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New About Page and new video: Four Ways To Quit The Rat Race

Jan 30, 2014

Here's a quick update about two new resources. I've finally put an About Page on the website, do check it out at Also, the video of my talk from Libertopia 2013 is now available:

The audio of this talk was released as Episode 124 in the podcast feed.

Here are links...

Jan 23, 2013

Part 2 in the short series of podcasts about The Voluntary Life. This episode is all about the podcast itself.

  • The podcast comes out once per week and is a mix of solo-casts and interviews. Some topics are covered in more detail as a series, like the entrepreneurship series.
  • The aim of the podcast is personal freedom...

Aug 7, 2012

The second part of the interview from the Becoming Who You Are Podcast. We talk about a whole range of topics including:

  • The fear of criticism that can come up when putting creative work out there
  • The challenges of being yourself at work
  • The future of The Voluntary Life podcast
  • The difference between abstract business...

Jul 24, 2012

This is a repost of the latest Becoming Who You Are Podcast, where I was interviewed by the lovely host of BWYA, my partner Hannah.  In Part 1 we talk about how The Voluntary Life began and about feeling free to be yourself in your friendships.

68 Becoming Who You Are Interview Part 1

Jul 2, 2012

This episode is an interview that Jake did on the Porc Therapy Podcast, recorded live at Porcfest 2012. In the interview, Jake talks about some of the things you can do to live more freely whatever society or economy you find yourself in, such as investing in friendships and living abroad.

62 What You Can Do To Live Free: Porc Therapy Interview