Nitty Gritty Committee

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Meshel Laurie's Nitty Gritty Committee

Meshel Laurie presents stories of the guts and the glory of life, from ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. It's an up-sized brain/soul food combo with a side order of new perspective.

Vale Julia Watson.
What happens at the end of life when cancer finally catches up? For Julia Watson there was a wonderful feeling of being overwhelmed with love. Humanitarian, mature age student, published author, mo...
Author: Mamamia Women's Network
Posted: December 21, 2016, 1:52 am


Final days and death cafés
Let’s talk about the very thing we like to talk about the least. From why we need to teach our kids about it, to what makes a nice death and what happens in your final days. Through conversations w...
Author: Mamamia Women's Network
Posted: November 16, 2016, 2:58 am


The child sex-abuse survivor who fought back.
Trigger warning: this podcast discusses sexual abuse, mental illness and suicide.
From the age of 11, Manny Waks was groomed for sex. The Jewish activist was brought up in an Orthodox-Jewish commun...
Author: Mamamia Women's Network
Posted: November 3, 2016, 2:08 am


Luke Williams Part 2: The man who will do anything for a story.
Last time we heard from Luke Williams, he was talking about that time he moved in with junkies to research addiction to crystal meth. Now he's back with Meshel for Part Two, to talk about his exper...
Author: Mamamia Women's Network
Posted: October 19, 2016, 3:35 am


JonBenét Ramsey's dad: My son is innocent.
Twenty years on, the case of JonBenet Ramsey's murder remains unsolved. Her mother, Patsy, died in 2006. Now John Ramsey, and his son Burke, are possibly the only two people alive who know what hap...
Author: Mamamia Women's Network
Posted: October 6, 2016, 6:26 am


Luke Williams: a journalist who became gripped by crystal meth.
When Luke Williams moved in with junkies to research addiction to crystal meth, he had no idea it would go so wrong. He became an addict himself, and his story became one of psychosis, delusions of...
Author: Mamamia Women's Network
Posted: September 27, 2016, 7:23 am


Emily Webb goes inside Australia's most chilling murders.
What makes a murderer? Ask Emily Webb. The true crime writer has been fascinated with murder since she was a kid, and now, she spends her days inside libraries, researching the stories of missing p...
Author: Mamamia Women's Network
Posted: September 6, 2016, 10:56 pm


When food is the enemy.
Atypical anorexia nervosa. Bulimia nervosa. Binge-eating disorder. Purging disorder. Night-eating syndrome.
No matter what name you put on it, says Meshel Laurie, everyone with an eating disorder i...
Author: Mamamia Women's Network
Posted: August 24, 2016, 9:09 am


BONUS: Making A Murderer's Ken Kratz on Brendan Dassey walking free.
 
UPDATE: Brendan Dassey, the teenage "accomplice" of convicted murderer Steven Avery has had his conviction overturned. Dassey, who was a 17-year-old with learning difficulties at the time of his ...
Author: Mamamia Women's Network
Posted: August 16, 2016, 6:52 am


The people who flatly refuse to be gay.
Have you heard of gay conversion therapy?
It's the thriving industry built around the idea that you can "cure" people of their sexuality. There are hundreds of testimonials online from people who s...
Author: Mamamia Women's Network
Posted: August 10, 2016, 6:27 am


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