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Helping you figure out all the big stuff in life: relationships, health, money, work and the world. Let's talk! With trusted experts and your stories, Life Matters is all about what matters to you.

Life Matters - Full program podcast ABC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 406 Ratings

Helping you figure out all the big stuff in life: relationships, health, money, work and the world. Let's talk! With trusted experts and your stories, Life Matters is all about what matters to you.

    Handling the clutter in your life and your pigeon-feeding neighbour

    Handling the clutter in your life and your pigeon-feeding neighbour

    Helping you figure out all the big stuff in life: relationships, health, money, work and the world.

    Jill Stark's journey through sobriety

    Jill Stark's journey through sobriety

    It's been ten years since Jill Stark began to question her relationship with alcohol. She reveals what she's learned about herself along the way. Plus Women's Cricket pioneer Alex Blackwell on equality in sport.

    Drugs for weight loss and why we're loving murder mysteries

    Drugs for weight loss and why we're loving murder mysteries

    A newly approved drug for weight loss is being prescribed in Australia. So how does it work and who should have access? Plus using your words against bullies, and why some of you are more interested in watching fictional murder mysteries, than true crime. 

    A big Medicare shakeup, and the power of the breath

    A big Medicare shakeup, and the power of the breath

    Medicare is looking to add allied health and nursing services to rebates, making care more accessible in the wake of GP shortages and huge gap fees. But how will it work? Plus, how a couple of footy mates turned their efforts toward poetry, and the power of conscious breathwork.

    Talkback — what do you love about sports?

    Talkback — what do you love about sports?

    Summer is peak season for cricket, and tennis. If you're not a big sport fan, that can be challenging. So what determines whether someone gets interested in sports? And, if you're a fan, what got you hooked?

    First jobs, when your friend becomes your employee

    First jobs, when your friend becomes your employee

    We hear your stories about your first paid jobs and what lessons you learned from those experiences. Plus in the Too Hard Basket, Magda's work related dilemma about how to handle an employee, who is also her friend.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
406 Ratings

406 Ratings

Skrinkles. ,

Love love love! But please title your shows

Hey Hilary and crew! Ive just turned 30 this year, the year ABC turned 100. love Life Matters and have been listening to you for a couple of years now. I can see myself an avid listener til the day I die! So I’ve got a good few decades left in me. What I might suggest is that it’s hard to know where to write in while you’re on air. Is there a forum for people who can’t chime into the episode but have thoughts/questions etc when they can’t listen while on air? Thanks so much, Love what you do!

Mumbos ,

Judgy and gaslighty

Interesting topics but the way the presenters respond to callers and writers who express opinions that differ to their own is so rude.

Save the Climate ,

Great current topics warmly covered!

This is a wonderful program. It has lots of good information on a very wide range of subjects and the experts interviewed are fantastic. I like the human element that is introduced by the people who ring in and also some of the topics covered. The issues covered are usually very alive in the community and so it is a great service.

And from that you will have also gathered that there is a lot of variety in what is presented on this program. Thanks Hilary and Michael!

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