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EP55: Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik

For episode 55 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with the co-founders of Almost 30, Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik. 

Almost 30 is one of the world’s most top-rated lifestyle podcasts for women. Krista and Lindsey started Almost 30 in a wardrobe with a voice recorder in 2016 and today, tour the world to connect with the community, #Almost30Nation. They also educate on the business of podcasting through the incredible Your Podcast Pro.

In this honest conversation, Krista and Lindsey open up across a range of topics related to starting and scaling a digital business, including the more nuanced aspects of growth like how they think about their influence in times of crisis, creating in service to their business vs. creating for personal gain, the things they consider when sharing their unique worldviews, vulnerability hangovers and how they create authentically in a world that almost demands us to be strategic. 

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EP54: Benedicte Bemet

For episode 54 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of The Australian Ballet’s principal female dancers, Benedicte Bemet

The 25 year-old was born in Mackay, started ballet at the age of three and was accepted into The Australian Ballet School at 14 years-old. She represented the School in New York and Canada, before being asked to join The Australian Ballet, the company, in 2012. In the seven years since, Benedicte has progressed to coryphee, soloist, senior artist and now, principal.

This episode is for anyone who gets butterflies about ballet. It honours the physical and emotional labour of the artistic pursuit and the harmony that can come from living as an expression of your unique energy. 

When Benedicte dances, she offers us a window to feel into our own emotional landscapes. Watching the music course through her body, the dust swept up in each moment by her feet, and seeing flashes of her soul through her eyes — she is both an expression of and conduit to, feeling

In this honest conversation, Alison asks Benedicte what it takes to dedicate your life to being one of the best at something, what happens when injury nearly takes it away, her relationship with her body and her weight, dance as an expression of her soul and the finer details of a life lived in pointe shoes.

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EP53: Dylan Smith

[The Teachers]

For episode 53 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Dylan Smith, an Ayurvedic practitioner, holistic health educator and the founder of Vital Veda. In addition to his Australian certification, Dylan trains under a family of internationally renowned Ayurvedic doctors in India. 

Ayurveda is a sanskrit word that translates to “the science of life”. It is a system of holistic medicine and encompasses the entire universe — nature, the body, the mind and the spirit. It uses a variety of preventative actions and treatments to bring the body and mind back to its true, natural alignment. 

In Dylan’s own words: To live in peace with minimal to no suffering and radiate love.

In a time when many of us are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and existential, the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda seems to be a gentle and supportive antidote. Dylan’s knowledge is pure, rare and at times polarising because it challenges our modern lifestyle choices and our programmed preferences. 

As always, Alison’s intention is to help empower you with knowledge so you can formulate your own opinions. 

In this honest conversation, Alison and Dylan discuss various topics related to our health. From basic Ayurvedic principles and lifestyle practices, to how to honour our cycle and the days we bleed, the dangers of over-exposure to electromagnetic fields, what Dylan describes as the lighting crisis, the importance of sleep and the emerging industry of building biology.

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EP52: Deborah Hutton

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with some of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare. 

Alison’s next guest is Deborah Hutton. The Estée Lauder ambassador is known for her various TV presenting roles, a celebrated career in magazines, and her work advocating for skin cancer awareness. 

But what you might not know about Deb, is she started life as Debbie Haylock. This Self Care Sundays episode is truly a journey through Deb’s life, the experiences she’s had and how each one has influenced what she now knows to be true. 

Moving out of home at 16 and modelling in New York by 18, punctuality and professionalism, her relationship with her skin following years in the sun, her tried and tested routines, meditation and life as an energetic exchange, her advice on surviving loss… it’s all here and you’ll be wiser for listening.

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EP51: Dr. Jeremy Cumpston

[The Teachers]

For episode 51 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Dr. Jeremy Cumpston, a progressive GP, preventative ageing specialist and the founder of Ageless Clinics. He’s a fully qualified injector of commercial fillers and is accredited in advanced wrinkle treatment and dermal filler treatments.

Alison would like to be extremely clear with her intention behind creating this episode. It does not advocate for or encourage cosmetic injectables. Instead, it seeks to act as an educational resource for anyone who wants to get informed. 

There is a worrying lack of safety information available, and increasingly, a growing number of under-qualified injectors offering cosmetic Botox and filler to young women — usually in package deals and working on commission per unit or mil injected. 

In this honest conversation, Dr. Jeremy answers every question you’ve likely ever had about Botox and filler. How much, how often, where to get it and how long it lasts. He goes beyond the surface to discuss the pros and cons of the different forms, his preferred techniques and methods, and the questions to ask the nurse or doctor injecting you.

What you’ll hear time and time again in this episode is Dr. Jeremy’s personal treatment style: undertreating or not treating at all. Less is more. Less is more. Less is more.

If you are considering having Botox or filler — or any other anti-ageing treatment — please seek advice from your preferred medical professional. 

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EP50: Kaitlyn Ham

For episode 50 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of Australia’s leading luxury fashion creatives and the founder of Modern Legacy, Kaitlyn Ham.

Kaitlyn — or Kaity as she’s called by those closest to her — is quite private, so this honest conversation is a rare insight into her life, her work, how she thinks about style and the business of being a fashion creative and influencer. 

