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The thrice-weekly podcast that's smart, often silly and sometimes surprising. Absolutely everything is up for discussion: from pop culture to politics, body image to motherhood, feminism to fashion. Join Mamamia's Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens as they cover what everyone's talking about this week.
 
More than 300,000 women join Mia Freedman each week as she has candid conversations with interesting people who have fascinating stories to share. From Olivia Newton-John, Serena Williams, Marian Keyes, Liane Moriarty, athletes, actors, politicians, business leaders, authors and regular people who have achieved extraordinary things….they all let their guard down and open up in a way that’s positive and riveting.
 
Have you ever looked at another women and thought "how does she do it?" This podcast will answer that question. It's conversations with some of the busiest women we know. We'll hear the tips and strategies, from balancing children and budgets, to their career and health. For every woman who has looked at another woman and wondered "how does she manage her life?", this is your podcast.
 
Meet 12 extraordinary people who’ll change your life. Mamamia has partnered with Australia’s leading social justice law firm Maurice Blackburn to bring you incredible true stories about Australians fighting for a fairer society. You’ll hear people from all walks of life. From sports heroes to transgender women, rappers to lawyers, pacifists to activists, workers to the wounded, all with one thing in common; they are fighting for a world that gives everyone a fair go, and they are not giving up.
 
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Yesterday, you would have been hard-pressed to miss a pretty shocking 'mansplaining' moment from a press conference happening over in Japan. It came after the news that Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympics. During what should be a time of celebration, why do we feel sorry for Annastacia Palaszczuk today? Plus, resilience has become a bit of a buzzw…
 
Hey Outlouders. Dropping this No Filter episode into your feed in case you need it this week. It's all about resilience, something many of us are struggling with right now. If you are, sending love. --- Hugh van Cuylenberg’s job is to teach resilience. He was a primary school teacher volunteering in Northern India when he had a life-changing realis…
 
Something is happening on Instagram. A growing number of influencers are outing themselves as anti-vaxx. What should you do? Unfollow? Report them? And are social media platforms doing enough? Plus, Prince Harry is writing an explosive memoir and we must discuss. And, with 14 million of us stuck at home - why does sex matter when it comes to who yo…
 
Holly, Jessie and Mia suspect Aussie women are starved for good-dad content after Hamish Blake set our collective hearts on fire with his funny/wholesome cake-making videos over the weekend. Plus, Holly is riled-up at celebrities clogging up hotel quarantine (especially badly-behaved ones like Katie Hopkins), but Jessie has got fury fatigue. And, c…
 
Hugh Van Cuylenberg’s job is to teach resilience. He was a primary school teacher volunteering in Northern India when he had a life-changing realisation. Despite the underprivileged community, the children were from, they were remarkably positive. But back in Australia? Well, people found it hard to be happy and they had so much. Which is how The R…
 
Most of the country is locked down, everyone is yelling and it’s all a bit stressful, so today Holly, Jessie and Mia discuss Ash Barty’s champion strategy to let go of FOOPO: Fear Of Other People’s Opinions. Plus, is three years old too young to start hustling? Apparently not for Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi who is about to drop her own brand. An…
 
The billionaires are pissing Jessie off. Hundreds of millions of people around the globe await a vaccine, climate change threatens us all and the pandemic has worsened income inequality all over the world. But still, somehow, a bunch of billionaires are off to space. Plus, what does it mean to put FIT on your list of requirements on a dating profil…
 
Everyone is talking about the covid vaccine TV ads. These are our first look at the long-awaited campaign by the government to encourage more Australians to get vaccinated and they dropped yesterday. Two very different ads, but they've been universally panned. Why have they caused such backlash? Plus, we need to talk about Carrie, Miranda, Charlott…
 
This is an episode about pronouns but it’s not really. It’s actually about love and shame and freedom and acceptance and painful struggles and life-changing revelations. Deni Todorović grew up in regional Victoria and from a young age, Deni knew they were gay. But coming out to their Jehovah’s Witness parents in the family home? Well….it wasn’t eas…
 
