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On this page you will find video and audio podcasts from around the web. As time goes on we will be adding additional content, so be sure to check back at a later date.

1. Aspects of Ageing - Creative Male Ageing: Challenging conventions and exploring new options for older men.
2. IN SEARCH OF A GOOD DEATH: Palliative care, comfort and meaning at life’s end. A lifelong learning initiative from PBA FM in Adelaide South Australia.
3. LIVING OUTBACK: Issues for rural and remote communities in Australia
4. TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY (A resource book for good mental health)
5. New Male Studies Audio Interviews
6. Big Ideas Forum

 

 

 

Aspects of Ageing - Creative Male Ageing
Challenging conventions and exploring new options for older men

Twelve radio programs, produced at PBA FM in Adelaide South Australia and available nationally through the Community Radio Network from early October 2014, Aspects of Ageing – Creative Male Ageing is accompanied by a dedicated website, with Podcasts, Study Guides and Related Resources. 

Aspects of Ageing - Creative Male Ageing is produced with support from the Office for the Ageing, Department of Health, Government of South Australia. 

RATIONALE

Without the discovery of some affordable elixir of life, old age is the most likely inevitability for most of us. About this there is little debate. However, what is now hotly disputed are all the other presumed dismal inevitabilities commonly associated with advancing years: loss of sexual function, diminishing health, mental decline, occupational oblivion, and loss of meaningful self-identity and independence.

The phenomenon of ageing has become a contested space - where different opinions and perspectives are now in contention - especially with the issues of a proposed increased retirement age and the costs of an ageing population now entering the political centre-stage.

There are those who see the ‘afternoon of life’ as a time of new freedom and choices, full of invigorating possibilities. Others are in earnest pursuit of anti-ageing strategies, determined not to age, and some might argue, perpetuating our cultural tendency to over-emphasise youth. Another contingent, often comically portrayed as ‘grumpy’ see little if anything to celebrate about advancing years, and are resigned to ‘waiting for God’.

In view of the now growing evidence of exceptions to the rule across many previously presumed negative elements of ageing, it seems timely to take a fresh look at this whole subject.

Project Consultant, Dr John Ashfield
Psychotherapist, author and educator, South Australia
Director, Australian Institute of Male Health and Studies

Creative Male Ageing challenges the ‘decrepitude and debilitation’ view of ageing, and seeks to determine whether, in reasonable circumstances, ageing men can actually seize the day and make ageing not only less distressing, but a time that is satisfyingly meaningful, healthy, creative, and yes, good.

Though this project aims to winkle out positive themes of ageing, and to discover if there are grounds for a more helpful perspective and a potentially better life and experience for ageing men, it does not guild the lily. Just as there are arguably limiting conventions and stereotypes of ageing that deserve to be challenged, there are of course, also undeniably unpalatable realities of ageing that should not be glossed over or ignored.

In an endeavour to bring into focus some of the more important themes of male ageing, this project has sought to draw together and to give voice to, a broad and varietal range of both expert commentary and lived experience of individual ageing men.

Dr John Ashfield
Project Consultant,
Creative Male Ageing

Tony Ryan
Project Manager, PBA FM 
Adelaide, South Australia

Website: www.creativemaleageing.com 
www.learningworksradio.com.au 
Email:

BROADCASTS

PBA FM In Adelaide, South Australia
Mondays at 8.30pm, beginning Monday 29 September 2014
Repeat Fridays after the 9am News, beginning Friday 3 October 2014
PBA FM is 89.7 on the FM Band in Adelaide.
Community Radio around Australia
Contact your local community radio station. (Community Radio station Managers can access all 12 programs through CRN - Fridays at 1332)

LIVE-STREAMING

PBA FM live streams, so it is possible to listen worldwide on your computer, through www.pbafm.org.au at the time of broadcast in Adelaide. Please note - All times shown are local times in Adelaide / Australian Central Standard Time (GMT +9hrs 30mins). And also note, South Australia changes to Central Summer Time on Sunday 5 October! (Then it is GMT +10hrs 30Mins)
Mondays at 8.30pm, 29 September - 15 December 2014
Repeat Fridays after the 9am News, 3 October - 19 December 2014

