Out of Hours: The Podcast
Season 4: The Trailer
Season 4, Ep. 0
We are BACK! From next week, we'll be posting weekly episodes with some of the most exciting people who have followed their curiosity and started things on the side - only for them to turn into something much bigger than they expected.
Subscribe to catch the first episode!
If you enjoy the show, consider buying me a coffee to show your support! ☕️ We currently make a loss on the show and your support means the world!
Allbirds: Building a sustainable shoe brand, with Tim Brown.
Season 4, Ep. 5
If you enjoy this episode, please buy me a coffee to show your support! ☕️Today on the podcast we have Tim Brown, co-founder of Allbirds. Today Allbirds is a public company, with an IPO in 2021, and almost one thousand employees. But it didn’t start that way. In fact for many years, Allbirds was just an idea, a side project for Tim Brown - who was a professional footballer for the first part of his career, even playing in the world cup. Tim was bored of the branded shoes he had to wear as a footballer, and started to wonder if a better shoe could be made. For years, he experimented. Tim is a New Zealander, which is the home of merino wool, and he started experimenting with creating a new shoe material with his homegrown merino wool. After he had a prototype shoe, he launched a kickstarter - which proved the idea was popular with others. In 2016 - Tim officially co-founded Allbirds with his cofounder Joey Zwillinger - who helped shape the sustainability focus for the company. They are now a carbon neutral company, and were termed the ‘world’s most comfortable shoe’ by time magazine.We talk about tall poppy syndrome, why he thinks a sense of humour matters in entrepreneurship, and why he thinks the 85% rule of effort is so important. I hope you enjoy. Join the Out of Hours newsletter here! If you enjoy this episode, consider buying me a coffee to show your support! ☕️ Your support shows me it's worth continuing!
Embracing truth, fear and your inner dialogue as a celebrity life coach, with Lauren Zander
Season 4, Ep. 4
If you enjoy this episode, consider buying me a coffee to show your support! ☕️Today on the show we have Lauren Zander, life coach and author of the book “Maybe it’s You” - offering a step-by-step process that has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of her clients. Following a realisation that she’d been living a life full of lies, she decided to “clean up her life” and tell the truth. The result was a lifelong successful career in life coaching and writing. She was in the first vanguard of life coaches, a newly emerging industry, and counts the well known life coach Mel Robbins as one of her early clients. She’s also the coach of Hugh Jackman, the actor in Wolverine and Greatest Showman, who has cited her practice as a “slap taken” - a dose of reality and motivation when preparing for the Greatest Showman. We talk about why people are so afraid to commit fully to their projects, why lying makes our lives so unenjoyable, and why she doesn’t care that coaching isn’t an industry for everyone.If you enjoy this episode, consider buying me a coffee to show your support! ☕️ Your support shows us it's worth continuing!
Wait But Why: Building a media business, with Tim Urban
Season 4, Ep. 3
If you enjoy this episode, consider buying me a coffee to show your support! ☕️ We currently make a loss on the show and your support means the world!Today on the show we have Tim Urban. Tim’s TED talk - Inside the mind of a master procrastinator - is now the third most watched TED talk in the world - totalling over 65 million views. Tim is also one of the internet’s most thought provoking writers, he started his blog Wait But Why - originally as an attempt to exercise his creative side, only to find it resonated with many many others.Wait But Why’s longform articles have since attracted millions of views, and over 700,000 subscribers. He is famous for his long form essays on everything from The Fermi Paradox and intelligent aliens, to why we should spend more time with our parents. He's also about to release a new book called What's Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies.Tim is a lesson in how you can build a career following your own weird and wonderful curiosity. We talk less about his interests and more about his process; how he started and grew Wait But Why, how he structures his writing process, how he manages his procrastination and why he thinks there is no objectively cool job. I hope you enjoy!Sign up to the Out of Hours newsletter (we only post occasionally):https://outofhours.substack.com/