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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 h… read more

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Life After Penguin Bloom

February 21st, 2021


In 2013, Sam Bloom was on holidays in Thailand when the balcony she was standing on collapsed. Sam fell twenty feet and crashed onto the blue tiles …

Penguin Bloom: The Origin Story

February 19th, 2021


This interview was originally published in 2016...

In 2013, mother-of-three Sam Bloom’s world changed.

A freak accident on a family holiday in …

BONUS: Claudia Karvan On Making A Hit Show During Covid

February 17th, 2021


How do you make a TV show during a pandemic? 

Where do you film when all the hospitals are full up? 

How do you find a newborn baby? 

Claudia Karvan …

Claudia Karvan On Fame & Family

February 14th, 2021


She's the woman we all grew up with. From Love My Way, to The Secret Life Of Us, Claudia Karvan has earned a special place in our hearts.

With a career beginning at age 10, the actress and producer has seen it all. Now …

The Secret Life Of Gladys Berejiklian

February 7th, 2021


State Premiers. They're the rockstars of the COVID era. We wait for their updates and we hang on every word. We cheer their great decisions and …

Chronic Illness: A Love Story

January 31st, 2021


Broadcaster Jacinta Parsons was 22 when she started feeling unwell. The kind of unwell that….well, lingered. Some days she couldn’t get out of bed. …

Narelda Jacobs On Why We Shouldn’t Celebrate January 26th

January 24th, 2021


This week on No Filter, we’re proud to introduce Narelda Jacobs as our guest host. 

Narelda is a proud Whadjuk Noongar woman. She’s also the host of Ten News First and co-host of Studio 10, and last year she joined Mia …

An Intimate Conversation About Friendship

January 21st, 2021


A reason, a season or a lifetime. They say friendships only fall into three categories, and these tend to be them. 

Mia Freedman and Bec Sparrow's friendship started for a reason. 

They met 10 years ago, bonding over …

The Most Powerful Australian In Hollywood

January 17th, 2021


Big Little Lies, Queen America, Nine Perfect Strangers and The Dry.

These TV shows and movies have been some of the biggest created over the past couple of years. You know their names, and chances are you've seen a few …

What Life As A Twin Is Actually Like

January 10th, 2021


Over the next 3 weeks on No Filter, we'll be bringing you a special series on sisterhood, made possible by Frozen The Musical.

Clare and Jessie Stephens are twin sisters, who both work at Mamamia.

Clare is the Editor in …

The Diary Of A Lap Dancer

January 3rd, 2021


Have you ever wondered what goes on in a strip club?

How lap dances actually work?

How the women who strip and dance for a living in these clubs feel about their customers and their own bodies?

Today's guest is a woman …

BONUS: Rick Morton Was Born Into Rural Royalty. Suddenly, He Was Dirt Poor

December 30th, 2020


We're dropping into your feed to reshare a special episode of No Filter with you. Earlier this week on No Filter you heard from Rick Morton, all about money. Well, if you’d like to hear more about Rick’s back story, …

Rick Morton On Growing Up Poor

December 27th, 2020


Rick Morton is a journalist and author. He’s also learnt to memorise phone numbers. Specifically ones from debt collectors. Because up until …

2020: The Year Of Little Griefs & How To Process Them

December 23rd, 2020


Christmas. It’s often talked about as the most wonderful time of the year. But at the end of an unspeakable year, it feels like we are all crawling …

Silvia Colloca Hates Labels

December 20th, 2020


Ospite di oggi su No Filter è Silvia Colloca.

For those who don't speak Italian, today's guest on No Filter is the delightful Silvia Colloca.

She's …

Caroline Hirons: The Most Influential Woman In Beauty

December 13th, 2020


Caroline Hirons is 50. A mum of four. A grandma of one. An author. And she’s the most influential woman in beauty right now. 

A review from Caroline …

What Happened To Stan Walker

December 6th, 2020


When you think of Stan Walker, you probably think of Australian Idol, and that catchy song ‘Black Box’ he released straight after he won it in 2009. 

Introducing What I Eat When

December 4th, 2020


We're dropping into your feed to share an awesome episode of our new podcast, What I Eat When, with you: 

What do you eat when... you're alone? You're …

Inside The Life Of A Secret Alcoholic

December 2nd, 2020


For the past 5 years, today's guest has kept a secret. She’d wake up and start drinking to get through the day. She’d leave work for a coffee break and buy a bottle of white wine. She’d consume roughly around 80 …

The Day Shanna Realised She Was An Alcoholic

November 29th, 2020


What's the difference between a party girl and an alcoholic? For today's guest, it was about 20 years, a series of traumas, and a large dose of …

Candice Warner Has Climbed Back From Rock Bottom. Again

November 22nd, 2020


Candice Warner is an ironwoman. She’s also the wife of Australian cricketer David Warner, and the mother of three girls. Most recently you would have …

Constance Hall Has Had One Hell Of A Year

November 15th, 2020


2020 has been a terrible year for so many people, but Constance Hall? It’s been tougher than most. The business owner, mum of seven, and social media star has spent the better half of this year in a hospital caring for …

The Evolution Of Zoe Foster Blake: Part Two

November 8th, 2020


Listen to part one of Mia's interview with Zoe here: 

How do you become an accidental entrepreneur? Why is friendship so important in a marriage? Why is …

The Evolution Of Zoe Foster Blake: Part One

November 1st, 2020


Zoe Foster Blake is an entrepreneur, author of 10 books, mum of two, writer, producer and columnist. She’s the brains behind cult beauty brand Go-To 

Parenting, Polyamory & Surviving A Refugee Camp

October 25th, 2020


Pauline Nguyen has lived a very big life. 

When she was 3 years old her family left Vietnam by boat. They spent six days on the South China Sea and …

Magazine Queens: The Editors Who Influenced A Generation

October 18th, 2020


From the 1980s to the 2000s, before the Internet arrived, magazines were tops. 

Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Dolly, Harper's Bazaar... there were so many. 

BONUS: Coping With Pregnancy Loss

October 14th, 2020


We're dropping into your feed today on International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day to share an episode of Get Me Pregnant that may …

Loneliness: The Silent Epidemic

October 11th, 2020



In Australia, it impacts one in four people. But since COVID, there’s been a lot more people across the country and the world feeling alone. 

Even though they might be connected to friends on group chat or …

What Happened To Sophie Delezio

October 4th, 2020


In 2003, a two-year-old girl captured the hearts of Australians when she was involved in an accident at her NSW childcare centre. Her name was Sophie …

Cathy Oddie Made The Best Of Her Worst

October 1st, 2020


Just a heads up, this is a conversation about domestic and family violence. If you or someone you love needs help, please call 1800 Respect. 

This …

Vivian McGrath Never Thought She’d Find Love Again

September 29th, 2020


Just a heads up, this is a conversation about domestic and family violence. If you or someone you love needs help, please call 1800 Respect. 

This …

Courtney Ugle Isn't Letting Her Past Dictate Her Future

September 27th, 2020


Just a heads up, this is a conversation about domestic and family violence. If you or someone you love needs help, please call 1800 Respect. 

This …

RBG, Hillary & Trump

September 23rd, 2020


As if 2020 hasn't already been enough, over the weekend we learnt that Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist icon and Associate Justice of the American Supreme Court, had passed away.

With the US election only 40 days away, …

Nikki Boyer: Dying For Sex

September 20th, 2020


This is an episode about an epic friendship between two women.

It transcends marriages, divorce, miscarriage and sex and ends in the most poignant, …

Madeleine West Has Found Her Voice

September 13th, 2020


If you’re a fan of Australian TV, then chances are you know the name Madeleine West. 

From Neighbours, to Playing For Keeps, to Underbelly and Satisfaction, Madeleine has starred in some of Australia’s biggest TV shows. 

Layne Beachley Had Three Mothers

September 6th, 2020


Layne Beachley has done a lot in her life. She’s held world records, won world titles and is regarded as the most successful female surfer in …

BONUS: William McInnes On Being The Best Single Dad Possible

September 5th, 2020


Today is Father's Day.

And whether it's a happy, sad or complicated day for you, here at No Filter we wanted to share a special episode that serves …

Miriam Margolyes' Very Extraordinary Life

August 30th, 2020


Miriam Margolyes is an actress, comedian, documentary maker and all-round incredible woman.

If you don’t know Miriam’s name, you’ll definitely know …

A Wedding, A Funeral And A Beard That's Saving Lives

August 23rd, 2020


Today's No Filter episode features a man with a beard. But it's not just any beard. 

Jimmy Niggle's life changed forever 10 years ago when he was 26 and sitting at his best friends wake. As beers were being passed …

Dotty Charles On Outrage: Why Everyone Is Shouting And No One Is Talking

August 16th, 2020


It all started with a holiday to Thailand and a hoodie with a picture of a monkey on it.  That’s how Dotty Charles knew that the world had reached …

Why Everyone's In Love With Michael From Love On The Spectrum

August 9th, 2020


Australians, and now the world, have fallen in love with a man named Michael. 

And if you don’t know why, you’re about to.

At the end of 2019, the ABC released a four-part documentary series called Love on the Spectrum,

A Hollywood Life In Lockdown

August 2nd, 2020


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 …

Introducing Me After You

July 29th, 2020


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 …

The One Thing Julia Gillard Wished She’d Done Differently

July 26th, 2020


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 …

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

July 19th, 2020


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 …

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

July 16th, 2020


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 …

Rebekah Robertson: The Trailblazing Mother Of A Trans Child

July 12th, 2020


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 …

Teresa Palmer's Very Un-Hollywood Life

July 5th, 2020


When Teresa Palmer was nineteen, she walked into Hollywood's biggest talent agency and told them she was happy to have a career, but her biggest …

Bikram: Yogi. Guru. Predator.

