Mamamia Out Loud

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The twice-weekly podcast that's smart, often silly and sometimes surprising. Absolutely everything is up for discussion: from pop culture to politics, body image to motherhood, feminism to fashion. Join Mamamia's Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens as they cover what everyone's talki… read more

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What Bucks' Parties Say About Your Relationship

September 13th, 2019


Constance Hall flagged something on her Instagram about bucks' parties that got us thinking. She claims that more often than not, they're used as an opportunity for cheating to happen in relationships, and what happens …

Is The No-Fap Movement Bad For Women?

September 11th, 2019


Holly read an article about something called the No-Fap Movement over the weekend. So she decided to put her Sherlock Holmes hat on and investigate …

How To Fake Charisma

September 6th, 2019


Can you learn how to be charismatic? Jessie thinks you can in three easy steps but Holly and Mia don’t think it’s that simple.

Plus if you’re …

The Sexism Edition

September 4th, 2019


There's a lot of stuff going on this week for women... Leigh Sales was hosting a black-tie dinner when the man introducing her tried to kiss her on the lips. Influencer Nadia Bartel's marriage broke down because her …

If Taylor Swift Were A Man

August 29th, 2019


It's Friday and Mia wants to talk about Taylor Swift's new album Lover. But this time Jessie's going to let her because it's not just an excuse for Mia to sing.  There are some big questions that need answering, like …

The Man Melania Trump Wishes She Was Married To

August 28th, 2019


The G7 Summit was held in France this week, where world leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States met to discuss everything from climate change to gender equality. But perhaps the …

Suddenly Single At 32

August 23rd, 2019


CGI influencers are taking over Instagram, and making serious money from it. So who is pocketing all that cash? And how does it align with the trend toward authenticity when these ‘people’ are about as inauthentic as it …

BONUS: #GetItDone

August 22nd, 2019


We're jumping into your ears today to talk about the NSW Abortion Bill. 

The debate has been hijacked over the past two weeks so here at Mamamia Out Loud, we wanted to share the pro-choice side, and why it's so …

The Rule Of Three

August 21st, 2019


It’s been a big week for the Royal family. Elton John is defending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for having a holiday and flying in a private jet. …

The Uncool Mental Illness

August 16th, 2019


Do mental illnesses come in and out of "fashion"? It's an interesting idea, and one that was the subject of a fascinating article on Mamamia written by Amy Clark. She suggested that as awareness of anxiety has risen, …

Inside The Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theories

August 14th, 2019


The man you would have heard described as “disgraced US business man”, but actually a billionaire accused of sex-trafficking, Jeffrey Epstein, took …

Chrissy Teigen Says You Can't Go To The Gym

August 9th, 2019


Queen of Hollywood clap-backs Chrissy Teigen is among the voices encouraging Americans not to go to a particular gym because of… Trump. But does even …

The Generation That Has No Friends

August 7th, 2019


In case you missed it, women in NSW are telling police to arrest them. It’s the only Australian state where abortion is still a crime, and this week …

Introducing The Spill...

August 2nd, 2019


Outlouders, we are popping into your ears to tell you about our brand new podcast. 

It’s called The Spill. And it’s our daily snackable afternoon …

Kate Middleton Wants You To Know She Hasn't Had "Baby Botox"

August 2nd, 2019


Catherine Middleton has made headlines recently after Kensington Palace issued a statement categorically denying that the Duchess of Cambridge had cosmetic work done; specifically ‘baby botox’. So, what is ‘baby botox’? …

A Cheat's A Cheat, Unless They're Aussie

July 31st, 2019


Australian swimmers are in hot water over Mack Horton’s selective protests over cheating in the sport. When Chinese swimmer Sun Yang beat Horton at the World Championship recently, he refused to stand on the podium with …

The Best Break Up Text

July 26th, 2019


Amanda Knox is crowd-funding her wedding which sounds great, except the people being asked to pay for it aren’t even going. Rachel Corbett has all the furious feels about this one and she’s ready to accept all your hate …

Why The World's Obsessed With Byron Bay Murfers

July 24th, 2019


The influencers of Byron Bay have come under global scrutiny after a Vanity Fair piece painted the lives of the town’s “Murfers” or Mum Surfers in a less than friendly light. 

Britain has a new Prime Minister and Donald …

Why Your Old Face Makes Me Sad

July 19th, 2019


Instagram is trialling "like-less" photos on Instagram at precisely the same time people are using a Russian-backed app to peer into the future and see what they’d look like when they're (heaven forbid) OLD! Why is …

Are Lip Fillers The New Lower Back Tattoo?

July 17th, 2019


James Weir wrote this week about the rise of lip fillers in teen girls, causing us to ask: Is it a good thing, a bad thing, and how much is social media to blame?

And this week, two famous women came out publicly and …

Sex, Death And Money

July 12th, 2019


Are the royal family allowed to demand privacy at public events?

Should teen girls be learning more about pleasure and less about fear when it comes …

Australia Is Embarrassing Ash Barty

July 10th, 2019


World number one and all-round Tennis champion Ash Barty was knocked out of the Wimbledon Tennis competition this week after a three-set loss to American Alison Riske. And it made Jessie realise something ...that since …

Don’t Tell Me To Bring A Plate

July 5th, 2019


Is asking someone to ‘bring a plate to your house’ problematic? Or just practical?

Plus, how many of you start your day with a to do list? Because according to one woman, the best thing you can do for your productivity …

Ivanka Trump Was Born To Try

July 3rd, 2019


Pity Delta Goodrem - who was Born To Try - in a world where trying isn't cool. At all. 

Tom Gleeson said that his Gold Logie win was a bit of a joke, …

The Gold Logie Goes To...The Biggest Bully

June 28th, 2019


From changing engagement rings to Jessie recommending breakfast... this episode of Mamamia Out Loud has it all…..


Are the Logies a joke? That’s the question on everyone's mind as we …

The Truth About The "She's Not My Type" Defence

June 26th, 2019


What happens when you start believing everyone around you is doing their best? Does it change the way you think? And the President of the United States has been accused of rape, but no one is talking about …

Introducing True Crime Conversations With Jessie Stephens

June 22nd, 2019


Jessie has a new show! It's called True Crime Conversations and each episode sees her interviewing experts about crimes that captivated, horrified and perplexed people from rural Australia to the world stage. This is …

Are You An Introvert Or Just Lazy?

June 21st, 2019


We debate, discuss and dissect everything from the sex lives of millennials to whether or not you should confront someone who told you they were …

You Need To Calm Down

June 19th, 2019


From Taylor Swift's new music video to why we need to protect backpackers more in Australia, the latest episode of Mamamia Out Loud is live...

Taylor Swift's new music video for You Need To Calm Down has split people …

Keanu Reeves Is Very Good In Bed

June 14th, 2019


On today's show, we tackle everything from Gwyneth Paltrow's living arrangements to the Adani coal mine. And yes, the fact that Keanu Reeves is apparently good in bed.

The ideal husband, according to Gwyneth Paltrow, …

What Happens After The Worst Day Of Your Life

June 12th, 2019


On the show today...everything from Ash Barty’s epic win to how a family who lost everything are inspiring so many...

Five years ago, Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris faced a devastating loss. Their three children Mo, …

Stuff We Pretend To Like

June 7th, 2019


A few weeks ago a New York Times article claimed no one enjoys drinking Aperol Spritz and the internet went mad. Because apparently, it’s true. Which …

The Awkward Interview Everyone Is Talking About

June 5th, 2019


A very pervy interview between one of the most famous names in Australian entertainment, Andy Lee, and comedian Wil Anderson, is being talked about all over the country. Did Andy just provide a masterclass in how to …

Are You A Bernie Or An Elton?

May 31st, 2019


The Elton John biopic Rocketman was released this week and it looks closely at the relationship between Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. But the one question it has Jessie Stephens asking is  - are …

How Australia Failed Courtney Herron

May 29th, 2019


On Saturday morning the body of 25-year-old Courtney Herron was found in Melbourne’s Royal Park in Parkville. There’s been a lot of coverage …

BONUS: Ask Us Anything Round 2

May 24th, 2019


If you've ever wanted to know how the Outlouders prepare for their shows or how Mia, Jessie, and Holly really are, then this is your chance to find …

I Dated A Celebrity Or Did I?

May 24th, 2019


Dating is hard. Particularly if someone thinks you were dating when you weren't. In his new memoir, American music producer and DJ Moby wrote that he …

When Boobs Shout Louder Than Words

May 22nd, 2019


This week, deputy leader of the Labor Party, Tanya Plibersek, announced she would not be contesting the leadership. Which is perfect for Holly …

ELECTION SPECIAL: How Good Is Democracy?

May 20th, 2019


We’re jumping into your ears today for a quick download about the weekend’s election result. Because however you voted - and we know that we have …

The Woman Who Works 22 Hours A Day

May 17th, 2019


The election is happening TOMORROW - and 3.5 million Australians have already voted. This has never happened before and no-one really knows why. So is this a generational shift away from ‘event’ voting and towards …


May 16th, 2019


Listen to their election bonus from The Quicky here: 

Have you got a case of the Election 'blahs'? Don't know where to put your X next week? Well, we've decided to drop …

The Very Worst Person In The World Right Now

May 15th, 2019


This week, the internet canceled a 19-year-old Youtuber called James Charles.

In a matter of days, the teenage YouTuber lost 2.6 million subscribers …

ELECTION SPECIAL: Behind The Headlines

May 14th, 2019


Have you got a case of the Election 'blahs'? Don't know where to put your X next week? Well, we've decided to drop a couple of special politics …

The Three Date Rule

May 10th, 2019


In case you missed it, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had their baby and everyone is going bananas for Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor.  But …

Why Everyone’s Crying On Instagram

May 8th, 2019


If you open up your Instagram app, chances are you will see a lot more tears and a lot less pristine avo on toast. Instagram is becoming 'more real'... or is it? Our Entertainment Editor Laura Brodnik has a theory that …

ELECTION SPECIAL: Who The Heck Should I Vote For?

May 7th, 2019


Have you got a case of the Election 'blahs'? Don't know where to put your X next week? Well, we've decided to drop a couple of special politics …

BONUS: Ask Us Anything

May 4th, 2019


If you've ever wanted to know how the Outlouders prepare for their shows or how Jessie feels about dating Mia's son then this is your chance to find …

Why Nobody Wants To Live With A Capricorn

May 3rd, 2019


In case you missed it, a response to a housing inquiry has gone viral after the applicant was turned down for being a Capricorn. So is it acceptable to pick your housemates by their star signs?

Plus, what the heck has …

How To Have A Baby Like A Princess

May 1st, 2019


A royal is reportedly having her baby at home and everyone wants a birth with the royal stamp of approval. But should anyone be copying that with the …

The Emojis That Creep People Out

April 26th, 2019


Send a lot of these: 😍❤️😍❤️😍❤️😍❤️😍? Bad news. According to new research published in Frontiers in Psychology, the interpretation of emojis can …

We Need To Talk About Chris Lilley

April 24th, 2019


Professional singer of sad love songs, Adele, has split with her husband Simon Konecki and the interview is rejoicing!  Why? Because they know …

BONUS: Easter Recommendations

April 20th, 2019


Treat yourself this Easter with a very special bonus episode of Mamamia Out Loud! 

