The Pineapple Project

27 EpisodesProduced by ABC Radio

Do you ever just put your head on your desk in the middle of the day and wonder “what the hell am I doing here?” Does thinking about work tomorrow make you break out in a cold sweat? Do you have a dream job but no idea how to get it? You’re not alone.Join Claire Hooper on her mission to make… read more

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S2 07 | Knocked up not out

March 24th, 2019

29:40


“Have a baby,” they said. “It’ll be great!” they said. Ummm... except they forgot to mention how it can really put the skids on …

Juicy Slice – Umm, is this sexual harassment?

March 17th, 2019

17:41


There’s a point when a cruddy boss or colleague can cross the line into #metoo territory. So if you find yourself in that …

S2 06 | Horrible bosses

March 10th, 2019

30:04


You never forget your first bad boss. You know the one — they take the credit, play the blame game, micromanage, criticise and undermine. Claire Hooper asks what makes a horrible boss, how to cope if …

S2 05 | Wait! Am I burning out?

March 3rd, 2019

22:20


There’s a certain amount of workplace stress that’s normal. Then there’s burnout. So what’s the difference? No really — Claire Hooper wants to know.

If you’re feeling exhausted and cynical, or if you …

S2 04 | Uh oh – it's impostor syndrome

February 24th, 2019

18:13


Tina Fey has it. TV journalist Leigh Sales too. That creeping feeling you’re not quite good enough at your job, and that EVERYONE is about to find out. Impostor syndrome. What a prick(ly situation).

Juicy Slice — Do not do this in a job interview

February 17th, 2019

16:05


Bad breath. Bagging your old boss. Straight up lying. The list of what NOT to do in a job interview is long and cringeworthy. …

S2 03 | First you get the network, then you get the power

February 10th, 2019

18:38


Networking. Yuck. If the thought of doing it triggers your gag reflex, you’re not alone.  But, done right, networking is actually …

Juicy Slice – Make meetings great again

February 3rd, 2019

17:41


Meetings are LYFE right? Nah let’s get real — they can be the worst. Unless, maybe, you’ve just been doing them wrong? Claire …

S2 02 | Work habits of the kick-arse

January 27th, 2019

22:38


Does your to-do list have more pending items than your online shopping cart? Are you super busy but can’t seem to make a dent in your day?

Claire Hooper is determined to learn the secrets of super …

S2 01 | Make work your favourite

January 20th, 2019

22:14


Be honest: do you enjoy your job? If you answered "it’s a hard no", then you’re not alone. Claire Hooper’s on a mission to discover how people who are awesome at their jobs, think about work. Spoiler …

S2 00 | INTRODUCING — The Pineapple Project: Work

January 13th, 2019

3:41


It’s time to make work better! Find out how to network like a pro, land a job interview, get the most out of your time, deal with a horrible boss, balance kids with a career and even enjoy a job you …

BONUS — surprise! Your Pineapple Pledge results

November 14th, 2018

7:06


How are you going with your Pineapple Pledge? Have you got a plentiful pile of pineapples? Host Claire Hooper had a huge pledge …

S1 10 | Teaching kids about money

April 15th, 2018

29:36


Kids learn their money habits at home. So how do you help them avoid the mistakes you made? From pocket money, to understanding …

S1 09 | Become a super woman

April 8th, 2018

27:31


Is your superannuation looking super flushed? Or super neglected? On average, men retire with twice the amount of money in their superannuation accounts as women do. Claire Hooper is on a mission to …

Juicy Slice — investing 101

April 5th, 2018

8:15


If investing your hard-earned pineapples into the ASX seems riskier than throwing them out the window and hoping they’ll blow back in, then listen up, rookie. Investing in shares can seem …

S1 08 | How to plan a wedding without going broke  

April 1st, 2018

27:17


Whether you’re a guest, a family member, or the couple themselves, weddings can bring people together but also part them with …

S1 07 | You need an emergency fund

March 25th, 2018

27:28


Divorce, disability, death. You don’t want to think about it! But if the you-know-what hits the fan — what’s your plan?

Juicy Slice — do you really need to buy it? And, your side hustles

March 18th, 2018

13:41


Need a bit of inspiration? Something to keep you motivated on your pineapple quest? Meet the woman who can’t remember the last time she bought something in a shop. Plus, we asked for your side …

S1 06 | How to buy a house

March 11th, 2018

29:09


Deposits, mortgages, bubbles; oh my. If you want to make the leap and enter the housing market, where do you even start? How can you decode the gobbledygook, crack the market, and win on auction day? …

S1 05 | Demolish your debt

March 4th, 2018

24:46


Debt is such a downer. It stunts your financial growth, and the longer you leave it, the worse it gets. Claire Hooper meets those who were in it, those who climbed out, and comes clean about her own …

S1 04 | Love and money

February 25th, 2018

21:57


Love is all you need. Right? Wrong. Love doesn’t pay the bills. Love doesn’t secure your future with its fiscally responsible investments. Love is terrible at money. Financial worries are one of the …

S1 03 | Side hustles and pay rises — how to earn more

February 18th, 2018

29:41


Put your most boss outfit on, and get ready to power pose, because it’s hustle time. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? Claire Hooper becomes CEO of her own enterprise, joins the tough world …

Juicy Slice — how to automate your money

February 15th, 2018

7:00


You’ve had your finance party, now it’s time to hand the hard work over to technology. Claire Hooper gets a lesson in Automation …

S1 02 | The life-changing magic of a budget

February 11th, 2018

31:08


What have you spent money on this week that you probably didn’t need? Between gym memberships, subscriptions, takeaways, bills, the temptation of online shopping, and that 7th barista coffee, little …

Juicy Slice — it’s a pledge-a-palooza!

February 9th, 2018

7:03


We asked for your Pineapple Pledges; and you answered. From boob jobs to big-arse holidays, renovations to retirement plans, …

S1 01 | The psychology of money

February 4th, 2018

25:39


Oprah was right. Turns out, your money situation could have less to do with your pay-packet, and more to do with what’s going on …

00 | INTRODUCING — The Pineapple Project

January 25th, 2018

3:57


From smart saving, to how to earn more, demolish your debt, and invest like a boss, join Claire Hooper as she tracks down all the …

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