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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.

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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Boarding house closures, a history of segregation and three men and a feeling

Tue, 30 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

The Gatwick Hotel closes after 80 years . Right Wrongs: Segregation. Three Men and a Feeling: Love. The Moth: Robin Wachsberger.

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Delayed gratification, gender and exercise, and the milestones of contemporary adulthood

Mon, 29 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Self controlling your future. The Exercise Room: Should men and women train differently? Right Wrongs: Aunty Colleen Sloan. Adult fantasy: How do we measure adulthood in a changing world?

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Best of Life Matters: kids and money, CPAP Pt 4, boxing fitness, and real lives compiled

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:05:00 +1000

Should banks be financial mentors in schools? Boxing as exercise, the final airway uncovered for a better night's sleep and a woman born in 1939 who remembers flashes of WW2 for a new book on Australian lives.

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Reconciliation, tall tales, modern dilemma

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Tall Tales & True: Jessica Tuckwell. Bringing Indigenous culture to the playdough table. Right Wrongs: A new generation. Modern Dilemma: disability and strangers.

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Veterans mental health, CPAP Part 4 and kids and money

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Extra funding for veterans' mental health. Adventures in CPAP Pt4. Banks teaching kids about money.

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Tackling antibiotic resistance, living with autism and reflecting on Australian lives through oral history

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Dealing with upsetting news. South Australian surgeon performs hundreds of surgeries without antibiotics. Presence of mind. Right Wrongs: We dared not hope. Oral histories illuminate Australian lives.

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The good and the bad of the My Health record, social media in love and faraway farming

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Every Australian to have a digital health summary. ABC Open: Communication breakdown. Starting life afresh: Zimbabwean farmer flees Africa and moves to Australia. The Moth: Steve Zimmer.

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Iodine deficiency, the art of boxing and wellness dreaming

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Is your diet putting you at risk of iodine deficiency? ABC Open: Vegetarian children? The Exercise Room: Boxing workout. Wellness Dreaming tells a different story.

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Best of Life Matters: Dads at home, CPAP part 3, Norman changes jobs, and new solar for old flats

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:05:00 +1000

One stay-at-home Dad bucks the trend and defends the role, tennis balls and buzzing collars fight apnoea, meet pre-millennial job changer Norman, and how a new piece of tech could change how the sun powers our high rise.

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Helping kids deal with death, herd mentality and modern dilemma

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Helping kids deal with death. Why we herd and how it can harm us. Modern Dilemma: When a caravan threatens your marriage.

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Stay at home dads, resisting self improvement and CPAP Pt 3

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Dads still unlikely to be house husbands. Stand Firm: resisting the cult of self-improvement. Adventures in CPAP Pt 3.

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Educational gender gaps, eating mouldy food, road trips, career changes

Wed, 17 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Gender gaps in primary school achievement. Burning Question: Eating mouldy food. ABC Open: Off the beaten track. Professor Norman Drummond reflects on a lifetime of career changes.

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Strata solar, pelvic problems & sex education stories

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

A new solar way for apartments. Concern grows over side effects of pelvic mesh implants. The Moth: Sara Rosa Espi.

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Mental health awareness, the arbitrary goal of 10,000 steps, and how far plastic waste travels

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

How mental health smart are you? The Exercise Room: Is 10,000 steps enough? Plastic, plastic, everywhere.

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Best of Life Matters: sorting fitness fact from fad, CPAP and love lives, fidgeting pros and cons, and a haunted family

Sat, 13 May 2017 15:05:00 +1000

New toys have sparked debate about whether they're useful for fidgety kids, or distracting gimmicky gadgets. Separating fitness science from fitness fad, and is wearing a sleeping mask and having a love life incompatible?

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Fidgeting, invisible farmer and modern dilemma

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

What's so bad about fidgeting? Invisible Farmer Project brings women to the front. Modern Dilemma: I've been 'ghosted' by my friend and I don't know why - should I confront her?

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Stem cell tourism, Nikki Gemmell and CPAP part 2

Thu, 11 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

How hope drives stem cell tourism. After: Nikki Gemmell on mothers and daughters. Sleep Apnoea: Adventures in CPAP Pt 2.

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What the budget means for you and living with OCD

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Budget 2017: Moderate steps on housing affordability and funding for the NDIS. Because we are bad: Living with severe OCD. Budget 2017: Your questions answered.

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Generic medication and teaching children 21st century subjects

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Doctors set to prescribe more generic medicines. What should students be learning in the 21st century? The Moth: Ya-Mini Naidu.

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Household budgeting, fitness crazes, and a mother's story

Mon, 08 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Household debt and why we should budget. ABC Open: The Prefect portaloo. The Exercise Room: Fitness trends. Dragonfly.

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Best of Life Matters: preventing dementia, tips on running better, apnoea adventures and a new indigenous cartoon series

Sat, 06 May 2017 15:05:00 +1000

Health journalist Cathy Johnson examines the latest data on dementia prevention, is CPAP the answer to sleep apnoea? One person's adventures in tiredness. The biomechanics of better running, and Little J and Big Cuz animates indigenous stories for a national audience.

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Technology and privacy in family life, aftermath of Cyclone Debbie and Modern Dilemma

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

Technology, trust and privacy. In the wake of disaster: Cyclone Debbie took half my house. Modern Dilemma: The flea circus, if the cat next door is giving your cat fleas, do you treat it?

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Consumer law changes, out of home care records and sleep anpoea

Thu, 04 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Better access to refunds under proposed consumer law changes. Getting childhood record-keeping right. Sleep Apnoea: Adventures in CPAP Part 1.

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NDIS therapy changes, preventing dementia and providing humanitarian aid

Wed, 03 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Family set to lose therapy under NDIS. Burning Question: Warding off dementia? Providing aid in an emerging humanitarian disaster.

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Prostate cancer and exercise, women flying high and a mother's memoir of anorexia

Tue, 02 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Combating prostate cancer's side effects with exercise. 'Women with wings'. Cold Vein: Anorexia, the monster within. The Moth: Natalia Tsygankova.

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Workplace bullying, a guide to running, and a new Indigenous animation series for kids

Mon, 01 May 2017 09:05:00 +1000

Dealing with workplace bullying. The Exercise Room: A runner’s guide. Little J & Big Cuz: Australia's first indigenous animation series for kids.

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Best of Life Matters: the syndrome of wellness, meaning in aged care, lady tradies and cosmetic history

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:05:00 +1000

The Wellness Syndrome. Spirituality in aged care. Architect to carpenter: the rise of the 'lady tradie'. The sin of wearing red lipstick: a social history of the modern make-up industry.

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