Mamamia Out Loud

Mamamia Out Loud

Australia

It's the kind of show you'd never hear on commercial radio: that is, women. Lots of women. This is the weekly podcast that's smart, often silly and sometimes surprising. Absolutely everything is up for discussion: from pop culture to politics, body image to motherhood, feminism to fashion. Join Monique Bowley, Mia Freedman and a range of guests as they cover what everyone's talking about this week.

Episodes

Don't Hide In The Toilet At Your Christmas Party  

It’s party season, which is great for some but if you have social anxiety it’s the pits. We have tips that can help you pull through the season of small talk.  All you need is a helping hand a little meditation. And a New York bar has a “no hitting on women policy”. Fun police? Or fair enough? Hillary Clinton has gone sans-makeup in public. Is it post-campaign sadness? A deliberate move to stick the middle finger up to being a woman in the public eye? And a plea for no more phone noise.

Show Notes

Your host and producer is Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens

Monz recommends Black Rock, White City the debut novel of Australian writer A. S. Patrić. It won the Miles Franklin Award this year.
 To find it, or any book mentioned in Mamamia podcasts go to apple.co/mamamia where you'll find all of our shows and books by our guests in one place. 

Mia recommends episode 200 of the Tim Ferris Show 

Jessie recommends watching Big Bad Love on iview

Hello? Want to chat? Leave us a message on the pod phone: 02 8999 9386

For Questions, comments, and general chitty chat: facebook.com/mamamiaoutloud 

Twitter: @mamamiapodcasts

Email monz: outloud@mamamia.com.au

Could you tell a friend about the show? Actually, just take their phone off them and subscribe them yourself, if that's not too forward. It's the fanciest and cheapest way to say "You're awesome and here's something you should get into."

We Have A Side Vag Situation.  

The latest red carpet look is labia, darlings. Chrissy Teigen is the latest celeb to put her muff out and while she's calling 'wardrobe malfunction', we're calling BS. Is it time we stopped mocking Melania Trump or is the First Lady fair game? Who owns an IVF embryo post-separation? Sofia Vergara is locked in a legal battle over her eggs and it's not very Modern Family. Toss out Candy Crush, this app will make you smarter, and we have the best fix for when your fake tan goes Oompa Loompa on you..  Plus, Mia's best summer read for when the pollen count is too high to leave the house and Monz has a podcast for anyone who's missing Oprah's show.

Show Notes

Your host and producer is Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens

Mia recommends Zadie Smith's new book, Swing Time. To find it, or any book mentioned in Mamamia podcasts go to apple.co/mamamia where you'll find all of our shows and books by our guests in one place. 

Monz recommends Chux Magic Eraser for fake tan emergencies, (via Jamila Rizvi, who recommended it first to her).


And the Making Oprah podcast from NPR

Jessie recommends the app Vocabulary Builder

Hello? Want to chat? Leave us a message on the pod phone: 02 8999 9386

For Questions, comments, and general chitty chat: facebook.com/mamamiaoutloud 

Twitter: @mamamiapodcasts

Email monz: outloud@mamamia.com.au

Could you tell a friend about the show? Actually, just take their phone off them and subscribe them yourself, if that's not too forward. It's the fanciest and cheapest way to say "You're awesome and here's something you should get into."

Bras, Births & A Kinder,  Post-Trump World  

So here's a question: After our shock about the US election result - is it time we stopped shouting and started listening? Even, gulp, us? Also: Sharenting - how much is too much when it comes to posting about our kids' lives? And one more thing: When it comes to bras, how often are you meant to wash them? We're asking for a friend...

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman & Jessie Stephens

our producer is Elissa Ratliff 

Jessie thinks you should listen to true crime podcast Felon podcast. Mia wants you to go to The Wall Street Journal and view Red Feed Blue Feed and Holly thinks you should watch The Fall on Foxtel.

You can leave correspondence on the pod phone: 02 8999 9386

Questions, comments, and love: facebook.com/mamamiaoutloud 

Twitter: @mamamiapodcasts

Email outloud@mamamia.com.au

Subscribe in iTunes go to apple.co/mamamia where you'll find all of our shows in one place and any books written by the many Mamamia guests. 

Monz will be back next week.

 

Prince Harry, Mrs Franklin and Your Unfashionable Breasts.  

Apparently there are other things going on other than the US election. Things like Prince Harry’s new girlfriend. Is she really ‘princess material’? And more to the point, should she want to be? And in case you missed it, boobs are now out of fashion. Vogue said so. Plus, Gable Tostee is looking at a six-figure deal to tell his story on 60 Minutes after being found not guilty of the murder of his Tinder date. But should we be watching?