June 28th, 2020

  • This interview was recorded in January 2020.

This is a story about fame and power and money and celebrity. And… And the point at which all …

Narelda Jacobs' Big Life Has So Many Plot Twists

June 21st, 2020


Narelda Jacobs grew up in a big, rambunctious family. Her mother, an Irish trailblazer, came out to Australia and married Narelda's dad, a member of …

When Elizabeth Gilbert Fell In Love With Her Best Friend, Rayya

June 14th, 2020


*NOTE: This interview was recorded before the Black Lives Matters protests that are sweeping the world*

You fall in love with your best friend, she tells you she's terribly sick and you leave your husband to be with her. …

6 parents, 4 kids, 3 states: Andrew Solomon's Beautiful Modern Family

May 31st, 2020


Andrew Solomon always wanted a family of his own, but he grew up in a time where that wasn't a reality for someone who was gay. 

Over the years, he …

The Very Real Life Of Sex Worker And Author Rita Therese

May 24th, 2020


There’s a content warning on this episode: talk of suicide, and there’s also some graphic language

Rita Therese is her pen name. Gia is her sex worker name. Her real name is a secret, to protect her privacy. 

After …

It Was Invisible...

May 20th, 2020


If you’ve never experienced an unhealthy relationship, one where passion and power and control insidiously morphs into abuse…..this episode might …

Glennon Doyle's Life Was Totally Upended In A Single Evening

May 17th, 2020


It was 2016 and Glennon Doyle was a wife, a mother and the author of a book called Love Warrior,  that was about to be released. The book was a memoir about repairing her marriage after discovering her husband's …

When Andrew Met Anne: A Son's Story

May 13th, 2020


We've wanted to bring you this story for a while now - because it's a story that's played out in our extended Mamamia family. 

Anne Stephens (mother of Mamamia's Clare Stephens and Jessie Stephens) was twenty-two and …

When Anne Met Andrew: A Mother's Story

May 9th, 2020


We've wanted to bring you this story for a while now - because it's a story that's played out in our extended Mamamia family. 

Anne Stephens (mother of Mamamia's Clare Stephens and Jessie Stephens) was twenty-two and …

How Are You Doing? A Check In With Dr Norman Swan

May 6th, 2020


Today, I’m Skyping with Dr Norman Swan, who's become one of Australia's most well known faces during the COVID19 crisis. 

Every night, he's been on our televisions keeping us up to date with the latest science on the …

Malcolm Turnbull's New Life

May 3rd, 2020


Everyone in Australia has an opinion about Malcolm Turnbull's time as Prime Minister - including and most especially the enemies who brought him down.

How Are You Doing? Amanda Gordon On COVID19 Anxiety

April 29th, 2020


Today, I’m Skyping with Amanda Gordon, one of Australia's most well known and well respected psychologists.  

We're catching up about anxiety. Which …

Bringing Women Back To Life: The Dr Catherine Hamlin Story

April 26th, 2020


Imagine being ousted from your community, from your family, your whole life, because of a condition you'd developed during childbirth. A condition …

How Are You Doing? A Check In With Trinny Woodall

April 22nd, 2020


Today, I’m Skyping with Trinny Woodall: TV host, author, fashion and makeover expert, founder of beauty company Trinny London. 

Trinny is isolating …

Let's Talk About Sex With Tracey Cox

April 19th, 2020


Tracey Cox knows about sex. She's been writing about it since before she was even having it. 

Her books have taught generations of women how to receive and give pleasure in a way that gives them complete agency over …

How Are You Doing? A Check In With Osher Gunsberg

April 15th, 2020


Today, I’m Skyping with Osher Gunsberg: TV host, podcast, author, mental health advocate and new dad.

He and his partner Audrey recently had a baby …

A Happy Update From The Happiest Man Alive, Eddie Jaku

April 14th, 2020


We wanted to update and revisit an interview I did with Holocaust survivor, Eddie Jaku, who describes himself as The Happiest Man Alive.

Today his …

Simi Polonsky Returns With Some Beautiful News

April 10th, 2020


The first time Simi Polonsky Hoffman was on No Filter, she was deep in grief. 

Her husband, Shua, had died of a sudden illness, leaving her with two …

How Are You Doing? A Check In With Turia Pitt

April 8th, 2020


Today, I’m Skyping with Turia Pitt- mining engineer, athlete, motivational speaker, author, mother and bloody legend. I wanted to ask her about how to cope with adversity and she has some sage advice. 

You can listen to …

How Are You Doing? A Check In With Alison Brahe-Daddo

April 6th, 2020


Today, I’m Skyping with Alison Brahe-Daddo - the iconic Australian model who married the iconic Australian TV host, Cameron Daddo, moved to LA, had three children and then moved back home a couple of years ago to start …

Julia Baird Finds Light In The Darkness

April 3rd, 2020


You may know Julia from her columns in Australian newspapers and the New York Times and from the TV where she hosts daily current affairs show, The …

How Are You Doing? A Check In With Susan Carland

April 1st, 2020


Today I’m calling up Susan Carland - who is an academic, author, feminist and television presenter. She lives with her husband, Waleed Aly and their two children in Melbourne.

Join Mamamia's Anxiety Course -  learn how …

How Are You Doing? A Check In With Amelia Lester

March 30th, 2020


Today I’m calling up one of my best friends, Amelia Lester who some of you may know if you listened to the podcast we used to host together about Trump’s America called Tell Me It’s Going To Be Ok.

Amelia and I met when …

Sara-Marie Fedele: The Original Reality Star

March 27th, 2020


It's been nearly twenty years since Sara-Marie Fedele bum danced her way into the heart of any Australian who had a TV, during the first season of Big Brother. 

Shortly after that, being one of the millions of …

The Extraordinary True Story of Susan Francis: Part Two

March 25th, 2020


It's time now to hear about what happened to Susan next, after meeting Wayne and going to Spain with tragic consequences - to hear the first part of her story, click here.

Never has the cliche “truth is stranger than …

How Are You Doing? A Check In With Libby Trickett

March 24th, 2020


Hey, it's Mia and I am dropping into your feed with a new series of mini-episodes of No Filter called How Are You Doing? - a special spin-off series of No Filter where I call someone to find out how they are doing in …

The Extraordinary True Story of Susan Francis: Part One

March 22nd, 2020


Never has the cliche “truth is stranger than fiction” applied more than to the woman on today's episode. You couldn’t make Susan Francis’s life up - …

The Power of Female Friendship: Mandy & Kate's Story

March 15th, 2020


Before they met one another, Kate Jones and Mandy Hose were both pregnant with twins at the same time. They each gave birth prematurely and after white-knuckling their way through the terrifying world of the newborn …

The M Word: Why So Many Women Are Angry And Weepy

March 8th, 2020


If you have a vagina or live with anyone who has one, this episode is a must-listen.

Dr Ginni Mansberg joins Mia to talk about the very unexpected things that start happening to your body as early as your late thirties …

Megan Gale Has Found Her Voice

March 1st, 2020


Megan Gale was a superstar in Italy before Australians knew who she was. 

She'd been ready to give up modelling when she landed a life-changing gig in Italy in the nineties. Her sudden fame overseas meant Australia …

Gabbie Stroud Has A Few Things She Wants School Parents To Know

February 23rd, 2020


Here are some things worth knowing about school life: 

Teachers aren't on call for parents 24/7... and under no circumstances should a parent ever …

Pop Up: How To Launch A Business In Six Weeks

February 18th, 2020


For anyone dreaming of starting their own business and being their own boss... the doors The Lady Startup Activation Plan are open for 2020!

And we want you (and your business idea) to join us.

Over six weeks, Lady …

When You Realise Your Parents Aren't Bulletproof

February 16th, 2020


There is a stage in everyone’s life where you realise your parents are not bulletproof. 

For some of us that comes when our mum or dad starts …

Ellie Cole Defied Expectations

February 9th, 2020


Ellie Cole lost her leg to cancer when she was just 3 years old and shortly after, her family received a list of things from the doctor that she …

Meghan, Diana & What Happens When Strong Women Stand Up To The Royals

February 6th, 2020


When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they were leaving the royal family the commentary went one of two ways: how very dare they and good on …

Tim Minchin: Success, Failure, Family and Coming Home

February 2nd, 2020


Here's what we know about Tim Minchin. He's an actor, writer, composer, lyristist and director. 

But he’s also a self-described nerd, who became wildly famous after the success of Matilda and then fell from grace when an …

Why Tory Shepherd Doesn't Want Kids

January 26th, 2020


Tory Shepherd doesn't have kids and if you ask her why she’ll consider telling you that she lost her uterus in a tragic fishing accident.

It's not actually true but she reckons that answer is easier for people to accept …

Marlee & Keely Silva: What January 26 Means To Us

January 25th, 2020


Season 2 of Tiddas 4 Tiddas launches today, so we are popping into your feed to share the first episode! 

Today is January 26th and if you've ever wondered why this day causes so much controversy, or how it can affect …

Ondine Sherman Is Devoted To Animals

January 19th, 2020


When Ondine Sherman was 7 years old, she wrote a letter to the Editor of her local newspaper declaring that she was planning to dedicate her life to …

Celeste Barber Accidentally Raised $51 Million

January 17th, 2020


Celeste Barber became the unexpected face of the bushfire relief effort. 

An attempt to raise $20,000 for the NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Donations Fund turned into the biggest fundraising effort Facebook had …

Best Of: Gabbie Stroud Broke Up With Teaching

January 16th, 2020


Welcome to our summer series where we play you some of our favourite episodes that you might have missed or might want to revisit. 

When Gabbie …

Best Of: Angela Bishop's Life Imploded

January 12th, 2020


Welcome to our summer series where we play you some of our favourite episodes that you might have missed or might want to revisit.

