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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.
 



Best of Life Matters: medicinal cannabis, standing up, sitting down, running 366 Marathons

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

Growing pains as medicinal cannabis enters the legal realm. The Exercise Room: keeping it simple. Sitting not as bad as we thought. Complementary medicine: your view. Electric-blanket nights in Darwin. You reckon one marathon is hard going? Try running 366 in a row! Getting kids back on track.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170218.mp3




Medical Cannabis, Sitting not as bad as we think, sexist co-workers

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

Growing pains as medicinal cannabis enters the legal realm. Sitting not as bad as we thought. Modern Dilemmas: what do you do when a co-worker makes sexist remarks and he is the husband of your boss?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170217.mp3




An illness in the family, euthanasia and bad children

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

An Illness in the Family: part three. Assisted dying and end of life decisions. Can bad children happen to good mothers?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170216.mp3




Youth at risk, the fall of Singapore and the pursuit of silence

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

Getting kids back on track. The Fall of Singapore - Singaporean Australians remember. Silence: does it exist?


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170215.mp3




Paid parental leave and child care, running for love and questionable complementary medicines

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Government proposes changes to child care and paid parental leave. The emoji versus the love letter: reviving the dying art of putting your heart on paper. You reckon one marathon is hard going? Try running 366 in a row! Complementary medicine: your view.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170214.mp3




Spoonfed generation, simplifying exercise and the rise of Instamums

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

Are we creating a spoonfed generation? The Exercise Room: keeping it simple. Instamums - the commercialisation of family life. Electric-blanket nights in Darwin.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170213.mp3




Best of Life Matters: bank behaviour, Heywire and teacher retention

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

Growing up in a house with a family member who had a chronic illness, keeping teachers in the class, making a network of nannas and auditing your exercise.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170211.mp3




Teachers dropping out, financial goals and sacrificing vegetarianism to be polite

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

Keeping teachers in our schools. Setting financial goals and sticking to them. Modern Dilemmas: The vegetarian and the dugong - Do you sacrifice your beliefs for culture, ritual or ceremony?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170210.mp3




Alternative therapies, leaving work on time and burning questions

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

An Illness in the Family: part two. Making safe choices when it comes to alternative therapies. Burning Questions. Leave that office you fool.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170209.mp3




Life Matters hosts the Heywire Youth Summit in Canberra

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

Life Matters' Michael Mackenzie hosts a one hour forum and debate live from the Heywire Youth Summit in Parliament House Canberra.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170208.mp3




Life Matters 07.02.2017

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Banking pay practices under the spotlight. At a loss for words: falling in love via a translation app. I've just had a baby, why do I feel so bad? The Moth: Japanese Mosh Pit.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170207.mp3




Disability in schools, falling in love with your teacher and a fitness audit

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

Are children with disabilities falling through the cracks? First day of school. The Exercise Room: fitness audit.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170206.mp3




Best of Life Matters - Centrelink debt, study proves diet can lift depression, school refusers come back to class and why messy is good

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

An underground miner bemoans the impact of a service he's never used, one woman eats her way to a better state of mind, how school refusers are finding a new way back to the classroom, and why messy can be great for creativity.(Flickr/yan yan/CC BY 2.0)


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Does detention work, can I keep my body hair and should I intervene?

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

Does detention actually work? Embracing female body hair. Modern Dilemmas: The Post Office - response to a racist rant.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170203.mp3




Children with chronic illness, the Mediterranean diet and depression

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

An Illness in the Family: part one. Children living with chronic illness. Mediterranean diet alleviates my depression: Deakin Uni participant speaks out.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170202.mp3




Allergies at school, autism assistance dogs and embracing messiness

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

Surviving school with a food allergy. Messy. Autism assistance dogs.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170201.mp3




Centrelink debts, busking while blind and mind reading in relationships

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Welfare recipients hit by Centrelink’s automated debts. The travails of busking while blind. Mind reading in relationships. The Moth: Risk.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170131.mp3




Mental illness in adolescence, exercising in a gym and cicada's summer forecast

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

Is it just teenage angst or something more serious? The Exercise Room: To join or not to join. Listening to wildlife for a weather update.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170130.mp3




Best of Life Matters: first day of school, pool food revolution, and credit card tips

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

Our panel of educators and parents provide tips to make the first day back to school run a little easier, an aquatic and recreation centre that's part of a world first program to put the business case for not selling junk food, and why finance guru Scott Pape calls on all of us to cut up our credit cards.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170128.mp3




