Three musical powerhouses will celebrate International Women's Day tomorrow in the best way they know how, writes Siena Yates.

"Let's talk about boys."

"Who do you have a crush on?"

"Which member of your band have you slept with?"

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Sitting down with three of New Zealand's most renowned artists - country legend Tami Neilson, rock star Julia Deans and pop star Bic Runga - we put on voices and ask these questions like they're jokes.

But the mood sobers within seconds when I realise none of them are kidding - these are real questions they've often had to field purely

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Check out more of our chat with Tami, Julia and Bic in our new podcast, Time Out In Conversation: