Presents the stories behind neighbours who become more than just a wave over the fence.
What does it mean to belong? This episode of Insight explores the search for belonging, the impacts on people when they feel they don’t fit in, and what it takes to find a geographical or social place to call home.
As the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, what’s it like to chase a medical game changer? From coronaviruses, to burns, to diabetes, Insight hears from the people behind the lab coats. How do they handle pressure and possible failure? And what about the patients whose lives they stand to save?
Romantic love can be forbidden for many reasons including cultural, religious, social and legal grounds. We explore why some loving relationships are frowned upon, and in some cases even considered illegal, and what lasting effects having a forbidden relationship can have on the couple and those around them.
What happens when someone you love does something unthinkable? This episode of Insight explores what the effects are on you, and asks if it’s still possible to love and forgive when someone close to you has committed a seemingly unforgivable act.
Vets are almost four times more likely to take their own lives than the general public. So, what’s really going on behind the closed doors of your local vet clinic? In the wake of two coronial inquests, veterinarians reveal why their job is pushing them to the brink.
This program looks at how people are trying to hack their sleeping patterns. Marc Fennell chats to those affected and delves into hacks that have been proven to work.
What's it like to live in a confined space for a long time? From Antarctica, to a tiny boat on the open seas, or the four walls of a bedroom; Insight finds out what happens in long-term confinement, and how people get through it.
Jenny Brockie looks at why so many Australians are struggling with poor dental health. What effect does bad teeth have on your life?
Ninety percent of the world’s students are in lockdown with education moving online. There are concerns this period will further widen the education divide in Australia. Insight talks to cooped up families about how they are managing home-schooling and finds out what it will mean for the future.
A hostage negotiator with 30 lives at stake. Parents struggling to make “a deal with the devil”. A police officer, sexually abused by a beloved relative. And families faced with life-changing medical decisions. We hear from people who’ve found themselves in impossible situations, facing agonising choices you’ll never want to make.
One in five Australians lives with chronic pain, and for a third of them the pain is severely disabling, affecting all aspects of their lives. Jenny Brockie chats to those affected, and how they are dealing with their pain.
Around 8 percent of heterosexual couples have an age gap of more than 10 years. Often they deal with social disapproval and also negative family reactions. In this episode Insight talks to couples, some with age gaps of more than 30 years, about how they navigate the age difference.
Coronavirus COVID-19 is a global threat unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetime. As we all come to terms with the pandemic, Insight asks: How are people around the world coping? And what can Australian learn from other countries responses?
Volunteer firefighters around Australia dropped everything to fight on the frontline of the most ferocious and terrifying bushfires Australia has ever seen. Insight brings together volunteer firies from around Australia to find out what toll that has taken and how they are settling back to normality.
It's one thing to lose weight, and when it comes to diet and exercise regimes on the market to help us with that, there are too many to count. But, if we want to enjoy the long-term health benefits of weight loss, we have to be able to keep it off. Some US studies have shown that up to 95 percent of people will have regained all the weight they lost from dieting within two to five years. In this episode, Jenny Brockie asks: Why are so many people putting weight back on, and is keeping it off actually in our control?
If you believe your violent partner is going to kill you, what is a reasonable response? More than half of women who kill their partners are domestic violence victims but most end up pleading guilty to manslaughter instead of claiming self-defence. We talk to women who have killed violent men.
Voluntary assisted dying has been legal in Victoria for six months, and will soon be available in Western Australia. With over 100 people having registered to access voluntary assisted dying, Insight asks: How is it working and what do doctors and patients think about this new area of medicine?
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