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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.

Workplace love, translating language for parents & naughty dogs — it's on us part 2

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Workplace relationships: what to do when you fall for someone at work. Language brokering: what is it like to translate for non-English speaking parents. Why it's our fault dogs are naughty: Part 2.

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Learning to read as an adult, Jimmy Bartel fighting domestic violence, sugar and cancer, ghosts in the office

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

AFL great Jimmy Bartel challenges attitudes on family violence. Burning Question: does sugar feed cancer? Ground level literacy: learning to read and write late in life.

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Living with coal industry pollution, needing family close, spirituality in unlikely places

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Life amongst coal mines and power stations. When being near family really matters. Three Men and a Feeling: Anger, Rage and Fury. The Moth: finding spiritual meaning in an unlikely place.

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A good life to the end, autism and ayahuasca

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

How to die well and live a good life to the end. Autism, adolescence and Africa: a life-changing trip for a father and son. Global Ayahuasca Project: how nothing is the same after taking ‘The Tea’.

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Best of Life Matters: the freelancing life, living low impact, living without hair and dognitive therapy

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:05:00 +1000

Freelancers tell us the pros and cons of their life, one woman gives up money for three years, experiencing Alopecia Areata and why dogs behaving badly is our fault.

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Regional renaissance? Beating melanoma & Modern Dilemma: when a lump of money lands in you bank account

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Is it Regional Australia's time in the sun? Patient 71: how I beat cancer. Modern Dilemma: a mysterious sum of money lands in your bank account, what do you do?

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Living with Alopecia, the wellness obsession & why it's our fault dogs are naughty

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Living with Alopecia. Wellmania: one woman's quest for a healthy and happy life. Why it's our fault dogs are naughty: Part 1.

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Laughing at cancer, combat sport and respect, early childhood education, whisky and motorbikes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Australia lagging behind other OECD nations when investing in early childhood education and care. The Exercise Room: Do combat sports encourage violence or teach respect? ABC Open: Whisky and the rage of a woman. Laughing at cancer.

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Freelancing, as sexy as we think? Affordable homes & older women & The Moth: Mary Kate O'Flanagan

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Affordable homes for older women. Is freelancing as sexy as we think? Three Men and a Feeling: Compassion. The Moth: A message from beyond the grave.

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Bullying in primary schools, low impact living and a mother's addiction

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Bullying, mental health and academic performance. What it's like to live without money. ABC Open: Cards and 'bored' games. Growing up in the shadow of valium.

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Best of Life Matters: Auskick and autism, 3 men talk hope, millennials volunteer, and the plumbing ballet dancer

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 15:05:00 +1000

How children on the autism spectrum are finding a place in the AFL's sports program for kids, why hope is the essence of humanity, research says millennials are eager to help the world, and a mechanical plumber discovers his calling - ballet.

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Shaking hands versus kissing, rethinking Heathcliff, coping with cancer in your youth

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

You're 20 and you get cancer... what happens? Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever: dispelling the myth of Heathcliff as romantic hero. Modern Dilemma: the meet and greet, are you a hugger, kisser or hand shaker?

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Affordable funerals, sport accessibility and Mallacoota's doctor search

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Planning an affordable funeral. Sport and disability: making sport accessible to all. Mallacoota searches for its own doctor.

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Finding your religion, a ballet dancing plumber, drugging your kids, rising electricity costs

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Petrol or power bills: energy costs hitting low income households. Burning Question: Is it okay to drug your child... on a plane? Ike's conversion: finding a faith different to your upbringing. Plumber learns to dance.

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Genital surgery for women, The Moth: Kiri Bear and three men on 'hope'

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

When women don't like their vulvas. Three Men and a Feeling: Hope. The Moth: Kiri Bear.

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Cultural diversity in aged care, Millennials that volunteer and libraries in jails

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:06:00 +1000

Ageing in a foreign land: cultural diversity and aged care. Are millennials as selfish as we think? Escaping with a good book: the value of libraries in Australian jails.

