Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

Australia

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

Episodes

Architect to carpenter: the rise of the 'lady tradie'  

Female tradies are on the rise, due to gradual acceptance from the industry - and a new wave of clients, who love the different culture around women who turn up on time and get the job done.

The sin of wearing red lipstick: a social history of the modern make-up industry  

In the early 20th century the wearing of mascara or red lipstick in daylight hours was considered a scandalous act.

Study calls for rethink on closure of small-town maternity wards  

At least 200 maternity wards have closed in Australia in the past 10 years. A Sydney University researcher has a solution for providing better care for pregnant women in the bush.

Dear Science: the podcast that offers lifestyle advice in a lab coat  

Dear Science is your very own Agony Aunt with a difference. It is a new ABC podcast where true problems or quandaries taken from magazine advice columns are given the science treatment.

The Wellness Syndrome  

Is the relentless pursuit of health and happiness making us sick?

Spirituality in aged care  

When it comes to ageing, it is natural to focus on the physical and medical requirements for our loved ones, but what about how they feel emotionally and spiritually?

Remembering 'The Barefoot Fisherman'  

Lewis Ferrier was born on the beach at the Queenscliff during a record salmon haul, on December 1st, 1924. He was one of eighteen children.

Talking to children about war  

On Anzac Day, how can we talk to children about war in a way that is honest and safe? How can we support those who have lost a loved one in a recent conflict?

Miscarriage in a foreign hotel room  

As someone who had achieved pretty much everything she'd wished for in life, Ariel Levy knows what it's like to feel very fortunate. But that all ended when she lost her baby, her marriage and her home all in one hit.

The Exercise Room: Working out body anxiety  

Anxiety around body image is a growing problem for young men as one fitness guru attests.

Teaching kids consent  

Most children are now taught sex education, at home, at school or both. But are we doing enough to teach children about the issue of consent?

Repair Cafes diverting landfill  

There's a global grassroots movement that's fighting against needless waste and built-in obsolescence - Repair Cafes. There's five in Australia and Michael Mackenzie takes a broken thing in for repair.

Burning Question: Is two apples better than one?  

Today's Burning Question comes from Louise, who would like to know if two apples are better than one, when it comes to the old adage 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away'?

Home Lea: the gradual demise of the house name  

Gunnado, Emoh Ruo, Krakatini - where have all the house names gone? Producer Mike Ladd jumps onto his pushbike and takes to the streets to investigate.

Turning the tables on gender stereotypes in kids fiction  

The life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is celebrated in Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, a children's book which tells stories about 100 amazing women and girls.

Modern Dilemma: Should a neighbour step in when there's a fight next door?  

You hear two siblings fighting at your neighbour's house: what do you do?

Is this a new way for the noise sensitive to control their sound environment?  

Two Aussie tech entrepreneurs have teamed up with Curtin University to see how their headphone technology can help one group who could really benefit from having more control over their auditory environment - young people with autism.

Turia Pitt: Unmasked  

She was loving life working as a mining engineer in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, when a series of fateful events led her to run through a bushfire. The story of her recovery and the people who helped her is told in Unmasked.

Repair Cafes diverting landfill  

There's a global grassroots movement that's fighting against needless waste and built-in obsolescence - Repair Cafes. There's five in Australia and Michael Mackenzie takes a broken thing in for repair.

Turning the tables on gender stereotypes in kids fiction  

The life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is celebrated in Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, a children's book which tells stories about 100 amazing women and girls.

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