Mia, Jessie and Holly dish up everything you should be …

Let's All Hold Hands And #Pray For Angelina Jolie

April 18th, 2019


In case you missed it: Kim Kardashian is nailing her legal exams; you're going to be spending your weekend watching Beyonce slay and there's a woman in Mexico who performed her own c-section. Yup.

Plus, the day that we …

We Need To Talk About Australia’s Own ‘Notre Dame’

April 17th, 2019


The world saw an irreplaceable icon burning this week, and reacted with horror. But Australia is about to lose one of its own unique wonders, and …

The Email That Can Help You Get Hired

April 12th, 2019


Do you need to send a thank you note after a job interview? Or is that just bollocks? Y

Speaking of bollocks, if you’re addicted to your phone and a …

The Story That Divided Australia

April 10th, 2019


Everyone is talking about vegans and farmers. Where do you stand on the protests that shocked the nation on Monday?

If you didn't watch Married At First Sight, are you a snob?

And do women have an obligation to each …

This Is What A Relaunch Looks Like

April 5th, 2019


Natalie Joyce has relaunched herself as a bodybuilder and it’s making Holly Wainwright very happy. But is this relaunch about body image or strength?

Get Yourself A Nemesis

April 3rd, 2019


You need three things in life. A nemesis, a mentor and an arch enemy. Why, you ask? Motivation. There was an article in The Atlantic this week titled “Get Yourself a Nemesis.” You can read it here, but basically, it …

BONUS: Correspondence Is Back...

March 30th, 2019


Your thoughts about what was discussed on our podcasts this month. From Dyson's to Emotional Labour to what people eat for lunch. Your feedback is all here, and we're listening...


Hosts: Mia FreedmanJessie …

How Do You Put Your Bra On?

March 29th, 2019


Hey... you there... did you know that there’s more than one way to put your bra on? Yep, and it has the Outlouders bamboozled probably more than it …

What Makes A Woman Unlikeable?

March 27th, 2019


Amy Schumer’s brand new stand up show Growing has dropped on Netflix, and it’s got us thinking about the likeability factor when it comes to female celebrities. Is there something fundamentally unlikable about a …

What Young Women Are Spending Crazy Money On

March 22nd, 2019


Millennial women are spending a fortune on homewares and vacuum cleaners and Holly is confused. So what’s going on with the rise of domesticity among …

BONUS: We Need To Talk About Scott Morrison & Waleed Aly

March 22nd, 2019


On Thursday night, The Project’s Waleed Aly sat down with Prime Minister Scott Morrison for an intense, commercial-free interview.  

The segment covered whether or not our current government has capitalised on …

This Is What A Leader Looks Like

March 20th, 2019


On Friday afternoon, an Australian white supremacist walked into a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand and opened fire on the people who were gathered for Friday prayers.

He live-streamed the attack on Facebook as he …

Why Aunt Becky Went To Jail

March 15th, 2019


In case you missed it, Felicity Huffman and Full House star Lori Loughlin, aka Aunty Becky, have been arrested over a $US25 million ($A35 million) …

The Great Chicken Sandwich Dilemma

March 13th, 2019


Do you eat the same thing every day for lunch? How about breakfast? And why does it matter?

A recent article in the Atlantic looked at people who eat …

EXTRA: George Pell, Michael Jackon & The Whole Damned Thing

March 13th, 2019


The world just watched Melbourne County Chief Judge, Peter Kidd as he sentenced pedophile George Pell to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of …

The Performative Friendship Group

March 8th, 2019


Happy International Women’s Day!

As we were planning this show - we thought about how we could do things a little differently. Usually, radios decide …

The Scariest Thing On The Internet

March 6th, 2019


Heard the word Momo a lot this week but not sure what it is? Jessie’s here to explain. It's the internet challenge that seems to be scaring children and parents so much that Kim Kardashian had to intervene. But is Momo …

This Is A Moment For Outrage

March 1st, 2019


Just a warning, this episode of Mamamia Out Loud will be speaking about the George Pell case which may be distressing. For 24-hour support, please call 1800 RESPECT.

On Tuesday, after three months under a suppression …

What Jordan Peterson Gets Wrong About Women

February 27th, 2019


If you listened to the show last week, you would’ve heard Holly and Jessie saying they were off to see controversial Canadian psychologist and …

The $20 Million Fake Love Story

February 22nd, 2019


In case you missed it, Lady Gaga got a new tattoo this week that pays homage to A Star Is Born. It’s a rose on her back with the La Vie En Rose lyrics but it seems the tattoo and her very public friendship with Bradley …

Are Women Killing Meghan Markle?

February 20th, 2019


Are you a woman? Apparently, it's your fault Meghan Markle is being hounded by the media. That’s according to The Times columnist Carol Midgley, but …

BONUS: Introducing The Quicky...

February 17th, 2019


Have you heard? We've got a new podcast here at Mamamia. 

It's a daily show called The Quicky. And we want to introduce it to you...

The Quicky is the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day. And …

Why Would Anyone Need A Sex Button?

February 15th, 2019


Have you ever experienced the 3pm shock? If you’re a working mum, chances are this sounds very familiar. It’s when you realise there are two hours …

Why Are We Weighing People On National TV?

February 13th, 2019


Did you wear make up to school? A girl’s school in Victoria has made headlines after students were made to remove eyelash extensions before their …

Well, That Was Embarrassing

February 8th, 2019


Bradley Cooper admitted to Oprah this week that he was embarrassed that he hadn’t been nominated for Best Director by the Oscars. Which got us thinking, when it comes to things like failure, is embarrassment the feeling …

The Reason Women Are Relaunching

February 6th, 2019


Have you heard of the relaunch? It’s what all the young people are doing on social media after they've come out of a break-up and Jessie is here to explain it to us.

Yesterday, the NRL banned Ben Barba for life after …

The Great Relationship Conversation Test

February 1st, 2019


Married At First Sight is back this week, and on Thursday night it got Jessie thinking (you can read her specific thoughts here) about whether there was a right or a wrong way to have a conversation with a partner. …

What Happens When Two Women Fight

January 30th, 2019


Two women had an argument on morning television and everyone lost their minds. 
To read the opinions of indigenous women on the Kerri-Anne Kennerly/Yumi Stynes Australia Day argument, go here. And we discuss whether two …

Three First Nations Women On January 26

January 25th, 2019


It's January 26. And on this special episode of Mamamia Out Loud, we are passing the mics to three First Nations women from different parts of the country - Tanya Orman, Maddie Richey and Karla Grant - to tell us what  …

Am I Being Unreasonable?

January 25th, 2019


Is it ever okay for someone to confiscate your phone when you’re a grown-up? It happened to Holly last week and she paid for the privilege. Now, …

The Ultimate Female Grooming Dilemma

January 23rd, 2019


Is it ever okay to tell a fellow sister that her pubes are sticking out of her swimmers when you don’t know her? It’s a doozy of a group therapy this …

BONUS: The Bold Type Recap.

January 19th, 2019


Heard Mia banging on about The Bold Type and need to talk about it more? Well, good news because today we are sharing with you an episode all about …

The 10 Year Challenge Conspiracy Theory

January 18th, 2019


Happy Friday Outlouders!

Have you been seeing a lot of inspirational work quotes on Instagram? Have people been telling you they’re just soooooo busy? Well, turns out there’s a word for that. It’s hustle porn and Mia is …

The Yoni Egg Friendship Test

January 16th, 2019


Have you done the yoni egg test with your friends yet? If you’ve watched The Bold Type, you’ll understand what we’re talking about, but if you …

G-Strings To The Front

January 11th, 2019


SURPRISE. We’re back early and Mia’s in the hosting chair so strap yourselves in.

Have you been cleaning out your cupboards over the Christmas break? Are you chucking out a heap of clothes you don’t wear anymore? The …

Sex & The City: The Show That Changed Everything

January 9th, 2019


Twenty years ago, Sex & The City burst onto our screens and changed the way women saw themselves. Here at Mamamia Out Loud we’ve been talking a lot about the podcast that has brought Sex & The City back into our …

BONUS: The Topics You Couldn't Stop Talking About In 2018

January 3rd, 2019


What do fish sex, a botox explainer, climate change and defining yourself as a mother have in common? They were some of our most popular segments on …

What Is Your Word For 2019?

December 31st, 2018


Who wants to have a New Years resolution when you can have a word of the year?

Holly, Jessie and Mia look back on their words for 2018 and share what …

BONUS: All The Things We Completely Forgot Happened In 2018

December 27th, 2018


A lot has happened in the last 12 months. 

We had a goddamn Olympics and no one even a little bit remembers it.

Kids from Parkland, Florida, became …

BONUS: 24 Recommendations To Get You Through Summer

December 25th, 2018


Welcome to our bumper recommendations bonus episode, where Holly, Mia and Jessie talk you through what you need to be reading/watching/listening to …

BONUS: A Very Mamamia Out Loud Christmas

December 24th, 2018


It’s Christmas Day. A day in the calendar that can be filled with joy or sadness. Either way, the Mamamia Outlouders are here to wish you Happy …

$1700 For An Orgasm

December 21st, 2018


Women are going to extreme lengths to have an orgasm... The O-shot is a procedure which “takes blood from the patient’s arm, spins it in a centrifuge to “activate” it and produce “high quality” Platelet Rich Plasma …

An Unconventional Pregnancy Announcement

December 19th, 2018


The bosses are on holidays so things are getting a little rowdy on this week's episode of Out Loud as Rachel Corbett and Leigh Campbell jump in the …

The Thing About Second Marriages

December 14th, 2018


Karl Stefanovic married Jasmine Yarbrough over the weekend in Mexico and he's released photos to the media despite saying he'd be doing "no media …

Do You Feel As Good As You Look?

December 12th, 2018


It's Christmas party season so Holly is going to take you through all the rules you need to know to make sure you're doing it right.  Spoiler alert, …

The Arrest We've Been Waiting For

December 7th, 2018


If you've come looking for Elf On The Shelf tips you're in the wrong place. We're in the lead-up to Christmas and Holly's in the depths of Elf On The …

Christmas Party Dressing Is Hard

December 5th, 2018


When it comes to the office Christmas party - what the heck are you allowed to wear?

Is 'Palace Feud' a default headline for the media or is there …

The Man You Ought To Avoid

November 30th, 2018


Have you ever heard the expression ‘soft boy?’ Holly hadn’t until it came up in a meeting the other day, so she asked Jessie to explain it. And …

An Awkward Housemate Situation

November 28th, 2018


What do you do when your roommate has her boyfriend over all the time? Ignore it? Say something? Move out? The Outlouders are here to help (even if they don't all agree). 

Plus, we're brining back the Kick Arse Woman Of …

Just Take A Picture Of Me Doing This...

November 23rd, 2018


Outlouders, social media is ruining your holidays and we have the stats to prove it.

Plus, could Sex and the City really have worked without Mr Big? …

Nobody Wants Your Sad Kris Kringle Present

November 21st, 2018


Have you received an invitation from your office to take part in the annual Kris Kringle? Do you not really want to do it? Well, friends, we’re here to say THAT IS FINE because Kris Kringle is a little bit problematic …

The Best Friend Debate

November 16th, 2018


What do you do when you get demoted by a best friend? We’ve got a heartfelt group therapy that will probably break your heart a little.

