How Two Live : The Podcast

How Two Live : The Podcast Podcast

We’re all just figuring out this thingy we call life, but wouldn’t it be a little easier if we had a bunch of people who had been there, done that, to talk us through it? Fashion personalities & entrepreneurs Jess and Stef Dadon are setting out to solve this problem for all of us, chatting to mentors on life advice, business tips, and everything in between, and having potentially illegal amounts of fun while doing it. Warning: side effects of listening may include acquiring extreme knowledge about life stuff, and laughing out loud in public places. To hear more from Jess and Stef you can find them on Instagram at @howtwolive.

Laura Lynne Jackson, Psychic Medium: Secrets of the Universe
Listen if: You’ve ever had a feeling in your gut you couldn’t ignore. In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with New York Times bestselling author and globally renowned psychic medium, Laura Lynne Jackson.This conversation is filled with nuggets of life changing advice, as Laura explains the special powers she’s been given, and teaches how everyone can tune into their own psychic abilities. Laura explains the concept of spirit guides, and reveals what her abilities have taught her about what’s truly impor...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef: Public Speaking
Listen if: The title of this episode makes your palms sweaty.In this episode, Jess and Stef discuss a topic that makes most people squirm with discomfort: public speaking.The sisters share how they managed to learn a skill that people often mistakenly think you’re just born with, what being able to public speak has done for their confidence, and recount some tales from a time when they hadn’t quite mastered the art (hint: brace yourself for some massive oversharing).Tune in to hear Jess and Stef share tips ...

Margie Woods, Viktoria and Woods: The Long Game
Listen if: You sometimes feel everyone but you is an overnight success.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with Margie Woods, Founder & Creative Director of the iconic Melbourne-based fashion brand Viktoria and Woods, and The LOFFT Fashion Agency.Tune in to hear Margie reveal the secrets behind how she’s built a fashion label that’s still going strong 15 years in, including how she came up with the idea for the brand, how she’s managed to succeed where others have failed, and why she thought it was impor...


Loretta Bolotin, Free to Feed: Breaking Down Barriers
Listen if: You’ve ever judged someone for being different from you.In this episode, Jess and Stef chat to Loretta Bolotin, founder of Free to Feed, a not-for-profit social enterprise that champions the unique skills and individual stories of new migrants through food.Loretta discusses her experiences growing up in a migrant community, and how she came to be passionate about connecting with people of different backgrounds from a young age, offering advice on how we can break down cultural and language differ...

Loretta Bolotin, Free to Feed: Breaking Down Barriers
Listen if: You’ve ever judged someone for being different from you.In this episode, Jess and Stef chat to Loretta Bolotin, founder of Free to Feed, a not-for-profit social enterprise that champions the unique skills and individual stories of new migrants through food.Loretta discusses her experiences growing up in a migrant community, and how she came to be passionate about connecting with people of different backgrounds from a young age, offering advice on how we can break down cultural and language differ...

Emma Abrahams, Heart of Bone: Celebs and Social Secrets
Listen if: You want to know the secret to getting in with the A-list.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with their good friend Emma Abrahams, the founder and designer of luxury jewellery brand Heart of Bone.Emma tells the story of her creative upbringing, and how an idea that meant to be a homewares brand in its formation eventuated to a boldly unique and successful jewellery label worn by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, John Paul Gaultier and Billie Eilish.Emma shares her take on individuality and stayin...


Janine Allis, Boost Juice: From Smoothies to Survivor
Listen if: You’re ready for life lessons from the Godmother.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Janine Allis, founder of Retail Zoo and Boost Juice, which has over 500 stores globally, author of 4 books, Shark on Australia’s Shark Tank, and current contestant on Australian Survivor.Jess and Stef soak up Janine’s wisdom on everything from what makes a successful entrepreneur, how to generate incredible brand awareness by thinking outside the box, the secret to living the life you desire, and why you...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef: The Ultimate Pep Talk
Listen if: You’re waiting for the right moment to put yourself out there.In this episode, Jess and Stef answer one of their most commonly asked questions, “How do you have the confidence to just go for it?”They share anecdotes from their own personal and professional lives, including how they’ve achieved amazing feats that they might have once considered totally unattainable, just from sending that email, asking that question, or doing that one thing. Tune in as the sisters chat about why you have the power...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef: The Ultimate Pep Talk
Listen if: You’re waiting for the right moment to put yourself out there.In this episode, Jess and Stef answer one of their most commonly asked questions, “How do you have the confidence to just go for it?”They share anecdotes from their own personal and professional lives, including how they’ve achieved amazing feats that they might have once considered totally unattainable, just from sending that email, asking that question, or doing that one thing. Tune in as the sisters chat about why you have the power...

