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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

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

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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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

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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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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Antonia Kidman is reinventing herself.  

The past two years have not been easy for Antonia Kidman. In 2014 she lost her dear father to a heart attack. Just seven months later, came the tragic and sudden death of her former husband and the father of her four older children. It was a double blow of mammoth proportions for Antonia and even more so for her family. What happened next, and the path she’s chosen to follow as her kids are growing up is a surprising one. Now, the mother of six has emerged from the rubble of grief very centred, very secure and with a new focus; a career in social justice law.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Antonia Kidman.

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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BONUS: Mia bursts her bubble with Andrew Bolt  

Mia Freedman is still on a mission to burst her bubble. And today, she’s taking to it with a pitchfork. She’s calling up Andrew Bolt. A right-wing conservative who writes Australia's most-read political blog.  And it's a conversation to make you think, to make you question, and to perhaps re-order some of the opinions and ideas that may have been cemented in your mind.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Andrew Bolt

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

If you want to buy the book mentioned on No Filter, go to apple.co/mamamia, where you will find every book we talk about on any of our shows in one place.

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Beccy Cole's great Australian love story.  

You’re 27. You’ve just gotten divorced after a very brief marriage. And you’re watching your favourite show on TV. It’s about an all women’s soccer team. Two girls kiss. And then it hits you. You’re a lesbian.

You’re also a huge country music star. And you don’t know how your fans will react. So you don’t tell anyone. You raise your son. You pour everything out on stage, but then you go on living your life in secret.  

When Beccy Cole, one of Australia’s most successful, talented and award-winning country music singers met the love of her life, it was a chance encounter. And what happened next will lift your heart and leave you with cartoon love hearts spilling out of your eyes, too.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guests Beccy Cole and Libby O'Donovan

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff and Luca Lavigne

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

Buy Mia's books at 
apple.co/mamamia. You will find every book we talk about on any of our shows in one place.

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Em Rusciano Is A Try Hard.  

Marriage is hard. Kids are hard. Carving a career in the music industry is hard. Luckily, Em Rusciano is a try-hard. You might know her from her brutally honest facebook page, from her time on Australian Idol, her brekkie radio gigs, her side-splitting standup, maybe you ran alongside her at athletics or your kids go to school with hers. But this refreshingly honest conversation gets to the core of who Em Rusciano is.  Because when you spend your life on show for others, you have to work out who you really are. And Em, more than anyone, lays it all bare; her demons, her foibles, her guts and determination, and mostly, her heart on her sleeve. 

Show Notes

Buy Em's book Try Hard at apple.co/mamamia. You will find every book we talk about on any of our shows in one place.

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Em Rusciano

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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BONUS: Mia bursts her bubble with Rowan Dean  

Mia Freedman is trying to figure out what the hell just happened with the US election. And the main thing Mia's realised is that she lives in a bubble. It's a pretty crowded bubble of like-minded centre lefties who cannot fathom how 'the most influential nation on earth' could elect Donald Trump. So, in a bid to burst the bubble, Mia has decided to call up four people she knows who think differently to her. Rowan Dean is the third bubble burster.  Editor of Spectator, Courier Mail columnist & Sky News commentator 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Rowan Dean

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

If you want to buy the book mentioned on No Filter, go to apple.co/mamamia, where you will find every book we talk about on any of our shows in one place.

 

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Robin Bailey Is A Fighter.  

Two years ago, Brisbane breakfast radio star Robin Bailey lost her husband. In the aftermath, stricken with grief, she poured herself into work. Then last month, after ten years on air at the radio station, she lost her job. In her first interview since being let go from the 97.3 Brisbane breakfast team, the mother of three opens up to Mia Freedman about grief, the first thing she did after she was sacked and how she plans on maintaining a stable life for her three sons. As always, Robin is fierce and brave and utterly transparent. She feels all the feelings and speaks from her heart - even when it’s broken.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Robin Bailey

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

Executive producer of podcasts is Monique Bowley 

Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright. 

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

To find more of our shows go to apple.co/mamamia. You will find every book we talk about on any of our shows in one place.

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Lisa Wilkinson on Marriage, Karl & Her Latest Project.  

The thing about being on live TV for 20 hours a week is that you can’t fake it. Pretenders don't last. So the Lisa Wilkinson you know from ten years on the Today Show is the same Lisa Wilkinson you meet in real life. Mia Freedman talks to her former boss about what happens when you realise your husband is drinking and eating too much, the hardest part about marriage, and how Karl Stefanovic, her ebullient co-host, is dealing with a very public seperation. 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Lisa Wilkinson. 

Find out more about Lisa's exhibition here.

View the first portrait she was talking about here.

To buy a copy of Pete's book The Great Aussie Bloke Slim Down go to apple.co/mamamia, where you will find every book we talk about on any of our shows in one place.

