Postcards From Midlife

By Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin

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 Aug 1, 2023
Funny & entertaining.


Are you living in a hormonal hothouse, feeling a little overwhelmed and in need of some positive, uplifting and comforting guidance on how to lead a more magnificent midlife? Well, you're not alone and this podcast is for you. Hosts Lorraine and Trish chat with celebrities and experts on all things midlife, from menopause and perimenopause to parenting teens via fashion, beauty, wellness, nutrition, fitness, careers, relationships and finances. The witty duo, who have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, have six children, two husbands, two dogs and one cat between them. They share their personal stories alongside the advice and wisdom of spirited women with extraordinary stories to tell. And they ask experts all the questions you need answered to have a healthier, happier and more harmonious second act. 

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Episode Date
Tana Ramsay on marriage, family life & becoming a new mum at 49
Jul 07, 2024
Louise Boyce on mental health overload, menopause & parenting wins
Jun 30, 2024
Killing Kittens’ Emma Sayle on midlife sexual adventures
Jun 23, 2024
Life advice on coping with baby loss, working mum guilt & grief
Jun 16, 2024
Rev Kate Bottley on refusing to be weighed, finding love & her joy mantra
Jun 09, 2024
Dr Meg Jay on living with uncertainty & beating social anxiety
Jun 02, 2024
Midlife make-up masterclass & Richard Hammond on men's mental health
May 26, 2024
Deborah Meaden on how to make the most of your money & learning from mistakes
May 19, 2024
Daily tips to boost mental health and get more energy in the morning
May 12, 2024
Burnout, stress, overwhelm: Mo Gawdat's new tips on how to be unstressable
May 05, 2024
Your midlife skincare questions answered by dermatologist Dr Malvina Cunningham
Apr 14, 2024
Joely Richardson: how I found a wonderful sense of freedom in my fifties
Apr 07, 2024
The RSC’s Tamara Harvey on her work/family blend; plus, how to soothe your nervous system
Mar 31, 2024
Lessons in love, loss and good journaling with Cathy Rentzenbrink
Mar 24, 2024
Jools Oliver: the honest truth about family life & plans for her second act
Mar 17, 2024
Beauty special: an expert’s guide to midlife skin & makeup
Mar 12, 2024
A surprising midlife dating story with best-selling author Christie Watson
Mar 10, 2024
Midlife adventures & life-changing challenges with the Antarctic Fire Angels
Mar 03, 2024
Extraordinary lives: Nisha Katona - from barrister to restaurant empire
Feb 25, 2024
UTIs, periods, HRT: what Dr Nighat Arif wants every woman to know
Feb 18, 2024
Novelist Jennie Godfrey on her dramatic career reinvention & Yorkshire Ripper connection
Feb 11, 2024
Dr Michael Mosley: solve your sleep problems and lose weight
Feb 04, 2024
Motivate yourself to stay fit, get strong & rest well with performance coach Adrienne Adhami
Jan 28, 2024
Rebuild your life after the end of relationship with Mother Pukka Anna Whitehouse
Jan 21, 2024
Christmas hacks & budget gift ideas with Holly Tucker
Dec 03, 2023
Beat anxiety, boost confidence, feel happier with Dr Emma Hepburn
Nov 26, 2023
Tamzin Outhwaite: how trauma healing changed her life & your feel-good stories
Nov 19, 2023
