***GOLD Best Business Podcast***British Podcast Awards 2021
“I don’t need friends. I have Frankie and Steve.”
“The most relatable podcast I have ever listened to.”
“Freelance parents — This podcast will change your life.”
Supported by AXA Business Insurance
Photo of us by Sian Parker.
DIFTK. The Podcast.
The fortnightly podcast for freelance parents hosted by Frankie Tortora and Steve Folland.
Supported by AXA Business Insurance
When you have kids around and need to take a client call.
14th March 2019
Emotional soup! How to keep things clear when work and life all happens under one roof.
21st March 2019
When your “friend” wants some free business advice.
27th March 2019
How to eat something other than biscuits.
4th April 2019
When people seem to think your job is a “hobby”.
11th April March 2019
How to find focus in a fragmented day.
18th April 2019
Trying to work when the kids are sick (again).
25th April 2019
What to do when you have nothing to do.
2nd May 2019
Staying visible over the summer holidays.
9th May 2019
How to grow your business when real life has other ideas.
16th May 2019
When your friends say they love your work but don’t actually buy it.
6th June 2019
When childcare help from your family isn’t actually much help.
13th June 2019
When you keep getting distracted by the competition.
20th June 2019
Tips for freelancers thinking about starting a family.
4th July 2019
Finding balance between paid work and unpaid business building.
11th July 2019
School newbies! Adjusting to working within school hours.
12th September 2019
When you try (and fail) to ‘have it all’.
19th September 2019
Taking maternity leave when you have retainer clients.
26th September 2019
Overwhelm! What to do when it all gets a bit much.
3rd October 2019
How to avoid procrastination.
10th October 2019
Coping with the cult of busy.
17th October 2019
When it’s time to put your rates up.
7th November 2019
How to feel like you’re moving up, instead of just along.
14th November 2019
Freelance friction. When working evenings and weekends eats into ‘family time’.
21st November 2019
Saying NO. How to turn down work from ‘red flag’ clients.
28th November 2019
Burnout alert! How to stay sane at Christmas.
12th December 2019
How to explain your job to your kids.
19th December 2019
When updating your social media is just one thing too many.
9th January 2020
Juggling kids and a multi-hyphen career.
15th January 2020
When you keep ignoring your inbox.
23rd January 2020
Don’t panic! Going from one kid to two.
30th January 2020
Accident & Emergency! Making sure you have a financial safety net.
27th February 2020
Moving your business (and family) to a new place.
5th March 2020
Why we co-mentor each other and why you should do it too.
11th March 2020
School’s out for… erm, not sure.
19th March 2020
Work you can do from your phone.
27th March 2020
Life right now.
2nd April 2020
How to drum up work in a pandemic without being seen as ‘opportunistic’.
23rd April 2020
When you’ve just left your job to go freelance, in the middle of a global crisis.
30th April 2020
When you’ve only got 7 minutes a day to work.
7th May 2020
Chasing payments in a pandemic.
14th May 2020
When you’ve lost all motivation.
28th May 2020
How to line-up work when you don’t know when you might have childcare again.
11th June 2020
When it feels like being self-employed isn’t worth it anymore.
18th June 2020
Let’s talk social media.
25th June 2020
Making the leap into full-time freelancing.
9th July 2020
When your partner is negative about your business.
15th July 2020
How to celebrate your wins without sounding like a w*nker.
30th July 2020
Preparing for Lockdown 2.0.
22nd September 2020
When your partner starts working from home.
29th September 2020
How to move back into an employed role.
6th October 2020
Riding the freelance rollercoaster.
20th October 2020
How to deal with project creep.
3rd November 2020
Coping with Covid-related stress.
12th November 2020
When you have a classic case of ‘shiny object syndrome’.
19th November 2020
How to ‘get a life’ outside of work and kids.
26th November 2020
Stuff you do and don’t need when starting out as a freelancer.
3rd December 2020
Setting boundaries with your clients.
10th December 2020
Bye Bye 2020.
18th December 2020
Dealing with “icky” clients.
28th January 2021
Deciding how much work you can take on.
11th February 2021
When it feels like it’s time to scale up.
25th February 2021
When your clients are always late.
11th March 2021
Putting ourselves back together.
25th March 2021
When you’re not sure about a new opportunity.
22nd April 2021
Coping with professional ‘ghosting’.
6th May 2021
Finding your ‘thing’.
20th May 2021
Breaking up with a difficult client.
10th June 2021
24th June 2021
When your agency is just, er, you.
15th July 2021
When your creative business isn’t creative anymore.
16th September 2021
Planning your maternity leave as a freelancer.
30th September 2021
How to get over a (client) breakup.
21st October 2021
How promote yourself when speaking at an event.
11th November 2021
When you just can’t get any rest.
25th November 2021
Getting back out into the real world (or not).
6th December 2021
Choosing the ‘right’ name for your business.
27th January 2022
WTF to do when everything costs more.
17th March 2022
How to decide what your freelance business will be.
31st March 2022
Surviving the school holidays.
28th April 2022
When you’re full-time freelance and full-time employed at the same time.
12th May 2022
When you’re worried about offering ‘too many’ different services.
26th May 2022
Butt-saving clauses you need in your contract.
23rd June 2022
When you only ever get into the ‘zone’ just before pickup.
14th July 2022
When you work 9-3 but your clients work 9-5.
8th September 2022
How to get the most out of a coworking space.
22nd September 2022
How to market a ‘boring’ business.
6th October 2022
How to take time off at Christmas.
20th October 2022
Keeping in touch with old clients.
23rd November 2022
Awards: Yay or Nay.
8th December 2022
How to prioritise when everything is a priority.
12th January 2023
Approaching clients you don’t (yet!) have a relationship with.
26th January 2023