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Unpaused the Podcast

45 EpisodesProduced by Judith StewartWebsite

Unpaused is a podcast for women wanting to restart an interrupted career or mastermind a new one after an extended break from work. // Hosted by Judy StewartProduced by Leonie MarshSound Engineers: Lana Kristensen and Jason Millhouse //Instagram: @_unpaused Website:

45 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

S6, Ep 43 - Danielle Alvarez: Leaving Fred's: The Sequel

November 1st, 2022


For 8 years, Danielle Alvarez presided at Fred's on Oxford Street, Sydney, over a stylish open kitchen and hearth, roasting pedigreed lamb legs and …

S6, Ep 42 - Naomi Bulger: A Writer Rights Herself

October 13th, 2022


She writes to paint… or perhaps she paints to write. Either way, Naomi Bulger is a woman who has both sides of her brain hot-wired. And to think it …

S6, Ep 41 - Eleanor Roosevelt Revisited

August 18th, 2022


Eleanor Roosevelt conducted a parallel life beyond the view of most of the American people, despite occupying the most prominent role for a woman in …

S6, Ep 40 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Spectacular Unpause (you may not know about)

August 11th, 2022


What happens when one of the most famous women in the world goes back to work? She proves she has something to give by giving her all and leaving a legacy that no one can argue with. ⁠Jackie’s last 20 years were a study …

S6, Ep 39 - Juliet Kinsman: Fighting For The Fee

August 4th, 2022


Sustainable luxury travel expert, Juliet Kinsman, is your go-to person if the travel hotspots of the world that give back are on your wish list. …

S6, Ep 38 - India Hicks: A New Chapter of Her Own Making

July 28th, 2022


India Hicks has been called the quintessential Brit “It” Girl-turned-entrepreneur but it's her latest chapter as a committed philanthropist that …

S5, Ep 37 - Oana Aristide: The Accidental Hotelier

May 12th, 2021


Today, I am bringing you a story that is unfolding on a small Greek island - SYROS, where author and economist Oana Aristide has renovated a …

S5, Ep 36 - Nicolette Rubinsztein: Not Guilty! Strategically Juggling Work & Home

March 31st, 2021


Becoming a mother heralds a dramatic change in the lives of Australian women. New mothers go from spending a weekly average of two hours caring for others to a staggering 51 hours. And when women become mothers, they …

S5, Ep 35 - Judy and Annabelle Hickson Live in Conversation

March 2nd, 2021


In our first episode of Season 5 I’m doing something different: interviewing Annabelle Hickson and recording it before a live audience at …

S4, Ep 34 - Mia Feasey: From coffee cart queen to Australian Woman in Design 2020... How did Mia do it?

February 2nd, 2021


Ex Asian Spice Girl (yes, this band really existed) turned founder of feted interior design firm SIREN, Mia Feasey has a dazzling Unpaused story to tell. Arriving in Australia from the UK with no friends, no contacts …

S4, Ep 33 - Michelle May: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

December 4th, 2020


Judy speaks to retired Australian Family Court Justice, Michelle May. Michelle’s is a story with a great twist. She grew up in Brisbane, raised by a …

S4, Ep 32 - Souad Christina Saied: Journal Your Way to a Valuable Data Bank

November 24th, 2020


Judy chats with marketing expert Souad Christina Saied, about embarking on a new career, her journalling process which has amassed a stack of invaluable data about herself  (not only personally but professionally too) …

S4, Ep 31 - Jane Bridge: Board Appointments Demystified

November 12th, 2020


Judy chats with Jane Bridge, Founder of Boardroom Partners. This is the Board intel everyone needs to hear but rarely accesses. For years, Jane ran Boardroom Partners, a board recruitment and advisory firm in Sydney. As …

S4, Ep 30 - Emily Brooks: Life Partners - The Most Important Career Decision You Will Ever Make