Food, herbs & recipes to lose weight, sleep better & boost mood with Dr Rupy Aujla
Nov 12, 2023
How to be tech savvy, not tech scared with the BBC's Zoe Kleinman
Nov 05, 2023
Nina Stibbe: what I learned when I ran away from home & took a year-long marriage break
Oct 29, 2023
India Knight’s ageless skin & makeup secrets & best beauty buys
Oct 22, 2023
Raynor Winn: a story of hope, endurance & love. Plus 6 must read books
Oct 15, 2023
Bonus episode: International Day of the Girl Special
Oct 11, 2023
Midlife sex: how to reignite the spark & upgrade your lovelife
Oct 08, 2023
Carol Vorderman: my style, my body, my men and my family
Oct 01, 2023
Trinny Woodall on how to fear less, dress better & have more energy
Sep 24, 2023
Davina McCall on what no one tells you about midlife dating
Sep 17, 2023
Sarah Beeny on beating cancer, raising sons & making a home easier to live in
Sep 10, 2023
Family special: getting teens ready for university & coping with an empty nest
Sep 04, 2023
Bitesize life advice on midlife diets, family dilemmas, dating, HRT & gut health
Jul 31, 2023
Beat sugar cravings, lose weight & boost energy with the Glucose Goddess
Jul 24, 2023
How to dress well for your midlife size & shape
Jul 17, 2023
Midlife super witch Tree Carr on the power of tarot, dream reading & rituals
Jul 10, 2023
The ultimate midlife MOT: 8 things every woman needs to know about her health
Jul 06, 2023
Heal heartbreak, banish rage & find your true voice with Donna Lancaster
Jul 03, 2023
Novelist Katherine Heiny on marrying a spy, perimenopause & empty nest blues
Jun 26, 2023
How to get what you want & need in midlife: a masterclass in growing your confidence
Jun 19, 2023
Sex & finding new love in midlife with Anna Richardson
Jun 12, 2023
A cure for burn out, stress & overwhelm with Katherine May
Jun 05, 2023
Ruby Wax: ‘My mental car crash & fearless recovery’
May 29, 2023
Midlife Book Exclusive: My Perimenopause Unravelling, As Read From Her New Book By Lorraine
May 25, 2023
Choosing to be childfree & midlife reinventions with designer Amanda Wakeley
May 22, 2023
Career transitions: how to reboot yours in midlife
May 15, 2023
Extraordinary lives: Andi Oliver on food, friends & finding midlife success
May 08, 2023
Sort out your life & your home with TV expert Dilly Carter
Apr 10, 2023
Midlife sexuality explored & brilliant fashion buys for spring
Apr 03, 2023
Embracing your sensitivity plus parenting hacks with Lisa Damour
Mar 27, 2023
From bedsit to best-seller: novelist Jane Fallon on her second-act success
Mar 20, 2023
Claire Sweeney on working with Hollywood heartthrobs & hosting Eurovision
Mar 13, 2023
Parenting, people pleasing & the joy of ageing with Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Mar 06, 2023
How to boost your memory & a new way to get more flexible in midlife
Feb 27, 2023
How to get your mojo back after menopause with Angie Le Mar
Feb 20, 2023
Elizabeth Day on failing, family, friendship & love
Feb 13, 2023
Understanding hormones, weight gain & emotional eating
Feb 06, 2023
How to have great friendships by the A-listers' favourite therapist
Jan 30, 2023
Relationship special: from long-term love & dealing with divorce to midlife dating
Jan 23, 2023
Your Christmas Gift-Guide Special!
Dec 11, 2022
Bonus episode: Busting menopause taboos with Lisa Snowdon
Nov 24, 2022
Listeners’ Stories Special (plus pets behaving badly!)
