We Want To Be Better

Annie & Bianka

We Want To Be Better follows Annie and Bianka's relentless endeavours to Be Better. They're pretty fabulous already, but they could always be better! Each week the girls identify something they're not super great at and challenge themselves to be better.

All Episodes

Annie gives some HOT TIPS on how to go campin' (mostly by telling you how to not do what she did when she went camping). Come and see us LIVE in Melbourne at the Melbourne Podcast Festival. Tix available here: frntr.co/MPF21WWTBB 

Jul 9

55 min 3 sec

This week, Annie and Bianka talk about the difference between Main Character Syndrome and Main Character Energy (which is what all the kids are talking about nowadays, and the gals are very in tune with the young'ns, obvi). What is Main Character Energy and how can you use a lil' bit of it in your life for a positive impact?  Come See Annie and Bianka at the Melbourne Podcast Festival. Tickets available here for a limited time

Jun 21

1 hr

Annie and Bianka are back - with Bianka sharing some news about her sexual awakening.

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May 9

1 hr 12 min

**CONTENT WARNING: THIS EPISODE MENTIONS RAPE** This week, Annie and Bianka want to know why Gen Z are hanging shit on millennials?! What's wrong with skinny jeans and side parts? Is the laughing emoji THAT uncool? Also... when did we become old?! Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram.   Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.”   And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Feb 19

50 min 20 sec

**CONTENT WARNING: THIS EPISODE DISCUSSES SEXUAL ASSAULT** WOAH, WE ARE BACK Y'ALL. Can you belieeeeeeve?! Annie and Bianka return after a very long hiatus and discuss what they've been up to in the break - Donald Trump is no longer president, Bianka launched a new podcast, Annie is starting a new business, there was a #MeToo moment, and the gals want to know why guys are *still* using fish pics in their dating profiles. Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram.   Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.”   And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Feb 4

52 min 52 sec

This is the trailer for the new podcast from Bianka Ismailovski, Damsel Undistressed. Bianka, 30, has just split from her husband and has been doing nothing short of thriving - despite the fact the breakup occurred during a global pandemic and left her stranded in Stage Four restrictions. Resilience is her middle name. Bianka may be slightly bitter towards marriage but she’s also discovering that it’s sweet to be freed of the tight noose known as holy matrimony. Damsel Undistressed will follow Bianka’s journey as she navigates life following her recent separation. Talking all things marriage, divorce, separation, dating, and independence! Come along as Bianka figures it all out. 

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Oct 2020

3 min 25 sec

This is just a mini ep in which we chat about how Annie has been force fed Mi Goreng for every meal, but also to let y'all know we are about to go on a teensy break - brb bbys! Unfortunately, while we want to be smashing out eps each week, 2020 has just had other things in store for us - and we gotta roll with the punches just like everyone else

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Sep 2020

24 min 50 sec

Today's episode, Annie and Bianka talk about the trending Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma and the issues surrounding our dependency on social media.  **Content Warning: This episode mentions self-harm and suicide  Want to find us?   Throw a dog a bone and support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/annieandbianka Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram.   Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.”   And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Sep 2020

1 hr 2 min

In today's episode, Annie and Bianka take a look at compliments - why do women feel so uncomfortable receiving compliments, and how can we work on just accepting kind words from people?  Want to find us?   Throw a dog a bone and support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/annieandbianka Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram.   Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.”   And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Sep 2020

51 min 42 sec

In this ep, Annie and Bianka discuss DRAMA, the Karpman Drama Triangle, and how to stop yourself from getting sucked into drama. Want to find us?   Throw a dog a bone and support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/annieandbianka Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram.   Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.”   And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Sep 2020

1 hr 8 min

**Content Warning** This episode mentions rape, transphobia, and homophobia. In today's episode, Annie and Bianka talk about their new fave show Gigolos. They also discuss female sexuality portrayed in porn, women focusing on their own pleasure, and the WAP life. You can find the show Gigolos on Stan here. Want to come find us elsewhere? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us.  Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego. 

