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Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews on the success of Shameless

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‘It’s a difficult thing to do’: Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews reveal the secret to the success of their podcast Shameless

They’re the hosts of one of Australia’s most popular podcasts, Shameless. 

And now Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews have revealed the secret behind the success of the show.

Speaking to the Herald Sun, Zara said that it was the authentic friendship and ability to be honest with Michelle that makes the podcast work so well.

Revealed: Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews have revealed the secret behind the success of their podcast Shameless

Revealed: Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews have revealed the secret behind the success of their podcast Shameless

‘We’ve had to create this relationship where we can be brutally honest and have no personal attachments to our disagreements,’ she explained.

‘It’s a unique bond that you have to really nurture and be very respectful about. It’s a pretty difficult thing to do; I don’t know many people who would be able to do it. And I don’t have any other relationship like it in my life.’

Michelle added: ‘We talk all day, every day. We love talking and we have since we met. We’re genuinely great friends. I think our friendship is the heart of the show. We adore each other’s company.’

'We can be brutally honest': Speaking to the Herald Sun, Zara said that it was the authentic friendship and ability to be honest with Michelle that makes the podcast work so well

‘We can be brutally honest’: Speaking to the Herald Sun, Zara said that it was the authentic friendship and ability to be honest with Michelle that makes the podcast work so well

Shameless hit 10million downloads by the end of 2019 and often tops the Society & Culture charts.

Since launching Shameless in 2018, Zara and Michelle have gone on to publish their own book, The Space Between, about the struggles and realities of being in your twenties. 

Despite their success, the pair have faced competition in the last year from Brittney Hockley and Laura Byrne’s similar podcast, Life Uncut.

Popular: Shameless hit 10million downloads by the end of 2019 and often tops the Society & Culture charts

Popular: Shameless hit 10million downloads by the end of 2019 and often tops the Society & Culture charts

Life Uncut recently reached 10million total downloads in less than two years, and often beats Shameless on the charts these days.

‘I’m speechless, gob smacked and so incredibly humbled by all who have listened, messaged, cried and laughed along with this little podcast Brittany and I created in my bedroom,’ Laura wrote on Instagram after hitting the milestone. 

‘I’m so proud of Life Uncut and of the amazing community that has come together over the past two years. 130 episodes and 10 million downloads phwooooar,’ she added.

Competition! Despite their success, the pair have faced competition in the last year from Brittney Hockley and Laura Byrne's similar podcast, Life Uncut (pictured)

Competition! Despite their success, the pair have faced competition in the last year from Brittney Hockley and Laura Byrne’s similar podcast, Life Uncut (pictured)

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