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No Filter

Australia

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

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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Nas Campanella is a newsreader who can't see.  

If you've ever listened to Triple J news, you'd be familiar with the smooth-talking tones of newsreader Nas Campanella. What you might not know, though, is that she's completely blind. A national newsreader who can't read the news, and doesn't use braille.  So how does she do her job? How does she text, date, cook, and buy clothes? And why, at 29, do people still treat her like a child? For a woman who heard "how the hell can you be a journalist?" many times over, the stories of her life and the lengths she's gone to for her dream job are extraordinary.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Nas Campanella from Triple J

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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Donald Trump, Sex Tapes and WTF America  

Mia Freedman has a new hobby. It's not knitting, or even sport. It’s American politics. Actually, that’s a lie. It’s Donald Trump… and how much she hates him. He’s a name caller. He makes fun of people with disabilities, of grieving mothers who have lost their soldier sons, of women. Soooo many women. So she decided to invite Amelia Lester, the former Managing Editor of the New Yorker, on to talk Trump. 

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

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

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Everyone needs a friend like Tracy Bevan.  

This is not an interview about breast cancer. This is an interview about an extraordinary friendship between two hilarious women. Tracy Bevan lost her best friend, Jane McGrath to breast cancer, but that’s not what defined their connection. 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 friendship that has transcended death in the most surprising way.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

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

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

And brought to you by Virgin Australia.

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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Liane Moriarty knows how to write a bestseller.  

She’s been called the 'Obama of popular fiction'.  An author whose books all turn to gold. But at home, Liane Moriarty is considered to be a suburban housewife who writes for a hobby. Australia’s most successful author, this mother-of-two from Sydney has sold over six million books.  She's one of the few authors in the world to ever have three books on the New York Times bestseller lists at the ONE time. So how did she do it?  She joins Mia to discuss her latest book, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, and what it was like when she found out Nicole Kidman wanted to buy her bestseller.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Liane Moriarty

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

And brought to you by Queensland Fertility Group, IVF Australia, Melbourne IVF and TasIVF.

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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Sam Frost wears her heart on her sleeve.  

She enrolled in The Bachelor to 'shake things up' in her life. Two years on, Sam Frost is Australia's sweetheart: the loveable girl-next-door with a brekkie radio gig next to Rove McManus. But the path to get there was paved with pain. She had her heart smashed into a million pieces in front of the nation, which sent her spinning into despair and grief. But her belief that she would be happy again - and that the universe would lead her there- led her to a real life fairytale romance.  

She talks to Mia about life and love in the public eye, dealing with trolls, mental health breakdowns, what really happened when Blake Garvey broke up with her, and the feeling that the whole world is waiting for you to fail. 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Sam Frost

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

And brought to you by Queensland Fertility Group, IVF Australia, Melbourne IVF and TasIVF.

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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Richard Fidler doesn't like being interviewed.  

How do you make an ordinary person seem like a rock star? You put them in front of Richard Fidler. His cult ABC radio show, Conversations, is Australia's most popular podcast, downloaded more than 1.8 million times per month. And Richard is the puppet master; drawing you deep into the stories of people you have probably never heard of. Today, he is on the receiving end of the questions.   He tells Mia Freedman how he got to where he is today; the skills it takes to make the driest topics interesting, who the worst subjects to interview are, and why weirdness is everything.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Richard Fidler

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

And brought to you by Queensland Fertility Group, IVF Australia, Melbourne IVF and TasIVF.

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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Keira Maguire: Cult figure of The Bachelor.  

She's feisty, funny, and after she scowled into the spotlight on The Bachelor Australia, she found herself as the crowd favourite. But for Keira Maguire, it came with a massive amount of scrutiny. After Woman’s Day revealed she grew up in a polygamist cult, the Bachelor star talks to Mia about being cast as the villain, growing up "different" and what she’s going to do next. The interview doesn't quite go to plan. But sometimes, when there is No Filter, things can get messy.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Keira Maguire.

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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Bruna Papendrea is the most powerful woman you've never heard of  

She's one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood. She votes on the Academy, which decides who will get the Oscars. She’s produced box office smash hits Wild, Gone Girl, Warm Bodies and Milk just to name a few. And up until last week she had a production company with Reese Witherspoon. So how did Bruna Papandrea go from the outer Adelaide suburbs to a leading lady boss of Hollywood? 

This Aussie powerhouse is a friend Mia hadn’t seen in over 20 years. So when she arrived in the studio to record this interview, there was some serious catching up to do...

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Bruna Papandrea.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

And brought to you by Queensland Fertility Group, IVF Australia, Melbourne IVF and TasIVF.

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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Ita Buttrose:  On Botox, the Packers and the joys of doing whatever you want.  

Ita Buttrose is an Australian icon. She's the founding editor of Cleo Magazine. Cold Chisel once wrote a song about her. The author of 11 books. A former Australian of the year. Host of Studio 10. And when she sat down with another former magazine editor Mia Freedman for this interview, what did they talk about? Everything, obviously.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Ita Buttrose.

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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