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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 Mia Freedman, Holly Wainwright and Jessie Stephens as they dissect the news and issues of the week.

Mamamia Out Loud Mamamia

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    • 4.3 • 7.2K Ratings

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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 Mia Freedman, Holly Wainwright and Jessie Stephens as they dissect the news and issues of the week.

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    The Story Behind The Video Diddy Didn't Want You See

    The Story Behind The Video Diddy Didn't Want You See

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    Sean 'Diddy' Combs has apologised after a horrifying video from 2016 surfaced, that shows the rapper assaulting his girlfriend at the time. We discuss the disturbing shift in conversation since the video was released. 

    Plus, are we ready for another Bennifer split? Ben and JLO are on divorce watch.  

    And, a commencement speech from the Chief's player Harrison Butker has gone viral, after he suggested women ditch prioritising their careers and instead focus on being wives and mothers. And well... we have a few thoughts.

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    Hosts: Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman & Jessie Stephens 

    Producer: Emeline Gazilas

    Assistant Producer: Tahli Blackman 

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    • 40 min
    I Have Some Feedback About Your Fit Check

    I Have Some Feedback About Your Fit Check

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    "Do my socks make me look old?" Is not a question any of us saw coming in 2024 and yet here we are. In this episode, we unpack the rise of fashion burnout across generations, and how micro-trends are making us feel like crap. 

    Plus, the show Holly and Brent binged in a weekend, a book that’s made Mia question everything and Jessie’s latest depressing documentary… it's our weekly recommendations.And, we wrap up with our best and worst of the week which include Mia changing her mind about a word you can't say, Jessie's favourite day of the week and Holly's great regional dumpling hunt.

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    Producer: Emeline Gazilas

    Assistant Producer: Tahli Blackman 

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    The Efficiency Hacks That Changed Our Lives

    The Efficiency Hacks That Changed Our Lives

    How do efficient people get stuff done? (asking for a friend).

    From batch cooking, setting fake deadlines, to the coloured jacket trick you need to know we discuss the hacks for being more efficient. 

    Plus, Holly, Mia and Jessie share their own hacks (or lack of) that they rely on to stay organised and on time. 

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    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Mia Freedman, Jessie Stephens & Holly Wainwright

    Producer: Emeline Gazilas

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    A Shirtless Celebrity Begging For Forgiveness

    A Shirtless Celebrity Begging For Forgiveness

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    More and more young women are opting not to have sex. In today's episode, Holly, Mia and Jessie discuss the celebrity-endorsed female celibacy movement that’s so hot right now. 

    Plus, last week one very problematic famous person took off his shirt and partook in a very public washing away of his sins (in some very dirty water). Inside the rehabilitation of Russell Brand.  

    And, do you need anybody? Probably, yes. Is that a weakness, or a strength? Jessie wants to bust the myth of co-dependency.

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    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman & Jessie Stephens 

    Producer: Emeline Gazilas

    Assistant Producer: Tahli Blackman 

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    The Baby Reindeer Interview Unpacked

    The Baby Reindeer Interview Unpacked

    In case you missed it (and well how could you...), the biggest show on Netflix is Baby Reindeer. And now Piers Morgan has interviewed the woman who claims to be the 'real-life Martha'.

    In this episode, we unpack the full 55-minute interview with Fiona Harvey that everyone is talking about. Plus we discuss how it has shaped our opinions, and share our mixed feelings about the ethics of the interview.

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    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Mia Freedman, Jessie Stephens & Holly Wainwright

    Producer: Emeline Gazilas

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    “Sorry Boss, It's My ADHD”

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    Treasurer Jim Chalmers and the Australian government would like you to have more babies, please. And, um. Excuse us? We have thoughts. 

    Dupe culture has reached the royal family. Holly takes us inside Harry and Meghan’s unroyal tour in Nigeria. 

    And… a dilemma about work and an employee with ADHD. Mia weighs in from her own experience. 

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    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman & Jessie Stephens 

    Producer: Emeline Gazilas

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7.2K Ratings

7.2K Ratings

Emmalilly93 ,

Best part of my days!

Really love listening to you 3 fabulous women!! All the knowledge, passion & authenticity you bring to this world is truly appreciated from thousands of women. Thank you 👏❤️👍🏽🤓

Jess12584258 ,

It’s not cool

1% respect for mia after she said that she thinks the C word is cool.

PearlSwanson ,

Mainstream ostriches & nepotism!

