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Annabel Crabb Can Make Anything Interesting

59:43 | Sep 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 delightful women on the planet. It is no...Show More
Three Women, The Best Book Of The Year

42:12 | Jul 14th

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 women’s lives. Tracing their history, capturing their stories and being a fly on the wall when it cam...Show More
The Moment Angela Hamilton Discovered Who Her Father Really Was

45:54 | Jul 7th

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 and feared him. He was v...Show More
The Day Marlee Silva Saw Herself Differently

44:32 | Jul 5th

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 parents, not realising that some people perceived her family as different.  All that changed o...Show More
The Four Women In Michael Hutchence's Life

1:11:10 | Jun 30th

Richard Lowenstein first met Michael Hutchence when he was 23 making music videos for the likes of Hunters & Collectors and Cold Chisel. Michael liked what Richard made and commissioned him to make some music videos for INXS.  Little did Richard k...Show More
The Private Life Of Amanda Keller

47:29 | Jun 23rd

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 a presenter on Beyond 2000. ...Show More
Bec Rosen On Why Hamish McLaren Deserves To Go To Jail

1:01:49 | Jun 21st

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 Mia's chat with Bec. The first t...Show More
19 Years Ago, Everything Changed For Benjamin Law

54:26 | Jun 16th

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 a very white area. But up until that point, he hadn’t really considered his race. Sure, he was...Show More
Georgie Dent’s Nervous Breakdown Changed Her Life For Good

56:30 | Jun 9th

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 diagnosed with Crohn’s disea...Show More
Reshaping Women's Faces: Meet Dr Naomi, The Doll Maker

34:47 | Jun 2nd

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 what Mia Freedman did before this interview with Dr Naomi McCullum, a woman also known as the ...Show More
Angela Bishop's Life Imploded

52:30 | May 26th

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. Enjoy the family you’ve built. And then watch it implode. Over the past 30 years, Angela Bishop h...Show More
Anxiety: A Guide

45:48 | May 19th

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 health illness. Anxiety, defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something wi...Show More
Bob Hawke Through The Eyes Of Blanche d'Alpuget

50:12 | May 17th

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 with Blanche. Blanche d’Alpuget has spent 62 of her 74 years exploring lust, longing and a lifelo...Show More
Chloe Shorten Could Be Our Next First Lady

31:28 | May 16th

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 will potentially be our next P...Show More
Andrew Denton Opens Up

1:02:50 | May 12th

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 himself. Andrew has been interviewing celebrities and regular people for more than 20 years, first on...Show More
Why Mother-In-Law Relationships Can Be High Drama

26:56 | May 11th

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 don’t get great press. But ...Show More
"Cat Person": How A Short Story Changed Kristen Roupenian's Life

35:03 | May 6th

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 between a 20-year-old university ...Show More
How Brooke Boney Is Changing Breakfast TV

43:14 | Apr 28th

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 and is the eldest of 6 kids. So ho...Show More
How To Spot A Digital Addiction In Your Family

1:02:05 | Apr 21st

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 like teen pregnancy, smoking, drinking and drugs have fallen off a cliff. But they've been replaced ...Show More
Julie Bishop Can Say Whatever She Wants Now

51:13 | Apr 14th

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 Julie's position as the Member for Curtain came to an end. She’s been present for some of the ugli...Show More
Turia Pitt Will Make You Feel Good

41:23 | Apr 7th

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 2011. She's recovered from having 70% of her body burnt, learnt to walk again, written 3 books, got ...Show More
Who The Hell Is Hamish? His Ex-Wife Doesn't Know

1:05:15 | Mar 31st

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 North Coast. Bec’s family were in t...Show More
Five Kids, Three Dads: How Mandy Nolan Blended Her Family

37:12 | Mar 24th

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 a lot about blending a family. And blending it again in a different way. And then again. The th...Show More
Josh & Sean: A Most Unexpected Love Story

55:33 | Mar 18th

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 dive bar in New York, moved in together in 2012, were engaged by 2013 and married in 2014. While many...Show More
The Woman Behind George Pell's Forgotten Victim

41:48 | Mar 15th

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 George Pell at the age of 1...Show More
Simi Polonsky Thought She Knew What Her Life Was Going To Be Like

55:30 | Mar 10th

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 celebrating the birth of her new son. And not in a million years did she think that her life would e...Show More
How Emotional Labour Makes Women Feel Exhausted

