34 episodes

Under The Gloss lifts the lid on the topics that matter to modern women. Phoebe Burgess unpacks everything from sex, relationships, cancel culture and social media through the lens of honest and compelling conversations with experts, celebs and incredible people with a story to share. No topic is off limits: if you’re Googling it or sharing it in your DM’s, Under The Gloss is talking about it.

Under The Gloss with Phoebe Burgess Vogue Australia

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 137 Ratings

Under The Gloss lifts the lid on the topics that matter to modern women. Phoebe Burgess unpacks everything from sex, relationships, cancel culture and social media through the lens of honest and compelling conversations with experts, celebs and incredible people with a story to share. No topic is off limits: if you’re Googling it or sharing it in your DM’s, Under The Gloss is talking about it.

    Drunk mummy, sober mummy: swapping glitter boobs for sobriety

    Drunk mummy, sober mummy: swapping glitter boobs for sobriety

    Victoria Vanstone loved to party. She partied so hard that she once blew her finger off with a firework at a New Year's Eve party. For the first 20 years of her life, Victoria wasn't sober, but she also didn't consider herself to be a problematic drinker. She fell somewhere in between going to the pub and going to a support meeting. On this episode of Under The Gloss, Victoria joins Phoebe to chat about how her binge drinking went unnoticed, coping with motherhood and a hangover, falling into the gray area and why being sober is the most rebellious thing you could do. 

    Trigger warning: We will be discussing issues relating to problematic drinking and addiction so please, as always, listen with care

    To hear more from Victoria, you can find her co-hosting the podcast Sober Awkward.You can find William Porter's book – Alcohol Explained here.

    Sober curious? Discover our other sobriety episodes below: 

    Sarah-Jane Clarke is sober-ish 

    Accidentally sober: Phoebe opens up about life without alcohol

     
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    • 58 min
    Sarah-Jane Clarke is sober-ish

    Sarah-Jane Clarke is sober-ish

    As the co-founder of sass & bide, Sarah-Jane Clarke’s days were filled with fashion shows, boutique openings and glamorous parties. What followed was endless binge drinking, hangovers and crippling anxiety. But three years after shedding her identity with sass & bide, she also ended her relationship with alcohol. On today’s episode, Phoebe sits down with Sarah-Jane to chat about embarking on a sober-ish lifestyle, the challenges she’s faced and why alcohol is the only drug we need to justify not taking.

    Trigger warning: We will be discussing issues relating to alcohol consumption and problematic drinking so please, as always, listen with care.

    If you want to hear more from our sobriety series, you can listen to our earlier episode below.

    Accidentally sober: Phoebe opens up about life without alcohol

    Find out more about Sarah Jane Clarke via her website.

    Interested in This Naked Mind? Get ahold of the book here.
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    • 59 min
    Accidentally sober: Phoebe opens up about life without alcohol

    Accidentally sober: Phoebe opens up about life without alcohol

    Are you sober curious? For Phoebe, it was more accidental than planned. On this episode of Under The Gloss, we turn the tables and invite Felicity Harley, podcast host of Healthy-ish and Extra Healthy-ish, to ask Phoebe about the reason why she chose to embrace a sober lifestyle, how she deals with social events and the delicate balance of motherhood and alcohol.

    Trigger warning: We will be discussing issues relating to alcohol consumption so please, as always, listen with care

    Want to hear more? Then head over to Body+Soul's podcasts Healthy-ish (here) and Extra Healthy-ish (here) to discover how Phoebe tackles parties without a champagne in hand.
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    • 40 min
    Moana Hope on finding hope after a traumatic birth

    Moana Hope on finding hope after a traumatic birth

    Moana Hope has a lot going on. She’s an AFL footy star, she runs a business with 130 staff, she’s a mother of two under two and is the full time carer to her sister Vinny. In today’s episode, Moana chats to Phoebe about the traumatic moment she thought she lost her son during birth, how she struggled with intimacy, and why she and her wife, Belle, both breastfeed their babies. This is Moana like you’ve never heard her. 

    Content warning: this episode of Under The Gloss discusses birth trauma, so please listen with care.

    If this raises any issues or concerns, you can reach out to Lifeline on 131114 or at www.lifeline.org.au, and The Pink Elephants Support Network at www.pinkelephants.org.au
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    • 56 min
    Keira Rumble on intimacy, trauma and becoming a mum

    Keira Rumble on intimacy, trauma and becoming a mum

    In the last few years, Keira Rumble has suffered six miscarriages, a heterotopic pregnancy, was diagnosed with endometriosis and underwent emergency surgery. On top of everything – she started two businesses. On today’s episode, Keira joins Phoebe in the Vogue studio to chat about how she navigates grief in the public eye, why she saw IVF as failure and how she launched a business with a newborn.

    Content warning: this episode of Under The Gloss discusses infertility and infant loss so please listen with care.

    If this raises any issues or concerns, you can reach out to Lifeline on 131114 or at www.lifeline.org.au, and The Pink Elephants Support Network at www.pinkelephants.org.au
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rebecca Vallance on IVF, mother’s guilt and being the architect of your life

    Rebecca Vallance on IVF, mother’s guilt and being the architect of your life

    When Rebecca Vallance’s business was really taking off, she was enduring heartbreaking miscarriages and gruelling IVF treatments. In today’s episode, Rebecca joins Phoebe to chat about her traumatic pregnancies, the joys of raising her two boys, the inspiration behind her fashion empire, and she explains how she navigates those dreadful feelings of mother’s guilt.

    Content warning: this episode of Under The Gloss discusses infertility, so please listen with care.

    If this raises any issues or concerns, you can reach out to Lifeline on 131114 or at www.lifeline.org.au, and The Pink Elephants Support Network at www.pinkelephants.org.au
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

charlie15373845950 ,

Obsessed

Have been looking for a podcast like this for a while and can’t get enough!! Great topics, Phoebe is possibly the best podcast host ever!

HoganJH86 ,

Refreshing and thought provoking

Phoebe is a terrific host and builds an easy, genuine rapport with her guests. I love the wide ranging topics, the relatable moments and the ‘aha’ moments one of my favourite podcasts!

annieoriginal ,

Unabashed honesty

Really enjoying the podcast. Relaxed but very though provoking.

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