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

Three Difficult Women  

Have you been called a "difficult" woman? This week Pia Miller, Home and Away actress was in Elle magazine, described as exhibiting a “zealous level of control”. Is the criticism justified? Or is a bossy woman inevitably a bitch? Also, is wolf whistling the worst, the three million dollar wedding that ended up in court, and why International Happiness Day is a crock. Plus, if you hate your body, and you aren’t convinced by the “body positivity movement” it’s time to embrace "body neutrality". And a listener in an open plan office is on the brink of insanity, what should she do?

Show notes

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

Mia recommends the Big Little Lies soundtrack on Spotify

And Yevu clothing for anyone who needs something to wear other than Gorman

Jessie recommends Art classes, or sending us a drawing for the facebook page

Monz recommends getting a Keep Cup

Thanks to NAB for sponsoring the AFL women's segment

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

Email us: outloud@mamamia.com.au

To find any books 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. 

Sign up for Mia's newsletter, and Monz's newsletter here

Tell a friend about the show. Actually, just take their phone off them and subscribe them yourself. Don't look at their pics, you might see something weird, just go straight to the App Store, download the Mamamia Podcast app, or push straight onto the Podcast App on their iPhone and subscribe them to this show. Much thanks. Many hugs.

Death, Sex and Feminist Prefects  

Cartoonist Bill Leak died.  But rather than celebrating his life, many of his critics have vocally celebrated his death. Should we always respect someone in death, even if we didn’t agree with them?  The Girls episode that blew open a conversation many of us had been too afraid to have. Is there such thing as casual sexual assault? Plus - have you noticed anything about RomComs of late? There’s an argument that modern dating has changed the ‘happily ever after’ narrative for movies in Hollywood.
Plus, we're on Amal Clooney Bump Watch, Monique has had enough of sexualised songs on radio, Amy Schumer's new Netflix comedy gets roasted, and the Sydney School Boys who started the biggest conversation on International Women's Day.

Show notes:

Show notes

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

Mia recommends How to Murder Your Life, by Cat Marnell. Published by Simon & Schuster. 

Jessie recommends the RHOS on Foxtel, and then The Recap podcast that drops on Sunday nights straight after the show

Monz recommends deleting any fitspo from your insta feed. 

Thanks to Rebel for sponsoring the AFL women's segment

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

Email us: outloud@mamamia.com.au

To find any books 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. 

Sign up for Mia's newsletter, and Monz's newsletter here

Tell a friend about the show. Actually, just take their phone off them and subscribe them yourself. Don't look at their pics, you might see something weird, just go straight to the App Store, download the Mamamia Podcast app, or push straight onto the Podcast App on their iPhone and subscribe them to this show. Much thanks. Many hugs.

A Rare And Extremely Special International Women's Day Edition  

This #IWD we are having a women's only show! Hosted by three women! Produced by an actual woman!  Talking about women's issues! Incredible!

Seriously, though. We talk about Emma Watson's Vanity Fair cover. There's a new move for equality for pedestrian crossing symbols. Have you heard of The Alpha Wife? They're ruining marriages. Should you fake an orgasm or is that just rewarding bad behaviour? And the most juicy dilemma; a listener whose best friend wants to ensnare her in a Pyramid scheme. Awks. 

Show notes

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

Mia recommends 

Jessie recommends TED TALK and Girls Season 6, eps 3 on Foxtel.

Monz recommends Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares on Yahoo7

Mia recommends Imposters on Stan

Thanks to Disney's Beauty And The Beast for sponsoring the show

And Special K for sponsoring the AFL women's segment

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

Email us: outloud@mamamia.com.au

To find any books 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. 

Sign up for Mia's newsletter, and Monz's newsletter here

Tell a friend about the show. Actually, just take their phone off them and subscribe them yourself. Don't look at their pics, you might see something weird, just go straight to the App Store, download the Mamamia Podcast app, or push straight onto the Podcast App on their iPhone and subscribe them to this show. Much thanks. Many hugs.

Justin Trudeau's Butt Is Not A Plaything  

It's the thinking woman's guilty pleasure but do we need to butt out on the Canadian Prime Minister's pants policy? The world's biggest Oscars stuff up revealed one hero who we need in our lives. Is it ever ok to say you don't want a man to babysit your child? Is the term 'basic bitch' offensive or just funny? The new penalty rates decision brings some workplace tension, but it's not the worst thing we've ever heard in the workplace.... and should Hot Cross Buns be an all year proposition or a sometimes food?

Show notes

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

Mia recommends Short and Curly the kids podcast

Jessie recommends Death Sex and Money the podcast

Monz recommends the only dressing gown you need in your life

Thanks to Truvee wines for sponsoring the show

And NAB for sponsoring the AFL women's segment

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

Email us: outloud@mamamia.com.au

To find any books 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. 

