Will the coronavirus pandemic change the way we do Year 12 into the future, the psychology of exercising alone versus group sport, and what to do when you have a friend who keeps cancelling your zoom catch ups.
How are people who live alone coping with the lockdowns, and the isolation the pandemic has brought? Plus, letting your smile shine through, even while wearing a mask. And after her father’s death, Betty O'Neill goes searching for the truth about his time as a resistance fighter.
An intensive care unit can be a stressful workplace under any circumstances, but especially during the coronavirus pandemic. So what does it take to care for those who protect us? Plus, what are the signs of financial abuse? And a logistics expert exposes our pandemic buying behaviour.
Author and social researcher Hugh Mackay shares the joys of discovering your inner self and how to stop running from failure. Plus, what we can learn from how children see homelessness. And how The X-Files' Dana Scully initiated a phenomenon called 'The Scully Effect'.
Victoria continues to record hundreds of new COVID cases every day and as the rest of the country tries to stay on top of the small number of cases that pop up elsewhere, at look at whether Australia’s current testing regime fit for purpose. Plus, one woman’s story of making waves as she sought to understand what made her so different from other people at school.
Our need to preserve the lions of Africa, using virtual reality to travel back to pre-colonial Australia, growing up as a migrant in suburbia, and a sordid history of appalling behaviour.
What will Australia look like after the pandemic, how to keep people on their bikes, cooking with Sophia, and what to do when you receive a text that is not meant for you.
With new powers given to police and heavy penalties announced in Victoria, we ask what really makes a person change their behaviour? Plus, what's behind our fascination with the most regal big cat? And author Christopher Raja on the wonders and heartbreak of leaving his country of birth and finding a new home.
How are retailers adapting to coronavirus restrictions, even as much of the sector will be drastically cut back? Plus, is now the time for permanent free childcare? And how virtual reality and video games can preserve Aboriginal cultures.
We take your calls on how Melbourne's coronavirus business restrictions will affect you. Plus, do you trust what your doctor prescribes? Professor Jon Jureidini argues that evidence-based medicine was invented more recently than you would imagine. And comedian Mikey Robins dives into the grubby tales of history.
With Victoria now in a state of disaster, it is clear everyone has a part to play in combating coronavirus. So why are some people refusing to wear a mask or being evasive about whether they have travelled to coronavirus hotspots? We speak with listeners about how deal with tricky conversations when disagreements erupt about the pandemic and the public health orders designed to combat it. Plus, the discovery of old recordings featuring renowned Queensland Aboriginal stockman Harry 'Bunda' Darlow...more
What happens when the criminal justice system fails in due process, a new book uses poo jokes to educate on the need to enrich our guts, and John Cook writes about his life as a last lighthouse keeper.
We explore what coronavirus has exposed about existing inequalities in our society, how to best deal with back pain in our Sporty Fitness Challenge, and the dilemma of the constant messaging to your partner from his adult daughter
What if a generation of young jobseekers never recovered financially from the Global Financial Crisis? Could history repeat itself? We explore the permanency of labour market scarring. Plus, a former lighthouse keeper takes us into his world of solitude. And the online tool that helps parents to support their teenagers.
With almost 770 cases of coronavirus linked to the aged care sector in Victoria, and concerns about access to training and protective gear, we take your calls on the outbreaks in aged care facilities. Plus, what can you do to untangle the debt in your life? And exploring the vital role our gut microbiome plays in keeping us happy and healthy.
While tough on many families, new research suggests that remote learning has been an even greater challenge for students with disability, their parents and caregivers. Plus, criminologist and author Xanthé Mallett examines the human cost of some of Australia's worst wrongful convictions. And how do you make sense of your family history?
Borders are still closed between some states in Australia, many people in aged care facilities remain separated for their own safety and those in lockdown can’t leave their house for social visits, thanks to the strategies aimed at containing coronavirus. So how are you coping with separation from family and friends? Listeners share their tips for remaining socially close while physically distanced. Plus one woman’s account of making waves while travelling from the UK to Australia in the 1970s. ...more
Having difficult conversations about handing over the car keys, tips on staying in touch with your isolated grand children, your health science questions answered, the sounds of the WA desert amongst other parts of nature, and shouting out thanks to those who deserve it.
With the economic landscape looking bleak, we ask how the pandemic is effecting your spending habits, examine how walking rates when it comes to fitness, and what to do when you don't approve of your children's friends.
Would you challenge someone if you witnessed them breaching COVID safe practices? And does calling each other out erode our shared sense of responsibility and trust? Plus, how do you have a conversation with your mum or dad about handing in their licence?
We explore how policy changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments stand to impact four people in very different circumstances. Plus, author Mia Walsch on the ad that would change her working life and see her enter the sex industry. And how all grandfathers can stay in touch, and fulfil their essential role, even if they're physically at a distance.
Designing public housing for the future and how to tell fact from fiction in the world of health fads. Plus, what is cancel culture? And why is the ukulele overtaking the guitar as Australia's most popular instrument?
As free childcare comes to an end, some parents around the country are making tough calls about how much childcare they can afford for their children. Listeners discuss their childcare choices as infection rates of coronavirus continue to cause concern in Victoria and parts of Sydney. Plus, Ann Jones on her Nature Track series, a look at some of the ethical considerations of being a landlord and what it's like to take a senior gap year.
Our former Prime Minister sits down to talk about life after the Lodge, and the role of women in leadership. We give you the best tips to reduce your stay at home utility bill shock, and the stigmas around being lovers with a 34 year age difference.
