11 episodes

The transition from your 20s to your 30s isn’t always as seamless as we may have imagined it when we were growing up.

We go from a decade of semi-adulting, taking little and perfectly acceptable life-fumbles before manically trying to ‘have it all’ by the time we reach The Big Three Oh.  

Join Riley-Rose Harper (who happens to be 29 and 3/4...) as she takes a closer look at the pressures that come along with the milestone by speaking to guests who’ve been there, bought the t-shirt and.. sometimes even written a book about it.

How To Turn 30 is for anyone who's ever had a conversation with their best friend about 'how old' you're getting because, as we'll soon find out, nope.. you're not getting old. It’s just a transition, not a deadline and your most exciting age maybe hasn’t even happened yet.

How To Turn 30 Podcast Riley-Rose Harper

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The transition from your 20s to your 30s isn’t always as seamless as we may have imagined it when we were growing up.

We go from a decade of semi-adulting, taking little and perfectly acceptable life-fumbles before manically trying to ‘have it all’ by the time we reach The Big Three Oh.  

Join Riley-Rose Harper (who happens to be 29 and 3/4...) as she takes a closer look at the pressures that come along with the milestone by speaking to guests who’ve been there, bought the t-shirt and.. sometimes even written a book about it.

How To Turn 30 is for anyone who's ever had a conversation with their best friend about 'how old' you're getting because, as we'll soon find out, nope.. you're not getting old. It’s just a transition, not a deadline and your most exciting age maybe hasn’t even happened yet.

    Travelling The Big Wide World | Feat. Vicky Carter

    Travelling The Big Wide World | Feat. Vicky Carter

    Welcome to a VERY special BONUS episode. Yep, this was meant to be released in season 1 but, uh, it just didn't feel right. Why? Because it's about the wondrous world of travel and we couldn't actually... travel. 

    So! with international travel opening up and hopefully we'll be able to travel to more and more places... here is a special dose of travel inspo with a very avid traveller. 

    Maybe you did a bit of travel in your 20s, maybe none at all... what happens if you still have the travel bug? But, you're maybe working a full-time job or working on a career. Can you fit it in? The answer according to my next guest is YES. 

    Vicky Carter is a writer, radio announcer, podcaster, blogger, journalist and she's travelled far and wide. 

    We speak about the importance of travel to broaden your mind, inspirational women who've traveled well beyond turning 30, and how to navigate travel with... everything else.

    You can find more about Vicky on her website here and her Instagram here. 

     
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    • 15 min
    The Curious Pressures Of Turning 30 | Feat. Jana Firestone

    The Curious Pressures Of Turning 30 | Feat. Jana Firestone

    Why do we feel the pressure around The Big Three Oh? Where does it come from? What should we be focusing on in instead of beating ourselves up?

    Today we're speaking to podcaster, therapist & writer - Jana Firestone. 

    She is very generous with not only her thoughts around 30 but also her own experience of turning 30. 

    We talk about love, we talk about babies, we talk about career.

    AND she shares some very helpful ways in which we can combat the anxiety around turning 30.

    For more on Jana Firestone you can find her writing & her podcast here

    Follow her on Instagram here

    Got some feedback or have an episode request? Get in touch with me on Instagram @rileyroseharper or @howtoturn30podcast 

    How To Turn 30 is hosted and produced by Riley-Rose Harper

     
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    • 24 min
    Bad Dates | Feat. Alita Brydon

    Bad Dates | Feat. Alita Brydon

    Dating can be fun, it can be exciting, it can be.. Rewarding. It can also turn into a chore, be emotionally taxing & disheartening.

    But what if you had a whole community of people to share your experience with?

    That is how Bad Dates Of Melbourne started for Alita Brydon - she was sharing her stories & thought maybe these should be online. Now she has a huge following spanning thousands of people across social platforms.

    As a dating expert, what does Alita think about the difference in dating in your 20s ve dating in your 30s?

    You can see Alita's work & join the community here

    Got some feedback or have an episode request? Get in touch with me on Instagram @rileyroseharper or @howtoturn30podcast 

    How To Turn 30 is hosted and produced by Riley-Rose Harper

     
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    • 13 min
    Is It Time For A “Friend-tervention”? | Feat. Dr Hannah Korrel

    Is It Time For A “Friend-tervention”? | Feat. Dr Hannah Korrel

    Remember when we’d pride ourselves on our Top Friends list on Myspace? Or when you clocked up 100 friends on Facebook and you felt just as popular as Regina George on Mean Girls? Well you’ve probably noticed that changes as you get closer to 30…

    Turning 30 can give us a little nudge to look up and assess who we are spending the most time with - do they make us feel good? Are we happy after we've had brunch with them? Or.. have we just remained friends out of habit & maybe they aren't that good for us after all..?

    Thank you to special guest Dr Hannah Korrel - clinical Neuropsychologist,  psychologist and author of the book How To Break Up With Friends.

    Purchase a copy of How To Break Up With Friends here

    Got some feedback or have an episode request? Get in touch with me on Instagram @rileyroseharper or @howtoturn30podcast 

    How To Turn 30 is hosted and produced by Riley-Rose Harper

     
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    • 23 min
    What If You Don't Want Kids? | Feat. Tory Shepherd

    What If You Don't Want Kids? | Feat. Tory Shepherd

    So, what if you don't want kids? Or maybe you’re leaning more towards not wanting to have kids but you’re worried about the stigma that surrounds the decision? You’re worried about changing your mind later in life? You're worried about what your family will say?

    It’s almost a scary prospect, isn’t it? Deciding not to have kids feels a bit like you’re zigging while maybe other people around you are zagging. 

    Today we’re speaking to Australian journalist & author - Tory Shepherd. 

    Her book ‘On Freedom’ explores how women's freedom to choose motherhood is reshaping their own lives as well as society.

    You can buy a copy of On Freedom here.

    Got some feedback or have an episode request? Get in touch with me on Instagram @rileyroseharper or @howtoturn30podcast 

    How To Turn 30 is hosted and produced by Riley-Rose Harper
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    • 18 min
    Order Me A Serve Of Smashed Avocado, I'm Not Ready To Buy A House | Feat. Nicole Haddow

    Order Me A Serve Of Smashed Avocado, I'm Not Ready To Buy A House | Feat. Nicole Haddow

    Have you ever considered buying a house? A unit? A little piece of land to call your own?

    It seems like a very adult thing to do. And maybe something your friends have already done or your parents have hinted at you to do throughout your 20s. 

    BUT! It's such a huge thing, right? And often chucked in the too-hard-basket. 

    Nicole Haddow knows about the 'too-hard-basket' but she did it and she wrote a book about how you can do it too.

    The beauty of her story? She essentially started from scratch at 30 too. 

    You can purchase Nicole's book Smashed Avocado here.

    Got some feedback or have an episode request? Get in touch with me on Instagram @rileyroseharper or @howtoturn30podcast 

    How To Turn 30 is hosted and produced by Riley-Rose Harper

     
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    • 14 min

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