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  • Sometimes, You Just Have To Lick A Window

    · 00:35:33 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Paris Jackson was the big international guest at the Melbourne Cup this year. And she did what international guests are paid to do - she created headlines both for both her fashion and her attitude. So why is she being labelled a diva? If you are confused about the week’s biggest political story - what’s happening on Manus Island - we want to help. Jessie gives an explainer about why that dot in the Pacific is back in the news, and what we can all do to help. And - flexible working is something everyone aspires to in 2017 - but is it really as good for women as it sounds on paper? Plus, can you really outsource the writing of your wedding vows to a friend or freelancer - we answer a listener question. Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by Bad Moms 2

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  • I Said Darl, I Said Sweetie, I Said No

    · 00:31:10 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Is it ever ok to call someone older than you sweetie? What about darl? Or pet? It happened to Mia this week and she was not happy.  Plus, Melbourne Cup Day is just around the corner and if you’re feeling anxious about getting peer pressured into office sweeps and fwearing a fascinator we have a solution for you. And, do you read your horoscopes every week? Have you ever seen a psychic? There’s a reason why - and it might blow your mind. Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett Jessie thinks you should look into Room To Read, Mia thinks you should read Marian Keyes' new book The Break and Holly wants you to download Mia's interview with Marian Keyes.  Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by Faulding Probiotics

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  • Kevin Spacey Is Problematic

    · 00:38:55 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Kevin Spacey came out and infuriated an entire community this week, because you can't hide sexual assault allegations behind a 'rainbow shield'. Is that what he was doing? And are we finally living in a world where there's 'zero tolerance' for sexual harrassment? Jessie is convinced that she has every right to question whether Sophie and Stu really 'found love' on The Bachelorette. But does she?  And, we have a hack that will help you sort out who your real friends are, and who should just be given a walk-on part in your life. You're welcome.   Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett If you are after recommendations you will have to wait until Friday's show.  Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by Wonder and #ChooseKind

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  • The Change Is Making Us Anxious

    · 00:50:46 · Mamamia Out Loud

    It was World Menopause Day last week, and fittingly, no-one noticed. Because no-one notices women "of a certain age" anyway, right? Wrong. Plus, is it ever okay to criticise your ex? Karl Stefanovic’s estranged wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn, has told a women’s magazine the Today show host is 'dead to her’.  So, do separated parents have an obligation to keep it nice for the kids, or is a bit of honesty refreshing?  And did you know the way to tell if Prince Harry's really getting married is to keep an eye on Meghan Markle's manicure? Is it okay to make new friends of the opposite sex when you're in a relationship? And has mental health awareness gone too far? Mark Latham says so, and the strange thing is - he might actually be right... Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett Holly thinks you should read Jennifer Eagen's new book Manhatten Beach Jessie recommends reading Caroline Overington's book The Lucky One Mia wants you to read The Break by Marian Keyes, whose No Filter will be going live next week. Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by Womankind

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  • What Would Lisa Wilkinson Do

    · 01:04:01 · Mamamia Out Loud

    You might have heard that Lisa Wilkinson has a new job. After 10 years of waking up with Today on Nine, Wilkinson is leaving to go to Network Ten, and you might have noticed, it’s caused a bit of fuss. So is Lisa Wilkinson a gender pay gap warrior, or is she just, as head of Nine Hugh Marks seems to be trying to suggest, just a ‘Difficult Woman’? Plus, if your Facebook newsfeeds have been flooded with people sharing their Me Too stories but you can’t work out why - we are here to explain. And Pink has summed up every long-term relationship, ever. Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett Holly thinks you should play Scavenger Hunts with your kids. Jessie recommends listening to the Dirty John podcast. Mia wants you to watch the The Good Place on Netflix Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by Bad Moms 2

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  • Bonus: The Harvey Weinstein Saga - Unpacked

    · 00:40:25 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Harvey Weinstein is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. His movies have been nominated for more than 300 Academy Awards. He is tied only with God on numbers of mentions in Oscars' acceptance speeches. He’s also alleged to have assaulted 34 actresses in Hollywood and is now an accused rapist. It's the story that has the world obsessed. And the Mamamia Out Loud team is sitting down to unpack it. Is it surprising? Who knew and who covered it up? Will anything change? Can he come back from this? What about his wife and kids? Join Holly, Mia and Mamamia’s editor Gemma Garkut as they unpack what is happening in Hollywood right now... Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Gemma Garkut Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett

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  • Sometimes A Sandwich Is Just A Sandwich