As Coronavirus case numbers continue to climb, many people are making their own masks, but are they the right kind, and are we wearing them properly? In the final episode of Brain on Nature we hear how Sally Allely is faring four years after a bike accident that left her with a brain injury. Sporty’s 60-day fitness challenge continues. And The Too Hard Basket tackles dinner party etiquette.
Abstinence is growing in Australia — and younger people are at the forefront, according to the latest survey from the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare. Plus, why a video of cupcakes is being used to tackle negative body image for teen girls and show a diversity of vulvas. In Brain on Nature, Sarah returns to work. And philosopher Damon Young asks if physical violence is always bad.
Regional residents and business owners weigh up the need to protect locals from COVID-19 and the desire to bring revenue back to town. A committed couple describe how they navigate the big age gap in their relationship. And Sarah discovers the science behind nature as a healing tool in Brain on Nature.
Australia's first female Prime Minister talks women and leadership. Plus, Sarah’s family struggle to take her brain injury seriously in Brain on Nature. And how can you manage rising utility bills if you're working from home?
Many people are reeling from the current economic downturn and a new study shows that, along with young people, older Australians on lower incomes have been hit hard. Listeners tell us what helped them with reinvention later in life. And Brain on Nature's Sarah Allely meets Cate Ward, who discovered that being in nature aided her recovery after she sustained a brain injury during a game of lacrosse.
What are your rights to refund from airlines and travel agencies now your trip has been cancelled by COVID? Sarah Allely wonders why her perception of the world has changed dramatically since a brain acquired injury, and a Sydney couple both contract the virus onboard ship. One almost loses his life, while his partner displays no symptoms at all.
Should the Australian Government change its approach and go for an elimination strategy? One of the country’s leading public health experts thinks so. Also, how incidental exercise can help increase our fitness, and we ask who pays the vet bill when a share house dog chokes on a chicken bone.
What are your options if you’re waiting for a refund on an overseas trip, or airfares? Plus, how Karl and Annie's trip of a lifetime ended with Karl fighting for his life in a Uruguayan hospital. And six weeks after her cycling accident, Brain on Nature's Sarah Allely is told she has a brain injury.
We take your calls on Melbourne's six week stage three lockdown. Plus, the third episode of Brain on Nature sees Sarah turn to philosophy for answers.
How do you balance individual human rights in a public health emergency? Plus, we continue with episode two of Brain on Nature, which sees Sarah Allely reflect on what her life was like before the accident. And a paramedic quietly gets to work during the coronavirus pandemic.
We speak to one of the residents of a public housing tower that is now in hard lockdown. Plus, being tired is part of life, but burnout is a very different thing and its tell-tale signs are something that we all need to watch out for. We also introduce a new series, Brain on Nature, which delves into one woman’s terrible accident and how she used nature to aid her recovery.
How to plan your garden for nasal pleasure, the quirky life of Enid Lindeman, the power of continuous running on the brain, and recreating famous movie scenes for a good cause.
We explore the science behind life's fundamental relationship, friendship. Plus, how two adventurers found peace and quiet in sea kayaks at the bottom of the world. And how much say should a person have in how money, given as a gift, is spent?
There's been a sharp rise in housing stress in Australia due to the coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout of that. But is housing stress also a risk factor for the virus? Plus a look at the life of a forgotten Australian socialite from the famous Lindeman wine-making family and meet a Victorian aged care home resident who stars in a calendar of re-imagined famous movie posters.
Telehealth has become more widely available during the coronavirus pandemic, but do all Australians stand to benefit from it? Plus, how to keep yourself secure in cyberspace and what to keep in mind during tax time.
Why representation matters: People living with a disability on telling their own stories. Plus, can running bring you closer to enlightenment? And how do you plan a garden around fragrance?
Climate change has become a 'vexed' issue that can be difficult to discuss with people in your life. What are some useful ways to talk about it? Plus in Philosophy Espresso, we ask whether or not loving your work is essential.
The books that changed our world view, a school for the outsiders, the science of body clocks, and a campaign for plastic free July.
Looking back at 40 years of IVF in Australia, can a rekindled friendship last, and what to do when your neighbour pinches your recycling bin.
We visit a unique "tough love" school for teenagers struggling with conventional education. Plus, can reading change the world? And one writer shares her complicated relationship with motherhood.
With Australia's youth unemployment rate at 16 per cent and the shakeup of university fees, what education and employment options do young people have? Plus, one woman's journey to find out what happens to her waste. And grappling with personal presentation standards after lockdown.
How are schools providing students and their teachers with the knowledge to understand Australia's Indigenous past, present and future? Plus, what's it like to come face-to-face with your teenage self on Facebook? And are 'body clocks' real?
Some of us have struggled with lockdown, but our furry, four-legged friends have been having a ball, thanks to our increased presence. But as many of us begin to return to work, and children return to school, our pets may struggle to cope with yet another sudden change. Listeners share their thoughts on how to ease pet distress. Also, Philosopher Damon Young examines what’s behind the so-called Not All Men response to male violence.
Accessing medicinal cannabis legally, lessons you learned from your Dad, and should all play dates for your children be reciprocated?
Can local newspapers survive in 2020? Michael Waite thinks so. He's recently started publishing the Naracoorte Community News in his hometown. Plus, who has the right to protest in Australia? And what do diets mean if they only exist to make you thinner?
Is your relationship with your partner feeling like a lot of work? Juggling housing stress and family issues is never easy — especially during a pandemic and a recession — experts share what you can do with your partner to manage the strain. Plus, how are landlords feeling the pinch?