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Episode 21: Why It’s Ok To Quit Your Job

We’ve spoken about careers and finding the right job before, but this week we’re talking about why it’s okay to quite your job. Your 20s can be a confusing time trying to figure out what you want from your career and what job makes you happy, but the added pressure from past generations and the expectation from those around us seems to make quitting your job a bit of a taboo topic. We’re chatting about our own experiences of quitting our jobs, how you know when you should quit and putting a plan in place for what to do next. Whether you’re quitting because you’re unhappy, looking for a new career, going travelling, going into education or just looking for a new opportunity, you need to do what’s right for you.

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Guardian Article –

ValourGo folding water bottle –

Vegan free from chocolate bar

Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy

Episode 19: Catch Up #2

After a busy few weeks we decided to spend this fortnight catching up properly, sharing what we’ve been up to over the past month or so and doing what we do best, having a good old chat. Normal discussion topics will resume next week (in preparation for our 20th episode!) but for now we’re sharing our latest recommendations, our adventures in Malta and a bit about how we’ve been staying postive when things haven’t quite gone to plan, because believe us when we say plans have really go awry this fortnight!

We’ve got some exciting things coming up for our 20th episode, including a Q&A, so keep sending in your questions to @20sarehard or

In other exciting news, we’re now on Spotify too so you can listen to us in even more places!


A Simple Favour

Astrid & Miyu Piercing

Big Little Lies

The Isle of Paradise ‘We Love Pride’ Playlist

Gin: A Short History

Episode 14: Feeling Overwhelmed

We’re back with another episode and what a fortnight it’s been! It’s been busy for both of us and so it seemed only right that we are discussing that feeling of being overwhelmed in this fortnight’s episode. We get into why it’s OK and totally normally to feel overwhelmed sometimes and share some of the things we do to try and prevent that feeling settling in. We also have our usual catch up and share some of our favourite from the past couple of weeks.

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Dolly Alderton’s Article

Dirty John on Netflix

Crazy Rich Asians

Episode 13: Getting Organised

This fortnight we’re getting stuck into one of our favourite subjects – organisation! Yes, this can seem a little dry at first but it’s one of our favourite things because there’s nothing better than feeling organised and on top of life. Whether you’re a full blown Monica or more of a Phoebe hopefully some of our tips will be helpful! Weve got our usual chit chat, some book talk and some of our favourites from the past week or so!


“Why You Should Travel Less in 2019”

Deliciously Ella Banna Bread Eneergy Balls

Wobble Podcast

Cool Stays

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Episode 11: Discussing Women’s Health

This week we talk all things women’s health, but guys, don’t turn off because it’s important for you too! In fact, we think it’s important that we all start discussing our health more and removing some of the taboos surrounding these discussions. We aren’t medical professionals in any way (careers in marketing and publishing hardly qualify you for that!) but we do have some useful tips and we do want to open up the conversations around all of those typically ‘awkward’ topics like smear tests, checking yourself and just generally being more aware of your body. It’s never too late to get on top of your health and it really could save your life.

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The Dan Mallory Debate

Juice – Lizzo

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving A Fuck by Sarah Knight

Things mentioned

Deadpool breast examination video

Deadpool testicle examination video


Coppafeel, click here for the texts and here to order your shower sticker!

Episode 8: How To Save Money

It’s a brand new year and we are kicking it off by talking about saving money! We know that money can sometimes seem a little boring and be a bit of a taboo subject but we think its really important that we all start to have more open conversations about money and how to manage your finances. In this episode we chat all about saving money, sorting out a savings account and we share some of our favourite tips on how to save a little bit more each month. We also have a natter about or Chirstmas breaks and share a few of our favourite things with you!

A little disclaimer, we had a few sound issues when recording this week but we’re working on it so please bear with us! It’s all a learning curve and should hopefully be back to normal next week!

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ABC Murders


Calm App

Via Hero

“The ‘Fuck Off’ Fund” by Paulette Perhach

(Paulette also wrote a really good follow up piece for Glamour here)

Fringe Of It Money Episode


Moneybox (this was the app that I actually meant for rounding up your spare pennies, whoops!)

Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert

You Are A Badass At Making Money

Episode 6: The Best Advice We’ve Received

This week we are talking all about the best pieces of advice that we have received. We both love hearing what other people’s favourite advice is so this wee’k we’ve decided to share ours with you, how these have changed our perspectives and why we love them so much. We also chat about how we have started to get into the Christmas spirit (how is it halfway through December already??), share some of our food favourites and also also a new book recommendation.

Don’t forget to get in touch and share your favourite pieces of advice with us & everyone else, we’d love to hear them!

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Mowgli’s Oxford

Deliciously Ella App

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Spotify Christmas Coffeeshop

Peaceful Christmas Piano

Episode 3 : Travel

In this week’s episode we discuss all things travel! We cover everything from how there is no right way to travel, how to find a travel style that suits you and include some tips on how to make travelling more accessible.

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Sali Hughes’ Article

Poorna Bell’s Article

Jazz Hop Manhattan Jazz

Ella Mai

Things Mentioned

Google Flights

Helli’s Travelibro



Prague Today

Taste Of Prague

Episode 2 : Friendship

Welcome back to 20s Are Hard! This week we share what we have been up to recently and our latest recommendations before delving into our first discussion topic, friendship. We’re discussing everything from why friendships are so important to us, how we make them work when we all have such busy lives and how to know when it’s the right time to end a friendship. We would love to hear your thoughts on the topic so don’t forget to get in touch and share your experiences!

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Follow Helli: @helenabradbury

Places mentioned

Westonbrit Arboretum

Dum Dum Doughnuts

Papersmiths Brighton

Tap Social Movement, Oxford

Air BNB Tiny House

Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place

Giovanna Fletcher Happy Mum, Happy Baby