The State of Us


Episode 43: How to Quit Your Job & Follow Your Dream

Most of us dream of quitting the 9-5 and turning our side-hustle into our full time job. Well, that's exactly what Ruth Dempsey, the brains behind vintage store Finder's Keepers did a few years ago. We take The State of Us on tour (back to our hometown - Bray) to chat to Ruth about taking risks and the highs and lows of being your own boss.

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Episode 42: Single, And Not Ready To Mingle

Spurred on by Emma Watson announcing her relationship status as 'self-partnered', we asked our followers to share their views and experiences of being a single woman in Ireland. Particularly discussing societal pressures to find an S.O., yet being completely happy out being single. 

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Episode 41: Money, Money, Money

Money makes the world go 'round, and sometimes talking about moolah can be a taboo. We discuss everything cash dollah in this episode - from negotiating salary, to earning more (or less) than your partner and everything in between.


Episode 40: Back to Normality

We back! For our first episode back behind the mics after a 2-month break, we take it easy and talk about what we've been up to and what it's like adjusting back to a normal routine.


Our First Ever Episode: ‘Anxiety’

We're still on holz, but for the craic here's the first-ever episode we ever recorded for The State of Us. It was recorded way back in 2017, and never saw the light of day until we released it as a patron-only episode a few months back. We discussed all things 'Anxiety' - probably spurred on by the anxiety of releasing a podcast for the first time. 

Shitetalk #10: Being Down, Health Scares & Greta Thunberg

Mixed bag in this weeks episode! Jane talks about being in a mental funk, Ro debunks health myths and we both continue the sustainability chat with Greta Thunberg arriving in NYC by boat. Fair play to her. 

*Full disclosure - this was prerecorded as we're on HOLZ


Episode 39: Burnout (w/ Maeve Acheson)

We're working more than ever, taking on new commitments and constantly having to socialise to avoid feeling friend-guilt... it's no wonder that we are BURNT OUT. Jane's work pal Maeve joins us on this episode to talk about our experience with 'burnout' and how we can avoid it.


Episode 38: Listeners’ Problems #2

Once again, we lash on our agony aunt hats and take a stab at helping our listeners with some of their problems. While we are in no way qualified to give ACTUAL life advice -  what we do give, is our objective perspective. Sometimes that's helpful, right?



Shitetalk #1: GOT, period pants, muscle cramps and meditation

Edit: recorded in April 2019 - we released this to everyone on July 28th 2019. If you like what you hear, become a patron at

In episodeo of Shitetalk, we talk utter shite about Ro's new period Knicks, Jane's hatred (yes, hatred) of Game of Thrones, and trying (and failing) to get into meditating. 




Episode 37: What is Sustainable Fashion? (w/ Taz Kelleher)

Taz Kelleher, total legend and co-founder of Sustainable Fashion Dublin, schools us on what the fuck our retail addiction is doing to the planet and how we can make small changes that will make a huge impact. 

This is an absolute must listen. 

For more information, check out @sustainablefashiondublin on Instagram.