Plus, when it comes to sausage sandwiches, where do you put your onions?

And, The …

Excuse Me While I Breastfeed Your Baby

November 14th, 2018


Is it ever okay to breastfeed a baby that isn't yours? An air hostess offered up her boob to someone else's baby on a flight this week and Rachel Corbett wants to know if this is what happens when you become a mother. 

The Dating Advice No Woman Wants To Hear

November 9th, 2018


Is it ever okay to tell a woman their ovaries are old? An article about Kylie Minogue’s new boyfriend has Jessie angry.

And speaking of angry, is it …

Spice Girls, Dead Horses & Wedding Dresses For Old People

November 7th, 2018


With Melbourne Cup’s “problematic” side breaking into the mainstream this week - we have a question - is it time that we give up on all public …

Taking Off Your Big Girl Pants

November 2nd, 2018


Holly Wainwright is addicted to shapewear and she needs to talk about it.

Plus did you know that there’s a wrong way to send a text message? You’re …

We Just Want To Take Another Look At Bradley Cooper

October 31st, 2018


If you’ve been to see A Star Is Born, you’ll understand why everyone is objectifying the hell out of Bradley Cooper right now. So what’s the ‘acceptable’ way to talk about hot celebrities in your workplace? And was that …

Midnight Zoomies

October 26th, 2018


Columnist Caitlin Moran asked the men of the world what they hate about being male, and we need to talk about their responses.

Plus, Rachel Corbett …

The Failure Resumé

October 24th, 2018


We talk about success in the workplace a lot but do we spend enough time talking about our failures?  Mia gets real about failure resumes and why everyone needs one.

Plus, Jessie has started obsessing about the Royals …

EXTRA: A Star Is Born

October 23rd, 2018


SPOILERS AHEAD:  It's the movie event of the year. So, of course, we are going to unpack it. Holly is joined by Leigh Campbell and Rachel Corbett to …

Friendship With A Side Of Eye Cream

October 19th, 2018


What do you do when your friends start their own businesses or get involved in triangle schemes and want you to buy things? Lots of things. It's …

Babies, Botox & Bye Bye Cosmo

October 17th, 2018


Jessie got kidnapped by her twin sister Clare to go and stalk Harry & Megs. They didn't get very far. But Jessie is starting to see why everyone is obsessed with the Royals. 

Plus, have you ever wondered what it …

You Only Need 7 Friends

October 12th, 2018


Got more than seven friends? Get rid of them. Turns out you only need seven and we are going to find out why.

Plus, why do women become invisible …

Don't Google Toad From Mario Kart

October 10th, 2018


Mia found herself googling what the toad from Mario Kart looked like this week, and she had instant regret. Why you ask? Well, in her new book pornstar Stormi Daniels said Donald Trump’s privates...well, you’ll find out…

He's Just Not That Into You

October 5th, 2018


Is Nick "Honey Badger" Cummins the most hated man in Australia right now, or the most honest? That's the question on everyone's lips after The Bachelor finale so we're going deep.

Plus, do you ever put your hand up at …

Why Everybody Needs A Broken Heart

October 3rd, 2018


Can you be a proper person if you’ve never experienced heartbreak? That’s the question Holly Wainwright was pondering over the weekend while sitting …

Those Darn Millennials Have Ruined Divorce

September 28th, 2018


Those bloody millennials, they ruin everything, don’t they? This week it's divorce. 

Plus, if you’re wondering what the fuss is about at the ABC this week, we’re dishing up an explainer.

And judging by our Outlouders …

Keli Lane And The Court Of TV Opinion

September 26th, 2018


Eight years after being convicted of murdering her two-day-old daughter, former water polo player Keli Lane is determined to prove her innocence in a …

Meanwhile, In A Dubbo Hotel Room...

September 20th, 2018


Today, Mamamia Out Loud is coming to you from a hotel room in Dubbo. We have learned a lot about each other while we've been on tour this week, like Jessie is the Queen of Katies, Mia is the Queen of a Powershop, …

A-Line Jeans And A Nice Top

September 19th, 2018


Ladies, throw out those skinny jeans you’ve got in your cupboard. According to fashun people, skinny jeans are dead. It’s all about the A-Line jeans now. Get excited.

Plus, are we being gaslighted by celebrities? …

27 Minutes Of Awesome

September 14th, 2018


The Bachelor used a woman’s sexuality as clickbait. Fair game, or too far? We speak to Moana Hope to find out what she thinks, and why she’s such a mad Bach fan.

Plus, it’s time we talk about what Germaine Greer said to …

Scrambled Jade Eggs And Serena

September 12th, 2018


Everyone is wondering what happened to Serena Williams over the weekend.

The 36-year-old was in the grand final of the US open when she received a …

Mean Girls Come In Threes

September 7th, 2018


Has The Bachelor just glorified bullying or done the opposite and highlighted some shocking behaviour? Romy and Cat might have left the Mansion, but …

When Jessie Stephens Met Germaine Greer

September 6th, 2018


This podcast will deal extensively with the subject of rape and won't be appropriate for all listeners. If this podcast does bring anything up for you then please call 1800 RESPECT.

When people think of feminism, they …

Dead Fish Before Breakfast

September 5th, 2018


Holly had a rough morning. One of her kids fish died and things got ugly.

But that aside, we’ve got a lot to talk about. Like how many outfits do you …

We've Got A Special Announcement

September 3rd, 2018


Wack on your sparkles because Out Loud is going on the road for one last time this year. And tickets are limited.

We will be in:

Melbourne on Monday 17th September at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Sydney on Tuesday …

I Don't Want To See Your Gusset

August 31st, 2018


It’s Equal Pay Day today.  If you’re wondering what that actually means, Jessie is here to explain, so strap yourselves in!

Plus, is it ever okay to …

Crazy Brides And Bad Bosses

August 29th, 2018


Have you ever wondered why some of your colleagues aren’t that good at their jobs? There’s a reason and it’s called the Peter Principle.

Plus, to …

Book Club: How To Be Perfect

August 28th, 2018


Last year, it was about The Mummy Bloggers. This year it’s all about How To Be Perfect.

Mamamia Out Loud host Holly Wainwright's first novel focused …

Only Three Prime Ministers To Go Until Christmas

August 24th, 2018


Sometimes, when you don't ask for a new Prime Minister, you get one anyway.

This week the Government spilled all over Australia and we are just beginning to clean up the mess. So, who is Scott Morrison? What exactly did …

Are We Having Fun Yet?

August 24th, 2018


Just a warning, this is a politics-free podcast. Stay tuned for our bonus episode on all things #Libspill this afternoon.

Phone calls are dead. But …

You Can't Cry Over Spilt Prime Ministers

August 22nd, 2018


After five Prime Minister’s in 8 years - are we really back here? We can't guarantee that we're 100 per cent sure who the Prime Minister is right …

Introducing Bach Chat

August 17th, 2018


Do you get to work the day after The Bachelor is over and there's no one to talk to? Well come and join us on a Friday for our weekly Bachelor recap podcast, Bach Chat.

Each week Rachel Corbett will be joined by her …

Sexy Babies Are Having A Moment

August 17th, 2018


Forget about BDE, now the internet's obsessed with the ‘Sexy Baby.’ According to VICE, a sexy baby is someone who derives their power from being both sexy and babyish, but, crucially, is not a baby. Thank god for that.

Break Out Of Your Turtle Shell

August 15th, 2018


Jessie’s back from holidays and we're jumping in the deep end with a chat about the scary side of cosmetic surgery after a women went blind from …

Embrace She Dragon

August 10th, 2018


Lock the doors and set your inner she dragon free because it's time to talk about Iliza Shlesinger’s Netflix special Elder Millennial.

Osher's got his shirt off for the cover of Men's Health and is it good or bad news …

Free the FUPA

August 8th, 2018


In the September issue of Vogue Beyonce has written a love letter to her Fupa. If you’re scratching your head and thinking ‘what the heck is a FUPA?’ You aren’t alone. But never fear, because Rach is here to explain.

Gynecological History Available On Request

August 3rd, 2018


Jennifer Aniston has landed a big magazine cover and all anyone wants to ask her is, "Why still no babies?". How do we change the narrative around child-free women?

And, if you’re going out to dinner tonight, who’s …

Tour de Female

August 1st, 2018


In case you missed it, there aren’t any women in the Tour de France and we really did miss this fact. So of course, we ask WHY.

Plus, Lauren Southern …

Kissing Hands And Licking Babies

July 27th, 2018


The Internet got very excited this week about a photo of a mother licking her baby after birth. Is there much difference between kissing your newborn and licking their heads?

Plus, dating guru Matthew Hussey is …

There's No Such Thing As A Girl Boss

July 25th, 2018


Do we need to ditch the term girlboss, and just go straight to boss?

Plus what would you do if your partner didn’t want more kids but you weren’t …

Are You An Overachiever Or An Ostrich?

July 20th, 2018


Is calling someone an overachiever a compliment or an insult? Holly thinks it’s a compliment, Jessie thinks it’s a backhanded dig.

And do you refuse …

When Your Boyfriend Is An Anti-Vaxxer

July 18th, 2018


Elle Macpherson has a new boyfriend. Yawn.  But he's an anti-vaxxer, which begs the question...what happens when you date someone with completely different views to you?

Plus, The Teacher’s Pet is the number one podcast …

This One's For The Bush

July 17th, 2018


Right now, 99% of New South Wales is in drought. Other parts of the country are in drought, on drought watch or about to go into drought onset. For us here in the city, it’s really easy to assume that it rains all the …

BONUS: The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Unpacked

July 16th, 2018


The second season of The Handmaid’s Tale just finished and we need to talk about it. Join Holly Wainwright, Jessie Stephens and Laura Brodnik as they …

The Self Made Woman

July 13th, 2018


On Thursday, American finance magazine Forbes announced that Kylie Jenner has built a $900 million make-up fortune in less than three years. They called her the youngest 'self-made' woman ever, but does she really …

Humanity At Its Best

July 11th, 2018


The world is on a high after the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach were rescued from a cave, so Mia, Rach and Jessie discuss why the world is so obsessed with this good news story.

Plus, did you know the royals save …

The Teachers Are Traumatised

July 6th, 2018


Parents have started bullying teachers for disciplining their kids and we’re having none of it.

Tinder and Bumble are making appearances at weddings …

What A Barry Crocker

July 4th, 2018


There’s a double standard going on we need to discuss... It appears you can’t degrade women on the radio but you can say whatever you want about them in Parliament. Yep, we’re talking all things Barry Hall and Senator …

Don't Tell The Men About Period Brain

June 29th, 2018


Does your brain ever feel a little fuzzy when you have your period? Like you are running 30 seconds behind? Turns out period brain might be real. 

Plus, Big Dick Energy. We need to talk about it. What it is. Who has it. …

When Babies Come With A Side Of Superiority

June 27th, 2018


Jessie Stephens has an unpopular opinion about mothers...she’s sick of women who start every argument with 'As a mother...'"

Do you find it …

If I've Got To Talk To You We Can No Longer Be Friends

June 22nd, 2018


Jessie finds Skype confronting, Mia finds talking on the phone problematic and Holly? Well, she agrees, but have we gotten a little lazy about our …

Do My Boobs Look Small In This?

