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Freelance As F

Freelance As F

By Ewan Brock
A tongue in cheek, realistic appraisal of freelance life, not the romanticized weird stuff that people throw around.
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Episode 66 - Dettol
Hello dear listener! As the UK starts to think about leaving lockdown... we're taking a wee stroll down into London's underground to have a nice little laugh at some utterly awful advertising. COME JOIN US!! Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things  freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to  "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY*  successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
1:02:47
September 8, 2020
Episode 65 - The Allotment w/ YUK FUN
This week we're joined by the incredible design and print duo - YUK FUN (also known as Lucy Cheung and Patrick Gildersleeves)!! Having very recently dipped their toe's into the murky waters of freelance, we discuss the intracacies of nuturing and cultivating a vibrant career outside of the constraints of full/part-time work. We also talk about the time Ollie made a carpark with his Dad in an allotment. We’d like to thank Lucy and Patrick for coming on to "The Show" and for being so open about their journey thus far! Please do go and check the links below for more of YUK FUN's AMAZING work: https://yukfun.shop/ https://twitter.com/YUKFUNWOW https://www.instagram.com/yukfunwow/ Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things  freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to  "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY*  successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
1:04:45
September 1, 2020
Episode 64 - The Rice Cooker w/ Celine Choo
We’re on a roll as we are joined by our second (first) guest in a row - the super talented, wonderfully funny, freelance concept artist & illustrator… Celine Choo!! We breeze through topics like “why don’t you have GarageBand installed on your Mac”, mention trello boards about 1000 times and attempt to answer the most important question for any freelancer out there – why should I get a rice cooker? We’d like to thank Celine once again for coming on to the podcast, for being such a great guest and a huge support to “The Show” – thanks mate! If you’d like to find out more about Celine’s INCREDIBLE work click the links below: http://www.celinechoo.com/ https://twitter.com/pikachoo https://www.instagram.com/celinechoos/ Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things  freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to  "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY*  successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
1:01:52
August 25, 2020
Episode 63 - The Job Interview w/ Momo (Ruud Hendriks)
OH. MY. GOSH. Today sees FlaF feature it's first ever guest - the wonderful, talented, funny and wannabe Freelance Janitor... MOMO (aka Ruud Hendriks)!! We discuss all the hot topics affecting modern day freelancers such as how to conduct yourself in a job interview, what is a fursona, what is a scalie, how to diversify your income and for some reason we start referring to the podcast as "The Show". We were honestly so happy to have Ruud along for this one and we’re hoping to bring you many more interviews with freelance artists, illustrators, designers and gardeners. If you’d like to find out more about Ruud’s INCREDIBLE work click the links below: https://www.heyheymomo.com/ https://twitter.com/momodraws https://www.instagram.com/heyheymomodraws/ Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things  freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to  "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY*  successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
59:01
August 18, 2020
Episode 62 - Milton Glaser's 10 Rules, Part 2
We're back for round 2. Ding ding. Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things  freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to  "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY*  successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
1:04:04
August 11, 2020
Episode 61 - Milton Glaser's 10 Rules, Part 1
Hey!! We've run out of ideas... so we're stealing other peoples.... HAHAHA!! Gotcha!! Well, I mean... not really. Look, just listen to the podcast... we don't even do the whole 10!! How cool is that!!? We're VERY professional! Enjoy you lovelies! Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
53:36
August 4, 2020
Episode 60 - A Tale of Two S***ies
Hello again friend!! We hope you're well! Yes! You!! Anyway, this episode has a very funny title doesn't it. If you replace the asterix's with some letters they make a naughty word!! That's a bit cheeky isn't it! Anyway I don't want to say too much otherwise I'll give the episode away! And we don't want that now do we! So listen, why don't you just listen to it eh? Kick back, relax and let two middle aged men moan on for a whole 50 minutes. Enjoy! xx Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
59:22
July 14, 2020
Episode 59 - Rebirth
Ollie may have got his mojo back?? Maybe? This episode was streamed live over on Twitch - feel free to come and follow us there! https://www.twitch.tv/letsbrock / https://www.twitch.tv/cuthbowski Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
50:01
July 7, 2020
Episode 58 - Mojo
