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.

Sah D’Simone, Spiritually Sassy Teacher: Mastering Your Mind
Listen if: You’re interested in this whole spiritual thing but you’re not really sure where to begin. In this episode, Jess and Stef chat to Sah D’Simone, the meditation teacher known for his viral dance medicine videos and spiritually sassy approach.Tune in to hear Sah share a host of practical tips and tricks to help you start living a more authentic life, including what it means to be a joy activist, what to do when destructive thoughts creep in, and how to reclaim power and become the master of your own...

Wim Hof, The Iceman: Unleash Your Inner Power
This podcast was recorded in collaboration with Sarah Davidson from Seize the Yay.Listen if: The thought of a cold shower sends a shiver down your spine… literally.In this episode, Jess, Stef and Sarah chat to Wim Hof, the Dutch extreme athlete known for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures.Tune in to hear the incredible and eccentric Wim explain how his health-restoring way of deep breathing, known as the Wim Hof Method (WHM), will change your mindset and your life. Wim shares the story of how he...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef: Land Your Dream Job
Listen if: You want to know what employers are REALLY looking for.In this episode, Jess and Stef reveal all their top tips to help you land the job of your dreams!Whether you’re on the job hunt or you’re looking for a total career change, consider this your application bible, as Jess and Stef dish what really matters to them as employers. You’ll learn how to make your CV stand out, what to put in a cover letter, how to nail the interview and land that job, plus the girls share their advice on discovering yo...


In Conversation with Jess and Stef: Land Your Dream Job
Listen if: You want to know what employers are REALLY looking for.In this episode, Jess and Stef reveal all their top tips to help you land the job of your dreams!Whether you’re on the job hunt or you’re looking for a total career change, consider this your application bible, as Jess and Stef dish what really matters to them as employers. You’ll learn how to make your CV stand out, what to put in a cover letter, how to nail the interview and land that job, plus the girls share their advice on discovering yo...

Veronica Roth, Author (Divergent Series): Inspiration is Everywhere
Listen if: You believe in the saying “everyone has a book inside of them”.In this episode, Jess and Stef chat to Veronica Roth, the American novelist best known for the Divergent trilogy.Ever wondered what goes on inside the wild mind of a fiction author? Veronica shares how a college psychology class inspired the Divergent Series, and how she sources inspiration everywhere, from science to music. Tune in to hear Veronica’s take on why the best creative work happens when we don’t try so hard, why fear is th...

Veronica Roth, Author (Divergent Series): Inspiration is Everywhere
Listen if: You believe in the saying “everyone has a book inside of them”.In this episode, Jess and Stef chat to Veronica Roth, the American novelist best known for the Divergent trilogy.Ever wondered what goes on inside the wild mind of a fiction author? Veronica shares how a college psychology class inspired the Divergent Series, and how she sources inspiration everywhere, from science to music. Tune in to hear Veronica’s take on why the best creative work happens when we don’t try so hard, why fear is th...


Alok Vaid-Menon, Artist: Breaking All Binaries
Listen if: Societal pressure has ever stopped you from doing something you really wanted to.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with gender non-conforming Indian-American writer, performance artist, and media personality, Alok Vaid-Menon.Alok reveals many incredible insights on how we all possess the ability to be loving, accepting and compassionate, and how self-transformation is linked to transformation of the world. Alok shares their own story of dealing with harassment and coming to find their confi...

Alok Vaid-Menon, Artist: Breaking All Binaries
Listen if: Societal pressure has ever stopped you from doing something you really wanted to.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with gender non-conforming Indian-American writer, performance artist, and media personality, Alok Vaid-Menon.Alok reveals many incredible insights on how we all possess the ability to be loving, accepting and compassionate, and how self-transformation is linked to transformation of the world. Alok shares their own story of dealing with harassment and coming to find their confi...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef: Letting Go of Expectations
Listen if: 2020 isn’t going quite as you had planned...In this episode, Jess and Stef have a conversation about why it’s important to shift the plans you had created for yourself this year. As the sisters chat about their own personal & work goals, they discuss why we feel guilt and how we can let go of it, the importance of community, and the opportunities we now have to rethink the way we do things and how we spend our time. You’ll learn how to reframe your 2020 goals, how to tune into your body and liste...