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Best of Life Matters: male pattern baldness, selfie culture, fitness tips for aging and true footy fandom

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 15:05:00 +1000

Men coming to terms with going bald, the rise of the selfie culture and how we became so self-obsessed, top tips for staying fit as we age, and a life-long football fan's love for her team.

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The secrets of empathy, supporting adult children financially, share housing for oldies

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Co-housing oldies: would you sell the share house lifestyle to your granny? How to practise empathy. Modern Dilemma: how far do you go to financially support your adult child?

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How to deal with baldness, year 12 score longevity and our selfie obsession

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

How long does your Year 12 score last? Selfie: how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us. Tackling baldness head on.

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Footy and fandom, fitness for men of all ages, teething problems for the NDIS

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Choice and control: the challenge of growing the NDIS. The Exercise Room: fitness tips for men through the ages. True footy fandom: Yvette Wroby on football and family.

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Healthcare workers under attack, inspiring stories from Wilcannia, men and integrity, crime and punishment

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Violence in the healthcare system. Introducing The Real Thing's 'Positively Wilcannia'. Three Men and a Feeling: Integrity. The Moth: Kathi Hill.

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Indigenous rangers, piano lessons for refugee children and the dark side of international modelling

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Indigenous groups calling for funding to expand ranger program. The Piano Project. The grit behind the glamour - the true life of an international model.

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Best of Life Matters: former ice addict speaks out, splinter tips and tricks, music and teenage mood, give aged parents their freedom

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:05:00 +1000

Local mayor shows unity with a recovered ice addict, can you leave splinters inside you?, how teenagers can shape their moods through music, and why we shouldn't mollycoddle our aged parents.

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Dealing with narcissists, investing after a break-up and eating food from the street

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

From the office to the home, dealing with narcissists. Suddenly single: investing wisely after a break-up. Modern Dilemma: would you eat food found on the street?

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Women in leadership, moving for happiness and shaping teen emotions with music

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

The history and future of women in leadership. Does moving make you happier? Teenagers use music to name and shape their emotions.

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Coming out as transgender, removing splinters and living with epilepsy

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Finding Nevo: coming out as transgender today. Homotopia audio extra: Simona Castricum. Burning Question: Removing splinters . Electro girl: living with epilepsy.

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Children and family violence, elderly parents and forgiveness

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Listening to children on family violence. Being too protective of elderly parents. Three Men and a Feeling: Forgiveness. ABC Open: a maternal presence.

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Regional ice use, Great Fatigue Crisis, queer Muslims

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Tackling the scourge of the drug ice in regional communities. The Great Fatigue Crisis. 'I thought I was the only queer Muslim in Australia'. ABC Open: Silver on the dance floor.

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Best of Life Matters: exercise for the love of it, three men talk trust, a dance of inclusion, and the car that won't die

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:05:00 +1000

Why doing exercise out of fear or duty is not going to work, the essential element of trust between humans, how older people from the LGBTI community have their place to dance, and an old VW that keeps on keeping on.

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Confronting paraplegia, gay culture within women's AFL and the teacher's pet

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Broken: Living with paraplegia. Celebrating women's footy as a queer space. Modern Dilemma: Teacher's pet.

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Confronting social anxiety, life inside the circus and feasting during the fast

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:06:00 +1000

Overcoming social anxiety. Through the hoops: Latonya Wigginton circus artist. ABC Open: The wallaroo rescue. Breaking fast in Ramadan.

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Vocational training colleges, The Moth turns 20 and LGBTI

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Navigating the vocational education sector. The Moth turns 20. LGBTI elders dance club.

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Gender equality in STEM, adulting school and trust

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Girls and boys equally represented at International Science Olympiad. School begins teaching adulting classes. Three Men and a Feeling: Trust. The Moth: Sara Rosa Espi.

