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Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless? Then you need The Quicky. Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about. It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day.

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    Please, Tell Me It's Going To Get Better: 2022 Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 22:01

    2021 came as a surprise to everyone as we expected things to be so much better than 2020, but surely this year has to be better, right? To find out if you should get your hopes up for the 12 months ahead, or resign yourself to another ‘annus horribilis', The Quicky speaks to a medium, a clairvoyant, a global futurist and our own entertainment expert to discuss what lies ahead in 2022. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Debbie Malone - Psychic Medium, Author and Psychic Detective David The Medium - Psychic Clairvoyant and Spirit Mediumship Dr Keith Suter - Global futurist and media commentator in national and foreign affairs Laura Brodnik - Mamamia's Entertainment Editor and Co-Host of Mamamia's podcast The Spill Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    2021 Year In Review: Did That Really Just Happen?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 42:22

    If you spent as much of this year in lockdown as we did, you're probably feeling like the past 12 months were all a bit of a blur, but when you look closer you realise that a lot has happened. In this special extended episode, The Quicky takes you on a trip back through time as we look at everything that transpired since the start of 2021, the year that was supposed to save us from the dumpster fire of 2020, but which ended up being arguably just as bad. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy Producer: Claire Murphy, Madeline Joannou Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Behind The Mic: How Team Quicky Makes This Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 27:15

    Have you ever wondered how The Quicky is made every weekday? How we manage to schedule dozens of guests each week, write new scripts, make last minute changes based on breaking news, and generally get this thing done? In this special behind-the-scenes episode, Claire, Siobhán and Ian answer all of your questions about making the podcast, and we spill the tea on our favourite eps, the worst guests, and that time Claire p*ssed off a Wiggle. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  The Quicky team: Claire Murphy, Siobhán Moran-McFarlane & Ian Camilleri Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What Money-Smart Women Don't Do At Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 16:02

    It's Christmas once again, and whatever you celebrate this festive period, no doubt you are already feeling the pressure to spend big on presents, food, drinks, parties, clothes, wrapping, decorations and any number of other holiday items. But even though there's just one week to go until the big day, there is still time to cut back on costs and appreciate what's really important at this time of year. The Quicky speaks to two money-smart women to find out what you can do and more importantly not do, to ensure that you don't start the new year with a mountain of debt and regret. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Jody Allen - Founder of Stay At Home Mum, one of Australia's biggest online mothers' networks, sharing recipes, health tips, parenting advice and more Melissa Browne - Financial expert, author and host of Mamamia's podcast What The Finance Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Finders, Keepers? Who Owns Valuable Lost Property

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 17:24

    Earlier this month, one very lucky man was told he would be allowed to keep half of a treasure trove of diamonds, emeralds and sapphires he'd found back in 2013 while hiking on Mont Blanc in France. It's an incredible true story of buried treasure, but finding valuables on the street, beach or even within your own home is more common than you might think, so how do you know if you're allowed to keep them? And what happens if you're the one who lost the precious items in the first place? The Quicky speaks to two legal and policing experts to find out if it really is a case of 'finders, keepers' when you discover valuables by chance, or if pocketing them instead of reporting it to the authorities could land you in some legally hot water. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Wayne Morgan - Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Education) in the Australian National University's College of Law Peter Price - Chairman of Crime Stoppers Australia Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Women Making Money From Foot Fetishists

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 16:50

    There are a lot of different ways celebrities can make a comeback in 2021, but for former pop star Kerry Katona her decision to sell photos of her feet online has supposedly seen her make millions of dollars after filing for bankruptcy twice. But why would anyone pay for these images? For many of us feet are at best something we maintain with a nice pedicure but don't draw much attention to, and at worst utterly revolting, and yet we know that there are many people who have a full-on foot fetish. The Quicky speaks to a psychologist and expert in sexual behaviour to find out how our feet are linked to sex, and why for some people there is nothing more erotic than the sight of a foot in different shoes and positions. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Dr Gonzalo Quintana Zunino - Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Tarapacá in Chile and a psychologist with particular expertise in Behavioural Neuroscience of Sexual Behaviour Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Covid Q&A: Illegal Ingredients, Omicron Immunity & Faster Boosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 14:13

    As 2021 winds down, you were probably hoping that we had seen the back of conspiracy theories and the worst of Covid-19, but with a new variant and changes to the vaccine comes a new wave of falsehoods to scare people. To cut through the panic and sort fact from fiction, The Quicky speaks to an infectious diseases expert to find out exactly what you need to know about boosters, Omicron and vaccinating your kids. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake - Infectious Diseases Expert based at the Australian National University in Canberra Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Election 2022: How Politicians Plan To Woo Your Vote

