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
2019-04-23 02:51
last episode published
2019-04-23 09:41
publication frequency
0.41 days
Contributors
ABC Radio National author  
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Number of Episodes
1431
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Society & Culture Education

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
23.04.2019

Teen Matters - there's a party going on!

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry help us work at our relationships with young people, in this case, how to negotiate a party.
ABC Radio National author
23.04.2019

The 'disease detective' whose job it is to run towards disaster

Dr Meru Sheel is a field epidemiologist, who's just won a $500,000 fellowship to help fight outbreaks of infectious diseases around the world.
ABC Radio National author
23.04.2019

Election spotlight: the future of the NDIS

What do the Coalition and Labor need to do to future proof the NDIS?
ABC Radio National author
22.04.2019

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
22.04.2019

Tracing your family's war service history

Many of us in Australia have been touched by war, whether directly or through family stories.
ABC Radio National author
22.04.2019

In one year, Julienne van Loon left her marriage and quit her job. Reading philosophy made her do it.

What would the world's greatest living thinkers say about your relationship dramas, your career choices and your sex life?
ABC Radio National author
20.04.2019

Weekend Life Matters - better playgrounds, death without CO2, older virgins and cooking blind

Children's playgrounds re-invented, more sustainable approaches to death and disposal, why sex is on the wane, and cooking meals when you're vision impaired. How do you brown meat?
ABC Radio National author
19.04.2019

How many of Pamela Clark's 'Women's Weekly' birthday cakes have you made?

Meet the mastermind behind the 'Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book' and many of the magazine's other recipe sensations.
ABC Radio National author
19.04.2019

Choosing the wild, nomadic life

Could you enjoy an existence without plans, surviving amongst nature and without the comforts you normally associate with home?
ABC Radio National author
19.04.2019

Aidan Gillen reflects on a life in acting - GOT, aliens, robots and The Wire

As his new SBS series Project Blue Book screens in Australia, the Irish actor reflects back on his career.
ABC Radio National author
18.04.2019

When life throws you a curveball, take a leaf out of Emma Markezic's book

When writer and comedian Emma Markezic was given a diagnosis of aggressive breast cancer in her early thirties it was some curveball, but how she handled it surprised even herself.
ABC Radio National author
18.04.2019

Life in 500 Words - fleeing to a new life

The theme is all about taking a risk, and in the case of Sanda, it was breaking free from a relationship that threatened her very survival.
ABC Radio National author
18.04.2019

Talkback: Should we ban smart phones in schools?

What are the pros and cons of banning mobile phones in schools?
ABC Radio National author
17.04.2019

Burning question - how to have an environmentally friendly death

Once you've died, how should you dispose of your body to have the least impact on the environment?
ABC Radio National author
17.04.2019

How 'even the nerdiest child' can learn to find their tribe at school

Turns out that making friends is a skill you can learn, so how can parents become their children's teachers in this area?
ABC Radio National author
17.04.2019

Election spotlight: Wage growth and the political battleground over our pay packets

Even the Reserve Bank has warned that more wage growth is needed. But how much growth constitutes enough for employees to have a wage they can live on?
ABC Radio National author
16.04.2019

Blind inside a tactile kitchen - Part 2

In part 2 of the tactile kitchen, Maribel Steel, who lost her eyesight when she was a teenager, explains how to organise the pantry, boil water, and brown meat using touch and smell alone.
ABC Radio National author
16.04.2019

Working out if using a financial planner is the right choice for you

How do you know whether you need professional financial advice and how can you trust a financial planner?
ABC Radio National author
16.04.2019

Changing the story on disability and unemployment

How do we change attitudes and ensure more Australians with a disability get a chance to have meaningful employment?
ABC Radio National author
15.04.2019

Why are people having less sex?

Australia's last major sex survey found we're having sex less and online dating could be playing a role.
ABC Radio National author
15.04.2019

Playgrounds incorporating more nature and less gender

For many years, playgrounds have featured a swing and slide, tan bark, park benches and little else. But a nature-based landscape movement is changing that.
ABC Radio National author
15.04.2019

Election spotlight: How do the major parties differ when it comes to higher education?

"This federal election has the sharpest policy divide on higher education for decades," says the Grattan Institute’s Andrew Norton.
ABC Radio National author
13.04.2019

Weekend Life Matters - astrophotography, inside a low vision kitchen, painting for the brain and a city of trees

How one astro-photographer captured a once in a lifetime shot, low vision cooking in a tactile kitchen, painting brings renewed joy in aged care, and honouring the trees that define our lives.
ABC Radio National author
12.04.2019

Modern Dilemma - when an acquaintance whom you consider unethical turns up again in your life, what do you do?

