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The twice-weekly podcast that's smart, often silly and sometimes surprising. Absolutely everything is up for discussion: from pop culture to politics, body image to motherhood, feminism to fashion. Join Mamamia's Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman and J...Show More
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BONUS: Ask Us Anything

19:58 | May 4th

If you've ever wanted to know how the Outlouders prepare for their shows or how Jessie feels about dating Mia's son then this is your chance to find out... END BITS Hosts: Mia Freedman, Jessie Stephens and Holly Wainwright. Producer: Elissa ...Show More
Why Nobody Wants To Live With A Capricorn

36:48 | May 3rd

In case you missed it, a response to a housing inquiry has gone viral after the applicant was turned down for being a Capricorn. So is it acceptable to pick your housemates by their star signs? Plus, what the heck has been going on in Australian p...Show More
How To Have A Baby Like A Princess

35:25 | May 1st

A royal is reportedly having her baby at home and everyone wants a birth with the royal stamp of approval. But should anyone be copying that with the same enthusiasm we're copying her taste in shoes? This week the media has had a bit of a thing fo...Show More
The Emojis That Creep People Out

30:27 | Apr 26th

Send a lot of these: 😍❤️😍❤️😍❤️😍❤️😍? Bad news. According to new research published in Frontiers in Psychology, the interpretation of emojis can vary dramatically depending on the gender of the sender. Which means you might be creeping some people...Show More
We Need To Talk About Chris Lilley

30:19 | Apr 24th

Professional singer of sad love songs, Adele, has split with her husband Simon Konecki and the interview is rejoicing!  Why? Because they know heartbreak means the sweet hits are coming. But should we be reveling in someone else’s misery because it’l...Show More
BONUS: Easter Recommendations

27:29 | Apr 20th

Treat yourself this Easter with a very special bonus episode of Mamamia Out Loud!  Mia, Jessie and Holly dish up everything you should be binge-watching, reading and listening to this long weekend as you stuff yourself with chocolate and hot cross...Show More
Let's All Hold Hands And #Pray For Angelina Jolie

33:09 | Apr 18th

In case you missed it: Kim Kardashian is nailing her legal exams; you're going to be spending your weekend watching Beyonce slay and there's a woman in Mexico who performed her own c-section. Yup. Plus, the day that we thought would never come has...Show More
We Need To Talk About Australia’s Own ‘Notre Dame’

35:26 | Apr 17th

The world saw an irreplaceable icon burning this week, and reacted with horror. But Australia is about to lose one of its own unique wonders, and where are the billionaires' donations to save it? Plus, following Israel Folau’s comments online espo...Show More
The Email That Can Help You Get Hired

42:39 | Apr 12th

Do you need to send a thank you note after a job interview? Or is that just bollocks? Y Speaking of bollocks, if you’re addicted to your phone and a bit ashamed of how much time you spend on it, here’s why you shouldn’t be. And Britney Spears h...Show More
The Story That Divided Australia

34:03 | Apr 10th

Everyone is talking about vegans and farmers. Where do you stand on the protests that shocked the nation on Monday? If you didn't watch Married At First Sight, are you a snob? And do women have an obligation to each other not to post pictures o...Show More
This Is What A Relaunch Looks Like

36:06 | Apr 5th

Natalie Joyce has relaunched herself as a bodybuilder and it’s making Holly Wainwright very happy. But is this relaunch about body image or strength? Plus, the world of vegan Youtubers is imploding and Mia is going to explain why. Hear more about ...Show More
Get Yourself A Nemesis

37:38 | Apr 3rd

You need three things in life. A nemesis, a mentor and an arch enemy. Why, you ask? Motivation. There was an article in The Atlantic this week titled “Get Yourself a Nemesis.” You can read it here, but basically, it says a nemesis can push you to do ...Show More
BONUS: Correspondence Is Back...

13:57 | Mar 30th

Your thoughts about what was discussed on our podcasts this month. From Dyson's to Emotional Labour to what people eat for lunch. Your feedback is all here, and we're listening... END BITS Hosts: Mia Freedman, Jessie Stephens and Holly Wainwrig...Show More
How Do You Put Your Bra On?

40:05 | Mar 29th

Hey... you there... did you know that there’s more than one way to put your bra on? Yep, and it has the Outlouders bamboozled probably more than it should. Plus, why is author Elizabeth Gilbert so good at falling in love? A year since her wife Ray...Show More
What Makes A Woman Unlikeable?

44:33 | Mar 27th

Amy Schumer’s brand new stand up show Growing has dropped on Netflix, and it’s got us thinking about the likeability factor when it comes to female celebrities. Is there something fundamentally unlikable about a successful woman? Plus, Jacinda Ard...Show More
What Young Women Are Spending Crazy Money On

42:53 | Mar 22nd

Millennial women are spending a fortune on homewares and vacuum cleaners and Holly is confused. So what’s going on with the rise of domesticity among young women? Plus, JK Rowling has given an interview where she talks about Dumbledore’s sexuality...Show More
BONUS: We Need To Talk About Scott Morrison & Waleed Aly

19:04 | Mar 22nd

On Thursday night, The Project’s Waleed Aly sat down with Prime Minister Scott Morrison for an intense, commercial-free interview.   The segment covered whether or not our current government has capitalised on Islamophobia, and the place One Natio...Show More
This Is What A Leader Looks Like

39:26 | Mar 20th

On Friday afternoon, an Australian white supremacist walked into a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand and opened fire on the people who were gathered for Friday prayers. He live-streamed the attack on Facebook as he shot dead 50 people and injure...Show More
Why Aunt Becky Went To Jail

35:00 | Mar 15th

In case you missed it, Felicity Huffman and Full House star Lori Loughlin, aka Aunty Becky, have been arrested over a $US25 million ($A35 million) college cheating scandal.  They're among dozens of people who've been caught spending hundreds of thous...Show More
The Great Chicken Sandwich Dilemma

28:15 | Mar 13th

Do you eat the same thing every day for lunch? How about breakfast? And why does it matter? A recent article in the Atlantic looked at people who eat the same thing every day and as a regular chicken sandwich eater, Jessie thinks it’s a great idea...Show More
EXTRA: George Pell, Michael Jackon & The Whole Damned Thing

21:53 | Mar 13th

The world just watched Melbourne County Chief Judge, Peter Kidd as he sentenced pedophile George Pell to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of two young boys, with a non-parole period of three years and eight months. Is that really enough fo...Show More
The Performative Friendship Group

39:58 | Mar 8th

Happy International Women’s Day! As we were planning this show - we thought about how we could do things a little differently. Usually, radios decide that International Women’s Day is a great day to feature some women's voices. But here at Mama...Show More
The Scariest Thing On The Internet

32:57 | Mar 6th

Heard the word Momo a lot this week but not sure what it is? Jessie’s here to explain. It's the internet challenge that seems to be scaring children and parents so much that Kim Kardashian had to intervene. But is Momo actually real? Or is it the mod...Show More
This Is A Moment For Outrage

32:55 | Mar 1st

Just a warning, this episode of Mamamia Out Loud will be speaking about the George Pell case which may be distressing. For 24-hour support, please call 1800 RESPECT. On Tuesday, after three months under a suppression order, the world learned that ...Show More
What Jordan Peterson Gets Wrong About Women

35:22 | Feb 27th

If you listened to the show last week, you would’ve heard Holly and Jessie saying they were off to see controversial Canadian psychologist and best-selling author, Jordan Peterson live. Well, that happened and Holly may or may not have been conver...Show More
The $20 Million Fake Love Story

33:43 | Feb 22nd

In case you missed it, Lady Gaga got a new tattoo this week that pays homage to A Star Is Born. It’s a rose on her back with the La Vie En Rose lyrics but it seems the tattoo and her very public friendship with Bradley Cooper is part of a $20 million...Show More
Are Women Killing Meghan Markle?

31:34 | Feb 20th

Are you a woman? Apparently, it's your fault Meghan Markle is being hounded by the media. That’s according to The Times columnist Carol Midgley, but Mia Freedman strongly disagrees. So is our desire for gossip and pictures deadly, or just a bit of fu...Show More
BONUS: Introducing The Quicky...

14:36 | Feb 17th

Have you heard? We've got a new podcast here at Mamamia.  It's a daily show called The Quicky. And we want to introduce it to you... The Quicky is the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day. And it’s delivered straight ...Show More
Why Would Anyone Need A Sex Button?

34:45 | Feb 15th

Have you ever experienced the 3pm shock? If you’re a working mum, chances are this sounds very familiar. It’s when you realise there are two hours between when the school day finishes and when the work day finishes. And Mia thinks something needs to ...Show More
Why Are We Weighing People On National TV?

37:22 | Feb 13th

Did you wear make up to school? A girl’s school in Victoria has made headlines after students were made to remove eyelash extensions before their school photos. And a question we couldn’t help but ask this week: Why on earth are we still weighing peo...Show More
Well, That Was Embarrassing

37:16 | Feb 8th

Bradley Cooper admitted to Oprah this week that he was embarrassed that he hadn’t been nominated for Best Director by the Oscars. Which got us thinking, when it comes to things like failure, is embarrassment the feeling we are most afraid of? Last...Show More
The Reason Women Are Relaunching

31:57 | Feb 6th

Have you heard of the relaunch? It’s what all the young people are doing on social media after they've come out of a break-up and Jessie is here to explain it to us. Yesterday, the NRL banned Ben Barba for life after CCTV footage of an altercation...Show More
The Great Relationship Conversation Test

35:42 | Feb 1st

Married At First Sight is back this week, and on Thursday night it got Jessie thinking (you can read her specific thoughts here) about whether there was a right or a wrong way to have a conversation with a partner. Because it seems that in every rela...Show More
What Happens When Two Women Fight

31:14 | Jan 30th

Two women had an argument on morning television and everyone lost their minds.  To read the opinions of indigenous women on the Kerri-Anne Kennerly/Yumi Stynes Australia Day argument, go here. And we discuss whether two women can ever publicly disag...Show More
Three First Nations Women On January 26

16:36 | Jan 25th

It's January 26. And on this special episode of Mamamia Out Loud, we are passing the mics to three First Nations women from different parts of the country - Tanya Orman, Maddie Richey and Karla Grant - to tell us what  'Australia Day' means to them. ...Show More
Am I Being Unreasonable?

30:59 | Jan 25th

Is it ever okay for someone to confiscate your phone when you’re a grown-up? It happened to Holly last week and she paid for the privilege. Now, she’s a bit confused. And if you don’t know what a shut down is, but are hoping it’s got something to ...Show More
The Ultimate Female Grooming Dilemma

39:42 | Jan 23rd

Is it ever okay to tell a fellow sister that her pubes are sticking out of her swimmers when you don’t know her? It’s a doozy of a group therapy this week Outlouders, and Holly, Jessie and Mia aren’t sure how to respond. The Australian Open Tennis...Show More
BONUS: The Bold Type Recap.

