Suchandrika Chakrabarti is a freelance journalist, podcaster and media trainer from London. She created the Black Mirror Cracked and Freelance Pod podcasts. She is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and a judge for the Podcasts category of The Webby Awards 2020 (aka "the internet's highest honour").
Journalist, poet and publisher / writer of media criticism newsletter Conquest of the Useless, Mic Wright guests on this episode. This is the last one of the current second season. Don't worry though, I'll be back with more great guests later in the year!  Mic both works within the media, and makes a living critiquing it, through his newsletter and Twitter feed. Digital platforms have allowed all kinds voices to be heard, and fair criticism of our media industry is vital. On this episode, Mic tells me how he does it, how it impacts upon him and what advice he'd give to a new journalist.  Find Mic on social media: Twitter: @brokenbottleboy Instagram: @brokenbottleboy Mic mentions the journalist Henry Dyer on the episode, find him on Twitter here: @Direthoughts If you would like 50% off a subscription to  Conquest of the Useless, use this link: https://brokenbottleboy.substack.com/freelancepod It expires on 31 July 2020, so you've got until the end of the week from launch day!  And here's the Alana Levinson episode that Mic mentions -- Here are the links to my August masterclasses: - Personal essays - Podcasting -- On each episode of Freelance Pod, creative guests tell host Suchandrika Chakrabarti how the internet has revolutionised their work. Newsletter: https://suchandrika.substack.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancepod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/freelance_pod_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreelancePod/ YouTube: https://goo.gl/chfccD 
Lauren Razavi joins me on this episode to talk about the future of work, how writers can use influencer tools to benefit their careers and what the digital nomad lifestyle might look like post-COVID-19. At a tricky moment when we're gingerly leaving lockdown and wondering how our offices are going to work (or, if you're freelance like me, if you'll ever get to work anywhere other than home, help!) it's helpful to speak to Lauren, who's spent a lot of her career writing and speaking about what work could look like in the years to come. Having worked on content for Google and on the future of work for The Guardian, Lauren has seen how the internet can amplify what we do offline, and how technology has given us the chance to work and live in a location-independent way. Lauren herself has been a digital nomad, and she's been thinking about how that lifestyle will have to adapt to a wary, post-pandemic world. We refer to the great Study Hall piece, The Writer as Influencer: https://www.patreon.com/posts/writer-as-30653019 Lauren mentions this piece by Tiago Forte: https://fortelabs.co/blog/the-rise-of-the-full-stack-freelancer/ And here are some useful links on the filmmaker Ondie Timoner: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498329/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_14 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3798628/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_8 You can sign up to Lauren's newsletter Counterflows here: https://laurenrazavi.substack.com/ You can find Lauren on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/LaurenRazavi And on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/laurenrazavi/ -- On each episode of Freelance Pod, creative guests tell host Suchandrika Chakrabarti how the internet has revolutionised their work. Newsletter: https://suchandrika.substack.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancepod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/freelance_pod_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreelancePod/ YouTube: https://goo.gl/chfccD 
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. Over a decade later, the scenes she witnessed in Cairo are being repeated in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death, and around the world. Kim also tells me about how her students use social media, in a country that has faced internet censorship both before and after Mubarak's fall, and how podcasting is growing - Cairo's now got its own podcast festival!  You can find Kim on Twitter @ohradiogirl (https://twitter.com/KimFoxWOSU), and you can listen to the Ehky Ya Masr podcast (from Kim’s students).  -- On each episode of Freelance Pod, creative guests tell host Suchandrika Chakrabarti how the internet has revolutionised their work. Newsletter: https://suchandrika.substack.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancepod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/freelance_pod_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreelancePod/ YouTube: https://goo.gl/chfccD 
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*.  Alex and I 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 - she had been in the same position last year, and she happened to see this year's announcement before I did!  On this episode, Alex tells me about her 'Dial down the feminism' artwork, which went viral on Twitter, and what that felt like. She goes into how social media helps a comedian's work these days, and how writing stand-up sets has influenced the writing of her book. She rounds off the episode with some great advice on why writers should aim to be vulnerable.  Find Alex on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexbertanades - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexbertulisfernandes/ * Click for more information on the recent report into the lack of diversity in UK publishing -- On each episode of Freelance Pod, creative guests tell host Suchandrika Chakrabarti how the internet has revolutionised their work. Newsletter: https://suchandrika.substack.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancepod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/freelance_pod_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreelancePod/ YouTube: https://goo.gl/chfccD 
View 205 more appearances
Share Profile
Are you Suchandrika? Verify and edit this page to your liking.

Share This Creator

Recommendation sent

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more

Creator Details

Location
London, UK
Episode Count
90
Podcast Count
11
Total Airtime
2 days, 3 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 161683