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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.

    Lisa Wilkinson’s Life Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This: Part One

    Lisa Wilkinson’s Life Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This: Part One

    Over the next two episodes of No Filter, you’re going to hear the story of Lisa Wilkinson. But it’s Lisa Wilkinson like you’ve never heard her before. Because Lisa has lived lots of different lives in her 61 years. And on this episode of No Filter, she discusses them all. 

    From what actually happened when she left the Today Show, to a fiery phone call with Kerry Packer, her off air relationship with Karl Stefanovic and her heartbreaking experience with sexual assault as a young girl. ‘

    It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This by Lisa Wilkinson is published by HarperCollins and is available for pre-order now from Booktopia.’ https://fave.co/3BQgaTp 

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    With thanks to Lisa Wilkinson

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    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.

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    • 41 min
    The Private Life Of Emma Wiggle

    The Private Life Of Emma Wiggle

    Emma Watkins grew up wanting to be a ballerina. She’d watched dancers all her life on the TV, and on The Wiggles. But then she got injured, and that dream? Well, it went out the window. 

    So she went in search of something more, and little did she know that something more would see her become the first female Wiggle.

    On this episode of No Filter we talk about everything from the backlash she faced at the announcement, her Endometriosis diagnosis, and what it’s really like to be one of the most recognised children’s entertainers in the country, and in fact...the world.

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    With thanks to Emma Watkins 

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    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.

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    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min
    The Baby Catcher

    The Baby Catcher

    Caroline de Costa started studying medicine at Sydney University when she was just 16 years old, after a few years off and a baby in between, Caroline finished her medical degree in 1973. She decided she wanted to major in Obstetrics and Gynecology, but she wasn’t allowed. They wouldn’t let her…because it wasn’t a woman’s field. (Yes, that happened)

    So Caroline packed her bags, her family, and headed for Ireland where they would train her. Seven children, 15 books and almost 50 years later, Caroline is one of Australia’s biggest medical trailblazers, and the first woman ever to become a professor of obstetrics and gynecology in Australia. She has a LOT of stories about birth and women’s bodies and she shares them on this episode of No Filter...

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    With thanks to Caroline de Costa

    Find Caroline's book The Women's Doc, here.

    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.

    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.

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    • 44 min
    The Day Stuart Diver Decided To Live

    The Day Stuart Diver Decided To Live

    It was an ordinary day on the 30th of July, 1997 in Thredbo, but at 11:35pm the earth moved. Lives were changed and lost in just a few minutes. The Thredbo Landslide happened fast. It hit two ski lodges where 19 people were sleeping. It destroyed the buildings, ripped them off their foundations, and plunged those inside under tonnes of debris and concrete. 

    For the first two days, we were told that there would be no survivors. However, on the morning of the third day, 66 hours after he was buried, Stuart Diver was found alive. He was the lone survivor of one of the most famous tragedies in Australia’s history. 

     

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    With thanks to Stuart Diver 

    Listen to Stuart's podcast The Elements, wherever you get your pods. 

    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.

    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.

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    Introducing Extraordinary Stories: Young Talent Time

    Introducing Extraordinary Stories: Young Talent Time

    It was a child star factory that catapulted Dannii Minogue and Tina Arena onto the world stage and created the country’s first-ever teen heartthrobs. But to a generation of Australians, Young Talent Time was much more than a TV show. Join Johnny Young and the cast as they journey through the highlights of a glittering moment in Australian TV history- into the spandex-wearing, mullet-sporting musical spectacular of the 1970s and 80s.

    This is the first episode of Extraordinary Stories: Young Talent Time, Australia's Child Star Factory. Episodes two and onwards, and all past seasons of Extraordinary Stories are available to stream now, exclusively to MPlus subscribers.


    To subscribe to MPlus and find out more head to www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/extraordinary-stories/

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    • 37 min
    Australia’s New Queen Of Breakfast TV

    Australia’s New Queen Of Breakfast TV

    There’s a good reason why breakfast TV hosts are among the biggest celebrities in the country. It’s an intimate and long-term relationship. Lisa Millar is the host of Australia’s most popular breakfast show, ABC News Breakfast. She’s a Walkley Award-winning journalist who has covered some of the biggest news stories in the world, including terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and natural disasters. 

    When you’re doing three hours of live TV every day, unexpected things happen and you have to react instantly. You need to improvise and think on your feet. You can’t hide who you are when you’re streaming live on air for 15 hours every week, for years. But being a TV star is very new to Lisa - in ways that are both wonderful and incredibly difficult, even painful.


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    With thanks to Lisa Millar

    Find her book Daring To Fly here.

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

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    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.

    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.

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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 59 min

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