Permission to Kick Ass Podcast

Prepare your earholes for awesome.

This show is all about freelancing and entrepreneurship (and all the fears, roadblocks, and head trash that come along with it). Join me—your host, Angie Colee—as I talk to creative entrepreneurs from all points along the journey, whether they’re just starting out or experienced industry leaders.

Interested in being a guest? Check out the manifesto and apply!

Episode 33: Dagmar Spichale

As children, we’re used to our parents telling us we can’t do something — but what if it’s your government? Growing up in Communist East Germany, Dagmar was faced with the harsh likelihood she would never...

Episode 32: Darren Hanser

Literally the week everything started shutting down for COVID, Darren and I were at a conference bonding over a mutual love of grilled cheese. That led to a fascinating conversation about mental health and running a...

Episode 31: Tracy Friedlander

There’s a persistent myth (that I’d really like to set on fire) that if you follow the “right steps,” you’ll find success and happiness. Screw that. Tracy followed the traditional classical musician path but after a...

Episode 30: Lianna Patch

Sometimes taking something too far is the best way to get it right. After burning out with her editing business, Lianna went back to corporate. It didn’t take long for her to realize that was a...

Episode 29: Deepshikha Sairam

Deepshikha is a woo-guru for the modern age. She knows how to break it down into something you can actually use, hours of seated meditation not required! Besides, who doesn’t love a spiritual guide who fires...

Episode 28: Jody Robertson

Often when I’m working with an entrepreneur, they fall into the trap of ignoring their past experience because this freelancing thing feels so new and intimidating. But that past translates way more than you think –...

Episode 27: Csaba Borzasi

Don’t let the fluffy marketing fool you - the early days of entrepreneurship can be dark. Csaba followed his gut through corporate hell and nightmare clients to find success. A lot of real talk in this...

Episode 26: Cindy Childress

Entrepreneurs have a few characteristics in common - they’re curious and they think big. That’s exactly how Cindy went from unemployed to personal trainer to Amazon best seller. With a little help from Google along the...

Episode 25: JT Nelms

If you’re a planner (who always has the plan, and the backup plan, and the backup backup plan), then this one is for you. My friend JT and I are here to break down why sometimes...

Episode 24: Nkiru Asika

Putting yourself out there is one of the scariest parts about becoming an entrepreneur. Especially when your business is built around you. This fear is no stranger to me...or to Nkiru. In this episode we sift...