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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.
 
The thrice-weekly podcast that's smart, often silly and sometimes surprising. Absolutely everything is up for discussion: from pop culture to politics, body image to motherhood, feminism to fashion. Join Mamamia's Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens as they cover what everyone's talking about this week.
 
Have you ever looked at another women and thought "how does she do it?" This podcast will answer that question. It's conversations with some of the busiest women we know. We'll hear the tips and strategies, from balancing children and budgets, to their career and health. For every woman who has looked at another woman and wondered "how does she manage her life?", this is your podcast.
 
Whether you're a big juicy book worm or you want to include more reading into your life, the podcast book club is the place. Read the book club selections then join Jessie Stephens and a host of her Mamamia guests as they dive between the pages of some brilliant, (and not so brilliant) reads. Should you recommend it to a friend or forget it ever happened? Listen in as we debate the works.
 
Meet 12 extraordinary people who’ll change your life. Mamamia has partnered with Australia’s leading social justice law firm Maurice Blackburn to bring you incredible true stories about Australians fighting for a fairer society. You’ll hear people from all walks of life. From sports heroes to transgender women, rappers to lawyers, pacifists to activists, workers to the wounded, all with one thing in common; they are fighting for a world that gives everyone a fair go, and they are not giving up.
 
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Billie Eilish is in hot water this week. The 19-year-old singer has been accused of queer-baiting, racial slurs, and she's being called out for having a problematic new boyfriend. So what's going on, what is the internet saying about it, and what exactly is 'queer-baiting'. Plus, do you have an adult bully in your life? If you do, what do you do ab…
 
Did you miss the Four Corners special on Scomo and QAnon? We watched it so you don't have to, and we're breaking down the controversial investigation to tell you if you really should be outraged. Plus, we need to talk about Lorde's Bum. It's divided us. After the singer dropped her first song in 4 years, Mia thinks it's the single's cover art that …
 
No show today for the public holiday, instead, we wanted to give you an episode of the latest season of Extraordinary Stories. It's the podcast that dives deep on the stories you thought you knew, told by the women who really do, and it's hosted by the producer of Mamamia Out Loud, Emma Gillespie. Extraordinary Stories is available exclusive to MPl…
 
In 2000, Ada Nicodemou joined the cast of Home and Away, Australia’s second longest-running soap opera, after Neighbours. She signed on for a 6-month contract to play the role of Leah Patterson-Baker. But 21 years, and a few near-death experiences and a few husbands (Leah’s had way more husbands than Ada who has only had one) one of Australia’s bes…
 
Maddie Groves is one of Australia’s best swimmers, so why has she pulled out of Olympic Trials, and in doing so basically burned her chance to compete at the Olympics? And how has she flipped the tables with a tweet? Plus, what is Main Character Syndrome, and do you have it? Are you the main character in your circles or more of a trusty sidekick? A…
 
The Biloela Family. It's the story we can't look away from this week. What is going on, more importantly, why, and how can this be happening in Australia? Plus, two of the shows everyone’s obsessed with at the moment tell us something about the kind of people we want to see on screens at the moment - It’s the rise of the self-care anti-hero. And, d…
 
We need to talk about Lilibet. From the significance of the name and the reaction around the world to Harry and Meghan's next steps, Holly, Jessie, and Mia unpack all the royal baby news you need to know. Plus, Jessie and her twin sister Clare were sick of getting asked if they were really fraternal twins, and not identical. So they went and got a …
 
In September 2020, 32-year-old Annabel Walker was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of a string of fraud and deception convictions. She stole $17,000 from her former employer, hotel operator Australian Leisure Group, by using a corporate credit card. She used other people’s money to pay for rent, bills, and clothes. She sold…
 
Aussie singer/songwriter Missy Higgins appeared on Anh Do's Brush With Fame this week. She spoke about the pressure put on her at a young age by the media, and her fans, to put a label on her sexuality. Artists should be able to say what’s off-limits, but has our understanding of sexuality and fluidity evolved enough since then? Plus, What is FUN? …
 