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman & Jessie Stephens

our producer is Elissa Ratliff 

Jessie thinks you should listen to The Berlin Patient podcast. Mia wants you all to take the Bias quiz (google it) and Holly thinks you should watch anything Samantha Bee has ever made. 

You can leave correspondence on the pod phone: 02 8999 9386

Questions, comments, and love: facebook.com/mamamiaoutloud 

Twitter: @mamamiapodcasts

Email outloud@mamamia.com.au

Subscribe in iTunes go to apple.co/mamamia where you'll find all of our shows in one place and any books written by the many Mamamia guests. 

 

BONUS: Trumpocalypse. The women of Mamamia debrief  

Grab chocolate and wine and join the Out Loud team (and a few others) for a real-time debrief about what a Trumpocalypse means for America, women and the world. And what the hell do we tell our daughters tonight? Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens are joined by Senior Editor Jackie Lunn, writer Rosie Waterland and friend of Mamamia and current US resident Kate Spies to discuss the results. Gulp.

* This podcast was recorded before the election result was officially announced. 

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia FreedmanJessie Stephens, Rosie Waterland, Kate Spies and Jacqueline Lunn

Your producer is Elissa Ratliff 

You can leave correspondence on the pod phone: 02 8999 9386

Questions, comments, and love: facebook.com/mamamiaoutloud 

Twitter: @mamamiapodcasts

Email outloud@mamamia.com.au

Subscribe in iTunes go to apple.co/mamamia where you'll find all of our shows in one place and any books written by the many Mamamia guests. 

Drunk Girls & Fur Babies  

Melbourne Cup may be over, but online gawking at drunk women at the races is not. Why? Isn’t it time we stopped snapping tipsy race-goers as if they’re wild animals in a nature documentary? Victoria's Secret have offered us something #diverse by having a model with stretch marks. The only problem is you can't see them. Plus, should animal owners refer to themselves as their pets' “mum” and “dad’? Jessie thinks yes. And the great generation debate returns.

Show Notes

Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens

Monique Bowley is enjoying her honeymoon. Stalk her on Instagram here.

Your proudcer is Elissa Ratliff 

Mia recommends Spring.St. The Happy Place for Smart Women.

Holly recommends an article Finally, Someone Who THinks Like Me in The Washington Post

Jessie recommends the website Wait But Why

You can leave correspondence on the pod phone: 02 8999 9386

Questions, comments, and love: facebook.com/mamamiaoutloud 

Twitter: @mamamiapodcasts

Email outloud@mamamia.com.au

Subscribe to us in iTunes and tell a friend.


Three Nasty Women  

Are you a nasty woman? We hope so. How this insult has become a badge of honor for women. Behind every successful man is a woman. So when a marriage breaks down, who ends up worse off? Taylor Swift got groped on the arse by a man and her response was exactly what we all need. Australias most Instagram famous toddler, Sonny Blake, isn’t just cute. Some say he is changing the perception of modern fatherhood. And is asking a woman when she plans on having a baby a)none of your business or b)none of your actual business?

 

Show Notes

Your host and producer is Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens

We recommend you listen to Ideas At The House with Anne-Marie Slaughter

Mia recommends Black Mirror Season Two on Netflix

Monz recommends Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennet

Jessie recommends this video on how Hamish and Andy make their show.

You can leave correspondence on the pod phone: 02 8999 9386

Questions, comments, and love: facebook.com/mamamiaoutloud 

Twitter: @mamamiapodcasts

Email outloud@mamamia.com.au

Subscribe to us in iTunes and tell a friend.

This podcast was brought to you by Fostering NSW. Be part of an amazing journey. For more information: http://www.fosteringnsw.com.au/

Avocado Wars and Ask Bossy says Goodbye  

Do you brunch out without a care for the cost? Are you living a lavish life of daily takeaway lattes? No wonder you can’t buy a house.  It's an intergenerational war over housing affordability, and things get uglier than an overripe avocado. Australians are grieving over the tragic story of the Davidson deaths. What does it say about family violence, mental health and community? Is Melania Trump a prisoner who is sending us signals with her eyelashes? Has Donald Trump's attitude ignited a new wave of political incorrectness? And where the SMEG is Oprah in all of this? And for those planning a Halloween costume, a guide to selecting a completely inoffensive and boring option so you don’t trigger anyone. You can never be too careful. And Ask Bossy gives her final piece of advice, and ends her time with the show on a Sultana cake. Because we had to.

