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Asher Keddie On Strife And Her Life

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Asher Keddie has been one of Australia’s most acclaimed and beloved actors for decades. From Love My Way to Offspring, Paper Giants, Nine Perfect Strangers, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, she has won awards and hearts in equal measure.

She is now starring in the dramedy Strife, about an imperfect woman who leaves a high profile job as a glossy magazine editor to start a women’s website and try to grow a media company.

Sound familiar? The show was loosely inspired by Mia Freedman’s memoir, Work, Strife, Balance but it’s not about Mia. It’s about every woman who has felt like her life is…..a lot.

So what happened when Mia finally lured Asher into the No Filter studio after seven years of asking?

A very, very candid conversation about friendship, fame and how Asher Keddie feels so different in her 40s than she has at any other time in her life.


Watch Strife here on Binge.

Check out what Mia & Asher were wearing here on the No Filter Instagram page.

Mia's memoir Strife is available here.

You can listen to Mamamia's Strife companion podcast: Behind The Scenes Of Strife Part 1 here. 

You can listen to Mamamia Out Loud, where they talk about things in Strife that actually happened in real life, here.

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Host: Mia Freedman. You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here.

Executive Producer: Kimberley Braddish 

Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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