42:16 | Mar 8th

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 predominantly by women that most men can’t even see. Emotional labour is being the person who notices p...Show More
The First Thing You Should Say To Carly Findlay Is Hello

45:35 | Mar 3rd

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 disorder called Ichthyosis, ...Show More
Roxy Jacenko Hit Rock Bottom...Twice

42:46 | Feb 24th

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 the Sydney businesswoman insists her businesses, selfies and TV appearances aren’t about fame o...Show More
Richard Glover Wants To Tell The Truth

51:00 | Feb 17th

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 days."  But were they really? In his new book, The Land Before Avocado, journalist and broadcaster...Show More
The Lie Working Mothers Tell

44:35 | Feb 10th

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, she was working in London in a high level corporate job. But after the birth of her first daughter, s...Show More
What Leigh Campbell’s Instagram Won’t Tell You

57:30 | Feb 8th

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 Cosmopolitan Magazine, Huffington P...Show More
William McInnes: Being The Best Single Dad Possible

50:50 | Feb 3rd

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 writer. William has written over...Show More
He's 98 And Surprisingly, He's The Happiest Man On Earth

53:43 | Jan 26th

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 remember. A world few people can imagine. A world many people want to forget about. But not Eddie. B...Show More
The Woman Who's Lived In The Wild For 8 Years

49:39 | Jan 20th

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 past eight years, Miriam Lancewood and her husband Peter have lived in the wilderness of New Zealand....Show More
Best Of: Liane Moriaty Knows How To Write A Bestseller

39:02 | Jan 13th

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 Moriarty talking about her life since the release of Big Little Lies, we hope you enjoy it... She’s ...Show More
Best Of: Dave Hughes Likes Himself Better Sober

29:49 | Jan 10th

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 listeners, what some of your favourite No Filters were over the past few years, there were a lot of v...Show More
Best Of: Esther Perel Knows Why People Cheat

46:36 | Jan 6th

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 relationship expert, and to this date - Mia's interview with her has had over 100,000 downloads. So we thought ...Show More
Best Of: Remembering Jane McGrath

41:02 | Jan 3rd

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 kick off in Sydney, we thought we'd take a listen to Jane McGrath's best friend Tracy Bevan... As...Show More
Best Of: A Conversation With Richard Fidler

47:35 | Dec 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 conversations, Richard Fidler... Richard Fidler doesn’t like to be interviewed. But he does like in...Show More
The Day Sarah Hanson Young Refused To Be Slut Shamed

37:43 | Dec 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 you’ve slept with. In most workplaces, this would be a sackable offense. But in the Australian Parl...Show More
The Empty Chair At The Christmas Table

51:09 | Dec 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 feeling joyful because you're missing a loved one or you're dealing with the end of a significant re...Show More
Samuel Johnson, One Year On

48:19 | Dec 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 the death of his sister Connie, whom he lost to breast cancer, Samuel gets candid about what life...Show More
Daniella Rule Has Raised Nine Daughters Alone

29:28 | Dec 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 pregnant nine times. Yes, nine. But five weeks after the birth of her last daughter, she received some ca...Show More
Kevin Rudd Isn’t Bitter Anymore

35:06 | Nov 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, when Kevin was ousted as ...Show More
Rize Up And Support Women

24:52 | Nov 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 doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter what colour your skin is, what you do for a job, or where you li...Show More
Honor Eastly Says No Feeling Is Final

55:53 | Nov 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 hopeless.  So hopeless she ...Show More
The Barefoot Investor Is A Terrible Celebrity

41:56 | Nov 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 it'd be "the only money guide you'd ever need"  he's written a new book.  But this one is focused on fam...Show More
Robyn Lawley Is Taking On Victoria's Secret

35:36 | Nov 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 people dancing down a runway? For Aussie model Robyn Lawley, the first thing that comes to mind is th...Show More
The Untold Story Of Being James Packer

56:28 | Oct 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 singer Mariah Carey. He’s also battled with an addiction to alcohol. And In March of this year, he res...Show More
Exposed: The Case Of Keli Lane

1:19:36 | Oct 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 pregnancies. The next three times she carried her babies to term without telling a soul. Two of the...Show More
Simmone Logue Lost Her Partner Before He Died

36:51 | Oct 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 heart attack on July 4, 2018, aged 84. But in a way, Simmone had said goodbye to her beloved Harry lon...Show More
John Wood Blew Up His Life To Change The World

26:38 | Oct 11th, 2018

Click here to donate to Room To Read. 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 money and working as an exec...Show More
Gabbie Stroud Broke Up With Teaching

