The Thinkergirls Pod Channel

Sinopse

Stacey June and Kristie Mercer have trouble with authority. They are commonly known as The Thinkergirls. They are BFFs, inquisitive beings and find the funny in the f*cked. This Pod Channel is the home of conversations full of thoughts you are thinking but not saying and giving space for questions those are often too scared to ask about love, politics, how often you tan (and why) and the complexities of relationships and friendships. You may have heard the girls on their national radio show The Thinkergirls on the wireless, or seen them on the telly they are also known to throw a killer live event.Watch out for their live recordings at a city / town near you. For enquiries / bookings, please contact hello@thinkergirl.com.auwww.thethinkergirls.com.au

Episódios

  • Summer Sessions: Staces Engagement + Kristies first bday single

    Summer Sessions: Stace's Engagement + Kristie's first bday single

    23/12/2018 Duração: 34min

    Welcome to our 2018 Summer Sessions! We’re going back and bringing you our fave eps from this year to get you through the summer.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Team Thinkergirl! This Episode… Meet The Thinkergirls: Stacey drops her engagement story and Kristie's first bday singleWanna know what the gals are reading/watching/listening to in TG Froths? (4:45)Kristie gets super vulnerable and shares why she was so nervous this Birthday...she's single (8:15)Stace speaks about the importance of showing vulnerability in relationships & why it’s important to maintain that in friendships even in a new relationship (14:53)We find out that this is not the first time Stace has been proposed to WTF (20:44)And find out who else was there for the actual moment (25:00)Stace's discussion on marriage from OLDIE episodes can be found here and hereDetails on The TG's Froths - stuff we're loving RN (reading/watching/listening to) here  How to subscribe to a podcast? - http://b

  • EP 149: The Thinkergirls Christmas Special

    EP 149: The Thinkergirls Christmas Special

    19/12/2018 Duração: 01h31min

    On Ep 149 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, besties Stacey June and Kristie Mercer - The Thinkergirls - break down the year that has been, sharing what happened month by month, from starting the Pod Channel, to Stace's marriage and Kristie owning her passion for singing.3:12 – January: Stace was in equipment here + Kristie was feeling optimistic8:20 - February: Reality sunk in for Kristie + Stace was feeling exhausted12:05 - March: Kristie was feeling lost + Stacey fell pregnant21:12 - April: Stacey’s baby didn’t have a heartbeat + Kristie started nannying33:49 - May: Stace had to have a D&C + Kristie was partying hard40:59 - June: Planning Stace’s wedding + Kristie was questioning everything47:00 - July: Stace and Ben got MARRIED! + Kristie did her first ever paid singing gig57:46 - August: Stace did a life coach course + Kristie was in hustle mode*Producer Note: Stace and Kristie forgot September, which is very insulting as it was Producer Jords’ birthday and obviously the most important month of the yea

  • SNEAK PEEK: Marie Claire x The Thinkergirls on Anxiety

    SNEAK PEEK: Marie Claire x The Thinkergirls on Anxiety

    12/12/2018 Duração: 36min

    We are thrilled to have you listen to the sneak peek of We Need To Talk About... covering our first topic: Anxiety.Anxiety is the leading cause of ill health in girls and women in Australia.1 in 3 women, and 1 in 5 men, will experience Anxiety in their lifetime.Full season of We Need To Talk About... drops Monday 21st January 2019.Marie Claire and The Thinkergirls Present We Need To Talk About...Today's Topic: Anxiety.0:28 - A foreward from Editor of Marie Claire, Nicky Briger.1:04 - The Thinkergirls interview Juanita Phillips; ABC News Presenter, author and mother of two.7:14 - Marie Claire staff Millie, Robyn and Susie tell us how their anxiety started.9:07 - The Thinkergirls interview Jill Stark; Author of Happily Never After.15:41 - Millie shares how she deals with her anxiety through breathing.17:23 - Juanita Phillips shares the story of her on air anxiety attack.26:11 - Susie shares how learning to let go of control helped her anxiety.27:20 - Jill Stark and The Thinkergirls discuss anxiety in women and

  • EP 147: Alex Williamson on women making the first move and the power of female friendships

    EP 147: Alex Williamson on women making the first move and the power of female friendships

