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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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An uncomfortable conversation about relationships

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

Neil Strauss faces 'The Truth'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Women in Leadership

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

NGV forum: Women in Leadership.

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The Suburbs

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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