Reviews
Mike & David provide simple and helpful advice for being more focused. Their episodes are super insightful. I love how grounded and down-to-earth they are. You can tell they genuinely care about helping us. I definitely recommend giving their podcast a listen!
Ashao FreeSky via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/22/22
David and Mike, hosts of the Focused Podcast, highlights all productivity, success, careers and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
roweereyes via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 10/22/21
Mike and David ask thoughtful questions and have meaningful conversations around focus and productivity which is a refreshing change from basic hacks and tips. Highly recommend!
Mridu Parikh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/21
The hosts highlight all aspects of success and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
malfoxley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/21
…who think every aspect of their mundane lives need to be recorded, databased, perused, obsessed over and curated. Get over yourselves, guys. Life is short, stop typing and navel gazing. If you think you have any ideas of real importance (which is unlikely) get a notebook and a pen.
strummermax via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/28/21
David Sparks does it again! I am a long-time listener of one of his other podcasts, MPU. I only recently discovered Focused and I’m really enjoying the thoughtful, well-organized content here.
Sylmar CA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/21
Always informative!
EngageOnFire via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/21
This show is a slow, quiet, and thoughtful look at productivity. There’s no glitz and hype here. Simple conversions that slow the listener down enough to actually get you thinking. Keep up the great work guys!
CarpathiaXenos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/20
I really enjoy how David and Mike talk about Focus and productivity in a way that makes it a life integration as opposed to life hacks and quick fixes. True change and improvement happens over time and it’s nice to listen to a podcast based on that central idea.
ryandonsullivan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/20
I enjoy the ideas these guys bring to the table. I typically feel very inspired after each Ep.
cswahlbrink via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/19
This show makes me think there could be demand for a podcast about doing laundry.
Maxbender via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/19
David, Mike and their amazing guests share tips and actionable takeaways on how to prioritize, systematize and stay focused on what matters most. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to Focused if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to not just get more done, but be more intentional about...Read full review »
J. Barshop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/25/19
Excellent discussions about productivity and how to implement new routines in order to increase efficiency in your work and in your life.
Prothos78 via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 07/04/19
I agree with all the positives said here…but there are too many metaphors! Just give me the ideas and how you’re implementing them.
WebGuy9402 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/19
Just discovered this podcast after being bummed Mike is no longer the host/moderator if the productivity show. His communication style and ability to relate to people was so compelling and I’m happy to find him here!
JessMcGeeRD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/19
Love the move over to Focused, too. Great show, give it a listen!
wigglechicken via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/14/19
Being a listener since it’s start, the was a lack of usable content more and more obvious. Soon Jason left and Mike Schmitz replaced him. Since, the show is more like „Asian Efficiency 2 / TPS“. I’m sorry, but I will spend my time with other podcasts which provide better insights than simply do...Read full review »
observatoer via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/09/19
I feel like I gave the new guy a chance after Jason left. He cuts David off and mansplans EVERYTHING. Plus brings up religion way every few minutes. No longer a show for me.
IndigoPapersnob via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/18/18
I initially found Free Agents through the Relay FM network. I was looking specifically for a podcast about self-employment. Free Agents was the absolute perfect fit. Its first 49 episodes were hosted by the brilliant David Sparks and Jason Snell, both independent workers with a good deal of...Read full review »
Cristiano Sequeira via Apple Podcasts · Portugal · 07/08/18
This is such a great show, and has helped me so much in my transition to becoming self-employed. These guys are entertaining, and they know their stuff. As with all Relay.fm podcasts, the audio is top-notch.
Jennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/18
Very interesting topics and experiences.
STM 3518 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/24/18
It's really good to hear from recently independent workers with plenty of tips and tricks and useful advice. Jason and David have already had some interesting guests on the show and although it is very US-centric, understandably, much of the advice is still great for folks from elsewhere too!...Read full review »
DCXIII via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/23/17
I've been hooked on MPU for some time and I was exicted when he announced this show as I was already in the middle of planning to go freelance myself. The first several episodes have been great so far and I am looking forward to what David and Jason have in store for us this year. Things seem...Read full review »
Shockwave562 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/17
I'm a newly indepedent freelancer. This podcast came out at the perfect time for me. Free Agents is consistently interesting, helpful and encouraging. Always a joy to see a new episode appear.Read full review »
WR Law via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/16
This is another one of those podcasts where the hosts think no matter what they ramble on about people will like to listen to them. It seems unprepared and unprofessional. I like David's voice but Jason is hard to listen to--doesn't seem prepared and rambles on without sounding polished....Read full review »
RobbieGB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/16
If you can get past the inusfferable introduction, this is quite an itneresting and entertaining podcast. Relevant for today's independent workers.
stephenward via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/21/16
Only two episodes in, but I think this podcast will be a winner. Hosted by Jason Snell (whom I enjoy doing The Incomparable podcast and the Game of Thrones and Doctor Who recaps on the TeeVee podcast) and David Sparks (of the long-running Mac Power Users podcast), Free Agents focuses on aspects...Read full review »
JH Fischer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/16
I like Jason and David. They are talented and their other podcasts are wonderful. This podcast highlights a problem with the Relay network - a problem that used to plague 5by5. The network fosters a clique of particular people and then they just create an insestuous array of shows where hosts mix...Read full review »
JAGibbs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/16
Great first episode Jason and David -- on a topic that isn't covered as much as it should be. Looking forward to what you have in store for us!Read full review »
Dave Stachowiak via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/16
I am looking forward to following this show. David and Jason bring so much experience and practical application to their other shows. They have done a good job with the structure and length of the show. I hope it will catch on soon, and begin gathering a large audience. We need more experienced...Read full review »
Appreciative in Memphis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/30/16
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