The Ash London Podcast

Ash London

Entertainment guru Ash London is on a quest to figure out how to keep living her best life, even when it feels like the world around us...is imploding. A new mum, every Tuesday she continues 'New Mum, Who Dis?', chatting to women of note who have chosen to become mamas and kept their careers (and sanity) in the process.

Every Thursday, she welcomes a guest who has entertained, inspired, brought hope or just distracted us over the shit show that has been 2020 and 2021.

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Radio presenter Mitch Churi joins me this week for lots of LOLS and lots of heart.  From awkward interviews with famous popstars on Hamilton Island, to accidentally getting outed by a waiter...it's all in here!  We may have gone head to head in the radio ratings, but this episode is proof that when the universe wants you to be friends with someone...it'll happen. ENJOY! Join the convo at ash.london Audio production by Dom Evans See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 24

42 min 25 sec

With a community of over 100 thousand followers, this 'real mamma' has been entertaining and educating me on the 'gram for years.  It was a pleasure to sit down with Adele Barbaro and hear about her journey from falling in love on a Contiki tour, to getting married, navigating a career with kids and ultimately launching her own business with two little ones in tow. You can follow Adele here Join the convo at ash.london Audio production by Dom Evans See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 22

38 min 3 sec

As Australia opens up again after nearly two years of uncertainty and intermittent lockdowns, clinical psychologist and all around legend Dr Julie Crabtree joins the show this week to help me answer questions like ‘how do we feel safe again in the world?’ and ‘how do we cultivate hope after all of this disappointment and fear?’.    I hope you’re as inspired by this conversation as I was, and I hope you walk away armed with some practical tools to get back into a life full of wonder.      Join the convo at ash.london   Audio production by Dom Evans See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 17

34 min 12 sec

After 15 years in Hollywood with starring roles in The Young and the Restless, Hannah Montana and Pretty Little Liars, Tammin Sursok has returned to Australia with her young family to work on local projects, and give her daughters a taste of relaxed Aussie life.  In this episode you’ll hear about her experiences in Hollywood (spoiler alert: it’s not as glamorous as you think), nearly losing her husband to COVID, and the struggles with self image that she worked through in order to become the strong, feisty and focused woman she is now, 20 years after we fell in love with her in Summer Bay.  Catch Tammin's podcast Women On Top  Join the convo at ash.london Audio production by Dom Evans Research by Maddie Hewson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 15

32 min 28 sec

Real name Polly Harding – this superstar of kiwi radio crossed the ditch in 2018 to take on Melbourne breakfast radio as the ‘PJ’ half of KIIS 101.1’s brekky show - Jase and PJ. A lot has happened since then - and in this episode we share our experiences of breaking into the industry, finding on air partners we genuinely connected with, falling in love, and ultimately choosing to walk away from the gig…something we both strangely did within months of eachother. At its heart - this chat really is about dreaming up and then creating the life you want - and the decisions we have to make (some easy, some hard) to get there. Enjoy! This episode is sponsored by the legends at Blys  Audio production on The Ash London Podcast  by Dom Evans  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 10

45 min 11 sec

Superstar ‘Sneaky Sound System’ front woman Connie Mitchell brings lights, glitter and good times wherever she goes. In this episode Connie shares some hilarious stories from life on the road, performing in hot pants while 9 months pregnant in Europe, and a particularly insane birth story which involves her husband being on stage in Mykonos when she went into labour…and somehow making it home to Sydney just in time to meet his son. Connie has had to work hard to build a life that works for her and her family, and has done so with her signature wild and wonderful-ness. Enjoy! This episode is sponsored by the legends at Blys  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 8

37 min 16 sec

She's not a regular Mom, she's a COOL MOM (according to me)!  Singer, songwriter, DJ, producer and mama of two Kristy Lee Peters (better known as KLP) joins me this week for one of my favourite chats so far.  There aren't that many young mamas in the local music scene, and certainly not many hitting the decks to a crowd of thousands while 9 months pregnant...so she really had to create her own path.  This chat will inspire you to model a life that works for you, and stay true to your own needs in the process! Join the convo at ash.london Audio production by Dom Evans See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 1

36 min 53 sec

Well this was fun!  In this week's episode I go one on one with...my husband!  You'll hear how we met, how we conceived (eek), and Adrian opens up about his fears and doubts around fatherhood.  Also included is some audio from the operating theatre the moment we met our son.  Dare you not to cry.   This episode is brought to you by mates at the memo - feel good, expect joy!  In celebration of our first 10k downloads, head to my instagram page for your chance to win Buddy's favourite 10 items from the site!   Join the convo at ash.london Audio production by Dom Evans See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 25

34 min 30 sec

Jamila Rizvi is an author, CEO, gender equality activist, public speaker and podcast host.  But above all else – she is a mother.  One who faced an incredibly tough battle with a brain tumour very early on in her own journey of motherhood.  In this episode Jam speaks with unfiltered honesty about the doubts she had about motherhood, the tough early days, dealing with her diagnosis while parenting a young child, and ultimately discovering that despite all her achievements – all would pale in comparison to her experience of mothering her son, Rafi. If you’ve ever wondered about your own life beyond motherhood, have questioned your abilities as a parent, or had a ‘scream into the pillow in secret frustration’ moment, then this episode is the dose of reality you need to remind yourself that when it comes to parenthood – you’re never alone.  Join the convo at ash.london Check out Jamila's latest podcast The Secret Life of Carers Audio production by Dom Evans Research by Maddie Hewson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 18

