25 episodes

Welcome to the Out of Hours podcast - the podcast for those creating things that should exist in the world, out of hours.
I’m Georgia Ritter, founder of OutofHours.org, the community for people with side projects.
On this show, I’ll explore the stories of people who have followed their curiosity, been brave, and started a side project, only to turn it into something much bigger than they ever thought possible. I’ll explore the stories of nonprofits, businesses, creative projects and social movements - to understand the practical first steps they took, the doors these small ideas opened and the magic that happens when you start taking your own ideas seriously.

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Out of Hours: The Podcast Georgia Ritter

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Welcome to the Out of Hours podcast - the podcast for those creating things that should exist in the world, out of hours.
I’m Georgia Ritter, founder of OutofHours.org, the community for people with side projects.
On this show, I’ll explore the stories of people who have followed their curiosity, been brave, and started a side project, only to turn it into something much bigger than they ever thought possible. I’ll explore the stories of nonprofits, businesses, creative projects and social movements - to understand the practical first steps they took, the doors these small ideas opened and the magic that happens when you start taking your own ideas seriously.

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    UsTwo & Monument Valley: Building a culture of side projects, with Matt Miller 'Mills'

    UsTwo & Monument Valley: Building a culture of side projects, with Matt Miller 'Mills'

    A huge thank you to our sponsor TRIBE!TRIBE are one of the UK's leading plant-based nutrition brands. 
    You can get your first pack for just £2 (which includes shipping) at this link (wearetribe.co/outofhours) --> use the code "TRIBEOUTOFHOURS'".
    About the guest
    Our guest today is Matt Miller, better known as Mills. Mills is best known for co-founding digital design studio UsTwo, with his cofounder Synx. They have clients like Joe Wicks, Lego, Co-op, Google’s Deep Mind and Samsung to name just a few. 
    Mills created a culture at UsTwo of experimentation, creativity and risk taking within the agency. They had 16 internal side project experiments, or as Mills likes to call them ‘succailures’. Learning from each one, as we tend to do with side projects, their learning culminated in the phenomenal success ‘Monument Valley’ - a game downloaded over 150 million times. The success of this experiment led to an entire new entity of UsTwo - UsTwo Games.
    He’s since stepped back from UsTwo, and we talk about his new life as an investor - investing in over 38 companies and challenging what it really means to be an ‘investor’, as well as his own side project adventures in podcasting.
    We also talk about what you need to create a successful game, why it matters to follow your curiosity, why it’s essential to have something outside your main work and his view on success and happiness. 
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    The Copy Club: Building a community for marketers, with Lottie Unwin.

    The Copy Club: Building a community for marketers, with Lottie Unwin.

    A huge thank you to our sponsor TRIBE!TRIBE are one of the UK's leading plant-based nutrition brands. 
    You can get your first pack for just £2 (which includes shipping) at this link (wearetribe.co/outofhours) --> use the code "TRIBEOUTOFHOURS'".
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    About the guest:
    Today on the podcast we have Lottie Unwin, founder of The Copy Club.
    The Copy Club are a community of entrepreneurial people who work in marketing. The Copy Club run events, courses and recruitment for an ever-growing community of entrepreneurial marketeers.
    The Copy Club started as a solution to Lottie’s own problem. Having completed her graduate training at marketing powerhouse Proctor & Gamble, Lottie then joined Propercorn to lead their marketing efforts. Missing the support that P&G provided she quickly decided to seek out other connections who could help her on her journey - and she was soon regularly going for coffees and drinks with people doing similar roles in other companies. Copy Club started as a simple dinner - and it was only when she moved to India that she realised she had the beginnings of a business.
    Fast forward to today, she has a successful business that employs a team of ten, and runs courses, events and recruitment for start ups. We talk about why monetising feels so scary, why selling can feel gross (and how you can avoid that) and why it’s OK not to have a plan. 
    To join the Out of Hours circle sign up here.


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    • 50 min
    Feminist Coalition: Building a world-changing movement, with Odunayo Eweniyi

    Feminist Coalition: Building a world-changing movement, with Odunayo Eweniyi

    Brought to you by Out of Hours.
    (Special discount for TRIBE below!)
    *Content warning: this episode talks about recent violence in Nigeria, which might be difficult for some listeners to hear*
    Today on the podcast we have Odunayo Eweniyi, the founder of Feminist Coalition, a group of young Nigerian feminists formed by Odun and her co-founder Dami in July 2020. 
    Feminist Coalition, also known as FemCo, started with a clear mission to champion equality for women in Nigerian society. But in October, as the Nigerian ENDSARS movement surged, protesting the brutality of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nigeria, they felt they had no choice but to act. 
     
    They decided to help first by simply setting up a form for volunteer lawyers, and then went on to fundraise to support those affected by the protests with Medical and legal care. They raised over $380,000 in just two weeks, starting first raising Naira and then Bitcoin.
    Despite being launched less than a year ago, Odun and her co-founders Dami’s work has been recognised across the globe, and being featured in countless of the most prestigious press:
    - They were featured on the Bloomberg 50 2020.
    - They were featured by Vogue as part of the 12 Women Leaders That Changed The World In 2020
    - They were listed in the Time 100 - the list of the most influential people in the world in 2020.
    In this episode we talked about how FemCo started, why they supported the victims of the ENDSARS protests switched to Bitcoin, how she managed to do it alongside her day job - COO of Piggyvest which counts over 2 million customers, and how she learnt to deal with criticism and the huge role her father played in who she is today. Hope you enjoy the episode. 

