KICPOD is your D&M on the stuff that matters.. and also the stuff that doesn't! Hosted by Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw, founders of Kic, a health & wellness app that focuses on feeling your best, not looking a certain way. To learn more you can find them on Instagram at @kicpod,, @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or visit their website


Should I break up with them? Relationship coach Megan Luscombe answers your questions

Overwhelmingly the most common questions we receive in the KICPOD inbox are about relationships. For this episode we brought in an expert: Megan Luscombe has specialised in relationship and business coaching, working with individuals and couples, for the past 12 years. We put three different scenarios (from you) to Megan and asked for her advice: I love him but I’m not in love with him anymore I’m young and I’m scared I’m missing out on my 20’s by being in a relationship He said he wanted two kids and he changed his mind after we had one.  And then we asked the most common questions that came up: am I a bad person for thinking about my ex while I’m in a relationship with someone else? How do I stop having feelings for someone who never had feelings for me? I can’t stand my partner’s family - should we break up? Thank you to everyone who got in touch and trusted their questions with us <3  FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramJoin our closed KICPOD Facebook group Steph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokMegan Luscombe @meganluscombe_ on InstagramFind out more about Megan and work with her Kic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSee for privacy information.
19/03/2448m 11s

Our thoughts on Botox, filler, and “anti-aging”

You asked us to share our thoughts on Botox, filler, and the pressure to look young, so today, that’s what we’re doing. For the first time on the podcast, we open up about what we think of it, our experience of having it done, and if we’d get it done again. If you ever want to suggest ideas (like this one) for the podcast - let us know in the closed KICPOD Facebook group:  Plus Laura shares a funny story from her week (and it’s got nothing to do with bowel movements or not washing her clothes!).  SPECIAL SHARES Steph: The Soulmate - Sally Hepworth Laura: Mrs Harris Goes To Paris (watch on Netflix) Kic UPDATE The KICRUN Club starts today!! We’ve teamed up with New Balance to help you run your way. Over the next 8 weeks, run towards your goal of 3, 5, 10 or 21km and let’s gradually build our running confidence, together! Plus, as a Kic first, every Saturday throughout the challenge you can join our KICRUN Club meet ups lead by our amazing community members, coming to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Auckland and London! No matter where you’re at on your running journey, it’s all about having fun, building connections, overcoming self-doubt, supporting each other and grabbing a coffee together! Register for free here:  FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramJoin the closed KICPOD Facebook group Steph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSee for privacy information.
17/03/2434m 16s

Birth story, prolapse & baby Parker - KICBUMP with Brooke Jowett

Brooke Jowett is a Kic trainer and an Australian Survivor All Star. Six months ago she and her partner Chris welcomed their first bub, Parker, into the world and it’s safe to say they’re obsessed. As a trainer, "the Kic HIIT girl", and a keen runner, Brooke ran until she was 26 weeks pregnant when it stopped feeling right for her body. Now she’s back running, taking it one run at a time. Brooke joins Steph to share about her birth story, her bladder prolapse, her gradual return to running, running with a pessary, and the joy that Parker has brought into her life. They also get into the TMI: what was your first poo like after giving birth? Can you feel your pessary when you have sex? Your waters broke where!? FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramBrooke Jowett @brookejowett on InstagramSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokJoin our virtual mothers' group in the the KICBUMP Facebook group. Search 'KICBUMP Community'Kic on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and P.S the sleep trainer night light Steph mentioned is this one See for privacy information.
12/03/2439m 36s

Laura was so tired she did THIS to Dalton in her sleep

We’re a bit delulu this week! It’s the Kic shoot week so we’re a bit tired. But not as tired as Laura’s husband Dalton who was woken up in the night by Laura doing….WHAT? her sleep!? Plus Steph saw a woman having the time of her life singing out loud and strutting along a busy street and we asked you what has brought you joy recently. Please share with us in the KICPOD Facebook group if you’ve seen something that made you smile recently. Then we turn the delulu up to 11 and discuss the very important topic of public toilet etiquette: do you sit on, hover over, or line the toilet seat? Are you shaking or drying your hands? And would you answer your phone when you’re on the loo? SPECIAL SHARES Steph: the episode ‘Ed Mylett: #1 Habit to Become an Expert at Time and Energy Management’ from the podcast On Purpose with Jay Shetty Laura: the episode ‘Drunk Elephant: Tiffany Masterson’ from the podcast How I Built This Kic UPDATE KICRUN CLUB IS RETURNING! No matter where you are or how far you run, the KICRUN Club is with you every step of the way. We’ve teamed up with New Balance to help you run your way. For 8 weeks, run towards your goal of 3, 5, 10 or 21km and let’s gradually build our running confidence, together! Whether you’re just getting started or ready to run further, join the KICRUN Club, get out there and prove to yourself that you are a runner! Set your alarm, KICRUN Club starts Monday, 18th March. FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSee for privacy information.
10/03/2427m 38s

Only 20% of women invest. Here’s why you shouldn’t be scared of it, with Girls That Invest founder Simran Kaur

Simran Kaur’s mission is to put money into the hands of women through investing. Most of us haven’t been taught about investing. If you haven’t, you might think it’s too hard, or too risky, or our parents told us to save our money so that’s what we’ve always done. This means that only 15-20% of women invest worldwide and in Australia only 42% of women invest compared to 58% of men, citing affordability as their main barrier to investing (according to ASX Australian Investor Study). Simran is here to change that. She is the founder of Girls That Invest: a multi-million-dollar money media company with the #1 investing podcast for women where she breaks down the intimating world of investing and growing wealth, minus the jargon. In this episode, Sim joins Steph & Laura from New Zealand to walk us through investing for a first timer: the difference in returns between saving vs investing, the different places you can invest, how long you need to keep your money in each investment, and the risk profile for each, why investing even a small amount is better than nothing, and how to get started if you truly feel like you know nothing. The advice in this episode is not personalised investing advice and is educational in nature. Remember to do your research and speak to a financial advisor for your personal situation.  FOLLOW SIMRAN Simran @ms.simran.kaur on InstagramGirls That Invest @girlsthatinvest on InstagramListen to Simran's podcast Girls That Invest Simran's book 'Girls That Invest: Your Guide to Financial Independence through Shares and Stocks'Learn about Simran's masterclass US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokSimran Kaur @ms.simran.kaur on Instagram Kic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSee for privacy information.
05/03/2440m 56s

Steph’s oldest friend reveals what they did when they were teenagers

We share a lot on this podcast. But even after so many years of friendship, there are still stories we’ve never told each other…and stories we’ve forgotten that our friends and family would love to remind us of. So in today’s podcast we call Steph’s oldest friend Martha to find out what Steph did at a sleepover in year eight. And Laura reflects on decision making, doing the “right” thing, and worrying about what people will think, as she unpacks two parts of the Mel Robbins’ podcast episode with Steven Bartlett that she recommended last week.  If you’re making a big decision - this is the pump up you’re looking for! SPECIAL SHARES Steph: ‘3 Ways to Build Inner Confidence & Learn to Trust Yourself Instead of Comparing Yourself to Others’ from the podcast On Purpose with Jay Shetty Laura: your Relaxing Yoga Mix on Spotify. Search ‘relaxing yoga mix’ and look for the playlist from Spotify If you want to hear the last time Martha threw Steph under the bus, search for the episode “Omg mum found the sexy nurse outfit!”  FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramJoin our closed Facebook group Steph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSee for privacy information.
03/03/2434m 40s

Do I or don't I want kids? - KICBUMP with Laura Henshaw

The decision to have kids is one of the biggest ones we’ll ever make. Last year Laura opened up about this decision, weighing up what it would mean to her career and her identity, what scares her about having kids, and her fear of leaving it too long. We know this is a question on so many people’s minds, which is why we want to create a podcast miniseries asking the questions we can’t find anywhere else. In today’s special episode, Laura is back on KICBUMP to share her plans for a new miniseries exploring the decision to have kids from multiple perspectives, from people who didn’t want kids and had them, to people who did want kids and never had them, how they decided and how they feel about it now. And we want to hear from you: what do you want to hear in the miniseries? Who do you want to hear from? What’s holding you back? What pushed you to make a decision? Reach out via Laura’s Instagram @laura.henshaw and KICPOD @kicpod  We can’t wait to share it with you. This episode includes snippets from the following KICPOD episodes (in order) Laura's fertility journey - KICBUMP with Laura Henshaw and Dr Sneha Wadhwani (from June 2023) Laura expresses her fear of not coping (September 2023) The decision of whether to have children, with Ryan Shelton (February 2023) How do I know if I ACTUALLY want kids? with Gina Rushton (May 2022) FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokJoin our virtual mothers' group in the the KICBUMP Facebook group. Search 'KICBUMP Community'Kic on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSee for privacy information.
27/02/2438m 43s

Is it rude to be late? Steph vs Laura in KIC-Court!

KIC-COURT is in session! In a brand new segment, Steph & Laura take on your controversial questions. We kick things off with a story from Producer Lindsey who came with a story of a late appointment and she asked…is it rude to be late?  And Laura shares the small changes she’s making this year to make her life a little better including better diary planning, decluttering, meditating, reading and cutting down alcohol. Tell us in the Facebook group what changes you’ve made this year to make your life a little better. SPECIAL SHARES Steph: The Four Agreements: Practical Guide to Personal Feedom - Don Miguel Ruiz Steph: About Time Laura: The Mel Robbins Podcast - The 51% Rule (and 3 More Strategies to Think Like a Millionaire) with Steven Bartlett Kic UPDATE Join our KICPOD Facebook group! Join the conversation, give us your feedback on episodes and suggest guests and topic for future episodes FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramJoin our KICPOD Facebook group Steph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSee for privacy information.
25/02/2432m 44s

The secret to freedom is discipline with Alexis Fernandez

The more control you have in your life, the more free you are. It may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s true, and in this episode Alexis tells us why. Alexis Fernandez is the host of the podcast Do You F*ing Mind, she has a Masters of Neuroscience, she's obsessed with the brain, and thankfully for us, she is REALLY good at explaining how it works. We wanted to speak with her about discipline and oh boy...did she blow our minds 🤯 In this episode, Alexis explains why discipline isn't something to be scared of and how it gives you more control and freedom to choose the life you want. Plus Alexis shares how she used discipline in her own life to get over a breakup, level up her career and transform her life. FOLLOW USKICPOD @kicpod on InstagramSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokFind out more about Kic at Download the app from the App Store and Google Play Store. Follow us on Instagram & @kic on TikTok FOLLOW ALEXISListen to Alexis’ episode “Why Discipline is the ticket to the life you want” at to Do You F*cking Mind with Alexis Fernandez @dyfmpodcast on IG Follow @alexispredez on IG  Check out @dyfmpodcast on TikTokSee for privacy information.
20/02/2452m 20s

If you’re married and having sex in the kitchen - good for you!

Tell us you’re married without telling us you’re married. In a recent wardrobe clean out, Laura discovered an old drawer of sexy underwear (aka: barely there lace underwear that would give you thrush by looking at it) and realised she’s happy to never wear it again. If you’re in a long term relationship and you’re getting dressed up or having sex anywhere that’s not a bed with sheets on it - good for you! Then we open the KICMAIL Box and hear what you think of our book reccos, pelvic pain and break up stories, and how you’re smashing the Kic run program. And we introduce a new NICHE segment. If you have cracked heels, this one’s for you. Check out Power Podiatry if you’re interested:  SPECIAL SHARES Steph: Luent Globe dishwashing sheets and Pleasant State cleaning supplies  Laura: the episode ‘How to beat the Sunday scaries’ from the podcast Do You F*ing Mind podcast with Alexis Fernandez  Kic UPDATE It’s not too late to join our STAX. Core Challenge! It’s just three short and spicy 5-10 minute core workouts each week. Unlock the challenge with a 7-day free trial of the Kic app today!  FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokSee for privacy information.
18/02/2430m 12s

An honest catch up with Josh Miller

How do you find time for each other? What’s the hardest part of parenting right now? Why do people assume your marriage is on the rocks? It’s been a while since Steph’s husband, Josh, was on KICBUMP so he came into the studio for an honest chat about all the things you want to know: parenting, relationships, and whether or not Steph and Josh will ever do another 30 day intimacy challenge. Plus a Harvey update on his day care and sleep. If you missed the episode about Steph & Josh’s intimacy challenge, check it out here: FOLLOW USKICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokJoin our virtual mothers' group in the the KICBUMP Facebook group. Search 'KICBUMP Community'See for privacy information.
13/02/2442m 8s

We’ve had enough of the “legging legs” trend

If you have legs…you have legging legs. That’s it. In our catch up today we chat about the viral TikTok body trend "legging legs" aka what Millennials will remember as the "thigh gap". Thankfully the search term has been banned by TikTok and we hope this is the first and last time we speak about it. Our bodies aren’t trends and leggings are for everyone. And Laura read ‘Mother-In-Law’ by Sally Hepworth and wanted to hear your mother-in-law stories and you sent us some doozies…SPECIAL SHARES Steph: Chloe’s pregnancy story on the podcast ‘Darling, Shine’ Laura: listen to G Flip. Start with their song Cruel Summer Kic UPDATE Our STAX. Core challenge starts on Monday. It’s two weeks with three 5-10 minute workouts each week. No matter how you move, this challenge is made to fit with you.  And this weekend we’re heading to Sydney for our STAX ‘I Am Enough’ event and we’re giving away a trip worth up to $2,999, so you can Kic it with us! With $1000 worth of STAX. gear, 12 months with Kic, flights for two, accommodation and a platinum event experience - all on us! Enter here FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokSee for privacy information.
11/02/2433m 26s

The reality of life online with Sam Guggenheimer & Izzy Armitage

Sam and Izzy are figuring it out. After less than a year of full-time social media, the pair started their podcast ‘Just For Girls’ to chat, learn and figure shit out, and it has well and truly BLOWN up. We asked for your questions and got Sam & Izzy’s answers: do people take you seriously? What do your parents think about what you do? How’s your friendship? What really goes on at influencer events? And we (Millennials) ask for their Gen-Z opinion on what’s hot and what’s not in 2024. In this episode Sam also opens up about navigating an eating disorder. If the conversation around eating disorders brings anything up for you, there is support available: The Butterfly Foundation is Australia’s national charity for people impacted by eating disorders and body image issues. Free & confidential support is available at 1800 33 4673 between 8am – midnight FOLLOW US Just For Girls @justforgirrls on InstagramListen to Just For Girls KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on Tiktok JOIN Kic Find out more about Kic at Download the app from the App Store and Google Play Store. Follow us on Instagram & @kic on TikTok.See for privacy information.
06/02/2441m 33s

Your most cooked break up stories!

Break ups are bad…but these are worse. Laura’s been thinking about her own worst breakup story since reading ‘Good Material’ by Dolly Alderton, so we asked you for yours. Break up via Snapchat, left in a hotel with I Will Always Love You Playing, caught in bed with another partner…this is what we meant when we asked for your bad break up stories! Thanks to our community for sharing <3 And Steph shares about her recent experience getting help for pelvic pain, which opened up a conversation about being taken seriously by doctors and the important Australia-first inquiry into women’s pain. Listen to our episode with Bridget Hustwaite: And check out her book ‘How To Endo’ The TikTok Laura mentioned SPECIAL SHARES Steph: The Buccaneers on Apple TV+ Laura: a quote from Steph Elswood Kic UPDATE Brace your core and get ready to feel the burn with our 2-week STAX. Core Challenge. Join our Pilates trainer, Kika, for 3 x new masterclasses per week. They’re just 5-10 minute short but spicy workouts! From exercise to your every day, a strong core is fundamental for balance, posture and overall performance. Designed to be completed alongside your running, strength or Pilates training. The challenge Kics off Monday February 19th. FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokSee for privacy information.
04/02/2436m 8s

Finding community through a cerebral palsy diagnosis – KICBUMP with Kic community member Kim

Kim was 27 weeks pregnant with her first daughter when she noticed a tiny amount of bleeding. After almost a week in hospital, and a traumatic birth experience, Kim gave birth to Elsie. Elsie then spent 11 weeks in the NICU and in that time, Kim and her husband Greg learned that Elsie had suffered a brain injury through pregnancy or birth and she was given a diagnosis of spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. In this episode, Kim shares her story with Steph: her mostly straightforward pregnancy with Elsie, Elsie’s traumatic birth, their NICU stay and how it felt to finally hold Elsie for the first time, learning of Elsie’s brain injury, finding support online from parents of children with disabilities, and the decision to have a second baby. Thanks to Kic community member Kim for reaching out with her story. We hope her story helps other parents going through similar things feel less alone. Kim recommended the book 'Special: Antidotes to the obsessions that come with a child's disability' by Melanie Dimmitt  FOLLOW USKICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokJoin our virtual mothers' group in the the KICBUMP Facebook group. Search 'KICBUMP Community'See for privacy information.
30/01/241h 12m

Australian men on dating apps – grow up!

Can someone explain how Australian dating rules work? It's the viral TikTok that sent us wild so we asked you for your experiences of dating in Australia to find out just how bad it is. Spoiler alert…it’s very bad. So if you’re getting sick of swiping, know that you’re not alone ❤️ And Aussie men…pull your socks up! And we check in with the goals we set ourselves at the start of the year to see if they’ll be sustainable for the rest of 2024. Find out Steph’s huge strength goal and how Laura plans to balance a hectic work schedule with life outside work. We’ll back in your ears with KICBUMP on Wednesday.SPECIAL SHARES Steph: The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston Laura: Good Material by Dolly Alderton Kic UPDATE Welcome to the squad, STAX.! We’ve teamed up with STAX. to release our first-ever activewear collection to help you move with confidence. Designed with Founder of STAX., Don Robertson, Steph & Laura have built this 15 piece collection with inclusivity, quality and comfort at its core. Empowering you to move, without holding you back. From exercise to your every day, no matter how you move, our limited edition sets will support you where you need it most. Stamped with a reminder that you are enough, just as you are. The collection drops Friday February 9th 2024.  FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokSee for privacy information.
28/01/2432m 58s

"I'm so happy my thighs touch" - why @maymah.lifts celebrates going up a size

You can’t be what you can’t see. So Maymah became the athlete she never saw growing up. Maymah started going to the gym because she was bored waiting to start university. But then she fell in love with it. It empowered her to rebuild her relationship with food and movement after years spent battling anorexia. Now she’s a Gymshark athlete. Trigger warning: in this episode Maymah opens up about her experience of an eating disorder.  If this conversation brings anything up for you, there is support available: The Butterfly Foundation is Australia’s national charity for people impacted by eating disorders and body image issues. Free & confidential support is available at 1800 33 4673 between 8am – midnight In the episode Maymah speaks with Steph & Laura about her eating disorder and how a crisis meeting with her school and mum brought her out of it, the anxiety she felt stepping into a gym wearing a headscarf for the first time, how she trains during Ramadan when she can’t eat or drink between sunrise and sunset, and becoming a role model for Muslim women in fitness. FOLLOW US Maymah @maymah.lifts on InstagramKICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokSee for privacy information.
23/01/2438m 47s

They did WHAT in the dishwasher?!

We asked you for your crazy house party stories and you delivered! Threesomes, getting driven to hospital by a stripper, snakes, fireworks and one thing you definitely don't want in your dishwasher. Plus, we answer your DM about how to cope with a back injury that's impacting not only your strength & fitness, but sense of self and body image. We'll be back on Wednesday with the incredible @maymah.lifts SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Oppenheimer on Apple TV+ Laura: Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokSee for privacy information.
21/01/2436m 20s

The best thing you can teach kids about food, movement & body image – KICBUMP with Taryn Brumfitt

Taryn Brumfitt is a body image activist, documentary director, writer, speaker, and the 2023 Australian Of The Year. Taryn created the documentary ‘Embrace’ to help us change the way we think about our bodies and ‘Embrace Kids’ to teach 9-14 year olds how to respect, move and nourish their bodies. Kids learn their first messages about food, movement and body image from their parents but parents can’t control what messages their kids learn outside the home. This is where Body Blocks comes in: a free learning resource for childhood educators. In this moving conversation, Taryn joins Steph to discuss how Taryn has reframed the parts of her body that changed through childbirth and feeding 4,000 meals to her children, the impact that parents’ and teachers’ language can have on kids for years afterwards, and the importance of sending positive messages to kids even if you don’t always feel them inside. Learn more about Body Blocks Watch Embrace: Kids on Binge!23146 Watch Embrace on Netflix Check out the book ‘Embrace Kids’ FOLLOW USTaryn @bodyimagemovement on InstagramThe Embrace Hub @theembracehub on InstagramKICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokJoin our virtual mothers' group in the the KICBUMP Facebook group. Search 'KICBUMP Community'See for privacy information.
16/01/2438m 27s

We’re back!

It’s our first catch up episode of 2024 and we’re so happy to be back! We catch up on our holidays - Laura’s reveals her latest injuries and wants YOUR help to be less clumsy in 2024, and Steph shares the reality of what it’s really like to holiday with a toddler. And Steph shares her reflections on turning 30 – what she’s letting go of (caring about cellulite) and practicing more of (backing herself). Chat to you on Wednesday ❤   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: The Eras Tour film and Magnolia Parks by Jessa Hastings Laura: The Work by Bri Lee (coming out April 3rd) Kic UPDATE: Whether you're looking to build strength, find your Pilates flow or start your running journey – Kic off 2024 with our Feel Good Challenge. Make 2024 the year you focus on your smile, not the scales. FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokSee for privacy information.
14/01/2438m 1s

How to ACTUALLY achieve your goals this year – with trainer Danny Kennedy

If you’re setting goals this new year, you need to listen to this. Less than 10% of new years’ resolutions succeed. If you want to achieve the goals you set yourself this year, this episode with Kic’s Head Trainer (and our goal setting champion) Danny will give you the tools and motivation you need to make it happen. In this episode, Danny speaks with us about what makes a good goal, setting goals that are challenging but realistic, the mental blocks that stop us from achieving our goals, and why the short-term weight loss challenges that are so popular at this time of year are destined to fail.  FOLLOW US:Danny: @djkfitness on InstagramKICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokSee for privacy information.
09/01/2455m 23s

Hear us on Do You F*cking Mind

Happy new year! We'll be back with new episodes next week but in the meantime we wanted to share a conversation from last year that you might've missed. Last year we were on Do You F*cking Mind with Alexis Fernandez where we chatted about our friendship, being in business together, comparison, and one of Steph's biggest nights. We loved it and we hope you do too. Kic UPDATE Ready to feel good? Save up to 40% off Kic quarterly and annual subscriptions. Sale ends 14th January 2024. Whether you're looking to build strength, find your pilates flow or start your running journey – Kic off 2024 with our Feel Good Challenge. Starts Monday 8th January. Make 2024 the year you focus on your smile, not the scales. FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and or download the app from the App Store and Google Play StoreSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokDo You F*ing Mind @dyfmpodcast on InstagramListen to Do You F*cking Mind See for privacy information.
02/01/2449m 58s

Hear us on Wednesdays with Sophie & Melissa

Happy holidays! While we're taking a break, we wanted to share conversations we've had on other podcasts. This week it's one we recorded earlier in the year in the UK: Wednesdays with Sophie Habboo and Melissa Tattam where we chat body image, self-worth, the modelling industry and more ❤️ FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokWednesdays @wednesdayspodcast on InstagramListen to Wednesdays See for privacy information.
26/12/2337m 31s

Hear us on The Imperfects

While we're on holidays we wanted to share some conversations we've had on other podcasts that you mightn't have heard before. This week it's The Imperfects with Hugh van Cuylenberg, Josh van Cuylenberg & Ryan Shelton. You might've heard us recommend The Imperfects once or twice or a hundred times before on KICPOD because we love it and we think you'll love it too. Hear our full conversations in The Imperfects feed Steph's episode from 2020  Laura's episode from 2023  FOLLOW US KICPOD @kicpod on InstagramKic on Instagram & @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram & @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw @laura.henshaw on Instagram & @laura.henshaw on TiktokThe Imperfects @theimperfectspodcast on InstagramCheck out The Imperfects live show See for privacy information.
19/12/2335m 4s

Jelena Dokic is fighting to become the best version of herself

Jelena Dokic is an Australian tennis legend. She reached world number 4  and won 6 singles titles before retiring in 2014 and transitioning to a career in media. Alongside her commentating career, Jelena has written two books ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Fearless,’ in which she opens up about her story of survival. In this long awaited conversation, Jelena shares with Steph and Laura about learning she had an eating disorder, having her life and diet controlled by coaches and her father, dealing with body shaming comments online, how she built herself up from rock bottom and is now striving to become the best version of herself. If this conversation brings anything up for you, there is support available: The Butterfly Foundation is Australia’s national charity for people impacted by eating disorders and body image issues. Free & confidential support is available at 1800 33 4673 between 8am – midnight Lifeline offers crisis support 24 hours a day on 13 11 14 FOLLOW US:Jelena: @dokic_jelena on InstagramKICPOD: @kicpod on InstagramKic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
12/12/2345m 26s

The perks of Steph’s bob she didn’t see coming

New hair…new Steph? Steph cut her hair into a bob and the results have been…surprising. This week we also react to your unpopular Christmas opinions. Is Home Alone a Christmas movie? When is it too soon to pack up your tree? And does anyone actually like fruit mince pies? And we reflect on our highlights, challenges and surprises of the past year. This is our last catch up episode of the year. We’ll be back in your ears in early January ❤ SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Abbie Chatfield on Mark Bouris’ Straight Talk podcast Laura: Mariah Carey’s Christmas album Kic UPDATE: Kic Mumma’s this one’s for you! KICBUMP Bridge is our brand-new 6 week postnatal program here to help new mummas bridge the gap and boost your confidence as you return to strength training. Join Steph for supportive PT-style sessions from the comfort of your home, at your own pace, pausing and repeating workouts as you need. If you’ve finished our postpartum Pilates program and you’re looking to feel even stronger, KICBUMP Bridge has your back.  If you haven't already joined Kic, enjoy a 7 day free trial when you sign up today. FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on InstagramKic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
10/12/2333m 52s

You don’t need to be ashamed of your intrusive thoughts – KICBUMP with Julie Borninkhof PANDA CEO

Julie Borninkhoff is a clinical psychologist, mum and CEO of PANDA: Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia, an organisation committed to supporting the mental health of parents and families during pregnancy and in their first year of parenthood. 1 in 5 mums and 1 in 10 dads experience perinatal anxiety and/or depression and it can affect parents at any time and with any child. PANDA works to reduce the stigma of perinatal mental health challenges through education, training and counselling support. In this important conversation, Steph speaks with Julie about the differences between perinatal anxiety and depression, when to seek help, why some parents get intrusive thoughts, and what friends can do if they notice new parents in their life struggling. PANDA offers Australia’s only national perinatal mental health helpline for individuals, their families, support people and health care providers. The PANDA National Helpline is available on 1300 726 306 Monday – Friday 9am – 7:30pm & Saturday 9am – 4pm (AEST/AEDT) FOLLOW US: PANDA: @pandanational on InstagramKICPOD: @kicpod on InstagramKic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
05/12/2331m 47s

Sleep, sunscreen & hobbies: what we’re bringing into 2024

Ins & outs are OUT. Instead we’re focussing on the small things that we can do to make a big difference in 2024. We asked you what you want to bring into 2024 and we were overwhelmed by your responses, so if you’re looking for some new year inspo, get your pen and paper ready. We also chat about the pressure to go overboard at Christmas time and share about how less can be more when it comes to gift giving. And WHAT is going on with Laura's undies?! SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Robbie Williams – the Netflix documentary series Laura: Radical Candor: how to get what you want by saying what you mean – Kim Scott Kic UPDATE: We have a Kicbowl at Fish Bowl!! Head to your local Fish Bowl or if you prefer to DIY you’ll find our recipe in the Kic app. If you haven't already joined Kic, enjoy a 7 day free trial when you sign up today. FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on InstagramKic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
03/12/2327m 16s

Don’t let your menstrual cycle dictate your training with Dr Hazel Wallace

Hazel Wallace is a medical doctor, nutritionist, women’s health advocate and founder of ‘Align’ a 10-week online program demystifying the menstrual cycle. We asked you for your menstrual cycle questions and in this conversation Steph puts them to Hazel: how much pain is normal? Why does my period change after having a baby? Is it normal that my period is brown? Hazel also challenges commonly held beliefs that we need to train differently while we’re on our period and that staying on the Pill for a long of time causes infertility. Check out ‘Align’ here: Steph & Laura were on Hazel’s podcast The Food Medic. Check it out: If you haven't already joined Kic, enjoy a 7 day free trial when you sign up today. FOLLOW US: Hazel Wallace: @thefoodmedic on InstagramKICPOD: @kicpod on InstagramKic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
28/11/2332m 59s

Who's washing their legs in the shower? Not us!

