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Rick Morton Was Born Into Rural Royalty. Suddenly, He Was Dirt Poor

Rick Morton was born the son of a cattle baron in far western Queensland. His backyard consisted of hundreds of thousands of acres. He went to school by school of the air. And his family home was 500kms from the nearest town. But in just 24 hours, Rick’s life went from being something of an idyllic outback childhood to poverty. So how do you go from rural royalty to dirt poor? What’s it like growing up gay and closeted in a small town? Rick has written a book about his life called 100...


Lucy Peach Is A Period Unicorn

Lucy Peach is a folk singer turned comedian turned period hacker. Yes, period hacker. Lucy has worked out the secret to using your period for power. And on this episode of No Filter, she gives practical advice about how to harness the different phases of your cycle. After you listen to this you'll never think of your period the same way again. Click here to subscribe to No Filter. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman With thanks to special guest Lucy Peach. Find out more about her live shows...


Kerry Tucker Loved Being In Prison

Kerry Tucker was jailed in 2004 for one of the biggest white-collar crimes committed by a female in Victoria at the time. She’d been stealing money from her employers. She owned up to it, went through the process and spent 4.5 years behind bars in a maximum security prison away from her two daughters. Surprisingly for Kerry, jail was the making of her and she’s written a book all about it... Click here to subscribe to No Filter. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman With thanks to special guest...


Amy Molloy Was Widowed At 23

Amy Molloy has lived a big life. She’s survived anorexia, was widowed at 23, divorced her second husband in her late 20’s, forged a new career, married for the third time and has had two babies. And she’s only 33. Amy has written a book about her life so far, called The World Is A Nice Place, and she joins Mia to talk about why, after so much hardship, she's filled with hope…. Click here to subscribe to No Filter. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman With thanks to special guest Amy...


Wren and Ayla's Story: When Your Wife Is Trans

Wren Holdom had been with her partner Ayla for almost a decade when a revelation in a Chinese restaurant turned their lives upside down. Learning that her spouse was transgender was just the beginning of a journey that included difficult conversations with family, being outed by the tabloid press at Prince William's wedding and ultimately strengthening their bond and cementing their commitment to one another. Click here to subscribe to No Filter. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman With thanks...


Caitlin Moran Is An Optimistic Feminist Hero

Caitlin Moran is a writer, columnist, novelist, dramatist and one of the most optimistic and funny writers on the planet. She’s published six books, writes two columns a week for the UK Times and is a mum to two teenage girls. And because she's not busy enough she's just written her second book in a trilogy, How To Be Famous. In this intimate interview, Caitlin and Mia catch up and discuss the issues of Me Too, feminism, fame and getting older. This one will feel like eavesdropping on a...


A message from Glennon Doyle...

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The Teacher's Pet

Lyn Dawson was 33 years old and the mother of two little girls when she went missing in January 1982. She was married to her high school sweetheart, rugby league star turned teacher, Chris Dawson. They lived on Sydney’s Northern beaches on the same street as Chris’ twin brother Paul and his wife. But then one day, Chris moved one of his students, 16-year-old Joanne Curtis, into their family home and things were never the same. Since Lyn’s disappearance in 1982, two coroners found, in...


Tara Westover Was Actively Planning For The End Of The World

Tara Westover was 16 when she stepped into a classroom for the first time. She didn’t know how to talk to her peers, had never heard of the Holocaust and thought that she was sitting amongst heathens. Today Tara holds a PHD in intellectual history and political thought from Cambridge University. She’s attended Harvard as a fellow, and has just written her first book, a memoir called Educated. So how did she get here? Click here to subscribe to No Filter. CREDITS: Host: Mia...


Maz Compton Doesn't Drink Anymore

Maz Compton knew she had a problem with alcohol when she couldn’t stop saying yes to it. But she didn’t classify herself as an alcoholic. She was high-functioning, kicking huge career goals and her personal life was great. She wasn’t unwell or out of control. She didn’t seem to tick any of the boxes on the label marked "alcoholic"…..except one. She didn’t know how to manage the amount of alcohol she drank. What she decided to do next was radical and not everyone was impressed... Click...


