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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Society & Culture Education

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
10.11.2018

Best of: Tim Ferguson, game philosophy, power of music on children, parenting with a disability, hand hygiene explained

Doug Anthony Allstar Tim Ferguson talks of the art and science of comedy, video game philosophy, children revel in music education, having a child as a quadriplegic parent and paper towels or hand dryers?
ABC Radio National author
8.11.2018

Modern Dilemma: when other people step in to discipline your child

If it takes a village to raise a child, what is the etiquette around another adult disciplining your kids?
ABC Radio National author
8.11.2018

How music helps children learn

Do you remember your first piano lesson? Or taking up the guitar as a teenager? It turns out some of these early experiences with music can be key to the way our brains develop.
ABC Radio National author
8.11.2018

Sex and the senior — what does intimacy look like as you grow older?

How do you express your sexuality and need for intimacy as you grow older? And are you comfortable talking about sex with family, friends ... and even your doctor?
ABC Radio National author
7.11.2018

Tim Ferguson: juggling humour and sadness

Comedy about very difficult personal content can be devastatingly powerful.
ABC Radio National author
7.11.2018

Vasectomy back in vogue as men see contraception as a shared responsibility

The number of men having vasectomies is on the rise, particularly for men in their late twenties and early thirties.
ABC Radio National author
7.11.2018

Codeine and other opioids — the questions to ask to avoid addiction

The use of codeine and other opioid-based pain killers has been increasing in recent years, leading to dependence in many people.
ABC Radio National author
6.11.2018

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
6.11.2018

Burning Question: paper towels or hand dryers?

You've washed your hands in a public bathroom, now how do you dry them? Which way's best for the environment — and you?
ABC Radio National author
6.11.2018

Talkback: what impact has sports gambling had on your life?

A decade ago, sports betting was confined to a shop on the main street. Today, Australians spend $1bn each year on sports gambling, often from their mobile devices.
ABC Radio National author
5.11.2018

The Melbourne Cup: the unknown designers and craftsmen

James Steeth was a gold and silversmith who left home at 15 with no formal education but went on to make an Australian cultural icon.
ABC Radio National author
5.11.2018

The science of sin: part 2

Do you truly understand why your brain compels you to do the things you know you shouldn't?
ABC Radio National author
4.11.2018

We've Got This: fighting to parent

When Carol Taylor became a quadriplegic, she only had one thing on her mind. Would she still be able to have children?
ABC Radio National author
4.11.2018

Philosophy Espresso # 6: Video games, children and our propensity for worry

Parents have always been anxious about negative influences on their children. But are current concerns about video games warranted?
ABC Radio National author
4.11.2018

The science of sin: part 1

Do you truly understand why your brain compels you to do the things you know you shouldn't?
ABC Radio National author
3.11.2018

Best of: dangers of lending, inside the test kitchen, Jeanne Little remembered, best dogs eulogised

Sound advice on safely lending money to family or friends, Pamela Clarke on almost 50 years of testing recipes, Jeanne Little's showbiz life celebrated by her daughter, and the best dogs of all time. Definitely.
ABC Radio National author
1.11.2018

Modern Dilemma: nervous about love late in life

How do you overcome the fear of intimacy after being single for a long time?
ABC Radio National author
1.11.2018

Keeping your data private

Some organisations will soon adopt the 'Fair Data' trust mark to prove they can handle, store and use your information safely.
ABC Radio National author
1.11.2018

Pregnancy discrimination at work

You're pregnant and suddenly you have no more shifts at work. You go on maternity leave and find you have no job to return to. What can you do?
ABC Radio National author
31.10.2018

The gentle art of forest bathing

The traditional Japanese practice of guided therapeutic nature walks is being prescribed for stressed patients.
ABC Radio National author
31.10.2018

How many of Pamela Clark's 'Women's Weekly' birthday cakes have you made?

Meet the mastermind behind the 'Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book' and many of the magazine's other recipe sensations.
ABC Radio National author
31.10.2018

The Moth: Stuart Webb

Stuart Webb reflects on being bullied at school when he was 13.
ABC Radio National author
31.10.2018

Love and loans

If a relative or friend asks for your financial help, what effect might it have on your relationship if you loan them money?
ABC Radio National author
30.10.2018

Catch a Falling Star: growing up with Jeanne Little

Katie Little reflects on growing up amidst the glitz and glam of her mother's larger-than-life personality.
ABC Radio National author
30.10.2018

Are we learning from our past foster care mistakes?

We instinctively want to ensure children are safe from neglect and abuse, but has our foster care system evolved enough?
ABC Radio National author
30.10.2018

It's official: noise pollution is bad for our health

New WHO guidelines say policy makers and urban planners need to reduce the noise in our environment, so we can all be healthier.
ABC Radio National author
29.10.2018

Are these the best dogs of all time?

