Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
Early treatment for stroke and dogs in schools
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.
Finishing high-school during the COVID years
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?
Your connection with the Olympics
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.
Skateboarding makes Olympic debut and the loud sex next door
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?
Vaccine passports and Anna Sale on learning to open up
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.
Migrant workers in lockdown, home cooking and expensive pets
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.
Life does matter
This podcat is categorized "kids & family" and I found this misleading. I expected to hear about raising children, parenting issues, etc. But it is so much more and better. It's really about what matters in life through convesations. I love this show.
Thought-provoking and thoughtful
The issues covered in this podcast are relevant to all of us, even outside of Australia, and coverage is thorough. The host creates a real community and treats subjects with intellect and compassion. I wish we had a similar program in the U.S.