Sylvia Jeffreys Beautiful chaos
As she prepares to become a mother to two boys under the age of two, Sylvia Jeffreys tells Tiffany Dunk why she’s never been happier, both in life and in her marriage.
The sweet science of scent
Fragrance sceptic Genevieve Gannon had dismissed aromatherapy – until a lavender candle changed her sleeping habits forever and sent her on a journey of discovery.
The real wild west
Exmouth is the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and offers a swag of wild experiences, writes Carolyn Beasley.
MURDER in the SUBURBS
After WWII, a crime wave washed through Sydney proving women killers can be just as ruthless as men. Sue Williams investigates a new book that uncovers the wives who killed their husbands and other inconvenient family members with rat poison.
PIP COURTNEY “There's not a day I don't think of John”
As the ABC’s Landline celebrates 30 years of telling the stories of rural Australians, host Pip reveals it was those same people who helped her heal in a time of overwhelming grief.
Riding the wave
Surfing may be an individual sport but when faced with overwhelming inequality, a band of renegade female champions put aside any rivalry to fight for their rights. They share their stories of battling discrimination, bigotry and even violence with Beverley Hadgraft.
Could a simple app hold the key to financial freedom? We investigate the top tech for your bucks.
Kamala Harris The people's Vice President
Kamala Harris was raised to believe in a just and equal world, even if she couldn’t see it. Juliet Rieden discovers how America’s new beacon of hope rose from segregation to the second-highest office in the land.
Finding “the One”
As a fortysomething woman in politics, finding a partner was tricky for Kamala Harris – until she went on a date with Doug Emhoff. In this extract from her memoir, the US Vice President goes back to the day she met the love of her life in 2013.
Fight or flight
When hang-gliding champion Helen Ross Lee suffered a traumatic brain injury after a crash, she had to learn to walk, talk, eat and write again. She shares her story of courage, resilience and love with Alley Pascoe.
Second chance Jack
At 80, Aussie screen legend Jack Thompson treasures every moment: his first memory of his mother by the water; a film for which it was worth defying death; and the woman who captured his heart and has held it tight for 50 years. He shares it all with Samantha Trenoweth.
Noni HAZLEHURST - “I'll live how I want to”
Noni Hazlehurst invites Tiffany Dunk into her beautiful hinterland home to talk about life, death and all that comes in between.
New year, New Life
The pandemic threw certainty to the wind and changed lives. Alley Pascoe meets four women who reinvented themselves in 2020 – some out of necessity; others because the COVID shake-up gave them permission to chase their dreams.
My life as a SPY
Former French spy Jack Beaumont knew he had to quit his job after his Australian wife found him sitting on the sofa staring at the ceiling all night. And now he’s found a new life here, he tells Sue Williams, with a novel inspired by his career and a fresh sense of peace.
LIZ HAYES - A country girl at heart
Liz Hayes was a novelty when she first hit TV screens and more than 40 years later she’s still blazing a trail. In a revealing interview she talks to Juliet Rieden about her dairy-farm childhood, the painful hospital blunder that killed her dad and her surprising fitness secret.
DYING to be PRETTY
The global beauty industry is worth more than $500 billion and the rise of social media is fuelling a further boom. But as Genevieve Gannon discovers, buying creams, powders and pills online is fraught with danger. They could be fake, or even fatal.
Daisy TURNBULL - “Mum taught me to be strong”
In an era of helicopter parenting, Daisy Turnbull says risk-taking can set our children free. She and mum Lucy share childhood stories with Juliet Rieden and discuss the key to developing resilience in tomorrow’s adults.
Meet Jill Biden - A First Lady For The Ages
She is the first president’s wife to keep her day job, and also the force that’s held her family together through victory and heartbreaking grief. Nick Bryant profiles Jill Biden – cool grandma, merry prankster and the courageous new First Lady of the United States.
Miscarriage Of Justice?
A Queensland mother lost her baby just days before she was due to give birth. The person responsible was a reckless drunk driver, but even the judge admitted there was no clear path to bring him to justice. Genevieve Gannon investigates one of the most fiercely fought and intensely personal legal battles of our time.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley - There's No Place Like Home
It’s been 50 years since Australia thrilled to Evonne Goolagong’s first Wimbledon win. In a rare and exclusive interview with Susan Chenery, Australia’s ‘sunshine supergirl’ recounts the dizzy highs of life on the international tennis circuit, and the strength and wisdom she’s found in family, community and coming home.
SAM NEILL “Home at last”
Sam Neill’s antics on social media brought joy to millions through the bleak days of lockdown while he, like many, was stranded far from home. Now back in New Zealand, he chats exclusively to Susan Chenery, and we visit his wild, windswept Otago farm.
Life after death
Living on the land and her love for her children helped trailblazer Emily Brett cope with the heartbreak of losing her husband. Susan Chenery reports.
The QUIETEST KILLER
After 25 years of marriage, Michele Lord told police she thought her husband was drugging her. A week later she was dead. Her family tells Genevieve Gannon about the insidious threat of coercive abuse.
The brightest star
When Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson lost her son, Jack, at just nine months old, she couldn’t see how she would ever find joy again. But now, this proud mother of four tells Samantha Trenoweth, she is raising a family who cherish each moment and treasure every opportunity to give back.
The best thing since fortified bread
Thanks to their tenacious lobbying to have folate added to every loaf of bread, Aussie professors Fiona Stanley and Carol Bower have saved more than 4000 babies from spina bifida and other neural tube defects. Genevieve Gannon learns more …
Naomi Watts Lessons in life & love
When Naomi Watts met Sam Bloom, the courageous Aussie she portrays in her latest film, they bonded for life. In a moving interview, Naomi tells Juliet Rieden about the power of family love, bringing her children back to Australia and embracing her 50s.
A right royal Spanish mystery
Why has King Juan Carlos of Spain gone missing? William Langley investigates the unfolding scandal, replete with unexplained fortunes and an exotic mistress.
Which Road To The Future Will We Choose?
This COVID restart finds us at a fork in the road with permission to reset the future. Samantha Trenoweth asks some of the smartest people on the planet what they see ahead.
Miranda Tapsell Chasing My Dreams
She’s feisty, resolute and isn’t afraid to challenge stereotypes. Miranda Tapsell talks to Juliet Rieden about her lucky childhood, reaching for the stars and her husband’s surprise proposal.
This Way To A Waste-Free Mind
Eliminating waste is something every household strives for. But, says Anita Vandkye in this extract from her new book A Zero Waste Family in Thirty Days, the beginning of your overhaul should start with self-care.