57 episodes

Welcome to "It's Layered"! A podcast by two Zimbabwean girls living on two different continents and keeping their long-distance friendship of over 20 years thriving! Join them as they delve deeper into life, love and all things under the sun because in life... zvine malayers! (It’s Layered!) 

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Welcome to "It's Layered"! A podcast by two Zimbabwean girls living on two different continents and keeping their long-distance friendship of over 20 years thriving! Join them as they delve deeper into life, love and all things under the sun because in life... zvine malayers! (It’s Layered!) 

    The Special | BONUS | Delve Deeper Into.. KYE

    The Special | BONUS | Delve Deeper Into.. KYE

    Earlier this year, we got to sit down with Zimbabwean-born artist, Kye and talk all things music and how spreading joy is at the core of her musical expression. We had a blast talking about her musical influences, going down nostalgic memory lane and speaking about representation matters.

    Get into our interview with Kye and let us know your thoughts.

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    About Kye
    In the short time since KYE formally introduced herself to the world,she's already won over audiences with her celebratory, sun-soakedsound that effortlessly bridges pop and R&B, keeping joy and freedomat the forefront with shining rhythmic deliveries, championing herundeniable songwriting and vocal talents.Zimbabwean born, London raised, now Naarm/Melbourne based,KYE’s relationship with music blossomed as a young child growing upin the UK. In between vivid memories spent singing through sicknessand health, gospel songs, talent shows, girl bands and more, her voiceflourished with each deep embrace of her identity.Deeply informed by her experience as a young black womanexperiencing life through a predominately white societal lens, KYEfindsherself today confident, strong and humble, ready to share her mantraof embracing openness andfinding joy in it, with the world.

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    Keep Up with Kye
    Instagram: @getitkye
    TikTok: @getitkye
    Website: https://www.getitkye.com/ 
    We'd love to hear from you!
    Website: It’s Layered Podcast Facebook: It's Layered Podcast Instagram: @itslayered Twitter: @itslayeredpod TikTok: @itslayered Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com

    • 37 min
    Trailer | The Special | It's Layered Podcast In-Studio

    Trailer | The Special | It's Layered Podcast In-Studio

    Trailer: 'It's Layered Special'
    We're coming in hot with the our special where we finally had the chance to sit down together - in studio - and crack the mics!

    Sign up on our website: www.itslayeredpodcast.com to find out when it drops and to catch all the episodes!

    Videography & Editing: Beth Watkins
    Sound Mixing & Engineering: Phil Threlfall
    Recorded at The Base Studios, Melbourne: www.thebase.com.au
    We'd love to hear from you!
    Website: It’s Layered Podcast Facebook: It's Layered Podcast Instagram: @itslayered Twitter: @itslayeredpod TikTok: @itslayered Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com

    • 39 sec
    S05E08 | It's Layered | Delve Deeper Into.. Perfectionism! | Season Finale

    S05E08 | It's Layered | Delve Deeper Into.. Perfectionism! | Season Finale

    Perfectionism is defined as “refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.” In philosophy it is “a doctrine holding that perfection is attainable, especially the theory that human moral or spiritual perfection should be or has been attained.” | The Oxford Dictionary
    In our season finale, we are unpacking the complexities of perfectionism, its origins, the role society plays as well as our own struggle with perfectionism. 
    Do you grapple with perfectionism? How do you manage it?
    Our Season Finale Shoutout
    To every one of you who has listened to our podcast, shared, submitted your comments and feedback - we truly appreciate your support throughout this milestone season. Thank you and keep the comments and reviews coming!
    We'd love to hear from you!
    Website: It’s Layered Podcast Facebook: It's Layered Podcast Instagram: @itslayered Twitter: @itslayeredpod TikTok: @itslayered Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S05E07 | It's Layered | Delve Deeper Into.. Allyship

    S05E07 | It's Layered | Delve Deeper Into.. Allyship

    Allyship is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as “the quality or practice of helping or supporting other people who are part of a group that is treated badly or unfairly, although you are not yourself a member of this group. One of the most important ways to practise allyship is just to listen. Allyship means using your power, position, or privilege to uplift others.” It is also an acronym for Action, Listening, Learning and Yielding (A.L.L.Y.).


