Inspiration to ignite your creative life

Hatch Podcast

Hatch : Lets get cracking!

Hatch : Let’s get cracking!

Richard Lalchan

Richard Lalchan

Welcome to Hatch, the fortnightly show inspiring you to stop procrastinating, shed your fear and to finally write that book, quit that job, take up that hobby, create that website, shoot that film, start that business. What’s holding you back? Let’s get cracking!

Hatch is a discussion show hosted by Richard Lalchan and guests, featuring helpful guides to getting things done and being creative, resource reviews and more. Take part by emailing your questions and comments to us here.

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Latest Episodes

  • #47: The Importance of Networks
    (0) In our forty sixth episode Richard is joined by regular contributor Deborah Henry-Pollard to discuss making ideas happen.
  • #46: Making ideas happen
    (0) In our forty sixth episode Richard is joined by regular contributor Deborah Henry-Pollard to discuss making ideas happen.
  • #45: The Italian Adventure
    (0) In our forty fifth episode Richard is joined by original Hatch host Claire Meredith to discuss her Italian adventure.
  • #44: Mental Energy & Decision Fatigue
    (0) In our forty fourth episode Richard is joined by Andrew Hall to discuss Mental Energy and Decision Fatigue.
  • #43: Scanning, not focusing
    (0) In our forty third episode Richard is joined by Jessica Smith to discuss scanners and the beauty of not focussing.
  • #42: Sidestepping the music
    (0) In our forty second episode Richard is joined once by Ian Christie to discuss running side projects.
  • #41: Collaboration not Competition
    (0) In our fortieth episode Richard is joined once again by Lucy Beaumont to discuss promoting arts events.
  • #40: Art in Alternative Places
    (0) In our fortieth episode Richard is joined by Lucy Beaumont to discuss running arts events.
  • #39: A twenty minute cat nap
    (0) In our thirty nine episode Richard is joined once again by Iris Louwerens to discuss how to thrive once you’ve quit your job.
  • #38: Pie in the Sky Idealism
    (0) In our thirty eighth episode Richard is joined by Iris Louwerens to discuss quitting your job. Is it ever a good thing or just pie in the sky idealism?
  • #37: All on my tod
    (0) In our thirty seventh episode Richard is all on his own and decides to chat about Creatives Hub Live, community manager and stuff.
  • #36: A whole web of connections
    (0) In our thirty sixth episode Richard is again joined by Adam Dickens in his car in a random field near St Albans, UK to discuss working for charities.
  • #35: Hatch in a hatchback
    (0) In our thirty fifth episode Richard joins Adam Dickens in his car in a random field near St Albans, UK to discuss working globally.
  • #34: An Attitude of Gratitude
    (0) In our thirty fourth episode Richard is joined once again by last years co-host Claire Meredith to discuss money and creatives.
  • #33: Risk Taking Envy
    (0) In our thirty third episode Richard is joined once again by last years co-host Claire Meredith to discuss relationships –family and creativity.
  • #32: Its bigger than you
    (0) In our thirty second episode Richard is joined by Deborah Henry-Pollard from Catching Fireworks to discuss how to maintain your creativity.
  • #31: My two favourite things
    (0) In our thirty first episode Richard is joined by Deborah Henry-Pollard from Catching Fireworks to discuss how to start getting started.
  • #30: Flying by the seat of your pants
    (0) In our thirtieth episode Richard is joined by Ian Christie from I.C.Works to discuss website content strategy.
  • #29: The Write Words
    (0) In our twenty ninth episode Richard is joined by Rachel Goldberg from MySpecialPA to discuss using the write words -especially in emails.
  • #28: Make it happen
    (0) In our twenty eighth episode Richard is joined by Iko Akoh to discuss planning and getting projects off the ground.
  • #27: Why do we fall
    (0) In our twenty seventh episode Richard is joined by Iko Akoh to discuss New Years resolutions and stuff.
  • #26: It’s goodbye from her
    (0) In our twenty sixth episode Richard and Claire review the year. Oh, and its Claire’s last episode.
  • #25: I laugh at my own absurdity
    (0) In our twenty fifth episode Richard and Claire discuss ‘change’ and how we cope with it.