It's enough to just let the water run down your legs in the shower...right? If you thought not washing her bra or vibrator was where Laura’s grotty habits ended…wait until you hear what she does (or more importantly…doesn’t!) wash in the shower.  Plus Steph opens up about something she’s working on in her relationship with Josh and we answer your D&M about what to do if you suspect a male colleague is being paid more than you. SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops Laura: the episode of The Imperfects podcast ‘Dr Emily – Who Do You Desire?’ Kic UPDATE: Every Sunday we drop brand new recipes in app! This month we’ve released One Pan Thai Green Chicken, Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki, Teriyaki Chicken bowls, our Back to Basics Burger and sooo much more. If you haven't already joined Kic, enjoy a 7 day free trial when you sign up today. FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on InstagramKic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
26/11/2327m 31s

Don’t call it a “cookie” - talking to kids about consent & body safety – KICBUMP with Jayneen Sanders

Jayneen Sanders is a mum of three, author and educator. Her childrens' books teach kids about body boundaries, respect, consent, body safety, feelings and emotions. It’s every parents’ worst nightmare to think of something happening to their kid. But Jayneen’s work seeks to empower kids to become the boss of their bodies and teach parents how they can model respectful behaviour and boundaries at home. In this important conversation, Steph asks Jayneen about the importance of calling ‘private parts’ by their proper names, what age to start these conversations with kids, and the skills Jayneen teaches kids including creating a list of trusted adults that they can come to in case anything happens. Check out Jayneen’s free resources including ‘Questions to ask your child’s Child-Care Centre & School’: FOLLOW US: Jayneen: @jayneensanders on Instagram & @educate2empowerKICPOD: @kicpod on InstagramKic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokJoin our virtual mothers' group in the the KICBUMP Facebook group. Search 'KICBUMP Community'See for privacy information.
21/11/2332m 28s

Trust us: nothing good happens after 2 shots!

It’s the start of SCHOOLIES week and sorry to sound like boomers but please take your rules with you. You sent us your Schoolies stories and we LOVED them but seriously…please take care of yourselves out there. We also reflect on our episode with Sue & Lloyd Clarke, the parents of Hannah Clarke who was tragically murdered with her three children by her estranged partner. We share your feedback from the episode and discuss the tragic death of 21-year-old water polo coach Lilie James who was brutally murdered in the same week as our episode with Sue & Lloyd. This episode includes discussion of domestic violence, sexual assault and murder. If you need support, you can contact the following services 1800 RESPECT is Australia’s national sexual assault, family & domestic violence counselling line. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 737 732 Lifeline provides free crisis support. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 13 11 14 SPECIAL SHARES: Laura: Lessons In Chemistry (again!) – watch it on Apple TV+ or read the book Steph: Chessie King’s winning formula for friendship in your 20’s and 30’s – check it out on Instagram Also - our episode with Tarang Chawla was 'The Raw Reality of Domestic Abuse and Family Violence' from March 30th 2022 Kic UPDATE: Black Friday starts today which means you can get 50% off your first month with Kic. That’s 30 days of feeling good for just 30 cents a day. Join Laura as she gets back into running and Steph as restarts her lifting program. If you haven't already joined Kic, enjoy a 7 day free trial when you sign up today. FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on InstagramKic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
19/11/2333m 52s

Think manifesting isn’t for you? These 7 steps will change your mind, with Roxie Nafousi

Roxie Nafousi is a self-development coach and bestselling author of ‘Manifest’ and ‘Manifest For Kids’. In 2018, Roxie hit rock bottom after a years-long on/off relationship with drugs. So when a friend recommended she listen to a podcast about manifesting, she had nothing to lose. The podcast, and manifesting, ended up changing her life. Now Roxie supports other people to change their own lives through manifesting in 7 straightforward steps. In this chat Roxie shares about her journey to manifesting via years of drugs, eating disorders & low self-confidence and the 7 steps she uses to practice and teach manifesting. You’re gonna want a pen and paper for this one because it’s jam packed with practical tips for how we can all start manifesting right now. Check out Roxie’s books Manifest and Manifest For Kids: FOLLOW US: Roxie Nafousi: @roxienafousie on Instagram KICPOD: @kicpod on InstagramKic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
14/11/2345m 57s

"My boyfriend is insecure and makes me doubt myself. What should I do?"

Today we open the Kic mail box and hear from YOU: what did your boyfriend's mum do with your stuff? Are the scales in shopping centres deliberately placed outside women's bathrooms? And we answer your D&M: "I love my boyfriend but his insecurities make me doubt myself and question if I deserve any better. Should I break up with him?" And Laura shares about posting her daily schedule on Instagram and trying to find the balance between work and looking after herself. SPECIAL SHARES: Laura: salt & vinegar crinkle cut chips Steph: wearing a ribbon in your hair (but don't buy it from Asos!) Kic UPDATE: Five brand new Barre Pilates masterclasses with Kika are available in app from today!  And this is the last week of the KICRUN Club. Finish off strong! No matter where you are in your running journey, we’re so proud of everyone for getting out there and running your way.  If you haven't already joined Kic, enjoy a 7 day free trial when you sign up today. FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
12/11/2334m 0s

Is it normal to resent your partner during the newborn phase? – KICBUMP with Leonie Akhidenor

You’re exhausted from feeding all night and your partner is playing golf. If you’re currently in the depths of the newborn phase, and resenting your partner for going back to their normal life, you’re not alone. Mum of two, relationship coach, and host of the ‘Parenthood’ podcast Leonie Akhidenor has heard it all (and worse) so we asked for her help to answer your questions. Steph & Leonie discuss the resentment that parents can feel when they’re taking on more of the load than their partner & how to manage it, what non-feeding partners can do to feel useful and how common it is to feel disconnected from your baby in the early days. Check out Leonie’s podcast ‘Parenthood’  FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on InstagramKic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLeonie: @leonie.akhidenor on Instagram, @parenthoodpod on InstagramJoin our virtual mothers' group in the the KICBUMP Facebook group. Search 'KICBUMP Community'See for privacy information.
07/11/2334m 56s

To wash or not to wash: exposing our grotty post-pee habits

We asked for your grotty habits and you guys showed up! Steph was horrified when she learned Laura only washed her bra once a month so we asked you guys for your grotty habits and we’ve never felt so seen. So if you pick your nose, share your utensils with your dog or floss your teeth with your hair…you’re not alone. Also, Steph shares what was going on in her head when she was named the global face of swimwear brand Seafolly. And we say hello to our new producer, Lindsey! SPECIAL SHARES: Laura: Lessons In Chemistry – watch it on Apple TV+ or read the book Steph: Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (the movie) Kic UPDATE: This week we’ve dropped 5 new low-impact masterclasses with Brooke - one of Kic’s OG trainers. Work up a sweat with no sign of burpees or squat jumps!  If you haven't already joined Kic, enjoy a 7 day free trial when you sign up today. FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
05/11/2335m 40s

Coercive control in relationships - how to spot the warning signs, with Sue & Lloyd Clarke

Sue & Lloyd Clarke have gone through any parent’s worst nightmare and they’re using their experience to help other families. Sue & Lloyd are the parents of Brisbane mum Hannah Clarke, who along with her three kids Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey, were murdered by Hannah’s estranged partner in 2020. In response, Sue & Lloyd created the charity ‘Small Steps 4 Hannah’ with a mission to HALT domestic & family violence through education, advocating for legal & social change and supporting people escaping violent situations. In today’s important episode, Sue & Lloyd explain what coercive control actually is & how to spot the warning signs, why physical violence doesn’t need to be present for a relationship to be abusive, what to do if you suspect you or someone you know might be in an abusive relationship, and why it’s so significant that Queensland have introduced laws targeting coercive control. This episode includes discussion of domestic violence, sexual assault and murder. If you need support, you can contact the following services 1800 RESPECT is Australia’s national sexual assault, family & domestic violence counselling line. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 737 732 Lifeline provides free crisis support. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 13 11 14 FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on InstagramKic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokLaura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
31/10/2328m 27s

Do you wash your vibrator? Oh and BYE MANDY!

In Steph and Laura's catch up today, the topic of vibrators of course comes up once again (wouldn't be a Monday episode without it), and we find out one of the girls may not be washing hers after each use. Is this normal? Let us know in our @kicpod DMs on insta! On another sex-related note, Laura's husband Dalton has something called sexomnia, where he's trying to get some in the middle of the night while he's asleep - so what does Laura do when he tries this? Also, today is a sad episode as a member of our KICPOD team finishes up with us 😭 It's Mandy's last day, and she has something important to share with the Kic community.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Free People, clothing label Laura – Fair Play, film on Netflix Extra – Laura Henshaw interviewing David Beckham   Kic UPDATE: We have 5 new strength Masterclasses dropping today with our amazing trainer Sami! If you haven't already joined Kic, enjoy a 7 day free trial when you sign up today.   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
29/10/2339m 59s

The pressure to “bounce back” after childbirth - KICBUMP with Em Clarkson

Em Clarkson is a new mum and the founder of fitness community ‘The Have A Goes’. At 8 months postpartum, Em's body looks and feels different to what she’s used to, but instead of getting caught up in the pressure of “bouncing back”, she’s appreciating what her body is capable of and finding empowerment through rebuilding her strength and fitness. Steph & Em discuss how Em went from running in circles in the dark and hating her body, to leading a fitness movement, her debilitating experience of HG (Hyperemesis gravidarum) which prevented her from training through her pregnancy, how her daughter Arlo has cured her anxiety, and running her first half marathon since giving birth. FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on InstagramKic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and kicapp.comSteph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTokProducer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
24/10/2343m 58s

Not feeling 'ready' to have kids

In a recent episode, Laura opened up about her fear of not coping if and when she has a child. This conversation ended up getting an overwhelming response from you guys saying how much you can relate. In Steph & Laura's catch up today, they speak with listener Lena who perfectly articulates what so many of us experience pre-kids. Also, Laura's got an update on her stolen car!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Sex Education, series on Netflix Laura – ‘How to De-Stress: Relaxation Intervention for Amanda (and You)!’ - We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle, podcast episode   Kic UPDATE: Today you’ll find 5 new treadmill classes in app with Laura! Whether you’re learning to run or building your stamina, there’s a workout for you. They're 10-30 minutes and you can ‘hot girl walk’ or run on the treadmill. Go at your own pace!   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
22/10/2323m 17s

Being open about sex in a conservative family & overcoming social anxiety, with Savannah Sachdev

Savannah Sachdev has gone for a run nearly 850 days in a row now, and although that may only seem possible from someone who is a pro runner with extreme motivation, for Savannah, she began running purely for the amazing effect it has on her mental health. Rather than focusing on distance or time, Savannah listens to her body and runs what she feels is right for her on the day. Her goal is to promote movement each day, regardless of what that looks like for every individual. In today's episode, Savannah also generously opens up about the struggles she has faced growing up in a conservative and strict family, what this means for her in comparison to her brother in terms of their romantic relationships, and how her family feels about her being openly sex positive online. She also speaks to her struggles with being in group situations and how she navigates this in the work that she does.   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & Tiktok See for privacy information.
17/10/2350m 0s

The most HUMILIATING moment of Laura's life!

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, Laura reveals something that recently happened when she went through airport security that was by far the most embarrassing thing she's ever experienced in her life!! Also, there's something so many of us experience and are afraid of, but no one is talking about it. In today's episode, we not only talk about it, but also give some advice that will hopefully help you next time you find yourself having this thought.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Fourth Wing, book by Rebecca Yarros Laura – Shameless podcast episode ‘Girl Summer Willy Nilly Winter’, then The Kardashians latest season Mandy – Kardashians imitator on Tiktok - @yurilamasbella   Kic UPDATE: Yesterday was the Kic app’s 5th Birthday! To celebrate, over the next 5 weeks we’re dropping 5 brand-new workouts from 5 iconic Kic trainers each week! First up, today we have 5 new flows with Christina, one of our OG Pilates girls!   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
15/10/2332m 4s

Sex life after kids & asking for help when you need it - KICBUMP with Chessie King

Chessie King is a content creator and the founder of BABYHOOD - a platform to support, guide and empower parents through their first 40 days post-partum. In today's KICBUMP episode, Steph chats to Chessie about some of the similarities and differences between their kids Rae and Harvey who are similar ages, how she balances work and motherhood, overcoming struggles with sleep, building your own motherhood community, and how to help your friends when they need it most in their parenting journey. Plus, if your sex life changed when you had a baby, don't worry, you're definitely not alone! Check out Chessie’s online parenting course BABYHOOD here   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
10/10/2350m 16s

The funniest and most personal stories ever!

We hope you're ready to cry tears of laughter all whilst squirming and potentially gagging at the same time. In Steph and Laura's catch up today, we asked the question 'when did you not make it to the loo' after Steph's little mishap last week, and the stories you guys sent in were the most horrifying yet hilarious we think we've ever had sent in to this podcast! And have you ever had a friend get with your ex? Or perhaps you're the friend that has dated your bestie's ex? Today we have a D&M sent in from someone in this type of pickle, so Steph and Laura share their thoughts on what is right, what is wrong, and where the line is.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – The Little Mermaid, remake of the classic film on Disney Plus Laura – You Can Heal Your Life, book by Louise Hay   Kic UPDATE: Shout to everyone in the KICRUN Club. Two weeks down, you should be proud of how far you’ve come! Remember to join the Kic community to be inspired by those running towards their goals.   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
08/10/2332m 59s

Giving up alcohol and overcoming body image struggles, with Steph Elswood

* Trigger Warning: This episode discusses disordered eating. If you or anyone you know needs support, contact The Butterfly Foundation on 1800 33 4673 (1800 ED HOPE) * Steph Elswood grew up as a professional dancer, in a world where a lot of the focus was on body image and where disordered eating was quite common in her circle. She has since healed her relationship with food an exercise and is now a health and fitness advocate, as well as the Director of body confidence workshops 'Stay Sassy', and Founder of non-alcoholic drinks range Carouse. In today's episode, Steph speaks to her experience as a dancer and what she'd now tell her younger self, her decision to give up alcohol and what this meant for her identity & among her friendship circles, and how she manages her own emotions whilst being an empath.   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & Tiktok See for privacy information.
03/10/2345m 49s

Laura expresses her fear of not coping

In Steph and Laura's catch up today, there's quite the mixture of raw honesty and light-hearted fun. Laura explains that there's a looming time period in her life that she fears she will not mentally cope with if & when it eventually happens, which is a very common fear that a lot of us have. Plus, Steph shares a hilarious story of not quite making it to the loo! And Producer Mandy poses a 'would you rather' question that involves watching footage of yourself in a very compromised position!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – What’s Love Got To Do With It – film on Apple TV Laura – Darling Girls, book by Sally Hepworth   Kic UPDATE: Melbourne, come run with us! To celebrate the KICRUN Club, join us for a run around the tan on the 16th of October. No matter what your fitness level, there will be a pace to suit you. Be sure to secure your spot now by clicking here.   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
01/10/2334m 21s

The challenges of solo parenting - KICBUMP with Rachel Maksimovic

Rachel Maksimovic's 4 year old son Lenny came into the world pretty unexpectedly when she was living abroad in Bali, and with someone she had only been seeing for a few months. Given the cultural differences between them and some other challenges they faced once she fell pregnant, Rachel moved back home to raise Lenny on her own. As any single parent would know, there are some extremely tough moments that come with it, and in today's episode Rachel opens up about the mental and financial load that single parenting brings, her coping strategies and what she does when she needs to tap out for a moment, and what she finds helpful when friends and family offer support.  Listen to Rachel’s episode on the Australian Birth Stories podcast here. Listen to Rachel’s Mothering On My Own Podcast here.   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
26/09/2339m 12s

Steph opens up about being slut shamed in high school

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, Steph shares her experience with something extremely difficult and humiliating that she went through in high school, plus the conversation is brought back about the mental load on women and ways to divide the chores at home so that it's equal. Speaking of things being equal, we also hear some alarming statistics of the gender pay gap in Australia.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Miley Cyrus’ song ‘Used To Be Young’ Laura – Taking photos of your outfits before you go away so your packing is efficient Extra – The Imperfects - Hugh & Penny, the elephant in the room, podcast episode   Kic UPDATE: The KICRUN Club starts today and you’ve still got time to join us this week. You can pick from the 5km, 10km, or 21km program as we band together to take on the challenge over 8 weeks. Plus this Wednesday night you can join us for a live run meet up in Sydney at Centennial Park.The run is for all levels and there will be a pace to suit you. We’ll drop the link to the event in the show notes. We’d love to see you!   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
24/09/2335m 36s

Overcoming gymtimidation & a lack of self worth, with Sydney Cassidy

Sydney Cassidy is the founder of Gym Girls Locker Room – a community of like-minded women looking to build strength and confidence at the gym where they can support, encourage and communicate with one another - which we are sure you’d agree aligns so perfectly with what we do at Kic. Sydney began her fitness journey at a low point in her life, mainly pursuing exercise for her mental health, saying "fitness is more about how it makes me feel than what I get from it, physically”, which many of us can relate to. Sydney explains how Gym Girls Locker Room came about, what is ‘gymtimidation’ and how to overcome it, being kind to your inner child, overcoming a lack of confidence and self worth, and accepting yourself for all of your imperfections.   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
19/09/2339m 41s

Did Steph's prank go too far?

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, we reminisce about the days where prank calling someone as a kid was the most hilarious thing in the world - but Laura is shocked by one of Steph's mischievous childhood pranks (surprising since Laura is now quite the prankster herself)! This got us talking about some other hilarious nostalgic memories so enjoy the trip down memory lane! Also in today's episode, we hear your hilarious email fails after we shared some of ours last week. We learn some very valuable lessons on what not to do, that's for sure.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – After, novel series by Anna Todd but first look at the cover image of the movie so you know what the characters look like! Laura – Bend It Like Beckham, film on Disney+   Kic UPDATE: The KICRUN Club is coming back! We’ve partnered with New Balance to help you run your way and join together as a community to take on the 5km,10km or 21km run programs. The club starts next Monday the 25th and there is going to be free run meet ups, prizes from New Balance and plenty of surprises. Head into the Kic app to enrol in the club now so you’re set for next week.   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
17/09/2330m 6s

Charlotte Crosby opens up about her ectopic pregnancy - KICBUMP

You could say Charlotte Crosby is one of the OG influencers! She’s largely known for her role on Geordie Shore where the world fell in love with her.   In today’s KICBUMP episode, Charlotte speaks about her experience with a life threatening ectopic pregnancy, how she handled this among going through so many other challenges, her birth story and how life is now as a mum.    She also addresses how she's navigating life in the public eye with her little one, and how she feels about having Alba included in her life on the screen! Plus we got to know about how her and her partner Jake navigated falling pregnant only months after dating, and how their love life is going now.    Check out Charlotte's show 'Charlotte in Sunderland' now streaming on Binge.  FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & Tiktok  See for privacy information.
12/09/2340m 6s

When did living happily ever after become such a bad thing?

In Steph & Laura's catch up today we address the chat around the remake of Snow White, why it seems they are changing the entire storyline, why people up in arms about it, and what being a feminist actually looks like. We also hear about a serious email fail made by our very own producer Mandy that no one ever wants to happen! It got us talking about some emails we've received that we really shouldn't have!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – A Man Named Otto, film on Apple TV Laura – The Good Sister, book by Sally Hepworth   Kic UPDATE: We’re joining the FitHer Expo, Australia’s biggest women’s health & fitness expo on in Sydney on the 7th & 8th of October. We’ll be hosting a free live HIIT workout with our master trainer Danny, plus joining the talk stage for a Q&A session, both on the Saturday so grab your free tickets here and come and see us!    FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
10/09/2326m 7s

The life of a male escort, with Mitch Larsson

* Trigger warning - this episode mentions abuse. For support, contact 1800RESPECT * Mitch Larsson found himself living a pretty common lifestyle as a married father and lawyer, but a snap decision one day in his 40s changed his life forever. He became a male escort. In today's episode, we hear about what brought him to this snap decision, what the response was like from his wife, family and friends, and what he has told his 8 year old son. We also delve into another side of this particular line of work that is often overlooked - that it is very often more than just sex. Mitch explains that some who seek the services of an escort are also seeking companionship or the desire to rebuild their confidence. He shares his experience with some of these clients and what it has meant for both the client and himself. Mitch is now an author and tells his story in his book ‘Time For Her’.   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
05/09/2330m 51s

Is it okay to note take in your relationship?

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, Laura wants some tips on what to do when there's a specific type of communication breakdown in a relationship - what does Steph do with Josh? Are there ways to navigate this without entering crazy territory? If you'd like to chime in with your own experience or advice, feel free to send Laurs a voice note to our @kicpod Instagram! And a few weeks back, Steph mentioned that she was having some gut issues, so today we not only get an update but also discuss the stigma that is still attached to women and toilet chat!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – It’s a Lot with Abbie Chatfield, podcast episode with G Flip Laura – On Purpose with Jay Shetty, podcast episode about shame vs guilt   Kic UPDATE: We have officially brought Kic to London! We have just touched down and would love to see you! Shoutout to our UK community who have already marked their calendars for a number of events we will be hosting - you can keep up to date on our whereabouts by tuning into our Kic socials (see below)   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
03/09/2328m 0s

Starting your baby on solids - KICBUMP with Boob to Food

After popular demand by mums in the Kic community, today's KICBUMP episode is with Luka McCabe - the founder of the company Boob to Food, author of Milk to Meals, registered nurse and midwife, as well as mum of 3. Steph and Luka are also joined by Kate Holm - a naturopath, nutritionist, clinical director of Boob to Food and mum of 2 (with a third on the way)! Boob to food is a hub where parents can get all the information they need around baby nutrition to give them the confidence they need when they’re wanting to start their baby on solids. In today's chat, Luka and Kate give a breadth of information for any parent curious to learn more about the transition from milk to food for their little one. They cover the signs to look for to know your baby is ready to start solids, the pros and cons of baby led weaning vs spoon feeding, and the misconceptions around how long you breastfeed for. Luka and Kate also host a podcast called Boob to Food which you can check out here.   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
29/08/2345m 38s

Spicing it up in the bedroom just got dangerous!

In Steph & Laura’s catch up today, we revisit the story about Steph’s mum finding some sexy costumes in her bedroom when she was younger, and it sparked the question ‘how did you spice it up in the bedroom, and how did it go wrong?’ – You guys answered and OH BOY, you never disappoint!! We also find out what sticky ingredient Laura has used before and let’s just say we do not recommend! Also, if you’re an adult and you play sport (not at a professional level, we’re talking mixed netball with a few work colleagues at 8pm on a Tuesday), you might relate to Laura’s rant about why playing sport as an adult sucks!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – The Voice – what Jessica Mauboy said after David Aumua’s performance Laura – Matildas: The World At Our Feet – docuseries about The Matilda’s soccer team on Disney +    Kic UPDATE: Weekly recipe launch alert - 2 new recipes you need to get on your radar ASAP! New the Kic app you'll find our Tortellini Pasta Salad - so easy and fresh, can be made and plated up in less than 10 minutes! We also have our Tiramisu French Toast - enjoy it for breakfast or enjoy it for dessert.   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
27/08/2323m 48s

Jordan Lambropoulos is now thriving after fighting for her life just 3 months ago

You may have come across Jordy on Tiktok (@itsjordysworld) where she very openly shares the details of her life with a chronic illness and living with an ostomy bag. At age 9, Jordy was diagnosed with a rare case of Crohn's disease - an incurable chronic inflammatory bowel condition where her body attacks her own digestive system. Only a few months ago, she was fighting for her life in the process of a stem cell transplant, but after a successful surgery (and the first of its kind in Australia) she is now thriving and things are looking up for the 25 year old. In today’s KICPOD episode, Jordy so eloquently shares her journey of what led her to the transplant, how it felt thinking her time was up, and what it was like filming a goodbye video for her family. She also explains what life is like with an ostomy bag, how she is confident to be 100% herself on social media, and her feelings around the prospects of dating.     FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
22/08/2333m 9s

Alarming stats about the mental load on women

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, they discuss a recent TikTok trend that sparks the topic of how heavy the mental load is for many women. We hear some stats on how many hours of extra work per week women gain on average when in a heterosexual relationship in comparison to men, and the data is quite shocking. Also in today's episode, we take a trip down memory lane to some of the hilarious and innocent things written in our old school yearbooks.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – The Inspired Unemployed Impractical Jokers, TV series on Channel 10 and Paramount + Laura – Thank God You’re Here, TV series on Channel 10   Kic UPDATE: We have just launched our Pilates program which is now available in the Kic app! Barre Burn with Kika is is a 6 week Pilates Program where you can expect PT style workouts with intense and dynamic movements that will lengthen and strengthen your entire body. They're all designed to be done at home or on the go - think minimal equipment for maximum performance    FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & TiktokSee for privacy information.
20/08/2326m 22s

Stay at home vs working mums, separation with kids & dating again - KICBUMP with Not So Mumsy's Marcia Leone

You may know Marcia Leone as 'Not So Mumsy' - she's an author, founder of the clothing label Not So Mumsy and a proud mum of two. If you're a stay at home mum who has craved going back to work, or if you're a working mum who has felt guilt for missing out on special time with your children, you are certainly not alone! Marcia has experienced both of these feelings and explains in today's KICBUMP episode why it is important for her to keep her identity of who she was pre-children. She also discusses the challenges that come with separating from your partner when you have young children, the pros and cons and what it means for the family as a whole. She also shares her experience with getting back into the dating game after 15 years of being in a relationship.   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & Tiktok    See for privacy information.
15/08/2327m 16s

Omg mum found the sexy nurse outfit!

A hilarious catch up between Steph and Laura today reveals that one of the girls had some sexy nurse costumes that her mum found, and what her mum did with it had us in hysterics!! We also hear some other mortifying moments involving parents and the running theme seems to be vibrators! Plus in today’s episode, we have a D&M from someone who received a before and after photo from her friend which left her comparing her body to hers. The girls discuss how easy it is to fall into the trap of comparison and share reminders of why we shouldn’t even be discussing our weight in the first place.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – A Good Person, film on Binge   Kic UPDATE: We heard your Halfway Hustle feedback and now you can hustle on your terms with the upcoming launch of our Pilates Program! Introducing Barre Burn - a 6 week Pilates program for every body, packed full of Kika's fiery exercises you know and love. These are PT style workouts designed for Pilates people who are ready to level up and develop a routine! At home or on the go, Barre Burn moves with you - it requires minimal equipment for maximum performance. Launching in the Kic app next week on the 21st of August   FOLLOW US: KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram Kic: on Instagram, @kic on TikTok and Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok Laura Henshaw: @laura.henshaw on Instagram & Tiktok Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & Tiktok  See for privacy information.
13/08/2341m 30s

Woody Whitelaw on friendship, mental health and surprisingly… gut health!

You’ve either heard Woody Whitelaw on his national drive radio show ‘Will & Woody’, or perhaps you’ve seen him on TV on The Celebrity Apprentice Australia or I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! What makes Woody so unique is that he manages to be hilarious and witty (eg asking Steph about her bowel movements and suggesting to coach her while she’s on the loo), all while showing an incredibly vulnerable side, being extremely open and generous about his experiences with mental health, his relationships and work life. His other half, Will, was on the podcast not too long ago where he was also very open about his mental health and coping with depression (you can listen to that ep here), and in today’s episode Woody speaks about how they navigate their friendship, how to be a lifeboat for those you love but also lean on them in times of need, and why having difficult conversations can be the best thing you can do. Among this chat, Steph and Laura share a recent hard conversation between the two of them that their husbands Josh and Dalton suggested they have.See for privacy information.
08/08/2352m 38s

Steph's crook gut!

We bloody love a bit of TMI, and in Steph & Laura's catch up today, Steph gives us just that. Her gut is in fact.. crook, so she explains what's going on and why Josh is having to block his nose at the end of the day when she gets home 🤣 We also hear the story of how Laura met her husband Dalton, and cannot believe what happened after only 12 months of them dating! Let us know on our socials @kicpod if you think it's totally fine or maybe a little too soon! Plus, we open our KICMAIL box and hear a fantastic prank that Laura might use on Dalton, seeing as she loves to prank him so much.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Chicken Shop Date, Instagram page Laura – Miss You Already, film on Amazon Prime Video   Kic UPDATE: Something for the Pilates people - we're launching an exciting new program soon! And what we can tell you is that it's going to burn (in the best way possible of course). Outside of this very exciting launch we also have 150 Pilates classes available in the Kic app from Barre Burn to Mind & Body and 7 Pilates styles - Kic has a flow fit for every body!See for privacy information.
06/08/2324m 29s

The biggest ever surprise for Steph – YUNGBLUD!!

For years now, Steph has been the biggest fan of British musician YUNGBLUD, and has said if she ever got to meet him she would just DIE! Well, you’re going to absolutely love her reaction when Laura and Producer Mandy surprise Steph with getting him on the podcast after telling her she was about to interview a financial advisor! 🤣 YUNGBLUD’s music is raw, honest, open and vulnerable, so it’s easy to understand why Steph connects to his lyrics so much. His new song ‘Lowlife’ is about feeling at the lowest point of his life, and in today’s episode he explains how he manages his mental health when living such a busy lifestyle, touring the world and writing music in between sets. He also tells us the one moment that has stuck with him forever where a fan explained the impact of his music, plus he may or may not spill some tea about his plans to come to Australia!See for privacy information.
01/08/2322m 13s

Why you might currently be lacking motivation

It's winter in Australia, and particularly in the cooler states it is miserable and dark and gloomy most days, so it's easy to feel a serious lack of motivation. In Steph & Laura's catch up today, they address the 'winter blues' and hear from Melbourne Psychologist Taash Balakas about what Seasonal Affective Disorder is, what can help, and things we need to remind ourselves in the cooler months. We also hear some of the hilarious/mortifying/embarrassing stories you guys sent in about what happened at the gym, and it sparks quite a debate about whether most people wear undies underneath their activewear or not!   SPECIAL SHARES Steph – Barbie, film with Margot Robbie & Ryan Gosling (in cinemas) Laura – Mastermind, song by Taylor Swift   Kic UPDATE: Our new gym program 'Lift' is officially live in the Kic app! You can now enrol into our 12 week progressive gym program. If you have a gym membership and you're looking to gain more confidence in the gym, or maybe you're already pretty familiar with your gym equipment and you're looking to get stronger or advance your progress, this is the program for you! You can choose to workout 1 to 5 days per week, there are exercise swaps available so you can regress and progress as necessary and you can level up your weights with every workout to track your progress!See for privacy information.
30/07/2336m 22s

Pelvic floor dysfunction & Steph’s bladder prolapse - KICBUMP with Rachel Fitt

Pelvic floor dysfunction is super common, particularly during your childbearing years. But just because it’s common, it doesn’t mean we should do nothing about it! Rachel Fitt is a Melbourne based Pelvic Floor & Continence Physiotherapist (and Steph’s physio actually), and in today’s KICBUMP episode she explains the importance of looking after your pelvic floor, and what to do if you suspect something is not right.   Steph also shares her own experience of having a bladder prolapse after giving birth to her son Harvey, and asks Rachel what would have happened if she ignored the symptoms and not have gone for an appointment. Rachel also explains why you should take extra care getting back into exercise after birth, and takes us through some of the strengthening exercises during the podcast. Put it this way, you won’t be able to listen to today’s episode without squeezing your anus! 🤣See for privacy information.
25/07/2330m 56s

Feeling intimidated at the gym? Same.

