KICPOD is your D&M on the stuff that matters.. and also the stuff that doesn't! Hosted by Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw, founders of KIC, a health & wellness app that focuses on feeling your best, not looking a certain way. To learn more you can find them on Instagram at @kicpod, @keepitcleaner, @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or visit their website: keepitcleaner.com
Today's KICBUMP episode kicks off with a Harvey update from Steph, where you will not BELIEVE what he was holding in his hand. It left producer Mandy gobsmacked and Steph face palming! We then hear from the amazing Mel Wells - an Embodied Leadership and Intimacy Coach trained in Holistic Sex, Love and Relationships, Eating Psychology and Holistic Health. When pregnant with her now 7 month old baby Sky, Mel's plan was to have a home birth with no intervention. But when he arrived at just 30 weeks, Mel's plan had to quickly pivot to something she initially wanted to avoid completely. In today's episode, she explains how giving birth means surrendering completely and trusting western medicine even when it may not always be your first preference. She also shares her wisdom about the importance of sex and intimacy in a relationship when becoming a parent. Check out Mel's book ‘The Goddess Revolution; Make Peace with Food, Love your Body, Reclaim Your Life’ and her podcast 'Love, Sex & Magic' See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Steph and Laura's catch up today, they discuss the insane societal pressures placed on women and how contradictory a lot of the messaging is, they share stories of when they've spotted famous people in the wild (and you'll hear why Steph has never lived down her first encounter with Andy Lee), plus we gave the TikTok #SpillTheTea challenge a go where the entire studio may or may not have ended up covered in tea!! SPECIAL SHARES: Laura - Ted Lasso, Season 3 - Apple TV series Steph - The Imperfects episode 'Chrissie Swan - Honesty' KIC UPDATE: Our KICRUN Club is back and starts today! There are now 3 distances you can choose from - 5km, 10km or our brand new 10-21km program. If you have any questions about the recent updates to KICRUN, we have an explainer blog post at keepitcleaner.com/kicrunexplained See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Trinny Woodall initially rose to fame as part of a makeover duo with Susannah Constantine for their TV series 'What Not to Wear', and is now the founder of the hugely successful beauty brand Trinny London. In today's chat, Trinny explains how she navigates her way through the business world surrounded by predominately male investors and CEOs, and shows us what being an empowered woman looks like today. Given that she launched her beauty brand in her 50s, today's conversation speaks to anyone who may think they've 'missed the boat' if not having reached their career peak in their 20s or 30s. If you'd like to hear more podcast episodes with Trinny, here are a few we recommend: Under The Gloss with Phoebe Burgess: Trinny Woodall on relationship breakdowns, IVF and puppy nappies How To Fail with Elizabeth Day: Trinny Woodall on single parenthood, business failure and the empowerment of her 50s See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Steph & Laura's catch up today, we bring back a segment we loved so much last time - Unpopular Opinions. Plus, we check our Uber ratings to find out how many 1 star ratings we've got, and Laura shares an experience she had recently where an extremely misogynist comment was made. KIC UPDATE: KICRUN Club is back next week on the 27th of March and signups are now live in the KIC app now. To celebrate, we are launching our brand NEW 10-21KM program for those who want to challenge themselves further. To join, choose one of the programs in the app (0-5km, 5-10km OR 10-21km - coming next Monday) and select the days you wish to run! SPECIAL SHARES: Laura: A Star is Born, film with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper on Netflix (but only the first half of the film) Steph: The Good Dinosaur, kids film on Disney + See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
* TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses miscarriage and graphic themes associated with infertility * Thankfully for Brooke Hogan, her pregnancy dreams have now come true - expecting her first bub in July this year! But it was a rocky start for the former Australia's Next Top Model star and good friend of Steph. In this KICBUMP episode, Brooke shares her heart wrenching story of unexplained infertility for 2 years as she and her husband tried to start a family, including unsuccessful rounds of IUI and IVF. We are taken on the emotional rollercoaster of her journey and shed tears of sadness and joy along the way. This episode gives hope to anyone struggling with their own fertility journey, and offers some advice to help support you through this time. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
