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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.

    A Hollywood Life In Lockdown

    A Hollywood Life In Lockdown

    If you're a fan of Stan's hit show The Bold Type, you'll definitely recognise today's guest.

    And if you’re not, then let me introduce you to Melora Hardin. 

    Melora was born into a family of actors and got her first role when she was just six years old. Since then she’s been acting, singing and dancing on shows such as The Loveboat and Transparent and movies like 27 Dresses and 17 Again.

    She’s an actors actor. A Hollywood veteran.

    In our conversation, we touch on everything from that old chestnut, the global pandemic, to directing an episode of The Bold Type and choosing to work with her husband.

    You can see Melora in action on The Bold Type here.

    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/

    CREDITS:

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

    With thanks to our guest: Melora Hardin, watch The Bold Type on Stan now. 

    Producer: Leah Porges

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    • 29 min
    Introducing Me After You

    Introducing Me After You

    We're dropping into your feed to share an awesome episode of our new podcast, Me After You, with you.

    No matter how it happens, motherhood changes you forever.

    Me After You is the show that asks the question: So, what now? 

    Each episode, host Laura Byrne guides some very different women through their very different stories of life after birth. In this first episode, we’re talking Identity, and you’ll hear from women like Alex Nation, who got pregnant at 18 and wrestled with being a kid with a baby, Narelda Jacobs, who had a shotgun wedding before coming out as gay to her very conservative family and a blogging mum with a huge following who never thought she wanted to become a mother. 

    And all of them have struggled with the same thing - who the hell am I, now that I’m a mum?

    Me After You was made in partnership with Huggies: Be Comfortable In Your Skin

    Take our Me After You Feedback Survey for your chance to win a $50 voucher and be loved forever by us. Here's a link to the survey: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5419259/4a5ebc6da5f8

    CREDITS
    Host: Laura Byrne @ladyandacat

    Executive Producer: Elise Cooper @elisejcooper

    Producer and Editor: Lem Zakharia

    Head of Audio: Bridget Northeast

    Thanks to all the mums who featured in this episode, for sharing their stories to make all mums feel like they’re not alone
    Marcia Leone - @notsomumsy Not So Mumsy Book https://www.booktopia.com.au/not-so-mumsy-marcia-leone/book/9781760525071.html
    Narelda Jacobs - @nareldajacobs
    Maria Paz Hartado
    Evie Farrell @mumpacktravel, book Backyard To Backpack https://bit.ly/eviefarrellbook 
    Grace Bell
    Melanie Dimmitt, book Special: Antidotes to Obsessions That Come With A Child’s Disability  https://bit.ly/melaniedimmittbook 
    Alex Nation - @alexandranation
    Emilyeen Filardi 

    • 36 min
    The One Thing Julia Gillard Wished She’d Done Differently

    The One Thing Julia Gillard Wished She’d Done Differently

    Julia Gillard has been busy this year. Very busy.

    She’s written a book called ‘Women and Leadership’ with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala where they speak to 8 female leaders including Jacinda Ardern and Hilary Clinton about the impact of gender on the treatment of leaders. 

    She's also the host of 'A Podcast of One's Own', where she leads thoughtful but fun discussions with well-known female (and some male) leaders from different industries around the world.

    Plus, she’s the Chair of Beyond Blue - a role which she's held since 2017.

    And like most of us at the moment, she’s caring for her family in the midst of a global pandemic.

    In this conversation, Julia explains how she handled the daily criticism about the way she dressed and looked while she was Prime Minister and the one thing she wishes she'd done differently. 

    You can buy Julia Gillard's book here

    Other No Filter interviews with former Prime Ministers:
    Kevin Rudd
    Malcolm Turnbull 1
    Malcolm Turnbull 2 

    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/

    CREDITS:

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

    Guest: Julia Gillard

    Producer: Leah Porges

    Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

    • 37 min
    At 30, Sophie Cachia Turned Her 'Perfect' Life Upside Down

    At 30, Sophie Cachia Turned Her 'Perfect' Life Upside Down

    To her many Instagram followers, it seemed like the 'Young Mummy' Sophie Cachia had a pretty rosy life. She had a successful influencer career and pyjama business that she had built off her Young Mummy blog, which she'd started after marrying an AFL player called Jarryd Cachia and having the first of their two kids at just 22 years old.

