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Great Podcasts for Midlife Women

Our pick of the best podcasts that aim to inspire and empower women over 40. Join the conversation and listen to these podcasts offering advice about midlife, menopause and health. Informative, entertaining and humorous.

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The Mid•Point with Gabby Logan

(42 mins)

Gabby Logan is middle-aged and unashamed. But what does it mean to be at the halfway stage of your life? She talks candidly to well-known faces about their own midlife challenges and expectations, drawing on the advice of experts from sleep gurus, nutritionists, and doctors.

In this episode: Davina McCall. Davina has moved on from a marriage, reclaimed her body, and has lost patience, with everything and everyone. How does she feel about ambition, sex and happiness now? And what does it mean to be comfortable in our skin?

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The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker

(49 mins)

The Shift is a podcast that aims to tell the truth about being a woman post-40, created and hosted by journalist and author, Sam Baker. In this frank, funny, sometimes painfully honest podcast series, Sam talks to a variety of women about the good, the bad and the ugly side of being a supposedly grown up woman in a world that would quite like to ignore us.

In this episode: Marian Keyes on menopause, Botox and learning to be shameless.

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Magnificent Midlife

(39 mins)

Celebrating women in midlife and beyond, challenging the status quo and bashing negative stereotypes about being a bit older. Over the hill? On a downward slope? Nope, we get better with age not worse. Rachel Lankester talks all things midlife, sharing fabulous stories of magnificent women doing very cool stuff. Now’s our time!

In this episode: Embracing the midlife pivot with Valerie Albarda founder and host of Midlife-A-Go-Go podcast. Valerie’s on a mission to inspire women in midlife to be their very best. She wants us to enjoy the fabulous midlife and skip the crisis.

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That’s Not My Age

(1 hr 2 mins)

Honest chats about getting older, changing careers, finding success and why we wear what we wear. Expect lively conversations, inspiring stories and practical advice for midlife and beyond. The series is hosted by acclaimed fashion editor, author and founder of That’s Not My Age, Alyson Walsh, who strongly believes that it’s not about age, it’s about style.

In this episode: Alyson talks to Amelia Bullmore. They discuss writing, the pressures on women actors as they age and style, eulogising over the French actor Camille Cottin who stars in Call My Agent.

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Postcards From Midlife

Join Lorraine and Trish as they share their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens, they cover it all.

In this episode: They chat to best-selling writer Caitlin Moran about how heading into peri-menopause took her completely by surprise. Plus, what to do when your teens finally flee the nest.

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Experience 50 Podcast for Midlife

(51 mins)

Men and women in midlife are drawn to Mary Rogers’ honest take on the experiences of the empty nest, aging parents, spending an inheritance, dating and sex, travel, downsizing things, trashing bad habits and figuring out who you want to be now that you really are all almost grow up.

In this episode: Is This Normal at 50? Mary Rogers takes you through the hallmark signs of female misery at 50, why it is a good thing, and how to speed up the process so you can get to the good part!

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Your Next Episode

Aimee Cooper and Louise Daniels talk to midlife experts & interesting people bursting into their 40s, 50s & beyond. Funny. Informative. Supportive… because midlife’s not what it used to be!

In this episode: Louise’s aversion to Namaste ‘wankery’ at yoga is unpicked and they grilled Dr Sally Norton on weight gain in midlife and what to do about it.

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I’m Absolutely Fine

(34 mins)

Do you feel like a fully-functional human person? Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan of The Midult look at all the glamour and indignity of being a grown-up, while rummaging through the handbags, emotional knicker drawers and lives of some extraordinary people.

In this episode: They talk guilt, girlfriends and gravy with the incomparable Claudia Winkleman.

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Older and Wiser

(44 mins )

From the writers of the internationally successful Grumpy Old Women, award winning Comedian Jenny Eclair and Producer and Writer Judith Holder deliver Older & Wider, a podcast that offers insight, gossip and general news from the menopausal front and beyond. A podcast worth getting your ears syringed for.

On this episode: the one with decoupage, an exciting trip and lady troubles.

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