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Freelance As F

73 EpisodesProduced by Ewan BrockWebsite

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

73 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Episode 2 - Something Something Diversify

January 12th, 2021


We've spoken about this before... but now we're older and wiser... maybe. SO LET'S TALK ABOUT IT AGAIN!!! WON'T THAT BE FUN!

We (Ewan Brock and …

Episode 1 - This year is going to be difficult but...

January 5th, 2021


WE'RE BACK BACK!! AND WE'RE STARTING A BRAND NEW SEASON!! OH MY GAWD!!! The guys discuss the antics of last year and have a big old catch up with all …

Episode 69 - Reciprocal Benefits

November 10th, 2020


Hello dear listener... we've been a little busy but fear not! We have returned! Today we chit chat about all things freelance/69. Tee hee. Naughty number.

Come and join Ewan and Ollie for an informal chat about all …

Episode 68 - When Things Go Good

September 29th, 2020


One of our most difficult episodes to record... what to do when things are actually going well!?! We're not often in this position and I guess it …

Episode 67 - Inside Llewyn Davis

September 22nd, 2020


Today, we talk about one of the best films on the planet and why it's sad, depressive, relentlessly selfish protagonist is one of the best comparisons to being a top notch freelancer!!

Come and join Ewan and Ollie for …

Episode 66 - Dettol

September 8th, 2020


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 …

Episode 65 - The Allotment w/ YUK FUN

September 1st, 2020


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 …

Episode 64 - The Rice Cooker w/ Celine Choo

August 25th, 2020


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 & …

Episode 63 - The Job Interview w/ Momo (Ruud Hendriks)

August 18th, 2020


OH. MY. GOSH. Today sees FlaF feature it's first ever guest - the wonderful, talented, funny and wannabe Freelance Janitor... MOMO (aka Ruud …

Episode 62 - Milton Glaser's 10 Rules, Part 2

August 11th, 2020


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 …

Episode 61 - Milton Glaser's 10 Rules, Part 1

August 4th, 2020


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... …

Episode 60 - A Tale of Two S***ies

July 14th, 2020


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 …

Episode 59 - Rebirth

July 7th, 2020


Ollie may have got his mojo back?? Maybe? This episode was streamed live over on Twitch - feel free to come and follow us there!

Episode 58 - Mojo

June 17th, 2020


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 …

Episode 57 - Clients Taking The Michael

May 29th, 2020


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 …

Episode 56 - Predictable Vs Unpredictable

May 21st, 2020


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 …

Episode 55 - PC Vs Mac

May 12th, 2020


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 …

Episode 54 - Groundhog Day

May 5th, 2020


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 …

Episode 53 - Donald Trump

April 28th, 2020


Someone recently suggested something that to the vast majority of us know to be utterly moronic. Thankfully he was just being sarcastic. I wonder …

Episode 52 - Self Promo

April 21st, 2020


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 …

Episode 51 - Games

April 14th, 2020


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 …

Episode 50 - Surviving the Apocalypse

March 24th, 2020


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 …

Episode 49 - Working From Home

March 17th, 2020


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.... …

Episode 48 - Turning Down Work

March 3rd, 2020


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 …

Episode 47 - Condemn the Condemners

February 25th, 2020


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 …

Episode 46 - Crunch

February 18th, 2020


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 …

Episode 45 - Going Virus

February 11th, 2020


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 …

Episode 44 - Top Tips, Part 1

February 4th, 2020


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 …

Episode 43 - Workspace

January 28th, 2020


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 …

Episode 42 - The Three P's

January 21st, 2020


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 …


January 7th, 2020


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 …


December 24th, 2019


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 …

Episode 41 - Be Careful What You Wish For

December 17th, 2019


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 …

Episode 40 - Bad Backs (no politics pls)

December 10th, 2019


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 …

Episode 39 - How to say No

December 3rd, 2019


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 …

Episode 38 - Clothing

November 26th, 2019


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 …

Episode 37 - Treat Freelance As a 9-5

October 31st, 2019


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 …

Episode 36 - Inktober

October 1st, 2019


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 ( ). Big shout out to baby Jesus and …

Episode 35 - Burnout

September 24th, 2019


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 …

Episode 34 - Oppurtunities

September 18th, 2019


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!! ... …

Episode 33 - Holidays

September 10th, 2019


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 …

Episode 32 - Pricing

September 4th, 2019


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 …

Episode 31 - Clients

August 27th, 2019


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 …

Episode 30 - Dwayne The Rock Johnson

August 20th, 2019


 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 …

Episode 29 - Pets

August 13th, 2019


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 …

Episode 28 - DTWYWTDTWI

July 16th, 2019


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 …

Episode 27 - What is Freelance Worth?

July 9th, 2019


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.

Episode 26 - Baby

July 2nd, 2019


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 - …

Episode 25 - Age / Parenthood + Freelancing

June 18th, 2019


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 …

Episode 24 - Focus on One Thing to Completion

June 4th, 2019


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.

Episode 23 - Walking the Dog

May 28th, 2019


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 …

Episode 22 - THE FEAR!!!

May 7th, 2019


Your best friends are talking about "THE FEAR!!!" and the quiet times that are associated with most freelancers that we know (ie, each other). …

Episode 21 - The Hunger Games

April 30th, 2019


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 …

Episode 20 - Poles Apart

April 23rd, 2019


 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 …

Episode 19 - Impostor Syndrome

April 16th, 2019


 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 …

Episode 18 - Specialize or Diversify

April 8th, 2019


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 …

Episode 17 - Looking Back (would you still do it)

April 5th, 2019


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 …

Episode 16 - Stop doing stuff you hate

March 25th, 2019


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 15 - Dark Days

March 19th, 2019


Having a tough time?? Seeing all these other people and their success stories, accolades and achievements? Feel like you're lagging just slightly …

Episode 14 - What to do when you don’t know what to do

March 11th, 2019


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 …

Episode 13 - Routine

March 4th, 2019


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, …

Episode 12 - Social Media

February 25th, 2019


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 …

Episode 11 - The Pros and Cons

February 19th, 2019


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 …

Episode 10 - The Mountain... AGAIN...

February 11th, 2019



Kind of like when Gandalf the Grey is sent back as Gandalf the White, this episode …

Episode 9.2 - The Mountain

February 4th, 2019


*** 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 …

Episode 8 - I Need Someone To Do My Logo…

January 28th, 2019


... 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 …

Episode 7 - Why Start a Podcast!?

January 21st, 2019


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 …

Episode 6 - How To Survive A Dry Spell

January 14th, 2019


The dreaded dry spell! Your favorite freelancers talk about irrigation, nuts and swearing at minors in this weeks episode. We're very professional …

Episode 5 - New Year's Resolutions

January 7th, 2019


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 …

Episode 4 - Perfect is the Enemy of Done

December 31st, 2018


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... …

Episode 3 - Five Year Plan

December 24th, 2018


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 …

Episode 2 - Fake It Till You Make It

December 17th, 2018


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 …

Episode 1 - Procrastination Monster

December 11th, 2018


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 …

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