We're back after a teeny tiny break and we're hear to chit chat about getting your mojo back baybee! Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
1:00:42
June 17, 2020
Episode 57 - Clients Taking The Michael
Shaking that magic money tree and complaining about clients who take the Michael. Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
55:22
May 29, 2020
Episode 56 - Predictable Vs Unpredictable
The boys release a podcast 2 days after our regular Tuesday morning slot?! How unpredictable!! Join us as we discuss the pros and cons of being predictable in a job that incessantly throws uncertainty at you. There's also some chit chat about Jurassic Park and Elon Musk if that kind of thing floats your boat. Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
48:02
May 21, 2020
Episode 55 - PC Vs Mac
Are you Team PC? Or are you Team Mac? Or are you Team I Don't Even Care?? Who knows, all I know is we're going to argue for about 50 minutes about computers... something we all tend to use on a daily basis. What's your favorite flavor hmmmm? DOES IT EVEN MATTER?! Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
53:50
May 12, 2020
Episode 54 - Groundhog Day
A couple of cynical digital freelancers find themselves reliving the same day over and over again when a global pandemic sweeps over the globe. Their predicament drive them to distraction, until they see a way of turning the situation to their advantage. Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
41:56
May 5, 2020
Episode 53 - Donald Trump
Someone recently suggested something that to the vast majority of us know to be utterly moronic. Thankfully he was just being sarcastic. I wonder what that certain someone would advise freelancers to do to make a HUGE success of their chosen career? Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
49:50
April 28, 2020
Episode 52 - Self Promo
I'm uploading this so so late at night, that I can't remember what it's about other than self promo. Let's go on a journey of self discovery together and find out what this whole chit chat waffle podcast is all about eh? How's that for self promo? Am I doing this right? Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
47:45
April 21, 2020
Episode 51 - Games
The boys spend the entire episode not talking about the thing we were supposed to. Enjoy! Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
54:32
April 14, 2020
Episode 50 - Surviving the Apocalypse
Well - it finally happened. Episode 50 is here... and the world as we know it... ended... let's talk about it. Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
58:30
March 24, 2020
Episode 49 - Working From Home
Apparently we all might be working from home pretty soon, so here's an HOUR LONG SPECIAL to help you with the basics. This episode features some... spicy themes... so don't play it to your Gran... or your children.... THANKS! Come and join us for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
1:01:30
March 17, 2020
Episode 48 - Turning Down Work
Ewan and Ollie discuss the pros and cons of turning down work. And the chuckle brothers. Lots of chat about the chuckle brothers. Come and join us for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
47:30
March 3, 2020
Episode 47 - Condemn the Condemners
Join us for another episode of Freelance as F, where we discuss who is better? Oasis or Blur? We talk about making work that provokes a repsonse. We talk about people only making work to provoke a response and whether it's a good idea to respond to their response. We talk about how it was very mean of Obi Wan to brand Mos Eisley a "wretched hive of scum and villainy"... the people living there might not have a choice in the matter. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
46:20
February 25, 2020
Episode 46 - Crunch
Hello gang! Crunch. What is it? Is it good? Is it bad? I don't know. Do you? Let's listen to 2 guys talk about it for 40 minutes and find out what they think shall 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 about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
41:11
February 18, 2020
Episode 45 - Going Virus
Today we delve into the multi-million liked tweet of one of this podcasts hosts and find out how much his life has changed now that they have reached the big time! 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
45:16
February 11, 2020
Episode 44 - Top Tips, Part 1
Ewan made the terrible mistake of letting Ollie come up with an idea for the episode... so he goes off and googles tops tips for freelancing and finds an article which makes him feel very bad about the choices he's made... join us for another chit chat ramble. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
40:03
February 4, 2020
Episode 43 - Workspace
Hello!! Hi! Welcome! Today we have a lovely little chit chat about workspaces and how maybe it's best to keep your desk clear from all of those old coffee mugs and cereal bowls.  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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
38:36
January 28, 2020
Episode 42 - The Three P's
Hello! Would you like to know how to become a successful freelancer? Want to be rich and famous? Want to have happiness and fulfillment? Then just follow our simple 3-10 magical P rules and you may/may not make it!! 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
32:40
January 21, 2020
BONUS - 2020 NEW YEARS SPECIAL!!!
