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  
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Number of Episodes
1289
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Categories
Society & Culture Education

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
20.12.2018

Growing your family with donated embryos

If you've been on an IVF journey, at some point you may have had to decide what to do with any leftover embryos. Life Matters talks to two women — one who decided to donate her embryos and another who has a daughter thanks to an embryo donation.
ABC Radio National author
19.12.2018

Welsh Male Choir boosts joy and aids memory

When we open our mouths and sing, lots of great things happen inside our bodies. Just ask the members of Melbourne's Welsh Male Choir.
ABC Radio National author
19.12.2018

The curious joy of death metal music

Death metal lyrics focus on topics like rape, murder, decapitation and torture. But new research finds fans of death metal move beyond the lyrics to experience feelings of joy, peace and empowerment. How is this so?
ABC Radio National author
19.12.2018

A poignant portrait of dementia and a daughter's love

A daughter enters deep into her mother's world of dementia and discovers a pure way to love.
ABC Radio National author
19.12.2018

The flying optometrist: eye care service a flying success

A children's book tells the true story of an optometrist who flies in his self-made plane delivering eye care services to remote Australian towns.
ABC Radio National author
18.12.2018

FareShare fills a gaping hole in Australian stomachs

In 2017, charity FareShare cooked more than a million meals, prevented 800,000 kilos of food entering landfill, and delivered to more than 400 charities.
ABC Radio National author
18.12.2018

What makes someone charismatic?

What makes some people so charismatic and why are we drawn to them?
ABC Radio National author
18.12.2018

"Pretty for a dark-skinned girl": Colourism

A conversation on the ways colourism impacts people with a dark skin tone and how they navigate discrimination within their own ethnic or racial group.
ABC Radio National author
18.12.2018

Music after an acquired brain injury

Guitarist David Schenkel shares how he's adjusted to life — and recorded an album — after having a tumour removed from his brain four years ago. He also tells us how music has been a major part of his journey to recovery.
ABC Radio National author
17.12.2018

Fitness and fun: trampolining

In the first of Life Matters' Fitness and fun series, Amanda tries trampolining. Who would have thought bouncing up and down could count as a workout?
ABC Radio National author
17.12.2018

Our Songs: Rainbow and Irene Chan

Pop singer Rainbow Chan didn't expect to find feminist protest songs being sung by her relatives in a small village in rural Hong Kong.
ABC Radio National author
17.12.2018

Harnessing the power of community

A childhood spent in developing countries observing communities working together to solve problems, influenced the career of sustainable energy facilitator, Jarra Hicks.
ABC Radio National author
17.12.2018

Are you prepared for retirement?

The thought of saying goodbye to your work life may fill some with glee and others with sadness and even fear, so how can you best prepare for life as a retiree?
ABC Radio National author
15.12.2018

Best of: writing tv in Antartica, like daughter like dad, inside the story factory, the kora wows the streets

Christmas in Antarctica whilst writing a tv drama, fighting patriarchy through education for girls, making stories for all, and West African history through busking.
ABC Radio National author
14.12.2018

Modern Dilemma - when the grandkids no longer appreciate your gifts, do you stop buying them?

You've decided not to buy Christmas gifts for your grandchildren as they receive a mountain of presents. This hasn't gone down well.
ABC Radio National author
14.12.2018

800 years of music in one busker

Amadou Suso is a direct descendent of the first Gambian musician to play the West African kora. He reveals his family history as he busks in Melbourne
ABC Radio National author
14.12.2018

Life in 500 Words: non-violent parenting

A story of how a violent relationship and parenting course changed one woman's life and outlook on motherhood.
ABC Radio National author
14.12.2018

Why we humans behave the way we do

Why do we constantly chase happiness, how did we develop self-control and why do we believe our own lies?
ABC Radio National author
13.12.2018

Summer at the South Pole

Dreaming of a White Christmas? It’s not something you’d expect anywhere in Australia, except in the Australian Antarctic Territory.
ABC Radio National author
13.12.2018

Talkback: summer jobs

Summer is a time for fun, but to have all the fun, we usually need some spare cash. As a teenager, what was your summer job?
ABC Radio National author
12.12.2018

Story Factory helps young people hone their sense of self

Originally based in Redfern, the Story Factory has now expanded its reach to Greater Western Sydney, where it's helping more young people find their voice and define their identity.
ABC Radio National author
12.12.2018

Ziauddin Yousafzai — feminism and fatherhood

Fathers around the world protect their daughters in different ways. But what if she's an outspoken activist and Nobel laureate?
ABC Radio National author
12.12.2018

Study supports waiting 18 months before trying for another child

Some families have their children close together while others space out the pregnancies. New research finds the latter approach has better health outcomes for all.
ABC Radio National author
11.12.2018

Philosophy Espresso # 11: Love

In English, love can refer to chaste adoration, comradely affection and throbbing lust. But what do the ancient philosophers have to say about love?
ABC Radio National author
11.12.2018

Christmas brings existential stress beyond money and family concerns

The festive season getting you down? Your angst could be about the nature of time and how we spend it.
ABC Radio National author
11.12.2018

Life in 500 Words: moving abroad for marriage

How a chance conversation at a barbecue turned out to be a major turning point in the life of a young woman in Holland.
ABC Radio National author
11.12.2018

Bus service makes it easier to visit loved ones in prison

When a new prison was opened 30 kilometres outside of Darwin, it became more difficult for prisoners to stay connected.
ABC Radio National author
11.12.2018

How much of eating disorders is in our DNA — and can we predict and prevent them?

