Freelance As F

Freelance As F

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A tongue in cheek, realistic appraisal of freelance life, not the romanticized weird stuff that people throw around.


36 - Inktober
Oct 1 • 37 min
You know the drill! Two freelancers, talking about anything but what the name of the episode is. Good luck to everyone taking part in Inktober this year ( https://twitter.com/inktober ). Big shout out to baby Jesus and Henry VIII. We (Ewan Brock and…
35 - Burnout
Sep 24 • 38 min
Expert freelance extraordinaires Ollie and Ewan are BACK BAYBEE!!! We chit-chat about burnout, when we’ve experienced it and how we’ve battled it. You will also know by now that we talked about A LOOOOT of other stuff that has nothing to do with anything…
34 - Oppurtunities
Sep 18 • 33 min
In todays episode Ewan and Ollie chat about the very many oppurtunities that may (or may not) become available to those that pursue the freelance lifestlyle! It’s not all doom and gloom you know!! Most of the time!! … sometimes! … We (Ewan Brock and…
33 - Holidays
Sep 10 • 37 min
Cooee! Hi! Hello! Nice to see you again! Guess what’s not very good when you’re freelance? No!! Not “everything” silly! Holidays!!! Join your favorite disheveled contract mercenaries on their mission to waffle on about something for 30-40 minutes. We…
32 - Pricing
Sep 4 • 38 min
Riding on from last weeks episode about “CLOYANTS” we try to spend almost an entire episode discussing pricing, knowing your worth, being confident in asking for fair recompense and being paid in mobile phones. Good luck. We (Ewan Brock and Oliver…
31 - Clients
Aug 27 • 40 min
Hello and welcome to another episode! Today Ollie and Ewan discuss all about clients. The good ones. The bad ones. The one’s we’ll never work with again and a whole bunch of other mundane stuff in between. Bon appetite. We (Ewan Brock and Oliver…
30 - Dwayne The Rock Johnson
Aug 20 • 35 min
We are BACK! Again! All the computers work! We issue a heartfelt apology. We withdraw it. We champion inspirational videos. We then decide to turn on said inspirational videos. We’re all over the place… nothing makes sense anymore - enjoy! We (Ewan Brock…
29 - Pets
Aug 13 • 32 min
So sorry for the delay - Ewan’s computer blew up - but guess what!? We’re back and more irreverent than ever!! This week your favorite filthy freelancers talk about pets (not the terrible movie). Is it a good idea to get one? Do they help? Team Dog or…
28 - DTWYWTDTWI
Jul 16 • 34 min
Hope you guys like the movie “The Karate Kid”!! In today’s episode we do a COMPLETELY BRAND NEW and NEVER TALKED ABOUT BEFORE TOPIC!! Get ready to wax OFF while we wax ON about everything self employment / freelance!! We (Ewan Brock and Oliver…
27 - What is Freelance Worth?
Jul 9 • 33 min
Hey!! Do you remember 2005’s smash movie hit sensation “Kingdom of Heaven”?! …. No? Apparently, neither do we!! We (Ewan Brock and Oliver Cuthbertson) have been freelancers for 7+ years and friends for even longer. Come and join us for an informal chat…
26 - Baby
Jul 2 • 34 min
WE’RE BACK! One of us is now a dad. Well both of us are… but one of us has a brand new bundle of joy. Let’s see if we can make an episode about a baby being a little like a freelance career. This probably won’t work - especially seeing as though one of us…
25 - Age / Parenthood + Freelancing
Jun 18 • 30 min
Hello you lovely human bean! Today we’re all over the place… the title looks like we mashed two episodes together into one because we rambled into a completely different topic of conversation! We’d never do something unprofessional like that!! We talk…
24 - Focus on One Thing to Completion
Jun 4 • 25 min
Today we’re listening to Ewan’s builders focus on one thing to completion and Ollie loosing it with them. Enjoy!! We (Ewan Brock and Oliver Cuthbertson) have been freelancers for 7+ years and friends for even longer. Come and join us for an informal chat…
23 - Walking the Dog
May 28 • 33 min
Heyooo! Sorry for the delay - the boys were ill, busy and then (kinda) forgot to upload an episode. We’re very professional and very sorry! But to make it up to you we have a real nice episode lined up for you all about walking the dog… but not in the way…
22 - THE FEAR!!!
May 7 • 31 min
Your best friends are talking about “THE FEAR!!!” and the quiet times that are associated with most freelancers that we know (ie, each other). Somewhere nearby Ewan’s dog is snoring and Ollie plans to become a full-time bank manager. There’s a lot of talk…
21 - The Hunger Games
Apr 30 • 29 min
This week the boys don their leather armor, grab a bow and arrows, a sword, a shotgun, some other junk including an old wacom tablet and discuss how freelancing is quite similar to the very popular book/movie franchise “The Hunger Games” - a career in…
20 - Poles Apart
Apr 23 • 39 min
Would you prefer to live your life as a cat or an international hitman/woman? We also talk about Whoopi Goldberg and why no one really knows why she’s serving drinks on the Starship Enterprise. Apologies in advance, because it’s Episode 20 the boys…
19 - Impostor Syndrome
Apr 16 • 31 min
It’s another great episode with your best freelance buds! We discuss whether it’s ever OK to turn up to work hungover, Britney Spears…. we also talk about Kevin Costner and Nicholas Cage. And somehow, we bend all of this madness to working as a…
18 - Specialize or Diversify
