Tamara & Shanelle – Motherhood A Beautiful Nightmare

It’s the podcast for the mother who is flying by the seat of her pants! Motherhood a Beautiful Nightmare is all about the badassery of motherhood and how to navigate this beautiful urban nightmare. Presenters Shanelle Franklin and Tamara Linke navigate the steep learning curve of the urban mother dealing with sleepless nights, the chaos of kids, tantrums, careers, relationships and self-preservation, all whilst trying to achieve the holy grail.

With three seasons under their belt, two major features by Apple Podcasts Australia, guest spots on Mix 102.3 and their debut live show selling out with a show added to meet demand before the 2022 Adelaide Fringe even started – Motherhood A Beautiful Nightmare is in the top 40% of podcasts in the world, and Shanelle and Tamara are breaking into the big time.

Largely drawn from their personal experiences, Motherhood a Beautiful Nightmare gives you permission to take a break and realise that your journey, like every other mother’s, is a work in progress. It holds a mirror up to the mum who doesn’t take herself too seriously and meanders her way through the awkwardness of parenthood. Essentially, Shanelle and Tamara live by their mantra, ‘Let’s make it up as we go along and pretend we know what we’re doing.’

Spoken with humour, heart and truth, the show takes a dig at family dynamics and the fundamental desire to create a balance.

It’s survival of the fittest and no one’s winning!

Shanelle Franklin is a presenter, producer, podcaster, MC, voice over artist and writer who is based in Adelaide, South Australia. With a career in radio, television and the music industry spanning over a decade with brands such as Channel 9 Adelaide, SAFM, Fresh927, Foxtel, Music SA and the BBC, Shanelle also produced, directed and presented the series Jam Live for Channel 9 and 9Now.

A classically trained singer, composer and voice over artist, Tamara Linke has voiced for brands locally and internationally such as X-Box, the voice of YouTube Music Australia, Go Daddy and the Australian Radio Network.

Tamara has presented weekend breakfast on Nova 919 and Fresh 927 and sang back up vocals for Michael Buble on his Mr. Irresponsible tour.

‘Spoken with humour, heart and truth’

Glam Adelaide

Honest, raw and fantastically hilarious. I love that nothing is off limits. Shanelle and Tamara really invite you into their lives. I’m hooked!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Nadia_01, Motherhood a Beautiful Nightmare Listener

This is my therapy!

★★★★★ Motherhood a Beautiful Nightmare Listener

These ladies are the best, we need more of you!

★★★★★ Motherhood a Beautiful Nightmare Listener

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