September 17th, 2020


'Sheryl Sandberg was right: the single most important career decision a woman makes is her choice of life partner. Brooks ignites that conversation for a new generation.' JAMILA RIZVI on The First Move by Emily Brooks 

S3, Ep 29 - Eleanor Roosevelt 2

June 25th, 2020


Famous today as a human rights giant, feminist pathfinder and role model, few have had to overcome the glaring life pauses that Eleanor Roosevelt …

S3, Ep 28 - Eleanor Roosevelt

June 25th, 2020


Famous today as a human rights giant, feminist pathfinder and role model, few have had to overcome the glaring life pauses that Eleanor Roosevelt …

S3, Ep 27 - Marie Daâge: License to Innovate

June 10th, 2020


After 30 years in business, Parisian Marie Daâge is a model of the truly modern woman. Her eponymous brand of exquisite hand painted dinner …

S3, Ep 26 - Maggie Beer: Playing the Long Game

May 28th, 2020


Maggie Beer is defined  by many things, not least of which her culinary ambassadorship of the Barossa Valley. Rather than being defined by her age …

S3, Ep 25 - Molly Beck and Carly Valancy: Networking by Numbers

May 15th, 2020


When the working world feels like it's shrinking, it's time to start enlarging your foothold. This week we change direction to give some practical …

S3, Ep 24 - Deborah Needleman: Reinvented by Hand

May 4th, 2020


Former Editor in Chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Deborah Needleman shares her enchantment with the world of the composed and handmade on Unpaused. It's a timely reflection of how time was once measured: …

S3, Ep 23 - Uplifts: Recap of Fran Kelly and Gillian Nasato

April 14th, 2020


A recap by Judy and Leonie who were both struck by how Fran Kelly and Gillian Nasato seemed to have found exactly the role they were born to do. …

S3, Ep 22 - Uplifts: Gillian Nasato - Reassurance From the Frontline

April 13th, 2020


As 2IC of one of Australia's largest hospitals, Gillian Nasato knows a thing or two about adapting on the job to a massive health crisis. She draws on lessons learned at her mother's knee and 30 years of operational …

S3, Ep 21 - Uplifts: Nadine Ingram - Baking For Comfort But Staying In Business

April 10th, 2020


Easter is to a baker what Christmas is to a pig farmer... it's peak time. The joy of baking, even in a lockdown,  permeates every word of this interview with Nadine Ingram, owner and creator of Flour and Stone, Sydney's …

S3, Ep 20 - Uplifts: Fran Kelly - Mastering the Newsfeed

April 7th, 2020


Fran Kelly, host of ABC RN’s flagship Breakfast program, opens up with Judy about the positives of finding a rhythm, in the maelstrom of news that COVID 19 has brought… If you’re feeling overwhelmed and dispirited by …

S3, Ep 19 - Uplifts: Structure Your Day

April 6th, 2020


Struggling to structure your day? Finding the hours bleeding into one another and that your productive time is shrinking? Judy talks to Leonie about who she turns to for advice on making time for the million and one …

S3, Ep 18 - Uplifts: She's Back - Julie Gibbs

April 1st, 2020


You may remember book publisher Julie Gibbs, in Season 1 of the podcast; in fact, she was our very first guest. ⁠Today, we revisit Julie's story, as …

S3, Ep 17 - Uplifts: Get Your House in Order

March 24th, 2020


The pandemic has brought Unpaused into the here and now. So today, and in coming weeks Unpaused is changing direction temporarily, to help you focus on the many ways of getting your house in order. With hours to fill at …

S2, Ep 16 - Season Highlights of Eps 9-15

January 1st, 2020


Judy looks back over Season 2; summarising all the gems in each episode in one easy listen.

