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The show that's smart, often silly and sometimes surprising, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 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 Jessie Stephens as they cover what everyone's talking about.

Mamamia Out Loud Mamamia

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 6.2K Ratings

The show that's smart, often silly and sometimes surprising, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 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 Jessie Stephens as they cover what everyone's talking about.

    Australian Of The Year: Not Everyone's Happy

    Australian Of The Year: Not Everyone's Happy

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    In news that will surprise no one, not everyone is happy with the choice of the Australian Of The Year - again. 

    Plus… the Michael Clark/Pip Edwards ‘Circus’ is apparently not over. Are we still judging women on their dating history, weight, and parenting? 

    And, the culture has declared it's done with embracing 'cringe.' Are we ready for the return of the mysterious 'cool-girl'?

    The End Bits: 


    Read how we covered Pip Edwards last week: How Pip Edwards built a global multi-million dollar brand in 7 years.
    Listen to the Her with Sophie Cachia

    RECOMMENDATIONS: Mia wants you to watch You People on Netflix. 

    Sign up to the Mamamia Out Loud Newsletter for all our recos from the week in one place. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening. Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at outloud@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Mia Freedman, Jessie Stephens & Holly Wainwright

    Producer: Emma Gillespie

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Assistant Producer: Susannah Makin

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus
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    • 39 min
    Jelena Dokic & A Woman’s ‘Acceptability Window’

    Jelena Dokic & A Woman’s ‘Acceptability Window’

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    Jelena Dokic has been the target of online abuse amidst a controversial Australian Open. What does the horrific trolling of a former tennis champ/accomplished commentator tell us about the idea of a woman's 'acceptability window'?

    Plus, how has dating evolved in 2023? The lessons from a 'Please Date Me' PowerPoint that’s going viral.

    And…our best and worst of the week, including a live TV stuff up, a smoothie and a new couch.

    The End Bits: 


    Listen to the Jelena Dokic conversation on Here If You Need: One Week After The World Cup Cayla George Was Gifted A Baby
    Listen to our last episode: Who Our TikTok Algorithms Think We Are

    RECOMMENDATIONS: Mia wants you to watch Bojack Horseman on Netflix. 

    Sign up to the Mamamia Out Loud Newsletter for all our recos from the week in one place. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening. Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at outloud@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Mia Freedman, Jessie Stephens & Claire Murphy

    Producer: Emma Gillespie

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Assistant Producer: Susannah Makin

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min
    Grandma Has Had Enough Of Your Sh*t

    Grandma Has Had Enough Of Your Sh*t

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    Why did Beyonce's first live performance in five years leave fans accusing her of “abandoning her principles”?

    Plus, how a brand refresh at a chocolate company became an unlikely political 'anti-wokeness' debate. 

    And, a retired grandmother refuses to babysit her daughter's newborn unless she's paid. Is she the a*****e? We discuss. 

    The End Bits: 

    Listen to yesterday's episode: Britney Spears & The Most Likely Explanation

    RECOMMENDATIONS: Claire wants you to watch My Massive C*ck on Stan

    Listen to Narelda Jacobs on No Filter

    Listen to Fill My Cup to lean more about allyship

    Listen to The Quicky

    Sign up to the Mamamia Out Loud Newsletter for all our recos from the week in one place. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening. Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at outloud@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Mia Freedman, Jessie Stephens & Claire Murphy

    Producer: Emma Gillespie

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Assistant Producer: Susannah Makin

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    How The Office Cake Became Problematic

    How The Office Cake Became Problematic

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    The Harbour Bridge was shut down over the weekend for Ryan Gosling & A Hollywood Blockbuster. Just last month, a woman was sentenced to 15 months in prison for stopping traffic in the very same place. Is this a double standard or is there more to the story? 

    Plus, an explainer about ChatGPT, the technology that’s about to change everything. 

    And is office cake culture as bad for you as passive smoking? We discuss... 