    But like most things on social media, there was a different story happening behind the scenes. Sophie was starting to question the life and identity she'd built for herself over the years. All of it.

    So, she opened up her marriage. She started dating women. And everything changed. 

    Recently, Sophie was listening to Mia's interview with Glennon Doyle and nodding along furiously. It was a voice memo that made this interview happen. 

    Follow Sophie on Instagram 

    Sophie's business Cachia 

    Glennon Doyle's most recent No Filter

    You can subscribe to Me After You here: https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/me-after-you/trailer/

    CREDITS:

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

    Guest: Sophie Cachia

    Technical Producer: Bridget Northeast and Ian Camilleri  

    Executive Producer: Melanie Tait & Leah Porges

    • 33 min
    Introducing Lady Startup Stories: How Flex Mami Made Herself Into A Brand

    Introducing Lady Startup Stories: How Flex Mami Made Herself Into A Brand

    We're dropping into your feed to share an awesome episode of Lady Startup Stories with you.

    Flex Mami is a 26 year old slashie: she’s a DJ, TV presenter, podcast host, author and the owner of Flex Factory which makes products.

    She’s part of a new generation of businesswomen who have built their brand and business on Instagram and in this interview Flex and Mia Freedman discuss personal branding, content creation and product development in the age of the influencer.

    If you like what you hear, head over to the Lady Startup Stories feed for more inspirational stories from female business owners. 

    This episode of Lady Startup Stories is brought to you by GoDaddy. The place to go to get your business idea online.

    Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady Startup Activation Plan here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/waitlist/

    Want insider tips and tricks for your business direct from Mia Freedman each week? Get the free Lady Startup newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com.au/

    Want to help lift other women higher and maybe get a boost for your biz? Follow us on Instagram… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups/

    Looking for a community of kickass Lady Startups (and other women who want to start businesses)? We have a free one for you right here... https://www.facebook.com/ladystartups/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/

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

    CREDITS:

    Host: Mia Freedman, co-founder of Mamamia and founder of Lady Startup

    Guests: Flex Mami 

    Producers: Leah Porges and Samantha McDonald

    • 35 min
    Rebekah Robertson: The Trailblazing Mother Of A Trans Child

    Rebekah Robertson: The Trailblazing Mother Of A Trans Child

    Rebekah Robertson had twins. Both assigned male at birth. Despite what was written on their birth certificates, Rebekah’s twins were very different to one another.

    And so began the story of a little person called Georgie who knew deep inside that she was a girl. 

    In this conversation Rebekah explains when she first realised Georgie was transgender and how she handled everything from school to clothes to friends and doctors. She also talks about why the way she has parented her trans child is the exception and how that breaks her heart.

    Rebekah is an actress, activist and author. She is the founder of Transcend, a charity for families of transgender children and she’s written a book called About A Girl about how she raised Georgie and how she navigated a safe path for her through a world that still struggles to understand what trans kids need to survive and thrive.

    Some other No FIlter interviews you might want to listen to:
    Cate McGregor
    Eddie Ayres
    Ayla Holdom and her wife Wren
    Georgie Stone 

    CREDITS:

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

    Guest: Rebekah Robertson

    Technical Producers: Luca Lavigne and Ian Camilleri  

    Executive Producers: Melanie Tait and Leah Porges

    • 42 min

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Hi all! Wanted to let you know that I just finished listening to this episode and it has made my day! If only, everyone could be this positive about their life! Loved all his detailed stories and why he feels the way he does today. He made me feel like I definitely need to be more appreciative of my ho hum life! Thanks for playing it again, LOVE your podcast, I constantly share it with all my family and friends, one of the favorites here! Have a wonderful day!

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Always interesting

Love hearing stories of ppl

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Brings me home to my country and soul

I’m an Aussie living abroad for the last 10 years. I got hooked on your interviews with the people that used to be sticky-taped to my wall and who had a huge impression on me, the likes of Poppy King, Andrew Denton, Cameron Daddo, and Natasha Stott Despoja. And now I’m hooked. The combination of Mia’s interview style and the people that she selects to converse with always makes for such an enriching encounter. Thank you.

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