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No Filter

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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There's A Lot You Don't Know About Trinny Woodall

This episode contains a discussion of suicide.  If this brings up any issues for you please call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Trinny Woodall spent the early 2000s giving women makeovers with her partner in fashion crime, Susannah.  Their books and TV series, What Not to Wear, were iconic in the 2000s.  Now Trinny has a makeup company called Trinny London, which she launched at the age of 53 after her show was cancelled and her income dried up overnight. Trinny has had had a lot of ups and downs in her life. She tried for a long time to get pregnant before finally having her daughter Lyla when she was 40.  Then after 10 years of marriage, Trinny divorced Lilly's father Johnny in 2008. But they remained good friends until tragically, Johnny, who battled with addiction and other issues, took his own life. So how did she get through that?  And what does it look like when you have to rebuild yourself and your brand when you're already famous and in your 50s? Click here to subscribe to No Filter. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman  With thanks to special guest Trinny Woodall. Producer: Rachael Hart GET IN TOUCH: Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386. Email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au Find any book mentioned at apple.co/mamamia No Filter is a podcast by Mamamia. Find more shows here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

10 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Nigella Lawson

She's a cook, an award winning author, and of course a domestic goddess. But behind the scenes of her TV shows, Nigella Lawson is a woman who carries around salt and mustard in her handbag. And has an array of condiments on her bedside table.  In this special live episode of No Filter, Nigella sits down with Mia and the Mamamia office to talk food, diets and her new cook book, Simply Nigella. Show Notes: Your host is Mia Freedman. With thanks to special guest Nigella Lawson. This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff CONTACT US Tell us something via email podcast@mamamia.com.au tweet us @mamamiapodcasts or join the conversation on facebook This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

23mins

29 Jan 2016

Rank #2

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Glennon Doyle's Life Has Blown Up Three Times

In her 41 years, Glennon Doyle has worn a lot of very different capes.The best selling American author has been a recovering bulimic, alcoholic, drug user, wife, mother, Christian mummy blogger, and activist but her most recent cape, is the one that really changed her life. In 2016, Glennon wrote her New York Times bestselling book, Love Warrior, about putting her marriage back together after her husband had cheated on her. The book went on to become part of Oprah’s Book Club selection and put her in the same realm of Elizabeth Gilbert and Brene Brown. But it was after the book was released, that Glennon had a realisation that flipped her world upside down. She was in love with a woman named Abby Wambach. And she’s never been happier... CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman  With thanks to special guest Glennon Doyle. Buy Glennon's book Love Warrior at apple.co/mamamia Producer: Elissa Ratliff No filter is presented to you by Clinique, Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free. GET IN TOUCH: Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386. Head to https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe/ to this and all our pods delivered straight to your inbox. Email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au Download the Mamamia Podcast App here. Find any book mentioned at apple.co/mamamia This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network. Want to win some skin care goodies? Head to www.mamamia.com.au/nofilterfeedback to tell us what you think.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 6mins

11 Mar 2018

Rank #3

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Liane Moriarty Knows How To Write a Best-Seller

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 facebookThis show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47mins

26 Sep 2016

Rank #4

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Esther Perel Knows Why People Cheat

When couples therapist Esther Perel speaks to large groups of people about her area of expertise, sex and relationships -she asks the audience to raise their hands if their lives have ever been affected by infidelity. Maybe it was one of their parents. Maybe it was their own partner. Maybe it was them. Or maybe they were the third party. She says around 80 percent of the room raises their hand. Esther is an author, a psychotherapist and a self-described expert in relationships and sexuality. She has a cult following to rival that of Brene Brown or Elizabeth Gilbert, and on this episode of No Filter she speaks to Mia about why it has never been easier to have an affair, the reason happy people cheat and how infidelity can sometimes make a relationship better. Get ready to listen to the most fascinating conversation about love, cheating and relationships you have ever heard. Show Notes Your host is Mia Freedman. With thanks to special guest Esther Perel Buy Esther's book The State of Affairs by going to 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 facebookThis show is part of the Mamamia Women’s NetworkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53mins

8 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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Celeste Barber Will Accept Your Challenge