A man who doesn't own a dog is honouring the impact canines have had on legend, history, and modern life.
ABC Radio National author
29.10.2018

Philosophy Espresso # 5: Just live in the moment

When someone tells you to “just live in the moment” in response to you being stressed or sad, is that advice useful or even possible?
ABC Radio National author
29.10.2018

Talkback: transport choices

Whether it's commuting or a short weekend trip, what would it take for you to ditch your car?
ABC Radio National author
28.10.2018

We've Got This: parenting with an intellectual disability

What is it like to have your parenting ability constantly questioned, and live in fear your children will be removed?
ABC Radio National author
28.10.2018

The doctor who diagnosed her own cancer

Professor Jane Dahlstrom was a pathologist, studying breast cancer cells when she recognised she had the symptoms of the disease.
ABC Radio National author
28.10.2018

Reducing rudeness at work: like family therapy for you and your colleagues

World-renowned psychologist Michael Leiter has developed a program to help workmates deal with their inter-personal conflicts.
ABC Radio National author
27.10.2018

Best of: superfood truths, woman of the wild, We've Got This, capturing ancient suburbia

'Superfoods' have no formal classification, Miriam Lancewood lives and hunts in the wild, a new series on parenting with a disability, and saving ancient suburbia one photo at a time.
ABC Radio National author
25.10.2018

Modern Dilemma: should we be teaching our young boys the 'ladies first' rule?

One teacher's command is for the boys to move back and allow girls to the front of a queue. What do you think of this style of etiquette being taught in primary school?
ABC Radio National author
25.10.2018

Life in 500 Words: discovering a passion

One woman describes how a gift from a young Englishman turned out to be a turning point in her life.
ABC Radio National author
25.10.2018

How a beer-loving truckie fell in love with a rare cuddly marsupial

The founders of the Numbat Task Force have just won one of the country's most prestigious conservation prizes.
ABC Radio National author
25.10.2018

Why we're eating out more

On average, we're now spending more on eating out and takeaways than on our energy bills. What's driving this — and is it a good thing?
ABC Radio National author
24.10.2018

Choosing the wild, nomadic life

Could you enjoy an existence without plans, surviving amongst nature and without the comforts you normally associate with home?
ABC Radio National author
24.10.2018

Philosophy Espresso # 4: Independence

Why do we prize autonomy in children above other traits? Damon Young argues that in doing so we potentially overlook a key part of the human experience: dependence.
ABC Radio National author
24.10.2018

Talkback: What does poverty in Australia look like and what would help turn things around?

Australians are said to be some of the richest people in the world but three million of us live in poverty.
ABC Radio National author
23.10.2018

A round peg in a square hole. What makes a misfit?

Writer Mandy Sayer explores what it means to be a misfit. Something she can relate to having always felt like one.
ABC Radio National author
23.10.2018

Life in 500 Words: the lucky one

Shortly after giving birth to her second child, Kate Kumic received some horrible news from the doctors about her own health.
ABC Radio National author
23.10.2018

Burning Question: is there a standard for superfoods?

Is "superfood" just a marketing term or is there a nutritional standard required?
ABC Radio National author
23.10.2018

Stuck in the 'Man Box': how traditional masculinity harms men and those around them

New research finds many young men feel pressured to be violent, and in control of their relationships, money and emotions, to be considered "a real man".
ABC Radio National author
22.10.2018

Saving ancient suburbia one photo at a time

Every day Warren Kirk loads his one-eyed dog Ocky into a van, and goes looking for the people, buildings and stories of an Australia that's being renovated and erased out of existence.
ABC Radio National author
22.10.2018

Service and volunteering: giving your time for others

Why do some donate their precious time to do volunteer work? Trent Forbes and Dare Kavanagh share what their volunteer service means to them.
ABC Radio National author
22.10.2018

Impact of housing affordability stress on children

How many children live in households struggling to pay the rent or mortgage? And how does it affect their lives?
ABC Radio National author
21.10.2018

We’ve Got This: the early years

In the first in our new series, We’ve got this: Parenting with a Disability, we explore the every day life of a parent with a disability, focusing on the early years of childhood.
ABC Radio National author
21.10.2018

What do national apologies mean to survivors?

PM Scott Morrison will soon apologise to survivors of child sexual abuse in institutions. How have other significant apologies changed the lives of those affected?
ABC Radio National author
21.10.2018

Menopausal and more productive than ever: older women at work

Why is menopause still talked about in "hushed tones" and how is this stigma hurting working women and the economy?
ABC Radio National author