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
2019-02-23 09:49
last episode published
2019-02-23 15:06
publication frequency
0.41 days
Contributors
ABC Radio National author  
ABC Radio National owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
1289
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Categories
Society & Culture Education

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
21.09.2017

Lifegarten: adults embracing their inner child

In Melbourne's inner north, 20-somethings are taking escaping the daily grind to a new level, paying money to attend a kindergarten for adults where they embrace their inner child.
ABC Radio National author
21.09.2017

Psychedelic drugs: is it time to rethink our perspective?

Could psychedelic drugs be used in treating mental health issues like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, or end-of-life anxiety for terminally ill people?
ABC Radio National author
20.09.2017

Making hospitals work for children

The new Monash Children's Hospital is getting better clinical outcomes in its new imaging department using life size simulators, with thematic sound and lighting to calm its nervous patients.
ABC Radio National author
20.09.2017

Terri Butler: why politics still matters

Labor MP Terri Butler gives her own personal take on why being a politician is worth it.
ABC Radio National author
20.09.2017

Navigating interparental hatred

When love turns to hate, how do family court structures navigate the messy landmine of interparental hatred?
ABC Radio National author
19.09.2017

Digital Detox Challenge #4: only use the phone when you're alone

Do you feel shut out when family and friends are constantly on their phones in your company? Are you just as guilty? Try this challenge.
ABC Radio National author
19.09.2017

ABC Open: pass me the walking frame

How do you known when you're 'old'? There was a point when Jan O'Connor stopped dying her hair, tamed her wild curls - and 'old' people started talking to her in the supermarket.
ABC Radio National author
19.09.2017

Forget fame and happiness: finding a sense of meaning in life

Researchers says the single-minded pursuit of happiness is counter-intuitive and can ultimately lead to loneliness. It's prompted calls for people to seek a sense of meaning instead.
ABC Radio National author
19.09.2017

Burning Question: Have we always slept through the night?

Today's Burning Question comes from Bethan who wants to know whether sleeping through the night is something we've always done? Or if it's something new?
ABC Radio National author
19.09.2017

Language in the smartphone age

How has the smartphone influenced our communication and language skills?
ABC Radio National author
18.09.2017

The Moth: Colin Ryan, an earnest kid

Colin Ryan reflects on making the embarrassing mistake of earnestly answering a questionnaire in middle school.
ABC Radio National author
18.09.2017

Three Men and a Feeling: Empathy

Michael Mackenzie, psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry discuss how vital empathy is to how societies function.
ABC Radio National author
18.09.2017

How yoga changed my Scottish Nanna's life

Aileen Johnston a Scottish woman from Grantham in the Lockyer Valley in Queensland taught yoga until she was 93-years-old. Her last class was three days before she died.
ABC Radio National author
18.09.2017

Vaping ban: Senate committee rejects changing e-cigarette laws

E-cigarettes are banned in Australia and a Federal Senate inquiry recently voted to uphold that ban until further scientific research into the safety and effect of vaping can take place. But you're still likely to see people vaping.
ABC Radio National author
17.09.2017

Digital Detox Challenge #3: use full words in all texts for 24hrs

Between now and Wednesday 20th Sept we want you to spend 24 hours on your smartphone: Texting and message using ONLY full words and grammatical sentences BUT with no emojis! Can you cope?
ABC Radio National author
17.09.2017

Socially-conditioned hair

Whether it's afro, straight, bald or braided, for many black communities hairstyles speak volumes about a person's sense of belonging, their status, culture and identity.
ABC Radio National author
17.09.2017

ABC Open: Pedal fast

How did you get to school as a child? Lorraine Mathieson got to school on her bike. The trouble is, she was still learning to ride it.
ABC Radio National author
17.09.2017

Talkback: when parents and grandparents clash

Everyone has a different approach on parenting, but does conflict emerge in your extended family over what the kids should eat, how they should be disciplined them and the degree of freedom they should be given?
ABC Radio National author
14.09.2017

Modern Dilemma: etiquette when playing games online with strangers

When you play games with people you've never even met - is it okay to play the word vagina? What are the rules around what you can and can't do, particularly when playing word games.
ABC Radio National author
14.09.2017

When you have to give the baby back

Imagine caring for a baby that you know, one day, you will have to give back. Jason Johnston and his wife Rochelle have three biological children and have fostered nine babies over the past four years.
ABC Radio National author
14.09.2017

Digital Detox #2 challenge results: 24 hrs without social media

We set you the challenge of 24 hours without any social media on your smartphone. Here's part of what happened.
ABC Radio National author
14.09.2017

Regional youth mental health: what needs to change?