June 20th, 2018


There's a lot going on this week...

Science says cats are better than dogs, we do a whole segment on men and their feelings and we talk about boobs. …

Blame It On The Super Moon

June 15th, 2018


Don't blame it on the sunshine. Don't blame it on the moonlight. Don't blame it on the good times. Blame it on the super moon.

That's what Mia is telling herself anyway. After a week of feeling very emotional, we ask an …

We Will All Remember Eurydice Dixon

June 15th, 2018


To support Eurydice's family you can find the Go Fund Me Page here.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Eurydice Dixon’s body was found on a Melbourne soccer field, between Royal Parade and Princes Park Drive in …

Donald And Kim And Victoria And David

June 13th, 2018


There is one thing the world is talking about today, and it’s two blokes shaking hands in Singapore. Should we be happy? Should we be scared? Did …

Check On Your Strong Friend

June 8th, 2018


So many women own a bag, purse, or phone-case emblazoned with the name Kate Spade.  And on Wednesday, this iconic designer was found dead in her home in New York, shocking everyone. So what are the conversations we …

Get Your Eggs On Ice

June 6th, 2018


We need to talk about eggs. Not the ones you eat for breakfast but the ones, if you are a woman, you’ve got in your ovaries. Why you ask? Because Rachel froze hers this week and we have a LOT of questions.

Plus, we …

Welcome To Our Wolfpack

June 1st, 2018


Many moons ago we had a conversation about how there are two types of women, poodles, and wolves. Everyone wanted to be a poodle. But now, everyone …

Barnaby Joyce Might Be Australia's Worst Boyfriend

May 30th, 2018


Is Barnaby Joyce Australia’s worst boyfriend? It’s a big call, but the former Deputy Prime Minister continues to throw his girlfriend and mother of his fifth child, Vicki Campion, under the bus. 

Plus, Roseanne Barr …

Repeal The 8th

May 24th, 2018


Today, on the other side of the world, there’s a referendum going on. Ireland is voting on whether to legalise abortion for the first time. But did you know abortion is still not legal in New South Wales?

Plus, …

Don't Get Trapped In the Venting Vortex

May 23rd, 2018


Do you like to go get a coffee with your workmate and VENT about everyone in the office who is annoying you? WELL, far from it being good to ‘get things off your chest’, that rant might be doing you harm...

Plus, are we …

You Are Cordially Invited To The Royal Wedding After-Party

May 20th, 2018


Put your feminism aside, this is a dirty debrief on the wedding the world won't stop talking about. Grab some popcorn and some wine - or maybe a green smoothie if that's more your jam - and join us for a raw, unedited, …

Celebrity Diets And Other Truly Terrible Ideas

May 18th, 2018


Kim Kardashian sucked a lollipop and broke the internet.

Plus, is it ever okay for a workplace to dictate that a woman must wear heels? That’s what …

I'm Too Sexy For This Fish

May 16th, 2018


People are actually getting turned on by fish sex. And it is now an actual thing in pop culture. So there’s a fun fact for your Wednesday.

Plus, the …

Meghan Markle Had A Baked Beans Husband

May 11th, 2018


You know how often in life and certainly in Hollywood, the person someone is married to before they find success is not the person they STAY married …

Job Interviews and Morning Sickness Don't Mix

May 9th, 2018


How do you go about getting a new job when you are pregnant? We’ve got a group therapy question that has Holly and Mia a bit conflicted.

Plus, How do …

How Four Corners Met Saxon Mullins

May 9th, 2018


This week, the ABC's Four Corners program I Am That Girl followed the story of Saxon Mullins, a young woman whose sexual assault in Kings Cross was …

The Harry Potter Generation Is Here To Save The World

May 4th, 2018


You know that one friend who organises everything in your group? Who orders when you go out for dinner? Who sends you a timetable of activities when you go away together? Thanks to comedian Geraldine Hickey, there’s a …

'I Want To Be Rich' And Other Things Women Can't Say

May 2nd, 2018


Season Two of The Handmaid’s Tale is out, but should you be watching it? Or is it seriously problematic?

Plus, an article called ‘I want to be rich …

Quit Your Job And Find A New Friend

April 27th, 2018


Should you ever tell your boss exactly what you think of them, even if you're leaving? It’s the group therapy question we’ve all dreamed of writing, …

Women To The Front

April 24th, 2018


Hundreds of women will be marching out in front today at ANZAC Day celebrations across the country, and we think it is bloody fantastic.

Has …

Spinsters Are Doing It For Themselves

April 20th, 2018


Forget Alpha Males, these days it’s all about the Alpha Single. A woman who refuses to compromise her independence for any old guy and Jessie thinks …

Dressing For Work Is So Last Season

April 18th, 2018


The Greens want to legalise Cannabis for Australians over the age of 18 so is it a good idea? Plus in a world of working from home and co-working spaces is ‘dressing for work’ even a thing anymore? And Mia goes rogue …

Step Away From The Ballers

April 13th, 2018


One celebrity story has eaten the Internet this week, and it's Khloe Kardashian's. She had her first baby just as it was revealed her boyfriend was cheating on her. So how can the savviest family in media spin this one? …

Get Your Chin Hair Out

April 11th, 2018


Is it possible to raise a gender open child? Parents in the US are doing it and there’s a name for their kids - theybies. YEP. Theybies.

Plus, Brad Pitt has a new girlfriend (not me) who happens to be a drop-dead …

Have You Got Anything Herbal?

April 6th, 2018


First impressions are formed in milliseconds so how can you stop making common meeting mistakes at work? 

Plus is religion still a deal breaker in relationships? An article in the Washington post has raised a lot of …

A Few Ambitious Women

April 4th, 2018


A profile in the Weekend Australian of Reese Witherspoon left us feeling a bit confused. So, why does it feel so shocking when a woman talks herself up?

Plus, what the heck is the pegan diet and how do you do it? And …

How About Those Sausages

March 29th, 2018


If you’re feeling a bit anxious about all those conversations your slightly racist uncle wants to have at Easter get-togethers this weekend then we …

No One Likes A Cheater

March 28th, 2018


Pretty sure it is safe to say that no one in Australia likes a cheater.

The nation is still up in arms after the Australian cricket team tampered with the ball in an attempt to win a test. So is it time to stop looking …

What The Zuck?

March 22nd, 2018


Data has been leaked.  People’s information has been harvested. And Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to do better. So should we be deleting our Facebook …

If You Can't Say Anything Nice... Turn Off Speakerphone

March 21st, 2018


Don’t you hate it when you’re sitting in an Uber talking about a co-worker on speakerphone and it gets recorded? Yeah us too. But seriously, when it comes to b*tching about people you work with, is it ever a good idea? …

What To Expect When You're Kidnapped By The Royal Family

March 16th, 2018


Before you go and marry into the Royal Family, be warned that you have to undergo kidnapping training, just like Meghan Markle did this week. At least she'll be prepared for anything. Except, perhaps, a brand new NSFW …

School Runs Aren't All They're Cracked Up To Be

March 14th, 2018


Why women in the public eye are quitting their high profile jobs to spend more time with their families.

Plus, the quiz that will tell you whether you're a highly sensitive person

And, last week footage emerged of …

Move Over Marie Kondo

March 8th, 2018


Swedish death cleaning is a thing. And it’s something that can be done BEFORE you die. So why isn’t everyone jumping on board

If your girlfriend masturbates after sex there’s a chance you're not getting her off. At …

Barnaby Joyce, What A Guy

March 7th, 2018


Oops, Barnaby Joyce has done it again. He’s played with our hearts. He got lost in the game. The member for New England has raised the issue of a …

One Night Stands And Avo Etiquette

March 2nd, 2018


If you're single get your backside up to the Northern Territory, because it's a bit of a blokefest right now. It's a serious problem, but not nearly as serious as the fact we are ALL destroying avocados by being a bit …

Queer Eye For The Deputy PM

February 28th, 2018


Outlouders, you may have heard we have a new Deputy Prime Minister. It’s a big deal. But are the opinions he held 20 years ago still relevant?

Plus, after the recent mass shooting in Florida the students of Parkland are …

I Wish You Didn't Have A Wishing Well

February 23rd, 2018


It’s the age-old question. How much money should you put in a wishing well at a wedding? And what do you do if they ask for a specific amount?

Plus, …

Caspering Is The New Ghosting

February 21st, 2018


Have you ever broken up with someone and behaved pretty decently? Congratulations, you’ve officially ‘caspered’ someone. Yep, breaking up in a good …

Narcissists Anonymous

February 15th, 2018


There’s an online test you can take to find out whether or not you are a narcissist, and Mia has scored off the charts. Plus, is it ever okay to get …

The Life Changing Magic Of A No Chat Button

February 14th, 2018


Hands up if you wish life came with a "no chat" button? Is that all hands up we see? Yeah, thought so. This week Leigh and Rach are calling for rideshare apps to come with an option to request "no small talk."

Plus, we …

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

February 9th, 2018


Outlouders, it’s Friday, which means it’s the perfect time to cancel your plans and listen to podcasts!  Lucky for you we're going to give you some advice on how to cancel on your mates without looking like a dick. …

If Married at First Sight Were A Dating App You'd Delete It

February 7th, 2018


Outlouders, it’s been the biggest kept secret in the New England electorate, and now we know that Barnaby Joyce is expecting a child with his former-staffer. But what about the family that’s been left behind? Plus, …

Red Is For Boys, White Is For Girls

February 1st, 2018


Outlouders, did you know that when it comes to modern dating you aren’t supposed to give someone your surname until things get serious? Yeah, we …

Welcome To The Jungle

January 31st, 2018


Outlouders, Bernard Tomic lasted 3 days in the African jungle on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and his exit has the country divided.

Plus, more women are suffering from vaginismus than you think and it might be …

Does My Minora Look Big In This?

January 25th, 2018


Got lady bits? Feel a bit self-conscious about them? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. According to a new study, 50% of women feel weird about the way their vajayjay looks and they won't even show it to a doctor.

Bendable Reeds And Submissive Dogs

January 24th, 2018


One week without Holly and we’ve all turned into bendable reeds....let's see how long that lasts.

This week, Rachel Corbett steps into the driver's …

Zero Days And New Moon Madness

January 19th, 2018


Outlouders - is it just us or is everyone feeling a bit woo-woo by this time of year? If you are nodding - then we have some good news for you. The …

Aziz Ansari And Burning The Whole Thing Down

January 17th, 2018


Outlouders, we need to talk about American actor Aziz Ansari. The creator and star of the Netflix show 'Master of None' was accused of sexual assault …

This One's For Dolly

January 12th, 2018


Here at Mamamia Out Loud we wondered how we should talk about the devastating suicide of 14-year-old Dolly Everett.

Would we be invading the families …

Time's Up For Coffee Colonics

January 10th, 2018


We're baaacckkk. Happy 2018 Outlouders. What a year we are going to have.

First things first though...we need to discuss the Golden Globes. …

BONUS: Mamamia Out Loud Live

January 2nd, 2018


Last October, Mia, Jessie and Holly sat on a stage in Sydney and did their first ever live show. It was an awesome night.  There was wine, chips and …

What Is Your Word For 2018?

