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Freelance Pod

May 29, 2020

When I saw Marie Foulston's tweet about the lockdown houseparty that she threw in a spreadsheet, I knew that I had to invite her onto the podcast to hear all about it!

Marie is now a freelance creative producer and playful curator, and was most recently Curator of Videogames at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London....

May 15, 2020

Joining The Writers' Hour every morning for one week early on in lockdown helped me break through the cobwebs and write the outline of the book that I've been working on for the past year, in fits and starts. I used the hour to write longhand, which always helps unlock my creativity. 

The Writer's Hour is a simple idea:...

Apr 30, 2020

We're tackling some big subjects on this episode of Freelance Pod: imposter syndrome, how social media leads to 'compare and despair' and how living under a pandemic lockdown affects our sense of self.

Joining me for this episode is Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin, author and licensed psychologist in the state of New York....

Mar 23, 2020

Freelance Pod is back after a little break! It's now a monthly podcast, but everything else stays the same. Of course, until the Coronavirus Lockdown is over, it's going to be remote record all the way... 

So this episode is the live show from November 2019, when author Gemma Milne joined me onstage at the beautiful

Nov 14, 2019

Author Rachel Vorona Cote joins Suchandrika Chakrabarti on Freelance Pod's first birthday episode, to talk about grieving in a digital age.

We first spoke after I read Rachel's Longreads piece, The Fraught Culture of Online Mourning (, earlier this...