    The End Bits: 

    RECOMMENDATIONS: Amanda wants you to read Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver.

    Sign up to the Mamamia Out Loud Newsletter for all our recos from the week in one place. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening. Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at outloud@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Mia Freedman, Jessie Stephens & Amanda Keller

    Producer: Emma Gillespie

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Assistant Producer: Susannah Makin

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    The Clarke-Karlos Circus: An Unpopular Opinion

    The Clarke-Karlos Circus: An Unpopular Opinion

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    The Prime Minister of New Zealand/feminist icon, Jacinda Ardern, has resigned. So what, if anything, can we learn from the frank admission that her 'tank' is empty? 

    Plus, some of the most famous people in Australia had a shirtless brawl in a park and we’ve all been watching with popcorn. On today's show, we unpack the weirdest news story of the year so far. 

    And, our best and worst of the week which include scams, fashion trends we wish would go away, and a room of one’s own. 

    The End Bits: 

    Listen to yesterday’s episode: The 'Nepo Baby' Conversation No One's Having

    RECOMMENDATIONS: Mia wants you to listen to Glennon's Diagnosis & What Next from Glennon's podcast We Can Do Hard Things. For help and support for eating disorders, contact the Butterfly Foundation’s National Support line and online service on 1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673).

    Sign up to the Mamamia Out Loud Newsletter for all our recos from the week in one place. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening. Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at outloud@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman, Jessie Stephens

    Producer: Emma Gillespie

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Assistant Producer: Susannah Makin

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 53 min
    What You've Never Noticed About Your Friends

    What You've Never Noticed About Your Friends

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    It's awards season in Hollywood and our very own Cate Blanchett is cleaning up, but she's calling BS on the whole thing. What is the patriarchal pyramid, and what does it have to do with awards shows? 

    Plus, a Melbourne worker has gone viral after having his pay docked for being on his phone during a shift. What are the rules when it comes to devices in the workplace?

    And the male versus female friendship theory we can't un-see.

    The End Bits: 

    RECOMMENDATIONS: Mia wants you to check out The Living With Teens Summit. You can access your early-bird discounted ticket here. Holly wants you to watch Happy Valley Season 3 on Binge. 

    Listen to yesterday’s episode: Mia & Holly’s Pregnancy Advice For Jessie

    Sign up to the Mamamia Out Loud Newsletter for all our recos from the week in one place. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening. Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at outloud@mamamia.com.au

    CREDITS:

    Hosts: Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman, Jessie Stephens

    Producer: Emma Gillespie

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Assistant Producer: Susannah Makin

    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.

    Just by reading our articles or listening to our podcasts, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.2K Ratings

6.2K Ratings

Ten-a-penny ,

Thoughtful, respectful commentary

I stumbled across the podcast about a year ago and have been a continuous listener ever since. For me it fulfils a need for some lighthearted but thoughtful commentary on a wide range of topics that I’m mostly interested in. I also love that the hosts have individual views which often differ and those views are responded to with interest and there is no need to form a consensus or determine who is right. I listen to lots of podcasts but this is my go to favourite.

Lady_Lany ,

I don’t miss an episode

I love this podcast. It has prompted me to think just that little bit harder and more critically. Also I LOVE how I think I have a firm opinion on something and then Jessie, Mia or Holly will make me change my mind… I love when this happens!! XXXX

Leacalais ,

My number one podcast

I can’t believe some of the negative reviews for this podcast. I’ve been listening since the start. This podcast tops up my news content with the pop culture news that I don’t get l from listening to abc radio news during the day. I don’t watch tv news. Between this and ‘the project’ I feel I’m keeping up with pop culture, so that I understand references made by younger work colleagues or my 20something children. I’ve also gotten some great recommendations for other podcasts, books and tv and even a few products. By now I could have a pretty good guess about what the three hosts will say about particular topics but that doesn’t make hearing their actual opinions any less interesting.

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