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
2019-02-22 10:58
last episode published
2019-02-22 09:43
publication frequency
0.41 days
Contributors
ABC Radio National author  
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Number of Episodes
1288
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Society & Culture Education

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
22.02.2019

Modern Dilemma - is it ok to text at all times of the night?

The etiquette around a landline phone meant it stopped ringing at night, but the mobile has changed our phone manners
ABC Radio National author
22.02.2019

The Two Toms ask if you heard what they saw

UK comedian Tom Skelton became legally blind, Tom GK almost totally deaf. These lifelong friends have a new show called Did You Hear What I Saw?
ABC Radio National author
22.02.2019

When our goals sabotage our happiness

New research is showing that if we're approaching our goals in the wrong way, they could be getting in the way of us living the life we want.
ABC Radio National author
21.02.2019

Lofty Fulton - the man with the big voice

Lofty Fulton is the a renowned voiceover artist but what the voice doesn't reveal is that Lofty was born with dwarfism.
ABC Radio National author
21.02.2019

The reason we've been wearing jewellery for centuries

What does the discovery of ancient jewellery tell us about how the human mind developed?
ABC Radio National author
21.02.2019

Masculinity in the #MeToo era

How can men redefine what it means to be a man in the #MeToo era- and help enact change?
ABC Radio National author
20.02.2019

Burning question - how can you compost if you've got no backyard?

Is there any way to successfully compost food waste when you don't have a backyard? What small changes can you make?
ABC Radio National author
20.02.2019

When your overseas job turns into a nightmare

For journalist Kirsten Drysdale, it seemed like an easy gig. In the end, her job in Kenya forced her to question everything she knew about race, ageing, and her family history.
ABC Radio National author
20.02.2019

Are we ready for pandemics and antibiotic resistance?

Some argue the world is overdue for a serious influenza pandemic. But if a deadly new flu virus were to emerge and spread, would we cope?
ABC Radio National author
19.02.2019

Changing our idea of beauty

For decades thin, tall women have donned the covers of glossy magazines, glorified as the only acceptable shape. Is it time to rethink our take on beauty?
ABC Radio National author
19.02.2019

Life in 500 Words: a life's evolution

Jarad Antonovich had to learn to walk and talk again after a car accident that changed the direction of his life.
ABC Radio National author
19.02.2019

Talkback: the key to good leadership

What qualities can be found in good leaders, and are we all capable of harnessing our leadership potential?
ABC Radio National author
18.02.2019

What does it mean to be fabulous?

Fabulousness is more than sequins, bright lipstick and glitter. According to madison moore it's about demanding visibility on your own terms.
ABC Radio National author
18.02.2019

The devastation of burying all your cattle

As farmers in north Queensland begin to assess the damage from recent flood events, many are being faced with the task of burying thousands of their cattle.
ABC Radio National author
18.02.2019

Is it time for a concerted public health campaign on hearing?

Whether it happens when we're children or later in life, hearing loss can severely affect our health.
ABC Radio National author
16.02.2019

Weekend Life Matters: re-homing dogs, dance in the desert, theatre in the gaol, making friends on apps

The dreadful feelings around moving a loved pet to a better place, India and Indigenous performers unite over climate change, finding new people online for friendship and nothing else, and a 39 year old theatre program giving women inmates a chance to ...
ABC Radio National author
15.02.2019

Modern Dilemma: the adults-only wedding

To your surprise a wedding invitation to your niece's wedding states 'no children'. Do you take your son to the ceremony anyway knowing how upset he will be to miss out?
ABC Radio National author
15.02.2019

A Family Outing - 20 years on

How would you feel about writing and performing a show about your parents, then having them perform it with you on a world tour?
ABC Radio National author
15.02.2019

Would you drink recycled waste water?

Drinking recycled water has always been on the nose. With our drying climate it might be time to change our attitude.
ABC Radio National author
14.02.2019

Heywire explores overcoming loss, town survival, and beating ice addiction in its 2019 Regional Youth Summit

Young people from every state and territory come together to tell their stories of living outside our capital cities - the challenges they face, and the strategies to overcome them.
ABC Radio National author
13.02.2019

Taking theatre to women in prison

Somebody's Daughter has been taking theatre to women in Victorian prisons since 1980.
ABC Radio National author
13.02.2019

When it's time to go

What do you do when your mother asks for your help to end her life and you're not sure you agree?
ABC Radio National author
13.02.2019

Turning your back on the banks

In the 21st century, can you really do without the services of a major financial institution? From cryptos to credit unions, some alternative financial options.
ABC Radio National author
12.02.2019

Indian and indigenous dance for us and the planet

Kwongkan means sand in WA's Nyoongar language. It's a place where we hide our heads. It's also the title of a new project combining film, theatre and Indigenous and Indian dance ceremonies.
ABC Radio National author
12.02.2019

Dealing with the emotional turmoil of finding your pet a new home

The guilt and stigma that come with rehousing a pet can make the experience incredibly difficult.
ABC Radio National author
12.02.2019

What can be done to combat online trolling and cyber hate?