Sign up for Mia's newsletter, and Monz's newsletter here

Tell a friend about the show. Actually, just take their phone off them and subscribe them yourself. Don't look at their pics, you might see something weird, just go straight to the App Store, download the Mamamia Podcast app, or push straight onto the Podcast App on their iPhone and subscribe them to this show. Much thanks. Many hugs. 

Sometimes Even The Real News Is Fake  

From an ageless Christie Brinkley posing on a magazine cover at 63 to "empower" women, to seeing Karl Stefanovic's new girlfriend papped in the media, there's a lot of things to call out this week. Should suicide be more widely reported in the media? We examine the ethics involved, compared to the need for awareness. Mia recaps the week in Trump, and we found a Kick Arse Woman Doing Kick Arse Things of Kick Arsery that will make your jaw drop.

Show notes

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

Get the selfie light up thingymabob at lumee.com

Mia recommends The First Monday in May - on iTunes

Thanks to Truvee wines for sponsoring the show

AndHostplus for sponsoring the AFL women's segment

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

Email us: outloud@mamamia.com.au

To find any books 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. 

Sign up for Mia's newsletter, and Monz's newsletter here

Tell a friend about the show. Actually, just take their phone off them and subscribe them yourself. Don't look at their pics, you might see something weird, just go straight to the App Store, download the Mamamia Podcast app, or push straight onto the Podcast App on their iPhone and subscribe them to this show. Much thanks. Many hugs. 

Celebrity Pregnancies, Rules for Fashion and Boycotting Fifty Shades  

All the celebs are up the duff.  It's a Hollywood baby boom. Why does it make some women feel so terrible? There are calls to boycott Fifty Shades Darker, we examine the rules for fashion-at-a-certain-age, can teachers secretly play Kill, Marry, F*ck about students? Jessie roadtests Air-Tasker for a Valentines Day date, Monz found the best Kick Arse Women Doing Kick Arse Things of Kickarsery, and Mia Freedman ran into Anna Wintour in New York. No biggie. 

Show notes

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

Get the selfie light up thingymabob at lumee.com

Mia recommends The First Monday in May - on iTunes

Thanks to Truvee wines for sponsoring the show

And Chemist Warehouse for sponsoring the AFL women's segment

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

Email us: outloud@mamamia.com.au

To find any books 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. 

Sign up for Mia's newsletter, and Monz's newsletter here

Tell a friend about the show. Actually, just take their phone off them and subscribe them yourself. Don't look at their pics, you might see something weird, just go straight to the App Store, download the Mamamia Podcast app, or push straight onto the Podcast App on their iPhone and subscribe them to this show. Much thanks. Many hugs. 

Feminist Fight Club  

What happens when you give women a wine and say 'tell us what you really think'? This. We talk the Kardashian Book Club, sex lives of celebrities that we have no business in, when you commercialise your kids for your own monetary gain (looking at you Beyonce), whether career women make bad mothers, and it's Jessie's most daring love experiment yet. You'll need a Mintie after this one.

Show notes

Your host and producer is Monique Bowley with Jessie Stephens and Jackie Lunn.

Mia Freedman was on a plane and will be back next week.

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

Email us: outloud@mamamia.com.au

To find any books 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. 

Sign up for Mia's newsletter, and Monz's newsletter here

And the weekly challenge (apart from trying out cheesy one-liners), is to tell a friend about the show. Actually, just take their phone off them and subscribe them yourself. Don't look at their pics, you might see something weird, just go straight to the App Store, download the Mamamia Podcast app, or push straight onto the Podcast App on their iphone and subscribe them to this show. Much thanks. Many hugs. 

Thanks to Truvee wines for the wine time. 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriends On The Loose  

Is Tziporah Malkah the most interesting woman on TV right now? She has some stiff competition because this week the NSW Minister for Women admitted she's pro-life, meteorologists said we need to dump the term 'weather girls', Melania Trump continued to look utterly despondent, and there was a crazy ex-girlfriend on Married At First Sight.  It's not all bad news though; we talk the AFL women's launch, and the kitchen trick that will transform your cheap wine into expensive tasting plonk. 

Show notes

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

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

Email us: outloud@mamamia.com.au

To find any books 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. 

Sign up for Mia's newsletter, and Monz's newsletter here

And the weekly challenge (apart from trying out cheesy one-liners), is to tell a friend about the show. Actually, just take their phone off them and subscribe them yourself. Don't look at their pics, you might see something weird, just go straight to the App Store, download the Mamamia Podcast app, or push straight onto the Podcast App on their iphone and subscribe them to this show. Much thanks. Many hugs. 

Red Flags and Red Rags.  