PODCASTS AND STUDY GUIDES

Usually available online within a week of first broadcast of each program, Podcasts and Study Guides may be found on three websites: 
www.creativemaleageing.com 
www.aimhs.com.au
www.youcanhelp.com.au 

Program 01
(Mind Your Step! / How we think about age and ‘usefulness’ can affect us all)
First broadcast – Week beginning Monday 29 September 2014
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Program 02
(Good Sense Unemployed / Rethinking the issue of older men and work)
First broadcast – Week beginning Monday 06 October 2014
Study Guide    Listen Now

Program 03
(Seizing The Day / Mastering change and transition in later life)
First broadcast – Week beginning Monday 13 October 2014
Study Guide    Listen Now

Program 04
(Life on Mars / The challenges for older men living in retirement accommodation)
First broadcast – Week beginning Monday 20 October 2014
Study Guide    Listen Now

Program 05
(No Place to Call Home / How men in retirement can become refugees in their own lives)
First broadcast – Week beginning Monday 27 October 2014
Study Guide    Listen Now

Program 06
(Mind Your Business / Why saying can’t or shouldn’t to older males, might backfire)
First broadcast – Week beginning Monday 03 November 2014
Study Guide    Listen Now

Program 07
(Too Old To Be Unfit / How exercise can have major benefits for older males – especially during and after prostate treatments)
First broadcast – Week beginning Monday 10 November 2014
Study Guide    Listen Now

Program 08
(Unzipping the Facts / Sexual health for older men)
First broadcast – Week beginning Monday 17 November 2014
Study Guide    Listen Now

Program 09
(Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man / Older men meeting the challenge of finding meaning and identity after employment)
First broadcast – Week beginning Monday 24 November 2014
Study Guide    Listen Now

Program 10
(At Home in the Shed / How some older men are finding a place where they can belong and thrive again, after retirement or displacement from the workforce)
First broadcast – Week beginning Monday 01 December 2014
Study Guide    Listen Now

Program 11
(Spare a Thought for your Brain / How insights from science can help older men not to lose their wits)
First broadcast – Week beginning Monday 08 December 2014
Study Guide    Listen Now

Program 12
(Men Need a Project / Recovering some youth, health and meaning through mentoring)
First broadcast – Week beginning Monday 15 December 2014
Study Guide    Listen Now

Creative Male Ageing comes to you from PBA FM in Adelaide South Australia.

 

IN SEARCH OF A GOOD DEATH: Palliative care, comfort and meaning at life’s end. A lifelong learning initiative from PBA FM in Adelaide South Australia.

Introduction

This matter of dying is an important aspect of life that will inevitably visit each of us. However, living as we do in a western culture, many Australians have done remarkably well in denying the inevitability of our deaths. 

End of life care  - in residential care, in hospices and/or at home - can be a variable and changing landscape, and may pose a challenge to carers and patient’s families. So how do we get beyond a Pills and Platitudes approach, and find better ways of providing care, comfort and meaning at the end of life?

In Search of a Good Death will explore current questions and issues in the palliative care and support of those who are dying and their families, and will seek to discover the best of what can be done in response to the human experience of suffering, facing death and issues of end of life. 

Produced as a lifelong learning resource utilising the medium of radio, and in conjunction with a dedicated website – www.insearchofagooddeath.com.au - the series will be of interest to a wide thinking audience through the Community Radio Network in Australia, as well as to medical/health professionals everywhere. Your comments on this lifelong learning resource package are always welcome.    

Produced at PBA FM in Adelaide South Australia, and with funding from the Community Broadcasting Foundation in Melbourne and the Nurselink Foundation in Adelaide, In Search of a Good Death begins on air in Week Beginning Monday 28 April 2014. 

PBA FM live-streams, so the programs are available worldwide at the time of broadcast – see details below.

Details of contributors, a Study Guide and a podcast of each program will be added to this page close to the week of first broadcast. Music used on-air cannot be included in the podcasts. Each podcast is approximately 27 minutes.

