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The pop culture podcast for smart women who love dumb stuff.

    IN CONVERSATION: Clementine Ford

    IN CONVERSATION: Clementine Ford

    It's our first In Conversation of 2020 and it's a gooooood one. Today on the show we are joined by the formidable force that is Clementine Ford. Of course, you're likely to know Clem for her writing on feminism and as the author of Fight Like a Girl and Boys will be Boys. But who is Clem Ford behind the writing and activism we know so well? We sat down with Clem in her Melbourne home to chat all about her work, yes, but what it was like growing up all over the Middle East and how motherhood changed everything.

    Just setting the scene on this one before we jump in: we recorded this in Clem's apartment with a train line nearby which may hear very occasionally through the chat, but we think you will love it all the same.

    Here are some links to buy Clem's books Fight Like a Girl and Boys will be Boys.

    A big thank you to today's sponsor Denada Sugar Free Ice Cream.

    Join our glorious Shameless Podcast Facebook community here, where thousands of like-minded ladies keep each other up to date with the latest celebrity and pop culture stories. Or if Facebook isn't your thing why don't you chuck us a follow on Instagram @shamelesspodcast instead?

    We know you didn't ask, but yes of course we have a weekly newsletter! So glad you asked. You can subscribe to it here for recommendations, columns and more super fun things (yes, we clickbaited you and we don't regret a thing.)

    Shameless Podcast is very much an independent vehicle that runs on the support of our incredible listeners - that's you! So, if you'd like to support the show, we would like that very much. Hit 'subscribe' on Apple Podcasts or 'follow' on Spotify, and leave a review if you're feeling especially generous. Then sit back and bask in our eternal, abundant love.

    Your hosts are Zara Beach Hero McDonald (@zamcdonald) and Michelle Andrews (@michelleandrews1).

    Shameless is a production of Shameless Media.

    • 52 min
    Beware the women!!!

    Beware the women!!!

    AAAAND WE ARE BACK!!! Happy happy happy 2020 Shameless fam - we couldn't be more excited for our first episode of the year. So, what's on the agenda? One of the biggest Youtube star's comes out as transgender. Plus, what the actual eff happened to the royal family while we were away, and how do we feel about Megxit? Then, some thoughts on influencers, Instagram brands, and public shaming.

    This week, Zara recommended you read Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Mich recommended the film Marriage Story and the reality show The Circle, both on Netflix.

    Also, to read a little more about the complexities of Celeste Barber's fundraiser, you can here. That brilliant piece by Kathy McCabe for Rendezview is here.

    A big thank you to today's sponsor Moscato One by Brown Brothers.

    Craving more? You're only human. Join our glorious Shameless Podcast Facebook community here, where thousands of like-minded ladies keep each other up to date with the latest celebrity and pop culture stories. Or if Facebook isn't your thing why don't you chuck us a follow on Instagram @shamelesspodcast instead?

    We know you didn't ask, but yes of course we have a weekly newsletter! So glad you asked. You can subscribe to it here for recommendations, columns and more super fun things (yes, we clickbaited you and we don't regret a thing.)

    Shameless Podcast is very much an independent vehicle that runs on the support of our incredible listeners - that's you! So, if you'd like to support the show, we would like that very much. Hit 'subscribe' on Apple Podcasts or 'follow' on Spotify, and leave a review if you're feeling especially generous. Then sit back and bask in our eternal, abundant love.

    Your hosts are Zara Beach Hero McDonald (@zamcdonald) and Michelle Wants Michael Buble's Attention Andrews(@michelleandrews1).

    Shameless is a production of Shameless Media.

    • 56 min
    In 2020 #IPledge

    In 2020 #IPledge

    Hey friends! Happy New Year! We hope you've enjoyed some much-deserved time out with your loved ones.

    Today we are re-sharing one of our favourite episodes of 2019 - our In Conversation episode with Natalie Fornasier. We first came across Natalie and her story when she sat down with Byrdie.com.au in 2018 for a piece titled "I'm 24 and Living With Advanced Melanoma-This Is My Story". Natalie's words and insights in that interview were what informed our very last segment of Shameless in 2018, and what pushed us to change our own relationship with sun tanning forever. We had Nat as a guest at our Sydney live show in November, and are so lucky to now call her a friend.

    Nat is now battling stage four melanoma after the cancer spread to her small intestine and bowel. Given today marks a new year and a new decade, we thought now is the time to help Nat champion her message again. So, Team Shameless has enlisted the help of some of Australia's most influential and recognisable women to make a pledge toward sun safety in 2020. You can watch our #IPledge video on our Instagram page @shamelesspodcast at midday today.

    The Pledge:

    Did you know melanoma is the third most common cancer in Australian women? It kills more young people in our country than any other form of cancer.

    So in 2020, I pledge:

    To wear sunscreen.

    To get my tan from a can.

    And to take notice of my skin - and do whatever I can to protect it.

    I pledge to get my skin checked if I feel like something's wrong, or if it's been a while.

    To never glamourise sun tanning to my followers.

    And to educate myself and others about the risks.

    In 2020, I'm going to be safe in the sun. And I encourage you to do the same.

