99 episodes

Two Melbourne mums obsessed with ABC TV/Disney Jnr show Bluey, episode by episode!

Gotta Be Done - A Bluey Podcast blueypod

    • Parenting
    • 4.7 • 121 Ratings

Two Melbourne mums obsessed with ABC TV/Disney Jnr show Bluey, episode by episode!

    Christmas Swim (aka A Christmas Treat and Schweppes Classic Catches)

    Christmas Swim (aka A Christmas Treat and Schweppes Classic Catches)

    WE MADE IT TO CHRISTMAS! Or at least to Christmas Swim, which definitely meets the 2020 near-enough-is-good-enough standard for Mary and Kate. 
    And it's our second Heeler Christmas - is that too early to be demanding invites to weddings? (Looking at you, Rad and Frisky!) Plus we bear gifts: the true meaning of Bartleby, and the (world exclusive) solved mystery of the missing Bluey season two episode!  
    Now excuse us, we've got to follow a star that guides us to Thy Perfect Light/ proper gravy. (Happy Christmas to all the Gotta Be Done family, and may all your catches be classic!)
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    Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!
    Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

    • 55 min
    Movies (aka The Great Sock Crisis of 2018)

    Movies (aka The Great Sock Crisis of 2018)

    Gotta love a special guest appearance on the big screen, and Gotta Be Done does Movies with some serious cinematic assistance - writer and movie buff Cam Williams, thanks for getting in the wagon!
    From our earliest celluloid experiences to the best way to get kids contained in the cinema, via Willow and "I want" songs and Seinfeld spin-offs and Dreamworks dance parties, it's a blockbuster. (Also, an exclusive extended cut of Joff Bush's Chunky Chimp soundtrack!)
    This summer, get ready to BEE (listening to an extra long podcast episode) YOURSELF!
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    Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!
    Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.
     

    • 55 min
    The Quiet Game (aka Don't Ask Questions I'll Just Go Get the Cowbell)

    The Quiet Game (aka Don't Ask Questions I'll Just Go Get the Cowbell)

    We know our kids never want to play the quiet game - but this episode is proof that team Gotta Be Done isn't so crash hot at it either. (More cowbell!)
    Besides Mary's determination to ruin all Kate's noisy fun, we're both playing spot-the-Easter-egg in The Quiet Game - did we get them all?
    Plus first days on the job, ponies and bronies, great Madges of Australian TV, and orchestra requirements for silent movies - look, you'll understand one day!   
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    Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!
    Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

    • 40 min
    Circus (aka Never Had More Faith in the Democratic System)

    Circus (aka Never Had More Faith in the Democratic System)

    Has anyone else noticed a lot of democracy around lately? What better time to break bread and talk Circus! 
    This Bluey episode premiered on Queensland Election day, but Mary and Kate are finding more to talk about across the Pacific as they compare these playground politics with the real thing. And how do explain elections to little kids - when they only talk in goodies and baddies?
    Plus, Kate wonders whether perfect politician Bluey has been reading How to Win Friends and Influence People? And when she is Prime Minister, any chance of a friendly state visit to Canada. Bonjour, Jean Luc!  
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    Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!
    Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

    • 38 min
    Ice Cream (aka The Bougainvillea as Nature's Commentary)

    Ice Cream (aka The Bougainvillea as Nature's Commentary)

    We all want life to be fairly fair, but can we really insist on VERY fair? Gotta Be Done does Ice Cream via childhood sharing techniques and Die Hard: With a Vengeance - it's (fairly) relevant!  
    Plus inspirational Fantasia, celebrity spotting on Brisbane's South Bank (hi Nick and Jazz!) and in future Bluey episodes (hi baby Croc Hunter!), and the importance of keeping buskers happy. 
    Awww go on give us a double-choc in a cup extra large! 
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    Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!
    Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

    • 37 min
    Grandad (aka Do You Drink If It's True or If It's False?)

    Grandad (aka Do You Drink If It's True or If It's False?)

    Finally getting to meet Chilli's Dad in Grandad has got Gotta Be Done giddy - we don't even care he's not voiced by Russell Crowe!
    There are movie references aplenty though, and Kate deep-dives the bluegrass in this episode, and gets a Handel on the ups and downs of Seesaw's score too.  
    Plus, our hot takes on what the Grandad message means for our hot mess world. Because couldn't it be up to us?
    (Also, if you're listen while this is fresh, make sure you check out the extended Bluey theme song that's just dropped on your music player!)
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    Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!
    Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

BIGblueyFAN12345 ,

Love this pod

Hi guys! I LOVE your podcast! I listen to it everyday!
Bye bye & good luck

BigBlueBoxAt221b ,

Love it!

Love Bluey for all the reasons you talk about. I’m a Chatter finally getting over here and I’m loving hearing you talk about this show.

wendynov85 ,

A great podcast

I always loved Bluey but this podcast makes me appreciate its genius even more! Thank you ladies for the fun chats 😊

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