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
8.01.2019

Life in 500 Words: resisting the undertow

Kristine Philipp remembers her beach holidays as a child- and what they taught her about swimming against the tide.
ABC Radio National author
8.01.2019

Yoga, walking and a good chat: one cemetery's approach to grief

Death and grief can be insurmountable topics for many to navigate. And those working in the funeral and cemetery business can often be accused of taking a brisk and mercantile approach to death.
ABC Radio National author
8.01.2019

Sisonke Msimang: Finding home as a child in exile

Sisonke Msimang was born in exile to South African freedom fighters. She was raised in Zambia, Kenya and Canada before eventually finding herself back in South Africa after the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. How does one find home as a child of...
ABC Radio National author
8.01.2019

Finding your calling late in life

We often tell our children to pursue their passions and dreams. But as adults we can lose sight of our own dreams as bigger responsibilities take over.
ABC Radio National author
7.01.2019

Life in 500 Words: discovering a love for music

Continuing our series, we hear from listener Amanda Wilson, who recounts memories of the night she fell in love with music, when she was just four years old!
ABC Radio National author
7.01.2019

Fitness and fun: roller-skating

Amanda Smith is on a mission to multi-task. She wants to stay fit and have fun at the same time.
ABC Radio National author
7.01.2019

How diseases are born and die

Since ancient times our understanding of the human body, diseases and their remedies have evolved. So what makes a disease a disease?
ABC Radio National author
7.01.2019

Single and loving it: life as a spinster in the 21st century

Can an independent woman really have it all, or does society still expect them to partner-up in order to live a fulfilling life?
ABC Radio National author
4.01.2019

Finding Love: Dennis and Denise

Denise and Dennis first crossed paths in Darwin when she was a young woman, but it took 40 years for them to meet properly, fall in love and get married.
ABC Radio National author
4.01.2019

Growing up gay in Australia

Actor and LGBTQI rights activist Harry Cook was first made to feel as though he was "wrong" when he was a very young child. Coming to terms with his sexuality without positive gay role models led to alcohol and drug abuse and severe mental health probl...
ABC Radio National author
4.01.2019

A memoir of piano playing and family

Author Virginia Lloyd reflects on the central role the piano has played in her life, and countless other women who have come before.
ABC Radio National author
4.01.2019

The work lives of triple zero call takers

What does it take to be the first point of contact when an emergency strikes? The work of a triple zero emergency call taker means acting calm when others are not.
ABC Radio National author
3.01.2019

Fitness and Fun: Pole-dancing

In her continuing bid to take the 'work' out of 'workout', Amanda gives pole-dancing a go. It's physically demanding, but definitely also fun. And a bit sexy.
ABC Radio National author
3.01.2019

Jill Stark: when having it all just isn't enough

When Jill Stark’s book on giving up booze became a best-seller, it looked like she had it all when actually the former Age journalist was struggling. How could the gap between what success was meant to look like and what it did look like be so huge?
ABC Radio National author
3.01.2019

What does it mean to be Chinese-Australian?

A chat with three people who identify themselves as Chinese-Australian about identity, embracing two cultures, intergenerational tensions and the connection they feel with China.
ABC Radio National author
2.01.2019

Love in a shearing shed

Sweaty bodies, pumping music, rhythmic movement, long days, unwinding with a beer or two, or even three — turns out there’s a lot of action inside a shearing shed, including romance!
ABC Radio National author
2.01.2019

ABC Open: My clothes washing nightmare comes true

We’ll all been there. Jumpers shrunk to a doll's size, or an entire load of washing turning an dirty shade of grey.
ABC Radio National author
2.01.2019

Joe Williams: defying the enemy within

When the voices in your head say you're worthless and should end it all, how can you silence them?
ABC Radio National author
2.01.2019

Valerie Taylor on sharks, conservation and writing

The name Valerie Taylor is synonymous with sharks and underwater documentaries. She talks to Life Matters about marine conservation and her new book.
ABC Radio National author
1.01.2019

A man, a van and a cat

While most 30-year-olds are building their careers, saving for a house and planning for a secure future, Rich East was looking for an alternative.
ABC Radio National author
1.01.2019

Dogs and children, under one roof

Canine experts share their tips for a safe and happy environment when dogs and children are under one roof.
ABC Radio National author
1.01.2019

Could our dogs offer a cure for men who feel cut off?

