Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

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Life Matters is your guide to a better life for you, those you love and the place you call home. We're here to help you get a handle on all the important stuff: love, sex, health, fitness, parenting, career, finances and family.

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http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/
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Life Matters is your guide to a better life for you, those you love and the place you call home. We're here to help you get a handle on all the important stuff: love, sex, health, fitness, parenting, career, finances and family.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-08-20 04:43
last episode published
2019-08-20 09:40
publication frequency
0.42 days
Contributors
ABC Radio National author  
ABC Radio National owner  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
1700
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Categories
Society & Culture Education

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
20.08.2019

Museums jump religious divide to remind us we're all human

One Islamic and one Jewish museum hatched a plan celebrate the similarities and differences between the two religions in the next generation.
ABC Radio National author
20.08.2019

Life in 500 Words - Tim Lamble says bon voyage in his fifties

Tim Lamble felt his life was comfortable but predictable. So in his fifties, Tim took on a two year odyssey that risked everything.
ABC Radio National author
20.08.2019

Talkback - why do "milestone" birthdays make us reassess?

What is it about birthdays ending in a zero that prompt reflection and reassessment?
ABC Radio National author
19.08.2019

Learning lessons of life through basketball

We all know the health benefits of an active lifestyle for children. But can participation in sports like basketball teach children skills for life off the court?
ABC Radio National author
19.08.2019

Kids TV classic, Curiosity Show is having another moment

Australian TV classic, Curiosity Show, takes its science experiments and curios to a new generation of YouTube fans.
ABC Radio National author
19.08.2019

Stan Grant on whether Australia has learnt anything since the "booing" of Adam Goodes

The documentary The Australian Dream is out on general release. It tells the story of the racial abuse suffered by former AFL player and Australian of the Year Adam Goodes.
ABC Radio National author
17.08.2019

Weekend Life Matters - AI pitfalls, pee is power, indigenous choir sings from the heart

Artificial Intelligence could improve our lives, but have we got the safeguards in place? Why our own pee could be a viable power source, Mike Williams tackles his own health in Backflip, and Spinifex Gum keeps releasing beautiful music that matters.
ABC Radio National author
17.08.2019

Weekend Life Matters - AI pitfalls, Backflip Pt2, pee is power, indigenous choir sings from the heart

Artificial Intelligence could improve our lives, but have we got the safeguards in place? Why our own pee could be a viable power source, Mike Williams tackles his own health in Backflip, and Spinifex Gum keeps releasing beautiful music that matters.
ABC Radio National author
16.08.2019

Modern Dilemma - musical chairs at the wedding and the guest who refuses to move

Having the guests move between courses is the plan for your wedding reception - but what if one refuses to budge?
ABC Radio National author
16.08.2019

Can I generate a second income stream without taking on major risk?

From property to shares to setting up a side hustle, we talk pros and cons of investing and explore the options available.
ABC Radio National author
16.08.2019

How do school sports carnivals shape a child's confidence?

When it comes to competitive school sporting events, what effect are they really having on our kids?
ABC Radio National author
15.08.2019

How the online world has changed us

In this special episode of Life Matters, the award winning director of the film Jawline joins Hilary Harper and a panel of psychologists to discuss how the internet has influenced the way we behave, interact and relate to the world around us.
ABC Radio National author
14.08.2019

Can urine help power the world?

When it comes to our waste, we tend to treat it and then release it into an already overburdened environment. The Urinotron proves we can harness our pee as a power source. Michael Mackenzie reports.
ABC Radio National author
14.08.2019

Life in 500 Words - Shannon makes a website

Shannon Kerrigan pushed her own boundaries to get a website funded and made.
ABC Radio National author
14.08.2019

Talkback – bottling the magic of 'aha' moments

Do you ever struggle with a difficult subject, only to have everything click into place? That is the 'aha' moment.
ABC Radio National author
13.08.2019

Teen Matters - interventions in bullying part 2

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and long-time educator John Hendry with part 2 in our conversation around bullying, and how a new proactive approach needs to be taken to tackle the rising rates of bullying on and offline.
ABC Radio National author
13.08.2019

Are we ready for the changes artificial intelligence can bring?

Many of us find the concept of artificial intelligence confusing and creepy. But what if we're already using it in our every day lives?
ABC Radio National author
13.08.2019

How clean is the air you breathe?

Doctors are calling for greater action to combat air pollution as people living around freight routes say their health is being affected.
ABC Radio National author
12.08.2019

Backflip episode 2 - risk and reward

Wait. Is Mike allowed to do this? What does his doctor think? Who in their right mind will train him? Before he flips, he needs to jump through some hoops.
ABC Radio National author
12.08.2019

Spinifex Gum on singing beautifully about Australia's important issues

Spinifex Gum is a collaboration between the Marliya Indigenous choir and Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill of the Cat Empire. Their latest track is inspired by the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
ABC Radio National author
12.08.2019

Understanding the real reasons people are unemployed

A new study shows the majority of unemployed people will do whatever it takes to find a job.
ABC Radio National author
10.08.2019

Weekend Life Matters - fatherhood for real, tales from Cyprus, backyard to backpack, freezing the biological clock

