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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.

    "It Was A Car Wreck" What It's Really Like On Celebrity Dating App Raya

    "It Was A Car Wreck" What It's Really Like On Celebrity Dating App Raya

    According to leaked videos and screenshots, over the last year if you wanted to date Ben Affleck, Matthew Perry or Zac Efron, you're best to be on dating app Raya. 

    Yet, Raya, known as the 'celebrity dating app' is notoriously hard and secretive about how it selects the people who get to match on it. 

    The Quicky looks into how the app started, how it selects its members, and who its selecting. 

    CREDITS 

    Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

    Acting Executive Producer: Melanie Tait 

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    Guests:

    Emily Vernem is Mamamia Social media Executive and Host of the Undone.

    Jana Hocking is a journalist who writes a dating column for News.com.au, hosts the podcast 'Kinda Sorta Dating' and produces the Triple M radio show, Moonman in the Morning.

    CONTACT US

    Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au

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    • 13 min
    Why Won't The Government Let the Biloela Family Stay?

    Why Won't The Government Let the Biloela Family Stay?

    For three years now, Australia has been fascinated with the fate of the Murrugappan family. 

    The family of four had been living quietly in Biloela, Central QLD, when they were taken into detention in Melbourne, then on to Christmas Island. 

    When the baby of the family, Tharni, had to be flown to Perth from Christmas Island ill, the whole of Australia has held its breath to see what's next. 

    Minister Alex Hawke has allowed the family to stay in Perth community detention, but they're still at risk of being deported back to Sri Lanka. 

    Why doesn't the government want to let this family return to Biloela? What issues would such a move cause? 

    CREDITS 

    Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

    Acting Executive Producer: Melanie Tait 

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    Guests:

    Richard Denniss, Chief Economist, The Australia Institute 

    CONTACT US

    Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@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.

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    • 18 min
    Queer To Non Binary: The Evolution Of LGBTIQA+ Terminology

    Queer To Non Binary: The Evolution Of LGBTIQA+ Terminology

    It's Pride Month around the world, a time to remember where the LGBTIQA+ community has come from and where they are headed. 

    At The Quicky, we thought we'd look at the ever changing terminology for the community. It's something that is constantly evolving, as language changes and representation increases. 

    Links: 

    The Equality Project

    LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

    The Rainbow Network

    Australian GIBTLQ Multicultural Council 

    Mardi Gras sanctioned LGBTIQA+ Community Organisations

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    CREDITS 

    Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    Guests:

    Jason Tuazon-McCheyne is CEO of The Equality Project and a LGBTIQ+ consultant.

    Laura Morelli is The Marketing Scoop Host & Head of Media for UK + Australia at Semrush.

    CONTACT US

    Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min
    The Emotional Toll Of Fortress Australia

    The Emotional Toll Of Fortress Australia

    With no end in sight to Australia's closed international borders, the emotional toll of being separated from loved ones is starting to have a very severe impact on the nearly 1 in 3 Aussies who were born overseas.

    For millions of us, countless missed birthdays, weddings, funerals and other milestones is taking a real mental and sometimes even physical toll on our wellbeing, and that's not to mention the impact on those who are locked out of the country and miss a final opportunity to see a loved one before they die.

    The Quicky speaks to an intensive care doctor, her partner who is stuck overseas, and a psychologist to find out just how bad the situation has become, and how much more we can all realistically take.

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    CREDITS 

    Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    Guests:

    Dr Nancy Jiang - An Australian Intensive Care Specialist who has been separated from her partner, Stefano since the start of the pandemic

    Stefano Morra - A Maths Professor and Dr Nancy Jiang's partner who remains in France

    Elisabeth Shaw - CEO of Relationships Australia NSW who has worked for over 25 years as a clinical and counselling psychologist with extensive experience in relationship services

    CONTACT US

    Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min
    Lilibet: 7 Days Old & Already Repairing The Royal Rift

    Lilibet: 7 Days Old & Already Repairing The Royal Rift

    Harry and Meghan's daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor is just one week old, but already there are hopes that Queen Elizabeth's great-granddaughter could help to mend the relationship between Prince William and his brother.

    But how will little Lili fit into the Royal family, and will she receive a title?

    The Quicky speaks to Mamamia's Royal Correspondent to find out how titles are bestowed upon each member of the family, and how they will all change once Her Majesty is no longer on the throne.

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    CREDITS 

    Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    Guest:

    Holly Wainwright - Head of Content at Mamamia, and co-host of Mamamia Out Loud and This Glorious Mess

    CONTACT US

    Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 11 min
    COVID-19 Variants: Everything You Need To Know

    COVID-19 Variants: Everything You Need To Know

    You may have noticed that news outlets have started referring to the more common strains of COVID-19 by letters of the Greek alphabet, such as Alpha, Beta, Delta and Gamma.

    The World Health Organisation believes this will help to eliminate prejudice and discrimination against the places where each variant originated, but many argue it also makes it harder to stay on top of the latest developments.

    The Quicky speaks to an expert Virologist to find out which strain is which, and whether the emergence of new variants of COVID-19 could see this pandemic last forever.

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    CREDITS 

    Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

    Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

    Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

    Guest:

    Professor William Rawlinson AM - Senior Medical Virologist and Director of Virology at South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Health Service

    CONTACT US

    Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@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.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min

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