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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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English


Episodes

Why We're About To See A Big Spike In Petrol Prices

9/17/2019
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Are you hearing everywhere that petrol is about to get way more expensive? Well it is... so today we're going to break down how missiles fired on the other side of the world, could leave us paying through the nose at the bowser here in Australia. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests Business Insider reporter Ellen Cranley and Peter Khoury from the NRMA The Quicky is the easiest and most...

Duration:00:14:21

Why Would Billionaire Kylie Jenner Pose For Playboy?

9/16/2019
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She has all the money she could ever need, a gorgeous partner and a divine little girl, her brand is one of the biggest in the world... so why pose for Playboy? Today we find out what the deal with the iconic magazine could be doing for brand Kylie or whether this is more about keeping it in the family. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests Editor of Forbes Vices Section Susannah Breslin and...

Duration:00:15:26

Is Vaping Still Safer Than Smoking?

9/15/2019
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There are a LOT of stories getting around about a vaping illness right now, with 6 people dying and hundreds coming down with it... but why so many all at once? Today we find out what this illness is and whether vaping is still safer than smoking. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests Dr Michelle Jongenelis from Curtin University and Member for McArthur Dr Mike Freelander The Quicky is the...

Duration:00:17:02

Inside The Minds Of People Who Start Bushfires

9/12/2019
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Why do people start bushfires? We found out that the fire that led to the loss of homes at Peregian Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast this week, could have been started by a couple of teenage kids. Today we find out why some people like to start a blaze and why they get such satisfaction out of watching the world burn. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest, Research Manager Matthew Willis from...

Duration:00:16:32

What Lifeline Operators Know About Saving Lives

9/11/2019
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It's RUOK? Day, the day we turn to our friends, family, colleagues and team mates and ask them whether they're coping alright. But what if they say no they're not? We speak to a Lifeline operator to find out what happens when you call, how they can really help you and what you can do if someone around you is not coping. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Lifeline Head of Crisis Services and...

Duration:00:16:40

Why Aren't Aussie Men Taking Parental Leave?

9/10/2019
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The percentage of Australian men taking paternity leave is minuscule but in a system and a society where they've been set up as nothing more than an accessory to their children's upbringing can we blame them? Today we discover the hurdles men face in even being recognised as their chid's carer and why we need to focus on flexibility for men as well as women to ever achieve equality. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian...

Duration:00:17:03

Untangling Brexit, Boris & The Whole Damn Mess

9/9/2019
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There are just over 50 days left before the next Brexit deadline arrives... so have they reached a deal? NOT EVEN CLOSE!! Today we try and untangle the mess that is Brexit, three years, three Prime Ministers and a legal stand off later. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest SBS Europe Correspondent Ben Lewis The Quicky is the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day. And...

Duration:00:13:32

Why Brock Turner's Victim Has Decided To Identify Herself

9/8/2019
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When we first read the powerful victim impact statement of the woman who was sexually assaulted by Stanford University student Brock Turner... it was under the name Emily Doe. Now, Emily Doe is no longer, with Chanel Miller casting off her assumed identity to own her story and let the world know that she shouldn't be the one hiding when it is her attacker who should be shouldering the shame. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian...

Duration:00:16:19

What Happens Now Samantha Knight's Murderer Is Free?

9/5/2019
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On Thursday, serial pedophile Michael Guider walked free from Goulburn Jail. What does that mean for his victims, the people who will have him living in their community and the mother of 9 year old Samantha Knight who, 33 years after her daughter went missing, still doesn't know where she is. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Newcastle University Dr Xanthé...

Duration:00:17:20

Why Grown Men Are Scared Of Greta Thunberg

9/4/2019
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Why does a 16 year old girl strike fear into the hearts of grown men? Today we find out exactly who Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg is and how she's been able to take her one woman protest and turn it into a world wide movement. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Mamamia's head of content Holly Wainwright The Quicky is the easiest and most enjoyable way to get across the news every day....