Visits to a sick friend have meant coming into regular contact with someone whom you consider unethical. Caught between ideology and compassion, what do you choose?
ABC Radio National author
12.04.2019

The Moth: Kwong Yue Yang

Kwong Yue Yang says that, as a Chinese boy going up in Canberra, he just wanted to be cool
ABC Radio National author
12.04.2019

The Moth: Kwong Yue Yang

Kwong Yue Yang says that, as a Chinese boy going up in Canberra, he just wanted to be cool
ABC Radio National author
12.04.2019

Talkback - are a child's 'middle years' more important than we thought?

Research is now showing the years between age eight and 12 are a crucial time in childhood development.
ABC Radio National author
11.04.2019

The journey of an empathetic fighter

Andy Dickinson credits martial arts with saving his life. He refuses to let his recent Parkinson's diagnosis stop him from teaching.
ABC Radio National author
11.04.2019

Sophie Cunningham's City of Trees

In her new memoir, author Sophie Cunningham explores the power of trees in our world.
ABC Radio National author
11.04.2019

Searching for the truth after a crime

A new book by UK's leading forensic scientist Angela Gallop, explains how the profession is so much more than what we see on TV.
ABC Radio National author
10.04.2019

Blind inside a tactile kitchen Part 1

Maribel Steel lost her eyesight when she was a teenager. Now she wants to help other people with low or no vision by teaching them to cook inside a tactile kitchen.
ABC Radio National author
10.04.2019

How a self-taught astrophotographer from Geraldton took the perfect shot

Amateur astronomer from Geraldton WA, Ken Harvey, says anyone can learn to take a one-of-a-kind photo of space.
ABC Radio National author
10.04.2019

Misconceptions and stigma causing roadblocks in treatment for anxiety disorders

Anxiety sufferers are waiting, on average, more than eight years to get treatment. What are the less well-known solutions that could help?
ABC Radio National author
9.04.2019

Teen Matters - why parents need to be kind in the face of none

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry discuss why being genuine in your regard for your adolescent will reap benefits even if they're not obvious.
ABC Radio National author
9.04.2019

Unpacking Australia's slave history through art

The 'blackbirding' trade brought over 60 thousand South Sea Islanders to Australia to work on sugar cane and cotton plantations.
ABC Radio National author
9.04.2019

Unpacking Australia's slave history through art

The 'blackbirding' trade brought over 60 thousand South Sea Islanders to Australia to work on sugar cane and cotton plantations.
ABC Radio National author
9.04.2019

Better support for new mothers at home

Some say doulas are helping fill a gap as women are now leaving hospital earlier and earlier after birth.
ABC Radio National author
8.04.2019

The uplifting power of art

When Lynnette Bruce entered aged care four years ago, she stopped doing one of her favourite things.
ABC Radio National author
8.04.2019

Allergy crisis: experts say our health system is overburdened and lives are at risk

Experts say an increase of extreme allergy rates in children and adults is outweighing the amount of resources available.
ABC Radio National author
8.04.2019

Life in 500 words - finding freedom from life inside a cult

Deb Maes was raised in a religious cult. She tells the story of her escape and how her life has been transformed since.
ABC Radio National author
8.04.2019

How did the banks get it so wrong?

The lessons of history were not heeded by our financial institutions and we're all worse off for it.
ABC Radio National author
6.04.2019

Weekend Life Matters - autism breaks free, life after spinal injury, shaky memories, mouth ulcers solved

An autistic child turned adult now mentors others on the spectrum, living your best life after spinal damage, the inaccurate world of memory recall, and curing mouth ulcers can be achieved.
ABC Radio National author
5.04.2019

Modern Dilemma - when a rumour about the neighbours has you questioning whether to let the kids play together, what do you do?

There is talk your neighbour's children are unvaccinated, this worries you. How do you deal with the rumour? And if true, is it a issue?
ABC Radio National author
5.04.2019

How a near-death experience led to a passion for marital arts

When Damon Upton-Greer woke up in the Intensive Care Unit at the age of 19, he knew his life had to change.
ABC Radio National author
5.04.2019

The Moth: Janine Hilling

In today's Moth story Janine Hilling reflects on her adolescent foolhardiness.
ABC Radio National author
5.04.2019

Is it time organisations took responsibility for overworked employees?

Human resources experts are calling for employers to step up and help change the culture of overwork in industries across the country
ABC Radio National author
4.04.2019

A trip down memory lane - why two people see the same thing but remember it differently

You both attend the same event or witness the same incident. So why might two people see the same thing but have different memories?
ABC Radio National author
4.04.2019

What does it mean to be African in Australia?

A new anthology of writing explores the varied experiences of being African in Australia.
ABC Radio National author
4.04.2019

Calls for better regulation of mesh in hernia surgery

Concerns are growing about the use of mesh implants in hernia surgery, with some reporting debilitating pain after their procedures. What does this reveal about the regulation of all medical devices?
ABC Radio National author
3.04.2019

Burning question - is there anything you can do to avoid regular mouth ulcers?

A visit to the GP might be able to help you pinpoint what's causing painful ulcers
ABC Radio National author