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Mia Freedman has no filter. Not in life, not in work, not ever. This is a podcast where she chats to interesting people about their careers, their families, and what makes them tick. It’s a one on one conversation with no filter. Nothing is off limits. From the dressing rooms of famous media faces, to the offices of some of Australia's most powerful minds, Mia takes you there. Unedited, unabashed, unfiltered.

Episodes

Sue Brierley is the real life mum from 'Lion'.  

Who would you choose to play you in a Hollywood movie? It's a question you might have pondered. Little did Sue Brierley know that one day, she would be sitting in a Hollywood theatre, watching Nicole Kidman portray her story on the big screen. When she was just a teen, the Tasmanian girl had a vision that she would adopt a child from India, instead of giving birth to her own. Saroo, the little boy Sue and her husband John adopted in the 80s', arrived. And was the inspiration behind the Oscar-nominated film Lion. She speaks to Mia about the real story behind the hit movie, her relationship with Nicole Kidman and the story of what actually happened to her other son, Mantosh. 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guests Sue Brierley.

Lion is available on iTunes and DVD on May 1.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

Telstra brings you the magic of technology with Smart Home, a clever little app that lets you manage your home from anywhere. 

 

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The Woman With A One Way Ticket to Mars  

How do you prepare for a one-way mission to Mars? It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, doesn’t it? But for Melbourne-based consultant Dianne McGrath, it just might become a reality. In 2013, Dianne signed up for Mars One. A mission that aims to establish life on Mars. She is now in the final 100 remaining candidates IN THE WORLD. And at the end of this year, she will find out whether or not she has been chosen as one of the final 24 who will eventually make the journey.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guests Dianne McGrath

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

Telstra brings you the magic of technology with Smart Home, a clever little app that lets you manage your home from anywhere. 

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Roman Wasn't Built in a Day: The Jayson & Aaron Brunsdon story  

Aaron Elias always knew he wanted to have children with his fashion designer partner Jayson Brunsdon. He just wasn’t sure how they would do it. As a gay couple living in Sydney, there aren’t many options out there if you want to have children. But one night, after watching a 60 minutes story on surrogacy, Aaron & Jayson knew they were on to something. Two years later (through a cancer diagnosis, finding an egg donor and many trips to Thailand) their son Roman was born. This interview will have you laughing, crying, and feeling all the feels.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guests Jayson & Aaron Brunsdon

Buy Aaron's book Designer Baby at ibooks apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

Telstra brings you the magic of technology with Smart Home, a clever little app that lets you manage your home from anywhere. 

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Lindy West Isn't Afraid to Take Up Space.  

Have you ever had to apologise for taking up space? Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who was ashamed to go out with you in public? Have you ever felt like a failure because of how you look? American writer, feminist and fat activist Lindy West has. Plenty of times. But as soon as she started writing about her experiences, all that changed. She joins Mia Freedman live in the Mamamia office to talk about why she chose to be a 'fat bride', her thoughts on Trump and how she wrote her way out of feeling ashamed about her body.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Lindy West

Buy Lindy's book Shrill at ibooks apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

Telstra brings you the magic of technology with Smart Home, a clever little app that lets you manage your home from anywhere. 

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Nikki Gemmell Stripped Bare.  

In October 2015 best selling author Nikki Gemmell’s world was turned upside down. Police knocked at her door, and informed her that her mother Elayn had been found dead. She had euthanized herself, without telling anyone. There was no note, and no reasoning. So Nikki did what she does best, and wrote about it. After Nikki’s latest book, is a raw account of that October day and what came next. She joins Mia for a very raw chat about what happens when you’re left to pick up the pieces.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Nikki Gemmell

Buy Nikki's book After and all her other books at ibooks apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

Telstra brings you the magic of technology with Smart Home, a clever little app that lets you manage your home from anywhere. 

Lifeline 13 11 14; Beyondblue 1300 22 4636

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Endometriosis Didn't Break Syl Freedman. It Made Her.  

Syl Freedman had no idea what the hell was wrong with her. At 21, she wasn't in a good way. Decrepid immune system; in and out of hospital; and period pain so crippling she sometimes blacked out. After thinking herself to simpy be 'unlucky' her entire life, she hit a turning point: she was diagnosed with endometriosis, a silent disease affecting 1 in 10 women. Never heard of it? Neither had Syl. So she went searching for information... and discovered there wasn't a whole a lot.

Now 26, Syl, Mia's cousin, along with her mum, Mia's Aunt Lesley, have co-founded Endoactive - an organisation that gives voice to the hundreds of thousands of women with endo worldwide. Syl speaks to her cousin Mia about the intimate details of her struggles with endo - everything from sexual limitations to egg freezing - as well as the bigger issues... namely, her fight against Bauer to legalise drug treatment for Endo in Australia.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Syl Freedman.

You can learn more about Syl's organisation, Endoactive, on their Facebook page.

