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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

Dick Pics, TikTok & Vaping: The Hectic Lives Of Teenagers

7/25/2021
Being a teenager has changed. A lot. There’s TikTok, vaping, dick pics, snap chat maps...and all the things that were once thought as fixed - like gender and identity - are fluid and open to interpretation. Dr Ginni Mansberg and clinical psychologist Jo Lamble have over 20 years experience as clinicians and parents. They know first hand what concerns parents today about raising adolescents, and they see it daily in their practices. So they’ve written a book about it called The New Teen Age....

Duration:00:57:04

If You’re Struggling Right Now, This Is For You

7/18/2021
Hugh van Cuylenberg’s job is to teach resilience. He was a primary school teacher volunteering in Northern India when he had a life-changing realisation. Despite the underprivileged community, the children were from, they were remarkably positive. But back in Australia? Well, people found it hard to be happy and they had so much. Which is how The Resilience Project came to life. He learned that there are three key traits and behaviours that are the keys to resilience. And now he teaches it...

Duration:00:41:47

Not A Man, Not A Woman: Meet Deni Todorović

7/11/2021
This is an episode about pronouns but it’s not really. It’s actually about love and shame and freedom and acceptance and painful struggles and life-changing revelations. Deni Todorović grew up in regional Victoria and from a young age, Deni knew they were gay. But coming out to their Jehovah’s Witness parents in the family home? Well….it wasn’t easy. Nor was coming out to their parents 10 years later as non-binary, but, they did it. And their story is why we’re here today. Deni is a stylist,...

Duration:00:56:03

The Story Of Michel & Simon

7/4/2021
Today, you’re going to hear a story about a family. A family just like half a million other families around Australia. A family with two people in it who have an intellectual disability. And like so many others, this story is one full of love and challenges and heartbreak and humour. This is the story of 63-year-old Michel and her 35-year-old son, Simon... THE END BITS: With thanks to The Stephens Family, Michel, Simon, Pop, Pete, Lisa & Jessie GET IN TOUCH: Feedback? We’re listening! Call...

Duration:00:43:13

The Episode We Were Nearly Harassed Into Cancelling

6/27/2021
This interview nearly didn’t happen, and it’s really important that you know why. A few weeks ago, Mia had her first Covid-19 vaccination and marked the occasion with a selfie she posted on Instagram. She mentioned how excited she was to be vaccinated, the wonderful experience she had at the mass vaccination hub she attended, and how lucky she felt to get her jab. But a day or two later, the abuse began... In the first part of this episode, Mia talks to Jane Hansen, a journalist who has...

Duration:00:51:24

Camilla Franks Is Living For Two People

6/20/2021
Camilla Franks founded the luxury, bohemian fashion-label in 2004 as an outsider to the fashion industry. Fast forward 18 years and everyone from Oprah to Beyonce to Kylie Jenner wears her clothes. She’s a big deal. And she’s also been through a heck of a lot. On this episode of No Filter, Mia and Camilla chat about mental health, work life balance, losing her brother, growing her brand, becoming a mum and getting older. THE END BITS: With thanks to Camilla Franks...

Duration:00:50:03

Why Ada Nicodemou Stayed

6/13/2021
In 2000, Ada Nicodemou joined the cast of Home and Away, Australia’s second longest-running soap opera, after Neighbours. She signed on for a 6-month contract to play the role of Leah Patterson-Baker. But 21 years, and a few near-death experiences and a few husbands (Leah’s had way more husbands than Ada who has only had one) one of Australia’s best-known and most-loved actors is still at Summer Bay. On this episode of No Filter, Ada and Mia discuss everything from love, to loss, to...

Duration:00:53:25

Annabel Walker Is Out Of Jail & Wants To Talk

6/6/2021
In September 2020, 32-year-old Annabel Walker was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of a string of fraud and deception convictions. She stole $17,000 from her former employer, hotel operator Australian Leisure Group, by using a corporate credit card. She used other people’s money to pay for rent, bills, and clothes. She sold things on Facebook marketplace but never posted the items. Now? Well, she’s out of prison. And she wants to talk. THE END BITS: Guest: Annabel...

Duration:00:54:15

The Two Different Types Of Sex

5/30/2021
Chantelle Otten is a psycho-sex therapist who spends her days in other people’s sex lives, helping them to feel comfortable in their own skin. She’s also a Lady Startup who employs 13 sexologists in Melbourne. On this episode of No Filter Chantelle sits down with Mia in the Mamamia studios to talk about why every relationship needs a sex menu, the conversations we should be having around sex with our kids and what she says when she gets asked about her own sex life. THE END BITS: With thanks...

Duration:00:39:11

The Toxic Truth About Young Doctors

5/23/2021
Yumiko Kadota always dreamed of being a doctor. And it happened. She made it happen. And at first, she thrived in the high-pressure, high-performance environment of the public hospital system. Until she didn’t. It culminated in a total breakdown at which point Yumiko had no choice but to resign. On her way out, she wrote a searing, emotional blog post that gave an inside account of how a broken system was breaking young doctors - and it went viral. So what went wrong? And how is she now? THE...