Duration:00:16:58

Biloela Tamil: The Family That's Divided The Nation

9/3/2019
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Will humanity or border protection win in the case of the Sri Lankan Tamil family who are in the middle of a deportation fight here in Australia. Why can't they stay? Why were they taken in the night? What needs to happen for the Government to change their mind? We find out what has led to the final decision due to be handed down today. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest 10 Daily Senior...

Duration:00:17:17

Is There Really A Link Between C-Sections & Autism?

9/2/2019
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A new study claims there is a link between mothers having a cesarean birth and their child developing autism. The news has sent shockwaves through both the scientific and autism community, so today we delve into the stats to find out exactly what those findings mean and why those parents with children on the spectrum shouldn't turn the blame on themselves. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests...

Duration:00:14:17

Implant Anxiety: Why More Women Are Getting Breast "Explants"

9/1/2019
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A certain type of breast implant has been linked to a rare blood cancer. While the Australian Therapeutic Goods Association is still deciding whether to ban the implants, there are women who are worried they'll get cancer who are also being preyed upon by a new wave of medical facilities taking advantage of their vulnerable state - the rise of the Explant Specialist. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our...

Duration:00:17:26

Squat & Cough: What Actually Happens During A Strip Search

8/29/2019
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A new report shows NSW police have been conducting strip searches more now than ever before... sometimes illegally. Today we find out what happens when police demand you remove your clothes and what you need to know to protect your rights. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests Lucy Moore and Senior lecturer at Sydney University and author of the Rethinking Strip Searches By NSW Police report...

Duration:00:16:18

How Anti-Vaxxers Are Using Slut-Shaming To Prevent Vaccinations

8/28/2019
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There are vaccines already out there and more in the pipeline that could wipe out some STI's but the fact that they need to be given to young women before they're sexually active is proving to be a problem. There's a stigma around helping a young woman protect herself from sexually transmitted diseases, because some believe it's encouraging them to have sex and for others, there's a perception that a 'good girl' wouldn't need it. Today we find out how we can try to overcome the slut...

Duration:00:15:22

How An Aussie Mum Was Duped Into Being A Mule

8/27/2019
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Online romance scams have duped women out of more than money, for some it even took their freedom. For Aussie Yoshe Taylor, recently featured on the ABC's Australian Story, it led to her being imprisoned in a Cambodian jail. ​Today we find out why the lonely hearts of the world are so vulnerable to professional scammers. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Dr Cassandra Cross, Senior Research...

Duration:00:16:31

Behind The Pics: Why The Amazon Is Burning

8/26/2019
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Our timelines have been hit with tons of pictures of the Amazon Rainforest on fire... but what's really happening? Today we find out why the fires are in record numbers this year and what that could mean for us all the way over here in Australia. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Enrique Ortiz, Tropical Ecologist, Program Director of the Andes Amazon Fund, Board member of the Amazon...

Duration:00:14:16

The New Parenting Style Outraging Experts

8/25/2019
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A new show has debuted on UK TV that has parenting experts up in arms and has even led to the creation of a petition to have it stopped. Train Your Baby Like A Dog - the name alone sends up all kids of red flags but is there any merit in the theory? We find out whether treats and clickers are helpful when it comes to raising your child. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests Australia's leading...

Duration:00:16:48

The Dishonest New Dating Trend

8/22/2019
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Did you know there are men out there dogfishing us? Today we speak to a dating expert who tells us how some men are borrowing dogs to try and make them seem more attractive online. We find out if we should be wary that their first pitch at getting our attention is based on a lie and whether we should swipe left or right on the latest dating scam. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest dating expert...

Duration:00:12:10

How Monica Lewinsky Owned Her Shame

8/21/2019
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Monica Lewinsky isn't a victim anymore. Her return to public life has revealed a truth more powerful than an affair with a President, she's now taking on cyber bullies and internet shaming culture while delivering some seriously sassy twitter clap backs. Today we find out how a woman, shamed mercilessly for decades, has manage to rise from the ashes. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Vox...

Duration:00:18:05