  • #24: Its not the French, its the English
    (0) In our twenty fourth episode Richard and Claire discuss the idea of competition. Is it good? Is it bad?
  • #23: There’s no whip
    (0) In our twenty third episode Richard and Claire discuss the benefits of mini-hubs and small group accountability
  • #22: I see it like an onion
    (0) In our twenty second episode Richard and Claire discuss coaching and assess the value of it
  • #21: Too much talking and not enough dancing
    (0) In our twenty first episode Richard and Claire discuss why its important to know your audience. Are you a break-a-wayer, solopreneur or a side-setter?
  • #20: Its like school at work
    (0) In our twentieth episode Richard and Claire discuss the merits of accountability and how it can help you to get stuff done.
  • #19: You are pukka if you’re saying you’re pukka
    (0) In our nineteenth episode Richard and Claire discuss why we look at news and what else we could do with our time in the last in our series on de-cluttering.
  • #18: The Digital Distraction
    (0) In our eighteenth episode Richard and Claire discuss digital distraction and information overload in the second of our series of de-cluttering.
  • #17: Tidy desk. Tidy mind
    (0) In our seventeenth episode Richard, on his own discusses the link between decluttering and productivity.
  • #16: The Evernote Edition
    (0) In our sixteenth episode Claire and Richard discuss the joys of managing your life with Evernote, and a few other apps.
  • #15: Assistants for everyone
    (0) In our fifteenth episode Claire and Richard discuss managing your time and look at outsourcing for efficiency.
  • #14: Its just like dating
    (0) In our fourteenth episode Claire and Richard discuss Ideas and the merits of sharing them and their mutual dislike for NDA’s.
  • #13: A creatives’ processing plant
    (0) In our thirteenth episode Claire and Richard discuss money. How to go about setting your rates and charging for your work.
  • #12: You can unfollow or follow at will
    (0) In our twelfth episode Claire and Richard discuss the trials and tribulations of Social Media. The good the bad and the indifferent.
  • #11: The responsibility is your own
    (0) In our eleventh episode Claire and Richard help to demystify the area of websites for creatives.
  • #10: A sprinkling of group types
    (0) In our tenth episode Claire and Richard discuss being connected yet more alone and Claire apologises to the lentil and bean community.
  • #9: Two pronged attack for the berries
    (0) In our ninth episode Claire and Richard discuss living a healthy lifestyle; what works for them might work for you.
  • #8: I dont think you need to be rich to not go to Argos
    (0) In our eighth Episode Claire and Richard discuss what makes them laugh; the link between comedy and creativity and Argos.
  • #7: ‘Doing a Hitchcock’
    (2) In our seventh Episode Claire and Richard discuss the merits of distractions and review some practical guides to getting things done.
  • #6: Inspirational People
    (0) In our sixth Episode Claire and Richard discuss creatively inspirational people and provide more tools to get things done.
  • #5: You always have a choice
    (0) In our fifth Episode Claire and Richard discuss death (sort of…), the choices we make in life and they get competitive with brain training games.
  • #4: Six degrees of separation
    (0) In our fourth Episode Claire and Richard discuss being alone as a creative and chat to Deborah Henry-Pollard about collaboration, coaching and the Argentine Tango!
  • #3: Making the invisible visible
    (0) In our third Episode Claire and Richard discuss having lots of interests but still making things happen and they interview London based photographer and arts facilitator Adele Watts.
  • #2: Innovation happens at the intersection
    (0) In our second Episode Claire and Richard discuss the difficulties of knowing what you want to do post university or midway through your career and we interview Emilie Wapnick from Puttylike.com -a home for multipotentialites.
  • #1: Don’t swear at kids
    (0) In our first Episode Claire and Richard discuss what Creatives Hub is about, what ‘Hatch’ means, how mini-hubs work and why playing games on your phone is an ineffective use of your time – according to Claire.