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 22:51

    In 2022 we know a Federal election is coming, and while we don't have an exact date for the ballot just yet, already the campaigning has begun by all of the major parties and prominent independents keen to retain their seats in power. But who might some of the new faces in Canberra be? Could Gladys really be making the switch from state politics to join current Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the capital? The Quicky speaks to an Australian politics expert to find out whether Labor really stand a chance at winning, why the United Australia Party has your phone number, and whether the Coalition can overcome their 'women problem'. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Mark Kenny - Australian Studies Professor at the Australian National University's College of Arts and Social Sciences, and Host of the weekly politics and public affairs podcast Democracy Sausage With Mark Kenny Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Is Our Obsession With Eyelashes Dangerous?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 18:08

    For millennia we have been obsessed with enhancing our natural eyelashes, whether using kohl to make them appear darker, or removing them altogether, but why do eyelash trends come and go and who decides what's fashionable at the time? And there are an abundance of products on the market to make them look longer, thicker, a different colour, but are mascaras, extensions and serums bad for our eye health? To find out everything you ever wanted to know about eyelashes, The Quicky speaks to Mamamia's in-house beauty expert, and an eye doctor to discuss the perfect way to not only make your lashes look fabulous, but also ensure your eyes are protected for life. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Leigh Campbell - Mamamia's Executive Editor and co-host of Mamamia's podcast You Beauty Jac Kirkman - Optometrist, PhD Candidate, and Lecturer in Optometry based at Deakin University Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    3 Women On How To Face Christmas Completely Sober

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 12:47

    The festive period is supposed to be a time for gathering with friends and family to have fun and celebrate the end of the year, but it can also easily tip over into a time of great excess, especially when it comes to our alcohol consumption. While many of us are able to have a few drinks and enjoy ourselves without any problems, for others it can be a crutch to help deal with difficult family relationships, and other end-of-year pressures. The Quicky speaks to three women who've given up the grog for different reasons to find out how you can avoid temptation to go overboard this Christmas, stay sober and still have a great time. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Mel Lionnet - Founder of It's Not Me, It's Booze (INMIB) a membership group for people who are discovering who they are without alcohol Cathy O'Brien - Content Producer at Mamamia who gave up alcohol many years ago because it was negatively impacting her health Eleanor Katelaris - Social Media Producer at Mamamia who chose to give up alcohol two years ago because she simply didn't enjoy it anymore Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    2021 Australia: Buying A Home Is Hard, Renting One Is Harder

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 17:19

    It's no secret that a lot of people are struggling to buy their first home, but what gets a lot less attention is the fact that across most of Australia rental prices and competition for homes is going through the roof. Rents have decreased in some inner-city suburbs, but for the most part renters are paying more than ever for their accommodation, and every time you go to an open home you can expect to see more people doing whatever it takes to secure the lease. The Quicky speaks to a regional real estate agent and an expert in housing affordability to find out why high house prices is having a knock-on effect on rental properties, and why no-one expects the problem to improve any time soon. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Adrian Pisarski - Executive Officer of National Shelter, a non-government peak organisation that aims to improve housing access, affordability, appropriateness, safety and security for people on low incomes Lana Smith - Works in marketing for Gittoes Real Estate based in East Gosford, NSW Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why Omicron Made Us Feel Like We Just Can't Do This Anymore

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 19:14

    As the holiday season edges closer the last thing we want to think about is the pandemic, but with uncertainty over Omicron, borders and restrictions, you might be feeling utterly exhausted and fed up with not being able to plan festive celebrations with certainty. So what can you do when you feel exhausted by the constantly changing conditions and the seemingly never ending discussions about COVID-19? The Quicky speaks to a public health expert and ICU nurse, and a psychologist to find out how we can keep calm and carry on, no matter what happens over the festive period. If you're feeling overwhelmed and need some support, the Australian Government Department of Health has a number of resources available through their Head To Health initiative. CREDITS  Host: Emma Gillespie With thanks to:  Natalie Reyes Bernard - Public Health Research Assistant at Griffith University and a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Nurse Associate Professor Vikki Knott - Discipline Lead, Psychology at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Brisbane Producer: Emma Gillespie Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Vaccine Inequality: Why We Could See More Variants Of Concern

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 18:01

    The emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has finally forced the world to have a difficult conversation that many experts and less-economically developed nations have been calling on us to have for a long time. Vaccine inequality, also referred to as 'vaccine hoarding' by wealthy nations including our own is proving to be a big problem, and many experts believe it is to blame for Omicron and other new variants of concern that may emerge. The Quicky speaks to an expert in public health to find out why not all countries have access to the vaccine doses they need, and what we can all do to solve the problem to ensure that everyone can 'live with Covid' as safely as possible. CREDITS  Host: Emma Gillespie With thanks to:  Deborah Gleeson - Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University Producer: Claire Murphy / Emma Gillespie Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How To Be Good At Small Talk (& Why It Matters)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 15:45

