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
30.11.2018

The history of heart surgery

Did you know that the heart is the only organ in your body that can kill you within minutes?
ABC Radio National author
30.11.2018

E-exams — the way of the future?

If most of our learning is computer-based, doesn't it make sense to also do all our exams on them?
ABC Radio National author
29.11.2018

Discovering my half-sister through a DNA test

After doing a DNA ancestry test, Sydney woman Suzanne Burdon found out she had a half sister living on the other side of the world in Jacksonville, Florida.
ABC Radio National author
29.11.2018

Sebastien Smee on how to protect our tender souls from being obliterated by the internet

Pulitzer Prize-winner Sebastien Smee says that, in the age of social media, our "inner lives" are in grave danger.
ABC Radio National author
29.11.2018

How socially mobile is Australia?

We often hear that Australia is the land of the fair go. New research shows our ability to earn more than our parents did could be harder than we might think.
ABC Radio National author
28.11.2018

Beverly Smith - finding my art and ancestry

Artist Beverly Smith had a feeling something was missing but it wasn't until her late 20's she discovered her aboriginal heritage.
ABC Radio National author
28.11.2018

How to be an ethical traveller

More and more people are travelling, but how does our tourism impact locals? And what can we do to be more responsible travellers?
ABC Radio National author
28.11.2018

Increase in ageing homeless population prompts call for better housing options

Older, homeless, and in need of specialist aged care. Calls for increased housing options to deal with a growing population in need.
ABC Radio National author
27.11.2018

Autism camp marks its 50 year anniversary

In 1960s Australia few people had heard of the word autism and there were very few supports available, but one mother took matters into her own hands.
ABC Radio National author
27.11.2018

Philosophy Espresso # 9: Exercise and intellectualism

Can you be simultaneously sporty and brainy? Damon Young argues everyone misses out when we attempt to divide the mind from the body.
ABC Radio National author
27.11.2018

Talkback: The rise and rise of junk food

We know all the stats about obesity and heart disease, and the importance of eating fruit and vegetables. So why is still easier to eat unhealthily?
ABC Radio National author
25.11.2018

We've Got This: my forced hysterectomy

When she was just 11 years old, Chanelle McKenna had a forced hysterectomy, and was stripped of her right to become a mother forever.
ABC Radio National author
25.11.2018

Seniors and driving: staying safe behind the wheel

There are real risks associated with age and driving, so how can we minimise the risks of crashes?
ABC Radio National author
25.11.2018

Who's afraid of couples counselling?

We've all seen couples counselling on TV but what does it look like in real life and is it as confronting as some of us might fear?
ABC Radio National author
24.11.2018

Best of: crying science, Honeysuckle Creek to the moon, young nomads and fierce grandmothers

Is crying really good for you? The little known story of how we helped the US reach the moon, not so grey nomads, and a Jewish grandmother who escaped the Nazis and cooks with love.
ABC Radio National author
22.11.2018

Modern Dilemma: if you ditch the Christmas gifts, will you be forgotten?

One listener says Christmas is the only time of year she receives gifts and worries that if she stops giving them, she'll be forgotten.
ABC Radio National author
22.11.2018

Boyband fangirls through the ages

The Beatles introduced Beatlemania to Australia during their 1964 world tour. Today the love of boybands endures — but have the fangirls changed?
ABC Radio National author
22.11.2018

How to embrace positivity and age well

An advocate on ageing, Marcus Riley talks about how people can change their attitudes towards growing older.
ABC Radio National author
21.11.2018

Not so grey nomads

It's not just retirees who are hitting the road. What's it like for younger people who take time out of the 'rat-race' to travel around Australia?
ABC Radio National author
21.11.2018

How to politely tell your sexist friends to shut the f**k up

Only 14 per cent of us call out sexism when we hear it, but 79 per cent of us would like to step in if we only knew how.
ABC Radio National author
21.11.2018

Punishing children without smacking

Last week we talked about new research which shows smacking has limited effectiveness. We received a huge response from listeners who wanted to know - if not smacking, then what?
ABC Radio National author
20.11.2018

Life in 500 Words: labyrinths

Margaret Rainbird came up with an interesting travel plan after making it through many challenges and brain surgery.
ABC Radio National author
20.11.2018

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
20.11.2018

Philosophy Espresso # 8: Straight talking

Straight talking is prized in our society. But Damon Young argues that, ideally, plain speakers should be accurate and dogged in their condemnation of powerful friends, not just opponents.
ABC Radio National author
20.11.2018

Burning Question: is crying good for us?

