413 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 itunesu_sunset

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 5.5K 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.

    The Day Madeleine West Hit Restart On Her Life

    The Day Madeleine West Hit Restart On Her Life

    If you looked at Madeleine West’s Instagram 5 years ago, you would have easily presumed that she had the perfect life. She lived in a fabulous house in Melbourne with her partner, a famous celebrity chef, and her six children.

    She was often on our TV Screens in Neighbours, Satisfaction, and Playing For Keeps. She practiced Yoga and drank green smoothies. And then one day, Madeleine decided to blow it all up. 

    In fact, you might say she hit restart.

    THE END BITS:

    With thanks to Madeleine West. Restart launches at the end of January. Keep an ear out. 

    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.

    Check out our No Filter YouTube channel here.

    CREDITS:

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

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    Assistant Producer: Lucy Neville

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges 

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min
    How Matthew Reilly Came Back To Life

    How Matthew Reilly Came Back To Life

    Just a heads-up, this interview touches on the themes of suicide. If you need help call Lifeline on 13 11 14. 

    Matthew Reilly lives a very strange life. He’s the first one to admit it. He spends most of it sitting in a nice room in a nice house creating elaborate action-adventure worlds that don’t exist…and he’s paid millions of dollars to do it. In 1996 at the age of 22, Matthew got a bank loan, self-published 1,000 copies of his book, Contest, and convinced bookshops around Sydney to stock it.

    25 years later, Matthew has now written 19 novels and sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. If only his personal life had been similarly golden. It hasn’t. 

    On this episode of No Filter, he joins me to talk about life and love after loss.

    THE END BITS:

    With thanks to Matthew Reilly. You can buy his latest book, The One Impossible Labyrinth, here.

    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.

    Check out our No Filter YouTube channel here.

    CREDITS:

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

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    Assistant Producer: Lucy Neville

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min
    It’s Personal For Urzila Carlson

    It’s Personal For Urzila Carlson

    Urzila Carlson’s life has been anything but ordinary. She grew up in South Africa, migrated to New Zealand in her late 20s, and didn’t decide to become a comedian until she was 32. And now she’s a star, hosting The Masked Singer and appearing regularly on Have You Been Paying Attention. 

    She and her wife Julie have two kids, and on this episode of No Filter, we discuss everything from hot flushes to the jokes she chooses not to tell.

    THE END BITS:

    With thanks to Urzila Carlson.

    For complete tour and ticket information about Urzila’s shows this year, visit: 

    www.urzilacarlson.com & www.livenation.com.au

    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.

    Check out our No Filter YouTube channel here.

    CREDITS:

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

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    Assistant Producer: Lucy Neville

    Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney 

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    The Unexpected Moment That Ended Lauren Jackson’s Basketball Career

    The Unexpected Moment That Ended Lauren Jackson’s Basketball Career

    It was February 2016, and Australian Basketball legend Lauren Jackson was looking down the barrel of her fifth Olympic Games in Rio.

    Lauren was already an icon as one of the best basketballers in the world. Having played professionally in America for most of her career. She’d injured her knee in 2015 - a common job hazard for professional basketballers -  and was in recovery. But she was hopeful she’d get to play at one more Olympics.

    And then, Lauren did something millions of women do every day. She went and got her legs waxed, and it was the catalyst that forced her into retirement at 34...

    THE END BITS:

    With thanks to Lauren Jackson 

    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.

    Check out our No Filter YouTube channel here.

    CREDITS:

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

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    Assistant Producer: Lucy Neville

    Audio Producer: Leah Porges

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 36 min
    The Empty Chairs At The Christmas Table

    The Empty Chairs At The Christmas Table

    Christmas is often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a day that's meant to be filled with joy and love. But what if you're not feeling joyful because you're missing a loved one or you're dealing with the end of a significant relationship? How do you face the empty chair at the Christmas table?

    Petrea King is one of the most respected grief counselors in the country. She’s counseled over 120,000 people living with cancer and other life-challenging illnesses as well as people dealing with grief, loss, trauma, and tragedy through her foundation, Quest For Life.

    She knows what’s it’s like to be facing Christmas with a death, diagnosis or divorce looming after she lost her brother to suicide, and received her own diagnosis of a rare form of leukemia.

    So what's her advice on how to navigate Christmas when you're not feeling joyful?

    THE END BITS:

    You can listen to Mia's 2018 chat with Petrea here - https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/no-filter/the-empty-chair-at-the-christmas-table/. 

    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: Petrea King

    Producer: Leah Porges

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    Sharon Johal Is Stronger Than She Thought

    Sharon Johal Is Stronger Than She Thought

    Just a heads-up - this episode covers the difficult and emotional topic of miscarriage.

    If you’re a fan of the Aussie TV show Neighbours, then you’ve definitely seen Sharon Johal on your television. She played the character of Dipi Rebecchi from 2017 to early in 2021. Landing this gig as a series regular was groundbreaking - she was the first Indian Punjabi woman in a mainstream television role.

    But her experience on Neighbours? Well, it was tougher than she could have possibly imagined. In 2020, there was COVID, she was stuck in a toxic work environment and...she fell unexpectedly pregnant, and then she lost her baby. This is a story about grit, determination and authenticity. You’re going to love getting to know Sharon Johal.

    THE END BITS:

    With thanks to Sharon Johal. Follow her on Instagram here, read her blog here. 

    Read the piece she wrote for Mamamia here: https://www.mamamia.com.au/sharon-johal-miscarriage/ 

    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.

    Check out our No Filter YouTube channel here.

    CREDITS:

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

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    Assistant Producer: Lucy Neville

    Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 

    Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
5.5K Ratings

5.5K Ratings

hyperden ,

Best podcast ever!

Love your interview style. Keep up the great work!

michaelmelbourne3 ,

Uncomfortable

Been meaning to get into the Mia’s podcast for a while and I started on Urzila. Mia kept prompting onto the idea that Urzila was flipping a woman to lesbian. It shows a distinct lack of knowledge about the spectrum of queer, particularly where it looks like Mia does interview many queer people. After that I was done, give it a miss.

poddyshark1 ,

Interesting guests, great interviews

I’ve listened to No Filter for years. Mia has great guests on and her interviewing style has grown better and better over the years. Love listening!

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