    It can feel daunting at the best of times to strike up a conversation with a stranger at a bus stop, or a colleague you don't know particularly well in a lift, but it is even more difficult when the majority of your face is covered with a mask. You might also find it increasingly challenging to find new things to say after nearly two years of everything being cancelled, but does it really matter if you miss out on these minor interactions? The Quicky speaks to a psychologist to find out why small talk is important for our mental health and wellbeing, and what you can do to get back into the chat with people you've known for years, or even random passers by on the street. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Elisabeth Shaw - CEO of Relationships Australia NSW who has worked for over 25 years as a clinical and counselling psychologist  Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Are Men The Real Winners In Gender Neutral Awards?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 18:09

    Last week the Australian Recording Industry Association Awards, better known as the ARIAs were live streamed from Sydney, and for the first time some of the prizes were handed out without artists being restricted to specific categories due to their gender. It marked a significant turning point for our music industry, and is part of a bigger movement of awards ceremonies across the world increasingly making their trophies gender-neutral, but not everyone is convinced this will help the cause of the queer community or women. The Quicky speaks to a gender expert and our own entertainment guru to find out why this effort to be more inclusive might actually only really help men, and ultimately make it even harder for women and non-binary people to achieve the recognition they deserve. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Laura Brodnik - Mamamia's Entertainment Editor and Co-Host of The Spill Professor Mary Louise Rasmussen - Expert in Feminist Theories, Gender Studies, Queer Theory and Queer Studies based at the Australian National University in Canberra Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Women Suing Qatar & Your Rights In An Airport

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 20:12

    Just over one year ago, at least 13 Australian women and hundreds of others were subjected to invasive gynaecological examinations without warning or explanation while they were transiting on flights through Doha Airport. It caused international outrage at the time, but what has happened since to ensure that those responsible for this gross violation of their rights are held to account, and that this never happens to anyone else ever again? The Quicky speaks to one of the women involved, a lawyer for a group suing the Qatari authorities, and an International Law expert to find out who is to blame for what happened, and how to make sure it never happens to you. A note on this podcast: While preparing this episode, we reached out to the Australian Federal Government for comment. We received a response from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade noting that they were unable to facilitate our interview request. We also contacted the Government of Qatar via their Embassy in Canberra for comment, but no response was received. The following is a statement from the office of the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne that was sent to one of our colleagues: Minister Payne and DFAT registered the Australian Government's serious concerns about this incident to Qatari Government authorities in both Canberra and in Qatar. The Australian Government sought an immediate investigation into the incident by Qatar authorities, and that action be taken against those responsible. The Australian Government also sought assurances that concrete steps be taken to ensure this cannot happen again. The Australian Government acknowledges the steps the Government of Qatar took in this matter, including a comprehensive investigation, the prosecution and conviction of those responsible, and the implementation of revised airport security processes to ensure this cannot happen again. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Ana* - One of the women subjected to an inappropriate physical examination at Doha Airport in October 2020 who is suing Qatari authorities along with six other women who continue to suffer distress and ill effects and trauma one year on Daisy von Schoenberg - Senior Associate at Marque Lawyers who has a particular interest in media law and human rights who is part of the team working on Ana's* case Professor Donald Rothwell FAAL - One of Australia's leading experts in International Law based at the Australian National University in Canberra *Name has been changed for privacy. Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How Worried Should I Be About Omicron?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 15:07

    Just when you thought it was safe to book domestic and international travel, Australia has joined a number of other nations by imposing new restrictions on people from nine African countries over concerns about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. But why has this version of Coronavirus caused such international panic less than one week after being reported to the World Health Organisation, and what do we really know about how dangerous it is? The Quicky speaks to an infectious diseases specialist and a travel expert to find out everything you need to know about Omicron, and how it might impact both your health and your travel plans over the holidays. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake - Infectious Diseases Expert based at the Australian National University in Canberra Dean Long - CEO of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How Long Should You Date Before You Get Engaged?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 18:10

    When musician Travis Barker proposed to Kourtney Kardashian in a dramatic beach set-up with thousands of roses last month, you might have been a bit surprised as "Kravis" have only been officially dating for a few months. Whether their romance is genuine or whether the elaborate proposal surrounded by cameras was more of a publicity stunt is as yet to be seen, but more importantly it might have you wondering how soon is too soon to get engaged? The Quicky speaks to a relationship expert, and a guru of celeb culture to consider how long you should wait before walking down the aisle. If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, this is your last chance to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Laura Brodnik - Mamamia's Entertainment Editor and Co-Host of The Spill Chantelle Otten - Psycho-Sexologist and Host of Sealed Section Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why Can't I Buy The Pill Over The Counter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 14:16