1:05:49 | Oct 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 curriculum, demanding parents and standardised tests like Naplan, Gabbie had begun to see her role not as a ...Show More
When Leigh Sales' World Turned Upside Down

1:11:52 | Sep 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 people whose lives have change...Show More
Serena Williams Wants You To Touch Yourself

23:29 | Sep 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 waited for her to cancel. Bu...Show More
Olivia Newton-John Just Gets On With It

46:20 | Sep 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 crushing lows. She’s had breast cancer, lost her beloved sister, miscarried, been divorced and her fo...Show More
Sneak Peek: Serena Williams

05:34 | Sep 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 motherhood has changed her.  T...Show More
Part 2: Katie Horneshaw's Sister Killed A Man

25:16 | Sep 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 gripped the nation was that a...Show More
Part 1: Mary Pershall's Daughter Killed A Man

42:47 | Sep 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 mental health issues and late...Show More
Germaine Greer Won't Be Defined By Her Rape

30:38 | Sep 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 think of Germaine Greer. Her ...Show More
Moana Hope Insists She’s Not A Hero

34:22 | Sep 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 enough, sport is probably the least interesting about Moana. She’s one of 14 kids and quit school at ...Show More
Kyl Myers Is Letting Her Child Choose Their Gender

41:46 | Aug 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 that question and made the c...Show More
Malcolm Turnbull Hasn't Lost Everything

09:59 | Aug 24th, 2018

Today Malcolm Turnbull was replaced as Prime Minister of Australia by former treasurer Scott Morrison after months of speculation political in-fighting. Since becoming PM he’s been seen as a bit of a disappointment.  Too robotic, too soft and not ...Show More
Osher Günsberg Is Not Who You Think He Is

1:05:00 | Aug 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 did used to host another massive reality show called Australian Idol back when he was called Andrew G....Show More
Rick Morton Was Born Into Rural Royalty. Suddenly, He Was Dirt Poor

1:05:28 | Aug 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 by school of the air. And his family home was 500kms from the nearest town. But in just 24 hours,...Show More
Lucy Peach Is A Period Unicorn

32:21 | Aug 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.  And on this episode of No Filter, she gives practical advice about how to harness the different p...Show More
Kerry Tucker Loved Being In Prison

1:04:22 | Jul 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 2004 for one of the biggest white-collar crimes committed by a female in Victoria at the time. She’d...Show More
Amy Molloy Was Widowed At 23

41:11 | Jul 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, married for the third time and has had two babies. And she’s only 33. Amy has written a book about h...Show More
Wren and Ayla's Story: When Your Wife Is Trans

56:08 | Jul 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 that her spouse was transgender was just the beginning of a journey that included difficult conversation...Show More
Caitlin Moran Is An Optimistic Feminist Hero

55:48 | Jul 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, writes two columns a week for the UK Times and is a mum to two teenage girls. And because she's not b...Show More
A message from Glennon Doyle...

16:57 | Jul 8th, 2018

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The Teacher's Pet

1:06:46 | Jul 1st, 2018

Lyn Dawson was 33 years old and the mother of two little girls when she went missing in January 1982.  She was married to her high school sweetheart, rugby league star turned teacher, Chris Dawson. They lived on Sydney’s Northern beaches on the sa...Show More
Tara Westover Was Actively Planning For The End Of The World

1:01:39 | Jun 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 and thought that she was sitting amongst heathens. Today Tara holds a PHD in intellectual hist...Show More
Maz Compton Doesn't Drink Anymore

39:36 | Jun 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 high-functioning, kicking huge career goals and her personal life was great. She wasn’t unwell or out...Show More
The Reinventions Of Alannah Hill

1:12:30 | Jun 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, Alannah has had a baby and ra...Show More
A Message About Milan...