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Aug 2020

1 hr 23 min

Today, Annie and Bianka talk about the mental load and how the job of "managing" the household is so hard on women in heterosexual relationships. The comic referenced in this episode can be found here. Reminder - your homework this week is to watch Gigolos on Stan! We will be talking about this show in next week's ep so we want everyone to be up-to-date Want to find us? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.”   And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Aug 2020

59 min 25 sec

This week, Annie and Bianka are BACK from a brief hiatus due to *life crises* and are here to discuss online advocacy. What is the best way to raise awareness about issues you care about online? Want to find us? Throw a dog a bone and support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/annieandbianka Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Aug 2020

59 min 40 sec

Today's ep is all about Nice Guys. You know the ones. The guys who are so "nice" to women, yet can't understand why they can't seem to get with any. They say nice guys finish last but tbh turns out those "nice" guys actually just aren't that nice!  If you'd like to check out the Nice Guy Reddit thread mentioned in the ep, you can look it up here. But fair warning - get ready to be sucked into a nice guy vortex for hours because it is highly addictive content. Want to find us? Throw a dog a bone and support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/annieandbianka Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Jul 2020

54 min 30 sec

Today's episode, Annie and Bianka take a look at female villains in film and TV and how these characters expose what society fears about women. They also do a case study on the film Fatal Attraction, and are joined by very special guest, former female villain and current legend, Abbie Chatfield. *Content warning* This episodes mentions suicide and abortion. *SPOILER ALERT* This episode also discusses the film Fatal Attraction, so if you haven't seen it but don't want to know how it ends, maybe skip that bit! You can follow Abbie Chatfield on Instagram @abbiechatfield and you can check out her podcast It's A Lot here. Want to find us? Throw a dog a bone and support our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/annieandbianka Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Jul 2020

1 hr 14 min

This week, Annie gets a bit o' life coaching, and woweeee does it get intense! Big thank you to our special guest, Lucy Quick for joining us on this week's episode. You can check out Lucy's sobriety program Thrivalist Sobriety at https://www.thrivalistsobriety.com/ and don't forget to use the discount code WW2BB for 10% off the course fees! The course starts on July 1st so get in there quick ! Want to find us? Throw a dog a bone and see our exclusive content on our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/annieandbianka Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Jun 2020

53 min 45 sec

This week, Annie and Bianka talk over some tips about how to have a social life because they are finding it quite difficult returning to life after iso. To try out BetterHelp, and to receive your 10% discount on your first month, head to https://trybetterhelp.com/wewanttobebetter (just a lil' FYI - BetterHelp is one of our sponsors) Want to find us? Throw a dog a bone and see our exclusive content on our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/annieandbianka Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Jun 2020

56 min 54 sec

This episode is all about how Black Lives MATTER. We were fortunate enough to get the leader of the Naarm (Melbourne) Black Lives Matter protest movement, Meriki Onus, on to chat. We specifically look at how police brutality, the detention system and racism impacts Aboriginal people, and the ways we, as white women, can be better allies. A content warning particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders that this episode contains names and conversations about those who have died.  EPISODE LINKS Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WARcollective/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/warrevolt/?hl=en Pay the rent: https://paytherent.net.au/ Meriki’s Twitter (@MerikiKO): https://twitter.com/MerikiKO Want to find us? Throw a dog a bone and see our exclusive content on our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/annieandbianka Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Jun 2020

58 min 56 sec

What is something that you have absolutely no formal training in, yet you think you're an expert on? Want to come find us elsewhere? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us.  Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego.  Ta 

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Jun 2020

17 min 42 sec

Bianka cut her hair off and people online were aghast! So Bianka and Annie decided to look into why society is so obsessed with long hair (and OTHER hair-related topics).  Want to find us? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Jun 2020

1 hr 1 min

In this week's ep, Bianka and Annie are joined by very special guest, former Miss Yugoslavia (and giver of birth to Bianka) Maree Buktenica. Bianka's mum talks about her two marriages that have ended in divorce and what she learnt from them.  Want to find us? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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May 2020

55 min 30 sec

In today's mini-ep, Annie and Bianka talk about petty things that really grind their gears. Want to come find us elsewhere? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us.  Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego.  Ta 