December 31st, 2017


Who wants to have a New Years resolution when you can have a word of the year?

Holly, Jessie and Mia look back on their words for 2017 and tell us …

BONUS: The Year That Was Women In Sport

December 30th, 2017


If you thought last year was a good year for women in sport, think again.  It’s all about 2017.

There was the Aussie Diamonds winning the Constellation Cup, the AFLW league, the Women’s Big Bash League, the Matilda’s …

BONUS: The Year That Was Women On TV

December 29th, 2017


From the final season of Girls to The Good Fight, the Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies, Alisa Grace, The Sinner, Smilf, Feud, Top of The Lake and many more, 2017 really was the year that women took over the small screen.

BONUS: The Year That Was #MeToo

December 28th, 2017


We began the year watching a man who has been accused of sexual assault by no fewer than 13 women being sworn in as the 45th President of the United …

BONUS: The Year That Was Marriage Equality

December 27th, 2017


2017 was the year Australia finally decided it was time to make it legal for same sex couples to marry and to say it’s been a long journey is an understatement. Placed in the “too hard” basket by both Labour and the …

BONUS: The Year Of Not Giving A F*ck

December 26th, 2017


2017 was the year where everyone decided it was time to give less f*cks.

There were no f*cks podcasts, no f*cks Ted Talks, Mark Manson’s bestselling book The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck, Sarah Knight’s The Life …

BONUS: The Year That Was True Crime

December 25th, 2017


Open any podcast app or streaming service and you’ll be flooded with the world's current fascination…True Crime.  From Serial, S Town, Dirty John, Young Charlie, Casefile, Australian True Crime, Serial Killers, Felon to …

BONUS: The Year That Was Activewear

December 24th, 2017


From yoga pants that cost $200 to sneakers being worn on the red carpet - 2017 really was the year that activewear went next level. But has it gone too far? Join Mia Freedman, Brittany Stewart and Jessie Stephens for …

You Asked For It: The Summer Recommendations Special

December 21st, 2017


Outlouders, it’s almost the Summer break. So we thought we would do our duty and provide you with a bumper edition of recommendations.

Everything you …

True Love Means Always Eating The Crust

December 20th, 2017


Merry Christmas, Outlouders. But please, don't even think about charging people to eat your festive lunch. That's the vibe from a Group Therapy question you really need to hear.

Also, if you're wondering whether to …

Meghan Markle's Family Christmas Is Scarier Than Yours

December 14th, 2017


According to one of our listeners - we say WOKE too much. But not in a good way. Does this make us un-woke?

Plus, is it ever too soon to spend your first Christmas together as a couple?

And at the start of this week a …

Botox Is Good For Your Career, Apparently

December 13th, 2017


Want a good career? Get botox. Apparently. Social scientists from the University of Tasmania say Botox can offer women "a future free from worrying about being traded in for a younger model by their partners or the …

Your Pets Don't Need a Santa Photo

December 7th, 2017


Would you ever take your pet to get a Christmas photo with Santa? It’s the new trend that people are doing and we don’t know if it’s cute or crazy.

Let Your Freak Petals Fly

December 6th, 2017


Outlouders, last night Jessie stepped into enemy territory. She and twin sister Claire went to the Milo Yiannopoulos "show", and they lived to tell …

The Day That Glitter Died

December 1st, 2017


Outlouders, we have bad news. Glitter is great for our spirits, terrible for the environment. What will Mia wear if the sparkly stuff is banned?

Also, this Friday we're all about the helping. How do you help a loved one …

Almost Everyone Is Delighted For Meghan Markle

November 29th, 2017


Everyone loves a royal wedding, right? Wrong. Some people find even that joyous celebration of true love more than a little problematic. We wonder …

BONUS: The Revolution Has Come For Don Burke

November 28th, 2017


Ever since one of Hollywood's most powerful men, Harvey Weinstein, was exposed as a sexual predator who had been preying on women in his industry for …

Everybody’s Lady Bits Are Different

November 24th, 2017


If you're wearing jeans, you're not a feminist. Sorry. According to Aussie actress Caitlin Stasey, jeans don't leave enough room for your Lady Bits and that's extremely problematic. Before you throw them out though, …

There's Nothing Wrong With The Creamy Middle

November 22nd, 2017


Frances Abbott, daughter of ex-PM Tony Abbott, confirmed her engagement to Australian Olympic rower Sam Loch but the pair have only been dating two weeks. So, how quick is too quick for a proposal?

And do you paint your …

Nothing Good Starts With A Deleted Tweet

November 17th, 2017


Interesting Friday fact: The most expensive dog in Australia is also the tiniest. That does not seem like value for money. We discuss: How much is too much to spend on a pet? 

Plus, is it ever okay to call a woman …

Yes! Yes! Yes!

November 15th, 2017


Australia has voted YES. Most of Out Loud was at the marriage equality announcement today, and are sprinkled with glitter and smiling their heads …

Never Put A Cucumber Where Cucumbers Shouldn't Go

November 10th, 2017


Shut the front door, Outlouders. Jessie Stephens has a recommendation today that will blow your hair back, and it's all about what should - and …

Sometimes, You Just Have To Lick A Window

November 8th, 2017


Paris Jackson was the big international guest at the Melbourne Cup this year. And she did what international guests are paid to do - she created headlines both for both her fashion and her attitude. So why is she being …

I Said Darl, I Said Sweetie, I Said No

November 2nd, 2017


Is it ever ok to call someone older than you sweetie? What about darl? Or pet? It happened to Mia this week and she was not happy. 

Plus, Melbourne …

Kevin Spacey Is Problematic

November 1st, 2017


Kevin Spacey came out and infuriated an entire community this week, because you can't hide sexual assault allegations behind a 'rainbow shield'. Is …

The Change Is Making Us Anxious

October 25th, 2017


It was World Menopause Day last week, and fittingly, no-one noticed. Because no-one notices women "of a certain age" anyway, right? Wrong.

Plus, is it ever okay to criticise your ex? Karl Stefanovic’s estranged wife of …

What Would Lisa Wilkinson Do

October 18th, 2017


You might have heard that Lisa Wilkinson has a new job. After 10 years of waking up with Today on Nine, Wilkinson is leaving to go to Network Ten, and you might have noticed, it’s caused a bit of fuss. So is Lisa …

Bonus: The Harvey Weinstein Saga - Unpacked

October 16th, 2017


Harvey Weinstein is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. His movies have been nominated for more than 300 Academy Awards. He is tied only with …

Sometimes A Sandwich Is Just A Sandwich

October 11th, 2017


Is making a sandwich a crime against feminism? It is according to the women of a popular Facebook mother's group who took aim at one of their own …

Good Feminists Wear Bum Bags

October 4th, 2017


Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner will be resting in peace after it was revealed he bought the crypt next to Marilyn Monroe despite never having met her.  …

EXTRA: The Deadliest Mass Shooting In Modern US History

October 3rd, 2017


Today, America is reeling from what looks to be the worst mass shooting in its history. A gunman opened fire during a concert at Las Vegas' Mandalay …

The Suffragettes Didn't Fight For Tequila

September 27th, 2017


We need to talk about Frances Abbott. The youngest daughter of former PM Tony has been everywhere this week - first in her bikini on a body-building stage and then as a vocal opponent of her father’s ‘No’ campaign on …

It's Okay To Vote Yes To Watching The Bachelorette

September 20th, 2017


Can changing your social media profile picture get you fired? For one Canberra woman, the answer was yes. She changed hers to say she's voting NO and her boss was not impressed. Plus, why is the nation so smitten with …

Two 40-Year-Old Eggs Walk Into A Bar

September 13th, 2017


It’s the topic that’s dominating home pages across the country... should you have babies in your 40s? Are women unnecessarily living in fertility …

Royals Don't Have Loos In The Bedroom

September 6th, 2017


Conscious re-coupling is a thing. Brad and Angelina are doing it, and so are Roxy Jacenko and Oliver Curtis. But how do you know if a relationship is really worth saving? And does your boss 'leave loudly'? One of the …

Look What Taylor Swift Made Us Do

August 30th, 2017


We need to talk about Taylor Swift. Because she's everywhere. On Friday we heard the lyrics to her new song. On Monday we watched the video clip. And …

There Are Four Types Of People In The World

August 23rd, 2017


Yup. Only four. And you can tell which one you are by asking yourself what you do with your office coffee mug when no-one is looking. Thank you for that, happiness guru Gretchen Rubin. Also, Australia is going through …

Taylor Swift, Bachelor Breakups and Rules for Open Plan Offices

August 16th, 2017


This week, the details of former Bachelor star Alex Nation’s alleged new relationship with a woman were splashed across every major news site in the country. But, is it actually true? And if it is, is it any of our …

Plebiscites, Gym-Shaming And The Problem With Comedy

August 9th, 2017


Lick your stamp and prepare the glitter. Because just when you thought the marriage equality debacle couldn’t be more ridiculous, we might be voting …

Bad Bosses, Midults and the Politics of Sex Robots

August 2nd, 2017


Are you over 35? Did you know that you are officially 'middle-aged'? If that title doesn't sit well with you, we have good news, there’s a new word …

Confessions of Bachelor-Watching Feminists

July 26th, 2017


Order the pizza, and pass the wine; it’s Bachelor week. This week thousands of intelligent feminist women will sit down and objectify, judge and gossip about a show with some of the most overtly sexist notions and …

It's Sex. It's The Constitution. It's The Vibe.

July 19th, 2017


Two AFL executives have resigned over workplace affairs. What does this mean for the office romance?  Can you now lose your job for moral …

Pillow Germs, Pink Bits and a Kardashian in Crisis

July 12th, 2017


How do you know if your pink parts are "normal"? There's no such thing, which is why the labia library exists. Also, did you know that your hair has as many germs as a dirty mop? No, us neither. Also on today's show, …

Broflakes, Infertile Fashion and The Wonder of Miranda Hobbs.

July 5th, 2017


Today, Mamamia Out Loud has so many questions: What is a 'broflake', and are they in any way okay? Is Australia kidding itself that we are a classless society? Twenty years on from Sex And The City, who is the character …

Serena Williams, Female Tradies and Other Kick-Arse Women.

June 28th, 2017


Does anyone want to see Serena Williams Vs John McEnroe on centre court? We'd pay to see that. After the former tennis tantrum-thrower said Williams …

BONUS: Correspondence #3

June 23rd, 2017


Your thoughts about what was discussed on our podcasts over the past few weeks.

Host: Monique Bowley

Pod phone: 02 8999 9386

Who Let The Dogs In?

June 21st, 2017


It's the middle of the year which means two things; your social media feed is about to be taken over with shots of friends on holidays, and to rub …

Pass the Pina Colada

June 14th, 2017


What are women talking about this week? Us. Mia Freedman addresses her podcast interview with Roxane Gay. Meanwhile, controversy abounds over charity beanies and Gwyneth Paltrow is running a $1500-a-ticket wellness …

UPDATE: Welcome back, Monz. A story about miscarriage

June 13th, 2017


Regular listeners to Mamamia Out Loud will know that our glorious host and Executive Producer, Monique Bowley, has been away from her usual seat. On …

Men Don't Light Scented Candles

June 7th, 2017


If you light your scented candles with a regulation 'man match', you're doing it all wrong...a company has invented a female only lighter, and Mia …

Margaret, Schapelle and the Mile High Club

May 31st, 2017


Have you heard? Schapelle Corby is home. She’s even on Instagram. And possibly has more followers than you. While the media go into a frenzy to find …

BONUS: Correspondence #2

May 26th, 2017


Your thoughts about what was discussed on our podcasts over the past few weeks.

