Episodes
54-year-old Ann Marie Smith's death not only shocked the leafy part of Adelaide where she lived out her final days, but it shocked the entire nation.  Ms Smith, who lived alone with cerebral palsy and was unable to walk or bathe herself. She hadn't been moved or taken to the toilet by her daily carer for an undetermined stretch of time, and was suffering injuries she was unable to recover from when rushed to hospital.  Police have launched a manslaughter investigation.  What does Ann...
Published 05/25/20
Domestic violence can take all shapes and forms. Perhaps the most difficult type of violence in the home to recognise is financial abuse.  What does financial abuse look like? How do you know if it's happening to you?  'Amy' didn't realise it was happening to her, until it was almost too late.  A must listen episode.  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy  Executive Producer: Melanie Tait Audio Producer: Ian...
Published 05/24/20
If you've turned on the internet, checked your instagram or logged in to Facebook in the last few months, you will have seen a conspiracy theory somewhere. And, guess what? There's every chance that conspiracy came from a dark part of the internet called QAnon.  So, who is QAnon? Is it a person? An organisation? Or a church, as some are now starting to believe?  The Quicky investigates with the helping hand of Alex Goldman from Reply All.  Subscribe to The Quicky at......
Published 05/21/20
Weird dreams are something most people are confessing to (or keeping a secret) during COVID19 lockdowns.  What's at play here? Is it our subconscious working through the trauma of living through a global pandemic? Or is it something simple like, we're all eating too much cheese before bed?  The Quicky looks at our Covid19 dreams, and also how being at home all day has affected our sleep patterns.  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer:...
Published 05/20/20
The Australian property market has become so overpriced, generations have been left out of it.  With COVID19 essentially freezing our economy, will the prices actually go down? And if they do, will it allow people previously unable to get into the market, to finally get a foot in the door?  And, that being the case, what will be the availability of money to borrow? Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy  Executive Producer:...
Published 05/19/20
You'd be forgiven for thinking that nothing else was happening in the world because of COVID19.  But as it turns out, the world goes on.  In this episode we bring you up to date with the news that's been happening while the attention of the world has been elsewhere.  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy  Executive Producer: Melanie Tait Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri  Guests:  Gemma Bath, Mamamia News Reporter  Listener...
Published 05/18/20
Elon Musk's behaviour has been getting increasingly bizarre. First, there were the tweets demanding America open again. Then, he announced he and singer Grimes had named their baby X Æ A-12. Now, it's been revealed he kept employees in his factories working through lockdown, illegally.  What's his go? And how did he get to be one of the world's richest and most powerful men?  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire...
Published 05/17/20
Has COVID19 forced The Queen into retirement? After two of the greatest speeches of her life, The Queen isn't going to be doing public events for a while now. The Quicky looks at the many international and personal crises that have shaped the life and career of Queen Elizabeth II.  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy  Executive Producer: Melanie Tait Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri  Guests:  Rae Earl, author, royal...
Published 05/14/20
In September 2018, Kylie Moore-Gilbert was taken into custody in Iran, and put in jail.  The Australian-British Academic, from the University of Melbourne, was charged with espionage and has been in jail ever since. The Iranian government released thousands of inmates during the COVID19 crisis but Kylie wasn't one of them.  Why is she still in jail? Why are the Australian Government not being louder in their dissent?  Subscribe to The Quicky at......
Published 05/13/20
The initial COVID19 outbreak hasn't hit Australia as hard as other places around the world, so now we're beginning to see the easing of a few restrictions.  What does this mean for the future of the virus? Will we see a second wave, as some countries have?  And, what did the second waves of other pandemics like Spanish Flu and SARS look like? Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy  Executive Producer: Melanie Tait Audio...
Published 05/12/20
After the death of Hannah Clarke and her beautiful children in February, it felt like we might be at a turning point for family violence in Australia.  Then, COVID19 and lockdown happened. What does this mean for the many women now trapped inside the house with their abusers?  And, while NSW has reported a decrease in DV incidents, is this hiding a truth more sinister?  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy  Executive...
Published 05/11/20
With new guidelines on making our way out of isolation announced over the weekend, it's steady-as-she-goes for many people.  What are some of the anxieties that have crept into our community during our COVID19 crisis and why will they have a lasting effect on how we live day to day? The Quicky looks at the very real worries people are having about the relaxation of restrictive rules.  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire...