Stay at home dads get non sensationalist coverage, an archive of old people from Cyprus reveals a life we'll never see again, packing up your life and going travelling with your child for three years, and trying to put your fertile years on hold.
ABC Radio National author
9.08.2019

Modern Dilemma: Bogged down by toilet etiquette

How should you approach colleagues about their unhygienic toilet habits?
ABC Radio National author
9.08.2019

Japan's "Zen Millionaire" shares his secrets to success

Ken Honda, also known as the "Zen Millionaire", says our fear-based relationship with money could be stopping us from being financially free.
ABC Radio National author
9.08.2019

Recycling crisis leaves consumers without options

State and local governments have been struggling to stop plastic, glass, paper and cardboard from entering landfill, or being stockpiled, since other countries began rejecting our waste. So what now?
ABC Radio National author
8.08.2019

Why this paramedic loves his job despite the toll it takes

A new memoir explores the intensity of being a paramedic and what really goes down after that triple-zero call.
ABC Radio National author
8.08.2019

Should we be more empathetic towards people who do evil things?

Should we be more empathetic towards evil? And is there a bit of it in all of us?
ABC Radio National author
8.08.2019

How “cat-calling” really impacts our lives

New research quantifies how street harassment impacts our health.
ABC Radio National author
7.08.2019

Burning question - how much protein is enough?

Digging into how much protein we should be eating and the best way to get it over the course of our day.
ABC Radio National author
7.08.2019

Me versus my biological clock

As men and women lengthen their "pre-baby bucket lists", fertility specialists say anxiety about starting their families is on the rise.
ABC Radio National author
7.08.2019

Housing costs placing pressure on Australia's most vulnerable

Those in the private rental market are spending more than ever on keeping a roof over their heads in many parts of Australia.
ABC Radio National author
6.08.2019

Preserving the lives of our older people - Tales of Cyprus

A project called Tales of Cyprus is asking us to think about all our elderly men and women as a repository of knowledge and memory whose past lives are a treasure trove.
ABC Radio National author
6.08.2019

Backpacking around the world with your six-year-old daughter

Should more of us be prioritising long-term travel with our families?
ABC Radio National author
6.08.2019

Why are more men choosing to remain childfree?

Deakin's Men and Parenting Pathways Study tracked more than 600 young Australian men finding 3 per cent of the participants didn't want children.
ABC Radio National author
5.08.2019

Fatherhood in the 21st Century

You may see more fathers wrangling children at the local park these days, but how often do dads see positive role models like themselves?
ABC Radio National author
5.08.2019

Life in 500 Words - me and a horse called Megalite

Our theme this year is winging it, taking a risk and letting the chips fall where they may, and for Denise Modini, this resulted in a relationship that stretched more than 20 years.
ABC Radio National author
5.08.2019

Talkback - best and worst dental experiences

A new Lancet study says we're in a dental health crisis. What could make your dental appointments a little less unpleasant?
ABC Radio National author
3.08.2019

Weekend Life Matters - online dating is the new norm, a third place to be, bullying undone, backflipping your life

Online dating is now the norm, not the exception, the power of community gardening, new strategies for changing bullying, and how to backflip your life.
ABC Radio National author
2.08.2019

Modern Dilemma - The unsolicited hug

When a child who’s not your own leans in for a hug, how should you respond?
ABC Radio National author
2.08.2019

Life in 500 Words - counterculture in northern NSW

When Al Wright stopped being a nomad and found a house and land in a northern NSW commune, he thought he'd reached nirvana. But his troubles were just beginning.
ABC Radio National author
2.08.2019

Talkback - The enduring legacy of the counterculture movement

The late 1960s onwards in Australia were a period of change, when sexual, social and political norms were all up for debate. What has endured since this time?
ABC Radio National author
1.08.2019

Recovering the Southern Right Whale population

Southern Right Whales rely on Victoria's coastline to rest and calf during migration. Is enough being done to protect these areas?
ABC Radio National author
1.08.2019

Remembering the long-term missing through art

How do you reignite the search for the long-term missing? And how can art support that journey?
ABC Radio National author
1.08.2019

New research confirms links between drug use and family

The HILDA survey has for the first time provided insights into how drug use within families affects the habits of upcoming generations.
ABC Radio National author
31.07.2019

The Moth: Evan Watts

In today's Moth story, Evan overdressed for his first ever date with Faye. Her in jeans, him in a three-piece suit.
ABC Radio National author
31.07.2019

It's official — meeting your partner online is now the new normal

Online dating is now the number one way couples meet according to a new study.
ABC Radio National author
31.07.2019

Is mindfulness at home and at work really a good way to manage stress?

Mindfulness has become big business with some workplaces turning to the practice to get more out of their employees.
ABC Radio National author
30.07.2019

Teen Matters - interventions in bullying part one

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry discuss the damage wrought by bullying, both on and offline, and one strategy that can stop the perpetrator in their tracks.
ABC Radio National author
30.07.2019

We need more diverse teachers

Primary and secondary students represent the culturally diverse make up of our society, but this same diversity is not reflected in teaching staff.
ABC Radio National author
30.07.2019

How can we better drought-proof our communities?

What can we do to address the water crisis facing regional centres?
ABC Radio National author