Show notes:

Show Notes

Your host and producer is Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Kate de Brito.

Thanks to Jessie Stephens.

If you're struggling with the content in this episode,

Lifeline Australia provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services. 13 11 14. And Mensline Australia is on 1300 789 978

Kate De Brito recommends buying and eating lots of Youngcakes: the sultana cake making a difference to the lives of young people in aged care homes.

Mia Freedman recommends Iliza shlesinger on Netflix  and the food episode of The Well 

And Monique is doing Tabless Thursday because single-tasking is the new black. 

Leave correspondence on the pod phone: 02 8999 9386

Questions, comments, and love: facebook.com/mamamiaoutloud 

Twitter: @mamamiapodcasts

Email outloud@mamamia.com.au

Subscribe to us in itunes and tell a friend.

This podcast was brought to you by Fostering NSW. Be part of an amazing journey. For more information: http://www.fosteringnsw.com.au/

 

Men in locker rooms and women who drink.  

After Donald Trump dismissed sexist comments as 'locker room' banter, we asked some male athletes what they actually talk about in locker rooms. How could a joyous pregnancy announcement possible spark a backlash? And do you drink to celebrate, commiserate, for stress reasons, because you're happy, because the kids have gone to bed, or because they haven't yet? Problem drinking has a new face; women. But are our support services keeping up? And all hail Turia Pitt. She's a miracle. 

Show Notes

Your host and producer is Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Kate de Brito.
Thanks to Brad Newley from the Sydney Kings and Sam Carter from the ACT Brumbies.

The Australian Story "The Big Dry" is on iview.

If you're struggling with problem drinking:

Lifeline Australia provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism
Hello Sunday Morningis an online movement towards a better drinking culture.

Mia recommends Liane Moriarty's book The Last Anniversary, published by Pan Macmillan

And Ann Patchett's novel, Commonwealth, published by Harper Collins

Kate De Brito recommends watching Poldark on the ABC 

And Monique laughed out loud in her bed at this glorious video of the debate. by Lucky TV

Leave correspondence on the pod phone: 02 8999 9386

Questions, comments, and love: facebook.com/mamamiaoutloud 

Twitter: @mamamiapodcasts

Email outloud@mamamia.com.au

Subscribe to us in itunes and tell a friend. Especially men in locker rooms.

This podcast was brought to you by Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water 

Kim Kardashian, Australian Story, & Strangers on a Bench  

The terrible, no good response to Kim Kardashian's Paris hold up. What does it say about our approach to women who don't play by the rules? Australian Story this week was an ethical dilemma; should a couple with Down Syndrome get to have a baby? Just when we got used to side boob, side vag has appeared to give us all a stress rash, and would you sit on a park bench and talk to strangers? Also, why are car ads still so sexist? We have the perfect mask for scaring the crap out of everyone this Halloween and Holly has a Netflix pick that you can add to your watch list. 

Show Notes

Your host and producer is Monique Bowley 

Mia Freedman and Kate de Brito are away this week, thanks to Holly Wainwright from This Glorious Mess, and Jessie Stephens from The Binge for stepping in. 

Monique recommends The Daily Edited for early christmas presents

Holly recommends Hunt for the Wilderpeople on Netflix

Jessie recommends Sully with Tom Hanks. 

Botched a word? Only just realised? Tell us: 02 8999 9386

Or leave other correspondence on the pod phone: 02 8999 9386

Questions, comments, and love: facebook.com/mamamiaoutloud 

Twitter: @mamamiapodcasts

Email outloud@mamamia.com.au

Subscribe to us in itunes and tell a friend. Especially men. One at a time. 

A Man Came Into The Studio  

It's fine, he's a feminist, we checked. This week Mia is wearing her Hillary T-shirt, and glowing, so we unpack the top moments from the US presidential debate. At home, there was a small, but important shift in the way we view red carpets. Is fit-shaming the new fat-shaming? Shane Warne: loveable larrakin or creepy uncle? Is it a bit wrong that Pauline Hanson's face is on a dog poo bag? Are you an introvert or just an arsehole? And if you're washing your hair with shampoo then conditioner you're doing it wrong.

Show notes:

KdB is on leave reading all the books you suggested. 

Thanks to Jessie Stephens for warming the chair and for Luca Lavigne for allowing an interrogation.

Mia recommends Season 3 of Transparent on Stan

And the podcast Keepin it 1600. 