    11/12/2018 Duração: 35min

    On EP 147 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia sit down with another amazing guest; Chief Brand Officer of Bumble and badass girl boss Alex Williamson!5:09 - Bumble is the “It Girl” of dating apps and technology.7:06 - Rejection breeds aggression, which is why women making the first move on Bumble has redefined the dating dynamic.11:02 - Bumble’s goal is to end misogyny, and the current political climate in America has only empowered them to reach their goal even more.14:44 - Bumble BFF was created to give women a place to meet one another and support one another. #GirlPower18:48 - In Australia we’re not encouraged to go after what we want as women, which is why Bumble is so perfect for us, it gives us the freedom to work for what we want.22:21 - We don’t need to be in competition with one another, we need to support one another.23:37 - Bumble has grown a lot in Australia in the last 12 months, because

  • EP 146: The abundance vs lack dating theory + what is your sex life a symbol of?

    EP 146: The abundance vs lack dating theory + what is your sex life a symbol of?

    09/12/2018 Duração: 38min

    On EP 146 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia have their weekly chinwag to discuss the reality behind the abundance vs. lack dating theory and what does your sex life really symbolise?7:26 – Cliché’s like “You’ll find him when you least expect it” are total bullshit.10:06 – Everyone has a different theory on when you’re going to meet someone.12:10 – One day Kristie can be so ok in her singledom and the next she can be really struggling.15:24 – The abundance vs. lack theory.18:23 – Stace thinks her theory is the right one.20:44 – People struggle to talk about their sex lives whilst they’re in a relationship, but are happy to discuss it when that relationship ends.22:50 – When people say your sex life is symbolic of the relationship you’re in, they’re not exactly right. Stace thinks that your sex life can be a symbol of where YOU are individually.25:17 – Can you be in a good relationship with bad sex or

  • EP 145: The 411 - What happens when you leave a group chat + Are Go Fund Me pages controversial when made by a celeb?

    EP 145: The 411 - What happens when you leave a group chat + Are Go Fund Me pages controversial when made by a celeb?

    05/12/2018 Duração: 34min

    On EP 145 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia have a touch base about what the rest of the world is talking about (provided it’s interesting!)... Stace wants to know what happens when you leave a group chat after seeing a SBS Feed video + Sarah Hyland has started a go fund me page to pay for her uncles emergency surgery, yet her net worth is in the millions...2:59 – Do you die a friendship death when you leave a group chat?5:14 – Kristie is a founding member of the Big Booty Bayside benches group chat which is why she’ll never leave.8:48 – Stace’s family thinks it’s Kris KRINDLE not KRINGLE!10:20 – Stace can’t leave her family group chat for fear of missing out even though she doesn’t care about the chat.15:15 – Sarah Hyland from Modern Family is being called aggressive for the way she’s set up a go-fund me page.18:28 – She earns $136,000 AUD per episode, so why is she asking for money?22:04 – Sarah do

  • EP 144: Christian Wilkins growing up with a famous father and finding contentment

    EP 144: Christian Wilkins growing up with a famous father and finding contentment

    02/12/2018 Duração: 39min

    On EP 144 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia sit down with another amazing guest; fashion icon, media personality, podcaster and son of Richard Wilkins... Christian "Prince" Wilkins!5:06 - Where did Christian’s nickname ‘Prince’ came from?9:41 - Is it true that the more camp you are, the easier it is for the people closest to you to accept you as gay?11:32 - Why do women assume that a nice, respectful guy is gay?12:59 - Growing up with a famous father, did Christian ever feel different to the other kids?17:05 - Christian was always respected by both his parents growing up.17:59 - Christian has always wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps with a career in the media.22:39 - Being the second youngest of 5 kids, Christian has always felt really close to his siblings.24:07 - Christian is focusing on work that makes him feel empowered.24:53 - Recently, Christian had to learn to follow your intuition an

  • EP 143: Men and Women approach people differently + Backing yourself when youre in uncharted territory

    EP 143: Men and Women approach people differently + Backing yourself when you're in uncharted territory

    29/11/2018 Duração: 36min

    On EP 143 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia have their weekly chinwag to discuss how Kristie has noticed the differences in the way men and women approach musicians and DJ's and now that Stace is trying for a baby again she's had to really back herself and follow her intuition in an area she's far from an expert in.3:15 – After only 4.5 months of gigging, music and performing feels like such a permanent part of Kristie’s life.5:47 – Kristie’s fave part of her gigs is the breaks she gets to take between sets, because she gets to people watch.7:08 – Gigging with DJ’s now, Kristie has noticed the way girls interact with them.10:40 – Guys are the EXACT opposite of girls in how they approach a performer.13:38 – Does the atmosphere of a club/bar/pub promote men putting down women?17:43 – Stace is trying to fall pregnant again, and is doing so via I.U.I. through the public system.20:45 – In a medical enviro

  • EP 142: The 411 - Tristan didnt show remorse after cheating on Khloe + What happens to your brain and soul when you die?

