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.

One more week in the archives for Gotta Be Done, and just in time for Mother's Day, what better place to go than Queens?!

This recap was also baby Joe's first appearance on the pod - and now nearly a year on, that gorgeous bub has just turned one

Time and tide truly wait for no man/dog/queen, but at least in the intervening year we've finally found our answer: Chilli saying "gotta be done" was a shoutout to us! (Joe Brumm may have confirmed this under duress.)

Back with a new Bluey recap next week folks - it's not too late to say happy Easter, right?! In the meantime, hope all the Chillis/ Trixies/ Nannas/ Grannies have a beaut Mother's Day, you're all absolutely Queens!

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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.

 

 

Another break week for Gotta Be Done - what better place to have it than The Beach?!

(Full disclosure: we are not at the beach.)

It's the Bluey episode that went on to become 2020's Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year, and back in April 2019 The Beach had Mary and Kate talking girl power, growing kids' independence, and what sort of Insta influencers arrive at the beach on a skateboard?!

(Full disclosure: we still have never skateboarded to the beach.)

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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.

 

Kate and Mary said they were taking a break, and it's absolutely gotta be done!

But the break coincides with the earliest episodes of Gotta Be Done disappearing from Apple Podcasts and Spotify, HOW RUDE. We're trying to get that fixed - but if you need a revisit in the meantime, we can oblige!

Strap yourself in kids - it's the original theme music (we're nothing without our music man Ari Danaher-Flavell, it's true), surprisingly passable sound quality, and only goes for 12 minutes! (Honestly, were we even trying?!) Plus classic 4-month-old baby Cas sounds from the get-go - enjoy re-diving in The Pool! 

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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 knee-deep in toys, but who's really to blame for this outrageousness? As Mary and Kate ponder the usefulness of a salt lamp, coolness of a pair of Wayfarers, and treasureability of a baby gift, perhaps all-encompassing consumer culture is a little too close for comfort. 

Mr Monkeyjocks also has us wondering if overwhelm is to blame for the "I'm bored" kid chorus? And if a box of toys gets "lost" in Mary's house move, is it unethical to blame the removalists?

And of course, all the reasons that Mr Monkeyjocks ends in tears. So special.  

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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 Gotta Be Done's most-demanded recap - clearly we all want more romance in our lives!

And Double Babysitter has stars aligning for Mary and Kate, as they finally get to deep-dive Rad and Frisky's characters - knowing there's a wedding on the horizon!

Plus post-lockdown demand for happily ever afters and kids' birthday parties, and our favourite other podcasts right now - oh hai 60 Songs that Explain the 90s and How to Change a Life

Oh, and our most belated "We Know that Now" yet - get ready to be blown away by Takeaway once again! 

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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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