We all know what podcasts we should be subscribed to and listening to on the reg, but we thought we’d be helpful and compile a list of fave actual podcast episodes for our Showpo KWEENS (and kings obvs)! And we wanna know what YOUR faves are, so make sure you comment below so we can add to our own list.
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FAVE PODCAST EPISODES
Synopsis: Emily Weiss is your go-to lady for all things beauty related. In 2010 she started Into the Gloss, a website dedicated to beauty that explores the routines of inspiring women. Emily and her editors sit on the bathroom floors of everyone from Jenna Lyons to the #Girlboss herself, Sophia Amoruso, to talk products, career, and what beauty means to women today. In 2014, Emily expanded her beauty business with Glossier, a modern beauty products brand made by editors who ‘get’ what works and are inspired by what girls want in real life.
WYSL: Glossier is a modern day superhero of a company, they’ve created cult-like following all over the world and EVERYONE wants to be associated with the brand.
Synopsis: Jo got the idea for MECCA when she was working for L’Oreal in the 1990’s. After seeing the fanfare of the launch of M.A.C. in Harvey Nichols in London she realised there was an opportunity to create a more bespoke experience for customers than the traditional beauty stands in department stores. So she quit her job and two years later was opening her first store on Toorak road in Melbourne. 20 years later her company has over 80 stores and she’s also launched her own range of colour cosmetics, MECCA Max.
WYSL: MECCA is arguably one of the biggest brands in Australia and a brand many, MANY women are obsessed with. She’s interesting, warm and has great advice.
Synopsis: Jane started her business in her parents garage when she was $60,000 in debt and fresh out of a failed business. In just 7 years she turned two shelves of clothes and a laptop into a global retail business shipping to 80 countries, with a turnover of over $30 million a year. She also started up the Facebook community ‘Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine’ which now has 70,000 members and was featured on the BRW Young Rich List in 2017.
WYSL: Cos’ it’s the story of how our fearless leader started the Showpo empire of course!
Synopsis: After seriously doubting her ability to become an entrepreneur, Huda Beauty is now a billion-dollar business and one of the most-followed Instagram accounts in the world. Find out how Huda Kattan made it all happen.
WYSL: Huda has a really interesting take on common opinions many entrepreneurs have regarding business decisions. She’s also bloody brilliant and has one of the quickest success stories in history.
If I’m getting this data, everyone else is getting this data, and I don’t want to do what everyone else is doing. – HK
Really Interesting People
Synopsis: Joseph is an actor whose career spans three decades, and ranges from television (3rd Rock from the Sun) to arthouse (Mysterious Skin, Brick) to multiplex (Inception, 500 Days of Summer, Looper, Snowden). He made his feature screenwriting and directorial debut with Don Jon (Independent Spirit Award nomination, Best First Screenplay).
WYSL: I listened to this yonks ago now but it has stayed with me since, in particular, what he says about motivation…
I think there is something biological in us that wants that attention. It’s not evil if you feel that urge. I think it’s pretty natural. I think that urge now in the context of modern civilisation can be really addictive and sort of poisonous because what happens is you start seeing yourself through the eyes of others more and more of the time.
I think social media has really created a giant leap forward in this direction and is the kind of thing that used to be reserved for very famous people who are maybe stalked by paparazzi or whatever. Now, everybody’s their own paparazzi. I feel like I see it a lot.
There’s a good word to describe it, which I learned recently, which is intrinsic versus extrinsic. If you’re intrinsically motivated, it means that your motivation for whatever it might be is coming from within yourself versus being extrinsically motivated is when your motivation is coming from without, from wanting to do things because of how other people will perceive it.
I think that’s a recipe for unhappiness, usually. Not absolutely – this isn’t a case of black or white. There’s plenty of virtue to wanting to do things that will make other people happy, etc. But when it really gets that deep inside your head, where your whole identity becomes a performance, I think that can be unhealthy.
It can really do a number on your head. I’ve seen it. I’ve spent my whole life trying to avoid that, sometimes probably overzealously and I’m sometimes kind of overly protective or overly allergic to the trappings of fame, etc. But I’m so, I think, scared, of falling down that rabbit hole of becoming overly extrinsically motivated that I really try to stay away.
Especially when it comes to art – art and fame are sort of odd bedfellows because if you want to be a musician or you want to be an actor, a lot of people, the people you’re describing who want to be famous, they want to be famous by becoming actors or becoming musicians or becoming some kind of artist.
Again, it’s complicated because on the one hand, it might mean, “Oh, that means that my work is resonating with lots of people and that’s not necessarily bad,” but if you’re only doing it for that, I feel that’s kind of hollow. I personally feel like I can hear it or see it in someone’s performance. I won’t name any artist in particular, but sometimes I’ll see a performance in a movie or I’ll hear a song and I feel like they’re performing for their fame, not for themselves, for something that’s inside of them. – JGL
MIND FUCKING BLOWN
Synopsis: Terry Crews is an actor and former NFL player (Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, and Philadelphia Eagles). His wide-ranging credits include the original viral Old Spice commercials, television series such as The Newsroom, Arrested Development, and Everybody Hates Chris, and films including White Chicks, The Expendables franchise, Bridesmaids, and The Longest Yard.
WYSL: Not just a beefcake, funny man Terry Crews is insanely intelligent and has super interesting insight into a really wide variety of topics.
Synopsis: Johnny Knoxville (Jackass, Jackass The Movie, Jackass presents: Bad Grandpa, The Ringer) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and stunt performer. He sits down with the Armchair Expert to discuss his early relationship with hospitals, his love of hillbilly culture and the mindset he enters before attempting a stunt.
WYSL: A lot of folk think people like Johnny are stupid but this interview will completely change your perception on physical comedy and ‘prank culture’. He’s wise AF and am I crazy for finding him sexy?
