Ladies, We Need To Talk

35 EpisodesProduced by ABC Radio

Want to know how to close the orgasm gap? Riding your hormonal rollercoaster blindfolded? Can’t find contraception that works for you? You’re not the only one. Ladies, We Need To Talk is a show for women, by women, and dives head first into the tricky and taboo topics we often avoid talking … read more

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INTRODUCING — Series 3 of Ladies, We Need To Talk

April 9th, 2019

3:05


We're back! Join Yumi Stynes as she once again tears open the sealed section on life to talk all about your forbidden lady business. This is the podcast where we can confess all our secret ladies' …

PRESENTS — The Pineapple Project: Work

January 22nd, 2019

2:06


Do you ever put your head on your desk in the middle of the day and wonder "what the hell am I doing here?"

PRESENTS — Mindfully

November 27th, 2018

2:54


Do you have too many brain tabs open, keeping you up at night? Probably. Is your head exploding with the mental load of all the stuff you’ve got to do? Definitely.

Have you ever wished your life was …

Ladies, we love you

November 6th, 2018

30:31


You trusted us with some of your deepest, darkest and most intimate secrets and you let us share them with the podcast universe.

For our final episode of 2018, we check in with the women we’ve met and …

Anxious much?

October 23rd, 2018

29:09


Everyone gets a little bit anxious at times, but is what you’re feeling normal? Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in Australia. Up to one in three women will experience anxiety, for men …

Perimenopause — coming to a uterus near you

October 9th, 2018

30:42


Sore boobs, loss of libido, hot flushes, irregular periods. Sound familiar? While you may think you’ll only experience these …

Mean girls — our secret sexism

September 25th, 2018

28:47


How often have you casually heard the terms "bitch" or "mean girl" being used to describe another woman? And, be honest, how …

The secret life of hormones

September 11th, 2018

30:34


Every month you go on a hormonal rollercoaster but most of us ride it blindfolded. Reproductive hormones control ovulation but …

When sex hurts

August 28th, 2018

31:19


Sex that feels like your vagina is about to tear open isn’t exactly dinner party conversation, but it’s common. One in five women …

Obsession with youth

August 14th, 2018

30:57


If we are intelligent, ambitious and capable women, why are we still judged by the way we look?

The Australasian College of …

Settling for average

July 31st, 2018

27:29


A healthy relationship is meant to feel like a warm hug from your mum after about a year, according to psychologists. But if your …

Ladies Live — closing the orgasm gap

July 17th, 2018

32:00


Women don’t orgasm as often as men during sex. A US study of 50,000 people found 95% of men orgasm during sex, but only 65 per cent of straight women do.

The pelvic flaw in all of us

July 3rd, 2018

27:47


Do you wee when you sneeze? Or avoid star jumps at the gym? One in four of us experience pelvic floor problems which can lead to …

Foreplay — getting what you want

June 19th, 2018

26:44


When was the last time you talked about foreplay? Women tend to need more foreplay than men — so if your partner’s just a bit crap at foreplay — get them to listen to this. We talk to psychotherapist …

BONUS — ladies who are single and killing it

June 16th, 2018

5:25


We’ve been inundated with single ladies flying the solo flag with pride. We asked you; what do you love about your single life? …

Being single and owning it

June 5th, 2018

27:16


More people are living the single life than ever before. But what if you don’t need a partner to feel whole? In a world that …

Can porn be good for women?

May 22nd, 2018

28:15


It’s free, it’s prolific, it’s easy to find and more of us than ever are watching it but is mainstream porn contributing to the …

BONUS — you tell us - living through pregnancy loss   

May 19th, 2018

3:10


The response to our last episode was extraordinary. We asked you; what do you wish people knew about pregnancy loss? What’s the best thing to say? How can we better support family or friends who are …

The 12 week rule

May 8th, 2018

24:43


The first trimester of a pregnancy can often be the hardest, so why do so many women feel the need to stay quiet? And what if the …

Women who cheat

April 24th, 2018

27:15


The statistics say the number of women who are unfaithful is massively on the rise. So why? What’s driving those who seek a …

INTRODUCING — series 2 of Ladies, We Need To Talk

April 10th, 2018

3:10


We’re back! Season two is coming and this time, we’re calling on you - our sisters out there. What's in your treasure chest of taboos you feel like you can't tell anyone, but seriously need to get …

PRESENTS — Fierce Girls

March 8th, 2018

3:34


From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who …

PRESENTS — The Pineapple Project

February 5th, 2018

4:00


Are you a bit crap with money? Think ‘compound interest’ is a hipster café? Do you not deal with your finances because it’s all too hard, and boring, and annoying? You're not alone. Ladies, we need …

Bonus: More than pads and tampons

November 23rd, 2017

7:42


When was the last time you sat down with your girlfriends and had a conversation about menstrual products? No need to. We did it for you.

Bonus: Your vagina questions answered

November 10th, 2017

5:40


Imagine knowing so much about vaginas that you’ve been given an Order of Australia medal. Dr Elizabeth Farrell received the award for her incredible work in women’s health. Warning: This episode …

PRESENTS — Alone: A Love Story

November 7th, 2017

3:23


Lots of ladies are talking about the new Canadian podcast Alone: A Love Story. It's a memoir about love, loss and loneliness. Producer Michelle Parise takes a winding journey from lust to heartbreak, …

Masturbation — the big taboo

October 25th, 2017

22:02


Masturbation is still a conversation stopper for many women. There are some really good reasons, though, why we need to move on from our embarrassment and start talking about women's pleasure.

Fat talk

October 18th, 2017

24:50


You're a woman who makes a point of not hurting other women's feelings. But have you ever considered that the way you talk about …

Has anyone seen my libido?

October 11th, 2017

24:36


Your day is finally over, the kids are in bed, and you get a moment's peace. But then, your partner gives you the nudge and you're ready for sex! Right? Nope. Low sex drive is pretty common for …

Breaking the motherhood contract

October 4th, 2017

21:04


At some point, most mums ask 'is this really what I want?'. Sure motherhood means cuddles, love and macaroni necklaces. It also means sleepless nights, tantrums and vomiting bugs. But what happens …

Let's slay menstrual taboos

September 27th, 2017

22:47


In many ways we're OK with periods, but we've still got a way to go. Because it's one thing to ask for a tampon, it's a whole …

Anyone for a drink?

September 20th, 2017

19:57


Many of us like a glass of wine to help put a line under our day, and research tells us more Australian women are drinking than …

Time to name (and shame) the mental load

September 13th, 2017

27:00


You’re cooking dinner, answering work emails, calling the tradie, and getting the kids bathed. All at the same time. It’s no wonder you feel like you're an octopus, juggling tasks. All of this work …

You say vulva, I say vagina

September 7th, 2017

26:16


What’s the difference between your vulva and vagina? Do you know what your cervix feels like? Can you lose something inside your …

INTRODUCING — Ladies, We Need To Talk

August 31st, 2017

3:39


Brace yourself. Leave your judgement at the door. And embrace a head first dive into those tricky topics that we’re all thinking about, but don’t feel comfortable talking about out loud.

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