    A huge thank you to our sponsor TRIBE!TRIBE are one of the UK's leading plant-based nutrition brands. 
    You can get your first pack for just £2 (which includes shipping) at this link (wearetribe.co/outofhours) --> use the code "TRIBEOUTOFHOURS'".


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    • 56 min
    ManiLife: Building an artisan peanut butter brand, with Stu MacDonald

    ManiLife: Building an artisan peanut butter brand, with Stu MacDonald

    Today on the podcast we have Stu Macdonald, founder of the peanut butter brand ManiLife - whose website reads: “We make the tastiest peanut butter on the planet.” (They offered you 25% off by using 'OUTOFHOURS' on their site!)
    Inspired by a trip to Argentina, and armed with less than a year’s professional experience, ManiLife's story started in Stu’s home kitchen in 2015. ManiLife has seen a meteoric rise in the last few years - running a successful crowdfunding round, winning Great taste awards, being recommended by celebrities like Joe Wicks and Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella, and being stocked in major retailers like Waitrose and Sainsburys and turned over millions of pounds in revenue. 
    We talk about the practical things like how to get into retailers, why he thinks influencer marketing might be overrated, and how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign, as well as his journey along the way: why its hard being a sole founder, when he decided to go full time, and how one of his biggest product successes came from a failure.

    P.S. A huge thank you to our sponsor TRIBE!TRIBE are one of the UK's leading plant-based nutrition brands.
     
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    • 49 min
    Talking Circle: Building a platform for social change, with Zaharan Sofi

    Talking Circle: Building a platform for social change, with Zaharan Sofi

    Brought to you by Out of Hours- the community of people with side projects.
    Please note:
    This episode comes with a content warning : we talk about the topic of femicide, gender based violence and other topics that some listeners may find upsetting. If you want to avoid this discussion, please skip from 28.06 minutes - 37.50 minutes.
    About the guest
    Zaharan Sofi is the founder of ‘Talking Circle London’, an Instagram account designed to keep people informed on social issues that don’t receive enough media attention. Zaharan started this account, on the side of her job in finance, with the idea of creating a safe space for people to both discuss and learn about social issues. It is less than a year old but has already grown to over 44 thousand followers, and had huge impact - both in educating people on key issue, and helping drive signatures for charity campaigns. 
    This is a slightly different episode than normal, we do talk about the origin of the idea but we also talk about polarization online, personality politics, cancel culture and why she thinks all celebrities should be change makers. 
    P.S. A huge thank you to our sponsor TRIBE!
    TRIBE are one of the UK's leading plant-based nutrition brands.
     
    You can get your first pack for just £2 (which includes shipping) head to this link (wearetribe.co/outofhours) and use the code "TRIBEOUTOFHOURS'".

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    • 52 min
    DHH: Building Basecamp and Ruby on Rails as side projects, with David Heinemeier Hansson

    DHH: Building Basecamp and Ruby on Rails as side projects, with David Heinemeier Hansson

    Brought to you by Out of Hours- the community of people with side projects.
    Today on the podcast is David Heinemeier Hansson: the co-founder and CTO of Basecamp, a NYT best selling author, and creator of Ruby on Rails.
    Ruby on rails is a free open source web application framework. and some of the biggest companies in the world were built with it: Airbnb, Shopify, Twitch and Square to name a few.  
    He’s also built hugely successful businesses: Basecamp - which started as a side project for him and his cofounder Jason. It has since made him a millionaire, and served millions of users.  
    Alongside all of this, he is also an author. He’s written three books, including New York Times Bestseller Rework. He’s also a Le Mans class-winning racing driver.
    Even though he started all his biggest projects as side projects, this is not a traditional podcast episode - we talk much more about the other meaning of ‘out of hours’ - the fact we are running out of hours and life should be meaningful. We talk about everything from:
    open sourcewhy intrinsic motivation matterswhy he was a terrible employee how to build your internal sense of controlwhy he doesn’t set goalshow he found out money doesn’t make him happywhether he’ll ever go into politics climate change
    Huge thank you to our sponsor TRIBE!
    TRIBE are one of the UK's leading plant-based nutrition brands.
     
    You can get your first pack for just £2 (which includes shipping) head to this link (wearetribe.co/outofhours) and use the code "TRIBEOUTOFHOURS'".

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Sebl99 ,

Inspiring!

An inspiring podcast for anyone with an idea to do something more than just show up to work - these guests show you never know where it might take you. For me the podcast was a reminder that the main thing it takes to make a difference is energy and a bit of bravery. Top rate interviews and great production!

SFliving2016 ,

Amazing introduction to side projects

There’s such a low barrier now to start a side project. it’s easy and cheap to start a newsletter, a landing page, a community, etc and have it grow to something brilliant and successful. Georgia’s podcast introduces examples of successful projects and she gives you the motivation to get going and move from thinking about an idea to executing on it.

Tiger Lilys ,

10/10 Podcast for side-hustlers!

Georgia’s podcast is anything but ordinary. Besides including actual informative and interesting data about the business world, she herself is a leading example of someone who is willing to inspire people from all around the world to make time for your side-project, deliveringkey strategies and tips for you to adopt.
Recommended for anyone hesitating in creating a hustle beyond their daily 9-5 job.
Bravo!

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