Erika Geraerts, Fluff Casual Cosmetics: Redefining Beauty
Listen if: You only feel beautiful if you’ve got make up on... but you've never stopped to really think about why.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with Erika Geraerts, one of the co-founders of Frank Body who went on to start make up company Fluff.In this important conversation that every woman needs to hear, Erika explains why she started a make up brand that encourages people to wear less make up, discussing problems with the beauty industry and how she’s endeavouring to shift the narrative. Erika s...

Laura Poole, Meditation Teacher: Discover Your Zen
Listen if: Your body is begging you to slow down and take a break.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Laura Poole, meditation teacher, co-creator of the One Giant Mind app and founder of Mahasoma Meditation collective.This inspiring conversation dives into meditation and so much further beyond, as Laura offers tangible advice on how to transform your mindset and your life through going within. You will learn how your subconscious belief systems affect your actions, how to break free from negative t...

Pam Ahern, Edgar’s Mission: Inspiring Kindness
Listen if: Pretty much your whole Instagram feed is pictures of baby animals.In this episode, Jess and Stef chat to Pam Ahern, founder of Edgar’s Mission, the renowned Australian animal rescue sanctuary. In this inspiring conversation, Pam tells the story of how a pig named Edgar came into her life and changed everything, sharing her favourite rescue stories along the way. Pam discusses the way she’s shifting people’s mindsets around animals, and answers Jess and Stef’s questions on the differences between ...


Lucy Feagins, The Design Files: Adapting to Change
Listen if: You’ve ever wondered how some businesses just always seem to keep up with the times.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Lucy Feagins, founder of The Design Files, Australia’s most popular design blog.Lucy tells the story of turning her side hustle into a thriving business, sharing the pressures she’s faced along the road, and offering advice on how to ride out lulls that inevitably come in all businesses. The three compare ideas on how the digital media landscape has changed, and discuss...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef: The Upside to Lockdown
Listen if: You’re feeling overwhelmed with all this Coronavirus stuff and need a little positivity.In this episode, Jess and Stef explore the upside to being in lockdown, seeing it as an opportunity for everyone to slow down and do some of their favourite things at home.Tune in as the sisters swap their favourite books, movies, podcasts, and TV shows, offer up tips on the ways they wind down and take care of themselves, and reveal what games they love to play… of course having loads of fun and sharing hilar...

VAMFF Live: Kate Gaskin, Stylist
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond. Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn the secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with Kate Gaskin, one of Australia's most renowned Stylists and Creative Directors.You can find Jess ...


VAMFF Live: Kate Gaskin, Stylist
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond. Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn the secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with Kate Gaskin, one of Australia's most renowned Stylists and Creative Directors.You can find Jess ...

VAMFF Live: Alyce Tran, The Daily Edited
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond. Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn the secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down for the second time with Alyce Tran, the founder of personalised accessories brand The Daily Edited.Y...

VAMFF Live: Paul Vasileff, Paolo Sebastian
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond. Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn the secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with Paul Vasileff, the founder and designer behind Paolo Sebastian, an internationally known atelier...


VAMFF Live: Paul Vasileff, Paolo Sebastian
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond. Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn the secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with Paul Vasileff, the founder and designer behind Paolo Sebastian, an internationally known atelier...

VAMFF Live: In Conversation with Jess and Stef, Stress Less
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond. Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn the secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this live episode Jess and Stef sit down in the David Jones Bourke Street windows to chat about how we can all take care of ourselves and...

VAMFF Live: In Conversation with Jess and Stef, Stress Less
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond. Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn the secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this live episode Jess and Stef sit down in the David Jones Bourke Street windows to chat about how we can all take care of ourselves and...


VAMFF Live: Sarah Gale, AMPR
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond. Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn the secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with Sarah Gale, the owner of AMPR, Melbourne’s premier PR agency that handles the PR for VAMFF. Want...

VAMFF Live: Sarah Gale, AMPR
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond. Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn the secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with Sarah Gale, the owner of AMPR, Melbourne’s premier PR agency that handles the PR for VAMFF. Want...