We're now only make SPECIAL episodes and BONUS episodes from now on. In this episode we totally nail it and only talk about freelance stuff... and also about Turner & Hooch, New Years resolutions, side quests and special magic potions sold by ladies who knock on your house... 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 about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
47:30
January 7, 2020
BONUS - 2019 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!!!
We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas! Freelance as FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF! 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
46:04
December 24, 2019
Episode 41 - Be Careful What You Wish For
Howdy listenership! Lovely to see/hear you again! Ollie has taken a mean gavelling and we're going to have a wee chat about what happens when you bite off a little more than you can handle? 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
37:57
December 17, 2019
Episode 40 - Bad Backs (no politics pls)
Ollie and Ewan are BACK... and they also have BAD backs as well. Ha. Ha ha. Yes. The freelance duo talk about health, looking after yourself, Ewan's very expensive chair that he's thinking of buying and definitely do not talk about politics. No way. Not one bit. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
43:27
December 10, 2019
Episode 39 - How to say No
We're going to talk about why maybe you shouldn't say yes to everything. What happens if you get offered a couple jobs too many? Is it better to muddle through and juggle the lot - or maybe you should just say no? 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
40:58
December 3, 2019
Episode 38 - Clothing
Hello dear friend! Today we're going to talk about fashion! Or clothes! Or taking care of your appearance! Or something like that - I'm not sure, I can't remember... 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
38:43
November 26, 2019
Episode 37 - Treat Freelance As a 9-5
Oooo! Controversial!! Let’s See what your two good friends have to say about this!! We’re very sorry we’ve been away for a little while!! Please forgive us!! We’ve been very busy working! In today's episode we discuss if you should treat freelance like a 9-5 job, baby sick on your favourite jumper, travelling in 1st class and I think there’s some dating advice hidden in there too? 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
37:02
October 31, 2019
Episode 36 - Inktober
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 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
37:50
October 1, 2019
Episode 35 - Burnout
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 at all - falconry, illustrators in warzones and John Bercow (Speaker of the House, UK Parliment)'s mother. 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 about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
38:58
September 24, 2019
Episode 34 - Oppurtunities
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 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
33:25
September 18, 2019
Episode 33 - Holidays
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 (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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
37:40
September 10, 2019
Episode 32 - Pricing
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 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
38:25
September 4, 2019
Episode 31 - Clients
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 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
40:35
August 27, 2019
Episode 30 - Dwayne The Rock Johnson
 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 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement 
35:13
August 20, 2019
Episode 29 - Pets
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 Team Cat? ... 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 about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement 
32:22
August 13, 2019
Episode 28 - DTWYWTDTWI
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 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement 
34:42
July 16, 2019
Episode 27 - What is Freelance Worth?
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 about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement 
33:12
July 9, 2019
Episode 26 - Baby
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 is sleep deprived.  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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement 
34:23
July 2, 2019
Episode 25 - Age / Parenthood + Freelancing
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 about when's the best age to go freelance, 30 under 30 lists, small human beings that you have to look after or the police will come and take you to jail and all the other nonsense that we hope you're now accustomed to.  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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
30:52
June 18, 2019
Episode 24 - Focus on One Thing to Completion
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 about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
25:55
June 4, 2019
Episode 23 - Walking the Dog
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 you think. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
33:02
May 28, 2019
Episode 22 - THE FEAR!!!