Luca recommends the Vivino app

Jessie recommends Audrie and Daisy on Netflix

Monz recommends Multix baking templates, find them in the baking aisle of your supermarket and just TRY and not be excited.

Show notes:

This show is hosted and produced by Monique Bowley 

And for bonus segments, listen to this show in the Mamamia Podcast app. Just search for Mamamia Podcasts in your app store. 

Contact the show via outloud@mamamia.com.au

Or dial up the pod phone with correspondence, Ask Bossy questions, and feedback: 02 8999 9386

At least we still have The Clooneys  

Love is dead. Brangelina is over, and everyone hates Richie and Alex from The Bachelor. At least Amal and George are keeping our hopes alive. How do you feel about the death penalty? The story of Australia's most evil man might change your views. And Ask Bossy tackles the delicate issue of the wedding wishing well. 

Show notes:

This show is hosted and produced by Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Kate De Brito

 

 

Monique recommends Highbrow

Mia recommends the Science Vs podcast, and build your own headphones at Factorie.

If you have a book recommendation for bossy, let us know on the facebook page

And for bonus segments, listen to this show in the Mamamia Podcast app. Just search for Mamamia Podcasts in your app store. 

Contact the show via outloud@mamamia.com.au

Or dial up the pod phone with correspondence, Ask Bossy questions, and feedback: 02 8999 9386

Hillary's sick, and so is the plebiscite.  

Pass the tissues, and put your hand over your mouth. Hillary Clinton has pneumonia. What does this mean for the woman who could be president? We've had a gutful of this same-sex marriage plebiscite but if we're going to spend $185 million on asking Australians what they think, should we throw a few other questions in too? The no-pants fashion moment that we can't stop looking at, why the Cleo Bachelor of the Year sparked another big idea from Mia. Plus Ask Bossy has advice for an impossible mother in law. 

Show notes:

This show is hosted and produced by Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Kate De Brito

Contact the show via outloud@mamamia.com.au and join the conversation on the facebook page

Question for bossy? Send a voice mail to askbossy@mamamia.com.au

Or dial up the pod phone 02 8999 9386

Mia recommends the documentary Weiner

And the US political podcast Keeping it 1600

and 

KDB recommends The Falling Man in Esquire

Monz recommends The Woman Who Wasn't There 

And thanks to our listener who recommends the Conversations With Richard Fidler episode with Anthony Albanese

Lamb. Lena. And Spray Tans During Labour  

The new Lamb ad is a big meaty display of diversity but there's one thing we noticed. Lena Dunham forced to apologise for racism; is outrage culture out of control? The best part of the AFL women's game had nothing to do with what happened on the field. Should taxpayers stop funding IVF in women who are trying to have babies much later in life? Can we please talk about Kyly Clarke's Baby Baptism? Can someone call Sarah Koenig to make the Tromp family mystery into season three of Serial? And advice for when you want a spray tan before you go into labour.

Show notes

This show is hosted and produced by Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Kate De Brito

Contact the show via outloud@mamamia.com.au and join the conversation on the facebook page

Question for bossy? Send a voice mail to askbossy@mamamia.com.au

Or dial up the pod phone 02 8999 9386

Wedding Regrets, #Nomakeup Celebs and Headphone Etiquette  

Is having your father walk you down the aisle outdated? Why do we call makeup-free celebs "brave"? A dating expert has written a guide on how men can interrupt women with headphones in order to crack onto them. What's going on with the same-sex marriage plebiscite? And Ask Bossy has advice for a racist. Plus, remember when Book Week was all about the books? HA. HAHAHAHAHA. No, seriously. In a week of blackfaced kids dressed up as sports stars, we ask: are the librarians out there OK? 

Show notes

This show is hosted and produced by Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Kate De Brito

Contact the show via outloud@mamamia.com.au and join the conversation on the facebook page

Question for bossy? Send a voice mail to askbossy@mamamia.com.au

Or dial up the pod phone 02 8999 9386

Mia recommends the Mamamia Book Club podcast episode of Michelle Bridges Make It Happen

Monique recommends Younger on Stan

KDB recommends Sultana Cake (recipe on Mamamia.com.au) 

 

Leaks, loose lips and reclaiming a four-letter word.  

This week, the furniture is shifting on Mamamia Out Loud. It could be the very heated debate that flares around Mia's opinion on nude selfies. It could be the warmth rising from the red faces about the celebrity names we've been saying incorrectly all these years. It could be the fury around the Salim Mehajer video that the nation is obsessed with this week. Or it could be a wave of relief at us finally finding a parenting book that validates our laziness. As ever, it's three women talking about absolutely everything. 