31:44 | Jan 19th

Heard Mia banging on about The Bold Type and need to talk about it more? Well, good news because today we are sharing with you an episode all about it.  Scarlet Magazine isn't real. But according to former Cosmopolitan Editor Mia Freedman, it's as...Show More
The 10 Year Challenge Conspiracy Theory

43:18 | Jan 18th

Happy Friday Outlouders! Have you been seeing a lot of inspirational work quotes on Instagram? Have people been telling you they’re just soooooo busy? Well, turns out there’s a word for that. It’s hustle porn and Mia is going to tell us why it mig...Show More
The Yoni Egg Friendship Test

39:53 | Jan 16th

Have you done the yoni egg test with your friends yet? If you’ve watched The Bold Type, you’ll understand what we’re talking about, but if you haven’t Mia’s here to tell you what it is. And chances are it will redefine your female friendships. Plu...Show More
G-Strings To The Front

29:27 | Jan 11th

SURPRISE. We’re back early and Mia’s in the hosting chair so strap yourselves in. Have you been cleaning out your cupboards over the Christmas break? Are you chucking out a heap of clothes you don’t wear anymore? The world has gone mad for Marie K...Show More
Sex & The City: The Show That Changed Everything

47:29 | Jan 9th

Twenty years ago, Sex & The City burst onto our screens and changed the way women saw themselves. Here at Mamamia Out Loud we’ve been talking a lot about the podcast that has brought Sex & The City back into our lives, Origins, which is why we though...Show More
BONUS: The Topics You Couldn't Stop Talking About In 2018

54:35 | Jan 3rd

What do fish sex, a botox explainer, climate change and defining yourself as a mother have in common? They were some of our most popular segments on Mamamia Out Loud in 2018, so we thought we’d revisit them and see what you, our listeners, had to say...Show More
What Is Your Word For 2019?

19:48 | Dec 31st, 2018

Who wants to have a New Years resolution when you can have a word of the year? Holly, Jessie and Mia look back on their words for 2018 and share what their words for 2019 are.  If you have a word for 2019,  call us on 02 8999 9386 and tell us, ...Show More
BONUS: All The Things We Completely Forgot Happened In 2018

28:39 | Dec 27th, 2018

A lot has happened in the last 12 months.  We had a goddamn Olympics and no one even a little bit remembers it. Kids from Parkland, Florida, became galvanising leaders after yet another preventable school shooting. We had not one but TWO roy...Show More
BONUS: 24 Recommendations To Get You Through Summer

25:05 | Dec 25th, 2018

Welcome to our bumper recommendations bonus episode, where Holly, Mia and Jessie talk you through what you need to be reading/watching/listening to this summer.  We could use more words here, but let's be honest you guys are just here for the list...Show More
BONUS: A Very Mamamia Out Loud Christmas

23:01 | Dec 24th, 2018

It’s Christmas Day. A day in the calendar that can be filled with joy or sadness. Either way, the Mamamia Outlouders are here to wish you Happy Holidays and give you some pointers on how to avoid an awkward conversation with Uncle Dave over the turke...Show More
$1700 For An Orgasm

29:05 | Dec 21st, 2018

Women are going to extreme lengths to have an orgasm... The O-shot is a procedure which “takes blood from the patient’s arm, spins it in a centrifuge to “activate” it and produce “high quality” Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)."  This is then injected into...Show More
An Unconventional Pregnancy Announcement

25:15 | Dec 19th, 2018

The bosses are on holidays so things are getting a little rowdy on this week's episode of Out Loud as Rachel Corbett and Leigh Campbell jump in the studio with Jessie. Bachelor couple Matty J and Laura Byrne are having a baby. It’s glorious news, ...Show More
The Thing About Second Marriages

32:19 | Dec 14th, 2018

Karl Stefanovic married Jasmine Yarbrough over the weekend in Mexico and he's released photos to the media despite saying he'd be doing "no media deal."  So, can you have a problem with being followed by paparazzi if you're willing to profit from you...Show More
Do You Feel As Good As You Look?

25:48 | Dec 12th, 2018

It's Christmas party season so Holly is going to take you through all the rules you need to know to make sure you're doing it right.  Spoiler alert, if you're a fan of Prosecco you might be disappointed.  And since we're all being forced to mingle wi...Show More
The Arrest We've Been Waiting For

39:52 | Dec 7th, 2018

If you've come looking for Elf On The Shelf tips you're in the wrong place. We're in the lead-up to Christmas and Holly's in the depths of Elf On The Shelf hell, for the umpteenth year running. But she's having a far better week than Chris Dawson, wh...Show More
Christmas Party Dressing Is Hard

30:48 | Dec 5th, 2018

When it comes to the office Christmas party - what the heck are you allowed to wear? Is 'Palace Feud' a default headline for the media or is there actually something going on between Duchess Meghan and Duchess Kate? And why are more and more pe...Show More
The Man You Ought To Avoid

40:08 | Nov 30th, 2018

Have you ever heard the expression ‘soft boy?’ Holly hadn’t until it came up in a meeting the other day, so she asked Jessie to explain it. And yikes, it’s not what you’d think. Plus, has Lena Dunham reached peak overshare? And is it ever okay ...Show More
An Awkward Housemate Situation

32:47 | Nov 28th, 2018

What do you do when your roommate has her boyfriend over all the time? Ignore it? Say something? Move out? The Outlouders are here to help (even if they don't all agree).  Plus, we're brining back the Kick Arse Woman Of Kickarsery segment to celeb...Show More
Just Take A Picture Of Me Doing This...

35:17 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Outlouders, social media is ruining your holidays and we have the stats to prove it. Plus, could Sex and the City really have worked without Mr Big? Yep, we’re going deep on the fact that the third movie was going to kill him off. And Renae Law...Show More
Nobody Wants Your Sad Kris Kringle Present

31:04 | Nov 21st, 2018

Have you received an invitation from your office to take part in the annual Kris Kringle? Do you not really want to do it? Well, friends, we’re here to say THAT IS FINE because Kris Kringle is a little bit problematic according to Rach and Mia.  P...Show More
The Best Friend Debate

40:11 | Nov 16th, 2018

What do you do when you get demoted by a best friend? We’ve got a heartfelt group therapy that will probably break your heart a little. Plus, when it comes to sausage sandwiches, where do you put your onions? And, The Bachelorette has ended but...Show More
Excuse Me While I Breastfeed Your Baby

36:25 | Nov 14th, 2018

Is it ever okay to breastfeed a baby that isn't yours? An air hostess offered up her boob to someone else's baby on a flight this week and Rachel Corbett wants to know if this is what happens when you become a mother.  Second thing on the agenda t...Show More
The Dating Advice No Woman Wants To Hear

36:56 | Nov 9th, 2018

Is it ever okay to tell a woman their ovaries are old? An article about Kylie Minogue’s new boyfriend has Jessie angry. And speaking of angry, is it time we stopped shying away from female rage? Plus, do you go to the movies by yourself? Are yo...Show More
Spice Girls, Dead Horses & Wedding Dresses For Old People

39:31 | Nov 7th, 2018

With Melbourne Cup’s “problematic” side breaking into the mainstream this week - we have a question - is it time that we give up on all public holidays in Australia? Plus Gwyneth Paltrow got married again on the weekend and she wore a gorgeous, bi...Show More
Taking Off Your Big Girl Pants

36:02 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Holly Wainwright is addicted to shapewear and she needs to talk about it. Plus did you know that there’s a wrong way to send a text message? You’re probably doing it right now. And, American writer Glennon Doyle is no longer wearing makeup or d...Show More
We Just Want To Take Another Look At Bradley Cooper

40:06 | Oct 31st, 2018

If you’ve been to see A Star Is Born, you’ll understand why everyone is objectifying the hell out of Bradley Cooper right now. So what’s the ‘acceptable’ way to talk about hot celebrities in your workplace? And was that film in desperate need of a tr...Show More
Midnight Zoomies

31:10 | Oct 26th, 2018

Columnist Caitlin Moran asked the men of the world what they hate about being male, and we need to talk about their responses. Plus, Rachel Corbett argues the case for getting up at 5am.  And we tackle a group therapy question from a listener w...Show More
The Failure Resumé

38:52 | Oct 24th, 2018

We talk about success in the workplace a lot but do we spend enough time talking about our failures?  Mia gets real about failure resumes and why everyone needs one. Plus, Jessie has started obsessing about the Royals but Holly couldn’t care less....Show More
EXTRA: A Star Is Born

35:20 | Oct 23rd, 2018

SPOILERS AHEAD:  It's the movie event of the year. So, of course, we are going to unpack it. Holly is joined by Leigh Campbell and Rachel Corbett to dissect all things A Star Is Born, the film starring and directed by Bradley Cooper alongside Lady Ga...Show More
Friendship With A Side Of Eye Cream

36:54 | Oct 19th, 2018

What do you do when your friends start their own businesses or get involved in triangle schemes and want you to buy things? Lots of things. It's group therapy time and boy, is this question relatable.  Plus, is it time to boycott Victoria's Secret...Show More
Babies, Botox & Bye Bye Cosmo

40:10 | Oct 17th, 2018

Jessie got kidnapped by her twin sister Clare to go and stalk Harry & Megs. They didn't get very far. But Jessie is starting to see why everyone is obsessed with the Royals.  Plus, have you ever wondered what it feels like to get botox? We're join...Show More
You Only Need 7 Friends

36:04 | Oct 12th, 2018

Got more than seven friends? Get rid of them. Turns out you only need seven and we are going to find out why. Plus, why do women become invisible over 40? Mia, Holly and Jessie are joined by Jessie’s mum Anne Stephens who had an epiphany the other...Show More
Don't Google Toad From Mario Kart

42:11 | Oct 10th, 2018

Mia found herself googling what the toad from Mario Kart looked like this week, and she had instant regret. Why you ask? Well, in her new book pornstar Stormi Daniels said Donald Trump’s privates...well, you’ll find out… Plus, we're joined by awar...Show More
He's Just Not That Into You

35:36 | Oct 5th, 2018

Is Nick "Honey Badger" Cummins the most hated man in Australia right now, or the most honest? That's the question on everyone's lips after The Bachelor finale so we're going deep. Plus, do you ever put your hand up at work to help out around the o...Show More
Why Everybody Needs A Broken Heart

38:18 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Can you be a proper person if you’ve never experienced heartbreak? That’s the question Holly Wainwright was pondering over the weekend while sitting around a campfire… Plus, if you’ve been thinking ‘who the heck is Brett Kavanaugh and why is every...Show More
Those Darn Millennials Have Ruined Divorce

35:40 | Sep 28th, 2018

Those bloody millennials, they ruin everything, don’t they? This week it's divorce.  Plus, if you’re wondering what the fuss is about at the ABC this week, we’re dishing up an explainer. And judging by our Outlouders Facebook Group you all love...Show More
Keli Lane And The Court Of TV Opinion

40:00 | Sep 26th, 2018

Eight years after being convicted of murdering her two-day-old daughter, former water polo player Keli Lane is determined to prove her innocence in a new ABC documentary called Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane and we need to talk about it. Plus, wha...Show More
Meanwhile, In A Dubbo Hotel Room...

