Looking for a short trip away from the big smoke this upcoming holiday season? The Blue Mountains is paradise on our doorstep and often overlooked. Suzy Yates on the beauty that awaits you, just up the highway.
Don't give pets as a present unless they will be cared for all their life. Brian Carlton reveals hot weather has caused a 300% jump in kitten intakes this spring. What happens to all of these unwanted kittens?
Are sending gift cards for Christmas a cop out? Brian Carlton looks at the most popular gift this giving season. Tom Godfrey from Choice Magazine on what you need to know before sending our gift cards.
We're being warned to prepare for more intense bushfires, more often, as we grapple with climate change. Professor Tim Flannery says while climate change doesn't start bushfires, it gives them extra fuel for longer.
Want to give something extra special this Christmas? What about a donkey, or even restoring someone's sight? Paul Murray on how little it costs to hand over a gift that keeps on giving for others around the globe.
Remember romance? Remember the small and intimate things you did on your dates? Suzie Yates looks at 10 old fashioned dating habits that should make a comeback. Can we make these dating habits cool again?
Are today's teenagers losing touch with their parents? Do children these days know their rights, but not responsibilities? Paul Murray looks at runaways, teenagers, and pulling in those that just seem to go too far.
How do you survive Christmas lunch with the family? The members you barely see all year but you need to see them for one day a year. Dicko & Sarah on the ways to keep your family and friends happy at Christmas.
Did you have a dog as a pet that followed you everywhere? George and Paul with author David Darcy on 'Every Man and His Dog' which celebrates the enduring relationship between man and his best friend.
If 40 is the new 20, then what are the aspirations of people over 40? George & Paul speaks with social researcher Mark McCrindle about the concerns of those 40 to 65 and their aspirations, what makes them tick?
Don't know what to buy the loved one that has everything this Christmas how about a piece of the Sydney Opera House? 125,000 tiles on the iconic structure will be sold for between $100 and $400, perfect for Christmas.
The Department of Health says there's no evidence to link the use of insecticide to Parkinson's Disease. Dicko & Sarah discuss the case of a former Qantas flight attendant who is launching legal action.
Are you safe this season following the recent spate of shark attacks? What are the precautions you can take in the water? Tim Webster & expert Dr Steve Kennelly who has researched sharks for 12 years.
This Week: a new study on the potential damage being done by violent video games, is there a hangover cure that works, can you be fat and fit, a simple multivitamin may slow HIV and a simple brain cancer test.
Is our health system in need of a checkup? Tim Webster has been in and out of hospital and is concerned we are heading down a slippery slope. Health is the most important issue, and needs to be dealt with.
Nelson Mandela has left a huge legacy, the loss of the man former PM Malcolm Fraser describes as the greatest figure of the 20th century. John Stanley on how sport pressured change, and a leader without a grudge.
Nelson Mandela transformed South Africa. What was it like living through the era of Apartheid and watching the changes. Paul Murray with caller Mark, a proud black South African who witnessed the era change.
Australia with the Commonwealth helped push the end of the Apartheid era, with former PM Malcolm Fraser part of the pressure. He pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, who emerged from prison to lead the charge.
Tributes are flowing following the death of the former South African President, peace icon and anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994. Leave your tribute.
$580 is top price you'll pay to watch the Rolling Stones in concert. There are cheaper seats, but is it worth that much to see the biggest band on the globe? Dicko & Sarah with Charles Woolley who chatted with the band.
Canberra is the capital of equality this weekend as gay couples descend on the territory to wed. A right that may only last a week until the High Court decision on whether gay people have equal rights to marry.
So what if Peter Piper picked those pickled peppers, why did his pick them for? Suzie Yates delves into the jaw breaking world of tongue twisters and seeks out advice on just why we need them for our linguist education.
Paul Murray is a petrol head and proud of it. V8's are in his blood. So he jumped at the opportunity to broadcast trackside when the race rolled into town. The Sydney 500 is underway and he chats with Mark Skaife.
Should Alan Joyce resign? Independent senator Nick Xenophon tells Brian Carlton he is demanding the resignation of Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce and the airline's board following the carrier's latest loss forecast.
Melbourne has taken the crown from Sydney as best city and holiday destination? Really? Suzy Yates asks you to list out what makes Sydney more the perfect place to be, from beaches to the mountains and the CBD.
Freak weather, global warming, are things falling apart? Brian Carlton with Dr Bjorn Lomborg on the discrepancy between the perception everything's getting worse and the reality that things are generally getting better.
What's the next big thing on social media? Facebook will be dead within 5 years we are bravely told. Suzie Yates looks at why Facebook likes are on the decline, but sharing photos and conversation is moving on.
What are the oddest things found in rental properties? Police are seeking help from real estate agents to track down backyard drug labs. Suzy Yates discusses some of the weird things found in rental apartments.
Can you legally record your conversations with management? You may be surprised to find that a breach of trust occurs if either party records in secret. John Stanley on secret recordings and workplace misconduct.
International Volunteer Day: which volunteer would you like to thank? Brian Carlton on how many hours are put in, and the satisfaction volunteers get back from lending a hand. Bless each and every one on you.
Willie Nilly is the latest release from the 12th Man, Billy Birmingham who continues to make contributions to the Australian vernacular. Dicko & Sarah with the secrets behind sounding like our cricket commentators.
Does a corruption scandal threatens to engulf the O'Farrell government? Barry O'Farrell next year will seek a second term in office. Paul Murray with three state political reporters on his half time report card.
Is the proceeds of crime in Sydney funding jihadists? Paul Murray on counter-terrorism police investigating if a syndicate of radical Sydney Muslims, arrested over an ATM raid, is linked to the Syrian civil war.
Do we really need women dressed in lingerie to watch them play football? Is it completely sexist? Dicko & Sarah discuss this version of footy that is coming to Australia and set to be broadcast on Seven Mate.