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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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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.

    When You Realise Your Parents Aren't Bulletproof

    When You Realise Your Parents Aren't Bulletproof

    There is a stage in everyone’s life where you realise your parents are not bulletproof. 

    For some of us that comes when our mum or dad starts forgetting things or when they go through a period of unexpected turmoil. But for many of us, it often comes when a parent suddenly becomes unwell. 

    When journalist, author and screenwriter Amal Awad’s father was diagnosed with kidney failure, she made a surprising decision that changed so much for them and for her.

    In this episode, she joins Mia Freedman to talk about how, if we ever are going to truly get to know our parents, as people… it is going to happen in adulthood.

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    Gabbie Stroud back in the studio to talk about what she wished parents knew about teaching. Click here to listen to the last time she was on No Filter: https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/no-filter/gabbie-stroud-broke-up-with-teaching/

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman 

    With thanks to special guests to Amal Awad

    Producer: Bridget Northeast

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    • 46 min
    Ellie Cole Defied Expectations

    Ellie Cole Defied Expectations

    Ellie Cole lost her leg to cancer when she was just 3 years old and shortly after, her family received a list of things from the doctor that she wouldn't be able to do.

    The list included things like rollerblading and riding a bike but Ellie had other plans. 

    Ellie doesn't remember much about losing her leg and she grew up with a family who treated her like everyone else, so she set about ticking off every single item on that doctor's list.

    Since then, she has gone on to win 15 Paralympic medals in the pool, spending over half her life on the Australian swim team and she joins Mia Freedman to talk about it.

    • 44 min
    Meghan, Diana & What Happens When Strong Women Stand Up To The Royals

    Meghan, Diana & What Happens When Strong Women Stand Up To The Royals

    When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they were leaving the royal family the commentary went one of two ways: how very dare they and good on them.

    But so much of the vitriol was aimed at Meghan and if we look back at history, it tells a chilling tale of what happens to women when they don't fit the perceived idea of what a “princess” should be.

    In this episode, Mia is joined by journalist, author and broadcaster Dr Julia Baird, who along with having a PHD in history and a book on how female politicians are perceived in the media, has trawled the royal archives to write the biography of Queen Victoria.
     

    She joins Mia here to talk about Meghan and Harry, women who flip the royal script and why the world has a problem with women in power. 

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman 

    With thanks to special guests to Dr Julia Baird

    Producer: Bridget Northeast

    You can find Julia's book, Queen Victoria here: https://bit.ly/2SjXxBG

    And order her new book Phosporescence here: https://bit.ly/2H0zPFg

    Find our new podcast Get Me Pregnant here: https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/get-me-pregnant/

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    • 40 min
    Tim Minchin: Success, Failure, Family and Coming Home

    Tim Minchin: Success, Failure, Family and Coming Home

    Here's what we know about Tim Minchin. He's an actor, writer, composer, lyristist and director. 

    But he’s also a self-described nerd, who became wildly famous after the success of Matilda and then fell from grace when an animated film he was working on for 4 years got shut down.

    In this interview, he talks to Mia about being battered by America, the feeling of knowing your most successful work could be behind you and how in his line of work he has made a choice to be monogamous and put family first.

    He also has a new TV show called Upright that he is unashamedly proud of and we absolutely loved. You can watch it on Foxtel now!

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman 

    With thanks to special guest Tim Minchin

    Producer: Bridget Northeast

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    Email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au

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    If you are after something else to listen to, follow the link to hear the brand new season of Tiddas 4 Tiddas: https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/tiddas-4-tiddas/

    • 36 min
    Why Tory Shepherd Doesn't Want Kids

    Why Tory Shepherd Doesn't Want Kids

    Tory Shepherd doesn't have kids and if you ask her why she’ll consider telling you that she lost her uterus in a tragic fishing accident.

    It's not actually true but she reckons that answer is easier for people to accept than the truth.

    Tory is 42 and a prominent Australian journalist who has written a book called On Freedom about women who choose not to have children and the stigma that comes with that choice. 

    She joins Mia here to talk about it

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    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman 

    With thanks to special guest Tory Shepherd

    Producer: Elissa Ratliff

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    • 39 min
    Marlee & Keely Silva: What January 26 Means To Us

    Marlee & Keely Silva: What January 26 Means To Us

    Season 2 of Tiddas 4 Tiddas launches today, so we are popping into your feed to share the first episode! 

    Today is January 26th and if you've ever wondered why this day causes so much controversy, or how it can affect Indigenous Australians, this episode is a must-listen.

    Kamilaroi and Dunghutti woman, Marlee Silva, is joined by her sister Keely, to discuss what the day means to them, why they have handled it differently each year and what they want to see for the day in the future.

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

batgirlskiiernumberfive ,

Distraction from the Fires

Thanks Mia and team for these conversations - the perfect distraction form the doom and gloom of the fires over summer. Your authenticity shines. xBelinda

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Teacher

Thank you Mia for your podcast.
The interview with Gabby Stroud was particularly affecting. I had a tear in my eyes especially for the first half.
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Rosalie💕 ,

Amazing 💕🦄

Thank you so much for sharing the Marian Keyes conversation again. That episode is so heart-warming! It was amazing to hear both of you speak so candidly together. I loved it.

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