    EP 142: The 411 - Tristan didn't show remorse after cheating on Khloe + What happens to your brain and soul when you die?

    27/11/2018 Duração: 39min

    On EP 142 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia have a touch base about what the rest of the world is talking about (provided it’s interesting!)... Stacey wants to talk about Tristan Thompson cheating on Khloe Kardashian and how he didn't show remorse until it affected his career + Kristie read an article about what happens to your brain after you die, and it leads to a huge philosophical and spiritual discussion of purgatory and the afterlife / reincarnation.4:31 – Stace wants to talk about the Kardashians and their cheating.6:22 – Where did Khloe get the name True for her daughter?8:25 – Tristan didn’t show remorse for cheating.11:53 – It’s not fair that Tristan cheating on Khloe wasn’t the moment the penny dropped, but rather when her family intervened. The penny should have dropped much sooner.14:25 – The big word in this conversation is RESPECT.16:27 – Kristie has found new research about what happe

  • EP 141: Hannah  Eliza Reilly on working with your sister, developing a TV show and their advice for people who want to break into the industry

    EP 141: Hannah & Eliza Reilly on working with your sister, developing a TV show and their advice for people who want to break into the industry

    25/11/2018 Duração: 37min

    On EP 141 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia sit down with TWO incredible guests; sister comedy duo, actors, writers, directors, producers, superwomen... Hannah and Eliza Reilly!3:19 - How did Hannah and Eliza start working together?5:46 - What was it like being in the same year level as your sister despite not being actual twins?7:30 - Hannah & Eliza’s partnership forces them to step up and learn from each other’s different skill sets.11:40 - What are the values behind Hannah and Eliza’s work?14:04 - Hannah & Eliza’s career started in community radio.14:40 - What is the ABC TV development process?21:29 - The biggest privilege of Hannah and Eliza’s career is getting to work with amazing people.22:57 - How are Hannah and Eliza setting goals moving forward?28:01 - There is such power in being in the flow of action.28:58 - What advice do Hannah and Eliza give to people wanting to break into the i

  • EP 140: Stace is uncomfortable in other peoples space + Kristie can gauge her headspace from the way she speaks to her mum

    EP 140: Stace is uncomfortable in other peoples' space + Kristie can gauge her headspace from the way she speaks to her mum

    22/11/2018 Duração: 27min

    On EP 140 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia have their weekly chinwag to discuss how Stace is uncomfortable in other people's space when she's travelling and Kristie's realised that the way she speaks to her mum is an indicator of her headspace at the time.4:49 – Stace was bed hopping during her weekend in Melbourne.7:03 – Stace is high maintenance.8:21 – Has Stace always been uncomfortable in others’ space and never realised until now?11:06 – Stace needs to be able to say goodbye.12:16 – Kristie has realised that the way she speaks to her mum on the phone is a gauge of her headspace at the time.13:02 – Kristie’s self-work has helped her relationship with her mum.15:23 – Her mum really tests Kristie’s patience.18:19 – Older generations don’t understand what Stace and Kristie do for work and they get very frustrated by that lack of understanding.20:01 – Kristie and her mum work at different speeds.21:

  • EP 139: The 411 - Is it easier for Schoolies to get drugs today? + We review Christmas presents for teachers

    EP 139: The 411 - Is it easier for Schoolies to get drugs today? + We review Christmas presents for teachers

    20/11/2018 Duração: 29min

    On EP 139 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia have a touch base about what the rest of the world is talking about (provided it’s interesting!)... Kristie is grateful that she grew up in a time when drugs weren't so accessible + Stace reviews Christmas gifts for teachers (basically, don't get them a mug or make them a candle!).2:32 – Was Kristie sheltered as a teenager because she wasn’t exposed to drugs?3:30 – Kristie will never smoke pot after her trip to Amsterdam6:11 – Schoolies has changed, now most schoolies are doing drugs rather than drinking.9:07 – There has been a shift in peoples thought process when approaching drugs.11:35 – Logistically, access to drugs is easier for teenagers because they are so cheap.13:52 – Kristie doesn’t believe drugs and alcohol are on an even playing field.16:58 – Kristie is grateful that she grew up in a time when drugs weren’t as accessible as they are today.20:13

