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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

The Day Madeleine West Hit Restart On Her Life

1/16/2022
If you looked at Madeleine West’s Instagram 5 years ago, you would have easily presumed that she had the perfect life. She lived in a fabulous house in Melbourne with her partner, a famous celebrity chef, and her six children. She was often on our TV Screens in Neighbours, Satisfaction, and Playing For Keeps. She practiced Yoga and drank green smoothies. And then one day, Madeleine decided to blow it all up. In fact, you might say she hit restart. THE END BITS: With thanks to Madeleine West....

Duration:00:51:41

How Matthew Reilly Came Back To Life

1/9/2022
Just a heads-up, this interview touches on the themes of suicide. If you need help call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Matthew Reilly lives a very strange life. He’s the first one to admit it. He spends most of it sitting in a nice room in a nice house creating elaborate action-adventure worlds that don’t exist…and he’s paid millions of dollars to do it. In 1996 at the age of 22, Matthew got a bank loan, self-published 1,000 copies of his book, Contest, and convinced bookshops around Sydney to stock...

Duration:00:39:40

It’s Personal For Urzila Carlson

1/2/2022
Urzila Carlson’s life has been anything but ordinary. She grew up in South Africa, migrated to New Zealand in her late 20s, and didn’t decide to become a comedian until she was 32. And now she’s a star, hosting The Masked Singer and appearing regularly on Have You Been Paying Attention. She and her wife Julie have two kids, and on this episode of No Filter, we discuss everything from hot flushes to the jokes she chooses not to tell. THE END BITS: With thanks to Urzila Carlson. For complete...

Duration:00:42:02

The Unexpected Moment That Ended Lauren Jackson’s Basketball Career

12/26/2021
It was February 2016, and Australian Basketball legend Lauren Jackson was looking down the barrel of her fifth Olympic Games in Rio. Lauren was already an icon as one of the best basketballers in the world. Having played professionally in America for most of her career. She’d injured her knee in 2015 - a common job hazard for professional basketballers - and was in recovery. But she was hopeful she’d get to play at one more Olympics. And then, Lauren did something millions of women do every...

Duration:00:36:55

The Empty Chairs At The Christmas Table

12/24/2021
Christmas is often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a day that's meant to be filled with joy and love. But what if you're not feeling joyful because you're missing a loved one or you're dealing with the end of a significant relationship? How do you face the empty chair at the Christmas table? Petrea King is one of the most respected grief counselors in the country. She’s counseled over 120,000 people living with cancer and other life-challenging illnesses as well as...

Duration:00:25:46

Sharon Johal Is Stronger Than She Thought

12/19/2021
Just a heads-up - this episode covers the difficult and emotional topic of miscarriage. If you’re a fan of the Aussie TV show Neighbours, then you’ve definitely seen Sharon Johal on your television. She played the character of Dipi Rebecchi from 2017 to early in 2021. Landing this gig as a series regular was groundbreaking - she was the first Indian Punjabi woman in a mainstream television role. But her experience on Neighbours? Well, it was tougher than she could have possibly imagined. In...

Duration:01:01:34

The Private Life Of Anthony Albanese

12/12/2021
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 until that dinner. His mother told him his father was most likely alive and living in Italy... In this episode of No Filter, Anthony Albanese joins Mia to talk about his very unique childhood and the surprising way his search for his father turned out. And just a note, Anthony...

Duration:00:40:11

It’s Complicated: Grace Tame’s Experience As Australian Of The Year

12/5/2021
Picture this: You get a job that you didn’t apply for. You only have to do it for a year...but here’s the catch - the whole country is watching you as you figure out how to do it. There’s no job description, no money, no real guidance, and no help from the people who gave it to you. And the job? Well, it’s essentially about your life, and what you’ve been through. That is the job of Australian of the Year Recipient, Grace Tame. THE END BITS: With thanks to Grace Tame. Feedback? We’re...

Duration:00:38:56

Rebecca Woolf Was Going To Leave Her Husband, Then He Died

11/28/2021
Rebecca Woolf has done a lot of things before everyone else. She became a mum at 23 years old, had four children by the time she was 29 including twins. And then became a widow at just 37, when her husband Hal died pretty suddenly. But before he got sick unexpectedly, she was planning to leave him… Rebecca speaks about the hard stuff like exploring her sexuality and open relationships, stuff that we often don’t allow ourselves to talk about, or even to feel. THE END BITS: With thanks to...

Duration:00:42:44

When Fiona Met Hayley

11/21/2021
This love story starts with one woman sliding into another woman’s DMs. Fiona Falkiner is a model, she was a contestant and then a host on The Biggest Loser and the person who was in her DM’s? That was her now fiancé, Hayley Willis, who is a sports journalist. Hayley was a little bit drunk, scrolling through Instagram after a big night and thought - wow, she’s hot. And now? Well, their love is big, their chemistry is undeniable and their family is growing. From their first date to predatory...