    · 00:51:11 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Is making a sandwich a crime against feminism? It is according to the women of a popular Facebook mother's group who took aim at one of their own after she dared to ask if anyone had any interesting ideas for sandwiches she could make her husband. Plus, What’s going on with Harvey Weinstein? At the start of the week the New York Times published an expose about his history of sexually assaulting young women in the industry. So why did it take this so long for this to come out? And are house guests problematic? Of course they are... Show Notes Your host is Rachel Corbett with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett Holly Wainwright will be back next week. Jessie recommends going on holiday and reading Jane Harper's new book Force of Nature and listening to Esther Perel's interview with Mia (and her podcast 'Where should we begin?' Mia wants you to watch the Amy Winehouse documentary and the Whitney Houeston Documentary on Netflix Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by Berlei Womankind  

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  • Good Feminists Wear Bum Bags

    · 00:58:32 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner will be resting in peace after it was revealed he bought the crypt next to Marilyn Monroe despite never having met her.  Do we have to put the rose coloured glasses on when someone dies or can we call him for what he is...a bit creepy? Plus, a new study found that same-sex schools won’t exist in 20 years but Mia doesn’t buy it.   The United States is still reeling after its 273rd mass shooting this year but the White House says it’s not the right time to talk about gun control.   So, when is the right time?   AND, you might have seen that bum bags are back BUT did you know they're feminist?   Show Notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett Jessie recommends downloading the app Splitwise Mia wants you to listen to watch 5 foot 2 Holly thinks you should watch Outlander on Foxtel Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by The Natural Chip Company.  

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  • EXTRA: The Deadliest Mass Shooting In Modern US History

    · 00:20:29 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Today, America is reeling from what looks to be the worst mass shooting in its history. A gunman opened fire during a concert at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Hotel yesterday and the death toll is currently 59 with an astonishing 527 injured and currently being treated in hospitals throughout Las Vegas. Tell Me It's Going To be OK co-hosts Mia Freedman and Amelia Lester recorded this special episode to debrief on the deadliest mass shooting in US history and gun laws that desperately need a change. Show Notes You can subscribe to Tell Me It's Going To Be Okay in iTunes or your favourite podcast app.  Your hosts are Amelia Lester and Mia Freedman. This show is produced by Luca Lavigne. The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett.  The Head of Content is Holly Wainwright. We read everything about Trump so you don’t have to. Head to the Tell Me It's Going To Be OK Facebook page to find all the latest articles we've been posting.

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  • The Suffragettes Didn't Fight For Tequila

    · 00:56:21 · Mamamia Out Loud

    We need to talk about Frances Abbott. The youngest daughter of former PM Tony has been everywhere this week - first in her bikini on a body-building stage and then as a vocal opponent of her father’s ‘No’ campaign on the marriage equality postal vote. What must it be like around that Sunday dinner table right now? Plus, are you a slave to your ‘to-do’ list? Lots of A-types swear by them, but Happiness guru Gretchen Rubin thinks we might actually be better-served by creating a ta-da list instead. Three Kardashian’s are pregnant. Is this the best PR stunt the family has ever pulled? And, Comedian Dawn French caused a media storm in a shotglass this week when she questioned whether young women getting drunk and having ‘casual sex’ is really what the suffragettes fought for - but is this, in the words of Jessie Stephens, problematic? Show notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett Jessie recommends listening to the Casefile podcast on Jonestown Mia wants you to listen to her playlist on Spotify Mamamia Motivational Vibes Holly thinks you should watch Amy on Netflix Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by The Natural Chip Company.

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  • It's Okay To Vote Yes To Watching The Bachelorette

    · 00:52:23 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Can changing your social media profile picture get you fired? For one Canberra woman, the answer was yes. She changed hers to say she's voting NO and her boss was not impressed. Plus, why is the nation so smitten with Sophie Monk? Is it okay to get a Melania Makeover? And, should we all be moving to New Zealand, where everyone can get married and the politicians are kick-arse? Want to buy a ticket to our live show? Click this way...   Show notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett Jessie recommends The Dry by Jane Harper Mia and Coco recommend Grace Vanderwaal Holly thinks you should watch Marc Maron's Netflix  Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by The Natural Chip Company.    

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  • Two 40-Year-Old Eggs Walk Into A Bar

    · 00:44:05 · Mamamia Out Loud

    It’s the topic that’s dominating home pages across the country... should you have babies in your 40s? Are women unnecessarily living in fertility fear or do we need to have real, honest conversations about aged eggs? Plus, Prince George started school but isn’t allowed to have a best friend. Cruel, or kind? And the new iPhone is about to be released, but is it worth your dollars or should we all need to stop queuing up around the block for every update? Want to buy a ticket to our live show? Click this way... Show notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff The Director of Podcasts is Rachel Corbett Jessie recommends Crabtree & Evelyn's Espresso & Lavender scrub.  Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by The Natural Chip Company.  