Surprise! We have a new podcast called The Delivery Room hosted by our very own Jessie Stephens, and we wanted to share it with you...Follow The Delivery Room wherever you get your podcasts. Model and former Biggest Loser host Fiona Falkiner and her fiance, journalist Hayley Willis, didn’t really have a birth plan. Fiona did know two things. She wa…
 
We talked about Naomi Osaka on Monday but a lot has happened since her announcement she'd be boycotting post-match press conferences. The tennis star pulled out of the French Open and revealed her mental health struggles off the back of poor treatment at the 2018 US Open. In light of these revelations, how have our opinions, and opinions around the…
 
Tennis star Naomi Osaka has made headlines around the world, after announcing her refusing to carry out post-match press conferences, for her own mental health. It's a decision that's left the tennis world divided. Is this a case of one athlete securing themselves an unfair advantage? Or is it opening up a conversation about the relationship betwee…
 
Chantelle Otten is a psycho-sex therapist who spends her days in other people’s sex lives, helping them to feel comfortable in their own skin. She’s also a Lady Startup who employs 13 sexologists in Melbourne. On this episode of No Filter Chantelle sits down with Mia in the Mamamia studios to talk about why every relationship needs a sex menu, the …
 
Victoria is back in lockdown. It's an all too familiar scene but this time around, the people are mad. Is the latest Melbourne outbreak a timely reminder of the tenterhooks we're living on? Could it have been avoided with a more efficient vaccine rollout? Plus, in case you missed it, the Friends reunion went down last night and for many, it was the…
 
“Here we go again” is what many Melburnians have been saying to each other over the last 24 hours. 15 new cases of Covid have been reported, after a cluster broke out in the city's north. It’s got us talking once again, about vaccines, and the need to roll them out as quickly and as broadly as possible. But almost one-third of adult Australians are…
 
We've got a show we think you might like, called The Delivery Room. Come and follow us here: https://omny.fm/shows/the-delivery-room/emergency-c-section Jessie Stephens is terrified of birth, but one day she’d like to have a baby. That’s why she’s hosting The Delivery Room. Over eight weeks join Jessie as she speaks to eight different women about e…
 
Why is everyone canceling Chrissy Teigan and what does it have to do with toxic femininity? Plus, Jessie read a great opinion piece over the weekend by Kerri Sackville that read “Listen here, Prince Harry, parents are mere mortals. Even the royal ones.” So is this true? We discuss... And, a Group Therapy from someone (cough, Mia Freedman) who is st…
 
Yumiko Kadota always dreamed of being a doctor. And it happened. She made it happen. And at first, she thrived in the high-pressure, high-performance environment of the public hospital system. Until she didn’t. It culminated in a total breakdown at which point Yumiko had no choice but to resign. On her way out, she wrote a searing, emotional blog p…
 
William and Harry have released furious statements about one of the most famous television interviews of all time. It's after an independent enquiry released its findings from an investigation into the conduct of the BBC after an iconic interview with Princess Diana in 1995. Why is Prince William now calling for the interview to never be aired agai…
 
The rumour mill is in overdrive about the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates. Allegations of affairs, media leaks and a very calculated PR plan are among the many things we need to talk about. Is it all meticulous planning from Melinda Gates? Plus, The Birth Olympics. Why is having a baby STILL viewed as a competitive sport? And, there’s a co-hort o…
 
Channel Seven's 'tell all' interview with Craig McLachlan aired last night. It's the first time the actor has spoken out since he has found not guilty of assault charges. The 90 minute special has been described as bizarre and confusing. From tears to anger and even multiple self-penned songs, what is Craig's side of the story? And why has it upset…
 
At only 36, Delta Goodrem has lived a very big life. She’s been a teen star, a cancer survivor, an actress, a judge on The Voice, and, of course, an award-winning singer. But in 2018, Delta faced one of her biggest reset moments yet, when she lost the use of her voice. She wasn’t ready to talk about it then, but she is now…. THE END BITS: With than…
 
