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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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  
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Number of Episodes
1700
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Society & Culture Education

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
29.07.2019

Making friends in your neighbourhood through "third places"

How do you meet new people in your community? So-called third places, like libraries, cafes and community gardens, might offer a solution.
ABC Radio National author
29.07.2019

Backflip - It would be a miracle

In our first episode of Backflip Mike Williams visits his parents for advice about his journey towards learning to do a backflip. Their thoughts? Give up.
ABC Radio National author
29.07.2019

Doctors are calling out pharmacists for encroaching on their territory

The Royal Australian College of GPs says pharmacists are taking on too many duties traditionally performed by doctors.
ABC Radio National author
27.07.2019

Weekend Life Matters - power pricing gets better, the power of music mentoring, the hidden life of Barbie, and how many people are sustainable?

Have you heard yet of the Default Market Offer? How power pricing is changing for the better. Why music mentors are enriching the brains of teachers and students, the hidden story of the Barbie doll, and how many of us can this planet really support?
ABC Radio National author
26.07.2019

Modern Dilemma: you have been asked to paint a mural in the style of an Aboriginal dot painting, but you are not Indigenous.

Upon returning from a trip to Uluru, your sister and partner, ask you to paint an Indigenous mural on their front doors.
ABC Radio National author
26.07.2019

How Temple Grandin's autism helped her become one of the world's leading animal behaviourists

At age four, doctors said she should be institutionalised, but today she's a world-renowned Professor and her influence on stockyard design is seen as revolutionary.
ABC Radio National author
26.07.2019

How Temple Grandin's autism helped her become one of the world's leading animal behaviourists

At age four, doctors said she should be institutionalised, but today she's a world-renowned Professor and her influence on stockyard design is seen as revolutionary.
ABC Radio National author
26.07.2019

The battle between shopfront and online retailers

Many major retail strips are now dotted with empty shops - is the rise of online shopping to blame?
ABC Radio National author
25.07.2019

Intellectual property laws impact our lives more than we think

Intellectual property laws have more far-reaching impacts to our day to day lives than many of us might think.
ABC Radio National author
25.07.2019

One man's journey from millionaire to castaway

After Sydney mining investor David Glasheen lost millions in the 1987 stock market crash, he decided to make a drastic change.
ABC Radio National author
25.07.2019

Managing chronic pain with medicinal cannabis

New research has found there is stigma around people seeking medicinal cannabis to manage chronic pain.
ABC Radio National author
24.07.2019

Burning question - sustainable population on Earth

With population numbers growing exponentially, how do we make sure we have enough resources to survive?
ABC Radio National author
24.07.2019

Are you suffering from brain fatigue?

Fatigue is now the most common "unexplainable" complaint encountered by GP's. What is it about diagnosing the feeling of being tired that could be so complicated?
ABC Radio National author
24.07.2019

New program aims to help men examine their notions of masculinity

What can be done to reduce rates of family violence? One service claims their new program is capturing men who may be falling through the gaps.
ABC Radio National author
23.07.2019

Music mentors light up our brains

The role of music in the education of our young children has been slowly eroding over the generations. But a national music mentoring program is trying to turn that around, one school at a time.
ABC Radio National author
23.07.2019

Life in 500 Words - an illegal visitor to Siberia

Back in the nineties, Russia was still a small dot on the tourism map, and definitely not a place for a westerner to do business.
ABC Radio National author
23.07.2019

Talkback: the joys and challenges of intercultural relationships

Is your partner from a different cultural or religious background to you? What has that meant for your relationship?
ABC Radio National author
22.07.2019

Are you missing out on a lower power bill?

The ACCC's Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry found there is a serious electricity affordability problem across the country. It's led to a change in the way energy is priced in some states.
ABC Radio National author
22.07.2019

How to create brighter futures for those with a background in foster care

Only a small percentage of those who spend time in foster care end up doing further study after high school. The Raising Expectations project aims to change this.
ABC Radio National author
22.07.2019

John Marsden on how to avoid being a "toxic" parent

After years of working as teacher and principal and founding two schools, Marsden has some tips on how parents and teachers can help children grow up to be the best version of themselves.
ABC Radio National author
20.07.2019

Weekend Life Matters - truth in sugar, wing it on a motorbike, a special place in Tasmania, beyond The Love Boat

Is five star food labelling telling us the truth?, winging it on a motorbike, the beauty of NW Tasmania, and the wider career of The Love Boat bartender.
ABC Radio National author
19.07.2019

Modern Dilemma - my boss is an environmental vandal and I'm considering leaving my job

Ex-red Wiggle Murray Cook and Lizzie Mack discuss what to do when your boss, who is also your brother in law, doesn't share your environmental concerns.
ABC Radio National author
19.07.2019

Thriving through theatre after a stroke

The Hunter Medical Research Institute in Newcastle teamed up with a playwright to research how theatre can help stroke survivors during rehabilitation.
ABC Radio National author
19.07.2019

Is this history professor the anti-Marie Kondo?

