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Suchandrika Chakrabarti

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Stories of news, creativity and the internet, told to Suchandrika Chakrabarti | Shortlisted: Best Host at The Lovie Awards (the European Webby Awards) 2019 | Heard on BBC Radio 4 | Newsletter: suchandrika.substack.com | Instagram: @freelancepod | Twitter: @freelance_pod_

Latest Episodes

From the Egyptian revolution to lockdown, with Kim Fox of The American University in Cairo

In 2011, two years after American radio producer and reporter Kim Fox had moved to Cairo to take up a teaching role at The American University of Cairo, the Egyptian Revolution happened, in response to increasing police brutality on what would turn out to be the dying days of President Hosni Mubarak's presidency. Kim spent time at the demonstrations in Tahrir Square, which involved up to 2 million people.

19 MIN2 d ago
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From the Egyptian revolution to lockdown, with Kim Fox of The American University in Cairo

"Dialling down the feminism" with writer and comedian Alex Bertulis-Fernandes

Alex Bertulis-Fernandes is a comedian and writer. She's been doing stand-up for the past year, and she is writing a memoir while being mentored on the Penguin WriteNow mentoring scheme*. We met at the late, much-loved Clean Prose writers' space a few months ago, at a memoir-writing workshop taught by writer Cathy Rentzenbrink. Alex was actually the person who broke some comedy news to me last week - that I was a nominee for the Funny Women Stage Awards 2020.

25 MIN1 w ago
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"Dialling down the feminism" with writer and comedian Alex Bertulis-Fernandes

"Grief is an incredibly creative experience"- Author Flora Baker on self-publishing The Adult Orphan Club

Freelance writer and author Flora Baker has combined memoir and a self-help guide in her first book, The Adult Orphan Club. Flora lost her mother at 20, and her father at 30, just a few years ago. We 'met' via the Young Orphans Whatsapp group, although thanks to lockdown we have not yet met in person. After her mother's death, Flora went travelling for five years, and detailed her adventures on her blog, Flora the Explorer. Travelling allowed her to postpone doing the work of grieving.

33 MIN3 w ago
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"Grief is an incredibly creative experience"- Author Flora Baker on self-publishing The Adult Orphan Club

MEL Magazine deputy editor Alana Levinson on what The Great Solicited Dick Pic Experiment reveals about digital journalism

MEL Magazine's deputy editor Alana Levinson joins me on this episode to talk about how necessary editing is for good writing - but it's been devalued in a digital world where any of us can press publish whenever we like. And yes, she also delves into the origins of The Great Solicited Dick Pic Experiment by MEL writer Miles Klee, and what the piece revealed about the difference between male and female experiences of the internet.

33 MINJUN 12
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MEL Magazine deputy editor Alana Levinson on what The Great Solicited Dick Pic Experiment reveals about digital journalism

From Anonymous Animals to Animal Crossing: Marie Foulston's lockdown party in a spreadsheet

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. Marie tells me about the anxiety of organising the spreadsheet party and waiting for her friends to arrive - just like hosting an IRL soirée!

31 MINMAY 29
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From Anonymous Animals to Animal Crossing: Marie Foulston's lockdown party in a spreadsheet

"Content is one of the beautiful things about the internet" - Book editor Parul Bavishi on writing in a pandemic

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: every weekday morning between 8 and 9am BST, the founders of The London Writers' Salon, Parul Bavishi and Matt Trinetti, hold a Zoom meeting where writers turn up and... write.

23 MINMAY 15
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"Content is one of the beautiful things about the internet" - Book editor Parul Bavishi on writing in a pandemic

Imposter syndrome, social media and getting through a pandemic lockdown

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. He's particularly interested in how freelancers and creatives can build strategies to combat imposter syndrome.

29 MINAPR 30
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Imposter syndrome, social media and getting through a pandemic lockdown

Live show with author Gemma Milne at The Boulevard Theatre Soho

This is the live show from November 2019, when author Gemma Milne joined me onstage at the beautiful Boulevard Theatre in Soho, London. Gemma's book Smoke & Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It is available for pre-order now, and is out on 23rd April. It comes in audio form too, narrated by Gemma herself. It's the perfect book for the Age of Covid-19.

59 MINMAR 23
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Live show with author Gemma Milne at The Boulevard Theatre Soho

Grieving our mothers online, with author Rachel Vorona Cote

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 year. Rachel had lost her mother 18 months before writing the essay. As someone who lost their parents in an analogue age, I'm fascinated by how the internet has enabled greater visibility for the bereaved.

35 MIN2019 NOV 14
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Grieving our mothers online, with author Rachel Vorona Cote

"A box of neon sex delights" - Standard Issue at the Boulevard Theatre, Soho

EIt's a Standard Issue x Freelance Pod crossover episode! I met up with Jen Offord, Mickey Noonan and Hannah Dunleavy at the Boulevard Theatre, Soho, to talk about our upcoming live shows there, how the internet has changed journalism, feminism and what their live recording has in store for the audience. You'll also hear a little bit from writer Gemma Milne, who's guesting on Freelance Pod's live show at the Boulevard on Sunday 17th November.