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, they address something that we all commonly feel when it comes to using the gym - if you've ever looked at the machines and thought "I have absolutely no idea what to do with that" or "I feel like everyone's looking at me because I don't know what I'm doing", don't worry, you're not alone! Lacking confidence at the gym is something all of us experience, particularly when we're new to the gym or to the equipment we're using. Steph & Laura share their own personal experiences in today's episode, and offer some tips and advice to help you build your confidence next time you use the gym.   Also in today's episode, we revisit a recent conversation that sparked quite a LOT of comments on socials - the position of 69 and why it's so sh*t! Steph & Laura read out some of your hilarious comments and they do not disappoint.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: The Imperfects – episode with our very own Laura Henshaw Laura: Quote from Ted Lasso   Kic UPDATE: Our 12 week progressive gym program 'Lift' has nearly hit the Kic app! It's the PT in your pocket and has been designed to help you gain confidence in the gym, build strength and make the most out of your gym session. Find out more on the Kic website and stay tuned on our Instagram and TikTok.See for privacy information.
23/07/2330m 1s

Managing your mental health and supporting people with disabilities, with Lauren McDonough

* TRIGGER WARNING – This episode discusses suicide. If this is triggering for you, we advise perhaps skipping today’s episode. For support, call LifeLine on 13 11 14 or visit *   July is Disability Pride Month, and Kic community member Lauren McDonough does an outstanding job of not only raising awareness around disability, but mental health as well.   Lauren lost the lower half of both of her legs in a tragic incident in 2017 where she attempted to take her own life. Since then, Lauren has not only turned her life around in being a mental health advocate and ambassador for Beyond Blue and Liptember, but she has also been able to embrace her disability and spread the very important message that we can all make small changes to help support those with disabilities and make the world a more inclusive and accessible place.See for privacy information.
18/07/2323m 4s

A shocking gender imbalance in the workplace

* TRIGGER WARNING: This episode mentions sexual violence. For support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit * In Steph and Laura's catch up today, we revisit the topic of the different approaches in the workplace that generally occur between men and women. Some KICPOD listeners have sent in their personal experiences, one of which left us completely disgusted and gobsmacked at what happened to her, and another with some great advice on how the power of language can make a significant difference. On a much lighter note, we also hear some hilarious stories about what happened at the dog park, after Laura had an experience she'd rather forget!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – The Covenant, Guy Ritchie film on Prime Video Laura – The Imperfects episode with Dr Emily – How to Stress Less   Kic UPDATE: Lift is our 12 week progressive gym program coming to the Kic app in just two week's time! It's the PT in your pocket and has been designed to help you gain confidence in the gym, build strength and make the most out of your gym session. Find out more on the Kic website and stay tuned on our Instagram and TikTok.See for privacy information.
15/07/2332m 26s

To sleep train or not to sleep train? That is.. up to you! - KICBUMP with Maggie Chretien

Maggie Chretien, also known as 'The Peninsula Mumma' on Instagram is an actress, writer, presenter, podcast host, and the biggest job of all... a mum of two! Maggie is incredibly open about her motherhood journey, her experience with prolapse, mental health, confidence and a bunch of other things, but in today's KICBUMP episode we wanted to focus particularly on her experience with sleep training her children, which came with an absurd amount of backlash from people when she opened up about it online. Sleep training may not be for every parent and that is totally okay, but in today's episode we discuss what options there are, what worked for Steph and what worked for Maggie, how to block out the noise of everyone else's unhelpful opinions and much more. Check out Maggie's podcast 'MA15 Plus' with Alex Nation.See for privacy information.
11/07/2348m 46s

Do you shower after sex?

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, it's Steph's turn to do the Cosmopolitan Magazine quiz from 2010, so it's time to find out if things are 'exciting' or 'a little too tame' in the bedroom! 🤭 There may also be a conversation about showering afterwards that sparks a bit of a debate too! Plus, we were sent a D&M from KICPOD listener Christina asking for some advice after her parents promised to pay for her wedding, but then pulled out at the last minute when she was locked in to some hefty contracts.   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura part 1 – And Just Like That, Sex And The City follow up series on Binge… well sort of Laura part 2 – Glamourous, series with Kim Cattrall from Sex And The City Steph – 3 Happiness Pillars Everyone Needs to Know, with Dr Rangan Chatterjee - 10 min ‘Diary of a CEO’ episode   Kic UPDATE: Our first ever Gym Program is here! Lift - part of our KICSTRONG Program, is coming soon to the Kic app and launching on the 30th of July! It's a 12 week progressive program developed by our amazing head trainer, Danny Kennedy, designed to help you build confidence in the gym, push your limits and achieve your fitness goals. As part of the program we're also launching exercise swaps with progressions and regressions so you can perfect your form, level up and make the most of your gym session. See for privacy information.
09/07/2335m 11s

Teela Reid helps educate us on First Nations issues

This week is NAIDOC week, where we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In today's episode, proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman Teela Reid joins us to not only share her experience growing up in Australia but also to help educate anyone who wants to learn more about First Nations issues. Teela is the host of the 'Blak Matters' podcast, which is an exploration of First Nations topics and why they matter, and today she delves into some of these topics such as the importance of Acknowledgement of Country and why we should all celebrate NAIDOC week. Teela is also a lawyer, so is the perfect person to explain The 2023 Australian Indigenous Voice referendum that’s happening later this year.See for privacy information.
04/07/2330m 36s

How Steph met Josh + some hilarious nostalgia

A fun episode ahead today - in Steph & Laura's catch up, Steph presents Laura with a few old school Cosmo quizzes from back in the day, to which Laura has to pick from and complete one. We also open our KICMAIL which includes a horrifying moment someone experienced plus we hear the story of how Steph got together with her husband Josh.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Power Talks, podcast by Kemi Nekvapil Laura – Tiktok by @izzyfletcher1511   Kic UPDATE: We are dropping Weekly Masterclasses! In the Kic app you will find 2 new Masterclasses each week. Today we've dropped Bootcamp with Leo, so if you're looking to get sweaty and your heart rate up, these two 20 minute classes are for you. See for privacy information.
02/07/2326m 57s

Martha shares her birth story - KICBUMP with Martha Kalifatidis

We all fell in love with Martha when she appeared on MAFS back in 2015, and since then we've been following her wonderful and very entertaining relationship with Michael Brunelli on social media where Martha has gained quite a significant following. Martha and Michael have just welcomed their beautiful baby boy Lucius, and for the first time publicly, Martha shares in today's KICBUMP episode her birth story and how Michael was throughout the whole process! She also opens up about the debilitating illness hyperemesis gravidarum that she had during her whole pregnancy, explaining it as one of the darkest times of her life.   Kic UPDATE: We launched our halfway hustle challenge last month and if you missed out we're offering you a VERY special offer - you can get one month of our all inclusive wellness app for FREE! That means access to over 700 workouts, 700 recipes and 100 meditations, plus 7 different programs including run, strength and HIIT, equipment free and pre & post natal. Sign ups must be through our website on a monthly subscription, hit ‘GET STARTED FREE’ and complete the promo code KICPOD1MONTHSee for privacy information.
27/06/2351m 12s

We absolutely hate this sex position!

X rated content ahead! In Steph & Laura's catch up today, they reveal the one thing in the bedroom that many of us have tried but is an absolutely terrible time for all involved. If you've tried something in the bedroom that you've seen in the movies or people have spoken about but you hated, send us a voice memo to our @kicpod Instagram page. Also in today's episode, Laura reveals what she did to her husband that made Steph react by calling her a "psycho" 🤣. Plus on a more serious note, we have a follow up from a recent discussion about celebrities revealing their toxic diets and we read out some of the comments you guys had about it.   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura – Iam Tongi’s American Idol audition, and his performance with James Blunt on Youtube Steph – Open Burger Bowl, Kic recipe See for privacy information.
25/06/2329m 29s

Laura's fertility journey - KICBUMP with Laura Henshaw and Dr Sneha Wadhwani

Usually you'd only hear Steph and her guest for our KICBUMP episodes, but today is a little different! Laura has recently begun her fertility journey and is assessing her options such as egg freezing. In today's KICBUMP episode, you'll hear where Laura is currently at plus her experience so far, along with some very informative answers from Dr Sneha Wadhwani; the Clinical Director & Head of GP for Wellbeing and Women’s Health at a clinic in Sydney. If you're someone who has every wondered how to go about checking your fertility, in today's episode you'll find out what you need to ask for when you go to the doctors, which tests are actually done and what they're testing for, when you should consider egg freezing and the process involved, and what happens to your egg quality as you get older.See for privacy information.
20/06/2337m 44s

Going vegan solely for weight loss

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, they address another trend that some of us have followed for the wrong reasons - going vegan solely for weight loss. There is absolutely nothing wrong with going vegan for ethical reasons, however there are dangers involved in simply doing it for aesthetic purposes, and things to educate yourself with before just going off meat and dairy cold turkey. Kic dietitian Liv Morrison explains why in today's episode. Also in this ep, we find out what hilarious (and some dangerous!!) pranks you guys have pulled on your partners to help give prankster Laura some more inspo!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Empowerment by FACESOUL, song Laura – @doggystylinguk, Tiktok page   Kic UPDATE: We have recently launched two new recipes into the Kic app and we have your savoury & sweet tooth covered - Egg Bagels with Salmon and Avocado, & our Protein Cookie Dough... because we all know edible cookie dough just hits different!See for privacy information.
18/06/2336m 13s

Dealing with bullying and feeling comfortable & confident in your own skin, with Carly Findlay

* CONTENT WARNING: This episode mentions violence, online abuse, suicide, disability hate speech/hate crime * Carly Findlay is a writer, speaker, influencer and appearance activist, and someone who dedicates a lot of her time educating others on a number of disability-related issues. Carly was born with ichthyosis, a rare genetic disorder that affects the skin, eyes, ears, digestive system, temperature and metabolism. Living with ichthyosis comes with many challenges, however one that Carly unfortunately has to live with daily is the shocking bullying that she faces both in person and online. In today’s episode, she generously shares some of her experiences and how she has dealt with the comments, stares, and unsolicited advice regularly given to her. Carly also educates us on how we can better approach the topic of disability and how we can be more inclusive as a society and in the media to make sure everyone is represented and treated fairly. She also gives some beautiful and helpful advice to anyone who may need a little reminder to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin, which is something we’re extremely passionate about at Kic. Check out Carly’s books ‘Say Hello’ and ‘Growing Up Disabled in Australia’.See for privacy information.
13/06/2338m 17s

Celebs admitting to their problematic diets

* TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses disordered eating. If you need support you can contact The Butterfly Foundation on 1800 ED HOPE * In Steph & Laura's catch up today, they call out the very problematic admission from some celebrities that promotes toxic diet culture, and suggest what they can do differently instead. Plus, it's apparent that women generally tend to have a much different approach to men in the workplace, and we hear some examples of how language can make a big difference in these scenarios. We also hear some hilarious stories from you guys where you've blamed your partner for something when it was actually your fault.. or vice versa 🤭!   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura: Platonic, series on Apple TV Steph: Succession, series on Binge   Kic UPDATE: We have just launched 2 new recipes into the Kic app! NOODLES! Level up your noodle game with our Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowl. Think tender chicken, a creamy sesame sauce, served over noodles! We have also created a vegetarian option too!See for privacy information.
11/06/2334m 16s

Working through a sexless marriage & relationship issues after kids - KICBUMP with Leonie Akhidenor

Leonie is a mum of 2 toddlers, a podcast host, and a Relationship & Parenting Coach. Through the work she does with her own podcast 'Parenthood' speaking to mums and dads about all of the challenges parenthood brings, along with her work as a coach for many of these parents, she's gathered some extremely wise tips and advice on what to do when your relationship looks different to how it did pre-kids. In today's KICBUMP episode, Leonie covers how to best communicate with your partner, why point scoring / tit for tat in a relationship can be problematic, how to better juggle the mental load that comes with parenting, how to celebrate the joys of parenting, what to do if you find yourself in a sexless marriage, why self care is so important and so much more. Check out Leonie's podcast 'Parenthood' here. Hear Steph & her husband Josh's episode on the 'Dr Golly and the Experts' podcast here.See for privacy information.
06/06/2340m 26s

Okay, enough poo chat already!!

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, okay MAYBE things get a little gross once again... but we PROMISE this is the last time we discuss poo for a while! Just when you thought Laura's shockingly gross admission the other day was bad, it somehow gets worse! The question is, is there anybody at all out there who does the same thing as her? We find out in today's episode. We also hear from a listener who wants some advice about dealing with trolls on social media, plus Steph's husband Josh blamed her for something that was undoubtedly his fault... but we've all done this to some degree 😂.   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura – Magic Mike’s Last Dance, film on Apple TV Steph – The Good Nurse, film on Netflix   Kic UPDATE: Our Halfway Hustle Challenge starts today! Enrolments in the Kic app are still open, so if you've been thinking about joining, you still have time! The challenge goes for 6 weeks, and there are 3 ways to hustle. Pilates with Kika, Strength with Danny OR you can choose the Ultimate Hustle - Strength + Pilates, combined.See for privacy information.
04/06/2331m 28s

Dating men vs women & exploring your sexuality, with Maria Thattil

Maria Thattil joins us for the second time on KICPOD (listen to her first ep here) and this time things get juicy! Maria is many things - an opinion writer, speaker, TV personality, diversity activist, digital creator, and former Miss Universe Australia. But above all else, she is 100% unapologetically herself, and paves the way for so many young people to feel comfortable and confident to explore their own identity. After being crowned Miss Universe Australia in 2020, she spent some time in the African jungle on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here where she came out as bisexual on national television. A year and a half on, Maria isn't afraid to share the intimate and personal details of her sex life - and today's episode is no exception! So what is the difference between dating men vs dating women? How did she even know what to do the first time? And what does she say to certain homophobic family members who hear her speak so openly about these topics? All is revealed in this ep, along with so many take away moments.   Be sure to check out Maria's book 'Unbounded', and her recent episode on the Audible podcast Power Talks.  See for privacy information.
30/05/2334m 31s

Steph's mum makes us all cry ❤️

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, they revisit something from a few weeks ago where Steph opened up about an insecurity that stemmed from childhood. We hear from Steph's mum about how this made her feel as a parent listening to that episode, and she shares some really beautiful words that got us all emotional. Plus, we open our Kicmail which includes some cheesy pick up lines and what "good evening" and "good night" really means!   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura – The Daily Aus; bite size daily news podcast Steph – Bared Footware; slippers Kic UPDATE: Sign ups to our Halfway Hustle Challenge are now open! If you’ve got the Kic app you can sign up now and choose your challenge - Pilates with Kika or Strength with Danny - 18 workouts over 6 weeks, or go for the ULTIMATE hustle with a Strength & Pilates combo hitting 30 workouts over 6 weeks.See for privacy information.
28/05/2324m 5s

Raising your child to be empowered by their disability - KICBUMP with Hannah Vasicek

* TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses abortion. For support, contact Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 * If you've been a KICPOD listener for a while, you may have heard the unbelievable story of two sisters Rachel & Hannah who escaped attempted human trafficking back in 2016. In today's KICBUMP episode, Hannah shares her incredible story of how her frightening pregnancy diagnoses ended up giving her the beautiful gift of her now 3 year old daughter Vienna. During her pregnancy, Hannah's baby was diagnosed with Amniotic Band Sydnrome, and despite doctors suggesting multiple times that she shouldn't follow through with the pregnancy, Hannah stuck to what she knew was right. In this episode, she speaks about what it was like hearing the news that her baby would be born without her right arm, how she came to the decision to go ahead with her pregnancy, and how she wants to raise her daughter to feel empowered rather than limited by her disability.See for privacy information.
23/05/2338m 9s

Laura's SHOCKING admission + Steph ghosted Leo DiCaprio!!!

Not even kidding - Steph Claire Smith IGNORED Leonardo DiCaprio's text when he asked her out! That's not how a hall pass works, Steph! In our catch up today, find out when/what/where/how this happened, plus find out the CRAZY thing Laura does that she thinks is normal. Hint: it's disgusting 🤢 Also in today's episode, we have a D&M about what to do when your friends are all having kids but you choose not to - how do you maintain the friendship?   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Ancient Apocalypse, Netflix film Laura – Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter, foundation available at MECCA   KIC UPDATE: Join our 'Kic Halfway Hustle' mid year challenge! 6 weeks, 3 challenges, choose your hustle out of: Strength by Danny (lower body focus), Pilates by Kika (full body focus) or if you’re up for the ULTIMATE Hustle, strength and pilates with Danny & Kika! Challenge sign ups open next Monday 29th of May.See for privacy information.
21/05/2343m 23s

Steph confronts Toni Lodge

You may know the bloody hilarious and wonderful Toni Lodge from being one half of the hugely successful 'Toni & Ryan' podcast. She joins us on today's episode of KICPOD to not only make us nearly wee our pants with laughter, but also to share some incredible wisdom and life lessons she has learnt. We speak with Toni about why listening is sometimes better than fixing a problem, why honesty can get you so much further in life than people pleasing, and how to speak to someone who is grieving... but then we also speak to her about arguably just as important stuff like lasering your pubes, semen flavoured lipgloss and the extremely offensive Harry Potter sorting hat Toni gave Steph! And oh boy she wasn't happy. If you'd like more of Toni Lodge, check out her book 'I Don't Need Therapy', and of course her amazing podcast 'Toni & Ryan' on Spotify.See for privacy information.
16/05/2340m 21s

Big news for Kic!!

If you've been following us on socials, you may already be aware of this hugely exciting news for Kic - otherwise you're about to find out all the details in today's episode! Also, Steph had a moment where she was made to feel... wait for it.. YOUNG! Usually it's the opposite when you're approaching 30! Plus, Laura tells a wild story from her modelling days that was quite terrifying.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – The Late Late Show with James Corden - final episode Laura – Wild, film with Reese Witherspoon   Kic UPDATES: Tomorrow, from 8am, in partnership with the Butterfly Foundation, we’re launching a limited edition merchandise store to wear your support, where 100% of the profits from T-shirt sales will go towards The Butterfly Foundation. If you would prefer to donate without purchasing a t-shirt, this week we will also match all donations made up to $10,000 AUD via this specific link.See for privacy information.
14/05/2336m 18s

"An Autism diagnoses is not devastating" - KICBUMP with Em Rusciano

Em Rusciano wears just about every hat - she's a comedian, podcast host, writer, TV presenter, singer and former radio host, but on top of all of that she's also a mum of 3. All of her children happen to be neurodiverse, and she herself was recently diagnosed with ADHD and Autism. Em has shockingly faced public criticism for opening up about her diagnosis, with people claiming that it's for attention. In today's episode, we discuss why this is ludicrous and why we should be normalising the topic, helping mums of neurodiverse children feel more supported and also feel more comfortable getting tested themselves. For more of Em Rusciano, check out her podcast Emsolation.See for privacy information.
09/05/2350m 37s

Steph's "one specific position" revealed!!

* TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses disordered eating. If you need support you can contact The Butterfly Foundation on 1800 ED HOPE * In Steph & Laura's catch up today, they revisit last week's topic of toxic wellness rules that many of us once lived by, and one particular extremely restrictive rule was sadly one of the most common ones sent in, so the girls find out the dangers involved and ways to have a more balanced approach to eating. For more info, you can read some of Liv's advice in this KIC blog post. On a much different note, they also revisit a little something Steph revealed in a recent episode titled 'Some extremely personal details about our sex lives, with Rachel Baker' where she said there's 'one specific position' that is.... the most enjoyable. Today, we find out what position that is! We also hear some insane nightmare neighbour stories. Buckle in, today's ep is a wild ride!   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura – Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, book by Gabrielle Zevin Steph - Good Will Hunting, 1997 film   KIC UPDATE: You can now share your KIC workouts on socials, and you can also schedule your favourite masterclasses to have your whole week planned out! If you haven't joined KIC, we have a 7 day free trial.See for privacy information.
07/05/2332m 0s

Breaking the cycle of binge eating & bettering your mindset, with Sami Rose

* Trigger Warning: This episode discusses disordered eating. If you need support, contact The Butterfly Foundation on 1800 ED HOPE * If you've got the KIC app, you may have already noticed the fantastic Sami Rose is one of our brand new trainers. Sami's story is one many of us can relate to - having gone through highly restrictive eating, focusing solely on aesthetics and living quite a miserable lifestyle, to then turning it around to be her happiest and healthiest self. In today's episode, Sami explains how she shifted her mindset and became a counsellor and coach for anxiety, binge eating and body image, and she shares the tools you can implement to maintain a healthy approach to food and exercise. If you'd like to try one of her masterclasses, download the KIC app for a 7 day free trial.See for privacy information.
02/05/2332m 5s

What we avoided for years to "look thinner"

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, they address some of the horribly toxic "wellness" rules that have been floating around for years, that sadly many people still live by. Steph shares her own personal experience about what she avoided in order to "not get bulky", and Laura speaks about what she avoided in fear of this thing making her put on weight. Also in today's episode, we open our KICMAIL hearing some of the hilarious stories you have sent in, or comments you've made about previous segments.   KIC UPDATE: Let's be more Mindful in May! Throughout the month of May, to help you reduce stress and promote calm in your mind you can try our range of meditations in the KIC app.   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura: NOT the Barbie movie with Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling Steph: Desperate Housewives on Disney PlusSee for privacy information.
30/04/2335m 8s

A home birth with no midwives! KICBUMP with Tracey Beswick

Steph became friends with Tracey through their mother's group - you may remember her from a previous KICBUMP episode titled "Postpartum, poop and prams" with another friend  Emma. In today's episode, Steph wanted to chat to Tracey about something that almost none of us have experienced but so many of us are curious about or at the very least fascinated by - home births. Tracey's story is just incredible. She birthed her 4 month old son Airlie at home (which was planned), but without any midwives present (which was definitely unplanned)! Hear how she educated herself on home births, what she equipped herself with in the lead up, how she attained her midwives and her advice for any mums looking at this as an option for their birth plan. And on another note, we love hearing your 'Toddler Tantrum Tales'! If your toddler has cracked it over something hilarious (like not being allowed to eat the dog food or crying over some broken eggs that they sat on) please send yours in to us @kicpod on Instagram. Voice notes and written messages welcome! 🥰 See for privacy information.
25/04/2336m 50s

Steph breaks down; A very raw therapy session

(Without the therapist...) It's not a regular Monday catch up for Steph & Laura today. Instead, the girls sit down for what is essentially an extremely open, raw and honest therapy session among friends. Although technically there's no therapist, the girls air out some things that have been weighing on them for a while, and open up to one another about their deepest insecurities - some of which they have never expressed to each other before. Among the tears shed, there are some very powerful and beautiful words shared with one another, and it amplifies just how strong the friendship is between these two besties. If you can relate to these topics, we hope that you also have someone in your life you can confide in like this.   SPECIAL SHARE: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, book by Taylor Jenkins Reid   KIC UPDATE: We'd like to introduce our newest strength trainer Sami Rose! In these 10 brand NEW resistance style Masterclasses, Sami will introduce you to new lifts & combinations, bring back the classic movements you know and love as well as practice powerful affirmations, enabling you to build muscle, improve stamina and celebrate your body. New to KIC? Head to our website for a 7-day free trial.See for privacy information.
23/04/2338m 34s

Some extremely personal details about our sex lives, with Rachel Baker

Rachel Baker is the founder of the sexual wellness brand LBDO, whose mission is to break down taboos and stigmas around sex and pleasure by normalising the conversation - and boy do we normalise the conversation today! Not only does Rachel do a fantastic job at explaining the importance of taking care of your sexual health & wellbeing, along with educating us on what we can do to help better our lives in this area, she also creates an extremely comfortable space for Steph & Laura to open up about their own sexual experiences and share details you wouldn't have heard before on this podcast! Rachel also covers the pleasure gap that exists between men and women, what we can do to understand our bodies better, and sex & pleasure in motherhood too. Check out her wonderful products at for privacy information.
18/04/2338m 3s

Did Laura get hit on?

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, they debate whether an encounter Laura had with someone was them hitting on her, or recognising her. You be the judge! They also respond to a D&M about something a lot of us can relate to - outgrowing your high school friends in your 20s and 30s, plus a follow up from the 'Nightmare Neighbours' chat last week, including some WILD stories that you guys sent in.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Diary Of A CEO, podcast episode with Alex Cooper Laura – Wellmania, series on Netflix   KIC UPDATE: We have had two new recipes drop in the KIC app - Our One Pot Pesto Lasagna as well as a delicious Gooey Carrot SliceSee for privacy information.
16/04/2335m 37s

Giving birth to your best friend's baby - KICBUMP with Lisa Messenger & Sarah Megginson

What an incredible story Lisa Messenger and her bestie Sarah Megginson share - one that initially started with heartache, where Lisa tried for a baby for 8 years and did 16 unsuccessful rounds of IVF, then becoming a magical story where during a discussion about Lisa's struggles, Sarah offered the most selfless thing a person could offer - to carry Lisa's baby for her! With Sarah now nearly 6 months pregnant, she and Lisa share in today's episode everything that we're curious to know - the process of surrogacy, how it all came about, how it feels being pregnant with someone else's baby, and what Lisa is going to tell her unborn son when he's older. Their friendship and pregnancy journey truly is something special, and you can follow it all on their shared Instagram page @mummyatlast.See for privacy information.
11/04/2346m 48s

Steph's nightmare neighbours called the cops on them!