Nov 20, 2022
The surprising midlife health issues every woman needs to know about
Nov 13, 2022
Nutrition special: your midlife weight & eating dilemmas solved
Nov 06, 2022
Extraordinary midlife stories: my life as a psychic medium
Oct 30, 2022
Your autumn book club starring Pulitzer-Prize winner Jennifer Egan
Oct 23, 2022
Money makeovers & mastering midlife make up
Oct 16, 2022
Extraordinary midlife stories: from care to Lord Mayor
Oct 09, 2022
Midlife love & how to age well with Anthea Turner
Oct 02, 2022
Tummy fat be gone! With YouTube fitness star Lucy Wyndham-Read
Sep 25, 2022
Menopause, the Oscars & me: confessions of a Hello! editor
Sep 18, 2022
Pearl Lowe on resilience and midlife reinvention
Sep 11, 2022
Your midlife health, diet & lifestyle reset
Sep 04, 2022
How to eat well in midlife with Thomasina Miers
Jul 24, 2022
Juliet Stevenson: Why I refuse to be invisible in midlife
Jul 17, 2022
Make your home happy, healthy & stylish with Michelle Ogundehin
Jul 10, 2022
Midlife weight gain, anxiety & diet: Gut guru Tim Spector joins the dots
Jul 03, 2022
Refresh and revive your midlife skin: special episode
Jun 28, 2022
Fern Britton: living her best second act post divorce
Jun 26, 2022
Katy Brand: writing Emma Thompson’s sexiest role yet
Jun 19, 2022
Patsy Kensit on love, loss & why her 50s could be the best decade yet
Jun 12, 2022
Your summer book club starring best-selling author Miriam Toews
Jun 05, 2022
Find your best colour & what matriarchs can teach us about menopause
May 29, 2022
Sali Hughes on midlife makeup & going grey the stylish way
May 22, 2022
Sex, body positivity, & dating younger men
May 15, 2022
Your midlife brain explained: how to keep mind & body healthy
May 08, 2022
Better sex special: intimacy, desire & orgasms
Apr 10, 2022
Rediscover your confidence & how to buy the best fitting jeans
Apr 03, 2022
Reset, refresh, retreat: find your perfect escape
Mar 27, 2022
Midlife Career special starring London Mayor Sadiq Khan
Mar 20, 2022
Tanya Shadrick on how to stop sleepwalking through life
Mar 13, 2022
Kacey Ainsworth: talks careers, family & midlife positivity
Mar 06, 2022
Claudia Winkleman: on turning 50 & imposter syndrome
Feb 27, 2022
Life lessons from hair guru Charlotte Mensah
Feb 20, 2022
Walk your way to fitness & better posture with Joanna Hall
Feb 13, 2022
Liz Earle: Nutrition know-how & diet advice from the wellbeing guru
Feb 06, 2022
Freya North: midlife dating with the queen of romance
Jan 30, 2022
How to have a midlife reinvention with Ruby Wax
Jan 23, 2022
Beat the Christmas frazzle with Fi Glover & Jane Garvey
Dec 19, 2021
Anxiety & living a messy life with Succession writer Georgia Pritchett
Nov 28, 2021
Fashion: Reinvent your midlife look with stylist Erica Davies
Nov 21, 2021
Get a positive midlife mindset with Martine Wright
Nov 14, 2021
Nell McAndrew on finding your fitness mojo
Nov 07, 2021
Kathy Lette on sex & love after divorce
Oct 31, 2021
Bonus Episode: Join the Menopause Revolution!
Oct 26, 2021
The feelgood episode! Shopping, cocktails & wild swimming
Oct 24, 2021
Bonus Episode: Midlife make-up bag makeover
Oct 19, 2021
How to live a longer, happier and healthier life with Dame Lesley Regan
Oct 17, 2021
Botox, lasers, fillers, collagen: the midlife tweakments guide
Oct 10, 2021
TV's Dr Zoe Williams on weight gain & easy fitness tips
Oct 03, 2021
Arabella Weir on bums, mums & therapy (plus midlife orgasm guide)
Sep 26, 2021
Aasmah Mir on life after divorce & balancing work as a single mum.
Sep 19, 2021
Passions, purpose & parenting with Sarah Brown
Sep 12, 2021
Help, I’m overwhelmed! Organise your life with business dynamo Anya Hindmarch
Sep 05, 2021
Carolyn Harris MP on leading the menopause revolution
Aug 15, 2021
Life lessons from the A- list’s go to yoga master
Aug 08, 2021
Bonus Episode: Midlife hair crisis special
Aug 03, 2021
Race, gender, identity: a midlife masterclass with Dr Pragya Argawal
Aug 01, 2021
Midlife multi-tasking with Motherland's Jackie Clune
Jul 25, 2021
Diet & nutrition for energy, mood & weight loss
Jul 18, 2021
A hormone masterclass to reboot your midlife health
Jul 11, 2021
Reboot & rethink your career with coach Rachel Schofield
Jul 04, 2021
Beating breast cancer & midlife friendship rules with Josie Lloyd
Jun 27, 2021
Libido, lust & desire: sexual awakenings with writer Lisa Taddeo
Jun 20, 2021
Heartbreak guru Rosie Wilby on breakups & marrying Mrs Right
Jun 13, 2021
Beating the peri-menopause blues with Kate Thornton
Jun 06, 2021
Elizabeth Hurley has a special message for you
May 30, 2021
A therapist's guide to finding midlife joy with Julia Samuel
May 23, 2021
Self-belief, midlife success & caring with writer Kate Mosse
May 16, 2021
The menopause sex scandal with Davina McCall
May 09, 2021
Mary McCartney on motherlove, healthy midlife eating and family ties
May 02, 2021
TV's Nicki Chapman on success and second chances
Apr 11, 2021
Your sexual health with Dr Paula Briggs
Apr 04, 2021
Hormones, HRT and Periods by Maisie Hill
Mar 28, 2021
Career motivation with millionaire entrepreneur Michelle Feeney
Mar 21, 2021
Comic relief special with Emma Freud (& Richard Curtis!)
