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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

    • News
    • 4.3 • 26 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.

    How To Be Good At Small Talk (& Why It Matters)

    How To Be Good At Small Talk (& Why It Matters)

    It can feel daunting at the best of times to strike up a conversation with a stranger at a bus stop, or a colleague you don't know particularly well in a lift, but it is even more difficult when the majority of your face is covered with a mask.

    You might also find it increasingly challenging to find new things to say after nearly two years of everything being cancelled, but does it really matter if you miss out on these minor interactions?

    The Quicky speaks to a psychologist to find out why small talk is important for our mental health and wellbeing, and what you can do to get back into the chat with people you've known for years, or even random passers by on the street.

    CREDITS 

    Host: Claire Murphy

    With thanks to: 

    Elisabeth Shaw - CEO of Relationships Australia NSW who has worked for over 25 years as a clinical and counselling psychologist 

    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/

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    • 15 min
    Are Men The Real Winners In Gender Neutral Awards?

    Are Men The Real Winners In Gender Neutral Awards?

    Last week the Australian Recording Industry Association Awards, better known as the ARIAs were live streamed from Sydney, and for the first time some of the prizes were handed out without artists being restricted to specific categories due to their gender.

    It marked a significant turning point for our music industry, and is part of a bigger movement of awards ceremonies across the world increasingly making their trophies gender-neutral, but not everyone is convinced this will help the cause of the queer community or women.

    The Quicky speaks to a gender expert and our own entertainment guru to find out why this effort to be more inclusive might actually only really help men, and ultimately make it even harder for women and non-binary people to achieve the recognition they deserve.

    CREDITS 

    Host: Claire Murphy

    With thanks to: 

    Laura Brodnik - Mamamia's Entertainment Editor and Co-Host of The Spill

    Professor Mary Louise Rasmussen - Expert in Feminist Theories, Gender Studies, Queer Theory and Queer Studies based at the Australian National University in Canberra

    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.

    • 18 min
    The Women Suing Qatar & Your Rights In An Airport

    The Women Suing Qatar & Your Rights In An Airport

    Just over one year ago, at least 13 Australian women and hundreds of others were subjected to invasive gynaecological examinations without warning or explanation while they were transiting on flights through Doha Airport.

    It caused international outrage at the time, but what has happened since to ensure that those responsible for this gross violation of their rights are held to account, and that this never happens to anyone else ever again?

    The Quicky speaks to one of the women involved, a lawyer for a group suing the Qatari authorities, and an International Law expert to find out who is to blame for what happened, and how to make sure it never happens to you.

    A note on this podcast:

    While preparing this episode, we reached out to the Australian Federal Government for comment. We received a response from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade noting that they were unable to facilitate our interview request.

    We also contacted the Government of Qatar via their Embassy in Canberra for comment, but no response was received.

    The following is a statement from the office of the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne that was sent to one of our colleagues:

    Minister Payne and DFAT registered the Australian Government’s serious concerns about this incident to Qatari Government authorities in both Canberra and in Qatar. The Australian Government sought an immediate investigation into the incident by Qatar authorities, and that action be taken against those responsible. The Australian Government also sought assurances that concrete steps be taken to ensure this cannot happen again.

    The Australian Government acknowledges the steps the Government of Qatar took in this matter, including a comprehensive investigation, the prosecution and conviction of those responsible, and the implementation of revised airport security processes to ensure this cannot happen again.

    CREDITS 

    Host: Claire Murphy

    With thanks to: 

    Ana* - One of the women subjected to an inappropriate physical examination at Doha Airport in October 2020 who is suing Qatari authorities along with six other women who continue to suffer distress and ill effects and trauma one year on

    Daisy von Schoenberg - Senior Associate at Marque Lawyers who has a particular interest in media law and human rights who is part of the team working on Ana's* case

    Professor Donald Rothwell FAAL - One of Australia’s leading experts in International Law based at the Australian National University in Canberra

    *Name has been changed for privacy.

    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.

    • 20 min
    How Worried Should I Be About Omicron?

    How Worried Should I Be About Omicron?

    Just when you thought it was safe to book domestic and international travel, Australia has joined a number of other nations by imposing new restrictions on people from nine African countries over concerns about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19.

    But why has this version of Coronavirus caused such international panic less than one week after being reported to the World Health Organisation, and what do we really know about how dangerous it is?

    The Quicky speaks to an infectious diseases specialist and a travel expert to find out everything you need to know about Omicron, and how it might impact both your health and your travel plans over the holidays.

    CREDITS 

    Host: Claire Murphy

    With thanks to: 

    Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake - Infectious Diseases Expert based at the Australian National University in Canberra

    Dean Long - CEO of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA)

    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
    How Long Should You Date Before You Get Engaged?

    How Long Should You Date Before You Get Engaged?

    When musician Travis Barker proposed to Kourtney Kardashian in a dramatic beach set-up with thousands of roses last month, you might have been a bit surprised as "Kravis" have only been officially dating for a few months.

    Whether their romance is genuine or whether the elaborate proposal surrounded by cameras was more of a publicity stunt is as yet to be seen, but more importantly it might have you wondering how soon is too soon to get engaged?

    The Quicky speaks to a relationship expert, and a guru of celeb culture to consider how long you should wait before walking down the aisle.

    If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, this is your last chance to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT).

    CREDITS 

    Host: Claire Murphy

    With thanks to: 

    Laura Brodnik - Mamamia's Entertainment Editor and Co-Host of The Spill

    Chantelle Otten - Psycho-Sexologist and Host of Sealed Section

    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.

    • 18 min
    Why Can't I Buy The Pill Over The Counter?

    Why Can't I Buy The Pill Over The Counter?

    If you've ever taken the contraceptive pill, you might have had one of those 'oh no' moments when you realise that your prescription has run out, you're down to your last pill, and have to make a mad dash to the doctor to get a new script. 

    But why is that the case? Why can't we just go to a pharmacy and buy the pill over the counter without having to go to see a doctor first? It can be especially annoying if you've been taking the same pill for many years.

    The Quicky speaks to an expert in women's reproductive health to find out why this is such a controversial topic, even though a number of other countries already offer women this service.

    If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, there is still time to vote for us in the category of Listeners' Choice at the Australian Podcast Awards. You can cast your vote here. Voting closes on Sunday 28th November 2021 at 23.59 (AEDT).

    CREDITS 

    Host: Claire Murphy

    With thanks to: 

    Dr Deborah Bateson - Medical Director at Family Planning NSW, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology at the University of Sydney

    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.

    • 14 min

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26 Ratings

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People just died in the White Island tragedy. How could you go and release a podcast like that? What about their poor families. Disgusting behaviour by Mamamia.

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