We're back in the wagon (and still in lockdown!), but a couple of sunshiny guests are just what Mary and Kate ordered to brighten things up! 

This special episode welcomes fellow Bluey podcasters Lou Bromley and Justin Rouillon from Bluey's Brisbane - the podcast that shows off for real life Brisbane, and all the hangouts of our favourite Heelers! 

From road trips and live music haunts back when we were cool, to all our the hopes and dreams for Father's Day's Perfect episode, and S3 after that.

Oh, and strap yourselves in kids - when Bluey podcasts combine, we talk a lot! 

(We love Justin and Lou, and they've got a great back catalogue of fun eps focused on different Brisbane suburbs, plus interviews with Joe Brumm, Joff Bush, Dave McCormack, Dan Brumm and more. So dive in and binge the Bluey love - and don't forget to follow Bluey's Brisbane on Facebook and Insta too!) 

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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.

Baby Race takes Gotta Be Done back to those early days of parenting - and wow, IT IS A LOT. 

Kate and Mary talk milestones, leaps, and Mercury retrogrades - is this stuff all deliberately confusing? And when are we meant to put honey on dummies/ peanut butter on spoons/ oil on knees??

Plus why Leigh Sales was the perfect person to be Coco's Mum, whether parenting/life has to mean uncertainty, and what's on the top of the Bach Spotify pops. 

Meanwhile, our little baby podcast has hit a terrifying milestone - we've recapped every single episode of Bluey! We're toddling off for a break/ being invisible, but don't panic, we'll be back!

In the meantime... you're doing great. 

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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.

Road Trip has week-ago easing-out-of-lockdown Mary and Kate dreaming of the open road. (Now we're back in lockdown and we don't want to talk about it.) 

Instead, focus on the music that gets you through extreme boredom (Paul Simon) and existential threats (Ennio Morricone). And Kate has a hot tip for finding good tunes on the road. (It involves Turkish restaurants in Port Macquarie.) 

Plus, ranking Bandit's food-as-swears on a severity scale, and what are the chances that the only two people in Australia whose parents forced them to listen to times tables songs on road trips start a podcast together?! (OR ARE THERE MORE OF US??) 

Are we making good times yet?

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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 all know an octopus saved 2020 for plenty of folks, but is slightly awkward Chloe's Dad the hero we need in 2021?

Kate and Mary definitely appreciate his commitment to Chopin and Wikipedia, and how he relieves the pressure of meeting Bandit Heeler standards. 

But why is it some of us are so naturally silly, and some can't get past the first ooh-bool-oop? Maybe the animal world has the answers. (And also Bluey and Brene, of course!)   

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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.

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.

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