Find any book mentioned on this podcast, or any of our other's, at apple.co/mamamia.

This podcast was produced by Luca Lavigne.

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

Tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

Join the conversation on Facebook.

Leave us a message on the pod-phone - 02 8999 9386

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

Telstra brings you the magic of technology with Smart Home, a clever little app that lets you manage your home from anywhere. 

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When Mia Met Malcolm.  

This is not your average interview with Prime Minister. Of course it isn’t. It’s No Filter. Mia Freedman found out on Friday she would be interviewing Malcolm Turnbull on Monday. She would have 20 minutes. And that would be that. But boy did she get a lot out of him in that time. From vaccinations to marriage equality, to women in Parliament there was a lot covered. Especially when he started talking about his wife of 37 years, Lucy.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. 

Buy Malcolm's books at ibooks apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

Telstra brings you the magic of technology with Smart Home, a clever little app that lets you manage your home from anywhere. 

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Roxy Jacenko and The Whole Damn Thing.  

Put everything you have EVER heard about Roxy Jacenko to one side of your mind and prepare to have all your preconceptions blown out of the water. Because we promise, you have never heard Roxy Jacenko like this before. From cancer, to how she’s coping as a single mum. Visiting Ollie in jail, to why she no longer posts on her 5-year-old daughters instagram account. This is a conversation that will change the way you look at Roxy’s instagram pictures.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Roxy Jacenko.  Roxy will be hosting her 2017 ‘In Conversation Seminar’ on PR/Digital/Business in April, for ticket information:office@sweatybettypr.com 

Buy all Roxy's books at ibooks apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

 

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The Many Layers of Wil Anderson  

He’s the award-winning stand-up comedian and host of the hit ABC show, Gruen. But as Mia Freedman finds out, for everything that we know about Wil Anderson (including those people who think he’s Adam Hills) there’s a lot we don’t know. From what it’s been like living with Osteoarthritis, to a very prickly conversation about his personal life, Mia asks the very funny man some very serious questions.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Wil Anderson.

Find out more about Wil's show Critically Wil here.  

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

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This episode was brought to you by One Night Stan, an original comedy series which features Australia's biggest comedians. Premiering March 24th only on Stan.

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Emma Betts is 25 And Planning Her Own Funeral  

How do you live when you know don’t have much time? Emma Betts is 25. She has stage four melanoma. And according to doctors, has around six months to live. In this extremely intimate No Filter, this wife, daughter, sister, crazy dog-lady, lover of pavlova, former international aid and development worker, and current writer/blogger/advocate talks to Mia about being diagnosed with cancer at 22, planning her own funeral and her hopes for her husband when she is gone. You may need tissues.

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Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Emma Betts. Visit her blog Dear Melonoma here.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

To support Emma, click here.

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Jacqui Lambie Is Not Your Average Politician  

A housing commission background. A single mum of two children. A son addicted to ice, and a time - a dark time - that she wanted to end it all. Senator Jacqui Lambie knows a lot about the underdog. But behind the bolshy exterior is a woman who is surprisingly reasonable. The fierce Tasmanian independent has seen and been through a lot over the years, and she’s not afraid to talk about it. From that heated TV argument with Yassmin Abdel-Magied, to examining her love life and everything in between, this is a rare glimpse into the mind of a woman who believes more in fight than flight. 

If this interview has affected you, there is 24/7 support available, and we would encourage you to seek help:

Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78 www.mensline.org.au

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Jacqui Lambie

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Lisa Oldfield Is Not Your Average Housewife  

Lisa Oldfield has no filter. The term was practically invented for her, according to Mia Freedman. The business woman turned soon-to-be Real Housewife of Sydney has a no bullsh*t attitude when it comes to life. She doesn’t care what people think of her parenting style, her marriage to One Nation founder David Oldfield or her conservative views. Which makes for some pretty interesting conversations. So grab a glass of red (like Lisa did while recording this episode) and get ready to have your mind...opened. 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Lisa Oldfield 

The Real Housewives of Sydney premieres on the 26th of February on Arena.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

This podcast was brought to you by Real Iced Tea Co. Brewed with real tea leaves and not tea extract; it’s brewed to hit the spot.

CONTACT US

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Peggy Orenstein on hookup-culture, casual sex, and our girls.  

Brace yourself. Because Peggy Orenstein has spent seven years studying the sexual landscape for young girls, and it's confronting. From hookup culture, to casual sex (and how it has become the precursor to intimacy), she examines the ways in which porn and all its sexual myths have seeped into young people’s lives.
So how do you explain to your 10-year-old daughter that a nude selfie isn't 'empowering'? How do you tell her that what she’s wearing is not really appropriate without slut shaming her? And how do you do it in a way where she wont rebel against you and do it all anyway?

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Peggy Orienstein. 

Find Peggy's book Girls And Sex by going to apple.co/mamamia. 

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

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or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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The Highs And Lows of Being Georgia Love.  