Synopsis: Her TED talks on maintaining desire and rethinking infidelity have more than 17 million views, and she’s tested and been exposed to everything imaginable in thirty-four years of running her private therapy practice in New York City.
(On conventional marriage) If Apple sold you a product that failed 50% of the time, would you buy it? – EP
WYSL: She will completely change the way you look at traditional relationship models and why cheaters aren’t bad people.
If you love this ep (hint: you will), you’ll also love her own podcast ‘Where Should We Begin‘.
Synopsis: New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff came into Robin Williams’s life right around the same time Marc talked to Robin for WTF. Dave and Marc share notes on what they learned about this one-of-a-kind comedic performer, how his death affected the world, and what Dave was able to glean from working with Robin to write his biography. Then, after their conversation, hear the full interview Marc conducted with Robin back in 2010.
WYSL: It’s excellent! But also, anyone who loves comedy will really appreciate the insight into Robin’s life and his insane career. Listen to the whole thing but the interview with Robin at the end shocked me, he speaks about suicide and it will floor you.
Synopsis: Jocko Willink is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you.
WYSL: Because he is legit the biggest, most inspiring badass I’ve ever heard speak. No beating around the truth from this guy. My fave quote is below and gives you an insight to how damn disciplined he is.
People want to know how to stop laziness. They want to know how to stop procrastination. They have an idea in their head, maybe even a vision, but they don’t know where to start. So they ask and they say, where do I start? When is the best time to start? I have a simple answer. Here and now. That’s it. Do you want to improve? Do you want to get better? Do you want to get on a workout program or a clean diet or start a new business? Do you want to write a book or make a movie or build a house or a computer or an app? Where do you start? You start right here.
When do you start? You start right now. You initiate action. You go. Here is the reality. That idea isn’t going to execute itself. That book isn’t going to write itself. Those weights out in the gym aren’t going to move themselves. You have to do it. You have to do it now so stop thinking about it, stop dreaming about it, stop researching every aspect of it and reading all about it and debating the pros and cons of it. Start doing it. Take that first step and make it happen. Get after it. Here and now. – JW
True Crime Junkies
Synopsis: On April 28th, 1996, Martin John Bryant became known as the worst single mass-murderer in Australian history. 21 years later, the Port Arthur Massacre still stands as the 3rd deadliest shooting by a lone gunman in the world.
WYSL: This was the act that made the Australian government changed the gun control laws, a decision that has been commended by political commentators all over the world.
Synopsis: You may think you know the story, but do you…
WYSL: This 3-part series will blow your mind. I had never really understood cults prior to listening to this and this series dives into the most fucked up case involving a cult in history. They include audio of what went down and it’s chillingly creepy.
Synopsis: Sarah Ferguson is an award winning journalist, author, mother, wife and daughter.A little under a year ago she received a phone call from her brother who told her their mother had suddenly, unexpectedly died. This week, Sarah is facing her first Mother’s Day without her beloved mum Marjorie. She’s written a book On Mother that captures the days, weeks and months after her mother’s death…
WYSL: Sarah speaks about grief and loss so eloquently and I always recommend this episode to anyone who has lost a special person.
Synopsis: How far would you go to get your children back if they had been taken from you? Would you travel to a foreign country? Hire a person skilled in the recovery of child abductions? This is exactly what Brisbane mother-of-three Sally Faulkner did to be reunited with her two children Lahela and Noah.
WYSL: If you’d told me prior to this that I could cry from a podcast, I wouldn’t believe you. But this episode broke my heart and it will move you tenfold.
I Don’t Know How She Does It: Robin Bailey
Synopsis: She barely sleeps, she never, ever lies on the lounge to watch TV and her day begins at 2.45am. But despite her brutal schedule, single mum-of-three and radio host Robin Bailey says she doesn’t “do it all”. And, as she tells Holly Wainwright, she doesn’t think any of us should be trying.
WYSL: If you want to hear a really candid interview about how one woman juggles her hectic AF schedule while also dealing unimaginable grief, you need this in your ears.
Random + Interesting
Synopsis: Guys, people use fruit to spice up their sex lives. Kelly McCarren is one of those people. And her experience wasn’t… fruitful? So that gets us talking about the most awkward sex fails experienced (endured) in the bedroom and beyond. we’re chatting about the dating ritual that we kinda wish wasn’t a thing.
WYSL: Cos’ I’m in this podcast yet it still made me laugh, it’s that funny.
Synopsis: Epigenetics is a fascinating field of genetics that studies how the epigenome and environmental, nutritional and social factors affect gene expression. Josh and Chuck explain how epigenetics works in this episode.
WYSL (why you should listen): Don’t let the science-y synopsis scare you, this ep is interesting AF cos’ it’s about shit like how what your grandpa ATE back when he was a wee tot, can effect us today.
You Beauty: How To Get Rid Of Your Butt Acne
Synopsis: Mamamia’s beauty podcast You Beauty is the podcast for your face. Beauty experts Leigh Campbell and Kelly McCarren get real about what works and what doesn’t.
WYSL: Well, once again I’m a host of this one and it’s excellent :p All your beauty questions answered!
Synopsis: How do you prepare for a one-way mission to Mars? It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, doesn’t it? But for Melbourne-based consultant Dianne McGrath, it just might become a reality. In 2013, Dianne signed up for Mars One. A mission that aims to establish life on Mars. She is now in the final 100 remaining candidates IN THE WORLD. And at the end of this year, she will find out whether or not she has been chosen as one of the final 24 who will eventually make the journey.
WYSL: To better understand why and how someone gets to a point where this is ok with them. Never seeing anyone again or experience normal life.