Hosts Katie Cunningham and Josephine Parsons are interested in all things money — making it, losing it, spending it and, uh, figuring out how to invest it. Join them and weekly guests for honest deep dives into salaries, savings, debt, frugality and getting rich (or dying trying).
Dumb Iso Purchases
Home gym equipment that took a month to arrive, $200 kettles, 'cosy clothes' and other stuff we can't mention in an iTunes episode summary: this week we're talking regrettable iso purchases! Also: Katie's moving house because she's run out of things to buy for her current home.
The Emotions You're Feeling Are Totally Normal
*CW: This episode discusses eating disorders and body image.*
It's never been more important to keep your brain happy. In this episode, Katie and Josie speak to psychologist and founder of The Indigo Project, Mary Hoang, about the mental health struggles we're all facing right now and what you can do to stay sane. The two also get super real about their own mental health struggles during COVID-19 and Josie simply can't stop speaking about Gilmore Girls.
'COVID-19 isolation creating a 'perfect storm' for people at risk of eating disorders, experts say': https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-14/coronavirus-isolation-dangerous-for-eating-disorder-sufferers/12145044?fbclid=IwAR3QG68uOXoymDBBqsLwfyAb6gxAgcOzrpuqgMkFTtjfRLJw6KPkkvJ5Pr0
'All The Ways I Failed At Self-Improvement': https://www.thecut.com/2020/04/personal-project-failed-hobbies.html
'Gilmore Girls is slyly smart about class and how isolating money can be': https://www.vox.com/culture/2016/12/1/13786732/gilmore-girls-netflix-year-life-class-money
Supporting Small Business When You're Skint
We're no experts, but you don't need one to tell you that our beloved pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops are doing it tough right now. So how can we best support them... when our own finances are kinda iffy? To find out what small businesses are dealing with right now we talk to Beth Wicks, the owner of Katie's favourite second hand clothes shop, Swop. Also: the wild world of "disaster capitalism", big business being trash and Reformation making face masks (with a thigh-high slit).
Cooking In The Time Of Corona
Stress baking, Alison Roman recipes, zero waste. If there's one thing about iso that's common across the board, it's that we're all cooking lots more. This ep, Katie and Josie speak to self-taught cook and author of 'Tin Can Magic', Jess Dennison, about her frugal cooking hacks and zero waste mantra. Plus, the two chat about the decline of celebrity influence and influencer influence.
Actually, You Don't Have To Be Productive Right Now
Apparently "Shakespeare wrote King Lear during the plague," which, pfft. Katie and Josie talk about the crazy capitalist lie that everyone should be using their COVID-19 isolation to do something 'worthy' and 'productive'. As a counter argument, maybe just cut yourself some slack and watch all of Vanderpump Rules instead? The two also discuss the privilege of staying at home and the surprising celebrities who have shown themselves as class allies.
This Is A Weird Time
Katie and Josie had a whole plan for how season two was gonna go. Safe to say, this wasn't it! In this mini-ep, they talk about how fast things are changing with COVID-19, whether they'll be spending more money in isolation and, well, if they should even keep podcasting in this time of doom.