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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.
 
Being a teenager has changed. A lot. There’s TikTok, vaping, d*ck pics, there are Snap maps, selfies and filters...and it's all a potential battlefield for parents where the stakes feel impossibly high. So welcome to some real parenting talk. As both clinicians and parents, Dr. Ginni Mansberg and clinical psychologist Jo Lamble know first-hand how challenging it can be to raise adolescents. This is why they're bringing their common-sense expertise to Mamamia’s Help! I Have A Teenager. Every ...
 
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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In case you missed it, Australia has a new leader. Anthony Albanese was officially sworn in as our 31st Prime Minister this morning. And yes, we will be debriefing on the election results, from the winners, to the losers to the 14+ women joining the lower house. Plus, a famous woman from a famous family had her third wedding in six weeks. And she h…
 
Australia first fell in love with Reggie Bird in 2003, when she became the third person in Australia to win Big Brother. The whole country knew Reggie’s name. They knew she was married, ran a fish and chip shop in Tasmania, and wore her heart on her sleeve. And that’s why we loved her. But a lot has changed in Reggie’s life since 2003. And she’s co…
 
Want more Mamamia Out Loud? Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Out Loud, five days a week. Taylor Swift has some life hacks for you. What do they teach us about the myth of effortlessness? Does being eager become 'cooler' with age? Or, is aspiration done? Plus, what does the future of work look like? Organisational psychologist Dr. Amanth…
 
Speaking to your kids about drugs and alcohol isn’t easy. You want them to be safe, but you also want them to be able to talk to you about anything. On this episode, Jo and Ginni tackle two questions about this tricky topic. One from a mum who’s found out her step-daughter is taking drugs and isn’t sure what to do, and another who wants to know the…
 
What's a soft voter? Are there any election policies centered around women? If I care about the environment, who should I vote for? How many of us are early voting, and how will that impact getting a result on election day? As we crawl slowly towards the end of a grueling six-week campaign, Holly and Mia spoke to The Guardian Australia's political …
 
Want more Mamamia Out Loud? Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Out Loud, five days a week. We are a handful of sleeps out from the election. As we begin to reflect on the last six weeks, have we seen anything different about this campaign? Is an American variant of democracy dominating our local political discourse? Plus, one of the most …
 
Want more Mamamia Out Loud? Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Out Loud, five days a week. There's fast fashion, and then there's ultra-fast fashion. Gen Z are the most eco-conscious generation we've ever seen, but why can't they quit SHEIN? Plus, would you buy your daughter a vibrator? Or, would you let your mum buy you a vibrator? We've…
 
Growing up, Renee McBryde thought she had an ordinary life. She was raised by a young, single mum in Sydney, spent time with her grandparents every weekend, and her dad wasn’t around - in fact she’d never met him but they spoke on the phone every week. It was during one of those phone calls, on an ordinary Saturday night, that Renee would suddenly …
 
Want more Mamamia Out Loud? Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Out Loud, five days a week. There's a new kind of man that straight women are being warned to stay away from. Enter, 'The Podcast Bro,' but have we been too quick to judge? Plus, Holly is bringing you a very important, era-defining news story. The 'Wagatha Christie' court case…
 
Relationships (and their almost inevitable breakups) can be the toughest thing to help your teen though. Ginni and Jo answer two questions; one about supporting your teen through a breakup, and the other from a listener who wants to know more about 'sexting', and why teens do it. Plus, what to do when it's not romantic breakup, but a friendship one…
 
Want more Mamamia Out Loud? Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Out Loud, five days a week. The Johnny Depp/Amber Heard defamation case is the first 'Trial by TikTok' the world has seen. As #JusticeForJohnny videos continue to attract billions of views, who are these TikToks actually reaching? And what damage is being done by them? Plus, i…
 
Want more Mamamia Out Loud? Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Out Loud, five days a week. Last night, the two Prime Ministerial candidates had their second debate, on the Nine Network in prime time. What people are left talking about today is less about what was said, and more about how it was said. Plus, Kim Catrall has finally told us …
 
Want more with Lisa? Find her extra No Filter episode here. Lisa Curry has had many titles in her life. Olympian… IronWoman… Mrs Kenny… Mum. Millions of Australians have watched her grow up, seen her fall in love, have babies, get divorced. Then, in 2020, when Lisa lost her eldest daughter Jaimi, the nation still watched on as a family experienced …
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud Women in the U.S have had abortion rights for nearly fifty years, but those rights may be about to be overturned. As Roe Vs. Wade hangs in the balance, we turn our attention to the ripple effect on Australian women. Why should we care? Plus, why do we still hold Marilyn Monroe up as the …
 