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, Steph reveals that her previous neighbours were absolute nightmares, where they once called the cops on her husband Josh for something he did. They also address a D&M regarding how the pill has affected someone's exercise regime and what to do when your exercise is limited, plus we hear from customer service workers about the things they're sick of!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Words On Bathrooms Walls, Netflix film Laura – The Imperfects, podcast episode with Ben Crowe   KIC UPDATES: If you're in need of some cooking inspiration, we have a few new recipes in the KIC app - our Peri Peri Chicken Tray Bake (version 2.0), and our Crumpet French Toast. Not to mention our Hot Cross Buns recipe because let's be honest, we're all still eating Hot Cross Buns well after Easter... (okay everyone except for Laura!!)See for privacy information.
09/04/2331m 43s

Challenging and bettering yourself, with Harry Garside

If you happen to be watching I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here on Channel 10, you will have just seen today's KICPOD guest Harry Garside walk into the South African jungle. How fitting that the 25 year-old Olympic medal winning boxer is taking on months of immense physical and mental challenges to not only raise money for charity, but for personal growth. After hearing today's episode, you'll agree that this will be a walk in the park for Harry in comparison to some of his previous feats. Harry is one of the few men in sport who challenges gender stereotypes, wearing whatever he feels good in whether that be a dress, a skit, nail polish, or a suit and tie. Harry pushes every boundary in his life, often challenging his mental and physical limits with things like laying in a freezing cold lake at 5am in winter, or not talking for days. He even stops mid conversation for 30 seconds during today's episode to do a mindfulness exercise that he has set for himself. Nothing can get in the way of his dedication to becoming the best possible version of himself, which we admire so much and hope to learn from. In today's chat we also discuss finding your identity, how he navigates toxic masculinity, and the benefits of getting out of your comfort zone.See for privacy information.
04/04/2335m 27s

Problematic and toxic diet culture

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, they discuss the recent Gwyneth Paltrow interview that went viral due to its toxic messaging, and express why this was so problematic. Laura also reveals that she's been living with / putting up with something for FAR too long that could have easily been resolved with one quick trip to the shops. It turns out many people have also been living with broken or dysfunctional household items, and some prove to be extremely dangerous!   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura – Dark Waters, Netflix film with Anne Hathaway Steph – Getting out of your comfort zone Mandy – Let Go, book by Hugh van Cuylenburg   KIC UPDATE: We are now into week 2 of the KICRUN Club. We now have three programs/distances to choose from in the app - 0-5km, 5-10km and the new 10-21km if you're keen to get half marathon ready! See for privacy information.
02/04/2334m 27s

Having to throw your birth plan out the window - KICBUMP with Mel Wells

Today's KICBUMP episode kicks off with a Harvey update from Steph, where you will not BELIEVE what he was holding in his hand. It left producer Mandy gobsmacked and Steph face palming! We then hear from the amazing Mel Wells - an Embodied Leadership and Intimacy Coach trained in Holistic Sex, Love and Relationships, Eating Psychology and Holistic Health. When pregnant with her now 7 month old baby Sky, Mel's plan was to have a home birth with no intervention. But when he arrived at just 30 weeks, Mel's plan had to quickly pivot to something she initially wanted to avoid completely. In today's episode, she explains how giving birth means surrendering completely and trusting western medicine even when it may not always be your first preference. She also shares her wisdom about the importance of sex and intimacy in a relationship when becoming a parent. Check out Mel's book ‘The Goddess Revolution; Make Peace with Food, Love your Body, Reclaim Your Life’, her podcast 'Love, Sex & Magic', and her sacred space to nurture women traversing the spiritual portal of matrescence, 'Maiden to Mother'.See for privacy information.
28/03/2335m 0s

The ridiculous contradicting rules for women

In Steph and Laura's catch up today, they discuss the insane societal pressures placed on women and how contradictory a lot of the messaging is, they share stories of when they've spotted famous people in the wild (and you'll hear why Steph has never lived down her first encounter with Andy Lee), plus we gave the TikTok #SpillTheTea challenge a go where the entire studio may or may not have ended up covered in tea!!   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura - Ted Lasso, Season 3 - Apple TV series Steph - The Imperfects episode 'Chrissie Swan - Honesty'   KIC UPDATE: Our KICRUN Club is back and starts today! There are now 3 distances you can choose from - 5km, 10km or our brand new 10-21km program. If you have any questions about the recent updates to KICRUN, we have an explainer blog post at for privacy information.
26/03/2332m 35s

Reaching the peak of your career at any age, with Trinny Woodall

Trinny Woodall initially rose to fame as part of a makeover duo with Susannah Constantine for their TV series 'What Not to Wear', and is now the founder of the hugely successful beauty brand Trinny London. In today's chat, Trinny explains how she navigates her way through the business world surrounded by predominately male investors and CEOs, and shows us what being an empowered woman looks like today. Given that she launched her beauty brand in her 50s, today's conversation speaks to anyone who may think they've 'missed the boat' if not having reached their career peak in their 20s or 30s. If you'd like to hear more podcast episodes with Trinny, here are a few we recommend: Under The Gloss with Phoebe Burgess: Trinny Woodall on relationship breakdowns, IVF and puppy nappies How To Fail with Elizabeth Day: Trinny Woodall on single parenthood, business failure and the empowerment of her 50s See for privacy information.
21/03/2338m 40s

Unpopular Opinions & Misogynist comments

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, we bring back a segment we loved so much last time - Unpopular Opinions. Plus, we check our Uber ratings to find out how many 1 star ratings we've got, and Laura shares an experience she had recently where an extremely misogynist comment was made.   KIC UPDATE: KICRUN Club is back next week on the 27th of March and signups are now live in the KIC app now. To celebrate, we are launching our brand NEW 10-21KM program for those who want to challenge themselves further. To join, choose one of the programs in the app (0-5km, 5-10km OR 10-21km - coming next Monday) and select the days you wish to run!   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura: A Star is Born, film with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper on Netflix (but only the first half of the film) Steph: The Good Dinosaur, kids film on Disney +See for privacy information.
19/03/2337m 42s

When IVF doesn't work - KICBUMP with Brooke Hogan

* TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses miscarriage and graphic themes associated with infertility * Thankfully for Brooke Hogan, her pregnancy dreams have now come true - expecting her first bub in July this year! But it was a rocky start for the former Australia's Next Top Model star and good friend of Steph. In this KICBUMP episode, Brooke shares her heart wrenching story of unexplained infertility for 2 years as she and her husband tried to start a family, including unsuccessful rounds of IUI and IVF. We are taken on the emotional rollercoaster of her journey and shed tears of sadness and joy along the way. This episode gives hope to anyone struggling with their own fertility journey, and offers some advice to help support you through this time.See for privacy information.
14/03/2349m 52s

Steph was recognised while her ***** was exposed 😱

WOW is all we can say. In Steph & Laura's catch up today, we learn that Steph was recognised during one of the most awkward encounters you could possibly have! And it turns out Laura has had a similar experience herself.   Also in today's episode, we discuss the most beautiful TikTok we've ever seen about body positivity which you can view here, plus we respond to a D&M about someone who doesn't have the same views as her partner about health.   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura - A reminder to get your yearly health check Steph - 'Gratitude for your body'; Mind & Body Pilates class in the KIC app   KIC UPDATE: Last week we dropped a new workout type - Mind & Body Pilates, led by our expert trainer Christina. These classes are a great way to incorporate mindfulness and movement into your everyday. There's 10 new Mind & Body Pilates Masterclasses available in the KIC app now.See for privacy information.
12/03/2334m 3s

International Women's Day 2023: #EmbraceEquity

Today is International Women's Day. We asked the women behind your favourite podcasts and radio shows to share a time they’ve #EmbracedEquity and challenged gender stereotypes, called out discrimination, drawn attention to bias and sought out inclusion. You'll hear Steph & Laura's experience, and also stories from Carrie Bickmore, Fifi Box, Turia Pitt, Jamila Rizvi, and many more. Happy International Women's Day, we hope you enjoy this special episode we've put together.   KIC UPDATE: We have an IWD sale on now! All new members will be offered 40% off their first 3 months at KIC on the quarterly subscription. Sale ends at midnight tonight. We have also recently dropped a brand new workout type - Mind & Body Pilates - hosted by our expert trainer Christina. The mind & body connection is so important in supporting our mental health and combating feelings of stress and overwhelm, and this new Masterclass is designed to celebrate women, promote self-love and let go of expectations so we can focus on the present and feel empowered on the mat.See for privacy information.
07/03/2349m 30s

The untold story about Steph!

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, Steph's husband Josh is given the chance to throw her under the bus with an embarrassing story, seeing as she reveals plenty about him on the pod... but will he do that to his darling wife? And what could she possibly not have shared already? Plus in today's episode, we hear some very controversial and unpopular opinions, and discuss the confronting truth about getting older.   SPECIAL SHARE:You, Season 4 - Netflix seriesSee for privacy information.
05/03/2333m 50s

Emotional eating, with Psychologist Cass Dunn

If you're someone who has a negative relationship with food, exercise or body image, this episode will provide you with some helpful tools to assist in rewiring your thinking patterns to be more positive.  Clinical & Coaching Psychologist, and host of the 'Crappy to Happy' podcast, Cass Dunn joins us on KICPOD this week to discuss emotional eating. What exactly is it? What's the psychology behind it? Why does it affect so many of us, particularly women? What can we do to shift our mindset? Cass answers all of these questions and also provides a really interesting insight into the bigger question behind it all - what's really going on mentally? You can listen to Cass Dunn’s podcast ‘Crappy to Happy’ on the free LiSTNR app or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoy this episode, we also recommend our episode with KIC's resident dietitian Liv Morrison on gut health, overcoming guilt, and building a positive relationship with food.See for privacy information.
28/02/2326m 24s

When your partner buys unnecessary things!

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, we find out all of the unnecessary purchases Laura's husband Dalton has made over the years, and hear the useless or overpriced items other people's partners have bought too. We also address the conversation that came out of last week's episode regarding tanning culture, which is only a small example of a much wider issue we need to think about. Plus, we were sent in a wedding related D&M which always spark the biggest debate!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - On Purpose with Jay Shetty, podcast episode with Drew Barrymore Laura - Australian Idol, TV show on Channel 7   KIC UPDATE: We are dropping brand new masterclasses into the KIC app every Monday and we’ve just released brand new Bootcamp workouts from our master trainer Leo! Join now for a 7 day free trial.See for privacy information.
26/02/2336m 39s

Eating disorders during pregnancy & postpartum - KICBUMP

* Trigger Warning: This episode discusses eating disorders. If you or anyone you know needs support, contact The Butterfly Foundation on 1800 33 4673 (1800 ED HOPE) * In today's KICBUMP episode, we hope to shed a light on something that sadly affects many women in our community; coping with an eating disorder during pregnancy or postpartum. Even for someone who has experienced this in the past, pregnancy can be an extremely triggering time given the changes that occur to your body, so in today's episode we provide important information and support for those struggling, along with hearing personal stories from those who have come out the other side. We hear from Sarah from our KIC community who kindly reached out to tell her story, we have Danni Rowlands from The Butterfly Foundation giving helpful advice to anyone who needs it, and Steph shares her own personal experience with an undiagnosed eating disorder in her early 20s.See for privacy information.
21/02/2340m 23s

"Tragedy shouldn't have to happen to teach us simple sh*t"

On today's episode, a very important discussion is had about how normalising tanning culture needs to stop. Very sadly, writer and friend of Laura & Steph's, Natalie Fornasier lost her life after being diagnosed with melanoma, and although it shouldn't take tragedy to teach us important lessons, it has certainly given us the reminder we need. If you'd like to sign a petition to ban tanning accelerants, you can do so here. On a lighter note, Steph & Laura hear about the weird and wonderful things people have gotten up to in their sleep, and we find out whether Steph passed the 'best friend test' when Laura secretly set her up!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – You People, film on Netflix Laura – Palmer, film on Apple TV   KIC UPDATE: We have two new Treadmill Masterclasses in the KIC app today, instructed by Laura! If you haven't tried one yet or you're new to KIC we can't recommend them enough. We also have two new recipes available - PB&J Overnight Oats and Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich - YUM!See for privacy information.
19/02/2330m 31s

The decision of whether to have children, with Ryan Shelton

You may know Ryan Shelton from 'The Imperfects' podcast with The Resilience Project founder Hugh Van Cuylenberg, or you may know him from Rove Live back in the day, or you may know him as Hamish Blake's best mate, or you may just know him for being the hilarious performer that he is! Either way, in today's KICPOD episode Ryan finds the perfect balance between making us laugh and making us think about some of life's toughest decisions.   Ryan recently opened up on 'The Imperfects' about being unsure whether to have children or not, so today he delves more into this thought process and where he's currently at with the decision, plus he explains why he's ditched the smart phone and now has a 'dumb phone'. Then to finish, Steph & Laura invite Ryan into 'The Hilaritea House', which is a spin off of his segment 'The Vulnerabilitea House'.   'The Imperfects Tour' is happening from April this year. Find tickets in your city here.See for privacy information.
14/02/2340m 13s

Josh did WHAT on the carpet!? 😱

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, Steph reveals the shocking thing her husband Josh did in his sleep.. and it turns out this has happened to producer Mandy too!   We also discuss a topic that unfortunately is still so prevalent in the media today that shouldn't even be a thing anymore, especially in 2023. * Trigger warning: This episode mentions suicide. If you need support, contact lifeline on 13 11 14 *   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura – The Menu, thriller film on Disney Plus and in cinemas Steph – Pamela, documentary on Netflix   KIC UPDATE: We just dropped two more weekly Masterclasses today! If you're new to KIC, our Masterlcasses are 5 to 30 minute style workouts, designed to fit into your every day, even if you can only squeeze in 5 or 10 minutes. Stay tuned for more weekly Masterclasses dropping into the app over coming weeks.See for privacy information.
12/02/2324m 29s

Sperm retrieval after death - KICBUMP with Ellidy Pullin

Ellidy Pullin's story is one of tragedy and grief, but also one of joy, hope and finding the light in a time of darkness. Her partner of 8 years and Olympic Snowboarder Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin tragically died when spearfishing in 2020, amidst the two of them trying for a baby. Hours after his death, doctors were able to retrieve his sperm and Ellidy underwent IVF to bring their beautiful daughter Minnie Alex Pullin into the world. In today's KICBUMP episode, Ellidy spreads awareness about the sperm retrieval process, and also speaks through the challenge of being pregnant while a best friend is going through fertility struggles and miscarriage. Ellidy hosts a LiSTNR podcast called 'Darling, Shine!' and has written a book called 'Heartstrong', both of which delve deeper into her story. You can donate to the Chumpy Pullin Foundation here, which breaks down barriers to provide support & inspiration for every Australian to participate & grow through Sport & Life.See for privacy information.
07/02/2340m 44s

When ab exercises “get you there”.. if you know what we mean 😉

The other week we learned that erotic novels are what gets Steph going, and it turns out there are some much weirder turns on out there! In Steph & Laura’s catch up today, we hear from the KIC community about the odd things that get you in the mood, and find out which one of the girls “got there” from an ab workout!   Also in today’s episode we hear a D&M from someone who's at a crossroads in their relationship, plus Laura confronts her husband Dalton about a recent life choice that cost a small fortune, and some rumours must be cleared after the recent Sunday Life cover shoot that Steph & Laura did.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Heartstrong, book by Ellidy Pullin Laura – Wisdom from the top, podcast by Guy Raz   KIC UPDATE: We have weekly Masterclasses dropping in the KIC app as of today! Over the coming weeks you can expect fresh, one-off style workouts to keep you motivated every week in February and help you reach your fitness goals!See for privacy information.
05/02/2337m 19s

This will change your mind about manifesting! With Sarah Grynberg

Full disclosure; when we've heard about manifestation in the past we've thought "hmm, that's not for me" and questioned the technique as a whole. Until, that is, our guest Sarah Grynberg so beautifully explained what it actually is and how some of us are already doing it without even realising! If you're like us and have had your barriers up about manifestation, this episode is for you!   Sarah has been in the lifestyle and personal development space for over a decade now, having studied human behaviour, emotions, meditation and manifestation. She also hosts a podcast called 'A Life Of Greatness' where she has interviewed many A-list celebrities like Matthew McConaughey, former Spice Girl Mel C, the late Olivia Newton John and many more.   On today's episode, you'll hear Sarah's incredible story about how she manifested the life she always wanted, and how you can implement small changes into your life to help you do the same for yourself. She shares practical and simple tools we can all use to shift our mindset and better our outcomes, and it's safe to say she has certainly changed our minds about manifestation!   Check out her website for her online courses, including Manifesting Your Greatness. You can listen to her podcast A Life Of Greatness on the free LiSTNR app or wherever you get your podcasts, and can find her episode with Simon Sinek here.See for privacy information.
31/01/2345m 16s

Steph & Laura open up about self-doubt

‘You Take Care’ is Steph & Laura’s brand new book that’s available in stores as of tomorrow, and today’s KICPOD episode is all about what you can expect from this book, the writing process and lessons learned during, and the strange moments that came from recording the audio book. Steph and Laura both also open up about recent times where their confidence has been at an all time low - which for one of them was during the book writing process. They explain what helped them through these times and share some really important messages throughout today’s episode. ‘You Take Care’ is available to pre-order now.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Ginny and Georgia Season 2, TV series on Netflix Laura – Alexei Popyrin’s speech after winning the Australian Open 2023 Second RoundSee for privacy information.
29/01/2327m 57s

Comparison is the thief of joy - KICBUMP with Polly 'PJ' Harding.

If you live in Melbourne, it's probably safe to say you're missing hearing the hilarious, loose & TMI stories from PJ every morning on your way to work! The former KIIS FM host of the 'Jase & PJ' show moved back to her home country of New Zealand in 2021 and has since welcomed her beautiful baby boy Charlie.   In today's KICBUMP episode, PJ opens up about where her head has been at since making the life changing decision of leaving KIIS during the peak of her career, she  generously shares her rollercoaster birth story and tells us how life has changed as a mum, and she also speaks about how she navigates her way through a world of constant comparison.   PJ hosts her own podcast called 'The PJ Podcast' which Steph has been a guest on once before! You can listen to that episode here.See for privacy information.
24/01/2336m 3s

Steph found her type of porn!

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, Steph reveals that she has discovered what gets her going... and we even get to hear the exact bit that it was!   Also, us Millennials feel targeted for something that's going on on TikTok, so fellow Millennial and previous KICPOD guest Samantha Andrew weighs in with her thoughts.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Untold Resilience; novel by Future Women Laura – Duolingo; app to learn other languages   KIC UPDATE: We've just launched our Summer Salad Series! Available in the KIC app now are big, fresh salads perfect to enjoy in this balmy weather and for sharing with family and friends. Think Creamy Avocado, Coriander & Lime Pasta Salad, Peach & Pesto Caprese Salad, Thai Mango & Prawn Salad and more! You can head to our Instagram page to watch some very fun recipe content we collaborated on with the talented Pinch of Maddie, and of course head to the KIC app to get cooking.See for privacy information.
22/01/2329m 55s

Nostalgia, Queer Love & 12-Year-Old Trolls, with Samantha Andrew

If you haven’t yet come across the hilarious Samantha Andrew on TikTok or Instagram, oh boy you’re going to want to follow her after today’s chat! Sam is a TikTok sensation, comedian, actor, composer, writer and content creator, but she also isn’t afraid to show a more vulnerable side of herself to her audience. Sam's partner Cody is a trans man, and recently the pair shared online their extraordinary experience of Cody freezing his eggs, documenting each stage and educating people about what they mightn’t have known was even possible. In today’s episode, Sam opens up about what this process was like for them both. She also gives us a huge hit of nostalgia with lots of chat about Country Road school bags and Angela Anaconda, and hilariously describes the way 12-year-old boys try to troll her online. Be sure to check out Samantha Andrew’s comedy show ‘SHIT-WRECKED’ at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year.See for privacy information.
17/01/2334m 13s

Steph's big stuff up

We're officially back for 2023, and in Steph & Laura's catch up today we find out the big blunder Steph made over the holidays that caused some awkwardness with the in-laws, plus a TikTok trend we don't know if we can get around.   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura – #1: Ugly Love, novel by Colleen Hoover, #2: Blueback, film with Eric Banner in cinemas Steph – November 9, novel by Colleen Hoover   KIC UPDATES: Our new KIC Programs are progressive programs tailored to all fitness levels and designed to be followed so you can workout your way in the gym or at home and reach your fitness goals. PLUS, our New Year Sale is extended for one more day! It's your last chance to sign up to KIC and save 50% off your first month. Simply use the code NEWYEARSALE23 at checkout. Sale ends midnight on Monday 16th of January 2023.See for privacy information.
15/01/2333m 42s

The best approach to goal setting in 2023

While we’re taking a break from our regular KICPOD episodes over the holiday period, we hope you enjoy this bonus episode that’ll help KIC start your 2023 in the best way possible! Today is all about goal setting and how to have the best mindset heading into the new year. We all tend to set these big goals for ourselves only to fail within the first few weeks. But there are ways to approach goal setting that’ll not only help us break them down to smaller and more achievable goals, but also help us keep up the motivation to achieve them. KIC head trainer Danny talks us through the steps involved to give yourself the best chance of achieving your goals this year, and Steph & Laura delve into why we shouldn’t focus on the number on the scales when it comes to our health goals.   KIC UPDATE: We’ve just launched new KIC Programs! These 3 progressive programs are tailored to your fitness level and include a 4 week KICSTART program, an 8 week KICFIT program, and a 12 week KICPRO program. Our New Year sale is still on, so if you’re keen to join KIC, you can save 50% off our monthly subscription by using the code NEWYEARSALE23 at checkout.   SPECIAL MENTION: In today’s podcast, Laura discusses a helpful Ted Talk on why dieting does more harm than good, which you can listen to here: “Ted Talk: Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work, with Sandra Aamodt”See for privacy information.
10/01/2330m 54s

Managing Mental Health - a KICPOD Special

While we're taking a break from our regular KICPOD episodes over the holiday period, every Wednesday we're bringing you a compilation of some of our favourite episodes that you may have missed. Today’s episode is all about mental health - you’ll be hearing from our wonderful past guests Will McMahon & Kath Ebbs who have generously opened up about their struggles, and given us some great advice on ways to help our mental health and to think more positively. If you'd like to hear any of the episodes in full, you can check them out here: Will McMahon: Achieving success while living with depression Kath Ebbs (first time on KICPOD): Confidence, mental health and embracing self-love Kath Ebbs (2nd time on KICPOD): Being more than your potential * Trigger Warning - This episode mentions suicide. If you or anyone you know needs support you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. *   KIC UPDATE: Our New Year sale is live! Start your year strong with 50% off our monthly KIC subscription which means it’s just $9.75, using the code NEWYEARSALE23 at checkout.See for privacy information.
03/01/2325m 17s

Adam & Symon from Gogglebox - a KICPOD special

While we're taking a break from our regular KICPOD episodes over the Christmas period, every Wednesday we're bringing you a compilation of some of our favourite episodes that you may have missed, or in today's case, times Steph & Laura were on another podcast that you may not have even known about! Adam & Symon, the hilarious duo you may know from Gogglebox, host a LiSTNR podcast called 'The Adam & Symon Show' where both Steph & Laura have been guests before. You'll hear snippets from both chats in today's episode, and if you'd like to hear either of the episodes in full, you can check them out here: Steph Claire Smith; How To Name Your Baby - The Adam & Symon Show Symon faces his biggest fear, featuring Laura Henshaw - The Adam & Symon Show See for privacy information.
27/12/2215m 1s

Empowered Women - a KICPOD special

While we're taking a break from our regular KICPOD episodes over the Christmas period, every Wednesday we're bringing you a compilation of some of our favourite episodes that you may have missed.   To lead you into your holidays, we're revisiting some of the wonderful words of wisdom we've heard from some of the strongest female guests we've had, including Lisa Wilkinson, Em Carey and Sarah Davidson. We hope this episode leaves you feeling empowered and uplifted, and if you'd like to hear any of the episodes in full, you can check them out here: Lisa Wilkinson: A Fearless Approach To Building Your Career Em Carey, aka 'The Girl That Fell From The Sky': The Power Of Mindset and Finding Happiness Sarah Davidson: Owning Your Identity   Have a very Merry Christmas!See for privacy information.
20/12/2231m 36s

Toddler tantrums and toilet training - KICBUMP with Dr Golly

If you’ve listened to previous KICBUMP episodes, you will have heard Steph talk about her amazing paediatrician Dr Golly and his wonderful sleep programs for babies. This time instead of talking about him, she’s talking to him!   Dr Golly has just released a new Toddler Toolkit program, designed to help parents feel less overwhelmed and better equipped to deal with the challenges that come with parenting a toddler. In today’s episode he answers all of the very common questions around toddler behaviour, and gives some awesome tips and tricks to better handle certain situations that arise for every parent.   If you’d like to check out any of Dr Golly’s programs you can do so at, and use the code KIC20 to get $20 off.See for privacy information.
13/12/2248m 24s

The SHOCKING thing Steph's husband does!

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, we learn about a very questionable habit Steph's husband Josh has (that he thinks is totally normal) and then learn that their son Harvey may be developing this habit too!   We also explore some of the unique Christmas traditions some families have ahead of the festive season, and Laura shares some of her best learnings from her 20s as she enters her 30s in 2 days time.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - The Family Stone, 2005 Christmas film Laura - The Light We Carry, book by Michelle Obama   KIC UPDATE: We've recently dropped more KIC minis into the app! We know how busy this time of year gets and it can be hard to find the time to get a workout done, but these 5-10 minute workouts are great for moving your body and still getting a solid dose of endorphins into your day. Also, if you're still getting your Christmas shopping sorted, we have KIC gift cards available on the website, for privacy information.
11/12/2236m 1s

A topic too many people avoid, with Tarang Chawla

Tarang Chawla is an Indian born Australian writer, lawyer, activist, and host of Future Women’s Podcast ‘There’s No Place Like Home’. He became an activist against men’s violence after the tragic murder of his sister Nikita Chawla in 2015, and has told his story on KICPOD before, speaking about the raw reality of domestic abuse and family violence. You can hear that episode here.   Today, Tarang addresses an issue that is sadly still very prevalent even in 2022; racism in Australia. If talking about racism makes you feel uncomfortable, you’re not alone. The reason a lot of us shy away from this topic is because although we have the best intentions, we are fearful of saying the wrong thing. Conversations like today’s episode are so important to help educate us on the right questions that we need to be asking, and the right responses to have when the topic is brought up.See for privacy information.
06/12/2236m 36s

Steph reads an excerpt from her teenage diary

In today's catch up with Steph & Laura, we get a peek into what teenage Steph was like, after she dug up one of her old diaries in something called a "Josh Box". We also hear about some of the world's worst wedding speeches after Laura shares one shocker that she witnessed, plus we find out how Steph's husband Josh likes to destress... which is the opposite of what she does! SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - WTF with The Five Love Languages, episode of We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle Laura - There's No Place Like Home podcast by Future Women, and Tarang Chawla's KICPOD episode 'The Raw Reality of Domestic Abuse and Family Violence' KIC UPDATE:Check out our Friendsmas Recipes! A whole list of festive recipes for you to bring along to your Christmas celebrations this year.See for privacy information.
04/12/2238m 22s

A cancer diagnosis 3 months after giving birth – KICBUMP, with Kellie Gardner

Kellie Gardner was living her best life with her partner, AFL player Jeremy Finlayson, falling pregnant and giving birth to their beautiful baby girl Sophia in August last year. Then, when Sophia was just 3 months old, Kellie was diagnosed with stage 3 Colorectal Cancer, which she later found out was actually stage 4. After spending a large amount of Sophia’s life in hospital, Kellie wants to warn other mums and women to listen to their bodies and get checked if anything doesn’t seem right. We’re so grateful for Kellie coming on to tell her story, and are glad to hear she’s now doing well. To hear more about her story and follow her motherhood journey, check out @kelliegardner__ on Instagram.See for privacy information.
29/11/2229m 1s

Should Laura's husband Dalton apologise for this?

In Steph & Laura’s catch up today, Laura learns that she’s not the only clumsy one out there; in fact many of you have had your fair share of very clumsy moments! We also hear another very sticky D&M someone sent in where they need advice about a hens party dilemma – what would you do if this happened in your friendship group? Plus, when your partner says they’re sorry but don’t sound sorry enough, how do you make them say sorry for their insincere sorry? We find a way! SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – The White Lotus, TV series on Binge Laura – Eye2Eye Eye Shadow, by Trinny London KIC UPDATES: Our Black Friday sale ends at midnight tonight (Monday 28th November)! Don't miss out. New and returning KIC users can get 60% off their first month when they subscribe to KIC via our website with the code BLACKFRIDAY22 - that's just $7.80 for one month!  *Disclaimer: No 7 day free trial with this offer*See for privacy information.
27/11/2235m 34s

“Um, boys at the back!!” TikTok star Millie Ford on her creative process

Our KICPOD guest today makes us laugh every night when we’re scrolling through TikTok, and we’re sure her 1.4M followers would agree! Millie Ford is best known for her viral videos imitating different Aussie characters such as the high school teacher, the mum of teenagers, the JB Hi-Fi shop assistant and a heap more. In today’s ep, Millie shares with us how her TikTok career all came about, what her creative process is, how she navigates the pressure to always live up to the last video, and even gives us an improv performance as one of her most-loved characters! For more of Millie’s content, follow her on TikTok @millie and check out her podcast “Out Of Character with Millie”.See for privacy information.
22/11/2226m 29s

What not to buy someone for Xmas!

In Steph & Laura’s catch up today, they discuss some of the WORST gifts they’ve ever received, and we hear some absolute shockers you guys have gotten too! Plus, Steph has a big life update to do with her living situation.. something she never thought she’d have to do again in her life!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - Don’t Worry Darling, film with Harry Styles Laura – Quote from Brené Brown’s book Dare to Lead - “If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion, I’m not interested in or open to your feedback. There are a million cheap seats in the world today filled with people who will never be brave with their lives but who will spend every ounce of energy they have hurling advice and judgment at those who dare greatly. Their only contributions are criticism, cynicism, and fear-mongering. If you’re criticising from a place where you’re not also putting yourself on the line, I’m not interested in what you have to say.”   KIC UPDATE: Stay tuned for KIC's Black Friday sale going live this Thursday 24 November via Instagram @keepitcleaner or via the website www.keepitcleaner.comSee for privacy information.
20/11/2231m 36s

Choosing to be a solo parent - KICBUMP with Fifi Box

Well known radio and TV presenter Fifi Box has had quite a unique parenting journey; raising both of her daughters on her own, and choosing to have her second daughter through IVF with a sperm donor. Fifi shares her story and speaks about the ways she balances motherhood with her successful radio career, and how she's raising her daughters to embrace the fun in life and not focus too much on appearance. She also lets us know what her kids think of the two children's books she has published! We hope this episode inspires others to trust that they can have a fulfilled life with a beautiful family without the need of a partner, and we also hope that you love her book Posey Pearl is a Curious Girl as much as we do!See for privacy information.
15/11/2232m 21s

One question you should NEVER ask!

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, the girls explain how there's a particular question they constantly get asked (along with so many other women) that needs to stop, and for very good reason! They also address the relentless trolls that have targeted them over the years, finding a way to both make a bit of light out of it but at the same time sending an important message.   We also hear about the NIGHTMARE in-laws stories you guys sent in which sound cringe worthy for you, but are hilarious for the rest of us!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - Shameless Scandal series - Mary-Kate and Ashley 2 part series Laura: Bosch & Rockit, 2022 film   KIC UPDATE: We have hit week 2 of our Cardio Barre Challenge – they’re intense but quick, which is perfect for fitting into a busy schedule. It’s not too late to sign up to the challenge, subscribe now to KICSee for privacy information.
13/11/2245m 38s

Even with terminal cancer, there is ‘No Finish Line’ for Johnny Ruffo

He burst onto the scene when he was a favourite on The X Factor back in 2011, then followed up with a hugely successful career including starring on Home & Away, winning Dancing With the Stars, and supporting One Direction and Backstreet Boys on tour. Then sadly in 2017, Johnny Ruffo was diagnosed with brain cancer which he has since been told is terminal. Johnny has an incredible outlook on life, and an even more incredible sense of humour! You’ll laugh more times throughout this episode than you can count, whilst also being reminded why it’s important to cherish life and to not sweat the small stuff. If someone you know is suffering from any kind of illness, whether it be cancer, depression or something else, Johnny offers his advice on how you can be there for your loved one in a time like this. He has just released his book ‘No Finish Line’, and explains why for him, there is no such thing as a finish line and why he will keep on fighting.See for privacy information.
08/11/2227m 53s

Our body counts revealed! 🤭 Tabloid websites, eat your heart out.

