Seven Ages of Woman


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Seven Ages of Woman


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Nearly three

When you’re two-and-three-quarters, and Christmas is coming, life is a package you just can’t wait to open.


BOYS ARE IDIOTS

At age 12 you’re not a kid and you’re not a grown-up. You’re...well, 12!


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I GUESS I'M A REFUGEE

Meet 20-year-old Bella—a child of war, growing into a woman of fighting spirit and inquiring mind.


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I COULDN'T MAKE UP MY MIND

At age 32, whipsmart Sunili is a fiery feminist, a human rights lawyer with a genuine passion for migrant and refugee welfare…and a mad online dater.


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MY LAST FRESH EGG

On the brink of 40, Cindy experiences her first, and possibly only, pregnancy and childbirth. Will she get the little girl she’s wanted her whole life?


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THE MEAT IN THE SANDWICH

Since her elderly Italian parents moved in 51-year-old Silvia oversees a very crowded nest.


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THE SEVEN SISTERS

Josie is 75, a great-grandmother and proud Wongai woman who just happens to be the custodian of an epic dreaming called The Seven Sisters.

Blueprint for Living


Blueprint for Living


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THE CULT OF TIDINESS

Tidiness is in vogue. Over the last decade we’ve been bombarded by messages about the joy of cleaning, from Shannon Lush’s seminal Spotless to Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Has the war on untidiness and clutter gone too far? 

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TAPAS

Waaaay back in oh-nine—that’s 2009—tapas just sort of ... took over. And suddenly, it took a village to order dinner. I'm not okay with that. And I can give you a whole tasting plate of reasons why.

 

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TINY HOUSES

Remember when big was big? Big Macs, big hair, 'Big Brother'? And who could forget the McMansion? It was once the biggest thing on the block, but now aspiring to own a house that's bloated and built out to the boundaries is more than a little low-rent.


Fun With Boredom


Fun With Boredom


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WHAT DO WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT BOREDOM

In the Age of the Smartphone, the blank spaces in our lives are filled with information and entertainment. But what’s so bad about boredom anyway?

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YOU DON'T GET TO BE BORED

Boredom isn’t just an emotional state. It has a moral dimension as well.

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BOREDOM AS A BREAKTHROUGH

From prisoners and brain scientists, to self-proclaimed slow coaches, the benefits of boredom can be plentiful for many.

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MY BOREDOM SAFARI

Information junkie Susan undergoes a week of distraction-detox, abstaining from all screen-based technology and text of any kind.

The 36 Questions


The 36 Questions


 
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Episode One

Can a set of 36 laboratory-tested questions make anyone fall in love? Susan Maushart found a brave accomplice and decided to investigate.

EPISODE TWO

Will Susan and her accomplice find love, or just more regret? Find out in the final episode of Questions.                                   

 

RADIO HOUSEWIVES


RADIO HOUSEWIVES


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A HOUSE DIVIDED

Bill and Gay are happily married, love their two children very much, and have lived in separate but connected houses for the past 14 of their 30 years together.

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THE GOLDEN GIRLS OF CARRAMAR

This is not your usual share house.

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CLOSE TO YOU

Some families are forced by circumstance to live in cramped quarters. Bindi and Nathan choose to live this way.

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MUM AND MUM

Partners Jackie and Jodie always wanted children. But when Jackie gave birth to triplets at 24 weeks, that's when the family fun really started.

When Did That Become A Thing?


When Did That Become A Thing?


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HAIR REMOVAL

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husbands

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PASSION

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coffee

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WATER

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BOREDOM

Multiple Choice


Multiple Choice


In a world increasingly awash with options, our destiny lies in the choices we make. Susan is back with season two of Multiple Choice, with 16 all-new episodes that continue to celebrate - and interrogate - the challenge of choice. If you're a regular listener, you'll already know that Susan has a keen interest in why people make the choices they do. (That's a polite way of saying she's obsessed. But in a good way.) From big-picture, life-changing choices to trivial, nit-picky choices, it's all fair game - and great listening - on Multiple Choice.

Storycatcher


Storycatcher


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One of my favorite gigs EVER was acting as executive producer/presenter for ABC Radio'sStoryCatcher project - a life-story series inspired by NPR's amazing StoryCorps initiative.