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The show that takes news stories and makes sense of them, Basically.

Basically...with Stefanie Preissner HeadStuff

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    • 4.8 • 585 Ratings

The show that takes news stories and makes sense of them, Basically.

    From the Archive; Life School | What's the Story with Getting Tax Back, Eoin? | February 9th 2021

    From the Archive; Life School | What's the Story with Getting Tax Back, Eoin? | February 9th 2021

    Happy New Year! To kick things off, we take a look back on Stefanie's chat with money guru Eoin McGee to talk to Stefanie about taxes, COVID payments, pensions and much more of that stuff that’s normally boring but actually really useful and borderline interesting when broken down into easy conversation like this... basically. Eoin also answers a lot of audience questions, so keep them coming!

    You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+

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    Thanks to Cathal O’Gara for our artwork and our music is from Only Ruin.

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    • 47 min
    From the Archive; Mental Health | What's the Story with Social Anxiety, Harry? | May 25th 2021

    From the Archive; Mental Health | What's the Story with Social Anxiety, Harry? | May 25th 2021

    This week, we look back on an episode from May 2021 when Stefanie chatted to Dr. Harry Barry about social anxiety. He explains what irrational beliefs are and the fears that people with social anxiety tend to have. They talk through the different ways people experience social and performative anxiety and reminds us that people are too self-obsessed to judge you! Dr. Barry provides some tips and exercises people with social anxiety can do to help them overcome

    You can purchase Dr. Barry’s new book “Embracing Change” on his website.

    You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+

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    Thanks to Cathal O’Gara for our artwork and our music is from Only Ruin.
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    • 46 min
    From the Archive; Life School | What's the Story with Dating, Feargal? | April 13th 2021

    From the Archive; Life School | What's the Story with Dating, Feargal? | April 13th 2021

    Another episode taken from the archives! Stefanie talks to Feargal Harrington, founder of Intro Matchmaking about Dating. They talk about matchmaking, expectations, frustration with dating apps such as Tinder, the things single men want and the things single women want. What works, and what doesn't work, tips, and loads more. Stefanie also gets answers from Feargal for your listener questions.

    You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+

    Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner

    Thanks to Cathal O’Gara for our artwork and our music is from Only Ruin.

    This episode of Basically is sponsored by Humdinger Mortgages. Feel free to check them out at humdingermortgages.ie
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    From the Archive; Personalities | What's the Story with Being Roz, Roz? | April 27th 2021

    From the Archive; Personalities | What's the Story with Being Roz, Roz? | April 27th 2021

    This week, we look back on April 2021, when Stefanie chatted to Roz Purcell. They talk about modelling, navigating information online during lockdown, and their experiences with eating disorders. Roz shares her story, when she decided to get help and the lessons she learned along the way.

    You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+

    Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner

    Thanks to Cathal O’Gara for our artwork and our music is from Only Ruin.

    This episode of Basically is sponsored by Humdinger Mortgages. Feel free to check them out at humdingermortgages.ie
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    • 54 min
    From the Archive; Mental Health | What's the Story with Disordered Eating, Allison? | January 22nd 2021

    From the Archive; Mental Health | What's the Story with Disordered Eating, Allison? | January 22nd 2021

    During mental health month 2021, Stefanie talked to chartered psychologist with an expertise in trauma, Allison Keating. In this episode from the archive, Stefanie and Allison talk about eating disorders. How prevalent are they, how dangerous? We are talking more about mental health now, but are we doing enough? They also talk about knowing yourself, and how people talk about the body.

    You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+

    Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner

    Thanks to Cathal O’Gara for our artwork and our music is from Only Ruin.

    This episode of Basically is sponsored by Humdinger Mortgages. Feel free to check them out at humdingermortgages.ie
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    • 58 min
    From the Archive; Life School | What’s the Story with Being Pregnant, Jennifer? | December 2nd 2020

    From the Archive; Life School | What’s the Story with Being Pregnant, Jennifer? | December 2nd 2020

    Another one from the archives for you! 
    In 2020, Stefanie chatted with consultant OBGYN Dr. Jennifer Donnelly from Dublin’s Rotunda Maternity Hospital. They go baby step by baby step from the moment of seeing a positive pregnancy test, choosing whether to go public, semi public or private, picking a hospital or a consultant, how to cope with scans, scares, and stretch marks, and then... what happens when it has to come out! Jennifer takes Stefanie through the whole joyful journey and leaves her... maybe a little shell shocked but very much enlightened.

    You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+

    Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner

    Thanks to Cathal O’Gara for our artwork and our music is from Only Ruin.

    This episode of Basically is sponsored by Humdinger Mortgages. Feel free to check them out at humdingermortgages.ie
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
585 Ratings

585 Ratings

jane@Tipp ,

Great podcast

Such a good source of basic info!! Love it

Clars14 ,

Great podcast

Informative podcast. I enjoy listening each week and thank you Stefanie from breaking down current affairs in an easy to understand way and having the relevant experts

GillyRyan ,

Really informative

Thank you Stefanie, Vicky & Orna for this podcast. Handling a very difficult topic sensitively & with compassion. Guidelines around time limits & process clarified. Great series. Really important.

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