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Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless? The Quicky is Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about. Think of our host, Claire Murphy as your personal news PA. Wading through the Brexits and by-elections, the red carpets and royal rules, the politics and the pop culture so you don’t have to. It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day. Want to get up to speed, daily? Subscribe now.

Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless? The Quicky is Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about. Think of our host, Claire Murphy as your personal news PA. Wading through the Brexits and by-elections, the red carpets and royal rules, the politics and the pop culture so you don’t have to. It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day. Want to get up to speed, daily? Subscribe now.
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Do you find the news cycle overwhelming? Depressing? Confusing? Boring? Endless? The Quicky is Mamamia's daily podcast that gets you up to speed on the top stories, then deep dives on one topic you want to know more about. Think of our host, Claire Murphy as your personal news PA. Wading through the Brexits and by-elections, the red carpets and royal rules, the politics and the pop culture so you don’t have to. It's the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day. Want to get up to speed, daily? Subscribe now.

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The Intersex Athlete Who Had To Prove She's A Woman

5/16/2019
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It has been ruled that Olympic champion athlete Caster Semenya will have to take medication in order to continue competing in the women's category for her sport. But what does it mean to be a woman? It's a lot more than just whether you have a vagina. Today we discover the wonderfully complex story of people who are intersex and the wide world of variations within it. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our...

Duration:00:17:13

Where Did Belle Gibson's Fortune Go?

5/15/2019
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When Belle Gibson went to court this week, we heard a bizarre recount of how the cancer con woman has no money but still manages to go on overseas treks, buy expensive clothing and send her son to private school. She still owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for failing to hand over money to charity but has yet to pay a cent back. Today we speak to a reporter who takes us through what went down when Belle Gibson took to the stand. Today CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire...

Duration:00:17:54

Do Sex Strikes Actually Work?

5/14/2019
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This week actress Alyssa Milano called for women in the US to go on a sex strike saying until women get their body autonomy back, it's too dangerous to risk pregnancy. She's protesting anti abortion legislation that was signed into law in the state of Georgia which makes terminations illegal is there's a fetal heartbeat. But how effective is a sex strike? Has it worked in the past? Will it work now? We take a trip back in time to find out how women have used sex to change the course of...

Duration:00:11:05

Please Explain: Why Is James Charles Cancelled

5/13/2019
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James Charles is one of youtube's most influential beauty vloggers, he's made millions out of showing people how to apply makeup online... but something went down recently that has seen him set the unenviable record of losing the most followers in 24 hours. Today we find out what happened and why the drama isn't an unusual occurrence in the world of beauty youtubers. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our...

Duration:00:15:57

Why We're Addicted To 'Hate Following' On Social Media

5/12/2019
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Is there someone in your social media feed that you follow purely because you can't stand them? It's called hate following, and today we're diving into why we take so much pleasure in irritating ourselves with their behaviour and why we invest so much emotion into a person we don't even like. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest psychologist Gemma Cribb and those Mamamia employees who were brave...

Duration:00:09:19

Britney Spears' Life In Lockdown

5/9/2019
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Britney Spears hasn't been in control of her own affairs in over a decade now and there's no end in sight for the conservatorship that controls her career, her finances and her personal life. Today we take a closer look at the agreement that has left one of the world's biggest pop stars in a lifetime lockdown. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Mamamia's Entertainment reporter Laura...

Duration:00:16:12

Who Do I Vote For?

5/8/2019
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Who do I vote for? It's a question many of you have been asking of The Quicky Team so today we're breaking down the major parties and some more notable smaller ones so that you can head to the polls on May 18 as informed as you can be! CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests ABC journalist Alison Branley, Nathan Hondros from WA Today, The New Daily columnist Paula Matthewson and Mamamia reporter...

Duration:00:22:01

The Design Flaw That Makes Life More Dangerous For Women

5/7/2019
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Did you know that women wearing a seat belt who are involved in a car accident, are 47% more likely to be seriously injured than a man involved in the same collision? That's due to the fact that seatbelts are designed to fit the average body shape of men, not women. In today's episode we'll be speaking with engineer Kat Ely to hear about some of these potentially deadly design flaws that are making life far more dangerous for women. And how the lack of female voices within 'design rooms'...

Duration:00:12:35

It's A Boy! How Royals Really Give Birth

5/6/2019
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Congratulations Meghan and Harry! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are the proud parents of a gorgeous baby boy - name TBA With the arrival of the seventh in line to the throne we take a look at the protocols and traditions surrounding a royal birth and the history of what was expected of royal women in the past. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Mamamia's Royal Correspondent Polly Taylor The...

Duration:00:12:33

The Water Buyback Scandal That Has Rocked Parliament

5/5/2019
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The water buyback deal that has been making headlines in the past week has the plot twists of a good movie. There are offshore companies, companies formerly owned by current MP's and the multi million dollar payment for water that can't even be owned by anyone. Today The Guardian reporter Anne Davies and Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick help us wade through Watergate and find out where your money went and whether it did any good for the Murray Darling Basin. CREDITS Host/Producer:...

