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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
    • 4.6 • 17 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

    It's the Happy Hour Christmas Special!! 🎄🎅🎁

    It's the Happy Hour Christmas Special!! 🎄🎅🎁

    2020 was a crazy year, so we decided to end it on a high note with a ridiculous Christmas episode. We're spreading holiday cheer discussing the best Christmas movies, traditions, carols PLUS the worst guests, gifts and xmas party stories.

    Listen to this episode while drinking a cup full of Bailey's, mulled wine or hot apple cider. It's the perfect Christmas activity! 

    Must watch holiday movies (according to us):


    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    Miracle on 34th street - new version
    Home alone
    The Santa Claus - with Tim Allen
    The Grinch - Jim Carey
    Elf - Will Ferrell  



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    We’ll see you next week 💕

    • 50 min
    Tricking yourself into exercise. Plus, code name: Angela 🔍

    Tricking yourself into exercise. Plus, code name: Angela 🔍

    We received a letter from one of our lovely listeners this week and we are SO excited to answer it! Code name: Angela. Topic: Speaking up! Other stuff we're covering this week includes old people, life hacks, history and spice mixes. Don't miss it!



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    • 39 min
    Is “follow your dreams” the worst advice ever?! Plus, how to talk about money with friends 😬💰

    Is “follow your dreams” the worst advice ever?! Plus, how to talk about money with friends 😬💰

    This week, we're going to argue PASSIONATELY about the idea that you should always follow your passion. Or your dreams, whatever. I mean, is it even a good idea? What if you don't have a passion?! Lucky for you, you're about to get some RED HOT TIPS around how to approach dreams, passions and talents. 

    Another crucial topic we're covering on this eppy is: how the heck do you talk to friends about money? It's a tricky topic, and we're here to detangle it. 



    Our new cover art was done by the most amazing Giulia Hartz! https://www.instagram.com/giuliahartz/ 

    David Sedaris's Calypso: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38348476-calypso

    Some resources on dream jobs:

    https://www.damemagazine.com/2015/09/01/there-such-thing-dream-job/

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dont-follow-your-dreams-yet-penny-blackmore/

    Ted Lasso: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u7EIiohs6U 

    Home for Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U2m1x5pmKM

    Dudley Dursley from Harry Potter.....where is he now?! https://people.com/movies/harry-potter-harry-melling-on-blessing-of-not-being-recognized/

    One of Penny's favourite podcasts is unlocked over Christmas! Listen for free here: https://haleynahman.substack.com/ 

    Sticks. Get amongst it: https://www.pinterest.com.au/windriversilks/sticks-twig-design/ 



    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
    Are we becoming "too PC"? 🙊(+ what to do when your ex becomes a conspiracy theorist)

    Are we becoming "too PC"? 🙊(+ what to do when your ex becomes a conspiracy theorist)

    This episode has some fire! As in, Brittni and Penny get opinionated... so get ready. 

    We'll also dabble in conspiracy theories, and what to do when an ex turns out to be one... 

    We're also jumping into the Christmas season with two feet and discussing how to give great gifts. If you stress out about finding the best presents, this is the episode for you! 

    Plus Penny downloads all her best recommendations on what to read, watch and listen to right NOW.

    Don't miss this episode, it's really fun.



    Show notes:

    The Christmas Tree company in Berlin

    Newsletter: The End of the World Review: https://endoftheworld.substack.com/

    Harissa chicken: https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/harissa-chicken-traybake/

    Penny's book recommendations:

    Mr. Splitfoot 

    The Seas


    Some fun small retailers: 

    https://the-completist.com/
    https://www.sancia.com.au/
    https://www.marlowvintage.com.au/



    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 💕

    • 57 min
    Are you battling overwhelm?! So are we! 🌧🌧

    Are you battling overwhelm?! So are we! 🌧🌧

    Britt's down in the dumps this week, but it's Penny job to pep her up, and pep her up she will! Join us for a chat about fighting overwhelm, handwriting, stupid but comforting books, and what to look for in a romantic partner. 

    Sorry we're a bit late, the audio issues simply never end, but we really hope you enjoy this episode 💙



    The benefits of handwriting https://beta.littlethings.com/lifestyle/benefits-of-writing-by-hand/2400336-1

    Quite by Claudia Winkelman https://www.amazon.de/-/en/dp/B0888W5QQ9 

    Brad Pitt being an angel https://www.thecut.com/2020/11/brad-pitt-volunteered-distributing-groceries-in-los-angeles.html



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    • 41 min
    🎉🎉 It's our 70th episode so we have a **very special guest** 🎈🎈

    🎉🎉 It's our 70th episode so we have a **very special guest** 🎈🎈

    We have a wonderful special guest joining us to celebrate our 70th episode, and we can't wait for you to meet him. Together, we'll cover luck: what it is, how to think about it, and what to do when you run out of it, as well as our lockdown 2.0 survival strategy and living in a weird and wonderful town.  Grab a drink and join us!

    What to do when you can’t catch a break https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/11/smarter-living/what-to-do-when-you-cant-catch-a-break.htm

    Tracey Emin https://publicdelivery.org/tracey-emin-neon/ 

    Green Onions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bpS-cOBK6Q 



    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 💕

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Atb275 ,

Refreshing!

Penny and Brittni are both hilarious and helpful. This podcast is a nice break from other business podcasts!

Senior Wiggily ,

Lots of

Lots of useful tips and funny insights into the design world. But please oh please, use the word “like” a little less often. It’s driving me a little coo coo.

SammyKzinski ,

2 Awesome Ladies Keepin it Real

Penny and Brittni are awesome, genuine women who give great career and life advice. I would highly recommend this podcast (especially) to women who are trying to build their careers and their confidence at work. Penny and Brittni are super goofy and super fun to listen to (I love the ham cheese sandwich 😂). They always keep it super real. I really appreciate how honest they are about everything and being so open about their imperfections (we’re all imperfect) - it’s really refreshing! Keep it up ladies! 💪

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