Duration:00:51:12

Delta Goodrem: The Big Reset

5/16/2021
At only 36, Delta Goodrem has lived a very big life. She’s been a teen star, a cancer survivor, an actress, a judge on The Voice, and, of course, an award-winning singer. But in 2018, Delta faced one of her biggest reset moments yet, when she lost the use of her voice. She wasn’t ready to talk about it then, but she is now…. THE END BITS: With thanks to Delta Goodrem https://www.instagram.com/deltagoodrem/?hl=en Find her new album Bridge Over Troubled Dreams on Spotify now. Find her book...

Duration:00:38:57

Kirsten Was 28 When She Had Her Stomach Removed

5/9/2021
This story starts with a dinner. Six friends are gathered to celebrate a farewell in a fancy restaurant in inner city Sydney. For one of them, a young woman in her twenties called Kirsten Bookallil it would be a last meal of sorts. Because the next day, Kirsten was having her stomach removed. Kirsten and Mia have been friends for over 20 years, and on this very raw and open episode of No Filter, Kirsten shares her story about love and loss and four generations of women. THE END BITS: With...

Duration:00:50:00

The Devil Wears Zimmermann

5/2/2021
Justine Cullen is a former beauty editor, award-winning fashion magazine editor, and now author. And she lives a very interesting life. On this episode of No Filter, Justine gets candid about motherhood, her life in magazines and managing the logistics of co-parenting with three good men. THE END BITS: With thanks to Justine Cullen: https://www.instagram.com/justine_cullen/?hl=en Find her book Semi-Gloss here: https://booktopia.kh4ffx.net/BXnKEW Find more about Extraordinary Stories:...

Duration:00:50:29

My Life In Mortuary Scrubs & G-Strings

4/25/2021
Emma Jane Holmes grew up knowing she wanted to work in the funeral industry and be a dancer. Little did she know she’d end up doing both of things, simultaneously. In her 20s and 30s, Emma Jane worked as a mortician and an adult dancer, and on this No Filter she answers all of Mia’s questions. So what does a mortician do? And how does she deal with death? Here’s Emma Jane Holmes… THE END BITS: With thanks to Emma Jane Holmes Read her extract on Mamamia.com.au here:...

Duration:00:38:07

Introducing Extraordinary Stories Magazine Queens: Ita Buttrose, Kerry Packer & The Birth Of Cleo

4/21/2021
Introducing our new show Extraordinary Stories. If you like what you hear, head to mamamia.com.au/mplus In a chaotic Sydney share-house in the Spring of 1972, a disheveled actor was lying naked on the fraying couch of an inner-city living room. The woman who had paid Jack Thompson $400 was wondering if the actor’s left hand was really big enough to cover his modesty and get her history-making magazine past the conservative censors who’d decide if it would make it to newsagent shelves. The...

Duration:00:38:30

The Private Tragedy Of Magazine Queen Nene King

4/18/2021
Nene King is one of Australia’s most successful Magazine Queens. She’s been the Editor and Editor-In-Chief of Woman’s Day, Australian Woman’s Weekly and the Deputy Editor of New Idea. She has had an extraordinary life, but it hasn’t always been easy. In 1996, Nene’s beloved husband Patrick disappeared in a diving accident. His body was never recovered. And Nene was never the same again. On this episode of No Filter, she talks about her life since Magazines, her relationship with Patrick and...

Duration:00:39:15

The Many Complicated Lives Of Kyle Sandilands: Part Two

4/11/2021
In part 1 of Kyle Sandilands' No Filter interview, Australia’s highest-paid breakfast radio host spoke about his traumatic childhood, how he became homeless as a teenager, and his relationship with women. You can listen to that episode here: https://omny.fm/shows/no-filter/kyle-sandilands In this episode, Kyle talks to Mia Freedman about feminism, fatherhood, body image, his relationship with his co-host Jackie O, and the time he offered to give some of his salary to her. THE END BITS: With...

Duration:00:26:08

The Many Complicated Lives Of Kyle Sandilands: Part One

4/4/2021
Kyle Sandilands has lived a lot of different lives over the past 50 years. He’s been a survivor of family abuse, a scared homeless kid, a grasping regional radio presenter, a multi-millionaire celebrity, a heartbroken divorcee, a nightclub king, and someone who has nearly lost his job several times at the peak of his career. Kyle is also - along with his breakfast radio co-host, Jackie O - the highest-paid person in the Australian entertainment industry. He reaches millions of people with...

Duration:00:35:49

Dating Men & Sleeping With Women: Nadia Bokody’s Open Relationship

3/31/2021
When sex columnist Nadia Bokody decided to open up her relationship with her current partner, she set some ground rules. One-night stands only. No emotional connections. And not at home. Nadia doesn’t identify as polyamorous. She identifies as monogamish. Why? Because she didn’t open her relationship up for love, it was for the sexual variety. On this episode she talks to Mia about having the conversation with her partner and whether open relationships work. THE END BITS: Listen to No Filter...

Duration:00:36:47

There Is No "I" In Threesome

3/28/2021
Before exchanging “I do’s”, there was something important documentary-maker, Ollie Lucks and his fiancee Zoe felt they needed to do. Have sex with other people and film it. Using their iPhones, the pair recorded their six-month exploration of polyamorous love for the world to see in the HBO Max documentary, There Is No "I" In Threesome. Ollie chats to Mia about navigating polygamy, jealousy and making a documentary about it. THE END BITS: Watch There Is No "I" In Threesome on Binge:...

Duration:00:40:14