A lot can happen …

Best Of: When Leigh Sales' World Turned Upside Down

January 9th, 2020


Welcome to our summer series where we play you some of our favourite episodes that you might have missed or might want to revisit.

The day your life turns upside down usually starts like any other. It’s ordinary, it’s …

Best Of: The Story Of Marian Keyes

January 5th, 2020


Welcome to our summer series where we play you some of our favourite episodes that you might have missed or might want to revisit.

Marian Keyes is …

Best Of: How To Spot A Digital Addiction In Your Family

January 2nd, 2020


Welcome to our summer series where we play you some of our favourite episodes that you might have missed or might want to revisit. 

Sex, drugs and …

Best Of: How Emotional Labour Makes Women Feel Exhausted

December 29th, 2019


Welcome to our summer series, where we play you some of our favourite episodes that you might have missed or might want to revisit. 

A woman’s work is never done. And author Gemma Hartley knows this.

Whether she’s at …

Actress Elsa Pataky Is Officially Sexier Than Her Husband Chris Hemsworth

December 22nd, 2019


For some women, being married to someone who was voted the sexiest man alive might make you feel a little .....well, insecure.

Not actress and now author, Elsa Pataky. She's been voted the sexiest person alive many more …

The Lindt Cafe Siege: Louisa Hope's Survival Story

December 15th, 2019


When Louisa Hope walked into Sydney’s Lindt Cafe 5 years ago she didn't expect her life would change forever.

Louisa is one of the Sydney Siege …

When Your Carer Is Your Abuser: Nicole Lee's Incredible Story

December 8th, 2019


For 10 years Nicole Lee and her children were trapped, living with an abusive partner who was also Nicole's primary carer.

Nicole uses a wheelchair …

Why Strangers Are Asking Kids For Photos Of Their Feet

December 5th, 2019


When you talk to thousands of kids about what they get up to on their phones you learn a lot about the behaviour of kids online.

Cybersafety expert …

Cate and Bronte Campbell: From Golden Girl To Disappointment

December 1st, 2019


Imagine if your biggest professional rival was also your sister. And imagine if your profession was one of the most unforgiving in the world.

Cate and Bronte Campbell have been competing against one another for almost …

The Day Marguerite Edwards Didn't Pick Up Her Kids From School

November 24th, 2019


The day Marguerite Edwards died began like any other day. The family woke up, got their 3 daughters ready for school. Marguerite’s husband Iain …

At 32, Bridie O'Donnell Decided To Become An Elite Athlete

November 17th, 2019


If you’re OK living a life of frequent and often crushing disappointment, you’ll be able to handle a career as a professional cyclist.

That’s the advice Dr Bridie O’Donnell was given by a fellow cyclist when she decided …

There's A Lot You Don't Know About Trinny Woodall

November 10th, 2019


This episode contains a discussion of suicide.  If this brings up any issues for you please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Trinny Woodall spent the early 2000s giving women makeovers with her partner in fashion crime, …

Melanie Dimmitt Didn’t Expect Motherhood To Be Like This

November 3rd, 2019


Why has this happened to me?

Will I ever stop comparing my child?

What will our future look like?

For the past 3 years, these are just some of the questions that have floated in and out of Melanie Dimmit’s head. …

Angie Kent Is Finally In Love

October 27th, 2019


There’s something about Angie Kent's honesty and no BS attitude to love and life that have people rooting for her.

When Angie agreed to be the …

Stephanie Wood Fell In Love With A Fake

October 20th, 2019


When Stephanie Wood decided to go on a date with a guy she met online she had no idea it would change the course of her life forever.

Stephanie is an …

Retired At 27; Libby Trickett's Story

October 13th, 2019


You might have imagined this chat would be all about Libby Trickett's golden swimming career, but there's much more to Libby's story than swimming. 

What Happened To William Tyrrell?

October 6th, 2019


On the 12th of September 2014, a mother called 000 to report her son missing. Five years later, he still hasn't been found.

William Tyrrell, the …

Rachel Griffiths Is Reclaiming ‘Like A Girl’

October 1st, 2019


Rachel Griffiths has been telling stories for the past 25 years of her life. 

Whether it’s through movies like Muriel’s Wedding or TV shows like Six Feet Under or Brothers and Sisters - each of which she starred in for …

Dannii Minogue Works Hard

September 29th, 2019


It's easy to forget celebrities have to work and that being famous doesn't pay the bills.  Dannii Minogue has been working hard since she was seven …

Survivor, Motherhood And Death Threats; Pia Miranda Has Had A Big Year

September 25th, 2019


Pia Miranda has a cracker of a year. Until recently, she was best known for her starring role as Josephine in the cult Australian coming-of-age film …

Nicole Haddow Started From Scratch At 30

September 22nd, 2019


Nicole Haddow didn’t expect to be living at home with her parents with an unstable income, a bunch of maxed-out credit cards and $11k's worth of debt …

When Briony Benjamin Got Sick No One Listened

September 15th, 2019


What do you do when you get the worst news of your life? 

Hide? Cry? Surround yourself with your nearest and dearest? Make a video about what may be the scariest journey you’ve ever been on?

Briony Benjamin did all …

Melissa Hopkins Was Tired Of Hiding

September 11th, 2019


It was 2018. Late at night. Melissa Hopkins was sitting in her bed. She was about to reveal something deeply personal about herself to the world, something that she had been suffering with for over 20 years but had …

The Magazine Queen Who Lost Her Job

September 8th, 2019


For 17 years, Jo Elvin was the Editor In Chief of the UK's biggest magazines, Glamour. But in 2017, Jo lost her job. And her world as she knew it shifted.

Jo, who was born and raised in Sydney and started her career at …

The Surprising Reasons Teens Send Nude Selfies

September 1st, 2019


Right now, across the country two out of three young women between the ages of 12 and 18 have been asked to send a nude photo of themselves to someone. 

But what happens after they send it?

Sophie Hyde is an Australian …

The Second Half Of Tully Smyth's Story

August 28th, 2019


Tully Smyth rose to fame after appearing on Big Brother in 2013.  She also unintentionally became the show's villain when she cheated on her longtime …

There's A Lot More To Tully Smyth Than Instagram

August 25th, 2019


Tully Smyth rose to fame after appearing on Big Brother in 2013.  She also unintentionally became the show's villain when she cheated on her longtime …

Vanessa Turnbull Roberts Is Part Of The Ongoing Stolen Generation

August 24th, 2019


Tiddas 4 Tiddas is a podcast series where Kamilaroi and Dunghutti woman Marlee Silva sits down with some incredible Indigenous women for some candid conversations, and today on No Filter, we wanted to share one of those …

Amy Sheppard’s #KissMyFatAss Movement

August 18th, 2019


Brisbane based singer/songwriter Amy Sheppard spent years altering the way she looked in her Instagram photos. Like most women who upload images to …

Rachael Casella's Life Of Love

August 16th, 2019


Rachael Casella met her husband Jonny when she was training to be a police officer and he was one of her instructors. Nothing happened until the …

Sex And The City Creator Candace Bushnell’s Life Took An Unexpected Turn

August 11th, 2019


When American author Candace Bushnell released her first book Sex And The City, she had no idea the impact it was about to have on the world. 

That …

Richard Roxburgh Feels Conflicted About Fame

August 4th, 2019


Australian actor Richard Roxburgh has an 'uneasy' relationship with fame. Most Australians would recognise him from his work in TV shows such as Rake

The Incredible Way Sarah Ayles Survived The Boxing Day Tsunami

July 28th, 2019


What were you doing on Boxing Day morning in 2004? 

Sarah Ayles was on a beach in Sri Lanka, putting on a mask about to go snorkelling with her business partner and ex-boyfriend, when her life changed forever. 

The …

SPECIAL BONUS: John Edward Has A Message For Anyone Who Has Ever Lost A Baby

July 26th, 2019


This week on the show we spoke to psychic medium John Edward, who over the last three decades has helped thousands of people communicate with loved ones who have crossed over to the other side. 

But when Mia finished …

John Edward Is The Psychic Medium Who Didn't Believe In Psychics

July 21st, 2019


John Edward is a psychic medium who over the last three decades, has helped thousands of people communicate with loved ones who have crossed over to the other side. In fact, if you were around in the early 2000’s you …

UPDATE: Checking In With Leigh Campbell

July 18th, 2019


At the start of the year, we had an episode of No Filter that we got a lot of feedback about so we thought we’d revisit this story...

For years, Leigh Campbell, our executive editor here at Mamamia kept a secret. 

It …

Three Women, The Best Book Of The Year

July 14th, 2019


When Lisa Taddeo set out to write a book about female desire she had no idea she would spend eight years inserting herself into three very different …

The Moment Angela Hamilton Discovered Who Her Father Really Was

July 7th, 2019


Every family has a secret. But some secrets are more shocking than others. Some secrets take longer to come out.

Angela Hamilton always had an inkling that there was something not quite right with her dad.

She hated him …

The Day Marlee Silva Saw Herself Differently

July 5th, 2019


To subscribe to our new podcast Tiddas 4 Tiddas, click here. 

Marlee Silva is 23 years old. She grew up in suburban Australia with her sister and her …

The Four Women In Michael Hutchence's Life

June 30th, 2019


Richard Lowenstein first met Michael Hutchence when he was 23 making music videos for the likes of Hunters & Collectors and Cold Chisel. Michael …

The Private Life Of Amanda Keller

June 23rd, 2019


Amanda Keller has been on our screens and in our ears for over 30 years.