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 about Tom Hank's Castaway and about having children. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
31:09
May 7, 2019
Episode 21 - The Hunger Games
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 which scrabbling for gear, working with others, trying to establish yourself as a contender and ultimately murdering all of your opponents. You're in for an audio treat!! 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement  **sorry for Ewan's audio quality - we had to use a backup!! xoxo
29:00
April 30, 2019
Episode 20 - Poles Apart
 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 decided to have a little drink... bless. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
39:03
April 23, 2019
Episode 19 - Impostor Syndrome
 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 freelancer. I know - incredible! 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
31:42
April 16, 2019
Episode 18 - Specialize or Diversify
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 out how to make money. And then we talk more about genetically modified farm animals. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
26:53
April 8, 2019
Episode 17 - Looking Back (would you still do it)
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 freelancers for 7+ years and friends for even longer. Come and join us for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
28:25
April 5, 2019
Episode 16 - Stop doing stuff you hate
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 cake/doing the stuff you love. Ollie makes a big drawn out analogy about drawing accountants for a living too which is a high point. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement  
29:58
March 25, 2019
Episode 15 - Dark Days
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+ years and friends for even longer. Come and join us for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement  
32:27
March 19, 2019
Episode 14 - What to do when you don’t know what to do
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 and the upcoming apocalypse awaiting mankind. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement  
27:35
March 11, 2019
Episode 13 - Routine
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 many episodes of Star Trek he can cram into one day. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
28:37
March 4, 2019
Episode 12 - Social Media
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 question - how important is it to have a large following online. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
30:29
February 25, 2019
Episode 11 - The Pros and Cons
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 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
30:32
February 19, 2019
Episode 10 - The Mountain... AGAIN...
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 but would anyone care? No, probably not. But look on the bright side, you get to be a part of this wonderful adventure. For a second time (or the first time, depending on which way you look at it) we discuss Neil Gaiman's words concerning his choices, goals and plans. "Something that worked for me was imagining that where I wanted to be – an author, primarily of fiction, making good books, making good comics and supporting myself through my words – was a mountain. A distant mountain. My goal.  And I knew that as long as I kept walking towards the mountain I would be all right. And when I truly was not sure what to do, I could stop, and think about whether it was taking me towards or away from the mountain." Let's get back to the mountain!! 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
37:30
February 11, 2019
Episode 9.2 - The Mountain
*** 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 record the podcast for a second time. We discuss Neil Gaiman's words concerning his choices, goals and plans. "Something that worked for me was imagining that where I wanted to be – an author, primarily of fiction, making good books, making good comics and supporting myself through my words – was a mountain. A distant mountain. My goal.  And I knew that as long as I kept walking towards the mountain I would be all right. And when I truly was not sure what to do, I could stop, and think about whether it was taking me towards or away from the mountain." Strap yourselves in, this isn't going to be pretty. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
30:36
February 4, 2019
Episode 8 - I Need Someone To Do My Logo…
... 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 (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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
30:36
January 28, 2019
Episode 7 - Why Start a Podcast!?
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+ years and friends for even longer. Come and join us for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF  *may be an overstatement 
32:44
January 21, 2019
Episode 6 - How To Survive A Dry Spell
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 7+ years and friends for even longer. Come and join us for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement 
27:39
January 14, 2019
Episode 5 - New Year's Resolutions
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 chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
28:19
January 7, 2019
Episode 4 - Perfect is the Enemy of Done
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. 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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
24:42
December 31, 2018
Episode 3 - Five Year Plan
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 longer. Come and join us for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
25:18
December 24, 2018
Episode 2 - Fake It Till You Make It
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 friends for even longer. Come and join us for an informal chat about all things freelance/self employment and laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
27:51
December 17, 2018
Episode 1 - Procrastination Monster
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 laugh along as we try to figure out how to "make it" and discuss a new topic every week. Follow our VERY* successful and VERY* professional careers and tell all your friends. You can follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreelanceAsF *may be an overstatement
22:59
December 11, 2018