32:47 | Sep 20th, 2018

Today, Mamamia Out Loud is coming to you from a hotel room in Dubbo. We have learned a lot about each other while we've been on tour this week, like Jessie is the Queen of Katies, Mia is the Queen of a Powershop, Holly's voice has had enough of her a...Show More
A-Line Jeans And A Nice Top

26:01 | Sep 19th, 2018

Ladies, throw out those skinny jeans you’ve got in your cupboard. According to fashun people, skinny jeans are dead. It’s all about the A-Line jeans now. Get excited. Plus, are we being gaslighted by celebrities? Jessie’s twin sister Clare joins u...Show More
27 Minutes Of Awesome

37:44 | Sep 14th, 2018

The Bachelor used a woman’s sexuality as clickbait. Fair game, or too far? We speak to Moana Hope to find out what she thinks, and why she’s such a mad Bach fan. Plus, it’s time we talk about what Germaine Greer said to Jessie Stephens last week. ...Show More
Scrambled Jade Eggs And Serena

30:57 | Sep 12th, 2018

Everyone is wondering what happened to Serena Williams over the weekend. The 36-year-old was in the grand final of the US open when she received a warning for allegedly taking instructions from her coach. What happened next has been described as a...Show More
Mean Girls Come In Threes

42:11 | Sep 7th, 2018

Has The Bachelor just glorified bullying or done the opposite and highlighted some shocking behaviour? Romy and Cat might have left the Mansion, but they're still all anyone can talk about. Jessie thinks she knows why. Plus, is it ever acceptable ...Show More
When Jessie Stephens Met Germaine Greer

29:46 | Sep 6th, 2018

This podcast will deal extensively with the subject of rape and won't be appropriate for all listeners. If this podcast does bring anything up for you then please call 1800 RESPECT. When people think of feminism, they think of Germaine Greer. Her ...Show More
Dead Fish Before Breakfast

32:55 | Sep 5th, 2018

Holly had a rough morning. One of her kids fish died and things got ugly. But that aside, we’ve got a lot to talk about. Like how many outfits do you need for your own funeral? Aretha Franklin HAD FOUR. Plus, with the last grand slam tournament...Show More
We've Got A Special Announcement

01:45 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Wack on your sparkles because Out Loud is going on the road for one last time this year. And tickets are limited. We will be in: Melbourne on Monday 17th September at the National Gallery of Victoria. Sydney on Tuesday 18th September at the ...Show More
I Don't Want To See Your Gusset

37:25 | Aug 31st, 2018

It’s Equal Pay Day today.  If you’re wondering what that actually means, Jessie is here to explain, so strap yourselves in! Plus, is it ever okay to tell a colleague that what they're wearing is inappropriate? And would you watch Schapelle Corb...Show More
Crazy Brides And Bad Bosses

34:21 | Aug 29th, 2018

Have you ever wondered why some of your colleagues aren’t that good at their jobs? There’s a reason and it’s called the Peter Principle. Plus, to quote Annabel Crabb, this time last year Julie Bishop was the most powerful woman in Australian polit...Show More
Book Club: How To Be Perfect

21:04 | Aug 28th, 2018

Last year, it was about The Mummy Bloggers. This year it’s all about How To Be Perfect. Mamamia Out Loud host Holly Wainwright's first novel focused on the complicated lives of three blogging mum's desperate for their blog to win the coveted Blog-...Show More
Only Three Prime Ministers To Go Until Christmas

24:06 | Aug 24th, 2018

Sometimes, when you don't ask for a new Prime Minister, you get one anyway. This week the Government spilled all over Australia and we are just beginning to clean up the mess. So, who is Scott Morrison? What exactly did Malcolm Turnbull do wrong? ...Show More
Are We Having Fun Yet?

33:38 | Aug 24th, 2018

Just a warning, this is a politics-free podcast. Stay tuned for our bonus episode on all things #Libspill this afternoon. Phone calls are dead. But there are four (count 'em) conversations that you just can't have over text. Or, can you? When N...Show More
You Can't Cry Over Spilt Prime Ministers

45:08 | Aug 22nd, 2018

After five Prime Minister’s in 8 years - are we really back here? We can't guarantee that we're 100 per cent sure who the Prime Minister is right now, but on Tuesday Peter Dutton challenged Malcolm Turnbull for the Prime Ministership. Suddenly it is ...Show More
Introducing Bach Chat

21:11 | Aug 17th, 2018

Do you get to work the day after The Bachelor is over and there's no one to talk to? Well come and join us on a Friday for our weekly Bachelor recap podcast, Bach Chat. Each week Rachel Corbett will be joined by her Mamamia friends to discuss the ...Show More
Sexy Babies Are Having A Moment

32:03 | Aug 17th, 2018

Forget about BDE, now the internet's obsessed with the ‘Sexy Baby.’ According to VICE, a sexy baby is someone who derives their power from being both sexy and babyish, but, crucially, is not a baby. Thank god for that. Plus, if you are confused ab...Show More
Break Out Of Your Turtle Shell

34:43 | Aug 15th, 2018

Jessie’s back from holidays and we're jumping in the deep end with a chat about the scary side of cosmetic surgery after a women went blind from forehead fillers.  Eeek! Plus we find out what it means to be a social turtle and which one of the Out...Show More
Embrace She Dragon

40:46 | Aug 10th, 2018

Lock the doors and set your inner she dragon free because it's time to talk about Iliza Shlesinger’s Netflix special Elder Millennial. Osher's got his shirt off for the cover of Men's Health and is it good or bad news that men are now all about th...Show More
Free the FUPA

38:07 | Aug 8th, 2018

In the September issue of Vogue Beyonce has written a love letter to her Fupa. If you’re scratching your head and thinking ‘what the heck is a FUPA?’ You aren’t alone. But never fear, because Rach is here to explain. Plus, do you ever dream about ...Show More
Gynecological History Available On Request

34:39 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Jennifer Aniston has landed a big magazine cover and all anyone wants to ask her is, "Why still no babies?". How do we change the narrative around child-free women? And, if you’re going out to dinner tonight, who’s picking up the bill? It’s a ques...Show More
Tour de Female

36:23 | Aug 1st, 2018

In case you missed it, there aren’t any women in the Tour de France and we really did miss this fact. So of course, we ask WHY. Plus, Lauren Southern is the 23-year-old right wing Canadian currently making headlines across the country, but what is...Show More
Kissing Hands And Licking Babies

35:10 | Jul 27th, 2018

The Internet got very excited this week about a photo of a mother licking her baby after birth. Is there much difference between kissing your newborn and licking their heads? Plus, dating guru Matthew Hussey is everywhere at the moment, and our En...Show More
There's No Such Thing As A Girl Boss

27:24 | Jul 25th, 2018

Do we need to ditch the term girlboss, and just go straight to boss? Plus what would you do if your partner didn’t want more kids but you weren’t done? It’s the Group Therapy that Holly and Mia relate to immensely. The End Bits Hosts: Holl...Show More
Are You An Overachiever Or An Ostrich?

36:15 | Jul 20th, 2018

Is calling someone an overachiever a compliment or an insult? Holly thinks it’s a compliment, Jessie thinks it’s a backhanded dig. And do you refuse to look at your finances and just pray the ATM will give you money when you go to get some out? Ch...Show More
When Your Boyfriend Is An Anti-Vaxxer

35:05 | Jul 18th, 2018

Elle Macpherson has a new boyfriend. Yawn.  But he's an anti-vaxxer, which begs the question...what happens when you date someone with completely different views to you? Plus, The Teacher’s Pet is the number one podcast in Australia but what's goi...Show More
This One's For The Bush

02:57 | Jul 17th, 2018

Right now, 99% of New South Wales is in drought. Other parts of the country are in drought, on drought watch or about to go into drought onset. For us here in the city, it’s really easy to assume that it rains all the time. But when you’ve been waiti...Show More
BONUS: The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Unpacked

34:54 | Jul 16th, 2018

The second season of The Handmaid’s Tale just finished and we need to talk about it. Join Holly Wainwright, Jessie Stephens and Laura Brodnik as they unpack everything from Offred’s controversial final decision to Serena’s surprising redemption, and ...Show More
The Self Made Woman

40:29 | Jul 13th, 2018

On Thursday, American finance magazine Forbes announced that Kylie Jenner has built a $900 million make-up fortune in less than three years. They called her the youngest 'self-made' woman ever, but does she really deserve that accolade?  Plus, mid...Show More
Humanity At Its Best

27:31 | Jul 11th, 2018

The world is on a high after the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach were rescued from a cave, so Mia, Rach and Jessie discuss why the world is so obsessed with this good news story. Plus, did you know the royals save their wedding cake to eat at ...Show More
The Teachers Are Traumatised

32:49 | Jul 6th, 2018

Parents have started bullying teachers for disciplining their kids and we’re having none of it. Tinder and Bumble are making appearances at weddings as….guests. And Mia’s feeling sad about pubic hair. Mia recommends Lady Startup The Style Ca...Show More
What A Barry Crocker

34:06 | Jul 4th, 2018

There’s a double standard going on we need to discuss... It appears you can’t degrade women on the radio but you can say whatever you want about them in Parliament. Yep, we’re talking all things Barry Hall and Senator David Leyonhjelm Plus, Jessie...Show More
Don't Tell The Men About Period Brain

35:27 | Jun 29th, 2018

Does your brain ever feel a little fuzzy when you have your period? Like you are running 30 seconds behind? Turns out period brain might be real.  Plus, Big Dick Energy. We need to talk about it. What it is. Who has it. And why we want it. If you ...Show More
When Babies Come With A Side Of Superiority

47:43 | Jun 27th, 2018

Jessie Stephens has an unpopular opinion about mothers...she’s sick of women who start every argument with 'As a mother...'" Do you find it alienating or patronising? Or do you agree with Mia and Holly that mums really do think differently about t...Show More
If I've Got To Talk To You We Can No Longer Be Friends

42:31 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Jessie finds Skype confronting, Mia finds talking on the phone problematic and Holly? Well, she agrees, but have we gotten a little lazy about our friendships because of social media? Plus, we thought it might happen, and now Natalie Joyce has giv...Show More
Do My Boobs Look Small In This?

33:52 | Jun 20th, 2018

There's a lot going on this week... Science says cats are better than dogs, we do a whole segment on men and their feelings and we talk about boobs. Specifically, what do you tell people if you've had a breast reduction but don't want to say you'v...Show More
Blame It On The Super Moon

45:01 | Jun 15th, 2018

Don't blame it on the sunshine. Don't blame it on the moonlight. Don't blame it on the good times. Blame it on the super moon. That's what Mia is telling herself anyway. After a week of feeling very emotional, we ask an expert whether or not the m...Show More
We Will All Remember Eurydice Dixon

21:46 | Jun 15th, 2018

To support Eurydice's family you can find the Go Fund Me Page here. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Eurydice Dixon’s body was found on a Melbourne soccer field, between Royal Parade and Princes Park Drive in Carlton North. On Thursday aft...Show More
Donald And Kim And Victoria And David

45:51 | Jun 13th, 2018

There is one thing the world is talking about today, and it’s two blokes shaking hands in Singapore. Should we be happy? Should we be scared? Did Donald Trump do something good? Let’s discuss. Plus, we break down those Beckham breakup rumours. ...Show More
Check On Your Strong Friend

51:51 | Jun 8th, 2018

So many women own a bag, purse, or phone-case emblazoned with the name Kate Spade.  And on Wednesday, this iconic designer was found dead in her home in New York, shocking everyone. So what are the conversations we should be having around her death? ...Show More
Get Your Eggs On Ice

49:02 | Jun 6th, 2018

We need to talk about eggs. Not the ones you eat for breakfast but the ones, if you are a woman, you’ve got in your ovaries. Why you ask? Because Rachel froze hers this week and we have a LOT of questions. Plus, we unpack the interview with Barnab...Show More
Welcome To Our Wolfpack

55:04 | Jun 1st, 2018

Many moons ago we had a conversation about how there are two types of women, poodles, and wolves. Everyone wanted to be a poodle. But now, everyone wants to be a wolf. Why? Because former Olympic soccer player Abby Wambach made a rousing speech and u...Show More
Barnaby Joyce Might Be Australia's Worst Boyfriend

