Parents are used to having plenty of purpose, but Gotta Be Done wonders about the bored side-effects of the busy. 

Also, Driving takes Kate and Mary to wild workplaces where staplers are tied down, bangers in the Blueyverse and beyond (like Lollipop Lollipop in Dance Mode Bluey!), and the cats that pee/ scratch/ are the embodiment of evil in a dogs' world. 

Oh, and spoiler alert - it's gonna take more than five minutes! 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

No doubt Sheep Dog contains important lessons, but is this Bluey at its most simplistic? (Context, text and subtext: Mums just need 20 minutes, dammit!)

Kate and Mary wonder what needs more explaining, mullets or shearers (and wonder if there's cutting-room-floor tape of Lucky's Dad singing Click Go the Shears??), delight in the Wendy redemption arc, and get excited about new voice Emily Taheny (just as her genius array of characters on Mad As Hell disappear from Australian screens, sob!

Also, Mary's continued fangirling for Darren Hanlon (here's where it started for her), and all the animals on rotation at Gotta Be Done HQs.   

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

“We are the stories we tell ourselves."

There's a lot for Gotta Be Done to unpack about Stories, both Indy and Winton's, and Kate and Mary's!

Plus their desperate attempt to be across all the pop culture references within ("we're not very good"), a detour into Lin Manuel Miranda/ David Bowie crossover, and exactly what belongs on Old McDonald's Farm. 

It's a Bluey deep-dive at its most chaotic - much better!

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Gotta Be Done goes beyond the audio this week - with the superstar of YouTube, Aussie Girl Margie!

The effervescent Australian-mum-living-in-the-US has been making fun-filled Bluey content for a year, and shares her screen with Mary in this big chat!

From the stars that aligned for Mary and Kate's Promises roles, to the intricacies of censoring Bluey, and whether there really is a wedding still to come in season three - it's a meeting of obsessive Bluey minds, and wild Heeler theories! 

You can watch online for the interview across first, second and third parts, or catch it all in your Bluey-loving ears here! And follow Margie on YouTube and Insta for more amazing Bluey chat.    

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

It's the episode that made Disney decree farts aren't funny - or maybe are too funny for under-5s?! Look, who knows how that Mouse's mind works! But word is Disney is revisiting the decision - so Mary and Kate are revisting their recap! 

So, how do kids/ pups inherently know what wooden spoon are used for, if they've never seen them used for that purpose? 

That and so many more questions for the witnesses in this rollicking courtroom drama, as Gotta Be Done calls a Family Meeting. 

But the biggest question: When is it okay to laugh at a fluffy? 

Well, it's hard not to!  

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Sorry rest of world, Gotta Be Done is sneaking ahead of you again, to recap the first of the Australian-only-so-far episodes - and honestly, Musical Statues is the mood-lift we all need! (Thanks Bluey Season 3 Part 2A.)

Mary and Kate talk the right time for protein powder, Pulp Fiction-inspired dance moves, whether Bandit really hit Brisbane's dance floors with his worm in the "glory days", and of course relatable parental despair.

Hope it gets you dancing into the weekend (also, can it be a weekend that is forever?!)

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive on every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

What is a Curry Quest/ Campbellian Monomyth/ Peshwari Naan/ good approach for breaking bad news to kids?

Gotta Be Done asks all those questions and more - the only sure answer, Mary and Kate want Chilli narrating life for all of us! 

(Oh and lots of love for Our Flag Means Death and Only Murders in the Building too, and this dissertation from Dr Bandit Heeler!)

Grrrrrrr!

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive on every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

So Bluey Season 3 has finally reached the rest of the world, and Gotta Be Done is giving you global Bluey devotees a week to catch up/ process/ binge a certain podcast. You're welcome! 

This recap first dropped in December 2021, just as Australia got S3, and Kate and Mary weren't crying, you were crying. (Clearly everyone was crying - and now the rest of the world is too!)

Bedroom seems to answer some longstanding Blueyverse questions (or does it, Grandpa Bob wherever you are?) and has Gotta Be Done wondering how many babies is the right number (and also, why cots have teeth marks?)

Plus the importance of persisting with drawing for successful communication, and how to respond to late night requests/ demands/ hostage situations. 

Bags not!

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive on every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Gotta Be Done and The Hammerbarn Project have covered Bluey the Album, but there's still so so much to talk about - so they do! 

From podcast team back stories to how anyone ever parented pre-Bluey (did they really??), a rapid-fire round that's anything but, and picking the ultimate bit of Hammerbarn (is that even possible??) Plus, the most momentous merde moments of Bluey... there's a few!

Basically, it's just five grownups finding supreme joy in talking supremely excellent TV. And it's gotta be done! 

Make sure you're following The Hammerbarn Project on InstaFacebook and Twitter and dive into their back catalogue to get across all the Hammerbarn awesomeness! 

Gotta Be Done is back to recaps next week, as Bluey S3 hits the rest of the world... strap yourselves in kids!

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Adelaide/ Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

Did you know that Gotta Be Done is NOT the only podcast that religiously recaps episodes of Bluey?

The lads from The Hammerbarn Project burst onto the podwaves last year, and are bringing some brilliantly (beautifully!) blokey perspective to our favourite family of Heelers - with puns and power tools galore! 

Frank, Marty and Brendan jump in the wagon with Kate and Mary for fun and frenetic crossover chat - and just to make things interesting, abandon all recaps to drill down on award-winning Bluey the Album instead! 

From the life hacks that the tunes provide parents, to Beatles connection buried in the bridge, and whether the kids albums of our Australian childhoods survive the test of time, it's musical mayhem and so much fun! 

Make sure you're following The Hammerbarn Project on Insta, Facebook and Twitter and dive into their back catalogue to get across all the Hammerbarn awesomeness! (And if you're wondering why the fever-pitch talkfest suddenly flatlines - it's because there was enough fervour for two episodes! Back with part two next week...) 

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Gotta Be Done is ex-journos and Adelaide/ Melbourne mums Kate McMahon and Mary Bolling, as we deep-dive every Bluey episode, with plenty of detours into mama life, childhood memories, and everything else we're bingeing, too!

Follow us on Insta at @blueypod @marytbolling @katejmcmahon or on Twitter at @blueypodcast - and use #blueypod to join in.

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