We're often told to "let it all out", but what happens to our body when we cry and is it actually helpful?
ABC Radio National author
20.11.2018

Birthing on Country project aims to improve outcomes for Indigenous families

Indigenous babies are more likely to be born pre-term and Indigenous mothers suffer almost twice the rate of stillbirth.
ABC Radio National author
19.11.2018

Food is Love: how Judy Kolt survived WW2

Judy Kolt was 3 years old when her parents fled to Warsaw to escape Hitler's onslaught. It didn't work. Her story is in a new recipe book from Jewish grandparents called Food is Love.
ABC Radio National author
19.11.2018

Managing munchkins: Kaz Cooke on sorting good parenting advice from bad

New parents are besieged by conflicting advice on how best to care for babies and toddlers. Author Kaz Cooke discusses how to sort parental fact from fiction.
ABC Radio National author
19.11.2018

Private health insurance and natural remedies

Changes to health insurance could mean you may not be able to claim natural therapies like homeopathy, naturopathy, pilates and yoga. How did this come about?
ABC Radio National author
18.11.2018

The Moth: Janine Hilling

Janine Hilling was in the running for the illustrious title of "Rear of the Year", when she got second prize because the competition was rigged against her.
ABC Radio National author
18.11.2018

We've Got This: Acquiring a disability later in life

What is it like adapting to disability and parenting later in life?
ABC Radio National author
18.11.2018

We've Got This: Acquiring a disability later in life

What is it like adapting to disability and parenting later in life?
ABC Radio National author
18.11.2018

Talkback: the art of the bromance

Middle aged men struggle more than anyone else to maintain quality friendships and make new ones. How have you kept and made friends?
ABC Radio National author
17.11.2018

Best of: power prices 101, rubber jellyfish kill turtles, game based therapy for autism and ADHD

A new report explains why electricity prices have risen and what can happen to change that trend. A new doco highlights the impact of helium balloons on sea turtles, and a game based therapy changes the brains of young children with autism, and ADHD.
ABC Radio National author
15.11.2018

Modern Dilemma: can you claim a name?

Someone in your social circle's got a new puppy and given it the same name as your kid's. What do you say?
ABC Radio National author
15.11.2018

Philosophy Espresso # 7: Distraction

Many people associate distraction with phones, tablets and social media, but philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche and Socrates both worried about this too!
ABC Radio National author
15.11.2018

Sustainable farming in the face of climate change

How can farmers adapt and innovate to ensure the future of farming and our agricultural land?
ABC Radio National author
15.11.2018

Smacking children to punish them

There are a lot of controversies around parenting styles. But none greater than whether you should smack your children to discipline them.
ABC Radio National author
14.11.2018

MyHealth Record official response

Dr Meredith Makeham, Chief Medical Advisor at the Australian Digital health Agency, answers some of the concerns raised around security and privacy within the MyHealth Record.
ABC Radio National author
14.11.2018

Rubber jellyfish vs sea turtles: who wins?

How does a helium balloon get from your hand to the digestive tract of a sea turtle? A new documentary explains.
ABC Radio National author
14.11.2018

Talkback: Opting out of MyHealth

The deadline to opt-out of MyHealth is drawing near. Should you stay in or get out?
ABC Radio National author
13.11.2018

The Kids' Conference: students teaching teachers

This special conference sees primary and secondary students present innovative projects relating to history, geography, science, English and technologies.
ABC Radio National author
13.11.2018

How women are affected by prison

With more and more women interacting with the criminal justice system, how should we be supporting them?
ABC Radio National author
13.11.2018

Report finds Victoria and South Australia hit hardest by power bills

A new report on energy prices has found power bills have gone up on average by 75% since 2009. But where you are and what energy you use matters.
ABC Radio National author
12.11.2018

Game based training boosts results for children with learning difficulties

A new game based training tool has proven effective in improving focus, attention spans, and social behaviours for younger children with learning difficulties.
ABC Radio National author
12.11.2018

Project aims to develop roadmap for a sustainable bush medicine industry

The success of the Kakadu plum as a “super food” has sparked interest in native plants. Now an academic-industry collaboration aims to develop a bush medicine industry.
ABC Radio National author
12.11.2018

Calls to expand intergenerational care to help both children and the elderly

A trial project run by Griffith University has highlighted the need for specific qualifications in intergenerational practice.
ABC Radio National author
11.11.2018

We've Got This: Queer, Disabled and parenting

What's it like to be a disabled parent in a same-sex relationship?
ABC Radio National author
11.11.2018

Dating and illness

Forget Love in the Time of Cholera; how do you tell a new person you're dating about a hidden chronic illness or mental health issue?
ABC Radio National author
11.11.2018

What will help you get the job you want after year 12?

Higher education is no longer the 'golden ticket' to a well-paid, full-time job, but experts say there are ways you can get ahead.
ABC Radio National author