Life Uncut beats 13 million downloads; Brittany Hockley, Laura Byrne

Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne’s podcast Life Uncut destroys 13 million downloads… after turning Bachelor fame into a thriving media empire

Former Bachelor stars Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne are over the moon after their popular podcast hit a major milestone this week.

Life Uncut, which they launched in July 2019 as a lifestyle show aimed at millennial women, is officially two years old.

The hosts were delighted to announce Friday that their show had been downloaded a total of 13 million times.

Kicking goals: Former Bachelor stars Brittany Hockley (right) and Laura Byrne (left) are over the moon after their popular podcast Life Uncut hits a major milestone this week

A remarkable achievement for a podcast that has only been around for two years.

The achievement is all the more impressive because Life Uncut launched independently, but later became part of the iHeartPodcast Network.

“It’s our birthday and it’s just the two of us, baby!” said Laura on Instagram. Two years, 155 episodes and over 13 million downloads!

Congratulations: Life Uncut, which they launched in July 2019 as a lifestyle show aimed at millennial women, is officially two years old.  The hosts were delighted to announce Friday that their show had been downloaded a total of 13 million times

Congratulations: Life Uncut, which they launched in July 2019 as a lifestyle show aimed at millennial women, is officially two years old. The hosts were delighted to announce Friday that their show had been downloaded a total of 13 million times

“Just over two years ago, Brittany and I sat over coffee in a small cafe in Bondi and talked about our screwed up exes and the fact that they were being cheated on. It was that day that Britt said, “We should start a podcast.”

Neither of us had any idea what the hell we were doing, so we googled ‘how to start a podcast’ and Life Uncut was born.

Over the past two years we have laughed, we cried, welcomed babies into the world, experienced miscarriage and loss and heartbreak, told some wildly inappropriate stories, Britt found her penguin [boyfriend Jordan Thompson] and we welcomed producer Keeshia Pettit to the ranks.

“It is a privilege to share our lives and the stories of our guests with you and we love this small community and all of you Lifers dearly.

“Thank you for being our biggest cheerleaders, for listening and for helping us grow and learn. I am so grateful to be able to make this pod with Brittany. She’s the damn best.’

Flop Season: Brittany, 32, rose to fame as one of the hapless finalists on Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins' (right) season of The Bachelor in 2018

Flop Season: Brittany, 32, rose to fame as one of the hapless finalists on Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins’ (right) season of The Bachelor in 2018

In addition to producing several episodes of Life Uncut per week, Brittany and Laura have also produced a range of merchandise.

Brittany, 32, rose to fame as one of the hapless finalists on Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins’ 2018 season of The Bachelor.

Laura, 35, had won the season last year, starring Matty Johnson.

Still going strong: Laura, 35, had won last year's season, starring Matty Johnson (left)

Still going strong: Laura, 35, had won last year’s season, starring Matty Johnson (left)

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