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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 2018, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
 



Best of Life Matters: why dogs are naughty, waking under anaesthetic, and the joys of bush kindergarten

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:05:00 +1100

Best of Life Matters: why our dogs are naughty, waking under anaesthetic, and the joys of bush kindergarten.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180120.mp3




Work-life balance special: rethink your career, combating fatigue, and the benefits of active rest

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:06:00 +1100

Starting your own business in mid-life. The Great Fatigue Crisis. Rest, play and creativity.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180119.mp3




Education special: reading, bush play and silence in schools

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Reading essential for starting school. Bush kinder: why kids should run around in the dirt. The power of silence in schools and workplaces.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180118.mp3




Michael Mosley, living with OCD and naughty dogs part 2

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Gut instinct: Michael Mosley advocates for a healthy microbiome. Because we are bad: Living with severe OCD. Why it's our fault dogs are naughty: Part 2. I Smell You.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180117.mp3




Anaesthesia, Naughty dogs part 1 and fear of holes

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Anaesthesia: the gift of oblivion and the mystery of consciousness. What happens when we go under: An anaesthetist speaks out. Why it's our fault dogs are naughty: Part 1. Fear of holes.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180116.mp3




Narcissists, rebel girls and learning to fly

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

From the office to the home, dealing with narcissists. Turning the tables on gender stereotypes in kids fiction. Old enough to fly, too young to drive. Double life dentist.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180115.mp3




Best of Life Matters: language brokering, apnoea adventures, poisonous history of cosmetics, tap dancing in your 80s

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:05:00 +1100

Best of Life Matters: language brokering, apnoea adventures, poisonous history of make-up, and tap dancing in your 80s.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180113.mp3




Dementia and travel, Adventures in CPAP part 4 and low impact life

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Navigating the joys and stresses of travel while living with dementia. Adventures in CPAP Pt4. What it's like to live without money. Same-sex ballroom dancing.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180112.mp3




Body donation, Adventures in CPAP part 3 and politics of cosmetics

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

What happens when you donate your whole body to science. Adventures in CPAP Pt 3. The sin of wearing red lipstick: a social history of the modern make-up industry.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180111.mp3




Love and dying, Adventures in CPAP part 2 and Indigenous literacy

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Thirty Days: Mark Baker's memoir on love and dying. Sleep Apnoea: Adventures in CPAP Pt 2. Improving literacy through Indigenous stories and songs. Tchingal: the story of a killer emu.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180110.mp3




Substance addiction, piano project and Adentures in CPAP part 1

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment. The Piano Project. Sleep Apnoea: Adventures in CPAP Part 1. Octogenarian tap-dancer.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180109.mp3




Translating for parents, wellmania and ethical fashion

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Language brokering: what is it like to translate for non-English speaking parents. Wellmania: one woman's quest for a healthy and happy life. The Dancing Doctor. Less is more: Being ethically fashionable.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180108.mp3




Best of Life Matters: falling in love, insomnia house, yoga nanna, older farmer walks Kokoda

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 15:05:00 +1100

Best of Life Matters: falling in love, insomnia house, yoga nanna, elder farmer walks Kokoda.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180106.mp3




Sex special: sexual preferences, talking about sex with your mum, and being a madam

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

What our google searches reveal about sexual preferences. Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny on sex and relationships. The Pink House, Australia's longest running brothel.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180105.mp3




Love special: How to fall in love, navigating your lovelands and revenge

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

How to fall in love with anyone. Navigating your love lands. Revenge: from Broome to ancient Greece.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180104.mp3




Body and mind special: Anorexia, labiaplasty and living with insomnia

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Cold Vein: Anorexia, the monster within. When women don't like their vulvas. Designing a house for insomnia.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180103.mp3




Your stories: Adoption sandals, being overprotective of our parents, yoga nana and living with a heart transplant

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

A mother's story, being told to give back her adopted baby. Being too protective of elderly parents. ABC Open: surprised by our public health system. Living on borrowed time. How yoga changed my Scottish Nanna's life.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180102.mp3




An uncomfortable conversation about relationships

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 09:05:31 +1100

Neil Strauss faces 'The Truth'.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lms_20180101.mp3




Best of Life Matters: self control, lady tradie and repairs

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 15:05:00 +1100

Best of Life Matters: why self control matters, communication breakdowns, lady tradies, fixing stuff yourself, and a 70 year old love story.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171230.mp3




Only children, an illness in the family part 3 and house names

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

'For better or worse I am an only child'. An Illness in the Family: part three. Home Lea.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171229.mp3




The attachment, an illness in the family part 2 and lady tradie

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

The Attachment: letters from a most unlikely friendship. An Illness in the Family: part two. Architect to carpenter: the rise of the 'lady tradie'. ABC Open: Communication breakdown.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171228.mp3




Self control, an illness in the family part 1 and Kyle Wiens

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Self controlling your future. An Illness in the Family: part one. Saving the environment one repair job at a time. ABC Open: Vegetarian children?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171227.mp3




Women in Leadership

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

NGV forum: Women in Leadership.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171226.mp3




The Suburbs

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Suburbia: Beauty, sadness and isolation. Suburban love story.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171225.mp3




Best of Life Matters: dads who stay at home, are you really tone-deaf?, sheepdogs help kids, and returning home

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:05:00 +1100

What it's like to be a stay-at-home dad, why many of us think we can't sing, how training sheep dogs is giving young people a sense of self, and coming home to be a parent.


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Genetic testing, tone deaf and exercise and injury part 4

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Genetic testing: A double-edged sword. Convincing the tone deaf they can sing. Exercise and Injury Part Four. ABC Open: Whisky and the rage of a woman.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171221.mp3




Stay at home dads, relationship mind reading and exercise and injuries part 3

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Dads still unlikely to be house husbands. Mind reading in relationships. Exercise and Injury Part Three. When being near family really matters.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171220.mp3




Backtrack, reinventing middle age and exercise and injury part 2

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Getting kids back on track. Peak: Reinventing middle age. Exercise and Injury Part Two. ABC Open: Silver on the dance floor.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lms_20171219.mp3




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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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 .


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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?


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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?


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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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 .


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/image/9023942-1x1-1400x1400.jpg




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.


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