41:50 | May 30th, 2018

Is Barnaby Joyce Australia’s worst boyfriend? It’s a big call, but the former Deputy Prime Minister continues to throw his girlfriend and mother of his fifth child, Vicki Campion, under the bus.  Plus, Roseanne Barr made an outrageous comment on T...Show More
Repeal The 8th

39:08 | May 24th, 2018

Today, on the other side of the world, there’s a referendum going on. Ireland is voting on whether to legalise abortion for the first time. But did you know abortion is still not legal in New South Wales? Plus, apparently you are supposed to have ...Show More
Don't Get Trapped In the Venting Vortex

35:19 | May 23rd, 2018

Do you like to go get a coffee with your workmate and VENT about everyone in the office who is annoying you? WELL, far from it being good to ‘get things off your chest’, that rant might be doing you harm... Plus, are we the only ones who have roya...Show More
You Are Cordially Invited To The Royal Wedding After-Party

29:58 | May 20th, 2018

Put your feminism aside, this is a dirty debrief on the wedding the world won't stop talking about. Grab some popcorn and some wine - or maybe a green smoothie if that's more your jam - and join us for a raw, unedited, and slightly inappropriate gabf...Show More
Celebrity Diets And Other Truly Terrible Ideas

43:03 | May 18th, 2018

Kim Kardashian sucked a lollipop and broke the internet. Plus, is it ever okay for a workplace to dictate that a woman must wear heels? That’s what happened to one of our listeners and it’s a little bit problematic. And, some recommendations ho...Show More
I'm Too Sexy For This Fish

41:48 | May 16th, 2018

People are actually getting turned on by fish sex. And it is now an actual thing in pop culture. So there’s a fun fact for your Wednesday. Plus, the royal wedding is three days away. The lawns are mowed, the tea towels are made - but Meghan Markle...Show More
Meghan Markle Had A Baked Beans Husband

35:25 | May 11th, 2018

You know how often in life and certainly in Hollywood, the person someone is married to before they find success is not the person they STAY married to once they hit the big time? There’s a term for that and it involves baked beans. Plus, what is ...Show More
Job Interviews and Morning Sickness Don't Mix

33:20 | May 9th, 2018

How do you go about getting a new job when you are pregnant? We’ve got a group therapy question that has Holly and Mia a bit conflicted. Plus, How do you police consent? This week, Four Corners told the story of Saxon Mullins, a young woman whose ...Show More
How Four Corners Met Saxon Mullins

20:05 | May 9th, 2018

In this special episode, Holly and Jessie speak to investigative reporter Louise Milligan about how the show came together, the increasingly complex issues around consent, and how we all support Saxon in a tangible way.
The Harry Potter Generation Is Here To Save The World

47:47 | May 4th, 2018

You know that one friend who organises everything in your group? Who orders when you go out for dinner? Who sends you a timetable of activities when you go away together? Thanks to comedian Geraldine Hickey, there’s a name for her: Nicole. Plus, A...Show More
'I Want To Be Rich' And Other Things Women Can't Say

38:15 | May 2nd, 2018

Season Two of The Handmaid’s Tale is out, but should you be watching it? Or is it seriously problematic? Plus, an article called ‘I want to be rich and I’m not sorry’ is going viral on the interwebs, but is it only because it is written by a woman...Show More
Quit Your Job And Find A New Friend

43:47 | Apr 27th, 2018

Should you ever tell your boss exactly what you think of them, even if you're leaving? It’s the group therapy question we’ve all dreamed of writing, but according to Mia there is only one dignified way to leave a job. Plus, Amy Schumer has a 'no n...Show More
Women To The Front

32:42 | Apr 24th, 2018

Hundreds of women will be marching out in front today at ANZAC Day celebrations across the country, and we think it is bloody fantastic. Has pre-wedding prep gone too far? Blogger and Influencer Nicole Warne, aka Garry Pepper Girl, spent around $1...Show More
Spinsters Are Doing It For Themselves

35:50 | Apr 20th, 2018

Forget Alpha Males, these days it’s all about the Alpha Single. A woman who refuses to compromise her independence for any old guy and Jessie thinks that label suits Rach to a tee. Plus, should you be looking for more friends outside your generati...Show More
Dressing For Work Is So Last Season

34:54 | Apr 18th, 2018

The Greens want to legalise Cannabis for Australians over the age of 18 so is it a good idea? Plus in a world of working from home and co-working spaces is ‘dressing for work’ even a thing anymore? And Mia goes rogue and gives you some extra recomend...Show More
Step Away From The Ballers

42:42 | Apr 13th, 2018

One celebrity story has eaten the Internet this week, and it's Khloe Kardashian's. She had her first baby just as it was revealed her boyfriend was cheating on her. So how can the savviest family in media spin this one? And why is no one telling Khlo...Show More
Get Your Chin Hair Out

41:21 | Apr 11th, 2018

Is it possible to raise a gender open child? Parents in the US are doing it and there’s a name for their kids - theybies. YEP. Theybies. Plus, Brad Pitt has a new girlfriend (not me) who happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous Professor. So are Hollywo...Show More
Have You Got Anything Herbal?

35:11 | Apr 6th, 2018

First impressions are formed in milliseconds so how can you stop making common meeting mistakes at work?  Plus is religion still a deal breaker in relationships? An article in the Washington post has raised a lot of questions, so we're of course g...Show More
A Few Ambitious Women

36:08 | Apr 4th, 2018

A profile in the Weekend Australian of Reese Witherspoon left us feeling a bit confused. So, why does it feel so shocking when a woman talks herself up? Plus, what the heck is the pegan diet and how do you do it? And what do you do if you don’t li...Show More
How About Those Sausages

50:48 | Mar 29th, 2018

If you’re feeling a bit anxious about all those conversations your slightly racist uncle wants to have at Easter get-togethers this weekend then we have a solution for you. It involves the words ‘I don’t know’. And it’s been 5 years since Sheryl Sand...Show More
No One Likes A Cheater

39:29 | Mar 28th, 2018

Pretty sure it is safe to say that no one in Australia likes a cheater. The nation is still up in arms after the Australian cricket team tampered with the ball in an attempt to win a test. So is it time to stop looking at the sports field for our ...Show More
What The Zuck?

38:18 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Data has been leaked.  People’s information has been harvested. And Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to do better. So should we be deleting our Facebook profiles after the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Or is it nothing to worry about? Plus, how do you...Show More
If You Can't Say Anything Nice... Turn Off Speakerphone

39:01 | Mar 21st, 2018

Don’t you hate it when you’re sitting in an Uber talking about a co-worker on speakerphone and it gets recorded? Yeah us too. But seriously, when it comes to b*tching about people you work with, is it ever a good idea? Holly doesn’t think so. Plus...Show More
What To Expect When You're Kidnapped By The Royal Family

34:04 | Mar 16th, 2018

Before you go and marry into the Royal Family, be warned that you have to undergo kidnapping training, just like Meghan Markle did this week. At least she'll be prepared for anything. Except, perhaps, a brand new NSFW skincare trend from Korea that h...Show More
School Runs Aren't All They're Cracked Up To Be

34:50 | Mar 14th, 2018

Why women in the public eye are quitting their high profile jobs to spend more time with their families. Plus, the quiz that will tell you whether you're a highly sensitive person And, last week footage emerged of cricketer David Warner confron...Show More
Move Over Marie Kondo

34:13 | Mar 8th, 2018

Swedish death cleaning is a thing. And it’s something that can be done BEFORE you die. So why isn’t everyone jumping on board If your girlfriend masturbates after sex there’s a chance you're not getting her off. At least that’s what Rach, Mia and ...Show More
Barnaby Joyce, What A Guy

36:17 | Mar 7th, 2018

Oops, Barnaby Joyce has done it again. He’s played with our hearts. He got lost in the game. The member for New England has raised the issue of a ‘grey area’ over whether or not he's the biological father of his girlfriends baby. We hope someone is t...Show More
One Night Stands And Avo Etiquette

28:50 | Mar 2nd, 2018

If you're single get your backside up to the Northern Territory, because it's a bit of a blokefest right now. It's a serious problem, but not nearly as serious as the fact we are ALL destroying avocados by being a bit too touchy-feely in our ongoing ...Show More
Queer Eye For The Deputy PM

44:18 | Feb 28th, 2018

Outlouders, you may have heard we have a new Deputy Prime Minister. It’s a big deal. But are the opinions he held 20 years ago still relevant? Plus, after the recent mass shooting in Florida the students of Parkland are fighting back and hitting t...Show More
I Wish You Didn't Have A Wishing Well

36:17 | Feb 23rd, 2018

It’s the age-old question. How much money should you put in a wishing well at a wedding? And what do you do if they ask for a specific amount? Plus, would you pay $750 for a plastic bag? Fashion house Celine really wants you to. And did you kno...Show More
Caspering Is The New Ghosting

32:44 | Feb 21st, 2018

Have you ever broken up with someone and behaved pretty decently? Congratulations, you’ve officially ‘caspered’ someone. Yep, breaking up in a good way now has a name. And we’re a little confused. Plus, are sex bans in workplaces problematic? Mia ...Show More
Narcissists Anonymous

28:42 | Feb 15th, 2018

There’s an online test you can take to find out whether or not you are a narcissist, and Mia has scored off the charts. Plus, is it ever okay to get back with an ex? Or should you just leave it. And if you need to get more confident about yourself, w...Show More
The Life Changing Magic Of A No Chat Button

29:58 | Feb 14th, 2018

Hands up if you wish life came with a "no chat" button? Is that all hands up we see? Yeah, thought so. This week Leigh and Rach are calling for rideshare apps to come with an option to request "no small talk." Plus, we need to talk about the barne...Show More
This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

30:59 | Feb 9th, 2018

Outlouders, it’s Friday, which means it’s the perfect time to cancel your plans and listen to podcasts!  Lucky for you we're going to give you some advice on how to cancel on your mates without looking like a dick. Plus, the world's most powerful roc...Show More
If Married at First Sight Were A Dating App You'd Delete It

46:06 | Feb 7th, 2018

Outlouders, it’s been the biggest kept secret in the New England electorate, and now we know that Barnaby Joyce is expecting a child with his former-staffer. But what about the family that’s been left behind? Plus, skincare is making a comeback and M...Show More
Red Is For Boys, White Is For Girls

31:35 | Feb 1st, 2018

Outlouders, did you know that when it comes to modern dating you aren’t supposed to give someone your surname until things get serious? Yeah, we didn’t know that either…#uncool. Also, if you’ve been sitting at home wondering why your boss only giv...Show More
Welcome To The Jungle

44:15 | Jan 31st, 2018

Outlouders, Bernard Tomic lasted 3 days in the African jungle on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and his exit has the country divided. Plus, more women are suffering from vaginismus than you think and it might be because of sexual assault. A...Show More
Does My Minora Look Big In This?

