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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sophie Hansen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sophie Hansen, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Sophie Hansen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Sophie Hansen, often where they are interviewed.

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Sophie Hansen loves to shine a light on fellow rural women

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Author, blogger and farmer Sophie Hansen is no stranger to the Graziher crowd. She regularly contributes recipes to the magazine, working alongside other rural creatives to bring an everyday eating scene beautifully to life through great photography and styling.
Sophie grew up in the city, in Sydney and only moved to the country when she fell in love with her now husband Tim who lives just outside of Orange in New South Wales. When she came she brought with her a love and talent for many things - cooking, writing and community – and since being in the country, she’s found a way to use these talents to spread the word to an audience in the city about the awesomeness of life on the land. Next year Sophie will publish her third cookbook, she was the Australian Rural Women of the Year in 2016 and each week thousands of people devour her Monday newsletter which she pens from the comfort of her farm – and really she’s is an inspiration to so many women, everywhere.
This episode of Life on the Land is sponsored by Seed Terminator.
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Nov 01 2020 · 39mins
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There's so much to learn from Sophie Hansen of Local Is Lovely

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Today's guest is difficult to pop into one category; journalist, deer farmer, author, cook, blogger, photographer, food stylist, recipe creator, social media expert, Mum and champion of primary producers and the bush. There isn't much this woman can't do or hasn't done and you are in for a treat today because she's not only fascinating to listen to but you may also learn a thing or two for your business or life in general. A very big welcome to Jumbled Loves A Chat, Sophie Hansen from Local is Lovely!
Aug 09 2020 · 1hr 13mins

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Backstage with Sophie Hansen from Local Is Lovely!

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A woman with generosity in spades, Sophie Hansen has turned her background in publishing into a force for good. 

For the last decade, she’s been plating up important messages about slow living, local produce and reverence for farmers (disguised as lip smacking seasonal recipes) on her exceedingly popular blog: Local Is Lovely

Sophie takes us backstage to life on a deer farm, her city-to-rural transition, raising contented kids, sharing with abandon and letting her love of great food take her in all manner of delicious directions.

This chat is satisfying listening for anyone who thinks a better world starts with the simple act of coming together over food.


  • How she nearly ended up as a news journalist before getting distracted by food. 
  • What she learned at Australian Table magazine.
  • Her Slow Food internship in Italy.
  • Why and how she started Local Is Lovely after moving to rural NSW and craving a creative outlet. 
  • How she turned her existing skills into a career that fit her life.
  • The beauty of an unpredictable life path.
  • The launch of her third cookbook.
  • Trusting your path when venturing out as a freelancer.
  • Managing imposter syndrome.
  • Her 'Rules of Engagement' for social media.
  • Why diversifying her freelance work means spreading risk.
  • Her approach to kids: helping them stay curious, open minded and confident to ask the hard questions.
  • Her early bird daily rhythm and preferred work schedule.
  • Balancing living generously without running out of time.
  • The importance of putting down the smart phone.
  • Life on her community-filled country lane.
  • Why she oscillates between sheer panic and the realisation she's doing her best.
  • Her advice to take baby steps and start by thinking about where your food comes from.
  • The value of making a fuss at meal times.
  • Why to make an effort to create daily rituals.


Jul 12 2020 · 50mins
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“Rural folk rally round” with Dan & Sophie Hansen, Rapa Feed Run

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Wairarapa farmers Daniel and Sophie Hansen are gathering feed in their region to send to their northern neighbours through the Facebook Page Rapa Feed Run and join Sarah to discuss how farmers are supporting each other.

To watch to the full-length interviews and to contact the show visit www.sarahperriam.com

May 12 2020 · 7mins

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Building Community, Online and Beyond, with Sophie Hansen

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Things we talk about in this episode:

  • How Sophie built her online business from a personal blog
  • Life in rural Australia - farming, drought and lots of long drives!
  • Writing her book, A Basket By the Door, and teaching herself photography
  • The power of Instagram for rural producers and product based businesses - especially when you're geographically isolated
  • Finding the beauty in the mundane
  • Why there's space for everyone on the internet, and how to find yours
  • Why you need to 'put your shoes by the door'
  • The power of workshops for bringing people together
  • Starting her new podcast series

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Dec 02 2019 · 48mins
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People of Purpose: Sophie Hansen

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On this episode of People of Purpose, Johanna speaks to Sophie Hansen about the process for creating popular food blog, Local is Lovely and content social media marketing school, My Open Kitchen. Sophie talks about her creative process, the power of being vulnerable and the supportive community she has experienced in country NSW.
Aug 26 2019 · 30mins
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EP 7: Winter Garden tips from Jason Hodges & Random Acts of Kindness with Sophie Hansen

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Jason Hodges gives his winter tips for the garden and how to warm things up with some creative ideas, on firepits. Then the sustainable living conversation takes a different look at sustainability, with Author, Chef & Photographer Sophie Hansen and ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ and her book ‘Basket by the door’. 

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May 21 2019 · 25mins
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Episode #14 Sophie Hansen, social worker, lobbyist and speaker

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Sophie Hansen, LCSW, is the Political Director of National Association of Social Workers, MA chapter. That means she does a lot of her work at the MA state house trying to get legislators to take action. She's pretty comfortable in the halls of state power talking to high-powered legislators about important public policy. But she's also a member of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center(BARC) where she tells a more personal story. What is it like to experience those two different speaking situations? In this interview, she'll tell us all about it!
Aug 22 2018 · 42mins
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Sophie Hansen is Australia's Rural Woman of the Year 2016

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Sophie Hansen is Australia's Rural Woman of the Year 2016. She lives in Orange, New South Wales with her deer farmer husband Tim and their children. Sophie is an online country lady whizz. She has a wonderful blog called Local is Lovely, that became a cookbook published by Murdoch Books.

She has a gorgeous Instagram (@locallovely). She hosts social media, food photography and styling workshops. And she has a podcast called My Open Kitchen. In this episode Soph talks about working in magazines in Sydney, joining the slow food movement in Italy, meeting her husband Tim and getting engaged in three months! Soph is so fun. I hope you enjoy this episode.

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Jan 24 2017 · 1hr 24mins
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Sophie Hansen, Farmer and Social Media Whiz

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Justin chats to Sophie Hansen about her life on a venison farm and her use of social media to promote the business and tell her family's story.
May 11 2016 · 42mins