Shameless Podcast Merch: Shameless is a celebrity and pop culture podcast produced by Melbourne journalists Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews that focuses on the lives of celebrities and pop culture icons. Every Monday episode of Shameless looks into the week’s biggest pop culture stories, as described by the show’s creators as “for clever people who enjoy dumb stuff.”
Shameless was described as follows by the New York Times: “An entertaining one for pop fans… it has the impression of joining in on a discussion between two extremely hip pals, which is exactly what it is. However, as with any great pop culture conversation, Shameless delves into deeper concepts that lie under the surface, as well as how a zeitgeist may alter our perceptions of the world.”
Shameless premiered on March 12, 2018, with new episodes airing every Monday. Following this, Andrews and McDonald began airing ‘In Conversation’ programs on Thursdays, in which they interview a well-known figure.
Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald first met while working together at the women’s media company Mamamia, where they introduced the idea for the Shameless podcast to the executive producers.
Following its rejection, the duo began working on Shameless on their own time, leaving their jobs at Mamamia in order to develop the podcast without the assistance of the network. After starting the podcast from home, they spread the word by posting ‘Shameless Podcast’ flyers in women’s restrooms at colleges and institutions and communicating with listeners on social media.
The Shameless podcast has grown into the first of many Shameless Media podcasts that have followed since its inception. As of August 2019, it had been downloaded more than four million times, and it had been written about in publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Age, Marie Claire, and The Sydney Morning Herald.
After being named one of Apple’s “Best of 2018” podcasts in 2018, Shameless went on to be named Australia’s Most Popular Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards the following year, in 2019. Shameless has also performed before sold-out crowds at live shows across Australia.
‘The Space Between,’ Michelle and Zara’s debut novel, will be published on September 1st, 2020 by HarperCollins. Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews are the founders of the podcast Shameless, which is aimed at intelligent women who are secretly interested in ridiculous things.
Both of these women were previously writers for the Mamamia podcast network, and they are now working on their own podcast, editing, producing, writing, and hosting it.
They discuss their failures and accomplishments, the significance of seeking mental health care, what it’s like to be a woman working in the media sector, and their perspectives on the development of influencers and social media.