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Finding work for refugees, Exercise Room, smacking children

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Finding work for newly arrived refugees . The Exercise Room: exercise and pleasure. Robin Barker: should smacking children be illegal? ABC Open: Quirks of the old family vDub .

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Best of Life Matters: Woman of substances, adult gamers, contentment and the Pink House

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 15:05:00 +1000

The fine line between self-medication and self-destruction is explored by Jenny Valentish in Woman of Substances, we find out what an adult gamer actually looks like, contentment is explored in Three Men and a Feeling and the story of Australia's longest running brothel.

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Retracing Tropical Cyclone Debbie and the etiquette around returning missed calls

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Retracing Debbie: insurance delays recovery in Proserpine. Retracing Debbie: Airlie Beach recovery will take some time. Modern Dilemma: You phone a friend, they don't answer - what is the social etiquette around them returning your call?

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Modern gamers, retracing Cyclone Debbie and Australia's longest running brothel

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

The modern faces of gaming. Retracing Debbie: Murwillumbah residents struggling. The Pink House, Australia's longest running brothel.

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Women and addiction, dying of old age, and retracing Cyclone Debbie

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment. Burning Question: Can you die of old age? Retracing Debbie: Lismore and Billinudgel flood recovery.

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Labelling laws, mother and contentment

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

How changing nutritional information can influence our food choices. The Mother I never knew. Three Men and a Feeling: contentment. The Moth: Janine Hilling.

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Imposter syndrome, revenge and embracing messiness

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

How to overcome imposter syndrome. Revenge: from Broome to ancient Greece. Messy.

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Best of Life Matters: a gutsy Michael Mosley, coats from shower curtains, 3 men talk hate, 7 exercises change your life and life saving in Vietnam

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:05:00 +1000

BBC presenter and medico Michael Mosely reveals we have as many brain cells in our gut as a cat has in its head as intestinal health is revealed to be crucial, how to recycle old material into new clothes, and 7 exercises that take 3.5 minutes per day to change your life.

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The future of the Latrobe Valley, the music that inspires love and etiquette in an open-plan office

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

The future of the Latrobe Valley and the role of education in its survival. Music that inspires love. Modern Dilemma: Office etiquette, open plan and passing wind.

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Thoughtful parenting, getting your dream job and reflections of an anaesthetist

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

A slow childhood: Notes on thoughtful parenting. Just do it: How to get your dream job. ABC Open: Black ice. What happens when we go under: An anaesthetist speaks out.

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Surf Life Saving in South-East Asia, women who abuse their children and a doctor's first ER experience

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Surf Life Saving in South-East Asia. Mothers who sexually abuse their sons. Tall Tales & True: Dr Izaak Lim.

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Gut health, recycling and hate

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Gut instinct: Michael Mosley advocates for a healthy microbiome. Geelong Disabled People's Industries: 50 years of recycling. Three Men and a Feeling: Hate. The Moth: Stacy Keene.

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Eradicating HIV, exercise room, sustainable couture

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Can Australia be the first country to eliminate HIV transmissions? The Exercise Room: 7 daily exercises to boost your health. Get involved in a new ABC podcast "Ladies we need to talk". Sustainable couture in Alice Springs.

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Best of Life Matters: why childish self control matters, three men talk love, be your own boss after 40, and should men and women exercise differently?

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 15:05:00 +1000

Self control can determine the direction of your life when you're older, love from a bloke's perspective, being a senior-preneur, and the right kinds of gym for the genders.

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Women and money, free diving, modern dilemma

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

The problem of placing all your financial eggs in one basket. What free-diving taught me about mortality. Modern Dilemma: jade plant secret sabotage.

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Anaesthesia, life after a lung transplant, and obesity

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Anaesthesia: the gift of oblivion and the mystery of consciousness. Life after a lung transplant. How to lose weight: the obesity dilemma.

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Seniorpreneurs, teeth grinding and lost mission child

Wed, 31 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Starting your own business in mid-life. Burning Question: How can you stop grinding your teeth? Lost mission child.

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