The Reinventions Of Alannah Hill

Alannah Hill the brand is one of the most iconic fashion labels in Australia but what about Alannah Hill the woman? Mia first met Alannah 20 years ago when she was one of the biggest names in fashion. Since that time, Alannah has had a baby and raised him as a single mum. She’s also lost her own mother, her beloved business and for a while her identity. She shares her harships and successes in her memoir, Butterfly On A Pin and she's sitting down with Mia to talk about it. Click here to...


A Message About Milan...

A couple of months ago you may have heard my interview with Marilee Mai, the mother of a little girl called Milan who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer last July and who I met when I spent some time in the hospital with one of my kids at the end of last year. Many of you have been asking for updates as to how Milan is going and it’s with a heavy heart that I wanted to let you know she passed away this week.... For Milan’s parents, Marilee and Min and for her little...


Elle Halliwell Faced Life And Death On The Same Weekend

In April 2016, Elle Halliwell was going about her life as fashion editor and showbiz reporter for The Sunday Telegraph. She was fit, she ate healthily and she only drank on weekends. Everything was fine...until she got a call that would change her life. Elle found out she had Leukemia and 48 hours later she found out she was pregnant. So what were those 48 hours like? What happens when cancer and motherhood collide? And how do you keep living a normal life when your world is turned...


Jessica Rowe Is Not Vanilla

When self described crap housewife, journalist and presenter Jessica Rowe announced she would be leaving her job as co-host on Studio 10 to spend more time with her daughters Allegra and Giselle, people cared. Because when high profile women lean out of their jobs, it seems like the decision is being made on behalf of all women. So how did she know when it was time to lean out from her job, into her family? Click here to subscribe to No Filter. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman With thanks...


Liz Ellis Doesn't Like To Lose

For the first 37 years of her life, Liz Ellis never planned on having kids. The former Australian Netball captain met her husband, rugby union player Matthew Stocks, when she was in her early 20s. After the birth of her first daughter, Evelyn, Liz knew instantly she wanted more kids. But the next chapter of her life was not going to be easy. For 5 years, Liz suffered from secondary infertility. Now she has written a book filled with expert information called If At First You Don’t...


Jamelle Wells Knows Why We Are Fascinated With True Crime

Jamelle Wells has spent the past ten years in New South Wales courtrooms. She’s not a judge, a lawyer or a serial criminal, she's a Court Reporter. Since 2008 she's has been working for the ABC, covering some of the biggest cases in the country. From the trial of Hey Dad star, Robert Hughes to the Sydney Siege, Jamelle has covered it all. So how does she do her job without taking what she hears in the courtroom home? CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman With thanks to special guest Jamelle...


Sarah Ferguson On Losing Her Mum

Sarah Ferguson is an award winning journalist, author, mother, wife and daughter. A little under a year ago she received a phone call from her brother who told her their mother had suddenly, unexpectedly died. This week, Sarah is facing her first Mother’s Day without her beloved mum Marjorie. She’s written a book On Mother that captures the days, weeks and months after her mother's death... CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman With thanks to special guest Sarah Ferguson. Buy her book On...


Don’t Tilt Your Head At Barry du Bois

Barry du Bois is a great bloke. Everyone who knows him will tell you that. And even if you don't know him, he's one of those guys you see on TV and you just want to be mates with him. So last year, when the former builder got his second cancer diagnosis and announced it on The Living Room, people had a lot of feelings. The outpouring of support proved that people don't just love Barry, they love him hard. Which is why he’s decided he’s not going anywhere... CREDITS: Host: Mia...


Two Female Comedians Walk Into A Studio

Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are two comedians from Byron Bay who tour the country with their stand up show Women Like Us. Between them, they have seven kids. Publicly and privately, they discuss everything from menopause, to moon cups, to being sandwiched between parents that need you and teens that need you too - even if they pretend they don’t. And because their conversations on stage have resonated so much with a group of women who society often glosses over, Mandy and Ellen have...


The Bachelor Phenomenon Explained

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of The Bachelor? What the audition process is like? What it's like to be filmed on a first date? Amy Kaufman is an LA Times reporter who writes a lot about TV, film and pop culture and her book, Bachelor Nation: Inside the World Of America's Favourite Guilty Pleasure reveals how The Bachelor sausage is made. So, what really goes on inside the mansion when the cameras are turned off? CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman With thanks to special...