How big a part do our genes play in our risk of developing an eating disorder? And could they be "switched off"?
ABC Radio National author
10.12.2018

We've Got This: Nine months of questions

When your disability can be inherited genetically, does that affect your decision to parent? Two mothers with dwarfism talk about their experience.
ABC Radio National author
10.12.2018

A completely cashless society?

With increasing tap-and-go payments and more people shopping online, are we heading for a future with no cash at all?
ABC Radio National author
10.12.2018

DIY aged care - could cohousing be the aged-care solution baby boomers are looking for?

Anxious not to be shipped off to nursing homes, a group of friends is Sydney are working on a creative alternative.
ABC Radio National author
8.12.2018

Best of: memory science, orphanage stories, The Batchelor asks why, and insomnia as muse

What is a memory, how are they kept, and why do they lie? Life inside a Catholic orphanage, Nick Cummins talks Batchelor and family, and how accepting sleeplessness can change everything.
ABC Radio National author
7.12.2018

Modern Dilemma — Noisy neighbours are destroying my peace!

The kids next door play loudly in the pool, how do I tell them to tone it down?
ABC Radio National author
7.12.2018

Dylan Alcott on sport and glass ceilings

The Paralympic gold medallist, Grand Slam tennis champion and charity founder has been through several ups and downs to get to where he is.
ABC Radio National author
7.12.2018

Office romance after #MeToo

Banning them sounds unrealistic, so how best to manage personal relationships in a professional space and making sure everyone is respected?
ABC Radio National author
6.12.2018

Emotional return to St Patrick's orphanage

While many stories have emerged in recent years about the abuse suffered by children in institutions, Frank Ward’s orphanage experience was a happier one.
ABC Radio National author
6.12.2018

How to transform your insomnia into a mind-blowing, soul-shaking, philosophical experience

After years of trying sleeping pills, therapy and the latest herbal remedies, Marina Benjamin decided to reimagine how she saw her insomnia.
ABC Radio National author
6.12.2018

Big banks after the royal commission

What difference will the banking and financial services royal commission make to the way banks do business?
ABC Radio National author
5.12.2018

Nick Cummins - the life of the honey badger

Rugby union player Nick Cummins was the most recent Bachelor in the TV series. We find out how his family values influenced the outcome.
ABC Radio National author
5.12.2018

Burning Question: are electric cars actually better for our environment?

They don't emit greenhouse gases, but do they still have an adverse impact on our environment?
ABC Radio National author
5.12.2018

Crying hysterically, fighting nonstop and drinking yourself to sleep - welcome to parenting

Christine Armstrong says it's time to be honest about how hard it is to work and parent at the same time.
ABC Radio National author
4.12.2018

Philosophy Espresso # 10: Bodies and babies

To live is to experience pain. Does that mean we shouldn't have babies? And are our bodies designed to fulfil a purpose?
ABC Radio National author
4.12.2018

Diving for seahorses: the amazing stories of memory science

Memories are notoriously unreliable, yet desperately essential, for retaining our sense of self. A new book unveils the history of memory research and the brains that helped inspire it.
ABC Radio National author
4.12.2018

The wheel of consent and how it can help long-term couples have better sex

If you’ve been in a relationship for a while, the spark can become a fizz and sex may become a chore. Help is at hand.
ABC Radio National author
4.12.2018

Bushfires and other extreme weather events

Bushfires in Queensland, spring snowfall in Victoria, gale force winds in South Australia — all in the past month. How many more extreme weather events should we expect?
ABC Radio National author
3.12.2018

How much does the music in shops influence what you buy?

Love it or hate it, how much does music affect your buying choices?
ABC Radio National author
3.12.2018

We've Got This: From the mouths of babes

What is it really like to have a parent with a disability?
ABC Radio National author
3.12.2018

Parenting with a disability — talkback

In this episode of our series, We’ve got this: Parenting with a Disability, we take calls from those of you with lived experience as either children of parents with a disability, or as parents.
ABC Radio National author
1.12.2018

Best of - counselling couples, our inner life threatened and ethical travel

Two long time psychologists open up about the reasons why couples seek their services, a warning that our essential inner lives are being hollowed out in a digital world, and what it really means to be an ethical traveller.
ABC Radio National author
30.11.2018

Modern Dilemma — a cafe conundrum

When a waiter is berated by their supervisor for chatting with you, should you stand up for them?
ABC Radio National author