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The InDependent Spouse podcast

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Inspiration for UK Milspo’s - Military spouses, partners & other-halves


033 : Georgie Muir, Chasing Lobsters
May 6 • 45 min
This week I have been talking Georgie from Chasing Lobsters. I can’t quite believe that I am recording this during a national lock-down and a viral pandemic that is causing so much disruption. I hope that wherever you find yourself you and your loved ones…
032 : Dr Emma Egging, Jon Egging Trust
Feb 19 • 32 min
It’s the last episode of series 3 today, and this time I have been talking to the completely inspirational Dr. Emma Egging, from the Jon Egging Trust. Flt Lt Jon Egging lost his life whilst completing a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival. He was…
031 : Phoebe Hayes
Feb 12 • 32 min
This week I have been talking to Phoebe from Off the Patch. This is a great episode if you are wondering how you might have a family and a business whilst living this military life, especially if your partner is looking at shared paternity leave and how…
030 : Charlotte Harker
Feb 5 • 34 min
Today, in episode 30, I am talking to the completely lovely blogger and social media influencer Charlotte. Charlotte started her Instagram account back in 2018 depicting her daily life as a mum, illustrator and wife. It was when going through deployment…
029 : Louise Goldsmith
Jan 22 • 32 min
Hidden Valley Bushcraft has gone from a small idea, and has grown organically to what it is today - an award-winning business. Louise and her husband Nick run the company out of passion and a little bit of necessity – Ex-marine Nick has complex PTSD and…
028 : Scott Johnson
Jan 15 • 44 min
Hello you lovely lot, welcome back to The InDependent Spouse podcast series. This week I am very proud to share with you my chat with the completely amazing Scott, from Veteran Owned UK. Veteran Owned UK is a massive online community - but don’t be put…
027 : Gems Collins
Nov 20, 2019 • 27 min
Today I have been chatting to the wonderful Gems Collins! Gems has experienced military life in the UK growing up, and now, as the wife of a US serving member she is experiencing it all again - just stateside! This episode is a great look at the…
026 : Gill Jones, Gillian Jones Designs
Nov 13, 2019 • 28 min
Welcome to episode 8, of series 3, this time with the wonderful Gill, from Gillian Jones Designs. This episode is such a refreshing look at how important running a business can be. Gill faces physical challenges most days, but works flexibly within her…
025 : Andrea Baker, B’s Clothing & Gifts
Nov 6, 2019 • 23 min
This week I have been chatting to the wonderful Andrea, from B’s Clothing & Gifts. B’s Clothing & Gifts is one of those companies that is run with an awful lot of love. Andrea creates some fab merchandise that is on-trend, innovative, and most importantly…
024 : Alison Skipper, The Cariad Project JO
Oct 30, 2019 • 34 min
‘If you have an idea, or see a need - address it! Anyone can help a cause if they are passionate enough’. The Cariad Project JO collaborates with NGOs in Jordan to provide safe reusable period pads and menstrual health educational sessions. What Alison…
023 : Claire Willsher, DR ME
Oct 7, 2019 • 27 min
Claire Willsher is the founder of DR ME, a qualified PE teacher, and wife of an RAF officer. DR ME runs interactive workshops focusing on 4 key areas: Diet, Resilience, Mind, and Exercise (DR ME). This episode is a great insight into year one of running a…
022 : Jackie Rautenbach, #SMSpouses
Sep 30, 2019 • 29 min
Welcome to Ep.4 of series 3, with the fabulous Jackie from #SMSpouses, a free, 12-week social media course for military spouses and partners. As we know, in this life, it can be difficult to find reliable work or build up professional skills between…
021 : Wendy Faux, Not Just A Wife
Sep 23, 2019 • 51 min
Wendy Faux is the brains behind ‘Not Just A Wife’, a photography exhibition that challenges the larger defence community in what they believe a military wife can achieve - and it’s had some great reviews! Wendy comes from an experienced military…
020 : Jody Jones - Channel Swimmer
Sep 16, 2019 • 41 min
I am back with Ep2 of S3, and this time, it’s with the Wonder Woman that is Mrs Jody Jones! This is one of the most inspirational episodes I have ever recorded. Jody Jones, Channel Swimmer, mummy, proud member of Military Wives Choirs, living with stage 4…
019 : Suzy Olivier - Mothers of Enterprise
Sep 9, 2019 • 39 min
I am back, for Series 3 with the wonderful Suzy Olivier from Mothers of Enterprise. Suzy is an RAF wife and multi-business owner, newly posted to Cyprus, whose mission is to change the mindset of mothers in business. This episode is chock full of…
018 - Series 3 Update
Jul 19, 2019 • 5 min
I know you are all eagerly awaiting the start of series 3 so wanted to give you an update. It’s my great pleasure to let you know Series 3 will be launching on the 9th of September – and it’s going to be an amazing series! But while you’re waiting I…
017 - Pollyanna Charnley from The BeGlad Movement
Mar 24, 2019 • 40 min