Disappointing to see a podcast that once held promise & cultivated a loyal intelligent audience, now falter under the weight of its own narrow-mindedness & prejudices.
But here we are.
Now I'm jumping in with the chorus of other women who are tired of the turning away from real-world atrocities, filtering realities, gaslighting, tiptoeing, racism, privilege and faux feminism.
Turns out - this is the podcast you listen to if you want to pretend a genocide and cultural shift is not happening!
The Editorial decision to ignore the dissent of its audience and pressing issues like the war on women and children in Gaza, has led Outloud way off course.
Choosing only to discuss the plight of Jewish Israeli women in any depth after Oct 7th, and now after 8 months offering too little too late, tokenistic pieces, due to the looming digital guillotine, is beyond reproach.
The recent episodes on the student protests and the prior conversation on Hind, insufferable.
It’s not what women are talking about, it's what is making women cringe.
Can only imagine the discussion happening behind the scenes.
The hosts think they are on the end of ‘a pile on’ and that these comments are about antisemitism, only serving to further expose how shut off they are, and has only isolated the audience more.
It’s not about piling on or being antisemitic, but the sheer disproportionate response compared to the level of atrocity in our feeds and the fundamental impact globally, that leaves us adrift.
This podcast once pioneering, sadly has had prejudices revealed and goodwill destroyed.
The hosts more concerned with tiptoeing around the uncomfortable topic, pandering to personal fragilities, keeping up appearances, and deflecting to avoid anything that could lead back to Gaza. (while pretending not to be)
So many episodes now feel like filler, pulling focus to anything else that detracts from the glaringly obvious omission in conversation.
Because news flash, everything thing leads back to Gaza. Celebrity culture, American politics. Australian politics, Mothering, Violence against women, Taxpayer dollars, Freedom of Speech, AI, Climate change, Sudan, How to feed the family, What we buy, Tik Tok…. EVERY thing!
Making the silence & lack of discussion, even more absurd.
The platform is in free fall, buckling under its obsolesce and privilege. The entire show so white bread, narrow & predictable, its excruciating.
Beyond the saccharine-controlled conversation, the hosts are sickeningly committed to the Zionistic agenda and playbook.
(while pretending not to be, instead calling it being ‘considerate’ and ‘fair’) “It's too upsetting & complex” not landing as genuine, when looking at the complexity of issues that've been discussed on many other occasions.
Even the focus on violence against women in Australia (as important as it is) fell short because that care was not extended to women everywhere.
In Gaza 1 mother dies every 2 hours, 8000 women killed. Warranting only small chirps or worse radio silence.
The ‘let's keep our thoughts local’ and faux feminism, growing more insulting by the second.
How bout interviewing or mentioning the Jewish activists calling for a ceasefire? Again another uncomfortable truth the pod shies away from. Jewishness doesn’t need to be conflated with Zionism or being anti-Palestinian.
And being Jewish shouldn’t mean a media organisation refuses to speak on a topic, sanitises the conversation or not reporting on the uncomfortable facts.
That would be the “media bias” this pod has told us many times over, 100% does not exist.It's not a political podcast you say, actually, this was a very political podcast.
And sadly has now discussed TRUMP's destruction of democracy, more than Israel's assault on women and children.
Can you imagine this situation reversed and 17000 Israeli children had been slain or 30000 orphaned.
..we’d hardly be talking about Taylor Swift for an entire episode!
Perhaps the writing was on the wall and we all missed it.
Flashbacks of hard lines proudly held on many other topics like the vaccine, (where the hosts were more than happy to dish out very harsh comments on 'lives at risk' and 'being on the ‘right side of history’).
BTW no corrections made as more irregularities come to light. Menstrual changes, heart issues, neurological issues, turbo cancers, miscarriages, excess deaths, blood clots, mainstream ivermectin usage, the list goes on and on. And now the Astra Zeneca vaccine completely pulled, many countries no longer administering these to children.
But Mamamia holds its hard lines, keeping its lips firmly shut.
Not correcting itself. Again.
If the truth or science doesn’t fit with the coveted narrative, we are not going to hear it on this platform.
The pod now unable to connect to alternative ideas, truthful research, and seems stuck in some loop of conservative thinking. Spiralling it further down into the mainstream media gutter.
The hosts' reluctance to confront these realities of injustice, speaks volumes about the descent into complacency and the social vacuum it exists in.
Jessie prides herself on her ‘journalistic integrity,’ but not this time. Caught between family loyalty and a hard place. Preferring to feather her nest.
And Holly doesn’t need to blink twice or wear Brittney yellow, she's made a decision throughout this last period to not rock the boat, ...ending in her own new podcast.
Sadly these are no longer the friends in your ears if you have any connection to reality, seek diverse or progressive conversation.
It’s a pod for those who wish to bury their heads in the sand and live in a narrow field of reference.
That is if you can bare how narrow it’s getting.
In a world in chaos, we deserve better from the voices we choose to amplify.
And our time and attention are better spent elsewhere.

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