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With Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 8.1K Ratings

With Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews.

    Even celebs have s****y boyfriends

    Even celebs have s****y boyfriends

    Hellooooo! Happy Thursday!!!!

    On today's show: Taylor Swift blasts Netflix to her 88 million followers, Hilaria and Alec Baldwin's big baby mystery, the Married at First Sight "hotness ranking" challenge that made the reality show's "experts" look more like evil masterminds, and life through the eyes of Billie Eilish - how the teen star's rise to the top has been very different to those who have gone before her.

    This week, Zara recommended HBO's documentary miniseries, Allen v. Farrow. If you're on the hunt for THE BEST JEANS EVER, Mich recommended these beauties from Zara (the store... not... the person).

    Thank you so much to today's sponsor, Pepsi Max and their Pepsi Max Taste Challenge. Tag @pepsimaxaus on Instagram with the hashtag #allittakesisasip to take part in the challenge.

    If this is your first time checking us out (hey, you), we are an independent media company that is dedicated to telling young women's stories. The best way to support Shameless is to click 'Follow' on your Spotify app, and to tell your mates about us. We will reward such good behaviour with a puppy! Not everything in this paragraph is true!

    To catch up on everything Shameless, head to our website www.shamelessthepodcast.com.

    We cherish your feedback on the show, and would bloody love to hear your wonderful voices. If you'd like to weigh in on an episode - whether it be a segment in our Thursday pop culture analysis, an In Conversation guest, or this month's book club pick, we'd love for you to call our Shameless Hotline. You miiiiight just be featured on an episode.

    Thanks so much for lending us your ears for this episode! Have a great day! Stay hydrated!

    This episode was produced by Annabelle Lee for Shameless Media.

    • 56 min
    IN CONVERSATION: Celeste Barber

    IN CONVERSATION: Celeste Barber

    Happy Mondaaaaay everybody!

    Today on the show, we bring you the remarkable Celeste Barber. We have no doubt you know precisely who Celeste is - she does have 10 million followers across Instagram and Facebook - but we'll introduce her to you anyway. Celeste began her career as an actress, but over the last six years, has channeled her talent for making people think and laugh into a movement she calls 'Challenge Accepted'. The premise is simple and brilliant; via her Instagram page, Celeste parodies the content Instagram has become synonymous for - exceedingly thin, obscenely famous women posing in unrealistic and sometimes downright bizarre ways. Celeste's comedy has made her a local and international sensation: she's graced the likes of In Style Magazine, penned a best-selling memoir, is the new face of MCoBeauty, and is practically taking over the world, one post at a time.

    In this chat, we wanted to hear about Celeste's life before fame, the awkward stages of pursuing a career in the public eye, her relationship with rejection and failure, and what it's like to build a business off the back of being yourself.

    For more from Celeste, follow her on Instagram at @celestebarber and check out her podcast, Celeste and Her Best. If you enjoyed this episode, we recommend you listen to our chat with fellow comedian Celia Pacquola.

    Thank you so much to today's sponsor, Apple's new original film, Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry, now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+ (terms apply). Head here to subscribe.

    If this is your first time checking us out (hey, you), we are an independent media company that is dedicated to telling young women's stories. The best way to support Shameless is to click 'Follow' on your Spotify app, and to tell your mates about us. We will reward such good behaviour with a puppy! Not everything in this paragraph is true!

    To catch up on everything Shameless, head to our website www.shamelessthepodcast.com.

    We cherish your feedback on the show, and would bloody love to hear your wonderful voices. If you'd like to weigh in on an episode - whether it be a segment in our Thursday pop culture analysis, an In Conversation guest, or this month's book club pick, we'd love for you to call our Shameless Hotline. You miiiiight just be featured on an episode.

    Thanks so much for lending us your ears for this episode! Have a great day! Stay hydrated!

    This episode was produced by Annabelle Lee for Shameless Media.

    • 40 min
    BOOK CLUB: Just Like You

    BOOK CLUB: Just Like You

    G'day book club friends!!!

    This month, we read best-selling author Nick Hornby's eighth novel, Just Like You. The book follows two protagonists, 22-year-old Joseph and 42-year-old Lucy, who fall in love despite coming from two different worlds. Joseph is a young Black DJ trying to find his place in the world, while Lucy is a white English teacher and mum of two, who has recently separated from her addict ex-husband. This isn't just the story of a juicy love affair though: after all, the book is set in 2016 and Brexit is the backdrop of their union, meaning conversations about politics and race relations are littered throughout.

    Today on the show, Mich, Zara, and Annabelle talk about it all: Did Nick Hornby pull off his eighth book? Can a white man write about the experience of a Black man? And, were we pulled towards the romance of Lucy and Joseph?

    Thank you so much to today's sponsor, Penguin Books Australia and Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota. Head here to pick up a copy.

    If you'd like to share your thoughts on our March pick, 'The Shadow Box' by Luanne Rice, record a voice message and send it to hotline@shamelessmediaco.com (that's *CO*.com). Or, if you're after some variety, here's a link to record a voice message via our website, too.


    Grab yourself a copy of 'The Shadow Box' and join our convo next month! We'd love to have you! Head here to purchase it.

    To catch up on everything Shameless, head to our website www.shamelessthepodcast.com.

    Shameless Podcast is run by three women in their twenties, and thrives on the support of our incredible listeners - that's you! So, if you'd like to support the show, we would like that very much. Hit 'follow' on Spotify, and leave a review if you're feeling especially generous. Then sit back and bask in our eternal, abundant love.

    Your hosts are Michelle Andrews (@michelleandrews1) and Zara McDonald (@zamcdonald).

    This episode was produced by Annabelle Lee for Shameless Media.

    • 39 min
    The golden boy loses his shine

    The golden boy loses his shine

    Heeeeey mates!