Pod phone: 02 8999 9386

Open Marriages, Instagram Sins and The Hell of Workplace Gift Giving

May 24th, 2017


In 2017, is monogamy overrated? Open Marriages are on the rise, but can it work or is it too much effort? Is Cassie Sainsbury the new Schapelle Corby? And what does her being a sex worker have to do with anything? …

We Need To Talk About Manchester

May 24th, 2017


Yesterday the world got a little darker. Twenty-two people lost their lives at an Ariana Grande pop concert in Machester, England. The majority of those murdered were young girls. And ISIS has claimed responsibility. …

We Don't Wear Skirts To Work

May 17th, 2017


No one tell John Laws, but in this workplace, women actually wear pants. This week, we take a look at some other casual sexism from the week. But don't get your frilly knickers in a knot; because it's alllll just a joke.

The Not-The-Budget Edition

May 10th, 2017


While everyone was distracted by the budget, there were two great things that happened in Parliament for women this week. Meanwhile, all the parents in the world are wringing their hands over the stress of NAPLAN but do …

Bonus: Work Strife Balance

May 5th, 2017


There are many, many books written by many successful women who talk about how wildly successful they are.

Mia Freedman's book is not one of them. 

Colombian Prisons, Cougars and Facebook Shame

May 3rd, 2017


One minute, Cassie Sainsbury was a 22-year-old who was buying headphones for her wedding. The next, she's in a Colombian prison under drug …

BONUS: Correspondence for the week

April 28th, 2017


Your thoughts about what was discussed on our podcasts this week.

Pod phone: 02 8999 9386


Molly, Maternity Leave and The Trouble With ANZAC Day

April 26th, 2017


There are a few things that remain sacred in the Australian landscape. ANZAC day is one of them. So when commentator Yassmin Abdel-Magid suggested …

Meghan Markle, Mr Vogue and the First Lady Of Hell.

April 19th, 2017


Meghan Markle is one step closer to being a Royal Princess, and she's just what the world needs right now. Should Asma al-Assad, Syria's First Lady, …

Stuffing Up, Slowing Down and Botox For Your Bum.

April 12th, 2017


After years of us waiting, crossing our fingers, and writing it on our Christmas wishlists, Botox for your butthole is finally a thing. Which has …

Only Mothers Are Allowed To Be Tired

April 5th, 2017


A listener wants to know why her best friend is now suddenly acting superior after having a baby. It's 'mother martyr' syndrome and it's everywhere. Remember Hygge? That's over. The new hot lifestyle trend is Lagom. …

Do My Legs Look Good In This Power Suit?

March 29th, 2017


So many questions this week. Is the price of bananas about to skyrocket? If you give birth in a Cyclone should you name the baby after the Cyclone …

Three Difficult Women

March 22nd, 2017


Have you been called a "difficult" woman? This week Pia Miller, Home and Away actress was in Elle magazine, described as exhibiting a “zealous level …

Death, Sex and Feminist Prefects

March 15th, 2017


Cartoonist Bill Leak died.  But rather than celebrating his life, many of his critics have vocally celebrated his death. Should we always respect …

A Rare And Extremely Special International Women's Day Edition

March 8th, 2017


This #IWD we are having a women's only show! Hosted by three women! Produced by an actual woman!  Talking about women's issues! Incredible!

Seriously, though. We talk about Emma Watson's Vanity Fair cover. There's a new …

Justin Trudeau's Butt Is Not A Plaything

March 1st, 2017


It's the thinking woman's guilty pleasure but do we need to butt out on the Canadian Prime Minister's pants policy? The world's biggest Oscars stuff …

Sometimes Even The Real News Is Fake

February 22nd, 2017


From an ageless Christie Brinkley posing on a magazine cover at 63 to "empower" women, to seeing Karl Stefanovic's new girlfriend papped in the …

Celebrity Pregnancies, Rules for Fashion and Boycotting Fifty Shades

February 15th, 2017


All the celebs are up the duff.  It's a Hollywood baby boom. Why does it make some women feel so terrible? There are calls to boycott Fifty Shades …

Feminist Fight Club

February 8th, 2017


What happens when you give women a wine and say 'tell us what you really think'? This. We talk the Kardashian Book Club, sex lives of celebrities that we have no business in, when you commercialise your kids for your …

Crazy Ex-Girlfriends On The Loose

February 1st, 2017


Is Tziporah Malkah the most interesting woman on TV right now? She has some stiff competition because this week the NSW Minister for Women admitted …

Red Flags and Red Rags.

January 25th, 2017


We have a new Premier, a new President, and it's a new period. This week, it's kick arse women doing kick-arse things of kick-arsery: Gladys Berjiklian, Serena Williams and the Women's AFL are making us happy. There's A …

Three Women Wearing White

January 18th, 2017


No jacket? No job. When Channel 9’s Amber Sherlock's had an off-air spat leaked, the world cried “bully”.  But was her behavior really so …

BONUS: Undiscovered podcasts and 17 other recommendations.

January 13th, 2017


Ahh, Summer. A time of binge-watching, binge-listening and binge-reading. If you're looking to fill your eyeballs and ears with all the good stuff, here's the best shows, podcasts, books and apps that Mia Freedman, …

Meryl Streep for President

January 11th, 2017


It's Hollywood awards season and Meryl Streep has played the Trump card in her acceptance speech. Can she be our President instead? Because the Devil …

What is your word for 2017?

January 4th, 2017


Resolutions? Bah. This year it's all about the revolution of one word. Something that encapsulates your focus for the year.  It's simple, it's …

BONUS: The Year That Fashion Went Nude

December 30th, 2016


Side vag, full vag, bum-baring. The red carpet this year was all about peek-a-boos, cut-outs and flesh flesh flesh. Is everyone on excellent terms …

BONUS: The Year Of The Avocado

December 29th, 2016


In 2012 it was activated almonds. In 2013 it was quinoa and acai bowls. Last year, Kale stole everyone’s hearts. And in 2016, Australia stopped …

BONUS: The Year We Filmed Everything

December 28th, 2016


This year, did you share a Waleed Aly viral video? Dabble in Instagram stories or watch the PM do a Facebook live? 2016 was the year we filmed everything. So what were the big hits? What makes a video go viral? And do …

BONUS: The Year The 90's Came Back

December 27th, 2016


Don your best choker. Pull on your denim overalls. Put down Pokemon Go for a minute, and switch Gilmore Girls off the TV, because 2016 was a 90's …

BONUS: The Year We Finally Watched Women's Sport

December 26th, 2016


It was a watershed year for women in sport. They dominated the Olympics, scored themselves TV deals with major networks, and showed male sports reporters how it was done. What was behind the sudden surge of interest in …

BONUS: The Year Politics Went Psycho

December 25th, 2016


It’s been a weird year. There was the rise of Trump, there was Brexit, and like a bad soapie, Pauline Hanson returned for a sequel in Australian …

Sleeping with the boss and ALL the Summer recommendations.

December 21st, 2016


There's a sex scandal at the top of the Australian media world and it's a bit messy. In these situations does the woman ever come out on top? Heard of 'dry feeding'? It's not a diet, it's a new frontier for mums you …

Sam's Undies, Mel's Movies, and Presents for Men

December 14th, 2016


When Sam Armytage’s undies became the target of the paparazzi, the response from the public was swift and fierce. The curious case of Mel Gibson’s …

What exactly is Victoria's 'Secret'?

December 7th, 2016


Is she hiding all the plus sized models backstage? This week it’s the Superbowl of fashion, the Victoria’s Secret runway show. Despite body positivity being the biggest runway trend of 2016, the lingerie brand just …

Don't Hide In The Toilet At Your Christmas Party

November 30th, 2016


It’s party season, which is great for some but if you have social anxiety it’s the pits. We have tips that can help you pull through the season of …

We Have A Side Vag Situation.

November 23rd, 2016


The latest red carpet look is labia, darlings. Chrissy Teigen is the latest celeb to put her muff out and while she's calling 'wardrobe malfunction', we're calling BS. Is it time we stopped mocking Melania Trump or is …

Bras, Births & A Kinder, Post-Trump World

November 16th, 2016


So here's a question: After our shock about the US election result - is it time we stopped shouting and started listening? Even, gulp, us? …

Prince Harry, Mrs Franklin and Your Unfashionable Breasts.

November 9th, 2016


Apparently there are other things going on other than the US election. Things like Prince Harry’s new girlfriend. Is she really ‘princess material’? …

BONUS: Trumpocalypse. The women of Mamamia debrief

November 9th, 2016


Grab chocolate and wine and join the Out Loud team (and a few others) for a real-time debrief about what a Trumpocalypse means for America, women and …

Drunk Girls & Fur Babies

November 2nd, 2016


Melbourne Cup may be over, but online gawking at drunk women at the races is not. Why? Isn’t it time we stopped snapping tipsy race-goers as if they’re wild animals in a nature documentary? Victoria's Secret have …

Three Nasty Women

October 26th, 2016


Are you a nasty woman? We hope so. How this insult has become a badge of honor for women. Behind every successful man is a woman. So when a marriage …

Avocado Wars and Ask Bossy says Goodbye

October 19th, 2016


Do you brunch out without a care for the cost? Are you living a lavish life of daily takeaway lattes? No wonder you can’t buy a house.  It's an intergenerational war over housing affordability, and things get uglier …

Men in locker rooms and women who drink.

October 12th, 2016


After Donald Trump dismissed sexist comments as 'locker room' banter, we asked some male athletes what they actually talk about in locker rooms. How …

Kim Kardashian, Australian Story, & Strangers on a Bench

October 5th, 2016


The terrible, no good response to Kim Kardashian's Paris hold up. What does it say about our approach to women who don't play by the rules? …

A Man Came Into The Studio

September 28th, 2016


It's fine, he's a feminist, we checked. This week Mia is wearing her Hillary T-shirt, and glowing, so we unpack the top moments from the US presidential debate. At home, there was a small, but important shift in the way …

At least we still have The Clooneys

September 21st, 2016


Love is dead. Brangelina is over, and everyone hates Richie and Alex from The Bachelor. At least Amal and George are keeping our hopes alive. How do you feel about the death penalty? The story of Australia's most evil …

Hillary's sick, and so is the plebiscite.

September 14th, 2016


Pass the tissues, and put your hand over your mouth. Hillary Clinton has pneumonia. What does this mean for the woman who could be president? We've …

Lamb. Lena. And Spray Tans During Labour

September 7th, 2016


The new Lamb ad is a big meaty display of diversity but there's one thing we noticed. Lena Dunham forced to apologise for racism; is outrage culture …

Wedding Regrets, #Nomakeup Celebs and Headphone Etiquette

August 31st, 2016


Is having your father walk you down the aisle outdated? Why do we call makeup-free celebs "brave"? A dating expert has written a guide on how men can interrupt women with headphones in order to crack onto them. What's …

Leaks, loose lips and reclaiming a four-letter word.