VAMFF: Glynis Traill-Nash, Fashion Editor, The Australian
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond. Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn the secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with Glynis Traill-Nash, the Fashion Editor of The Australian Newspaper, and one of Australia’s most ...


VAMFF: Glynis Traill-Nash, Fashion Editor, The Australian
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond. Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn the secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with Glynis Traill-Nash, the Fashion Editor of The Australian Newspaper, and one of Australia’s most ...

VAMFF: Yianni Giovanoglou, WGSN
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond.Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week.Hear their inspiring stories, learn secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with Yianni Giovanoglou, the Trend Specialist at WGSN for Australia and New Zealand. WGSN is the world's #1...

VAMFF: Yianni Giovanoglou, WGSN
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond.Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week.Hear their inspiring stories, learn secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with Yianni Giovanoglou, the Trend Specialist at WGSN for Australia and New Zealand. WGSN is the world's #1...


VAMFF: James Bartle, Outland Denim
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond.Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week.Hear their inspiring stories, learn secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with James Bartle, the founder of Outland Denim - the ethical denim company that offers employment opportun...

VAMFF: James Bartle, Outland Denim
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond.Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week.Hear their inspiring stories, learn secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode Jess and Stef sit down with James Bartle, the founder of Outland Denim - the ethical denim company that offers employment opportun...

VAMFF: In Conversation with Jess and Stef, Tales from Fashion Week
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond.Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode, Jess and Stef share their best stories from Fashion Week.Want to experience How Two Live: The Podcast live? Purchase tickets to ...


VAMFF: In Conversation with Jess and Stef, Tales from Fashion Week
Step inside the world of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, as Jess and Stef take you front row, backstage and beyond.Tune in to conversations with designers, game changers and the hottest Festival guests all week. Hear their inspiring stories, learn secrets to their success and find out where they get their inspiration. New episodes dropping twice daily.In this episode, Jess and Stef share their best stories from Fashion Week.Want to experience How Two Live: The Podcast live? Purchase tickets to ...

Gretel Killeen, Writer/Comedian: Breaking out of the Box
Listen if: You constantly feel pressure to do what’s expected of you. **Buy super limited $10 tickets to How Two Live x VAMFF: The Podcast live with Cathryn Wills from Sans Beast here.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Australian comedian, television presenter, and author, Gretel Killeen.Tune into this motivating listen to hear Gretel tell the tale of dropping out of law school after 6 weeks to try her hand at stand up comedy, sharing what it’s like to be a female in a heavily male dominated indus...

Turia Pitt, Motivational Speaker: Achieving the Unachievable
Listen if: You often feel overwhelmed by your goals & all the things you want to do with your life.In this episode, Jess and Stef speak to motivational speaker, athlete and author, the incredible Turia Pitt, who survived a grassfire while completing an ultramarathon in 2011 and suffered burns to 65% of her body. In this inspiring conversation, Turia shares how she has overcome incredible adversity in her life, and what it was like to go from being told she would never walk again to competing in an Ironman W...


In Conversation with Jess and Stef: Workplace or Lifeplace?
Listen if: You’ve ever questioned why people are chained to their desks from 9-5 (and then some!)In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down to have a conversation about the concept of a workplace, challenging many common ideas. They unpack the origins of the traditional 9-5 work day and question why in 2020 so many workplaces stick to it despite so much evidence around the benefits of flexible hours.They navigate the ins and outs of building a team as a small business, discussing how they have had the opportun...

In Conversation with Jess and Stef: Workplace or Lifeplace?
Listen if: You’ve ever questioned why people are chained to their desks from 9-5 (and then some!)In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down to have a conversation about the concept of a workplace, challenging many common ideas. They unpack the origins of the traditional 9-5 work day and question why in 2020 so many workplaces stick to it despite so much evidence around the benefits of flexible hours.They navigate the ins and outs of building a team as a small business, discussing how they have had the opportun...

