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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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
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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
22.05.2019

Talkback: Chasing the goal of work-life balance

Work-life balance sounds like a utopia where, with just a bit of tweaking, we can have a good career and a fruitful life. But is it an unattainable fantasy?
ABC Radio National author
21.05.2019

Kathy and Ralph Kelly on their sons' lives and legacies

Kathy and Ralph Kelly talk about what they have learned from the deaths of their two sons, Thomas and Stuart - and the enduring power of kindness.
ABC Radio National author
21.05.2019

Bringing lessons from the US to make Australia’s corporate sector more diverse

Michael Combs has reshaped a program which helps African-American students get a foothold in corporate America to suit an Australian environment.
ABC Radio National author
20.05.2019

Supporting women seeking asylum with services, language classes and a safe space

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre supports those who’ve fled their home country. Since 2015 they’ve had a specific program to empower women.
ABC Radio National author
20.05.2019

How can facts make us feel better about the world?

The world can feel overwhelmingly dire at times. But are we catastrophising without looking at the facts?
ABC Radio National author
20.05.2019

Election Spotlight - What will the election result mean for our everyday lives?

There were many promises made in the lead up to the election, but which of those policies will be achievable and how will they affect Australian lives over the next three years?
ABC Radio National author
18.05.2019

Weekend Life Matters - women's work in other countries, dating when you're both disabled, Aboriginal connection explained, and keeping fre4sh food out of landfill

One Australian woman's grappling with employing workers in her Indian and Chinese household, finding a partner when both of you have a disability, an indigenous elder explains the significance of The Dreamtime, and ensuring fresh produce doesn't end up...
ABC Radio National author
17.05.2019

Modern Dilemma - who chooses what to listen to in a taxi, you or the driver?

In a taxi you find yourself forced to listen to a certain 'shock jock' radio presenter you can't stand. You ask politely if the driver can turn it down but he refuses.
ABC Radio National author
17.05.2019

Talkback: remembering Bob Hawke

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke has died peacefully at his home at the age of 89.
ABC Radio National author
17.05.2019

Our Lives - tracing the arc of young Australians

When we're young, so much of our time is spent looking forward. Then two researchers ask you to look back. Our Lives, The Social Futures and Pathways Project is a longitudinal study of young Australians, their hopes, dreams and goals.
ABC Radio National author
16.05.2019

Strike! The family who brought ten pin bowling to the Special Olympics in Melbourne

Mel and Terry McMahon are responsible for making Ten Pin Bowling a Special Olympic sport in their region over 20 years ago.
ABC Radio National author
16.05.2019

Hiring domestic labour led one woman to examine her privilege

In countries where domestic labour is cheap and normalised, journalist Megan K Stack explores the ethical complexities behind being a mother, a worker, and a full time employer of nannies.
ABC Radio National author
16.05.2019

How do cultural barriers impact our relationship with transport?

How do different communities overcome barriers to alternative travel? Especially when one society perceives public transport as unfathomable while another culture embraces it.
ABC Radio National author
15.05.2019

Election Spotlight: What's required to address Australia's mental health needs?

Mental health experts say the treatment options for the one in five Australians experiencing mental illness are severely lacking.
ABC Radio National author
15.05.2019

Election Spotlight: cancer, chronic and complex health conditions in the healthcare system

What policy solutions are the major parties offering when it comes to the growing burden of disease that comes with an ageing population, and how do cancer policies differ?
ABC Radio National author
14.05.2019

Burning question—storing food sustainably

How can you avoid wasting fruit and vegies? ABC Science reporter, Anna Salleh, explains how to store your food sustainably.
ABC Radio National author
14.05.2019

The Moth—Elizabeth Gray

Elizabeth considers breast-reduction surgery after breastfeeding her kids.
ABC Radio National author
14.05.2019

Talkback—helping anxious children

It's estimated half a million young Australians live with anxiety, so how can we help them?
ABC Radio National author
13.05.2019

How can learning about Dreamtime help connect us with our surroundings?

How much do we really understand about Aboriginal Dreamtime? And can a better understanding help us relate to this country in different and richer ways?
ABC Radio National author
13.05.2019

Disability and Relationships – When both partners have a disability

Two couples share their experiences of navigating the challenges faced when both people in the relationship have a disability.
ABC Radio National author
13.05.2019

Election Spotlight – Has Australia reached a tipping point when it comes to climate change action?

Social researcher Rebecca Huntley and economist Matthew Warren say Australians have come to realise that it's time to act on climate change.
ABC Radio National author
11.05.2019

Weekend Life Matters - from surgery to Archibald, disability and relationships pt2, Jane Austen's diet, and your best medieval life

Can the internet be ethical and still make money?, three men discuss the power and transience of joy, Janet Mock speaks out for other transgender people, and a fashion designer helps families dress their dead.
ABC Radio National author
10.05.2019

Modern Dilemma - Should you step down from your job to give a younger person a go?

After 28 years in your career you no longer need to work for the money. Is it your duty to step aside for a younger person to come through, or do you have a responsibility to continue to use your education and experience?
ABC Radio National author
10.05.2019

Reg Livermore on sixty years of pushing performance boundaries

Best known for his radical one-man shows, appearing as the unforgettable Betty Blokk-buster, Reg Livermore first took to the stage at the age of eight and he's been performing ever since.
ABC Radio National author
10.05.2019

Election spotlight: regional, remote and rural issues

Twenty-eight percent of us still live outside the big cities, so what's on the table in this federal election for that significant portion of the population?
ABC Radio National author
9.05.2019

Should we start talking to children about body image when they're in primary school?