Duration:00:55:38

Phoebe Burgess Is Ready To Talk: Part Two

11/17/2021
For two years, Phoebe Burgess remained pretty silent when it came to the breakup of her marriage. And then her ex-husband went on a reality TV show called SAS Australia. She’d wake up in the morning and read messages from women on Instagram saying they were thinking of her. And that’s when she realised the danger of someone's story being told by someone else. So, she decided to take the power back. And that’s why she’s joining Mia in the studio today for part two of our conversation... THE...

Duration:00:26:13

Phoebe Burgess Is Ready To Talk

11/14/2021
If you’d looked at Phoebe Burgess’ Instagram account three or four years ago, chances are you would have seen a happy family smiling back at you. Phoebe; a former magazine journalist, her husband, Sam Burgess; the famous NRL player, and a growing baby bump going on family holidays to Hamilton Island, Fiji, and coastal NSW. They had a beautiful home. Fame. Wealth. It was the ultimate highlight reel. But only a few people knew that those family holidays weren’t exactly what they appeared to...

Duration:00:41:02

Kate Langbroek Decided To Blow Up Her Life

11/7/2021
Over the past two decades, Kate Langbroek's life has changed dramatically. Some of that change has been because of choices she’s made - like having 4 kids in 5 years, or deciding to quit her high profile, massively well-paid radio job alongside Dave “Hughesy” Hughes to move to Italy...in the midst of a global pandemic. But other things that have thrown her world into chaos have been things that blindsided her. On this episode of No Filter, she opens up about all of it. THE END BITS: With...

Duration:00:57:57

The Very Big Friendship of Leigh Sales & Annabel Crabb

10/31/2021
Mia Freedman often says friendships are forged in the fire of shitty times as well as great ones. And that is the truth of the very strong, sometimes very rude bond between Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb. They are two of the most admired, respected, successful, and talented journalists in Australia. They’ve won awards, written best-selling books, birthed babies, a hit podcast, a community of Chatters, and now a new book, called Well Hello. They’ve both been on No Filter a number of times...

Duration:00:37:20

The Story Of Amani Haydar

10/24/2021
Amani Haydar was five months pregnant and excitedly preparing to become a mother for the first time. But on an ordinary day, Amani’s life changed to a degree she never thought possible. She answered a phone call that sliced everything she thought she knew about her parents, about relationships, about marriage, about love and about her own future - into two very different parts: before and after. Amani has since written a book about her experience called The Mother Wound, and she joins Mia...

Duration:00:38:44

Lisa Wilkinson’s Life Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This: Part Two

10/19/2021
Across two episodes of No Filter, you’re going to hear the story of Lisa Wilkinson. But it’s Lisa Wilkinson like you’ve never heard her before. Because Lisa has lived lots of different lives in her 61 years. And on this episode of No Filter, she discusses them all. From what actually happened when she left the Today Show, to a fiery phone call with Kerry Packer, her off air relationship with Karl Stefanovic and her heartbreaking experience with sexual assault as a young girl. ‘ It Wasn’t...

Duration:00:58:01

Lisa Wilkinson’s Life Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This: Part One

10/17/2021
Over the next two episodes of No Filter, you’re going to hear the story of Lisa Wilkinson. But it’s Lisa Wilkinson like you’ve never heard her before. Because Lisa has lived lots of different lives in her 61 years. And on this episode of No Filter, she discusses them all. From what actually happened when she left the Today Show, to a fiery phone call with Kerry Packer, her off air relationship with Karl Stefanovic and her heartbreaking experience with sexual assault as a young girl. ‘ It...

Duration:00:41:02

The Private Life Of Emma Wiggle

10/10/2021
Emma Watkins grew up wanting to be a ballerina. She’d watched dancers all her life on the TV, and on The Wiggles. But then she got injured, and that dream? Well, it went out the window. So she went in search of something more, and little did she know that something more would see her become the first female Wiggle. On this episode of No Filter we talk about everything from the backlash she faced at the announcement, her Endometriosis diagnosis, and what it’s really like to be one of the most...

Duration:00:43:26

The Baby Catcher

10/3/2021
Caroline de Costa started studying medicine at Sydney University when she was just 16 years old, after a few years off and a baby in between, Caroline finished her medical degree in 1973. She decided she wanted to major in Obstetrics and Gynecology, but she wasn’t allowed. They wouldn’t let her…because it wasn’t a woman’s field. (Yes, that happened) So Caroline packed her bags, her family, and headed for Ireland where they would train her. Seven children, 15 books and almost 50 years later,...

Duration:00:46:55

The Day Stuart Diver Decided To Live

9/26/2021
It was an ordinary day on the 30th of July, 1997 in Thredbo, but at 11:35pm the earth moved. Lives were changed and lost in just a few minutes. The Thredbo Landslide happened fast. It hit two ski lodges where 19 people were sleeping. It destroyed the buildings, ripped them off their foundations, and plunged those inside under tonnes of debris and concrete. For the first two days, we were told that there would be no survivors. However, on the morning of the third day, 66 hours after he was...

Duration:00:44:34