We have a new Premier, a new President, and it's a new period. This week, it's kick arse women doing kick-arse things of kick-arsery: Gladys Berjiklian, Serena Williams and the Women's AFL are making us happy. There's A Dummies Guide to the Hottest 100, to get you through any conversation with your cool-factor intact. Is asking a dad permission for marriage completely outdated? And should having children be taught at school? Jessie road-tests a dating guru's advice with interesting results. The peculiar habit of never having enough tampons in the house, unfortunate overseas chemist experiences, and the game-changing podcast, brilliant film, and trashy TV show you need to get onto, pronto.

Show notes

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

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

Email us: outloud@mamamia.com.au

To find any books 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. 

Sign up for Mia's newsletter, and Monz's newsletter here

And the weekly challenge (apart from trying out cheesy one-liners), is to tell a friend about the show. Actually, just take their phone off them and subscribe them yourself. Don't look at their pics, you might see something weird, just go straight to the App Store, download the Mamamia Podcast app, or push straight onto the Podcast App on their iphone and subscribe them to this show. Much thanks. Many hugs. 

Three Women Wearing White  

No jacket? No job. When Channel 9’s Amber Sherlock's had an off-air spat leaked, the world cried “bully”.  But was her behavior really so disgraceful? The latest Australia Day lamb ad has received widespread acclaim, but there are some people who aren't impressed. And calling all single ladies; we have the one phrase you can say to someone that will make them fall for you in an instant, and we want you to roadtest it. Write it on your hand, (hopefully you don’t get too sweaty and it rubs off), and go for it. We dare you.

 

Show notes

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

When have you tried to get out of a gym membership? Let us know: 02 8999 9386

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

Email us: outloud@mamamia.com.au

To find any books 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. 

Sign up for Mia's newsletter, and Monz's newsletter here

And the weekly challenge (apart from trying out cheesy one-liners), is to tell a friend about the show. Actually, just take their phone off them and subscribe them yourself. Don't look at their pics, you might see something weird, just go straight to the App Store, download the Mamamia Podcast app, or push straight onto the Podcast App on their iphone and subscribe them to this show. Much thanks. Many hugs. 

BONUS: Undiscovered podcasts and 17 other recommendations.  

Ahh, Summer. A time of binge-watching, binge-listening and binge-reading. If you're looking to fill your eyeballs and ears with all the good stuff, here's the best shows, podcasts, books and apps that Mia Freedman, Monique Bowley and Jessie Stephens are recommending for your life.

TV:

Bright Lights; Starring Debbie and Carrie - on Foxtel 

Blackish is on iTunes

Insecure is on Foxtel

Girls is on Foxtel

Thirteenth is on Netflix

Minimalism is on Netflix

Family Rules is on SBS

L
a La land is at the movies 

BOOKS

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld published by Penguin Random House and also on the Book Club podcast

Hillbilly-Elegy by J D Vance is published by Harper Collins

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult  and listen to her on No Filter

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty published by Pan MacMillan

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton

PODCASTS

Casefile

Stranglers

Word For Word on itunes

Dear Prudence podcast

Show your work by Lainey Gossip

Meryl Streep for President  

It's Hollywood awards season and Meryl Streep has played the Trump card in her acceptance speech. Can she be our President instead? Because the Devil doesn't wear Prada, he wears a fake tan. Planning on quitting your job in January? Join the queue of everyone else with a holiday hangover. We've got the straight HR advice no one is nice enough to tell you. And can you treat dating like a KPI? Plus, your words, pledged for 2017. 

Recommendations will drop this FRIDAY. 

Show notes

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

Thanks to Nicolle Stuart.

This show was sponsored by Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband. Connect the whole family to Australia’s largest mobile network this summer with a Telstra Pre-Paid 4GX Wi-Fi Plus portable hotspot.

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

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

Email us: outloud@mamamia.com.au

To find any books 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. 

Sign up for our newsletters here

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.

What is your word for 2017?  

Resolutions? Bah. This year it's all about the revolution of one word. Something that encapsulates your focus for the year.  It's simple, it's powerful, it's minimalism for resolutions.  And we want yours. Dial us up on 02 8999 9386 and tell us, or record a voice memo in your smartphone and email it to podcast@mamamia.com.au.

Think of us as your word pals.

Like Oprah. After all, she's one word and it worked for her.

02 8999 9386

or email podcast@mamamia.com.au

BONUS: The Year That Fashion Went Nude  

Side vag, full vag, bum-baring. The red carpet this year was all about peek-a-boos, cut-outs and flesh flesh flesh. Is everyone on excellent terms with their laser hair removalist? What kind of underwear trickery has to happen? Who wore it (or didn't wear it) best? And despite how entertaining it all was, there's another darker message it's sending.

Join Mamamia editors as they recap the year that was in this six-part bonus series.

