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  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
1431
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Categories
Society & Culture Education

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
13.03.2019

Talkback: Do you and your partner fight about money?

To avoid fighting about money with your partner, the experts say talk early and talk often.
ABC Radio National author
13.03.2019

Listening to and believing survivors key to keeping kids safe

The sentencing of George Pell for child sex abuse offences is a watershed moment. But in general, all too often, we don't believe children on this issue.
ABC Radio National author
12.03.2019

Teen Matters - beating screen addiction

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry respond to one parent's helplessness in weaning her teens off screens.
ABC Radio National author
12.03.2019

The sneaky decoy effect making you spend more

You might not be as clever as you think when weighing up which products offer the most value.
ABC Radio National author
12.03.2019

Forgotten Australians and aged care: how to avoid repeating childhood trauma

For adults who were placed in institutions as a child, the very thought of going into an aged care facility can be distressing, and the aged care industry is trying to address the challenges.
ABC Radio National author
11.03.2019

Honeysuckle Creek and the first man on the moon

What was the vital role Australia played in bringing the images to our TV screens?
ABC Radio National author
11.03.2019

What can we learn from our backyard birds?

Birds are a significant part of our urban ecology and provide the soundscape in regional areas, but how much do we really know about them?
ABC Radio National author
11.03.2019

Is the 'work' you're doing emotionally draining you?

Journalist Gemma Hartley says those who do too much emotional labour and those who do to little, are both losing out.
ABC Radio National author
9.03.2019

Weekend Life Matters: sharing the Mandela surname, exercising at work, romance on Cradle Mountain, ear wax hygiene

Ndaba Mandela, and the relationship with his famous grandfather, how the workplace can aid our personal fitness, the romance behind two of Cradle Mountain's greatest supporters, and should you remove ear wax?
ABC Radio National author
8.03.2019

Modern Dilemma: the vegan child and the birthday party

You have chosen a vegan lifestyle and are bringing your children up the same. How do you manage invitations to other children's birthday parties?
ABC Radio National author
8.03.2019

ABC Open: Open Hearts

How does one couple's choice to make their relationship "open" turn out?
ABC Radio National author
8.03.2019

Senior Victorian of the year Alison Harcourt on life and statistics

Meet the statistician who made our ballot papers fairer, invented a key logistics algorithm still used today and measured poverty for the first time in Australia.
ABC Radio National author
8.03.2019

How this generation of feminists is putting inclusivity at the centre of their agenda

Many young feminists are working to include everyone in the movement, regardless of race, class, physical ability and gender identity.
ABC Radio National author
7.03.2019

How Hassan got to Uni: the journey from goat herder to scholar

Hassan Nur Hussein was a 13 year old illiterate goatherd when he fled Somalia. He has now secured a scholarship to Victoria University.
ABC Radio National author
7.03.2019

The love story that opened Tasmania's Cradle Mountain to tourism

Author Kate Legge uncovers the love story that opened Cradle Mountain to tourism.
ABC Radio National author
7.03.2019

When loved ones go missing how do we help those living with the unknown?

The grief and hope associated with long term missing persons is complicated, but new guidelines offer advice to better support those left behind.
ABC Radio National author
6.03.2019

Burning question - do we need to clean out earwax, or should we put the cotton buds down?

Professional ear cleaning is becoming a thing so we've investigated if it's actually necessary to have squeaky clean ears.
ABC Radio National author
6.03.2019

ABC Open - my great grandfather's shed

A piece of stone preserved from a family member's building is symbolic of a much larger story.
ABC Radio National author
6.03.2019

Private investigator uses free business support to launch herself

Want to launch your own small business but need training, support and even finance? This free service is already operating in two states.
ABC Radio National author
6.03.2019

Religious school chaplains face an uncertain future

The national school chaplains’ program stipulates that the staff employed must be religious. But the program, funded until 2020, could face changes under a Federal Labor government.
ABC Radio National author
5.03.2019

Talkback: being an older parent

Are you feeling old at the school drop off and does it have any impact on your family?
ABC Radio National author
5.03.2019

Life in 500 Words - testing yourself

As a young woman, Jenny Crawley made a decision to try something she was terrified of, sky diving.
ABC Radio National author
5.03.2019

Critics say medicinal cannabis regulation is failing patients

How should we be regulating medicinal cannabis?
ABC Radio National author
4.03.2019

Unlocking the barriers to exercising at work

New research has found poor motivation, a lack of access to facilities and problems with time management are key factors in our lack of exercise.
ABC Radio National author
4.03.2019

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
4.03.2019

Has compassion been hijacked by do-gooders?

