Life feels a bit heavy right now - what better time for a Featherwand? And Bluey and Bingo are as magical as ever! 

But what's magic, and what's just mayhem? Hard to tell, especially when Lucky's Dad gets involved. 

Of course we go into the Hall of the Mountain King, and spin-offs soundtracks from Inspector Gadget to the Winklevoss twins. Also, how Greig felt about his most famous piece, and why composer types have such cool names (Edvard, Wolfgang, Ludwig, Joff... and of course Ari!)

Plus, Mary shows off her dismal dearth of pop culture wizardry, and that's not the only wizards she's confusing (sorry Beth Harvey and Beth Durack!) But who's not a bit confused right now? At least we know for sure that Bluey got her Emmy - hugest congrats Ludo Studio, never in doubt!

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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.

We're getting in quick while its still open - Gotta Be Done goes to Hammerbarn/Bunnings!

Back on Skype amidst the self-isolating and social distancing, Mary is taking topical life lessons from this Bluey instructional, while Kate's belting out the Hallelujah Chorus (and not just because Lucky's Dad is back!)   

Plus, our new segment "We Know that Now" takes up half the episode as we make amends for all our big misses in Dance Mode. (Let us know what we've stuffed up with Hammerbarn!)

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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.

Bluey is back, and just in bloody time - what a shining light for some pretty grim days.

Gotta Be Done's coming from the immuno-compromised/baby-growing home fortress for Kate, and the socially-distant work-from-home warzone for Mary - but never fear, we've still been playing Dance Mode non-stop since this episode dropped! 

From managing public meltdowns to the going price for a nicked chip, Bluey's long-awaited return has everything we hoped! We detour via Upper Middle Bogan and some Zac Efron movie that Kate didn't finish, and seriously lose our way in downtown Brisbane, but mainly we're just so happy for new Bluey! So strap yourselves in kids - and please make sure the harness is age-appropriate!  

(Oh, and do you like our new music?? Big thanks to Bluey fan and Gotta Be Done listener Ari Danaher Flavell for playing up a storm - what a Joff!) 

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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.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! We will now play for you... the absolutely very final Gotta Be Done episode for Bluey season one! Yep, with season two just hours away, we're going back to where it all began - it's Magic Xylophone! 

And it wouldn't be Gotta Be Done without some extreme and far-fetched conspiracy theories. This time, we're tracing episode origins right back to some The Simpsons circa 1997! Or is it just Mary going crazy? (Ahem, I withdraw my question.) 

Plus a deep-dive on Wolfgang Amadeus, Bandit-Chilli romance theories, season two excitement, and whether it's really plausible that Bingo could track down the xylophone dinger that rapidly??

Basically, there's so much to pack in before season two starts - can you tell we're a bit excited?!

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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.

Our penultimate take on Bluey season one, and it's a tale of trampolines past, present and future on Gotta Be Done:  their relative safety checklists, and tolerance for sprinklers and firecrackers. (Speaking of cautious behaviour, here's the video of the burning piano song by episode music man Pluto Jonze!)

Mary is wowed by Bluey's big-picture talent for game invention (and has a bone to pick with Bingo and her insect-affinity), while Kate's not convinced on the average kitchen's requirement for a salad spinner, and feeling Bandit's struggle to make a clean escape to work. 

Oh, and we FINALLY take on the archaeologist vs paleontologist debate raging around Bandit's true career - you'll dig it! 

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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.

Is there a doctor in the house? Well, we've got one in the wagon at least, and not for any epidemic reasons, thankfully - it's Dr Michael Toon of the life-changing Instagram account @bluey_locations!

Dad, anesthetist and eagle-eyed Brisbanite Michael has been finding and sharing for-real-life Brisbane destinations that feature in Bluey since 2018, and now he's joining us to discuss his close-to-home favourite episode, Hospital. 

Get ready to compare Bluey and Bingo's bedside manners, relive those dreamy 80s days were (Australian) life revolved around The Afternoon Show (the Telemachus-inspiring show Mary can't remember the name of is Ulysses 31), and establish whether you can use a party hat for anesthetic purposes.  

Plus, background noise of a small child shouting, and hints of impending investigation results for Bluey Locations (eeep, Heeler house!!) Thanks for joining us Michael, and can't wait for the Bluey tour of Brisbane! 

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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.

Hotels hold plenty of secrets behind the doors, and this Gotta Be Done is no different - from Mary's infrequent sheet-changing habits to Kate's yearning for a full morning of grooming, prepare for overshare!

Plus, the perfection of the kids/no kids game, British comedies that dad make us watch, and our ongoing inability to use Shazam.  

And finally, is there a militant message to take from little (red) Bingo? There is power in a union, folks!

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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 a long weekend at Gotta Be Done HQ, so we're taking our lead from Bandit and throwing out some... more episodes!

The Dump has us trash-talking - from suspicious recycling processes, to cathartic car-jumping, and how best to "file" the kids' art. 

Plus, tales of less-than-ideal parenting, and the importance of admitting our stuff-ups - even though they will probably be used against us. Ah, we love the dump!  

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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 finally here! Yes, The Weekend (and any weekend really) is cause for celebration, especially as the first-ever Bluey episode created. Like, wow.

But first, we take a step back to the pilot version and spot some crucial differences - all hail Chilli and her casual running ways! But what's a Bandit if not a Bandit?

Plus parenting toilet habits (and we make excellent podcast Sh*tting with the Door Open sound way worse than it is), cricket WAGs, the fabled existence of walking leaves, and more. And best of all, there sure is more weekend tomorrow, phew!  

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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.

Married life was never meant to be smooth, and this wedding coverage starts with a slight hiccup - but don't worry Tim, we're not here to play the blame game!

Horsey Wedding has us on our high horses as we talk about normalising dads sharing parenting duties - can Bluey finally end the "dad's babysitting" narrative? Even/especially when it comes to footballers?

Then, so many questions! Is Socks teething? Do we really need back-ups of our kids' favourite toys? And is starting a whole-of-family entertainment empire actually as fun as it sounds?   

Finally, we try to build the suspense around Anthony Wiggle's possible role as Rusty's dad in Season 2 - but just-to-hand facts kind of undermine our efforts, full story here!

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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.

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