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Life Matters - Full program podcast



Life Matters delves into what makes humans tick. Life, but not always as you know it.



Copyright: Copyright 2016, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
 



Why our skies, beaches, and parks are teeming with tiny flying cameras.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:05:00 +1000

As drone regulations are relaxed, are privacy concerns coming to the fore?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160930.mp3




Is romantic love still possible in the age of Tindr?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:05:00 +1000

How are dating apps affecting modern relationships?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160929.mp3




Is feminism connecting with teenage girls in 2016?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:05:00 +1000

Writer Clementine Ford is proud to call herself a ‘feminist killjoy’. She’s released a book which she hopes will be a manifesto for the next generation. But do girls today want to hear the message?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160928.mp3




Is it easier to be an ‘out’ lesbian in Australia today?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Until recently, lesbian women have been mostly invisible in popular culture - and wider society. But things are changing rapidly.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160927.mp3




Do we still need the local pharmacy?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +1000

The Federal Government spends more on subsidising pharmacies than on higher education - but why? And should pharmacies be deregulated?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160926.mp3




Do we need to revive the ‘fathercraft’ movement that began in the 1920s?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:05:00 +1000

First time fatherhood can be complicated. Especially as expectations of new dads have never been higher


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160923.mp3




All the Single Ladies - 40 percent of Australian women between 25 and 64 are single. By choice?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:05:00 +1000

Lauren Rosewarne, 36, on the ambivalence of being single - all that freedom and independence but can you really escape the expectation that you should be one of a couple?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160922.mp3




Dealing with the four Ds when it comes to household goods

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Four Ds - death, debt, divorce and downsizing...What drives us to get rid of the stuff in our lives...


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160921.mp3




The secret history of Cockatoo Island

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Girls as young as six were imprisoned on Cockatoo Island in the 1870's, their only crime was being homeless.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160920.mp3




Jimmy Barnes reveals all about his childhood - it was hell. Abuse, poverty, violence - survival.

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Jimmy Barnes’ young childhood was a very tough one - abuse, violence, gangs and constant poverty - from freezing Glasgow to stinking hot Elizabeth in Adelaide. But he survived - with a toughness which tempered him for his rock and roll career.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160919.mp3




Why do people choose to go vegan? Is it healthy?

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:05:00 +1000

Bill Clinton is one. And so are thousands of Australians. But why do people choose veganism?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160916.mp3




All Boys, All Girls. Do Single Sex Schools provide any real benefits to students?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +1000

US psychologist Diane Halpern claims there’s no benefit in single sex education.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160915.mp3




Overcoming “apart-hood” in the lives of our kids.

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +1000

How to change the attitudes that strictly separate the lives of disabled kids, autistic kids from neuro-typical, able-bodied kids - creating opportunities for everyone to play in neighbourhood playgrounds and parks, football and other sports clubs...everywhere.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160914.mp3




AMA president Michael Gannon responds to debate on stillbirth

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +1000

AMA president Michael Gannon responds to debate on stillbirth


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160913.mp3




Two prodigious talents - Australian fiction sensation Liane Moriaty - and master double bass player Francois Rabbath

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +1000

From his youth, Francois Rabbath revolutionised the double bass...playing with everyone from Edith Piaf to the Beatles and beyond. And we meet fiction sensation Liane Moriarty, who writes about the dark side of ordinary lives.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160912.mp3




The woman dubbed by the internet as ‘the ugliest woman in the world’.

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:05:00 +1000

Lizzie Velasquez, vlogger and motivational speaker - dubbed the ugliest woman in the world ….she turned around the most pernicious acts of bullying and decided to fight back in her own way.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160909.mp3




It Takes One - a new campaign to counter sexual and physical assault at music venues.

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:05:00 +1000

It Takes One - a new campaign to counter sexual and physical assault at music venues.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160908.mp3




‘A man is not a plan’ - why women aged 55+ are Australia’s fastest growing homeless demographic.

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Are you a woman over the age of 50 who has experienced homelessness? What happened?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160907.mp3




Neurotribes, neurodiversity and the evolution of autism

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Neurotribes, neurodiversity and the evolution of autism


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160906.mp3




Baby movement in the womb - an important warning sign for stillbirth

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Six babies are stillborn every day in Australian, but a third of these deaths might be preventable according to experts who claim fatalistic and outdated attitudes are holding back progress.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160905.mp3




One of the hardest things for newlly elected MPs to do is come up with a first speech (aka maiden speech) which touches just the right tone.

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:05:00 +1000

One of the hardest things for newlly elected MPs to do is come up with a first speech (aka maiden speech) which touches just the right tone.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160902.mp3




Should we be demolishing the beautiful beasts of brutalism?

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:05:00 +1000

Brutalist architecture is everywhere, especially in our cities. The trend is to demolish and put up residential apartments. But are the beasts of brutalism beautiful and worth saving?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/lms_20160901.mp3




Do we need women-only taxis?

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Broadcaster and teacher George McEncroe is starting a women-only taxi company after fears for her teenage daughter’s safety at night.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160831.mp3




What’s life like for 13 year olds today?

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Lolz, Likes and Skyping Your Bestie: the online-saturated world of today’s 13 year old girls and boys. A special program about life at 13


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160830.mp3




Australia’s ”Bamboo Ceiling” - how significant is it ? How can it be removed?