    If you've ever taken the contraceptive pill, you might have had one of those 'oh no' moments when you realise that your prescription has run out, you're down to your last pill, and have to make a mad dash to the doctor to get a new script.  But why is that the case? Why can't we just go to a pharmacy and buy the pill over the counter without having to go to see a doctor first? It can be especially annoying if you've been taking the same pill for many years. The Quicky speaks to an expert in women's reproductive health to find out why this is such a controversial topic, even though a number of other countries already offer women this service. If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, there is still time to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Dr Deborah Bateson - Medical Director at Family Planning NSW, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology at the University of Sydney Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Disappearance Of William Tyrrell: Everything We Know So Far

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 17:49

    On 12 September 2014 a three-year-old boy vanished without a trace from his grandmother's backyard in the NSW town of Kendall. More than seven years on, police recently launched a new search in the hope of finding out what happened to William Tyrrell. But what are the reasons behind the sudden reinvigoration of this investigation, and what has come out of these latest searches of both a property and a vehicle? To find out The Quicky speaks to an investigative journalist who has been covering the case for many years, and discusses exactly what we do and don't know amid all of the hype and confusion surrounding the disappearance of the young boy in a Spider-Man suit. If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Lia Harris - 10 News First journalist and co-host of the podcast Where's William Tyrrell?  Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Do I Need COVID-19 Insurance? All Your Xmas Travel Questions Answered

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 19:55

    With Christmas just one month away you might be frantically making plans to travel interstate or even overseas to see loved ones or enjoy a much-needed break, but do you know all the requirements you need to meet and when? Every domestic and foreign destination has its own set of rules and regulations depending on where you are travelling to and from, including testing, vaccinations, high risk zones and travel insurance, so it can be hard to keep up with all the latest information. The Quicky speaks to two travel and insurance experts and a Government Minister to find out everything you need to know before you pack bags. For all the latest travel advice and requirements, be sure to check with the relevant state or territory via the links below, or the Federal Government's Smart Traveller website for overseas holidays. New South Wales Victoria Queensland South Australia Australian Capital Territory Northern Territory Western Australia Tasmania If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Dan Tehan - Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Lisa Kable - Communications Manager with the Insurance Council of Australia Kelly Spencer - General Manager of Flight Centre Australia Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    House Prices & Interest Rates: Winners & Losers In 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 14:54

    After years of record lows there is speculation that 2022 could be the year when the Reserve Bank of Australia will finally increase interest rates, but would it be enough to drive down house prices? Research shows that even a modest 1% increase could prove devastating for new home owners who've been pushed into huge mortgages, but at the same time many retirees are desperate for a rise to finally see some return on their savings. To find out who would benefit and who would suffer, and how likely any of this really is, The Quicky speaks to an economic expert to discuss what is really going on with interest rates in Australia. If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Dr Zac Gross - Lecturer in Economics at Monash University, and formerly an Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Seeing Red: Why Taylor Swift Has Us Re-Evaluating Age-Gap Romances

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 15:33

    In our late teens and early twenties, many of us date someone who is a little or even a lot older as we experiment with romance, but have your feelings about that relationship changed now you look back on it years later? Perhaps what seemed like fun at the time now feels a bit creepy or even exploitative? This is the very question that singer Taylor Swift is encouraging us to reflect on, through her own experience dating a much older Jake Gyllenhaal when she was just 20.  The Quicky speaks to a relationship expert to consider whether age-gap romances where one person is very young can ever be based on equality, or if the older person is always taking advantage for power, status, or simply their own sexual gratification. If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Julia Nowland - Relationship Therapist and Founder of Whole Heart Relationships Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How To Start A Daily Routine (And Stick To It)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 21:24

    Many of the world's most successful business people swear by a regimented routine that they stick to 7 days a week, no matter what, but is it really that important and can you learn to enjoy having a routine if you're not used to it? The Quicky speaks to a psychologist to find out why so many people attribute their wellbeing and good fortune at work to their daily habits, and how you can change your life by creating and finding your own productive patterns. If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Dr Vivienne Lewis - Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Canberra Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Reality Of Life With A Disability In Australia

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 17:33

    There are currently 4.4 million Aussies living with a disability, and millions more who form part of their care and support network, but despite so many people having this lived experience it seems we often fall short of making our communities inclusive. The Quicky speaks to a disability researcher and three women each with different experiences to discuss the everyday challenges they face, and what we can all do to make sure every public space is accessible and welcoming to all. If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Associate Professor Jennifer Smith-Merry - Director of the Centre for Disability Research and Policy (CDRP) at the University of Sydney Mel Dzelde - Liver cancer survivor who now uses a wheelchair as a result of Motor Neurone Disease Tess - Has been blind since birth and recently moved from Melbourne to Albury where she has provided inclusion training for local businesses Ainslie Robertson - Researcher with Autism Spectrum Australia who has two children, one of whom is on the spectrum Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    After Two Years Of Planes Being Grounded, Is It Safe To Fly?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 18:47