Jessamyn Stanley, Body Positivity Advocate: Yoga is for Every Body
Listen if: You really want to try that new exercise class but you feel a little too intimidated to get started.In this episode, Jess and Stef chat to yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer, Jessamyn Stanley.This inspiring episode captures a powerful conversation about self image, liberation, and why how you feel is far more important than how you look. Jessamyn shares her journey of her relationship with her body, explaining why growing up with strong female role models had a lasting impact on h...


Poppy King, Lipstick Mogul: You Win Some, You Lose Some
Listen if: You think you’re too young or inexperienced to follow a dream.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Poppy King, the entrepreneurial powerhouse behind lipstick brands Poppy King, Lipstick Queen, and Femme de Poppy.Jess and Stef catch up with Poppy at her office in New York for the first time in 20+ years to have a captivating chat that spans creativity, entrepreneurship, storytelling, wins and loses, and so much more. Poppy shares how she discovered lipstick at a tough time in her life, rev...

Erin Brockovich, Environmental Activist: You are the Hero
Listen if: You’ve ever been made to feel inferior for being different.  In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Erin Brockovich, the Environmental Activist whose life was made into a movie starring Julia Roberts.In this inspiring listen, Erin discloses how the challenges she’s faced in her life have shaped her, detailing how she’s built a career as a respected legal advocate, despite growing up with dyslexia and never receiving a law degree. Erin, a renowned keynote speaker, will leave you motivated an...

Aisha Dee, Actor: Be Bold (& The Bold Type)
Listen if: You’ve ever fantasised about getting a job at Scarlet Magazine. How Two Live: The Podcast returns for its first episode of 2020 with the incredible Aisha Dee who plays Kat on TV show The Bold Type. In this episode, Aisha shares her experience of growing up in Australia, how she got her start in acting (hey Saddle Club lovers!) and why she decided to take the plunge and move to LA to pursue her dream. Jess and Stef chat to Aisha about how to build confidence and overcome insecurity, and the three ...


In Conversation with Jess and Stef: 2020 is the Year of YOU
Listen if: You’re ready to create real & lasting change in your life for the decade ahead.In their last episode for 2019, Jess and Stef reflect on the year that has been and the ways they have grown, and share how you can make 2020 your best year yet.Tune in as Jess and Stef share the best things they’ve learnt this year, and offer tangible tools and ideas to help you make the most out of the coming year. They chat about the benefits of establishing a morning routine, how we can all shift our ideas of what ...

Layne Beachley AO, Former Pro Surfer: The Champion Within
Listen if: You’ve ever thought you’d finally feel worthy if you just reached a certain goal.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with the most successful female surfer in history, 7-time World Championship winner Layne Beachley.In this must-listen conversation, Layne shares the story of her upbringing on the beaches of Manly and what it was like to be one of the first high profile women in a male dominated sport, revealing the things she lost on her way to the top, and why striving to be the best isn’t n...

Kimberley Gordon, WILDFOX & Selkie: Starting Over
Listen if: The fear of losing it all is holding you back. In this episode, Jess and Stef chat to the co-founder of WILDFOX and founder of Selkie, Kimberley Gordon. Kim offers a raw and real account of what it was like starting a company in her early 20s that quickly became so iconic, to suddenly have it all come crashing down when she was booted out of her own company, sharing the important lessons she learned along the way about feminism, creating diversity, working with the right investors, and what mak...


Sam Stevenson & Ed Baker, Pared Eyewear: Reaching Cult Brand Status
Listen if: You’ve ever wondered how to get Gigi Hadid to wear your product.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Samantha Stevenson and Ed Baker, the duo behind cult eyewear brand Pared Eyewear.The four friends reminisce about how they first met at a café in LA, and chat about how their friendship has evolved into working and collaborating together, with the recent release of the How Two Live X Pared sunglasses collab. Jess and Stef exchange notes with Ed and Sam on running a small business, from the...

Dita Von Teese, Burlesque Star: Step Into Your Power
Listen if: You want to learn how to harness your inner power and be confident in all aspects of your life. In this episode, Jess and Stef interview entrepreneur and queen of burlesque, Dita Von Teese. In this uplifting and inspiring conversation, hear about how Dita singlehandedly revived an entire genre of dance without even setting out to, going from working in strip clubs to gracing the biggest stages in the world. Tune in to hear the three chat about the new definition of female empowerment, how we can ...