Mar 14, 2021
Building strength and emotional resilience with Sadie Frost
Mar 07, 2021
The power of positivity everyday with Gaby Roslin
Feb 28, 2021
Bonus Episode: Menopause & Peri-menopause - The Facts
Feb 24, 2021
Emotional eating & weight loss with beauty guru Ateh Jewel
Feb 21, 2021
From breadline to best-seller: midlife success with Amanda Prowse
Feb 14, 2021
Ageing better with Bobbi Brown's beauty & wellness secrets
Feb 07, 2021
Therapist Philippa Perry solves your midlife dilemmas
Jan 31, 2021
Gabby Logan on menopause, motherhood and men in midlife.
Jan 24, 2021
The truth about ageing with Caroline Hirons
Jan 17, 2021
Stronger: body boosters & booze limiters
Jan 10, 2021
Chinese Medicine & the art of self care
Jan 03, 2021
It’s the Christmas special!
Dec 20, 2020
Sex & dating after divorce
Dec 13, 2020
Love, Loss & New Beginnings
Dec 06, 2020
Life lessons: from birth to teens, midlife & beyond
Nov 29, 2020
Trinny Woodall’s guide to everyday glamour
Nov 22, 2020
We're coming back for series 3
Nov 15, 2020
Everything you need to know about the menopause (in less than 1 hour)
Oct 18, 2020
Caitlin Moran on surviving the midlife meltdown
Sep 20, 2020
Good sleep: what it is and how to get it
Sep 13, 2020
Ageing better not younger: get your midlife glow on
Sep 06, 2020
Life changes to make now: TV's Anna Richardson’s happiness reset
Aug 30, 2020
Better sex please: how to reboot your libido in midlife
Aug 23, 2020
How to survive the perimenopause
Aug 16, 2020
Help! What’s happening to my hair?
Aug 09, 2020
Midlife dating: Tamzin Outhwaite on why it’s no longer about finding ‘The One’
Aug 02, 2020
What’s going on inside the mind of the midlife man?
Jul 26, 2020
Muffin top begone: eating habits that can change your midlife
Jul 19, 2020
The new midlife crisis: are you having one?
Jul 12, 2020
To hell and back: Marian Keyes on how to find your midlife joy
Jul 05, 2020
We're coming back for series 2!
Jun 29, 2020
Introducing Stories of our times - Love (and divorce) in the time of Coronavirus
Apr 05, 2020
Coping with corona quarantine!
Mar 29, 2020
Where has all the collagen gone & other skincare dilemmas.
Mar 22, 2020
Louise Minchin on her menopause ‘superpower’, plus exam stress!
Mar 15, 2020
Coping with ageing parents (when life is already too busy)
Mar 08, 2020
What every woman needs to know about HRT and breast cancer
Mar 01, 2020
Kate Garraway on why older women are sexy
Feb 23, 2020
Meg Mathews’s menopause story — and how she got strong again
Feb 16, 2020
I’m still me: style, sex appeal and identity.
Feb 09, 2020
HRT & the menopause symptoms you shouldn't ignore
Feb 02, 2020
Career success and a happy home life - by a mother of 10!
Jan 26, 2020
The emotional labour of parenting
Jan 19, 2020
Where has my libido gone?
Jan 12, 2020
Postcards from Midlife...COMING SOON!
Dec 17, 2019