    For 600 days, thousands of aircraft around the world sat idle on runways, in warehouses and even in deserts, as the number of global flights was slashed almost overnight by the explosion of COVID-19. 20 months later, we are all excited to see both domestic and international borders re-opening and airlines quickly bringing their fleet back online, but it might make you wonder how such a massive job can be achieved so rapidly, and is it... safe? The Quicky speaks to three aviation experts to find out what it takes to get planes ready to fly again at short notice, and all of the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes over the past two years to ensure these massive machines are maintained. If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Cassie Gausel - Avionics Instructor at Aviation Australia Leif Mawson - Technical Training Manager at Aviation Australia Professor Ron Bartsch - Expert in aviation law and safety, Director of Regional Express (Rex Airlines) and Chair of their Board Safety & Risk Management Committee Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why Have Joe Biden & Kamala Harris Been So Damn Quiet?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 19:36

    It's been just over a year since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the US Presidential election, and seized power from a very disgruntled Donald Trump, bringing to an end one of America's most contentious political terms. But 12 months on from the shift from Republican to Democratic leadership, many people are asking why we have seen and heard so little from the pair? The Quicky speaks to an American political analyst to find out if Biden and Harris have just been quietly working away in the background, or if they have failed to live up to the hope and promise they offered in 2020. If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Chas Licciardello - Member of The Chaser, and Co-Host of the ABC program Planet America Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Boosters & Rapid Antigen Tests - Welcome To The New Normal

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 16:56

    As we increasingly learn to live with Covid-19 and society gets back into its groove, booster vaccine jabs and rapid antigen tests which can be done at home are going to become the new normal, but what do we really know about them? The Quicky speaks to a medical expert to find out if and when you need to get a third vaccination, and how effective it is to test yourself for Covid-19 instead of visiting a testing centre. If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Dr Brad McKay - Science Communicator, TV Host, Podcaster, GP and Author of Fake Medicine: Exposing the wellness crazes, cons and quacks costing us our health Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Boomers, Gen X, Millennials & Gen Z: Who Makes The Best Employee?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 17:55

    As many of us start to return to the workplace, the conversation about different attitudes and approaches to work is one that is increasingly divided between generations. So how do Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z all view each other, and are our opinions based on stereotypes, or does our generation really define our attitude to work? The Quicky speaks to a sociologist to find out if we are all that different, and whether the approaches of different age groups is a help of a hinderance to workplace culture. If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Dan Woodman - TR Ashworth Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences, and Deputy Associate Dean Research Impact and Engagement at Melbourne University Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Can We Ever Really Control A Concert Crowd?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 14:56

    Last week, over 50,000 people in Texas headed for a night out at the Astroworld Festival headlined by Travis Scott and Drake, excited to finally be able to go to a big event after nearly two years of COVID-19 restrictions. But what was supposed to be fun for everyone turned into a nightmare they will never forget when 8 people were crushed to death in the crowd, and hundreds of others left physically and emotionally wounded. The Quicky speaks to a concert site manager to find out how this tragedy occurred, who is responsible, and whether we need to be concerned as similar events get back underway in Australia. If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT). CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Merv McCasker - Events management specialist and former Site Manager of Sydney Big Day Out Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Law That Allows Men To Explain Away Murder

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 14:36

    When Sandra Peniamina was killed, her husband admitted he had done it and was initially charged with and convicted of murder, sentenced to life behind bars. But an archaic law that has been around since men duelled with pistols, has been used to allow him to reduce that sentence with a claim she provoked him. Today The Quicky team investigates the laws of provocation and what needs to happen for them to change. CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Professor Heather Douglas - teacher and researcher of criminal law and procedure at the Melbourne Law School Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Teen-ternity Leave: Do Parents Need Time Off To Support Older Kids?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 20:05

    Raising a child is always challenging, but when your kids hit their teenage years it can be especially difficult as they navigate changing bodies, relationships and end-of-school exams for the first time. This has led many parents to call for 'teen-ternity leave', a special period of time off granted to those who care for teenage kids to help them manage the years when parental influence can be most important, but would it be fair to people without kids?  The Quicky speaks to an expert in gender and employment relations, Mia Freedman, and people with and without kids to see whether this is a great idea, or if would place a greater burden onto the child-free to pick up the slack at work? CREDITS  Host: Claire Murphy With thanks to:  Marian Baird - Professor of Gender and Employment Relations at the University of Sydney, Head of the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies and Co-Director of the Women, Work and Leadership Research Group  Mia Freedman - Mamamia's Co-Founder, mother of three, host of No Filter and co-host of Mamamia Out Loud Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We're listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Just by reading or listening to our content, you're helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We're currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au  Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Will I Be Sucked Into Zuckerberg's Metaverse?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 16:41

