The Slow Home Podcast has Arrived!

The Slow Home Podcast Today is the day, my friends. The day The Slow Home Podcast hits the virtual shelves of the iTunes store and the day I learn to accept the sound of my own voice.  We live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with The Joneses. We are over-worked, over-committed and over-stressed, and we compete on how busy and important and sleep-deprived we are. But we don’t need to.

There is an ever-growing group of people who are opting out of life lived at 110%. They are choosing to slow down, simplify, say no and focus on the things that are truly important. I’m one of them, and in The Slow Home Podcast I chat to others who have adopted a similar approach to life – slowing down, opting out, saying no.

We chat about their ideas, experiences and stories. We dig in to what it means to create a slower, simpler, more intentional life, and what that looks like for a variety of people.

Because one thing is certain – trying to create a slower, simpler life does not have a one-size-fits-all solution. I’m so excited to get this show out into the world that I will be releasing a new podcast every day this week, so be sure to check back in each morning to listen to the newest conversation. After this week, you will find a new episode of The Slow Home Podcast both here and in iTunes every Thursday morning (Australian time).

What You’ll Hear in Today’s Episode:

While most of the episodes of The Slow Home Podcast will involve me and another guest, in today’s show, that guest is actually, well, me. This is a conversation between Sparky and myself, as we talk about my discovery of simple living, starting the blog and what he remembers as the pivotal moment that helped us create a slower, simpler life. We also talk about what it’s like (for him!) to live with a minimalist, and how that looks in a family home. So, excitedly, nervously, peeking between my fingers and squinting in terror, I give you the first episode of The Slow Home Podcast.


Head over to iTunes now to subscribe to the show and play the episode.     Alternatively, you can listen to the show directly from the blog, simply by hitting the Play button above. Enjoy!


Please let me know your thoughts about the show, what you liked, what you didn’t, what you want to hear about over the coming shows, the guests you would like to see featured and any other feedback you may have. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for listening!

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39 Responses to The Slow Home Podcast has Arrived!

  1. Can someone be on a roll after just one episode? Because you may just be, Brooke.

    The production quality was outstanding – the classy and “fits you just right” intro and outtro music edited in, for example – and the vibe was groovy. I’ve read the Slow Your Home origin story a number of times, yet it’s so great to *hear* it and get some additional context from Ben. Oh, and thanks for reiterating that decluttering is only a small part of slow or simple living. That tends to get lost in the shuffle and is so, so important.

    May you have many cool conversations and meet many cool people through The Slow Home Podcast! I’m your newest (and first?) iTunes subscriber and plan to be indefinitely.

    P.S. Ben may have a career as a professional podcasting co-host in his future. He was fantastic.

    • You, sir, are too kind. It was so much fun working together though, so I think we’ll be doing more of that in future. Can’t wait to share my chat with you tomorrow. It’s a cracker!

  2. Am so pleased you are doing a podcast Brooke. Unreal job. I enjoyed it and am already impatiently waiting for tomorrow’s. I agree with Joel – Ben did a great job. You are a cute team.

  3. I really enjoyed this first podcast and wish you success with this new venture. I think your voice is perfectly lovely! My favorite part is hearing your husband make you laugh – you’re a fortunate woman!

  4. I can’t wait to download this when I get home! I have such a long list of podcasts I’m listening to but yours will be going straight to the top of the list. Congrats on all the hard work!

  5. That was great Brooke, it was so so lovely to hear an Aussie voice speaking about simple living. You are a real encouragement and a hope to all other Aussies living simple lives that this is a way of living that can spread here too.

    • That’s definitely part of the reason behind the podcast, Jen. The slower, simpler living movement is just starting to gain traction here in Australia so here’s to spreading the word a bit more. Thanks for listening. :)

  6. Both you and your husband have lovely relaxed voices – very much in keeping with your blog’s message! The production quality is super too! Looking forward to more!

  7. Love this!! Thank you so much for starting a podcast. I love your blog and am very excited for future episodes!

  8. Loved the first podcast! I can’t wait to hear more. The length was just right for my commute to work and it was great getting to know you and your cohort…errr I mean co-host :) You two sound like you have a lot of fun together, especially on this journey toward a slow home.

    The audio quality was great. There were a few volume issues where I found myself turning the radio up and down a bit, but that could have just as well been me.

    Looking forward to my commute tomorrow!

    • Thanks so much, Sal! It was definitely a lot of fun. Thanks also for letting me know about the volume issues. We’re still ironing out the wrinkles with the technical side of things, so it’s always good to know where the problems are. Hope you enjoy the next episode. :)

  9. I love that your husband interviewed you for the first podcast. You are both so lovely. I think I smiled through the whole podcast just listening to your back and forth humor. I’m looking forward to everything that you’re laying out for the year and so excited to see/hear the next thing you do. Thank you for your blog, podcast and community. You help so many people. Lots of love from the states! xoxo

    • Thanks, Holly! It was so fun recording with him, I think we will make it a more permanent part of the show. I’m excited about the rest of the year too. Thanks for being part of it. :)

  10. Fantastic opener Brooke! I have wished for a podcast from you for over a year and you have delivered with gusto! Thank you for all you do. I found your blog through Joshua Becker in 2013 after nearly having a melt down. Your words written and now spoken lift me to a place of calm and focus. Hello and good luck to you from Colorado, USA.

  11. Yahoo! I know how big that deep breath was when it was time to hit “publish.” And you did it! Go Brooke. I can’t wait to listen in during my next long walk. Based on what everyone is saying, it’s going to be soooo good. Yay!

  12. Will you be posting the episode on stitcher also? iTunes reader is not very practical, that’s why I use stitcher for all my podcast listening!

  13. I’m so excited about your podcast! Really looking forward to hearing about what slow and simple living means to different people. And also thank you for a non-iTunes way to listen!

  14. Loved the podcast. I missed the habits blog that you mentioned. The one that started your first steps. Can you let me know?

  15. Hi Brooke
    I’m late to the party, only having just found your podcast on ITunes under the ‘editors choice’ recommendations last week. And then l discovered you’re Australian and you have a blog as well!! I’m in heaven and have been devouring your content ever since.
    I think the things l love most, is 1) you’re an Aussie, it is SO good to hear a fellow Australian speak on these issues and 2) realizing just how far l have come on my journey to simple. I’ve been fairly critical of my accomplishments, but listening to you and reading your posts l realize just how much l’ve changed in recent years.
    Many thanks, and lots of gratitude. xx