96 episodes

Two Melbourne mums obsessed with ABC TV/Disney Jnr show Bluey, episode by episode!

Gotta Be Done - A Bluey Podcast blueypod

    • Parenting
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

Two Melbourne mums obsessed with ABC TV/Disney Jnr show Bluey, episode by episode!

    Circus (aka Never Had More Faith in the Democratic System)

    Circus (aka Never Had More Faith in the Democratic System)

    Has anyone else noticed a lot of democracy around lately? What better time to break bread and talk Circus! 
    This Bluey episode premiered on Queensland Election day, but Mary and Kate are finding more to talk about across the Pacific as they compare these playground politics with the real thing. And how do explain elections to little kids - when they only talk in goodies and baddies?
    Plus, Kate wonders whether perfect politician Bluey has been reading How to Win Friends and Influence People? And when she is Prime Minister, any chance of a friendly state visit to Canada. Bonjour, Jean Luc!  
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    Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!
    Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

    • 38 min
    Ice Cream (aka The Bougainvillea as Nature's Commentary)

    Ice Cream (aka The Bougainvillea as Nature's Commentary)

    We all want life to be fairly fair, but can we really insist on VERY fair? Gotta Be Done does Ice Cream via childhood sharing techniques and Die Hard: With a Vengeance - it's (fairly) relevant!  
    Plus inspirational Fantasia, celebrity spotting on Brisbane's South Bank (hi Nick and Jazz!) and in future Bluey episodes (hi baby Croc Hunter!), and the importance of keeping buskers happy. 
    Awww go on give us a double-choc in a cup extra large! 
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    Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!
    Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

    • 37 min
    Grandad (aka Do You Drink If It's True or If It's False?)

    Grandad (aka Do You Drink If It's True or If It's False?)

    Finally getting to meet Chilli's Dad in Grandad has got Gotta Be Done giddy - we don't even care he's not voiced by Russell Crowe!
    There are movie references aplenty though, and Kate deep-dives the bluegrass in this episode, and gets a Handel on the ups and downs of Seesaw's score too.  
    Plus, our hot takes on what the Grandad message means for our hot mess world. Because couldn't it be up to us?
    (Also, if you're listen while this is fresh, make sure you check out the extended Bluey theme song that's just dropped on your music player!)
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    Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!
    Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

    • 40 min
    BONUS (aka Our Queen and Yours, Chilli/ Melanie Zanetti!)

    BONUS (aka Our Queen and Yours, Chilli/ Melanie Zanetti!)

    New Bluey episodes always mean one thing - that supermama Chilli is finding new ways to win our hearts. 
    So what better time to chat to the lady who brings her to life, amazing Aussie actor Melanie Zanetti! 
    Melanie tells Kate and Mary the serendipitous story behind getting cast as Chilli, shares her close-to-home inspiration for the character, and lets us in on some of her favourite moments since Bluey's taken over the world! 
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    Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!
    Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

    • 34 min
    Seesaw (aka Kids Just Want to Take Us Down)

    Seesaw (aka Kids Just Want to Take Us Down)

    NEW EPISODES!! Fresh Bluey has landed on Australia's ABC TV, and Gotta Be Done is at the ready with a brand new recap (thanks ABC and Ludo Studio for the handy preview!)
    The playground games of Seesaw are a palate cleanser after the highs of Sleepytime and Flat Pack says Kate, while Mary is seeing the tried and true "smallest character makes all the difference" trope.
    Plus new characters on screen and Bluey royalty behind the scenes, hints about episodes to come, and Kate's got a good Handel on the score too. Hooray!  
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    Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!
    Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

    • 39 min
    BONUS (aka Brisbane's Beethoven, Melbourne's Mozart, Australia's Most Formidable Bluey Experts)

    BONUS (aka Brisbane's Beethoven, Melbourne's Mozart, Australia's Most Formidable Bluey Experts)

    We're back, baby!
    Yep, just a few days out from new Bluey in Australia (trailer here!), and Gotta Be Done is diving deep into hints about what's to come.
    There's chippy-lipped cakes (ahoy Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book!), mystery dogs (Uncle Rad?!) and even possible guest stars (another Rusty?!)
    Plus, we relive Mary's Hard Quiz glory, get excited about Bluey music (album, stage show, everything!), and Kate asks Gotta Be Done music hero Ari Danaher-Flavell what he loves about Bluey, too.  
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    Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!
    Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

ndIRISHlc ,

Love from America

My family (5 yo son and 2 yo daughter) love this show, so it was great to come across this breakdown from some Aussie mums. I like to play the eps in the car because my son half pays attention (usually when the audio clips from the show come on) and I get to enjoy the insight. I also love “translating” or admitting I have no idea about Australian sayings or cultural references to the kids...my son will only refer to sandals as thongs which gets some looks 🤣 I’m only in the early episodes (starting in 2019), so I’m interested to see how the episodes change in the madness that is 2020 (and in a different country). Gotta be done!

FreakCLAW ,

It DID need to get done

Writing from America, love the show. I’m normally a big fan of deep talks about HBO shows like West World or Succession, but I’m so happy someone has done this for this wonderful children’s show. “Bluey” has so many layers & such memorable characters. I formally request to be your official English teacher from America. I’ve already started teaching Aussie slang I have learned watching Bluey. Apparently you guys came up with “sus” way before the internet meme. Thanks for the awesome show!
-Jared

Sean Wible ,

Just as good as Bluey Itself!!

I love Gotta be done. If I’m not watching Bluey, I’m usually listening to them, whether I’m working, mowing the lawn, or studying.

I love the deeper thought and analysis of the episodes that they (and occasionally a guest) go over, it makes me think of things so differently!

As someone who has willingly watched Season One 8 times, and Season two 3 Times (and counting) this has made me want to watch it more, to notice all of the small things.

10/10 Wonderful podcast for a Wonderful show!! thank you Kate and Mary!!!

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