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More than 300,000 women join Mia Freedman each week as she has candid conversations with interesting people who have fascinating stories to share. From Olivia Newton-John, Serena Williams, Marian Keyes, Liane Moriarty, athletes, actors, politicians, business leaders, authors and regular people who have achieved extraordinary things….they all let their guard down and open up in a way that’s positive and riveting.

More than 300,000 women join Mia Freedman each week as she has candid conversations with interesting people who have fascinating stories to share. From Olivia Newton-John, Serena Williams, Marian Keyes, Liane Moriarty, athletes, actors, politicians, business leaders, authors and regular people who have achieved extraordinary things….they all let their guard down and open up in a way that’s positive and riveting.

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Australia

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More than 300,000 women join Mia Freedman each week as she has candid conversations with interesting people who have fascinating stories to share. From Olivia Newton-John, Serena Williams, Marian Keyes, Liane Moriarty, athletes, actors, politicians, business leaders, authors and regular people who have achieved extraordinary things….they all let their guard down and open up in a way that’s positive and riveting.

Twitter:

@Mamamia

Language:

English

Contact:

0292999555


Episodes

Olivia Newton John: Hopelessly Devoted To You

8/8/2022
When Olivia Newton-John walked out of the lift and into the Mamamia office in 2018 on a Wednesday morning, she was fragile but somehow full of energy at the same time. She glowed. She was naturally curious, effervescent, and exuded extremely warm energy. It’s hard to think of a more iconic Australian nor one more beloved. Olivia Newton-John passed away this morning at 73, to remember her, we’re resharing her No Filter with Mia… See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:48

"My Career Can Wait. I Just Want To be A Mum."

8/7/2022
Virginia Tapscott describes herself as university-educated, career-oriented and ambitious. She also has four children under the age of six and she doesn’t want a career. Not right now. Not while her kids are little. She wants to stay home with them instead of doing paid work and she is sick of being judged for it. THE END BITS: Subscribe to Mamamia With thanks to Virginia Tapscott. Read her article here. Listen to Mia's discussion with Virginia about her podcast My Sister's Secret here:...

Duration:00:53:18

Julia Haart’s Unorthodox Life: Part One

7/31/2022
Find part two of Mia's conversation with Julia here. Until she was 40, every aspect of Julia Haart’s life, was tightly, tightly controlled. What she ate, what she thought, what she wore, and what she was allowed to do in a day. Julia was part of an ultra-Orthodox community in New York – a type of extreme form of religion called Haredi Judaism. But, after having 4 kids, Julia decided to escape. Before we jump in, just a quick note - and some context. It’s important to bear in mind that...

Duration:00:43:28

Tracey Spicer’s Life With Long Covid

7/24/2022
Three years ago, Tracey was named the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year, accepted the Sydney Peace Prize alongside Tarana Burke for the Me Too Movement, and won the national award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership through Women and Leadership Australia. Today, most of Tracey’s days are spent at doctors appointments. She’s a multiple Walkley Award winning author and broadcaster who has anchored programs all over Australia. We’re sure she didn’t imagine that in July 2022 she’d be on No...

Duration:00:37:53

Mia Freedman: The Accidental Entrepreneur

7/20/2022
Mamamia started as a blog and evolved into an empire. And it can be all traced back to the moment Mia Freedman was sitting on her living room floor cutting bits and pieces out of magazines to make the Mamamia logo. So how did she go from a blog of one to an office of over 100 people? She's about to tell us as Holly Wainwright takes over as No Filter host to interview Mia about her story. THE END BITS: Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at...

Duration:00:32:29

Kelly McCarren Never Thought Motherhood Would Be Like This

7/17/2022
Want more with Kelly? Find her extra No Filter episode here. You might know Kelly McCarren as one of the hosts of Mamamia’s You Beauty podcast. She’s well known for being candid and vulnerable about her life on her social media accounts, speaking about her boob job, her nose job, hating her wedding, gender disappointment in pregnancy and her mental health. But when Kelly started sharing the toll of what being a new mother really looks and feels like on her social media, she was universally...

Duration:00:59:42

The Vulva Photographer

7/10/2022
Want more with Ellie? Find her extra No Filter episode here. Today, you’re going to hear a conversation about vulvas. And it’s not something we speak about often. But our guest today has made a living out of photographing them. Ellie Sedgwick is a body-positive, nude photographer who founded Comfortable In My Skin, a movement empowering people to love the skin they’re in. But, Ellie hasn’t always felt comfortable with her own vulva - she’s gone from being scared to wear swimmers… to...

Duration:00:46:00

The Life Natasha Sholl Never Expected

7/3/2022
Want more with Natasha? Find her extra No Filter episode here. When Natasha Sholl was 23 years old, she sat down to a Valentine’s Day dinner with her partner Rob. They drank red wine, ate pasta, talked about their future, and afterwards went to bed on what should have been a happy but mostly forgettable night. But it wasn’t either of those things. Because Rob never woke up. On this episode of No Filter, Natasha talks about love and loss and moving on from the worst day of her life. THE...

Duration:00:51:12

Why Leigh Sales Really Quit

6/26/2022
In February 2022, Leigh Sales announced she’d be stepping down from her role as host of ABC’s 7:30. Now, Leigh is approaching her final week of work on 7.30 after 12 years, Leigh joins Mia to discuss why she really quit, and what’s next for her... THE END BITS: With thanks to Leigh Sales Listen to Mia's other interviews with Leigh Sales here Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au Need more lols, info, and inspo in your ears?...

