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Motherness is a podcast dedicated to sharing mindful and empowering interviews with modern mothers and professional experts, brought to you by Skye Ross. Together, we’re shining a light on the realness of raising babies and life postpartum, from the first newborn moments to the months following and the years beyond. Motherness is an honest and empowering resource to help educate and inform parents through these diverse stories of motherhood.
 
The Women Conquer Business show is an educational, how-to, women in business podcast that features stories, marketing news, and real-life experiences from fun and friendly hosts Jen McFarland and Shelley Carney. Join us as we dive into the details so you can slay marketing overwhelm, streamline processes, and amplify your impact. You'll learn strategies and tactics, leadership skills, and practical advice from successful women entrepreneurs to help you grow, nurture and sustain your business.
 
1. Aleksa Safiya - Im So Sorry 2. Coline Creuzot - You Tried It (Unplugged) 3. Bailey Bryan - Anymore. 4. Lenci - Memories and Moments 5. Inayah - Nirvana (my mind) 6. Amara J - Inconsistent Love 7. Dunn Pearson, Jr. (feat. Dean Finesse Miller, Portia Martin & Patrice Rushen) - Tell Me 8. Sandra St. Victor - Coming Around 9. Raquel Rodriguez - Don't You Know 10. Zaakiyah Mccall - True Colors 11. Justine Skye, Rema - Twisted Fantasy 12. Esther feat. Tinashe - BAYNK 13. Maya B - Dont think abo ...
 
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This week, we cover one of Australia's most infamous kidnapping cases. In 1960, the construction of the Sydney Opera House was proving too expensive, so the New South Wales Government initiated a lottery to help raise money. The 5 million dollar prize was won by the Thorne family. And it wasn't long before a man called Stephen Bradley read the stor…
 
This is a case unlike one we’ve ever covered before. For episode 38, we discuss Rachel Barber, a young girl living in Australia who was on track to become a successful dancer before she vanished into thin air. But unlike most cases, her murderer wasn’t a man; it was another young girl. Tune in to hear the highly unusual case of Rachel Barber. Find …
 
Why Fearlessness is for Sociopaths and 3-year-olds with Heather Vickery This interview is about why being fearless is a myth, how to make brave leaps, and why words matter. There is some explicit language in this episode, so if that's not your thing, you'll want to wait for the next episode. If you're still here, Buckle up your seatbelts, and get r…
 
In light of Halloween this weekend, we thought we would mix things up and do a spooky season special. For this weeks episode, we each share a case that has gone on to inspire a horror film. Join us as we discuss the Gainesville Ripper, who inspired the slasher film ‘Scream’. And Ed Gein, who inspired numerous films, including The Texas Chainsaw Mas…
 
Channon and Christopher were a young couple living in Tennessee, on the night of 7 January they planned to go to their friends house. However, they were kidnapped before they could make it there. Listen this week as we discuss one of the most brutal crimes in Knoxville's history. Remember to follow us on Instagram @conversationstodiefor…
 
What are you afraid of? What scares you? And how do you overcome that fear? We are all stopped in our tracks by something - and it’s a real problem. On the podcast this week, we're joined by journalist and host of ABC News Breakfast, Lisa Millar. Lisa has faced a number of fears over the years, including a fear of flying following a bad experience …
 
The world is a bit of a mess at the moment. We’ve been stuck indoors for months, been robbed of human interaction, and who knows when we’ll next be able to travel internationally. We miss the freedoms that come with socialising without risk, and in many ways, the world feels less fun, and more negative, than it used to be. So, what shall we do abou…
 
This podcast has always aimed to fix the world’s less pressing problems, but 72 episodes in, it’s time for a shake up. I’ve always wanted to look at the issue of climate change, because here in Australia, not enough is being done about it. Someone who has been quite vocal about the issue, with a lived experience of its effects, is Dr. Anika Moleswo…
 
On Friday, 17 September 2021, Sabina Nessa, a primary school teacher living in London, walked to meet her friends at a pub at 8:30 pm. But she never made it there. “Women should be able to walk home or to meet friends without the fear of being murdered.” When we posted our ‘She was just walking home’ episode, we said we would continue to talk about…
 
The danger of smoking has become far more evident around the world in recent years - though did you realise smoking wasn’t banned in any workplace or indoor venue in Australia until the early 1990s? In more recent years, the European Parliament has banned traditional menthol cigarettes, but alternatives such as e-cigarettes and vaping have grown in…
 