37:59 | Jan 25th, 2018

Got lady bits? Feel a bit self-conscious about them? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. According to a new study, 50% of women feel weird about the way their vajayjay looks and they won't even show it to a doctor. Plus, do you ever feel angry a...Show More
Bendable Reeds And Submissive Dogs

49:06 | Jan 24th, 2018

One week without Holly and we’ve all turned into bendable reeds....let's see how long that lasts. This week, Rachel Corbett steps into the driver's seat and things get a little loose. Mia decides she might change her name to something more suit...Show More
Zero Days And New Moon Madness

34:44 | Jan 19th, 2018

Outlouders - is it just us or is everyone feeling a bit woo-woo by this time of year? If you are nodding - then we have some good news for you. The non zero day could change your life. Or make you really annoyed. Plus, you may have noticed ... It'...Show More
Aziz Ansari And Burning The Whole Thing Down

36:03 | Jan 17th, 2018

Outlouders, we need to talk about American actor Aziz Ansari. The creator and star of the Netflix show 'Master of None' was accused of sexual assault by feminist website, Babe. Since the article was published it's had a lot of people asking...is this...Show More
This One's For Dolly

38:35 | Jan 12th, 2018

Here at Mamamia Out Loud we wondered how we should talk about the devastating suicide of 14-year-old Dolly Everett. Would we be invading the families privacy? What could we add to the conversation?  How could we make a difference? But we realis...Show More
Time's Up For Coffee Colonics

41:56 | Jan 10th, 2018

We're baaacckkk. Happy 2018 Outlouders. What a year we are going to have. First things first though...we need to discuss the Golden Globes. Specifically the fact that Oprah may be running for President in 2020. Mia thinks it’s a great idea, Holly ...Show More
BONUS: Mamamia Out Loud Live

28:31 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Last October, Mia, Jessie and Holly sat on a stage in Sydney and did their first ever live show. It was an awesome night.  There was wine, chips and Mia even sang a song. And today is the day we finally release it into your ears. It’s not the full...Show More
What Is Your Word For 2018?

15:13 | Dec 31st, 2017

Who wants to have a New Years resolution when you can have a word of the year? Holly, Jessie and Mia look back on their words for 2017 and tell us which one’s they’d like to see more of in 2018. Holly, being the rebel she is, has decided that s...Show More
BONUS: The Year That Was Women In Sport

15:02 | Dec 30th, 2017

If you thought last year was a good year for women in sport, think again.  It’s all about 2017. There was the Aussie Diamonds winning the Constellation Cup, the AFLW league, the Women’s Big Bash League, the Matilda’s beating Brazil and Cricket Aus...Show More
BONUS: The Year That Was Women On TV

23:44 | Dec 29th, 2017

From the final season of Girls to The Good Fight, the Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies, Alisa Grace, The Sinner, Smilf, Feud, Top of The Lake and many more, 2017 really was the year that women took over the small screen. So who were the groundbrea...Show More
BONUS: The Year That Was #MeToo

13:44 | Dec 28th, 2017

We began the year watching a man who has been accused of sexual assault by no fewer than 13 women being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. We’ve ended in the middle of an earth-shifting #metoo movement, which has seen powerful me...Show More
BONUS: The Year That Was Marriage Equality

15:04 | Dec 27th, 2017

2017 was the year Australia finally decided it was time to make it legal for same sex couples to marry and to say it’s been a long journey is an understatement. Placed in the “too hard” basket by both Labour and the Coalition for too long, we began i...Show More
BONUS: The Year Of Not Giving A F*ck

20:13 | Dec 26th, 2017

2017 was the year where everyone decided it was time to give less f*cks. There were no f*cks podcasts, no f*cks Ted Talks, Mark Manson’s bestselling book The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck, Sarah Knight’s The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F...Show More
BONUS: The Year That Was True Crime

16:49 | Dec 25th, 2017

Open any podcast app or streaming service and you’ll be flooded with the world's current fascination…True Crime.  From Serial, S Town, Dirty John, Young Charlie, Casefile, Australian True Crime, Serial Killers, Felon to The Confession Tapes, Mind Hun...Show More
BONUS: The Year That Was Activewear

16:07 | Dec 24th, 2017

From yoga pants that cost $200 to sneakers being worn on the red carpet - 2017 really was the year that activewear went next level. But has it gone too far? Join Mia Freedman, Brittany Stewart and Jessie Stephens for this bonus episode as they look b...Show More
You Asked For It: The Summer Recommendations Special

27:03 | Dec 21st, 2017

Outlouders, it’s almost the Summer break. So we thought we would do our duty and provide you with a bumper edition of recommendations. Everything you need to put in your ears, eyes and, erm, this is not really working any more... brain, plus lots ...Show More
True Love Means Always Eating The Crust

35:10 | Dec 20th, 2017

Merry Christmas, Outlouders. But please, don't even think about charging people to eat your festive lunch. That's the vibe from a Group Therapy question you really need to hear. Also, if you're wondering whether to break up or stay together these ...Show More
Meghan Markle's Family Christmas Is Scarier Than Yours

34:29 | Dec 14th, 2017

According to one of our listeners - we say WOKE too much. But not in a good way. Does this make us un-woke? Plus, is it ever too soon to spend your first Christmas together as a couple? And at the start of this week a video went viral about an ...Show More
Botox Is Good For Your Career, Apparently

34:10 | Dec 13th, 2017

Want a good career? Get botox. Apparently. Social scientists from the University of Tasmania say Botox can offer women "a future free from worrying about being traded in for a younger model by their partners or the workplace". But is this really the ...Show More
Your Pets Don't Need a Santa Photo

40:10 | Dec 7th, 2017

Would you ever take your pet to get a Christmas photo with Santa? It’s the new trend that people are doing and we don’t know if it’s cute or crazy. President Trump has acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel - but what does this mean and w...Show More
Let Your Freak Petals Fly

30:45 | Dec 6th, 2017

Outlouders, last night Jessie stepped into enemy territory. She and twin sister Claire went to the Milo Yiannopoulos "show", and they lived to tell the story... and play the audio. Also, it’s the question everyone needs to ask. When it comes to re...Show More
The Day That Glitter Died

40:16 | Dec 1st, 2017

Outlouders, we have bad news. Glitter is great for our spirits, terrible for the environment. What will Mia wear if the sparkly stuff is banned? Also, this Friday we're all about the helping. How do you help a loved one when they're stuck in a hos...Show More
Almost Everyone Is Delighted For Meghan Markle

31:26 | Nov 29th, 2017

Everyone loves a royal wedding, right? Wrong. Some people find even that joyous celebration of true love more than a little problematic. We wonder who that could be? Plus, the most controversial man in the world has landed in Australia. The poster...Show More
BONUS: The Revolution Has Come For Don Burke

27:59 | Nov 28th, 2017

Ever since one of Hollywood's most powerful men, Harvey Weinstein, was exposed as a sexual predator who had been preying on women in his industry for four decades, the list of men behaving disgustingly has been growing at an incredible rate. Yesterda...Show More
Everybody’s Lady Bits Are Different

35:05 | Nov 24th, 2017

If you're wearing jeans, you're not a feminist. Sorry. According to Aussie actress Caitlin Stasey, jeans don't leave enough room for your Lady Bits and that's extremely problematic. Before you throw them out though, spare a thought for poor millennia...Show More
There's Nothing Wrong With The Creamy Middle

34:09 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Frances Abbott, daughter of ex-PM Tony Abbott, confirmed her engagement to Australian Olympic rower Sam Loch but the pair have only been dating two weeks. So, how quick is too quick for a proposal? And do you paint your fingernails the same as you...Show More
Nothing Good Starts With A Deleted Tweet

32:58 | Nov 17th, 2017

Interesting Friday fact: The most expensive dog in Australia is also the tiniest. That does not seem like value for money. We discuss: How much is too much to spend on a pet?  Plus, is it ever okay to call a woman polarising? It happened to an ano...Show More
Yes! Yes! Yes!

40:23 | Nov 15th, 2017

Australia has voted YES. Most of Out Loud was at the marriage equality announcement today, and are sprinkled with glitter and smiling their heads off. But what happens next? Plus, is it time we culled the office Christmas party? Is it too problema...Show More
Never Put A Cucumber Where Cucumbers Shouldn't Go

32:32 | Nov 10th, 2017

Shut the front door, Outlouders. Jessie Stephens has a recommendation today that will blow your hair back, and it's all about what should - and should never - go near your pink parts. Also, have you ever been 'stashed'? It's a new word for a relat...Show More
Sometimes, You Just Have To Lick A Window

34:15 | Nov 8th, 2017

Paris Jackson was the big international guest at the Melbourne Cup this year. And she did what international guests are paid to do - she created headlines both for both her fashion and her attitude. So why is she being labelled a diva? If you are ...Show More
I Said Darl, I Said Sweetie, I Said No

30:26 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Is it ever ok to call someone older than you sweetie? What about darl? Or pet? It happened to Mia this week and she was not happy.  Plus, Melbourne Cup Day is just around the corner and if you’re feeling anxious about getting peer pressured into o...Show More
Kevin Spacey Is Problematic

38:56 | Nov 1st, 2017

Kevin Spacey came out and infuriated an entire community this week, because you can't hide sexual assault allegations behind a 'rainbow shield'. Is that what he was doing? And are we finally living in a world where there's 'zero tolerance' for sexual...Show More
The Change Is Making Us Anxious

50:46 | Oct 25th, 2017

It was World Menopause Day last week, and fittingly, no-one noticed. Because no-one notices women "of a certain age" anyway, right? Wrong. Plus, is it ever okay to criticise your ex? Karl Stefanovic’s estranged wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn...Show More
What Would Lisa Wilkinson Do

58:51 | Oct 18th, 2017

You might have heard that Lisa Wilkinson has a new job. After 10 years of waking up with Today on Nine, Wilkinson is leaving to go to Network Ten, and you might have noticed, it’s caused a bit of fuss. So is Lisa Wilkinson a gender pay gap warrior, o...Show More
Bonus: The Harvey Weinstein Saga - Unpacked

40:25 | Oct 16th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. His movies have been nominated for more than 300 Academy Awards. He is tied only with God on numbers of mentions in Oscars' acceptance speeches. He’s also alleged to have assaulted 34 ...Show More
Sometimes A Sandwich Is Just A Sandwich

48:28 | Oct 11th, 2017

Is making a sandwich a crime against feminism? It is according to the women of a popular Facebook mother's group who took aim at one of their own after she dared to ask if anyone had any interesting ideas for sandwiches she could make her husband. ...Show More
Good Feminists Wear Bum Bags

56:48 | Oct 4th, 2017

Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner will be resting in peace after it was revealed he bought the crypt next to Marilyn Monroe despite never having met her.  Do we have to put the rose coloured glasses on when someone dies or can we call him for what he is.....Show More
EXTRA: The Deadliest Mass Shooting In Modern US History

20:30 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Today, America is reeling from what looks to be the worst mass shooting in its history. A gunman opened fire during a concert at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Hotel yesterday and the death toll is currently 59 with an astonishing 527 injured and currently ...Show More
The Suffragettes Didn't Fight For Tequila

54:39 | Sep 27th, 2017

We need to talk about Frances Abbott. The youngest daughter of former PM Tony has been everywhere this week - first in her bikini on a body-building stage and then as a vocal opponent of her father’s ‘No’ campaign on the marriage equality postal vote...Show More
It's Okay To Vote Yes To Watching The Bachelorette

50:43 | Sep 20th, 2017

Can changing your social media profile picture get you fired? For one Canberra woman, the answer was yes. She changed hers to say she's voting NO and her boss was not impressed. Plus, why is the nation so smitten with Sophie Monk? Is it okay to get a...Show More
Two 40-Year-Old Eggs Walk Into A Bar

40:56 | Sep 13th, 2017

It’s the topic that’s dominating home pages across the country... should you have babies in your 40s? Are women unnecessarily living in fertility fear or do we need to have real, honest conversations about aged eggs? Plus, Prince George started schoo...Show More
Royals Don't Have Loos In The Bedroom