When men are in distress, they are just as likely to open up to their dog as they are to their partner. Can this bond be the key to helping men deal with social isolation?
ABC Radio National author
1.01.2019

Fitness and fun: Dog agility training

It's not just your pooch getting a workout from that obstacle course!
ABC Radio National author
31.12.2018

Heywire's 20th birthday bash

Michael Mackenzie headed to Canberra to hear the stories and opinions of this year's Heywire winners.
ABC Radio National author
28.12.2018

Finding Love in the Country: Tinder challenge that ends in twins

When Emma Charlton and a bunch of friends set the challenge of going on ten Tinder dates in a year, she never thought it would end in her being pregnant with twins.
ABC Radio National author
28.12.2018

Open water swimming all year round

For some people, a drop in water temperature means they will hang up their swimmers until spring time. For others, this is when their swimming becomes a richer and more fulfilling experience.
ABC Radio National author
28.12.2018

Fighting to improve schools for Deaf children

Mother Natalie Sandon-Stanhope on the challenges of making sure her two Deaf children are getting a good education.
ABC Radio National author
28.12.2018

What I learned from my time in prison

Wil Patterson ended up in jail after stealing $300,000 from his employer. He knows first-hand how a quick decision can change the course of your life forever.
ABC Radio National author
27.12.2018

Fitness and fun: dodgeball

As part of her mission to take the 'work' out of 'workout', Amanda tries dodgeball.
ABC Radio National author
27.12.2018

Whatever the Weather: battling urban heat

The urban heat island effect, and the impact it's having on our quality of life, is not just evident in our cities but also our towns.
ABC Radio National author
27.12.2018

Growing up Aboriginal in Australia

If you are an Aboriginal person in this country, it is highly likely you have experienced racism and prejudice at some stage.
ABC Radio National author
26.12.2018

Women in Leadership

Former Victoria Police Commissioner Christine Nixon, sports journalist Samantha Lane and human rights lawyer Anna Brown speak about women in leadership, resilience and making a difference.
ABC Radio National author
25.12.2018

Trucks and drugs and rock and roll: the life of roadies revealed

When you go and see live music, these hard working people make sure you have a good time. A new book reveals their hard, often lonely lives.
ABC Radio National author
25.12.2018

A conversation with two heroes

A pilot who steered a plane back to safety following a mid-air emergency, saving 469 lives. A nurse who volunteered in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic. What do they have in common?
ABC Radio National author
24.12.2018

Whatever the Weather: mood

To mark Science Week, Life Matters teamed up with the Bureau of Meteorology to examine the impacts of weather on our lives. Starting with weather and its ability to influence our mood and behaviour.
ABC Radio National author
24.12.2018

James Jeffrey: My Family and Other Animus

When you've grown up in a family where your parents have not only split up, but fought a custody battle over you, it can have a lasting effect on the rest of your life.
ABC Radio National author
21.12.2018

Our Songs: Paul Kadak and Kieran Scott

Singing is intertwined with what it means to be Estonian and this cultural link is so powerful that it overthrew a Soviet-controlled government.
ABC Radio National author
21.12.2018

Finding Love in the Country: when you're a blackfella in the Kimberley

Molly Hunt found out the hard way that you've got to check your family tree before you fall too hard in a town like Broome.
ABC Radio National author
21.12.2018

How to find happiness and accidentally become Insta-famous on the way

Mari Andrew posted her first drawing on Instagram to lift herself out of her depression. Now she has more than 850,000 followers and a best-selling book.
ABC Radio National author
21.12.2018

Life in a cult: how I got in, how I got out

How and why does someone get involved in a cult, what keeps them there and what happens when they finally leave and have to adjust to life in the real world?
ABC Radio National author
20.12.2018

Fitness and fun: Stand up paddling

In her latest attempt to find enjoyable activities that boost your health, Amanda tries out stand up paddling. Have a listen to see how it went!
ABC Radio National author
20.12.2018

Home Sweet Home helps heal through sharing stories of war

Anna Taylor is on a mission. The Australian artist has collected real life stories from multiple generations of families who've dealt with post conflict trauma. Now she's taking those stories to the world.
ABC Radio National author
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