Doctors in school, eating well at the pool and supermarket dilemmas

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

Want to raise school standards? Time to call the doctor. One pool kiosk at a time: a world first in food research. Modern Dilemmas: to give or not to give, a quandary at the check-out.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170127.mp3




Life Matters Australia Day Special

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Neil Strauss faces 'The Truth' at the MWF.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170126.mp3




The importance of reading, effectiveness of sunscreen and imposter syndrome

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

Reading essential for starting school. Is sunscreen harmful? How to overcome imposter syndrome.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170125.mp3




Feasting and fasting, credit cards, new comedic life

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Feasting and fasting. Paying off your credit cards. The Moth: An Extra Hotdog. There's no accounting for comedy.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170124.mp3




School starts, mango in the mouth, gym on the brain

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

Back to school, summer pleasures from the tropical North and a battle of willpower.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170123.mp3




What happens to women who dare to interrupt powerful men, in public

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

When Penny met Harry – a very modernist love story


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170120.mp3




Saving the weekend warriors

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Making weekend sport safer for men and women over 40


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170119.mp3




What are the keys to raising healthy boys in the modern world?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Modern boyhood can be fraught with dangers – but not all of them are physical


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170118.mp3




Wading into the toy wars; why ‘pinkwashing’ is reaping toy companies billions

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

The softly spoken Australian woman who has changed the way department stores label the toy aisles.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170117.mp3




Meet the woman charged with the future of the Sydney Opera House

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Mary Leunig is Michael Leunig’s sister – and she’s got some thoughts on his fame


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170116.mp3




What’s going on for 13 year olds today?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

An insight into life for 13 year olds in a modern world.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170113.mp3




Is a good divorce possible?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Is ‘consciously uncoupling’ more common than we think?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170112.mp3




When your child is playing computer games; what are they learning about life?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Are war-based computer games dangerous for children?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170111.mp3




What’s it like living off the electricity grid?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Meet the woman who has lived a flourishing life for 4 decades without an electricity bill


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170110.mp3




The remarkable life of the boy once known as James Dixon Swan - Jimmy Barnes

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Jimmy Barnes has written down the story of his harrowing childhood in “Working Class Boy”.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170109.mp3




Are people over 50 in certain industries viewed as “past their use-by date”?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

How one woman fell through the glass trapdoor; ageism at work


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170106.mp3




When you meet your sperm donor in real life

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

The unlikely love story of Aminah Hart and her sperm donor


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170105.mp3




The secret history of Tupperware

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

How a woman called Brownie Wise made a collection of pastel plastic the must-have kitchenware of a generation


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170104.mp3




Noni Hazlehurst’s vision for a more positive media culture

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Noni Hazlehurst speaks out against the culture of negativity in our media


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170103.mp3




Revisiting Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize win of 2016

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

What made Bob Dylan’s lyrics win him the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lms_20170102.mp3







In the age of Tinder, is there a place for real romance?

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

Does intimacy and romantic love survive in a world of dating apps?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/lms_20161229.mp3




Should getting truly ‘wasted’ ever be socially acceptable?

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

Lifting the lid on Australia’s binge-drinking culture


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/lms_20161228.mp3




Have you ever put a misbehaving child out of the car?

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

Get out of the car! When fighting children are put out of the car to walk home.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/lms_20161227.mp3




Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou on his love for the world game

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

What sparked a lifelong passion for the world game in the young Ange Postecoglou?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/lms_20161226.mp3




Manny Waks stood up against sexual abuse in the Yeshivah sect

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

Manny Waks, sexual abuse survivor speaks out


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/lms_20161223.mp3




Should we be worried about our children’s screen time?

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

How too much time on screens is changing modern childhood.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/lms_20161222.mp3




James Miller and Gloria Steinem; two remarkable life stories of struggle and resilience

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

How Gloria Steinem’s unusual childhood informed her feminist awakening


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/lms_20161221.mp3




Are we looking for more honesty in modern eulogies?

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

How to draw the line between praise and honesty in a eulogy


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/lms_20161220.mp3




Meet the star of the series “Outlander”

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

Scottish actor Sam Heughan has captured the hearts of millions in “Outlander”.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/lms_20161219.mp3




Life Matters - 2016-12-16

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:05:00 +1100

The Art of Frugal Hedonism . Meet Australia's food waste superheroine. The Trompf-o-meter - and a bouquet of her stories .


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/lms_20161216.mp3