About this podcast
Talking all things love, life, lust, and a bunch of other stuff. Nothing is off limits in this podcast that navigates relationships and dating in the modern day. Brought to you by two bachelor finalists Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne.
About this podcast
Talking all things love, life, lust, and a bunch of other stuff. Nothing is off limits in this podcast that navigates relationships and dating in the modern day. Brought to you by two bachelor finalists Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne.
- Season 2
Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy - Talking Anxiety with Osher Gunsberg and Dr Jodie Lowinger
*Todays episode comes with a trigger warning. Issues relating to mental health, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts are discussed throughout. If these topics could be triggering for you, please consider skipping this episode. For anyone experiencing difficulties please reach out to life line, open 24 hours, on 13 11 14* Lifers, today we are talking about something extremely important and extremely prevalent. Today, we are talking a deep dive into anxiety and everything that comes with it. We wanted to bring you most informative episode possible, so we have two amazing guests on todays episode, both from very different walks of life. First up we have the man who brought us Laura and Matty J’s ultimate fairytale love story on The Bachelor. Funnily enough, he's also the man that brought us Britt's epic, unheard of and far too public dumping. Yep, we are talking to Osher Ginsburg, the man that has collectively broken more hearts than any other person in Australia. He is a tv host, podcaster, author, husband and father. He is also an anxiety sufferer and speaks very openly about his struggles and his battle with mental health. We then speak with psychologist, best selling author and anxiety expert Dr Jodie Lowinger who runs Sydney anxiety clinic. She is an expert in her field and has helped thousands of people from children to adults to CEO’s manage their anxiety. She is the author of best selling book "The mind strength method". Between these two amazing humans we hope to shine a different kind of light on anxiety, to help educate you and hopefully assist you in realising that you are not alone and there is help waiting. If you loved the episode please leave us a review and subscribe on apple podcast. If you know someone that may benefit from this episode please share the love, because, well, we love love. You can follow Osher @osher_gunsberg and listen to his podcast 'Better than yesterday". You can follow Dr Jodie @_drjodie_ and read her best selling book "The mind strength method" at all good book stores.
Therapy Thursday three way with Matty J
Therapy Thursday is here lifers and we’ve got a surprise little addition today in the form of Matty J! Matt’s joining us both to bring you a spicy little ep and to give a males perspective! First up, what is a more powerful text response; complete silence, the old “I’m disappointed” line or hitting them with some real honest thoughts aka abuse. My friend is struggling with her mental health. I’ve tried to be there for her but she won’t even help herself. Is it ok for me to pull away from her? And if so when and how? The old break up get back together cycle. How many times is too many times? When do you pull the pin for good and move on with life!? Please keep your questions rolling in to our insta @lifeuncutpodcast guys, we love answering them! If you love the ep and can find the time please leave us a review on Apple, we will love you long time! And please, tell you mum, tell you dad tell your dog, tell your friends and please share the love, because, well, we love love x
Foster Girlfriend, Dickmatized and Kittenfishing - Talking modern day dating terminologies
Lifers, it's Tuesday and we are back with a hot little episode to get in your ear holes. In case you haven't noticed navigating the modern dating world is bloody hard... not rocket science hard, more like rubic's cube hard - but we are here to make it that little bit easier for you. On todays episode we are unpacking all the obscure dating terminologies that explain all the messed up behaviour you might experience, hey maybe you're guilty of doing some of it yourself. But before we dissect what the hell things like 'flashpanning' and 'eclipsing' are, we both have recommendations for you and we also have a more serious conversation around consent. The VIC government has recently passed legislation making consent a mandatory part of school sexual education curriculum and we discuss why a former school students petition was the catalyst for change and why consent is an inextricable part of sexual education. If you would like to read the ABC article for yourself click here This episode discusses themes of sexual assault and consent, if this is triggering for you and you need to reach out for help you can get support here If you have loved this episode please leave a review and join the conversation on Instagram @lifeuncutpodcast.