01:34 | Jun 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 aggressive form of brain cancer last July and who I met when I spent some time in the hospital with one of my ...Show More
Elle Halliwell Faced Life And Death On The Same Weekend

55:38 | Jun 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 a call that would change he...Show More
Jessica Rowe Is Not Vanilla

51:41 | 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 more time with her daughters Allegra and Giselle, people cared.  Because when high profile women lean...Show More
Liz Ellis Doesn't Like To Lose

1:11:29 | 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 her first daughter, Evelyn, Li...Show More
Jamelle Wells Knows Why We Are Fascinated With True Crime

43:57 | 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 biggest cases in the country. F...Show More
Sarah Ferguson On Losing Her Mum

49:32 | 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 brother who told her their mother had suddenly, unexpectedly died. This week, Sarah is facing her fir...Show More
Don’t Tilt Your Head At Barry du Bois

53:38 | 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 builder got his second cance...Show More
Two Female Comedians Walk Into A Studio

40:52 | Apr 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 seven kids. Publicly and privately, they discuss everything from menopause, to moon cups, to being s...Show More
The Bachelor Phenomenon Explained

50:24 | Apr 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 and pop culture and her book...Show More
Constance Hall Really Is A Queen

52:07 | Apr 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 was this one that kicked her i...Show More
Milan & Me: A Story Of Love And Hope

45:21 | Apr 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 so they took her to the hospital.  Little did they know it was a place they'd be in and out of for ...Show More
Text Me When You Get Home

27:28 | Apr 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 friendship, in pop culture and ...Show More
Blanche d'Alpuget Spent 25 Years Longing For Bob Hawke

50:40 | Mar 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. Little did she knew he would ...Show More
Melinda Hildebrandt Is Parenting By The Seat Of Her Pants

44:35 | Mar 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 Amelia was two, she was ...Show More
Glennon Doyle's Life Has Blown Up Three Times

1:06:49 | Mar 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 user, wife, mother, Christian mummy blogger, and activist but her most recent cape, is the one that ...Show More
Celeste Barber Will Accept Your Challenge

48:55 | Mar 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.  Celeste Barber is an actress, comedian and writer. She’s also not rolling in cash, despite being one of th...Show More
Laura Brown Is The Funniest Woman In Fashion

46:49 | Feb 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 the Editor-In-Chief of InStyle Magazine where she is revolutionising the fashion and magazine indust...Show More
Sami Lukis Has Been Dating For 30 Years

53:36 | Feb 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 radio host has been dating for 30 years. And she’s taken her dating stories and turned them into a book, ...Show More
Aly Raisman Is Not “A Little Girl Dancing”. She Is Fierce

36:24 | Feb 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 winning US team in both 2012 and 2016. She’s also one of 250 young girls who was abused by the Doctor ...Show More
When Your Child Has Anorexia. A Mother's Survival Story

50:35 | Feb 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 could take someone to the brink of self-destruction and sometimes beyond. But then one day her 13-yea...Show More
The Blurred Lines Of Consent with Vanessa Grigoriadis

42:14 | Jan 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, Power, and Consent on Campus....Show More
Jana Pittman Is Not Your Usual ‘Former Athlete’

52:19 | Jan 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 headline - “Drama Jana.” But what if we told you that was by far the least interesting thing about the...Show More
Chelsea Bonner Thinks You Have A Great Body

46:05 | Jan 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, they're beautiful and their clothes are amazing but they only represent 20% of the population. And t...Show More
Jelena Dokic Is Unbreakable

37:12 | Jan 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 world number one Martina Hingis...Show More
Magda Szubanski Is An Australian Icon

46:17 | Dec 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 this year, she's even been inst...Show More
Don't Call Turia Pitt An Inspiration

37:28 | Dec 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 an Ultramarathon in Western...Show More
Anne Helen Petersen Wrote A Book Called Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

38:54 | Dec 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 of unruly women. Unruly is described as disorderly, disruptive and not amenable to discipline or ...Show More
Andrew Daddo Was Always The Good Guy

57:29 | Dec 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 likes to make his own surfboa...Show More
Sophie Monk Says Don’t Sleep With Someone Too Soon

40:29 | Dec 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, engaged 2.5 times, posed for Playboy, starred alongside a cast of famous faces for UberEATS Australia an...Show More
The Many Characters Of Justine Clarke

44:09 | Nov 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 with it? She also tells us wh...Show More
When Emma Ayres Became Eddie

54:18 | Nov 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 had presented to the world as female. You might remember his name being Emma back then. But while ...Show More
Tracey Spicer vs The Boys Club

45:17 | Nov 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 executives would choose women based on their penises” Ever since news broke last month about Harvey Weins...Show More
Kerri-Anne Kennerley's Life-Changing Razzle-Dazzle

57:28 | Nov 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 thousands of people, singing, dancing and making politicians do the Macarena. Kerri-Anne has just rel...Show More
The Story Of Marian Keyes

1:02:17 | Oct 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 women’s lives….in all their messiness. She writes the words and the feelings that are inside your head a...Show More
Is Mia Freedman A Bad Mum?