Duration:00:15:11

The Case Of Parent Teacher Bullying That Has Ripped Apart A School

5/2/2019
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On Tuesday, the parent of a child at a NSW school stabbed a teacher with a pair of scissors. It sounds extreme but those educating our children say that dealing with some parents unrealistic expectations and escalating violence is becoming an all too familiar shared experience. Today we speak to reporter Melissa Fyfe who is investigating the rise of the new school yard bully - overprotective parents. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer:...

Duration:00:12:22

Finally, The Truth About Justine Ruszczyk Damond's Murder

5/1/2019
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When Australian woman Justine Damond called 911 on the night of July 15 2017 to report a disturbance behind her house in Minneapolis, she would never have thought that she would end up being the victim. Nearly 2 years later and the police officer who shot and killed Justine has been found guilty of 3rd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter. Today we speak to a reporter who was in the courtroom when the verdict was handed down and find out how this history making case made it to this...

Duration:00:17:00

Political Dirt Files: The Art Of Opposition Research

4/30/2019
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Yesterday we saw the career of an Australian politician implode after footage of him groping strippers and making sexist and racist remarks was shown on national television. The video footage of what Steve Dickson did is deeply offensive to women, racist and far from the family values he claims to stand by. But this footage didn't come out of nowhere. Did you know there are people who are specifically hired to scour for the dirt that might just lose a politician an election...

Duration:00:15:48

What Is Gaslighting And How Is Reality TV Making It Worse?

4/29/2019
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Reality TV shows like Bachelor in Paradise and Married at First Sight have recently been accused of highlighting a behaviour that is stone cold psychological manipulation, even a type of emotional abuse. You've probably heard the term gaslighting used to describe a particularly toxic type of behaviour. It's a way of making someone question their own memory, perception, even their sanity. Today we dig into the psychology behind it, why people do it and is there a way to fight back against...

Duration:00:13:44

What It’s Like To Have A Baby In Prison

4/28/2019
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What's it really like to give birth while you're in jail? We found out from Lindy Chamberlain on Anh Do's Brush with Fame last week, the trauma she went through having to hand over her baby just one hour after she was born. She was just beginning her life sentence for the death of her daughter Azaria. In today's episode we explore the life of Mums in jail, what it's like to give birth while in custody, the struggle to maintain relationships with kids on the outside and the programs that...

Duration:00:15:56

Who's Funding Terrorists?

4/25/2019
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Who is paying for terrorists to do what they do? This week we saw more than 200 people killed in Sri Lanka after suicide bombers hit churches, hotels and guest houses on Easter Sunday. We've heard several groups are connected to the attack with Islamic State taking formal credit for it. But who are these organisations and who is paying for these well planned and well resourced operations? Today we find out from Forbes reporter Itai Zehorai exactly where terrorists get their cash and what...

Duration:00:13:40

5 Amazing Australian Women We Remember This ANZAC Day

4/24/2019
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ANZAC Day is the day we remember those Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations across the world. And as we gather for Remembrance services, we here at Mamamia wanted to take the opportunity to also celebrate the lives of 5 amazing women whose efforts during World War I are nothing short of incredible. In today's episode, we'll tell you about doctors, nurses, inventors and writers whose contribution are also a part of the ANZAC...

Duration:00:08:40

Why Karen Ristevski's Life Was Only Worth 9 Years

4/23/2019
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On June 29 2016, Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski was murdered. It would take nearly three years for her killer to be brought to justice but what led to her husband finally cracking and admitting he was the one who took Karen's life? Today we speak to court reporter Eliza Rugg who will step us through the lies, the deception and the guilty plea that could allow killer Borce Ristevski to walk free in a little under 5 years. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle...

Duration:00:13:11

How 'Intimacy Coordinators' Are Changing Hollywood's Sex Scenes

4/22/2019
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How do sex scenes work? Intimacy coordinator Ita O'Brien says before she came along a director would often send the actors off on their own to figure out their own boundaries. Now, Ita has created a set of guidelines that she says makes the sex scenes filmed today, even steamier and more realistic. Today, we learn how to choreograph a sex scene so that every angle, every touch and every emotion is as beautifully rehearsed as any battle. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive...

Duration:00:15:07

The Social Star Review System That Can Ruin Your Life

4/17/2019
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What if something like your Uber rating affected everything you do in life? That's what's happening in China right now, there are trials underway to create a social credit scoring system that will have an impact on whether you can travel, get a loan, even access a dating app. So what does it look like to have your every moment tracked, monitored and reported on? We speak to Mamamia reporter Gemma Bath about what could happen when your points drop too low. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire...

Duration:00:12:39