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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.

    Inside The Life Of A Secret Alcoholic

    Inside The Life Of A Secret Alcoholic

    For the past 5 years, today's guest has kept a secret. She’d wake up and start drinking to get through the day. She’d leave work for a coffee break and buy a bottle of white wine. She’d consume roughly around 80 standard drinks, within one week. 

    Heidi first sought help in 2018 for her alcohol addiction but she didn’t tell anyone. 

    Then last year she came across a call out on social media looking for people to participate in a free six month program if they were struggling with addiction. 

    So she applied. 

    That program would go on to be filmed for SBS’s documentary series Addicted Australia.  And all of a sudden, Heidi’s very private addiction became very very public. 

    This is her story.

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    You can watch Addicted Australia here - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/addicted-australia.

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    CREDITS:

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

    With thanks to our guest: Heidi

    Producer: Leah Porges

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

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    • 29 min
    The Day Shanna Realised She Was An Alcoholic

    The Day Shanna Realised She Was An Alcoholic

    What's the difference between a party girl and an alcoholic? For today's guest, it was about 20 years, a series of traumas, and a large dose of denial.

    Shanna Whan finally realised she was in serious trouble when she 'came to' in the Emergency Department after being found crumpled and bleeding at the bottom of a flight of stairs. 

    You see for a long time, like many ''high-functioning'' alcoholics, Shan convinced herself it wasn't a serious problem because she was a successful business woman by day, and didn't drink until ''after five'' .... 

    Growing up in rural Australia, heavy drinking was a culturally ingrained and glorified rite of passage she embraced wholeheartedly .. to try and fit in.

    But it wasn’t until her rock bottom in early 2015 that she knew she had to reach out and ask for help and take action, or die young.

    Fast forward six years, 15,000 volunteer hours, starting over from scratch, endless failures, knockbacks, and opposition - and now Shanna is the founder and CEO of a national charity called Sober In The Country. 

    This is her story...

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    Check out Sober In The Country here - https://www.soberinthecountry.org/.

    You can watch Shanna's episode of Australian Story here - https://www.abc.net.au/austory/last-drinks/11705194. 

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    CREDITS:

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

    With thanks to our guest: Shanna Whan

    Producer: Leah Porges

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

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    • 58 min
    Candice Warner Has Climbed Back From Rock Bottom. Again

    Candice Warner Has Climbed Back From Rock Bottom. Again

    Candice Warner is an ironwoman. She’s also the wife of Australian cricketer David Warner, and the mother of three girls. Most recently you would have seen her on Channel Seven’s SAS Australia.

    Candice knows what it’s like to hit rock bottom. The first time she was there was because of a short-lived relationship she had when she was 22, and the second time was Cricket Australia's Ball Tampering incident of 2018. 

    So how did she get through those tough times? And what she has learnt about herself because of it?

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    Check out The Undone here: https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/the-undone/ 

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    CREDITS:

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

    With thanks to our guest: Candice Warner

    Producer: Leah Porges & Zoe Ferguson

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

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    • 43 min
    Constance Hall Has Had One Hell Of A Year

    Constance Hall Has Had One Hell Of A Year

    2020 has been a terrible year for so many people, but Constance Hall? It’s been tougher than most. The business owner, mum of seven, and social media star has spent the better half of this year in a hospital caring for her husband Denim Cooke. 

    Denim was involved in a very bad motorcycle accident in August. And for a while there, it looked like Constance had lost her soulmate...

    Con has a lot on her plate at the moment, so we were very grateful she took the time to share her story.  

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    Follow Constance on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/mrsconstancehall/?hl=en 

    And subscribe to Lady Startup Stories to hear the second part of her interview: https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/lady-startup/ 

    Listen to Mia's first interview with Constance here: https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/no-filter/constance-hall-really-is-a-queen/ 

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    CREDITS:

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

    With thanks to our guest: Constance Hall

    Producer: Leah Porges

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

     

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    • 41 min
    The Evolution Of Zoe Foster Blake: Part Two

    The Evolution Of Zoe Foster Blake: Part Two

    Listen to part one of Mia's interview with Zoe here: https://omny.fm/shows/no-filter/zoe-foster-blake-interview 

    How do you become an accidental entrepreneur? Why is friendship so important in a marriage? Why is infidelity not a deal-breaker in relationships? And how do you juggle all the balls when your husband also makes a lot of things? 

    These were just some of the questions that Mia had during part two of her interview with Zoe Foster Blake.

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    You can find Zoe's new Audible original Clean Slate here: https://adbl.co/3e7CfSp 

    And you can get all of her books here: https://bit.ly/3e8KCNu 

    Follow Zoe Foster Blake on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/zotheysay/ 

    GET IN TOUCH:

    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.

    With thanks to our guest: Zoe Foster Blake

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    Assistant Production: Leah Porges 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    The Evolution Of Zoe Foster Blake: Part One

    The Evolution Of Zoe Foster Blake: Part One

    Zoe Foster Blake is an entrepreneur, author of 10 books, mum of two, writer, producer and columnist. She’s the brains behind cult beauty brand Go-To and has over 700,000 people following her on Instagram, watching her every move. 

    So how did Zoe from Bundanoon in New South Wales’ Southern Highlands become a global sensation? A best selling author? And earn a cult following? 

    Over this two part episode of No Filter, Mia will be speaking to Zoe about all of it. Starting with how the heck she ended up where she is today - from a cigarette promo girl to an accidental entrepreneur.

    THE END BITS

    You can find Zoe's new Audible original Clean Slate here: https://adbl.co/3e7CfSp

    And you can get all of her books here: https://bit.ly/3e8KCNu 

    Follow Zoe Foster Blake on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/zotheysay/ 

    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: Zoe Foster Blake

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    Assistant Production: Leah Porges 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min

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