Getting kids to understand money is not easy these days; everything is paid for with a card, shopping is done online and wages are deposited straight into accounts. So how do you teach them the value of money? On today's episode, Ginni and Jo discuss how to have conversations about finances, first jobs, and why you should maybe rethink giving your …
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud Remember when Meghan and Harry came to Australia in 2018? Well, Meghan hated it…according to a new book out this week called The Palace Pages by Tina Brown. Plus, young women are diagnosing themselves on TikTok. Is it the new Doctor Google? And there's a new dating trend known as 'Pocket…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud You might have seen the headlines about an ABC journalist who's been accused of political bias. Jessie breaks down exactly what has happened. What does it tell us about impartiality and the problem with Twitter? Plus, everyone’s obsessed with Sienna Miller at the moment and Holly has a t…
 
Want more of Sophie? Listen to Mia’s bonus episode with her here about sex, marriage & expanding her family. The last thing Sophie Cachia expected after giving birth to her second baby, was to fall madly in lust with a woman she met at a work function. An encounter that she immediately went home and told her then-husband all about. What came next w…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud Elon Musk bought Twitter. It’s one of the biggest news stories in the world this week, but if you’re anything like Mia, maybe you’ve been too busy to get your head around it. and So we’re bringing back our segment Questions I’m Too Embarrassed To Ask and Elon expert Jessie Stephens is go…
 
Today, we're answering a question from a brilliant and understanding parent on the show. Her son has a friend who is transitioning, and she wants to know how to best support her son, who is supporting a friend. Ginni and Jo break down what this parent is doing right, and clear up some misconceptions around teens transitioning. THE END BITS GET IN T…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud A man was punched in the head repeatedly over the weekend for disrespecting an ANZAC tradition. We spoke about 'The Slap' involving Will Smith and Chris Rock a month ago, and it's as though we're seeing a shift, that violence has become conditional. Are we now OK with violence, if a pers…
 
Want more of Alex? Listen to Mia’s bonus episode with her here about having another baby in her 40s. Alex Fevola is the founder of the successful beauty brand Runway Room, she’s a photographer, a mum of four daughters and a woman who has had to live some of the darkest moments of her life while the whole country watched - and sometimes while they l…
 
Today, we're answering two huge questions on Help I Have A Teenager. One is about screen time and trying to get your teen off their phone at night, and the other is from a parent who's concerned about another parent providing their child with alcohol. Jo and Ginni discuss whether you can take your teen's phone of them at night, and whether it's bet…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud After braving the crowds at the airport and changing her mind about Alan Joyce's recent comments, Mia is back from an overseas holiday. As many Australians begin to think about venturing overseas again themselves, Mia's here to remind you of all the things you've forgotten about internat…
 
Want more of Abbie? Listen to Mia’s bonus episode with her here. In the space of a few short years, Abbie Chatfield has gone from reality TV villain to feminist icon & lady startup. The Queensland-born podcast host joins Mia for a very raw chat on this episode of No Filter. You’ll learn how she bought a house with vibrators, what she thinks of canc…
 
Jessie is sick of hearing Mia talk about peri, and Holly is in complete denial that she might be in peri, so Mia snuck into the pod studio on her own to have a chat about her experience. Flooding, mood swings, body unfamiliarity, forgetfulness, itchy skin…all of it. She never connected the dots, or considered that it might be perimenopause until sh…
 
Today, we've got a question from a mum who isn't sure if she reacted in the right way when her teenage daughter told her that she was going to have a baby. So what is the right way to react when this happens? THE END BITS GET IN TOUCH: Got a question? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au CREDITS:…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud We surveyed 5000 Australian women on what they care about this election, and most of you nominated action on climate change as a key issue driving your vote. But why don't you want to talk about it? Plus, why every woman Holly know's is talking about a man they’re calling ‘the husband wh…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud In case you missed it, we are now officially in election mode. On May 21, the nation goes to the polls and chooses who we want to lead us for the next four years. But in the meantime, is it possible to talk to each other without shouting, alienating or abusing? Plus, a huge celebrity eng…
 
Ryan Shelton is a successful comedian, writer and podcaster but these days, he's perhaps best known for starting conversations that are uncomfortable for many - about shame, self-doubt, envy, and creativity. Conversations, really, about vulnerability. In this episode of No Filter, Ryan tells Mia about the books and conversations that changed his li…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud This week a brand new season of Underbelly aired, based on the crimes and disappearance of 49-year-old con-woman Melissa Caddick. With the case unsolved and a real family, including a teenage boy, at the centre of it, is it too much, too soon? Plus, are you a possessive friend? Have you …
 
