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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 ...
 
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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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 …
 
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 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 …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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:…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
This week on Help! I Have A Teenager, we're focussing on one big question: how do you teach your daughters to be safe & confident and how do you teach your kids more generally about consent? Dr. Ginni & Jo talk about what you can say to your child if they confide in you they've been sexually assaulted & how you can empower your kids to make the rig…
 
Want more of Geoff? Listen to Mia’s bonus episode with him here. Geoff Huegill started swimming at the age of five. By the time he was 21, he’d broken an Olympic world record for Butterfly at the Sydney Olympics. And by the time he was 27, after two Olympics as a professional swimmer, he’d retired from his sport. What came next was parties, depress…
 
Dr. Ginni Mansberg and clinical psychologist Jo Lamble are back to answer your listener questions, and in this episode, they're covering two very important ones. How to tell if your teen is just being moody or if there's something more going on, and how to tell your kids they...smell. Without making them embarrased. THE END BITS GET IN TOUCH: Got a…
 
Stephenie Rodriguez was at a work conference in Nigeria in 2020 when she got bitten by a mosquito. At the time, she didn’t think anything of it, but two weeks later she collapsed on the floor of an airport. And 24 hours after that, the single mother and digital entrepreneur was in a coma in a Boston hospital with a 2% chance of surviving. Steph has…
 
Being a teenager has changed. A lot. There’s TikTok, vaping, dick pics, snap chat maps...and everything is open to interpretation. 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 the hosts of Mamamia’s parenting show, Help! I H…
 
It’s a confusing time to work out what a woman over 40 is supposed to look like. Last week, two magazine covers were released. One with 56yo former supermodel Linda Evangelista showing how she’d been ‘disfigured’ by cosmetic surgery that was meant to make her look younger and thinner and one with Oscar nominee Nicole Kidman dressed like a schoolgir…
 
Hugh van Cuylenberg’s job is to teach resilience. But when he realised that he wasn’t okay, he knew he had a problem. On this episode of No Filter Hugh joins Mia to talk about how it’s possible to let go of the things that threaten to overwhelm us. And how it’s okay to feel what you’re feeling… THE END BITS: With thanks to Hugh van Cuylenburg. Find…
 
Want more from Johann? Listen to the rest of his chat with Mia here Does your brain feel a bit like a marshmallow lately? Do you find it hard to concentrate? Do you pick up your phone only to find that an hour has passed and you’re down some obscure rabbit hole that’s landed you on the Facebook page of your high school English teacher and you’ve fo…
 
Subscribe to Restart here. In case you missed it, we launched a new show with Madeleine West this week called Restart. If you’re one of the many people who listened to Madeleine's episode of No Filter, here’s the first episode of her new podcast. And if you want to hear the rest, subscribe to Restart wherever you get your podcasts….https://omny.fm/…
 
This week on No Filter, we’re proud to introduce Narelda Jacobs as our guest host. Kirli Saunders is a storyteller, poet, artist, and teacher by trade. She’s published three books, with another two to be released this year. Written two plays. And creates incredible artwork that also integrates her poetry. A proud Gunai Woman, Kirli advocates for ra…
 
This week on No Filter, we’re proud to introduce Narelda Jacobs as our guest host. Rhoda Roberts is one of the most influential Australians there is. She’s a nurse, a journalist, broadcaster, actor, producer, writer, art advisor, and artistic director. And she’s responsible for a lot of huge cultural moments in this country. From the Awakening cere…
 
If you looked at Madeleine West’s Instagram 5 years ago, you would have easily presumed that she had the perfect life. She lived in a fabulous house in Melbourne with her partner, a famous celebrity chef, and her six children. She was often on our TV Screens in Neighbours, Satisfaction, and Playing For Keeps. She practiced Yoga and drank green smoo…
 
Just a heads-up, this interview touches on the themes of suicide. If you need help call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Matthew Reilly lives a very strange life. He’s the first one to admit it. He spends most of it sitting in a nice room in a nice house creating elaborate action-adventure worlds that don’t exist…and he’s paid millions of dollars to do it. In…
 