In 2005, New Orleans was about to suffer one of the worst hurricanes in America's history and most residents decided to flee. Not Zack and Addie though, the couple decided to stay behind and ride out the storm. What happened after the hurricane makes for one of the most shocking and surprising cases we have covered. Follow us on Instagram @conversa…
 
In 1995, Jennifer Morey, a 25-year-old lawyer living in Houston, Texas, returned to her apartment after a night out with friends. She lived in a nice neighbourhood and a safe apartment block with 24-hour security. But at around 4 am, she woke up to someone on top of her and a knife pressing against her throat. This case really is your worst nightma…
 
This week we discuss the reasons behind the spree of serial killers in the 1970s, before moving onto a series of murders that happened in the decade (obviously). In 1971 Washington DC was struck by its first serial killer, dubbed The Freeway Phantom and over a period of 17 months the killer brutally murdered six black girls, between the ages of 10-…
 
This is one of the most horrific and gruesome crimes we’ve ever shared. But we urge you to listen to the whole episode because this is one of the most remarkable stories we have ever heard, and you won’t want to miss the ending. In 1994, Alison Botha was abducted by two men right outside her home in South Africa. She was then driven to a secluded a…
 
1. Aleksa Safiya - Im So Sorry 2. Coline Creuzot - You Tried It (Unplugged) 3. Bailey Bryan - Anymore. 4. Lenci - Memories and Moments 5. Inayah - Nirvana (my mind) 6. Amara J - Inconsistent Love 7. Dunn Pearson, Jr. (feat. Dean Finesse Miller, Portia Martin & Patrice Rushen) - Tell Me 8. Sandra St. Victor - Coming Around 9. Raquel Rodriguez - Don'…
 
In South Africa in 2015, Martin Van Breda, his wife Teresa, and their son Rudi were found dead in their family home, and their daughter Marli was left with life-changing injuries. The only family member to survive the attack - and almost completely unharmed - was their youngest son, Henri van Breda. But as the investigation progressed, it soon beca…
 
On 4 August 2002, best friends Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman decided to walk to their local shop to buy some sweets. They were dressed in matching Manchester United football shirts - their favourite team - but they never returned home. Within hours, they were reported missing and soon began one of the UK's most prolific kidnapping cases.…
 
When we were sitting there, he looked at me and said, " Do I have to max out all of my credit cards to be successful?" I was stunned by the stark honesty. I paused for a minute and I said, "Absolutely not. You do not have to max out your cards to be successful." Build a Business Strategy Episode Summary Too often business leaders look to others to …
 
"We came up with a plan for how we're going to get the crow out. We open the doors and the crow's like, "Yeah, I don't really feel like coming out." How many times does this happen to you? You come up with a plan and then back to the drawing board!" - Jen McFarland, Host Episode Summary Business analogy stories help us sort out the craziest…
 
This week, we discuss the serial killer Bobby Joe Long. You might have recently seen Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey on Netflix and we discuss the other horrific crimes the murderer, once known at The Classified Ad Rapist, committed. We also discuss the recent news that came out regarding Britney Spears and her ongoing legal battles over he…
 
This mini-series is proudly brought to you in partnership with Haven A2 Protein Toddler Milk Drink. In this episode, I speak with clinical nutritionist and mother of four, Gina Urlich about her own feeding journeys with her babies, as well as how she thinks about formula and breast milk from an expert standpoint. We discuss the differences between …
 
Ted Bundy is one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. He used his charm and looks to entice women into trusting him, before kidnapping, brutally attacking and even murdering them. Join us for the final part of our Ted Bundy special. This episode we take you through his run of horrific crimes through to his execution. Remember to rate an…
 
This mini-series is proudly brought to you in partnership with Haven A2 Protein Toddler Milk Drink. Content Warning: This episode discusses anxiety. If this theme is triggering for you, please take care while you’re listening. In this episode, I speak with mother of one, Haley Hall about her motherhood journey with her daughter, Cerys. During her p…
 
For the season finale of this podcast, the incredible Skye-Blue Henderson joins us to discuss disability. Skye-Blue competed on this year’s edition of The Amazing Race Australia - making it through 20 legs of the race with her brother Jake, and proved to Australia that she can do anything - despite being born with no left hand. In this conversation…
 
Ted Bundy is one of the most prolific serial killers ever. He used his charm and looks to entice women into trusting him, before kidnapping, brutally attacking and even murdering them. In the first of our two-part special on Bundy, we discuss his early years, university years and up to his first known attack. Remember to rate and follow and also fi…
 