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, we find out from Mamamia the real statistics of how often people are doing the deed (as opposed to what they tell you), we get an update on how things are for Steph & her husband Josh now that it's been 2 months since their intimacy challenge, and we learn what Steph & Laura's body count is 🤭!   Plus, we hear some wild stories of what people have witnessed on planes, and we get to the bottom of whether 'man flu' is actually a real thing.. ie are men biologically more affected by cold/flu symptoms than women?   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Taylor Swifts new album 'Midnights' Laura: Under The Gloss podcast episode with Trinny Woodall KIC UPDATE: We have launched a 4 week Cardio Barre Challenge with our most in demand trainer... Kika! Introducing brand new circuit style Cardio Barre Pilates workouts and the burn is better than ever. Join us for 3 sweaty, fast-paced, ballet-inspired workouts a week via our website at and if you're new to KIC, subscribe now and enjoy a 7 day free trial!See for privacy information.
06/11/2239m 32s

Coming out, surrogacy, and letting your child feel accepted – KICBUMP with Sean Szeps

Proud gay dad of twins Sean Szeps opens up in today’s KICBUMP episode about what it’s like constantly having to come out to people, and how it felt growing up with amazing, supportive and loving parents, yet still feeling like he was somewhat broken due to his sexuality. He gives his wonderful advice to every parent on how to help their child feel accepted no matter what, and also shares his experience bringing his twins into the world via surrogacy. For more of Sean, check out his podcast Come Out Wherever You Are.See for privacy information.
01/11/2239m 38s

TikTok's 'Last Friday Night' prank on Hugh van Cuylenburg!

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, to celebrate Halloween the topic of fears and phobias is discussed (the light hearted and unique ones), and boy did we have some strange ones sent in! Plus, we hear some of the very specific demands celebrities have had for their hotel stays. Also on today's KICPOD episode, while we had Hugh van Cuylenburg in the studio we decided to try the 'Last Friday Night' Tiktok prank on him, where the lyrics to a Katy Perry song are read out like a story of someone's night out - so how far into the song will we get until he realises? SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - Emma Chamberlain's house on Architectural Digest Laura - Dare to Lead podcast by Brené Brown, episode with Adam Grant & Simon Sinek KIC UPDATES: We have just dropped our very first Yin Yoga Minis into the KIC app! These are brand new 10 minute Masterclasses to make mindfulness part of your every day. Release your stress, improve your mobility, boost your energy levels and find your zen in as little as 10 with these Masterclasses - they're perfect for both beginner and seasoned yogis!See for privacy information.
30/10/2236m 27s

Hugh van Cuylenburg on protecting your energy & implementing learnings

The wonderful Hugh van Cuylenburg is the only guest we've had 3 times on KICPOD, but it’s for good reason that we keep getting him back! As always, the founder of The Resilience Project provides some wonderful insights on how to protect your energy and say no to things you don't need to do, practicing what you preach and putting your learnings into every day life, and why it's important to choose truth over harmony.   We also have a great giggle in today's episode about the amount of fangirling coming from one particular host, plus we put a spin on the 'Vulerabilitea House' segment that Hugh usually does on his podcast - we, instead, do the 'Hilaritea House'.   * Check out Hugh's podcast 'The Imperfects' with Ryan Shelton here * Be sure to keep an eye out for Hugh's new show coming to Amazon next Feb called G.E.M.See for privacy information.
25/10/2234m 50s

Laura's cleaner found WHAT??!! 😱☠️

Last week, Steph shared the extremely mortifying moment where she accidentally sent a saucy pic to her parents instead of her husband Josh. In Steph & Laura’s catch up today, we learn that she is actually not alone – in fact, there are some FAR worse moments people have had involving their parents and things they definitely should not have witnessed... and one moment with Laura and her cleaner! Also in this KICPOD episode, we find out who would have more game out of Steph or Laura if they were single, and hear about the famous duo the girls met on the weekend. SPECIAL SHARES: Laura – It Ends With Us, novel by Colleen Hoover Steph – Call Her Daddy, podcast episode with Hailey BieberSee for privacy information.
23/10/2236m 21s

How Steph's husband really feels as a stay at home dad - KICBUMP with Josh Miller

As you may know, Steph's husband Josh is a stay at home dad for their son Harvey. Although society has come a long way since our parents' days, we're still in a position where this is pretty rare.   Josh opens up to Steph on today's KICBUMP episode about the challenges he faces in this unique position that none of his mates can relate to, how the choice to be the stay at home parent came about, and the extremely rewarding parts about it. We also learn the reason Steph & Josh both envy each other's positions at times.   This is a great one for your partner to listen to if you're the stay at home parent!See for privacy information.
18/10/2225m 26s

Most mortifying moment ever!!!

In Steph & Laura’s catch up today, we find out what mortifying moment Laura had at work recently, and the even more mortifying moment Steph once had with her parents. We also hear another D&M from someone who needs help figuring out what to do with the very sticky bridesmaid situation she’s found herself in, and we test out Laura to see how much of a people pleaser she really is.   SPECIAL SHARES: Laura – Farmer Wants A Wife, Channel 7 series Steph – Do Revenge, Netflix series   KIC UPDATES: We have just launched Treadmill, hosted by our newest Master Trainer – Laura! 10-30 minute sprint, hill, fartlek and speed interval runs or walks designed to challenge yourself or go at your own pace - no matter what you choose, expect to feel empowered with the runners high! Laura will be with you the whole way and can't wait to get sweaty, feel strong and KIC it with you on the Treadmill!See for privacy information.
16/10/2236m 1s

Shameless vs KIC - When besties become business buddies, with Zara & Michelle

For anyone who has a podcast, it seems unfathomable to reach a milestone like 50 million downloads – but for Shameless Media founders Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews, this has recently become a reality! If you’ve contributed to that 50 million, you will have heard one of their many podcasts; Shameless, Scandal, Everybody Has A Secret, Book Club or Love Etc. In today’s episode, Zara & Michelle tell us what their career journey has been like so far, how they deal with stressful times, and of course compare notes with Steph & Laura also being two female founders in the public eye who started a business together after becoming besties. We also learn that if it weren’t for something Laura said, they might not have gotten to where they are now!See for privacy information.
11/10/2229m 53s

Behind the scenes of Keep it Cleaner

In today's episode, Steph & Laura take you behind the scenes of everything that goes on at KIC, including how the business and their friendship came about, how they manage conflict, and what their day to day looks like in such a busy job!   They also answer all of your questions around how they hire people for their team, what the content creation process is and how on earth they get any work done and not just chat all day seeing as though they're besties!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - The Diary Of A CEO podcast episode with Lewis Capaldi Laura - Mecca Max make-up brush   KIC UPDATES: It's World Mental Health Day, and to help you prioritise your mental health, you can get a 1 month free subscription to KIC when you sign up with the code KICPODMIND. Sleep is so important for our mental health so be sure to try our new sleep meditations and brand new Soundscapes. (NB: Just a reminder that once the month is up, this will roll into a paid subscription.)See for privacy information.
09/10/2227m 36s

Putting an exciting career on hold - KICBUMP with Ash London

If you've ever listened to the radio, you'd know Ash from the successful night show she hosted for years, 'Ash London Live', or perhaps from one of the many other radio/TV shows that she's done in the past.   With regular world famous guests on her radio show like Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles, Ash has put quite the thriving career on hold to spend time with her son Buddy. In today's episode we find out how she felt making this decision, what advice she has for mums with fulfilling careers, and why being a "selfish" mum isn't always a bad thing!   You can check out Ash London's podcast 'New Mum, Who Dis?" here.See for privacy information.
04/10/2236m 7s

Omg what did David Beckham reply to Laura?

In Steph & Laura's catch up today, we HAD to get an update on whether Laura's "friend" David Beckham replied to her message, and what he said!   Also on today's episode, we reminisce and laugh about the ridiculous things we did in high school, and give a list of rules to follow if you're ever going to tell someone about the dream you had!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - Heartbreak High, on Netflix Laura - Head to Toe Dance Cardio with Kath Ebbs, KIC Masterclass    KIC UPDATES: Calling all Kiwis - we're coming to Auckland! Our second KIC Tour stop is this weekend at Shed 10. There are still a few tickets remaining - come join us on Sunday 9th of October from 1pm for a live workout guided by our Head Trainer Danny Kennedy, followed by a wholesome health and wellness talk with special guests including Sarah Davidson.See for privacy information.
02/10/2220m 50s

Owning your identity, with Sarah Davidson

The amazing Sarah Davidson joins us on KICPOD once again to share the endless amounts of wisdom and inspirational quotes that she has!   Sarah will be joining us on the Wellness Panel of our KIC Tour throughout October, so if you're thinking of coming along to hear her speak, today's episode will be the perfect warm up! She chats to Steph & Laura about confidence and how to find it when you're lacking, discovering and owning your identity, the pressure of having children in your 30s, and what she would tell her 18 year old self.   The KIC Tour starts this Saturday in Adelaide! Tickets are still available if you'd like to join us in either Adelaide, Auckland NZ, or Perth.See for privacy information.
27/09/2235m 7s

Who's the most famous person in your DMs?

It's a brand new KICPOD! Today we've got a "catch up" style episode with Steph & Laura, which we will now be bringing you every single Monday! Each Monday you'll hear Steph & Laura sharing the hilarious/interesting/unusual things that have happened in their lives, plus stories from the Kic community, and then every Wednesday you'll hear either a KICPOD guest interview or a KICBUMP episode (alternating each week). In today's episode, the girls discuss famous people you've had in your DMs (spoiler: Taylor Swift!), Steph's clever to-do list hack, and a juicy "D&M" someone sent in about hooking up with their boss! SPECIAL SHARES: Laura - Partner Track, show on Netflix Steph - Admission, film on Netflix KIC UPDATES: The KIC Tour starts this Saturday 1st of October and our first stop is Adelaide. There are still a few tickets remaining - come join us at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 1pm for a live workout session with Danny Kennedy before a health and wellness talk with the amazing Sarah Davidson.See for privacy information.
25/09/2224m 36s

Being more than your potential, with Kath Ebbs

The wonderful Kath Ebbs is back on the KICPOD chatting all things travel and why it can actually be hard for some people, social media and the validation we tend to seek from it, acknowledging your own potential and your own achievements, and so much more.   Steph & Laura also check in to see how Kath is doing since their last episode together, and ask about the things we can do to help manage our mental health.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - Sunshine on a rainy day, song by Christine Anu Laura - 'Scandal' podcast by Shameless, with Anne Hathaway   KIC UPDATES: We've just launched Dance Cardio with Kath Ebbs on the KIC app! Get ready to move, groove and boost your mood with this brand new workout style. 12 new workouts ranging from 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes that fit in with your day, shake off your stress and celebrate your body! Also head to our TikTok @keepitcleanersquad to join our dance challenge for your chance to win a pair of Apple Airpods Max!See for privacy information.
20/09/2234m 48s

KICBUMP: Steph on working mum guilt

In today's episode of KICBUMP, a very raw and vulnerable Steph explains her recent Instagram post, where sleep deprivation and long work days led to a breakdown.   Steph also addresses the guilt that comes with being a 'working mum', and why the term itself can be problematic.   KIC UPDATE: Today we launch Dance Cardio with Kath Ebbs on the KIC app! Move, groove and boost your mood with this brand new workout style. Join now and get a 14 day free trial.See for privacy information.
18/09/2226m 44s

Spying over the home cameras & mice problems!

Steph & Laura have had a lot to catch up about lately, so today's episode is all about hearing the hilarious/interesting/unusual things that have happened in their lives.   Nothing’s off limits today - the girls cover topics like location sharing with your partner, mice infestations at home, and dumb things you once thought (like thinking knife point and gun point were actual locations). Steph also reveals she has watched her babysitter over the home cameras when they weren't aware!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – 1 Pot Zucchini Alfredo – KIC recipe Laura – No Filter with Mia Freedman, podcast episode with Johann Hari   KIC UPDATES:Tickets are now available for our KIC tour happening in October in Adelaide, Perth and Auckland NZ. Grab yours at and join us for a workout and a chat in your city!See for privacy information.
13/09/2232m 37s

Laura & Dalton's couples therapy session!

Last week Steph & her husband Josh revealed all of the very intimate and personal details of their relationship, so it's only fair that this week Laura and her husband Dalton are put in the hot seat! Of course they will address the 30 day intimacy challenge and whether they'll be taking part or not, and we also learn about what they have to sacrifice in their relationship, how they handle disagreements and what it's like both being CEOs of their companies. It wasn't meant to be a couples therapy session, but it sure turned out to be! SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – The Girl Who Fell From the Sky; book by Emma Carey (you can also listen to her KICPOD episode here) Laura – Speedy Pilates Pump; KIC Pilates Class with trainer Christina KIC UPDATES: This week we are shooting some brand new KIC workouts which means new workouts will be landing in the KIC app very soon! Follow us on TikTok for all the behind the scenes action and for your chance to win a great giveaway! We have also launched our Budget Bites - 10 new recipes dropping in September that are less than $5 per serve. Sign up to KIC now for a free 14-day trial.See for privacy information.
06/09/2238m 10s

KICBUMP: Sophie Walker from Australian Birth Stories

Sophie Walker is no stranger to talking about everything motherhood - she's the founder of Australian Birth Stories, a hugely successful podcast with over 8.6 million downloads to date. It's also a hub for women to learn, feel part of a community and engage with one another.   Rather than being the interviewer, this time she's sitting in the other seat! Steph invites Sophie to share what she has learnt in her time as a podcast host and health expert, and we find out how women can better their chances of having a positive birth experience.   KIC UPDATES:We have released some great budget-friendly and family-friendly recipes in the KIC app. Sign up now for a 14-day free trial.See for privacy information.
04/09/2229m 49s

All the juicy details of Steph & Josh's intimacy challenge!

*WARNING* This ep may not be suitable for little ears (if you didn't already gather that from the title). You asked, Steph & Josh answered! You might have heard Steph mention a few episodes back (or seen it on socials... or seen it on news sites... seriously even the New York Post were writing about it) that she and her husband Josh were partaking in a 30 day intimacy challenge.. aka 30 days of sex! Well, the challenge has come to an end so it was time for Laura to put them in the hot seat and ask all of your juicy questions, like how they made time for it given they have a toddler, if it felt like a chore, what their parents said when they found out, if their sex life would be any different moving forward and so much more. SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - Look Both Ways, Netflix film Laura – Maybe You Should Talk To Someone, Book by Lori Gottlieb KIC UPDATES: To celebrate our partnership with LiSTNR, we are treating you to one month free with KIC! Head to if you’re not already a member and enter the code KICPOD1 at the checkout.See for privacy information.
30/08/2243m 46s

“90% is mental, and the other 10% is all in our heads”. Goal setting with Samantha Gash

We thought Laura loved running… until we heard what Samantha Gash has taken part in! The endurance athlete and Survivor star was the first woman in the world and youngest person at the time to complete the Four Desert Grandslam – a series of 4 x 250km ultramarathons across 1 year in the world’s toughest climate deserts. She has also run 379km across Australia’s Simpson Desert, amongst many other incredibly challenging ultramarathons  – so it’s no wonder Sam was once the subject of a documentary called Desert Runners.   She is about to take part in another enormous feat, running 1600km from the West to the East of Nepal.   In today’s KICPOD episode, Steph & Laura find out how any of this is even humanly possible, and what kind of mindset you need to have to achieve such an incredibly massive goal. If you’re looking for motivation and want to get better at goal setting, this is the ep to listen to!   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – Hairspray Musical Laura – About Time, Netflix film   KIC UPDATES: Our KIC Tour is happening in October in Adelaide, Perth and Auckland NZ! Grab your tickets now from and let’s workout together, talk together and meet each other for the first time in years! The KIC Tour is in partnership with AIA Vitality and will be joined by Sarah Davidson.See for privacy information.
23/08/2241m 4s

KICBUMP: Watching your partner go through childbirth, then going through it yourself! With Moana Hope

Although every woman's pregnancy and birth story is different, one thing most mums can agree on is that a man will never truly understand what it's like to go through childbirth - and so for a lot of mums, this includes their partner.   Former AFLW player & Survivor star Moana Hope is in the unique position where she knows exactly what it's like from both perspectives! Her wife Isabella Carlstrom gave birth to their daughter Svea in 2020, then in June this year Moana gave birth to their son Ahi.   In this episode of KICBUMP, Moana not only shares her fascinating story of forming her beautiful family, but also generously tells her birth story for the first time.   KIC UPDATES KICBUMP will soon be branching off to be its own separate podcast. Be sure to follow/subscribe once it exits the KICPOD feed in a few weeks' time!   Try our KIC 14 day trial here.See for privacy information.
21/08/2248m 48s

Achieving success while living with depression, with Will McMahon

*Trigger warning – this episode mentions suicide. If you or anyone you know needs support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14*   Will McMahon is best known for co-hosting his national radio show ‘Will & Woody’ and was recently seen on Celebrity Apprentice Australia and Australian Ninja Warrior. Throughout his extremely successful career, he has been battling with depression and has faced some dark moments along his journey.   In today’s episode of KICPOD, Will not only generously opens up about his struggles and allows us to see his most vulnerable side, but also enlightens us with his helpful advice on ways to recognise your behaviour before spiralling, finding what works for you to get yourself through, and ways to help your partner or somebody close to you who may be experiencing depression.   We hope you get as much out of this episode as we did, and are very thankful for Will sharing his experience with us.   SPECIAL SHARES:Steph – KIC & Noas Healthy Eats recipe; No Bake PB & Choc SliceLaura – Netflix film; Purple Hearts   KIC UPDATES:Steph’s spin-off podcast KICBUMP will soon be its own separate podcast. Be sure to subscribe/follow once it exits the KICPOD feed in a few weeks’ time!See for privacy information.
16/08/2252m 42s

Steph's saucy 30 day challenge & Dr Libby Weaver on how to destress

Particularly for women, we often feel so much pressure to do it all and be amazing at everything at all times, and so many of us are guilty of trying to please everyone around us, even when it’s detrimental to our own mental health. But it turns out it’s also detrimental to our physical health in ways you may not be aware of.   In this episode of KICPOD, we find out the impacts of stress and why being Superwoman isn’t always the best thing for us, and get some great tips on ways to manage our busy lives and set healthy boundaries.   Also as an added bonus in today's ep, Steph reveals the saucy 30 day challenge she & her husband Josh are in the middle of! Would you take part in this challenge with your partner? Laura says she wouldn't!   SPECIAL GUEST: Dr Libby Weaver   KIC UPDATES: KIC minis are here! Lack of time and motivation are the biggest barriers preventing us from moving our bodies (especially in winter), so we’ve developed a series of 5-minute mini workouts that you can easily fit into your day. You can start your 14-day free trial here.   SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ novel by Delia Owens Laura – ‘Fittest on Earth: Next Gen’ film on Amazon Prime Video & Apple TVSee for privacy information.
09/08/2239m 33s

KICBUMP: The real side of motherhood that nobody is talking about, with Ash Pollard

For a lot of new mums, it can be extremely daunting dealing with everything that comes with parenthood, and on top of that seeing every other mum on Instagram seemingly cope just fine can add pressure and strip our confidence.   Ash Pollard wants to cut the crap! She’s got two kids under two, so has been through it all! She very generously bares all in this episode of KICBUMP, sharing the hardships she’s faced in her personal experience, and removing the stigma attached to postnatal depression and anxiety.   If you are suffering from postnatal depression or anxiety please reach out to the PANDA National helpline on 1300 726 306 or visit   SPECIAL GUEST Australian cook, author, TV & radio personality Ash PollardSee for privacy information.
07/08/2232m 44s

How to eat healthy on a budget, with dietitian Wendy Fedele

It’s no secret that the cost of living is constantly rising – with petrol prices, rent, mortgage interest rates and grocery costs all increasing faster than we can keep up! A common misconception is that eating healthy and buying good quality ingredients costs a fortune, so on today’s episode of KICPOD Steph and Laura speak to dietitian Wendy Fedele to find out some tips and tricks on cost-effective ways to eat well. Turns out there are still plenty of ways for us to get all of the important nutrients into our diet while being on a budget, and we even find out some handy ways to avoid food wasting too! SPECIAL GUEST:Wendy Fedele is a Melbourne based dietitian, and if you’d like to check out more from her or book an appointment, you can do so here.KIC UPDATES:KIC minis are here! Lack of time and motivation are the biggest barriers preventing us from moving our bodies (especially in winter), so we’ve developed a series of 5-minute mini workouts that you can easily fit into your day. You can start your 14-day free trial here. KICPOD has now partnered with LiSTNR – alongside your usual streaming platforms, you can now find us on the LiSTNR app! SPECIAL SHARES: Steph – ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman’ on NetflixLaura – Glennon Doyle’s podcast ‘We Can Do Hard Things’, episode with Natalie Portman; ‘How to Know When to Say Yes’See for privacy information.
02/08/2236m 29s

An uncomfortable insight into the life of female surgeon

*Trigger warning this episode mentions experience of sexual harassment*On this episode of the KICPOD Steph and Laura had the pleasure of speaking with Australian surgeon and author Neela Janakiramanan. They chatted with Neela about her upcoming novel ‘The Registrar’ which was inspired by her personal experiences throughout her surgical training and unpacks the cost of success in the medical industry. Neela talks to the harsh reality of the surgical profession and how she had to endure sexual harassment, burnout and mental health deterioration to achieve success. This conversation provides an uncomfortable insight into the lives of budding surgeons whilst also reminding us of the importance of implementing tactics to support our mental health in the workplace. Neela also provides some wonderful advice on how we can best manage ourselves in high pressure environments and how we can ensure we’re truly switching off when we’re away from work. Neela’s novel The Registrar can be pre-ordered at Booktopia. SPECIAL GUEST: Neela Janakiramanan  SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - Workin’ Moms on Netflix Laura - The Registrar by Neela Janakiramanan KIC UPDATES: Get 3 months of KIC for $25 and unlock access to month 2 of our Workout In Winter Challenge: Danny’s 4 week full-body STRENGTHEN challenge. To redeem this offer, use ‘WIW50’ at the website checkout. Find out more here.KICPOD is partnering with LiSTNR. From 1 August, you’ll also find us on the LiSTNR network alongside our usual streaming platforms. SPONSOR SHOUTOUT: Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at for privacy information.
28/06/2253m 52s

KICBUMP: What is a Doula? with Tess Batchelor

If you’ve heard the term ‘Doula’ but aren’t exactly sure what’s involved, this is the episode for you.Steph chats with Victorian-based Doula, Tess Batchelor about how a Doula can support you from conception right through pregnancy and into the wildly beautiful postpartum period.Tess shares the different levels of support available, her experience with a variety of parents and births and the surprisingly affordable costs!SPECIAL GUESTTess Batchelor  Save 50% off with KIC$25 for 3 months when you sign up via using the code WIW50See for privacy information.
26/06/2240m 25s

Sobriety, adult acne & building confidence, with Olivia Molly McKeone

This week we welcome back to the KICPOD the wonderful Olivia Molly McKeone (née Rogers). Olivia has been making waves in both her personal and professional life. From launching her first book, to partnering with some incredible brands, to dealing with adult acne and discovering the flow on effects of her sobriety, Olivia opens up about it all. Her success however hasn’t been without moments of self doubt and she chats with Steph and Laura on how she’s dealt with self doubt and how she’s built up her confidence and self belief. She also generously shares her tips for anyone else who might find themselves struggling.   SPECIAL GUEST:Olivia Molly McKeone   SPECIAL SHARES:Steph - Everything I Know About Love on StanLaura - Halftime J Lo Documentary on Netflix   KIC UPDATES:Join the live Power Pilates workout with Laura & Leo Monday 27 June @ 7:00am AEST. Learn how to join this workout here.   SPONSOR SHOUTOUT:Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at for privacy information.
21/06/2258m 16s

Staying safe when travelling: how two sisters escaped attempted human trafficking

*Trigger warning mentions experience of attempted human trafficking*With travel now back on the cards and someone being trafficked every 30 seconds, we wanted to bring awareness about how to travel overseas safely. To support this subject, we spoke with Rachel Vasicek, co-founder of Francaesca Jewellery who escaped a calculated attempt of human trafficking with her sister whilst on an overseas business trip.Rachel shares the gripping details of her lived experience and brings awareness to and reminds us of some of the simple but fundamental precautions we should take when embarking on an overseas holiday. Get 15% off your Francesca purchase by using 'KIC15' at the website checkout (excludes all charity items and gift cards).Want to support Be Her Freedom? Purchase the necklace on the Francesca website. SPECIAL GUEST:Rachel Vasicek SPECIAL SHARES:Steph - The Peanut Butter Falcon on NetflixLaura - Interceptor on Netflix KIC UPDATES:Join the live Power Pilates workout with Steph & Leo Wednesday 15 June @ 6:30pm AEST. Learn how to join this workout here. SPONSOR SHOUTOUT:Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at See for privacy information.
14/06/221h 2m

KICBUMP: My Experience with Postpartum Anxiety with Jessica Urlichs

1 in 5 new mums and 1 in 10 new dads experience perinatal depression and anxiety, yet the topic is still considered taboo.This week Steph chats to Jessica Urlichs, a beautiful mum of 2 (soon to be 3) author and passionate spokesperson for perinatal mental health.Jess very kindly speaks to her personal experience with postnatal anxiety, the tips that got her through her hardest days and advice on supporting loved ones going through this.If you are suffering from postnatal anxiety or depression please reach out to the PANDA National helpline on 1300 726 306 or visit SPECIAL GUESTJessica Urlichs  KIC WINTER OFFER  $25 for 3 months when you sign up via See for privacy information.
12/06/2236m 17s

Q&A with Steph & Laura: You Asked, We Answered PART 2

This week Steph and Laura answer more of your burning questions. From discussing the pressure many women feel when their fertility is at its peak to sharing how they try to achieve a comfortable work life balance to battling the winter motivational slump and establishing a healthy relationship with food, this episode is jam packed with valuable advice.If you’re in need of support when it comes to your relationship with food, the Butterfly Foundation is here to help. SPECIAL SHARES:Steph - Stranger Things Season 4 on NetflixLaura - Dr Emily - Truth vs Harmony The Imperfects Podcast KIC UPDATES:It’s not too late to sign up to Workout In Winter with KIC. Use 'WIW50' at the website checkout to get 50% off the quarterly subscription.Check out our Workout in Winter goal setting journal here. SPONSOR SHOUTOUT:Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at for privacy information.
07/06/2248m 13s

Staying motivated & combatting winter blues with psychologist Bec

Winter is upon us and so this week Steph and Laura chatted to psychologist Bec McWilliam all about ‘winter blues’ and how seasonal changes impact our mood. In this episode Bec enlightens us why our serotonin and melatonin levels take a hit during winter and how we can combat and be more adaptive to the weather changing. In addition Bec shares the importance of honing in and reflecting on our values in order to make the best possible decisions for our wellbeing and our goals. We hope this chat reminds you to be kind to yourself during the winter months and to know that it’s normal to feel a little down when there’s less sunshine. If you’re looking to reflect on your values, you can find Bec’s Value Exploration Worksheet here.SPECIAL GUEST: Bec McWilliam  SPECIAL SHARES: Steph - The Staircase on Binge Laura - Conversations with friends on Amazon Prime KIC UPDATES: Workout In Winter with KIC Get your winter workouts sorted for only $25 when you use the code WIW50 at the website checkout.Head to and sign up now. SPONSOR SHOUTOUT: Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at for privacy information.
31/05/2242m 5s

KICBUMP: Postpartum, poop & prams with Steph, Emma & Tracey

Harvey turns 1! To celebrate, Steph reminisces on her first year of motherhood with Tracey & Emma from her mums group.Together they explore memories from the very early days, what they wish they knew going into postpartum and the must-have things that got them and their bubs through the toughest days.Thinking back on the year of firsts they discuss the highs and lows, what they’d do differently and share a whole lot of poo stories!See for privacy information.
29/05/221h 12m

Q&A with Steph & Laura: You Asked, We Answered PART 1

You asked and we answered! On today’s episode of the KICPOD, Steph and Laura unpack and address your burning questions. From navigating adult friendships after you’ve had children to becoming more confident and empowered to set boundaries with those around you, this episode is packed full of valuable advice and food for thought. Steph and Laura also discuss their friendship, how they navigate being both business partners and best friends and whether they ever fight.SPECIAL SHARES:Steph - Brene Brown on EmpathyLaura - Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber on Prime Video KIC UPDATES:Workout In Winter with KICGet your winter workouts sorted for only $25 when you use the code WIW50 at the checkout. Head to to sign up now.SPONSOR SHOUTOUT:Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at for privacy information.
24/05/2242m 6s

How to tackle your life admin

On this episode of the KICPOD Steph and Laura chatted with Mia Northrop, the co-author of Life Admin Hacks and co-host of the Life Admin Life Hacks podcast.We all know how overwhelming life admin can be so we asked Mia to share her top tips and ticks on how you can best manage your life admin tasks.Mia encourages us to identify our life admin pain points so that we can take control, stress less, save money, feel more organised and manage our time more effectively. We’re also reminded that in order to get on top of our life admin and set ourselves up for success, we need to first make the time to set up the tools and systems that are going to help us manage it in the long run.So whether you’re needing to consolidate your super, ensure you’re getting the best possible price on your insurance or make meal prepping a priority, Mia’s tips, tactics and strategies will help you to get on top of it all.Listen to the Life Admin Life Hacks podcast here.Purchase Mia and Dinah’s book Life Admin Hacks here. SPECIAL GUEST:Mia Northrop SPECIAL SHARES:Steph - Full Body Banded Burner KIC Masterclass with new Barre Pilates Master Trainer KikaLaura - Her strategy for setting a new wake up time KIC UPDATES:Barre Pilates has now launched in the KIC app! SPONSOR SHOUTOUT:Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at See for privacy information.
17/05/2253m 44s

KICBUMP: Educating & Empowering You for Birth & Beyond with Midwife Zoe

Today's guest on this episode of the KICBUMP KICPOD is Zoe, a midwife motivated to empower and educate women through all things pregnancy, birth and beyond.Steph asked Zoe a number of questions you as a community sent through, and reminisced on her own experience with midwives and birth too.We hope you leave this podcast feeling just that little bit more educated and ready for what birth and beyond has in store for you, and that no matter what happens… you’re not alone.If you’re looking for an online community of other mummas to connect with, you can find our private KICBUMP group on Facebook.SPECIAL GUEST:Zoe RobsonInstagram: @midwifezoePodcast: Midwife in My Pocket PodcastSee for privacy information.
15/05/2254m 20s

How do I know if I ACTUALLY want kids?