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently announced in a 77 minute long video that he is re-branding the company under the new name Meta, which is short for Metaverse - but what is that and how will it impact your life? The Quicky speaks to a tech expert to find out more about Zuckerberg's master plan, which other companies are also planning to join the Metaverse, and how it's going to change our everyday lives in the very near future. Do you want to know how to keep kids safe online? Introducing the Safe on Social Toolkit: the digital ‘survival kit' of everything parents and teachers need to know to keep kids safe on social media right now. Get the toolkit now at www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guests: Dr Marcus Carter - Researcher in digital cultures and human-computer interaction based at the University of Sydney and Co-Director of the Socio-Tech Futures Lab addressing the social, ethical and inclusive challenges with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics and virtual and augmented reality Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Needle Spiking: Is It Happening In Australia?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 17:35

    With restrictions finally lifted across Australia, many of us look forward to a night out or a house party with friends, but recent reports from the UK of young women being injected with an unknown substance in bars and clubs has caused widespread concern. Drink spiking has been on our radar as a risk for many years, but is it still common or might this new form of drugging people be taking over? The Quicky speaks to an expert in spiking and a young woman who was a victim of this despicable crime to find out how concerned we should be when we venture out into the night, and what we can do to protect ourselves and our mates. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guests: Nicole Lee - Adjunct Professor at the National Drug Research Institute and Director at 360Edge, a consultancy specialising in the alcohol and other drug sector Fiona* - Recounts her experience of having her drink spiked in a city nightclub (*Name has been changed to protect privacy) Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Aussie Housing Market Just Changed For Everyone

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 16:31

    If you have or are currently trying to buy property in Australia, you will know that the so-called 'Australian Dream' of owning your own home is more like a nightmare as prices continue to rise with seemingly no end in sight. But why is it that property values across the country are going through the roof despite all the uncertainty of the pandemic, and might there really be a 'good' time to buy on the horizon? The Quicky speaks to two young women hoping to buy their first home, and an economics expert to find out what has made Australian real estate some of the most expensive in the world, and why a recent change could finally make it more affordable. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guests: Peter Martin - Business and Economy Editor for The Conversation Australia, a Visiting Fellow at Australian National University's Crawford School of Public Policy, and Presenter of the ABC Radio National program The Economists Sydney - Trying to buy her first home by combining resources with her sister Maddie - Feeling overwhelmed by high house prices in the city Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why Are Male Athletes So Scared To Come Out?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 15:47

    Last week, Adelaide United star Josh Cavallo made history when he announced that he is proud gay man, making him the only current, male professional footballer in the world to publicly come out. But if we look at women's soccer and other sporting codes, we find that there are many female players who have been able to be honest about who they love, so why is it still considered taboo for male athletes? The Quicky speaks to an openly gay former tennis pro, and an expert in sport to find out why there is so much homophobia in professional sport, and what we can all do to help the next generation of stars to live freely and succeed out in the open. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guests: Casey Dellacqua - Retired Australian Professional Tennis Player and former Olympian Dr Steve Georgakis - Senior lecturer of pedagogy and sports studies at the University of Sydney Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Great Resignation: Should I Quit My Job?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 17:59

    The past 20 months of constant upheaval and change as a result of the pandemic has made many of us re-think what's most important in our lives, and our careers in particular. In the United States this has led to literally millions of people to quit their jobs in what is being referred to as 'The Great Resignation', but are Aussies set to join them and look for new opportunities? The Quicky speaks to a HR expert to find out whether employers should be bracing for a stack of resignations, what that will mean for our economy, and how you know if it's time for you to move on? CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guest: Aaron McEwan - HR Influencer, Coaching Psychologist, Strategic Advisor, Innovation Expert and self-proclaimed 'Tech Geek' who works at the global research and advisory firm Gartner Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Mental Load Of IVF

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 18:51

    Anyone who's been through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) will tell you about the huge costs, extensive medical intervention, and if they are lucky enough to be successful, how happy they are, but what if you go through all that and still come out the other side without a baby? Talking about the toll on your mental health as a result of IVF is much more difficult for many people than discussing the physical or financial impacts, so what do those women who have tried desperately to conceive wish they'd known beforehand? The Quicky speaks to a woman who went through years of IVF and a medical specialist to find out what prospective parents should know before they embark on this journey, and how to care for their mental wellbeing before, during and after, no matter what the outcome. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Gemma Bath Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guests: Alice Almeida - Founder and Managing Director The Amber Network who spent three years trying to conceive her first child through IVF which took a huge toll on her mental health, marriage and self-esteem, and then suffered from secondary infertility as well. You can read more about Alice's story here Dr Karin Hammarberg - Senior Research Fellow in Global and Women's Health at Monash University, and a Registered Nurse with 20 years experience as clinical co-ordinator of IVF programs Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Princess & The Commoner: How A Royal Wedding Divided Japan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 18:22

