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Life Matters - Full program podcast



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.



Copyright: Copyright 2017, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
 



Kathy Lette, Australian lives and exercise and injuries part 1

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Best laid plans: Kathy Lette on raising a child with autism. Oral histories illuminate Australian lives. Exercise and Injuries Part One. Mango Madness: battling a tropical heatwave.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171218.mp3




Best of Life Matters: curing affluenza, festive feelings, family Christmas horror and sensitive Santa

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:05:00 +1100

Best of Life Matters: curing affluenza, festive feelings, dealing with diabetes, family Christmas horror and being sensitive Santa.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171216.mp3




Farmers taking a break, you're not that great, a groping brother-in-law, Christmas Pudding

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Farmers and holidays... can the two gel? You're not that great: Negativity and the pursuit of success. ABC Open: Tablespoon of brandy. Modern Dilemma: the gropey brother-in-law.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171215.mp3




Miscarriage: an often silent trauma, affluenza in Australia and diabetes for beginners: part 2

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:06:00 +1100

Miscarriage: breaking an often silent trauma. Curing affluenza: why we should all buy less. Diabetes for beginners: Part 2.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171214.mp3




Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb unpick the best of 2017

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales on their favourite books, movies, TV and recipes of 2017.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171213.mp3




Christmas and strangers, refugees and asylum seekers in the workforce and The Moth

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:06:00 +1100

How to better help refugees and asylum seekers enter the workforce. Three Men and a Feeling: keeping it festive. What it's like spending Christmas with strangers. The Moth: what getting naked in public revealed for a woman.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171212.mp3




Young men reflect on sexual harassment, joint replacements, Sensitive Santa

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Weinstein & #MeToo: young men take a hard look at their behaviour . Replacing joints: second safest operation in the world. Sensitive Santa bringing Christmas to autistic people .


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171211.mp3




Best of Life Matters: 9.12.17

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:05:00 +1100

Best of Life Matters: Jelena Dokic, defeating self loathing, Tracks turns 40.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171209.mp3




Friends as family at Christmas, Robyn Davidson and 40 years since "Tracks", cultural exchange or parody

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Choosing friends as family during the holiday season. Robyn Davidson reflects on 40 years since "Tracks". Modern Dilemma: where is the line between cultural exchange and offensive parody?


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171208.mp3




Is Australia actually multicultural? What the LGBTI elders think of SSM & making a joke too soon

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:06:00 +1100

The future of multiculturalism in Australia. What LGBTI elders think of SSM. Tall Tales & True: Comedian Dan Illic.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171207.mp3




Insurance and mental health, Launceston's first Afghan supermarket, and Jelena Dokic opens up about her abusive father

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Concern grows over mental health exclusions in insurance policies. Afghan refugees share traditional food and culture in their adopted home. Jelena Dokic's torment - could Australia have done more?


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171206.mp3




The secret to long-lasting love, preventing self loathing & The Moth

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:06:00 +1100

Talkback: How to make love last in the long term. Three Men and a Feeling: self loathing. The Moth: a delicate sea creature, Johanna Bell.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171205.mp3




Dispelling disability stereotypes, autism and ADHD, giving birth during a threatened volcanic eruption

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Breaking down the stereotypes on disability. Raising children who have autism and ADHD. Giving birth in the shadow of Agung.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171204.mp3




Best of Life Matters: desert cycling and weight loss surgery

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 15:05:00 +1100

We meet two people pushing their limits in very different ways. One woman takes 3 months to cycle solo from Broken Hill to Alice Springs, the other faces her obesity head on by deciding to take out a loan and join the thousands of other people having weight loss surgery every year.


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Decriminalising sex work, safe injection rooms, lending money to a friend

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

The debate over decriminalising sex work. Inside Sydney's safe injection clinic. Modern Dilemma: lending money to a friend.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171201.mp3




Climate change influencing motherhood, Indigenous children & foster care, stroke recovery

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:06:00 +1100

How climate change is impacting motherhood in the climate science community . Indigenous children are 10 times more likely to be placed in care, says report. ABC Open: Celebrating a family birthday over Skype. Stroke recovery: a sensory revolution.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171130.mp3




Pushing your body to the limit, inflamed gums and the healing power of colouring-in

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

A journey to the soul: why we undertake treks of endurance. Burning Question: Are inflamed gums a sign of heart disease? Colourathon: young women use colouring-in to address family violence. ABC Open: Unconditional love.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171129.mp3




Involuntarily committals, a woman's cycling journey, avoiding black and white thinking and The Moth

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:06:00 +1100

The moral dilemmas of involuntary committals. Cycling from Broken Hill to Alice Springs. Three Men and a Feeling: more than binary. The Moth: Chrissie Graham on losing a contact lens .


