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
2019-04-25 01:48
last episode published
2019-04-25 09:45
publication frequency
0.41 days
Contributors
ABC Radio National author  
ABC Radio National owner  
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Number of Episodes
1437
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Society & Culture Education

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
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
3.04.2019

Becoming Lottie

When she was just four years old, Lottie told her mum she wasn’t a boy, but a transgender girl. Lottie had to fight to be accepted as a girl, and she, and her family faced significant challenges along the way.
ABC Radio National author
3.04.2019

Talkback - what does the 2019 Federal Budget mean for you?

It's the first time the Budget has been in projected surplus for 12 years, but does that actually help you?
ABC Radio National author
2.04.2019

Spinal cord injury and the discovery of a different way to live

If you badly damage your spine you'll spend, on average, 19 weeks in hospital. Here's how two men have lived their best life after motor and sport accidents took away their mobility.
ABC Radio National author
2.04.2019

Understanding the unique way people with autism connect to the world around them

Chris Varney and Travis Saunders would like to focus on what autistic people can do not what they can't.
ABC Radio National author
2.04.2019

How sport can help combat violence against women

Can sport hold the key to changing attitudes towards women?
ABC Radio National author
1.04.2019

Older and on stage: acting classes for the elderly

What will you do in your retirement? Some take up gardening, others care for grandchildren. One group of Sydneysiders has taken to acting.
ABC Radio National author
1.04.2019

How to spot a gaslighter

"Gaslighting" stems from the 1944 film with Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman, where the husband uses manipulative tactics to warp his wife's sense of reality. How has the term evolved?
ABC Radio National author
1.04.2019

Planning for the worst could actually be a joyful experience

Have you spent time thinking about how you would like your final period of life to play out?
ABC Radio National author
30.03.2019

Weekend Life Matters - success isn't everything, gut talks to brain, making a baby with a friend's help, teen resistance, and 40 years to move

Success and happiness need to co-exist says entrepreneur Pauline Nguyen, how our talkative gut changes brain behaviour, what its like to get pregnant with someone else's eggs, teens who don't see the purpose of school, and winging it after 40 years of ...
ABC Radio National author
29.03.2019

Modern Dilemma - on the nose, how do you tell a family member their body odour is offensive?

A young relative is stinking out the car and is not doing himself any favours by the way he smells. How do you broach the delicate issue of body odour?
ABC Radio National author
29.03.2019

ABC Open: My dream toilet

How do you pass the time on a road trip? As child, Susie Sarah and her sisters invented a unique ratings system.
ABC Radio National author
29.03.2019

What does older age look like when you have 400 children in your care?

At 73, Geraldine Cox says she plans to keep doing what she’s doing now for 25 more years.
ABC Radio National author
29.03.2019

How changes to private health cover affect you

For the first time private health hospital cover will be standardised across four tiers but how do you work out what's best for you?
ABC Radio National author
28.03.2019

Finding inspiration in the inevitability of death

How can death be the key to dealing with life in your 20s and beyond?
ABC Radio National author
28.03.2019

Women making No Apologies for taking the comedy stage

For women, particularly women from diverse backgrounds, having your voice heard on a comedy stage can be hard. Are things getting any better?
ABC Radio National author
28.03.2019

Doctors to prescribe social activities to improve patient health

Social prescription is cropping up in medical circles as an effective way to treat increased levels of loneliness. But what is it and does it work?
ABC Radio National author
27.03.2019

Our guts change our minds and our behaviour

It weighs a couple of kgs, it's made up of trillions of organisms, and when it gets out of balance, or wiped out by anti-biotics, watch out - our gut microbiome, and its health, is our health.
ABC Radio National author
27.03.2019

Finding redemption at the Humpty Doo Bush Church Boxing club

South east of Darwin, a boxing club has been set up to build community.
ABC Radio National author
27.03.2019

Talkback: Staying in your hometown or leaving it behind?

