132 episodes

Eliza Harvey is an Australian journalist who moved to Indonesia from Australia in 2015. Each week she phones her Mum -- ABC broadcaster Geraldine Doogue -- back home in Sydney. Both women are news junkies and mothers and avid Netflix fans. But Eliza is a Millennial and Geraldine's a baby boomer, which leads to a different take on life. Tune in for half an hour of laughs and conversation.

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Eliza Harvey is an Australian journalist who moved to Indonesia from Australia in 2015. Each week she phones her Mum -- ABC broadcaster Geraldine Doogue -- back home in Sydney. Both women are news junkies and mothers and avid Netflix fans. But Eliza is a Millennial and Geraldine's a baby boomer, which leads to a different take on life. Tune in for half an hour of laughs and conversation.

    Delivery Day

    Delivery Day

    Eliza's shipment of furniture finally arrives from Beirut

    • 34 min
    Women's Work

    Women's Work

    This week, Eliza and Geraldine discuss a perennial question which stirs up so much emotion:

    How do working women divide their time?

    Eliza wants the conversation around motherhood and its challenges to be sprinkled with more positivity, so as no...

    • 33 min
    Remembering Beirut

    Remembering Beirut

    Two months ago a massive explosion tore through Beirut and wrecked Eliza's old home.

    On Monday 5th October, Adam's documentary on the blast went to air on the ABC's *4 Corners* program.

    Eliza watched the program and cried for everyone affected...

    • 36 min
    Vale Susan Ryan

    Vale Susan Ryan

    Geraldine's good friend and trailblazing feminist Susan Ryan died suddenly over the weekend. She was 77.

    Susan Ryan was the first Labor woman to sit at the Cabinet table in Bob Hawke's Government.

    The former ACT Senator was responsible for intr...

    • 17 min
    RBG

    RBG

    How will the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg influence the upcoming US election?

    Geraldine admired "RBG" - the incredibly intelligent jurist who went on to become a cult figure of the Left. Geraldine notes that Bader Ginsburg w...

    • 38 min
    Buy Once, Buy Well

    Buy Once, Buy Well

    Eliza is setting up her new house in Sydney. She was in a hurry to get it done as quickly as possible, until a friend of hers introduced her to the phrase “buy once, buy well.” Eliza’s been trying to follow that mantra and take a bit more time to con...

    • 38 min

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