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With Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews.

    IN CONVERSATION: Mari Andrew

    IN CONVERSATION: Mari Andrew

    A very happy Monday to you, Shameless frens!

    Today on the show, we bring you the incredibly warm Mari Andrew. If you don't recognise Mari's name, which you likely do anyway, you'll no doubt know and adore the illustrations she posts on her Instagram account @bymariandrew. In 2015 after her father passed away, Mari began posting a watercoloured illustration a day onto her Instagram page, as a way to express grief, yes, but to also spread light. Now, Mari boasts over one million Instagram followers and is a New York Times best-selling author too, who has published two books, Am I There Yet and My Inner Sky - the latter of which she wrote while recovering from an unexpected illness that left her paralysed for an entire month while living in Spain.

    In this chat with Mari, we talk about why she's so unafraid to harness loneliness, her relationship with grief, and how she manages to write deeply private stories for her public audience without unleashing past trauma.

    For more from Mari, follow her on Instagram at @bymariandrew. And to grab a copy of her book, My Inner Sky, head here. If you enjoyed this interview, we recommend you listen to our In Conversation episode with Zoë Foster Blake here, who Mari has created a lot of book illustrations for.

    Thank you so much to today's sponsor, Sweaty Betty. Check out their new high-waisted power leggings here, and don't forget to use the code 'SHAMELESS' at checkout for 20% off your entire order.

    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.shamelessmediaco.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
    A black market bikini photo

    A black market bikini photo

    Happy Thursday legends!!!

    On today's show: The unapproved photo of Khloe Kardashian that was swiftly removed from every corner of the internet this week, Australia loses a fashion icon in Carla Zampatti, YouTuber James Charles finds himself in yet another scandal, and then! Australian media personality and influencer Abbie Chatfield jumps on the hottest trend in health and wellness right now: sex toys.

    This week, Zara recommended Claire Christian's book, It's Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake. Mich recommended listening to Marie Antoinette from the You're Wrong About podcast.

    Thank you so much to today's sponsor, Calming Blankets. Head here to check them out, and don't forget to use the code 'SHAMELESS' at checkout for $115 off your order.

    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.shamelessmediaco.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
    IN CONVERSATION: Yumiko Kadota

    IN CONVERSATION: Yumiko Kadota

    Gooooood morning, wonderful listeners!

    Today on the show, we bring you the brave Yumiko Kadota. Yumiko, as you'd read in her new memoir Emotional Female, has been an over-achiever her entire life, studying medicine at university and deciding to enter the perilous surgical stream when specialising as a doctor. Only, it was when Yumiko found herself trying to become a surgeon that she encountered the true, brutal nature of Australia's hospital culture. Yumiko was subjected to such a ridiculous work schedule, colleagues who were unflinching in their coldness, and institutionalised sexism and racism that she was pushed to a mental breakdown in her late twenties, prompting her to take extended leave from her career and spend time as an inpatient in a psychiatric facility.

    In this chat, we talk about the highs and the lows of being a female doctor in Australia, as well as what can be done to ensure the next generation of female surgeons aren't pushed to a place they can't come back from.

    For more from Yumiko, follow her on Instagram at @mindbodymiko. And to grab a copy of her book, Emotional Female, head here.

    Thank you so much to today's sponsor, Quay Australia. Head here to use the code 'SHAMELESS20' at checkout for 20% off.

    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.shamelessmediaco.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.

    • 43 min
    Slip on your Satan sneakers!

    Slip on your Satan sneakers!

    Hey pals!

    On today's show: What the hell - literally - is going on with Lil Nas X right now, and why is he courting so much controversy this week? Then, why influencer's mirror selfies are a big fat lie, Married At First Sight sparks important conversations about abusive relationships, and how one of Australia's most iconic fashion brands, The Daily Edited, found itself in a bit of a PR debacle this week.

    This week, Zara recommended watching Exposed: The Ghost Train on ABC iView. Mich recommended season 20 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

    Check out Kara's mirror selfie TikTok right here.

    Thank you so much to today's sponsor, Bed Threads. Head here to check them out, and don't forget to use the code 'SHAMELESS10' at checkout for 10% off your entire order.

    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.shamelessmediaco.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.

    • 53 min
    IN CONVERSATION: Joel Creasey

    IN CONVERSATION: Joel Creasey

    Hiya! Happy Monday!

    Today on the show, we bring you the effervescent Joel Creasey. Joel is best known as one of the country's leading stand-up comedians, having begun performing at the age of just 16. He's performed everywhere from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to the New York International Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. But beyond comedy, Joel is also an author, an actor, and TV presenter who, after a stint on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, became one of our most recognisable faces on television. But it was in 2020 when Joel got the call up to join Australia's #1 drive program, replacing Marty Sheargold on Kate, Tim, and Marty.

    For more from Joel, follow him on Instagram at @joelcreasey. If you enjoyed this episode, we recommend you listen to our interviews with fellow comedians Celia Pacquola or Matt Okine.

    To grab tickets to Joel's new show, Messy Bitch, head here.

    Thank you so much to today's sponsor, Sweaty Betty. Check out their new high-waisted power leggings range right here, and don't forget to use the code 'SHAMELESS' at checkout for 20% off your entire order.

    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.shamelessmediaco.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.

    • 42 min
    BOOK CLUB: The Shadow Box

    BOOK CLUB: The Shadow Box

    Halloooooo, fellow book clubbers!

    This month, we are looking at best-selling author Luanne Rice's pacey thriller, The Shadow Box. This book jumps before and after the day artist Claire Chase was brutally attacked, to explain just what happened to her. Claire survives before going into hiding and has her suspicions on who her attacker likely was - her admired husband and state attorney, Griffin Chase, who is also running for governor. On the day of Claire's attack, she was about to launch a shadow box at her art exhibition, inspired by an unforgivable act she was convinced her husband was responsible for years ago. On that same day, one of Claire's neighbours was also killed. Throughout this novel, as both investigations unfold, we learn exactly how both incidents overlap, and the extent of Griffin Chase's power over the circle that surrounds him.

    Today on the show, Mich, Zara, and Annabelle ask allllll ze questions: Did Rice's thriller keep us on our toes? What did we love about the book? And finally, were we satisfied with the ending?

    Thank you so much to today's sponsor, Bed Threads. Head here to check them out, and don't forget to use the code 'SHAMELESS10' at checkout for 10% off your entire order.

    If you'd like to share your thoughts on our April pick, It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, 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.

    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.shamelessmediaco.com.

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

    This episode was produced by Annabelle Lee for Shameless Media.

    • 36 min

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