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There's really good news around, so why do we feel like the world is ending?
War, death, climate destruction and disease - given the state of the news, it's easy to feel like everything is hopeless.
But good things are also happening around the world, from poverty rates falling to the advancement of women's and LGBTQ+ rights, and yet, we rarely hear about it.
Future Crunch co-founder Dr Angus Hervey explains why solutions-focused stories of progress need to be told.
Plus, an organisation finding novel pathways to work for those struggling to find it.
How do we heal Australia's great home ownership divide?
Since the turn of the century, house prices have significantly outpaced other parts of the economy, like wages.
While that's been great news for those who've received good returns on their investments, but has lead to tough times for anyone paying off a mortgage or trying to buy their first home.
It's been signalled as a crisis for years, but what really needs to change to close the divide between the haves and the wants? Finance journalist Alan Kohler discusses the range of factors at play.
Plus, Jimmy Rees on how being a children's entertainer shaped him as a father.
In a digital future, do we still need public radio?
It's been 100 years since RN started broadcasting, and over that century, it's been a powerful fixture in people's lives.
But as the media landscape changes, is public radio being drowned out? Or is it more necessary than ever? We look at how public radio is evolving for the future.
Plus, beachgoers live in terror of coming across a shark on a summer swim, but they might not deserve their bad reputation. We look at whether we need to be so scared of sharks.
The myth of addictive personality, and a history of Christmas feasting
In periods of chronic stress, like the one we're in now, substance abuse risk goes up. But is that the same for everyone?
We look at who is more at risk of addiction and how to protect people in stressful times.
Plus, a look at why Australians are turning away from travel to the USA, and how Christmas feasting has changed throughout history.
Breaking from family traditions, and the law of the dog beach
Inherited traditions can connect us to family and culture, but they aren't for everyone. How do you break away and find your own path, without burning too many bridges?
Plus, we get into dog beach drama for the Too Hard Basket with comedian Michelle Brasier and writer Patrick Lenton.
How to deal with perinatal depression, and the joys of tiny forests
Having a baby is never easy, but if you have perinatal depression or anxiety, it can be outright impossible .
So why is it still so hard for women to get support they need- particularly the medication that may be a lifesaver?
Plus, meet the communities restoring our ecosystem with tiny forests.