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More than 300,000 women join Mia Freedman each week as she has candid conversations with interesting people who have fascinating stories to share. From Olivia Newton-John, Serena Williams, Marian Keyes, Liane Moriarty, athletes, actors, politicians, business leaders, authors and regular people who have achieved extraordinary things….they all let their guard down and open up in a way that’s positive and riveting.
 
Being a teenager has changed. A lot. There’s TikTok, vaping, d*ck pics, there are Snap maps, selfies and filters...and it's all a potential battlefield for parents where the stakes feel impossibly high. So welcome to some real parenting talk. As both clinicians and parents, Dr. Ginni Mansberg and clinical psychologist Jo Lamble know first-hand how challenging it can be to raise adolescents. This is why they're bringing their common-sense expertise to Mamamia’s Help! I Have A Teenager. Every ...
 
Whether you're a big juicy book worm or you want to include more reading into your life, the podcast book club is the place. Read the book club selections then join Jessie Stephens and a host of her Mamamia guests as they dive between the pages of some brilliant, (and not so brilliant) reads. Should you recommend it to a friend or forget it ever happened? Listen in as we debate the works.
 
Meet 12 extraordinary people who’ll change your life. Mamamia has partnered with Australia’s leading social justice law firm Maurice Blackburn to bring you incredible true stories about Australians fighting for a fairer society. You’ll hear people from all walks of life. From sports heroes to transgender women, rappers to lawyers, pacifists to activists, workers to the wounded, all with one thing in common; they are fighting for a world that gives everyone a fair go, and they are not giving up.
 
For the past few weeks, federal election chatter has started to build. When is Scott Morrison going to call it? What are the polls predicting? What are the different parties promising? What should I care about? Enter Tell Me It’s Going To Be OK, your weekly election podcast chaired by some of the savviest female voices in the country. Every Friday we’ll unpack the biggest moments of the election campaign and tell you what’s really going on.
 
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Listen to the second half of Mia's interview with D'Leanne here. D'Leanne Lewis has just had her third baby at 50. This episode of No Filter was recorded a few days before she gave birth to her third daughter, Lyra Yvonne Lewis. But it's the story of how and why D'Leanne came to be pregnant at age 50 that is truly fascinating... THE END BITS: Subsc…
 
Get tickets to see us live, or stream the tour, thanks to Priceline Pharmacy HERE. Have we reached ‘peak’ mental health? Jessie has an unpopular idea to work through. Plus, Khloe Kardashian's Mea Culpa and when bad relationships are “shame on you.” And our best and worst of the week ranging from making friends, wedding dresses, and… negative feedba…
 
Part time jobs: a great way to learn some valuable skills and earn money? Or a distraction from school and study? That's the dilemma Ginni and Jo are discussing this week and have some very strong opinions. Plus, what to do if your teen is not getting enough sleep. THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Submit a question via our new anonym…
 
Get tickets to see us live, or stream the tour, thanks to Priceline Pharmacy HERE. Olivia Wilde had three choices for her career's second act, and she was never going to win with any of them. Plus, the problem with “lose weight” as the default diagnosis for women. What comes next? And what is a ‘wife guy’ and why are they…out? The End Bits: Subscri…
 
Get tickets to see us live, or stream the tour, thanks to Priceline Pharmacy HERE. Why is Cara Delevigne being compared to Britney Spears? Have we learned any lessons since 2007? Plus, what does Albo have to say about the much-admired work ethic of the Queen, and how does it contradict a modern office mantra? And, the internet is divided over the m…
 
Listen to the second half of Mia's conversation with Abi here. The last few years of Abi Morgan’s life would make an incredible TV show, although you might not believe it because of the plot twists. One of those twists is that Abi herself is an Emmy-award-winning screenwriter of movies like Iron Lady, with Meryl Streep, and TV dramas like The Split…
 
Get tickets to see us live, or stream the tour, thanks to Priceline Pharmacy HERE. Protests around the world, women cutting their hair and burning their hijabs, what’s happening in Iran? Plus, what are the ethics around going public with a cheating scandal? Who are the winners in the Adam Levine saga? And, our best and worst of the week, which rang…
 
This week on Help! I Have A Teenager, Ginni and Jo are joined in studio by their first guest, and you might have heard of her - Co-Founder of Mamamia, Mia Freedman. After hearing an emotional moment on Mamamia Out Loud where Mia opened up about one of the tougher parts of parenting teens- Ginni, Jo & Mia chat through the highs and lows, how differe…
 