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May 2020

30 min 1 sec

In today's episode, at Bianka's insistence, Annie finally watches Die Hard, the greatest action movie of all time. The gals discuss the film, the action genre, and why it's often difficult to watch a movie nowadays.  <> - This episode obviously discusses Die Hard so there may be some spoilers* *Spoilers shouldn't really be a problem anyway, because naturally you should have already seen Die Hard because it's INCREDIBLE and obviously one of the best movies ever made, soooo **And if you haven't seen Die Hard, then don't listen to this podcast. Go and watch Die Hard because that's a much more pressing issue Want to find us? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)  

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May 2020

52 min 59 sec

This week, Bianka and Annie discuss Bianka's reasons for her recent decision to return to her maiden name.  Want to find us? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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May 2020

57 min 44 sec

In today's mini ep, Annie mentions just some of the useless information that is taking up space in her brain, and Bianka talks about how ad jingles consume her mind. Want to come find us elsewhere? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us.  Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego.  Ta 

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May 2020

19 min 37 sec

Today's mini ep, Annie and Bianka talk about TV and movie characters they are jealous of. They also talk about how Casper The Friendly ghost gave them an unexpected sexual awakening. Want to come find us elsewhere? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us.  Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego.  Ta 

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May 2020

19 min 30 sec

Seeing as Bianka has just turned 30, Annie and Bee take a look back and talk about all the advice they wish they could tell their 20-year-old selves.  Want to find us? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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May 2020

1 hr 24 min

Today's mini ep, Annie and Bianka talk about something they've been made to do due to isolation.  Want to come find us elsewhere? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us.  Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego.  Ta 

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May 2020

18 min 31 sec

Today's mini ep is all about the lies our parents told us when we were kids (with a sprinkling of talk about OshKosh B'Gosh Want to come find us elsewhere? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us.  Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego.  Ta 

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Apr 2020

19 min 40 sec

Annie, like so many other parents, has been thrusted into the role of homeschooling parent and she's looking for some tips to help her out during this difficult time. Thankfully, Annie and Bianka are joined today by (Annie's nemesis) Annie Clayton, a primary school teacher with TONNES of great advice for all the parents who might need a little help right now.  You can find Annie Clayton on Instagram @night_eyes to help support her wonderful artwork. Want to find us? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Apr 2020

1 hr 3 min

In today's mini ep, Bianka recalls the fairytale Rapunzel and how she's apparently remembered it wrong her whole life. Want to come find us elsewhere? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us.  Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego.  Ta 

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Apr 2020

21 min 14 sec

Today's topic: What's a word you or someone you know pronounce incorrectly but you don't correct them because it's too funny or cute. Want to come find us elsewhere? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us.  Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego.  Ta 

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Apr 2020

17 min 34 sec

*Content warning: this episodes discusses death** This week, Annie and Bianka start writing a diary to track down their thoughts and feelings during iso-life because if you're going to live through a historical event, it makes sense to document it, right? Want to find us? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Apr 2020

50 min 49 sec

Today's mini ep is about the compelling, entirely addictive, habit forming app TikTok, and how Annie and Bianka are pretty grateful it wasn't around when they were kids.  Want to come find us elsewhere? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us.  Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego.  Ta 

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Apr 2020

16 min 44 sec

Today's mini ep the gals discuss where you should store chocolate (pantry or fridge), and should hot cross buns be available all year round? Want to come find us elsewhere? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us.  Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego.  Ta 

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Apr 2020

18 min 17 sec

What is something ridiculously silly that you get jealous about? Want to come find us elsewhere? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us.  Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego.  Ta 

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Apr 2020

15 min 36 sec

Prompted by the COVID19 pandemic, this week's episode Annie and Bianka discuss how to survive a dystopia. They look into themes, tips and tricks from other dystopian stories to help guide us through this uncertain time. Annie & Bianka's Dystopian Movie recommendations for you to watch/read in your self-isolation:   A Handmaids Tale  The Hunger Games Trilogy Idiocracy V for Vendetta The Matrix Blade Runner Gattaca Soylent Green Logan's Run 1984 Children of Men Wall E I Am Legend A.I. Artificial Intelligence Minority Report Total Recall A Clockwork Orange Want to find us? Check out our website annieandbianka.com.au to see all our episode show notes, upcoming events or to write in to us. Follow our social channels @wewanttobebetter on Facebook and Instagram. Come and join our closed Facebook group to chat with us and other listeners at “WW2BB Community Group.” And lastly, please rate review and subscribe. It helps other people find us and helps inflate our ego :-)

