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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

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    • 4.9 • 27 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.

    Plant Ladies: Why We're Obsessed With Greening Our Homes

    Plant Ladies: Why We're Obsessed With Greening Our Homes

    Given how much more time we've all been spending at home lately, it's perhaps not surprising that many of us have developed a new passion for plants. 

    The number of varieties on offer can be quite overwhelming, so how do you know where to start if you've never had a green thumb in your life?

    The Quicky speaks to an expert horticulturist, a green space designer, and one of our very own self-proclaimed 'plant ladies' to find out how you can transform your home into a private oasis whether it's an inner-city unit, or a rural retreat.

    CREDITS 

    Host: Claire Murphy

    With thanks to: 

    Laura Brodnik - Mamamia's Entertainment Editor, Co-Host of The Spill and self-confessed plant lady. You can read Laura's article about discovering she was a plant lady here

    Jenna Holmes, aka the 'Plant Mama' - Founder and creative director of P Mami Industries, which includes Plant Mama, a plant styling studio who specialises in residential & commercial plant design and installations

    Millie Ross - Presenter and Head of Research at the ABC's Gardening Australia, and also a professional horticulturist, garden designer, writer and broadcaster

    Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    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

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@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.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, 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 

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    Does My Cloth Mask Protect Me From Omicron?

    Does My Cloth Mask Protect Me From Omicron?

    You might have recently heard a lot of people talking about face masks, as concerns have been raised that our sustainable cloth masks may not actually be that useful when it comes to protecting ourselves against Covid-19. 

    But what about other types, like surgical, N95, P20, KN95, KF94 - what's the difference and how do you know which one is best for you and your family?

    The Quicky speaks to a GP and face mask expert to find out what is really the best product to keep potentially dangerous droplets away from your nose and mouth, or to stop your infection from being transferred to others.

    CREDITS 

    Host: Claire Murphy

    With thanks to: 

    Dr Imaan Joshi - Sydney-based GP and a specialist in Aesthetic medicine

    Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    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

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@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.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, 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 

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 13 min
    A Note On January 26th

    A Note On January 26th

    Mamamia only refers to January 26 by its date, to acknowledge that it is not a day of celebration for all Australians. 

    Instead of publishing an episode of The Quicky today, Host Claire Murphy provides some recommendations for some excellent First Nations content and brands (see links below) for you to explore.

    If you want to be an ally this January 26, we urge you to send your MP a letter about the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which calls for constitutional change and structural reform that recognises the sacred, ancient spiritual link Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to their land. You can use this letter template to email your MP.

    Claire's Recommendations

    First Nations Fashion:

    Clothing The Gaps - A fresh and dynamic fashion label managed by health professionals that celebrates Aboriginal people and culture. Clothing The Gaps is a play on the words "Closing the Gap", which is an Australian Government health initiative to help close the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal people and non-Indigenous Australians. 

    Trading Blak - Sells fashion, wellbeing and food products from businesses that are First Nations owned and led. It is also a safe and transparent space to educate, inform and support not only Indigenous owned and run businesses but also those who wish to support Blak businesses whether that be economically or through engagement. 

    Kirrikin - Luxury resortwear, featuring the artwork of contemporary indigenous artists from around the country. The stunning artwork is digitally printed onto sustainable fabrics to create unique, luxurious, and ethically made garments.

    First Nations Fashion + Design - A national voice representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members. Creating ongoing access to opportunities, skill development, and industry engagement. Working towards a self-sustaining ecosystem of Aboriginal fashion designers, textile artists, jewellery designers, photographers, models, hair + make up artist, stylist, curators + Fashion Industry Professionals. 

    Media:

    Indigenous X - A 100% Indigenous owned and operated media, consultancy and training organisation. They have an excellent Twitter account which is run by a different person each week so you can hear a host of Indigenous voices throughout the year. Indigenous X also features many excellent articles on their website concerning a range of First Nations issues and views.

    Podcasts:

    Pretty For An Aboriginal - Nakkiah and Miranda have conversations Australia is uncomfortable having - about sex, relationships, dating, power, and, most difficult of all, race.

    Coming Out Blak - Hosts Matika Little and Courtney Hagen are dedicated to supporting and celebrating First Nations mob in the LGBTQ+ community. Follow @comingoutblak on instagram to connect.