    From #BlackLivesMatter, #StopAsianHate, #LGTBQIA+rights to the #warinGaza and the #warinUkraine, there have been numerous global incidents over the last few years that have garnered attention and highlighted the need for allies. 
    In this episode, we discuss allyship, what it is, the challenges of it, why it is necessary, how to properly inform oneself and encourage participation in some causes. We also delve into allyship on the ground level as Zimbabweans, dissecting patriarchy and how men can be allies against it. This is truly a layered topic which evokes a myriad of emotions and questions. 
    How can you be an ally? What should you read to be properly informed when seeking to be an ally? What is the best way to be an ally? Delve deeper with us into allyship and how complex yet necessary it is. 
    Zim Shoutout: Stephanie Travers
    Zimbabwean born Stephanie Travers is the deputy team principal of Louis Hamilton's Extreme E team X44 Vida Carbon Racing. Before that, she spent three years working with the Mercedes F1 team. Shoutout to her for making waves in spaces where women don’t often get a chance to shine.
    Keep up with Stephanie
    Instagram: @stephanietravers (https://www.instagram.com/stephanietravers/) 


    We'd love to hear from you!
    Website: It’s Layered Podcast Facebook: It's Layered Podcast Instagram: @itslayered Twitter: @itslayeredpod TikTok: @itslayered Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com

    • 56 min
    S05 BONUS | Delve Deeper Into... Hillzy

    S05 BONUS | Delve Deeper Into... Hillzy

    Of course, as Barbies- we have to find our Ken! 💝
    This artist’s music manages to do just that- convey a deep connection and love; from hits such as “Muroora”, “Chargie”, “Premiere” and “Love Story Part 2”- Hillzy truly sings from the heart.  Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to sit down with Hilary ‘Hillzy’ Chipunza and got to know a little more about the man “in the building”. His early beginnings; what most people won’t know about him; his love for music; his musical inspiration; the journey to being the Hillzy we know today; and what makes him shy - we delve into it all! This candid conversation is a must listen to for getting to know Hillzy - a leading Contemporary Urban Music artist. 

    Enjoy this bonus episode!


    Keep Up With Hilary ‘Hillzy’ Chipunza
    Facebook: @hillzy911
    Instagram: @hillzy911  
    X (AKA Twitter): @hillzy911 
    Listen to Hillzy on Spotify
    Listen to Hillzy on Apple Music
    Watch Hillzy’s Music Videos on YouTube
    Listen to Hillzy’s BBC Africa Interview


    We'd love to hear from you!
    Website: It’s Layered Podcast Facebook: It's Layered Podcast Instagram: @itslayered Twitter: @itslayeredpod TikTok: @itslayered Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com

    • 42 min
    S05E06 | It's Layered | Delve Deeper Into.. Entrepreneurship With Danayi Madondo, Creator of “Haus Of Stone”

    S05E06 | It's Layered | Delve Deeper Into.. Entrepreneurship With Danayi Madondo, Creator of “Haus Of Stone”

    Danayi Madondo is a force to be reckoned with on the Zimbabwean and African fashion scene. Her business, ‘Haus of Stone’ uses multidisciplinary methods to tell the story of the modern age African designs. We sat down with Danayi to talk about her journey to entrepreneurship; funding her fashion business; handling the uncertainty and instability of the Zimbabwean economy as a business owner; her latest showroom at Emagumeni Cultural Centre, Helensvale; and how she wants to go down in fashion history.
    Her work has been seen on friend of the podcast, Gemma Griffiths, as well as Ammara Brown, Tamy Moyo and Shingai, to name a few. There’s a reason why Danayi is the go-to stylist for Zimbabwean artists - her works are exquisite, sustainably sourced and redefining Zimbabwean style.
    Delve deeper with us on entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe and how collaboration is going to be crucial for us to claim our place on the world stage as Zimbabweans.

    Keep Up With Danayi
    Danayi Madondo Instagram: @danayimadondo 
    Haus of Stone Instagram: @hausofstone 
    Haus of Stone Showroom Instagram: @hausofstone_showroom 


    We'd love to hear from you!
    Website: It’s Layered Podcast Facebook: It's Layered Podcast Instagram: @itslayered Twitter: @itslayeredpod TikTok: @itslayered Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com

    • 44 min

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I love this podcast, from the topics covered to the genuine friendship between the hosts. The chemistry between the hosts is beautiful and you just feel like you're in the same room listening to these amazing women. So if you want a look into Zimbabwean culture along with Australia and Czech Republic as the hosts are also immigrants. You will get more than you came here for (only good extras), I highly recommend this podcast.

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