42:21 | Oct 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 Luca about the time she dro...Show More
Andy Gourley Keeps Our Kids Safe At Night

35:04 | Oct 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 positive peer presence to large groups of young people. Nowhere is that more important than at schoo...Show More
Tiffiny Hall Is Not What You Expect

49:39 | Oct 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 novels and five nonfiction ...Show More
Esther Perel Knows Why People Cheat

53:42 | Oct 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. Maybe it was one of their parent...Show More
The CEO Of The Yes Vote Is A Straight, Pearl-Wearing, Liberal Voter

28:48 | Oct 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 Transgender, not Queer or Questioning and she’s not intersex. In fact, no one in her family is. ...Show More
Manal al-Sharif Drove Saudi Arabia Towards Change

39:40 | Sep 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 about changing the way her country ...Show More
The Barefoot Investor Wants To Go On A Money Date With You

49:32 | Sep 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 of furniture….all of it.  And as he stood there looking  at the charred remains of his house after ...Show More
The Remarkable Women Behind Connie Johnson

41:35 | Sep 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 building the incredible charity t...Show More
Samuel Johnson Is OK

40:01 | Sep 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? Yesterday, Sunday, Mia Freedman a...Show More
Samantha X Is The Highest Paid Escort In Australia

54:19 | Sep 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 two primary-school-age kids and she's Australia’s highest paid escort. Her real name is Amanda Goff, a...Show More
The Mummy Bloggers

39:41 | Aug 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 moved to Australia from Manchester, rose through the ranks of celebrity magazines, met her partner and...Show More
Brigid Delaney Tried The 101 Day Detox Diet So You Don't Have To

45:21 | Aug 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 supplements. But what does wellness actual...Show More
David Gillespie Knows How to Spot a Psychopath

53:53 | Aug 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 your boss or your grandma. Five to 10 per cent of the population qualify as psychopathic, and the rat...Show More
George McEncroe is Sick of Women Feeling Unsafe in Cars

36:09 | Aug 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 walking home from parties because ...Show More
Kathy Kelly Won't Let Loss Define Her

49:29 | Aug 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 call to tell them their 18-year-old son Thomas had been assaulted in Sydney’s Kings Cross just after 10p...Show More
Model Bec Craven Caught a Cold and Then Needed a Heart Transplant

40:35 | Jul 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 around. But then you get home. And you’ve still got this cold. You can’t shake it. So you go to the doct...Show More
Cameron Daddo Has Still Got It

56:26 | Jul 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 Logie winner, and he even released an album. Then, he married Dolly cover girl Alison Brahe and moved to...Show More
Lily Bailey and The Secret Routines of OCD

29:05 | Jul 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 eat the same breakfast every day because I'm OCD." Actual OCD is very different. It can derail and...Show More
Debbie Malone is a Psychic Investigator

45:35 | Jul 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 visions to use. Now she works with th...Show More
Whatever happened to the original Aussie supermodel Alison Brahe?

51:54 | Jul 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 the cover of Dolly. And Cleo. And Cosmo. And then she married Australia’s most eligible bachelor, Camer...Show More
Tina Arena is Making Her Own Rules.

56:06 | Jun 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 singer/songwriters. Now, 40 years after she first appeared on TV, 'Tiny Tina' reflects on the sacrifice...Show More
Sally Obermeder is Lit From Within

51:50 | Jun 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 of chemotherapy and two mastect...Show More
UPDATE: Roxane Gay is The Original Bad Feminist

52:12 | Jun 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 cover, standing in one giant leg of her old pants. As she explains to Mia in this interview, it's al...Show More
Maggie Alderson on fiction, Anna Wintour and fashion after 40

28:41 | Jun 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 Wintour in the queue for the toilets at Fashion week in Milan. Written ten novels. And given some of th...Show More
Leigh Sales and Mia Freedman: Work, Strife, Balance and Friendship.

58:40 | 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 journalists, Leigh Sales, talking abou...Show More
Susan Carland On Being A Muslim Feminist

59:33 | 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 Carland disagrees.  A devout...Show More
What Happens When Your Daughter With a Disability Grows Up?

53:55 | 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 a lifetime of unknowns.  Gretel is...Show More
The Secret Life of Samuel Johnson

59:38 | 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, he's been in all the iconic shows of the 90s; Home and Away, Blue Heelers, Halifax FP and The Secret Lif...Show More
Chloe Shorten: How To Blend A Family

41:04 | Apr 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 Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and blended her family, she got even more paranoid. So, she went hunti...Show More
Rochelle Courtenay Is Changing The World One Tampon At A Time.

