330 episodes

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.

No Filter Mamamia

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.5 • 4.6K Ratings

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.

    Parenting, Polyamory & Surviving A Refugee Camp

    Parenting, Polyamory & Surviving A Refugee Camp

    Pauline Nguyen has lived a very big life. 

    When she was 3 years old her family left Vietnam by boat. They spent six days on the South China Sea and arrived at a Thai Refugee camp where they lived for a year, before settling in Australia. 

    Once in Australia, however, things weren’t easy for the Nguyen kids, and Pauline fled home when she was a teenager. 

    These days, Pauline is an award winning author, spiritual entrepreneur and co-founder of Sydney's Red Lantern restaurant.

    And in this episode of No Filter, she talks to Mia Freedman about everything from being in a polyamorous relationship to running away from home at 17 to breaking the cycle of abuse with her own children...

    THE END BITS

    You can visit Pauline's website here - https://www.paulinenguyen.com.au/.

    Check out Pauline's book here - booktopia.kh4ffx.net/xBZaO. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    Check out our No Filter YouTube channel here... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiVNEFfHiJl8nC4NepRNw?view_as=subscriber

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman. You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here.

    With thanks to our guest: Pauline Nguyen

    Producer: Melanie Tait & Leah Porges 

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    Magazine Queens: The Editors Who Influenced A Generation

    Magazine Queens: The Editors Who Influenced A Generation

    From the 1980s to the 2000s, before the Internet arrived, magazines were tops. 

    Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Dolly, Harper's Bazaar... there were so many. 

    They were filled with information on how to be a girl, or a woman, alongside glossy shots of models like Elle Macpherson, Sonia Klein and Claudia Schiffer.

    But sadly, all these magazines and the brands behind them are now gone.

    Deborah Thomas and Paula Joye have, between them, worked at, launched or edited pretty much every major magazine in Australia. Deborah was Mia's first boss when she started at Cleo and Paula and Mia shared an office there for years. 

    In this episode of No Filter, Mia, Deborah and Paula take a trip down memory lane and talk about everything from photoshoots with famous 90's models to working for the infamous Packer family to life after magazines.

    THE END BITS

    Listen to Mia's chat with InStyle America's editor Laura Brown here - https://www.mamamia.com.au/laura-brown-no-filter/.

    You can check out Paula's Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/paulajoye/?hl=en and her website here - https://thejoye.com/. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    Check out our No Filter YouTube channel here... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiVNEFfHiJl8nC4NepRNw?view_as=subscriber

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman. You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here.

    With thanks to our guests: Deborah Thomas & Paula Joye

    Producer: Leah Porges 

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 55 min
    BONUS: Coping With Pregnancy Loss

    BONUS: Coping With Pregnancy Loss

    We're dropping into your feed today on International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day to share an episode of Get Me Pregnant that may resonate with you.

    This episode covers the difficult and emotional topic of miscarriage. 

    Dr. Manuela Toledo is here to talk us through the facts including why miscarriage occurs and whether it affects your chances of future pregnancy.

    And Dr. Anne Coffey shares her personal experience with miscarriage and her advice on how to get the support you need during this difficult time

    Get Me Pregnant is your no-BS guide to assisted fertility.

    Get Me Pregnant is a podcast by Mamamia made in partnership with IVFAustralia, Melbourne IVF, Queensland Fertility Group and TasIVF.

    CREDITS: 

    Hosts: Leigh Campbell and Rachel Corbett 

    Producers: Bridget Northeast and Cecelia Ramsdale

    With special thanks to Dr. Anne Coffey, Fertility Specialist, Queensland Fertility Group & Dr. Manuela Toledo, Fertility Specialist at Melbourne IVF.

    SUPPORT

    Pink Elephants Support Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/pinkelephantssupport/

    Sands https://www.sands.org.au/

    Bears of Hope https://www.bearsofhope.org.au/

    Most fertility clinics provide counselling services as part of your treatment, so don't be afraid to enquire after those services. Otherwise your local GP can also refer you to a counsellor with grief and loss experience. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386.

