Insight Podcast

Insight : Have you got it?

Richard Lalchan
Richard Lalchan

Insight podcast is an interview show where we chat to creatives, entrepreneurs, small business owners and artists to gain insight into how they got started, what they have learnt and what inspires them.

Insight is hosted by Richard Lalchan. Take part by emailing your questions and comments to us here or email insight(at)creativeshub.co.uk.

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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.
  • #19 Translating IT with Douglas Reynolds
    (0) In Episode #19 we chat to Douglas Reynolds about IT Translation, running small businesses, and how to deal with Leech bites…
  • #9 – USA Independence
    (0) In episode #9 Iko Akoh and Richard Lalchan discuss USA independence – the US perspective on life as an independent artist. This episode also features two great tracks by Nathan Earl and Rachel Joy.
  • #8 – Spreading the word
    (0) In episode #8 Iko Akoh and Richard Lalchan discuss the importance and practice of marketing and branding. Featuring two evocative tracks by Ben Thomas Brown.
  • #45: The Italian Adventure
    (0) In our forty fifth episode Richard is joined by original Hatch host Claire Meredith to discuss her Italian adventure.
  • #7 – We’re better together
    (0) In episode #7 Iko Akoh and Richard Lalchan discuss the emergence of creative communities bringing artists together and the advantages they offer for independent artists. This episode also features two impressive tracks by HipHop artist Baliva.
  • #44: Mental Energy & Decision Fatigue
    (0) In our forty fourth episode Richard is joined by Andrew Hall to discuss Mental Energy and Decision Fatigue.
  • #6 – The Under-appreciated Artist
    (0) In episode #6 Iko Akoh and Richard Lalchan discuss whether the under-appreciated artist and the issues this raises in making a living from music. This episode also features a couple of stupendous tracks by Light Falls Forward.
  • #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.
  • #5 – The Cost of Streaming for Independent Artists
    (0) In #5 Iko and Richard discuss issues independent artists face when so much music is available free or low cost via streaming. Kat Deal is our featured artist.
  • #18 A message from… Jade Armitage
    (0) In Episode #18 we chat to Jade Armitage about ‘A Message From…’ her bespoke Disney inspired video message service for children.
  • #4 – Reverb Live – Living Room Gigs
    (0) In episode #4 Iko and Richard record live from Ziferblat featuring music from Hanna Willow, Nadine and MyNorthernSky and discuss living room gigs.
  • #17 HandSteady with Christopher Peacock
    (0) In Episode #17 we chat to Christopher Peacock about being an inventor, starting his handSteady business, developing a product, patents and lots more.
  • #16 Crowd Funding with Anthony O-Thomas
    (0) In Episode #16 we chat to Anthony Ogunbowale-Thomas about his crowd funding platform GoodFruit, how it differs from others and what it would be like if the Suffragettes had had a crowd funding platform.
  • #3 – The big break
    (0) In Episode #3 Iko Akoh and Richard Lalchan discuss platforms to assist independent artists in ‘breaking out’ and we take a listen to two beautiful tracks by Matshidiso Mohajane.
  • #15 A Natural Progression with Dan Dexter
    (0) In Episode #15 we chat to Daniel Dexter about setting up and managing a business in the audio visual and events industry.
  • #42: Sidestepping the music
    (0) In our forty second episode Richard is joined once by Ian Christie to discuss running side projects.
  • #14 Those water cooler moments with Emma de Polnay
    (0) In Episode #14 we chat to Emma De Polnay about setting up and managing a business whilst being an artist.
  • #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.
  • #13 I learned that from the Internet with Yen Ooi
    (0) In Episode #13 we chat to ‘Creator, thinker, do-er’ Yen Ooi and discuss her process of writing, creating and managing creativity and cats…
  • #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?
  • #12 Finding Arun with Marisha Pink
    (0) In Episode #12 we chat to author and entrepreneur Marisha Pink her process of writing Finding Arun, travel, best places to work for freelancers and more.
  • #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.
  • #11 Farmers & Sailors with Addictive Daughter
    (0) In Episode #11 we chat to Joey & Persia from Addictive Daughter about the inspiration behind Addictive Daughter, oh and farmers and sailors….
  • #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.
  • #2 – The daddy of them all
    (2) In Episode #2 Iko Akoh and Richard Lalchan discuss social media and crowdfunding and we take a listen to two beautiful tracks by Nadine.
  • #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.
  • #10 Freelance Research Consulting with Sarah Salisbury
    (0) In Episode #10 of Insight Podcast we chat to Sarah Salisbury about what its like to be a freelance research consultant and left brain/right brain thinking.
  • #1 – Pilot episode of Reverb Podcast
    (0) In Episode #1 Iko Akoh and Richard Lalchan introduce the Reverb concept, discuss the role of the promoter and play tunes from the delightful Hanna Willow.
  • #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.
  • #9 Leaving Work Behind with Tom Ewer
    (0) In Episode #9 we chat to Tom Ewer from Leaving Work Behind about going it alone, blogging and publishing his income online.
  • #11: The responsibility is your own
    (0) In our eleventh episode Claire and Richard help to demystify the area of websites for creatives.
  • #8 Gaining confidence with Ken Hettiarachi from Freedom Works UK
    (0) In Episode #8 we chat to Ken Hettiarachi from Freedom Works UK about overcoming self-esteem and confidence issues to get things done.
  • #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.
  • #7 Harping on. Adventures in Brazil with Susannah Evans
    (0) In Episode #7 we chat to professional harpist and mini-hub member Susannah Evans on her current adventures in Brazil.
  • #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.
  • #6 Writing Copy with Ian Christie
    (0) In Episode 6 we chat to Ian Christie who runs his own business, I.C.Works about copywriting, self-employment, accessible documents and technology. Show Notes: Over to you Have you ever wanted to get into copywriting?
  • #5 Speaking with Michael MacMahon
    (1) In Episode 5 we interview Michael MacMahon a public speaker, author, actor, coach, voice over artist and unsurprisingly a scanner.   Show Notes: Over to you Have you ever spoken in public? How did it go?
  • #4 Scanning or Diving? – On being a Scanner with Claire Meredith
    (0) In Episode 4 we interview Claire Meredith an advocate of ‘scanners’ who lets us have the low down on this important personality type.   Show Notes: Key Players Software Over to you Are you a scanner? What’s been your experience?
  • #3 Flip The Script – Book Publishing with Kingsley Davis
    (0) In Episode 3 we chat with Kingsley Davis about the launch of his book Flip The Script and how he went about self publishing.   Show Notes: Flip The Script is available from Amazon and other stores priced at £9.99 for limited edition paperback and £29.99 for the hardback and ebook. You can also purchase prints of some of the wonderful photographs directly from the website. Over to you What’s been your experience of trying to publish a book?
  • #2 A Snapshot of Jonny Back Photography
    (0) In Episode 2 we interview Jonny Back a London based photographer and find out what its like to start a business in a recession. Show Notes: Over to you What’s been your experience of starting your business?
  • #1 Design for life at Peter Magnus Design
    (0) In this first episode we interview John Williamson, graphic designer and founder of PeterMagnus Design in Abbots Langley, Watford, UK. Show Notes: Over to you What’s been your experience of starting your business?