She’s done everything from host breakfast radio with Andrew Denton, and now Brendan Jones, to stick her head out of a submarine on national TV as …

Bec Rosen On Why Hamish McLaren Deserves To Go To Jail

June 21st, 2019


On the 20th of June this year, con-man Hamish McLaren was sentenced to 16 years in prison after stealing more than $7.5 million from his victims, including his ex-wife Bec Rosen. Today on No Filter we're revisiting …

19 Years Ago, Everything Changed For Benjamin Law

June 16th, 2019


When Pauline Hanson was elected into politics in the mid-90s, author Benjamin Law was in high school on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

He’d grown up in …

Georgie Dent’s Nervous Breakdown Changed Her Life For Good

June 9th, 2019


When Georgie Dent was asked when her nervous breakdown began, she had to think. Really think.

Was it at 19 when she found herself diagnosed with a disease she’d never heard of?

Was it a few months later when she was …

Reshaping Women's Faces: Meet Dr Naomi, The Doll Maker

June 2nd, 2019


How do you prepare for an interview with a woman who changes people’s faces for a living?

You look at your face for a very long time.

At least that’s …

Angela Bishop's Life Imploded

May 26th, 2019


A lot can happen in 30 years of someone’s life.

You can build a solid career. Meet the love of your life. Have a baby. Mourn the loss of your dad. …

Anxiety: A Guide

May 19th, 2019


One in four adults and one in five children currently suffer from anxiety. And yet two in five people believe the condition is not a treatable mental …

Bob Hawke Through The Eyes Of Blanche d'Alpuget

May 17th, 2019


On the 16th of May 2019, Bob Hawke passed away peacefully in his home with his wife Blanche d'Alpuget. Today on No Filter we're revisiting Mia's chat …

Chloe Shorten Could Be Our Next First Lady

May 16th, 2019


Today on No Filter, we're revisiting an episode that Mia did with Chloe Shorten on the 26th of April, 2017....

Chloe Shorten has attracted a lot of attention over the last few weeks. As the wife of Bill Shorten - who …

Andrew Denton Opens Up

May 12th, 2019


What do you really want to know?

When preparing for an interview that’s the first question journalist, TV host and comedian Andrew Denton asks …

Why Mother-In-Law Relationships Can Be High Drama

May 11th, 2019


If you’ve ever been in a romantic relationship of any kind and you’ve been together a while, you will have probably encountered your partner’s mother.

The image we have of a mother-in-law is pretty grim, generally. They …

"Cat Person": How A Short Story Changed Kristen Roupenian's Life

May 6th, 2019


In December 2017, Kristen Roupenian’s life changed forever when her short story in The New Yorker went viral.

‘Cat Person’, which was published in The New Yorker‘s December 11 issue, navigates a brief relationship …

How Brooke Boney Is Changing Breakfast TV

April 28th, 2019


There’s a fresh new face on breakfast TV and her name is Brooke Boney.   She describes herself as a proud Gamilaroi woman. And Brooke is proud. She grew up in a housing commission, was raised by a strong single mother …

How To Spot A Digital Addiction In Your Family

April 21st, 2019


Sex, drugs and rock and roll. That’s what we used to worry about when it came to the things that would mess up kids.

These days the rate of things …

Julie Bishop Can Say Whatever She Wants Now

April 14th, 2019


Julie Bishop hasn’t been a private citizen for 20 years. But a few hours after this interview was recorded, that changed. An election was called and …

Turia Pitt Will Make You Feel Good

April 7th, 2019


Turia Pitt has been through an enormous amount in her 31 years.

She was an engineer and ultra-marathon runner when she was caught in a bushfire in …

Who The Hell Is Hamish? His Ex-Wife Doesn't Know

March 31st, 2019


The first time Bec Rosen met Hamish McLaren she thought he was a bit of a tosser.  Bec was a single mum who had just ended a bad marriage and, along with her three young sons, she’d moved to Blueys Beach on the NSW …

Five Kids, Three Dads: How Mandy Nolan Blended Her Family

March 24th, 2019


Mandy Nolan has five kids to three different dads. Two of them she married and one was her defacto partner for many years.

This is a woman who knows …

Josh & Sean: A Most Unexpected Love Story

March 18th, 2019


When Josh and Sean Szeps met they knew instantly they'd found "the one." How did they know? Because Josh insulted Sean.

The pair met in 2011 in a …

The Woman Behind George Pell's Forgotten Victim

March 15th, 2019


For the past 20 years, Mia's guest has been the voice for over a thousand victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.

Right now, Lisa Flynn is representing the father of one of the choir boys who was sexually abused by …

Simi Polonsky Thought She Knew What Her Life Was Going To Be Like

March 10th, 2019


Six months after her husband died unexpectedly, Simi Polonsky gave birth to her third child.  She was grieving the death of her husband, Shua, and …

How Emotional Labour Makes Women Feel Exhausted

March 8th, 2019


A woman’s work is never done. And author Gemma Hartley knows this.

Whether she’s at home or in the office, there’s a whole layer of labour done …

The First Thing You Should Say To Carly Findlay Is Hello

March 3rd, 2019


If people stop you in the street, what’s the first thing they say to you? "Hello!"? Or "How are you?"

For author and journalist Carly Findlay her experience is very different.

Carly was born with a rare genetic skin …

Roxy Jacenko Hit Rock Bottom...Twice

February 24th, 2019


Roxy Jacenko doesn’t like being the centre of attention.

If you are one of her 230,000 Instagram followers, you might find that hard to believe.

But …

Richard Glover Wants To Tell The Truth

February 17th, 2019


If you grew up in the 70s in Australia, you probably look back on that period and smile.

Maybe you think of it as a simpler time or "the good old …

The Lie Working Mothers Tell

February 10th, 2019


When Christine Armstrong, author of The Mother of All Jobs, became a mother it never occurred to her she would have to give up her job. At the time, …

What Leigh Campbell’s Instagram Won’t Tell You

February 8th, 2019


Mia Freedman is bringing you a special episode of No Filter this week because our Executive Editor Leigh Campbell has some news...

Leigh has been a high profile journalist for more than a decade. She’s worked at …

William McInnes: Being The Best Single Dad Possible

February 3rd, 2019


You might remember William McInnes from Seachange, or Blue Heelers, but what you may not know about him is that he can really tell a story. He’s been doing it for the past 30 years, first as an actor and later as a …

He's 98 And Surprisingly, He's The Happiest Man On Earth

January 26th, 2019


When you meet 98-year-old Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku, it’s hard not to be happy.

He’s full of life, advice and stories about a world few people …

The Woman Who's Lived In The Wild For 8 Years

January 20th, 2019


Mia’s back with more candid conversations that count in 2019, and she’s kicking it off with a woman who couldn’t be more opposite to her.

For the …

Best Of: Liane Moriaty Knows How To Write A Bestseller

January 13th, 2019


Welcome to the No Filter summer series, where we look back at some of our most popular interviews over the past 3 years. Today, it's Mia and Liane …

Best Of: Dave Hughes Likes Himself Better Sober

January 10th, 2019


Welcome to the No Filter summer series, where we look back at some of our most popular interviews over the past 3 years. When we asked you guys, our …

Best Of: Esther Perel Knows Why People Cheat

January 6th, 2019


Welcome to the No Filter summer series, where we look back at some of our most popular interviews over the past 3 years. Esther Perel is a …

Best Of: Remembering Jane McGrath

January 3rd, 2019


Welcome to the No Filter summer series, where we look back at some of our most popular interviews over the past 3 years. As the Pink Test is about to …

Best Of: A Conversation With Richard Fidler

December 30th, 2018


Welcome to the No Filter summer series, where we look back at some of our most popular interviews over the 3 years. First up? The man known for his …

The Day Sarah Hanson Young Refused To Be Slut Shamed

December 20th, 2018


You’re at work, doing your job and a male coworker tries to slut-shame you in front of the entire office, taunting you about how many men he thinks …

The Empty Chair At The Christmas Table

December 16th, 2018


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 …

Samuel Johnson, One Year On

December 9th, 2018


This is the third time Mia has interviewed Gold Logie winner Samuel Johnson for No Filter, but it may be their best conversation yet. 

A year on from …

Daniella Rule Has Raised Nine Daughters Alone

December 2nd, 2018


Some women love being pregnant and Western Australian mother, Daniella Rule is one of them.

From the age of 17 until she was 35, Daniella was …

Kevin Rudd Isn’t Bitter Anymore

November 25th, 2018


Australia has had six Prime Ministers in 11 years and it all started with Kevin Rudd.

In 2007 the country voted in the man known as Kevin ‘07. He was young and fresh and not John Howard.

But everything changed in 2010, …

Rize Up And Support Women

November 23rd, 2018


Each week, at least one woman is killed at the hands of a man who was supposed to love her. Because the thing about domestic violence, is that it …

Honor Eastly Says No Feeling Is Final

November 18th, 2018


Just a warning, this episode deals with issues surrounding mental health. If you need help, please reach out to Lifeline on 13 11 14

There have been four times in Honor Eastly’s life when she felt completely and utterly …

The Barefoot Investor Is A Terrible Celebrity

November 11th, 2018


Scott Pape sold 1.2 million copies of his first book The Barefoot Investor and changed the lives of a million Australians.

Even though he said …

Robyn Lawley Is Taking On Victoria's Secret

November 4th, 2018


When you think of Victoria’s Secret what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Fake angel wings? Diamond encrusted bras? A whole lot of beautiful …

The Untold Story Of Being James Packer

October 28th, 2018


The past three years of James Packer’s life have not been easy.

In October 2016, the 51-year-old businessman ended his very public engagement to …

Exposed: The Case Of Keli Lane

October 21st, 2018


By the age of  24, water polo player Keli Lane had accidentally fallen pregnant five times in seven years. The first two times, Keli terminated her …

Simmone Logue Lost Her Partner Before He Died

October 14th, 2018


Fine food entrepreneur Simmone Logue had relished 17 years of true love and companionship with celebrity agent Harry M. Miller, before he died of a …

John Wood Blew Up His Life To Change The World

October 11th, 2018


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John Wood was sitting at his desk in Beijing when he decided to blow up his life. He was 35, in a relationship - and working for Microsoft. It was the 90s. John was earning lots of …

Gabbie Stroud Broke Up With Teaching

October 7th, 2018


When Gabbie Stroud shut the door on her primary school classroom in 2014, she knew that she was leaving teaching forever. Between the growing …

When Leigh Sales' World Turned Upside Down

September 30th, 2018


The day your life turns upside down usually starts like any other. It’s ordinary, it’s normal. And then, life smacks you in the head and everything changes in an instant.