    Email the show at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Find more shows here... https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 24 min
    Loneliness: The Silent Epidemic

    Loneliness: The Silent Epidemic

    Loneliness.

    In Australia, it impacts one in four people. But since COVID, there’s been a lot more people across the country and the world feeling alone. 

    Even though they might be connected to friends on group chat or living with their partners or families… that feeling? It’s still there. And it’s not often talked about. 

    But that’s something that today’s guest is trying to change. 

    Dr. Vivek Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States from 2014-2017. Essentially, he was America’s doctor. He dealt with the country’s most urgent public health issues. 

    In 2017, he turned his attention to chronic stress and isolation, and earlier this year, he released a book called Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, which is all about the silent epidemic of loneliness.

    On this episode of No Filter, Dr. Murthy and Mia discuss the three types of loneliness and the actions we can take to make sure we’re living a connected life. 

    If you or someone you know needs support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14. 

    THE END BITS

    You can buy Vivek's book here - https://booktopia.kh4ffx.net/PLD1R.

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    Check out our No Filter YouTube channel here... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiVNEFfHiJl8nC4NepRNw?view_as=subscriber

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman. You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here.

    With thanks to our guest: Vivek Murthy

    Producer: Leah Porges 

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 53 min
    What Happened To Sophie Delezio

    What Happened To Sophie Delezio

    In 2003, a two-year-old girl captured the hearts of Australians when she was involved in an accident at her NSW childcare centre. Her name was Sophie Delezio. A vehicle crashed into the centre and caught alight, trapping Sophie and burning 85% of her body. After that accident, she lost both her legs below the knee, her right hand and ear.

    Three years later, in May 2006, Sophie was hit by a car as her nanny pushed her wheelchair across the road. The car threw her 18 metres from her wheelchair and resulted in a broken jaw, broken ribs, fractured collarbone and a punctured lung as well as bleeding on her brain and a heart attack. 

    But after all of that, she lived. Oh boy did she live.

    And this is her story. 

    ---

    To find out more about Sophie's charity, Day of Difference, head to https://dayofdifference.org.au/. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    Check out our No Filter YouTube channel here... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiVNEFfHiJl8nC4NepRNw?view_as=subscriber

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman . You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here. 

    With thanks to our guests: Sophie and Carolyn Delezio

    Producer: Leah Porges 

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 57 min
    Cathy Oddie Made The Best Of Her Worst

    Cathy Oddie Made The Best Of Her Worst

    Just a heads up, this is a conversation about domestic and family violence. If you or someone you love needs help, please call 1800 Respect. 

    This week, No Filter is partnering with Commonwealth Bank's Next Chapter program to raise awareness of financial and family violence.

    In this episode, Mia Freedman talks to Cathy Oddie, who took her experience from two abusive relationships and turned it into something good. 

    To find out more about WIRE (Women's Information Referral Exchange), visit https://www.wire.org.au/. 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

    Check out our No Filter YouTube channel here... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiVNEFfHiJl8nC4NepRNw?view_as=subscriber

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman . You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here. 

    With thanks to our guest: Cathy Oddie. 

    Producer: Leah Porges 

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    Disclaimer: According to a June 2020 community attitudes survey of over 10,000 Australians about financial abuse, commissioned by Commonwealth Bank of Australia and conducted by YouGov.

    This episode of No Filter was made possible by Commonwealth Bank's Next Chapter program

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

Luke.attwood ,

Love this podcast

I’m slowly catching up on the back log and just listened to the interview with Ginni Mansberg!! So enlightening - Thank you for normalising peri menopause xx

urupukapuka ,

Julia Baird

Thank you so much for this wonderful podcast with Julia Baird, to which I have only just listened. Amazing!

Alex Jervis ,

Magazine Queens - BEST EVA!

Best ep ever!! PLEASE DO MORE OF THIS! A whole series would be fab.

I have been following all of your careers since I was a child..in the 80s!

Thank you! ❤️🌈🌼

Top Podcasts In Personal Journals

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Mamamia