88 episodes

On each episode of The Grown-Up Girls Report, Alex Merton-McCann will focus on issues relevant to busy, multi-tasking women who still very much have their girl energy! From health & well-being to parenting, careers and technology, Alex will ensure listeners are up to date with the latest trends and research. Alex's mission is to ensure grown-up girls have all the support they need to keep their multiple balls in the air.

The Grown-Up Girls Report Podcast Alex Merton-McCann

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

On each episode of The Grown-Up Girls Report, Alex Merton-McCann will focus on issues relevant to busy, multi-tasking women who still very much have their girl energy! From health & well-being to parenting, careers and technology, Alex will ensure listeners are up to date with the latest trends and research. Alex's mission is to ensure grown-up girls have all the support they need to keep their multiple balls in the air.

    Book Club - Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

    Book Club - Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

    'It just has to be Sorrow and Bliss!' When I asked The Grown-Up Girls BookClub OG star Jules (Julie Collard) what book she thought we just had to do for bookclub, she didn't even need a minute to think. Sorrow and Bliss by Aussie author Meg Mason had her vote!

    So, my friends, in this episode Jules and I take a particularly deep dive into this great book.Sorrow and Bliss is Meg Mason's 3rd book and was released in September 2020. The book is best described as a series of vignettes written by 40 year old Martha in the aftermath of her separation from her husband. She is thinking back over her life and trying to better understand it, and more importantly, herself. It is both hilarious and heartbreaking - the title is competely apt!

    Check out our website for more information! Happy listening! Alex xx

    • 50 min
    Book Club - The Yield by Tara June Winch

    Book Club - The Yield by Tara June Winch

    The Yield is a long overdue inclusion in our book club. Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin award, it is a powerful book that at its core highlights the power and healing ability of language.

    In this episode, I am joined by my great friend and fellow book worm, Kate Walker to discuss this powerful tale.

    Written by Wiradjuri writer Tara June Winch, the Yield is a powerful read that at its core highlights the power, importance and healing ability of language. It also focuses a spotlight on the damage of intergenerational trauma, cultural dispossession and what belonging and home really mean. Check out the website here for more information.

    • 40 min
    TV Talk - The Bold Type

    TV Talk - The Bold Type

    'The Bold Type' has been a favourite binge watch for many this year, so of course it had to be properly workshopped! In this episode, I am joined by Mandy Newman to talk about this show that brought us both joy - Marie Kondo would be proud!

    An American TV series that is available for binge watching on Stan here in Australia, The Bold Type focuses on the lives of three millennial women, portrayed by Katie_Stevens, Australian Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy, all of whom are employed at a fictional global publication called Scarlet in New York City.
    It is inspired by the real life and career of former editor-in-chief of US Cosmopolitan magazine, Joanna Coles, who is also an executive producer of the series.

    Mandy and I discuss our favourite characters, talk fashion, how COVID clearly affected the filming of the final episode and workshop the criticism that we believe the show has unfairly received. We also manage to squeeze in mentions and updates of our other favourite shows of the moment including ClickBait, YellowStone, Virgin River & The Parisian Agency.

    Thanks for being a part of The Grown-Up Girls Report! Alex xx

    • 33 min
    Book Club - Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

    Book Club - Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

    I'm so delighted to br bringing you another book by Curtis Sittenfeld. Published in 2016, Eligible in Sittenfeld's modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. In this episode, I am joined by my great friend Maddie Thomson to workshop this terrific book. Check out the website here for more details about this episode.

    • 28 min
    Book Club - Daughter of A River Country by Dianne O'Brien

    Book Club - Daughter of A River Country by Dianne O'Brien

    In this episode, I chat wth author Dianne O'Brien about her memoir, Daughter of A River Country. It was such a pleasure and honour to speak with Aunty Di. She is a truly inspiring lady who has demonstrated the most extraordinary ability to both love and forgive.

    You can buy the book here.
    Visit our website for more information.
    Thanks for listening Alex x

    • 35 min
    Womens' Health Week - What You Need To Do NOW To Stay On Top Of Your Health

    Womens' Health Week - What You Need To Do NOW To Stay On Top Of Your Health

    It's Women's Health Week so I am joined by Sydney GP Dr Annette Skarschewski to discuss the biggest health challenges facing women and what screening tests and checks are available to use to ensure our health is in th best shape possible. Please check out the website for a list of all the recommendations Dr Annette provided during the episode. Thanks for being part of The Grown-Up Girls Report.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Amac1.5 ,

Grown-up boy fully appreciates

Such an easy, enjoyable and entertaining listen. As a career entrepreneur, I seize any opportunity to to listen and understand interesting, well informed ideas and opinions. As a devoted husband and father of teenage girls this podcast provides me with more and much needed food for thought. Thanks Alex!

theretrostyler ,

Interesting, on trend and fun.

Love this podcast. It’s like you are catching up with friends. Varied topics that are relevant so keeps you interested.

BourkieThe CricketNutter ,

Natalie

Thanks Alex. I stumbled upon your podcast about a month ago and I love it. I have listened at all your podcast now and I look forward to many more xx

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