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  • Royals Don't Have Loos In The Bedroom

    · 00:59:33 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Conscious re-coupling is a thing. Brad and Angelina are doing it, and so are Roxy Jacenko and Oliver Curtis. But how do you know if a relationship is really worth saving? And does your boss 'leave loudly'? One of the world's biggest head honchos says that they should. Can we ever really 'love' our bodies? Jessie doesn't think so. And it has been a big week for the Royal family. Kate got pregnant again and Meghan Markle is on the cover of Vanity Fair. What does it all mean? And does it prove the point that Royals have pulled off the best PR move in 20 years? Plus, Jessie has the most problematic issue she’s ever come across. And it involves a toilet. Want to buy a ticket to our live show? Click this way... Show notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff Holly recommends rewatching Game of Thrones from the start.  Jessie recommends reading 'Under The Influence' by Jacqueline Lunn. Find it at apple.co/mamamia Mia recommends three things. YES THREE. The first is Jessie's article on Why women should stop hating on other women. Find it on our Facebook page. The second is sitting down and watching The Queen on Netflix. And the third is working out to a playlist called '90s Workout Beats on Spotify. Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by the new WOMANKIND bra by Berlei. It’s time to be kind.

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  • Look What Taylor Swift Made Us Do

    · 01:04:00 · Mamamia Out Loud

    We need to talk about Taylor Swift. Because she's everywhere. On Friday we heard the lyrics to her new song. On Monday we watched the video clip. And by Wednesday it would seem the internet has fallen in love with hating on Taylor Swift. But, why? Plus, we need to talk about the statues that sit in our parks across the country. Should they be pulled down? Should their inscriptions be changed? Should we just put up some different ones of, you know, women? Also, did you know that you are probably suffering from a condition called nomophobia? Yup, you are. And, is a dirty-eating Instagram account problematic? Jessie has some feelings... Show notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff Holly recommends Mogul the podcast on Gimlet Jessie recommends working out what exercise regime works for you Mia recommends watching ATypical on Netflix  Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by the new WOMANKIND bra by Berlei. It’s time to be kind.

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  • There Are Four Types Of People In The World

    · 00:47:28 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Yup. Only four. And you can tell which one you are by asking yourself what you do with your office coffee mug when no-one is looking. Thank you for that, happiness guru Gretchen Rubin. Also, Australia is going through the worst flu season it has ever seen, and people are dropping like flies. But is it ever okay to text your boss to tell them that you’re sick? And, is the "singles' list" the new "singles' table" at weddings? Join Mia, Jessie and brand new host Holly Wainwright to discuss all this, and to tackle a listener dilemma about what to do about an unemployed spouse... Show notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Elissa Ratliff Holly recommends watching Top Of The Lake: China Girl on Foxtel Jessie recommends Holly's new book The Mummy Bloggers - available at apple.co/mamamia Mia also recommends The Mummy Bloggers and the fashion label Erin Lousie Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by #TeamGirls powered by Suncorp.

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  • Taylor Swift, Bachelor Breakups and Rules for Open Plan Offices

    · 01:11:54 · Mamamia Out Loud

    This week, the details of former Bachelor star Alex Nation’s alleged new relationship with a woman were splashed across every major news site in the country. But, is it actually true? And if it is, is it any of our business? Taylor Swift won a big court case so why did she only receive $1? There’s a mistake you’re making with your work email that could be damaging your career. How can you survive an open plan office when you're an introvert? Want to know how you can trust someone? There are four questions you need to ask yourself. Are you a bad feminist if you constantly tell your friends how pretty they are? We've finally got a man on a TV ad getting stains out of kids clothes. And three amazing recommendations for your life, including the genius crayon that can get rid of grey roots in 60 seconds flat. Show notes Your host is Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Monique Bowley, blame her for any sound errors.  Monz recommends the female ride sharing app, Shebah Mia recommends the 1000 hour hair colour stick Jessie recommends this article on The Atlantic : Have smartphones destroyed a generation? Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud  And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by Steptember. A brilliant way to get fit, and a wonderful cause.  You can register by going to Steptember, or even cooler,  SMS the word “Podcast” to 0499 002 222. And you can stay in touch with Monique Bowley via Facebook, Instagram, or sign up to her random thoughts via the newsletter here.

