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Remember the time you thought "yay!" when someone cancelled on you? When we all joked about being too busy and wanting to stay indoors and do nothing? Then, the world changed almost overnight. Now, we're socially isolating, distancing ourselves, and longing to connect. If deep human connection is critical to our survival, what do we do now? Join Walkley-award winning journo Jan Fran - from her bedroom - for this special series on how to find community and connection amidst coronavirus.

Latest Episodes

S5 05 | A little less lonely

An astonishing among of Australians are lonely, and it's not who you think. In this special live show, we hear from loneliness expert Dr Michelle Lim, meet Vicky Jacobs who forged connection in the most wonderful way, and get a lesson in cancel culture from comedian Kirsty Webeck.

36 MIN3 w ago
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S5 05 | A little less lonely

S5 04 | The life changing benefits of hobbies

Good news for introverts: connection doesn't always have to be with people, it can be with things! And those things have a name; hobbies. Jan Fran rediscovers the humble pleasure of doing things for the sheer joy of doing it, learns the mental benefits of being crap at something, and connects with a long lost childhood pastime.

31 MINJUN 27
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S5 04 | The life changing benefits of hobbies

S5 03 | I screen, you screen, we all screen

It’s the thing that promises to connect us more than anything; the wonderful majestical phone! But it’s not all good news. Jan Fran learns about a tiny but insidious phone habit that can destroy relationships, and meets an influencer whose enormous online following left her feeling empty. So, is there a way to have a good relationship with our phones? Yes. And it doesn’t involve a detox.

24 MINJUN 14
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S5 03 | I screen, you screen, we all screen

S5 02 | Howdy, neighbour

Who are the people in your neighbourhood? A staggering amount of Australians don’t know. But turns out, sticking your head over the fence is hugely beneficial. Jan Fran tracks down social psychologist Hugh Mackay for a lesson in how to be a good neighbour, and we meet people whose connection with their street was life-changing. And after three years of ignoring her neighbours, Jan is convinced to channel her inner Ned Flanders and reach out to the people closest (in proximity) to her.

32 MINMAY 31
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S5 02 | Howdy, neighbour

S5 01 | The holy grail of connection

If you are going to futureproof yourself against some shitty things, there's one thing you need to invest in. It's not money, or the share market, or burying a stash of canned goods and three-ply. It's much, much closer to home. Jan uncovers a key finding from the world's largest study on happiness, and a relationship counsellor gives advice on how to handle tension at home.

28 MINMAY 17
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S5 01 | The holy grail of connection

S5 00 | INTRODUCING: The C Word

Remember the time you thought "yay!" when someone cancelled on you? When we all joked about being too busy and wanting to stay indoors and do nothing? Now, we're socially isolating, distancing ourselves, and longing to connect. If deep human connection is critical to our survival, what do we do now? Join Jan Fran — from her bedroom — for this special series on how to find community and connection amidst coronavirus.

6 MINMAY 10
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S5 00 | INTRODUCING: The C Word

S4 08 | Let's talk about death, baby

It's the last episode and yeah, we reckon we've gotten pretty good at planning for this whole death malarkey. But, as Jan realises when she tries to talk to her sister about her own wishes, the people who love you can get a bit funny when you ambush them to talk about your inevitable death. We'll learn what it's like having those tricky conversations when the 'hypothetical' side of it all is removed and you're really looking at an imminent death; and Dr Ursula Sanson-Daly gives us a masterclass on having hard convos about death with the people who matter.

28 MINMAR 31
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S4 08 | Let's talk about death, baby

S4 07 | Death in the workplace

How do you balance the death of someone close to you with going into work? Can you show emotion? What if a colleague loses someone? Is it okay to talk about it? And what are your leave rights? Butcher Leanne tells the story about a customer literally dying to make a point about lamb chops. Indigenous comedian and actor Steven Oliver talks about taking time off work for funerals. TED Talker Michelle Knox discusses how her own dad's death led to a more supportive culture in her office. Plus — what NOT to say to a colleague (e.g. "at least (anythin')!" is not advised.

26 MINMAR 24
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S4 07 | Death in the workplace

S4 06 | Social media – your life and death in likes

You might have died, but your fb profile hasn't. Our online selves live on after we’ve died, so what are the big decisions we need to make about social media before we face death? Tech journalist Claire Reilly talks us through the digital breadcrumbs of Tinder, Twitter, Tumbler, Bumble, Hinge, Facebook, Grindr and Insty that form the digital sandwich of your afterlife — and how to handle it now so your family won’t get a huge shock when they peer into your DM’s post-mortem. Wait, can they do that? ...

19 MINMAR 17
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S4 06 | Social media – your life and death in likes

S4 05 | Tough decisions in the ICU

Your sick or ageing loved one is lying in a hospital bed. The doctors are asking for a decision: "What would they want?". What about the advance care directive? Wait, what is that? And how do I make a decision about someone that's not me? Get your wishes in order, and make sure the people around you have theirs in order too. Jacinta talks about being asked in the ICU whether to keep her 97-year-old great uncle alive or not. And Dr Peter Saul talks us through what he calls an 'authentic death' in the chaos of an ICU.

