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Ask Me Anything is the short, sharp, car-trip podcast giving heartfelt answers to real-life anonymous questions from teenage girls. From friendship dramas to first crushes, author and columnist Rebecca Sparrow is here to listen and offer some advice. You can ask her anything ...

Ask Me Anything Mamamia

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4, 264 Ratings

Ask Me Anything is the short, sharp, car-trip podcast giving heartfelt answers to real-life anonymous questions from teenage girls. From friendship dramas to first crushes, author and columnist Rebecca Sparrow is here to listen and offer some advice. You can ask her anything ...

    Introducing The Safe On Social Toolkit

    Introducing The Safe On Social Toolkit

    We have a new online course called the Safe On Social Toolkit. Its all about keeping your kids safe online and we wanted to share it with you!  

    Cybersafety expert Kirra Pendergast has visited schools all over Australia and has given talks to more than 500,000 students, teachers and parents about how to stay safe and be smart online.

    She’s not about bans, guilt trips or making parents feel ashamed or overwhelmed. Kirra is about helping kids and the adults in their lives protect themselves and avoid exploitation and bullying.

    She joins Mia Freedman to discuss her own experience with cyberbullying, which led her to start a business that now helps thousands of kids to stay safe on social media.

    Kirra and Mamamia have created the Safe On Social Toolkit - a resource for anyone who wants to keep their kids safe online.

    Its an online course made up of short videos you can watch on your phone, that will answer every question you've ever had about how to stay safe and use social media in a positive way.

    For more information on the course, how to sign up and how to keep your kids safe online, visit: www.safeonsocialtoolkit.com 

    Click here to subscribe to No Filter.

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman 

    With thanks to special guests to Kirra Pendergast from Safe On Social Media 

    Producer: Bridget Northeast

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386.

    Email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    No Filter is a podcast by Mamamia. Find more shows here.

    • 47 min
    Introducing: That's Incredible

    Introducing: That's Incredible

    We’ve got a brand new show at Mamamia called That’s Incredible and we wanted to share it with you!

    It’s a podcast for parents and kids to listen to together all about the unexpectedly awesome things in the world around us.  

    Hosted by Andrew Daddo, each week we go on an adventure and explore topics like the human body, sport, music, science, technology and space.  Plus, we'll find out what it's like to travel to the moon, sing in front of the Queen and climb to the top of Mount Everest!

    In this episode we hear from tech futurist Steve Sammartino about what life will be like in 2050, we learn some awesome stuff about technology and play interactive games.

    Ready?  Let’s go!

    This podcast was made in partnership with Subaru, where every moment is a chance to do.  Find out more athttp://www.subaru.com.au/why-subaru/onelittlemoment

    We want to know what you think of That's Incredible! You could even win a $100 voucher for telling us what you think. Just click here or head tohttps://bit.ly/2WujRKL - we'd love to hear from you!

    ACTION ITEM

    There’s an American guy who draws really elaborate inventions called, Rube Goldberg.  

    His device for washing a window involved leaving a banana skin on the floor so a man would trip on it, causing him to fall on a rake which tossed a horseshoe in the air which landed on a rope that tilted a watering can that wet a mop and woke up a dog who knocked over a sign that fell against the mop and made it wipe a window. 

    You can find his cool inventions here...https://www.rubegoldberg.com/rube-the-artist/gallery/

    Do you reckon you could design something similar?  It doesn’t have to be that complicated, maybe it’s just tying a hairbrush to your dog’s tail to make an automatic hair brushing machine when your dog wags its tail?

    Use your imagination because that’s exactly what you need to be a good inventor!

    Draw us a picture of your invention and send it into podcast@mamamia.com.au.  We’d love to see how your inventive mind works!

    CREDITS

    Host: Andrew Daddo

    Guest: Steve Sammartino

    Executive Producer: Rachel Corbett

    Senior Producers: Elise Cooper & Rachael Hart

    Audio Production: Elise Cooper

    Editor: Elise Cooper

    Editing Assistance: Ian Camilleri & Rachel Corbett

    Scriptwriters: Subby Valentine, Peter Green & Rachel Corbett

    Script Editor: Holly Wainwright

    Script Consultant: Angela McLean

    Thanks to our cast of incredible kids... Summer Waller, Sofia Lefebvre, Indiana Yates, George Cook, Amelia Cook and Lucia Bartlam.

    CONTACT US

    Tell us what you think of the show via email at podcast@mamamia.com.au or on the PodPhone 02 8999 9386.

    Looking for a community of likeminded parents?  Join our Mamamia Parents Facebook Page... https://bit.ly/2PCsVeW  

    Do your kids love to read?  Then check out Andrew Daddo's books at his website... https://www.andrewdaddo.com/

    Looking for other podcasts to listen to?  You'll find all our Mamamia shows at https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

     

    • 24 min
    How To Overcome Bullying

    How To Overcome Bullying

    On the final episode of Ask Me Anything, we're talking about dealing with conflict. 