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171128.mp3




Talkback: the pros and cons of bariatric surgery

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Weight loss surgery: one woman's experience and the issues it raises.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171127.mp3




Best of Life Matters: real faces on local media, talking serenity, space station engineering, exercise and self control and same sex ballroom

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 15:05:00 +1100

Has digital and online journalism improved our reflection of Australian diversity in the media? Three men ask: " how's the serenity?" Meet an Australian engineer in touch with the European Space Station, and discover why exercise can help strengthen self will.


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Self sabotage, the price of weddings, lying about your age

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

How to stop self-sabotaging your relationships and career. Paying the price on your wedding day. Modern Dilemma: lying about your age in online dating.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171124.mp3




Teaching children to manger their finances and a doctor's experience through Leukemia

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:06:00 +1100

Talkback: let's talk about money. Leukemia forces doctor to become patient, and to ask difficult questions.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171123.mp3




Artificial sweeteners, willpower in exercise, diversity in Australia's media landscape

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

The risks and benefits of artificial sweeteners. Exercise Room: building self-control through exercise. How diverse media reflects who we are as a nation. Same-sex ballroom dancing.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171122.mp3




A woman's quest to work with the stars, entrepreneurial school students, serenity & The Moth

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Nurturing the entrepreneurial skills of students. How I landed my dream job: one woman’s quest to become a space engineer. Three Men and a Feeling: Serenity. The Moth: a bedazzled spaceship - Micaela Blei .


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171121.mp3




The face of homelessness

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Down and out in Melbourne and Darwin.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171120.mp3




Best of Life Matters: Belle Gibson unmasked, life in Year 12, the sound of dementia, and the real life of a grade cricketer

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:05:00 +1100

A new book on one of the biggest health and publishing scandals of recent times, the stresses of Year 12 via video diary, why people with dementia find themselves under aural attack, and the alpha hierarchy of grade cricket.


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Psychological abuse, convict monologues and overly generous friends

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

The damage of psychological abuse. Convict Monologues: Prisoners Escape Through Theatre And Music. Modern Dilemma: what to do about overly generous friends.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171117.mp3




Father and son hash out same sex marriage, perinatal anxiety and depression and dementia sound instillation

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:06:00 +1100

Perinatal anxiety and depression affects men too . Healing after the same sex marriage survey. This is how dementia sounds.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171116.mp3




Online mentors for teens, head lice and The Grade Cricketer

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Can mentors really make a difference for school leavers? Women's Work: Tracy Ellis fights back by volunteering. Burning Question: Do lice like clean or dirty hair? The Grade Cricketer: Tea and No Sympathy.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171115.mp3




Private health insurance changes and you, year 12 life, feeling awe and The Moth: Denis Repp

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:06:00 +1100

How to improve private health insurance. My Year 12 Life revisited. Three Men and a Feeling: Awe. The Moth: how a dog mended a broken heart - Denis Repp.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171114.mp3




Talkback: Nutrition and fertility and fooling the world on cancer cures

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Belle Gibson: a morality tale for our times? Talkback: nutrition and pregnancy .


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171113.mp3




Best of Life Matters: Why bother being healthy? Diabetes for beginners, strength training, and adventures of a marathon kayaker

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:05:00 +1100

If we're all going to die anyway why bother being healthy? One WHO doctor puts the case for why it matters. The options when you've been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, why strength training is more than just muscle building, and Sandy Robson kayaks 23,000 kms to be named Australian Geographic Society's Adventurer of the Year.