Published 05/10/20
You're having the conversations, aren't you? Women already have so much on their plate, how could COVID19 add more?  It has. Not only are we knee deep in the normal mental load, but now that mental load includes home schooling and a global pandemic. Oh, and you're not allowed to go to the playground so the kids can blow off steam on the slippery dip.  The Quicky looks into how difficult ISO has been for women.  Take Part in 50/50 By 2030's COVID19 survey  Subscribe to The Quicky at......
Published 05/07/20
Did you think TikTok videos were being made in locked down bedrooms all over the world? Think again. There's a whole industry around TikTok, including a bunch of influencer share houses that sprung up before lock down to keep the content makers together.  The Quicky digs deep into social media sharehousing.  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy  Executive Producer: Melanie Tait Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri  Guests:...
Published 05/06/20
The pictures have been shared around the world: angry, armed mobs insisting on being let out of lock down.  Why hasn't Donald Trump denounced them for the benefit of public health? And, how common are they in the USA?  The Quicky investigates.  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy  Executive Producer: Melanie Tait Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri  Guests:  Jason Wilson, journalist, Guardian USA.  Listener Feedback Survey:...
Published 05/05/20
If you're a bit famous, you must be rich, right? Wrong. Especially in Australia's entertainment industry, where there are fewer big gigs and even scripted television is made for smaller budgets.  So, what has happened to Australia's artists since theatres, pubs and all live entertainment venues have been shut down? In short, they've lost pretty much all their income for the foreseeable future.  To redress this, Stan has commissioned a lockdown comedy festival and we're chatting with its...
Published 05/04/20
Last month, we met Maria in Spain, Roberta in Italy and Lotta in London.  Maria had just cancelled her wedding and was in lock down with her fiancee and both their mothers.  Roberta's was in lock down with her two children, seeing her husband's whole industry (cruise ships) collapse.  Lotta had a suspected case of COVID19 she couldn't get tested for, so had been quarantined at home.  Where are these women now? How are they going?  Subscribe to The Quicky at......
Published 05/03/20
Even though the economy has never faced such uncertainty, some retail sales are through the roof.  What are we buying? How is it getting to us? Which businesses are actually finding a global pandemic good for business?  The Quicky investigates what Australia is buying during the COVID19 crisis.  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy  Executive Producer: Melanie Tait Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri  Guests:  Dr Louise...
Published 04/30/20
Published 04/30/20
All of us have a memory of lego - either playing with it, or stepping on it.  It's a magical toy - its little bricks can build everything from a house to a plane to a Star Wars battleship.  With the return of Lego Masters to TV on Channel 9, we thought we'd look at the history of Lego and why it endures as one of the perennially popular toys on the market for adults and children alike.  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire...
Published 04/29/20
A lab at Oxford University thinks it could have a COVID19 vaccine available widely by September.  How likely is this? How long does it usually take to develop, test and distribute a vaccine?  The Quicky finds out, with our fingers and toes crossed.  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy  Executive Producer: Melanie Tait Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri  Guests:  Dr Sanjaya Senanayake, Assistant Professor of Infection...
Published 04/28/20
There are a few different experiences happening at the moment for those working from home: some people can't wait to get back into the office and some are loving the flexibility of being home.  What does this time mean for the future of our working lives? Are we getting enough work done? Are we doing too much? What are we missing?  Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/ CREDITS  Host/Producer: Claire Murphy  Executive Producer: Melanie Tait Audio Producer:...
Published 04/27/20
Jacinda Ardern is equally at home in front of a lectern giving a big speech as she is in her trackies on a Facebook live.  Her navigation of New Zealand's COVID19 Crisis has seen (comparatively) few infections and casualties as a result and 87% of New Zealanders agree they're happy to extend the country's lock down if it means keeping up those statistics.  Ardern's empathy compared to other world leaders seeing this as a battle has been internationally applauded - so does this mean the...
Published 04/26/20
It's a different kind of ANZAC Day this year, with the COVID-19 coronavirus still standing in the way of us celebrating together. But as we stand on our driveways at dawn today, we remember five amazing women whose stories are also part of the ANZAC legend. CREDITS Host/Producer: Claire Murphy Executive Producer: Elle Beattie Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri CONTACT US Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au Looking for other podcasts to listen...
Published 04/24/20
Kim Jong Un is allegedly sick, we say allegedly because we can't say for sure. In the spirit of North Korean secrecy, the details of the Great Leader's condition is very closely guarded.  It's been revealed he has at least two children, but neither are old enough to be the next leader of North Korea, if Kim Jong Un should die.  Could his sister, Kim Yo Jong, a powerful member of the Workers' Party of Korea be the next leader?  Subscribe to The Quicky at......
Published 04/23/20