    On today's show: Kimye have finally filed their divorce papers and the betting markets have gone wild on who Kim is going to date next. Plus, why Emma Watson may have just retired from acting, Gwyneth Paltrow thinks she was the first person to wear a mask, and then, the fall of NRL great Sam Burgess and what it says about our obsession with sporting stars.

    This week, Zara recommended The Split on Stan. Mich recommended reading this Frank Ocean profile from The New York Times.

    Thank you so much to today's sponsor, Maybelline New York and their Fit Me foundation. Check it out right here.

    If this is your first time checking us out (hey, you), we are an independent media company that is dedicated to telling young women's stories. The best way to support Shameless is to click 'Follow' on your Spotify app, 'Subscribe' on Apple Podcasts, and to tell your mates about us. We will reward such good behaviour with a puppy! Not everything in this paragraph is true!

    To catch up on everything Shameless, head to our website www.shamelessthepodcast.com.

    We cherish your feedback on the show, and would bloody love to hear your wonderful voices. If you'd like to weigh in on an episode - whether it be a segment in our Thursday pop culture analysis, an In Conversation guest, or this month's book club pick, we'd love for you to call our Shameless Hotline. You miiiiight just be featured on an episode.

    Thanks so much for lending us your ears for this episode! Have a great day! Stay hydrated!

    This episode was produced by Annabelle Lee for Shameless Media.

    • 51 min
    IN CONVERSATION: Bridget Malcolm

    IN CONVERSATION: Bridget Malcolm

    Helloooooo pals!

    Today on the show, we bring you the brilliant Bridget Malcolm. Bridget is a classically-trained musician, best known as an international model who walked for Victoria's Secret in their 2015 and 2016 fashion shows, as well as walking for brands like Ralph Lauren and Stella McCartney. But Bridget's story in the fashion industry isn't just one of glitzy catwalks and endless travel. Instead, Bridget spent much of her early and prominent years modelling battling a relentless eating disorder which, for two years, saw her live off little more than protein shakes and steamed vegetables.

    In this chat, we talk about all of it: her lowest moments, her love of music, her complicated relationship with alcohol, her relatively recent diagnosis of Pre Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and how she feels about the modelling industry after everything she's been through.

    If this chat raises issues for you, support is available on The Butterfly Foundation's National Support Line, 1800 33 4673.

    For more from Bridget, follow her on Instagram @bridgetmalcolm and subscribe to her new podcast, Model Mentality on Spotify here.

    If you enjoyed this episode, we recommend you listen to our chat with model and entrepreneur Steph Claire Smith, which you can find here.

    Thank you so much to today's sponsor, Maybelline New York and their Instant Age Rewind Concealer. Head here to check it out.

    If this is your first time checking us out (hey, you), we are an independent media company that is dedicated to telling young women's stories. The best way to support Shameless is to click 'Follow' on your Spotify app, and to tell your mates about us. We will reward such good behaviour with a puppy! Not everything in this paragraph is true!

    To catch up on everything Shameless, head to our website www.shamelessthepodcast.com.

    We cherish your feedback on the show, and would bloody love to hear your wonderful voices. If you'd like to weigh in on an episode - whether it be a segment in our Thursday pop culture analysis, an In Conversation guest, or this month's book club pick, we'd love for you to call our Shameless Hotline. You miiiiight just be featured on an episode.

    Thanks so much for lending us your ears for this episode! Have a great day! Stay hydrated!

    This episode was produced by Annabelle Lee for Shameless Media.

    • 41 min
    Prying paps and tricky tabloids

    Prying paps and tricky tabloids

    Happy Thursday legends!!!

    On today's show: Scott Disick is dating... yep, another teenager. Then, Justin Timberlake's apology, an Aussie magazine's huge Meghan and Harry blunder, and finally, a big bumper discussion about the Bondi paparazzi: How Aussie tabloids and their seedy photographers are slowly - and insidiously - influencing the way you think about women in the public eye.

    This week, Mich recommended checking out your nearest plant delivery service, and Zara recommended watching the movie Holding The Man, which you can find on Netflix or Stan.

    Thank you so much to today's sponsor, Modibodi. Use the code 'SHAMELESS15' FOR 15% off right here.

    If this is your first time checking us out (hey, you), we are an independent media company that is dedicated to telling young women's stories. The best way to support Shameless is to click 'Follow' on your Spotify app, and to tell your mates about us. We will reward such good behaviour with a puppy! Not everything in this paragraph is true!

    To catch up on everything Shameless, head to our website www.shamelessthepodcast.com.

    We cherish your feedback on the show, and would bloody love to hear your wonderful voices. If you'd like to weigh in on an episode - whether it be a segment in our Thursday pop culture analysis, an In Conversation guest, or this month's book club pick, we'd love for you to call our Shameless Hotline. You miiiiight just be featured on an episode.

    Thanks so much for lending us your ears for this episode! Have a great day! Stay hydrated!

    This episode was produced by Annabelle Lee for Shameless Media.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8.1K Ratings

8.1K Ratings

matildarosehenry ,

Love it!

Although disagree about Billie’s docco being too long! If you really love her and her music it wasn’t long enough. I loved every second. Hearing in detail at the start how an artist puts together a song from writing to producing and performing and learning how involved her brother is was also so interesting.

JuliaPres ,

Unfortunately Not What It Was

When I used to listen to Shameless I felt enlightened and inspired, now it feels as though the girls are not doing enough research and their opinions / topic points are a bit hypocritical, and come across as having a double standard - I don’t gain much from the podcast anymore, which is unfortunate because I know the girls have the potential to have a really great podcast - because it used to be!

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LOVE your podcast!!

Thank you for all your work, you girls are amazing!!

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