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Apr 2020

47 min 34 sec

How do you KNOW you're a grown up? You can write to us and/or check out info on any upcoming events directly through our website: https://annieandbianka.com.au/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wewanttobebetter/

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Apr 2020

22 min 22 sec

When do you know you've become TOO COMFORTABLE with a friend? You can write to us and/or check out info on any upcoming events directly through our website: https://annieandbianka.com.au/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wewanttobebetter/

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Apr 2020

13 min 19 sec

Today's debate topics: - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day - Television is the leading cause of violence in today's society - Dogs make better companions than cats - High school kids should wear uniforms - Rock and Roll is the best kind of music - The Government should pay for university We will post today's discussion points in our WW2BB Community Group on Facebook so we can chat about them! You can write to us and/or check out info on any upcoming events directly through our website: https://annieandbianka.com.au/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wewanttobebetter/

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Apr 2020

23 min 49 sec

Today's Questions: What weird food combinations do you enjoy? What is the opposite of an echidna? What about the opposite sex confuses you most? You can write to us and/or check out info on any upcoming events directly through our website: https://annieandbianka.com.au/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wewanttobebetter/

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Apr 2020

18 min 4 sec

This is a bonus episode- eeek! yay! In it Annie and Bianka have a chat with sobriety, jungle and comedy Queen, Fiona O'Loughlin.  You can find Fiona in all these places: Website: fionao.com.au Instagram: @thefionaoloughlin Facebook: @FionaOLoughlinFanPage Annie and Bianka will be back soon with more eps to get you through self-isolation! If you have any topics you'd like us to discuss, write to us >> Do you have a topic you think we should cover? Do you need advice on something? Well drop us a line! You can write to us directly through our website https://annieandbianka.com.au/ - you can also check out info on any upcoming events. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/ 

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Mar 2020

1 hr

In this final episode of the alcohol miniseries, Annie and Bianka answer some listener questions regarding alcohol and sobriety. Annie and Bianka will be back soon with more eps to get you through self-isolation! If you have any topics you'd like us to discuss, write to us >> Do you have a topic you think we should cover? Do you need advice on something? Well drop us a line! You can write to us directly through our website https://annieandbianka.com.au/ - you can also check out info on any upcoming events. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/ 

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Mar 2020

1 hr 6 min

In today's episode, Annie and Bianka look at different methods of sobriety. Is AA the only answer? They are joined by Bianka's personal hero, author of the book This Naked Mind (the one Bianka talks about every episode because it's the one that got her sober!) Big thanks to Annie Grace for talking to us on our podcast. If you are interested in reading one of her books (AND WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO!) then check out This Naked Mind and The Alcohol Experiment. You can join the online community at https://learn.thisnakedmind.com/the-alcohol-experiment-registration as well. You can also find Annie Grace on Instagram and Twitter at @thisnakedmind As mentioned in this episode, next week we will be doing a Q&A. If you have questions you'd like us to answer about alcohol you can complete the online form at : https://annieandbianka.com.au/alcohol-miniseries Do you have a topic you think we should cover? Do you need advice on something? Well drop us a line! You can write to us directly through our website https://annieandbianka.com.au/ - you can also check out info on any upcoming events. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/ 

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Mar 2020

1 hr 4 min

Today’s episode is all about socialising sober. How does one have a good time, have a social life, and have fun without alcohol? Is it even possible? (Short answer - yes!)  Massive thank you our extra special guest Aisling. What an absolute angel she is. You can follow Aisling on Instagram @aislingrosemcgrogan and check out her web series Dadmate at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWecBtokWa-E8L9FK2yq_3w  Do you have a topic you think we should cover? Do you need advice on something? Well drop us a line! You can write to us directly through our website https://annieandbianka.com.au/ - you can also check out info on any upcoming events. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/ 

