their corporate jobs - they may have had some explaining to do - to salute tireless workers in industries that are critical to our way of life. You can expect that they've spent time in many of these jobs - sometimes with success, sometimes not.
    During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Restaurant Industry and its workers have been severely impacted. Both Keith and Carl have worked in restaurants, either as food and drink slingers or bouncers. I'll let you find out who did what.. This is a salute to all of their restaurant friends, local food joints, dive bars and happy hour patio spots.
    Do you think you know Keith and Carl? Can you guess the superhero each would be if given the chance? Find out in the returning section "Keith and Carl Become Friends".
    And don't forget everyone's favorite section, well at least it's in the top 3, the "C-List". Carl gives everyone great tips on how be an awesome server and bartender.
    Thanks for all of your support!
    Follow us! Visit www.keithandcarl.com
    Facebook @workshorts
    Instagram @workshortspodcast

    • 1 hr 21 min
    S1 E6: Work Shorts Season 1 Recap

    S1 E6: Work Shorts Season 1 Recap

    THANK YOU for listening to the podcast and Keith and Carl's friendship journey in Season 1! They've had a blast creating, bantering and getting to know each other! Here are some of their favorite moments from Season 1. If you missed these moments, it won't hurt to listen again! Post your favorite moments on their Facebook page (@workshorts). They'd love to hear from you!
    Season 2 and other podcast and video content is being created now! Visit www.KeithandCarl.com and subscribe to get the latest updates and newest content. We hope you've "smirked while you worked"!
    "Thumbs up to that ..."

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

amads103 ,

Across all careers

Even though I work in a different industry, there are similar issues and concerns over hear. It has been interesting to see the parallels in my own job. Laughing along also!

Sit Listen Chill ,

S1 E4

Nice work on the ice breakers. Keith is hilarious. Lots of laughs in this podcast

Sit Listen Chill

sweetringtree ,

No more notes in crayon for me!

Keith is hilarious! Carl is pretty funny and thoughtful too. Keep your anonymous feedback to yourself.

🖤 Your wife.

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