Did you know, the average boy sees porn for the first time at 11? And the average girl, 13? Today on the show we’ve got a question from a dad who has just found porn on his teen’s phone. And he doesn’t know what to do next. But Jo & Ginni have some great tips, including this incredibly helpful website: itstimewetalked.com Plus, Hannah has a questio…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud There’s a new social condition sweeping the world and it’s called Post Pandemic Introversion. Mia thinks she has it, and you might too. Plus, in one sharp line, a female MP has summed up the difference between men and women in politics. But is it a good thing? And is it time to stop comp…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud Some…interesting stuff went down in politics over the weekend. From accusations of racial vilification to offensive stubby holders and the most expensive political ad campaign we've heard of, Mia takes you through what you might've missed. Plus, welcome to The Dig - it’s what’s happens t…
 
For anyone who may have missed it, the defining feud of this season of Married, At First Sight, has unfolded between two women named Olivia and Domenica. You may have no idea who these women are, or you may have some very strong, most likely negative, feelings towards one of those women in particular. Her name is Olivia Frazer and she’s our guest t…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud The Prime Minister wants renters to buy a house, but is everything as it seems, or were his comments taken out of context? Plus, why everyone is acting so…weird. If you think people are behaving worse, from a televised slap to an increase in car accidents, to outbursts of rage, you would…
 
This week on Help! I Have A Teenager, we answering two of your questions about being a step-parent. The first is from Laura, and she wants to know First up, we’ve got a question from Laura. As a step mother, I often think that my husband is to lenient with his 14 year old son. We have different ideas about him being able to do certain things and go…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud As the dust settles on the Will Smith/Chris Rock slap, it seems like everyone on the internet has their own take. Some are clever, some are nuanced and some are…less so. Plus, the reality of life with a newborn and why the millennials are angry. And, what it feels like to get worse at so…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud The Oscars took place today, and all anyone is talking about is Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Chris Rock. And yes, that really did happen. But what happens next? Holly, Mia, and Jessie discuss. Plus Jessie went viral for an opinion about reality TV villains that no one wanted to he…
 
Want more of Kylie? Listen to Mia’s bonus episode with her here. On the 12th of September, 2018, Australian Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert was arrested at Tehran’s International Airport in Iran. She spent 804 days incarcerated in Tehran’s Evin and Qarchak prison for espionage, a crime she never committed. She was an innocent Australian stuck in a for…
 
Hey Outlouders, Holly has a new show, it’s called Lowbrow, and we wanted you to hear it. If you want to hear more head here and subscribe. Welcome to Lowbrow! Your cheat-sheet to big pop-culture moments from the perspective of two women- 25 years apart. It's Holly's turn to instil some pop culture lore onto Em, and of course she's starting with a r…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud World number one, Ash Barty, stunned the tennis world on Wednesday by announcing her departure from the sport at the age of 25. It's a decision completely at odds with how we've been taught to hustle. Plus, Albo isn’t 'woke' and he wants you to know it. And our best and worst of the week…
 
It's a question we get a lot here at Help! I Have A Teenager. How to get your kids to stop playing video games. But, you might be surprised to hear what Jo & Ginni's opinions are about the time kids spend on their screens. And, we also discuss how to not take your teens' feedback so personally? THE END BITS GET IN TOUCH: Got a question? We’re liste…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have raised more than $35 million for Ukraine via their GoFundMe, including $3m of their own money. Is this what war looks like in 2022? Plus, are you a giver, taker, or matcher? Adam Grant has given us three new buzzwords to describe the fundamental styles …
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud Today, a prominent Australian woman is being laid to rest at a funeral filled with her loved ones and peers as the spotlight turns, yet again, to workplace culture in Parliament. Do we find the idea of an aggressive or toxic working environment harder to swallow when it is - allegedly - …
 
Listen to the rest of Mia's interview with Adam Cast your mind back to the start of 2020. What was on your bingo card? Probably not words like burnout, languishing, cameras off, zoom & the great resignation. But two years down the track and here we are. The way we work has fundamentally changed in an instant. So how can we make sense of it? In this…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia for unlimited access to Mamamia Out Loud Mia has a question she's too embarrassed to ask, and it's about a dinner party, a nude photo, and OnlyFans. Our MAFS correspondent, Jessie Stephens, is here to enlighten her. Plus, two powerful men are arguing about weight. Is the Prime Minister really “bullying” his opponent about his c…
 
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