She was a career-driven reporter who was obsessed with work when she was approached to be on The Bachelorette. For Georgia Love, it was the hardest decision she's ever had to make. But, she jumped. Australia watched her take a chance on finding love. And the day after the finale, the day after she'd selected Lee Elliot in front of the entire nation, her mother died.
Georgia Love speaks to Mia Freedman about a year that contained the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.  How when opportunities present themselves, you take a leap. And how some days, all you can do is hang in there.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Georgia Love.

You can find out more about Pancare here. 

Love Spotify? Find our podcasts there too by following this link.

Subscribe to No Filter by going to apple.co/mamamia. You'll also find all the books Mia has ever written here too. 

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Dana Berkowitz and the feminist dilemma of Botox  

Gender studies Professor and feminist Dana Berkowitz was strongly opposed to Botox. She would lecture students on body image and beauty culture, and was researching for a book on anti-aging practices in society.

And then, while researching it, she had it.

What followed for her were compliments. Many compliments. And she found herself at the centre of a conflict so many women have: Is there a feminist way to have Botox?

Is using it to improve your appearance proof of a woman's right to choose? Or is it more evidence of women having to bow to a society that rewards youth and emphasises appearance? And how does it differ to colouring your hair, or shaving your legs?

In a society obsessed with youth, Mia Freedman and Berkowitz tackle aging, body image, resting bitch-face, the patriarchial bargain, and the eternal question Mia Freedman faces: should I do it? 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Dana Berkowitz

Find Dana's book Botox Nation by going to apple.co/mamamia. You can also subscribe to all of our shows there.

Love Spotify? Find our podcasts there too by following this link.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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What Kasey Chambers did next.  

She’s won 11 Aria Awards. 22 Golden Guitars. Released 10 albums. And somewhere in between all that had three kids and written an autobiography.  There is no denying that Kasey Chambers has done a lot into her 40 years of life. But behind the many golden guitars is a person who, at the age of 30 was diagnosed with anorexia and has spent the past ten years dealing with her relationship with food and working out what is best for her.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Kasey Chambers. Find out more about her new album here

Find Kasey's autobiography by going to apple.co/mamamia. 

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

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or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Georgie Stone, the teen who changed gender.  

Kids say some funny things sometimes. So when two-year-old Georgie Stone said 'Mum, I want a vagina', it seemed like an innocent, cute kid comment. And Mum barely blinked.

But Georgie knew already that she was born in the wrong body. That she was transgender. And as the years unfolded, it became apparent. In 2015 - at just 15 years old - Georgie publicly came out as transgender. She did so to advocate for other trans kids not just in the media... but in the legal system, where delays in processes can mean a world of difference during puberty.

This is the story of an open trans teen, her family, her friends, her brave and open decision to say 'this is me'. It's the story of a teenager battling prejudice, bullying and even legal hurdles to become a remarkable young woman.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guests Georgie and Rebekah Stone. Find out more about their website, Transcend here.

If you or your family need help visit:

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Transcend

Gender Help for Parents

This podcast was produced by Luca Lavigne.

CONTACT US

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Jane McGrath's legacy is more than just pink.  

As our Australian Cricketers turn the SCG into a blushing meadow for the Pink Test, it's a reminder of Jane McGrath's legacy. The mother of two, and wife to cricket fast bowler Glenn McGrath formed a foundation that has changed lives. But she also forged a friendship like no other. This is not a story about breast cancer, it's the story of Jane McGrath and her hilarious best friend, Tracy Bevan. Their relationship went to the darkest places you can imagine and then lifted them higher than they thought possible, over and over. It’s a story of how far you will go for your best friend.

This episode was first published in September 2016.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Tracy and Millie Bevan. Find out more about the McGrath foundation here.

The McGrath Foundation are aiming to raise $390,000 this year. If you can spare anything, www.pinktest.com.au

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

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This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Don't Call Sarah Harris A TV Star  

She’s the co-host of Studio 10, is often on the cover of magazines and often has headlines written about her post pregnancy body. But if you call Sarah Harris a TV star or a celebrity, chances are she will laugh in your face and say she is just a journalist. But there is no denying that her life has changed since she changed TV networks and jobs. She speaks to Mia Freedman about being followed by paparazzi, what it was like when viewers started commenting on her baby weight and why she will soon stop sharing photos of her son, Paul.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Sarah Harris

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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Jodi Picoult: The Woman Behind the Novels.  

If you had written 23 novels - and had nine of them debut at number one on the New York Times bestseller list - would you still reply to every fan email you received and every tweet that popped up in your notifications list? Probably not, but for American author Jodi Picoult, she wouldn't have it any other way. She joins Mia Freedman to talk about her new book, Small Great Things, biases, living in a bubble and the incredible moment her son came out to her. It's the perfect holiday listen.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Jodi Picoult. Buy her new novel Small Great Things at apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook

This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network

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