24:10 | Apr 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 say…..feeding your kids or bleeding all ...Show More
Sue Brierley is the Real Life Mum From 'Lion'

46:53 | Apr 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 be sitting in a Hollywood theatre, watching Nicole Kidman portray her story on the big screen. When s...Show More
The Woman With A One Way Ticket to Mars

49:57 | Apr 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 Dianne McGrath, it just might become a reality. In 2013, Dianne signed up for Mars One. A mission that ai...Show More
Roman Wasn't Built In a Day: The Jayson & Aaron Brunsdon Story

55:31 | Apr 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 gay couple living in Sydney, there aren’t many options out there if you want to have children. But on...Show More
Lindy West Isn't Afraid to Take Up Space.

53:13 | Apr 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? Have you ever felt like a failure because of how you look? American writer, feminist and fat activist ...Show More
Nikki Gemmell Stripped Bare

48:59 | Mar 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 had been found dead. She had euthanized herself, without telling anyone. There was no note, and no re...Show More
Being chronically sick turned Sylvia Freedman into a warrior for other women.

51:28 | Mar 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 to simpy be 'unlucky' her entir...Show More
When Mia Met Malcolm

32:36 | Mar 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 interviewing Malcolm Turnbull on Monday. She would have 20 minutes. And that would be that. But boy did she get ...Show More
Roxy Jacenko and The Whole Damn Thing

1:12:24 | Mar 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. From cancer, to how she’s copin...Show More
The Many Layers of Wil Anderson

54:36 | Mar 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 lot we don’t know. From what it’s...Show More
Emma Betts is 25 And Planning Her Own Funeral

1:05:40 | Feb 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, sister, crazy dog-lady, lover of pa...Show More
Jacqui Lambie Is Not Your Average Politician

52:43 | Feb 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. Senator Jacqui Lambie knows a lot about the underdog. But behind the bolshy exterior is a woman who is sur...Show More
Lisa Oldfield Is Not Your Average Housewife

46:37 | Feb 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 Housewife of Sydney has a no bullsh*t attitude when it comes to life. She doesn’t care what people think of h...Show More
Peggy Orenstein on Hookup-Culture, Casual Sex, and Our Girls

36:36 | Feb 5th, 2017

Brace yourself. Because Peggy Orenstein has spent seven years studying the sexual landscape for young girls, and it's confronting. From hookup culture, to casual sex (and how it has become the precursor to intimacy), she examines the ways in which po...Show More
The Highs And Lows of Being Georgia Love.

52:09 | Jan 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 take a chance on finding love....Show More
Dana Berkowitz and the Feminist Dilemma of Botox

43:30 | Jan 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 was researching for a book on anti-aging practices in society. And then, while researching it, she...Show More
What Kasey Chambers Did Next

43:21 | Jan 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.  There is no denying that Kasey Chambers has done a lot into her 40 years of life. But behind the many gol...Show More
Georgie Stone, the Teen Who Changed Gender

40:58 | Jan 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. And Mum barely blinked. But Georgie knew already that she was born in the wrong body. That she was ...Show More
Jane McGrath's Legacy is More Than Just Pink

55:01 | Jan 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 changed lives. But she also fo...Show More
Don't Call Sarah Harris A TV Star

39:56 | Jan 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 face and say she is just a jou...Show More
Jodi Picoult: the Woman Behind the Novels

39:32 | Dec 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 email you received and every tweet that popped up in your notifications list? Probably not, but for Ame...Show More
Antonia Kidman is Reinventing Herself

36:33 | Dec 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 older children. It was a double b...Show More
BONUS: Mia Bursts Her Bubble With Andrew Bolt

37:59 | Dec 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 conservative who writes Australia's most-read political blog.  And it's a conversation to make you thin...Show More
Beccy Cole's Great Australian Love Story

43:47 | Dec 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 also a huge country music star...Show More
Em Rusciano is a Try Hard

40:43 | Dec 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 brutally honest facebook page, from her time on Australian Idol, her brekkie radio gigs, her side-splitti...Show More
BONUS: Mia bursts her bubble with Rowan Dean

19:46 | Nov 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 cannot fathom how 'the most influen...Show More
Robin Bailey is a Fighter

34:39 | Nov 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 job. In her first interview si...Show More
Lisa Wilkinson on Marriage, Karl & Her Latest Project