HUSTLE CULTURE - The too busy trap
It's Thursday guys but this week due to Britt's loss of voice we had to switch things around so this is our big juicy episode! First up, Britt receives an insta DM that wasn't meant for her. Should cosmetic clinics be telling us all the things that are 'wrong' with us!? We think not. Ahhhh the hustle. The grind. The never ending list of things to do. Sound familiar? Why do we feel like to be successful we have to be running around like a chicken with it's head cut off? Always a million miles an hour, always hustling. In fact, as a society, we tend to glorify the hustle, as if if is something we should aspire to! But should we? Does busyness equate to success? Does busyness equate to productivity? Let's unpack that hustlers. Don't forget to join the facebook discussion group and follow us on insta @lifeuncutpodcast and if you loved the ep, tell your mum, tell your dad, tell your dog and tell your friends and share the love, because, well, we love love. x
Pulling an ASK UNCUT switcheroonie
It’s therapy Thursday on a Tuesday lifers!! Britt has been well and truly under the weather and has almost lost her voice (but not enough to keep her from bringing this to you!) so we swapped the eps this week so we can bring you our big juicy episode this Thursday without the croaky voice! First up, Bryce from married at first sight is being a real piece of warm poop pie and has some explaining to do! Now it's time for your deep dark and burning questions and do we have some bangers for you today! -How do you tell your best friend that she’s not your bridesmaid when she’s made the assumption that she is!? So awkward, what do I do!? -I broke up with my partner of two years because he’s too short for me, does this make me superficial? Can this be a deal breaker or am I being crazy? -I’ve been dating a guy for 4 months and he’s just dropped a bombshell on me, he’s a hard core conspiracy theorist! Haha help?! Is this compatible with someone that most certainly is not? Keep the questions rolling in guys we love answering them!! Therapy Thursday is just as much therapy for us as it is for you! Follow us on the gram @lifeuncutpodcast and don’t be shy to hit subscribe and leave a review on your podcast app! As an independent podcast this is the stuff that helps us grow and keeps us going. And please, share the love, because, well, we love love x
ASK UNCUT - Talking about exes on a first date, boss affairs and playing it safe
This could be our funniest ASK UNCUT yet! Here we answer your deep dark and burning questions of the week. Should you talk about your exes / sexcapades on a first date? Help my boss is having an affair with a colleague Should I get back with my ex... or f*ck my friend? If you have a question for us slide on into our DM's @lifeuncutpodcast Subscribe and share the love! Because, WE LOVE LOVE!
He loves ME... He loves me NOT. TALKING UNREQUITED LOVE
Ever loved someone that didn't love you back?! Samesies. It sucks. It's called unrequited love and if you answered no chances are you're telling a fib, or you may still have that heartbreak ahead of you, lucky you! I say this because research says roughly 98% of the population has been on either one or both sides of an unrequited love. Hey, at least you're not alone! The fact is, there will be times when we have strong feelings toward someone, when we imagine a life with them, when we only think about them, obsess over them and are completely preoccupied by them, only to find out that they do not feel the same way about us. This one-sided experience that can leave us feeling really shitty and feeling a lot of pain, grief, embarrassment, rejection and shame. It's shitty and confusing and it sucks. So let's unpack it. Oh, and have you guys seen all this stuff about Celeb spell check? It's juicy and controversial and if you don't know what we are talking about come and get amongst it. If you love the ep you know the drill! Tell your friends and well, anyone else that will listen. Hit subscribe, 5 stars and leave a review if you're feeling extra fancy. And share the love, because, well, we love love. x Follow us on @lifeuncutpodcast
Answering your deep dark and burning questions - ASK UNCUT
It’s therapy Thursday legends! Ok so something disastrous happened and I don’t know what to do... my boyfriend shaved his beard and SOS I’m Not attracted to him without it!? Am I the worst human? Can I tell him!? I mean I love him, but I don’t want to jump his bones without it!! Anyone have the mother in the law from hell? Don’t know how to deal with? Do you confront her or get a divorce and move to Alaska to live alone? HELP I’m crushing hard on my physio and I’m pretty darn sure he’s flirting back... should I ask him out!? Would that be awkward!? How do I know!? If you love the podcast guys you know the drill! Tell your mum, tell your dad, tell your friends and share the love, because, well, we love love x
UNCUT with Mark Manson - The subtle art of not giving a f*ck