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The rise of life coaches, blooming opportunities, managing the in-laws

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

What's driving the rise of life coaches? Blossoming opportunities for sustainable florist. Modern Dilemma: Managing difficult in-laws.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171110.mp3




Millennials and job security, public health and individual choice and diabetes for beginners

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:06:00 +1100

What millennials think about job security . Individual choice versus public policy: who is to blame for the obesity crisis? Diabetes for Beginners: Part 1.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171109.mp3




The real state of penalty rates for hospitality workers, strength training, and marking the Russian Revolution

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Talkback: Penalties and work-life balance in Australia's hospitality sector. Exercise Room: The real relationship between strength training and weight loss. The women of the revolution.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171108.mp3







Living with early onset dementia, life as a female volunteer fire fighter, and meet the Adventurer of the Year

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Garry's Dream. Women's Work: Carole Bayley fights fire with fire. Sandy Robson kayaks to Adventurer of the Year.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171106.mp3




Best of Life Matters: Infidelity, kindness in health, contagion of feelings and getting a stitch

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 15:05:00 +1100

New slants on an old sin - infidelity, why our health system needs to re-introduce kindness, how feelings can spread through a crowd, and the mystery of why we get a stitch when we exercise.


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The untold story of the Melbourne Cup trophy, the dilemma of dobbing someone in

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

The Melbourne Cup: the unknown designers and craftsmen. Modern Dilemma: under what circumstances would you dob someone in?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171103.mp3




Seeking asylum and friendship, online psychology in the bush and dancing through Parkinson's

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:06:00 +1100

Online psychology more accessible to country Australia. Tall Tales & True: Sarah Jane. Seeking asylum and finding a pen pal: one man's story. Dancing for Parkinson's.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171102.mp3




Making STEM appealing to children, what causes a stitch, and the art of eavesdropping

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:05:00 +1100

How to get kids hooked on science. Burning Question: What causes a stitch and how to stop them. Overheard: The Art Of Eavesdropping.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lms_20171101.mp3




Making aged-care more robust, kind-hearted healthcare, contagious feelings, and confronting a thief

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:06:00 +1100

Making aged care better for everyone. How kind is our healthcare? Three Men and a Feeling: feelings can be contagious. The Moth: Kerry Weeks on confronting a thief.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lms_20171031.mp3




Rethinking infidelity, overcoming performance anxiety

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Rethinking infidelity: when an affair is not the end. Talkback: How to overcome performance anxiety .


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lms_20171030.mp3




Best of Life Matters: sex data reveals true selves, battling indifference, being super flexible, and the job power of gaming

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:05:00 +1100

A new book from a data analyst lifts the lid on our sexual appetite, why indifference is the opposite of love, how being over flexible can lead to injury, and why games can build job skills.


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What our internet searches reveal about us, living for your daughters, Trish Jackson opens minds, dealing with social exclusion

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:05:00 +1100

What our google searches reveal about sexual preferences. Choosing to live for your daughters. Women's Work: Trish Jackson opens minds. Modern Dilemma: my friend excludes me from her social activities, and it hurts.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lms_20171027.mp3




Gaming's new influence on the workforce, AIDS volunteers tell their story and young feminists speaking out

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:06:00 +1100

The proud history of AIDS volunteers. The workforce power of gaming . The price women pay for speaking out.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lms_20171026.mp3




The SSM debate and the impact on kids, hypermobility, and Australia's tinkering culture

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:05:00 +1100

How is the SSM postal vote impacting on the mental health of children? Exercise Room: Can you be too flexible? Tinkering with a twist.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lms_20171025.mp3




Indigenous language app, a trauma cleaner's life and 'indifference' unpacked

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:06:00 +1100

Award-winning app boosts language skills to improve Indigenous health. The Trauma Cleaner. Three Men and a Feeling: Indifference . The Moth: Sara Rosa Espi, the first time I kissed a woman .


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lms_20171024.mp3




Rachel Botsman on trust in the digital age, what families want from early-childhood education, rallying in times of crisis

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Who do you trust? What kids and parents really want from early-childhood education. In times of crisis: Gather My Crew.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lms_20171023.mp3




Best of Life Matters: mum and son are agony aunts, feeling disgusted, healing with hip hop and farmers no longer invisible

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:05:00 +1100

Could you discuss other peoples' sex lives with your mum? Benjamin Law does. How disgust can save your life but ruin another, the power of hip hop to repair and heal, and women farmers speak up loud and proud.


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