57:48 | Sep 6th, 2017

Conscious re-coupling is a thing. Brad and Angelina are doing it, and so are Roxy Jacenko and Oliver Curtis. But how do you know if a relationship is really worth saving? And does your boss 'leave loudly'? One of the world's biggest head honchos says...Show More
Look What Taylor Swift Made Us Do

1:02:57 | Aug 30th, 2017

We need to talk about Taylor Swift. Because she's everywhere. On Friday we heard the lyrics to her new song. On Monday we watched the video clip. And by Wednesday it would seem the internet has fallen in love with hating on Taylor Swift. But, why? Pl...Show More
There Are Four Types Of People In The World

46:45 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Yup. Only four. And you can tell which one you are by asking yourself what you do with your office coffee mug when no-one is looking. Thank you for that, happiness guru Gretchen Rubin. Also, Australia is going through the worst flu season it has ever...Show More
Taylor Swift, Bachelor Breakups and Rules for Open Plan Offices

1:36:24 | Aug 16th, 2017

This week, the details of former Bachelor star Alex Nation’s alleged new relationship with a woman were splashed across every major news site in the country. But, is it actually true? And if it is, is it any of our business? Taylor Swift won a big...Show More
Plebiscites, Gym-Shaming And The Problem With Comedy

54:48 | Aug 9th, 2017

Lick your stamp and prepare the glitter. Because just when you thought the marriage equality debacle couldn’t be more ridiculous, we might be voting for it via Australia Post. Chris Lilley is in hot water after a social media bungle, which has a lot ...Show More
Bad Bosses, Midults and the Politics of Sex Robots

1:00:58 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Are you over 35? Did you know that you are officially 'middle-aged'? If that title doesn't sit well with you, we have good news, there’s a new word for your stage of life, and it will make you feel cooler. What do you do when you don’t get along with...Show More
Confessions of Bachelor-Watching Feminists

58:50 | Jul 26th, 2017

Order the pizza, and pass the wine; it’s Bachelor week. This week thousands of intelligent feminist women will sit down and objectify, judge and gossip about a show with some of the most overtly sexist notions and standards about women you’ll ever se...Show More
It's Sex. It's The Constitution. It's The Vibe.

58:44 | Jul 19th, 2017

Two AFL executives have resigned over workplace affairs. What does this mean for the office romance?  Can you now lose your job for moral infractions? If you’re planning to run for politics you better get your paperwork in order first. Senator Lariss...Show More
Pillow Germs, Pink Bits and a Kardashian in Crisis

58:16 | Jul 12th, 2017

How do you know if your pink parts are "normal"? There's no such thing, which is why the labia library exists. Also, did you know that your hair has as many germs as a dirty mop? No, us neither. Also on today's show, why what Rob Kardashian did to Bl...Show More
Broflakes, Infertile Fashion and The Wonder of Miranda Hobbs.

56:29 | Jul 5th, 2017

Today, Mamamia Out Loud has so many questions: What is a 'broflake', and are they in any way okay? Is Australia kidding itself that we are a classless society? Twenty years on from Sex And The City, who is the character we still want to be? And, is i...Show More
Serena Williams, Female Tradies and Other Kick-Arse Women.

58:37 | Jun 28th, 2017

Does anyone want to see Serena Williams Vs John McEnroe on centre court? We'd pay to see that. After the former tennis tantrum-thrower said Williams would get beaten by men, we ask; is it even fair to compare women and men's sport? Ed Sheeran put his...Show More
BONUS: Correspondence #3

27:33 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Your thoughts about what was discussed on our podcasts over the past few weeks. Host: Monique Bowley Pod phone: 02 8999 9386
Who Let The Dogs In?

1:00:51 | Jun 21st, 2017

It's the middle of the year which means two things; your social media feed is about to be taken over with shots of friends on holidays, and to rub salt into the wound, it's time for your yearly performance review. Don't worry, we got you. Jessie has ...Show More
Pass the Pina Colada

1:06:10 | Jun 14th, 2017

What are women talking about this week? Us. Mia Freedman addresses her podcast interview with Roxane Gay. Meanwhile, controversy abounds over charity beanies and Gwyneth Paltrow is running a $1500-a-ticket wellness seminar where we can drink bone bro...Show More
UPDATE: Welcome back, Monz. A story about miscarriage

17:46 | Jun 13th, 2017

Regular listeners to Mamamia Out Loud will know that our glorious host and Executive Producer, Monique Bowley, has been away from her usual seat. On this episode update ahead of tomorrow's "normal" show, she talks about where she has been. Monz, Mia ...Show More
Men Don't Light Scented Candles

58:34 | Jun 7th, 2017

If you light your scented candles with a regulation 'man match', you're doing it all wrong...a company has invented a female only lighter, and Mia needs one right now. In the wake of the terror attacks in London, Sydney, and Paris, we're all asking o...Show More
Margaret, Schapelle and the Mile High Club

59:04 | May 31st, 2017

Have you heard? Schapelle Corby is home. She’s even on Instagram. And possibly has more followers than you. While the media go into a frenzy to find her, it begs the question - should we leave Schapelle alone? Plus, there’s a Baywatch movie, (yes, we...Show More
BONUS: Correspondence #2

34:07 | May 26th, 2017

Your thoughts about what was discussed on our podcasts over the past few weeks. Pod phone: 02 8999 9386
Open Marriages, Instagram Sins and The Hell of Workplace Gift Giving

57:41 | May 24th, 2017

In 2017, is monogamy overrated? Open Marriages are on the rise, but can it work or is it too much effort? Is Cassie Sainsbury the new Schapelle Corby? And what does her being a sex worker have to do with anything? “Imposter syndrome” is the new buzzw...Show More
We Need To Talk About Manchester

21:28 | May 24th, 2017

Yesterday the world got a little darker. Twenty-two people lost their lives at an Ariana Grande pop concert in Machester, England. The majority of those murdered were young girls. And ISIS has claimed responsibility. Mamamia's Head Of Entertainment H...Show More
We Don't Wear Skirts To Work

58:15 | May 17th, 2017

No one tell John Laws, but in this workplace, women actually wear pants. This week, we take a look at some other casual sexism from the week. But don't get your frilly knickers in a knot; because it's alllll just a joke. Earlier this year it was B...Show More
The Not-The-Budget Edition

56:46 | May 10th, 2017

While everyone was distracted by the budget, there were two great things that happened in Parliament for women this week. Meanwhile, all the parents in the world are wringing their hands over the stress of NAPLAN but do kids just need to suck it up? ...Show More
Bonus: Work Strife Balance

55:03 | May 5th, 2017

There are many, many books written by many successful women who talk about how wildly successful they are. Mia Freedman's book is not one of them.  In typical Mia style, it's her life laid bare: the mistakes, setbacks, and slip ups. The kind of...Show More
Colombian Prisons, Cougars and Facebook Shame

45:32 | May 3rd, 2017

One minute, Cassie Sainsbury was a 22-year-old who was buying headphones for her wedding. The next, she's in a Colombian prison under drug charges. Why are we so obsessed with this story? The AFL has made history again, with Hawthorn hiring their fir...Show More
BONUS: Correspondence for the week

17:44 | Apr 28th, 2017

Your thoughts about what was discussed on our podcasts this week. Pod phone: 02 8999 9386
Molly, Maternity Leave and The Trouble With ANZAC Day

53:08 | Apr 26th, 2017

There are a few things that remain sacred in the Australian landscape. ANZAC day is one of them. So when commentator Yassmin Abdel-Magid suggested that Australians should instead spare a thought for those on Manus Island and in Syria, it went down li...Show More
Meghan Markle, Mr Vogue and the First Lady Of Hell.

1:06:42 | Apr 19th, 2017

Meghan Markle is one step closer to being a Royal Princess, and she's just what the world needs right now. Should Asma al-Assad, Syria's First Lady, have her British citizenship stripped for war crimes? The new editor of women's mag British Vogue is ...Show More
Stuffing Up, Slowing Down and Botox For Your Bum.

53:15 | Apr 12th, 2017

After years of us waiting, crossing our fingers, and writing it on our Christmas wishlists, Botox for your butthole is finally a thing. Which has made Jackie realise that she has never actually seen her butthole...Have you? Plus, NSW Politician Pru G...Show More
Only Mothers Are Allowed To Be Tired

1:04:43 | Apr 5th, 2017

A listener wants to know why her best friend is now suddenly acting superior after having a baby. It's 'mother martyr' syndrome and it's everywhere. Remember Hygge? That's over. The new hot lifestyle trend is Lagom. Would you let your partner dine al...Show More
Do My Legs Look Good In This Power Suit?

1:08:15 | Mar 29th, 2017

So many questions this week. Is the price of bananas about to skyrocket? If you give birth in a Cyclone should you name the baby after the Cyclone during which you birthed? If you're a powerful woman discussing national issues do you need to shave yo...Show More
Three Difficult Women

58:02 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Have you been called a "difficult" woman? This week Pia Miller, Home and Away actress was in Elle magazine, described as exhibiting a “zealous level of control”. Is the criticism justified? Or is a bossy woman inevitably a bitch? Also, is wolf whistl...Show More
Death, Sex and Feminist Prefects

1:11:18 | Mar 15th, 2017

Cartoonist Bill Leak died.  But rather than celebrating his life, many of his critics have vocally celebrated his death. Should we always respect someone in death, even if we didn’t agree with them?  The Girls episode that blew open a conversation ma...Show More
A Rare And Extremely Special International Women's Day Edition

1:01:18 | Mar 8th, 2017

This #IWD we are having a women's only show! Hosted by three women! Produced by an actual woman!  Talking about women's issues! Incredible! Seriously, though. We talk about Emma Watson's Vanity Fair cover. There's a new move for equality for pedes...Show More
Justin Trudeau's Butt Is Not A Plaything

1:09:29 | Mar 1st, 2017

It's the thinking woman's guilty pleasure but do we need to butt out on the Canadian Prime Minister's pants policy? The world's biggest Oscars stuff up revealed one hero who we need in our lives. Is it ever ok to say you don't want a man to babysit y...Show More
Sometimes Even The Real News Is Fake

48:55 | Feb 22nd, 2017

From an ageless Christie Brinkley posing on a magazine cover at 63 to "empower" women, to seeing Karl Stefanovic's new girlfriend papped in the media, there's a lot of things to call out this week. Should suicide be more widely reported in the media?...Show More
Celebrity Pregnancies, Rules for Fashion and Boycotting Fifty Shades

54:12 | Feb 15th, 2017

All the celebs are up the duff.  It's a Hollywood baby boom. Why does it make some women feel so terrible? There are calls to boycott Fifty Shades Darker, we examine the rules for fashion-at-a-certain-age, can teachers secretly play Kill, Marry, F*ck...Show More
Feminist Fight Club

1:04:57 | Feb 8th, 2017

What happens when you give women a wine and say 'tell us what you really think'? This. We talk the Kardashian Book Club, sex lives of celebrities that we have no business in, when you commercialise your kids for your own monetary gain (looking at you...Show More
Crazy Ex-Girlfriends On The Loose

51:54 | Feb 1st, 2017

Is Tziporah Malkah the most interesting woman on TV right now? She has some stiff competition because this week the NSW Minister for Women admitted she's pro-life, meteorologists said we need to dump the term 'weather girls', Melania Trump continued ...Show More
Red Flags and Red Rags.