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Why is it that despite comprising 10% of the workforce, Australians of Asian heritage are significantly underrepresented in senior management in business, politics and academia. What needs to change?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160829.mp3




Feeling connected- John Elder Robison, Asperger's and emotional intelligence

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:05:00 +1000

Brain stimulation worked wonders for John Elder Robison who has Asperger's. It unlocked his emotional intelligence. But will will magnetic brain stimulation work for everyone on the autism spectrum?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160826.mp3




Memory, crime, guilt - Philippe Sands on “East West Street” genocide and crimes against humanity

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

International human rights lawyer Philippe Sands on his own family’s annihilation by the Nazis and  the subsequent efforts of Jewish legal minds to sow the seeds for human rights law at the Nuremberg trials.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160825.mp3




The tidal wave of “Pink Washing” - the growing trend towards gender specific toys.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

The tidal wave of “Pink Washing” - the growing trend towards gender specific toys.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160824.mp3




Gonzo, Porn and Sexting - teenage boys, teenage girls and expectations. Should parents be worried?

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Porn, sex, expectations and young minds - how best to help teenagers deal with inevitable exposure to internet porn


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160823.mp3




Punishment for all - what happens to your family when you go to prison?

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

How lives change with a prison sentence… and how prison is punishment for families as well as those found guilty.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160822.mp3




You've got a job, but is it part time? Casual? Why not permanent full time?

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:05:00 +1000

Unemployment is down, but so are the full time job numbers, with part-time jobs on the rise. How come?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160819.mp3




The body language of “presence” - can you learn it?

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

The body language of ‘presence’ -  how a different stance or posture on the outside could change us inside?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160818.mp3




Pauline Hanson, Squatting toilets and your guts - what works best?

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

One Nation’s Pauline Hanson wonders what’s wrong with “our toilets”, and why the tax department needs to install squat toilets. But is squatting the go?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160817.mp3




Generation Up: Champing at the bit for babies: impatient grandparents in waiting

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Frustration and impatience: It’s hard being a parent wanting your children to have children - but also tough being the child feeling the parental pressure to procreate.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160816.mp3




The Aussie week two Olympic “Taper” - HG Nelson and Warwick Hadfield explain.

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:05:00 +1000

Why is it we’re up there on the medal tally with the US, China in the top 5 at the start of week one, then drop down, down, down in week two?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160815.mp3




Are our current exercise guidelines wrong?

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:05:00 +1000

Are our current exercise guidelines wrong?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160812.mp3




Binge, Purge, Bigorexia, Pumping Iron - boys, body image, and eating disorders

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Research has found that eating disorders, extreme exercising and dieting are just as problematic for secondary school boys, as they are for girls.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160811.mp3




Women perpetrators of domestic violence and male victims speak out

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Why aren’t men taken seriously when they report their female partners violence?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160810.mp3




A cameraman, a show, a life

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

A working life like few others - 30 years filming the big stories


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160809.mp3




Just what is a "Social Licence" -- and how do companies and organisations get one?

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 09:05:00 +1000

The concept of a social licence is a mercurial one. Here Peter Botten, MD of Oil Search tells how he far he sees a big company's responsibilities extending in areas they operate in.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160808.mp3




Dinner with Edward, Tracey Holmes from Rio and NT indigenous music flourishing.

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:05:00 +1000

Dinner with Edward, Tracey Holmes from Rio and NT indigenous music flourishing.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160805.mp3




Heaps happening in the Territory - festivals, elections, royal commissions; and the Bedford truck used to supply strikers during the Wave Hill walk-off in 1966 is heading to the National Museum in Canberra.

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:05:00 +1000

Heaps happening in the Territory - festivals, elections, royal commissions; and the Bedford truck used to supply strikers during the Wave Hill walk-off in 1966 is heading to the National Museum in Canberra.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160804.mp3




Is your kid a “failure” at school?

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Kids, School & Failure - Lucy Clark on what she’s learnt from her daughter’s experiences.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160803.mp3




Big Blue Sky: The Peter Garrett you don’t know

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Peter Garrett takes us back to his youth to explain his politics, his music and his re-invention


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160802.mp3




Children and the news

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:05:00 +1000

How to curate distressing news coverage for children. Denny Day - the man who hunted, arrested and saw hanged the Myall Creek murderers. Talking with Tracey: your feedback.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/08/lms_20160801.mp3




A life after sexual abuse - James Miller on why funding to Catholic schools in Australia should be cut until celibacy for priests is abolished.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +1000

In his autobiography “The Priests” former barrister James Miller argues that mandatory celibacy for priests endangers children in Catholic schools and billions in funding should be withheld until things change.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/lms_20160729.mp3




Forget the dole - does Australia instead need generous a unemployment insurance scheme?

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Income support for the unemployed is so low it can be economically counterproductive. So do we need generous  unemployment insurance instead?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/lms_20160728.mp3




The treatment of indigenous kids in NT detention is entirely consistent with Australia's past

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +1000

Aboriginal children - perceptions and how violence is rationalised - How the attitudes and perceptions of aboriginal women and children throughout non-indigenous history form the basis of the rationalisations that motivate and sanction the treatment revealed in Four Corners’ story on NT juvenile detention.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/lms_20160727.mp3




One in four Australian women will never have children. Why?

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:05:00 +1000

Unlike previous generations, and despite the youthful expectations of many women, one in four women are now never having children.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/lms_20160726.mp3




The 1970's blockbuster 'Roots' remade

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +1000

40 years on - Roots, the epic saga of American slavery, featuring two Australian Film Directors.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/07/lms_20160725.mp3