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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.

    What Life As A Twin Is Actually Like

    What Life As A Twin Is Actually Like

    Over the next 3 weeks on No Filter, we'll be bringing you a special series on sisterhood, made possible by Frozen The Musical.

    Clare and Jessie Stephens are twin sisters, who both work at Mamamia.

    Clare is the Editor in Chief of the website, and Jessie is one of the hosts of Mamamia Out Loud, host of True Crime Conversations, and the Assistant Head of Content.

    She's also dating Mia's son.

    In this episode, Mia asks Jessie & Clare about how their twin relationship works and what it's like to work with your sister on a daily basis.

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    You can read Jessie's work here - https://www.mamamia.com.au/author/jessie-stephens-2/. 

    And Clare's work here - https://www.mamamia.com.au/author/clare-stephens/

    Listen to Jessie on Mamamia Outloud here - https://omny.fm/shows/mamamia-out-loud/playlists/podcast. 

    And True Crime Conversations here - https://omny.fm/shows/true-crime-conversations/playlists/true-crime-conversations. 

    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: Jessie & Clare Stephens

    Producer: Leah Porges

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 43 min
    The Diary Of A Lap Dancer

    The Diary Of A Lap Dancer

    Have you ever wondered what goes on in a strip club?

    How lap dances actually work?

    How the women who strip and dance for a living in these clubs feel about their customers and their own bodies?

    Today's guest is a woman by the name of Samantha C. Ross. But, if you ran into Samantha in a strip club up until about 5 years ago, you would've known her as Sunshine. 

    That was her stripper name and the persona she took on every time she went to work.

    Now, Samantha has written a book about her time as a lap dancer, and she sat down with Mia to talk about it.

    THE END BITS:

    You can buy Samantha's book here - booktopia.kh4ffx.net/YE5rJ. 

    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: Samantha C. Ross

    Producer: Leah Porges

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 43 min
    BONUS: Rick Morton Was Born Into Rural Royalty. Suddenly, He Was Dirt Poor

    BONUS: Rick Morton Was Born Into Rural Royalty. Suddenly, He Was Dirt Poor

    We're dropping into your feed to reshare a special episode of No Filter with you. Earlier this week on No Filter you heard from Rick Morton, all about money. Well, if you’d like to hear more about Rick’s back story, here’s a chat Mia had with him a few years ago about his remarkable life…

    Rick Morton was born the son of a cattle baron in far western Queensland. His backyard consisted of hundreds of thousands of acres. He went to school by school of the air. And his family home was 500kms from the nearest town.

    But in just 24 hours, Rick’s life went from being something of an idyllic outback childhood to poverty.

    So how do you go from rural royalty to dirt poor? What’s it like growing up gay and closeted in a small town? Rick has written a book about his life called 100 Years Of Dirt and he joins his old boss, Mia, to talk about it...

    Buy Rick's Book 100 Years Of Dirt here.

    Click here to subscribe to No Filter.

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman

    With thanks to special guest Rick Morton.

    Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    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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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Rick Morton On Growing Up Poor

    Rick Morton On Growing Up Poor

    Rick Morton is a journalist and author. He’s also learnt to memorise phone numbers. Specifically ones from debt collectors. Because up until recently, Rick was very bad with money. 

    So bad, that he used to borrow from everyone around him. 

    Rick was born the son of a Cattle baron in Central Queensland. But he grew up dirt poor in housing commission, and he’s spent his life overspending the money he has.

    His new book On Money examines the meaning of money to him and others, and looks into how society often views money as a substitute for morality. 

    This is Rick's story. 

    THE END BITS:

    You can check out Rick's book On Money here - https://booktopia.kh4ffx.net/1m6Jz.

    And his memoir One Hundred Years Of Dirt - https://booktopia.kh4ffx.net/QZqZM. 

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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... 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: Rick Morton

    Producer: Leah Porges

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    2020: The Year Of Little Griefs & How To Process Them

    2020: The Year Of Little Griefs & How To Process Them

    Christmas. It’s often talked about as the most wonderful time of the year. But at the end of an unspeakable year, it feels like we are all crawling to the finish line that is Christmas in 2020. 

    And for a lot of us, it’s filled with a feeling of grief. Grief for a year we didn’t have. Grief for family we can’t see. And grief for those we lost. 

    Two years ago I sat down with grief counselor Petrea King to talk about how to face Christmas when life is not as you know it.  She’s counselled over 120,000 people who are living with cancer and other life-challenging illnesses, or dealing with grief, loss, trauma and tragedy through her foundation, Quest For Life. 

    And because this year has really been life as we don’t know it, I thought it was time to talk to Petrea again. About grief. And about lowering the bar this Christmas. Because it’s okay not to be okay. 

    Here’s Petrea.

    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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Silvia Colloca Hates Labels

    Silvia Colloca Hates Labels

    Ospite di oggi su No Filter è Silvia Colloca.

    For those who don't speak Italian, today's guest on No Filter is the delightful Silvia Colloca.

    She's an Italian born cook, Opera singer, actress and the host of Mamamia's new podcast What I Eat When.

    Silvia wears a lot of hats and she hates being defined by labels; her age, who she's married to and how many children she has.

    But the one label that has always stuck is food lover.

    In this episode, Mia and Silvia chat about everything from how COVID has changed her relationship to her feelings about getting older.

    THE END BITS:

    You can check out Silvia's podcast What I Eat When here - https://omny.fm/shows/what-i-eat-when/playlists/what-i-eat-when. 

    And to get the recipe for the cake that Silvia made Mia, head here - https://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/apricot-and-olive-oil-cake-torta-allolio-e-albicocche. 

    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: Silvia Colloca

    Producer: Leah Porges

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 36 min

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113 Ratings

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