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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Life inside a NSW fire evacuation centre

When NSW public servant Munther Emad put his hand up to run a bushfire evacuation centre for the first time in his life, he never dreamed he'd end up being evacuated too. Munther had been helping fire affected residents in the NSW South Coast town of Eden, when staff and locals were told to leave as the bushfire emergency threatened what should have been a safe place for the community.



Backtrack goes everywhere

The highly successful Backtrack program, which originated in Armidale, is expanding to other communities with kids in need, like Dubbo and Broken Hill. Founder Bernie Shakeshaft has been named NSW Local Hero in the Australia Day awards.



Board games are booming, and their benefits are many

Board games have experienced a big resurgence in recent years and some of the people who are playing them are finding benefits in socialising and unplugging from the world of screens.



Challenging body-shaming attitudes

Gloria Rono is a disability support worker and a model, who's a finalist in the Australian Supermodel of the Year competition. She's also faced criticism online for being a curvy model — bigger than what a traditional supermodel might look like.



Imagining an Australian future where fire is not king

It's hard to imagine a future where Australia is not held at the mercy of megafires. But two experts in fire science and land management say there is another way.



The new science of fussy eating: part 1

Who would have thought scientific research into what makes your child a fussy eater could be such a draw card? Deakin University has teamed up with the Scienceworks Museum in Melbourne to uncover the role food texture plays in what kids like and don't like to eat.



Building a farm from scratch

A combination of a long-held dream and a situation with their much loved rescue dog led John and Molly to create a farm on degraded land using regenerative farming practices.



The policy perils of trying to tackle alcohol-fuelled assaults

What's the best way to keep people safe in Sydney without running the night-time economy into the ground?



Burning Question: Does colonic irrigation do you good?

Is colonic irrigation safe and does it live up to the hype? That's this week's Burning Question from Angela in Orange, and ABC Science journalist Tegan Taylor flushes out the real evidence.



How to be an adoring parent without raising a little sh#&t

If you want to be a good parent who supports their child without spoiling them, international parenting expert Daniel Siegel says there is only one thing you need to do.