Apr 8 • 26 min
Is it better to focus in on one specific thing when it comes to freelancing or are you better off trying your hand at a little bit of everything? We talk about mutant farm animals and what the boys have done for the last 7 years when it comes to figuring…
17 - Looking Back (would you still do it)
Apr 5 • 28 min
We look back at our freelance careers and see if we would have done anything differently. We’re jumping into time machines and heading back to whisper sweet, sweet advice in to our younger selves earlobes. We (Ewan Brock and Oliver Cuthbertson) have been…
16 - Stop doing stuff you hate
Mar 25 • 29 min
This episode should probably be called “swallow your frog” or something to do with Will Smith’s kids… or Steven Spielberg?! But no - in today’s episode the boys try to implore you not to do the stuff you hate but to invest all your time eating birthday…
15 - Dark Days
Mar 19 • 32 min
Having a tough time?? Seeing all these other people and their success stories, accolades and achievements? Feel like you’re lagging just slightly behind? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We (Ewan Brock and Oliver Cuthbertson) have been freelancers for 7+…
14 - What to do when you don’t know what to do
Mar 11 • 27 min
Yo! What up fellow freelance/self employed dude/dudette!! Today the boys talk about things you might want to do if you have no idea what you’re supposed to be doing. There’s a lot of talk of going to coffee shops, using post it notes, freelance gardeners…
13 - Routine
Mar 4 • 28 min
Hey! Hi! Hello! Do you have a routine for work? Is it important to have one? Do the boys even get out of bed in the morning or are they just recording these podcasts in their pyjamas? Come hear all about Oliver’s cat, what he has for breakfast and how…
12 - Social Media
Feb 25 • 30 min
This week your favorite freelancers discuss social media and make analogies of climbing up a mountain, swimming up a mountain, skiing down a mountain and skiing up a mountain. Somehow they try to use these references to discuss social media and ask the…
11 - The Pros and Cons
Feb 19 • 30 min
Due to their VERY successful freelance careers Ollie and Ewan are a day late posting this episode up. Sowee! This week we discuss the very many pros and the endless cons of freelance life. And IKEA. We talk about IKEA too. We (Ewan Brock and Oliver…
10 - The Mountain… AGAIN…
Feb 11 • 37 min
HARK! LO! BEHOLD! EPISODE 9.1 HATH BEEN REBORN FROM THE ASHES!! Kind of like when Gandalf the Grey is sent back as Gandalf the White, this episode returned to us in our time of need. I could get into the technical back and forth of retrieving this episode…
9.2 - The Mountain
Feb 4 • 30 min
*** RIP Episode 9.1 *** You were a thing of beauty. But you weren’t destined for this cruel world. Yet again, misadventures in technology have led our boys to loose ANOTHER episode to the void. We join the boys immediately afterwards as they battle to…
8 - I Need Someone To Do My Logo…
Jan 28 • 30 min
… but I don’t have any money? In today’s episode the boys are back and they’re MAD!!! Should you ever work for free? They discuss the dreaded topic of “E-X-P-O-S-U-R-E”. They also touch on their dealings with the police, Oliver’s middle name and more! We…
7 - Why Start a Podcast!?
Jan 21 • 32 min
Someone thought it’d be “funny” to have a VERY small, VERY professional glass of wine before recording the podcast today. I mean, honestly - this episode is a bit of a disaster. Enjoy. We (Ewan Brock and Oliver Cuthbertson) have been freelancers for 7+…
6 - How To Survive A Dry Spell
Jan 14 • 27 min
The dreaded dry spell! Your favorite freelancers talk about irrigation, nuts and swearing at minors in this weeks episode. We’re very professional and you should listen to all of our advice! We (Ewan Brock and Oliver Cuthbertson) have been freelancers for…
5 - New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 7 • 28 min
Happy New Year guys!! In this episode Ewan and Ollie attempt to plan their freelance resolutions for the coming year! We (Ewan Brock and Oliver Cuthbertson) have been freelancers for 7+ years and friends for even longer. Come and join us for an informal…
4 - Perfect is the Enemy of Done
Dec 31, 2018 • 24 min
Heyoooo! It’s ya bois, Ewan and very special guest, Ollie! In this episode we talk about how being too precious about things can stifle creativity… but also how you shouldn’t just release any old tat. We touch upon Abba, the three P’s, and Michelle Obama.…
3 - Five Year Plan
Dec 24, 2018 • 25 min
Still recovering from a friends wedding, the boys discuss having 5 year plans but only planning 3 of the 5 years and doing so over the course of 30 seconds. We (Ewan Brock and Oliver Cuthbertson) have been freelancers for 7+ years and friends for even…
2 - Fake It Till You Make It
Dec 17, 2018 • 27 min
We’re back and we’re here to talk about being a cat and making yourself look bigger, riding horses in movies, eating baked beans and exporting sushi to the North of England. We (Ewan Brock and Oliver Cuthbertson) have been freelancers for 7+ years and…
1 - Procrastination Monster
Dec 11, 2018 • 22 min
Hello and welcome to the first ever episode of Freelance as F!! We (Ewan Brock and Oliver Cuthbertson) have been freelancers for 7+ years and friends for even longer. Come and join us for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and…