What you might not know about Kaity, is she’s funny. Like laugh-out-loud, big-belly-laughing funny. Alison and Kaity do a lot of that in this episode. You’ll also learn that in complete contrast to her highly curated Instagram account, her personality is casual and relaxed. 

In this honest conversation Kaity shares how she became so independent, her personal journey from high school tomboy to high fashion blogging, her relationship with style and shopping, how she spends her days as a fashion creative, details about her tiny, 10-person wedding, how she’s thinking about the future, why having a supportive partner is a form of privilege and much more. 

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EP49: Rebecca Burrow

For episode 49 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of her favourite women to follow on Instagram, Rebecca Burrow. If you’re looking for a realistic insight into parenting a toddler, then she encourages you to follow Bec. 

The modern mother, model and founder of Mini Marley Kids is about as real as it gets. She grew up in Wollongong on Sydney’s South Coast, and today lives in Yallingup, WA, with her husband Australian surfer Taj Burrow, their daughter Bella, and another little one on the way. 

At the time of recording, Bec was 16 weeks pregnant. 

This honest conversation was recorded live at an Offline Women’s Circle in Perth, in front of 25 warm and kind guests. Alison hasn’t edited it at all, because she wanted you to be able to experience Bec just as guests did that Sunday.

Bec had the circle captivated. She was generous and unguarded speaking about her time on Australia’s Next Top Model and what being on the show meant for her career, meeting Taj and his Burger Ring proposal, how she coped after losing her beautiful mum, birthing and mothering Bella and much more. 

Thank you QT Perth for hosting Offline in The Murray Room. Thank you Offline’s gift bag partners: Ultra Violette, Remy, Antipodes, Heartwood and Ettitude.

Thanks also go to Sophie, Maddie and Holly for donating their time and expertise to help plan and execute such a meaningful Offline Women’s Circle. 

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EP48: Gemma Watts

For episode 48 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of the most talented and entertaining women in Australian beauty right now, Gemma Watts. The journalist, copywriter and photographer is the founder of digital beauty destination, Glow Journal, and its podcast of the same name.

Gemma started out in fashion journalism before falling in love with beauty, and is now leading the way for objective and informative beauty content in Australia. 

In this episode, Gemma and Alison have a very honest conversation about running their own businesses, why it is important to have a considered strategy and how they both think about growth. 

The pair also discuss the responsibility on creators today to be putting out valuable and original content, their shared experiences with plagiarism and why we should all sit in our expertise. 

Gemma also shares her opinion on sponsored content, how she advocates for greater diversity in the beauty industry, two perspectives when it comes to transparency around treatments like Botox and plastic surgery, and her take on privacy. 

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EP47: Lara Briden

For episode 47 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Lara Briden. A naturopathic doctor, women’s health activist and author of what can only be described as a bible for women everywhere, Period Repair Manual, Lara is a period revolutionary. 

Lara’s work is about providing practical solutions and natural alternatives to hormonal birth control. She’s helped thousands of women who suffer from missing periods, hair loss, PMS, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, adult acne and more, establish treatment plans that don’t require ingesting synthetic hormones that shut down ovulation. 

This is precisely what happens when we take the pill. 

Lara challenges us to get clear: pill bleeds are not periods. We do not cycle when we’re on the pill. When we don’t cycle, we don’t ovulate. When we don’t ovulate, we don’t produce progesterone. Women not having progesterone is like men not having testosterone. 

She successfully challenges pill medicine with natural treatments including diet, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine and body-identical hormones. 

This episode is a call to action to women everywhere to get empowered through education about their menstrual cycle, and confidently question the advice or diagnosis they’ve been given by a doctor. 

Lara also educates on how to identify you’ve ovulated and why fertile mucus exists.

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Kindly consider donating 

If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page. 

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EP46: Anine Bing

For episode 46 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of the most fashionable women on the planet, Anine Bing

In October 2019, Anine was in Sydney to celebrate the opening of the first Anine Bing Australia store in Paddington, marking the 15th opening since she started the brand from her LA garage in 2012.

What we learn in this episode, is Anine’s success story is one born from humble beginnings, hard work and a dedication to exploring and expressing her creativity. 

Anine grew up in a small village in Sweden of just 8,000 people, and by 15, she’d already travelled the world as a model. It was those early, more nomadic days, that shaped the Anine Bing brand we know and love today. 

Anine shares her journey from modelling to music (she started a rock band in her early twenties called Kill Your Darlings), then blogging, and how she leveraged her Instagram following to start her own now-global fashion company. 

She also shares the key roles she brought in along the way, her early creative process, how it has evolved with the brand’s “see now, buy now” model, her reflections on motherhood, her relationship with her phone and what she does to find some calm within her big and busy life.

  • Follow Anine Bing on Instagram 
  • Shop Anine Bing 
  • Visit Anine Bing Sydney: 213 Glenmore Road, Paddington

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Kindly consider donating 

If Offline helps you, please consider donating to help fund these honest conversations. Visit Offline’s community donation page. 

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For behind-the-scenes photos, videos, live show announcements and other Offline community news, follow @offlinethepodcast and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram. 

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