Get tickets to see us live, or stream the tour, thanks to Priceline Pharmacy HERE. A man walked out of prison thanks to a podcast this week, two weeks after a man went into prison, thanks to a podcast. Plus, don’t get married, and if you already did, leave your husband… feminism is very down on marriage right now, and Jessie is cross. And, there wa…
 
Get tickets to see us live, or stream the tour, thanks to Priceline Pharmacy HERE. The Queen’s funeral is tonight but the coverage, of course, has already started. Lots of attention has been turned to whether this event is healing rifts in the royal family. But do rituals of grief, like funerals, bring families together, or exacerbate existing rift…
 
Hear Mia's interview with Caroline Hirons about her ADHD here. At 49, Mia Freedman was diagnosed with ADHD. Today she shares her story with Claire Murphy on this very different No Filter… You can find part one of Mia's essay here. And part two, here. Find out more about ADHD in our resource centre: https://www.mamamia.com.au/resources/adhd/ Watch M…
 
Get tickets to see us live, or stream the tour, thanks to Priceline Pharmacy HERE. Jessie knows a lot about the Queen's coffin, and the remake of the Little Mermaid has sparked a culture war we didn’t see coming. Plus, there’s a story that really riled us up this week, and it’s about an NRLW player named Caitlin Moran. And our best and worst of the…
 
This week on Help! I Have A Teenager, we hear from a parent who's concerned for their teen daughter who rarely leaves her room. Is it just a case of a moody teen, or potentially something more serious? Plus, Ginni and Jo hear from a dad worried about the amount of time his sons are using screens, and they have a very sound piece of advice for him. …
 
Subscribe to Mamamia Jessie can't stop clicking on articles about the body language between the Prince and Princess of Wales. How do royal marriages differ from others, and why do we expect romance from what was historically accepted as a political arrangement? Plus, is it wrong to ask guests at your baby shower to leave if they don’t bring a gift?…
 
Get tickets to our live tour thanks to Priceline Pharmacy HERE. Is the admiration we have for the late Queen’s sense of duty and sacrifice outdated… and does it also explain why so many people are feeling uncomfortable right now? Plus, has “introvert pride” made us much more likely to be socially isolated? And, is a sex toy an appropriate gift from…
 
Listen to Part Two of Mia's interview with Louise here. Louise Perry is a journalist and author who has written a book called The Case Against The Sexual Revolution, that’s igniting a viral conversation about how sexual freedom can have a downside for some women. On this episode, she shares her thoughts on porn, hook-up culture and why a lot of wom…
 
Get tickets to our live tour thanks to Priceline Pharmacy HERE. Queen Elizabeth II is dead. Only two days ago, we were talking about the Queen swearing in the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss, and how well she looked. Now, it seems the whole world is in shock. While our views on the Royal Family are complicated, we think the Queen was probably …
 
"My teen son and daughter don’t seem to be able to pick up a towel to save their life. Or close the cabinet after they use them, wipe up a spill or refill the water jug." This is the (very relatable) dilemma a listener emailed to us this week. So is it possible to get your teen to clean up after themselves? Ginni and Jo's answer might surprise you.…
 
Get tickets to our live tour thanks to Priceline Pharmacy HERE. Not since The Oscars 'Slap' of January 2022 has a celebrity moment captured so much of our attention and imagination as Harry Styles spitting on Chris Pine. After watching the video approximately 700 times, we're unpacking exactly what went down at the Venice film festival premiere of …
 
Don't miss out on tickets to our upcoming tour, sign up for the Out Loud newsletter: https://www.mamamia.com.au/newsletter/ US President Joe Biden gave a big speech on the weekend, the most passionate address of his presidency so far. It's got us wondering... have we given up on bridge-building? Plus, is the concept of ‘maternal instinct’ bad for w…
 
After years of facing unimaginable hurdles, Jessica van Nooten and her husband Kevin Middleton turned to surrogacy. They sent their embryo across the sea to Ukraine, where a surrogate became pregnant with their baby. 11 weeks before the due date, a message arrived, stating “your baby has been born”.As they raced to Ukraine to get their little girl,…
 