  • EP 138: Matt Preston on Masterchef chemistry, embracing individuality and being a romantic

    EP 138: Matt Preston on Masterchef chemistry, embracing individuality and being a romantic

    18/11/2018 Duração: 38min

    On EP 138 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia sit down with another incredible guest… Masterchef Australia judge, food critic and writer, fashion icon and reluctant sex symbol Matt Preston!3:47 - Matt, George and Gary have such amazing chemistry, how did that friendship originate?6:45 - The Masterchef boys do the casting for the show, it’s not producers behind the scenes.11:48 – What role do each of the trio play on Masterchef?13:09 - Where does Matt’s fashion sense come from?16:35 - Masterchef embraced Matt’s taste in fashion.21:15 - It’s much better to be judged for someone you are than someone you’re not.23:09 - What are Matt’s thoughts on him being a sex symbol?24:41 - Romance is all about thought.27:30 - Every relationship needs trust.29:48 - If your partner isn’t giving you just because gifts, you need to look for other signs that they care.31:41 - In a relationship, you need to be aware of your

  • EP 137: The 411 - Will and Jadas conscious relationship + The Obamas lessons from couples therapy

    EP 137: The 411 - Will and Jada's conscious relationship + The Obamas' lessons from couples therapy

    14/11/2018 Duração: 35min

    On EP 137 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia have a touch base about what the rest of the world is talking about (provided it’s interesting!)... Jada Pinkett Smith interviewed her Husband, Will Smith on her show Red Table Talk and they addressed all the rumours about their relationship + Michelle Obama has written a book in which she shares her fertility struggles and reveals she and Barack had couples counselling.3:32 – There is an incredible intimacy when people with a real life relationship get on a mic together6:19 – Will and Jada have such a strong spiritual connection that divorce isn’t option for them9:57 – Why did Jada cry for 52 days straight?11:28 – Like Stace, Jada never wanted to get married.12:29 – Kristie is in an in-between place where she’s open to whether or not she wants to get married.14:21 – Can you find yourself better when you’re single than when you’re in a relationship?18:52 –

  • EP 136: Gretel Killeen on managing her own career and staying true to her values

    EP 136: Gretel Killeen on managing her own career and staying true to her values

    13/11/2018 Duração: 33min

    On EP 136 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia sit down with another incredible guest… Australian Media personality, author, comedian and TG friend Gretel Killeen!4:15 - Gretel is too nice. She doesn’t tell people what she really thinks of them.7:41 - Tall Poppy Syndrome in Australia.8:20 - Gretel gave Stace some great advice back in the day…10:51 - Why does Gretel prefer to manage herself rather than hire others to do it for her?14:30 - Gretel has a very strong value system that she has always stuck to during her career.19:45 - Navigating good working relationships in the media industry can be difficult.24:19 - Which values does Gretel look for in a man?25:28 - Would you date yourself?27:35 - Gretel uses her creativity in different ways throughout her career.31:07 - Should Gretel have her own podcast?OLDIE EP: Gretel Killeen Joins Thinkergirl: The Podcast. Listen HEREEP 93: The 411 – Bachie Live S

  • EP 135: How does Stace overcome Gratitude Journal writers block + Kristie was asked for Sex Feedback!

    EP 135: How does Stace overcome Gratitude Journal writers block + Kristie was asked for Sex Feedback!

    11/11/2018 Duração: 34min

    On EP 135 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia have their weekly chinwag to discuss what Stacey does when she has writers block and she needs to write in her gratitude journal + Kristie was asked for sex feedback legit MINUTES after the sex in question and it totally threw her off guard.4:35 –Stace has writers block for her gratitude journal / list.7:03 – Twice a day every day, Stacey writes in her gratitude journal.9:59 – You don’t always think about the good, even when you do have it.12:33 – Does writing your list down make it more powerful than just thinking your list?13:45 – Stace shares her gratitude list.15:00 – Kristie was asked for Sex Feedback… so how did she meet this guy to begin with?20:22 – The sex was fine, but it wasn’t anything to write home about.22:13 – He asked for feedback… IN PERSON!?24:13 – Kristie has never climaxed with a one night stand.25:38 – How did Kristie respond??28:09 – A