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Rosie and Lucy Thomas, Project Rockit: Business for Good
Listen if: You care about making impact more than money & power.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with sisters Rosie Thomas OAM and Lucy Thomas OAM, co-founders of Project Rockit; Australia's youth-driven movement against bullying, hate and prejudice.The double duos chat about what it’s like to work with someone you’re so close with as well as their own experiences with bullying, as Rosie and Lucy break down what it means to be social entrepreneurs, and discuss what it takes to build a thriving busine...

Jess Hatzis and Bree Johnson, Frank Body: Brand Like a Babe
Listen if: You have an awesome idea and you’re looking for the secret sauce.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Jess Hatzis and Bree Johnson, co-founders of coffee-based skincare brand Frank Body that became an overnight Instagram sensation, and creators of the branding agency Willow and Blake. Grab a pen and paper as the two reveal their incredible brand insights, including how a small business should be spending dollars, how to listen to your customers and let them define your direction, the impo...

Jamila Rizvi: Women on Top
Listen if: You’ve ever felt competitive towards another woman.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with author, presenter, and political commentator, Jamila Rizvi.Tune in to hear the story of how Jamila found herself becoming fiercely feminist while working for 2 former Prime Ministers, as the three discuss why women feel competitive with other women and how we can change the behaviours society has ingrained in us, and where men come into the feminism discussion.Jess, Stef and Jamila discover some surpri...


Shannon Martinez, Smith and Daughters: The V Word
Listen if: You could never imagine life without schnitzel. In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Shannon Martinez, the co-founder and head chef behind Melbourne’s top restaurants (that happen to be vegan), Smith & Daughters and Smith & Deli.Shannon’s energy is completely contagious, as the three chat about everything from how Shannon pioneered the modern day vegan movement in Melbourne, what she attributes her success to, and how she’s going to spend her first million.Shannon dishes on what it was li...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef: Getting Scrappy
Listen if: You want to build up your brand without breaking the bank.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down together to reveal the secrets behind one of their most commonly asked questions: How did you pull that off? They spill their top tips and tricks for brands, businesses and influencers on how to get scrappy, including creating unique brand activations, pop up stores, press, and brand buzz, without spending big.Tune in as the sisters share their process for coming up with creative ideas, along with so...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef: Seeking Validation
Listen if: You’re ready to let go of society’s expectations.In this episode, Jess and Stef have a vulnerable heart-to-heart about the concept of validation, and the ways in which it has permeated both of their personal lives throughout the years.Off the back of Instagram removing like counts in Australia, Jess and Stef have an open conversation about their feelings towards the change, and how they think it will affect users of the platform in the long term. They also chat about the concept of validation as ...


Zoe Lamont, Verve Super: A Beginners Guide to Managing Money
Listen if: You’re looking to level up your money game, pronto.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Zoe Lamont, co-founder of Australia’s first super fund by women, for women, Verve Super.They chat about why women aren’t talking about money when men are, as Zoe takes them through a step-by-step guide on how to save for short term, middle term and long-term investments.If you’ve always been interested in investing but aren’t sure where to begin, Zoe’s easy explanation of how to start investing money i...

YOUNGER RECAP: Season 6 Episode 3, The Unusual Suspect
Listen if: You're obsessed with Younger and 25 mins isn't enough.In this special episode, Jess and Stef share their thoughts on Season 6, Episode 2 of Younger, from their ongoing feud over being #TeamJosh vs #TeamCharles, to dissecting the flawless wardrobe choices and Trout's famous accessories, plus they give their predictions on what's coming next, and offer insights into what the cast have been up to lately.Warning: Spoilers lie ahead, so make sure you're up to date before listening!You can find Jess an...

Naomi Simson, Big Red Group: Creating Customer Connections
Listen if: You’re ready to build your empire, one sale at a time.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with the founder of experience marketplace RedBalloon, co-founder of the Big Red Group, the “Red Shark” from Shark Tank Australia, and all around powerhouse, Naomi Simson.Jess and Stef chat with Naomi about what it was like making waves in an industry dominated by men, and how she’s inspiring other women to not view their gender as a hurdle. They discuss Naomi’s initial struggles to find customers, and t...


YOUNGER RECAP: Season 6 Episode 2, Flush With Love
Listen if: You're obsessed with Younger and 25 mins isn't enough.In this special episode, Jess and Stef share their thoughts on Season 6, Episode 2 of Younger, from their ongoing feud over being #TeamJosh vs #TeamCharles, to dissecting the flawless wardrobe choices and Trout's famous accessories, plus they give their predictions on what's coming next, and offer insights into what the cast have been up to lately.Warning: Spoilers lie ahead, so make sure you're up to date before listening!You can find Jess an...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef: Digital Marketing 101 with Lauren and Kirsty from Megaphone Marketing
Listen if: You want your product/service to be selling like hot cakes!In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Lauren Oakes and Kirsty Stekel from Megaphone to give you the low down on all things digital marketing. Together with Lauren and Kirsty, they break down how to do your own digital marketing in simple terms, and reveal how Jess and Stef grew their database by 11,500 people in 8 weeks and how you can do it too.Doing your own digital marketing is easy to do badly, so consider this episode your bib...