The decision to stay rooted in the town you grew up, to leave, or to return home is a tricky one.
ABC Radio National author
26.03.2019

Teen Matters - when your daughter does well but hates school

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry discuss how to keep your high achieving teen engaged in learning when school holds no interest for them.
ABC Radio National author
26.03.2019

Life in 500 words - Polly Rickard caves in on country life

We want to hear your tales of how you just winged it, tried something without any preparation. Just did it. Polly Rickard did that, but that moment took 40 years to arrive.
ABC Radio National author
26.03.2019

Becoming pregnant through egg donation

What do you go through when faced with using someone else's genetic material to become pregnant?
ABC Radio National author
26.03.2019

How child's play may prove crucial for future jobs

One of Australia's largest research projects aiming to prove purposeful play will help more children get into STEM.
ABC Radio National author
25.03.2019

Those who leave, those who stay

If you grow up in regional Australia, at some point you face a decision — to stay in town or leave for the big city.
ABC Radio National author
25.03.2019

Pauline Nguyen on how to be happy while running a small business

Co-running a successful business meant Pauline Nguyen's health and relationships suffered. This was until she found the joy in running a business.
ABC Radio National author
25.03.2019

Pauline Nguyen on how to be happy while running a small business

Co-running a successful business meant Pauline Nguyen's health and relationships suffered. This was until she found the joy in running a business.
ABC Radio National author
25.03.2019

Barriers to abortion are not just legal

When the topic of abortion comes up, generally the conversation becomes political pretty quickly.
ABC Radio National author
23.03.2019

Weekend Life Matters - Godspeed with Casey Legler, eating the right fish, land return in Tasmania, life on a narrow boat, witches reclaimed

Casey Legler speaks of being a world record breaking swimmer, a recovering alcoholic and the first woman signed to a male modelling agency. Good guides on which fish we can eat, native title between locals cuts red tape, winging it on a canal, and how ...
ABC Radio National author
22.03.2019

Modern Dilemma: hot under the collar and cross about the bun

Is it ok to eat seasonal treats all the time? Or should they be reserved as symbolic foods for the occasion?
ABC Radio National author
22.03.2019

Could the perfect burger be meat free?

Banana blossom, jackfruit, fungi, yellow pea protein, and even insects have all been used to create what is, essentially, fake meat.
ABC Radio National author
22.03.2019

Paying more attention to arthritis

Arthritis might seem like a part of growing older but millions of Australians of all ages suffer daily.
ABC Radio National author
21.03.2019

Witches, an exploration of the work women do together

Redefining the idea of what a witch is, Sam George-Allen explores the power of women working in groups, and reveals how history has served to keep them apart.
ABC Radio National author
21.03.2019

Monica Tan on "Stranger Country" and belonging in Australia

What happens when you feel you don't fully belong in the land of your birth? For Monica Tan some of the answers lay in embarking on a six month trip around Australia.
ABC Radio National author
21.03.2019

What more can be done to address the risk of violence from white supremacists?

In the wake of the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch which left 50 people dead, questions have been raised about how much attention is being paid to threats of violence from extreme far-right groups.
ABC Radio National author
20.03.2019

Burning Question - what species of fish are the best to buy if I'm trying to be sustainable?

Fresh, frozen and canned. There are many ways to buy your fish. How do you know what's best?
ABC Radio National author
20.03.2019

Meet Casey Legler: Olympic athlete, world's first female male model, and recovering alcoholic

At the Atlanta Olympics, Casey Legler broke a world record during practice. The next day she bombed in her event. Then she spiralled out of control.
ABC Radio National author
20.03.2019

Thousands facing welfare payment problems as a result of ParentsNext

A Senate inquiry has found problems with a Federal Government scheme that aims to help parents on welfare payments get ready for the workforce.
ABC Radio National author
19.03.2019

Life In 500 Words - winging it on a narrow boat

After seeing a black and white photograph, Christina Collins decided to take a risk and change the way she housed herself.
ABC Radio National author
19.03.2019

Working as a female ride share driver

Life as a female ride share driver can be challenging and dangerous. That's the experience of 'Anna', who is one of the relatively few female ride share drivers in Australia.
ABC Radio National author
19.03.2019

Talkback: do you think about the ethics of what you buy?

How difficult is it for the average consumer to find the information they need to make more informed, and ethical, choices?
ABC Radio National author
18.03.2019

The work outfits changing the trajectory of women's lives

The Dress for Success initiative is helping women turn their lives around by gaining new skills, financial independence and a whole lot of confidence.
ABC Radio National author
18.03.2019

Tasmanian couple hands back 118 hectares of land to local Aboriginal communities

Land Rights and Native Title applications can be a lengthy process for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. But returning private land is a much simpler process.
ABC Radio National author
18.03.2019

Queensland high schoolers become the first girls in the world proven to be as confident as boys

In a world-first study, researchers at the University of Queensland have discovered a group of girls who have closed the gender confidence gap.
ABC Radio National author
16.03.2019

Weekend Life Matters - emotional labour, screens and teens, bird behaviour, and an open relationship

The impact of looking after everyone else's needs, how to break teenage screen addiction, the complexity of bird behaviour and a true story of being in an open relationship.
ABC Radio National author