In this special episode of Gotta Be Done, we're are getting excited (and sleepy!) about another podcast, Goodnight, World!

Goodnight, World! is developed by a team of early childhood and meditation experts at Headspace Studios and Sesame Street, to help kids get their minds and bodies ready for sleep. 

And previewing the episode Elmo's Choo Choo takes Mary and Kate on a Morningtown Ride through sleep routines, Sesame Street's biggest influences, in utero train sounds, and whether it's still a book-on-tape if you're listening on your phone?  

If you've got little people who need to drift off at your place, check out more Goodnight, World! episodes here - big thanks to them for sponsoring this episode, and for all the sleepytimes ahead!

(We're back to regular Bluey recap programming next week - get ready to deep dive Octopus!)

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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.

It's the second half of Gotta Be Done's epic chat with Bluey composer Joff Bush, and Joff's talking us through the instrument parade in his studio, the importance of auto-tune, and why a shop assistant refused to sell him his perfect piano. 

Plus we nerd out over what makes "the Bluey sound" (three ukuleles, a mandolin, an accordion over strings, a choir of Joffs and "sparkliness"!), get hints about S3 music (it's Carmen for ya!), and ask why Bandit didn't make the cut on chart-topping Bluey The Album.  

Don't forget, if you're in Australia, you can win a copy of that album on watermelon rug and kiwifruit rug vinyl - enter on our Insta before 10PM AEST on Friday 16 July 2021!

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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.

It's taken two years of obsessively discussing his incredible Bluey scores, and finally Bluey composer Joff Bush joins Mary and Kate in the Gotta Be Done wagon! 

Joff's finally found some time after creating the score to Bluey's Big Play (touring now!) and recording this year's chart-topping Bluey "The Album"

Yep, busy times are over and Brisbane's Beethoven is just calmly working on multiple episodes of Bluey S3 every week - needless to say, Kate and Mary are anything but calm to hear about it! Plus Joff reveals his favourite character, what he knows about Busker Dog, and his plan to stockpile every copy of the amazing new Bluey "The Album" vinyl release (but if you're in Australia, you can win a copy before Joff gets his hands on it - enter on our Insta before 10PM AEST on Friday 16 July 2021!)

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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.

Recorded way back when Melbourne was in lockdown (um, two weeks ago), Gotta Be Done's Muffin Cone recap is a romp through all the bad habits that a bit of extreme social distancing seems to turn up. (Eat all the Doritos, all our locked-down interstate/international friends!)  

But maybe it's not habits that are bad, just shame is? Kate and Brene have lots to share on the topic, while Mary's determined to stop parents getting shamed - even if they're bringing up brats!

Plus, meeting people where they're at - can't we all just take a leaf out of Bluey's book/ sunflower?

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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, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

We remembered Bin Night! After going missing last week, Gotta Be Done is ready to re-establish our life rituals... if we can work out what they are?! 

With amazing chart-based input from listener Derek, Mary and Kate pick apart every pattern of life happening in this perfect little episode, with detours via kindy pick-up, rubbishy avian species, and so much more. 

No wonder we can never remember bin night!

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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, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

Handstand packs a lot in (12 loops - or did we miss some?!) - but Kate and Mary might even cram in more! 

Bingo and Nanna are on the edges of this bit of Blueyverse chaos, but what needs to change to see them in the real world?

Plus all the S3 teasers, a deleted scene, and of course, Brene. 

And a sad note, this Gotta Be Done is dedicated to the darling, scruffy, giant heart of Lucky McMahon. RIP Goodest Boy. 

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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, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

Gotta Be Done is back in lockdown, but before that happened we recorded this Duck Cake recap and pined for those long locked days of having time to make duck cakes. For the record, we take it all back. 

But whether you're locked down or just locked into parenting, Duck Cake has what you need: a can-do attitude, tail-wagging, determination, bribery and a bench to sink hopelessly behind. 

Also, can children be weaned off poo chocolate? Guess Bluey can't answer all our existential questions. 

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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, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

From toys on the floor to vacuums that still have wheels and implausibly wide skirting boards, there's a lot that's very convenient about Postman (and if you want convenience, why wouldn't you just shorten it to Postie?!)

Bluey's making Kate and her "fake arguments" feel seen, and same for Mary with her ground is lava obsession. Also, Mary grew up with lava floors while Kate grew up with crocodile ones - is it the same game, or oceans apart? And where does A*Mazing fit in?

Plus, we bust open the secret of making kids music that reaches millions - it's as easy as pop goes the weasel. (We're onto you, The Kiboomers!)

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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, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

We’re diving into Swim School, but is this the least relatable Bluey episode out of 2020? The Heelers are in Bali and Kate and Mary are struggling to recall how you even get overseas!

But a holiday plot is (nearly) as good as a holiday, and this one takes Gotta Be Done to the big-haired 80s (does ANYONE else share Mary’s triplej memories of Bevan the Musical?? Luckily, YouTube does!) And briefly back to the 2020 hellscape (hello, Karen!) - but there's hope to find for 2021 too.

Ninja kicks!

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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, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

We are risen! Gotta Be Done is back and belatedly bringing Easter offerings, faith theories and left-over chocolate - hallelujah!  

Appropriately taking on the universe's biggest questions (Nicholas Cage: good or bad?), this madcap mess finds treasure along the way - even if it's just Mary and Kate occasionally just getting to go to the toilet by ourselves. 

(Also, all the back episodes are back in Apple and Spotify - miracles everywhere people!) 

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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, Twitter at @blueypodcast, or Facebook at @blueypod.

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