55:57 | Jan 25th, 2017

We have a new Premier, a new President, and it's a new period. This week, it's kick arse women doing kick-arse things of kick-arsery: Gladys Berjiklian, Serena Williams and the Women's AFL are making us happy. There's A Dummies Guide to the Hottest 1...Show More
Three Women Wearing White

47:24 | Jan 18th, 2017

No jacket? No job. When Channel 9’s Amber Sherlock's had an off-air spat leaked, the world cried “bully”.  But was her behavior really so disgraceful? The latest Australia Day lamb ad has received widespread acclaim, but there are some people who are...Show More
BONUS: Undiscovered podcasts and 17 other recommendations.

23:19 | Jan 13th, 2017

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

49:59 | Jan 11th, 2017

It's Hollywood awards season and Meryl Streep has played the Trump card in her acceptance speech. Can she be our President instead? Because the Devil doesn't wear Prada, he wears a fake tan. Planning on quitting your job in January? Join the queue of...Show More
What is your word for 2017?

02:39 | Jan 4th, 2017

Resolutions? Bah. This year it's all about the revolution of one word. Something that encapsulates your focus for the year.  It's simple, it's powerful, it's minimalism for resolutions.  And we want yours. Dial us up on 02 8999 9386 and tell us, or r...Show More
BONUS: The Year That Fashion Went Nude

10:23 | Dec 30th, 2016

Side vag, full vag, bum-baring. The red carpet this year was all about peek-a-boos, cut-outs and flesh flesh flesh. Is everyone on excellent terms with their laser hair removalist? What kind of underwear trickery has to happen? Who wore it (or didn't...Show More
BONUS: The Year Of The Avocado

11:28 | Dec 29th, 2016

In 2012 it was activated almonds. In 2013 it was quinoa and acai bowls. Last year, Kale stole everyone’s hearts. And in 2016, Australia stopped for Avocado. It’s the fruit of the Zeitgeist. On menus in every corner of the country, beloved by hipsters...Show More
BONUS: The Year We Filmed Everything

15:35 | Dec 28th, 2016

This year, did you share a Waleed Aly viral video? Dabble in Instagram stories or watch the PM do a Facebook live? 2016 was the year we filmed everything. So what were the big hits? What makes a video go viral? And do we really need to see Snapchat B...Show More
BONUS: The Year The 90's Came Back

10:51 | Dec 27th, 2016

Don your best choker. Pull on your denim overalls. Put down Pokemon Go for a minute, and switch Gilmore Girls off the TV, because 2016 was a 90's nostalgia fest. From Full House, to the Spice Girls reunion, why are we suddenly craving the delights of...Show More
BONUS: The Year We Finally Watched Women's Sport

10:32 | Dec 26th, 2016

It was a watershed year for women in sport. They dominated the Olympics, scored themselves TV deals with major networks, and showed male sports reporters how it was done. What was behind the sudden surge of interest in women's sport? Timing, cultural...Show More
BONUS: The Year Politics Went Psycho

35:05 | Dec 25th, 2016

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

59:58 | Dec 21st, 2016

There's a sex scandal at the top of the Australian media world and it's a bit messy. In these situations does the woman ever come out on top? Heard of 'dry feeding'? It's not a diet, it's a new frontier for mums you should be kept abreast of. Ever ro...Show More
Sam's Undies, Mel's Movies, and Presents for Men

41:09 | Dec 14th, 2016

When Sam Armytage’s undies became the target of the paparazzi, the response from the public was swift and fierce. The curious case of Mel Gibson’s comeback; would you support a movie that’s directed by a man with a dodgy history? What do you get men ...Show More
What exactly is Victoria's 'Secret'?

40:29 | Dec 7th, 2016

Is she hiding all the plus sized models backstage? This week it’s the Superbowl of fashion, the Victoria’s Secret runway show. Despite body positivity being the biggest runway trend of 2016, the lingerie brand just doesn’t seem interested. Amy Schume...Show More
Don't Hide In The Toilet At Your Christmas Party

40:05 | Nov 30th, 2016

It’s party season, which is great for some but if you have social anxiety it’s the pits. We have tips that can help you pull through the season of small talk.  All you need is a helping hand a little meditation. And a New York bar has a “no hitting o...Show More
We Have A Side Vag Situation.

36:43 | Nov 23rd, 2016

The latest red carpet look is labia, darlings. Chrissy Teigen is the latest celeb to put her muff out and while she's calling 'wardrobe malfunction', we're calling BS. Is it time we stopped mocking Melania Trump or is the First Lady fair game? Who ow...Show More
Bras, Births & A Kinder, Post-Trump World

52:19 | Nov 16th, 2016

So here's a question: After our shock about the US election result - is it time we stopped shouting and started listening? Even, gulp, us? Also: Sharenting - how much is too much when it comes to posting about our kids' lives? And one more thing: Whe...Show More
Prince Harry, Mrs Franklin and Your Unfashionable Breasts.

45:23 | Nov 9th, 2016

Apparently there are other things going on other than the US election. Things like Prince Harry’s new girlfriend. Is she really ‘princess material’? And more to the point, should she want to be? And in case you missed it, boobs are now out of fashion...Show More
BONUS: Trumpocalypse. The women of Mamamia debrief

32:25 | Nov 9th, 2016

Grab chocolate and wine and join the Out Loud team (and a few others) for a real-time debrief about what a Trumpocalypse means for America, women and the world. And what the hell do we tell our daughters tonight? Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman and Je...Show More
Drunk Girls & Fur Babies

54:58 | Nov 2nd, 2016

Melbourne Cup may be over, but online gawking at drunk women at the races is not. Why? Isn’t it time we stopped snapping tipsy race-goers as if they’re wild animals in a nature documentary? Victoria's Secret have offered us something #diverse by havi...Show More
Three Nasty Women

50:40 | Oct 26th, 2016

Are you a nasty woman? We hope so. How this insult has become a badge of honor for women. Behind every successful man is a woman. So when a marriage breaks down, who ends up worse off? Taylor Swift got groped on the arse by a man and her response was...Show More
Avocado Wars and Ask Bossy says Goodbye

1:00:43 | Oct 19th, 2016

Do you brunch out without a care for the cost? Are you living a lavish life of daily takeaway lattes? No wonder you can’t buy a house.  It's an intergenerational war over housing affordability, and things get uglier than an overripe avocado. Australi...Show More
Men in locker rooms and women who drink.

56:56 | Oct 12th, 2016

After Donald Trump dismissed sexist comments as 'locker room' banter, we asked some male athletes what they actually talk about in locker rooms. How could a joyous pregnancy announcement possible spark a backlash? And do you drink to celebrate, commi...Show More
Kim Kardashian, Australian Story, & Strangers on a Bench

49:27 | Oct 5th, 2016

The terrible, no good response to Kim Kardashian's Paris hold up. What does it say about our approach to women who don't play by the rules? Australian Story this week was an ethical dilemma; should a couple with Down Syndrome get to have a baby? Just...Show More
A Man Came Into The Studio

1:06:49 | Sep 28th, 2016

It's fine, he's a feminist, we checked. This week Mia is wearing her Hillary T-shirt, and glowing, so we unpack the top moments from the US presidential debate. At home, there was a small, but important shift in the way we view red carpets. Is fit-sh...Show More
At least we still have The Clooneys

51:45 | Sep 21st, 2016

Love is dead. Brangelina is over, and everyone hates Richie and Alex from The Bachelor. At least Amal and George are keeping our hopes alive. How do you feel about the death penalty? The story of Australia's most evil man might change your views. And...Show More
Hillary's sick, and so is the plebiscite.

55:40 | Sep 14th, 2016

Pass the tissues, and put your hand over your mouth. Hillary Clinton has pneumonia. What does this mean for the woman who could be president? We've had a gutful of this same-sex marriage plebiscite but if we're going to spend $185 million on asking A...Show More
Lamb. Lena. And Spray Tans During Labour

1:03:46 | Sep 7th, 2016

The new Lamb ad is a big meaty display of diversity but there's one thing we noticed. Lena Dunham forced to apologise for racism; is outrage culture out of control? The best part of the AFL women's game had nothing to do with what happened on the fie...Show More
Wedding Regrets, #Nomakeup Celebs and Headphone Etiquette

47:49 | Aug 31st, 2016

Is having your father walk you down the aisle outdated? Why do we call makeup-free celebs "brave"? A dating expert has written a guide on how men can interrupt women with headphones in order to crack onto them. What's going on with the same-sex marri...Show More
Leaks, loose lips and reclaiming a four-letter word.

58:31 | Aug 24th, 2016

This week, the furniture is shifting on Mamamia Out Loud. It could be the very heated debate that flares around Mia's opinion on nude selfies. It could be the warmth rising from the red faces about the celebrity names we've been saying incorrectly al...Show More
Cake-Gate, Dad Bods and Olympic Fails

1:06:14 | Aug 17th, 2016

The kids birthday cake that blew up Facebook.  Dad Bod's are so hot right now that even Bonds have made it into an ad. When athletes say they "choked". The curious case of Caster Semenya.  Can you complete the Michelle Bridges mental challenge? Hilla...Show More
BONUS: Book Club. The Anti Cool Girl, Rosie Waterland

45:01 | Aug 12th, 2016

Readers make better lovers. They're smarter. They're better looking. They earn more money. They are pretty much the best humans out there. Which is why you should join the Mamamia Book Club podcast. It's the most low-maintenance book club you'll ever...Show More
Census and Sensibility

1:05:38 | Aug 10th, 2016

The census was a shemozzle. But among the outcry, won't someone think of the statisticians? Women athletes rule the Olympics, but the good-looking ones rule more. Is it ok to objectify male Olympians or is it a double standard? Are you a wolf or a po...Show More
Women, You Win The Week.

58:57 | Aug 3rd, 2016

Hillary Clinton could soon be president. We're outnumbering the male athletes at the Olympics, and even our Bec Judd is saying no to random kisses from her colleagues. Plus, men are baking cakes and telling us about it, and Andy Lee (from Hamish and ...Show More
The Bachelor, The Glass Cliff and Airtasker Therapy

56:56 | Jul 27th, 2016

Why do so many smart women love watching The Bachelor? You might have heard of the glass ceiling but what about the glass cliff? And would you hire a stranger to listen to you talk for half an hour? Plus, why "show me the receipts" is the catchphrase...Show More
Sonia Kruger Needs A Sultana Cake.

59:32 | Jul 20th, 2016

We unpack the Sonia Kruger racism debate and wonder: what does free speech entail, exactly? And why do celebrity opinions make the news?  What is “cultural appropriation” and does it mean we all need to stop wearing bindi’s and kimonos? The pressure ...Show More
Gaslighting, Jen Aniston and Fake Celebrity Romances

58:17 | Jul 13th, 2016

What’s wrong with calling women “hysterical”? It's called Gaslighting and it's worth knowing about. Do you believe in love? Do you believe in Hiddleswift? You won’t after you hear about PRomance. Jen Aniston has been lining magazine pages for 16 year...Show More
Pauline Hanson, People to Unfollow and Phubbing

48:27 | Jul 6th, 2016

Did we just get the politicians we deserved? Heartbreak is hard, so we’ve collected our best advice for Malcolm Turnbull. Is it a bad feminist act to comment on what female politicians and journos wear? Judi Dench has a new tattoo and not everyone th...Show More
How to win a vote in 60 seconds

1:00:13 | Jun 29th, 2016

No idea who to vote for this election? Listen up. We asked Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull for 60 seconds on why you should choose them. An elevator pitch, Shark Tank style. Also today, Offspring is back...and not everyone is happy with it. Kanye’s...Show More
BONUS: Why you need more sleep and how to get it.