Listen Live to Air

Broadcasts in Adelaide – PBA FM, 89.7 on the FM Band

Mondays 8.30pm, repeated Fridays after the 9am news bulletin

From Week Beginning Monday 28 April 2014. 

Ending Week Beginning Monday 25 August 2014

Live Streaming – PBA FM

Mondays 8.30pm, repeated Fridays after the 9am news bulletin

Note – Adelaide Time is GMT/UTC +9:30hrs 

Production Team

Producer/Presenter
Tony Ryan
Project Manager, PBA FM, Adelaide South Australia

Project Consultant
Dr John Ashfield
Psychotherapist, author and educator, South Australia

Project Reference Group
Dr John Ashfield
Psychotherapist, author and educator, South Australia

Dr Mary Brooksbank AM
Retired Director, Palliative Care Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, retired Medical Director, Mary Potter Hospice, Calvary Hospital Adelaide, and current Chair, Palliative Care Council of South Australia

The Honourable Martyn Evans
Former Minister for Health and former Minister for Ageing, South Australia

Professor Roderick MacLeod
Conjoint Professor of Palliative Care Medicine, The University of Sydney, and Senior Staff Specialist in Palliative Care, HammondCare, Sydney

Enquiries and comments

Email to Tony Ryan – learningworks (at) pbafm.org.au
PO Box 433, Salisbury 5108 South Australia
Or add a post to the website – www.insearchofagooddeath.com.au 

PODCASTS

Program 01

So What Is a Good Death?

Changing societal attitudes to death and dying

First broadcast  - Week Beginning Monday 28 April 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 02

Legal Matters

Putting things in order, so as not to worry

First broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 05 May 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 03

It’s Their Home

Some perspectives on end-of-life care in residential facilities

First broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 12 May 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 04

Saying No To Further Treatment

Emergency Departments and end-of-life care

Week Beginning Monday 19 May 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 05

The Changing Landscape of Care

When the clearly-expressed wish is to die at home

Week Beginning Monday 26 May 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 06

Learning the Steps of a Difficult Dance

The will to live competing with a terminal illness

Week Beginning Monday 02 June 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 07

Hospice Care at Home

The privilege of caring for those who are dying

Week Beginning Monday 09 June 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 08

Wisdom Grounded in Practice

The unique skills and awareness of those working with terminally ill patients

Week Beginning Monday 16 June 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 09

Difficult Conversations

Giving caregivers and families good support, and information on options

Week Beginning Monday 23 June 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 10

Life Tipped Upside Down

Caring for a child with a life-limiting illness – Kate’s Story

Week Beginning Monday 30 June 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 11

The Tyranny of Distance

Special issues in end of life care in rural settings

Week Beginning Monday 07 July 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 12

Beyond Pills and Platitudes

The importance of authentic human communication

Week Beginning Monday 14 July 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 13

The Sounds of Silence

Silence as a valuable means of communication

Week Beginning Monday 21 July 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 14

Beliefs and Meaning

God, religion, death and dying

Week Beginning Monday 28 July 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 15

Daring to Challenge Cultural Conventions

Searching for meaning and hope in dying without religion or spirituality

Week Beginning Monday 04 August 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 16

Ethical Matters

Some often-raised questions in end-of-life care

Week Beginning Monday 11 August 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 17

Burying Our Dead

Meaningful and healing rituals

Week Beginning Monday 18 August 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

Program 18

Spreading the Word

End of Life literacy in the community

Week Beginning Monday 25 August 2014

Study Guide      Podcast

 

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LIVING OUTBACK: Issues for rural and remote communities in Australia

Rural and remote communities are at the centre of the mythology and cultural ethos of Australia. Most of us have indulged nostalgic and sentimental thoughts of the outback and life in the bush – helped along perhaps by a film we’ve seen.

But the reality of life for many people in rural and remote Australia is quite another story – and one that needs to be told.

Produced at PBA FM in Adelaide South Australia, and with funding from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, a new series of radio programs began in the first week of April 2013. Details and a podcast of each program will be added to this page close to the week of first broadcast. Each podcast is approximately 27 minutes.

Music used on-air cannot be included in the podcasts.