    This week, an unusually modest wedding brought an end to four years of torment for Princess Mako of Japan and her 'commoner' husband Kei Komuro, as the newlyweds plan to quietly leave their home country for a new life in the United States. The usual pomp and ceremony of an Imperial wedding was nowhere to be seen, as public disapproval of the union has left Mako with PTSD, after conservatives hounded the couple because they felt her groom simply wasn't good enough to join the Royal family. To find out why this marriage has been so controversial, and what it tells us about the state of gender equality in Japan, The Quicky speaks to an expert in Japanese culture and history as we consider why the couple have been dubbed 'the new Harry and Meghan'. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guest: Dr Thomas Baudinette - Cultural Anthropologist and Senior Lecturer in International Studies with a special focus on Japan at Macquarie University. Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    COP26: Is Australia Really That Sh*t On Climate Change?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 19:37

    This weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will reluctantly fly to Scotland for the United Nations Climate Change Conference better known as COP26, but why did it take a tongue-lashing from Prince Charles and the Queen to convince him to attend? And why has there been such a last minute scramble between the Liberals and Nationals to finally agree to some kind of 'in-principle' plan to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050 when we've known for decades that urgent action is needed? The Quicky speaks to a climate change expert, and an expert in Australian politics to find out if Australia really is that bad when it comes to global warming and protecting the environment, and what might go down in Glasgow? CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guests: Emeritus Professor Will Steffen - Climate Council spokesperson and climate change expert based at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra Mark Kenny - Australian Studies Professor at the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, and host of the weekly politics and public affairs podcast, Democracy Sausage With Mark Kenny Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Alec Baldwin & The “Prop” Gun: How Dangerous Is A Movie Set?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 17:03

    Last week, the lives of the cast and crew of a new movie called Rust were changed forever after what was supposed to be an unloaded "prop" gun killed one person and seriously injured another. How this accident was allowed to happen on a multi-million dollar movie set involving an experienced actor like Alec Baldwin has brought into question who is responsible for safety during filming, whether it be for a massive Hollywood picture, or a local TV show? The Quicky speaks to a leading authority in the Australian TV and movie industry to find out what led up to the fatal shooting in New Mexico, and what safety protocols and procedures are in place in Australia to ensure nothing like that ever happens here. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guest: Matthew Deaner - Chief Executive Officer of Screen Producers Australia Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Weirdly Obsessed With Big Families? Us Too

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 18:16

    The new Premier of NSW Dominic Perrottet recently announced that he and his wife Helen are expecting their seventh child, a baby girl next year, leaving many of us wondering how they will manage so many kids and such a big job leading the State? It also has us questioning how common big families are in 2021, and whether it is a life choice that only really rich people can now afford? To find out what it's really like The Quicky speaks to the Blue Wiggle who was one of seven kids, a celebrity mum-of-six, and a sociologist as we take a deep dive into big families. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guests: Anthony Field - Blue Wiggle, Musician, actor, and founding member and leader of The Wiggles Madeleine West - Actress, author, single mum of six children and soon-to-be host of Mamamia's new podcast Restart With Madeleine West Dr Brendan Churchill - Research Fellow in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Program Manager of Life Patterns, a longitudinal study of Australian youth Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Being A Wiggle Is Very Big Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 19:16

    When you become a Wiggle, there's a whole lot more to it than just pulling on a bright skivvy and singing a few songs. With Emma Wiggle leaving the band and newly minted Yellow Wiggle Tsehay Hawkins taking her place, many are wondering what she will have to deal with when she joins a band beloved by generations of children around the world. The Quicky speaks to the Blue Wiggle himself and a journalist who grew up as a fan of the band to find out how the group runs a tight ship business to ensure they continue to evolve and remain a part of our children's future, and prevent any un-wiggly business. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane A/Executive Producer: Sydney Pead Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guests: Anthony Field - Blue Wiggle, Musician, actor, and founding member and leader of The Wiggles Kiran Gupta - Arts/Law student at the University of Sydney majoring in Media Studies and freelance journalist Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Squid Game: Why Is The World Obsessed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 19:55

    There is no better word to describe the Netflix show Squid Game than 'phenomenon', as it has taken the entire world by storm with more than 111 million loyal viewers, leading many people to ask why a South Korean dystopian horror-drama has proven so popular? The Quicky speaks to an expert in Korean culture and media to uncover the hidden depths of the show not apparent to English-speaking audiences, and a psychologist to understand the impact the show has on our brains. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guests: Dr Sung-Ae Lee - Lecturer in the Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and Literature at Macquarie University, whose major research focuses on fiction, film and television drama of East Asia, with particular attention to Korea Elisabeth Shaw - CEO of Relationships Australia NSW and has worked for over 25 years as a clinical and counselling psychologist with extensive experience in relationships services  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Real Danger Of “Bully” Bosses