Don’t underestimate Celeste Barber. Just because you’ve seen her recreating celebrity photos on Instagram doesn't mean that's all she's about.  Celeste Barber is an actress, comedian and writer. She’s also not rolling in cash, despite being one of the world’s most famous Instagrammers with over 3 million fans.  So apart from being a woman who can get the Kardashians and Tom Ford to repost her photos who is Celeste? CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman  With thanks to special guest Celeste Barber Producer: Elissa Ratliff No filter is presented to you by Clinique, Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free. GET IN TOUCH: Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386. Head to https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe/ to this and all our pods delivered straight to your inbox. Email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au Download the Mamamia Podcast App here. Find any book mentioned at apple.co/mamamia This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network. Want to win some skin care goodies? Head to www.mamamia.com.au/nofilterfeedback to tell us what you think.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

48mins

4 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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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 Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au tweet us @mamamiapodcasts or join the conversation on facebookThis show is part of the Mamamia Women’s NetworkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36mins

5 Feb 2017

Rank #7

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Exposed: The Case Of Keli Lane

By the age of  24, water polo player Keli Lane had accidentally fallen pregnant five times in seven years. The first two times, Keli terminated her pregnancies. The next three times she carried her babies to term without telling a soul. Two of the babies were adopted out but it was the birth and then disappearance of her second daughter Tegan, that would land Keli in jail for 18 years. The court convicted Keli of murdering her baby in 2011 but she has always maintained her innocence.   In 2016 she asked ABC investigative journalist Caro Meldrum Hanna to look into the case again. What Caro found was revealed in a new documentary Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane, and she joins Mia to discuss it... Click here to subscribe to No Filter. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman  With thanks to special guest Caro Meldrum Hanna. Watch Exposed: The Case Of Keli Lane on iView here.  https://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/exposed-the-case-of-keli-lane/ Join the Exposed facebook group here. Producer: Elissa Ratliff GET IN TOUCH: Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386. Email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au Find any book mentioned at apple.co/mamamia No Filter is a podcast by Mamamia. Find more shows here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 19mins

21 Oct 2018

Rank #8

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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 facebookThis 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53mins

2 Apr 2017

Rank #9

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David Gillespie Knows How to Spot a Psychopath

When you think of a psychopath, you probably imagine someone like serial killer Ivan Milat. But according to David Gillespie, it's more likely to be your boss or your grandma. Five to 10 per cent of the population qualify as psychopathic, and the rate can be as high as 20 percent among corporate leaders and politicians. So how do you spot them? What do you do if you have to work for or with them, or better yet, date them? Grab a cup of tea and get ready to go ‘OH MY GOD’... Show Notes Your host is Mia Freedman. With thanks to special guest David Gillespie.  Find Taming Toxic People: The Science of Identifying and Dealing with Psychopaths at apple.co/mamamia This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff You can buy Mia's book, Work Strife Balance, or any book mentioned on our podcasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place. CONTACT US Suggest a guest via: podcast@mamamia.com.au tweet us @mamamiapodcasts or join the conversation on facebookThis show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53mins

20 Aug 2017

Rank #10

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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 facebookThis 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

29 May 2017

Rank #11

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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 facebookThis show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

29 Aug 2016

Rank #12

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Maz Compton Doesn't Drink Anymore

Maz Compton knew she had a problem with alcohol when she couldn’t stop saying yes to it. But she didn’t classify herself as an alcoholic. She was high-functioning, kicking huge career goals and her personal life was great. She wasn’t unwell or out of control. She didn’t seem to tick any of the boxes on the label marked "alcoholic"…..except one. She didn’t know how to manage the amount of alcohol she drank. What she decided to do next was radical and not everyone was impressed... Click here to subscribe to No Filter. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman  With thanks to special guest Maz Compton. Buy The Social Rebellion here. Producer: Elissa Ratliff GET IN TOUCH: Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386. Head to https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe/ to this and all our pods delivered straight to your inbox. Email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au Download the Mamamia Podcast App here. Find any book mentioned at apple.co/mamamia This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

17 Jun 2018

Rank #13

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The Four Women In Michael Hutchence's Life

Richard Lowenstein first met Michael Hutchence when he was 23 making music videos for the likes of Hunters & Collectors and Cold Chisel. Michael liked what Richard made and commissioned him to make some music videos for INXS.  Little did Richard know almost 40 years later he’d be the man making a documentary about his best mates life. The good. The bad and all the mysteries that followed him until the very end.  Richard’s documentary, Mystify: Michael Hutchence is a captivating movie filled with rarely-seen footage and intimate home videos of Michael’s life - at home, on holidays, backstage, on the road, even in bed. It also features stories from three of the four most important women in Michael's life - Michelle Bennet, Kylie Minogue and Helena Christensen. And it's truly fascinating.  Click here to subscribe to No Filter. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman  With thanks to special guest Richard Lowenstein - find more about the Mystify film here Producer: Elissa Ratliff GET IN TOUCH: Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386. Email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au Find any book mentioned at apple.co/mamamia No Filter is a podcast by Mamamia. Find more shows here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 11mins