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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BONUS: Mia bursts her bubble with Miranda Devine  

Mia Freedman is trying to figure out what the hell just happened with the US election. And the main thing Mia's realised is that she lives in a bubble. It's a pretty crowded bubble of like-minded Centre Lefties who cannot fathom how 'the most influential nation on earth' could elect Donald Trump. So, in a bid to burst the bubble, Mia has decided to call up four people she knows who think differently to her. The second? Columnist and Commentator Miranda Devine

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Miranda Devine

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

If you want to buy the book mentioned on No Filter, go to apple.co/mamamia, where you will find every book we talk about on any of our shows in one place.

 

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BONUS: Mia bursts her bubble with Paul Murray.  

Mia Freedman is trying to figure out what the hell just happened with the US election. And the main thing Mia's realised is that she lives in a bubble. And it's a pretty crowded bubble of like-minded Centre Lefties who cannot fathom how 'the most influential nation on earth' could elect Donald Trump. So, in a bid to burst the bubble, Mia has decided to call up four people she knows who think differently to her. The first? Sky News TV host, Paul Murray.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Paul Murray

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

If you want to buy the book mentioned on No Filter, go to apple.co/mamamia, where you will find every book we talk about on any of our shows in one place.

 

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Meshel Laurie is Not Your Average Buddhist  

You’re a successful comedian who is married to a man who doesn't want children. Suddenly, the ticking of your biological clock is the only sound you can hear. The story of what happened when you forced him into IVF is one that will shape both your lives. This is Meshel Laurie’s story. The radio host, author, feminist, podcaster, social justice warrior, mother, ex-wife, Tinder survivor and Buddhist is one of  the most dynamic, fierce, sensitive, introspective, caring, determined women Mia Freedman knows. And in this interview she gets very, very honest.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Meshel Laurie

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff and Luca Lavigne

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

If you want to buy the book mentioned on No Filter, go to apple.co/mamamia, where you will find every book we talk about on any of our shows in one place.

 

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Bonus: Mia discusses the US election with author Jodi Picoult  

The day Mia has been waiting for is here. It’s the US election. So it’s no surprise that when the American bestselling author Jodi Picoult came into the office, Mia asked her all about her take on Trump and Clinton. From asking where Oprah is, to talking about how the polling works, Jodi Picoult has all the answers.

The full No Filter interview with Jodi is coming soon. 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Jodi Picoult. The full interview with Jodi will be coming in the next few weeks. 

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

If you want to buy the book mentioned on No Filter, go to apple.co/mamamia, where you will find every book we talk about on any of our shows in one place.

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Shannon Garner. The Woman Who Will Let You Borrow Her Uterus.  

What happens when you give birth to a baby girl who isn’t yours? You will never breastfeed her, never live in the same house as her, and will never, ever be called 'mum'. This was Shannon Garner’s experience not that long ago. The mother-of-two decided to be a surrogate for a gay couple she had never met, and around 12 months later, Shannon gave birth to their baby Elsie. Unsurprisingly, Mia had SO many questions about surrogacy. How do you endure the heartache of leaving that hospital with empty arms? What is her relationship with Elsie and her two dads now? And Shannon was gracious enough to answer them all.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Shannon Garner.

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

If you want to buy the book mentioned on No Filter, go to apple.co/mamamia, where you will find every book we talk about on any of our shows in one place.

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Andrew Denton On Leaving Life Gently.  

You can’t cure death. But you can try and make it kinder. And that is what Andrew Denton plans on doing for many chronically ill Australians. The iconic journalist and former host of Enough Rope has made it his mission to understand voluntary euthanasia since the death of his own father. Denton's created a podcast called Better Off Dead, and now he’s using his profile to make changes in government. It’s a conversation that Mia didn’t want to have. But now, she’s glad she did.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Andrew Denton. Listen to his podcast Better Off Dead here

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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Sally Faulkner Is Living Every Mother's Nightmare.  

How far would you go to get your children back if they had been taken from you? Would you travel to a foreign country? Hire a person skilled in the recovery of child abductions? This is exactly what Brisbane mother-of-three Sally Faulkner did to be reunited with her two children Lahela and Noah. But things didn’t exactly end up going to plan. This is the story behind the botched 60 minutes recovery operation. The operation that landed the news team, journalist Tara Brown, and Sally Faulkner in prison. And despite all that, this mother's story, and her fight to get her children back, hasn't ended yet.

Show Notes

Our host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to Sally Faulkner. Find her book, All For My Children, here.

And sign her change.org petition here.

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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BONUS: The Final US Presidential Debate, Unpacked.  

Who’s the biggest supporter of women? According to himself, it’s Donald Trump. But then again, he also thinks Aleppo is a 'fat' supermodel. Mia Freedman is joined in the studio again by Amelia Lester, the Editor of the Good Weekend - and gatecrasher and resident Trump impersonator Rosie Waterland. So what happened today? What does this mean? Did Hillary just nail it? And what now?

Show Notes

For more US politics try: 

Slate's  TrumpCast

Keeping It 1600

Follow: Jon Favreau, Obama's speechwriter, on Twitter

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to The Good Weekend Editor, Amelia Lester and host of The Binge, Rosie Waterland

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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