Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

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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Journey into Melbourne suburbia with Christopher Raja’s memoir of family and migration

Leaving your country of birth and moving to a new homeland can be wonderful, life-changing and heartbreaking. For Christopher Raja's family, it was all these things and more.



On the trail of the last lions of Africa

Author and travel writer Anthony Ham talks about the enduring fascination lions hold for us all.



Making sense of extraordinary powers

Earlier this week saw Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews grant new powers to police and announce tough new penalties for people found to have breached self-isolation laws. But how justified are these extraordinary powers?



Virtual Songlines: building Australia's past to reflect on the present

You might be living in a part of this country that hasn't changed in centuries, but many of us have no idea what that version of Australia looks like. Here's how a video game can change that.



Restrictions smash Melbourne retail as Australia grapples with COVID and recession

Victorians are coming to terms with what the next six weeks will look like. Those in Melbourne have moved into stage 4 restrictions, which means most of the retail sector will be drastically cut back, forcing many stores to close to the public and workers to stand down from their jobs.



A history of bad behaviour

Comedian Mikey Robins delves into the grubby yarns of history to uncover the outrageous behaviours indulged in by some of our most significant historical figures.



Is evidence-based medicine everything it should be?

A new book claims we are facing a crisis in confidence when it comes to medical clinical research, so where does that leave the health consumer?



Talkback: Work, life and family under Stage 4

As of midnight Wednesday in Melbourne, vast parts of its manufacturing, retail, meat processing and construction sectors will be either closed, or very limited in how they do business, in an effort to finally quell the community transmission of COVID-19 in Victoria. Life Matters opened the phone lines for you to share your personal responses to a lockdown of national significance.



What life was like for one Aboriginal man after the frontier wars

Harry 'Bunda' Darlow was from the Dalby district, on Queensland's Darling Downs, west of Brisbane. While many of his countrymen were pushed off their land, herded onto trains and sent to missions, Bunda's relationship with a wealthy woolgrower and Queensland MP meant that he was able to stay on Wakka Wakka country.



Talkback: 'Covidiots' and the power of polarisation

What's driving people to film themselves refusing to wear face masks, or arguing with police and shop assistants? And how can we navigate conversations around COVID-19 without the battlelines being drawn?