  • EP 134: Stacey on whats classified a risky age to have a baby + Kristies move is making her nostalgic

    EP 134: Stacey on what's classified a "risky" age to have a baby + Kristie's move is making her nostalgic'

    08/11/2018 Duração: 36min

    On EP 134 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia have their weekly chinwag to discuss the "risky" age for women to have babies... does it even exist anymore? And Kristie is moving house and getting caught up in the nostalgia of packing.5:35 – Stace’s bestie fell pregnant around the same time as her miscarriage.8:18 – Why does the maternity / pregnancy / childbirth industry see women in their 30’s having babies as a risk?9:30 – Has the “risky” age changed in the last few years?12:44 – Women 35+ are referred to as having a “geriatric” pregnancy. WTF?!14:13 – Do the statistics actually merit the fear surrounding them?20:07 – Moving is such a stressful and emotional time.21:23 – Kristie has every card from her birth to her 21st birthday.22:40 – The last move for Kristie was really traumatic, so there are things she packed and brought to her new home that she maybe shouldn’t have.25:46 – Kristie still has one

  • EP 133: The 411 - The Spice Girls Reunite + Gambling culture at the Melbourne Cup

    EP 133: The 411 - The Spice Girls Reunite + Gambling culture at the Melbourne Cup

    06/11/2018 Duração: 32min

    On EP 133 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia have a touch base about what the rest of the world is talking about (provided it’s interesting!)... The Spice Girls have announced a tour + Stace loves the races but hates gambling.6:17 – The Spice Girls have announced a reunion tour… minus Posh Spice!8:57 – The tour isn’t coming to Australia…10:33 – Posh released a statement today explaining why she’s not joining the tour.12:24 – It’s estimated that Posh will make millions even though she’s not going on tour.13:30 – Mel B is the ringleader for sure!14:52 – The announcement video on Instagram was super funny!16:01 – The Spice Girls were #GirlPower before it was cool.17:38 – Melbourne Cup is such a fun time in Melbourne, yet Stace also doesn’t 100% support it.19:33 – Stace doesn’t know a lot of people with a healthy relationship with gambling.21:07 – Aussies jump on board any event that promotes drinking.22:

  • EP 132: Trinny Woodall on Aussie Style, Designing a makeup range and choosing not to regret

    EP 132: Trinny Woodall on Aussie Style, Designing a makeup range and choosing not to regret

    04/11/2018 Duração: 36min

    On EP 132 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia sit down with another incredible guest… Stylist, TV Icon and Makeup Guru Trinny Woodall!5:34 - Being in a partnership, over time you become the Yin and the Yang.8:02 - What is Trinny Time and why does she love it so much?12:07 - Trinny has so much self-confidence. How did she get to that point in her life?14:36 - How did Trinny’s makeup OCD give birth to Trinny London?17:13 - The best ideas come from things that you need.18:26 - Match 2 Me – how does it work?!22:22 - Trinny doesn’t like to regret, so she tries not to look back.26:08 - The evolution of Trinny’s career is mind boggling.30:36 - Trinny defines Aussie women’s style.33:44 - How can women give each other confidence?The Thinkergirls: Bra Fitting. Watch HEREEP 121: Rae Morris On Learning Through Fear, The Highs Of Her Career And What Editorial Really Means. Listen HERETrinny London – Match 2 Me

  • EP 131: The 411 - The truth behind The Block + A Star Is Born shares the reality of addiction

    EP 131: The 411 - The truth behind The Block + A Star Is Born shares the reality of addiction

    31/10/2018 Duração: 37min

    On EP 131 of The Thinkergirls Pod Channel, Stacey June and Kristie Mercer creators of some of the most successful female podcasts and content in Australia have a touch base about what the rest of the world is talking about (provided it’s interesting!)... Kristie delves into the truth behind this season of The Block and how they've impacted the homeless and drug addicted community in St Kilda + Stace shares part 2 of her A Star Is Born chat, this time going deeper to share how realistic a depiction of addiction is.3:28 – Before The Block, the Gatwick was a place of community for homeless and drug addicted people, so where did they go after they were kicked out?7:35 – The rougher suburbs are now the cool suburbs and everyone wants to be there.9:30 – The contrast between the prizes on The Block and the people who used to live there and had nothing is really confronting.10:54 – Kristie thinks the only reason The Block bought The Gatwick, is because they knew they’d make headlines.14:30 – The Block HAD to own the

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