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

Gotta Be Done - A Bluey Podcast blueypod

    • Parenting
    • 4.7 • 117 Ratings

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

    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
    BONUS (aka Our Queen and Yours, Chilli/ Melanie Zanetti!)

    BONUS (aka Our Queen and Yours, Chilli/ Melanie Zanetti!)

    New Bluey episodes always mean one thing - that supermama Chilli is finding new ways to win our hearts. 
    So what better time to chat to the lady who brings her to life, amazing Aussie actor Melanie Zanetti! 
    Melanie tells Kate and Mary the serendipitous story behind getting cast as Chilli, shares her close-to-home inspiration for the character, and lets us in on some of her favourite moments since Bluey's taken over the world! 
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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.

    • 34 min
    Seesaw (aka Kids Just Want to Take Us Down)

    Seesaw (aka Kids Just Want to Take Us Down)

    NEW EPISODES!! Fresh Bluey has landed on Australia's ABC TV, and Gotta Be Done is at the ready with a brand new recap (thanks ABC and Ludo Studio for the handy preview!)
    The playground games of Seesaw are a palate cleanser after the highs of Sleepytime and Flat Pack says Kate, while Mary is seeing the tried and true "smallest character makes all the difference" trope.
    Plus new characters on screen and Bluey royalty behind the scenes, hints about episodes to come, and Kate's got a good Handel on the score too. Hooray!  
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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.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

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 😊

Frystar 9 ,

Great for light listening

I got onto this podcast after seeing Mary in Hard Quiz and I’m hooked! These two women bounce ideas and thoughts off of each other beautifully and are relatable. I particularly enjoy Kate’s take on the music choices, she could probably spend a whole podcast just discussing the wonderful music from the show! Thank you for finding time to produce a podcast whilst being super mums!

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