WOW is all we can say. In Steph & Laura's catch up today, we learn that Steph was recognised during one of the most awkward encounters you could possibly have! And it turns out Laura has had a similar experience herself. Also in today's episode, we discuss the most beautiful TikTok we've ever seen about body positivity which you can view here, plus we respond to a D&M about someone who doesn't have the same views as her partner about health. SPECIAL SHARES: Laura - A reminder to get your yearly health check Steph - 'Gratitude for your body'; Mind & Body Pilates class in the KIC app KIC UPDATE: Last week we dropped a new workout type - Mind & Body Pilates, led by our expert trainer Christina. These classes are a great way to incorporate mindfulness and movement into your everyday. There's 10 new Mind & Body Pilates Masterclasses available in the KIC app now. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today is International Women's Day. We asked the women behind your favourite podcasts and radio shows to share a time they’ve #EmbracedEquity and challenged gender stereotypes, called out discrimination, drawn attention to bias and sought out inclusion. You'll hear Steph & Laura's experience, and also stories from Carrie Bickmore, Fifi Box, Turia Pitt, Jamila Rizvi, and many more. Happy International Women's Day, we hope you enjoy this special episode we've put together. KIC UPDATE: We have an IWD sale on now! All new members will be offered 40% off their first 3 months at KIC on the quarterly subscription. Sale ends at midnight tonight. We have also recently dropped a brand new workout type - Mind & Body Pilates - hosted by our expert trainer Christina. The mind & body connection is so important in supporting our mental health and combating feelings of stress and overwhelm, and this new Masterclass is designed to celebrate women, promote self-love and let go of expectations so we can focus on the present and feel empowered on the mat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Steph & Laura's catch up today, Steph's husband Josh is given the chance to throw her under the bus with an embarrassing story, seeing as she reveals plenty about him on the pod... but will he do that to his darling wife? And what could she possibly not have shared already? Plus in today's episode, we hear some very controversial and unpopular opinions, and discuss the confronting truth about getting older. SPECIAL SHARE: You, Season 4 - Netflix series See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
If you're someone who has a negative relationship with food, exercise or body image, this episode will provide you with some helpful tools to assist in rewiring your thinking patterns to be more positive. Clinical & Coaching Psychologist, and host of the 'Crappy to Happy' podcast, Cass Dunn joins us on KICPOD this week to discuss emotional eating. What exactly is it? What's the psychology behind it? Why does it affect so many of us, particularly women? What can we do to shift our mindset? Cass answers all of these questions and also provides a really interesting insight into the bigger question behind it all - what's really going on mentally? You can listen to Cass Dunn’s podcast ‘Crappy to Happy’ on the free LiSTNR app or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoy this episode, we also recommend our episode with KIC's resident dietitian Liv Morrison on gut health, overcoming guilt, and building a positive relationship with food. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Steph & Laura's catch up today, we find out all of the unnecessary purchases Laura's husband Dalton has made over the years, and hear the useless or overpriced items other people's partners have bought too. We also address the conversation that came out of last week's episode regarding tanning culture, which is only a small example of a much wider issue we need to think about. Plus, we were sent in a wedding related D&M which always spark the biggest debate! SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - On Purpose with Jay Shetty, podcast episode with Drew Barrymore Laura - Australian Idol, TV show on Channel 7 KIC UPDATE: We are dropping brand new masterclasses into the KIC app every Monday and we’ve just released brand new Bootcamp workouts from our master trainer Leo! Join now for a 7 day free trial. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