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
2.03.2019

Weekend Life Matters - sense of community, addressing shoplifting, empathy or rationality, top health apps

Residents on our city fringes aren't just missing out on services, they're missing community too. Why restorative justice beats punitive response in teenage shoplifting, why empathy can get in the way, and top health apps as judged by researchers.
ABC Radio National author
1.03.2019

Modern Dilemma - how do you get your gaming partner out of the house?

If your partner spends more time on the screen than with you, what do you do?
ABC Radio National author
1.03.2019

Slam poet Jesse Oliver on becoming himself

Slam poetry has played a key role in Jesse Oliver's life, which has involved addiction, living on the street and gender transition.
ABC Radio National author
1.03.2019

Devices and LED globes are more damaging for our sleep than we first thought

New research is showing that exposing ourselves to blue light at night is having a major impact on our sleep and general health.
ABC Radio National author
28.02.2019

Representing same-sex parented families in children's books

Children of LGBTQIA+ parents are often spoken about but rarely spoken to - a new children's book amplifies their voices.
ABC Radio National author
28.02.2019

How much of a role does empathy play in being a good person?

Is empathy always a good thing or does it cloud rational thinking that could lead to better outcomes?
ABC Radio National author
28.02.2019

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
27.02.2019

Talkback: returning to work after cancer

More Australians are surviving cancer, including those aged under 65. But are we doing enough to help people go back to work once their treatment is over?
ABC Radio National author
27.02.2019

ABC Open: Night fishing with Dad

Did you spend time with a parent doing something they loved, which then became a lifelong love of yours too?
ABC Radio National author
27.02.2019

How survivors of child sexual abuse are being affected by the Pell verdict

Cardinal George Pell was last year convicted of sexually abusing two choirboys in 1996, but the Victorian County Court has not allowed media outlets to report the verdict before now. We ask a mental health advocate to explain how survivors might be fee...
ABC Radio National author
26.02.2019

Teen Matters - how to deal with shoplifting

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry help us work at our relationships with young people rather than being too quick to judge.
ABC Radio National author
26.02.2019

When there's no word for dementia

A leading research institute says language barriers and cultural differences are making it difficult for migrants in Australia to understand dementia
ABC Radio National author
26.02.2019

How to support the sensitive, "orchid" children in your life to thrive

Why are some children more sensitive to their surroundings and hardship than others, and how can we help them thrive?
ABC Radio National author
25.02.2019

Is that healthy living app worth the cost?

New research has found many healthy living apps rate poorly in the area of promoting behavioural change.
ABC Radio National author
25.02.2019

Why are women leaving surgical training?

In Australia, women account for just 11 per cent of surgeons despite 60 per cent of medical students being women.
ABC Radio National author
25.02.2019

Why the internet is helping more of us believe things that aren't true

Flat earthers, anti-vaxers and climate change deniers: how misinformation and conspiracy theories flourish online.
ABC Radio National author
23.02.2019

Weekend Life Matters - Kenyan nightmare, composting with no garden, being fabulous, and body image

Fancy a short job in Kenya over summer? What could possibly go wrong. How to not let food scraps fall into apartment land fill, the power of being fabulous and overcoming family expectations of body image.
ABC Radio National author
22.02.2019

Modern Dilemma - is it ok to text at all times of the night?

The etiquette around a landline phone meant it stopped ringing at night, but the mobile has changed our phone manners
ABC Radio National author
22.02.2019

The Two Toms ask if you heard what they saw

UK comedian Tom Skelton became legally blind, Tom GK almost totally deaf. These lifelong friends have a new show called Did You Hear What I Saw?
ABC Radio National author
22.02.2019

When our goals sabotage our happiness

New research is showing that if we're approaching our goals in the wrong way, they could be getting in the way of us living the life we want.
ABC Radio National author
21.02.2019

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
21.02.2019

The reason we've been wearing jewellery for centuries

What does the discovery of ancient jewellery tell us about how the human mind developed?
ABC Radio National author
21.02.2019

Masculinity in the #MeToo era

How can men redefine what it means to be a man in the #MeToo era- and help enact change?
ABC Radio National author
20.02.2019

Burning question - how can you compost if you've got no backyard?

Is there any way to successfully compost food waste when you don't have a backyard? What small changes can you make?
ABC Radio National author