"If it doesn't spark joy- toss it!" is Kondo's famous advice, but Noah Riseman has a catch-cry of his own - “Don’t throw it out! You never know what treasures may lie in your unsorted clutter”.
ABC Radio National author
18.07.2019

How walking makes us wiser

For Jono Lineen walking is so much more than getting from place to place. His book explores the creative benefits, the neuroscience and history of walking.
ABC Radio National author
18.07.2019

Girl Geeks and getting more women into technology

A new book series aims to encourage more girls and young women to celebrate the friendships and relationships forged through tech.
ABC Radio National author
18.07.2019

PEACE Pack program helps combat bullying in schools

Schools have been trying for decades to stop bullying. One program designed by a psychologist is making a difference, so it time to make it part of the curriculum?
ABC Radio National author
17.07.2019

What this TV star can teach you about history

Ted Lange is best known for his role as "Isaac" on The Loveboat, but he has a passion for history and literature that eclipses his place in popular culture.
ABC Radio National author
17.07.2019

Life in 500 Words - MS, a motorbike, the Taliban and theft

When Ralph broke the bad news to his partner Fionnuala, little did she suspect it would propel them into a two-wheeled adventure that spanned the globe, a police hunt and raising money for a crippling disease.
ABC Radio National author
17.07.2019

Talkback: What kind of attitude to alcohol do you model for your children?

When it comes to drugs, most parents wouldn’t do them in front of their children, but when it comes to drinking, and drinking heavily, it’s often a different story .
ABC Radio National author
16.07.2019

Teen Matters - apologies part two

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and long time educator John Hendry further explore how receiving an apology in the right manner is crucial to team building at home and at work.
ABC Radio National author
16.07.2019

Three women: an investigation into female desire

Lisa Taddeo spent eight years and thousands of hours talking to women about their sexual lives - what she learned about sex and power is shocking and disturbing.
ABC Radio National author
16.07.2019

How well is our food star rating system working?

How much attention do you pay to those little stars that are on many packaged goods in our supermarket aisles and do they help you choose healthier products?
ABC Radio National author
15.07.2019

Three young women take us their special places in North West Tasmania

If you’re lucky, you have a special place where you contemplate life, nature or have alone time. Three Tasmanian high school students take us to their special places.
ABC Radio National author
15.07.2019

Can we break our bond to devices we don't use?

A new study from Monash University has found people's frugality and deep attachment to their electronic devices make them unwilling to let them go.
ABC Radio National author
15.07.2019

Menopause specialists warn against dangers of "bioidentical hormones"

Women experiencing menopausal symptoms are being prescribed non-evidence based treatments that experts say are ineffective and potentially harmful.
ABC Radio National author
13.07.2019

Weekend Life Matters - celebrating Indigenous languages, getting children excited about food, Michael Pollen on psychedelics, racing huskies without snow

River of Languages exhibition celebrates Australia’s linguistic diversity, a new podcast unveils the wonder behind food, author Michael Pollen on taking psychedelics for therapeutic benefits, and husky sledding in central Victoria.
ABC Radio National author
12.07.2019

Modern Dilemma - personal space in the workplace, when are you crossing a line?

After going home sick from work one day, you return to find a work colleague offering to pray for your health. He does so publicly. Feeling awkward, what could you have said?
ABC Radio National author
12.07.2019

Australia's journey towards aviation glory in 1919

The first World War had just ended when former Prime Minister Billy Hughes threw down a challenge to the country - fly from England to Australia for the first time in under 30 days.
ABC Radio National author
12.07.2019

What is the cultural significance of the moon landing 50 years on?

The Apollo 11 moon landing is celebrating 50 years, but how has it impacted us over this time?
ABC Radio National author
11.07.2019

Andrew Stafford on how music has shaped his life

If you had to compile a soundtrack to your own life, what would be on it? Andrew Stafford shares the playlist to his soul.
ABC Radio National author
11.07.2019

Talkback - living with allergies and eczema

Allergic disease doesn't only affect people's physical health, it can take a toll on their mental and emotional health too. What can be done to help manage these conditions?
ABC Radio National author
10.07.2019

Will you be prepared if the apocalypse comes?

An apocalypse might happen, wiping out life as we know it. We explore three catastrophic natural disasters and look into "preppers".
ABC Radio National author
10.07.2019

Why Michael Pollan decided hitting sixty was a good time to try LSD

When most people hit sixty, they take up a new hobby, but best-selling writer Michael Pollan decided to enter his senior years doing something a little more psychedelic.
ABC Radio National author
10.07.2019

The challenges of aged care in rural, regional and remote areas

The Royal Commission into aged care is hearing evidence in Darwin this week about how providers care for people thousands of kilometres apart and what impact limited services have on those in care.
ABC Radio National author
9.07.2019

Getting kids curious about food

How do we get kids to engage in learning more about food than apples are "good" and too many lollies are "bad'? Is it time we changed food education?
ABC Radio National author
9.07.2019

Celebrating Australia's linguistic diversity

For NAIDOC week we hear from two artists working to celebrate and preserve Indigenous languages.
ABC Radio National author
9.07.2019

Reducing the stigma around vocational training

In an era when more and more school leavers are heading to university, there is a danger vocational training is being overlooked as a viable option.
ABC Radio National author
8.07.2019

Husky racing without snow in central Victoria

You might think snow would be essential for husky sledding, but the Siberian Husky Club of Victoria run their dogs in high intensity sledding workshops by using scooters and ropes to race.
ABC Radio National author
8.07.2019

Life in 500 Words - back to the Valley of the Kings

Life in 500 Words gives you the chance to tell us how you took a risk and winged it. For Robert Power, this moment came when he fulfilled a promise he made to his mother. They travel back to Egypt to the Valley of the Kings.
ABC Radio National author