On this episode of the KICPOD, Steph and Laura spoke to journalist and published author Gina Rushton. After being faced with the decision about whether she herself wanted children, Gina was inspired to investigate why we now feel so unsure of whether we want to become parents.This discussion reveals the modern complex considerations that people, in particular women now face when deciding on whether they want to bring a child into the world. From navigating the relationship with yourself and your personal circumstances to the wider issues of climate change and inflation, it’s no wonder that we are now thinking long and hard about the decision to have a child.We hope that this episode brings comfort to those unsure of whether parenthood is for them and to remind you that it’s totally normal, valid and justified to be confused about what your future might hold when it comes to parenthood.Gina's first book The Most Important Job in the World is out now.  SPECIAL GUEST:Gina Rushton SPECIAL SHARES:Steph - The VoiceLaura - A reminder about how wonderful public transport is KIC UPDATES:We celebrated World Pilates Day. Sign up to KIC at to sign up and try our pilates today.P.s. Stay tuned for an exciting new workout style to hit the KIC app very soon. SPONSOR SHOUTOUT:Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at  See for privacy information.
10/05/2258m 33s

Lisa Wilkinson: A fearless approach to building your career

On this week’s episode Steph and Laura spoke to one of Australia’s most admired journalists, Lisa Wilkinson. From being the youngest ever editor of a national magazine to co-hosting one of Australia’s top Morning TV programs, Lisa is a trailblazer in the media.Lisa shares her advice on how to navigate being thrown in the deep end when starting in a new role and emphasises the positive impact of finding a career that you love.This episode is a reminder to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and to harness others’ belief in you to become more comfortable to take on a challenge and have faith in your abilities. SPECIAL GUEST:Lisa Wilkinson  SPECIAL SHARES:Steph - Harvey’s Birthday Cake Recipe (dropping soon in the KIC app)Laura - It Wasn't Meant to Be Like This by Lisa Wilkinson & Witchery White Shirt Campaign KIC UPDATES:Join us for Meditate in May to build your meditation habit. Something exciting is coming to the KIC app. Join our KIC Facebook Community to be the first to find out our news. The KIC Facebook Community is open to all KIC subscribers. Join here.See for privacy information.
03/05/221h 6m

KICBUMP: The Hormone Rollercoaster: Postpartum & Weaning off Breastfeeding

In this episode, Steph opens up about her own experiences around the hormonal shifts and emotions she experienced post the birth of her baby Harvey, and more recently the hormonal change since weaning off breastfeeding. Outside of sharing her personal experience, Amanda Ward (Steph’s OB) explains what is going on in a woman’s body in both of these stages to help us better understand why you may be feeling or reacting the way you are! Thank you to our KICBUMP community members who shared their experiences with Steph to share as well!  If you’re looking for an online community of other mummas to connect with, you can find our private KICBUMP page on Facebook.  To celebrate mothers day, Steph will be running a LIVE KIC workout in the KICBUMP FB community at 10am on the 9th of May. - support for you and your family SPONSOR SHOUTOUT: Thanks to this weeks sponsor ROCC Naturals you can try their vitamin enriched toothpaste in Australia's first biodegradable toothpaste tube. Jump online to and try a tube for half price PLUS enjoy free shipping. Enter code KICCPOD2022 to redeem.See for privacy information.
01/05/2240m 49s

Living a Life with Impact with Maria Thattil

On this week’s episode of the KICPOD, Steph and Laura spoke to the incredible Maria Thattil. Maria takes us through her journey of transitioning away from the corporate world and into the limelight where she’s making waves a TV personality, keynote speaker, writer and creator. Maria opened up about her relationship with her body, her battle with anxiety and how she found the courage to step out and do something which went against the opinions of those around her. This chat with Maria reminds us to always to believe in ourselves, stick to our guns and battle through our self doubt to become the best and most impactful version of ourselves. SPECIAL GUEST:Maria Thattil SPECIAL SHARES:Steph - Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey & Anatomy of a Scandal on NetflixLaura - Coda on Apple TV KIC UPDATES:Meditate in May with KIC!Win tickets to our Cardio Pilates Party on the 7th of May. Enter here.  SPONSOR SHOUTOUT:Shop La Roche-Posay’s range of skincare at See for privacy information.
26/04/2246m 41s

Why Do We Feel Guilty All the Time and is it a Bad Thing!?

In this week’s episode of the KICPOD Steph and Laura discuss guilt - the emotional reaction we all experience where we feel responsible or regretful for what has or hasn’t happened. Steph and Laura open up about when, where and how they have felt guilt. They reflect on their personal experiences which have triggered guilt and discuss how they have worked through the feelings of falling short when feeling guilty. Steph and Laura’s vulnerable conversation highlights the prevalence of guilt within our modern lives and encourages you to work through your guilt. We hope this episode motivates you to reduce the burden you allow yourself to feel whenever you experience guilt. SPECIAL SHARES:Steph - A shoutout to Laura for being a finalist in the the Women Leading Tech Awards, Executive Leader Category Laura - The Imperfects Podcast Episode with Johann Hari - Why You Can't Pay AttentionKIC UPDATES:KIC Squad Faves Challenge. Starts this week! KIC PARTY, Monday 11th April, 6:30pm AEST SPONOSR SHOUTOUT:This episode is brought to you by adidas. The new Ultraboost 22 has landed - designed by women, for women. You can shop the Adidas Ultraboost 22 via the Adidas app, instore or online at See for privacy information.
05/04/221h 3m

KICBUMP: Life as a Stay at Home Dad with Josh Miller

On this very exciting episode, Steph chats with her husband and Harvey’s dad, Josh Miller!Now that Steph’s returned to the KIC office, Josh is proudly a stay at home dad. Together they explore his work-life pre-Harvey, how he’s coping with this new lifestyle, tips on avoiding groundhog day, the importance of filling your cup outside of parenthood and the pressures and stigma around stay at home dads.Whether you’re a new parent, soon-to-be or simply interested in how it all works BTS, we have no doubt you’ll love this episode with Josh.SPECIAL GUESTJosh Miller  1 FREE MONTH WITH KIC Use the code KICPODAPRIL for one free month with KIC at See for privacy information.
03/04/2235m 22s

The Raw Reality of Domestic Abuse and Family Violence

This week we spoke to Tarang Chawla, the host of Future Women’s Podcast ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ about domestic and family violence. In this chat Tarang shares his personal experience with domestic violence and unpacks the complexities of abuse.This conversation provides an understanding into the multitude of ways in which domestic violence can appear and highlights the dire need for increased awareness. Tarang also speaks to the common feeling of shame and why those experiencing domestic violence often don’t seek support.If you are experiencing domestic violence we encourage you to reach out for help by contacting the national counselling service 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Lifeline on 13 11 14 or text 0477 13 11 14 at night. SPECIAL GUEST:Tarang Chawla Listen to Tarang's Future Women Podcast here. SPECIAL SHARES:Steph - 'Low and Slow' - NEW Low Impact KIC WorkoutLaura - The Dropout on Disney+ & WeCrashed on Apple TV SPONOSR SHOUTOUT:This episode is brought to you by adidas. The new Ultraboost 22 has landed - designed by women, for women. You can shop the Adidas Ultraboost 22 via the Adidas app, instore or online at  KIC UPDATES:Brand new Low Impact Workouts with Brooke have launched in your KIC app.See for privacy information.
29/03/2256m 30s

D&M - Missing Your Ex, Finding Independence & Paving Your Own Way

In this episode Steph and Laura share their advice on your D&M's. They unpack your questions about missing your ex, feeling like you’re falling behind in your life, navigating how to live away from your loved ones and finding independence.There’s never a right or wrong answer, however there’s always room for conversations to provide you with some food for thought. We hope this chat leaves you feeling a little less alone and empowered to tackle whatever you might be facing with more confidence.SPECIAL SHARESSteph - 'Fired up' KIC Cardio PilatesLaura - Byron Baes NetflixKIC UPDATESTickets are still available to KIC it with us IRL in Brisbane this Saturday the 26th of March! Want to join us? Get your tickets here.Low Impact workouts with Brooke are dropping in your KIC app this Monday the 28th of March!SPONOSR SHOUTOUTThis episode is brought to you by adidas. The new Ultraboost 22 has landed - designed by women, for women. You can shop the Adidas Ultraboost 22 via the Adidas app, instore or online at See for privacy information.
22/03/2245m 23s

KICBUMP: When Birth Plans don't go to Plan

In today's KICBUMP episode Steph reflects on her own birth story, and shares a number of the communities birth stories too where their birth didn't exactly go to plan!The common piece of advice; have preferences over having a plan & remember that your personal feelings when you reflect on your own birth are valid no matter what they are. You are able to feel grateful at the same time as disappointed - the two feelings absolutely can sit parallel when it comes to reflecting on your birth.If you’re looking for an online community of other mummas to connect with, you can find our private KICBUMP page on Facebook.Thank you to todays sponsor, ErgoPouch. If you’re interested in checking them out, you can purchase the NEW Winter Harvest Collection, and their entire safe-sleep approved range, which covers newborns to 12-year-olds, exclusively online through the ergoPouch website; for privacy information.
20/03/2246m 39s

The power of mindset and finding happiness with Em Carey

With World Happiness Day quickly approaching, Steph and Laura took the opportunity to chat with ray of sunshine Em Carey also known as 'the girl who fell from the sky'. After becoming paralysed from the waist down when her parachute didn't open whilst skydiving, Em had to learn to walk again. Although in an irreversible situation, Em didn't let this stop her. In this chat she shares her journey after her accident and her tips on how to find happiness and have strength in the most uncontrollable of situations. Our happiness is in own hands and Em wants to remind you that even though the problem might not go away, you have the power to change the way you look at it. This chat serves as a reminder to shift the focus off of what you don’t have onto what you DO have and to have faith in your own strength. SPECIAL GUESTEmma Carey SPECIAL SHARESSteph - Disney's Encanto Laura - The Daily Podcast Want to KIC it with us IRL? There are still tickets available for our Melbourne and Brisbane KICTOUR events. So head to our website and grab your tickets now!SPONOSR SHOUTOUT This episode is brought to you by adidas. The new Ultraboost 22 has landed - designed by women, for women. You can shop the Adidas Ultraboost 22 via the Adidas app, instore or online at for privacy information.
15/03/2253m 30s

Owning Your Career with My Millennial Career

Happy International Women's Day KICPOD listeners!This week on the KICPOD Steph and Laura speak to Emily & Shelley from My Millennial Career.Together they discuss this year's IWD theme #BreakTheBias and cover different biases that exist in the workplace. Check out Emily and Shelly's podcast. SPECIAL SHARES:Laura - - Self Care @watchselfcare on TikTok 24 Hour IWD KIC Sale!Enjoy 50% off of our quarterly memberships. That's 3 months of KIC for only $24.47. Hurry, ends midnight tonight. Available only at SPONOSR SHOUTOUTThis episode is brought to you by adidas. The new Ultraboost 22 has landed - designed by women, for women. You can shop the Adidas Ultraboost 22 via the Adidas app, instore or online at  MENTIONS: for privacy information.
07/03/2250m 23s

KICBUMP: The fourth trimester

This week on the KICBUMP pod, Steph reflects on her own experiences as a brand new mum in that 'fourth trimester' - the period that a lot of the pregnancy/baby books forget to cover! She share's her own tips and tricks to help you through this challenging yet exciting time, and also has three guests share their wisdom too. Those guests are; Maggie (@thepeninsulamumma) a mum of two, Emma Walker (@emmacharlottew) a midwife and good friend of Steph's and Ashleigh Mason (thewomenslifephysio), our KIC physio and womens health educator. We hope you finish this episode feeling excited and ready for the journey ahead into motherhood. Remember our KICBUMP Fb community is there to support you, we can be your virtual mothers group. Find us on Fb and join today. SPECIAL SHARE: Book: The Motherhood, Jamila Rizvi DONATE NOW: for privacy information.
06/03/2236m 13s

Navigating friendships throughout different life stages

Steph & Laura are a pure example of best friends navigating two very different life stages.Steph is thriving as a mum to Harvey, learning to juggle the competing demands of work and mum-life. Whereas, Laura is solely dedicated to her KIC career, but together, they make it work!As we move through different life stages, it’s only human for friendships to grow closer when you have shared interests to bond over, or drift apart when your values and priorities change.Steph & Laura chat about the challenges faced, sharing their tips on setting boundaries, being open & honest with each other and learning that sometime’s it’s okay to let go.SPECIAL SHARESSteph: The Rescue - Documentary on NetflixLaura: Inventing Anna - NetflixSPONSOR SHOUT OUTCreate the bed of your dreams with I Love Linen. Shop 20% off Quilt Covers, Sheet Sets and Bundles PLUS get an extra 10% off with the code KIC10. Available online at Hurry, offer ends Wednesday, 9th March. See for privacy information.
01/03/2252m 24s

Gut health, overcoming guilt & building a positive relationship with food

This week on the KIC POD, Steph and Laura chat with KIC’s resident dietitian, Liv Morrison.Liv helps us understand intuitive eating, how to build a positive mindset and relationship with food and her tips to overcome food guilt.Together they dive into IBS, exploring specific causes, dealing with the stress, low fodmap eating, managing bloating and reducing symptoms.SPECIAL GUESTLiv Morrison  SPECIAL SHARESSteph: Cardio Resistance, KIC Pilates WorkoutLaura: The Diary of a CEO with Steven Bartlett SPONSOR SHOUTOUT Create the bed of your dreams with I Love Linen. Shop 20% off Quilt Covers, Sheet Sets and Bundles PLUS get an extra 10% off with the code KIC10. Available online at for privacy information.
22/02/221h 4m

KICBUMP: Educated & empowered with Tiny Hearts

This week on the KICBUMP pod, Steph sat down with Nikki & Rach, co-founders of Tiny Hearts Education.Navigating motherhood can be a really overwhelming experience, but an educated mumma is an empowered mumma.This episode is packed full of expert advice on food allergies, anxiety around solids, common choking hazards, basic first aid, burns and so much more.We hope this episode helps you feel more confident and in control. You’ve got this mumma.SPECIAL GUESTSNikki JurcurtzRachael Waia  Find out more about Tiny Hearts Education at @tinyheartseducation See for privacy information.
20/02/2249m 39s

Social media - filters, followers, comparison & taking control.

It’s safe to say that most of us have a love-hate relationship when it comes to social media. It’s a powerful tool to connect, be inspired and share our stories, yet on the flip side it can be incredibly detrimental to our mental health. Steph & Laura dive into the dark side of social media, discussing the negative toll it can take on our body image, self-esteem and confidence. But it’s time to take control. Steph & Laura share their tips on creating a safe and empowering social media experience, just for YOU. Click here to win a KIC retreat.  Find out more about the Carman's Fun Run.  Body Kind statistics.    SPECIAL SHARES Steph: Corn on the cob cooking hack Laura: Dare to Lead with Brene Brown and Abby Wambach     See for privacy information.
15/02/2259m 38s

Confidence, Mental Health & Embracing Self-Love with Kath Ebbs

We may say this about a lot of our episodes, but this chat with Kath Ebbs is seriously one of the best! With Valentine’s Day coming up, Steph & Laura speak with Kath about cherishing & nurturing the most important relationship in our lives, the one we have with ourselves. Together they explore confidence, self-love and building positive relationships with food & exercise.   TRIGGER WARNING: Kath very openly shares their experience with suicide ideation and disordered eating. If you’re in need of support please reach out to Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Butterfly Foundation Australia on 1800 33 4673. A big thank you to Kath for being so open and raw in this beautiful chat. SPECIAL GUEST Kath Ebbs  Conversations with Kath Podcast  SPECIAL SHARES Laura - And Just Like That via Binge Steph - Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation KIC Tour Tickets KICRUN Club  See for privacy information.
08/02/221h 35m

KICBUMP: Returning to Work with Emma Vosti

On the very first KICBUMP episode of 2022, Steph chats with one of her friends and fellow mum club member, Emma Vosti. Together they talk through the anticipations, struggles and juggles of returning to work after maternity leave. If heading back to work is making you feel a little overwhelmed, we really hope you feel less alone when tuning into this raw chat with Em & Steph. SPECIAL GUEST Emma Vosti   See for privacy information.
06/02/2257m 25s

KIC’ing goals and finding motivation in 2022 with Danny Kennedy

In the first official episode of 2022, Steph and Laura chat all things goals, motivation and the KICFIT Challenge with KIC’s head trainer Danny. Danny shares his advice on how to get back into working out after a break, finding motivation and staying accountable to yourself. He also explains what progressive overload is and how to do it using the KIC app.Danny reminds us that a good month is better than a perfect week. It’s about progress not perfection.SPECIAL GUESTDanny KennedyDanny’s podcast SPECIAL SHARESSteph - 1883Laura - The Intern and re-defining what self-care means to you KIC UPDATESRefer a friend to KIC and be put in the draw to win a spot at our KIC Retreat at Elements of Byron in Byron Bay. Find out more here. It’s not too late to join our 6 Week KICFIT Challenge! Sign up here.See for privacy information.
01/02/2255m 59s

BONUS EP: Bootcamp breakdown - a 'SPICY' chat with KIC’s newest Master Trainer, Leo!

In this bonus KICPOD ep, Steph and Laura chat with KIC’s newest master trainer Leo! Leo has joined the KIC Squad bringing a brand new and seriously spicy workout style to the app - BOOTCAMP! Bootcamp workouts are fun, equipment-free and suitable for ALL fitness levels as Leo is always offering regressions and progressions in his classes.From this chat you’ll learn a little more about Leo as he shares details on his personal and professional background, how he teamed up with KIC, his ‘why’ for moving his body and his tips on goal setting.You’ll find all of Leo’s brand new Bootcamp workouts in the KIC app today! SPECIAL GUESTLeo Forchin  SPECIAL SHARESSteph: Love on the Spectrum Season 2Laura: How To Fail With Elizabeth Day S 13, Ep 1 How to Fail: Brené Brown Looking for a challenge?Sign up to join us in our 6 week KIC Challenge starting January 31st here. Want to get your hand on a KIC x MiGoals Diary?Access our collection here.See for privacy information.
18/01/2243m 23s

BONUS EP: Reducing guilt & returning to exercise after COVID

 BONUS EP! “When can I start exercising after COVID?” The question on many of our minds!Laura chats with KIC’s expert physio & women’s health educator, Ash Mason, to help us understand how and when we can return to exercise, safely.Together they chat through Laura’s experience, tools to overcome feelings of guilt about not exercising and the importance of rest and fuelling our bodies as we recover.Ash explains the five phases of returning to exercise and shares her go-to KIC workouts to support you at each stage.SPECIAL GUESTAsh MasonSPECIAL SHARES:Ash: Untamed by Glennon DoyleLaura: We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle, 2 part Brene Brown interview. 1. How to know ourselves & be known by our people , and 2. Holding boundaries & facing our fear See for privacy information.
17/01/2251m 37s

That’s a wrap! Learnings, growth & goals for 2022

In the final KICPOD episode for 2021, Steph and Laura reflect on their biggest learnings of the year. They take a moment to unpack what they’re most proud of and acknowledge the growth they’ve experienced both personally and as business women. The episode serves a powerful reminder to be present, celebrate the small wins, trust yourself and to remember that pain, hard times and feelings of anxiety are only momentary - the hard times will pass. Finally, Steph and Laura share their goals for 2022. They remind us not to focus solely on the end result, but to focus and enjoy the journey, find your purpose and your ‘why’. SPECIAL SHARESSteph: King RichardLaura: And Just Like That We want to hear from you!The KICPOD is your POD. So, we would LOVE to know what you’d like to hear from us in 2022. Let us know your thoughts here.  Learn to run 10km!If you haven’t already heard, we’ve just launch our KICRUN 5-10km program! Head into the KIC app to start your running journey today.See for privacy information.
14/12/211h 6m

KICBUMP: Miscarriage - screw the stigma, Nicole's talking about it.

Trigger warning: Miscarriage & pregnancy loss  1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, yet the topic remains taboo.  Steph sits down with KIC’s beautiful team member, Nicole Maycroft, who has unfortunately experienced miscarriage, twice. Nicole very bravely shares an insight to her story, advice on how to help your loved ones as they experience pregnancy loss, the tips and tools that got her through the hardest days, her thoughts towards the 12 week wait and to top it all off, her recent experience with Grave’s Disease.  Nicole is determined to break the stigma and help other women & their partners feel less alone.  If you’ve recently experienced pregnancy loss and wish to skip passed Steph’s updates on Harvey please start the episode at 9:30 SPECIAL GUEST  Nicole Maycroft  Read Nicole's story and tips to get through a miscarriage here. See for privacy information.
12/12/2152m 53s

Meet the Henshaws! Why Dalton Took Laura’s Surname

We’re still on a high from Laura’s wedding so we decided to do another episode, but this time you’ll be hearing from the newlyweds!  Together Laura and Dalton reflect on the buildup to the wedding, the wedding itself and the wild reaction sparked by Dalton taking Laura’s name. You’ll also get to hear Dalton’s side of the story, his journey navigating the wedding around covid and how he felt about breaking away from some of the conventional and expected traditions of a wedding.  Most importantly, Dalton provides the beautiful reminder that a name doesn’t define who you are, your actions do.  SPECIAL GUEST Dalton Henshaw  SPECIAL SHARES Steph: SCANDAL by Shameless Podcast Laura: 101 Essays that will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest  Want to try KIC? To celebrate Laura getting married we’re giving you ONE FREE MONTH of KIC! Redeem via and use the code: HENSHAW. Valid until Wednesday 15 December 2021.  Learn to run 10km! We are SO excited to launch our 5-10km KICRUN program on Monday 13 December 2021. Be sure you've subscribed to the KIC app so you can take your running to the next level!  Want to run with us? Next Monday the 13th of December we're heading to Sydney for a KICRUN event. For more information on how to join us click here.See for privacy information.
07/12/2156m 47s

Laura finally says ‘I do’ & Dalt becomes a Henshaw!

On this very special episode, Steph and Laura unpack all things relating to Laura’s wedding! After having to postpone her wedding 3 times due to Covid-19, Laura finally got to say 'I do'.  Laura reflects on and shares all the special moments both in the lead up to the big day and on the big day itself. She shares the details about her wedding planning experience including the process of designing her dream dress, the anxiety she faced in light of Covid-19 and how she broke away from the shackles of tradition when it comes to weddings, like Dalton taking her last name!  Importantly, Laura reminds us that no matter what happens on the day, it’s truly all about the love in the room and choosing the things that work best for you.  SPECIAL SHARES Steph: A reminder to live by your own advice  Laura: KIC Mediation ‘Clear and Calm' with Meg See for privacy information.
30/11/2150m 24s

KICBUMP: From bump to baby, your women's health questions answered!

In this week's episode Steph sits down with KICBUMP's very own women's health educator & physio, Ash Mason.  Ash is a holistic physio and mind-set coach who genuinely loves empowering others to feel confident and is an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things women’s health!  Ash shares her tips, tricks and tools on exercising during pregnancy, looking after your body post-birth, abdominal separation and other common women's health symptoms, mental health, burnout and feelings of overwhelm throughout all stages of early motherhood.  To wrap up the episode Ash takes us through a pelvic floor exercise that you can literally do anywhere!    SPECIAL GUEST  Ash Mason   @thewomenslifephysio   SPECIAL SHARE  Blueberry & Cinnamon Porridge  via the KIC app.    Want to try KICBUMP?  Get 60% off with our Black Friday Sale. Just $7.80 for your first month. Head to to redeem this offer. Sale ends midnight tonight!See for privacy information.
28/11/2145m 54s

Let's talk about modern sex, baby! Confidence in the bedroom & post-lockdown love

This week we’re talking all things modern sex, pleasure, relationships and sex toys with the wonderful Lucy Wark and Georgia Grace. Together Lucy and Georgia are on a mission to give people the confidence and tools to feel comfortable, shame-free and empowered when it comes to all things sex!   In this chat they share insights into how covid-19 impacted sex, dating and relationships and they offer some incredible tips on how to improve sexual communication. They also bust some of the most common sex toy myths and share the importance of having the right tools and materials to help you understand sex and enjoy it.   SPECIAL GUESTS Georgia Grace  Lucy Wark   Modern Guide to Sex (video education course) Georgia & Lucy's podcast, ReScript by NORMAL    SPECIAL SHARES Steph: The Dog House on 10 Play Laura: KIC Mediation ‘Anxiety Relief’   Want to try KIC? Now is the time! For new and returning subscribers, you can get 60% off your first month on the month to month subscription by signing up during our Black Friday Sale. Head to our website to redeem this offer!   Tried our KICRUN Program? We'd love for you to share your feedback and thoughts with. us here.   Love the KIC POD? Vote for the KIC POD in the Australian Podcast Listeners' Choice Award. See for privacy information.
23/11/2154m 31s

Navigating insecurity and learning to love your own skin with stylebydeni

In this chat, we spoke to the incredibly stylish and spirited Deni. Sharing their journey of coming out as non-binary Deni reveals how they’ve built confidence and grown to become more accepting of who they are in their own skin.  Deni speaks to how thankful they are for their hardworking and humble family upbringing which in turn fuelled their work ethic and drive and embedded a deep appreciation for the fruits of their labour.  This chat provides a much needed reminder that growth and navigating one’s insecurities is a non-linear journey and that it’s okay to fake it till you make it.    SPECIAL GUEST Deni Todorovič     SPECIAL SHARES Steph: KIC’s TikTok Accounts  Laura: Gatorade: Wisdom From The Top with Guy Raz interview with Sarah Robb O'Hagan   Love the KIC POD?  Vote for the KIC POD in the Australian Podcast Listeners' Choice Award:   Want to KIC it with us?  Sign up to receive your 7 day free trial at www.keepitcleaner.comSee for privacy information.
16/11/2158m 14s

KICBUMP: Judgement, Guilt & Body Acceptance with The Peninsula Mumma

In this week’s KICBUMP episode Steph chats with Maggie Chretien, AKA, The Peninsula Mumma.   As two mums who have openly shared their experience with sleep school, Steph & Maggie discuss the judgment they have received on social media and the ways in which they have learnt to cope with unsolicited opinions.    Together they dive into tips on managing mum guilt, the power and importance of communication and body acceptance. Maggie opens up about her postnatal anxiety and how Googling is 'a no from me’.   We admire and adore Maggie’s strength and transparency and hope that new & expectant mums will feel more confident in themselves and their skin after listening to this episode.   SPECIAL GUEST  Maggie ChretienSee for privacy information.
14/11/2151m 28s

Setting Boundaries & Avoiding Burnout

In this raw, real and authentic chat, Steph and Laura unpack the realities of life post-lockdown and the stresses that come with navigating competing demands and reigniting relationships in person. Steph and Laura explore tips on how to set boundaries and avoid feeling burnout and feeling utterly fatigued. They reflect on the power of friendship and asking for help during those times where you feel absolutely overwhelmed and on the verge of a breakdown. You can find out more about burnout here.   SPECIAL SHARES Steph: Ride Like A Girl Laura: Armchair Expert Podcast which released a limited series podcast ‘We are supported by’, hosted by Kristen Bell and Monica Padman. Laura specifically recommends the episode ‘We are supported by… Oprah Winfrey’. Love the KIC POD? Vote for the KIC POD in the Australian Podcast Listeners' Choice Award. See for privacy information.
09/11/2150m 15s

Confidence, self-love and gearing up for a hot girl summer with Allira Potter

On this episode Steph and Laura chat with the fiercely authentic Allira Potter. Allira is unapologetically herself and shares her personal experiences with practicing self-love and coming to terms with her values, which in turn have shaped her self worth. She encourages self-belief and shares the power in allowing yourself a moment to rest, while reminding you to be proud of your achievements. Allira also enlightens us on what it means and how to have a hot girl summer. She dishes her tips for developing confidence, being comfortable in your own skin and pushing through insecurities. SPECIAL GUESTAllira PotterSPECIAL SHARESSteph: 'You' Season 3 Laura: No Filter Podcast with Lisa Wilkinson 'Lisa Wilkinson’s Life Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This' See for privacy information.
02/11/2156m 19s

KICBUMP: Steph's mum chats pregnancy, birth & bringing up baby Steph!

