39 episodes

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

Basically... with Stefanie Preissne‪r‬ HeadStuff

    • News Commentary
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

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

    What's The Story with Being an MEP, Maria?

    What's The Story with Being an MEP, Maria?

    This week Stefanie chats with her friend, former Rose of Tralee, current Member of the European Parliament, queen of the career segway, Maria Walsh. They talk about how such a change of scenery took place, why she got into politics, how things work in Europe and what it's like to take a photo with Twink.

    You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+ (https://headstuffpodcasts.com/register)

    Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner

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

    • 1 hr
    What's The Story with Mortgages, Robert?

    What's The Story with Mortgages, Robert?

    This week Stefanie talks to mortgage expert Robert Whelan about ice cream. But we cut that out, so what you'll hear is a conversation about mortgages. They discuss different types of loans, what you need to do to get mortgage ready, when you should apply, what considerations you should think of before buying, and what should first time buyers do? Stefanie also asks Robert a lot of listener questions so there's plenty in here for anyone interested in the mortgage and housing market. Here's a link to the Get Mortgage Ready Guide that they mention (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6765704362313490433) .

    You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+ (https://headstuffpodcasts.com/register)

    Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner

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

    • 53 min
    What's The Story with Getting Tax Back, Eoin?

    What's The Story with Getting Tax Back, Eoin?

    Money guru Eoin McGee returns to Basically 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+ (https://headstuffpodcasts.com/register)

    Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner

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

    • 46 min
    What's The Story with The End of All This, Luke?

    What's The Story with The End of All This, Luke?

    Superstar immunologist Luke O'Neill joins Stefanie once again to keep his title as guest with most appearances. This time they talk all about vaccines, the various options, which ones are best? are they all good? and are certain vaccines better for specific demographics? What are the positives? When might we start getting back to normality? And what is the recent good news in the fight against the pandemic?

    You can support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+ (https://headstuffpodcasts.com/register)

    Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner

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

    • 45 min
    What's The Story with Family Therapy, Jim?

    What's The Story with Family Therapy, Jim?

    This week, in our final episode of Mental Health Month, Stefanie speaks with family therapist Jim Sheehan. They talk about who the client is in a family therapy session, whose side the therapist is on, how you talk about arguments in a group setting, who exactly is supposed to be getting help, sex therapy and many other topics.

    You can now support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+ (https://headstuffpodcasts.com/register)

    Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner

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

    • 51 min
    What's The Story with Disordered Eating, Allison?

    What's The Story with Disordered Eating, Allison?

    For the penultimate episode in our special mental health month, Stefanie talks to chartered psychologist with an expertise in trauma, Allison Keating. They 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 now support Stefanie and the show on HeadStuff+ (https://headstuffpodcasts.com/)

    Follow Stefanie on Instagram @StefaniePreissner

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

    This podcast is sponsored by 180 Degrees (https://www.seai.ie/podcast/) , a podcast by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. 

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

fezb ,

Excellent

With all the madness in the world I can’t watch news or a depression descends. Thankfully Stefanie breaks it down to where I still understand what’s happening without the fear - in fact her interviewees are so balanced that I have hope. I really enjoyed listening to the various Irish politicians because I had never before taken the time to listen to them. Please keep it up, I’m so hoping that it will become financially viable for Stefanie to where she can do more episodes and I would certainly contribute. Thanks Stefanie!

lettid ,

Clear concise honest opinions.

Never have I listened to political issues with such interest. Stefanie is very relatable she’s just your normal Irish girl yet at the same time has this cool screen writer life also. I appreciate her passion to get information across when it’s not something she has to do.

rayo1800 ,

Good info, easy to understand

Stefanie asks all the questions I wanted to ask to experts about things in the news. She’s down to earth and very relatable and I never feel stupid listening to this, actually come away having a bit of understanding that I can explain to my friends!

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