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  • Plebiscites, Gym-Shaming And The Problem With Comedy

    · 00:57:34 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Lick your stamp and prepare the glitter. Because just when you thought the marriage equality debacle couldn’t be more ridiculous, we might be voting for it via Australia Post. Chris Lilley is in hot water after a social media bungle, which has a lot of people asking; is what we found funny from ten years ago seem very tone deaf today? Does your gym tell you “Summer bodies are made in Winter”? We call bullsh*t on that. A listener dilemma: If a friend is lying about her gastric-banding-induced weight-loss; should I call her out on it?Messy house? We have the “House Rules” that will turn you tidy. And there are six great background TV shows to put on when your brain is Netflix-fried. Show notes Your host is Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer and editor is Monique Bowley, blame her for any sound errors.  Monz recommends Luxury Escapes if you want to feel like a millionaire. Mia recommends Friends From College for brilliant background TV. It's on Netflix  Jessie recommends Pantene's 3 minute miracle conditioner for hair that is so shiny and soft you will want to curl up into it for a good nap. Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud  And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by Steptember. A brilliant way to get fit, and a wonderful cause. 

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  • Bad Bosses, Midults and the Politics of Sex Robots

    · 01:03:26 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Are you over 35? Did you know that you are officially 'middle-aged'? If that title doesn't sit well with you, we have good news, there’s a new word for your stage of life, and it will make you feel cooler. What do you do when you don’t get along with your boss? It’s the listener dilemma we’ve all wondered about. Jessie doesn’t like saying Hello or Goodbye, so Mia and Holly decide to give her some hard and fast etiquette rules. Plus, is it problematic to spend $15,000 ona life-size, eerily realistic, silicone sex robot named Harmony? Holly’s answer may surprise you. Show notes Your host is Holly Wainwright with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer is Elissa Ratliff Monique Bowley is on holidays Holly recommends Double X Gabfest Podcast on the 150 Greatest Albums made by women. Mia recommends The Incredible Jessica James on Netflix and buying a longer charging cord for your phone. Jessie recommends forcing your kids into debating at school. Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud  And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively. This episode of Mamamia Out Loud is brought to you by Air Wick V.I Poo pre-poo toilet spray.

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  • Confessions of Bachelor-Watching Feminists

    · 00:58:50 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Order the pizza, and pass the wine; it’s Bachelor week. This week thousands of intelligent feminist women will sit down and objectify, judge and gossip about a show with some of the most overtly sexist notions and standards about women you’ll ever see on TV. So today. The question. Can you be a feminist and still love The Bachelor? Also if you have disordered eating, Netflix’s latest movie To The Bone is not an easy show to watch. Experts say it’s triggering and irresponsible. Should Netflix be starting conversations about eating disorders? And in life hacks, if you’re the kind of person that loses your car and house keys every five minutes we have the weird thing that will reform your key-losing habits, and Mia Freedman has an idea that will transform your morning routine.  Show notes Your host is Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Monique recommends getting a hairy ball, and Growing Up Gracefully on ABC, Wednesday nights at 9:30pm and also on iview Mia recommends laying your clothes out Jessie recommends The Rogue Bachelorette, which we will share on the facebook page Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud  And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively.

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  • It's Sex. It's The Constitution. It's The Vibe.

    · 00:59:41 · Mamamia Out Loud

    Two AFL executives have resigned over workplace affairs. What does this mean for the office romance?  Can you now lose your job for moral infractions? If you’re planning to run for politics you better get your paperwork in order first. Senator Larissa Waters, the first woman to breastfeed on the floor of Parliament, this week discovered she’s actually a dual citizen of Canada and Australia, which means she's out of politics. Terrible news for her but I guess now she's closer to Justin Trudeau. After a CEO devised a sneaky "text test" for employees, we ask; if your boss texts you after hours, should you respond?  Can the 5:2 diet work for other parts of your life? Another diabolical bridesmaid story broke this week so we ask: is it time to ditch bridesmaids all together? And from bridesmaids to Handmaids: we talk more about our latest TV obsession, and we discover Elisabeth Moss has more in common with her character than we realised.  Show notes Your host is Monique Bowley with Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens Your producer is Monique Bowley Jessie recommends The Handmaids Tale and watching Ben Shapiro on YouTube Monique recommends The Handmaids Tale and teaching your partner about the gender wage gap by playing "Patriarchal Connect 4" Mia recommends Rabbit Proof Fence, on iTunes, and this article from Julia Baird Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or join the conversation on the Facebook page: Mamamia Out Loud  And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively.  

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