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I Still Call Australia Home.com Podcast

Welcome to the I Still Call Australia Home podcast - your dose of inspiration and joy sparked by the wild splendour of Australia, hosted by Felicia Rusher - founder of I Still Call Australia Home.com - an eCommerce store selling gifts that spark joy and delight using wild Australia as their theme.In this podcast, we'll be taking you on the road, sharing inspiring stories of amazing Australians who are creators of products & experiences; using our land, native animals, and wildlife as their muse.We hope you become as inspired as we are by these stories from the heart of Australia …. .so sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode, as we delight in bringing you the gift of wild Australia into your world.

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7. Emma Cook The Australian Natural Soap Company

Today we're in the Dandenong region of Victoria, Australia, discovering how Emma Cook, founder of The Australian Natural Soap Company is living her values by creating prodcuts that are good for your skin, and great for the planet. We love how Emma is living those values in every aspect of her business from sourcing, production and distribution... while also showcasing native Australian ingredients from Australian farmers; and supporting habitat reforestation for Orangutangs in Borneo. Wonderful!Learn how she does this and get inspired by native Australian ingredients and helping our planet in this inspiring episode.

52mins

16 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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6. Stories from the Blue Mountains - Kara Cooper of Mount Vic and Me

Today I’ll be taking you to the Blue Mountains, in NSW, to discover how Kara Cooper of ‘Mount Vic and Me’ started her business, where she gets her inspiration for her Political designs;  her passion for birds;  and how she loves depicting Australia’s lesser-known natives. You’ll love hearing her stories of the inspiration behind her bright and beautiful Australian figures, scenes, and landscapes; even though she comes to us from a cold and snowy day in NSW.

53mins

11 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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5. Victoria McGrane of The Scenic Route shares her life on the road on a bus called Daisy

Today we're seeing Australia through the eyes of Victoria McGrane, founder and illustrator behind The Scenic Route.Learn how Victoria's passion for traveling Australia inspires her artwork, and her interesting experience living in a church bus called Daisy when COVID hit. If you've ever wanted to travel around Australia on a bus; or want to be inspired to start your own business; or perhaps you just love Victoria's amazing artwork and want to learn more about her story, hop on board and enjoy this episode. 

1hr 10mins

3 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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4. Heide Hackworth - How Earth Greetings creates a brighter future for our wildlife and our planet

Today we're in Adelaide in South Australia, discovering how Heide Hackworth, founder of Earth Greetings created a carbon-neutral business well before 100% recycled paper was even available in Australia. Her passion for creating a brighter future for our wildlife and our planet shines through in this special episode and in her beautiful business.Learn how Earth Greetings is helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions; regenerating land across Australia, and helping our wildlife & earth prosper.I hope you become as inspired as I am by Heide’s story …. .so sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode.

1hr 12mins

6 May 2021

Rank #4

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3. The Pioneer of Australiana Design - Elie Azzi of La La Land

Discover the story of La La Land - a leading Australian giftware brand, design studio, and publisher of artists and illustrators - as told by Elie Azzi - Co-founder, Owner and Creative Director.  Learn of his humble beginnings; his creative design process that uses history, nature and art as its muse (with an Aussie twist of course!); and some sneak peaks at what's to come. Yes!This is a special episode that demonstrates how the passion of one Australian has paved the way - and continues to pave the way - for native Australian-themed motifs on gifts and homewares that we see from many brands today.

1hr 13mins

27 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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2. An Australian Business COVID Survival Story - Peggy and Finn

Have you ever wondered what it's REALLY like to own your own business? As any business owner will tell you, it's not all unicorns and rainbows. In this episode, discover how Olly Parsons, CEO and co-founder of Peggy and Finn, survived and thrived during COVID while completely losing their main customer base - the wedding market. Wow! This episode demonstrates the difference a special combination of ingenuity, guts and hard work can make.

25mins

22 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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1. BUSHWALK CANDLES - Arabella Lubbers maker of Beeswax Candles in Australia

Learn how Arabella Lubbers, founder of Bushwalk Candles,  creates unique, Australian made scents to transport you to the Australian bush; her connection to Banjo Patterson, and how she supports local beekeepers and bees. Amazing! 🥰

27mins

1 Apr 2021

Rank #7