Each year, billions of dollars are spent tackling mental health issues in Australia, but mental health services in regional areas are still far fewer than in the city.
ABC Radio National author
13.09.2017

ABC Open: Climbing Africa's second highest mountain

You’re climbing a mountain, nearing the end — when then panic sets in. Phillip Walker is almost at the peak of Mt Kenya when he has a crisis of confidence.
ABC Radio National author
13.09.2017

I Smell You

The foods we eat make us smell different. In multicultural Australia, is there such a thing as olfactory assimilation?
ABC Radio National author
13.09.2017

Talkback: Estranged families - when loved ones cut off communication

From petty disputes, to explosive relationship breakdowns, more than three million Australians are living estranged from their loved ones.
ABC Radio National author
12.09.2017

Rock'n'Roll dancing made me happy again

After becoming a widow, Liz Dawborn realised she needed to re-invent herself. She tried out a couple of hobbies, running was one of them, but at the same time she also followed her interest in dancing.
ABC Radio National author
12.09.2017

Taking inspiration from a decade of depression and anxiety

As depression and anxiety shattered the life he knew, lawyer Brent Williams turned to writing a journal, the text of which inspired a graphic novel that he hopes will de-stigmatise mental illness.
ABC Radio National author
12.09.2017

Exercise Room: Getting behind Insta-Yoga

Looking beyond the Instagram-glam of Yoga, what is it? Why is making weird shapes with your body beneficial for your health?
ABC Radio National author
12.09.2017

'Recovering' from a natural disaster

The latest climate modelling shows more Australians are at risk of being affected by natural disaster, but how resilient are we should the unthinkable occur?
ABC Radio National author
11.09.2017

The Moth: a dying friend's wish

In today's Moth story, Cole Kazdin reflects on her dying friend asking her to officiate her memorial service, much to the chagrin of the hospice chaplain.
ABC Radio National author
11.09.2017

'Sexploration' sex-ed with laughter and song

Sex-education can be awkward — parents and teachers often don't quite know how to handle it. But through music, musical comedian Grant Busé is trying to change this.
ABC Radio National author
11.09.2017

Three Men and a Feeling: blame and shame

Michael Mackenzie, clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry talk about blame and shame — and the enormous damage that can be wrought by both.
ABC Radio National author
11.09.2017

Digital Detox Challenge #2 - no social media for 24 hrs

Digital Detox Challenge #2 is for 24 hrs to not use your smartphone to access any form of social media. Then tell us what happens. Instructions inside.
ABC Radio National author
11.09.2017

Digital detox: we delve into the findings of the ABC Science Smartphone Survey

Life Matters checks in with Australia's biggest smartphone survey. Are we as addicted to our smartphones as we seem?
ABC Radio National author
10.09.2017

How social media videos turn children into viral sensations

The rise of social media has turned cute videos of kids from funny clips into a multi-billion dollar industry. But media experts have warned about the consequences this might bring later in life.
ABC Radio National author
10.09.2017

Family dynamics, relationships and living with dementia

Have you had an experience of dementia within your family? What impact has it had on family relationships and how have you managed it?
ABC Radio National author
10.09.2017

How is the law catching up with the gig economy?

Today, more and more people are earning a living working gigs, rather than full-time employment. So how is the law adapting to 'the gig economy'?
ABC Radio National author
7.09.2017

Digital Detox: Challenge #1 Results

Do you own a smartphone, or does a smartphone own you? Week #1 of our smartphone detox challenge, and some of your results are coming in.
ABC Radio National author
7.09.2017

Modern Dilemma: when your friend is rude

How do you deal with a friend who's very direct, to the point of rudeness?
ABC Radio National author