48:17 | Nov 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. Mia Freedman talks to her former ...Show More
BONUS: Mia bursts Her Bubble with Miranda Devine

29:19 | Nov 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 cannot fathom how 'the most influen...Show More
BONUS: Mia Bursts Her Bubble with Paul Murray

30:37 | Nov 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 cannot fathom how 'the most inf...Show More
Meshel Laurie is Not Your Average Buddhist

47:01 | Nov 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 can hear. The story of what happened when you forced him into IVF is one that will shape both your li...Show More
Bonus: Mia discusses the US election with author Jodi Picoult

10:09 | Nov 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 the office, Mia asked her all about her take on Trump and Clinton. From asking where Oprah is, to tal...Show More
Shannon Garner: the Woman Who Will Let You Borrow Her Uterus

43:44 | Nov 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 long ago. The mother-of-two decid...Show More
Andrew Denton On Leaving Life Gently

50:06 | Oct 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 to understand voluntary euthana...Show More
Sally Faulkner is Living Every Mother's Nightmare

49:45 | Oct 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 recovery of child abductions? This is exactly what Brisbane mother-of-three Sally Faulkner did to be r...Show More
BONUS: The Final US Presidential Debate, Unpacked

47:25 | Oct 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 Good Weekend - and gatecrasher ...Show More
Nas Campanella is a Newsreader Who Can't See

51:44 | Oct 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 read the news, and doesn't use br...Show More
Donald Trump, Sex Tapes and WTF America

1:06:46 | Oct 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 hates him. He’s a name caller. He makes fun of people with disabilities, of grieving mothers who have ...Show More
Everyone Needs a Friend Like Tracy Bevan

54:17 | Oct 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 defined their connection. Their rel...Show More
Liane Moriarty Knows How To Write a Best-Seller

47:20 | Sep 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 housewife who writes for a hobby. Australia’s most successful author, this mother-of-two from Sydney...Show More
Sam Frost Wears Her Heart On Her Sleeve

59:41 | Sep 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 brekkie radio gig next to Rove McManus. But the path to get there was paved with pain. She had her he...Show More
Richard Fidler Doesn't Like Being Interviewed

52:16 | Sep 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 Australia's most popular podcast, downloaded more than 1.8 million times per month. And Richard is the puppe...Show More
Keira Maguire: Cult Figure of The Bachelor

37:17 | Sep 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 revealed she grew up in a polygamis...Show More
Bruna Papandrea is The Most Powerful Woman You've Never Heard Of

57:03 | Sep 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 smash hits Wild, Gone Girl, Warm Bodies and Milk just to name a few. And up until last week she had a pr...Show More
Ita Buttrose: On Botox, The Packers and The Joys of Doing Whatever You Want

1:01:43 | Aug 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 former Australian of the year. Host of Studio 10. And when she sat down with another former magazine ed...Show More
Loren O'Keeffe: "I still forget Dan's not missing any more."

1:02:41 | Aug 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 immediatley, set up a Dan Come Home movement and spent the next five years answering emails, trawling so...Show More
BONUS: Rebecca Sparrow on Love,Loss and Empty Arms

1:06:24 | Aug 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 am one of them. And so is my...Show More
Kathy Lette: "The Word Autism Was a Knife To My Heart."

55:19 | Aug 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 public life, she kept quiet about t...Show More
Leisel Jones: From Olympic Gold to Hell and Back Again

59:20 | Aug 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 old, it was a baptism of fire. Thr...Show More
The Ultimate Gift Of Love

43:43 | Aug 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. His mum Rita and Dad George, alon...Show More
Taryn Brumfitt is a Body Image Warrior

32:40 | Jul 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 encourage her to accept and love her bo...Show More
Caroline Overington: The Woman Who Healed Oprah

59:59 | Jul 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 in the world at her Harpo studios last year, and it did not go as expected. A woman who believes in ...Show More
Sarah Ferguson Is Not All Serious

54:18 | Jul 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 are going to love this episode. Sarah Ferguson is a multiple Walkley-award winning journalist, the h...Show More
Whatever Happened To Poppy King?