Hi Outlouders! We're dropping into your feed to bring you a really special episode of That's Incredible. It's hosted by Andrew Daddo, and is a podcast for parents and kids about the unexpectedly awesome things that are all around us. Australia has been occupied for over 65,000 years. First Nations Australians have an amazing relationship with the l…
 
It's been a week, so we're talking about some of the news headlines that brought us joy over the past few days. Surprisingly, many of them involve sport. We need to talk about the phenomenon best known as the PICK ME GIRL. Lucy and Em spoke about it recently on the Undone podcast. It's all over YouTube and Tik Tok, and like most terms that include …
 
An elite private school in Sydney has sparked controversy after NSW Health arranged for Pfizer jabs for 160 Year 12 students. People are furious, but the story points to a wider conversation happening in group chats all over the country which sounds a bit like; Is there a queue? And if I CAN get my jab… even though it’s not technically my turn… SHO…
 
Jessie needs to rant. It's about the social media eruption of anger towards too many people out and about amidst a lockdown. While we bunker down, unable to see relatives overseas, missing out on weddings and births and all the rest, COVID has found its way, once again, into aged care homes. So, is shaming people for going on a beach walk really th…
 
Today, you’re going to hear a story about a family. A family just like half a million other families around Australia. A family with two people in it who have an intellectual disability. And like so many others, this story is one full of love and challenges and heartbreak and humour. This is the story of 63-year-old Michel and her 35-year-old son, …
 
It's the most shocking story we've seen this week. Bill Cosby is a free man. What's happened and what does his release from prison mean for the survivors of sexual assault? Plus, do you have a friend who is constantly bombarding you with stories of their own success? It's called Success Bombing. Are you guilty of it? And, our best and worst of a we…
 
Australia looks very different from what it did only a week ago. 12 million Aussies, including two of us, are currently in some sort of lockdown. With a Victorian lockdown veteran joining us as guest host, Jessie has something she wants to say to Susan Carland. Plus, are you a people-pleaser? How can you use that to your advantage? And, Ellidy Pull…
 
Model/Actor Cara Delevingne has taken the world on a tour of her lavish home. From a ball-pit to a costume room to a vagina tunnel, what is it about this house that's got Mia obsessed and Jessie repulsed? Plus, what does Olympian Torah Bright regret about posting a particular photo on Instagram, and what does it say about our relationship with brea…
 
This interview nearly didn’t happen, and it’s really important that you know why. A few weeks ago, Mia had her first Covid-19 vaccination and marked the occasion with a selfie she posted on Instagram. She mentioned how excited she was to be vaccinated, the wonderful experience she had at the mass vaccination hub she attended, and how lucky she felt…
 
In case you missed it, one of the biggest stories in the world right now is about Britney Spears finally speaking out about her conservatorship. We're taking you through the highlights and lowlights. Plus, are children’s birthday parties getting a bit... out of hand? Or have we just found yet another way to shame parents? And what does it have to d…
 
A worksheet handed to year 10 students at a Sydney Anglican school has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. What does it tell us about attitudes in some Australian schools? Plus, a conversation about “earned” beauty and “inherited” beauty. What has Khloe Kardashian started? And, society is finally talking about menopause more openly and frequently…
 
Australia has a new Deputy Prime Minister. After this morning's National Party leadership spill, Michael McCormack has been ousted and Barnaby Joyce is back in. So why should you care? Plus, we've learned more about what was going on behind the scenes of Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview. If Prince Charles decides Archie and Lilibet aren’t going t…
 
Camilla Franks founded the luxury, bohemian fashion-label in 2004 as an outsider to the fashion industry. Fast forward 18 years and everyone from Oprah to Beyonce to Kylie Jenner wears her clothes. She’s a big deal. And she’s also been through a heck of a lot. On this episode of No Filter, Mia and Camilla chat about mental health, work life balance…
 
Billie Eilish is in hot water this week. The 19-year-old singer has been accused of queer-baiting, racial slurs, and she's being called out for having a problematic new boyfriend. So what's going on, what is the internet saying about it, and what exactly is 'queer-baiting'. Plus, do you have an adult bully in your life? If you do, what do you do ab…
 
Did you miss the Four Corners special on Scomo and QAnon? We watched it so you don't have to, and we're breaking down the controversial investigation to tell you if you really should be outraged. Plus, we need to talk about Lorde's Bum. It's divided us. After the singer dropped her first song in 4 years, Mia thinks it's the single's cover art that …
 
No show today for the public holiday, instead, we wanted to give you an episode of the latest season of Extraordinary Stories. It's the podcast that dives deep on the stories you thought you knew, told by the women who really do, and it's hosted by the producer of Mamamia Out Loud, Emma Gillespie. Extraordinary Stories is available exclusive to MPl…
 
In 2000, Ada Nicodemou joined the cast of Home and Away, Australia’s second longest-running soap opera, after Neighbours. She signed on for a 6-month contract to play the role of Leah Patterson-Baker. But 21 years, and a few near-death experiences and a few husbands (Leah’s had way more husbands than Ada who has only had one) one of Australia’s bes…
 
Maddie Groves is one of Australia’s best swimmers, so why has she pulled out of Olympic Trials, and in doing so basically burned her chance to compete at the Olympics? And how has she flipped the tables with a tweet? Plus, what is Main Character Syndrome, and do you have it? Are you the main character in your circles or more of a trusty sidekick? A…
 
The Biloela Family. It's the story we can't look away from this week. What is going on, more importantly, why, and how can this be happening in Australia? Plus, two of the shows everyone’s obsessed with at the moment tell us something about the kind of people we want to see on screens at the moment - It’s the rise of the self-care anti-hero. And, d…
 
We need to talk about Lilibet. From the significance of the name and the reaction around the world to Harry and Meghan's next steps, Holly, Jessie, and Mia unpack all the royal baby news you need to know. Plus, Jessie and her twin sister Clare were sick of getting asked if they were really fraternal twins, and not identical. So they went and got a …
 
In September 2020, 32-year-old Annabel Walker was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of a string of fraud and deception convictions. She stole $17,000 from her former employer, hotel operator Australian Leisure Group, by using a corporate credit card. She used other people’s money to pay for rent, bills, and clothes. She sold…
 
Aussie singer/songwriter Missy Higgins appeared on Anh Do's Brush With Fame this week. She spoke about the pressure put on her at a young age by the media, and her fans, to put a label on her sexuality. Artists should be able to say what’s off-limits, but has our understanding of sexuality and fluidity evolved enough since then? Plus, What is FUN? …
 
Surprise! We have a new podcast called The Delivery Room hosted by our very own Jessie Stephens, and we wanted to share it with you...Follow The Delivery Room wherever you get your podcasts. Model and former Biggest Loser host Fiona Falkiner and her fiance, journalist Hayley Willis, didn’t really have a birth plan. Fiona did know two things. She wa…
 
We talked about Naomi Osaka on Monday but a lot has happened since her announcement she'd be boycotting post-match press conferences. The tennis star pulled out of the French Open and revealed her mental health struggles off the back of poor treatment at the 2018 US Open. In light of these revelations, how have our opinions, and opinions around the…
 
Tennis star Naomi Osaka has made headlines around the world, after announcing her refusing to carry out post-match press conferences, for her own mental health. It's a decision that's left the tennis world divided. Is this a case of one athlete securing themselves an unfair advantage? Or is it opening up a conversation about the relationship betwee…
 
Chantelle Otten is a psycho-sex therapist who spends her days in other people’s sex lives, helping them to feel comfortable in their own skin. She’s also a Lady Startup who employs 13 sexologists in Melbourne. On this episode of No Filter Chantelle sits down with Mia in the Mamamia studios to talk about why every relationship needs a sex menu, the …
 
Victoria is back in lockdown. It's an all too familiar scene but this time around, the people are mad. Is the latest Melbourne outbreak a timely reminder of the tenterhooks we're living on? Could it have been avoided with a more efficient vaccine rollout? Plus, in case you missed it, the Friends reunion went down last night and for many, it was the…
 
“Here we go again” is what many Melburnians have been saying to each other over the last 24 hours. 15 new cases of Covid have been reported, after a cluster broke out in the city's north. It’s got us talking once again, about vaccines, and the need to roll them out as quickly and as broadly as possible. But almost one-third of adult Australians are…
 
