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  
ABC Radio National owner  
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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
22.11.2017

Talkback: let's talk about money

There is an old adage that if you look after the cents, the dollars will look after themselves, but in this cashless society, what kind of message about the value of money are we giving to young people around us?
ABC Radio National author
21.11.2017

Same-sex ballroom dancing

If you're single, live alone and work from home, how do you make new friends? When Matt Coleman decided he wanted to to keep fit and be social - he took up dance.
ABC Radio National author
21.11.2017

How Diverse Media Reflects Who We Are As A Nation

The rise in new media platforms sees diverse groups taking control of their narratives to present more nuanced perspectives of their stories and their communities.
ABC Radio National author
21.11.2017

Exercise Room: building self-control through exercise

Recent research suggests that exercise may be a way to increase willpower and perhaps helping you avoid eating that extra doughnut. So how do you build it in your life?
ABC Radio National author
21.11.2017

The risks and benefits of artificial sweeteners

With more than half of Australians having too much sugar, artificial sweeteners may seem attractive if you 'need' to satisfy your sweet tooth. But how good are they for you?
ABC Radio National author
20.11.2017

The Moth: a bedazzled spaceship - Micaela Blei

Micaela Blei reflects on becoming an accessory to a third grade crime.
ABC Radio National author
20.11.2017

Three Men and a Feeling: Serenity

Michael Mackenzie, psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry discuss the feeling of serenity, and why too little in our modern lives can leave us depleted.
ABC Radio National author
20.11.2017

How I landed my dream job: one woman’s quest to become a space engineer

Did you have big dreams when you were a child? Did you want to become a doctor, or a movie star? How about an astronaut or an engineer working in space science?
ABC Radio National author
20.11.2017

Nurturing the entrepreneurial skills of students

The Mitchell Institute at Victoria University has been collaborating with about 20 secondary schools in New South Wales and Victoria on a program that focusses on entrepreneurial learning.
ABC Radio National author
19.11.2017

Down and out in Melbourne and Darwin

In the spirit of George Orwell's Paris and London adventure a century ago, this is homelessness in Melbourne and Darwin today.
ABC Radio National author
16.11.2017

Modern Dilemma: what to do about overly generous friends

What happens when generosity becomes too much? Is there a line between generosity and ostentatious giving? And why does excessive giving make relationships uncomfortable?
ABC Radio National author
16.11.2017

Convict Monologues: Prisoners Escape Through Theatre And Music

Risdon Prison inmates are escaping into a world of theatre and music, via the colonial convict experience.
ABC Radio National author
16.11.2017

The damage of psychological abuse

Should we be doing more to prosecute the psychological abuse that often coexists with physical harm in domestic violence?
ABC Radio National author
15.11.2017

This is how dementia sounds

A revolutionary sound installation opens up empathy and and new ways of thinking around designing spaces and buildings for people living with Alzheimer's and dementia.
ABC Radio National author
15.11.2017

Healing after the same sex marriage survey

How are families moving forward now the same sex marriage survey is behind us?
ABC Radio National author
15.11.2017

Perinatal anxiety and depression affects men too

While up to one in ten women will struggle with depression through pregnancy, one in 20 men will be affected during this period too.
ABC Radio National author
14.11.2017

The Grade Cricketer: Tea and No Sympathy

Is life without cricket worth living? It's a question explored in a new sequel novel.
ABC Radio National author
14.11.2017

Burning Question: Do lice like clean or dirty hair?

Today's Burning Question comes from Sheena who wants to know whether lice like clean or dirty hair.
ABC Radio National author
14.11.2017

Women's Work: Tracy Ellis fights back by volunteering

Tracy Ellis's most vivid childhood memory may be the night her mum didn't have dinner ready for the man she was living with.
ABC Radio National author
14.11.2017

Can mentors really make a difference for school leavers?

When chatting online to strangers helps. Online mentoring programs, run by charities like The Smith Family, are helping to provide guidance and support to high students as they prepare to take the next step.
ABC Radio National author
13.11.2017

The Moth: how a dog mended a broken heart - Denis Repp

Denis Repp reflects on how volunteering at a dog shelter helped mend his broken heart.
ABC Radio National author
13.11.2017

Three Men and a Feeling: Awe

Awesome might be the most over used word in the English language but it doesn't stop Michael Mackenzie, psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry discussing what it is to feel awe and its sister feeling — wonder.
ABC Radio National author
13.11.2017

My Year 12 Life revisited

With exams currently underway, Year 12 students across the nation anxiously await their all-important Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
ABC Radio National author
13.11.2017

How to improve private health insurance

Does the reality of your private health insurance policy live up to your expectations? Moves are afoot to improve the system, but will they go far enough?
ABC Radio National author
12.11.2017

Talkback: nutrition and pregnancy

The first thousand days of a child's life has a big impact on their health. So what should women be mindful of in their eating and drinking patterns both before and during pregnancy?
ABC Radio National author
12.11.2017

Belle Gibson: a morality tale for our times?

