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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.

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@Mamamia

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English

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0292999555


Episodes

Bikram: Yogi. Guru. Predator.

6/28/2020
This interview was recorded in January 2020. This is a story about fame and power and money and celebrity. And…..yoga. And the point at which all of those things meet is at the bare feet of a man named Bikram Choudhury. Wearing signature tiny black Speedos and his long hair pulled back into a tight ponytail, Bikram Choudhury was the king of an empire built on sweat, obsessive devotion and, as we learn in a recent Netflix documentary called Bikram, sexual harassment, rape and maniacal...

Duration:00:43:48

Bikram: Yogi. Guru. Predator.

6/27/2020
* This interview was recorded in January 2020. Bikram: Yogi. Guru. Predator. has been one of the big documentary series on Netflix over the last few years. It tells the story of legendary yoga instructor Bikram Choudhury, and the very unyogic way he treated his followers. Did you know it was made by Academy-Award winning Australian filmmaker Eva Orner? Eva went to America nearly ten years ago after making films in Australia and always struggling to find the finance for them. Mia and Eva go...

Duration:00:43:48

Narelda Jacobs' Big Life Has So Many Plot Twists

6/21/2020
Narelda Jacobs grew up in a big, rambunctious family. Her mother, an Irish trailblazer, came out to Australia and married Narelda's dad, a member of the Stolen Generation who went on to become a religious minister. Narelda Jacobs is a proud Whadjuk Noongar woman and there’s so much to her story: a strictly religious upbringing, four older sisters, teen pregnancy, a shotgun marriage, a divorce…..there are many plot twists in her life and she recounts them with such warmth, wisdom and humour....

Duration:00:48:57

When Elizabeth Gilbert Fell In Love With Her Best Friend, Rayya

6/14/2020
*NOTE: This interview was recorded before the Black Lives Matters protests that are sweeping the world* You fall in love with your best friend, she tells you she's terribly sick and you leave your husband to be with her. Together with her ex-wife and ex-girlfriend, you're there when she passes away 18 months later. And that's just the short version of Elizabeth Gilbert's extraordinary life over the past few years since she last spoke with Mia. It's been two years since Rayya died and Liz...

Duration:01:02:06

A Note About This Week’s Show

6/7/2020
Tanya Day died after being left alone in a cell. She shouldn't have been arrested in the first place. How to have a conversation with someone who keeps saying 'All Lives Matter'. 12 books to read about racism abroad and in Australia. 400 deaths, zero convictions: Australia's national shame. Justice for David Dungay Junior Justice for Yuendumu: Inquiry on Police Shooting Day Family Fundraiser Sisters Inside

Duration:00:00:34

6 parents, 4 kids, 3 states: Andrew Solomon's Beautiful Modern Family

5/31/2020
Andrew Solomon always wanted a family of his own, but he grew up in a time where that wasn't a reality for someone who was gay. Over the years, he tried to fight his sexuality - with conversion sex sessions, with relationships with women. When he finally accepted his true identity, Andrew met the love of his life and together (with four other parents) they created the ultimate modern family. He also wrote several best-selling, prize-winning books and delivered some extraordinary Ted Talks....

Duration:00:51:20

The Very Real Life Of Sex Worker And Author Rita Therese

5/24/2020
There’s a content warning on this episode: talk of suicide, and there’s also some graphic language Rita Therese is her pen name. Gia is her sex worker name. Her real name is a secret, to protect her privacy. After beginning as a waitress at bucks' parties, Rita Therese has spent most of her twenties earning a living in the sex industry - as well as topless and nude waitressing, working in brothels and as a FIFO sex worker in mining towns. Now, she's written a memoir called COME, which shares...

Duration:00:51:17

It Was Invisible...

5/20/2020
If you’ve never experienced an unhealthy relationship, one where passion and power and control insidiously morphs into abuse…..this episode might confuse you. But even if you’re one of the women who has never been through that kind of relationship, is not going through it now…..I bet you know someone who has. Or is. Abusive relationships come in 50 shades. The one most commonly understood is physical abuse. It’s a very clear line when you’re physically harmed by someone who claims to love...

Duration:00:27:56

Glennon Doyle's Life Was Totally Upended In A Single Evening

5/17/2020
It was 2016 and Glennon Doyle was a wife, a mother and the author of a book called Love Warrior, that was about to be released. The book was a memoir about repairing her marriage after discovering her husband's longterm infidelity and Oprah had chosen it for her bookclub. This was big-time. And Glennon was about to begin a national promotional tour across America. What happened on the first night of that book tour was definitely not part of the plan. But it turned out to be the best thing...

Duration:01:06:10

When Andrew Met Anne: A Son's Story

5/13/2020
We've wanted to bring you this story for a while now - because it's a story that's played out in our extended Mamamia family. Anne Stephens (mother of Mamamia's Clare Stephens and Jessie Stephens) was twenty-two and finishing her teaching degree when she discovered she was pregnant. It was 1982 and things were different then. She couldn't see where she could give the baby the life she wanted for him. 37 years later, he found her. After a mission and a half. Here's Andrew's story. Anne's...

