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.

It's nearly two years since Gotta Be Done first caught up with Joe Brumm, the incredible creator of Bluey. 

Since then, the sheer perfection of Flat Pack and Sleepytime has happened. An Emmy happened (and a million more awards.) Bloody 2020 happened (and after this we'll never speak of it again.) Books and toys and Bluey's Big Play are still happening. And time and time again, Bluey has spoken to us/ saved us amidst it all. 

So after all that, how many questions do Kate and Mary have for Joe now?

In the immortal words of Bingo, "THIS MANY!" 

(Thanks Joe!)

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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 Mary and Kate are all for staying in bed longer in the mornings, but not sure the Heelers' hijinks quite capture the restful vibe we're after?

Dunny has us wondering which of the Queen's high standards we'd meet, vocabulary-based or otherwise. (Hint, not many!) 

Plus, how many versions of Ten in the Bed/ Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes/ Jingle Bells, Batman Smells are the right number of versions?!  

Squish-squash!

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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.

Neuroscience, vaguebooking, trashing the place and hitting the chocolate - a Bad Mood is a journey, and this Gotta Be Done is no exception!

Can our little people actually help their big (bad/naughty/cheeky?!) feelings? And if parents (in Viking helmets) can drive the bad mood, is it up to us to drive the good one too? Don't mention emotional labour!

Plus the world's most annoying song and its breakout moment - you're welcome!  

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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.

From the yellow brick roads of Oz to the bamboo forests of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the lusty libraries of Bridgerton, this literary-quest episode takes us everywhere!

Typewriter also reveals that Kate used to own a typewriter and used to love Wizard of Oz, while Mary still owns a typewriter and is still terrified of Return to Oz. 

Then, is Calypso just hiding a typewriter, or revealing the secret to the creative journey? Ira Glass has lots to say about that too. 

Okay, we're out - it's a long way to the shop if you want a SAAAAAUSAAAAGE ROOOOOOOOLLLLL!!! 

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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.

Since December 2020, Bluey's Big Play has been wowing sold-out theatres - or as Rose Myers puts it, "thousands of screaming fans"! 

The Artistic Director of Windmill Theatre Company jumps in the wagon with Mary, and shares some of the challenges taking our favourite "barrel-shaped" Heelers from screen to stage - and the sheer delight of it all coming together. 

Plus, Grannies, bin chickens, lorikeets, and should we be looking for a long dog on stage??

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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.

Sure the Library's nice, but have you seen Cat Squad?! Okay so technically Mary and Kate haven't met those pawfect pals (here for your puuurrtection!) but they're a great excuse to talk kids TV themes - good, bad and ugly. Hi, Kangaroo Beach!

Meanwhile, is it always the parents to blame for a "spoilt" kid, or can we handball that honour to human nature? We're gonna try!

And of course, Stripe's plush lifestyle needs further analysis - or would that get us in trouble with the law??

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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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