Urzila Carlson’s life has been anything but ordinary. She grew up in South Africa, migrated to New Zealand in her late 20s, and didn’t decide to become a comedian until she was 32. And now she’s a star, hosting The Masked Singer and appearing regularly on Have You Been Paying Attention. She and her wife Julie have two kids, and on this episode of N…
 
It was February 2016, and Australian Basketball legend Lauren Jackson was looking down the barrel of her fifth Olympic Games in Rio. Lauren was already an icon as one of the best basketballers in the world. Having played professionally in America for most of her career. She’d injured her knee in 2015 - a common job hazard for professional basketbal…
 
Christmas is often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a day that's meant to be filled with joy and love. But what if you're not feeling joyful because you're missing a loved one or you're dealing with the end of a significant relationship? How do you face the empty chair at the Christmas table? Petrea King is one of the most r…
 
Just a heads-up - this episode covers the difficult and emotional topic of miscarriage. If you’re a fan of the Aussie TV show Neighbours, then you’ve definitely seen Sharon Johal on your television. She played the character of Dipi Rebecchi from 2017 to early in 2021. Landing this gig as a series regular was groundbreaking - she was the first India…
 
As a teen, Anthony Albanese sat down with his mother for dinner. It was just the two of them, as it always had been. Albanese’s father had died in a car crash before he was born. Or at least, that’s what he thought until that dinner. His mother told him his father was most likely alive and living in Italy... In this episode of No Filter, Anthony Al…
 
Picture this: You get a job that you didn’t apply for. You only have to do it for a year...but here’s the catch - the whole country is watching you as you figure out how to do it. There’s no job description, no money, no real guidance, and no help from the people who gave it to you. And the job? Well, it’s essentially about your life, and what you’…
 
Rebecca Woolf has done a lot of things before everyone else. She became a mum at 23 years old, had four children by the time she was 29 including twins. And then became a widow at just 37, when her husband Hal died pretty suddenly. But before he got sick unexpectedly, she was planning to leave him… Rebecca speaks about the hard stuff like exploring…
 
This love story starts with one woman sliding into another woman’s DMs. Fiona Falkiner is a model, she was a contestant and then a host on The Biggest Loser and the person who was in her DM’s? That was her now fiancé, Hayley Willis, who is a sports journalist. Hayley was a little bit drunk, scrolling through Instagram after a big night and thought …
 
For two years, Phoebe Burgess remained pretty silent when it came to the breakup of her marriage. And then her ex-husband went on a reality TV show called SAS Australia. She’d wake up in the morning and read messages from women on Instagram saying they were thinking of her. And that’s when she realised the danger of someone's story being told by so…
 
If you’d looked at Phoebe Burgess’ Instagram account three or four years ago, chances are you would have seen a happy family smiling back at you. Phoebe; a former magazine journalist, her husband, Sam Burgess; the famous NRL player, and a growing baby bump going on family holidays to Hamilton Island, Fiji, and coastal NSW. They had a beautiful home…
 
Over the past two decades, Kate Langbroek's life has changed dramatically. Some of that change has been because of choices she’s made - like having 4 kids in 5 years, or deciding to quit her high profile, massively well-paid radio job alongside Dave “Hughesy” Hughes to move to Italy...in the midst of a global pandemic. But other things that have th…
 
Mia Freedman often says friendships are forged in the fire of shitty times as well as great ones. And that is the truth of the very strong, sometimes very rude bond between Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb. They are two of the most admired, respected, successful, and talented journalists in Australia. They’ve won awards, written best-selling books, bi…
 
Amani Haydar was five months pregnant and excitedly preparing to become a mother for the first time. But on an ordinary day, Amani’s life changed to a degree she never thought possible. She answered a phone call that sliced everything she thought she knew about her parents, about relationships, about marriage, about love and about her own future - …
 
Across 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…
 
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 ca…
 
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 t…
 
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…
 
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