Leigh Sales has spent many years interviewing …

Serena Williams Wants You To Touch Yourself

September 29th, 2018


Serena Williams is one of the greatest athletes of all time. But in the 48 hours before Mia was due to sit down with her, the US Open happened, and Serena Williams was all over the news for all the wrong reasons.

So we …

Olivia Newton-John Just Gets On With It

September 23rd, 2018


It’s hard not to fangirl over Olivia Newton-John. She's Sandy from Grease! 

69-year-old Olivia has had some incredible highs in her life and some …

Sneak Peek: Serena Williams

September 23rd, 2018


After the fall out from the US Open, Mia Freedman sat down with Serena Williams to talk about what it's like when the world's eyes are on you, how her daughter Olympia comforted her when she got off the court and how …

Part 2: Katie Horneshaw's Sister Killed A Man

September 16th, 2018


On the last episode of No Filter, you heard from Mary Pershall whose daughter Anna, murdered the man she was living with during a descent into mental illness and drug addiction.

One of the aspects of Anna’s story that …

Part 1: Mary Pershall's Daughter Killed A Man

September 9th, 2018


What do you do when you receive a phone call saying that your daughter has murdered someone?

Mary Pershall spent 28 years trying to shield her youngest daughter Anna from her demons. First, it was anorexia, then other …

Germaine Greer Won't Be Defined By Her Rape

September 6th, 2018


This podcast will deal extensively with the subject of rape and won't be appropriate for all listeners. If this podcast does bring anything up for you then please call 1800 RESPECT.

When people think of feminism, they …

Moana Hope Insists She’s Not A Hero

September 2nd, 2018


Moana Hope is the breakthrough superstar of the AFL women’s competition, kicking goals first for Collingwood and now North Melbourne.

But funnily …

Kyl Myers Is Letting Her Child Choose Their Gender

August 26th, 2018


"Aw, are you having a boy or a girl?"

It's what every parent-to-be is asked as soon as the lines appear on the pee stick. But Kyl Myers and her partner Brent are two of a growing number of parents who refused to answer …

Malcolm Turnbull Hasn't Lost Everything

August 24th, 2018


Today Malcolm Turnbull was replaced as Prime Minister of Australia by former treasurer Scott Morrison after months of speculation political …

Osher Günsberg Is Not Who You Think He Is

August 19th, 2018


Osher Gunsberg is not who you think he is. Yes, he is the guy who hosts The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and is the boss of the roses. And yes, he …

Rick Morton Was Born Into Rural Royalty. Suddenly, He Was Dirt Poor

August 12th, 2018


Rick Morton was born the son of a cattle baron in far western Queensland. His backyard consisted of hundreds of thousands of acres. He went to school …

Lucy Peach Is A Period Unicorn

August 5th, 2018


Lucy Peach is a folk singer turned comedian turned period hacker. Yes, period hacker.

Lucy has worked out the secret to using your period for power.  …

Kerry Tucker Loved Being In Prison

July 29th, 2018


How do you prepare for prison? How do you tell your young daughters that you aren’t going to see them for a very long time?Kerry Tucker was jailed in …

Amy Molloy Was Widowed At 23

July 22nd, 2018


Amy Molloy has lived a big life.

She’s survived anorexia, was widowed at 23, divorced her second husband in her late 20’s, forged a new career, …

Wren and Ayla's Story: When Your Wife Is Trans

July 16th, 2018


Wren Holdom had been with her partner Ayla for almost a decade when a revelation in a Chinese restaurant turned their lives upside down. Learning …

Caitlin Moran Is An Optimistic Feminist Hero

July 8th, 2018


Caitlin Moran is a writer, columnist, novelist, dramatist and one of the most optimistic and funny writers on the planet. She’s published six books, …

Tara Westover Was Actively Planning For The End Of The World

June 24th, 2018


Tara Westover was 16 when she stepped into a classroom for the first time.

She didn’t know how to talk to her peers, had never heard of the Holocaust …

Maz Compton Doesn't Drink Anymore

June 17th, 2018


Maz Compton knew she had a problem with alcohol when she couldn’t stop saying yes to it. But she didn’t classify herself as an alcoholic.

She was …

The Reinventions Of Alannah Hill

June 10th, 2018


Alannah Hill the brand is one of the most iconic fashion labels in Australia but what about Alannah Hill the woman?

Mia first met Alannah 20 years ago when she was one of the biggest names in fashion. Since that time, …

A Message About Milan...

June 8th, 2018


A couple of months ago you may have heard my interview with Marilee Mai, the mother of a little girl called Milan who was diagnosed with an …

Elle Halliwell Faced Life And Death On The Same Weekend

June 3rd, 2018


In April 2016, Elle Halliwell was going about her life as fashion editor and showbiz reporter for The Sunday Telegraph.

She was fit, she ate healthily and she only drank on weekends.  Everything was fine...until she got …

Jessica Rowe Is Not Vanilla

May 27th, 2018


When self described crap housewife, journalist and presenter Jessica Rowe announced she would be leaving her job as co-host on Studio 10 to spend …

Liz Ellis Doesn't Like To Lose

May 20th, 2018


For the first 37 years of her life, Liz Ellis never planned on having kids.

The former Australian Netball captain met her husband, rugby union player Matthew Stocks, when she was in her early 20s.  After the birth of …

Jamelle Wells Knows Why We Are Fascinated With True Crime

May 13th, 2018


Jamelle Wells has spent the past ten years in New South Wales courtrooms. She’s not a judge, a lawyer or a serial criminal, she's a Court Reporter.

Since 2008 she's has been working for the ABC, covering some of the …

Sarah Ferguson On Losing Her Mum

May 12th, 2018


Sarah Ferguson is an award winning journalist, author, mother, wife and daughter.

A little under a year ago she received a phone call from her …

Don’t Tilt Your Head At Barry du Bois

May 6th, 2018


Barry du Bois is a great bloke. Everyone who knows him will tell you that. 

And even if you don't know him, he's one of those guys you see on TV and you just want to be mates with him. 

So last year, when the former …

Two Female Comedians Walk Into A Studio

April 29th, 2018


Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are two comedians from Byron Bay who tour the country with their stand up show Women Like Us. Between them, they have …

The Bachelor Phenomenon Explained

April 22nd, 2018


Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of The Bachelor? What the audition process is like? What it's like to be filmed on a first date?

Amy Kaufman is an LA Times reporter who writes a lot about TV, film …

Constance Hall Really Is A Queen

April 15th, 2018


In 2016 Constance Hall’s world changed forever after a Facebook post about 'parent sex' went unexpectedly, next-level viral. Constance had been sharing honest stories about raising her four kids online for years, but it …

Milan & Me: A Story Of Love And Hope

April 8th, 2018


What would you do if your 5-year-old daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer?

Last year Marilee Mai's daughter Milan was feeling under the weather …

Text Me When You Get Home

April 1st, 2018


Have you ever finished a night out with one of your girlfriends and asked her to text you when she gets home? American author Kayleen Schaefer has written a book about.

Kayleen wanted to examine and celebrate female …

Blanche d'Alpuget Spent 25 Years Longing For Bob Hawke

March 26th, 2018


Blanche d’Alpuget has spent 62 of her 74 years exploring lust, longing and a lifelong quest for love.

It was 1970 in Jakarta when a then married Blanche met a then married Robert Hawke. She thought his name was Robin. …

Melinda Hildebrandt Is Parenting By The Seat Of Her Pants

March 18th, 2018


For the past six years, Melinda Hildebrandt has been parenting by the seat of her pants.

Melinda had always dreamed of becoming a mother and that dream came true in 2012, when she gave birth to her daughter Amelia.

When …

Glennon Doyle's Life Has Blown Up Three Times

March 11th, 2018


In her 41 years, Glennon Doyle has worn a lot of very different capes.The best selling American author has been a recovering bulimic, alcoholic, drug …

Celeste Barber Will Accept Your Challenge

March 4th, 2018


Don’t underestimate Celeste Barber. Just because you’ve seen her recreating celebrity photos on Instagram doesn't mean that's all she's about.  …

Laura Brown Is The Funniest Woman In Fashion

February 25th, 2018


16 years ago, Australian journalist Laura Brown packed up her surburban life and moved to New York. Today, she is a media superstar and powerhouse as …

Sami Lukis Has Been Dating For 30 Years

February 18th, 2018


Sami Lukis doesn’t count sheep before she goes to sleep. She counts men. Specifically the ones she has slept with. The 47-year-old presenter and …

Aly Raisman Is Not “A Little Girl Dancing”. She Is Fierce

February 11th, 2018


Aly Raisman is one of the most famous, successful and popular gymnasts in the world. She's a six time olympic medalist and captained the gold medal …

When Your Child Has Anorexia. A Mother's Survival Story

February 4th, 2018


Anne Tonner didn’t know much about eating disorders. As a human rights lawyer and mother of four, she knew they existed but she didn’t know how they …

The Blurred Lines Of Consent with Vanessa Grigoriadis

January 28th, 2018


Vanessa Grigoriadis has spent years thinking about consent.

The American journalist and author interviewed 120 students, 80 administrators, victims, perpetrators and accused for her book Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, …

Jana Pittman Is Not Your Usual ‘Former Athlete’

January 21st, 2018


When you think of Jana Pittman, the first thing that usually comes to mind is hurdles. Right?

