446 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.

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    • 4.5 • 5.8K 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.

    Olivia Newton John: Hopelessly Devoted To You

    Olivia Newton John: Hopelessly Devoted To You

    When Olivia Newton-John walked out of the lift and into the Mamamia office in 2018 on a Wednesday morning, she was fragile but somehow full of energy at the same time.

    She glowed. She was naturally curious, effervescent, and exuded extremely warm energy. 

    It’s hard to think of a more iconic Australian nor one more beloved.

    Olivia Newton-John passed away this morning at 73, to remember her, we’re resharing her No Filter with Mia… 
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    • 47 min
    "My Career Can Wait. I Just Want To be A Mum."

    "My Career Can Wait. I Just Want To be A Mum."

    Virginia Tapscott describes herself as university-educated, career-oriented and ambitious. She also has four children under the age of six and she doesn’t want a career. Not right now. Not while her kids are little. She wants to stay home with them instead of doing paid work and she is sick of being judged for it.

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    With thanks to Virginia Tapscott. Read her article here.

    Listen to Mia's discussion with Virginia about her podcast My Sister's Secret here: https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/no-filter/my-sisters-secret/ 


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

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    CREDITS:

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

    Producer: Gia Moylan

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    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 
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    • 53 min
    Julia Haart’s Unorthodox Life: Part One

    Julia Haart’s Unorthodox Life: Part One

    Find part two of Mia's conversation with Julia here.

    Until she was 40, every aspect of Julia Haart’s life, was tightly, tightly controlled. What she ate, what she thought, what she wore, and what she was allowed to do in a day. Julia was part of an ultra-Orthodox community in New York – a type of extreme form of religion called Haredi Judaism. But, after having 4 kids, Julia decided to escape.

    Before we jump in, just a quick note - and some context.

    It’s important to bear in mind that these are Julia’s personal experiences. They do not speak for the many and varied experiences of all Jewish women - Orthodox, Ultra-Orthodox, or otherwise. 

    And on those terms - ‘Orthodox’ and ‘Ultra-Orthodox’ - while we use them interchangeably, it’s important to note that actually,  Julia’s experience is within an Ultra-Orthodox community of Monsey, New York. This is just one niche sect in a spectrum of many, each with varying customs. 

    This is part one of her story…

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    With thanks to Julia Haart. Find her book here and watch My Unorthodox Life on Netflix now.


    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.

    Producer: Gia Moylan

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    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 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    Tracey Spicer’s Life With Long Covid

    Tracey Spicer’s Life With Long Covid

    Three years ago, Tracey was named the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year, accepted the Sydney Peace Prize alongside Tarana Burke for the Me Too Movement, and won the national award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership through Women and Leadership Australia. Today, most of Tracey’s days are spent at doctors appointments. 

    She’s a multiple Walkley Award winning author and broadcaster who has anchored programs all over Australia. We’re sure she didn’t imagine that in July 2022 she’d be on No Filter, speaking about how she became one of the unlucky ones: a sufferer of the dreaded Long Covid. 

    Long Covid means your symptoms have persisted for longer than 12 weeks after initial infection. What’s interesting though, is that there might be new symptoms. You could feel like you’re actually getting sick with something else entirely. And for some, their condition continues to deteriorate. 

    Tracey has been sick for 204 days. And here’s what she thinks you should know.

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    With thanks to Tracey Spicer, read about her experience with Long Covid 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: Jessie Stephens

    Producer: Gia Moylan

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou 

    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 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min
    Mia Freedman: The Accidental Entrepreneur

    Mia Freedman: The Accidental Entrepreneur

    Mamamia started as a blog and evolved into an empire. And it can be all traced back to the moment Mia Freedman was sitting on her living room floor cutting bits and pieces out of magazines to make the Mamamia logo. So how did she go from a blog of one to an office of over 100 people?

    She's about to tell us as Holly Wainwright takes over as No Filter host to interview Mia about her story.

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    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: Holly Wainwright

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

    Producer: Gia Moylan

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    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 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Kelly McCarren Never Thought Motherhood Would Be Like This

    Kelly McCarren Never Thought Motherhood Would Be Like This

    Want more with Kelly? Find her extra No Filter episode here.

    You might know Kelly McCarren as one of the hosts of Mamamia’s You Beauty podcast. She’s well known for being candid and vulnerable about her life on her social media accounts, speaking about her boob job, her nose job, hating her wedding, gender disappointment in pregnancy and her mental health. But when Kelly started sharing the toll of what being a new mother really looks and feels like on her social media, she was universally applauded. She made other parents feel seen.

    So, Mia asked her on the podcast to talk about the things we don’t often talk about - the moments in life where we don’t think any other woman has been before, and how Kelly is sharing the realities of being a new parent. Both the overflow of love and the overwhelm of trying to figure out what to do with a screaming baby.

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    With thanks to Kelly McCarren. Listen to her on You Beauty 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.

    Producer: Gia Moylan

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    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 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

effie480 ,

Mia is a joy, Jessie not so much

Mia is a fantastic interviewer, she has great chemistry with her subjects and ask insightful questions.
Please do not replace a missing Mia with Jessie.
Jessie is awkward and has no chemistry on air in this platform

Usagi Shields ,

Disappointed

I love Mia’s interviews, I am a fan of the plataforma but please stop doing half interviews and expect the listener to get more content on the subscription, do free content and paid separate is tacky to only realise 1 part and said if you want to finish this you have to pay.

carrieboosh ,

Love

Love Mia’s interview style.
Love it when she has guests with big life experiences especially.
Probably needs more varied voices & views - but I go to ABC Conversations for that!

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