652 episodes

Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless?
Then you need The Quicky. Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about.
It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day.

The Quicky Mamamia

    • News
    • 4.5 • 1.7K Ratings

Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless?
Then you need The Quicky. Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about.
It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day.

    Can You Ask Someone If They're Vaccinated?

    Can You Ask Someone If They're Vaccinated?

    As we edge closer to 70% or even 80% double vaccination targets, you might be wondering how we will all come back together in society once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted?

    In particular many of us are feeling anxious about how to tactfully ask friends, loved ones, colleagues and customers if they have been vaccinated, as it can be a very tricky discussion to have with lots of strong feelings involved either way.

    The Quicky speaks to two experts to find out how you can safely navigate this difficult conversation, especially when you know someone doesn't want to get the jab, without endangering your relationships or your health.

    CREDITS 

    Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    Guests:

    Elizabeth Stuart - Professor in the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Biostatistics, and the Department of Health Policy and Management, and is the Associate Dean for Education at Johns Hopkins University. Elizabeth recently co-authored an excellent article on this topic titled, Should I Ask My Friends If They Are Vaccinated? COVID-19 vaccine etiquette and considerations for all the people in your life

    Elisabeth Shaw - CEO of Relationships Australia NSW and has worked for over 25 years as a clinical and counselling psychologist with extensive experience in relationships services

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    CONTACT US

    Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au

    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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    • 15 min
    How To Spot A Casual Racist - Is It Me?

    How To Spot A Casual Racist - Is It Me?

    It's easy to spot overtly racist imagery, policies and behaviour, but what about the everyday micro aggressions that get laughed off as a 'joke' in casual conversations?

    Do you know how to recognise casual racism, whether it's in yourself or someone else? Perhaps you are on the receiving end of this inappropriate behaviour on a daily basis and know all too well the harm it causes.

    The Quicky speaks with three women of colour about their experiences, including a psychotherapist who helps people to stop and think about their actions, and to discuss what we can all do to end casual racism for good.

    CREDITS 

    Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    Guests:

    Emily Vernem - Social Media Producer, Author and Co-Host of The Undone podcast at Mamamia

    Melody Teh - Deputy Editor at Mamamia

    Dr Kathomi Gatwiri - Psychotherapist, Senior Social Work Lecturer at Southern Cross University, and the founder of Healing Together, a multifunctional consulting and therapy service

    Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/

    CONTACT US

    Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au

    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.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    How To Be Happy When Everything Is Sh*t

    How To Be Happy When Everything Is Sh*t

    We're constantly being told and sold new ways to make ourselves feel happy, but as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on it is much easier said than done as we continue experience a range of complex emotions.

    So how can we feel happy when it seems like everything is still crappy?

    The Quicky speaks to an expert who has spent their career researching what it means to be happy about how we can really feel better amid the current health crisis, and why leaning in to other less pleasant feelings rather than trying to avoid them might help.

    CREDITS 

    Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    Guest:

    Professor Brock Bastian - Social Psychologist and happiness expert based in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne whose research focuses on ethics and well-being, pain, happiness, and morality.

    Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/

    CONTACT US

    Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au

    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.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min
    Christian Porter & Who Gets To Survive A Scandal

    Christian Porter & Who Gets To Survive A Scandal

    Ex-Attorney General Christian Porter has resigned from his role as a Minister and returned to the backbench, but many experts believe he will be back in a position of significant power, and possibly even the top job in the not-too-distant future.

    But why does it seem like some politicians can weather any storm that comes their way no matter how big the scandal, while others are cast out forever at the slightest hint of an allegation?

    The Quicky speaks with a former female MP who was ousted on the basis of some nasty rumours, and an Australian politics expert to find out what factors decide who can stay in Parliament, and who has to go.

    CREDITS 

    Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    Guests:

    Emma Husar - Former Labor MP for the Division of Lindsay until allegations by a former staff member of sexual harassment and bullying saw her fired from her role in Parliament and ousted from the Party

    Mark Kenny - Australian Studies Professor at the Australian National University and host of the weekly politics and public affairs podcast, Democracy Sausage With Mark Kenny 

    Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/

    CONTACT US

    Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au

    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.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    Inside Melbourne: One Of The World's Most Locked Down Cities

    Inside Melbourne: One Of The World's Most Locked Down Cities

    If the people of Melbourne are able to leave their sixth lockdown next month as planned, they will have spent a total of nearly 300 days in lockdown since the pandemic began, more than any other city in the world outside of China.

    The impact of the ongoing stay-at-home orders has been serious on everyone's mental health, so the big question as we look to the future, is will they ever truly recover?

    The Quicky speaks to two women who've been through it all in Melbourne, and an expert in mental health who himself also lives and works in Victoria's capital, to find out what life has been like for millions of people who continue to stay home for the greater good.

    CREDITS 

    Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    Guests:

    Paula - A listener living in Melbourne who hasn't seen her three children or their families since last Christmas

    Laura - A solo mum by choice, who couldn't have foreseen having to raise her daughter through a bushfire evacuation and then the pandemic

    Professor Tony Jorm - Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne whose research focuses on building the community’s capacity for prevention and early intervention with mental disorders

    Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/

    CONTACT US

    Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au

    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.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    Spice Girls 25th Anniversary: Where Is ‘Girl Power’ In 2021?

    Spice Girls 25th Anniversary: Where Is ‘Girl Power’ In 2021?

    25 years ago the Spice Girls exploded onto the global pop music scene with their first of many hits Wannabe, bringing to the world the concept of 'girl power' and a whole lot of fun for their fans.

    But after all this time, where does the concept of 'girl power' sit in 2021, and what has happened to all those young people who saw themselves represented in Scary, Sporty, Ginger, Baby and Posh?

    The Quicky speaks to an entertainment and celebrity journalist, and an expert in gender to consider what impact the Spice Girls had on feminism, and where their legacy stands today.

    CREDITS 

    Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    Guests:

    Genevieve Hassan - Host and producer of the podcast Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did which celebrates much-loved TV, film and music of the 1980s-2000s with the stars that made them, and a former BBC Entertainment reporter for over a decade

    Professor Marylou Rasmussen - An academic in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University, who specialises in Gender, Sexuality and Education

    Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/

    CONTACT US

    Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au

    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.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

avafletcher ,

Daily dose of news

Great show, I listen most days to get a snapshot of what’s going on in the world as I’m getting ready in the morning.

BMCPod85 ,

Lost a listener

Very disappointing to hear the tone and clear bias stemming from a NSW based podcast, attempting to be empathetic to Victorians suffering from prolonged lockdowns and yet clearly sending a half hearted condescending ‘poor you’ message. Unsubscribed.

PodcastTragic ,

Balanced news?

If you are looking for a well rounded, balanced view of the news, this is not the show for you. If you are looking for one-sided, agenda-fuelled missives on a small range of topics, the you will love it.

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