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Welcome to Happy Hour with Brittni Bowering and Penny Blackmore. We’re talking work, life, culture and lifestyle and we are doing it over drinks!


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Happy Hour with Brittni & Penny Penny & Brittni

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Welcome to Happy Hour with Brittni Bowering and Penny Blackmore. We’re talking work, life, culture and lifestyle and we are doing it over drinks!


Email us here: happyhourcareertalk@gmail.com

Follow us on the socials!
Instagram: @brittnibow @vanta_blackmore

    From the archive! It's our very first episode 🐣

    From the archive! It's our very first episode 🐣

    Since we have 90 episodes in the bank these days, we figured that we should use them! Plus, sometimes it's too hot for us to record. Apologies, but we'll be back next week!



    Thanks so much for listening 🙏

    Have a question, suggestion or topic request? We’d love to hear from you. Please email us at happyhourcareertalk@gmail.com

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    Brittni’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brittnibow/?hl=en

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    We’ll see you next week 💕

    • 38 min
    Experimenting, the perfect travel buddy & Cruella 🐩

    Experimenting, the perfect travel buddy & Cruella 🐩

    There's some pep in our step this week! We record this one right before taking off for a weekend away, so we are PUMPED and you might be able to hear it in your earholes. 

    We explore whether you should treat life as one big experiment, why it's important to have "girl time" and our take on the Friends reunion! 😅 



    Here are some links! 

    Cruella - The movie 

    Sentimental in the City Podcast

    The Friends Reunion 



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    • 40 min
    A difficult nut, creative envy, and treating your job like a freelance gig ✨

    A difficult nut, creative envy, and treating your job like a freelance gig ✨

    This week we are scrambling eggs live on air. Just kidding! This is a test to see if anyone reads the shownotes. But Penny, what are you two gonna talk about!?! Well, I'm so glad you asked. On this week's episode we discuss a different way to approach your new, the three different ways to tackle career uncertainty (there might be more ways, but we're discussing just a few here), as well as the Bo Burnham Netflix special and the art of getting dressed. Do join us!



    Anticipating a good time: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/apr/09/anticipating-a-good-time-is-half-the-fun

    Here is a playlist to pump out work to: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DXa2SPUyWl8Y5?si=48wiHjJSQl-fa9jwrCWthQ

    The Bo Burnham Netflix special: https://www.vulture.com/2021/06/bo-burnham-inside-welcome-to-the-internet.html




    Thanks so much for listening!

    Have a question, suggestion or topic request? We’d love to hear from you. Please email us at happyhourcareertalk@gmail.com

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    We’ll see you next week 💕

    • 46 min
    Should you read work books?! Plus: getting coaching, re-entry anxiety, and being selfish 🧸

    Should you read work books?! Plus: getting coaching, re-entry anxiety, and being selfish 🧸

    This week we traverse topics from getting a business coach, to reading books from the early 2000's, to self-actualisation. This episode is jam-packed with advice, books, opinions, musings and loads of laughs. Join us! 



    Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchen_Confidential_(book) 

    Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eat,_Pray,_Love

    Brene Brown on Daring Leadership: https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-on-armored-versus-daring-leadership-part-1-of-2/

    This Jungian Life: https://thisjungianlife.com/episode-164-assessing-your-values-meaning-motivation/

    Blindboy Podcast - On Becoming a Person: https://play.acast.com/s/blindboy/onbecomingaperson

    I’ve got re-entry anxiety – but it’s not contagion I fear: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/apr/23/ive-got-re-entry-anxiety-but-its-not-contagion-i-fear-coco-khan 

    The Nervous Person’s Guide to Re-entering Society: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/well/mind/covid-back-to-normal.html



    Thanks so much for listening!

    Have a question, suggestion or topic request? We’d love to hear from you. Please email us at happyhourcareertalk@gmail.com

    Where to follow us:

    Brittni’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittnibow/?hl=en

    Penny's newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/189c5db78d87/pennyslinks?fbclid=IwAR2dFz3FcWsIYyHjJNmoVswmjob352zHLbvAgfH1oCEleTEMPsiRG8QSvAM

    We’ll see you next week 💕

    • 51 min
    How to deliver a GREAT presentation + what's wrong with TikTok? 😬

    How to deliver a GREAT presentation + what's wrong with TikTok? 😬

    RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN IN BERLIN! It's not a topic that we dive into this week but it does explain why we kept this episode nice and snappy! We had a dinner date to run to! 🥳

    In this episode we talk all about how to nail your next pitch or presentation, why TikTok is a little scary and also whether or not we'd recommend travelling before settling into your career!

    Hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it! 



    Links:

    The Vox article we reference about TikTok and mediocrity: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2021/5/18/22440937/tiktok-addison-rae-bella-poarch-build-a-bitch-charli-damelio-mediocrity

    Another article about the power of TikTok fame: https://kidsarentalright.substack.com/p/sorry-bella-poarch-this-is-build

    This Jungian Life on personal values: https://thisjungianlife.com/episode-164-assessing-your-values-meaning-motivation/



    Thanks so much for listening!

    Have a question, suggestion or topic request? We’d love to hear from you. Please email us at happyhourcareertalk@gmail.com

    Follow us on the socials!

    Penny’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vanta_blackmore/

    Brittni’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brittnibow/?hl=en

    We’ll see you next week 💕

    • 39 min
    Our rules for bosses! Plus, Brittni wants to talk about “Britney”

    Our rules for bosses! Plus, Brittni wants to talk about “Britney”

    This week we're talking about boundaries, moving overseas, the good post-its, and all the things you think you might need to buy but absolutely don't. Here's our  definitive guide for managers trying to figure out how they should approach boundaries with staff; which includes making rules around personal phones, which emojis you can and can't use, language, weekends, and SO. MUCH. MORE. Does this sound like fun?!! It might be, and there's one way to find out ;) 



    Britt went to Fulda, read all about it! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulda 

    In case you didn't know, this is "On Fleek": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hch2Bup3oII

    Framing Britney Spears: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Framing_Britney_Spears

    An interesting article on the teen idol trope: https://www.thecut.com/2021/02/tavi-gevinson-britney-spears-was-never-in-control.html

    Succession: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_(TV_series)

    Davines haircare products: https://www.davines.com/

    The Notebook, apparently a really good movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Notebook

    Get in bitch, we're going shopping: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/get-in-loser-were-going-shopping



    Thanks so much for listening!

    Have a question, suggestion or topic request? We’d love to hear from you. Please email us at happyhourcareertalk@gmail.com

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    Penny’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vanta_blackmore/ (Currently on hiatus)

    Brittni’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brittnibow/?hl=en

    We’ll see you next week 💕

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Mister Magoo ,

Love listening to real people

I started listening to this podcast about 6 months ago. I love hearing tips to improve my career, and as a father to a 6 year old daughter, I feel I can help raise my daughter better.

genji26 ,

Besties

I feel like I’m just sitting with my gal pals listening to some rock solid advice. Strangely comforting listen while super informative and engaging.

Harper Monze ,

Gives you the giggles and best advice all at once

One of my new favourites. I have really taken to this podcast hosted by the wise and wonderful Penny and Brittni. What a dream team; full of wise words and practicable advice, Penny and Brittni consistently deliver entertaining and meaningful discussions around all things work-related for us normal people. Packed with brilliant resources too - highly recommended!

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