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Mar 2020

1 hr 2 min

For cultural sensitivity, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are advised that this podcast contains conversations about people who are deceased. Trigger warning: This episode discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts please phone Lifeline from anywhere in Australia on 13 11 14. In today’s episode, Annie and Bianka look at Australia’s drinking culture and the way alcohol is advertised to us. They discuss the ways that alcohol seeps into our subconscious mind through marketing and pop culture. This episode also looks at the ways Aboriginals have been affected by alcohol.  Big thanks to our first guest today, Lauren Zonfrillo, the founder of award-winning marketing and communications agency, Pulse. Lauren is also the board director of the Orana Foundation which has a mission to shine a light on Australia's Indigenous food - so please check that out! You can also find Lauren at @laurenzonfrillo on Instagram and Twitter.  And secondly you heard from Tarneen Onus Williams. Tarneen is a very active leader and writer in the Aboriginal community so you're almost certain to seem them again but make sure you follow them on Twitter at @Tarneen to keep up to date. Do you have a topic you think we should cover? Do you need advice on something? Well drop us a line! You can write to us directly through our website https://annieandbianka.com.au/ - you can also check out info on any upcoming events. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/ 

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Mar 2020

58 min 10 sec

**CONTENT WARNING** This episode discusses sexual assault and rape.  In today’s episode, Annie and Bianka look at the ways alcohol has affected their sex lives.  Big thanks to our returning guest, Naomi Hutchings. Naomi is a clinical sexologist located in Brisbane who you can see for sex therapy. Check out website www.naomihutchings.com.au and FOLLOW HER INSTAGRAM @australiansexologist for sex positivity and funny memes If you need confidential information, counselling, and support on sexual assault, domestic or family violence, and abuse, you can call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) from anywhere in Australia.  Do you have a topic you think we should cover? Do you need advice on something? Well drop us a line! You can write to us directly through our website https://annieandbianka.com.au/ - you can also check out info on any upcoming events. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/ 

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Feb 2020

42 min 44 sec

In this fourth instalment of the alcohol miniseries, Annie and Bianka look at how alcohol effects our health. They are joined by special guest, Dr. Saul Newman (who you should totally follow on Twitter at @saul_newman )  Tickets are available to our Melbourne International Comedy Festival stand-up show, Mother’s Daughters - head to www.annieandbianka.com.au to book.  Do you have a topic you think we should cover? Do you need advice on something? Well drop us a line! You can write to us directly through our website https://annieandbianka.com.au/ - you can also check out info on any upcoming events. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/ 

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Feb 2020

45 min 56 sec

**Trigger Warning - This episode discusses mental health, depression, and suicide*** This week, Annie and Bianka talk about the effects of alcohol on mental health. They are joined by very special guest, author of High Sobriety, Jill Stark.  This episode references an article about Hangxiety which can be found here: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/personal-best/pillar/in-focus/am-i-normal-hangover-anxiety If you are interested in attending one of Jill’s Worrier to Warrior workshops you can buy your tickets from the below links: Melbourne Show (Feb 16th 2020): https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/worrier-to-warrior-workshop-tickets-82155797201 Sydney Show (Mar 7th 2020): https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/worrier-to-warrior-workshop-tickets-85727418015 If you wish to speak to Jill, buy one of her books, hire her to speak at one of your events or just learn more about her, you can head to her website: https://jillstark.com.au/ You can (and should!) follow Jill on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jillstark__/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/starkersj/?ref=bookmarks Do you have a topic you think we should cover? Do you need advice on something? Well drop us a line! You can write to us directly through our website https://annieandbianka.com.au/ - you can also check out info on any upcoming events. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/ 

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Feb 2020

1 hr 7 min

In Part Two of the alcohol miniseries, Annie and Bianka discuss moderation. Why is it so hard to moderate your drinking?  They are joined by special guest Bex Weller, author of A Happier Hour and Up All Day. Bex also runs an online sobriety program for women called Sexy Sobriety (find out more here: https://sexysobriety.com.au/ ) - and follow Bex on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bexweller/  Do you have a topic you think we should cover? Do you need advice on something? Well drop us a line! You can write to us directly through our website https://annieandbianka.com.au/ - you can also check out info on any upcoming events. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wewanttobebetter/ Come and play with us in our online community and connect with other listeners at https://www.facebook.com/groups/476216616221980/ 

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Feb 2020

1 hr 4 min