What can we learn from the rise and fall of Belle Gibson and why wellness, celebrity and cancer "cures" were such an alluring mix.
ABC Radio National author
9.11.2017

Modern Dilemma: Managing difficult in-laws

My partner wants me to stay with his parents when we visit them but I don't want to. Am I being selfish?
ABC Radio National author
9.11.2017

Blossoming opportunities for sustainable florist

This socially sustainable florist in Canberra is changing community attitudes around disability, one floral bunch at a time.
ABC Radio National author
9.11.2017

What's driving the rise of life coaches?

The coaching industry is growing both in Australia and globally. But looking at life coaches specifically, what's driven their rise?
ABC Radio National author
8.11.2017

Diabetes for Beginners: Part 1

Is Type 2 diabetes always irreversible as we were once told? In this two part series, Michael Mackenzie uses his own diagnosis to shed light on the options available to all of us with the disease.
ABC Radio National author
8.11.2017

Individual choice versus public policy: who is to blame for the obesity crisis?

Medical officer with the World Health Organisation, Dr Sando Demaio, argues we need better public policy to ensure we all live longer and healthier lives.
ABC Radio National author
8.11.2017

What millennials think about job security

A longitudinal study from the University of Melbourne of more than 500 millennials reveals that job security is just as important to them as a relationship with a significant other.
ABC Radio National author
7.11.2017

The women of the revolution

Women were instrumental in igniting the Russian Revolution, but their role is often overlooked.
ABC Radio National author
7.11.2017

Exercise Room: The real relationship between strength training and weight loss

Did you know that activities like push ups, squats and weight lifting influences the way you eat? And that muscle cells can burn up to two-three times more energy than fat?
ABC Radio National author
7.11.2017

Talkback: Penalties and work-life balance in Australia's hospitality sector

What's life really like for hospitality workers in 2017? And regardless of any rulings by the Fair Work Commission, is everyone being paid their full entitlements? As Australia heads into the festive season, three experts join listeners to discuss thei...
ABC Radio National author
6.11.2017

Beyond cliches: women, religion and culture

To be Muslim in 21st century western culture is to be subject to unending prejudices, cliches, stereotypes and at times, vitriolic attack.
ABC Radio National author
5.11.2017

Sandy Robson kayaks to Adventurer of the Year

Nothing quite opens you to the world like spending five years kayaking from Germany to Australia. Meet Adventurer of the Year Sandy Robson.
ABC Radio National author
5.11.2017

Women's Work: Carole Bayley fights fire with fire

The family that fights fires together stays together. That would have to be Carole Bayley's motto.
ABC Radio National author
5.11.2017

Garry's Dream

There's never a good time to be diagnosed with dementia. But when you find out you have this disease and you are in your mid 40’s, like Garry Lovell, there are many additional challenges.
ABC Radio National author
2.11.2017

Modern Dilemma: under what circumstances would you dob someone in?

If you discovered a friend or colleague was lying about something major and breaking the rules would you report them to authorities or higher-ups?
ABC Radio National author
2.11.2017

The Melbourne Cup: the unknown designers and craftsmen

James Steeth was a gold and silversmith from Melbourne who left home at 15 with no formal education but went on to make an Australian cultural icon. Cassandra Steeth tells the story of her great grandfather and the Melbourne Cup trophy.
ABC Radio National author
1.11.2017

Dancing for Parkinson's

Inge Truckenbrodt always loved watching dance but had never danced herself. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the 76-year-old from Melbourne took up dancing as a way to help with her symptoms.
ABC Radio National author
1.11.2017

Seeking asylum and finding a pen pal: one man's story

One man's story of surviving Sri Lanka's civil war and seeking asylum in Australia.
ABC Radio National author
1.11.2017

Online psychology more accessible to country Australia

Recent changes to Medicare rebates for psychological services mean some people living in remote and rural communities are now able to have most of their therapy delivered online.
ABC Radio National author
31.10.2017

Overheard: The Art Of Eavesdropping

Perfecting the art of eavesdropping can reveal fascinating snippets about complete strangers.
ABC Radio National author
31.10.2017

Burning Question: What causes a stitch and how to stop them

Stitches are both annoying and a deterrent to activities like running. But what can we do to stop them?
ABC Radio National author
31.10.2017

How to get kids hooked on science

Getting young people excited about STEM subjects can be a tough ask. Three experts say if science and maths teaching was more fun, and more grounded in the real world, it would pique the interest of more students.
ABC Radio National author
30.10.2017

The Moth: Kerry Weeks on confronting a thief

Kerry Weeks reflects on confronting a thief as a child on summer camp.
ABC Radio National author
30.10.2017

Three Men and a Feeling: feelings can be contagious

Michael Mackenzie, psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry discuss how feelings like joy, sadness, panic or condemnation can run through a population.
ABC Radio National author
30.10.2017

How kind is our healthcare?

We expect the healthcare system to be kind and empathetic to our needs as patients, but it doesn't always happen. Is part of the problem the fact that doctors, nurses and the allied health system aren't kind to each other?
ABC Radio National author