frankie is a national bi-monthly magazine based in Australia, aimed at women (and men) looking for a mag that’s as smart, funny, sarcastic, friendly, cute, rude, arty, curious and caring as they are. We’ve got a lot to say – so we thought we might as well create our very own podcast, chock full of chats with lovely, clever and interesting types. Pop us in your earholes and enjoy!
something to say - rebecca varcoe, skincare
4:54Facial acne is an expected part of the teenage experience, but no one tells you it can reappear on the path to your 30s. In this episode, Rebecca Varcoe tells us why she wishes her skin would grow up a bit. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
something to say - emily naismith, sound and fury
5:30Emily Naismith gets irrationally angry when someone chews loudly in her direction. The sound of someone hoeing into an apple? Painful. The crunch of milky breakfast oats? A dagger in her back. Apparently, Emily's experience isn't uncommon.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
something to say - michelle law, in a tight spot
5:02Today you’ll hear from writer Michelle Law, a proud cheapskate whose penny pinching habits include picking up five cent coins, stealing teabags and toilet paper rolls from hotels, and picking up every free food sample out there.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
something to say - chris harrigan, going viral
5:14Ever wondered what it’s like to go viral? Well, writer Chris Harrigan got his 15 minutes of fame not long ago. His story involves seagulls. Lots of them. We’ll leave it to Chris to explain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Long Story Short – designer Lisa Kerr
15:32After years of making woolly jumpers for family and friends, expert knitter Lisa Kerr took the plunge and started her own label, Loris. It’s a one-woman show, with Lisa planning and knitting each cosy cardigan, jumper and sweater dress right in her very own living room. If you haven't seen them already, Lisa's creations are essentially a socially acceptable way to wrap yourself up in a bright, fluffy blanket and wear it out in public. We caught up with the clever lady to find out more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Long Story Short – artist Ruby MacKinnon
16:21Artist Ruby MacKinnon grew up in a household where painting the walls with water was a normal Sunday-arvo activity. Coming from a line of artists, designers and teachers, it’s little wonder she ended up as a designer, illustrator and hand-lettering queen (with a quick stint in film and TV in between). We spoke to Ruby about her childhood heroes, freelance habits and the big business lessons she's picked up along the way.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.