Episodes
Pill testing - does it reduce the number of deaths due to drugs at music festivals or does it encourage young people to take drugs because of a false sense of security? Today we find out exactly what pill testing does, the advice young drug takers are given and what could be holding us back from rolling it out at festivals across the country. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Ginao Vumbaca...
Published 10/17/19
You're probably familiar with the invite to a friend's new business party, it could be makeup, perfume, wellness products even underwear... you're probably also aware of the pressure to buy from that friend or even join them in hosting or even selling yourself. Welcome to the world of multi level marketing or MLM's, today we speak to an expert in cults to find out how the world of direct sales is not just similar, it takes the same approach to get people out. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire...
Published 10/16/19
Domestic violence is one of Australia's greatest shames. The statistics are shocking but even though we know this, the list of women dying at the hands of a current or former partner just keeps on growing.  Jerry Retford was an abusive husband, emotionally, mentally and physically. Today we find out what enabled Jerry to finally see his issues, seek help and turn his life and relationships around. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian...
Published 10/15/19
Why did Donald Trump decide to pull out of northern Syria? Why did Turkey take the opportunity to attack the region and what do they have against the Kurdish people? We speak to The Independent's Middle East Correspondent to unravel what the hell is happening to the people who helped us take down Islamic State.  CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Middle East Correspondent for The Independent Bel...
Published 10/14/19
Ghosting is more often associated with a romantic hook up or a mate leaving a party without telling you but there's another form of ghosting that is actually more prevalent than both of those... the friend who ghosts. While you sit and wonder why they're not returning your messages, we find out from a Counselling Psychologist that it may be our technology that is making us detach from our friends. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian...
Published 10/13/19
Girlforce: Unscripted and Unstoppable, that's the theme for this year's International Day of the Girl and across the world we're seeing girls stand up and speak out about the issues they are passionate about. Here in Australia we have some amazing young women who are using their voice to help call for solutions to a very dry problem... the drought. We speak to two 16 year old girls who are fighting to save Australia's agricultural community   CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire...
Published 10/10/19
The TV show that got us all hooked on reality, Big Brother is back and recruiting housemates for 2020. So what can you do to stand out from the crowd? We speak to former housemate Chrissie Swan and Executive Producer Yana Groves to find out how you can get yourself on reality TV CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests Nova Melbourne breakfast show co-host Chrissie Swan and Yana Groves, Executive...
Published 10/09/19
There are potentially hundreds of thousands of frozen embryos stored across Australia right now and while some will become a bouncing baby, many won't be needed. So what do you do with them? We speak to Mel Greig who has gone through the destruction of her embryos and a councillor who helps people make the best decision for them when it comes time to let then go. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special...
Published 10/08/19
The mental load... it's the organising, planning and list making that goes into running a household, the million different invisible tasks that women are mostly responsible for in relationships. It's the cause of arguments and misunderstandings, of toxic time messages like "It's easier if I do it myself" and "I'll just do it wrong"... but now someone has a solution. Author and lawyer Eve Rodsky talks us through Fair Play and how it can change your life. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire...
Published 10/07/19
Women have only been allowed to ride in horse races in Australia since 1979 but since then they've blazed a trail through one of the only sports in the world where men and women compete against each other on a level playing field. So is it any different for a woman in the sport? With the Michelle Payne story Ride Like a Girl out in cinemas, we take a look at life as a woman in a very male dominated world. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio...
Published 10/06/19
This week in a surprise move from Prince Harry, a statement was released about how the British tabloids treat his wife Meghan and that they were suing on of them over a letter they published from Meghan to her Dad. But is it that black and white? Are the tabloids really the big bad monster here or are the celebrities themselves just as complicit in their behaviour? CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special...
Published 10/03/19
The new Netflix show 'Unbelievable' follows the true story of several women who report being the victim of a serial rapist. Aside from highlighting the amazing detective work of the women who finally catch the bad guy, it also shows the difficulties women face in reporting their experience to police. Today we find out from someone who has recently been through it, what it's really like to report a sexual assault in 2019 CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle...
Published 10/02/19
This week we heard the creator of the Labradoodle regrets his role in creating the first poodle cross but is desiring a designer dog really that bad? We look at what goes into dog breeding and how we can avoid supporting those unscrupulous breeders who are only in it for the cash. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest MIT/Harvard Broad Institute Research Veterinarian Jessica Heckman The Quicky is...
Published 10/01/19
We know the pill can have physical side effects but did you know it can have mental one's too? Today we investigate the pill's influence over the type of men we choose when we're on it and how that can change when we decide it's time to get off the pill and start a family CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests *Lauren and Dr Sarah E Hill, Evolutionary Psychologist and the author of 'How The Pill...
Published 09/30/19
The term 'climate anxiety' is being thrown about right now and a lot of the focus is on Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg as the reason for it's rise. Today we find out that climate anxiety is real but that Greta's activism is doing more to help than denying it exists. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Dr Elizabeth Haase, Psychiatrists and Chair of the Group for the Advancement of...
Published 09/29/19
She's been called the worst things, told she's the worst mother, even been told to take her own life... but a recent discovery by blogger Constance Hall has found a new way of dealing with online bullies that has nothing to do with engaging an online bully. Today we find out who trolls are, why they do it and Constance's brilliant way of taking back the power. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests...
Published 09/26/19
Donald Trump made a call to the Ukrainian President and how he's facing a possible impeachment... but what does that even mean? Will he face a court, could he go to jail or will he just lose his job? Or could he come out of this free and clear and more sure of himself than ever? CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Charlie Sykes, a founder and editor-at-large of The Bulwark, host of The Bulwark...
Published 09/25/19
Aussie pop dup the Veronica's were kicked off a flight in Sydney this week and say they're still not sure exactly why... and they're not the only ones. Today we find out why people keep getting kicked off of flights and what we need to know to make sure we don't end up being one of them. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests Geoffrey Thomas, world renowned multi award winning writer, author and...
Published 09/24/19
How many outfits, staff and media does it take to get a royal tour off the ground? As Meghan and Harry the Duke and Duchess of Sussex touch down in South Africa, we speak to Royal Commentator Richard Fitzwilliams to take a sneak peek into the epic amount of work and resources that go into getting the royals abroad. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Royal Commentator, Film Critic, Public...
Published 09/23/19
With the headlines that invariably come after a football team's Mad Monday celebration, why do they continue to have them? Today we find out why these end of year get togethers are important to the team and why they all seem to end up with someone getting naked. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests Ryan 'Fitzy' Fitgerald, former AFL player and co-host of the Sydney Nova breakfast show and...
Published 09/22/19
If you've ever been pregnant you've probably blamed baby brain for any memory lapse, missing key or mixed up words... but is it actually a real thing? Today we talk to Neuroscientist and author Dr Sarah McKay about how we may have talked ourselves into believing baby brain is real and that having a baby could actually make you smarter. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guest Neuroscientists and...
Published 09/19/19
On the final day of filming of The Bachelor Australia, there are two women who are waiting to see if they are 'the one'. So how does it all unfold and what happens if you're told it's not you? We speak to Bachelor contestants of the past to get a sneak peak into the final 24 hours of Bachelor filming CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Thanks to our special guests Lisa Hyde runner Up The Bachelor Australia season 2 and...
Published 09/18/19
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...
Published 09/17/19
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...
Published 09/16/19
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...
Published 09/15/19