The Odd One Out Podcast
The Odd One Out Podcast
Being The Odd One Out can be one hell of a lonely place but as soon as you embrace that you’re different, you’ll realise it’s the most powerful thing you can be!
I started Plastic Freedom in 2018 as a hobby in my spare time to make it easier for everyone to make changes in their life; I realised that if I could do the hard work for everyone by researching products, companies, packaging and ingredients, then only offer products that were truly eco, people were more than willing to make changes!
Within two weeks of deciding to start my business, I’d built my website, my products arrived and everything sold out in the first weekend! It was then 10 months of juggling a rapidly expanding business whilst still working full time and trying to maintain a social life that I decided it was time to quit my job to go it alone with Plastic Freedom.
It’s now been three years since I sat in my living room building my website and I’ve moved from my spare room, to a bigger unit and now into a 3500sq ft warehouse with seven staff that I couldn’t live without!
I’ve been told that I alone could not make a difference, been called every name under the sun for being ‘different’, I’ve lost relationships, friendships and at times felt like giving up. Throughout all of this I’ve dug deep and continued to push forward, prioritise life and live it unapologetically the way I want and prove to everyone that one person can have a bigger impact than you could ever imagine.
I wanted to create this podcast to give you the inside scoop on what it’s really like running a business, how to make the most of life’s rollercoasters and show just how many people are fighting for the environment daily. These humans inspire me, make me challenge the way I look at life and are making waves across the world!
Episode 1 - Chris Noy
As soon as I decided I wanted to do a podcast I knew my first guest had to be my dad! He is someone I have always seen as a huge inspiration to me in life and business as he’s always taught me that being The Odd One Out is one of the best things you can be!
From starting a windsurfing school, to selling snowboards and now running one of the biggest bike companies in the UK, he still lives by his own rules, hides away from any technology and will dance anyone under the table!
In this podcast we’re probably going to learn some things about each other that we’ve never asked or talked about, because in normal life when do you ever just casually interview your dad?
Known as the Silver Surfer to many, an instant legend to everyone that meets him and to me, my dad, the one and only Chris Noy...
Episode 2 - James Martin
James Martin is a daily inspiration for me and I have been stalking his work for years! He creates the most insane branding for companies and when he said he would take on my ideas for Plastic Freedom, he transformed my business!
James has been high on my list for The Odd One Out podcast because he is the perfect example of how being dedicated to your passion and being consistent with how you work can turn something you love into your livelihood!
There is no more introduction needed for the legend, the one and only, James Martin...
Episode 3 - Amy Nettley
Amy is one of the first people I met when I made the move to Newquay last Summer and I can not tell you how much she has impacted my life in such a short amount of time!
She’s an environmental advisor with a job we can not speak about (I like to think of her as the James Bond of the environmental world) and is one of the most interesting people I’ve had the pleasure to meet!
She’s a DR, a keen surfer, adventurer, outspoken, passionate, smart, funny and one of the people that is actually causing a lot of amazing changes to happen in the world. I’m proud to call her a close friend, even if I don’t understand the big words she uses on the daily and I know you guys are going to love her as much as I do…
Episode 4 - Paris Parle
If you've followed me for a while on Instagram you will have seen @parissyoga all over my stories, from me sharing her new yoga app to our many walks in the woods in my home town and our adventures down in Newquay!
I met Paris when I was in a really strange place in my life, I was struggling to battle anxiety and calm my mind so I decided to start yoga, after a swift google search I came across her yoga studio and her classes changed my life! After being the last one out of the studio one day me and Paris got chatting and our friendship began over the longest Nando’s in history because we couldn’t stop talking! It’s one of those rare moments when you meet someone that is on the same wavelength as you and you instantly know that life brought you together for a reason.
Get ready because you’re about to fall in love with one of the most kind hearted humans I have ever met, she’s got determination and work ethic like I’ve never witnessed before and no matter what life throws at her, she has compassion and empathy at the heart of what she does.
She’s completely transformed her business through lockdown and shows me time and time again how giving up is not an option!
Episode 5 - Harriet Noy
Harriet is one of the most exciting people I have the pleasure of having in my life! She has impressed me from such a young age at how switched on she is about the world, life and her entrepreneurial instinct is something that blows a lot of people away when they meet her.
Harriet is my cousin, almost 10 years younger than me but we have the best chats about going after what makes you happy in life, business ideas and she’s one of the people that really gets me excited to keep pushing with Plastic Freedom whilst appreciating life to it’s fullest!
After joining my team for a week and working on the Plastic Freedom stall at Boardmasters in 2019 she went back to Uni and set up student led group to work alongside university management to reduce single use plastic on campus! She has now launched her own business called Hazaar (@justhazaar) which is a zero waste student marketplace I know is going to be HUGE!
She has every single person in stitches from morning to night and I can not wait to see what life has in store for her, she is one to watch and I’m telling you now she is going have a huge impact on the world!