Living cheaply and sustainably off grid started way before the sixties counter culture, can we replace plastics with something less harmful but just as useful? The short memories we have for the struggle of women to achieve equality, and born in 1891 and still going strong - Australia's oldest theatre company.
Are mortgage brokers acting in the best interests of clients? Plus the job market isn't as grim for young people as we think
Many Australians live below the poverty line, which often results in homelessness. We discuss some of the tipping points and ask how we can help. Plus, how much do you know about some of the Australian feminists who fought for things like work equality and contraceptive rights?
There's growing evidence that exercise should be front and centre during cancer treatment, as well as rehabilitation, so what does that look like in practice? And it's been seventy years since Australia launched its largest ever engineering project, which is also said to have sparked the birth of multicultural Australia.
Libby Trickett talks about deciding what she wanted her life to look like after retiring at just 28 years old, with three Olympic gold medals. Plus, more results from the ABC's Australia Talks survey shows young people are extremely anxious about finding work. We hear from three people under 30.
What influence does birth order have on your life? Plus, one woman’s story of realising her ballet dream and then being diagnosed with lupus.
Bone health from weightlifting, Backflip gets serious, lifesaving gets diverse, the life of an Indigenous entrepreneur, and repair cafes helping us to help ourselves.
Teacher librarians numbers are dwindling, but is that a problem? And how one millennial made it her mission to help her peers become home-owners.
A community based exercise program may be the answer to helping Australians over 50 aren't get the right kind of exercise for good bone and muscle health. How health professionals are trying a different approach with parents who are worried about vaccinating their children, plus CEO of Ambulance Victoria, Tony Walker on transforming mental health outcomes for paramedics.
Is it possible to expand assessment after year 12 so that students' wider skills are taken into account? Is there a way to be buried that is romantic, environmentally sustainable and practical? And, how can we make lifesaving more diverse?
The ABC's Australia Talks survey found we're generally optimistic about our individual futures but pessimistic about the future of our world. Can that be changed? We also talk to a mother and her son who thrash out in a stage show whether arranged marriages work.
How should we regulate GPs who are practising mainstream medicine and alternative therapies simultaneously, and Indigenous entrepreneur Ben Mitchell on pursuing an education and building strong communities.
Can we all learn to argue in an ethical way? One woman reflects on responsible volunteering after a year in Nepal with her family, how to cope with life when your rock ’n’ dream ends, and the best ways to train so your jogging habit doesn’t injure your knees.
A group of drought affected young people from NSW come together to discuss their unique experiences, plus how bad are our bird-feeding habits?
How can we help our loved ones better cope with the stress of exams? Plus a new theatre show that revisits the life and times of one teen's unlikely introduction to rock.
A new survey shows that the challenges for single parents are harder than ever, and a world-renowned philosopher explains how to stop worrying about our decisions so much.
Can something magical happen when uni students live with people in aged care facilities and learn more about them? Plus, we examine ways to have constructive conversations when you disagree with someone.
As deaths from opioid overdoses rise in Australia, what can we learn from the US experience? And adjusting to life as a recent amputee.
Is remaining friends with an ex-partner remotely viable? Why young people's ideas and opinions need to be heard, the community health hub survives despite under funding, and living your best life as a Roman citizen.
If you worry about sharks every time you step foot into the ocean, how far would you go to get over your fear? And, although it can be scary when your memory fails you, one neurologist says some forgetting is perfectly normal, and she offers some practical tips for those forgetful moments.
Are you unconsciously participating in modern slavery? Plus as one of the shortest and most powerful words in the English language, why do we struggle to say no?
People over 55 in Australia spend more time than any other age-group between jobs. What's their experience like? Plus, what could we learn if we swapped our shoes for sandals and lived just like the Romans did?
YouTube is becoming the main platform of choice for children - can we police what they're watching? Staying friends after a breakup can seem impossible but we meet someone who's done it.
How patience is a skill that should be promoted in education, and what it's like having many of your health needs looked after at the same place and by the same people across your life span. Plus Mike Williams plays the joker about his health as he works towards a backflip.
Where our eyes go when we're placing a digital bet, a new form of apartment, Hilary says darn it, Mike's quest gets serious, and gentle paws on the earth.
You might be suffering from migraines and don't know it. Plus uncovering dark secrets travelling through your home and the dilemma of dealing with unwanted gifts.
New research looks at why 'responsible gambling' TV ads aren't working. Plus putting your mental health support in the hands of a robot and learning about sex in adulthood.
What does it mean to be a social media influencer and how much would you be willing to share about your life to grow your online following? Also, it's been twenty years since researchers came up with a ground-breaking method to understand cancer - how close are we now to a future where cancer no longer exists?
Are the pressures of modern life raising our parental guilt levels beyond what's healthy? Plus, how living in an apartment complex with a shared approach to resources can be beneficial.
Our pursuit of perfect bodies may be damaging our health. Plus, how to deal with feelings of anger after your baby arrives and facing your fears to get fit.
We gather the forces of nature from this week's special series to reveal the science, psychology and experiential therapy around getting outside, and staying there for a while.
Making nature part of your life, a story of a Scottish jillaroo in the Tanami Desert plus navigating relationships between your anxious child and their grandparents.
What can you do to protect your home from a bushfire? Why more women are paying for sex, plus starting from scratch in a new country.
After six deaths in the US questions are raised about vaping in Australia. Plus, a woman who traded it all for nature and tackling fire risk in tree change regions.
The economics of investing in early childhood education, protecting front line workers from compassion fatigue and using sport to help teens with ADHD.
Being outdoors may make you healthier, using nature therapy to benefit people with disabilities, how to prioritise your health when you’ve got your dream job.
Our knowledge of the relationship between our brain and sex is still full of holes, apartment living under a different philosophy, why buy tools when you can go to the library, and are we still removing tonsils in our children?
Angina monologues, great Aussie car fails and how best to deal with bad behaviour from your partner's kids.
Talkback on the pros and cons of NAPLAN, Diana's unexpected encounter with her bully and restoring love after regaining hearing.
Thinking about how to reform the payday loan process, learning how to better use our time to maximise our happiness and catching up on the latest in tonsil health.
Thinking about whether the medical profession views pain in a gendered way, whether the internet conflicts with cultural protocols and whether there's a more sustainable way to build apartments.
Grappling with how our brain influences our sex drive, Allan Fels turns his advocacy towards mental health, a library of useful things is reducing waste in the Illawarra region.
How dreams of flying can reconnect family in the real world, back flipping your nutrition, Refuge is Red Cross + artists, and re-introducing singing to our children.
Should we be concerned about facial recognition technology? Tackling reverse culture shock. Turning brown dust into joy. Modern Dilemma - not so social media, when to unfriend?
Why we overestimate our sustainable behaviour, taking risky adventures, and what are we tuning our in our attempt to self-care?
Talkback on apartment defects, participating in a refuge art project and visiting surviving haberdashery shops.
Changing our 'car culture' to make Australian cities more walkable, the benefits of young children in aged care homes and, keeping teen anxiety in check.
Older women are happier than others, but it takes work, the importance of singing lullabies to children and babies, Backflip explores the importance of diet.
The Curiosity Show is now a YouTube sensation almost 30 years since it ended on television, how lawns can be employed in different ways, the digital and community futures of libraries, how one Jewish and one Islamic Museum share knowledge, and Tim Lamble takes the helm for 2 years in Life in 500 Words.
Is there enough support for addiction services in rural areas, is kindness the best way to change your dog's behaviour and the dilemma of downsizing in your 60s.