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
2019-08-17 17:42
last episode published
2019-08-17 15:06
publication frequency
0.42 days
Contributors
ABC Radio National author  
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Number of Episodes
1693
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Society & Culture Education

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
4.07.2019

Lessons Ndaba Mandela learned from his grandfather

Ndaba Mandela learned lessons about life and justice from his grandfather Nelson Mandela, while living with him during his childhood.
ABC Radio National author
4.07.2019

Is the midlife crisis the great equaliser?

After years of debate, research proves the "midlife crisis" is real and it's likely to affect everyone regardless of gender, sexuality or class.
ABC Radio National author
3.07.2019

The Moth: Jessica Ferrari

Jessica Ferrari found reading and spelling difficult at school until her teacher introduced her to poetry and she found the power of words.
ABC Radio National author
3.07.2019

Burning Question: sustainable flowers

They make us happy and brighten up our homes, but how bad are cut flowers for the environment?
ABC Radio National author
3.07.2019

Writer John Birmingham on the death of his father and living through grief

John Birmingham reflects on what he learned about grief, and himself, when his father died.
ABC Radio National author
3.07.2019

Creating community in the suburbs

What impact are sprawling suburbs built on our cities fringes having on our sense of community?
ABC Radio National author
2.07.2019

ABC Open: Odious encounter

Rosslyn Thomas is 12 years old, and her parents feel she's old enough to stay at home alone for a short time.
ABC Radio National author
2.07.2019

Dealing with the emotional turmoil of finding your pet a new home

The guilt and stigma that come with rehousing a pet can make the experience incredibly difficult.
ABC Radio National author
2.07.2019

Jessie Deane and her industrial stitch up

Jessie Deane does needlepoint. But it's not quaint, and it certainly isn't pretty. She's using thousands of tiny stitches to tell the story of her decayed suburb before it's renewed.
ABC Radio National author
2.07.2019

Do the people with the most money feel the most financially secure?

A world-first study finds that our behaviour actually has a greater influence on our financial wellbeing than our level of income.
ABC Radio National author
1.07.2019

Life in 500 Words: discovering a love for music

Amanda Wilson recounts memories of the night she fell in love with music when she was just four years old.
ABC Radio National author
1.07.2019

Lofty Fulton - the man with the big voice

Lofty Fulton is the a renowned voiceover artist but what the voice doesn't reveal is that Lofty was born with dwarfism.
ABC Radio National author
1.07.2019

The community group turning farmland back into rainforest

The Ourimbah Landcare Group, on the NSW Central Coast, is reversing years of damage from farming and foreign vegetation, while creating strong bonds of friendship.
ABC Radio National author
1.07.2019

The art and science of compassion

It now looks like compassion could have been integral to our human evolution and is scientifically proven to make us happier.
ABC Radio National author
28.06.2019

Modern Dilemma - how do you respond to a friend's constant boasting about their child's achievements?

Your friend sends group text messages boasting her child's achievements and musical performances. The most you can manage is a simple 'fab' when what you really want to say is 'I can't believe you are sending me this?'
ABC Radio National author
28.06.2019

Intelligent gaming - the course designed to help kids regain control

The World Health Organisation classified video game addiction as a disorder last month. Experts say "thousands of families are dealing with this problem" — but help is out there.
ABC Radio National author
28.06.2019

Michael Mosley and his wife Clare Bailey on living a healthy life

Michael Mosley and his wife Clare Bailey reflect on what they have learned about health and diet since they first met as students at medical school.
ABC Radio National author
27.06.2019

Luke Carman - tales of ordinary lunacy

Luke Carman likens grappling with mental illness to being "lost in the hinterlands of an internal disorder". What he has proven to be, despite or because of this, is an utterly captivating writer.
ABC Radio National author
27.06.2019

Making sex desirable again

Philosopher Jeanne Proust says that by throwing out our inhibitions, we may also be throwing out a key ingredient for sexual desire.
ABC Radio National author
27.06.2019

Should we pay people to give up smoking?

A health trial in Tasmania where participants were paid to quit smoking was so successful it's being rolled out in another part of the state.
ABC Radio National author
26.06.2019

Burning question - restless leg syndrome

Can't keep your legs still? Doctors say restless leg syndrome is increasing among women. We look at why.
ABC Radio National author
26.06.2019

The Moth: Wade Kelly

Wade remembers when he first arrived from Canada to live in Australia and encountered his first snake.
ABC Radio National author
26.06.2019

Talkback: how does your commute to work impact on your life?