    Unapologetically Blak - A project that has been developed by two Australian Indigenous women, Ginny and AJ, to offer an insight into the personal lives and distinctive sisterhood that Blak Australia exists within. ⠀

    Books:

    Growing Up Aboriginal In Australia, by Professor Anita Hess - Anita is a proud member of the Wiradjuri Nation of central New South Wales, but was born in Gadigal Country and has spent much of her life on Dharawal land near La Perouse. She is one of Australia’s most prolific and well-known authors publishing across genres including non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial fiction, and children’s novels. 

    Blackfulla Bookclub - An initiative by Teela Reid, a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman, lawyer and storyteller born and raised in Gilgandra western NSW, and Merinda Dutton, a proud Gumbaynggirr and Barkindji woman and also a lawyer. Together they share book recommendations and stories to heal our nation.

    CREDITS 

    Host: Claire Murphy

    Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

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

    CONTACT US

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    • 5 min
    What You Should Know Before Getting A Booster

    What You Should Know Before Getting A Booster

    The NSW, VIC and SA governments recently decided to reduce the time between our second COVID-19 jab and third booster shots to just three months, but does the shorter timeframe mean your vaccine could be less effective?

    And what about choosing between Pfizer or Moderna; how do you know which one you should get? Does it matter? Does it depend on which vaccine you had for round one and two?

    The Quicky speaks to our favourite GP to find out the answers to these and many more questions about Australia's booster program, including whether there is any truth to reports that a third injection can miraculously heal a variety of skin conditions overnight.

    CREDITS 

    Host: Claire Murphy

    With thanks to: 

    Dr Brad McKay - Science communicator, TV host, author and podcaster who works as a GP in Sydney. He is also the author of Fake Medicine: Exposing the wellness crazes, cons and quacks costing us our health

    Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    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

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@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.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, 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 

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 15 min
    What Happened In Tonga & Why Do We Still Know So Little?

    What Happened In Tonga & Why Do We Still Know So Little?

    It's been more than a week since the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano erupted, sending an ash cloud kilometres into the sky, and fuelling a deadly tsunami that was felt by nations across the Pacific.

    But despite many days having now passed, we still have very little information about what's happening on the ground as the recovery effort has been badly impacted by the destruction of Tonga's only undersea communications cable.

    The Quicky speaks to a woman who's spent nearly three decades liaising between the Australian and Tongan Governments, and an expert in the fibre-optic submarine cable that connects the people of Tonga to the rest of the world to find out the latest developments.

    CREDITS 

    Host: Claire Murphy

    With thanks to: 

    Louise S.R. Waterhouse - Honorary Consul-General of Tonga in Australia

    Samiuela Fonua - Chairperson of Tonga Cable Limited (TCL) which owns and manages the fibre-optic submarine cable, connecting Tonga to Fiji

    Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    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

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@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.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, 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 

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min
    I'm Not Rich, But Can I Still Be An Investor?

    I'm Not Rich, But Can I Still Be An Investor?

    If you didn't grow up surrounded by financial whizzes, investing and the whole concept of the sharemarket can feel really daunting and probably something that's only for people who are already super rich.

    But that is not the case; anyone can be an investor and you don't need a lot of cash to get started. 

    In this episode of The Quicky we speak to two very money-smart women about the practical steps you need to take to increase your wealth in 2022 and beyond, and how to avoid common mistakes often made by first-time investors.

    CREDITS 

    Host: Claire Murphy

    With thanks to: 

    Melissa Browne - Financial expert, author and host of Mamamia's What The Finance Podcast. You can find out more about Melissa's Financial Adulting Plan here

    Laura Higgins - Senior Executive Leader, Consumer Insights and Communications at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), and oversees the Moneysmart platform, a Federal Government website that helps Australians take control of their money and build a better life with free tools, tips and guidance.

    If you want to check out some of the financial and investment platforms mentioned in this episode, you can follow the links below. Please note we are not endorsing or advocating for any of these and you should always seek your own professional financial advice.
    Moneysmart's guide to understanding Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
    ASX Sharemarket Game - Allows you to learn about the Australian sharemarket and how it works without investing any real money
    Pearler - Offers investments, savings, loans and insurance from multiple providers
    Spaceship - Low-cost investment app
    RAIZ - Investment app that rounds up change from everyday purchases to invest in a diversified portfolio
    SelfWealth - A flat fee brokerage service

    Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    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

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@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.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, 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 

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Fletchek ,

Great bite sized podcast

I started listening to this podcast (from the UK) a few months ago and find it casts a different slant on the news to that in the UK. Quality reporting without waffle. And a great accent!

podcast alison ,

Fun and informative

Love this podcast. Always cheers me up!

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