Mamamia Out Loud

Mamamia Out Loud

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 Mia Freedman, Holly Wainwright and Jessie Stephens as they dissect the news and issues of the week.

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April 22, 2024 50 mins

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It might be Monday... but everyone is still talking about Taylor Swift's new double album The Tortured Poets Department. But is it time for Taylor to stop being petty to those who've crossed her? We can't agree. 

Plus, a debate about pepper spray and whether or not laws should be changed to better arm women against male violence. It’s complicated. 

And, Victoria Beckham is a big birthday girlie. She's just c...

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The queen of turning her breakups into number one records, has a new album. Taylor Swift'sThe Tortured Poets Department explores the five stages of breakup grief. So why are we so obsessed with breakups? And do women have a knack for predicting when they'll happen? We discuss. 

Plus, the most-watched show on Netflix right now, a newsletter (with a cheeky hack) and a controversial book - our weekend recommenda...

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It’s been a rollercoaster week for Australian women with an outcry about our safety after the Westfield Bondi Junction tragedy was paired with the relief after the long-awaited verdict, the Bruce Lehrmann defamation case. We unpack.

Plus, is it hot in here? Why so many women are deep in romantasy novels involving faeries (yep... that's how the books are spelling it) and some very sexy scenes. Claire Murphy sh...

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Australians are grieving the unthinkable acts that took place at Westfield Bondi Junction over the weekend. We discuss why this feels so close to home for so many of us. 

Plus, the verdict's in for Bruce Lehrmann's defamation case. But what's really at the heart of today's news is the ongoing pursuit of justice for Lisa Wilkinson and Brittany Higgins.

And, on a lighter note, Clare Stephens has gone deep into...

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April 12, 2024 50 mins

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Revelations from the new docuseries Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV, are making many millennials and Gen Zs re-think their favourite childhood shows. From the bizarre and uncomfortable sexual innuendos... to Drake Bell's heartbreakingly raw story of sexual abuse, we unpack this important documentary. 

Plus, Jessie dives into the surprising reasons why so many people are not having kids anymore.

And, a...

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It’s the missing husband case that’s gone viral... Ashley McGuire asked the internet for help to locate her husband after he disappeared without a trace a year ago, and we have some very strong thoughts.

Plus, do you have someone to feed your cat? Your answer has a lot to say about your friendships.  

And, the court case over a Ladies Lounge exhibition in a Tasmanian art museum that is making some people ver...

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There’s new evidence in the Bruce Lehrmann defamation case, which includes a $300 steak and we have so many questions.

Plus, awkward tennis puns and a surprise celebrity divorce announcement, we deconstruct Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen's slightly baffling break up post.

And… the prank that involved three of Australia’s most famous feminists, two comedians and one very angry audience. So who was the butt...

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Is there a case for marrying an 'older man'? A viral essay has brought up some strong feelings for Holly that she just has to unpack.  

Plus, a must-see documentary... and a book Holly, Mia and Jessie do not agree on. 

And, from stitches, interviews and a religious experience. It's our best and worst of the week. 

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Yee-haw! Beyoncé has released a new album and is well and truly in her country era. But its her reimagined version of Jolene and the message to women who want to “steal” her husband, that we needed to unpack. 

Plus, would you use A.I. to have just one more conversation with a loved one who has passed? We discuss our mixed feelings.

And, from losing her virginity at 35, to revealing she used weight-loss injec...

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March 29, 2024 7 mins

Outlouders, we're popping into your feed with a little treat for the long weekend: A relaxing breathwork routine from MOVE by Mamamia. Put it on if you need a minute to yourself after racing around trying to hide eggs, unwind after a long road trip, or if you just want to head into the weekend feeling nice and relaxed.

If you want more from MOVE, head here to start your free trial. And if you're a Mamamia subscriber, you already h...

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Outlouders, we have a little treat for your public holiday weekend. It was the “morning routine” that Holly, Mia and Jessie became utterly obsessed with. From sea-moss gel, to a bite of a croissant.

So today we are throwing back to a popular episode of Mamamia podcast Cancelled.

Bella Hadid is a model, an obvious middle-child and has the perfect face according to science. (Excuse me science, but shouldn’t yo...

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Why has Rebel Wilson called Sacha Baron Cohen an a**hole? That's the question on everyone's mind. We unpack.

Plus, won’t someone start a support group for the children of Almond Mums? Yes, they’re still lingering around, but now it’s not just mums, it’s also friends.

And, have you ever had an emotional reaction to something and you didn’t know why? Sounds like a case of emotional dysregulation. So, why is ev...

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Princess Catherine has cancer and the world is working out how to process the news after months of obsessing over her whereabouts.

Plus, young Australians are cancelling the contraceptive pill in droves with conversations around potential side-effects happening on social media. We unpack what that means for young women.

And, Brooke Boney is giving up her Today Show gig to study abroad at 36, is she living th...

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March 22, 2024 39 mins

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Is the babysitter dead? Not literally, but they seem to be becoming a thing of the past! So why is that? We discuss. 

Plus, Jessie and Holly have finally caught up on some of this year's Oscar-nominated films and they share what's genuinely worth watching.

And, trying new things, a back disaster and deciphering some very confusing coded notes. It's our best and worst of the week. 

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March 20, 2024 40 mins

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The tide is (finally) turning on the Kate Middleton conspiracy theories following another sighting. We unpack.

Plus, model Bella Hadid’s “morning routine” involves mysterious potion beverages, 15 supplements and one bite of a croissant, for balance, you know? But why has she shown us this and how can our morning routines compare? 

And, Busy Phillips wants to k...

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March 18, 2024 42 mins

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Billionaire, ex-Neighbour and Kiss Kiss singer, Holly Valance has a lot of thoughts about what’s wrong with Australia. But, do we care about her take on the current political climate?

Plus, the article that gave Holly a panic attack in the back of an Uber last week. How do we put an end to a 'phone-based' childhood when kids are growing up surrounded by devices...

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March 15, 2024 54 mins

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Louis Theroux has published a podcast episode with Australian feminist Germaine Greer. But Louis, are there some questions you just shouldn’t ask an 85-year-old woman? We discuss whether this interview should have seen the light of day.

Plus, we’ve got loads of recommendations for you—from a podcast to make you weep to a documentary that will make you cringe. A...

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March 13, 2024 42 mins

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Are we ever going to stop talking about the Princess Kate photoshop drama? Highly unlikely. So, what is photographic “metadata”? And is “C” really to blame?

Plus, Hugh Jackman doesn’t know how to be single and it shows. So, do single people need a social media strategy in 2024? 

And, British pop star Lily Allen is on the record as saying her children “ruined h...

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'Why can't we go for a f**king run?' is the simple, desperate question that women are asking this week, following the alleged murder of Samantha Murphy. We have the conversation you need to have with every man you know.

Plus, how Kate and William just made every royal conspiracy theory 100 times worse, with one sweet Mother’s Day post that the leading media organisations are now refusing to post.

And, we hav...

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March 8, 2024 40 mins

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Our national treasurer, Sam Kerr, has been accused of the “racially aggravated harassment” of a London police officer in early 2023. But, is this why we need to keep our hot takes to ourselves before we have all the facts? 

Plus, we’ve been keeping them from you all week… our recommendations are finally here. Holly has some new skincare to gush about, Jessie, a funny podcast episode for your weekend listening...

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