Show notes:

 


Your hosts were Monique Bowley and Mia Freedman

with Edwina Carr-Barraclough, editor at Mamamia

This show was produced by Monique Bowley

For the Mamamia Podcast Network.

BONUS: The Year Of The Avocado  

In 2012 it was activated almonds. In 2013 it was quinoa and acai bowls. Last year, Kale stole everyone’s hearts. And in 2016, Australia stopped for Avocado. It’s the fruit of the Zeitgeist. On menus in every corner of the country, beloved by hipsters and health nuts alike, you can buy an avocado facial, avocado chips and avocado brownies, and avocado tatts are up 800%. But its influence went far beyond food and fashion. It sparked an intergenerational war.


Your host was Monique Bowley 

Thanks to Holly Wainwright and Jo Robin

Avocado is written by Luke Escombe and performed by The Vegetable Plot

This show was produced by Monique Bowley

For the Mamamia Podcast Network.

BONUS: The Year We Filmed Everything  

This year, did you share a Waleed Aly viral video? Dabble in Instagram stories or watch the PM do a Facebook live? 2016 was the year we filmed everything. So what were the big hits? What makes a video go viral? And do we really need to see Snapchat Birth? With more people watching Kylie Jenner's pouty Snapchat every day than Australia's biggest ratings shows of all time, umm, yeah. There are no signs of it letting up. 


Your host was Monique Bowley 

Thanks to Brittany Stewart  and Josh Britt from Mamamia

This show was produced by Monique Bowley

For the Mamamia Podcast Network.

BONUS: The Year The 90's Came Back  

Don your best choker. Pull on your denim overalls. Put down Pokemon Go for a minute, and switch Gilmore Girls off the TV, because 2016 was a 90's nostalgia fest. From Full House, to the Spice Girls reunion, why are we suddenly craving the delights of the nineties? It's psychology, of course, and social media. But enjoy it while it lasts because there's a theory that mass nostalgia, the way we've seen it emerge this year, will never happen again. 

Show notes:


Your hosts were Monique Bowley and Mia Freedman

with Laura Brodnik from the TV podcast, The Binge.

This show was produced by Monique Bowley

For the Mamamia Podcast Network.

 

BONUS: The Year We Finally Watched Women's Sport  

It was a watershed year for women in sport. They dominated the Olympics, scored themselves TV deals with major networks, and showed male sports reporters how it was done. What was behind the sudden surge of interest in women's sport? Timing, cultural change, and recognition that was long overdue.

Join Mamamia editors as they recap the year that was in this six-part bonus series.

Show notes:


Your host was Monique Bowley 

Thanks to Alicia Sometimes from The Outer Sanctum

This show was produced by Monique Bowley

For the Mamamia Podcast Network.

BONUS: The Year Politics Went Psycho  

It’s been a weird year. There was the rise of Trump, there was Brexit, and like a bad soapie, Pauline Hanson returned for a sequel in Australian politics. What were the big themes of the year, and where to next? Political guru Annabel Crabb joins us to dissect the year that was.


Your host was Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Holly Wainwright 

With thanks to ABC political commentator, columnist, author and nit-wrangler Annabel Crabb

This show was produced by Monique Bowley

For the Mamamia Podcast Network.

Sleeping with the boss and ALL the Summer recommendations.  

There's a sex scandal at the top of the Australian media world and it's a bit messy. In these situations does the woman ever come out on top? Heard of 'dry feeding'? It's not a diet, it's a new frontier for mums you should be kept abreast of. Ever rolled down the hill of Parliament House? Your democratic rolling rights are about to end. Why you need to stop asking people to eat more at Christmas, can you regift stuff you got given for free, last minute ideas for the blokes in your life, and a bumper recommendations extravaganza with everything to watch, read, listen to and wear this summer. 

Show notes

Your host and producer is Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Holly Wainwright. Jessie Stephens will be back in 2017.

Holly hosts the hilarious podcast for parents: This Glorious Mess.

BUMPER RECOMMENDATIONS:

Read:

You'll Grow Out Of It by Jessie Klein

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

The One Who Got Away by Caroline Overington

The Natural Way Of Things by Charlotte Wood

Black Rock White City by A.S Patric

Watch:

Designated Survivor on Netflix

Nathan For You on Netflix

The Beautiful Lie on the ABC

Barracuda on the ABC

 

Outlander on Netflix

Listen to:

You Must Remember This

Making Oprah

Note To Self

My Dad Wrote A Porno

The Bridechilla Podcast

Lena Dunham's Women Of The Hour

2 Dope Queens 

Sooo Many White Guys

This show was sponsored by Allied - With Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, in cinema's this Boxing Day.

 

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 us: podcast@mamamia.com.au

To find any books 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. 

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.

 

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