Freelancing can be an incredibly challenging job. Picking up work here and there, pushing yourself to find that work, and working out the finances in between can be stressful, unpredictable, and sometimes a downright cycle of feast or famine.

Yet a burgeoning community of ‘soloists’ would argue that the singular, unattached professional lifestyle is exactly what they need. Soloists shun the idea of working for corporations or being tied down to one company for too long. These self-starters prefer to work for themselves or as private contractors, on their own time and with their own set of rules. The Solo Project, a new media and research project created by George Gendron of Inc. Magazine and Patrick Mitchell and Michael Hopkins of Fast Company, understands all the perks and downsides of the freelancing life, and hopes to empower soloists in a variety of fields.

Hopkins, Mitchell, and Gendron joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio for this week’s news quiz. To hear how they fared, click on the audio link above.