YOUNGER RECAP: Season 6 Episode 1, Big Day
Listen if: You’re obsessed with Younger and 30 mins isn’t enough.In this special episode, Jess and Stef share their thoughts on Season 6, Episode 1 of Younger, from their ongoing feud over being #TeamJosh vs #TeamCharles, to dissecting the flawless wardrobe choices and Trout’s famous accessories, plus they give their predictions on what’s coming next, and offer insights into what the cast have been up to lately.Warning: Spoilers lie ahead, so make sure you’re up to date before listening!You can find Jess an...


Lizzy Abegg, Spell & The Gypsy Collective: Staying Ahead of The Trends
Listen if: You’re waiting for a sign to make a big life change.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down in Byron Bay with co-founder of Spell & The Gypsy Collective, Lizzy Abegg.Lizzy shares the story of packing up her life in Sydney after heartbreak and joining forces with her sister, Isabella, in Byron Bay to create Spell. Lizzy chats to Jess and Stef about the early days of Spell and the thrill of selling handmade treasures at the local markets, to blowing up internationally and seeing some of the biggest...

Melissa Singer, Fashion Editor The Age & SMH: The Secret Life of a Journalist
Listen if: You eat fashion for breakfast.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with the National Fashion Editor of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald and their IRL friend, Melissa Singer.Mel brings her signature brand of realness to the conversation, as she shares some incredible tips on how to get PR from a journalist’s perspective, how to land an internship with a journalist, and initiates a discussion around the importance of saying no. The three chat about the trend that recently landed Mel in W Ma...

Sarah Jane Adams, @saramaijewels: Going Against the Grain
Listen if: You’re looking for life advice from someone who tells it like it is.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with the vibrant Sarah Jane Adams (and her adorable dog Periwinkle), the silver haired Instagram model known for her bright, quirky aesthetic, and creator of the hashtag #mywrinklesaremystripes.Sarah shares the crazy story of her almost instantaneous rise to Instagram stardom and what it was like to build a modelling career in her 60s, as well as her experience forging her own path, which w...


Jane Lu, Showpo: People, Progress & Play
Listen if: You’re all about working hard... with a rosé in hand.In this episode, Jess and Stef chat to accountant-turned-entrepreneur and hugely successful founder of online fashion retailer Showpo, Jane Lu.Listen in as the three compare tactics to creating a great working atmosphere, discuss how to network if you’re an introvert, and what it’s really like behind the scenes of all the glossy Instagram posts that go on Coachella. Plus Jane shares what inspired her to co-found ‘Like-Minded Bitches Drinking Wi...

Chyka Keebaugh, RHOM & The Big Group: Life Lessons
Listen if: You want to know how to have your cake and eat it too.Chyka Keebaugh is a co-founder of events and catering company, The Big Group, former Real Housewives of Melbourne cast member, author and expert homemaker at chyka.com. Tune in as Chyka shares all her top tips on how to kick goals whilst living a balanced life, and the importance of making time for loved ones no matter how busy you are. Plus, Chyka reveals all the juicy behind-the-scenes details about her time on The Real Housewives of Melbour...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef: Overcoming Social Media Anxiety
Listen if: You find yourself in an Instagram hole on the daily.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down together to talk about their experience with social media anxiety, and what it was like to go from being Instagram lovers and multiple times daily grammers, to being riddled with a fear of posting that led them to a social media hiatus. Tune in to hear the sisters dissect a world where we watch our friends get married through the camera app in our phones, discussing how like-based culture has affected them...


Clare Press, VOGUE Sustainability Editor-at-Large: It's Time for a Fashion Revolution
Listen if: you want to learn more about fashion’s impact on our societies and planet.In the episode, Jess and Stef sit down with journalist, author, and VOGUE Australia’s Sustainability Editor-at-Large, Clare Press.Clare shares her career journey, including how she achieved her current job title that hadn’t previously existed, and reveals how much of the fashion industry is really like The Devil Wears Prada. The three have an important and topical conversation about the state of the fashion industry off the...