Lifers! We literally couldn’t be more excited about today’s episode! We have an incredible guest and we had so much fun with this interview! Also it’s our first male guest (besides Matty J but he doesn’t count) so we wanted to make it a good one! The Sunday times describes him as “the local drunk who spent too much time in the philosophy section of the bookstore” and honestly, what an accurate description. He’s a two-time #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold over 13 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than 60 languages and have hit the bestseller lists in sixteen different countries. Ladies and gentlemen, we introduce to you Mark Manson, author of The subtle art of not giving a f*ck” and “everything is f*cked” He’s funny, he’s intelligent, he’s insightful and he’s relatable, we hope you listening as much as we loved recording. You can find mark @markmanson and you can buy his books, well, literally anywhere. Also, if you’re not already in the Facebook discussion group what are you waiting for! If you loved the ep please be a good egg and leave us a review! Whilst you’re there you may as well hit subscribe and 5 stars too ;) And don’t forget to share to love, because, well, we love love x
ASK UNCUT - HELP! I don't like my besties partner
Happy Thursday lifers! Oh how we missed hearing your problems and giving you our unqualified advice! (Mainly because well, hearing your problems makes us feel ok about our problems too, and everyone else hearing your problems also makes their problems seem not so bad🤣) Awww look at us! What a community! Just out here sharing our woes to make everyone feel a little less alone in the world! Not all hero’s wear capes! On the agenda today; how do you know when it’s time to walk away!? When you love your partner and you’re comfortable in your relationship, but the important things like social life, sex life and your ideas your future, like having kids, is different! HELP. I don’t like my best friends partner. At all. But I know they will be together for a long time. How can I fix the situation? Suggestions? Alright I have a tricky one. My bf’s mum added me on Instagram. The family is amazing but ultra religious/conservative, and I am not. So I blocked her from seeing my Instagram stories. She found out. I know she will bring it up. Do I make up a story that Instagram had a glitch? Do I just suck it up and try to explain and tell the truth? Or do I sell everything I own and move to Alaska? Keep your questions filtering in guys! Send them to our DM’s on Instagram @lifeuncutpodcast and title the message “ASK UNCUT” If you guys love the podcast please hit subscribe and leave a review. And don’t forget to share the love, because, well, we love love x
WE ARE BACK BABY!
Believe it or not we’ve only had a 5 week break and in that time Laura pushed out a baby, Britt fell in love and everything is right in the world!! Well, besides corona virus, Kim and Kanye divorcing and Meghan Markle outing the royals with explosive bombshells of course! But hey, let’s save those for another day. But gosh we missed you guys! Today we are getting the goss on the man that has finally been able to tame Britt after nearly a decade of her being on the loose. What are the odds he wears turtlenecks and doesn’t know how hot he is? 🤣 Laura brought another beautiful baby girl into the world and named her Lola. We are diving deep into her birth story, leaving no unfiltered, painful, hilarious stone unturned. We are so happy to be back and have a big year ahead planned and we can’t wait to take you all along with us! You know the drill, if you’re still one of the scallywags that have been listening forever but haven’t subscribed, hit 5 stars or left a review, where you at!? We love you anyway but we will love you even more if you can take two minutes to do so! As an independent podcast these are the little things that help us grow and stay in your ears. Tell your mum, tell your dad, tell your dog and your friends and share the love, because, well, we love love x
LOVE AIN'T ENOUGH PEOPLE
Happy Tuesday Lifers! This is our last episode for a few weeks because it is time for Laura to go and birth a small human! And we can't wait to see the little cherub once it is earth side!! ( We will also see if our recent psychic medium David was correct in his prediction of boy or girl) But we will be back before you know it talking all about Lauras birth story! Ok, so let's talk love! We are brought up being told that "Love is all you need", but the older we get we have to wonder, is it? Now don't get us wrong, you're looking at two of the biggest lovers this side of the border (no, literally, we went on a dating show to find love (successful for one, always too soon for the other) and started a relationships and love podcast because, well, we love love. But we are firm believers that love just isn't enough on its own. In our society and culture, most of us idealise and romanticise relationships and love. We see it as the be all and end all. We are raised with the idea that life involves growing up, getting a job and falling in love. Full stop. It is portrayed in fairytales, books and movies as part of achieving success. The thing that makes everything better. That heals the pain and makes life easy. In the words of John Lennon, “Love is all we need” But is it!? If we do walk around with our head in the clouds like Lennon did, we’re more likely to ignore the fundamental values that are crucial to the success and health of a relationship, things such as honesty, trust, respect, humility, support and commitment towards the person we love. Jump on in as we deep dive into why we think relationships needs more than just those four little letters. If you're still one of those slippery little suckers that have been with us for a long time and haven't left a review, well, why you do us dirty like that!? Please hit subscribe, 5 stars, and share the love, because, well, we love love x Keep your questions rolling in for Ask Uncut and keep delivering those Accidentally Unfiltered's! SEE YOU SOON LOVERS WE MISS YOU ALREADY x