Duration:00:41:28

When Anne Met Andrew: A Mother's Story

5/9/2020
We've wanted to bring you this story for a while now - because it's a story that's played out in our extended Mamamia family. Anne Stephens (mother of Mamamia's Clare Stephens and Jessie Stephens) was twenty-two and finishing her teaching degree when she discovered she was pregnant. It was 1982 and things were different then. She couldn't see where she could give the baby the life she wanted for him. 37 years later, he found her. You'll hear Andrew's story later this week on No Filter....

Duration:00:40:38

How Are You Doing? A Check In With Dr Norman Swan

5/6/2020
Today, I’m Skyping with Dr Norman Swan, who's become one of Australia's most well known faces during the COVID19 crisis. Every night, he's been on our televisions keeping us up to date with the latest science on the pandemic, with his gentle Scottish accent and no nonsense warmth. His podcast Coronacast has become a daily must listen. So, what's it like with everyone listening to everything you say about a life or death situation? How has he been coping with the pressure? Credits Host: Mia...

Duration:00:26:53

Malcolm Turnbull's New Life

5/3/2020
Everyone in Australia has an opinion about Malcolm Turnbull's time as Prime Minister - including and most especially the enemies who brought him down. So, what happens when the dust has settled after being ousted in a political coup? Twice. What do you do with the rest of your life? Malcolm Turnbull has written a book called A Bigger Picture that tells the story of his life. It's a big book about a big life, and on today's show, Malcolm talks about his marriage, being a father and why he...

Duration:00:37:24

How Are You Doing? Amanda Gordon On COVID19 Anxiety

4/29/2020
Today, I’m Skyping with Amanda Gordon, one of Australia's most well known and well respected psychologists. We're catching up about anxiety. Which is a real thing right now. There are real things to be anxious about: the possibility of illness, job insecurity, kids at home all day, and it goes on and on... How do you know you whether you're anxious, or have Capital A Anxiety? We talk through all of this. And if you’re suffering from anxiety and need some support, check out our online anxiety...

Duration:00:26:04

Bringing Women Back To Life: The Dr Catherine Hamlin Story

4/26/2020
Imagine being ousted from your community, from your family, your whole life, because of a condition you'd developed during childbirth. A condition that most Australian women can have fixed relatively quickly and easily. Dr Catherine Hamlin wasn't having any of that. She and her husband created the legendary Hamlin Fistula Hospital and began saving women's lives back in the 1960s. Over her sixty years in Africa, Catherine became a national treasure of Ethiopia and Australia and we didn't want...

Duration:00:45:08

How Are You Doing? A Check In With Trinny Woodall

4/22/2020
Today, I’m Skyping with Trinny Woodall: TV host, author, fashion and makeover expert, founder of beauty company Trinny London. Trinny is isolating in her London home with her family, including her teenaged daughter Lyla and her partner, 76 year old advertising executive Charles Saatchi. Her mother, in a care home, has been diagnosed with COVID19 and is a super-carrier. I asked her about that, and how she's going running her business from home. You can listen to Trinny on No Filter HERE. And...

Duration:00:18:01

Let's Talk About Sex With Tracey Cox

4/19/2020
Tracey Cox knows about sex. She's been writing about it since before she was even having it. Her books have taught generations of women how to receive and give pleasure in a way that gives them complete agency over their sex lives, and her new book is called Great Sex Starts At 50. She's got advice and stories for every woman's sexual appetite: and she also reveals the surprising thing that can put a dampner on your sex life. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman . You can find Mia on Instagram here...

Duration:00:45:32

How Are You Doing? A Check In With Osher Gunsberg

4/15/2020
Today, I’m Skyping with Osher Gunsberg: TV host, podcast, author, mental health advocate and new dad. He and his partner Audrey recently had a baby called Wolfie and now they’re a family of four along with Audrey’s teenage daughter from a previous marriage. Osher had been three weeks into shooting the new season of the Bachelor when the decision was taken to close down production ,clear out the bachelor mansion and send everyone home. I asked him about that, about life as a new dad and about...

Duration:00:23:04

A Happy Update From The Happiest Man Alive, Eddie Jaku

4/13/2020
We wanted to update and revisit an interview I did with Holocaust survivor, Eddie Jaku, who describes himself as The Happiest Man Alive. Today his 100th birthday (I called up his granddaughter Danielle to find out how he's planning to celebrate) but as well as that, people are looking for wisdom and perspective and joy right now. Eddie is full of life, advice and stories about a world few people remember. A world that few people survived. A world that many people want to forget about. But...

Duration:00:59:38

Simi Polonsky Returns With Some Beautiful News

4/10/2020
The first time Simi Polonsky Hoffman was on No Filter, she was deep in grief. Her husband, Shua, had died of a sudden illness, leaving her with two children and another on the way. Simi and her sisters run a clothing line in New York City inspired by their Orthodox Jewish Faith and without Shua, she didn't know what her future looked like. But there's a new chapter in Simi's story that we are so happy to bring you today. Join us on No Filter to hear the story of hope we all really need at...

Duration:00:55:37