Make sure you have a pencil and paper to hand! | Instagram: @_unpaused 

S2, Ep 15 - Ruth Ribeaucourt Part 2: Unpausing via an Antique Ribbon Loom

December 25th, 2019


In this episode you will hear Part 2 of Ruth Ribeaucourt's magical tale. | Instagram: @_unpaused 

S2, Ep 14 - Ruth Ribeaucourt Part 1: Unpausing via an Antique Ribbon Loom

December 18th, 2019


Ruth Ribeaucourt’s great unpause was occasioned by the discovery that her husband’s family was the last of St Etienne’s highly skilled jacquard ribbon makers, and supplier to the haute couture houses of Paris and Milan. …

S2, Ep 13 - Olivia Rubie: Real Beauty

December 11th, 2019


Olivia Rubie is a young Swedish professional photographer, looking for the essence of what makes a woman arresting, whatever her age. She is …

S2, Ep 12 - Fiona Golfar: Soft Skills

November 27th, 2019


When she was at British Vogue Fiona Golfar, journalist and long-time editor-at-large, she went deep into the private lives of women from all walks of …

S2, Ep 11 - Annabelle Hickson: Building a Body of Work

November 20th, 2019


Episode 3 features Australian Annabelle Hickson, an accomplished woman. Listen to Annabelle's story of her transition from big-city journalist to Tenterfield flower forager, podcaster, photographer, published author, …

S2, Ep 10 - Marc Blazer: The Investor’s Eye

November 13th, 2019


Marc Blazer, long-term investor in Rene Redzepi's renowned restaurant, noma, and now co-investor in PRIOR, is our second guest for Season 2 of Unpaused.Marc, who created Overture Investment Partners, to invest in …

S2, Ep 9 - Skye Gyngell: Staying in the Middle of the Bed

November 6th, 2019


We launch Season 2 with the wonderful Skye Gyngell of Spring restaurant in London. Skye has the wisdom of someone whose approach to work has been …

S2 Teaser

September 20th, 2019


Unpaused is back for Season 2! Announcing some of our very exciting S2 guests here so stay tuned.  @_unpaused /

S1, Ep 8 - Season Highlights of Episodes 1-7

April 11th, 2019


A reflection,  threading the 7 episodes of Season 1 together and highlighting all the nuggets of actionable advice that each guest had to offer. ⁣A must listen. ⁣Make sure you have a pencil and paper to hand...⁣


S1, Ep 7 - Briony Fitzgerald: Taking the Long View

March 31st, 2019


From the outside, Briony Fitzgerald’s life looks like an exotic tapestry  - it's her job to weave brilliant textiles, memorable art and incredible textures into interiors that light up everyday human experiences.⁣

S1, Ep 6 - David Prior: Reinventing Travel, Reinventing a Career

March 24th, 2019


David Prior is the founder of luxury travel club, PRIOR, which launched late last year to great fanfare across the globe. His curiosity and search …

S1, Ep 5 - Virginia Braden: Confidante for Confidence

March 17th, 2019


Virginia Braden is one of Australia’s first artist managers, establishing her firm, Arts Management, in 1979. Representing a wide range of creative talent including opera singers, composers, instrumentalists, lighting …

S1, Ep 4 - Jodie Gibbens: Professional Perspectives

March 6th, 2019


Jodie Gibbens is the founder of leading London executive coach consultancy, Aesara Partners. She works with top executives, both male and female, who …

S1, Ep 3 - Tim Walker: Creating a Pause on Your Terms

March 6th, 2019


Tim Walker is the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He explains how an intentional pause at a time of intense creative and physical burnout allowed him to explore his inner …

S1, Ep 2 - Julie Gibbs: The Comeback Queen

March 6th, 2019


Julie Gibbs was the doyenne of the Australian publishing world when her 11-year-old creation, the Penguin imprint LANTERN, became the sacrificial …

S1, Ep 1 - Press Unpause

March 6th, 2019


Unpaused Founder, Judy Stewart, explains how the seed for the Unpaused project was first planted on International Women’s Day 2011. Renowned …


February 26th, 2019


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