    It's an icky topic that even makes adults uncomfortable, but during your tween and teenage years, conflicts are incredibly common and part of life. But that doesn't make them any easier. 

    And Bec has some very handy tips on how to handle it all. 

    Ask Me Anything is the podcast for any girl in your life looking for answers. And the questions answered on today's show are: 

    There is a girl at school who has started hanging around my friends.  She hasn’t asked to hang out with us - she has just turned up. My friend and I find her annoying but we don’t want to be mean.  What do we do?

    What do you do if you don’t have a tribe at school? 

    One of my friends has started making fun of me (about my hair) in front of other people? I really want her to stop.

    Ask Me Anything is made possible by Suncorp Team Girls. 

    CREDITS:

    Host: Rebecca Sparrow

    Producer: Elissa Ratliff, Amelia Navascues and Ruth de Glas

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Find Bec's book Ask Me Anything at apple.co/mamamia

    Have an anonymous question you need to ask? Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386 or email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Head to https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe/ to this and all our pods delivered straight to your inbox.

    Download the Mamamia Podcast App here.

    This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network.

    • 13 min
    The Mother-Daughter Diary Hack That Will Change Your Relationship

    The Mother-Daughter Diary Hack That Will Change Your Relationship

    This week on Ask Me Anything, it's all about trust. 

    From figuring out how to navigate difficult conversations about things you don't want to do anymore through to learning how to ask the hard questions and have difficult conversations with your loved ones, Bec is here to give her best tips, tricks and advice.

    Ask Me Anything is the podcast for any girl in your life looking for answers.

    QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN TODAY’S SHOW:

    How do I get my parents to let me quit basketball?

    I feel like my family is so busy and that I never get to spend any time with my mum without my brother and sister. How can I spend more time with my mum alone?

    I’m having a few friendship dramas with a girl at school who is the daughter of one of my mum’s best friends. I don’t know how to tell my mum about it.

    CREDITS:

    Host: Rebecca Sparrow

    Producer: Elissa Ratliff, Amelia Navascues and Ruth de Glas

    GET IN TOUCH: Find Bec's book Ask Me Anything at apple.co/mamamia Have an anonymous question you need to ask?

    Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386 or email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Head to https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe/ to this and all our pods delivered straight to your inbox. Download the Mamamia Podcast App here.

    This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network. 

    • 14 min
    Why You Need A Gratitude Attitude At School

    Why You Need A Gratitude Attitude At School

    This week we’re talking all about self-care which is another way of saying looking after yourself long term. And since we’re all different and have different needs, self-care means different things for different people.

    Ask Me Anything is the podcast for any girl in your life looking for answers.

    QUESTIONS COVERED THIS WEEK

    I’m not very good at keeping a journal What are some other ways to practice gratitude?

    I find going to sleep really hard. I just can’t seem to wind down and I lay in the dark a lot tossing and turning. Do you have any tips?

    I once heard you talk about a Good Mood Jar. What is it?

    CREDITS:

    Host: Rebecca Sparrow

    Producer: Elissa Ratliff, Amelia Navascues and Ruth de Glas

    GET IN TOUCH: Find Bec's book Ask Me Anything at apple.co/mamamia

    Have an anonymous question you need to ask?

    Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386 or email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Head to https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe/ to this and all our pods delivered straight to your inbox.

    Download the Mamamia Podcast App here.

    This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network. 

    • 15 min
    How To Avoid Drama Cyclones At School

    How To Avoid Drama Cyclones At School

    This week we're talking all about school and that means everything from pressures in the classroom to dealing with troubles with friends in the playground. 

     If you’ve been feeling under the pump at school, or maybe things at home are changing and you're struggling, then this is the episode for you. Bec's here to answer all your questions.

    Ask Me Anything is the podcast for any girl in your life looking for answers.

    QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN TODAY’S SHOW:

    Some weeks I feel really overwhelmed with all my homework and assignments and studying for exams. What tips do you have?

    I like my friend but she is always involved in drama at school and she tries to get me involved even though I don’t want to be. What do I do?

    I’ve been invited to a sleepover at a new friend’s house and I’m feeling really nervous about it.

    Questions Answered On Today's Show: 

    CREDITS:

    Host: Rebecca Sparrow

    Producer: Elissa Ratliff, Amelia Navascues and Ruth de Glas

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Find Bec's book Ask Me Anything at apple.co/mamamia

    Have an anonymous question you need to ask? Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386 or email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Head to https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe/ to this and all our pods delivered straight to your inbox.

    Download the Mamamia Podcast App here.

    This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network.

    • 15 min

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