Dita Von Teese, Burlesque Star: Step Into Your Power
Listen if: You want to learn how to harness your inner power and be confident in all aspects of your life. In this episode, Jess and Stef interview entrepreneur and queen of burlesque, Dita Von Teese. In this uplifting and inspiring conversation, hear about how Dita singlehandedly revived an entire genre of dance without even setting out to, going from working in strip clubs to gracing the biggest stages in the world. Tune in to hear the three chat about the new definition of female empowerment, how we can ...


Pam Weekes & Connie McDonald, Levain Bakery: Becoming Iconic
Listen if: You recognise that overnight sensations are one in a million, and you want to know the true secrets to building an iconic brand.In this episode, Jess and Stef interview Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald, the founders of iconic New York bakery, Levain: the internationally recognised brand with a cult cookie following including the likes of Oprah, Taylor Swift and Blake Lively.Pam and Connie tell the story of how they left their corporate jobs to start a bakery in 1995, and reveal how training for an ...

Pam Weekes & Connie McDonald, Levain Bakery: Becoming Iconic
Listen if: You recognise that overnight sensations are one in a million, and you want to know the true secrets to building an iconic brand.  In this episode, Jess and Stef interview Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald, the founders of iconic New York bakery, Levain: the internationally recognised brand with a cult cookie following including the likes of Oprah, Taylor Swift and Blake Lively. Pam and Connie tell the story of how they left their corporate jobs to start a bakery in 1995, and reveal how training for ...

Meg Ryan, Actor: Finding Purpose in Hollywood
Listen if: You grew up with a Meg Ryan VHS playing on repeat. In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with Hollywood movie star Meg Ryan, known for iconic films like When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. In this captivating conversation Meg reflects on her career and how she accidentally fell into acting, sharing what it was like to be a young woman in Hollywood, and offering her thoughts on why pursuing fame for fame itself is never worth it. Meg chats to Jess and Stef about the s...


In Conversation with Jess and Stef: Persuasive Emailing
Listen if: You know what you want, and you’re ready to learn how to get it.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down to talk you through their secret weapon… persuasive emailing!Tune in as the sisters share their tricks to landing anything through a simple email, from securing event sponsorship to booking incredible podcast guests. In this step-by-step guide, Jess and Stef talk you through everything you need to know, from how to stand out and connect with people who receive 100s of emails every day, to convi...

Ingrid Newkirk, PETA: Do Something That Matters
Listen if: You love your dog but you’re not sure if you’re an ‘animal activist’.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Ingrid Newkirk. If the thought of PETA conjures images of angry protesters throwing red paint on your fave leather shoes, prepare for this episode to totally change your opinion of animal activists for good. In this enlightening conversation, Ingrid chats to Jess and Stef about everything animal rights from food to fas...

Ingrid Newkirk, PETA: Do Something That Matters
Listen if: You love your dog but you’re not sure if you’re an ‘animal activist’.In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Ingrid Newkirk. If the thought of PETA conjures images of angry protesters throwing red paint on your fave leather shoes, prepare for this episode to totally change your opinion of animal activists for good. In this enlightening conversation, Ingrid chats to Jess and Stef about everything animal rights from food to fas...


Fern Mallis, Creator of NYFW: Rethink, Reinvent, Repeat
Listen if: You’re looking for a sign that you should run with your crazy idea.  In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with the creator of New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis. Jess and Stef recall the first time they met Fern and how the approached her on a whim, and the three discuss a foolproof way to network with anyone. Fern shares the story of how she had the idea to create NYFW, her thoughts on how fashion weeks around the world could evolve, and why it’s important that we are always adapting. This ep...

Fern Mallis, Creator of NYFW: Rethink, Reinvent, Repeat
Listen if: You’re looking for a sign that you should run with your crazy idea.  In this episode, Jess and Stef sit down with the creator of New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis. Jess and Stef recall the first time they met Fern and how the approached her on a whim, and the three discuss a foolproof way to network with anyone. Fern shares the story of how she had the idea to create NYFW, her thoughts on how fashion weeks around the world could evolve, and why it’s important that we are always adapting. This ep...

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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