45:49 | Jun 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 Australia. She was one of the few young women in our pre-Internet public life and she changed the psych...Show More
An Extraordinary Tale Of Tragedy And Beauty

47:12 | Jun 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 three young sons and her husband Cameron rallied around her. But it wasn’t until the family found a...Show More
Dave Hughes Likes Himself Better Sober

38:44 | Jun 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 of our most popular comedians. From hosting the Logies to touring internationally, the former co-h...Show More
Gloria Steinem Feels Bad For Kim Kardashian

36:22 | 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 has spent her life campaigning for women’s rights. And at 82 years old, there’s still no stopping ...Show More
One Family, Two Unthinkable Tragedies

32:59 | 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 her brother in Sydney's east. Chloe was mother to the three Heuston kids, then aged 5, 2 and 4 ...Show More
BONUS: Madison Missina is an award-winning porn star. And she's gay.

30:56 | 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 business owner - she's gotte...Show More
Julia Morris Wants A Gold Logie

1:09:29 | 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 still something on the wish list. Julia Morris lays it all out in this hilarious interview with Mia Fr...Show More
Rebecca Sparrow on Surviving and Thriving After Loss

56:55 | Apr 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, mother, and Oprah worshipper. She's also one of the wisest women Mia Freedman knows.   After the death of h...Show More
Natasha Stott Despoja

43:09 | Apr 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 up.  The former Leader of the Australian Democrats Party and mother ot two was once asked if she ...Show More
Peter FitzSimons

38:39 | Mar 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 little theories of life,  of which he has many. The author, columnist and former Australian rugby pl...Show More
'Hey Dad!' Actress, Sarah Monahan

36:22 | Mar 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 repeatedly molesting her over a period of many years. Hughes was sentenced to a maximum of 10 ye...Show More
Michelle Bridges

42:19 | Feb 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 Michelle is that she is a s...Show More
Samantha Armytage

46:17 | Feb 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 about her. But after an interview with Hollywood star Kristin Davies took an unexpected turn last ...Show More
Mary Coustas

50:12 | Feb 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 mother that has provided her life's biggest challenges.  Through 23 IVF attempts, Mary suffered un...Show More
Nigella Lawson

23:05 | Jan 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 condiments on her bedside table.  In ...Show More
Cate McGregor: 2016 Australian Of The Year Finalist

1:00:58 | Jan 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 cricket that knows no bounds. But these are just some of the hats that Group Captain Cate McGregor wears...Show More
Annabel Crabb

51:16 | Dec 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 her hit ABC show Kitchen Cabinet, Annabel Crabb has her own special way of shedding light on what is...Show More
Leigh Sales

47:49 | Nov 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 kindest and funniest women in the business. The mother of two talks about how difficult she fo...Show More
Carrie Bickmore

34:06 | Nov 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 mother of two has a mission. One that was born from the death of her husband. At the 2015 ...Show More
Magda Szubanski

47:04 | Nov 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 emotion of her life, intertwin...Show More
Osher Gunsberg

39:23 | Oct 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 show, Australian Idol. A charming, extroverted, fun guy. But off camera, he was a introvert so riddle...Show More
BONUS Ep: Discovering you have the breast cancer gene.

28:34 | Oct 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 breast cancer, and her mother ...Show More
Rosie Batty

47:25 | Oct 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 father Greg Anderson while he was at cricket practice. Luke was 11 years old… Rosie could have fallen i...Show More
Elizabeth Gilbert

33:57 | Sep 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 book, Big Magic, about the fl...Show More
Turia Pitt

37:45 | Sep 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 has since had over 200 operations to get back to health. Turia could have been defined by that fi...Show More
Richard Glover

56:09 | Aug 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 Sydney Morning Herald for over twenty years. He also presents the top-rating Drive show on ABC radio...Show More
Rosie Waterland

1:01:41 | Aug 24th, 2015

Rosie Waterland has never been cool. Cursed with a near perfect, beautiful older sister while Rosie was still struggling with various toilet mishaps, she soon realised that she was the Doug Pitt to her sister's Brad. But that was only one of th...Show More
Madison Missina

56:57 | Jul 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 has a famous clitoris. Sh...Show More
Lisa Wilkinson

25:56 | Jul 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 Dolly magazine. She then went on to edit Cleo and become its International Editor-in-Chief, before...
Maz Compton

11:48 | Jun 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...
Ben Fordham

45:05 | Jun 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 1997 Thredbo...
Debra Oswald

30:46 | Jun 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 was just 17....
Paul Murray

39:00 | 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 on various stations across the Sydney area. Now the host of his own TV show Paul Murray...
Georgie Gardner

31:15 | 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 a year ago, she resigned....
David Koch

24:58 | 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 people.   14 years...
Robin Bailey

29:58 | 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 Bailey seemingly had it all. A husband, three beautiful kids and a successful career in radio and...