Due to popular demand ABC Local Radio has commissioned columnist, author and social commentator Susan Maushart, to create a second series of her weekly podcast Multiple Choice. The first series, which explored the choices we make each day, has received thousands downloads.

“It is very pleasing to see what a great success the Multiple Choice podcast has become,” said Michael Mason, Head ABC Local Radio.

“Susan’s podcast has sparked a connection with listeners, dealing with the issues of choice in a funny and confronting way, with a keen interest in why people make the choices they do.”

The second series continues to celebrate and interrogate the challenge of choice; from big-picture, life-changing choices to trivial, nit-picky ones. Choice is both empowering and exhausting; by listening to Multiple Choice listeners have an opportunity to hear how other people are managing their options.

Episode 17, the first of series two, is now available online and explores work/love choices for busy people, including a fast look at speed dating and a day care centre that works a treat for dog owners.

Dr. Susan Mauchart is a mother of three and the author of The Mask of Motherhood, Wifework: What Marriage Really Means for Women and What Women Want. Susan writes a weekly column in The Weekend Australian Magazine and can be heard regularly on ABC Radio.

The second series of Multiple Choice is only available through ABC Local Radio websites and at abc.net.au/local/podcasts (http://abc.net.au/local/podcasts).

The first series of Multiple Choice will now be heard on ABC Local Radio nationally from Saturday October 4 at 6.30pm.