Are we a victim of our own Covid success here in Australia? An article from Amelia Lester has gone viral this week, striking a nerve with Australians living abroad, particularly in the wake of news that borders will likely remain shut until at least mid next year. Claire Murphy chats to Amelia to find out if Australian attitudes need a shake up whe…
 
It's budget time! Why should you care? Mia tells us why this year the federal budget is a win for women, but there are always losers at budget time, so who are they? Plus, what is a life coach? And how do you know when you need one? Jessie has done some reading and thinks she's got the chops to help Holly answer a long term dilemma. And, there is a…
 
Elon Musk is in the news this week after he appeared on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. It feels like pop culture just doesn’t quite know what to do with the billionaire, and it's got us wondering, is Elon Musk problematic? Plus, thas celebrating a day like Mother’s Day become almost impossible? We discuss. And, there’s a new passive aggressi…
 
This story starts with a dinner. Six friends are gathered to celebrate a farewell in a fancy restaurant in inner city Sydney. For one of them, a young woman in her twenties called Kirsten Bookallil it would be a last meal of sorts. Because the next day, Kirsten was having her stomach removed. Kirsten and Mia have been friends for over 20 years, and…
 
Disgraced former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has been sentenced to five years and nine months in prison, for sexual assault. What does it mean for survivors of assault everywhere, and would this verdict have been possible in a pre-Brittany Higgins Australia? Plus, Twins. Jessie is one of them. It turns out they've got some weird secrets and are ready to …
 
Ben Affleck is making headlines again, but it's not the JLo rumours we need to discuss, it's a Tik Tok video. Creepy or sexy? We discuss. Plus, what’s happening in India? Is Australia’s travel ban racist? The biggest discussion in the news this week concerns India and our borders. With The Quicky's Claire Murphy in the hot seat, we’re answering all…
 
Scott Morrison won’t stop talking about identity politics. So what does he actually mean, what are identity politics? Is this a new buzzword to pit people against each other, by putting them into political boxes, or a useful way to understand how different groups think? Plus, billionaire heiress 59 year old Abigail Disney says there are some life l…
 
Justine Cullen is a former beauty editor, award-winning fashion magazine editor, and now author. And she lives a very interesting life. On this episode of No Filter, Justine gets candid about motherhood, her life in magazines and managing the logistics of co-parenting with three good men. THE END BITS: With thanks to Justine Cullen: https://www.ins…
 
There's a story some of us haven't been able to look away from this week. Alex 'Shooter' Williamson is a 32-year-old Aussie comedian with a million TikTok fans and half a million Instagram followers. His ex-girlfriend has alleged some pretty horrible things about him this week, but it's his video rants in the aftermath of these accusations that hav…
 
The Olympic Games are just around the corner. 86 days away in fact. Over 2000 Australian athletes and officials will be vaccinated and allowed to go to Japan, but with Covid-19 continuing to intensify in so many parts of the world, and so many competitors coming to Tokyo from those hot spots, should the Olympics be going ahead? Plus, Reese Withersp…
 
The Oscars went ahead today. The show must go on, but of course, not without the pandemic treatment. There's another awards show we want to talk about today though, The Razzies, and Holly has an unpopular opinion about the parody ceremony. Plus, all the reasons why your friend is blowing you off, and it might not be what you think. And, is wanting …
 
Emma Jane Holmes grew up knowing she wanted to work in the funeral industry and be a dancer. Little did she know she’d end up doing both of things, simultaneously. In her 20s and 30s, Emma Jane worked as a mortician and an adult dancer, and on this No Filter she answers all of Mia’s questions. So what does a mortician do? And how does she deal with…
 
What in the world is a period glove? In case you missed it, there’s a new period product on the market and it's got us all thinking, why are two men from Germany taking advantage of menstrual capitalism? Plus, two unimaginable tragedies have occurred in Australia this week. We need to talk - again - about family violence. And, our best and worst of…
 