Duration:00:52:23

Introducing Mamamia Daily: Beyoncé, Plus-Size Shopping & Y2k Brows Back

6/23/2022
We're dropping into you feed to introduce our new show, Mamamia Daily, bringing you the stories you need to hear today, read by the women who wrote them. Join the writers of Mamamia every weekday to hear essential pieces carefully selected for you by our editor, Melody Teh. Want more? Make sure you check out Mamamia.com.au for all the articles by written our editorial team. Find more episodes here: https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/mamamia-daily/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:11:18

The Dolly Model Who Dared To Grow Older

6/19/2022
Want more with Ali? Find her extra No Filter episode here. If you picked up a magazine in the late 80s or early 90s, chances are Alison Brahe Daddo was on it. Her face (and hair) were iconic to a generation of Australian women. So what happens when a model grows up, has a family, and turns 50? What happens when her face and body and identity changes? Alison Daddo (nee Brahe) has a lot to say about getting older in a culture obsessed with youth. THE END BITS: With thanks to Ali...

Duration:00:52:02

Tom Tilley: Speaking In Tongues

6/12/2022
Want more with Tom? Find his extra No Filter episode here. Tom Tilley was just 10 years old when he began speaking in tongues. Best known for hosting Hack on triple j, interviewing everyone from prime ministers to pop stars, Tom Tilley grew up in a strict Pentecostal family where alcohol, ‘fornication’ outside of marriage, and even dancing, were forbidden. On this episode of No Filter, Tom speaks candidly about his childhood, his life-changing decision to quit the faith at age 21, and...

Duration:01:02:56

What Happened To Tara Moss

6/5/2022
Want more with Tara? Find her extra No Filter episode here. Tara Moss is a name most Australians know well. She’s a former model, best-selling author of more than a dozen books, a documentary maker and a passionate advocate for women. Her life took an unpredictable turn a few years ago, one she’s still coming to terms with. Here Tara tells Mia the story of that chapter, with trademark vulnerability and insight. THE END BITS: With thanks to Tara Moss Her new book Ghosts Of Paris is...

Duration:00:49:01

What Really Happened To Melissa Caddick?

5/29/2022
Want more with Kate? Find her extra No Filter episode here. When Melissa Caddick went missing in November 2020, Kate McClymont knew that there was more to the story than what was being reported. Kate, the Chief Investigative Reporter at the Sydney Morning Herald, has spent her career breaking news about fraud, corruption, and more. So what looked like a fairly standard missing person’s case to the average person, looked like a lot more to Kate McClymont. And when a human foot washed up on...

Duration:00:54:14

The Untold Story Of Reggie From Big Brother

5/22/2022
Australia first fell in love with Reggie Bird in 2003, when she became the third person in Australia to win Big Brother. The whole country knew Reggie’s name. They knew she was married, ran a fish and chip shop in Tasmania, and wore her heart on her sleeve. And that’s why we loved her. But a lot has changed in Reggie’s life since 2003. And she’s continued to walk an unexpectedly fine line between public and private life over the past two decades…She’s been so famous she couldn’t work, then...

Duration:00:34:53

Who Is Anthony Albanese?

5/21/2022
Australia has woken up to a new Prime Minister: Anthony Albanese. So who is he? What's his story? At the end of 2021, Anthony Albanese sat down with Mia Freedman for this episode of No Filter. So we thought we'd pop it back in your feed so you could get to know our new PM... As a teen, Anthony Albanese sat down with his mother for dinner. It was just the two of them, as it always had been. Albanese’s father had died in a car crash before he was born. Or at least, that’s what he thought...

Duration:00:38:13

The Day Renee Found Out Her Father Was A Murderer

5/15/2022
Growing up, Renee McBryde thought she had an ordinary life. She was raised by a young, single mum in Sydney, spent time with her grandparents every weekend, and her dad wasn’t around - in fact she’d never met him but they spoke on the phone every week. It was during one of those phone calls, on an ordinary Saturday night, that Renee would suddenly realise that her family was not in fact ordinary. They had secrets that spanned generations and trapped Renee, and her family in a cycle of...

Duration:00:35:44

Lisa Curry Is Ready To Talk

5/8/2022
Want more with Lisa? Find her extra No Filter episode here. Lisa Curry has had many titles in her life. Olympian… IronWoman… Mrs Kenny… Mum. Millions of Australians have watched her grow up, seen her fall in love, have babies, get divorced. Then, in 2020, when Lisa lost her eldest daughter Jaimi, the nation still watched on as a family experienced unbearable grief. Things are still raw for Lisa, but she joined Mia on this episode of No Filter to tell her story. And Jaimi’s story. END...

Duration:00:45:33

When Sophie Cachia Fell Hard For A Woman

5/1/2022
Want more of Sophie? Listen to Mia’s bonus episode with her here about sex, marriage & expanding her family. The last thing Sophie Cachia expected after giving birth to her second baby, was to fall madly in lust with a woman she met at a work function. An encounter that she immediately went home and told her then-husband all about. What came next was a period of sexual discovery that nobody in Sophie’s life, including her, ever saw coming. She joins Mia to discuss her journey of passionate...

Duration:01:01:34

Don’t Call Alex Fevola A WAG

4/24/2022
Want more of Alex? Listen to Mia’s bonus episode with her here about having another baby in her 40s. Alex Fevola is the founder of the successful beauty brand Runway Room, she’s a photographer, a mum of four daughters and a woman who has had to live some of the darkest moments of her life while the whole country watched - and sometimes while they laughed. On this episode of No Filter, Alex & Mia discuss the awful acronym that is the term WAG, how her marriage came back from an affair and a...

Duration:00:48:20