Don't miss any details about our upcoming tour, sign up for the Out Loud newsletter: https://www.mamamia.com.au/newsletter/ Subscribe to Mamamia Jessie has an unpopular opinion about Leonardo DiCaprio. 'Let the man live,' she says. But Holly and Mia aren't letting her off the hook that easily. Plus, are you in sync with the season your life is in… …
 
When kids are little, swearing is often just them parroting words they don't understand. But when they grow up it's often not as cute. Today Ginni & Jo discuss the best way to handle your kids using curse words, as well as what to do when your child just won't do their homework. THE END BITS Subscribe to Mamamia GET IN TOUCH: Submit a question via …
 
Don't miss any details about our upcoming tour, sign up for the Out Loud newsletter: https://www.mamamia.com.au/newsletter/ Subscribe to Mamamia Yesterday, after four decades, Chris Dawson was found guilty of murdering his wife, Lynette. We debrief on our thoughts in the wake of the verdict, from the long road ahead for other victims of this trial,…
 
The day has finally arrived! Holly’s new book, The Couple Upstairs, is officially out in the world. Mia and Jessie got to read it first, so in this special bonus episode, hear them debrief with Holly about all their feelings and questions. Plus, Holly reads the entire first chapter of The Couple Upstairs, just for Outlouders. The Couple Upstairs by…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia A basketball superstar and a Prime Minister walk into a press conference, and no one knows why... Over the weekend, Shaquille O’Neil met with Anthony Albanese in a move that's being labeled a ‘clueless and out of touch publicity stunt'. Was it a good thing? Or an embarrassing misstep? Plus, as another anniversary rolls around -…
 
One in 16 Australians are currently experiencing depression, and one in 7 Australians are currently experiencing an anxiety condition. And in a post-pandemic world, with many people still working from home, it’s no surprise that these figures are rising. So what can be done? Johann Hari is a journalist and author of the book Lost Connections: Uncov…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia It took two years but Meghan Markle has finally released her highly anticipated podcast, Archetypes. What do we really think about it, and what does it tell us about ambition? Plus, what happens when someone with millions of followers on social media has a meltdown in real time? And our best and worst of the week, ranging from …
 
When it comes to parenting, everyone has an opinion. But what if those unwanted opinions are coming from a family member, and they won't just butt out? That's the dilemma a listener is dealing with this week, so Ginni and Jo discuss setting boundaries, and whether we can pick and choose when we get input from our family. Plus, we hear from a loving…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia There’s a cover shoot that might have been passed around your group chats over the last 24 hours. What does it tell us about the 'rebrand' of Nicole Kidman? Plus, how do you know if you’re 'toxic' and is it a label you can ever refute? And, is there power in giving up on your dreams? What the latest Masked Singer reveal has us …
 
Subscribe to Mamamia Mia is ready to stage an intervention with Holly about Brad Pitt after an FBI report has revealed what actually happened on that plane with Angelina Jolie and his family in 2016. So why is he being protected? Plus, there’s a name for the complete hormonal overload that women go through when they become mothers and thank god. An…
 
Listen to Part Two of Mia's interview with Betty here. Betty Klimenko was conceived in a police cell, then adopted by a billionaire. This week on No Filter, one of the most interesting life stories you could imagine. THE END BITS: Subscribe to Mamamia With thanks to Betty Klimenko Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or ema…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia The latest celebrity ambassador for anti-wrinkle injections is a man and… we have a few questions about it. Plus, in case you missed it, Scotland made history this week when it became the first country to offer free pads, tampons, and other period products nationwide… And then they hired a man as their ‘period dignity officer’.…
 
"I’m sick of being treated like an idiot when I don’t know something or get it wrong." This is what a listener wrote to us this week, about her opinionated teens who talk down to her. So how can she change their fights into dialogues, while still encouraging them to continue thinking for themselves? Plus, Ginni and Jo hear from a mum who's teen dau…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia It’s been revealed this week that Scott Morrison held some ‘secret’ positions during his Prime Ministership - including Treasurer, without anyone knowing. So what the heck does that mean? Plus, why are parents deleting photos of their kids off social media? And in case you missed it, JLO and Ben Affleck are getting married (aga…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia Holly is back from holidays and has a lot of books she wants you to read, but that’s beside the point. And on the show today, we’re talking about the peach test that’s dividing the internet, and no, it’s not about an actual peach. Plus, you might have seen the name Salman Rushdie making headlines over the weekend, due to pretty…
 
