300 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

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    • 4.5 • 4.5K 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.

    Nikki Boyer: Dying For Sex

    Nikki Boyer: Dying For Sex

    This is an episode about an epic friendship between two women.

    It transcends marriages, divorce, miscarriage and sex and ends in the most poignant, tragic, beautiful way.

    When Molly was 41, she was given a life-changing diagnosis. And instead of living out the life she'd built with her husband, she left their 15-year marriage to go and have hot sex with strangers. Dozens of them.

    And her friend Nikki... what was she to do? Judge her? Encourage her? Support her?

    Well, they started a podcast together, called Dying For Sex. 

    In this episode, Mia Freedman sits down with Nikki Boyer, actress and podcast host, to discuss her lifelong friendship with Molly, some hilarious sex stories and what happens when you lose your best friend.

    For everything Molly and Nikki, head to https://dyingforsexpodcast.com/

    You can follow Nikki on Instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/nikkiboyer/?hl=en.

    Want to see those pics of Molly Nikki and Mia were talking about? Go to https://www.instagram.com/dying4sex/?hl=en

    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: Nikki Boyer

    Producer: Leah Porges 

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

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

    • 55 min
    Madeleine West Has Found Her Voice

    Madeleine West Has Found Her Voice

    If you’re a fan of Australian TV, then chances are you know the name Madeleine West. 

    From Neighbours, to Playing For Keeps, to Underbelly and Satisfaction, Madeleine has starred in some of Australia’s biggest TV shows. 

    But during one of the many peaks of her career, at 21, Madeleine was hit by a bus. And that changed the way she viewed herself, and her life, forever. 

    As well as being an actress, Madeleine is also an author. An activist. And, because she’s not busy enough - the single mother of 6 kids. 

    On this episode of No Filter, Madeleine discusses the ins and outs of having 6 children who range in age from 5 to 14, moving from Melbourne to Byron Bay, how she navigates her family life with her ex partner, celebrity chef Shannon Bennet, and the day she literally stopped traffic. 

    Want more of Madeleine’s parenting hacks? Listen to her episode of I Don’t Know How She Does It here… https://bit.ly/339xkv4. 

    Madeleine has a new podcast out now, called Invisible Heroes. You can find it here… https://bit.ly/2RdpRp8. 

    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: Madeleine West.

    Producer: Leah Porges 

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

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

    • 35 min
    Layne Beachley Had Three Mothers

    Layne Beachley Had Three Mothers

    Layne Beachley has done a lot in her life. She’s held world records, won world titles and is regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. She’s suffered setbacks, career threatening injuries and conquered 50 foot waves.

    But those facts? They’re probably the least interesting things about Layne’s story. 

    Layne sits down with Mia Freedman to discuss everything from her marriage to INXS guitarist and sax player Kirk Pengilly, to losing her mum and then finding out she was adopted to the mistakes she made while touring the world.

    To find out more about Awake Academy, go to https://awakeacademy.com.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: Layne Beachley.

    Producer: Leah Porges 

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

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

    • 48 min
    BONUS: William McInnes On Being The Best Single Dad Possible

    BONUS: William McInnes On Being The Best Single Dad Possible

    Today is Father's Day.

    And whether it's a happy, sad or complicated day for you, here at No Filter we wanted to share a special episode that serves as a reminder of how powerful the bond between fathers and their children can be.

    You might remember William McInnes from Seachange, or Blue Heelers, but what you may not know about him is that he can really tell a story. He’s been doing it for the past 30 years, first as an actor and later as a writer.

    William has written over 11 books. A lot of them, around the themes of growing up in Australia.  And his latest, Fatherhood, is a personal tribute to Aussie dads everywhere.

    William lost the love of his life, his wife Sarah in 2011. He raised their two children, Clem, and Stella by himself. He knows hardship and he isn’t afraid to share what he’s learned or get honest about his feelings. 

    This interview isn’t about grief or loss, it’s about a man doing the best he can for his family.

    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: William McInnes

    Producers: Elissa Ratliff

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

    • 51 min
    Miriam Margolyes' Very Extraordinary Life

    Miriam Margolyes' Very Extraordinary Life

    Miriam Margolyes is an actress, comedian, documentary maker and all-round incredible woman.

    If you don’t know Miriam’s name, you’ll definitely know her face.

    She played Professor Sprout in Harry Potter, starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet, and was the voice of Fly in Babe.

    She's also made many documentaries, including her latest one for the ABC, Miriam Margolyes Almost Australian. 

    In this conversation, Miriam talks about coming out as gay to her Jewish parents in the 1960's, why her and her partner live in different countries and body image. She also manages to sneak in a nice little plug to her Southern Highlands Airbnb. 

    Miriam Margolyes Almost Australian is currently available to watch on ABC iview - https://iview.abc.net.au/show/miriam-margolyes-almost-australian. 

    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: Miriam Margolyes.

    Producers: Leah Porges 

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

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

    • 47 min
    A Wedding, A Funeral And A Beard That's Saving Lives

    A Wedding, A Funeral And A Beard That's Saving Lives

    Today's No Filter episode features a man with a beard. But it's not just any beard. 

    Jimmy Niggle's life changed forever 10 years ago when he was 26 and sitting at his best friends wake. As beers were being passed around and stories told, Jimmy decided to change his life.

    But how exactly is a beard life changing?

    Since that moment, Jimmy has become a bit famous but not just because of his beard or the heartfelt story behind it. Earlier this year, he married the love of his life and their wedding unexpectedly became a massive media story for all the wrong reasons.

    In this conversation, Jimmy discusses friendship, love and what happens when your wedding becomes a national health crisis. 

    You can check out Beard Season here - https://beardseason.com/  and here https://www.instagram.com/beardseason/?hl=en.

    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: Jimmy Niggles. 

    Producers: Leah Porges 

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

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

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.5K Ratings

4.5K Ratings

SpunkyBunny78 ,

‘No filter’: you have unfiltered my heart

No Filter has been a go-to podcast of mine for ages. I love Mia’s style in interviewing people, it’s so natural I feel like an onlooker to a conversation on a couch between friends. I often listen while out for a walk at lunch and I’m sure people think I am strange as I laugh, smile and sometimes cry through the episodes. The topics of the episodes are so varied and has opened my mind an heart to so much. Thank you Mia, and the MummaMia team for the episodes you bring us.

Chess0505 ,

Layne Beachley

One of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened too! I laughed, cried, sighed & imagined the ocean as I listened to these two beautiful women talk. I had watched Layne’s triumph career for years & I now feel Iike i knew her a bit more. Mia has the most genuine & relaxing way of interviewing her guests that turns it into a friendly, informal chat!
The best, thank you Mia, my walks each day listening to you as I stride along makes the sun shine brighter! Ps I gave a beautiful 22 year old Mia! I call her Mia Moo! Much love!
❤️❤️❤️

Podlovincriminal ,

The Curious Life did Layne!

I listened to the Layne B episode and had already listened to her on The Curious Life Podcast. Layne was great but basically told the same stories on both, so it wasn’t any new information for me. Highly recommend the Curious Life episode of Layne, if you are a Layne fan! Actually all those episodes are fantastic. Mia did a good job here but I just wish I had heard something new.

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