30 Jun 2019

Rank #14

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Caroline Overington: The Woman Who Healed Oprah

Not many people can say they influenced Oprah, but Caroline Overington can. The award-winning author and journalist interviewed the most famous woman in the world at her Harpo studios last year, and it did not go as expected. A woman who believes in "fake it till you make it", she has twice won Australia’s most prestigious award for journalism, the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism; and the Sir Keith Murdoch award for Journalistic Excellence. Her latest book is the thriller, The One Who Got Away, a bestseller that critics are saying rivals Gone Girl, but as she tells Mia Freedman, nothing compares to the hairy experience of raising 18-month old twins in New York.  Show Notes Your host was Mia Freedman With thanks to Caroline Overington. Buy The One Who Got Away here. This show was produced by Elissa Ratliff. Contact this show, suggest a guest, or leave feedback via twitter @mamamiapodcasts Visit us on Facebook at Mamamia Podcast Network This show proudly supports Rize Up, a wonderful grass roots community organisation who help to provide the comforts of home to women and children fleeing from family violence. Find out more here. And email is podcast@mamamia.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

18 Jul 2016

Rank #15

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John Edward Is The Psychic Medium Who Didn't Believe In Psychics

John Edward is a psychic medium who over the last three decades, has helped thousands of people communicate with loved ones who have crossed over to the other side. In fact, if you were around in the early 2000’s you probably saw his show Crossing Over on television.  But when he was young John grew up being very skeptical about psychics.  And he had good reason to be. He lived with his grandmother, in Long Island New York, and she was a psychic. She also had lots of psychics visit her house. But John didn’t want a bar of it. So what changed that? Well, as he tells Mia, a lot... Click here to subscribe to No Filter. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman  With thanks to special guest John Edward. Find out about his Australian tour here. Producer: Elissa Ratliff GET IN TOUCH: Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386. Email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au Find any book mentioned at apple.co/mamamia No Filter is a podcast by Mamamia. Find more shows here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

21 Jul 2019

Rank #16

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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 facebookThis 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.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46mins

24 Apr 2017

Rank #17

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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 tweet us @mamamiapodcasts or join the conversation on facebookThis 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53mins

13 May 2017

Rank #18

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Kyl Myers Is Letting Her Child Choose Their Gender

"Aw, are you having a boy or a girl?" It's what every parent-to-be is asked as soon as the lines appear on the pee stick. But Kyl Myers and her partner Brent are two of a growing number of parents who refused to answer that question and made the choice to raise their child as "gender creative". Kyl and Brent have never publicly disclosed the biological sex of their child Zoomer, and they don’t use the pronouns 'he' or 'she'. They intend to let Zoomer decide on what gender to identify as, if any, as they grow. So what’s it like raising a gender creative child? Why choose to do it? And what happens next? Click here to subscribe to No Filter. CREDITS: Host: Mia Freedman  With thanks to special guest Kyl Myers. Follow the Raising Zoomer Instagram account here. Read more about gender creative parenting on raisingzoomer.com Producer: Elissa Ratliff GET IN TOUCH: Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386. Head to https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe/ to this and all our pods delivered straight to your inbox. Email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au Download the Mamamia Podcast App here. Find any book mentioned at apple.co/mamamia This show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41mins

26 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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Loren O'Keeffe: "I still forget Dan's not missing any more."

In 2011, Loren O'Keeffe's world changed forever. Her 24-year-old brother Dan walked out of the family home and disappeared. Loren quit her job immediatley, set up a Dan Come Home movement and spent the next five years answering emails, trawling soup kitchens and chasing every lead that came her way.  In March of 2016, all that came to a halt, when Dan's body was found under the family home. Today Loren joins Mia on a very raw No Filter to talk about her life now that Dan is no longer missing, and why she will never stop helping those people who are missing through her charity, the Missing Persons Advocacy Network. Show Notes You can find all the details on how to buy Too Short Stories here. Your host is Mia Freedman. With thanks to special guest Loren O'Keeffe. Visit the MPAN website 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 facebookThis show is part of the Mamamia Women’s Network See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

22 Aug 2016

Rank #20