August 24th, 2016


This week, the furniture is shifting on Mamamia Out Loud. It could be the very heated debate that flares around Mia's opinion on nude selfies. It …

Cake-Gate, Dad Bods and Olympic Fails

August 17th, 2016


The kids birthday cake that blew up Facebook.  Dad Bod's are so hot right now that even Bonds have made it into an ad. When athletes say they "choked". The curious case of Caster Semenya.  Can you complete the Michelle …

BONUS: Book Club. The Anti Cool Girl, Rosie Waterland

August 12th, 2016


Readers make better lovers. They're smarter. They're better looking. They earn more money. They are pretty much the best humans out there. Which is …

Census and Sensibility

August 10th, 2016


The census was a shemozzle. But among the outcry, won't someone think of the statisticians? Women athletes rule the Olympics, but the good-looking …

Women, You Win The Week.

August 3rd, 2016


Hillary Clinton could soon be president. We're outnumbering the male athletes at the Olympics, and even our Bec Judd is saying no to random kisses …

The Bachelor, The Glass Cliff and Airtasker Therapy

July 27th, 2016


Why do so many smart women love watching The Bachelor? You might have heard of the glass ceiling but what about the glass cliff? And would you hire a …

Sonia Kruger Needs A Sultana Cake.

July 20th, 2016


We unpack the Sonia Kruger racism debate and wonder: what does free speech entail, exactly? And why do celebrity opinions make the news?  What is …

Gaslighting, Jen Aniston and Fake Celebrity Romances

July 13th, 2016


What’s wrong with calling women “hysterical”? It's called Gaslighting and it's worth knowing about. Do you believe in love? Do you believe in Hiddleswift? You won’t after you hear about PRomance. Jen Aniston has been …

Pauline Hanson, People to Unfollow and Phubbing

July 6th, 2016


Did we just get the politicians we deserved? Heartbreak is hard, so we’ve collected our best advice for Malcolm Turnbull. Is it a bad feminist act to …

How to win a vote in 60 seconds

June 29th, 2016


No idea who to vote for this election? Listen up. We asked Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull for 60 seconds on why you should choose them. An …

BONUS: Why you need more sleep and how to get it.

June 24th, 2016


Are you tired? We all are. Because between our insanely busy lives, and our constant connection to smartphones, we're in the middle of a sleep deprivation crisis. No more. We need an intervention. This bonus episode - …

The Week of Eddie, Roxy and the Fake Tradie.

June 22nd, 2016


Does the Eddie Maguire fallout prove Australia is at a turning point? She's a successful bosslady and entrepreneur, so why is Roxy Jacenko always the …

BONUS: Susan Carland answers questions about Ramadan.

June 17th, 2016


What does it mean? Why do you fast? How hangry are you? Can you just have water and barley sugars? Susan Carland has heard all the questions over her 18 years of practicing Ramadan.  And she answers them all here. From …

Orlando, Meg Ryan's face and the modern digital dilemma

June 15th, 2016


When tragedy strikes where do you find the rainbow? Is lighting our buildings a mark of solidarity with the gay community, or a useless display? It's …

Confessions, Crocs and Election Day Sausages

June 8th, 2016


Sydney's beachside mansions fell into the water and we are a tiny-bit-not-sad-about it. The unfortunate side effect of yoga and pilates that no one is talking about.  Generation Y claim they are too poor to have …

Johnny Depp. Leaning Out. And The Great IVF Lie

June 1st, 2016


We need to talk about Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and the whole messy deal.

Also this week, there's been a victory for the Facebook police. The theory …

Kanye, Malcolm, And The Mothers Who Leave

May 25th, 2016


Can you leave a sleeping baby at home alone? Sure you can, just don’t tell the internet about it. Has the honeymoon ended for Malcolm Turnbull, and …

We don't understand fashion week, wifezillas or puberty.

May 18th, 2016

You’ve heard of the Bridezilla, but what about the Wifezilla? Mia explains the ins and outs of Fashion Week. 

The lessons you learn at a school’s …

Logies dress-gate and the First Lady who doesn't speak.

May 11th, 2016


Deep breaths everyone. Calm yourselves. Because women are disagreeing, in public.  We unpack the Logies dress-gate, and ask: why can't we all just agree to disagree? 

Want to know what makes a good social media site? …

Powerful women don't need to wear pants.

May 4th, 2016


Madonna at the Met Gala gave no shits and it was bumspirational. Today, the messages we're sold from those Red Carpet looks.  Should The Voice judges …

The Mums of Australia Don't Want Slippers

April 27th, 2016


The mums of Australia have spoken. And they've told us what they REALLY want this mothers day.

Also, Why is everyone writing a thesis on Beyonce's …

The Only Hijab On The Red Carpet

April 20th, 2016


Susan Carland is back on the podcast, and yes, we know she's a whip-smart academic but we have ALL the questions about her Logies preparation. Sorry not sorry. 

Also today, does Michelle Bridges have a point about fat …

Is Everyone Sexting Without Us?

April 13th, 2016


We unpack the 60 minutes jail story. Kate Middleton needs a pedi and so does Kate De Brito. Why are we still so surprised at the Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee Furness' marriage? If you're not a 'he' and you're not a …

The Politics of Changing Your Name

April 6th, 2016


What's in a name? Plenty. We talk the politics of changing your name when you get married. It's Logies nomination week and there's a couple of names …

The Girly Girly Footy Show

March 30th, 2016


A big fat footy glass ceiling just got smashed this week. Is Rebecca Maddern, as the first women AFL Footy Show panelist, the ultimate woman in a …

Politics and Pantry Moths

March 23rd, 2016


A bumper easter episode for you to scoff like a hot cross bun. 

Another celebrity chef has pissed off mums. Get back to the kitchen, blokes. The baby names we want to make a comeback. American's are freaked out over …

Sex, Marriage and Jennifer Aniston

March 16th, 2016


It's been 25 years since Naomi Wolf wrote The Beauty Myth. What's changed? Today, the writer who says our obsession with how we look is holding us …

Phones are not for phone calls.

March 9th, 2016


Everyone's glued to them but no one uses them to talk anymore. Good or bad? 

Also today, behind the scenes of Q and A - and how Mia made a …

BONUS: 14 Questions Straight Women Have For Gay Women

March 4th, 2016


What's it like to fall in love with a women? Why do some lesbians like to dress like men? And what are the most offensive things people do or say? There are some questions straight women want to know of their gay …

Fashion, Fangirling and The Foreign Minister

March 2nd, 2016


What a week. Someone wore Jeans to the Oscars. Dinners at the Prime Ministers place are too small so our pollies are hitting up maccas. National icon …

What Not To Wear To A Fancy Dress Party

February 24th, 2016


No prizes for guessing the answer. We have the definitive guide to Blackface, and what else you shouldn't wear to fancy dress parties. Are we …

Ask Bossy What She Really Thinks.

February 17th, 2016


Life dilemma? Meet Bossy, our agony aunt. She's brutal, honest, and brilliant.
So, lets talk about Malcolm Turnbull's facebook page, Tom Cruise's …

Beyonce Would Never Say No To Going on Q &A

February 10th, 2016


Ever wondered why there aren't more women on the ABC's Q & A? Perhaps we all need to be a little more Beyonce about it. 

The rules for drinking …

The Butt Wants What The Butt Wants

February 3rd, 2016


Let's take a good look at Susan Sarandon’s rack.  Can someone please explain Kanye West? What does the Zika virus mean for our Olympic careers? And why one of the most iconic movies of all time actually sends some …

We asked Mark Latham to rate this show

January 28th, 2016


A bumper episode, fatter than a cream-filled lamington. Should we change the date of Australia Day? If we become a republic, what happens to the …

The One Where Mia Frees Her Nipples.

January 20th, 2016


Why are men's nipples not offensive in public but women's are? Mia Freedman ponders, shirtless, the Free The Nipple movement. Please welcome Michelle Bridges to the judgy-judgy mothers club where women are the (biggest) …

SNEAK PEEK: The Binge. Making A Murderer.

January 14th, 2016


So...did he do it? Join Rosie Waterland and our TV bingers as they discuss the show that everyone's talking about.; Making a Murderer. This bonus …

There's Only One Word for 2016

January 14th, 2016


Vision boards are soooo 2010. This year, it's all about the one word mantra. Can Ricky Gervais get some smarter jokes plz? "Parent sex" has entered …

BONUS: The Year We Couldn't Eat Anything

December 28th, 2015


From bacon-inducing cancer, to the juices that cured it, join Monique Bowley, Jamila Rizvi and Lucy Ormonde as they take a look at the year of immoral mastication. 

Show notes

Your hosts are Monique Bowley with Jamila …

BONUS: The Year That Everyone Broke Up

December 27th, 2015


From Gwen and Gavin to Bennifer, we chart he year in celebrity breakups.  Who were the big surprises? What was the PR line of the year? Were they conciously uncoupling or was it all about staying good friends? And who …

BONUS: The only TV shows you need to watch this summer

December 24th, 2015

Bored? Too hot? Too full? Can't be bothered moving from the couch? Each week on Mamamia Out Loud we’d give our recommendations of what we had …

BONUS: The only books you need to read this summer

December 24th, 2015

Each week on Mamamia OutLoud we’d give our recommendations of what we had watched/read or listened to that week. But you told us you wanted more. So …

BONUS: The only podcasts you need to hear this summer

December 24th, 2015

Attention greedy podcast listeners:  Are you wanting to discover more, better, funnier, smarter shows?*

*apart from ours of course

Each week on Mamamia OutLoud we’d give our recommendations of what we had watched/read …

BONUS: The Year Of Gender and Sexual Fluidity

December 23rd, 2015


Was it the Caitlyn Jenner effect? Whatever it was, 2015 has allowed gender-diverse people to edge a little towards the light. 

In this bonus episode of Mamamia Out Loud, Amy Stockwell, Jamila Rizvi and Monique Bowley …

BONUS: The Year We Took Domestic Violence Seriously

December 22nd, 2015


2015 has been a year where we've had unprecedented public conversation around domestic violence.

The lynchpin? Rosie Batty.  The Australian Of The …

BONUS: The Year We Stopped Talking To Each Other

December 21st, 2015


Remember the days when you'd set the VCR? Or have to be home Sunday nights at 6:30pm to catch the once-a-week Disney movie? Or have to sit next to people on the couch and watch the same show, on the one screen?


BONUS: The Year We Took The Power Back

December 20th, 2015


Did you take an Uber this year? Stay in an Air BnB? You're partaking in one of the biggest trends of 2015; the sharing economy.

