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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.

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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.

    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
    The Disappearance Of William Tyrrell: Everything We Know So Far

    The Disappearance Of William Tyrrell: Everything We Know So Far

    On 12 September 2014 a three-year-old boy vanished without a trace from his grandmother's backyard in the NSW town of Kendall. More than seven years on, police recently launched a new search in the hope of finding out what happened to William Tyrrell.

    But what are the reasons behind the sudden reinvigoration of this investigation, and what has come out of these latest searches of both a property and a vehicle?

    To find out The Quicky speaks to an investigative journalist who has been covering the case for many years, and discusses exactly what we do and don't know amid all of the hype and confusion surrounding the disappearance of the young boy in a Spider-Man suit.

    If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment 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: 

    Lia Harris - 10 News First journalist and co-host of the podcast Where's William Tyrrell? 

    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
    Do I Need COVID-19 Insurance? All Your Xmas Travel Questions Answered

    Do I Need COVID-19 Insurance? All Your Xmas Travel Questions Answered

    With Christmas just one month away you might be frantically making plans to travel interstate or even overseas to see loved ones or enjoy a much-needed break, but do you know all the requirements you need to meet and when?

    Every domestic and foreign destination has its own set of rules and regulations depending on where you are travelling to and from, including testing, vaccinations, high risk zones and travel insurance, so it can be hard to keep up with all the latest information.

    The Quicky speaks to two travel and insurance experts and a Government Minister to find out everything you need to know before you pack bags.

    For all the latest travel advice and requirements, be sure to check with the relevant state or territory via the links below, or the Federal Government's Smart Traveller website for overseas holidays.

    New South Wales

    Victoria

    Queensland

    South Australia

    Australian Capital Territory

    Northern Territory

    Western Australia

    Tasmania

    If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment 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: 

    Dan Tehan - Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

    Lisa Kable - Communications Manager with the Insurance Council of Australia

    Kelly Spencer - General Manager of Flight Centre Australia


    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.

    • 19 min
    House Prices & Interest Rates: Winners & Losers In 2022

    House Prices & Interest Rates: Winners & Losers In 2022

    After years of record lows there is speculation that 2022 could be the year when the Reserve Bank of Australia will finally increase interest rates, but would it be enough to drive down house prices?

    Research shows that even a modest 1% increase could prove devastating for new home owners who've been pushed into huge mortgages, but at the same time many retirees are desperate for a rise to finally see some return on their savings.

    To find out who would benefit and who would suffer, and how likely any of this really is, The Quicky speaks to an economic expert to discuss what is really going on with interest rates in Australia.

    If you love The Quicky and want to share your enthusiasm, please take a moment 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 Zac Gross - Lecturer in Economics at Monash University, and formerly an Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia

    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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