ASK UNCUT - A Matty J special
Happy Friday Lifers! This episode is a day behind because we recorded an entire episode without realising a microphone wasn’t plugged in. Yep, it finally happened. But to be fair it took 18 months and over 100 episodes before it happened so really we think we’ve done pretty darn well! Anyhow it’s here now so get it in your ears. We have special guest host Matty J recoding with Britt today answering all your deep and burning questions because, well, Laura basically has an arm hanging out of her and the birth of her next child is imminent so we’ve cut her some slack and put her on bed rest and we hope you can cut her some slack too! Besides, you get Matty! On the menu today; What do guys really mean when they say “It’s not you it’s just timing. The timing is wrong” do they really mean that or is that a lame ask excuse and a load of bulls*it? I’m 25 weeks pregnant and my boyfriend is not feeling comfortable being romantic with me in the bedroom. Aka, he doesn’t want any sexy time. This is making me feel pretty bad about myself. Should I let it and should I be worried? Is it just me? Or is this a normal thing for men to feel? Why do so many guys not reply on dating apps!? Why do they leave you on matched or just not respond when you write to them!? It’s really starting to get to me. My partner and I have been together for 6 years, we still love each other and we want to stay together but the spark is just gone. How do we bring it back and get some spice back into life? Matt- Why do some males just pound you during sex - literally pound town from start to end. Curious, does that actually feel good for you guys? We hope you love having Matty J on as much as we love having him visit! (From the lounge room to the studio haha ) Keep the questions coming in guys! Slide on in to our Instagram DM’s @lifeuncutpodcast and title the message “ask uncut” If you loved the ep please hit subscribe, leave a review and share the love, because, well, we love love x
IVF, COMING OUT & BODY POSITIVITY - Uncut with Fiona Falkiner & Hayley Willis.
Happy Tuesday Lifers! We’ve done some big episodes of late regarding egg freezing, fertility and IVF, so we decided it was the perfect time to get someone in that can talk about it first hand. So this week we are chatting to Fiona Falkiner and her fiancé Hayley Willis! Australia first fell in love with Fiona when she graced our screens many moons ago as a contestant on the biggest loser. She then went in to host the show and to forge a very successful career as a model both locally and internationally. Fiona is now in her third trimester after undergoing IVF (but not before they had a few attempts at home on their own ;) ) Hayley is a very well respected sports journalist working in a male dominated industry. We chat all things life before they met, career highlights and lowlights, how body image has changed in the industry, the moment Fiona realised she in fact was more interested in women than men, navigating coming out to their friends, family and Australia, dating in the public eye and of course their fertility journey. You can find the girls @fionafalkiner @hayley__willis If you loved the episode please hit subscribe, 5 stars, leave a review and share the love, because, well, be love love x
ASK UNCUT - Two weddings and hopefully a relationship funeral
Therapy Thursday is here with Ask Uncut! We love giving you guys our unqualified but passionate yet questionable advice! We randomly had so many wedding questions this week ! Something must be in the air! ( What is it? Seriously, tell me, asking for a friend) So we decided to tackle two common wedding questions and then of course a relationship/family problem. "What are the rules at a wedding with gifts.... ie my friends didn't give me one, does this mean I can get away with not giving them one? What is the acceptable amount to give?" "Halppppppppppp I hate my brothers girlfriend. She is mean and rude and he deserves better. Can I and should I tell him what I really think? Or just sit back and watch him burn" "Do I have to go to my friends hens party and wedding? I don't really want to but how can I say no!? Also she didn't even invite my boyfriend!?" What do you guys think about inviting your friends partners to weddings? Yay nor Nay? Find out what we think on todays episode. Keep those questions rolling in guys to our insta @lifeuncutpodcast and share the love, because, well, we love love x
HOW TO BREAK UP WITH FRIENDS with Neuropsychologist Dr Hannah Korrel
Let's be real. We are all going to go through a period in our lives where we come across some sort of hurdle with a friend. Be it a disagreement, growing apart, having emotionally draining and toxic friendships to full blown friendship breakups. It's all part of this crazy thing we call life. Every week we receive multiple questions about navigating friendships and hot dam we do our darndest to give you the advice you need. But because of the good humans we are we decided to go above and beyond this week and have a professional weigh in to give you some much needed and very qualified advice. Enter Dr Hannah Korell. Hannah is both a Clinical Neuropsychologist and a Registered Psychologist. She completed her university training and PhD in neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne. Hannah has spent over a decade becoming an expert in why the brain makes us do the things we do (and sometimes the things we don't want to do!) Fierce mental health advocate, Hannah brings and psychology together to explain common life dilemmas, minus the BS. Part of this no BS approach was releasing her book HOW TO BREAK UP WITH FRIENDS. She get into the nitty gritty on what makes a real friend, toxic friendships, how to attract good friends, the effect is has on your health and navigating a breakup. You can find Hannah at @nobullpsych If you loved the episode please hit subscribe, 5 stars and join in the discussion on our Insta page @lifeuncutpodcast.... and share the love, because well, we love love. x