Hurdles, the Olympics, and maybe that memorable …

Chelsea Bonner Thinks You Have A Great Body

January 14th, 2018


If you open up a fashion magazine in Australia you'll most likely be greeted by a group of size six models smiling/grimacing back at you.

Sure, …

Jelena Dokic Is Unbreakable

January 7th, 2018


Jelena Dokic has lived a very extraordinary life in just 34 years.

From the outside, she seemed to have the perfect story. She was a refugee turned world number four on the tennis circuit and by 16, she had defeated …

Magda Szubanski Is An Australian Icon

December 31st, 2017


Over the next two weeks, we will be dipping back into two of Mia's favourite episodes. The second? Magda Szubanski...

Magda Szubanski has written and created some of Australia's best comedy shows and characters. And …

Don't Call Turia Pitt An Inspiration

December 24th, 2017


This is the first of a two-part series over the Christmas break where we'll look back at some of Mia's favourite interviews. This week it's Turia Pitt.

At the age of 24, Turia Pitt was caught in a bushfire while running …

Anne Helen Petersen Wrote A Book Called Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

December 17th, 2017


American journalist Anne Helen Petersen has been writing about celebrities since she was at uni and over that time she's noticed one thing - the rise …

Andrew Daddo Was Always The Good Guy

December 10th, 2017


Andrew Daddo does a lot of things. From writing kids books, to hosting parenting podcasts to acting in Round The Twist. Oh....and being a dad to his three kids.

But behind the public profile he's just a normal guy who …

Sophie Monk Says Don’t Sleep With Someone Too Soon

December 4th, 2017


Sophie Monk has been a celebrity for almost 20 years.

During that time she has been in a girl band, been a solo singer, an actress, a TV star, …

The Many Characters Of Justine Clarke

November 26th, 2017


Justine Clarke has been performing on stage and screen for decades but most people will remember her as Roo from Home and Away in the 80s. So what was it like to have that level of fame as a child and how did she deal …

When Emma Ayres Became Eddie

November 19th, 2017


Until a few years ago, professional violin player, former presenter of the Classic Breakfast program on ABC Classic FM and music teacher Eddie Ayres …

Tracey Spicer vs The Boys Club

November 13th, 2017


“People want to see people who look like them on television - the true diversity of the community - but traditionally male, middle-aged white …

Kerri-Anne Kennerley's Life-Changing Razzle-Dazzle

November 5th, 2017


Kerri-Anne Kennerley is simply described as the Queen of Australian TV. Since she was 13, "KAK" has been a presence on our screens - interviewing …

The Story Of Marian Keyes

October 29th, 2017


Marian Keyes is one of the most successful authors in the world. She’s sold 35 million books in 35 languages and she’s done that by writing about …

Is Mia Freedman A Bad Mum?

October 22nd, 2017


This is not your ordinary No Filter. Today, the tables have been turned.

Mia Freedman has been a parent for 20-years and we invited her son Luca into the studio to grill her about their unique relationship.

Mia tells …

Andy Gourley Keeps Our Kids Safe At Night

October 18th, 2017


Andy Gourley is a 47-year-old pastor, former accountant, skateboarding fan and the founder of Red Frogs, a volunteer group providing support and a …

Tiffiny Hall Is Not What You Expect

October 16th, 2017


You know that Tiffiny Hall is the energetic personal trainer with the long blonde hair who has appeared on several seasons of The Biggest Loser.

What you probably don't know is that she’s also the author of four fiction …

Esther Perel Knows Why People Cheat

October 8th, 2017


When couples therapist Esther Perel speaks to large groups of people about her area of expertise, sex and relationships -she asks the audience to raise their hands if their lives have ever been affected by infidelity. …

The CEO Of The Yes Vote Is A Straight, Pearl-Wearing, Liberal Voter

October 1st, 2017


Janine Middleton is not who you would expect to be the CEO of Australian Marriage Equality. She’s not Lesbian. She’s Not Gay. She’s not Bisexual, not …

Manal al-Sharif Drove Saudi Arabia Towards Change

September 27th, 2017


In 2011, Manal al-Sharif defied Saudi Arabian laws when she posted a video of herself driving on YouTube. Her decision and her Women2Drive campaign landed her in jail for eight days. But it also made her passionate …

The Barefoot Investor Wants To Go On A Money Date With You

September 24th, 2017


Scott Pape was just 35 years old when he and his wife Liz lost all their possessions in 2014.

Everything. Every photograph, item of clothing, piece …

The Remarkable Women Behind Connie Johnson

September 22nd, 2017


During Connie Johnson's very public battle with cancer, her brother Sam was by her side spreading the word about the Love Your Sister campaign.  But there were many more people behind the scenes supporting Connie and …

Samuel Johnson Is OK

September 18th, 2017


It's been a little over a week since Connie Johnson died of cancer, and her brother Samuel Johnson is ready to talk. How is he coping? Is he okay? After years fundraising for Love Your Sister, what are his plans now? …

Samantha X Is The Highest Paid Escort In Australia

September 10th, 2017


Samantha X describes herself as a normal person who does an unconventional job. She’s a 43-year-old business woman, journalist, author, a mother of …

Annabel Crabb Can Make Anything Interesting

September 3rd, 2017


Annabel Crabb can make anything interesting. Whether she’s making Cory Bernardi seem human or making paella with some obscure backbencher on her hit ABCTV show Kitchen Cabinet, she is one of the most smart and …

The Mummy Bloggers

August 31st, 2017


Nothing good happens to you after you turn 40. That’s what you think before….you know, you turn 40. Holly Wainwright did quite a lot before 40. She …

Brigid Delaney Tried The 101 Day Detox Diet So You Don't Have To

August 27th, 2017


Wellness. Just reading that word makes you feel more healthy. Calmer. More virtuous. That’s why marketers are using the hell out of it, slapping “WELLNESS” on everything from yoga mats to activewear, vitamin …

David Gillespie Knows How to Spot a Psychopath

August 20th, 2017


When you think of a psychopath, you probably imagine someone like serial killer Ivan Milat. But according to David Gillespie, it's more likely to be …

George McEncroe is Sick of Women Feeling Unsafe in Cars

August 13th, 2017


Last year, George McEncroe had an epiphany. The single mum of four teenagers applied, twice, to be an Uber driver, but something didn't feel right about it. At the same time, her eldest daughter and her friends were …

Kathy Kelly Won't Let Loss Define Her

August 6th, 2017


On the 7th of July, 2012, Kathy Kelly's family changed forever. The mother of three was at home with her husband Ralph when they received a phone …

Model Bec Craven Caught a Cold and Then Needed a Heart Transplant

July 30th, 2017


You’re 24, you’re on holidays with your mates in Bali, and you catch a cold. It’s nothing to write home about. Probably just a bug that was going …

Cameron Daddo Has Still Got It

July 23rd, 2017


25 years ago Cameron Daddo was the bloke every teenage girl in the 80's wanted to marry. He was the host of dating show Perfect Match, a multiple …

Lily Bailey and The Secret Routines of OCD

July 17th, 2017


Obsessive compulsive disorder is one of those things that people often joke about. Like, “You should see her desk at work; she's totally OCD". Or "I …

Debbie Malone is a Psychic Investigator

July 9th, 2017


Debbie Malone says she 'saw dead people' as a child but found a way to shut them out. Then, after experiencing six near-death experiences in 1992, she began to reconnect to the spirit world and decided to put her …

Whatever happened to the original Aussie supermodel Alison Brahe?

July 2nd, 2017


If you’re a woman of a certain age, the name Alison Brahe will make you squeal. Or at least step back in time to the 80's and 90's when she was on …

Tina Arena is Making Her Own Rules.

June 26th, 2017


Tina Arena was the child star who could. From her days as a 9-year-old on Young Talent Time, she matured into one of Australia's most successful …

Sally Obermeder is Lit From Within

June 18th, 2017


Pregnancy has never been easy for Sally Obermeder. In 2011, with the help of IVF, she fell pregnant. Nine months later she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She gave birth to baby Annabelle and then underwent 16 rounds …

UPDATE: Roxane Gay is The Original Bad Feminist

June 11th, 2017


Best-selling author, college professor and writer Roxane Gay's new book Hunger is not one of those happy tales that has a beaming photo of her on the …

Maggie Alderson on fiction, Anna Wintour and fashion after 40

June 5th, 2017


Maggie Alderson is a lot of things. She’s a former fashion magazine editor, mother-of-one, cancer survivor, and columnist. She’s stood behind Anna …

Leigh Sales and Mia Freedman: Work, Strife, Balance and Friendship.

May 29th, 2017


This episode is a bit different. Instead of asking the inappropriate questions, Mia Freedman is answering them. Yep, she's in the hot seat. Sitting across from one of the world’s most formidable interviewers and …

Susan Carland On Being A Muslim Feminist

May 22nd, 2017


There are many assumptions made about Muslim women. That they are oppressed. Repressed. Distressed.  Depressed. Victims of a religion that persecutes them. That there is no way you can be a Muslim and a feminist.

Susan …

What Happens When Your Daughter With a Disability Grows Up?

May 13th, 2017


Vanessa Cranfield learned her baby girl had down syndrome on the day she was born. While the doctors and nurses ushered her husband out of the room to tell him, the young mum was faced with a dawning reality; and …

The Secret Life of Samuel Johnson

May 8th, 2017


Samuel Johnson has two sisters, one Gold Logie and some frozen sperm sitting in a freezer at a clinic somewhere in Melbourne.  Across his career, …

Chloe Shorten: How To Blend A Family

April 30th, 2017


When Chloe Shorten separated from her husband of 10 years, she was paranoid it would somehow affect her two young children. Then, when she remarried …

Rochelle Courtenay Is Changing The World One Tampon At A Time.