Today I’ve been talking to the wonderful Pollyanna Charnley from The BeGlad Movement. In the BeGlad Movement Polly interviews inspiring people who have experienced terrible things but have found a way to move forward and she hopes that by sharing the…
016 : Alecia
Mar 18, 2019 • 25 min
If you’ve been watching Heist on Sky One you will probably recognise Alecia as the no-nonsense talking, highly skilled detective, but there’s so much more to this military spouse than that. In this very open interview, Alecia shares her experiences of…
015 : Strength Behind The Strong
Mar 11, 2019 • 34 min
I’ve been chatting to some amazing women who have founded Strength Behind the Strong. Sharon, Emma and Vanessa are from the very first Military Wives Choirs in the BBC television show, The Choir with Gareth Malone. Together with a number of other military…
014 : Jo Milmine from Shiny Bees
Mar 3, 2019 • 36 min
Jo Milmine is a former RAF Aerospace Battle Manager who turned her love of knitting into a multi-award-winning podcast series. Jo hosts the Shiny Bees podcast, a show about knitting and yarn mixed with snippets of Jo’s life and a lot of comedy goodness.…
013 : Mindy from Asali
Feb 10, 2019 • 25 min
Lincolnshire-based Asali create beautiful goods from genuine leather that are not only perfect for aviation fan, but are also helping out some well-loved charities. Mindy shares how she launched a product-based business, why she chose to have that…
012 : Grace from The Rainbow Tree
Feb 4, 2019 • 33 min
Today I have been talking to Grace, founder of the Rainbow Tree, blogger and children’s author. Her cross curricular art book, ‘Potty About Pots; Arts & Crafts For Home And School’, is written for 4-12 year olds and meanders her way through the history of…
011 : The Forces Wives Challenge
Jan 27, 2019 • 21 min
I’ve been chatting to Heather from the Forces Wives Challenge. Heather served in the regular army for 10 years and now experiences military life from the other side of the fence. She is keen to give military wives the same exciting challenges and sense of…
010 : Amy Nolan - Ginger Rainbow
Jan 21, 2019 • 30 min
I’m talking to the wonderful Amy Nolan from Ginger Rainbow. Amy is a creative business owner who produces her colouring in gifts, cards and illustrations from her married quarters in Gloucestershire. Inspired by military life her colouring in pillow cases…
009 : Jo Lomax - Huggable Heroes
Jan 14, 2019 • 19 min
This week I’ve been talking to Jo Lomax, the inspirational founder of Huggable Heroes. Jo produce personalised Huggable Heroes for those suffering from anxiety or separation. Inspired by her own experience as a wife of a Marine, Jo started in 2015 and now…
008 : Series 2 Update
Jan 11, 2019 • 2 min
Jess, the founder of The InDependent Spouse tells you why it started, about the new series & how you can help. The series is dedicated to someone special. Kim, an RAF officer grew her inspiring business and was due to be interviewed last year. Kim lost…
007 : Series 2 Trailer
Nov 4, 2018 • 4 min
Welcome to The InDependent Spouse Series 2! In this new trailer for series 2 Jess, the founder of The InDependent Spouse tells you why The InDependent Spouse started and a little bit about the new series. Don’t forget to subscribe, write a review, watch…
006 : Who is The InDependent Spouse? - Jess Sands
Jul 30, 2018 • 13 min
Here’s something a little different for you. I’ve realised that as the series has progressed you’re probably interested in the story behind the podcast series and a little bit about me. Today I am sharing my own story - why I started The InDependent…
005 : Natalie Trezise - Your Home Patch
Jul 20, 2018 • 25 min
This week I’ve been talking to the completely wonderful Natalie Trezise from Your Home Patch. Your Home Patch online portal and website that helps military families, no matter where they’re posted. It provides local information, from local people to help…
004 : Little Troopers - Louise Fetigan
Jul 15, 2018 • 29 min
Welcome to the third story in the series. Today I’m talking to the wonderful Louise Fetigan from Little Troopers Little Troopers is a registered charity supporting some of the 130,000 children with one or both parents serving in the British Armed Forces,…
003 : Heropreneurs - Peter Mountford
Jul 9, 2018 • 36 min
Welcome the second story in the InDependent Spouse series. This week I’ve been talking to the wonderful Peter Mountford, Chairman of Heropreneurs and The Veterans Foundation. Heropreneurs is a unique UK registered charity that was founded in 2009 to help…
002 : Recruit for Spouses - Heledd Kendrick
Jul 2, 2018 • 39 min
Welcome to this very first, and versy special episode of the InDependent Spouse Podcast series. This week I’ve been talking to the amazing Heledd Kendrick, CEO and Founder of Recruit for Spouses. Recruit for Spouses has aided over 1,000 spouses and…
001 : The InDependent Spouse Podcast Trailer
Jun 1, 2018 • 4 min
The trailer for the new InDependent Spouse free podcast. Welcome to the new series. In this initial trailer Jess, the creator of the podcast and episode host, explains what this new podcast is all about and why it’s being created. Don’t forget to…