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Insight Podcast

Summary: Hosted by Jenny Brockie, Insight is a discussion forum focussing on a single issue with the participation of a studio audience. Insight covers many issues and topics, engages in sometimes heated debates, and encourages Australians from all walks of life to have their say.

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 Insight - Attention Preview | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:00:41

Insight asks – what is attention, and how can it impact your life? How do you know if your attention span is normal? And what makes some people better at paying attention than others?

 Insight S2018 Ep23 - Attention Span | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:50:06

Insight asks – what is attention, and how can it impact your life? How do you know if your attention span is normal? And what makes some people better at paying attention than others?

 Insight S2017 Ep24 - Missing Persons | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:51:08

Australia has around 1,800 long-term missing people. For their families and loved ones, the ambiguity surrounding their fate can be a living nightmare. This week on Insight: living with the unknown when someone you love goes missing.

 Insight S2017 Ep25 - Bouncing Back From Failure | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:48:20

Failure – we fret it, we shun it, and we question ourselves whenever it happens. This week on Insight: How do you rebound from failure?

 Insight S2018 Ep22 - Hungry | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:52:40

A growing number of Australians are going hungry. CEO of Foodbank, Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation, Brianna Casey says 3.6 million Australians have been food insecure in the last 12 months – including one in five children. And it’s not always the people you might think would be struggling to put food on the table. Insight asks – who’s going hungry in Australia, and why?

 Insight S2017 Ep23 - The Health Obsession | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:53:23

What happens when trying to be healthy becomes unhealthy? This week on Insight, we hear from people whose healthy habits have strayed into the dangerous territory of disordered eating. At what point did they tip over into being unhealthy? And how have they dealt with it?

 Insight S2018 Ep21 - The Exercise Pill | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:51:38

Around 11 million Australians have one of eight major chronic conditions – that’s almost half the population. Conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental illness can develop in many ways but lack of physical activity is a primary risk factor. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has called chronic disease “the biggest health challenge that Australia faces” but is that message motivating us to make lifestyle changes and exercise more? In part two of Insight’s exercise special - we examine the role of exercise in treating chronic health conditions and ask, is exercise really medicine?

 Insight S2017 Ep21 - Coming Home From War | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:52:59

This week Gold Walkley award-winning journalist Jenny Brockie drives a discussion that asks: Are our soldiers equipped for everyday life?

 Insight S2017 Ep22 - Older Women And Homelessness | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:54:14

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data shows the number of women over 55 accessing support for homelessness is increasing at a faster rate than it is for men. This week on Insight, we reveal the true extent of a largely hidden issue: older women and homelessness.

 Insight S2018 Ep20 - How To Exercise | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:51:41

Insight teams up with Dr Michael Mosley and some of Australia’s leading exercise experts to dissect the most common messages around exercise and ask how do you know what’s best for you?

 Insight S2017 Ep20 - Consent | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:51:46

Please note this episode contains descriptions of alleged sexual assault. Consent has become a challenging area for schools, universities and parents. Insight asks; How do young people figure out what consent means?

 Insight S2017 Ep17 - Solo Parents | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:52:49

IVF clinics around the country are reporting a significant increase in single women taking up their services. This week, Insight looks at why women - and some men - are opting to become parents without partners, and what the long term effects are on children.

 Insight S2017 Ep18 - Sibling Carers | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:50:28

Every family dynamic has inherent tensions, but what's it like if your brother or sister has a disability; how does it affect you? Siblings talk about growing up with a complex mix of emotions: love, loyalty, care and compassion for their disabled sibling, but also shame, anger, guilt, resentment and grief. Many say they didn't complain as they were the 'lucky ones'. Mum and dad had enough on their plate, so they worked hard to be the good child amid the chaos. What's the price of suppressing feelings and desires so young? Siblings of people with disabilities report high rates of anxiety and depression in their adolescent years, but as adults they also tend to be high academic achievers, responsible and compassionate.

 Insight S2018 Ep18 - Sizing Up Steroids | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:54:31

Insight talks to users, former users, doctors and lawyers about who is using steroids, why they use and how that use is managed in Australia.

 Insight S2017 Ep16 - Junior Doctors' Mental Health | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:52:27

Following a series of reports of suicides amongst junior doctors, Insight speaks to young doctors, nurses and medical students about the stresses they face, and why mental health is a real problem in this field.


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