April 26th, 2017


When was the last time you bought a packet of tampons or pads? Do you remember how much they cost? Did you shop around looking for the cheapest possible option? Did you have to weigh up your priorities between …

Sue Brierley is the Real Life Mum From 'Lion'

April 24th, 2017


Who would you choose to play you in a Hollywood movie? It's a question you might have pondered. Little did Sue Brierley know that one day, she would …

The Woman With A One Way Ticket to Mars

April 16th, 2017


How do you prepare for a one-way mission to Mars? It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, doesn’t it? But for Melbourne-based consultant …

Roman Wasn't Built In a Day: The Jayson & Aaron Brunsdon Story

April 9th, 2017


Aaron Elias always knew he wanted to have children with his fashion designer partner Jayson Brunsdon. He just wasn’t sure how they would do it. As a …

Lindy West Isn't Afraid to Take Up Space.

April 2nd, 2017


Have you ever had to apologise for taking up space? Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who was ashamed to go out with you in public? …

Nikki Gemmell Stripped Bare

March 26th, 2017


In October 2015 best selling author Nikki Gemmell’s world was turned upside down. Police knocked at her door, and informed her that her mother Elayn …

Being chronically sick turned Sylvia Freedman into a warrior for other women.

March 18th, 2017


Syl Freedman had no idea what the hell was wrong with her. At 21, she wasn't in a good way. Decrepid immune system; in and out of hospital; and period pain so crippling she sometimes blacked out. After thinking herself …

When Mia Met Malcolm

March 14th, 2017


This is not your average interview with Prime Minister. Of course it isn’t. It’s No Filter. Mia Freedman found out on Friday she would be …

Roxy Jacenko and The Whole Damn Thing

March 12th, 2017


Put everything you have EVER heard about Roxy Jacenko to one side of your mind and prepare to have all your preconceptions blown out of the water. Because we promise, you have never heard Roxy Jacenko like this before. …

The Many Layers of Wil Anderson

March 5th, 2017


He’s the award-winning stand-up comedian and host of the hit ABC show, Gruen. But as Mia Freedman finds out, for everything that we know about Wil Anderson (including those people who think he’s Adam Hills) there’s a …

Emma Betts is 25 And Planning Her Own Funeral

February 25th, 2017


How do you live when you know don’t have much time? Emma Betts is 25. She has stage four melanoma. And according to doctors, has around six months to live. In this extremely intimate No Filter, this wife, daughter, …

Jacqui Lambie Is Not Your Average Politician

February 20th, 2017


A housing commission background. A single mum of two children. A son addicted to ice, and a time - a dark time - that she wanted to end it all. …

Lisa Oldfield Is Not Your Average Housewife

February 13th, 2017


Lisa Oldfield has no filter. The term was practically invented for her, according to Mia Freedman. The business woman turned soon-to-be Real …

Peggy Orenstein on Hookup-Culture, Casual Sex, and Our Girls

February 5th, 2017


Brace yourself. Because Peggy Orenstein has spent seven years studying the sexual landscape for young girls, and it's confronting. From hookup …

The Highs And Lows of Being Georgia Love.

January 29th, 2017


She was a career-driven reporter who was obsessed with work when she was approached to be on The Bachelorette. For Georgia Love, it was the hardest decision she's ever had to make. But, she jumped. Australia watched her …

Dana Berkowitz and the Feminist Dilemma of Botox

January 22nd, 2017


Gender studies Professor and feminist Dana Berkowitz was strongly opposed to Botox. She would lecture students on body image and beauty culture, and …

What Kasey Chambers Did Next

January 16th, 2017


She’s won 11 Aria Awards. 22 Golden Guitars. Released 10 albums. And somewhere in between all that had three kids and written an autobiography. …

Georgie Stone, the Teen Who Changed Gender

January 9th, 2017


Kids say some funny things sometimes. So when two-year-old Georgie Stone said 'Mum, I want a vagina', it seemed like an innocent, cute kid comment. …

Jane McGrath's Legacy is More Than Just Pink

January 3rd, 2017


As our Australian Cricketers turn the SCG into a blushing meadow for the Pink Test, it's a reminder of Jane McGrath's legacy. The mother of two, and wife to cricket fast bowler Glenn McGrath formed a foundation that has …

Don't Call Sarah Harris A TV Star

January 1st, 2017


She’s the co-host of Studio 10, is often on the cover of magazines and often has headlines written about her post pregnancy body. But if you call Sarah Harris a TV star or a celebrity, chances are she will laugh in your …

Jodi Picoult: the Woman Behind the Novels

December 25th, 2016


If you had written 23 novels - and had nine of them debut at number one on the New York Times bestseller list - would you still reply to every fan …

Antonia Kidman is Reinventing Herself

December 18th, 2016


The past two years have not been easy for Antonia Kidman. In 2014 she lost her dear father to a heart attack. Just seven months later, came the tragic and sudden death of her former husband and the father of her four …

BONUS: Mia Bursts Her Bubble With Andrew Bolt

December 13th, 2016


Mia Freedman is still on a mission to burst her bubble. And today, she’s taking to it with a pitchfork. She’s calling up Andrew Bolt. A right-wing …

Beccy Cole's Great Australian Love Story

December 11th, 2016


You’re 27. You’ve just gotten divorced after a very brief marriage. And you’re watching your favourite show on TV. It’s about an all women’s soccer team. Two girls kiss. And then it hits you. You’re a lesbian.

You’re …

Em Rusciano is a Try Hard

December 5th, 2016


Marriage is hard. Kids are hard. Carving a career in the music industry is hard. Luckily, Em Rusciano is a try-hard. You might know her from her …

BONUS: Mia bursts her bubble with Rowan Dean

November 30th, 2016


Mia Freedman is trying to figure out what the hell just happened with the US election. And the main thing Mia's realised is that she lives in a bubble. It's a pretty crowded bubble of like-minded centre lefties who …

Robin Bailey is a Fighter

November 28th, 2016


Two years ago, Brisbane breakfast radio star Robin Bailey lost her husband. In the aftermath, stricken with grief, she poured herself into work. Then last month, after ten years on air at the radio station, she lost her …

Lisa Wilkinson on Marriage, Karl & Her Latest Project

November 21st, 2016


The thing about being on live TV for 20 hours a week is that you can’t fake it. Pretenders don't last. So the Lisa Wilkinson you know from ten years on the Today Show is the same Lisa Wilkinson you meet in real life. …

BONUS: Mia bursts Her Bubble with Miranda Devine

November 17th, 2016


Mia Freedman is trying to figure out what the hell just happened with the US election. And the main thing Mia's realised is that she lives in a bubble. It's a pretty crowded bubble of like-minded Centre Lefties who …

BONUS: Mia Bursts Her Bubble with Paul Murray

November 16th, 2016


Mia Freedman is trying to figure out what the hell just happened with the US election. And the main thing Mia's realised is that she lives in a bubble. And it's a pretty crowded bubble of like-minded Centre Lefties who …

Meshel Laurie is Not Your Average Buddhist

November 14th, 2016


You’re a successful comedian who is married to a man who doesn't want children. Suddenly, the ticking of your biological clock is the only sound you …

Bonus: Mia discusses the US election with author Jodi Picoult

November 9th, 2016


The day Mia has been waiting for is here. It’s the US election. So it’s no surprise that when the American bestselling author Jodi Picoult came into …

Shannon Garner: the Woman Who Will Let You Borrow Her Uterus

November 7th, 2016


What happens when you give birth to a baby girl who isn’t yours? You will never breastfeed her, never live in the same house as her, and will never, ever be called 'mum'. This was Shannon Garner’s experience not that …

Andrew Denton On Leaving Life Gently

October 30th, 2016


You can’t cure death. But you can try and make it kinder. And that is what Andrew Denton plans on doing for many chronically ill Australians. The iconic journalist and former host of Enough Rope has made it his mission …

Sally Faulkner is Living Every Mother's Nightmare

October 24th, 2016


How far would you go to get your children back if they had been taken from you? Would you travel to a foreign country? Hire a person skilled in the …

BONUS: The Final US Presidential Debate, Unpacked

October 20th, 2016


Who’s the biggest supporter of women? According to himself, it’s Donald Trump. But then again, he also thinks Aleppo is a 'fat' supermodel. Mia Freedman is joined in the studio again by Amelia Lester, the Editor of the …

Nas Campanella is a Newsreader Who Can't See

October 17th, 2016


If you've ever listened to Triple J news, you'd be familiar with the smooth-talking tones of newsreader Nas Campanella. What you might not know, though, is that she's completely blind. A national newsreader who can't …

Donald Trump, Sex Tapes and WTF America

October 10th, 2016


Mia Freedman has a new hobby. It's not knitting, or even sport. It’s American politics. Actually, that’s a lie. It’s Donald Trump… and how much she …

Everyone Needs a Friend Like Tracy Bevan

October 2nd, 2016


This is not an interview about breast cancer. This is an interview about an extraordinary friendship between two hilarious women. Tracy Bevan lost her best friend, Jane McGrath to breast cancer, but that’s not what …

Liane Moriarty Knows How To Write a Best-Seller

September 26th, 2016


She’s been called the 'Obama of popular fiction'.  An author whose books all turn to gold. But at home, Liane Moriarty is considered to be a suburban …

Sam Frost Wears Her Heart On Her Sleeve

September 19th, 2016


She enrolled in The Bachelor to 'shake things up' in her life. Two years on, Sam Frost is Australia's sweetheart: the loveable girl-next-door with a …

Richard Fidler Doesn't Like Being Interviewed

September 12th, 2016


How do you make an ordinary person seem like a rock star? You put them in front of Richard Fidler. His cult ABC radio show, Conversations, is …

Keira Maguire: Cult Figure of The Bachelor

September 8th, 2016


She's feisty, funny, and after she scowled into the spotlight on The Bachelor Australia, she found herself as the crowd favourite. But for Keira Maguire, it came with a massive amount of scrutiny. After Woman’s Day …

Bruna Papandrea Is The Most Powerful Woman You've Never Heard Of

September 5th, 2016


She's one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood. She votes on the Academy, which decides who will get the Oscars. She’s produced box office …

Ita Buttrose: On Botox, The Packers and The Joys of Doing Whatever You Want

August 29th, 2016


Ita Buttrose is an Australian icon. She's the founding editor of Cleo Magazine. Cold Chisel once wrote a song about her. The author of 11 books. A …

Loren O'Keeffe: "I still forget Dan's not missing any more."