This mini-series is proudly brought to you in partnership with Haven A2 Protein Toddler Milk Drink. Content Warning: This episode discusses pregnancy loss. If this theme is triggering for you, please take care while you’re listening. In this episode, I speak with mother of one, Lee-Anne Murray about her first year of motherhood with her son, Hugo. …
 
When we draw lines at different generations, it's easy to make comparisons of experience. We might look at Baby Boomers and wish we could have grown up in a time where houses were more affordable. We might look at younger generations and think that they have it so much easier, growing up in a world where they’ll never have to look up basic informat…
 
This Māmā & Milk mini-series is proudly brought to you in partnership with Haven A2 Protein Toddler Milk Drink. Content Warning: This episode discusses pregnancy loss and stillbirth. If these themes are triggering for you, please take care while you’re listening. In this episode, I speak with mother, stylist and writer Erena Te Paa about her mother…
 
Museums are a fascinating place to visit, especially on a school excursion or on a rainy day. But behind the glass, and the velvet ropes, what stories really lie behind the artefacts? Are the plaques telling an honest, truthful account of history? TV host and podcaster Marc Fennell returns to What Shall We Do About...? for the first time in nearly …
 
Content warning: This episode discusses childhood trauma and mentions sexual abuse. If any of these themes are triggering for you, please take care while you're listening. This is the final episode of season two and I’m so proud that it’s this one because I feel like this is the kind of conversation that sets the tone for what’s to come for Mothern…
 
There aren’t many worse feelings in the world than that of a broken heart. Breakups suck - they’re often messy, painful, and disorientating. And yet, we all experience heartbreak at some time in our lives. So why isn’t heartbreak seen as a real form of grief, instead relegated to montage sequences in film where characters mope around the house, eat…
 
In today's episode I'm joined by my Vedic Meditation teacher, Georgia Vavasour. We discuss how the practice works, the science behind this technique, and exactly why it’s so restorative, healing and calming for mums especially. Adaptation energy up, reactivity down. If you’re craving more calm, listening to this episode may be exactly what you need…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Motherness. I'm sorry it's been a while between episodes but I'm so excited to bring you this interview with writer and mum of two, Jess Urlichs. In this episode, we discuss the transition from one to two after she and her husband had their children, Harry and Holly one year apart. Jess also talks about her experi…
 
Join us for part two where we discuss the final pieces of evidence in the Amanda Knox case, and host a Q&A with TikTok star Liv Snake. Meredith Kercher was an exchange student at the University of Perugia in 2007, where she met Amanda Knox. On 1 November 1 2007, Meredith was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in her flat, which she shared with…
 
If you take a walk around your suburb or town, it’s likely you’ll see redevelopment in one form or another. In fact, many would argue that the look of most suburbs has changed dramatically in the last decade or so, and grief is often shared that character of buildings and dwellings is lost to redevelopment, and it's mostly due to money. Tim 'Rosso'…
 
Meredith Kercher was an exchange student at the University of Perugia in 2007, where she met Amanda Knox. On 1 November 1 2007, Meredith was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in her flat, which she shared with Amanda. Before long, Amanda and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were separately convicted of her brutal murder in 2009. Their …
 
Hospitals are never a place that we want to spend a whole lot of time at. Unless, of course, we require urgent medical attention - in that case they are exactly the place to be. Mostly though, it’s a place of sickness and sadness, a place of pain and painful waits. A place where staff are stretched, especially as they deal with the added pressure o…
 
This week Kirstin & Skye discuss the most infamous murderous mother of all time, Diane Downs. Diane Downs, mother of three, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1984 after she shot her three children. To this day, Diane proclaims her innocence and says the incident was due to a carjacking gone wrong. Which many believed until her story …
 
While we usually tackle the world's less-pressing issues, this one is a biggie, especially here in Australia. Poker machines are commonplace in Australia - found in pubs, clubs and casinos. In fact, 20% of the world's pokies are found in Australia. They are designed to be addictive, and 15 billion dollars is lost to them every single year. So why a…
 
In this week's episode, Skye and Kirstin discuss a case that gripped the world...the death of Caylee Anthony and her mother Casey Anthony. References: https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/caylee-anthony/timeline https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Casey_Anthony_case https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/29/us/casey-anthony-10-yea…
 
If you’re a fan of musicals, you’ve probably found the past year pretty tough. Broadway, The West End all shut down because crowds can’t gather - and it’s only in recent months that Australia has begun staging musicals with theatres at full capacity. So, what shall we do about musicals, and do we need to rethink the way they are created? One such e…
 
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