Long hours spent getting to work are hours we don’t get to spend with friends and family or even just having downtime. So what are the solutions to this problem?
ABC Radio National author
25.06.2019

The lives of two magicians

It's rare we see behind the glib patter and the sleight of hand of a magician. There's around 50 professional magicians working in Australia, and Michael Mackenzie takes you into the world of two.
ABC Radio National author
25.06.2019

Power, control and what we know about domestic violence

Journalist Jess Hill investigates what we know about what causes domestic violence, and what can be done about it.
ABC Radio National author
25.06.2019

The Great Barrier Reef - we want to help but aren't sure how

A new study suggests Australian and international tourists have 'reef grief' over the impact of coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef.
ABC Radio National author
24.06.2019

Creating connections and tapping creativity through a community choir

Some people join sporting groups to connect with their community, while others will volunteer. But have you ever considered singing in a choir?
ABC Radio National author
24.06.2019

The power of invisible incentive systems

Do you think incentives only exist in the workplace? It turns out they're everywhere, and some work better than others.
ABC Radio National author
24.06.2019

Improving education for students living outside the major cities

The latest Naplan results show an achievement gap between country and city students, particularly for those in year 12. What could help level the playing field?
ABC Radio National author
22.06.2019

Weekend Life Matters - indigenous zoology, teaching teens to apologise, flesh after 50, the secret life of a food critic

Unmasking the real history of identifying our flora and fauna, teaching teens to say sorry and mean it, proudly going naked for art when you're over 50, and finding out what it really means to be food critic.
ABC Radio National author
21.06.2019

Modern Dilemma - my friend plans to buy her 18 year old daughter Botox for her birthday

A friend's daughter, who is turning 18, has requested Botox for her birthday. Your friend is not averse to this, stating 'well if it makes her feel good, then sure.' You keep quiet. Should you have told the mother and daughter what you really think?
ABC Radio National author
21.06.2019

Miners bond over their lifelong search for opal

It's hard to find a job that you love that can also make you the big bucks. But Justin Lang and his mentor John Dunstan reckon they've found it- opal mining.
ABC Radio National author
21.06.2019

5G, what do you need to know?

Increased browsing, faster response times and fewer interruptions to you service - it's 5G and it sounds great. But what risks are there to your health and privacy?
ABC Radio National author
20.06.2019

Recognising the role Indigenous Australians made in recording our natural history

A new book celebrates and recognises the role Indigenous Australians played in recording this country's fauna and flora.
ABC Radio National author
20.06.2019

Should we be encouraging more emotion at work?

Workplaces aren't necessarily environments where we expect to express emotions openly. But why is that?
ABC Radio National author
20.06.2019

Heart disease isn't just a male thing

New research has found that heart disease accounts for almost one-third of all deaths among women.
ABC Radio National author
19.06.2019

Going undercover with a food reviewer

If you want to lash out on a good restaurant, how do you know where your taste buds will get the best 'bang for buck'? Michael Mackenzie went undercover to reveal the secret life of a food reviewer.
ABC Radio National author
19.06.2019

A renowned neuroscientist, once an addict, offers lessons for parents on drugs

Judith Grisel spent her teen years spiralling into drug addiction. She has spent the decades of her life since working to find a cure for her own disease.
ABC Radio National author
19.06.2019

Researchers claim children are being exposed to gambling, junk food and alcohol ads online

When a child is looking at online videos or playing a game, parents aren’t always aware of the types of ads that can pop up online.
ABC Radio National author
18.06.2019

Teen Matters - apologies part one

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry discuss the importance of making apologies, and the techniques young people can use to ensure saying sorry is made authentically.
ABC Radio National author
18.06.2019

Life in 500 Words - my island home

"Anna" describes how winging it and moving to a remote island to heal herself had a ripple effect on the people she loved.
ABC Radio National author
18.06.2019

Talkback: child free by choice

How does society see you if you choose not to have children?
ABC Radio National author
17.06.2019

Celebrating women's bodies after 50

How do you feel about taking your clothes off? Older women have been heading to photographer Ponch Hawkes’ Melbourne studio to pose nude.
ABC Radio National author
17.06.2019

Turning cringe-worthy mum moments into comedy

New web series, Phi and Me, is a domestic comedy about a mother's love for her child, no matter how embarrassing.
ABC Radio National author
17.06.2019

How do teenagers feel about religion?

A new study surveyed 1200 teenagers from around the country about their religious identities.
ABC Radio National author
15.06.2019

Weekend Life Matters - pilots, plumbers, a lake of reflection, and old clothes for new buildings

Two acclaimed female pilots reflect on their extraordinary battle to be recognised by a male dominated industry, why a 36 year old man from Bunbury is now a first year apprentice plumber, a lake in FNQ provides solace from the world, and how to stop te...
ABC Radio National author
14.06.2019

RJ Mitte stands up for Sunny and disability inclusion in the arts

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at three, RJ Mitte of Breaking Bad fame is an actor and advocate who challenges the stereotypes of what is expected of someone with a disability.
ABC Radio National author
14.06.2019

Talkback: How to avoid a renovation nightmare

On the reality TV shows, it looks so easy. But in reality, home renovations can plunge even the most savvy amongst us into debt and emotional turmoil.
ABC Radio National author
13.06.2019

Zombies and babies - parenting in a post-apocalyptic world

Actors and parents of two, Adele Vuko and Christiaan Van Vuuren have taken the reality of parenthood into a post-apocalyptic world in their short comedy series Over and Out.
ABC Radio National author
13.06.2019

Stories of leaving things behind and choosing new beginnings

Was there a seismic moment in your life where you made a break for it or made a definitive decision to move your life in a different direction?
ABC Radio National author