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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.
 



Inheritance disputes, hospital delirium and ethical fashion

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Avoiding family inheritance disputes. A spell in hospital. Less is more: Being ethically fashionable. The Moth: Tane Hunter.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170328.mp3




Life Matters 27.03.2017

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:06:00 +1100

Death of the pap smear? The Exercise Room: weight training. What's so funny about fear? Singing lesson.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170327.mp3




Best of Life Matters: building back to family, off to Amp Camp, exercising with injury

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

Building their own home healed this family. Amp Camp - a camp for teenagers with limb deficiencies. Exercise and Injury Part Five.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170325.mp3




Stories from the morgue, building yourself a home and mimicking accents

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

True stories from the morgue. Building their own home healed this family. Modern Dilemma: what do you do if someone mimics your accent?


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170324.mp3




Disaster anxiety, Indigenous literacy, Exercise and Injury and Restaurant regular

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:05:00 +1100

How to manage anxiety around terrorist attacks. Improving literacy through Indigenous stories and songs. Exercise and Injury Part Five. Restaurant Regular.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170323.mp3




Home care services, gut health, the dog ate my homework

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

Keeping aged care at home. Burning Question: How does diet affect your gut bacteria? The dog ate my homework: and other reasons why homework might be a bad idea.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170322.mp3




Choosing the right school, going on camp and being lured to the dark side

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Choosing the right school for your child. Amp Camp - a camp for teenagers with limb deficiencies. The Moth: Anne Wheeler.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170321.mp3




What's driving the regional brain drain, getting kids moving, and taking charge of your relationship break-up

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

Regional brain drain. The Exercise Room: getting kids moving. Becoming the boss of your relationship break-up. Feeding 250 families from half a hectare.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170320.mp3




Best of Life Matters: altruistic charity, injury and exercise, kinky boots and Reservoir runners

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

Peter Singer: helping your charity dollar go as far as possible. Exercise and Injury Part Four. Kinky Boots and Reservoir Runners.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170318.mp3




Reinventing middle age, financial counselling and toilet etiquette

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

Peak: Reinventing middle age. Older Jobseeker. Do I need financial counselling? Modern Dilemma: When nature calls, toilet etiquette and mobile manners.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170317.mp3




Rural doctors, busy, exercise and injury

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

Keeping doctors in rural towns. I don't have time: how putting your feet in a bucket of warm water for 15 minutes can change your life. Exercise and Injury Part Four.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170316.mp3




Being a bully, women on Wiki and post-sex blues

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

Is that high school bully a budding criminal? Where are all the women in Wiki? Why do I feel bad after sex?


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170315.mp3




Effective altruism, the right to play, planning the perfect wedding

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

Peter Singer: helping your charity dollar go as far as possible. A country girl goes home. The right to play. The Moth: The Wedding Circus.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170314.mp3




Future thinking, High Intensity Interval Training and Kinky Boots

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

How we think about the future. The Exercise Room: High Intensity Interval Training. Kinky Boots and athletic tracks.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170313.mp3




Best of Life Matters: examining homophobia, new heart turns 30, fixing stuff and Accidents and Injuries Pt 3

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

Why do people ‘hate gays’? Living on borrowed time. Saving the environment one repair job at a time. Exercise and Injury Part Three.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170311.mp3




Budgeting your retirement, dead bodies and managing difficult friendships

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

Retirement villages under the spotlight. First cut. Modern Dilemma: what do you do when your friend's philosophy clashes with your own? And they are pushing it down your throat!


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170310.mp3




Forgiveness, exercise and injuries and Afghans on bikes

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

Rape, redemption and forgiveness. Exercise and Injury Part Three. Afghan refugees learn to ride bikes.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170309.mp3




Feminism today, strengthening our pelvic floor, and the power of poetry

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

'Why I am not a feminist'. Burning Question: Should you avoid running and jumping if you sometimes leak urine? Clem Ford learns to #checkherprivilege. Calling out racism with feminism.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170308.mp3




Mental health and sexuality, fixing things, online dating and strip teasing

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

Why do people ‘hate gays’? Saving the environment one repair job at a time. Online daters ignore their wish list. The Moth: Janine Hilling.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170307.mp3




Life on Mars, kids and exercise, life-saving heart transplant

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

Preparing for life on Mars. The Exercise Room: health and fitness in children. The Understudy. Living on borrowed time.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170306.mp3




Best of Life Matters: choosing health insurance, navigating your lovelands, exacerbating sports injuries, and Lindy West

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

Assessing the value of private health insurance. Navigating your love lands. Convincing the tone deaf they can sing. Exercise and Injury Part Two. Lindy West on how to be 'loud, proud and fat'.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170304.mp3




Learning to 'get over it', living off $30k pa, men taking their tops off

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

What can 160,000 children teach us about how to 'get over it'? Thriving on a limited income. Modern Dilemma: Bare chested - When is it okay for men to get their shirts off in public?


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170303.mp3




Assisted dying, tone deaf and exercise and injury

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

Assisted dying legislation. Convincing the tone deaf they can sing. Exercise and Injury Part Two.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170302.mp3




Genetic testing, male libido and exercise, and understanding our patterns in relationships

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

Genetic testing: A double-edged sword. Too much exercise may dampen your sex life. Navigating your love lands.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lms_20170301.mp3




Loud and proud women, silence in schools and help with the death of a loved one

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

Lindy West on how to be 'loud, proud and fat'. The power of silence in schools and workplaces. A helping hand through the process of death. The Moth: Judith Daley.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170228.mp3




Private health insurance, exercise and creativity, sex after sixty

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

Assessing the value of private health insurance. The Exercise Room: fitness and creativity. Sex after sixty - the French way. High Tea, low expectations.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170227.mp3




Best of Life Matters: the only child, tenant rights, microdosing LSD, and exercise & injuries

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

'For better or worse I am an only child'. Housing market puts fear in renters lives. Microdosing LSD to treat bipolar. Exercise and Injuries Part One.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170225.mp3




Rest, women deliver and modern dilemma

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

Rest, play and creativity. Women Deliver - and push back against global gag rule. Modern Dilemma: You're on the nose! How do you approach someone about their personal hygiene?


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170224.mp3




Pregnancy bodies, renters rights, exercise and injuries

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Shapes of motherhood: female body image before and after pregnancy. Housing market puts fear in renters lives. Exercise and Injuries Part One.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170223.mp3




Being an only child, how ageing effects our hair and nails, and handwriting and the brain

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

'For better or worse I am an only child'. Burning Question: How can I strengthen my hair and nails as I age? Growing up in a world with no handwriting.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170222.mp3




Drop in disability employment, losing your voice and going slow

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Workplace participation rates drop for disabled employees. The Moth: Lulu Jeremiah. Tips to go help you go slow. Being the stocking laugh of the town.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170221.mp3




Microdosing LSD, fitness and health in youth and noise at work

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

Microdosing LSD to treat bipolar. The Exercise Room: letter to my 20 year old self. Creating a noise buffer at work.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lms_20170220.mp3




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.


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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?


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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?


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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?


Media Files:
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.


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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.


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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?


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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.


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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