We are so excited to release our very first KICBUMP KIC POD episode! Every fortnight, Steph will be chatting with an incredible line-up of experts, friends and like-minded mums to explore all things motherhood. To KIC' things off, Steph speaks with the most inspirational mum in her life, Wendy Smith; her very own mum! The mother-daughter duo dive into Wendy's pregnancy and birth stories (warning for those who envy easy, breezy births!), the differences and similarities they experienced and Wendy shares an insight into raising baby Steph!   Join the KICBUMP Facebook Community    SPECIAL GUEST Wendy Smith, Steph's Mum!   STEPH'S SPECIAL SHARE The Wonky Donkey by Craig SmithSee for privacy information.
31/10/2153m 46s

Combatting disordered eating & building positive relationships with food

Trigger warning: Eating disorders. 3 out of 4 people who are struggling with an eating disorder or eating disorder tendencies aren’t seeking help. This week, Steph and Laura chat with KIC’s dietitian, Liv Morrison. Liv shines a light on just how much the pandemic has caused an increase in troubled relationships with food. Sharing an abundance of tips and strategies for improving your relationship with food, making nutritious food choices and getting back into a healthy food routine!If you feel that you’re struggling with your relationship with food and want to seek help, a great place to start is at the Butterfly foundation . SPECIAL GUESTLiv MorrisonSPECIAL SHARESSteph: Lemon Slice recipe from the KIC AppSee for privacy information.
26/10/211h 7m

All Vulvas Are Beautiful with Ellie Sedgwick

In this week's episode Steph & Laura speak with the beautiful Ellie Sedgwick, founder of Comfortable in My Skin.Ellie very openly discusses her how her vulva insecurities stemmed from a boy in school asking 'do you have an innie or an outie?'Through her photography series 'Flip Through My Flaps' Ellie is on a mission to help vulva owners understand that just like our eye brows, belly buttons and big toes, our labias are all unique and that's what makes us beautiful.In this empowering chat Ellie shares her tips on practicing self-love and learning to accept our bodies. We cannot recommend this episode enough!SPECIAL GUESTEllie Sedgwick founder of Comfortable in my Skin SHARESSteph: Music That Moves Me Playlists on Apple Music. Laura's Playlist , Steph's Playlist .Laura: Maid on NetflixSign up to the KICRUN newsletter click here. Bangn Body has just launched 5 limited edition Holiday bundles with prices starting as low as $60 for the Very Merry Minis. 10% off site-wide when you use the code KICPOD10 at checkout at  See for privacy information.
19/10/2150m 54s

Why carbs are your BFF & how to fuel your body pre and post workout

In this week's episode Steph and Laura are chatting about all things nutrition with KIC’s incredible dietitian Liv Morrison. Liv dishes the details on what we should and shouldn’t be focusing on when it comes to pre and post exercise nutrition. In light of the launch of KICRUN, she talks about how we should fuel our bodies when upping the anti with running. Liv also flags the importance of iron levels, the 4 ‘R’s’ of recovery and the paramount importance of carbohydrates.Steph and Laura touch on their own personal running journeys and how they incorporate running into their weekly movement routines. You can find our brand new KICRUN program in your KIC app. We also want to remind you that it's just as important to look after your mind like you do your body. If you need some support, there are amazing resources out there like Lifeline and Beyond Blue.SPECIAL GUEST Liv Morrison SPECIAL SHARES Steph: Puzzles Laura: Scheduled rest / self care time. See for privacy information.
12/10/2146m 43s

BONUS EP: Want to run 5km? How to become a runner with KICRUN

On this very special bonus episode of the KICPOD, Steph and Laura chat with Hannah Drysdale. Hannah is a physiotherapist at Upwell Health (and a champion runner herself) and has helped create our brand new KICRUN program - an audio guided program designed to help you gradually build up your endurance and confidence to run 5km straight! Steph and Laura ask Hannah all your burning running questions. From running techniques to understanding how to build up cardiovascular fitness, Hannah shares all her running tips and tricks. She dives into details on how to prevent and handle a stitch, how to warm up and cool down properly, how to progress in your running and how to find the motivation to run! Hannah also shares her advice on running during pregnancy for any mums-to-be. KICRUN launches in the KIC App on Monday the 11th of October. SPECIAL GUEST Hannah Drysdale, Physiotherapist at Upwell HealthSee for privacy information.
05/10/2152m 58s

Taking control of your fertility with Nicole Liu

With infertility impacting 1 in 6 Australian couples, Steph & Laura chat with Nicole Liu co-founder of Kin Fertility. Nicole shares how her misdiagnosis with PCOS sparked her passion for women’s health and fertility. We explore the sex-ed conversations we SHOULD be having at school, how to understand and take control of your fertility and the common misconceptions associated with contraception and reproduction. Use the code KIC20 for 20% off the Fertility Hormone Test and all contraception, pregnancy and postpartum with Kin Fertility. SPECIAL GUEST Nicole Liu, co-founder of Kin Fertility SPECIAL SHARES Steph: Anxiety Relief Meditation via the KIC app Laura: Morning Wars season two on Apple TV+ SPECIAL MENTIONS KIC Party See for privacy information.
21/09/2157m 48s

The Gender Gap with Jamila Rizvi

In this week’s episode Steph and Laura chat with the incredibly inspirational Jamila Rizvi. As a gender equality advocate, Jamila sheds light on the prominent gender gap in Australia. Sharing her personal experiences as a woman working in media and the government, her courageous battle with a brain tumour and the toll lockdown has played on the gender equality.Steph & Laura absolutely LOVED Jamila’s latest book Work. Love. Body. Which explores a very important question: Will the Australia of tomorrow be more equal than the one we were born into? Or will it be a country where women and girls remain left behind?Such an empowering episode, we highly recommend tuning in!Work. Love. Body. By Jamila Rizvi, Helen McCabe & Future WomenSPECIAL GUESTJamila Rizvi SPECIAL SHARESSteph: The Greatest Showman on Disney +Laura: Also Disney +Whether you’re treating yourself or surprising a friend you can’t go wrong with a sustainable gift from T2. Available in-store and online at  See for privacy information.
14/09/211h 1m

Anxiety, Career Changes and Sobriety with Olivia Rogers

This week Steph and Laura chat with the gorgeous Olivia Rogers discussing Liv’s struggles with anxiety and perfectionism. They explore how her anxiety has permeated many aspects of her life and the strategies she has in place to remove guilt and accept her flaws. Liv also opens up about her decision to stop practicing as a speech pathologist and her choice to stop drinking alcohol in an attempt to break away from the binge drinking culture and improve her mental health. To listen to our earlier episode with Liv discussing distorted eating, follow the link here You can find Liv on Instagram at @oliviamollyrogers and can pre-order her book ‘Find Your Light’ on Booktopia hereSPECIAL SHARES Steph: 9 Perfect Strangers on Amazon Laura: Donda - Kanye WestSee for privacy information.
07/09/211h 10m

BONUS EP | Self-care Sleeptember, meditating and taking care of our minds.

BONUS EP! To celebrate the launch of Self-care Sleeptember at KIC Steph and Laura revisit one of their favourite self-care episodes with KIC meditation coach Meg James. For many of you nights are becoming sleepless, stress is at an all-time high and anxiety is creeping up. Now more than ever it's so important to take care of our minds. We discuss the benefits of meditation, and Meg shares her tips for beginners on how and why they should start practicing meditation. Steph and Laura dive into their own relationships and experiences with meditation and finish the podcast with one of Meg's guided meditations that is available in the KIC app. Get ready to zen out!You can find more about Meg via her website: for privacy information.
03/09/2131m 51s

All things weddings - talking postponements, expectations and budgets

On the KICPOD this week Steph and Laura answer your sticky questions all about weddings. Sharing their honest opinions and advice from their personal experiences, they shed some light on on how to navigate wedding diets, choosing your bridal party and how to handle conversations about which costs should and shouldn’t be borne by the bride and groom. Laura also gets real about how she is coping with the uncertainty around her upcoming wedding and the idea of another postponement as a result of current lockdowns. SPECIAL SHARES Steph: milligram96 on TikTokLaura: ParalympicsSee for privacy information.
31/08/2142m 30s

How to Endo with Bridget Hustwaite

Endometriosis affects1 in 9 women, trans and non-binary people across Australia. This week we’re shedding light on this invisible illness by speaking with Bridget Hustwaite, author of How to Endo. Bridget provides an insight into what endometriosis actually is and her personal experience with this chronic illness. Sharing her mission to help others feel less alone and diminish the shame and misunderstanding commonly associated with endometriosis. If you or someone you know suffers from this endometriosis we highly recommend tuning in. SPECIAL GUEST Bridget Hustwaite - author of How to Endo SPECIAL SHARES Steph: KIC Honey Chicken Wings + Fried Rice Laura: Walking after work to unwind & cutting out mid-week booze!See for privacy information.
24/08/211h 9m

Confidence, determination & learning to back yourself

In this week's episode Steph and Laura dive deep into their personal experiences with confidence. Answering the KIC communities questions, they explore the moment they first felt confident, stability in self-confidence and the importance of being your true self. SPECIAL SHARESteph: The Voice on channel 7 Laura: Ted Lasso on Apple TV + SPECIAL MENTIONS Hacks on Stan Animal Kingdom on Netflix KICBUMP Facebook Community  See for privacy information.
17/08/2155m 58s

Real talk - vulnerability, insecurities and people pleasing

In this raw and real episode, Steph and Laura put the spotlight on vulnerability. Sharing their own personal experiences they explore the fear of being judged, managing our insecurities, the need to please others and handling criticism. Looking at vulnerability as a strength, not a weakness, Steph and Laura reflect and on the deeply personal stories sent in by the beautiful KIC community. SPECIAL SHARESteph: Core to the Floor - KIC Cardio PilatesLaura: The Imperfects, VulnerabiliteaSee for privacy information.
10/08/2150m 40s

Creativity, Career Change and Combatting Self-Doubt with lady-brains

Steph and Laura chat to best friends and co-founders of Lady Brains, Anna Mackenzie & Caitlin Judd. This episode is jam-packed full of advice on career changes, self doubt, internships and finding creativity. Together Anna and Caitlin have interviewed over 70 incredible Australian business women including Flex Mami, Megan Gale, Gemma Watts, Sarah Holloway and Jane Lu! SPECIAL SHARE Steph: Huckleberry App Laura: The Olympics SPECIAL GUESTS Anna Mackenzie & Caitlin Judd Co-founders of Lady BrainsSee for privacy information.
03/08/211h 13m

An Hour of Empowerment with Resilience Expert, Hugh van Cuylenburg

In this week's much needed episode, Steph and Laura chat with the founder of The Resilience Project and host of The Imperfects Podcast, Hugh van Cuylenburg. Hugh shares his expertise on avoiding social media comparison, finding happiness, seeking validation, getting through lockdown and so much more. This episode couldn't have come at a better time! SPECIAL SHARESHugh: Couples Therapy on SBS on Demand + Acknowledgements by Becky Lucas Steph & Hugh: Love on the Spectrum on ABC iView Laura: The Imperfects - The Vulnerabilitea House - Missy Higgins + The Olympics, Channel 7 SPECIAL GUEST: Hugh van Cuylenburg founder of The Resilience Project & host of The Imperfects PodcastSee for privacy information.
27/07/2157m 16s

D&M - Mum guilt, silver linings and how to know you’re ready

After a short break, the KIC POD is back! Steph and Laura KIC' things off with a catchup. Steph is then joined by Em, one of the incredible mums in her mother's group, to answer your D&Ms on all things motherhood! Tune in to this raw and real convo as they discuss navigating mum guilt, being separated from your family, finding silver linings, squeezing in quality time with your partner and how much they dread the saying: 'you just wait...' SPECIAL GUEST Emma Vosti SPECIAL SHARES Steph: Yellow Stone on Stan Laura: Magic Mike Live See for privacy information.
20/07/2157m 59s

D&M - Annoying in-laws, relationship sacrifices & how to tell if they are the one!

In this week's episode Steph and Laura answer your relationships D&Ms. Exploring some really tricky topics like how to know if your partner is the right person to have children with, managing difficult in-laws and sacrificing your career for your partner. Plus KIC Tour tickets are on sale NOW, head to our website for your chance to workout out with us this August! SPECIAL SHARESSteph: Our friend on Amazon PrimeLaura: She's on the Money Book by Victoria DevineSee for privacy information.
29/06/2139m 57s

7 steps to a better night’s sleep with Australia’s #1 sleep expert!

In this week's episode Steph and Laura chat with Australia's number one sleep expert, Olivia Arezzolo. Earlier this week we asked our KIC community to send in their sleep related questions and Olivia is here to answer them all, well most of them! From how much sleep we actually need, tips to get to sleep and hints for light sleepers, if you're hoping to feel better rested and more energised, this episode is for you. Olivia reveals her 7 step sleep routine which is designed to improve your sleep in less than 7 days! SPECIAL SHARESSteph: Watching America/UK's got talent golden buzzer moments on YouTubeLaura: Head Above Water on Amazon Prime SPECIAL GUESTSleep Expert, Olivia ArezzoloSee for privacy information.
22/06/2147m 31s

The comparison trap - talking babies, rings and materialistic things

In this week’s episode Steph & Laura explore the dangers of the comparison trap.  With social media being the root of the cause, we are constantly comparing ourselves to not just our friends but the often un-relatable profiles that we follow.  Steph & Laura dive into comparison across careers, possessions, relationships, weddings and babies - expressing the importance and power of staying in our own lanes. SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Friends Reunion Episode Laura: The Bold Type + One Pan Chicken with Halloumi, Lemon and ThymeSee for privacy information.
15/06/2144m 41s

Baby daddy, Josh chats marriage, fatherhood, being a supportive partner and the kind of father he dreams to be

On this week's episode, Laura & Steph chat with Josh as he answers the KIC community's questions on all things fatherhood! Josh explores the moment he found out that he was going to be a dad, his experience during Steph's pregnancy, the lead up to labour and Harvey's arrival! Spilling the thing that he is most looking forward to as a dad... Cue heart melt! Tune in for some insightful tips on how to support your partner during pregnancy, labour and once your beautiful bub has arrived. SPECIAL SHARESSteph & Josh: Pumpkin & Feta Pasta and using shared notes with your partner on your iPhone! Laura: For those in lockdown, getting dressed up to help you feel good!See for privacy information.
08/06/2156m 12s

Toxic Friendships - Break ups, jealousy & making new friends

In this week's episode, Steph and Laura are exploring toxic friendships.  When it comes to friendship Steph & Laura believe in quality over quantity.  Tune in to hear exactly what a toxic friendship looks like, tips to break up with a long-term toxic friend, and ways to make new friends as an adult.  SPECIAL SHARES Steph: The Crown on Netflix Laura: The Good Doctor on Netflix When it comes to denim, we're playing for keeps.See for privacy information.
01/06/2159m 28s

Steph is Back, Baby! Labour, Motherhood & All Things Harvey!

Steph is back, baby! Labour, motherhood & all things Harvey! In a Q&A style interview, Steph tells us all about why her labour didn't go as planned, preparing for motherhood, recovery post birth, and the things you should and shouldn't do when your friend has a new born!   Thank you to everyone who sent in questions, this is an episode not to be missed! SPECIAL SHARESSteph: Connect with other new mums and mums-to-be while you're pregnant + Prenatal Pilates Booty Burner with Steph Laura: Ted Lasso on Apple TV+$See for privacy information.
25/05/211h 20m

Head Trainer Danny talks finding confidence, boosting motivation & secrets to getting out of bed in the morning

This week Laura chats with KIC's head trainer, Danny Kennedy.In this incredibly valuable episode, Danny shares an insight into how he builds confidence and boosts motivation. Exploring reverse goal engineering, the importance of rest days and his secret to getting out of bed early in the morning! For those new to KIC, Danny also gives an insight into the different programs available on the app! KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Danny: The universe has your back by Gabrielle Bernstein Laura: Stateless on Netflix SPECIAL GUEST HOST: Danny Kennedy for privacy information.
18/05/211h 4m

Savings Tips, Money Values and AfterPay with Victoria Devine

In this week’s episode, Laura chats with award-winning finance guru and friend of the podcast, Victoria Devine! Tune in as Laura picks Victoria’s brain on all things finance, including building financial security, money values, superannuation and, After Pay… Did you know that it’s considered a DEBT!? Steph has just had her beautiful baby Harvey and Laura couldn’t be more excited! KIC SPECIAL SHARES Victoria Devine: KIC's Vegan Green Tofu Curry Recipe + Motherless Daughters Laura: KICBUMP is now available in app! SPECIAL GUEST HOST Victoria Devine: She's on the Money: See for privacy information.
11/05/2154m 56s

Relationship Advice, Does it Actually Work? Laura & Dalton Explore 36 Tips for a Better Relationship!

In this week's episode Laura's fiancé, Dalton, steps in for Steph while she is on mat leave! Laura & Dalton dive into a list of relationship tips, discussing whether each piece of advice actually works for them. From admitting you're wrong to kissing after an argument, understanding your love languages to choosing your in-laws, Laura & Dalton explore it all! KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Dalton: KIC's One pan maple chicken bake recipe + taking the time to connect with and acknowledging strangers! Laura: The anticipation of Steph's baby! SPECIAL GUEST HOST: Dalton Graham Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK by Mark MansonSee for privacy information.
04/05/2152m 25s

KICBUMP: Exercising, eating & all things pregnancy with Dr Bronwyn

This week's episode is all about pregnancy! As Steph patiently waits for the arrival of her bub, it was the perfect time to chat with Dr Bronwyn as she answers the KIC community's questions. We dive into the science of becoming pregnant, tips on combatting morning sickness, anxieties around food & exercise, miscarriages, childbirth and periods post baby! Steph & Laura fill you in on KICBUMP, the pre & postnatal Pilates program coming to the KIC app this Mother's Day!KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Laura: Red curry with salmon + One pan maple chicken bake recipeSteph: Anzac biscuit recipe All found in the recipe hub in app! SPECIAL GUEST: Dr Bronwyn: @drbronwynhamilton To check out THE ICONIC's latest range of stylish clothes & footwear head to Free delivery. Fast delivery. Free returns!See for privacy information.
27/04/2154m 0s

Abbie Chatfield - Feminism, Trolling & Mental Health

In today's episode Steph & Laura have a raw and unfiltered chat with the incredible Abbie Chatfield. Together they explore feminism, trolling, confidence, self acceptance and mental health. This is the last episode before Steph & Laura take a quick break! They'll be back in your ears shortly... After Steph has her BABY! KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Laura: Whole Body Burner Pilates via KIC app Steph: @jasikaistrycuriousMENTIONS:Wonder'Last Brow RimmelAbbey Chatfield @abbiechatfieldIt's a Lot Podcast with Abbie Chatfield: See for privacy information.
06/04/2135m 37s

D&M: Friendships fading, career confusions, living at home & post-wedding blues

In today's episode Steph and Laura share their answers to your deep and meaningful questions.Tune in to hear their advice on what to do when your friendships start to fade, ways to overcome your career choice confusion, how to cope when you're living at home with your parents while you're saving for a house and tips to cure those post-wedding blues! Steph & Laura love receiving your D&Ms! Remember to send your questions through to KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Laura: Making Their Mark - Amazon Prime Steph: The First Six Weeks by Cathryn Curtin MENTIONS: Yungblud Australian Tour See for privacy information.
30/03/2144m 32s

Everything We Wish We Knew Growing Up

In today’s episode Steph and Laura reflect back on their younger selves and share the advice that they wish they knew growing up!From cherishing quality friendships to appreciating your body, listening to your mum and not worrying about what others think of you, Steph and Laura reveal their top tips on how to overcome their youthful insecurities. KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Yungblud @yungblud top songs: Love Song, Cotton Candy, Doctor DoctorLaura: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson MENTIONS: The Whole World is F*cked by Mark MansonSee for privacy information.
23/03/2147m 33s

Eating Intuitively & Eliminating Food Guilt

Today's episode of KIC Pod is based around Intuitive Eating. Intuitive Eating promotes a healthy attitude and approach towards food and body image, it's sometimes referred to as the 'anti-diet diet'. In this episode Steph and Laura discuss with Dietitian, Liv Morrison what exactly Intuitive Eating is, how to start, eliminating guilt with food, and advice around individual mindsets when it comes to emotionally overeating when stressed.KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Ginny & Georgia - On Netflix Laura: Meghan & Harry’s Oprah Interview - Watch on 10 PlayGUEST: Liv Morrison: @noworries.nutritionSee for privacy information.
16/03/211h 1m

We #ChooseToChallenge - Our first KIC POD LIVE

In today's episode of KIC Pod Steph and Laura are joined by three very special guests in celebration of IWD, Moana Hope, Allira Potter & Victoria Devine. Bringing you KIC Pod's first ever live recording, it was a pleasure chatting with Moana, Allira and Victoria around what International Women's Day means to them, the importance of #choosetochallenge and their personal experiences navigating life as a women. KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph - In May 2020, women’s full time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings were 86% of that of men. This ratio is the same as that in May 2019. This represents a gender pay gap (GPG) of 14%. Laura - In 2019-20, managers are almost twice as likely to be men (61.4%) than women (38.6%). Only 18% of CEO positions are held by women. Allira - Confidence Feels Like Shit - Book by Erika Cramer Victoria - Lean In - Book by Sheryl SandbergMoana - Cathy Freeman Documentary See for privacy information.
09/03/2151m 53s

Validating our Emotions & Overcoming Burnout

In today's episode Steph and Laura are joined by special guest and psychologist, Dr Jodie Lowinger. Discussing topics such as anxiety, overwhelming emotions, feeling burnt out and guilt, Dr Jodie helps identify how to manage these feelings, which may arise throughout our day to day lives. KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Laura: The High Note, Movie Steph: Pickawall Wallpaper MENTIONS: Jodie Lowinger's Book: for privacy information.
02/03/2157m 32s

PCOS, Your Questions Answered

Our most requested podcast is here, a conversation on PCOS  (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)! We're glad to finally be able to cover off such an important topic with Steph and Dr Amanda Ward. Did you know that Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common health condition that affects 8-13% of women who are at their reproductive age? Whether you suffer from PCOS personally or know someone who does, this discussion with Dr Amanda Ward is super insightful. Steph shares her own experiences with PCOS, whilst Amanda answers all of the incredible community questions which were sent through. KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Laura: Funny story from the week Steph: The Motherhood, by Jamila Rizvi MENTIONS:Guest Amanda Ward: Hailes Website:  Ask PCOS Monash APP:  See for privacy information.
23/02/2140m 31s

Kindness is Cool

In today's episode of KIC POD Steph and Laura discuss ways we can show ourselves and others, kindness and self-love. This special episode includes messages from members of the KIC community recognising the power of kindness and how simple, yet important random acts of kindness can be. KIC tip to remember - we rise by lifting others up, it’s cool to be kind! KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Laura: Penguin Bloom - Movie Steph: Firefly Lane - Netflix TV series MENTIONS: Chessie king podcast link here: acts of kindness website: for privacy information.
16/02/2144m 45s

Finding Confidence in Yourself

Laura and Steph have both struggled with self-assurance over the years but have learnt to apply a range of techniques which help drive self-belief and confidence. Today’s episode touches on imposter syndrome, how gender stereotypes affect our confidence and how we can combat this, why our bodies are not the solution and how to push yourself out of your comfort zone. We hope this episode helps those in need to find their inner self-confidence.    KIC SPEACIAL SHARES: Laura: Reminder to get your skin checked! Steph: MiGoals Progress JournalSee for privacy information.
09/02/2151m 51s

Lowering Expectations & Going with the Flow in 2021

In today's episode Laura and Steph reflect on their most challenging year yet and how they're feeling going into 2021. Both Steph and Laura discuss how they're tackling external pressures regarding marriage and pregnancy/motherhood, then Laura also gives an exciting wedding update. KIC SPECIAL SHARES Laura: A Promised Land - Barack Obama, BUMP - TV series, Bling Empire - TV series Steph: Liane Moriarty - The Husbands Secret, Nine Perfect Strangers & Truly Madly Guilty.See for privacy information.
02/02/2141m 5s

Steph Claire Smith - 2020, The Year In Review

In today's episode following on from last week, Laura interviews Steph to reflect on 2020 and the year that was. Steph answers many of the community’s personal questions, discusses her biggest learnings, a special pregnancy update and her goal setting for 2021. On behalf of Keep it Cleaner we'd like to thank you for listening to the KIC Pod, have a happy and safe holiday and we look forward to returning in 2021. KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: Godmothered on Disney + Laura: KIC Rocky Road for ChristmasSee for privacy information.

Laura Henshaw - 2020, The Year In Review

As 2020 draws to a close, for the final two KIC Pod episodes Steph and Laura will be interviewing each other to reflect on the year. To commence these special episodes, first up we have Steph’s interview with Laura. Laura answers all of your questions and they discuss the year that was, her biggest learnings, a special wedding update and goal setting for 2021. KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Truly, Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty Laura: About Time on NetflixSee for privacy information.
08/12/2056m 52s

Kate Wasley - Shifting Your Mindset and Body Acceptance

In today's episode we are joined by Kate Wasley. Kate is a model from Perth who has become an advocate for body positivity and is changing the way society looks at women’s bodies. Kate opens up about her journey with disordered eating, fad diets, the dangers of encouraging weight loss and her personal journey to self-love. Kate’s messages are so important, we hope you enjoy hearing about her journey and can learn from her wisdom. You can find Kate on Instagram at @katewas_. KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Went rogue. Laura: The Imperfects Podcast Interview with Steph. See for privacy information.
01/12/2057m 37s

Sabrina Frederick - Being the Hero of Your Own Story

Today is a very exciting episode as we are joined by the awesome Sabrina Frederick. Sabrina is a current contestant on SAS Australia, and we are in awe of the determination, vulnerability and resilience she has showcased in each and every challenge. Sabrina opens up about her childhood and relocating from the UK to a rural town in Perth, her experience with casual racism, the pressure of being a female athlete in the Australian media landscape and her journey to self acceptance and owning who she is. She was an absolute joy to record with, and we hope you love this chat as much as we loved recording it. You can follow Sabrina @sabzizzle. KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: Baby’s Choice - Colleen M. Story Laura: Walking Meditation with Meg James on the KIC AppSee for privacy information.
24/11/2043m 29s

Dena Amy - An Open Discussion on Mental Health

Today we are joined by singer, dancer, actor, producer and DJ extraordinaire Dena Amy. Dena has been through some of her lowest moments this year, she was diagnosed with PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) and has spent a lot of her time in hospital and recovering. In this conversation, Dena spoke so openly about her struggles with anxiety and depression and we were so grateful that she was willing to be so vulnerable with us in sharing her story. With such a big profile and incredible career to date, we are in awe of Dena’s willingness to showcase more than the highlight reel we often see with those who have had such success. This episode does have reference to suicide and depression and it may be triggering for some. If you need help please contact Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636. KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: The Undoing on Binge Laura: The Imperfects Podcast discussion on mindfulness and the power of focusing on the present.See for privacy information.
17/11/2056m 48s

Ellice Whichello - Your Relationship With Food Is Power

Show Notes: In today's episode we are joined by KIC Master Trainer, Ellice Whichello. Ellice is a qualified nutritionist and personal trainer who has spent her years working with women to help them rebuild and establish a healthy relationship with food and exercise. This episode discusses building confidence, taking control of our internal voice, beating comparison and looking after our mind and body. We hope you enjoy hearing from Ellice, her words of wisdom are the perfect encouragement to remember to love the skin you're in. You can also find Ellice on Instagram @ellicewhichello and at @combineair.hq. KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: Keep it Cleaner Acai Bowl Laura: The Holiday on NetflixSee for privacy information.
10/11/2048m 59s

Steph's Pregnancy Update

Steph is so excited to finally share her very exciting life update with you all, she is having a baby next year! Steph speaks through the moment she found out she was pregnant, how she has handled the first trimester of her pregnancy, her cravings, the changes in her body and answers all of your questions. She is so overjoyed to share this journey with you all and we hope you enjoy this one. KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: Being pregnantLaura: Keep it Cleaner Smashed AvocadoSee for privacy information.
03/11/2059m 55s

Hugh Van Cuylenburg - The Power of Gratitude

In today's episode we are joined by Hugh Van Cuylenburg. Hugh is the founding director of The Resilience Project, a best selling author, and co-host of the popular podcast, The Imperfects. Hugh has dedicated his life and his work to teaching people all over Australia about resilience and the power of gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. In the year that we have had, Hugh's stories and learnings are so valuable, and we hope this podcast can bring you some much needed joy in 2020.This episode does have reference to eating disorders and may be triggering for some. If you need help please contact The Butterfly Foundation or Beyond Blue.KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku Laura: The Imperfects PodcastSee for privacy information.
27/10/201h 14m

Eleanor Pendleton - Grit and Determination

Show Notes: In today’s episode we are joined by Eleanor Pendleton, the founder of Gritty Pretty. Eleanor has paved a formidable career path establishing herself as a leader in the beauty and media space. Full of wisdom around hard work, perseverance and determination. We touch on Eleanor’s journey from her first role at Cosmopolitan to where she is now, her family’s impact on her life and career, how she is redefining what beauty means, being a female leader and finally, on her newest journey - navigating motherhood. KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Starting the day with an upbeat tune.
 Laura: Time blocking study days to help with productivity.See for privacy information.
20/10/2057m 13s

Turia Pitt - The Happiness Expert

Today we are joined by the incredibly inspiring Turia Pitt. In 2011, while running an ultramarathon Turia was caught in a grass fire and 70% of her body was burnt. She had to learn to walk and talk again and in doing so, has inspired and motivated thousands around the world. Turia has just released her fourth book, Happiness and Other Ridiculous Aspirations which is the kind of book we need right now! In this conversation we explore Turia's learnings whilst writing, powerful mindset tips, her journey to confidence and so much more. We laughed and learned whilst with Turia so we hope you take away as much wisdom as we did! KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Our Planet on Netflix Laura: Emily in Paris on NetflixSee for privacy information.
13/10/2058m 46s