Abigail Forsyth, Keep Cup: Changing Disposable Culture
In this special episode for World Earth Day, Jess and Stef were lucky enough to sit down with Abigail Forsyth, the founder of Keep Cup, the world’s first barista standard reusable coffee cup.Jess and Stef chat to Abigail about how she built her brand - from product design and manufacturing, to amassing a loyal customer base who are dedicated to the Keep Cup movement, and Abigail offers tangible advice on how we can all change our everyday habits to become more green. The three also chat about how being eco-...

Cathryn Wills, Sans Beast: What It Takes to Be a Boss
Cathryn Wills is the founder of vegan handbag label, Sans Beast, and the former Creative and Managing Director of Australian accessories brand, Mimco. In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down and have an insightful chat with one of their real life mentors. Cath is a total powerhouse with an absolute wealth of knowledge under her belt. Tune in as she dishes out invaluable advice on growing a brand, as the three discuss what it takes to be a boss, aligning your values with your career, and how working 24/7 isn...


Roxy Jacenko, Sweaty Betty PR: Being Unapologetically You
In this episode, Jess and Stef chat to Australia’s PR queen, the enigmatic Roxy Jacenko. At age 24, Roxy founded Sweaty Betty PR and has since gone on to become the director of 4 companies, as well as being a media personality and author.In this episode, Roxy shares with Jess and Stef how and why she manages to be unapologetically herself, despite the constant media attention and occasional backlash she garners. She shares tips on building a personal brand, and talks about how to use social media to leverag...

Alyce Tran, The Daily Edited: Sacrifices and Success
In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Alyce Tran, lawyer-turned-entrepreneur and co-founder of the multi-million dollar personalised accessories label, The Daily Edited.In one of this podcast’s most candid episodes yet, Alyce opens up to Jess and Stef about her definition of success, and why she doesn’t feel like she’s ‘made it.’ The three talk about everything from business to breakups, covering the sacrifices we all have to make to build a career, why the perfect Instagram life doesn’t really exist...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef: Creating a Shoe Brand
In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down together to talk about the journey of building their shoe label, TWOOBS. True to form, the sisters are completely honest as they pull back the curtain on their much loved footwear brand, chatting about challenges they’ve faced, and tricks and tips they’ve picked up along the way.Jess and Stef tell the story behind how they launched TWOOBS at New York Fashion Week for just $500, and reflect on why no one was really buying their shoes when they first launched. They also...


Lauren Scruggs Kennedy: Building Confidence & The True Meaning of Beauty
Lauren Scruggs Kennedy is a NY Times best selling author, blogger, and entrepreneur.At the age of 23, Lauren’s life change forever when she was in an accident with a plane propeller, where she lost her left hand and eye.In this episode, Jess and Stef hear how Lauren regained her confidence after the accident, and discuss the true meaning of beauty. The three also chat about how Lauren landed internships at Gossip Girl and Michael Kors, how she met her husband, E! News host, Jason Kennedy, and why Lauren sta...

Mia Freedman, Mamamia: Predicting The Future
After becoming the youngest editor of Cosmo at age 24, Mia went on to become the editor-in-chief of Cosmo, Cleo, and Dolly. Seeing the digital wave coming before many, Freedman left print media and founded women’s digital media company, Mamamia in 2007.In this episode, Jess and Stef have an eye-opening conversation with Mia about risking it all to start a business, how to predict the future, the next digital trends, and female entrepreneurship, plus they bond over a mutual love of The Bold Type.You can find...

Graeme Lewsey, VAMFF: Behind the Scenes at Fashion Week
A former “Australian Young Designer of the Year”, Graeme Lewsey is CEO of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Australia’s largest fashion event.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with their good friend Graeme to discuss all things fashion week and beyond. The three chat about tips for building a successful career, diversity and equality in the fashion industry, and the secret to building any brand.You can find Graeme Lewsey on Instagram at @graemelewsey and the festival @VAMFF, or check out wh...


Kristina Karlsson, kikki.K: How to Build Your Dream Life
Kristina Karlsson is the Founder and Creative Director of global Swedish design and stationery business, kikki.K.In this episode, Kristina chats to Jess and Stef about how she went from being a 22-year-old in a foreign country to building her stationary empire. Kristina offers tips on how to create a roadmap to achieve your dreams, get the most out of life, and helps Jess and Stef devise a plan for world domination.You can find Kristina Karlsson on Instagram at @kristinakikki.k and her brand at @kikki.k. To...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef
In this intro episode of How Two Live: The Podcast, founders Jess and Stef have a conversation about their journey from being bloggers, to overnight Instagram sensations, to entrepreneurs, and beyond. They discuss how they built How Two Live and their shoe label TWOOBS, and share stories of mistakes and growth along the way. Tune in as Jess and Stef offer tips to their listeners in business, fashion, and life, and hint at what’s to come in this podcast series.You can find Jess and Stef on Instagram at @howt...

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