35 min 45 sec

Senator Larissa Waters is pretty badass...and not just because she’s dedicated her life to protecting our most precious resource - the environment.  Not many women leave a successful career in law to enter the unforgiving world of politics - especially not with a young child.  Larissa made headlines around the world for doing something that new mums find themselves doing multiple times a day.  Breastfeeding.  The only difference?  I do it on the couch...she did it in parliament...while putting forward a motion.  Like I said. Badass.  In this episode Larissa talks with candour and humility about raising her own girls in a landscape that’s traditionally not been very forgiving for mothers (or women, really).  May we all be inspired by Larissa’s determination to follow her passion and make motherhood work alongside it. Enjoy! Join the convo at ash.london Audio production by Dom Evans Research by Talissa Bazaz See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 11

33 min 57 sec

Double the mum, DOUBLE THE FUN!  Lots of laughter in today's episode with former AFLW superstar Moana Hope and her wife Isabella Carlstrom.  These gals share their wonderful journey to motherhood which included both IUI and IVF which ultimately produced gorgeous baby Svea. While Mo and Belle's childhoods couldn't have looked more different (Moana is one of FOURTEEN siblings) these two have built an incredible life and family for themselves on their own terms.  I hope you're inspired by these two powerhouse human beings - taking on life with humour, warmth and bloody hard work.  Big love to our sponsor, modibodi.  Use code ASHLONDON for 15% off (min spend $100 excludes sale items, bundles, gift cards and Maxi-24hrs) Join the convo at ash.london Audio production by Dom Evans Research by Maddie Hewson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 4

36 min 8 sec

Emma Isaacs.  What a whirlwind of a human being.  Emma is the owner and Global CEO of Business Chicks, Australia's business women's community. She broke into the business world at 18 with a recruitment business, and was a self-made millionaire at 23.  Emma preaches the gospel of ‘action’ in a world where so many women doubt and second guess ourselves.  She lives in Los Angeles and is mama to….wait for it….6 kids.  If you’re looking for a sign to chase the next big challenge, dream or adventure - then this episode is for you! Get around Emma’s latest book ‘The New Hustle’ it’s about working better, not harder.  About living a life of joy and saying no to traditional, outdated modes of working that suck the life out of you. BooM! Big love to our sponsor, modibodi.  Use code ASHLONDON for 15% off (min spend $100 excludes sale items, bundles, gift cards and Maxi-24hrs) Join the convo at ash.london Audio production by Dom Evans Research by Talissa Bazaz See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 28

32 min 59 sec

You may know her as a gladiator, a ninja, a total badass with a sixth dan black belt – but this episode proves that fitness entrepreneur Tiff Hall is even stronger than you thought.  But that strength has been born out of lots of pain, and some tough lessons learned.   Tiff's honesty in this chat brought me to tears – and is proof that whether you’re in the public eye or not, motherhood is tough.  Womanhood is tough.  Being a business owner is tough.  Doing it all at once on your own? Impossible.   Thankyou Tiff for being brave and vulnerable about your journey back to health and happiness.  You can get around the TIFF XO fitness community here Big love to our sponsor, modibodi.  Use code ASHLONDON for 15% off (min spend $100 excludes sale items, bundles, gift cards and Maxi-24hrs) Join the convo at ash.london Audio production by Dom Evans Research by Talissa Bazaz See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 20

32 min 59 sec

Today’s guest is New York Times bestselling author of eight novels including Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty! As the oldest of six children, in a household where her mother fostered dozens more, Liane always knew she wanted to be a Mum.  In this chat she lifts the lid on her desire to have kids, and how it eventually happened during a time in her life when her career was absolutely soaring.  From the emotional moment she told her Mum she’d given birth, to her first trip away from the kids (they flew her business class so she quickly adjusted….), to her strong beliefs around better access to childcare for women who want to return to work, in this episode you’ll get to know your favourite author more intimately than ever before.  Big love to our sponsor, modibodi.  Use code ASHLONDON for 15% off (min spend $100 excludes sale items, bundles, gift cards and Maxi-24hrs) Check out Liane's fantastic new novel Apples Never Fall Join the convo at ash.london Audio production by Dom Evans Research by Talissa Bazaz See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 16

31 min 52 sec

Meet my new favourite human, Miranda Kerr.  In this episode, she generously opens up about her own relationship with her Mum, and how she parents her three boys while taking care of her ‘daughter’, international skincare brand KORA Organics.  From breastfeeding during finance calls, to bravely expanding her business and her family at the same time, Miranda’s passion, guts and heart shines through in this beautiful chat. Not every pregnant woman walks the catwalk for Balenciaga, or fronts the cover of VOGUE, and Miranda takes us behind the scenes of this crazy life with grace and humour.  Big love to our sponsor, modibodi.  Use code ASHLONDON for 15% off (min spend $100 excludes sale items, bundles, gift cards and Maxi-24hrs) Join the convo at ash.london Audio production by Dom Evans Research by Maddie Hewson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 13

31 min 51 sec

These days the world feels like it’s going to sh!t and entertainment guru Ash London is on a mission to find out how to keep living her best life in the meantime…in a pandemic…while the world gets hotter….  Speaking of impending doom, Ash is about to become a Mum for the first time.  Which is why she’s calling season ONE of The Ash London Podcast ‘New Mum, Who Dis?’ She'll be speaking to 10 leaders of industry from around the world who have chosen to become mothers. It’ll be messy, emotional, confronting and hilarious.  Much like life really.  Join in the fun at ash.london   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 9

2 min 22 sec