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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

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.

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Sally Obermeder is Lit From Within  

Pregnancy has never been easy for Sally Obermeder. In 2011, with the help of IVF, she fell pregnant. Nine months later she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She gave birth to baby Annabelle and then underwent 16 rounds of chemotherapy and two mastectomies, all while raising a newborn. After getting the all clear, Sally knew she wanted another child. The only problem was she couldn't have one. So with just four embryos she turned to surrogacy. In this interview, Sally is extremely open about the struggles that she’s had and how it was all worth it when her second daughter Elyssa came into the world.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guests Sally Obermeder. Find her frozen smoothie packs in Coles and Woolworths

You can buy Sally’s books, from ibooks at apple.co/mamamia, and this is where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.

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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Roxane Gay is The Original Bad Feminist  

A lot of planning has to go into a visit from best-selling author, college professor and writer Roxane Gay. Will she fit into the office lift? How many steps will she have to take to get to the interview? Is there a comfortable chair that will accommodate her six-foot-three, 'super-morbidly-obese' frame? None of this is disclosed with a mean spirit, it's part of what Roxane writes about in her new book Hunger, and what she talks about with Mia in this interview. It's about realising that not everyone fits comfortably into the world just as we expect them to. Hunger is not one of those happy tales that has a beaming photo of her on the cover, standing in one giant leg of her old pants. It’s also not just a story about obesity. It’s an extraordinary look at the trauma that triggered her to very deliberately gain weight.

‘Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body' by Roxane Gay is published by Hachette Australia on 13 June’ Available via Booktopia 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to Roxane Gay

Head to apple.co/mamamia to find a copy of Mia's book Work Strife Balance and Roxane's book Hunger

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 Podcast Network

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Maggie Alderson on fiction, Anna Wintour and fashion after 40  

Maggie Alderson is a lot of things. She’s a former fashion magazine editor, mother-of-one, cancer survivor, and columnist. She’s stood behind Anna Wintour in the queue for the toilets at Fashion week in Milan. Written ten novels. And given some of the best fashion advice, Australia has ever seen. But Maggie Alderson is so much more than fashion and fiction. She opens up about being invisible when you hit 40, her worries about having an only child, and why she will never get botox.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to Maggie Alderson

Head to apple.co/mamamia to find a copy of Mia's book Work Strife Balance and Maggie's latest novel The Scent of You.

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff

CONTACT US

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This show is part of the Mamamia Podcast Network

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Leigh Sales and Mia Freedman: Work, Strife, Balance and Friendship.  

This episode is a bit different. Instead of asking the inappropriate questions, Mia Freedman is answering them. Yep, she's in the hot seat. Sitting across from one of the world’s most formidable interviewers and journalists, Leigh Sales, talking about her new book Work Strife Balance. And, it's pretty epic. This was recorded in front of 300 people, and unlike most of her interviews, you’ll see a very different side of Leigh - she’s hilarious, warm, loves a laugh, sometimes gets teary and is a true woman’s woman. Listening to this interview you’ll get the sense of what it’s like to be friends with her. You'll also hear some of Mia's tips from Work Strife Balance. 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to Leigh Sales

Head to apple.co/mamamia to find a copy of Mia's book Work Strife Balance. 

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 Podcast 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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Susan Carland On Being A Muslim Feminist  

There are many assumptions made about Muslim women. That they are oppressed. Repressed. Distressed.  Depressed. Victims of a religion that persecutes them. That there is no way you can be a Muslim and a feminist.

Susan Carland disagrees.  A devout Muslim woman, she converted from Christianity when she was a teenager.  Now an academic, she has been fighting assumptions ever since. In her book Fighting Hislam - Women, Faith and Sexism, she argues that there are Muslim women who are fighting for gender equality inside their faith and that being Muslim and a feminist are not mutually exclusive.

This interview explores the difference between culture and religion, why Muslim's aren't a monolith, and why Islam and feminism can - despite popular opinion - co-exist. 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to Susan Carland

Her book is Fighting Hislam; Women, Faith and Sexism. Published by Melbourne University Press

This podcast was produced by Monique Bowley

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 Podcast 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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What Happens When Your Daughter With a Disability Grows Up?  

Vanessa Cranfield learned her baby girl had down syndrome on the day she was born. While the doctors and nurses ushered her husband out of the room to tell him, the young mum was faced with a dawning reality; and a lifetime of unknowns. 

Gretel is now in her early twenties, with two other siblings. This is a beautiful, candid interview about parenting a child with a disability. About what no one tells you; the raw and the beautiful parts. About how sometimes, people come into your life to teach you something. And why we should all aim to have a little more colour in our life.


Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Vanessa Cranfield

Check out South of The Border's website

And Instagram.

This podcast was produced by Monique Bowley and 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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The Secret Life of Samuel Johnson  

Samuel Johnson has two sisters, one Gold Logie and some frozen sperm sitting in a freezer at a clinic somewhere in Melbourne.  Across his career, he's been in all the iconic shows of the 90s; Home and Away, Blue Heelers, Halifax FP and The Secret Life Of Us. But despite his success on screen, he's had a lot of personal tragedy and hardship in his life. Drugs. Booze. Mothers and girlfriends that have both died. And now his big sister, fighting her hardest not to.

He was just 10 years old when Connie was diagnosed with cancer for the first time and it was the return of that cancer a few years ago that changed both of their lives - and the lives of hundreds of thousands of other women.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Samuel Johnson. 

Check out Love Your Sister

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff & Kelly Glover 

CONTACT US

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

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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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Chloe Shorten: How To Blend A Family  

When Chloe Shorten separated from her husband of 10 years, she was paranoid it would somehow affect her two young children. Then, when she remarried Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and blended her family, she got even more paranoid. So, she went hunting for help. For books, for studies, for information about the best way to do everything from “the talk” when you sit your kids down to tell them their Mum and Dad aren’t going to live together anymore to introducing new partners, navigating custody and even, eventually introducing new step-siblings or new babies. She didn’t find a lot. So she made her own, and this week she tells Mia about it.

 

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guests Chloe Shorten.

Find her book, Take Heart, 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

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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Rochelle Courtenay Is Changing The World One Tampon At A Time.  

When was the last time you bought a packet of tampons or pads? Do you remember how much they cost? Did you shop around looking for the cheapest possible option? Did you have to weigh up your priorities between say…..feeding your kids or bleeding all over your clothes? When Rochelle Courtenay read that homeless women would often have to choose between food and sanitary items, she decided to do something. Little did she know that her pad and tampon collections would change the path she took in the world, and result in her charity, Share The Dignity.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guests Rochelle Courtenay. To find out how to donate - go to sharethedignity.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

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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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

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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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

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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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

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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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

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

or join the conversation on facebook

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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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

tweet us @mamamiapodcasts

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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

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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