29:49 | Jun 24th, 2016

Are you tired? We all are. Because between our insanely busy lives, and our constant connection to smartphones, we're in the middle of a sleep deprivation crisis. No more. We need an intervention. This bonus episode - from our health podcast The Well...Show More
The Week of Eddie, Roxy and the Fake Tradie.

1:01:55 | Jun 22nd, 2016

Does the Eddie Maguire fallout prove Australia is at a turning point? She's a successful bosslady and entrepreneur, so why is Roxy Jacenko always the villain? How a Tinder profile started a movement that changed legislation.  We explain the #faketrad...Show More
BONUS: Susan Carland answers questions about Ramadan.

17:21 | Jun 17th, 2016

What does it mean? Why do you fast? How hangry are you? Can you just have water and barley sugars? Susan Carland has heard all the questions over her 18 years of practicing Ramadan.  And she answers them all here. From whether kids do it, to how she ...Show More
Orlando, Meg Ryan's face and the modern digital dilemma

50:58 | Jun 15th, 2016

When tragedy strikes where do you find the rainbow? Is lighting our buildings a mark of solidarity with the gay community, or a useless display? It's the modern dilemma of our time: When you hate social media, but you can’t stop looking. Here's how t...Show More
Confessions, Crocs and Election Day Sausages

57:54 | Jun 8th, 2016

Sydney's beachside mansions fell into the water and we are a tiny-bit-not-sad-about it. The unfortunate side effect of yoga and pilates that no one is talking about.  Generation Y claim they are too poor to have children but do they just need to stop...Show More
Johnny Depp. Leaning Out. And The Great IVF Lie

59:48 | Jun 1st, 2016

We need to talk about Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and the whole messy deal. Also this week, there's been a victory for the Facebook police. The theory that everyone, including you, will marry the wrong person. Are women being sold false hope by the ...Show More
Kanye, Malcolm, And The Mothers Who Leave

57:38 | May 25th, 2016

Can you leave a sleeping baby at home alone? Sure you can, just don’t tell the internet about it. Has the honeymoon ended for Malcolm Turnbull, and does politics in general need to grow some balls?  Is Kanye West mental or just a mis-understood poet?...Show More
We don't understand fashion week, wifezillas or puberty.

51:13 | May 18th, 2016

You’ve heard of the Bridezilla, but what about the Wifezilla? Mia explains the ins and outs of Fashion Week.  The lessons you learn at a school’s puberty night, and how did Denmark get so damn HAPPY? And what happens when you go without your ph...Show More
Logies dress-gate and the First Lady who doesn't speak.

52:00 | May 11th, 2016

Deep breaths everyone. Calm yourselves. Because women are disagreeing, in public.  We unpack the Logies dress-gate, and ask: why can't we all just agree to disagree?  Want to know what makes a good social media site? Apparently it taps into one of...Show More
Powerful women don't need to wear pants.

54:04 | May 4th, 2016

Madonna at the Met Gala gave no shits and it was bumspirational. Today, the messages we're sold from those Red Carpet looks.  Should The Voice judges shut down their attention seeking ways? The importance of muting people on social media. Should you ...Show More
The Mums of Australia Don't Want Slippers

51:42 | Apr 27th, 2016

The mums of Australia have spoken. And they've told us what they REALLY want this mothers day. Also, Why is everyone writing a thesis on Beyonce's latest album? Does crying at work cause damage to your career path? And what's the cheapest, legal w...Show More
The Only Hijab On The Red Carpet

53:49 | Apr 20th, 2016

Susan Carland is back on the podcast, and yes, we know she's a whip-smart academic but we have ALL the questions about her Logies preparation. Sorry not sorry.  Also today, does Michelle Bridges have a point about fat people? Do we expect too much...Show More
Is Everyone Sexting Without Us?

48:53 | Apr 13th, 2016

We unpack the 60 minutes jail story. Kate Middleton needs a pedi and so does Kate De Brito. Why are we still so surprised at the Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee Furness' marriage? If you're not a 'he' and you're not a 'she', what should you be called? T...Show More
The Politics of Changing Your Name

46:17 | Apr 6th, 2016

What's in a name? Plenty. We talk the politics of changing your name when you get married. It's Logies nomination week and there's a couple of names missing from the list... and what's the average time of the average lovemaking session? Not fast enou...Show More
The Girly Girly Footy Show

1:01:35 | Mar 30th, 2016

A big fat footy glass ceiling just got smashed this week. Is Rebecca Maddern, as the first women AFL Footy Show panelist, the ultimate woman in a man’s world? Susan Carland joins the team to talk about what's making news. (She's a wickedly smart s...Show More
Politics and Pantry Moths

1:06:21 | Mar 23rd, 2016

A bumper easter episode for you to scoff like a hot cross bun.  Another celebrity chef has pissed off mums. Get back to the kitchen, blokes. The baby names we want to make a comeback. American's are freaked out over Australian tampons and Jamila R...Show More
Sex, Marriage and Jennifer Aniston

57:56 | Mar 16th, 2016

It's been 25 years since Naomi Wolf wrote The Beauty Myth. What's changed? Today, the writer who says our obsession with how we look is holding us back as a gender. Plus, can a sexless marriage make you happy? Should women stop using the term "Stay A...Show More
Phones are not for phone calls.

49:27 | Mar 9th, 2016

Everyone's glued to them but no one uses them to talk anymore. Good or bad?  Also today, behind the scenes of Q and A - and how Mia made a new unlikely friend. Dead people on facebook: should there be rules around what you can and can't see? And B...Show More
BONUS: 14 Questions Straight Women Have For Gay Women

24:16 | Mar 4th, 2016

What's it like to fall in love with a women? Why do some lesbians like to dress like men? And what are the most offensive things people do or say? There are some questions straight women want to know of their gay friends but are sometimes too afraid ...Show More
Fashion, Fangirling and The Foreign Minister

56:58 | Mar 2nd, 2016

What a week. Someone wore Jeans to the Oscars. Dinners at the Prime Ministers place are too small so our pollies are hitting up maccas. National icon Kylie Minogue is at war with Kylie Jenner, and adults are moshing to The Wiggles in concert. The...Show More
What Not To Wear To A Fancy Dress Party

53:29 | Feb 24th, 2016

No prizes for guessing the answer. We have the definitive guide to Blackface, and what else you shouldn't wear to fancy dress parties. Are we discriminatory towards cockroaches? And should dogs have equal rights in public? Why schools should dump gen...Show More
Ask Bossy What She Really Thinks.

45:44 | Feb 17th, 2016

Life dilemma? Meet Bossy, our agony aunt. She's brutal, honest, and brilliant. So, lets talk about Malcolm Turnbull's facebook page, Tom Cruise's face, and Sam Armytage, who put on a wig and upset everyone. Plus, what happens when you tell the tr...Show More
Beyonce Would Never Say No To Going on Q &A

53:56 | Feb 10th, 2016

Ever wondered why there aren't more women on the ABC's Q & A? Perhaps we all need to be a little more Beyonce about it.  The rules for drinking tea, why Queen Bey stole Superbowl half time this week, the toughest job interview questions from CEO's...Show More
The Butt Wants What The Butt Wants

53:24 | Feb 3rd, 2016

Let's take a good look at Susan Sarandon’s rack.  Can someone please explain Kanye West? What does the Zika virus mean for our Olympic careers? And why one of the most iconic movies of all time actually sends some pretty bad messages.  Plus, Brons...Show More
We asked Mark Latham to rate this show

53:08 | Jan 28th, 2016

A bumper episode, fatter than a cream-filled lamington. Should we change the date of Australia Day? If we become a republic, what happens to the Ashes? Mia has discovered the Ethiopian Kardashians, and we asked fellow podcaster Mark Latham to tell us...Show More
The One Where Mia Frees Her Nipples.

49:54 | Jan 20th, 2016

Why are men's nipples not offensive in public but women's are? Mia Freedman ponders, shirtless, the Free The Nipple movement. Please welcome Michelle Bridges to the judgy-judgy mothers club where women are the (biggest) losers. If Australia is a mult...Show More
SNEAK PEEK: The Binge. Making A Murderer.

37:48 | Jan 14th, 2016

So...did he do it? Join Rosie Waterland and our TV bingers as they discuss the show that everyone's talking about.; Making a Murderer. This bonus episode is part of a new show we're working on....we just couldn't hold our tongues any longer. Show ...Show More
There's Only One Word for 2016

50:41 | Jan 14th, 2016

Vision boards are soooo 2010. This year, it's all about the one word mantra. Can Ricky Gervais get some smarter jokes plz? "Parent sex" has entered the vernacular, women's mags dump the term 'bikini body' and what's it like when you fall in love with...Show More
BONUS: The Year We Couldn't Eat Anything

13:50 | Dec 28th, 2015

From bacon-inducing cancer, to the juices that cured it, join Monique Bowley, Jamila Rizvi and Lucy Ormonde as they take a look at the year of immoral mastication.  Show notes Your hosts are Monique Bowley with Jamila Rizvi and Lucy Ormonde ...Show More
BONUS: The Year That Everyone Broke Up

12:29 | Dec 27th, 2015

From Gwen and Gavin to Bennifer, we chart he year in celebrity breakups.  Who were the big surprises? What was the PR line of the year? Were they conciously uncoupling or was it all about staying good friends? And who wins couple of the year? Show...Show More
BONUS: The only TV shows you need to watch this summer

23:41 | Dec 24th, 2015

Bored? Too hot? Too full? Can't be bothered moving from the couch?Each week on Mamamia Out Loud we’d give our recommendations of what we had watched/read or listened to that week. But you told us you wanted more. So we came up with three bonus episod...Show More
BONUS: The only books you need to read this summer

26:04 | Dec 24th, 2015

Each week on Mamamia OutLoud we’d give our recommendations of what we had watched/read or listened to that week. But you told us you wanted more. So we came up with three bonus episodes that would give you just that.  Need some good reads over sum...Show More
BONUS: The only podcasts you need to hear this summer

19:56 | Dec 24th, 2015

Attention greedy podcast listeners:  Are you wanting to discover more, better, funnier, smarter shows?* *apart from ours of courseEach week on Mamamia OutLoud we’d give our recommendations of what we had watched/read or listened to that week. But ...Show More
BONUS: The Year Of Gender and Sexual Fluidity

09:25 | Dec 23rd, 2015

Was it the Caitlyn Jenner effect? Whatever it was, 2015 has allowed gender-diverse people to edge a little towards the light.  In this bonus episode of Mamamia Out Loud, Amy Stockwell, Jamila Rizvi and Monique Bowley discuss the year in which the ...Show More
BONUS: The Year We Took Domestic Violence Seriously

11:57 | Dec 22nd, 2015

2015 has been a year where we've had unprecedented public conversation around domestic violence. The lynchpin? Rosie Batty.  The Australian Of The Year etched her way into the hearts and minds of Australians for becoming the courageous and inspiri...Show More
BONUS: The Year We Stopped Talking To Each Other

11:56 | Dec 21st, 2015

Remember the days when you'd set the VCR? Or have to be home Sunday nights at 6:30pm to catch the once-a-week Disney movie? Or have to sit next to people on the couch and watch the same show, on the one screen? HA.  2015 was a game-changer for ...Show More
BONUS: The Year We Took The Power Back

13:31 | Dec 20th, 2015

Did you take an Uber this year? Stay in an Air BnB? You're partaking in one of the biggest trends of 2015; the sharing economy. In this bonus series looking back at the year that was, we argue that 2015 was the year that we all took our buying pow...Show More