Episodes
From next Monday, children aged 12 to 15 with underlying health conditions, and Indigenous children, will be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. Is this the way forward, if we're trying to achieve herd immunity, and avoid more lockdowns?
Published 08/02/21
The property market has soared to new heights during the pandemic, which is having a negative impact on some young people who are seeking to buy their first home. Others are going down a different path. Listeners and experts share their thoughts on how the over-heated housing market is affecting the investment aspirations of young people.
Published 08/01/21
With new rules and restrictions being released daily, it can be tough to stay on top of new information during the pandemic. Is there a way to manage your stress, while staying abreast of what's happening? Plus, painting with AI and planning for a surprise party you aren't invited to.
Published 07/29/21
The day after the Federal Government ramps up business support payments for affected people in NSW, we open the lines for businesses and employees across the country on how various state and Commonwealth payments have worked for them. Plus Maori mountain climber Nic Low describes his rediscovery of the old stories and meanings in the high country of his ancestors.
Published 07/28/21
Awareness about the signs of stroke is improving but not many people realise that the earlier treatments are given, the greater the chances a patient will make a full recovery. Plus how Luna the therapy dog helps students and staff at a school in Tasmania, and in the final episode of The Pineapple Project, how to save money on holidays.
Published 07/27/21
The year elevens, who spent much of last year in remote learning, are finding themselves in the same position this year, going through year twelve. What effect is that having on their wellbeing and what implications might it have for their futures?
Published 07/26/21
Every four (or so) years, the Olympics come along and sweep some of us into a fervour of cheering and armchair commentary. While many of us have no direct link to the games, for some, there can be a deeper connection, such as knowing or being related to an Olympian, having attended a past Olympic event as a participant or spectator, or taking part in a torch relay. Listeners and guests share their special Olympic connections with Life Matters.
Published 07/25/21
Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport, but when lockdown stalled Olympic hopeful Hayley Wilson’s training, her mum and her town came up with an ingenious solution. Plus, the politics of curly hair amid a history of eurocentric beauty standards. And how do you cope with your neighbour’s noisy sexual escapades?
Published 07/22/21
Proof of vaccination status is already being used in some parts of the world to manage spread of coronavirus. Should Australia look at adopting this approach? Plus, Death Sex and Money's Anna Sale on how even the most introverted among us can learn to talk.
Published 07/21/21
While payment eligibility has improved for migrant workers in lockdown, not everyone is covered. Plus the home cooking of TikTok sensation Nathan Lyons and in The Pineapple Project, how to save money when caring for your much loved pets.
Published 07/20/21
Does how safe you feel in your neighbourhood match up to how safe you actually are? New research has found the answer. Also, after 138 dates, would you find love? And, you might understand self-care, but what is anti-self-care?
Published 07/19/21
The COVID-19 situation in Australia remains fluid, with active cases present in several states, and NSW and Victoria in lockdown because of outbreaks. Many people are now speeding up their plans to get vaccinated. While anyone over the age of 18 can, theoretically, get vaccinated, the reality on the ground is mixed. Listeners share their stories of trying to get protected against COVID-19 and put their questions about vaccines to two medical experts.
Published 07/18/21
The COVID-19 situation in Australia remains fluid, with active cases present in several states, and NSW and Victoria in lockdown because of outbreaks. Many people are now speeding up their plans to get vaccinated. While anyone over the age of 18 can, theoretically, get vaccinated, the reality on the ground is mixed. Listeners share their stories of trying to get protected against COVID-19 and put their questions about vaccines to two medical experts.
Published 07/18/21
Burnout is now a recognised condition that extends well beyond corporate high flyers. Why millennials face unique life hurdles, and some advice on how to deal with them, and why do so many Australians want to secede and form their own micronation.
Published 07/14/21
General practitioners are at the front line when it comes to combating vaccine misinformation, much of which is shared on social media platforms, but how does an outbreak affect these views? Plus Archibald Prize winning artist Peter Wegener on his decade painting those who have reached 100 years of age, and in the Pineapple Project, how to save money and get fit.
Published 07/13/21
As Sydney's lockdown continues and the government develops its economic support package for the state, what do businesses need to stay afloat? Also, can we reset the neurotransmitters in our brain to help fight addictive behaviours? And, what is acne?
Published 07/12/21
We all hope that retirement will usher in a period of well-deserved rest and the pursuit of personal interests. But too many Australians are finding themselves dealing with unaffordable rent or having to rely on the kindness of others for a roof over their heads. Listeners share their thoughts on insecure housing and just how widespread it is.
Published 07/11/21
Culturally appropriate child care for First Nations children, a history of what's led to the culture of working longer hours and how to deal with the child who comes over to your house too often, and without an invitation.
Published 07/08/21
How to make friends at a time in life when you might really need them, plus the history of alarm clocks, and time itself, and we revisit our 'Walking Together' series for NAIDOC week, with a love relationship between Richard and Bianca.
Published 07/07/21
Assessing your rights and responsibilities when it comes to having a pet in a rental property, teaching kids to think like reporters and in the latest episode of The Pineapple Project, how not to overspend when you buy a 'cash guzzler', more commonly known as a car.
Published 07/06/21
How allowing young children to take small, manageable risks when they are younger builds confidence and problem solving skills as they age. Plus for NAIDOC week, the relationship between young Indigenous man Corey Tutt and his friend and mentor James Dixon. And the incredible story of Red Lead, the cat who survived a sinking ship, fought off a snake, and took on a tiger.
Published 07/05/21
What does the evidence say about productivity and employee satisfaction with those who are able to work from home some of the time? Plus for NAIDOC week an episode of our series 'Walking Together' about relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. And how addressing the challenges faced by young girls before they reach puberty can help them navigate the teenage years.
Published 07/04/21
Can you 'over-praise' your child? New research offers some clues on how praise can influence your child's happiness and success. Plus, why a couple are rescuing books from landfill. And what do you do when your spouse comes out as bisexual and polyamorous?
Published 07/01/21
With health experts and politicians divided over widening vaccine access we do our best to sift through the confusion, why are villains getting a back story and make over, and the argument for scripted, instead of spontaneous, sex!
Published 06/30/21
Keeping a lid on how much you spend and also how much you use, can really help build your nest egg. But are the motivations all about saving money? We hear stories of your best frugal moments, and hear the latest episode of The Pineapple Project, about being "tight" with food.
Published 06/29/21