58 MIN2019 OCT 28
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"A box of neon sex delights" - Standard Issue at the Boulevard Theatre, Soho

Latest Episodes

From the Egyptian revolution to lockdown, with Kim Fox of The American University in Cairo

In 2011, two years after American radio producer and reporter Kim Fox had moved to Cairo to take up a teaching role at The American University of Cairo, the Egyptian Revolution happened, in response to increasing police brutality on what would turn out to be the dying days of President Hosni Mubarak's presidency. Kim spent time at the demonstrations in Tahrir Square, which involved up to 2 million people.

19 MIN2 d ago
Comments
From the Egyptian revolution to lockdown, with Kim Fox of The American University in Cairo

"Dialling down the feminism" with writer and comedian Alex Bertulis-Fernandes

Alex Bertulis-Fernandes is a comedian and writer. She's been doing stand-up for the past year, and she is writing a memoir while being mentored on the Penguin WriteNow mentoring scheme*. We met at the late, much-loved Clean Prose writers' space a few months ago, at a memoir-writing workshop taught by writer Cathy Rentzenbrink. Alex was actually the person who broke some comedy news to me last week - that I was a nominee for the Funny Women Stage Awards 2020.

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
"Dialling down the feminism" with writer and comedian Alex Bertulis-Fernandes

"Grief is an incredibly creative experience"- Author Flora Baker on self-publishing The Adult Orphan Club

Freelance writer and author Flora Baker has combined memoir and a self-help guide in her first book, The Adult Orphan Club. Flora lost her mother at 20, and her father at 30, just a few years ago. We 'met' via the Young Orphans Whatsapp group, although thanks to lockdown we have not yet met in person. After her mother's death, Flora went travelling for five years, and detailed her adventures on her blog, Flora the Explorer. Travelling allowed her to postpone doing the work of grieving.

33 MIN3 w ago
Comments
"Grief is an incredibly creative experience"- Author Flora Baker on self-publishing The Adult Orphan Club

MEL Magazine deputy editor Alana Levinson on what The Great Solicited Dick Pic Experiment reveals about digital journalism

MEL Magazine's deputy editor Alana Levinson joins me on this episode to talk about how necessary editing is for good writing - but it's been devalued in a digital world where any of us can press publish whenever we like. And yes, she also delves into the origins of The Great Solicited Dick Pic Experiment by MEL writer Miles Klee, and what the piece revealed about the difference between male and female experiences of the internet.

33 MINJUN 12
Comments
MEL Magazine deputy editor Alana Levinson on what The Great Solicited Dick Pic Experiment reveals about digital journalism

From Anonymous Animals to Animal Crossing: Marie Foulston's lockdown party in a spreadsheet

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. Marie tells me about the anxiety of organising the spreadsheet party and waiting for her friends to arrive - just like hosting an IRL soirée!

31 MINMAY 29
Comments
From Anonymous Animals to Animal Crossing: Marie Foulston's lockdown party in a spreadsheet

"Content is one of the beautiful things about the internet" - Book editor Parul Bavishi on writing in a pandemic

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: every weekday morning between 8 and 9am BST, the founders of The London Writers' Salon, Parul Bavishi and Matt Trinetti, hold a Zoom meeting where writers turn up and... write.

23 MINMAY 15
Comments
"Content is one of the beautiful things about the internet" - Book editor Parul Bavishi on writing in a pandemic

Imposter syndrome, social media and getting through a pandemic lockdown

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. He's particularly interested in how freelancers and creatives can build strategies to combat imposter syndrome.

29 MINAPR 30
Comments
Imposter syndrome, social media and getting through a pandemic lockdown

Live show with author Gemma Milne at The Boulevard Theatre Soho

This is the live show from November 2019, when author Gemma Milne joined me onstage at the beautiful Boulevard Theatre in Soho, London. Gemma's book Smoke & Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It is available for pre-order now, and is out on 23rd April. It comes in audio form too, narrated by Gemma herself. It's the perfect book for the Age of Covid-19.

59 MINMAR 23
Comments
Live show with author Gemma Milne at The Boulevard Theatre Soho

Grieving our mothers online, with author Rachel Vorona Cote

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 year. Rachel had lost her mother 18 months before writing the essay. As someone who lost their parents in an analogue age, I'm fascinated by how the internet has enabled greater visibility for the bereaved.

35 MIN2019 NOV 14
Comments
Grieving our mothers online, with author Rachel Vorona Cote

"A box of neon sex delights" - Standard Issue at the Boulevard Theatre, Soho

EIt's a Standard Issue x Freelance Pod crossover episode! I met up with Jen Offord, Mickey Noonan and Hannah Dunleavy at the Boulevard Theatre, Soho, to talk about our upcoming live shows there, how the internet has changed journalism, feminism and what their live recording has in store for the audience. You'll also hear a little bit from writer Gemma Milne, who's guesting on Freelance Pod's live show at the Boulevard on Sunday 17th November.

58 MIN2019 OCT 28
Comments
"A box of neon sex delights" - Standard Issue at the Boulevard Theatre, Soho
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