And a warning, this week's episode does deal with adult themes. 

Show notes

Mamamia Out Loud is hosted and produced by Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Kate De Brito

T
his week, Monique is away and the show is hosted by Holly Wainwright and edited by Elissa Ratliff. 

Contact the show via outloud@mamamia.com.au and join the conversation on the facebook page

Question for bossy? Send a voice mail to askbossy@mamamia.com.au

Or dial up the pod phone 02 8999 9386

Dr Ginni Mansberg answered our TMI tampon question today. 

 

Mia recommends the Radiolab podcast episode Playing God.

Kate recommends You Can't Ask That, on ABC and iView. 

Holly recommends Narcos, on Netflix.


Cake-Gate, Dad Bods and Olympic Fails  

The kids birthday cake that blew up Facebook.  Dad Bod's are so hot right now that even Bonds have made it into an ad. When athletes say they "choked". The curious case of Caster Semenya.  Can you complete the Michelle Bridges mental challenge? Hillary Clinton may have a podcast, but does she need to wake up earlier? Pregnancy Loss Awareness Week is bringing women together, and Ask Bossy has advice for a woman whose thinking about proposing to her boyfriend. Oh, and we can't stop playing Poodle or Wolf. It's the game that keeps on giving. Woof. 

Show notes

This show is hosted and produced by Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Kate De Brito

Contact the show via outloud@mamamia.com.au and join the conversation on the facebook page

Question for bossy? Send a voice mail to askbossy@mamamia.com.au

Or dial up the pod phone 02 8999 9386

This is Pregnancy Loss Awareness week. For information on the resources, go to http://www.mamamia.com.au/never-forgotten/

Mia recommends the Hillary Clinton podcast, With Her.

And About A Girl on ABC iview

Monique recommends The Well podcast 

KDB recommends this article from The Cut: The night that Obama and Hillary founded ISIS

BONUS: Book Club. The Anti Cool Girl, Rosie Waterland  

Readers make better lovers. They're smarter. They're better looking. They earn more money. They are pretty much the best humans out there. Which is why you should join the Mamamia Book Club podcast. It's the most low-maintenance book club you'll ever be part of. No hosting anyone at your house, no bring-a-plate to contend with, and we will ALWAYS wait for you to finish the book.

In order to convince you further, here's the latest episode. Join me, Monique Bowley, and author Jackie Lunn, as well as Mamamia's Jessie Stephens as we unpack one of the most brutally honest memoirs of the year, Rosie Waterland's Anti Cool Girl.

There's heaps more episodes too. Just search for Mamamia Book Club podcast, or find it in itunes, HERE.

Love your guts.

Show notes:

Your hosts are Monique Bowley and Jacqueline Lunn with Jessie Stephens

The Anti Cool Girl is published by Harper Collins

Follow Rosie Waterland on facebook

Tell us what you thought via twitter @mamamiapodcasts

Or email podcast@mamamia.com.au

This show is part of the Mamamia Podcast Network

Census and Sensibility  

The census was a shemozzle. But among the outcry, won't someone think of the statisticians? Women athletes rule the Olympics, but the good-looking ones rule more. Is it ok to objectify male Olympians or is it a double standard? Are you a wolf or a poodle? It's the perfect way to categorise your life.  Ask Bossy has some real talk for anyone stuck in a job they hate. And Mia wants to know the big question from the US election: Who is Oprah voting for? 

Show notes

This show is hosted and produced by Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Kate De Brito

Contact the show via outloud@mamamia.com.au and join the conversation on the facebook page

Question for bossy? Send a voice mail to askbossy@mamamia.com.au

Or dial up the pod phone 02 8999 9386

Thanks to DuroTuss for sponsoring the show.

Women, You Win The Week.  

Hillary Clinton could soon be president. We're outnumbering the male athletes at the Olympics, and even our Bec Judd is saying no to random kisses from her colleagues. Plus, men are baking cakes and telling us about it, and Andy Lee (from Hamish and Andy) is single again. It's never been a better time to be a woman.

Show notes

This show is hosted and produced by Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Kate De Brito

Monique recommends Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Mia recommends Liane Moriarty''s new book Truly, Madly, Guilty

Kate recommends Stingray Sisters, starting August 8th

To read the Glennon Doyle Melton piece on splitting up, go here

Contact the show via outloud@mamamia.com.au and join the conversation on the facebook page

Question for bossy? Send a voice mail to askbossy@mamamia.com.au

Or dial up the pod phone 02 8999 9386

Thanks to DuroTuss for sponsoring the show.

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