We've got a show we think you might like, called The Delivery Room. Come and follow us here: https://omny.fm/shows/the-delivery-room/emergency-c-section Jessie Stephens is terrified of birth, but one day she’d like to have a baby. That’s why she’s hosting The Delivery Room. Over eight weeks join Jessie as she speaks to eight different women about e…
 
Why is everyone canceling Chrissy Teigan and what does it have to do with toxic femininity? Plus, Jessie read a great opinion piece over the weekend by Kerri Sackville that read “Listen here, Prince Harry, parents are mere mortals. Even the royal ones.” So is this true? We discuss... And, a Group Therapy from someone (cough, Mia Freedman) who is st…
 
Yumiko Kadota always dreamed of being a doctor. And it happened. She made it happen. And at first, she thrived in the high-pressure, high-performance environment of the public hospital system. Until she didn’t. It culminated in a total breakdown at which point Yumiko had no choice but to resign. On her way out, she wrote a searing, emotional blog p…
 
William and Harry have released furious statements about one of the most famous television interviews of all time. It's after an independent enquiry released its findings from an investigation into the conduct of the BBC after an iconic interview with Princess Diana in 1995. Why is Prince William now calling for the interview to never be aired agai…
 
The rumour mill is in overdrive about the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates. Allegations of affairs, media leaks and a very calculated PR plan are among the many things we need to talk about. Is it all meticulous planning from Melinda Gates? Plus, The Birth Olympics. Why is having a baby STILL viewed as a competitive sport? And, there’s a co-hort o…
 
Channel Seven's 'tell all' interview with Craig McLachlan aired last night. It's the first time the actor has spoken out since he has found not guilty of assault charges. The 90 minute special has been described as bizarre and confusing. From tears to anger and even multiple self-penned songs, what is Craig's side of the story? And why has it upset…
 
At only 36, Delta Goodrem has lived a very big life. She’s been a teen star, a cancer survivor, an actress, a judge on The Voice, and, of course, an award-winning singer. But in 2018, Delta faced one of her biggest reset moments yet, when she lost the use of her voice. She wasn’t ready to talk about it then, but she is now…. THE END BITS: With than…
 
Are we a victim of our own Covid success here in Australia? An article from Amelia Lester has gone viral this week, striking a nerve with Australians living abroad, particularly in the wake of news that borders will likely remain shut until at least mid next year. Claire Murphy chats to Amelia to find out if Australian attitudes need a shake up whe…
 
It's budget time! Why should you care? Mia tells us why this year the federal budget is a win for women, but there are always losers at budget time, so who are they? Plus, what is a life coach? And how do you know when you need one? Jessie has done some reading and thinks she's got the chops to help Holly answer a long term dilemma. And, there is a…
 
Elon Musk is in the news this week after he appeared on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. It feels like pop culture just doesn’t quite know what to do with the billionaire, and it's got us wondering, is Elon Musk problematic? Plus, thas celebrating a day like Mother’s Day become almost impossible? We discuss. And, there’s a new passive aggressi…
 
This story starts with a dinner. Six friends are gathered to celebrate a farewell in a fancy restaurant in inner city Sydney. For one of them, a young woman in her twenties called Kirsten Bookallil it would be a last meal of sorts. Because the next day, Kirsten was having her stomach removed. Kirsten and Mia have been friends for over 20 years, and…
 
Disgraced former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has been sentenced to five years and nine months in prison, for sexual assault. What does it mean for survivors of assault everywhere, and would this verdict have been possible in a pre-Brittany Higgins Australia? Plus, Twins. Jessie is one of them. It turns out they've got some weird secrets and are ready to …
 
Ben Affleck is making headlines again, but it's not the JLo rumours we need to discuss, it's a Tik Tok video. Creepy or sexy? We discuss. Plus, what’s happening in India? Is Australia’s travel ban racist? The biggest discussion in the news this week concerns India and our borders. With The Quicky's Claire Murphy in the hot seat, we’re answering all…
 
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