In this bonus series looking back at the year that was, we argue that 2015 was the year …

Stop Pretending You Don't Need Therapy

December 16th, 2015


We're happy to go to a dentist for our teeth...why not see a psychologist for our mind? Would you take LSD to give you a creative edge? And spare a …

The Divided Heart and a Happy Goodbye

December 9th, 2015


What happens when you're pulled between two things you love very much?  At some stage in your life, you might find your heart divided. Today, it’s …

The Big O

December 2nd, 2015


Oh. Oh. Ohhhhhhpprah. It’s been almost five years since our life coach overlord has actually filmed a show but she’s still kicking. On the eve of her …

Name One Thing You're Good At

November 25th, 2015


Social media is rife with #humblebrags, so why are women crap at talking themselves up in real life? Do you forget things easily? We can now blame "Google brain" for that. We talk paternity leave, dating at the gym, …

Everyone Gets A Platform

November 18th, 2015


The movement No Platform aims to stop people who have fringe opinions and viewpoints from speaking. But what about our the right to free speech? We can’t stop masterdating around here and when you hear about it, you’ll …

Shopping, Masturbating and Candle Making

November 11th, 2015


Well, they're all hobbies, right? Mia Freedman, Jamila Rizvi and Monique Bowley compare leisure activities and ask: has the internet eaten them all? And shared hobbies with your partner are great but what if you don't …

The Girl Who Quit Social Media

November 4th, 2015


What makes a Gen Y social media star snap? The story behind  Instagram model Essena O’Neill. We need to talk about Lorna Jane's fridge and Nigella's avocado toast. And the first female to win the Melbourne Cup, Michelle …

We All Need A Madonna Headset

October 28th, 2015


Mia has a new thing. It's a Madonna headset and we're a bit jealous. Also this week, can just one person fulfil all your needs in long term …

BONUS: Bach Chat. The Bachelorette Recap. S1 - The finale.

October 22nd, 2015


In which Monique Bowley, Jo Robin, Lizzie Marton, Claire de Freitas and Rachel Wagner eat icecreams and talk about their feelings. 

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Births, Deaths, and What Really Matters

October 22nd, 2015


What was the moment you realised your relationship was over? Many of us say we want to leave the world a better place - this week we say goodbye to someone who actually did. Plus, confessions, obsessions, and what women …

BONUS: Bach Chat. The Bachelorette Recap. S1 E7 & 8

October 15th, 2015


Monique Bowley, Jo Robin, Lizzie Marton and Claire De Freitas hang out after work, watch the Bachelorette, and talk about their thoughts. This week, fun facts, families, and f**k me, someone's mum has already started …

Three White Feminists

October 14th, 2015


What a week. Zoo Magazine goes under. Playboy decides to stop all it's nudes. And Jennifer Lawrence writes a kick arse essay about the gender pay …

BONUS: Bach Chat. The Bachelorette Recap. Season 1, ep 5 and 6

October 8th, 2015


Monique Bowley, Jo Robin and Lizzie Marton drink beers, watch The Bachelorette and talk about their thoughts. This week, eps 5 and 6 sees clown phobias rise, men with hats fall, and more sporting analogies than you can …

End Of World Confessions

October 7th, 2015


The world is due to end today so we're getting some stuff off our chest. Mia accidentally shoplifted. And she burnt her fanny with hot tea. The very …

BONUS EP: Bach Chat. The Bachelorette Recap, Season 1 ep 4.

October 1st, 2015


Whether you love The Bachelorette, or love to hate it, join Monique Bowley, Jo Robin and Lizzie Marton for some Bach Chat. This recap of season 1 …

How To Be Cool

September 30th, 2015


Em Rusciano knows how to be cool. She doesn't even had a pen licence and she writes with one anyway. Badass. The comedian and columnist joins Jamila …

Never Trust A Psychic In A Garage

September 25th, 2015


Warning: This episode contains explicit content.

What a week. A new minister for women. A new Bachelorette. People selling $66 bottles of washing …

The Band Is Back Together

September 16th, 2015


Jamila Rizvi returns to the podcast for a week of spills and magazine thrills. How are the ladies of Australia coping without their Minister For …

BONUS EP: And We Have A New PM

September 15th, 2015


Um...what just happened? What's next? Should we feel sorry for Tony Abbott now and what do we make of our new leather-jacket-loving-leader, Malcolm …

Tony Abbott Does Not Get A Rose

September 9th, 2015


The big story right around the world this week was that photo.  The image of 3 year old Aylan Kurdi washed up on the beach highlighted the plight of …

Everyone Gets A Lolly

September 2nd, 2015


It used to be cut oranges and a handshake at the end. But kids sport has been infiltrated by something far worse than over-ambitious parents: lollies.

I'm Too Tired To Care If My Husband Cheats On Me

August 26th, 2015


Is monogomy realistic? And is it the most important thing in a relationship? We take the Ashley Madison hack by the balls.  Plus, the friendships you …

My Big Fat Controversial Wedding

August 19th, 2015


The Wedding Of The Century: excessive, obsessive and depressive.  Plus, is Caitlyn Jenner’s show I Am Cait a worthy exploration of trangender issues or does it miss the mark? Also, what the heck is a plebiscite, and can …

Behind The Scenes Of The Bachelor

August 11th, 2015


Host of The Bachelor, Osher Gunsberg, spills his guts on what happens behind the scenes in the Bachie Mansion. And drops a hint on what we can expect on the new season of The Bachelorette.
Plus, Tony Abbott's daughter …

Out of Office.

August 4th, 2015



Today we're sharing with you some of the highlights of the last seven months, as well as some of the bits that never quite made it to air.

If you're new to this podcast, welcome. It's a weekly look at what's making …

The Bachelor is Back.

July 30th, 2015


It's back. And it's bats**t crazy. Rosie Waterland reviews the first episode of The Bachelor's new season. Plus, should there be quotas for women on …

The Trouble With Amy Schumer

July 22nd, 2015


Amy Schumer is everything. The comedian, actor and feminist is our hero. And when Monique Bowley went to interview her, she was excited. Except it ended up being an actual trainwreck.

Plus the wedding trend deemed …

Leaning In, Leaning Out and trying not to throw up.

July 15th, 2015


Forget leaning in. Lets talk about leaning out. Why leaning back is not just OK but neccessary, and why Monique thinks Sheryl Sandberg's message is a …

The Problem with Happiness

July 8th, 2015


Why are obsessed with the idea of happiness? Should spanx come with a warning label? And were the questions in Dolly Doctor REAL? Freedman takes us …

The Rainbow Facebook Dilemma

July 1st, 2015


Facebook is awash in rainbow profile pictures. How do you change back without looking like a jerk? What the heck does 'On Fleek' mean? The very …

BONUS EPISODE: Annabel Crabb on I Don't Know How She Does It

June 27th, 2015


Have you ever looked at Annabel Crabb and thought "how does she manage all that?"

An author, columnist, political journalist, TV host, speaker and …

The "Please Touch My Hair" Episode

June 25th, 2015


How much would you pay for your hair? Is women's sport boring? A confusing new baby name trend.  And the most offensive word to call another woman …

Generation Cancel: Why no one can commit anymore.

June 17th, 2015


You know the feeling: someone cancels plans and it's like a hit of a sweet, sweet drug. Why are we so crap at committing to things?  The Rachel …

Women's Voices Are The Worst. Apparently.

June 10th, 2015


Are you a woman? Do you have a voice? You're probably doing it wrong.  From uptalking to vocal fry to missing out on being hired for jobs, why do we …

Sex, Mental Illness and The Bachelor.

June 3rd, 2015


There's a man in the studio. Osher Gunsberg, host of The Bachelor, is our special guest. Season three has wrapped and it takes about 30 seconds until we start probing him for info. Does he have favourites? Does he try …

The Tampon Tax Is A Bloody Outrage. Period.

May 27th, 2015


We’re seeing red over the Tampon Tax.  What the heck is 'hate reading?' A note to every man who wants to send a dick pic. And the case for quitting …

Why Rebel's age matters

May 20th, 2015


Why did Mamamia 'out' Rebel Wilson? For the same reason that Jennifer Lopez, a 45 year-old mother of two kids, is wearing a naked dress on the red …

We call bullshit on everything

May 13th, 2015


Parenting is easy. All pregnant bodies are beautiful. You can eat chocolate cake for breakfast and still lose weight. And this federal budget was …

In the toilets at the Logies

May 6th, 2015


Is signing off your text messages and emails with an X inappropriate? We take a look at a new kind of list: The Moral Bucket List. Plus, we go behind the scenes at the Logies. What's it really like behind the velvet …

Bali 9, The Bachelorette and Babies.

April 29th, 2015


How social media is changing the way we deal with death. Rosie Waterland reviews The Bachelorette before it's even started. Why is Mia's son taking a …

Childless by choice: the last female taboo

April 15th, 2015


Motherhood is still considered a benchmark that women should aspire to.  What happens when you have other plans? Will Hillary Clinton smash the …

I'll Kill For Woolworths Dominoes

April 8th, 2015


What's the epidemic sweeping through our supermarkets? It's not Halal certification. It's Dominoes. It's been called the new 'Men Are From Mars / Women are from Venus' - we review the Five Love Languages that can boost …

Gen Y are the most selfish generation of all.

April 1st, 2015


"There are times when I put photos on my instagram and they get so few likes that I delete them." #GenYproblems are REAL. Today Mia Freedman (of Generation X) goes the hack on all the Generation Y's she's hired. Plus, …

The Walking in parks alone edition

March 25th, 2015


What we learned from Masa. The TV show making a mockery of marriage. A Weetbix mystery reveals Jamila's dirty secret, and Monique road tests 'Beezin' - the stupidest way that kids are getting high. Oh, and then there's …

WTF does "leaning in" mean?

March 18th, 2015


What's all the argy-bargy about the magazine with Margie? What does "leaning in" mean? And the one big problem with binging watching TV.

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We are all bad feminists.

March 10th, 2015


Are you a shit feminist? Us too. It's ok. The theory that being a bad feminist is a really good thing. Women commenting on each others appearance: innocent fun or a bit wrong? Plus, crying in public, Kanye's sex …

The one where Jamila brushed us off.

March 4th, 2015


Claims of alternative medicine curing cancer. Book snobbery. Is celebrating hot chips and meat pies a bit wrong? And we play Smug or Crap.

Show notes

You don't need a Thermomix. You have a wooden spoon.

February 25th, 2015


Who is Gillian Triggs and why is she in the news? With more pre-produced food and kitchen gadgets than ever before, is cooking a skill that's still important? And can this man make anything sound good? We put the ABC's …

Why does everyone hate Pete Evans?

February 18th, 2015


Fifty Shades has lit up the box office and we need to talk. Why do people hate on Pete Evans and his paleo movement so much? And confessions of …

SPECIAL: Fifty Shades of Grey. The Essential Guide.

February 13th, 2015


This special breakout podcast is what everyone's talking about, yelling about, protesting about and disagreeing about: Fifty Shades of Grey. 

We take two women that have seen it, each with a different view.

One, a …

Some people never masturbate. True story.

February 11th, 2015


As this weekend's release of the steamiest movie of the year looms, not everyone is rushing out to buy a ticket.  With calls to boycott the movie for 

Rebel Wilson lies about her age. So do we.

February 4th, 2015


What's it really like being on a reality TV show? Monique knows. She's been on one. And she hasn't eaten a croissant since. Also, it's Rebel Wilson's birthday but her actual real-life age is a mystery.  Why are we so …

Sam Armytage: The Swimsuit Edition

January 29th, 2015


Tony Abbott cocked up this knighthood all on his own, so why is his chief of staff Peta Credlin getting all the heat? Sam Armytage poses in a …

Obsessions, confessions, and hard questions

January 22nd, 2015


Should the Martin Place hostages get paid? Why don't we care as much about the Bali 9 as we did about Schapelle? It's the return of Mamamia Out Loud …

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