* Trigger Warning: This episode discusses eating disorders. If you or anyone you know needs support, contact The Butterfly Foundation on 1800 33 4673 (1800 ED HOPE) * In today's KICBUMP episode, we hope to shed a light on something that sadly affects many women in our community; coping with an eating disorder during pregnancy or postpartum. Even for someone who has experienced this in the past, pregnancy can be an extremely triggering time given the changes that occur to your body, so in today's episode we provide important information and support for those struggling, along with hearing personal stories from those who have come out the other side. We hear from Sarah from our KIC community who kindly reached out to tell her story, we have Danni Rowlands from The Butterfly Foundation giving helpful advice to anyone who needs it, and Steph shares her own personal experience with an undiagnosed eating disorder in her early 20s. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's episode, a very important discussion is had about how normalising tanning culture needs to stop. Very sadly, writer and friend of Laura & Steph's, Natalie Fornasier lost her life after being diagnosed with melanoma, and although it shouldn't take tragedy to teach us important lessons, it has certainly given us the reminder we need. If you'd like to sign a petition to ban tanning accelerants, you can do so here. On a lighter note, Steph & Laura hear about the weird and wonderful things people have gotten up to in their sleep, and we find out whether Steph passed the 'best friend test' when Laura secretly set her up! SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – You People, film on Netflix Laura – Palmer, film on Apple TV KIC UPDATE: We have two new Treadmill Masterclasses in the KIC app today, instructed by Laura! If you haven't tried one yet or you're new to KIC we can't recommend them enough. We also have two new recipes available - PB&J Overnight Oats and Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich - YUM! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You may know Ryan Shelton from 'The Imperfects' podcast with The Resilience Project founder Hugh Van Cuylenberg, or you may know him from Rove Live back in the day, or you may know him as Hamish Blake's best mate, or you may just know him for being the hilarious performer that he is! Either way, in today's KICPOD episode Ryan finds the perfect balance between making us laugh and making us think about some of life's toughest decisions. Ryan recently opened up on 'The Imperfects' about being unsure whether to have children or not, so today he delves more into this thought process and where he's currently at with the decision, plus he explains why he's ditched the smart phone and now has a 'dumb phone'. Then to finish, Steph & Laura invite Ryan into 'The Hilaritea House', which is a spin off of his segment 'The Vulnerabilitea House'. 'The Imperfects Tour' is happening from April this year. Find tickets in your city here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Steph & Laura's catch up today, Steph reveals the shocking thing her husband Josh did in his sleep.. and it turns out this has happened to producer Mandy too! We also discuss a topic that unfortunately is still so prevalent in the media today that shouldn't even be a thing anymore, especially in 2023. * Trigger warning: This episode mentions suicide. If you need support, contact lifeline on 13 11 14 * SPECIAL SHARES: Laura – The Menu, thriller film on Disney Plus and in cinemas Steph – Pamela, documentary on Netflix KIC UPDATE: We just dropped two more weekly Masterclasses today! If you're new to KIC, our Masterlcasses are 5 to 30 minute style workouts, designed to fit into your every day, even if you can only squeeze in 5 or 10 minutes. Stay tuned for more weekly Masterclasses dropping into the app over coming weeks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ellidy Pullin's story is one of tragedy and grief, but also one of joy, hope and finding the light in a time of darkness. Her partner of 8 years and Olympic Snowboarder Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin tragically died when spearfishing in 2020, amidst the two of them trying for a baby. Hours after his death, doctors were able to retrieve his sperm and Ellidy underwent IVF to bring their beautiful daughter Minnie Alex Pullin into the world. In today's KICBUMP episode, Ellidy spreads awareness about the sperm retrieval process, and also speaks through the challenge of being pregnant while a best friend is going through fertility struggles and miscarriage. Ellidy hosts a LiSTNR podcast called 'Darling, Shine!' and has written a book called 'Heartstrong', both of which delve deeper into her story. You can donate to the Chumpy Pullin Foundation here, which breaks down barriers to provide support & inspiration for every Australian to participate & grow through Sport & Life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The other week we learned that erotic novels are what gets Steph going, and it turns out there are some much weirder turns on out there! In Steph & Laura’s catch up today, we hear from the KIC community about the odd things that get you in the mood, and find out which one of the girls “got there” from an ab workout! Also in today’s episode we hear a D&M from someone who's at a crossroads in their relationship, plus Laura confronts her husband Dalton about a recent life choice that cost a small fortune, and some rumours must be cleared after the recent Sunday Life cover shoot that Steph & Laura did. SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Heartstrong, book by Ellidy Pullin Laura – Wisdom from the top, podcast by Guy Raz KIC UPDATE: We have weekly Masterclasses dropping in the KIC app as of today! Over the coming weeks you can expect fresh, one-off style workouts to keep you motivated every week in February and help you reach your fitness goals! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Full disclosure; when we've heard about manifestation in the past we've thought "hmm, that's not for me" and questioned the technique as a whole. Until, that is, our guest Sarah Grynberg so beautifully explained what it actually is and how some of us are already doing it without even realising! If you're like us and have had your barriers up about manifestation, this episode is for you! Sarah has been in the lifestyle and personal development space for over a decade now, having studied human behaviour, emotions, meditation and manifestation. She also hosts a podcast called 'A Life Of Greatness' where she has interviewed many A-list celebrities like Matthew McConaughey, former Spice Girl Mel C, the late Olivia Newton John and many more. On today's episode, you'll hear Sarah's incredible story about how she manifested the life she always wanted, and how you can implement small changes into your life to help you do the same for yourself. She shares practical and simple tools we can all use to shift our mindset and better our outcomes, and it's safe to say she has certainly changed our minds about manifestation! Check out her website sarahgrynberg.com for her online courses, including Manifesting Your Greatness. You can listen to her podcast A Life Of Greatness on the free LiSTNR app or wherever you get your podcasts, and can find her episode with Simon Sinek here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
‘You Take Care’ is Steph & Laura’s brand new book that’s available in stores as of tomorrow, and today’s KICPOD episode is all about what you can expect from this book, the writing process and lessons learned during, and the strange moments that came from recording the audio book. Steph and Laura both also open up about recent times where their confidence has been at an all time low - which for one of them was during the book writing process. They explain what helped them through these times and share some really important messages throughout today’s episode. ‘You Take Care’ is available to pre-order now. SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Ginny and Georgia Season 2, TV series on Netflix Laura – Alexei Popyrin’s speech after winning the Australian Open 2023 Second Round See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
If you live in Melbourne, it's probably safe to say you're missing hearing the hilarious, loose & TMI stories from PJ every morning on your way to work! The former KIIS FM host of the 'Jase & PJ' show moved back to her home country of New Zealand in 2021 and has since welcomed her beautiful baby boy Charlie. In today's KICBUMP episode, PJ opens up about where her head has been at since making the life changing decision of leaving KIIS during the peak of her career, she generously shares her rollercoaster birth story and tells us how life has changed as a mum, and she also speaks about how she navigates her way through a world of constant comparison. PJ hosts her own podcast called 'The PJ Podcast' which Steph has been a guest on once before! You can listen to that episode here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Steph & Laura's catch up today, Steph reveals that she has discovered what gets her going... and we even get to hear the exact bit that it was! Also, us Millennials feel targeted for something that's going on on TikTok, so fellow Millennial and previous KICPOD guest Samantha Andrew weighs in with her thoughts. SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Untold Resilience; novel by Future Women Laura – Duolingo; app to learn other languages KIC UPDATE: We've just launched our Summer Salad Series! Available in the KIC app now are big, fresh salads perfect to enjoy in this balmy weather and for sharing with family and friends. Think Creamy Avocado, Coriander & Lime Pasta Salad, Peach & Pesto Caprese Salad, Thai Mango & Prawn Salad and more! You can head to our Instagram page to watch some very fun recipe content we collaborated on with the talented Pinch of Maddie, and of course head to the KIC app to get cooking. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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