23 MINMAR 10
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S4 05 | Tough decisions in the ICU

Latest Episodes

S5 05 | A little less lonely

An astonishing among of Australians are lonely, and it's not who you think. In this special live show, we hear from loneliness expert Dr Michelle Lim, meet Vicky Jacobs who forged connection in the most wonderful way, and get a lesson in cancel culture from comedian Kirsty Webeck.

36 MIN3 w ago
Comments
S5 05 | A little less lonely

S5 04 | The life changing benefits of hobbies

Good news for introverts: connection doesn't always have to be with people, it can be with things! And those things have a name; hobbies. Jan Fran rediscovers the humble pleasure of doing things for the sheer joy of doing it, learns the mental benefits of being crap at something, and connects with a long lost childhood pastime.

31 MINJUN 27
Comments
S5 04 | The life changing benefits of hobbies

S5 03 | I screen, you screen, we all screen

It’s the thing that promises to connect us more than anything; the wonderful majestical phone! But it’s not all good news. Jan Fran learns about a tiny but insidious phone habit that can destroy relationships, and meets an influencer whose enormous online following left her feeling empty. So, is there a way to have a good relationship with our phones? Yes. And it doesn’t involve a detox.

24 MINJUN 14
Comments
S5 03 | I screen, you screen, we all screen

S5 02 | Howdy, neighbour

Who are the people in your neighbourhood? A staggering amount of Australians don’t know. But turns out, sticking your head over the fence is hugely beneficial. Jan Fran tracks down social psychologist Hugh Mackay for a lesson in how to be a good neighbour, and we meet people whose connection with their street was life-changing. And after three years of ignoring her neighbours, Jan is convinced to channel her inner Ned Flanders and reach out to the people closest (in proximity) to her.

32 MINMAY 31
Comments
S5 02 | Howdy, neighbour

S5 01 | The holy grail of connection

If you are going to futureproof yourself against some shitty things, there's one thing you need to invest in. It's not money, or the share market, or burying a stash of canned goods and three-ply. It's much, much closer to home. Jan uncovers a key finding from the world's largest study on happiness, and a relationship counsellor gives advice on how to handle tension at home.

28 MINMAY 17
Comments
S5 01 | The holy grail of connection

S5 00 | INTRODUCING: The C Word

Remember the time you thought "yay!" when someone cancelled on you? When we all joked about being too busy and wanting to stay indoors and do nothing? Now, we're socially isolating, distancing ourselves, and longing to connect. If deep human connection is critical to our survival, what do we do now? Join Jan Fran — from her bedroom — for this special series on how to find community and connection amidst coronavirus.

6 MINMAY 10
Comments
S5 00 | INTRODUCING: The C Word

S4 08 | Let's talk about death, baby

It's the last episode and yeah, we reckon we've gotten pretty good at planning for this whole death malarkey. But, as Jan realises when she tries to talk to her sister about her own wishes, the people who love you can get a bit funny when you ambush them to talk about your inevitable death. We'll learn what it's like having those tricky conversations when the 'hypothetical' side of it all is removed and you're really looking at an imminent death; and Dr Ursula Sanson-Daly gives us a masterclass on having hard convos about death with the people who matter.

28 MINMAR 31
Comments
S4 08 | Let's talk about death, baby

S4 07 | Death in the workplace

How do you balance the death of someone close to you with going into work? Can you show emotion? What if a colleague loses someone? Is it okay to talk about it? And what are your leave rights? Butcher Leanne tells the story about a customer literally dying to make a point about lamb chops. Indigenous comedian and actor Steven Oliver talks about taking time off work for funerals. TED Talker Michelle Knox discusses how her own dad's death led to a more supportive culture in her office. Plus — what NOT to say to a colleague (e.g. "at least (anythin')!" is not advised.

26 MINMAR 24
Comments
S4 07 | Death in the workplace

S4 06 | Social media – your life and death in likes

You might have died, but your fb profile hasn't. Our online selves live on after we’ve died, so what are the big decisions we need to make about social media before we face death? Tech journalist Claire Reilly talks us through the digital breadcrumbs of Tinder, Twitter, Tumbler, Bumble, Hinge, Facebook, Grindr and Insty that form the digital sandwich of your afterlife — and how to handle it now so your family won’t get a huge shock when they peer into your DM’s post-mortem. Wait, can they do that? ...

19 MINMAR 17
Comments
S4 06 | Social media – your life and death in likes

S4 05 | Tough decisions in the ICU

Your sick or ageing loved one is lying in a hospital bed. The doctors are asking for a decision: "What would they want?". What about the advance care directive? Wait, what is that? And how do I make a decision about someone that's not me? Get your wishes in order, and make sure the people around you have theirs in order too. Jacinta talks about being asked in the ICU whether to keep her 97-year-old great uncle alive or not. And Dr Peter Saul talks us through what he calls an 'authentic death' in the chaos of an ICU.

23 MINMAR 10
Comments
S4 05 | Tough decisions in the ICU
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