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 16:41

    Last week, the ABC's Four Corners program aired an explosive episode in which serious allegations of bullying and harassment were levelled at former CEO of Sony Music Australia, Denis Handlin. For many, it has raised the question of workplace culture in Australia, and what laws and policies are or should be in place to protect employees at all levels. The Quicky speaks to an industrial relations expert and hears some of your stories to find out what is really going on in offices and other sites across the country, and what we can all do to bring an end to workplace bullying. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guest: Diana Kelly - Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong, and an expert in industrial relations, employment and workplace behaviour Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How Dangerous Is Someone Who Is Unvaccinated?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 18:39

    Some states and territories are surging ahead with COVID-19 vaccinations with the ACT and NSW now surpassing 90% first dose, but other jurisdictions including WA, QLD and the NT are falling behind on just over 70% first dose vaccination rates. Despite the slow uptake in some communities, restrictions are continuing to ease across much of the country which has many people asking, how dangerous is it for those of us who are fully vaccinated to mingle with those who aren't? The Quicky speaks to a political sociologist and an expert epidemiologist to find out how much of a health or even psychological risk people who aren't vaccinated pose to others in the community. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guests: Dr Josh Roose - Political Sociologist and Senior Research Fellow in Politics and Religion at the Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University, Melbourne Professor Marylouise McLaws - Epidemiologist with expertise in hospital infection and infectious diseases control, based at the University of NSW Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Could Prince Andrew Go To Jail?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 14:31

    Prince Andrew has escaped further investigation from the UK's Metropolitan Police over the allegations raised in Virginia Giuffre's sexual assault lawsuit, in which she claims he forced her to have sex with him on multiple occasions while she was underage. But that doesn't mean the legal battle is over for the Queen's favourite child, as he has until October 29 to formally respond to the lawsuit, and could face serious consequences if found guilty. The Quicky speaks to a Royal expert to find out what his potential punishment could be, and what is happening to Ghislaine Maxwell, the woman accused of grooming young girls for billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his high-ranking friends. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guest: Maddalena Mastrostefano - Europe Correspondent for Royal Central Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Australia Is Reopening, So Where Should I Go?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 15:26

    NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet made a shock announcement on Friday that NSW will abolish all quarantine for people who are double vaccinated from November 1, in addition to the Federal Government's messaging that Australia will finally re-open to the world next month. But not everyone looks set to be jetting off as many domestic borders remain closed. The Quicky speaks to a travel expert to find out for those who can take to the skies, where the safest destinations are in the world, and which ones are already proving most popular as we feel increasingly secure in booking new travel arrangements. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guest: Kelly Spencer - General Manager of Flight Centre Australia Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Department Of Health Answers Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 16:44

    As vaccination rates continue to soar across Australia, many of us still have lingering questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, including knowing which one is right for you and your family. To answer all of your questions, The Quicky speaks a medical expert who also has a leading role in the Federal Government's pandemic response to find out everything you need to know about the benefits and safety of getting the jab. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guest: Dr Lucas de Toca - First Assistant Secretary of Implementation and Primary Care Response at the National COVIDVaccine Taskforce, where he leads the Primary Care Response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the Department of Health.  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Gwyneth Is Now Selling Libido Boosters, But Do They Work?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 12:48

    Goop, the lifestyle website founded by actor-turned-wellness-guru Gwyneth Paltrow sells all sorts of weird products supposedly designed to help women improve their sex lives, and their latest is 'DTF' aka Down To F*ck, a libido booster that comes in the form of pills. But do these kinds of products - which includes things we can find in the supermarket like Horny Goat Weed - really work and if so, how? The Quicky speaks to an expert in sexual health to sort the facts from the sell, and find out if we are experiencing problems with our libido whether we should self-medicate, or be speaking with a doctor about what's going on in our minds, as well as our bodies. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guest: Professor Marita McCabe - Leader of the Health and Ageing Research Group at Swinburne University of Technology, who conducts theoretical and applied research in the areas of ageing, body image disorders, depression and sexual health.  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Demise Of The Office & The Things Worth Saving

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 13:15

    As many of us start to return to work in the office as restrictions ease, it seems unlikely for a lot of businesses that we will ever fully go back to the traditional 9 to 5 work day, but does that mean we should ditch every aspect of office life? The Quicky speaks to a productivity expert to consider whether there are some elements of the daily commute and grind that are in fact worth keeping, even if a hybrid of working from home and the office becomes the new normal. CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Guest: Deborah Ho - Designer, artist, productivity expert and host of Mamamia's podcast 8 Minutes To Change Your Work Life Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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