Leigh Campbell - Magazines to Motherhood

In today's episode we are joined by Leigh Campbell. Leigh is the executive editor at Mamamia, and host of two of her own podcasts - You Beauty and This Glorious Mess. We've been dying to get Leigh on the KICPOD and cannot wait for you to hear her incredible story. In this conversation Leigh shares her journey working in magazines and how she got ahead of the shift to digital media, as well as her personal struggles falling pregnant and going through IVF. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we did.  KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Childhood Choc Crackles recipe in the KIC App Laura: Cosmic Bliss Yoga Flow with Karen in the KIC AppSee for privacy information.
06/10/2043m 32s

Ellyse Perry - Perseverance and Perspective

Today we are joined by the one and only Ellyse Perry. Ellyse is an Australian Cricketer, and through her spectacular sporting career has become the face of women's sport in Australia. In this conversation Ellyse is refreshingly open about the pressures that come with being in the spotlight, how she feels about being such a big role model for young women, and how she finds motivation each day. Ellyse is so incredibly humble, and has such a big heart and we hope you feel as much joy in listening as we had recording this. KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Social Dilemma on Netflix Laura: 'Away' on NetflixSee for privacy information.
29/09/2050m 39s

Michelle and Zara - Navigating your 20's

Show Notes: In today's episode, we are joined by two very special women, Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald. This is the second time the @Shameless duo have graced the KIC Pod and we were so excited to catch up and chat through their learnings since their business and brand has grown exponentially. They have just released their first book which they co-authored, The Space Between, which covers everything they have navigated so far in their twenties. We touch on relationships, success, finding your voice and so much more. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we do. KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: The Karate Kidwith Jayden SmithLaura: I am Woman on StanSee for privacy information.
08/09/2059m 50s

Marlee Silva - Champion of Change

In today's episode we are very lucky to be joined by the very special, Marlee Silva. Marlee is a 24 year old Gamilaroi/Dunghutti woman who is a change maker, and leader for our generation. She has her first book coming out this week titled My Tidda, My Sister: Stories from Australia's First Women and is the host of her own podcast, Always was Always will be Our Stories. In this episode Marlee is so kindly open and honest about her experience as an Indigenous woman growing up in Sydney, how she has come face to face with racism and how we can do better as allies. Marlee's messages are so powerful and important, we hope you take away as much as we did from this chat. You can follow Marlee @marlee.silva.KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Using the extra iso time to make Christmas cards. Laura: Sex and The City.See for privacy information.
01/09/201h 11m

2020: Lessons We Learned

In today's episode we decided to sit down together and reflect on the year that we have had so far in 2020. We haven't done a duo episode in so long and so we wanted to use this opportunity to speak through each of our three biggest learnings about ourselves so far. We hope you enjoy this one. KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.Laura: Work Party Podcast.See for privacy information.
25/08/2049m 1s

Meet the Masters

Today is an episode that we have been dying to share with you! We're SO excited about this BECAUSE WE GET TO INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR NEW MASTER TRAINERS FROM THE KIC APP! KIC 2.0 is here and we can’t wait for you to get to know Ellice Whichello, Brooke Jowett and Brittney Cutts. They are all such strong, inspirational women and we hope you love learning about their personal health journeys, as well as hearing all about what to expect from their new sessions in the app.KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Full Body Knockout Masterclass with Ellice in the KIC app.Laura: Cobb Salad with Coconut Bacon Recipe from the new KIC vegan meal plan. See for privacy information.
18/08/2038m 43s

Tanya Hennessy - Believe in YOU

Show Notes: Today we are joined by the vivacious Tanya Hennessy. Tanya was an absolute joy to record with and was so kind to open up about so many aspects of her life. We touch on her journey from performing, radio, why Tanya left her National radio show, dealing with self doubt, owning who you are and so much more. We hope you laugh and enjoy this as much as we did. You can find Tanya at @tanhennessy.KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: Mary-Kate and Ashley: So Little Time - Available on YouTube. Sims 2 - Available on the app store. Laura: Checking in with yourself.See for privacy information.
11/08/201h 10m

Tessa James - Wellness Warrior

Today we are joined by, the very special Tessa James. Tessa graced our television screens growing up through her roles on both Neighbours and Home and Away. Since then, she has pursued an international acting career and has had an incredible journey so far. We touch on Tessa’s public battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, motherhood and her new endeavour, James Wellness. Tessa has such a calming and kind energy, and we hope you enjoy this one as much as we did. You can find Tessa at @tessachris / @jameswellness. KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: Taylor Swift's new album - Folklore Laura: Mask businesses - for privacy information.
04/08/2041m 55s

Kristin Fisher - Driven and Daring

In today’s episode we chat with powerhouse Kristin Fisher. You may know Kristin Fisher, from her famous eyebrow's as the founder of Kristin Fisher Eyebrows or as the hilarious, down to earth woman that she is online. Kristin started her career doing waxing in a spare room in her Mum’s hair salon and has worked her way to become a household name in the beauty industry. We touch on self belief, the power of support and determination, motherhood, Kristin’s true purpose and more. We hope you love getting to know Kristin, as much as we did. KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: Laura's HIIT challenge - KIC Virtual Gym. Available @keepitcleaner IGTV.Laura: KIC live workout and Q&A to celebrate #friendshipdaySee for privacy information.
28/07/2044m 32s

Sharon Johal - The Power Of Positivity

You may know Sharon Johal from one of Australia’s most iconic TV shows, Neighbours or from her podcast (which we're huge fans of!) ‘We are the Real Ones.’ Sharon has had an incredible journey so far, she started her career as a lawyer with the dream to pursue acting and despite all of the hurdles she faced along the way, she is now living that dream. In this chat we delve into Sharon’s perspective on the BLM movement, the slow improvement in representation in the media, and her relationship with herself and confidence. Sharon has an incredibly refreshing perspective on life and we hope you enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed recording it.KIC SPECIAL SHARES: Steph: Bachelor In Paradise Laura: Gratitude JournallingSee for privacy information.
21/07/201h 18m

Sophie Cachia - Breathtakingly Bold

Today’s guest is the incredible Sophie Cachia. You may know Sophie as the owner of the cult pyjama brand - Cachia, from your TV screens as a commentator, author, or as the Mother of her beautiful children Bobby and Florence. Behind Sophie’s life as a mother and entrepreneur is a woman who is raw, real and navigating her twenties with an open heart and mind. Sophie opens up about the sacrifices she's had to make through motherhood, the joy’s of her beautiful children, her unbreakable bond with the father of her children, and discovering new parts about herself and her sexuality as she grows older. This chat is filled with laughter & tears and we are so grateful for Sophie’s willingness to share her story with us.KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: "A passage from Vex King in his book Good Vibes, Good Life".Laura: Quote from the KIC Instagram "Hey you. It is ok if you didn't have a good day today. I heard a rumour another one is coming tomorrow, and I have a feeling it's going to be beautiful". See for privacy information.
14/07/2055m 44s

Cartia Mallan - Change Isn't A Bad Thing

In today’s episode we chat with the inspirational Cartia Mallan. Cartia built her loyal following originally via Youtube and it's easy to see why so many young people have come to love and adore her. Cartia's raw, honest and in tune with her sense of self and spirituality. In our chat she opens up about her journey to self love and how she has changed over the years into the woman she is today. We hope you enjoy this chat as much as we did.KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: Laura asking Steph to be her maid of honourLaura: Keep it Cleaner 14 Day's of Wellness Goal Setting session. See for privacy information.
07/07/2051m 11s

Khanh Ong - Owning Your Story

Today’s guest is the talented Khanh Ong. You may know Khanh from your TV screens on Masterchef, as the co-owner of the George on Collins, or as an author! Behind all of his incredible career highlights is something even more special, his heart of gold. Khanh speaks about his journey through childhood from being born into a refugee camp, to experiencing his schooling in Australia and his very unique career path that lead him to Masterchef. This chat is filled with tears, laughter and Khanh’s honesty and openness is something we are so grateful that he has shared. KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: 1619 podcast by the New York TimesLaura: Netflix 'When They See Us'See for privacy information.
16/06/201h 24m

Moana Hope - An Open Book

You may know Moana Hope as one of the marquee players for the AFLW or a fierce contestant on Australian Survivor. As the title suggests, Moana is an open book and is willing to share all parts of her story in order to help others. Moana is one of 14 siblings, and is the full-time carer of one of her beautiful sister's with an incredible story to tell. We speak about the highs and lows of a professional football career, her wife Belle, why family is so important to her and how she feels about being a mum to be. We hope you love this one with @moanahope as much as we do! KIC SPECIAL SHARES:Steph: Rabbit Proof FenceLaura: for privacy information.
09/06/2043m 3s

Chessie King - Be Your Own Best Friend

When we think of women using their platform for good, immediately Chessie King comes to mind. We adore Chessie's bubbly, positive attitude and her authentic approach to life is contagious. She's recently written her first book, 'Be Your Own Bestfriend' which we gain a little insight into what to expect. We speak about Chessie's personal journey to discovering body confidence, acceptance and love. If you don't already know and love Chessie, we think you will after this chat! Enjoy. Chessie: @chessiekinggSee for privacy information.
02/06/2055m 0s

Maddison Brown - The Woman Behind The Character

Today on the KICPOD we’re joined by the incredible Maddison Brown. Maddison is an Australian actress who’s been chasing her career dreams (and nailing it!) over in the US. You may know her as Kirby from the hit show Dynasty, or as Lily from the movie Strangerland! She’s been in the modelling and acting industry since her early teens, and opened up to us about some of the struggles she faced on her way to achieving success. We absolutely loved this chat and think you will too!Maddison: @maddisonbrown   KIC SPECIAL SHARESLaura: Normal People - NetflixSteph: Seeing the KIC community connect with one anotherSee for privacy information.
26/05/2034m 21s

Robyn Lawley - Owning Who You Are

This weeks guest is the incredible Robyn Lawley! Robyn is a trailblazer within The Australian modelling industry recognised for making peace with her curvy figure and challenging the industries traditional beauty norms. Outside of modelling Robyn is a mother, music lover, producer and an environmental activist. In this podcast she shares her story, learnings and wisdom! She was an absolute delight to talk to so we hope you enjoy.Disclaimer: This episode covers topics like auto immune disease and going vegan. We love sharing peoples stories and experiences to inspire others but want to remind you to always consult your doctor to work out whats best for you.Robyn: @robynlawley KIC SPECIAL SHARESLaura: Cinderella StorySteph: What to Expect When You're ExpectingSee for privacy information.
19/05/2034m 15s

Elle Ferguson - Social Superstar Turned Entrepreneur

Today we are joined by the talented Elle Ferguson, founder of Elle Effect. Elle speaks about her childhood, what travelling 5 hours a day to get to school taught her about life, and how she later transitioned from working for some of Australia’s largest fashion companies to going out on her own in the beauty industry. Elle opens up about the initial difficulty of being taken seriously in the industry as a woman, the importance of her beautiful partner Joel and how to turn self doubt into your superpower! Elle is unapologetically herself, we hope you love this one as much as we do. KIC SPECIAL SHARESLaura: Hollywood - NetflixSteph: Marriage Story - NetflixSee for privacy information.
12/05/2047m 27s

DJ Tigerlily - Behind The Decks

In today’s interview, we are joined by the inspiring Dara Hayes, also known as DJ Tigerlily. Dara is a globally recognised DJ, animal rights and environmental ambassador as well as an advocate for holistic wellness. We speak to Dara about getting through the hard years that follow high school, overcoming self doubt to be confident in who you are and how she balances life being a DJ whilst prioritising her health. KIC SPECIAL SHARESLaura: Workin’ MomsSteph: The Last Dance - Michael Jordan Doc To take the Andalou Naturals skin quiz head to:  Support #OVERIES4OVARIES and buy your ‘Overies’ from any of the following; for privacy information.
05/05/201h 4m

Natalie Fornasier - Strength and The Power of Staying Home

Today is an extremely special podcast, with one of the most inspirational women we've been fortunate enough to chat to over our time recording the KICPOD. Today’s guest is Natalie Fornasier, she is 26 year old and currently fighting Stage IV cancer. Natalie is an incredible writer and columnist, as well as being the ambassador and inspiration for the powerful initiative that is Call Time On Melanoma. Nat’s wisdom, message and words of advice are ones that we hope you can hold onto and take something from, just as we did.You can find Nat on Instagram at: @nataliefornasier and follow Call Time on Melanoma at @calltimeonmelanomaKIC SPECIAL SHARESLaura: Lion (Movie)Steph: Perfect to Me by Anne-Marie (Song) Get access to 30% off Andalou Naturals with code KEEPITCLEANER at take the Andalou Naturals skin quiz head to: for privacy information.
28/04/2053m 4s

Olivia Molly Rogers - Unleashing Confidence and Resilience

In today’s episode we speak to the beautiful Olivia Rogers. Liv is a friend, an amazing role model, a media personality and a speech pathologist. She speaks honestly and openly about her relationship with fear, happiness, her personal body image struggles and self confidence. We absolutely loved sitting down and chatting via zoom with Liv and we hope you love it too. This episode does have reference to eating disorders and may be triggering for some. If you need help please contact The Butterfly Foundation or Beyond Blue. You can find Liv on Instagram at @oliviamollyrogers KIC SPECIAL SHARESSteph: Trivia via ZoomLaura: MasterchefSee for privacy information.
21/04/2045m 34s

Abbie Chatfield - Loud and Proud

In today's episode we chat to the incredible Abbie Chatfield. You may have heard of Abbie before as she was on the Aussie Bachelor in 2019, but since then she has become an amazing spokesperson for being yourself, and standing up for what you believe in. She now has her own podcast, is a column writer and has a loyal (and incredible) 138k Instagram followers. We love her passion for feminism and the way she embraces her body and rawest moments so publicly. She's been through an absolute rollercoaster in the last year and we absolutely loved getting to know her and hearing how she got through it all. Abbie's Instagram: @abbiechatfield Abbie's Podcast: It's A Lot Podcast @itsalotpod Warning, there is mention of disordered eating and suicide in todays chat so if this is triggering for you, we advise you not to listen to this chat. If you need any help at all you can always reach out to Lifeline Australia or The Butterfly Foundation. KIC SPECIAL SHARES Steph: Justin Biebers album - Changes Laura: Keep It Cleaner Choc Cherry EggsSee for privacy information.
14/04/2059m 52s

Identifying And Coping With Anxiety

In today’s episode we are joined by the very special Dr Jodie Lowinger who is the creator of the MindStrength Method and the CEO and Founder of the Sydney Anxiety Clinic. In this episode we speak about how common anxiety really is, the different types of anxiety, striving for perfectionism, how to stand up to ‘worry’ and more. Laura speaks through her own personal experience with anxiety and Jodie offers a really beautiful perspective on how we can conceptualise anxiety as a superpower and she coping mechanisms during this really tough time.You can find Jodie at (@drjodielowinger) (@sydneyanxietyclinic_)KIC SPECIAL SHARESSteph: Movie: 'PS I Love you' for a good cryLaura: Following @oprah on Instagram.See for privacy information.
07/04/201h 2m

Meditation 101

In today's episode we are joined by one of our incredible KIC experts, meditation teacher, Meg James. We discuss the benefits of meditation, and Meg shares a lot of tips for beginners on how and why they should start practicing meditation. We also dive into our own relationships and experiences with meditation and finish the podcast with one of Meg's guided meditations that is available on our KIC app. So get comfy and enjoy!You can find more about Meg via her website: Instagram: KIC SPECIAL SHARESSteph: Formula 1 Netflix documentary seriesLaura: Shameless Podcast in conversation with Dylan Alcott + Dylans Podcast series 'Listen Able' To donate or find out more about Wildlife Victoria head to: for privacy information.
31/03/2025m 42s

Career Confidence

Today we are joined by our very own Chief Marketing Officer at Keep it Cleaner, Michelle Battersby. We have been wanting to get Michelle back into our podcast room since she started at KIC to share some of her wisdom, and we are so happy we finally recorded together again. We think you guys will love this one! In this podcast Michelle speaks through her experience with career growth/progression and how she made her decision to leave her dream job at Bumble and come to KIC. We also touch on why it is so important to have confidence in ourselves in the workplace, what to put in your resume and why you don’t need to tick every box to apply for a job. KIC SPECIAL SHARES Laura - A special message from one of our community members: “I just wanted to thank y’all all the way from Colorado for what you’re doing. My whole family just did your live-stream workout. My dad has Parkinson’s meaning he’s a high risk. He can’t go to the gym, and working out is his only means of keeping his symptoms at bay. Today we were all able to workout through your live and had a blast. You’ve made a personal difference in my families life by doing this and I just can’t thank you enough for your light and love and encouragement during this season!!! Thank you thank you.” Steph - Book by @vexking: Good Vibes, Good Life. You can listen to Michelle’s last podcast with us here:  To donate or find out more about Wildlife Victoria head to: for privacy information.
24/03/2037m 3s

Overcoming Life's Setbacks

Today we are joined by the incredible Eloise Wellings, a two-time Olympic runner and three-time Commonwealth Games athlete. Eloise is currently training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after just having her second child in November.As an esteemed role model for younger female athletes, Eloise speaks about resilience, finding your worth and defining ourselves outside our jobs and what we do. She has an incredible view on failure and changing our mindsets and we think you guys will really enjoy this one.  KIC SPECIAL SHARES Laura - Ways to find joy indoors Steph - Quote: “It’s cool to be kind” Eloise’s Charity, Love Mercy - To donate or find out more about Wildlife Victoria head to: for privacy information.
17/03/2036m 6s

What is Financial Wellbeing?

In today's episode we visit a topic that we believe should be included in school curriculum, and that is financial wellbeing! Our guest, Sarah Matzouranis, is a financial coach at Assemble with a background in behavioural science specialising in money and spending habits. We love her focus on mindset, behaviour and goal setting when it comes to money. We resonated so much with what she had to say and she has some incredible tips and tricks for saving/spending that we think you will all appreciate.  If you would like to follow Sarah or find out more information on Assemble you can do so through Sarah's Instagram @sarahmatzouranis_moneycoach or Assemble's website KIC SPECIAL SHARESSteph: Yoga flow, great for a good stretch: Time to Zen Out - on the KIC app.Laura: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders :  To donate or find out more about Wildlife Victoria head to: for privacy information.
10/03/2039m 58s

Breaking a Negative Relationship Cycle PART 2

In today’s episode we cover part 2 of breaking a negative relationship cycle. We hear from Mel Schilling who is a relationship expert with a really big passion for helping women find their confidence. She has had an incredible career from being a psychologist, to a consultant in the corporate world and has made a move recently to become a confidence coach specializing in human behavior and performance. We speak about navigating relationship imbalances and uncomfortable conversations, how to break up with someone and the importance of intuition. Mel recommends Mood Kit, and also has her own confidence e-checking resource which you can find through the link in her Instagram bio @mel_schilling1.  KIC SPECIAL SHARESSteph: Vampire Diaries (available on Stan)Laura: Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations Podcast with Michelle Obama To donate or find out more about Wildlife Victoria head to:  See for privacy information.
03/03/2031m 52s

Breaking a Negative Relationship Cycle PART 1

In today's episode we hear from a special young woman from our community who has gone through three very different and unfortunate long-term relationships and come out the other end! She shares her stories, which many of you will be able to relate to, and shares where she's at right now, single for the first time in 6 years and okay with it. We also share a little bit about our own experiences in past relationships. KIC SPECIAL SHARES Steph: Be A Lady They Said - A video by GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Magazine Laura: SHAMELESS Podcast In Conversation ep with Zoe Foster Blake To donate or find out more about Wildlife Victoria head to: See for privacy information.
25/02/2043m 4s

How Can We Help After the Bushfires

In today's episode we wanted to touch on the recent devastating bushfires here in Australia. First up we are joined by Michael Church, founder of The Roo Keepers. With a mission to create a more sustainable future, they host programs to educate both children and adults on nature and wildlife, whilst also encouraging sustainable ways of living. Our second guest, Jordyn Chod has been upstate doing a summer crew project firefighting. Jordyn was able to share with us first hand, detail about the frontline attack, what’s actually involved in firefighting and how she is coping personally as a firefighter. We also share a special story from Wildlife Victoria and then share some great organisations and initiatives recommended to us, to help support those businesses and towns in need.For more info: The Roo Keepers: / @therookeepers Jordyn Chod: @jordynchod  To donate or find out more about Wildlife Victoria head to: other initiatives mentioned: Empty Esky @emptyesky, Spend With Them @spendwiththem, Buy From the Bush @buyfromthebush, Roadtrip for Good @roadtripforgood, Blaze Aid @blazeaid, Thread Together @thread_together  See for privacy information.
18/02/2044m 6s

Learning to Love Yourself

With Valentine’s Day coming up this week we thought it would be special to discuss the most important relationship we have throughout our life; the relationship with ourselves. The term; ‘loving yourself' is something we see on social media all the time (which we love), but it is a lot easier said than done. In today's episode we are joined by Kat John, an Inspirational Coach who has been through so much in life. Kat shares her own personal journey with self love, and how she was able to turn around from a darker mindset and find her own joy. We then touch on our own journeys, what has helped us shift our mindset in the past and share a little exercise you can do at home. Lastly, we also reached out to Jessie Quirk, one of our KIC girls from the community to speak to her own self love journey.  You can find more of Kat here : @kat.John and  And for Jessie: @kicgirl_jq  If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out KIC SPECIAL SHARES  Steph: Quote by Emma Stone; "I remind myself to be kind to myself and, as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I'd want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps.”  Laura: Taylor Swift’s 'Miss Americana' Netflix Documentary  For more information on Wildlife Victoria, or to donate, head to this link - for privacy information.
11/02/2040m 14s

Getting Back Into Routine

Welcome to season 2 of the KIC POD! In today's episode we chat all about routine! One of the most common questions we get is 'how do you get back on track and back into routine?' We thought we would kick off the year with a discussion on how we both approach our routine and get back into it after a break and invited our PT from our KIC program, Danny Kennedy on for his expert tips and tricks!  On another note, we along with the rest of Australia, have been feeling incredibly helpless during the devestating bushfires. We wanted to support Wildlife Victoria for all of their incredible efforts in saving native wildlife. Below you will find a link to their website where you can find out more about them and donate whatever you're able to. Every dollar counts. If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
04/02/2034m 45s

How We’re Transforming in 2020

In today’s episode we reflect on the year that has just gone. We talk about our own personal pressures we have faced during 2019 along with our highlights from the last year. We also chat about new year resolutions. We know how easy it can be to write down new years goals, but what we can really resonate with is just how easy it is to forget about them. We discuss setting attainable and realistic goals and how to achieve them in the new year. To celebrate the new year and committing to our health and wellbeing in 2020, listen in for a discount for new subscribers to our Keep It Cleaner app. If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
01/01/2042m 12s

Intuitive Eating

The ‘Anti-diet’, intuitive eating is a styling of eating you may have heard over the past few months, so we thought we would bring in our Keep It Cleaner Dietitian and Nutritionist, Marika Day to discuss what exactly this style of eating is. Marika describes intuitive eating as learning to trust and listen to your body and eat in response to what your body is telling you. We talk about the way in which we can integrate this approach to eating into our day to day lives, how to become aware of the reasons in which you might be eating by checking in with yourself plus answer questions from the community. If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
26/11/1952m 50s

BONUS: Steph's Wedding Preparation

Welcome to our bonus episode! In this short and sweet podcast, Laura sits down with Steph, pre wedding and talks about her wedding preparations. Steph also mentions her tips in relation to budgeting and how she wants to spend her last morning of being a Miss. A big congratulations to Steph and Josh on their marriage, we wish them a lifetime of happiness. If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
24/11/1919m 47s

Wedding Prep

In lead up to Steph’s wedding, we thought we’d get her wedding dress designer, Kyha from One Day Bridal, and her makeup artist for the big day, Monica Gingold, on for a chat. We touch on the pressure the Bride and Groom might face when it comes to society's idea that you must the fittest you’ve ever been for your wedding and how Steph hasn’t let this affect her. Kyha answers your questions about what inspired her to become the successful wedding dress designer she is today and everything else you wanted to know about wedding dress shopping. Monica, the beauty guru talks all things wedding glam. We go into detail about skin care preparation leading up to the big day and how to choose makeup for your wedding day. Find them on instagram @k.y.h.a @onedaybridal @monicaginggold_beauty If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
19/11/1956m 38s

SEX ED with Chantelle Otten

In today’s episode we are joined by @Chantelle_otten_sexologist, an award winning Sexologist. Chantelle is passionate about sex education and shared all her tips and tricks with us and answered all of your questions. We discuss confidence, masturbation, vaginismus, scheduling intercourse and why you might not be able to orgasm. If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
12/11/1956m 39s

Fertility 411 with Dr Bronwyn

In today’s episode we speak to our Keep It Cleaner health expert, Dr Bronwyn Hamilton, who is a qualified Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Bronwyn chats to us today about all things fertility related. We talk about lifestyle factors which can reduce the chances of falling pregnant, the role the Male partner plays in pregnancy, tracking your ovulation, when to stop contraception and what day in your cycle you should try for a baby. Bronwyn lists the steps Women should take to prepare themselves for pregnancy and debunks common myths about contraception. We understand that falling pregnant can be hard for couples which is why Bronwyn is here today to provide you with additional information to prepare your body for conceiving. If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
05/11/1950m 18s

Alex Hayes: Growth and Personal Development

Alex Hayes is a competitive surfer boy turned content creator who now travels the world and documents his life for his job. At only 7, Alex started doing surf life saving which then inspired him to take up surfing which quickly became his passion. Suffering from an injury which forced him to step back from surfing at age 17 , Alex speaks about how his injury in turn, pushed him to become the successful content creator he is today. Fresh out of school, he found himself jet setting across the world to kickstart his career. At only 21 years young, Alex chats about the stigma around mental health, especially when it comes to Males. Alex opens about about his own struggles with depression and post traumatic stress and how the practice of meditation really helped him focus on being present in the moment and aids him in his day to day life. From a young surfer boy with a passion to travel, Alex has learnt to react to opportunities in front of him and to push himself as far as he can both physically and mentally as he continues to explore his twenties. You can find Alex on Instagram @Alexhayes If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
29/10/1959m 41s

Lana Wilkinson: BTS in the Fashion Industry

In this episode we chat to Lana Wilkinson, one of Australia’s biggest stylists and style icons. Lana talks to us about the steps she has taken over the years to become a successful businesswoman. She has such a strong work ethic, which was inbuilt in her from her younger years. Lana discusses how this has shaped her to become the woman she is today, plus how she’s learnt to balance her career along with being a mum. Starting up as a freelance stylist for Aussie women and men, Lana can proudly say she has been the stylist for celebrities such as Ruby Rose, Bec Judd and Whitney Port. Lana is a driven woman whose main priory is to make her clients feel good about themselves in the outfit they’re in. Only just last week, Lana launched her own shoe label ‘By Lana Wilkinson’. She expresses just how excited she is to start this new journey and continue to build and evolve her business. Find out more about her @lanawilkinson If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
22/10/191h 1m

An Aussie Makeup Artist's Journey to Hollywood

If you’ve ever wanted to go behind the scenes in the glamorous world of hair and make up, this episode is for you! LA-based hair and make-up artist Blondie is a KIC Girl who is killing it in her career. We caught up with her to find out how she got started in the industry and how she managed to crack Hollywood. It’s not all glamorous though! Blondie has had to work incredibly hard to get where she is now. She shares some hilarious stories about her most challenging moments and difficult clients. Blondie has also come on an incredible journey as a KIC Girl. She shares her tips for smashing fitness and health goals, especially while living a busy life and not having a set daily routine. We hope you guys find her health journey as inspiring as we do! Find out more about Blondie at @blondiemua If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
15/10/1947m 27s

Navigating Your Finances in Your 20s

We’re all about helping our KIC Girls live their best life and that’s why we’re excited to share this money chat with She’s On The Money host Victoria Devine. Victoria shares a wealth of knowledge including how to set up a budget and how to set, and work towards, financial goals. We think these tips and insights are so important for all of us to be aware of, no matter where we are in our money journey. Victoria shares her best savings tips as well as her favourite tools and apps that will help you take control of your finances. She also discusses how being financially savvy can actually be a form of self-care. This is essential listening for anyone who wants to improve their financial situation and spending habits. Find out more about Victoria @shesonthemoneyaus If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
08/10/1951m 58s

Behind the Scenes in PR: OneTwo Agency

Want to make it in PR? This episode has everything you need to know. Tessa-Jay Slight and Rachel Hayes are the amazing directors of boutique Melbourne PR agency OneTwo Agency. They share their business story including how they got started, the biggest challenges they have faced, and the lessons learnt along the way. Find out what it really takes to succeed in the industry and why you have to be willing and ready for anything; from taking meetings with Vogue to taking out the rubbish bins (literally). We hope you budding PRs enjoy this one! Find out more about Tessa & Rachel at @onetwoagency_ If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
01/10/1953m 5s

Brooke Blurton: Owning My Story

This episode is so raw and real. The incredible Brooke Blurton opens up about her challenging childhood and how she has overcome her past to become the strong, confident woman and champion for indigenous issues she is today. Brooke shares how she has become such a positive role model, and most of all how she has found the courage to share her story and find strength in vulnerability. Brooke also opens up about how it felt to have her sexuality labelled and treated as a plot point while she was a contestant on The Bachelor. We discuss the dark side of reality TV and how producers try to manipulate the contestants to cause drama - and the effect that has had on Brooke's life outside of the show. We hope this podcast empowers you to own your own story and find happiness despite life’s challenges. You can find out more about Brooke on her Instagram @brooke.blurton If you would like to see or hear more from us, you can find us on Instagram at or @kicpod and @stephclairesmith and @laura.henshaw or check out for privacy information.
24/09/191h 3m