Inside sex cult NXIVM - UNCUT WITH India Oxenberg
This podcast episode discusses sexual assault, coercive control and living in a cult, This may be triggering to victim survivors. If you need help or someone to talk to, you can call 1800 RESPECT or visit respect.gov.au. “My name is India Oxenberg. I was in a cult for seven years. I didn't want to be saved," This is the harrowing opening line to Stan's four-part docuseries that explores the NXIVM cult. The cult started as a US-based self-improvement group, led by Keith Raniere, but in the end the group was exposed for the dark and disturbing cult that it was. For 20 years from 1998 and 2018, Raniere recruited thousands of people under the guise of personal development seminars and self improvement sessions even luring in several celebrities and socialites with the most prolific being Smallville star Allison Mack. Over a long period of time, NXIVM faced a multitude of accusations of systemic sexual abuse of female members by Raniere and members of his inner circle. India was a part of this cult, without knowledge that it was a cult, for 7 years. The last two of which she was a part of a secret sub group within the cult called DOS, which is a Latin phrase that translates to "Master over Slave Women," It was at this point India was expected to engage in sex acts with Keith Raniere, to act as a slave to Smallville star Allison Mack and to be a master to her own two slaves. It was also here that she was held down naked and branded with Keiths initials on her stomach without anaesthetic and while being filmed. We are so grateful to have India join us today to personally tell us her story. How she got involved with the group, what life was life inside, the perpetual yet slow grooming, the coercive control, the manipulation and brain washing, the things she was made to do, the collateral she was forced to put down to ensure her silence. She speaks candidly about when things turned sexual, her inhumane branding and eventually how she found her way out and her life after the cult. You can follow India @indiaoxenberg Follow us @lifeuncutpodcast @brittany_hockley @ladyandacat If you're one of our scallywags that loves the podcast but hasn't left 5 stars or a review yet, well, we wont hold it against you but also, like, why you do us dirty. Please, subscribe and tell your friends, tell your mum, your cousin and your dog and share the love, because, well, we love love. x
ASK UNCUT - Circumcision...to snip or not to snip?
Therapy Thursday is backkkkkk! We missed giving you our unqualified but ridiculously enthusiastic and passionate advice! Today we chat age gaps. Is it an issue? Can you date older? Can you date younger? As one listener says “I really liked him until I found out his age” Next is something a little different, we chat circumcision. Should you circumcise your child!? What are the pros and cons? Obviously we don’t have penis’ so can’t speak from experience lol. But we come armed with plenty of facts and opinions. HELP! I can’t stop catching feelings! Every time I sleep with someone my feelings come rolling in! I feel like I’m setting myself up for disaster. (Spoiler - you probably are) Guys you know the drill! Tell your mum, tell your dad, your friends and your dog and share the love, because, well, we love love xx
CHEERS TO THE FUTURE - UNCUT with David the medium
Lifers! We are back! It is our first episode back for the year and we wanted to kick it off with something fun, different and a little weird! So we decided to chat with a very highly recommended psychic medium - aptly named David the Medium - and see what the future holds for us and well, basically if Brittany will ever find love. Lolz. As a medium David connects with people that have passed over to the other side, meaning he can deliver messages and communicate on our behalf with those that have passed. You’ll have to tune in to see if we had any luck connecting with and loved ones. He also predicts the sex of Laura’s baby and well, we can’t wait to see how that one plays out!! This chat is full of tears, laughter, predictions and inappropriate jokes, all in all it was an eye opening experience so strap on in. If you want to check out David on Instagram and book in a reading for yourself you can find him @davidthemedium Don’t forget to join our Facebook discussion group and follow us on Instagram @lifeuncutpodcast If you love listening to us you can hit 5 stars, leave a review and share the love, because, well, we love love x --
Walk down memory lane - GAS LIT CITY BABY!
HAPPY FREAKING NEW YEARS EVE LIFERS! On todays little stroll down memory lane we are bringing fireworks... well, less fire works and more gaslighting, but this is one heated little episode. This is episode 29 from season 3 and it is one of our favourite episodes as so many people have experienced this behaviour or been guilty of it themselves and it is so very relatable. Pop some champas and settle back for this recap episode - Big love to you all.