August 22nd, 2016


In 2011, Loren O'Keeffe's world changed forever.

Her 24-year-old brother Dan walked out of the family home and disappeared. Loren quit her job …

BONUS: Rebecca Sparrow on Love,Loss and Empty Arms

August 16th, 2016


Look around you. Look at the women in your life. Did you know, one in three of them will have a miscarriage in their lifetime? And around 2000 women this year will have a stillbirth. That's a lot of women you know.  

I …

Kathy Lette: "The Word Autism Was a Knife To My Heart."

August 15th, 2016


To many, she's considered a fast-talking Aussie who created Puberty Blues. But when you dig a little deeper, you realise that author Kathy Lette is so much more than the vivacious outfits she wears. For most of her …

Leisel Jones: From Olympic Gold to Hell and Back Again

August 7th, 2016


“I won’t love anything as much as I love swimming." With nine Olympic medals, Leisel Jones is regarded as one of the greatest Australian swimmers ever. But when she stepped onto the Olympic platform at just 15 years …

The Ultimate Gift Of Love

August 1st, 2016


Daniel Germanos was completing his HSC when he found out his kidneys were failing. He was 17. He played rep soccer, was fun loving, and had never had a problem with his health before. Yet, out of nowhere he got sick. …

Taryn Brumfitt is a Body Image Warrior

July 25th, 2016


Four years ago, Taryn Brumfitt was booked into surgery for a boob job, and a tummy tuck, when she had an epiphany. "If I go through with this, what am I saying to my daughter about body image? How am I going to …

Caroline Overington: The Woman Who Healed Oprah

July 18th, 2016


Not many people can say they influenced Oprah, but Caroline Overington can. The award-winning author and journalist interviewed the most famous woman …

Sarah Ferguson Is Not All Serious

July 11th, 2016


If you've ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the top of the media tree, and how one of Australia's top journalists works and thinks, you …

Whatever Happened To Poppy King?

June 27th, 2016


She started making the lipsticks she would want to wear when she was 19. Within three years Poppy King was head of the biggest cosmetic company in …

An Extraordinary Tale Of Tragedy And Beauty

June 12th, 2016


In 2013, mother-of-three Sam Bloom’s world changed.

A freak accident on a family holiday in Thailand left her paralysed from the chest down.

Her …

Dave Hughes Likes Himself Better Sober

June 6th, 2016


He hasn't had a drink since he was 22 years old. And he reckons that’s the reason he’s made it in comedy.

There’s no denying that Dave Hughes is one …

Gloria Steinem Feels Bad For Kim Kardashian

May 29th, 2016


Gloria Steinem has long been considered the mother of feminism.

Since her days of political activism in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the journalist and author …

One Family, Two Unthinkable Tragedies

May 15th, 2016


Ruby Rose lost her mum when she was only two years old...

In 2009, the Heuston family's world changed for ever when Chloe Waterlow was murdered by …

BONUS: Madison Missina is an award-winning porn star. And she's gay.

May 9th, 2016


She has slept with around 12,000 people. Many of them men. 

But for as long as she can remember, Madison Missina has lived part of her life in the closet.

As an award-winning porn star, sex worker, sex therapist and …

Julia Morris Wants A Gold Logie

May 1st, 2016


The much loved comedian and actor may have clocked a long career on stage and screen, a book, a battle with breast cancer and botox, but there's …

Rebecca Sparrow on Surviving and Thriving After Loss

April 17th, 2016

"I cannot believe that is how my cards fell. I cannot believe I should have a six-year-old daughter."   Rebecca Sparrow is an author, columnist, …

Natasha Stott Despoja

April 4th, 2016


Natasha Stott Despoja famously walked into parliament, at age 26, wearing Doc Martens. It set the tone for a political career that would shake things …

Peter FitzSimons

March 24th, 2016


"The dominant partner in any relationship will always sleep on the side of the bed closest to the door."

So says Peter FitzSimons. It's one of his …

'Hey Dad!' Actress, Sarah Monahan

March 8th, 2016


The Hey Dad! child star blew the whistle on her TV dad.

Robert Hughes, who played her father on the popular Australian TV show, was found guilty of …

Michelle Bridges

February 22nd, 2016


Michelle Bridges gets stuff done. 

She is an entrepreneur, a personal trainer, a television personality, and a new mum to son Axel. And did we mention she has written 13 books? Yeah.

But what you might not know about …

Samantha Armytage

February 16th, 2016


Sam Armytage has had a rough few days.

As co-host on Australia's highest-rating breakfast TV show Sunrise, Sam is used to everyone having an opinion …

Mary Coustas

February 8th, 2016


She is one of Australia's funniest women. But behind the big hair of her famous character, Effie, it's Mary Coustas' unfaultering desire to become a …

Nigella Lawson

January 29th, 2016


She's a cook, an award winning author, and of course a domestic goddess. But behind the scenes of her TV shows, Nigella Lawson is a woman who carries around salt and mustard in her handbag. And has an array of …

Cate McGregor: 2016 Australian Of The Year Finalist

January 24th, 2016


She's the highest ranking trans military officer in Australia. Is friends with some of the most powerful people in the country. And has a love of …

Annabel Crabb

December 13th, 2015


She is one of Australia's best known political journalists. Whether it's in written form for The Drum, or eating dinner with the country's leaders on …

Leigh Sales

November 22nd, 2015


She's one of Australia's best known journalists.

But behind the stellar political interviews, two time Walkley award winner Leigh Sales is one of the …

Carrie Bickmore

November 19th, 2015


Gold Logie winner and darling of the Australian media, Carrie Bickmore spends her nights hosting Channel Ten's The Project.

But outside of that, this …

Magda Szubanski

November 8th, 2015


Magda Szubanski is an Australian icon.

She has written and created some of Australia's best comedy shows and characters.

Mia Freedman chats to Magda about her first book Reckoning. A memoir that deals with the raw …

Osher Gunsberg

October 26th, 2015


Osher Gunsberg is a man who has completely rebuilt himself.

As Andrew G, he was best known for his hosting role on Channel V and the smash hit TV …

BONUS Ep: Discovering you have the breast cancer gene.

October 18th, 2015


This week on No Filter - we bring you a bonus episode in honour of breast cancer awareness month.

Amanda Mcleod is an intern at Mamamia.  She also has the BRCA1 genetic mutation. After watching her grandmother die of …

Rosie Batty

October 11th, 2015


In February 2014 Rosie’s world was uprooted. Her only  son Luke was murdered in an incomprehensible and brutal act of family violence by his …

Elizabeth Gilbert

September 18th, 2015


When was the last time you felt creative, light and free?

Elizabeth Gilbert says we all have a creative genius in us. The writer of seven books, including the bestselling Eat Pray Love, she's just published her latest …

Turia Pitt

September 8th, 2015


At the age of 24, Turia Pitt was caught in a bushfire while running an Ultramarathon in Western Australia.She suffered burns to 65 % of her body, and …

Richard Glover

August 31st, 2015


Richard Glover is a man with an unusual and painful childhood.

The author of twelve books, his hilarious weekly columns have been published in the …

Rosie Waterland

August 24th, 2015



Rosie Waterland has never been cool.

Cursed with a near perfect, beautiful older sister while Rosie was still struggling with various toilet …

Madison Missina

July 31st, 2015


A warning. This episode contains explicit content. 

The first time I saw Madison Missina, it was while she was having sex. An award winning pornstar, escort, sex worker, business owner and relationship therapist, she …

Lisa Wilkinson

July 12th, 2015


Lisa Wilkinson is the co-host of the Today show and one of Australia’s most respected journalists.

At 21 Lisa became the youngest ever editor of …

Maz Compton

June 21st, 2015


Maz Compton is a radio personality, and the co-host of Sydney’s hit breakfast show the ‘Dan and Maz’ show on 2DayFM. Having spent most of her time in radio, Maz has also dabbled as a VJ – working with MTV Australia.

Ben Fordham

June 14th, 2015


Former co-host of the Today Show and host of Sydney Live on 2GB, Ben Fordham has just become a dad.

At 17 Ben got his first job in the media industry. By 21 he had won his first Walkley award for his coverage of the …

Debra Oswald

June 7th, 2015


Debra Oswald is a writer.  For stage, television and fiction. Co-creator and head writer of the TV series Offspring, she's regarded as one of Australia's best writers.

Her first play was broadcast on the ABC when she …

Paul Murray

May 24th, 2015


Paul Murray is a journalist, radio host and father. Having started his career in the 2GB Newsroom in 1998 – Paul went on to host his own radio shows …

Georgie Gardner

May 17th, 2015


Journalist, mother and former Today Show Newsreader, Georgie Gardner has worked on every commercial news station in Australia.

For the past 7 years, she's been setting her alarm for 3am as the Breakfast news reader. But …

David Koch

May 12th, 2015


As the co-host of the Seven Network’s morning TV show Sunrise, millions of Australians wake up with Kochie every day.

He informs people, challenges people, and sometimes pisses people off. Sometimes I am one of those …

Robin Bailey

May 5th, 2015


"I just had no idea how traumatic was going to be. And what the fallout was going to be for everyone around us."

Brisbane radio presenter Robin …

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