    To support Call Time On Melanoma, visit www.calltimeonmelanoma.com.au, or follow them on Instagram @calltimeonmelanoma. To follow Nat on Instagram, search @nataliefornasier.

    • 48 min
    The end of a decade

    The end of a decade

    IT'S THE FINAL EPISODE OF THE YEAR AND IT'S A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! KINDA. Well, look, there will be presents and this Christmas jingle and we did probably consume a little too much champagne while recording it.

    What are we TALKING about though?! Well, there's the curious Christmas Instagram campaign that is unlike anything we've seen. Plus, the best pop culture moments of the last decade, and the Chrissy Teigen and John Legend argument that sings to our souls.

    We're taking a wee little break but don't stress, we will be BACK in your ears on January 20!

    A big thank you to today's sponsor Skydive Australia. Remember! Use the code 'SHAMELESS' at checkout until the 29th of February next year for $40 off your booking.

    Craving more? You're only human. Join our glorious Shameless Podcast Facebook community here, where thousands of like-minded ladies keep each other up to date with the latest celebrity and pop culture stories. Or if Facebook isn't your thing why don't you chuck us a follow on Instagram @shamelesspodcast instead?

    We know you didn't ask, but yes of course we have a weekly newsletter! So glad you asked. You can subscribe to it here for recommendations, columns and more super fun things (yes, we clickbaited you and we don't regret a thing.)

    Shameless Podcast is very much an independent vehicle that runs on the support of our incredible listeners - that's you! So, if you'd like to support the show, we would like that very much. Hit 'subscribe' on Apple Podcasts or 'follow' on Spotify, and leave a review if you're feeling especially generous. Then sit back and bask in our eternal, abundant love.

    Your hosts are Zara Beach Hero McDonald (@zamcdonald) and Michelle Monica Geller Andrews (@michelleandrews1).

    Shameless is a production of Shameless Media.

    • 55 min
    IN CONVERSATION: Zara and Mich!

    IN CONVERSATION: Zara and Mich!

    WELL, WELL, WELL! It's our last In Conversation episode of 2019 and today on the show you're joined, actually... today you're joined by us. Yes, we sat down with the effervescent Sarah Davidson at the Mercedes me store on Tuesday night for an In Conversation with the two of us.

    A huge, huge thank you to Mercedes me for having us in their beautiful space - their Melbourne is one of 11 Mercedes me locations worldwide, sitting alongside other iconic cities including Munich, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Moscow.

    Our wonderful MC Sarah Davidson, is of course, is the co-owner of Matcha Myklbar and Matcha Maiden and the host of the Seize the Yay podcast. Wanna find more from Sarah? 'Course you do. Right this way...

    Join our glorious Shameless Podcast Facebook community here, where thousands of like-minded ladies keep each other up to date with the latest celebrity and pop culture stories. Or if Facebook isn't your thing why don't you chuck us a follow on Instagram @shamelesspodcast instead?

    We know you didn't ask, but yes of course we have a weekly newsletter! So glad you asked. You can subscribe to it here for recommendations, columns and more super fun things (yes, we clickbaited you and we don't regret a thing.)

    Shameless Podcast is very much an independent vehicle that runs on the support of our incredible listeners - that's you! So, if you'd like to support the show, we would like that very much. Hit 'subscribe' on Apple Podcasts or 'follow' on Spotify, and leave a review if you're feeling especially generous. Then sit back and bask in our eternal, abundant love.

    Your hosts are Zara Beach Hero McDonald (@zamcdonald) and Michelle Andrews (@michelleandrews1).

    Shameless is a production of Shameless Media.

    • 57 min
    Generation 'Instagram Face'

    Generation 'Instagram Face'

    HAPPY SECOND MONDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS SHAMELESS FAM AND YES WE WILL KEEP YELLING ABOUT THIS UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS. On the show today: Our obsession with finding words and colours to define the year that was. Plus, the age of Instagram Face and then, a look at Rihanna's 2019: one that saw her the centre of the public consciousness, despite not releasing a second of music.

    Zara recommended Morning Wars on Apple TV and Mich recommended Terrace House on Netflix.

    Today's episode was made possible by our sponsor Moscato One by Brown Brothers: refreshingly-spritzed Moscato that contains exactly one standard drink.

    Read Jia Tolentino's New Yorker piece on 'Instagram Face' here.

    Craving more? You're only human. Join our glorious Shameless Podcast Facebook community here, where thousands of like-minded ladies keep each other up to date with the latest celebrity and pop culture stories. Or if Facebook isn't your thing why don't you chuck us a follow on Instagram @shamelesspodcast instead?

    We know you didn't ask, but yes of course we have a weekly newsletter! So glad you asked. You can subscribe to it here for recommendations, columns and more super fun things (yes, we clickbaited you and we don't regret a thing.)

    Shameless Podcast is very much an independent vehicle that runs on the support of our incredible listeners - that's you! So, if you'd like to support the show, we would like that very much. Hit 'subscribe' on Apple Podcasts or 'follow' on Spotify, and leave a review if you're feeling especially generous. Then sit back and bask in our eternal, abundant love.

    Your hosts are Zara Beach Hero McDonald (@zamcdonald) and Michelle Monica Geller Andrews (@michelleandrews1).

    Shameless is a production of Shameless Media.

    • 56 min

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