We often think body image issues start as you enter teenagehood, but what if they starts much earlier - as early at three years old?
ABC Radio National author
9.05.2019

From Alice to Prague - an author's journey of identity and choice

Tanya Heaslip packed up her law career in Alice Springs to start a new life in a transitioning post-communist Czech Republic.
ABC Radio National author
9.05.2019

The financial burden of surrogacy

Carrying a child for another family can be unexpectedly costly for surrogates and inconsistent laws can make navigating the process challenging.
ABC Radio National author
8.05.2019

Living your best medieval life

In Australia there's a flourishing subculture dedicated to recreating medieval times, as Michael Mackenzie discovered when he travelled to the Adelaide Hills for a first hand experience of life in the Middle Ages.
ABC Radio National author
8.05.2019

"What would Jane Do?" To get fit and healthy, Bryan Kozlowski lived like a Jane Austen character for two years

When Bryan Kozlowski hit 30, he started consulting Jane Austen novels for all his exercise and diet choices.
ABC Radio National author
8.05.2019

Indigenous communities and clinicians call for community-based responses to youth suicide

Indigenous children and young people aged between 10 and 14 are 8.4 times more likely to committee suicide than non-Indigenous Australians.
ABC Radio National author
7.05.2019

Teen Matters - recognising depression and strategies to help deal with it

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry help us recognise the symptoms of depression in young people, and take steps to help.
ABC Radio National author
7.05.2019

Painting your surgeon for the Archibald Prize

Fiona Andrews and Dr Michael Wong don't have a typical patient-doctor relationship. In fact, Fiona painted Michael for the Archibald Prize.
ABC Radio National author
7.05.2019

Election spotlight: how the major parties plan to treat your superannuation

Superannuation savings will shape retirees' futures, so what will change after the federal election?
ABC Radio National author
6.05.2019

Disability and Relationships – The misconceptions of being your partner’s carer

Having a disability and being in a relationship can be complex, especially because of the assumptions of others. Three couples share their experiences about caring being part of their relationships.
ABC Radio National author
6.05.2019

Life in 500 Words – Marnie Barter thumbs a ride

Alongside divorce, moving house has been shown to be one of the most stressful points in your life. Marnie Barter knows that better than most, as she takes us all into a fateful decision to up stumps.
ABC Radio National author
6.05.2019

Talkback – Getting fit when it doesn't come naturally

These days most of us want to feel fit and be active, but if you didn't grow up playing sport or exercising, it's not easy to find the sport that's right for you.
ABC Radio National author
4.05.2019

Weekend Life Matters - young readers, Harmony and Pedro, looking for love Pt1, and bodybuilding dangers

How we instil a love of the written word in our children, Harmony and Pedro fall in love over street music, dating when you're disabled, and the health warnings around bodybuilding.
ABC Radio National author
3.05.2019

Modern Dilemma - I'm annoyed by my friends' constant overuse of emojis, how do I stop them?

Your friends' zest for the use of emojis irritates you. How do you curb their enthusiasm without offending them?
ABC Radio National author
3.05.2019

This female tradie says 'why should women miss out on the tradie revolution?'

Penny Petridis, also known as The Female Tradie, says that with a little mentoring, there is no reason women cannot make it in what she sees as an incredibly rewarding profession.
ABC Radio National author
3.05.2019

Photographs show transformation from boy to man

Artist Ella Dreyfus has captured images of the boys in her son's soccer team at three key stages of their lives. The photographic series Under 27 highlights their physical and emotional growth.
ABC Radio National author
2.05.2019

From corporate life to farming strife, a not-so-perfect tree change

When Todd Alexander and his partner Jeff decided to ditch inner city Sydney and move to the country they thought, 'How hard can it be?'
ABC Radio National author
2.05.2019

Talkback: getting comfortable with death

Death can be confronting but understanding it can help to reduce the fear.
ABC Radio National author
1.05.2019

Burning Question: Bodybuilding

How do the benefits of bulking stack up against the health risks? An ABC Science reporter explains the pros and cons of bodybuilding, and how they differ for men and women.
ABC Radio National author
1.05.2019

Twenty years ago, Laurie Halse Anderson gave teenagers a voice to talk about sexual violence. Now she's telling her own story.

Since publication, Anderson's young adult novel 'Speak', about a girl dealing with the trauma of sexual assault, has sold eight million copies, but Laurie hadn't felt ready to write her own story until now.
ABC Radio National author
1.05.2019

Election spotlight: Welfare and social security

There have been calls for many years for Newstart payments to increased. While Labor will consider it, both major parties remain reluctant to talk about major welfare reforms.
ABC Radio National author
30.04.2019

Harmony and Pedro - a busking love story

Pedro Fuentes plays classical double bass. Hong Mei plays erhu. They met on the streets of Melbourne. This is their story.
ABC Radio National author
30.04.2019

How well do we understand our procrastination habits?

Whatever distractions we use, we all procrastinate. But is it a problem of laziness or is there more to it? Are we tempted to procrastinate more these days because of our access to screens?
ABC Radio National author
30.04.2019

Raising readers and how to instil a love of books

How do you instil a love of books in even the most reluctant of readers? Teacher librarian Megan Daley has written a book called Raising Readers- How To Nurture A Child's Love Of Books.
ABC Radio National author
29.04.2019

Curbing customer abuse

Have you ever lost your temper in a shop? If unchecked, rude customer behaviour can lead to long-term psychological and physical health issues for employees.
ABC Radio National author