What is the human and economic cost of online trolling and what can be done about it?
ABC Radio National author
11.02.2019

Need friends? There's an app for that

Loneliness is a growing problem in society. But could a new friend be just a couple of swipes away?
ABC Radio National author
11.02.2019

Life in 500 Words: Why did you move to Australia?

Vivienne tells us the story of how a hobby became a passion that made her move across the world to the land down under.
ABC Radio National author
11.02.2019

Talkback: overcoming negative attitudes towards ageing

What can we do to make sure we don't just survive but thrive in our older years?
ABC Radio National author
9.02.2019

Weekend Life Matters: Friday with your parents, the plastic in our clothes, slow tv and which milk for health?

Consciously choosing time with your ageing parents is good for all, why the microfibres from synthetic clothes are significant, how slow TV became a thing, and does soy milk play with your hormones?
ABC Radio National author
8.02.2019

Modern Dilemma: when it comes to raising children does aunty know best?

Infuriated by the way her nieces and nephews speak in baby-talk to their kids, Beth asks "Is there a way I can ask them to be better teachers of their children?"
ABC Radio National author
8.02.2019

Young shearers stepping up

The tough job of shearing our nations sheep is being handed down to a new generation in the Richards family
ABC Radio National author
8.02.2019

Perth throngs to witness night time display from inside bio diversity hotspot

Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak uses high performance digital sound and light to tell a story of science, fragility and two thousand generations of relationship to place.
ABC Radio National author
8.02.2019

Helping homeless people get healthy

A new project is stopping the hospital from being a revolving door for homeless people.
ABC Radio National author
7.02.2019

Finding my place in the bush, finding my place in the world

When the place we grow up in is destroyed, it can be traumatic. Often these places are where we form our first connections to nature and our senses of self.
ABC Radio National author
7.02.2019

Growing fish in the outback

Heywire winner Raymond Binsiar explains how his dad grows fish in the outback to help keep their family together.
ABC Radio National author
7.02.2019

Talkback: Black Saturday 10 years on

As communities move towards renewal after Black Saturday, we ask how they're coping and what lessons have been learned.
ABC Radio National author
6.02.2019

Health question - is soy milk dangerous for you?

With so many different types of milk on offer, it's hard to know which one is best for us when we're standing in the supermarket aisle.
ABC Radio National author
6.02.2019

Memories of a house on the mountain 10 years after Black Saturday

Ella Holcombe tells her own personal story of Black Saturday, and reflects on the road to recovery.
ABC Radio National author
6.02.2019

Academic claims research and access to natural therapies is being curtailed

Some private hospitals could be hamstrung in providing access to natural therapies like yoga. Is this too restrictive or just healthcare following the weight of evidence?
ABC Radio National author
5.02.2019

Are you on board the slow TV train?

Slow TV isn't for everyone, but for some it's a way to experience a bucket list item like travelling The Ghan.
ABC Radio National author
5.02.2019

Carol Matthews - grieving mother, lead litigant and Black Saturday activist

When Carol Matthew's son Sam died in the Black Saturday bushfires ten years ago, she and her family were shattered and determined to seek justice for him and others.
ABC Radio National author
5.02.2019

Conversations about ageing, illness and life

How do relationships between parents and children evolve as parents age and become ill?
ABC Radio National author
4.02.2019

How can we cut down our plastic use?

Despite our recycling efforts, almost every piece of plastic we've ever produced is still with us. Is it time to rethink our relationship with plastic?
ABC Radio National author
4.02.2019

The community group turning farmland back into rainforest

The Ourimbah Landcare Group, on the NSW Central Coast, is reversing years of damage from farming and foreign vegetation, while creating strong bonds of friendship.
ABC Radio National author
4.02.2019

Do the people with the most money feel the most financially secure?

A new world-first study finds that our behaviour actually has a greater influence on our financial wellbeing than our level of income.
ABC Radio National author
2.02.2019

Weekend Life Matters - menopause exposed, love factually, refugees generate small businesses, Teen Matters debuts

Despite health and lifestyle stories being everywhere, menopause is still the silent partner, one writer combines romance anecdotes with relationship science, refugees get essential support for business ventures, and an educator and psychologist invite...
ABC Radio National author
1.02.2019

Modern Dilemma - the job offer you're not sure whether to take

You're offered a job that will provide a great learning opportunity but you are wary of the product. Do you take the job?
ABC Radio National author
1.02.2019

The mental cost of keeping secrets

When someone tells your their secret, does it feel like a burden?
ABC Radio National author
1.02.2019

Can this diet prevent the collapse of the natural world?

The world's top scientists say that if we all follow the planetary health diet, we can prevent 11 million people a year from deaths caused by unhealthy eating and malnutrition and avoid catastrophic climate change.
ABC Radio National author