Amanda Goff was once Australia’s highest paid escort. Under the pseudonym Samantha X, she appeared on TV regularly, wrote books and even started her own escort agency. But 18 months ago, after eight years as Samantha, Amanda received some surprising news after a series of confronting experiences prompted her to seek help. And what she learned made …
 
Subscribe to Mamamia Over the last few weeks, you might have heard the name, Andrew Tate. He’s framed as the King Of Toxic Masculinity, and he appeals to men, apparently, who want to learn about business, how to be a man, and dating. And as Jessie explains, he’s one of the most dangerous people on the internet right now… Plus, in an interview with …
 
It's a common problem; your teen is hanging out with some new friends, but you're not a fan. We received an email from a concerned parent who's noticed a huge change in her son since hanging out with a new group, and wants to know how to get the connection back between them so she can help him. Plus, Ginni and Jo hear from a mum whose teens are smo…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia Last week, Beyonce changed the lyrics of a new song after she was accused of using an ableist slur. It's the same thing Lizzo did just a month or so prior. This week, Eminem released a greatest hits album, and one of the tracks includes that very same slur. Will he be held to the same standard? Plus, a listener dilemma about an…
 
When Olivia Newton-John walked out of the lift and into the Mamamia office in 2018 on a Wednesday morning, she was fragile but somehow full of energy at the same time. She glowed. She was naturally curious, effervescent, and exuded extremely warm energy. It’s hard to think of a more iconic Australian nor one more beloved. Olivia Newton-John passed …
 
Subscribe to Mamamia 'Quiet Quitting' is the more refined, less impulsive cousin of 'The Great Resignation.' It means doing the bare minimum at work and it's going global. Why? Plus, free abortions in the ACT… an honest discussion about our first reaction to the news. And the rise of the anti-porn feminist. Can you demand your partner give up porn?…
 
Virginia Tapscott describes herself as university-educated, career-oriented and ambitious. She also has four children under the age of six and she doesn’t want a career. Not right now. Not while her kids are little. She wants to stay home with them instead of doing paid work and she is sick of being judged for it. THE END BITS: Subscribe to Mamamia…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia Mia found herself in the unexpected position of being accused of anti-semitism this week. And it has taught her about something Susan calls a 'double bind.' Plus, is it time to give up on Kim Kardashian? And our best and worst of the week, from a hurtful pile on, to Instagram hackers, to Susan getting very, very excited about h…
 
The language we use around our tweens and teens matter. So how can you broach a tricky topic like healthy eating and changing bodies without making them feel self-conscious, or giving them a complex? That's the dilemma a listener is facing this week, so Ginni and Jo give some tips on talking about food and body image during this tender age. Plus, t…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia This week, 28 year old Emma McKeon became the most successful athlete in Commonwealth Games history after winning her 11th gold medal. So why is Australia talking about a 'love triangle' instead? Plus, a debate about trigger warnings. Are they helpful, or doing more harm than good? And, Will Smith has come back and he wants you…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia Prince William is at the centre of one of the most bizarre rumours we've heard in a while. Why are women talking about it, and what's the real problem with this story? Plus, why one of the most famous women in the world is being accused of ableism, and what might be missing from the discussion. And, the age of the climate crimi…
 
Find part two of Mia's conversation with Julia here. Until she was 40, every aspect of Julia Haart’s life, was tightly, tightly controlled. What she ate, what she thought, what she wore, and what she was allowed to do in a day. Julia was part of an ultra-Orthodox community in New York – a type of extreme form of religion called Haredi Judaism. But,…
 
Subscribe to Mamamia Does ghosting classify as emotional abuse? According to a proposed bill, absolutely. Plus, a spicy listener dilemma about infidelity. And, our best and worst of the week, ranging from magic tricks to an ambulance visit and friend dates. The End Bits: Subscribe to Mamamia RECOMMENDATIONS: Jessie wants you to listen to Deborah Fr…
 
How important is sleep for a teen? The answer is, incredibly important! But making sure they get enough is a whole new ballgame. On today's show, Ginni and Jo discuss a question from a parent who isn't sure if their teen is getting enough sleep, and delve into the impact of not enough shut eye, and how you can encourage your kids to get more. Plus,…
 
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