Introducing our new show Extraordinary Stories. If you like what you hear, head to mamamia.com.au/mplus In a chaotic Sydney share-house in the Spring of 1972, a disheveled actor was lying naked on the fraying couch of an inner-city living room. The woman who had paid Jack Thompson $400 was wondering if the actor’s left hand was really big enough to…
 
Today is a day that will go down in history after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of killing George Floyd. But what does this day mean for Australians, in particular? Plus, we need to talk about THAT consent video. Milkshake, anyone? And… magazines. Do they mean anything to anyone under 30? We bring in producer Em, …
 
Over the weekend, the world watched the funeral of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Why is everyone talking about two photographs, one of the Queen, and another of Kate Middleton? Plus, you might've heard Netflix has its hopes pinned on an Aussie beachside town for their next reality hit. But locals are asking the producers to leave them alone…
 
Nene King is one of Australia’s most successful Magazine Queens. She’s been the Editor and Editor-In-Chief of Woman’s Day, Australian Woman’s Weekly and the Deputy Editor of New Idea. She has had an extraordinary life, but it hasn’t always been easy. In 1996, Nene’s beloved husband Patrick disappeared in a diving accident. His body was never recove…
 
Have you seen a group of twerking ladies in your newsfeed? What do they have to do with a formal ceremony to officially commission a $2 billion addition to the Royal Australian Navy? Plus, do politicians’ partners owe us their opinions? It’s a question that’s been raised about Jenny Morrison this week. And, our very best and very worst of the week …
 
Has your newsfeed been flooded with images of a woman in suffragette white, her face a picture of defiant rage, calling for an apology from the Prime Minister? That's Christine Holgate, and she's found her voice. Plus, one of the 2000s worst fashion trends is back, and it's bad news for just about all of us. And, what happens when facts back up a p…
 
Last week, Prince Philip died, at 99 years of age, with his wife, The Queen, by his side. Among a sea of tributes, are there some darker truths being ignored? How has the world reacted to the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh? Plus, you might have seen headlines today that schools in some parts of the country are banning the use of the terms “Mum” and …
 
In part 1 of Kyle Sandilands' No Filter interview, Australia’s highest-paid breakfast radio host spoke about his traumatic childhood, how he became homeless as a teenager, and his relationship with women. You can listen to that episode here: https://omny.fm/shows/no-filter/kyle-sandilands In this episode, Kyle talks to Mia Freedman about feminism, …
 
In case you missed it, there have been some important changes to the Covid vaccine rollout around the country. Our newshound, Fauziah Ibrahim, breaks it down for us. Who's impacted? When will we get immunized? What are the concerns around the Astrazeneca jab? Plus, Gwyneth Paltrow shared some tips on how to apply SPF and it didn’t go down… well, wh…
 
You might’ve seen or read about a picture of Khloe Kardashian doing the rounds online this week. It's after the juggernaut Kardashian PR machine worked tirelessly to remove all traces of the image, which was apparently posted without Khloe's consent. The whole debacle has us wondering, have the Kardashians created a body and beauty standard even th…
 
Kyle Sandilands has lived a lot of different lives over the past 50 years. He’s been a survivor of family abuse, a scared homeless kid, a grasping regional radio presenter, a multi-millionaire celebrity, a heartbroken divorcee, a nightclub king, and someone who has nearly lost his job several times at the peak of his career. Kyle is also - along wi…
 
When sex columnist Nadia Bokody decided to open up her relationship with her current partner, she set some ground rules. One-night stands only. No emotional connections. And not at home. Nadia doesn’t identify as polyamorous. She identifies as monogamish. Why? Because she didn’t open her relationship up for love, it was for the sexual variety. On t…
 
Did you hear? The women of Australia have a new Prime Minister. No, not another spill, but a cabinet reshuffle. So who's doing what now? Holly breaks down everything you need to know about the new-look cabinet. Plus, Parenthood is a state scattered with discarded pure intentions. What's Em Rata done to spark our latest conversation about parenting?…
 
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