Freelance Pod

14 EpisodesProduced by Suchandrika Chakrabarti

How has your industry moved from analogue to digital? Each episode, creative guests tell host Suchandrika Chakrabarti how the internet has revolutionised work. Newsletter: @freelancepod

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Graffiti was analogue internet, with Creative Rebels podcast co-host David Speed

February 9th, 2019


From The Guardian to Vogue, via freelancing

February 3rd, 2019


Digital strategist & journalist Laura Oliver ( is currently acting Head of Audience Growth at Vogue International, and was Head of Social and Community at The Guardian, until she went …

Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4 - behind the scenes

January 29th, 2019


Producer Leona Fensome ( guests on the podcast to tell us about working on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

After working in written journalism in her native Australia, Leona tried out some …

Whatsapp has transformed foreign reporting

January 21st, 2019


British freelance journalist Jennifer O'Mahony (Twitter: is now based in West Africa - mostly in Dakar, Senegal - and …

Bandersnatch interview with Black Mirror's Charlie Brooker

January 12th, 2019


Black Mirror Bandersnatch, mental health and technology

December 29th, 2018


Sure, none of us have finished Bandersnatch yet, because none of us ever will. We're just going to have to live with that.

One thing we'll all have noticed is that the themes of mental illness, therapy and medication …

Inside Black Mirror interview with Charlie Brooker

December 27th, 2018


Netflix has finally released the trailer for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. What's a Black Mirror Event? Nobody knows, but looks like we'll be finding out at about 8am GMT tomorrow... that trailer looks pretty darn …

Celebrating 30 years of the internet with the love lives of gay men

December 24th, 2018


Chaos with Ed Miliband's podcast!

December 21st, 2018


It was a simple and inescapable choice back in spring 2015, wasn't it? Stability and strong government with incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron, or chaos with Ed Miliband. We, the British people, did not choose chaos …

Movies are the memories of our lifetime, with film critic Ryan Gilbey

December 9th, 2018


This week's guest is film critic Ryan Gilbey, who's a self-confessed "creature of print," as he started out on The Independent's film desk 24 years ago, after winning a competition. He now writes for The Guardian, The …

Music sounds better with you, feat. BBC 6 Music producer Shola Aleje

December 2nd, 2018


This episode's guest is radio and podcast producer Shola Aleje.

Shola works on Lauren Laverne's BBC 6 Music show, as well as producing podcasts for …

Divided by a common language, with Mother Jones' Jordan Gass-Poore'

November 25th, 2018


This week's guest is Jordan Gass-Poore' (, who's currently working for US liberal magazine Mother Jones in New York. 

Jordan grew up in Texas, and has worked as a journalist in her …

Podcasts are kind of a big deal, with audio expert Christina H. Moore

November 18th, 2018


Welcome to the first episode of Freelance Pod!

The first guest is audio expert Christina H. Moore. Christina has worked on podcasts for the BBC and for Apple Podcasts, and she now works on podcasts with musicians. 

Freelance Pod Trailer

November 10th, 2018


Here's the trailer for Freelance Pod, a new podcast about how the internet has revolutionised the way we work. 

Hear some of the guests who will join …

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