Project Consultant Dr John Ashfield and PBA FM Producer/Presenter Tony Ryan would welcome comments and feedback from any listeners in rural and remote parts of Australia, as well as city dwellers.

Broadcasts and live streaming
For details of broadcasts on PBA FM in Adelaide, and simultaneous live streaming of each program, please refer to the Living Outback website

Enquiries and comments
Email to Tony Ryan –

Program 01
Changing Times
Rural communities in decline
First broadcast – week beginning Monday 01 April 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 02
The Emerging Legacy of Drought
The heavy price that endurance is now exacting from rural families
First broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 08 April 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 03
The Lived Experience
Every town, every community experiences change in different ways
First Broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 15 April 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 04
Farm Safety – The Reality
Improving health, wellbeing and safety on our farms
First Broadcast – Monday 22 April 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 05
Single and Dateless in the Bush
The ongoing drought for many rural males
First Broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 29 April 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 06
The Mining Bonanza
A boon or blow for rural communities and families?
First Broadcast – 06 May 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 07
Broken Tradition, Broken Promises
How the issue of succession is affecting families in rural and remote Australia
First Broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 13 May 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 08
Hard Working and Hard Drinking
How alcohol has become the silent killer of rural families
First Broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 20 May 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 09
Shattered Lives
The tragedy and legacy of male suicide in rural and remote Australia
First Broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 27 May 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 10
Outback Women – Part 1
How a special breed of women survive and thrive in rural and remote Australia
First Broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 03 June 2013
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Program 11
Outback Women – Part 2
In conversation with two remarkable rural women
First Broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 10 June 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 12
Whatever Happened to the Old Bush School
Education in rural and remote Australia
First Broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 17 June 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 13
Tree-change
Benefits and challenges of moving to the country
First Broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 24 June 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 14
Keeping Your Wits Without a Psychiatrist
Taking care of the mental health of men and boys in rural Australia
First Broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 01 July 2013
Details     Listen Now

Program 15
Thinking Outside the Square
Stories of success and enterprise in rural and remote Australia
First Broadcast – Week Beginning Monday 08 July 2013
Details     Listen Now

 

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TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY (A resource book for good mental health)

Written by John Ashfield

Published by beyondblue, the national mental health initiative, this is the most popular mental health publication in Australia, now in its eleventh edition. The book deals with a broad range of mental health issues (such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, insomnia, and alcohol misuse), and provides simple and effective ideas and strategies for people to use to help themselves.

The book has also been very popular with psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, mental health professionals and counsellors, who have used it in their work with patients and clients.

Also available in pdf format here.

Chapter 01
Depression
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Chapter 02
Anxiety
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Chapter 03
Disturbing Thoughts
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Chapter 04
Recovery From Trauma
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Chapter 05
Insomnia
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Chapter 06
Conflict
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Chapter 07
Anger
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Chapter 08
Stress
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Chapter 09
Relationship Violence
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Chapter 10
Alcohol
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Chapter 11
Substances Mental Health
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Chapter 12
Grief
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New Male Studies Audio Interviews

The following audio interviews were recorded in late 2011, to complement articles in New Male Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2012. Interviews with contributors in Canada and the USA were recorded using Skype; the interview with Dr John Ashfield was recorded in the studios of PBA FM in Adelaide:

Visit New Male Studies now, or simply click the links below to listen to the audio!

Interview with Katherine Young and Paul Nathanson: Download

Interview with John Ashfield (Part 1/2): Download

Interview with John Ashfield (Part 2/2):  Download

Interview with Peter Allemano: Download

Interview with Robert Kenedy: Download

Interview with Paul Nathanson and Katherine Young: Download

Interview with Miles Groth (Part 1/2): Download

Interview with Miles Groth (Part 2/2):  Download

Interview with Dennis Gouws: Download

Interview with Malina Saval: Download

Thanks to the Editor of New Male Studies Dr Miles Groth (Wagner College, Staten Island, New York).

 

Big Ideas Forum:


You Can't Say That: Freedom of Speech & the Invisible Muzzle



Q & A session: Freedom of Speech & the Invisible Muzzle