Life Matters - Full program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio
23 Jul 2021

Life Matters - Full program podcast

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Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.

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    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?

  • Posted on 23 Jul 2021

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    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.

  • Posted on 22 Jul 2021

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    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.

  • Posted on 21 Jul 2021

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    How safe do you feel where you live?

    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?

  • Posted on 20 Jul 2021

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    How easy or difficult has it been for you to get vaccinated?

    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.

  • Posted on 19 Jul 2021

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