"Am I Old Yet?" A light comedy about ageing with dignity and joy.

By Flloyd Kennedy

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Series 1-5 are short self-contained scenes, random conversations (vignettes)—entertaining and a wee bit provocative, especially if you are a woman of 'a certain age'. Series 6 moves into Superhero territory, a serialised adventure in which Helen, in her late-70s, adjusting to the reality of her ageing body, discovers she has the power to 'safe the planet' - if she only knew what her superpower is. Written, performed and produced by Aussie-born, Liverpool-based actress, singer-songwriter and performance poet Flloyd Kennedy, with occasional guest performers. I use Buzzsprout and it makes hosting this podcast a smooth and enjoyable process. ★★★★★ "This is delightful storytelling from Flloyd Kennedy. Gentle but deceptively sharp; underestimate the characters populating this podcast at your own peril. The writing, performance and music are all a joy." (via Podchaser)Here's link to leave your own review: https://lovethepodcast.com/AmIOldYet

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Wishful Thinking
765

Helen needs to control her thoughts, not easy after a lifetime of advocating free thinking. But there must be some way to make use of this newfound ability...

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Dec 02, 2022
Safe as Houses
672

Season 6 Episode 6. Helen's son-in-law is whisking her away to a safe house in the country. The Greek woman who introduced Helen to her role as the Chosen One  is on a bus in Liverpool, talking to her daughter who seems to be connected to the French professor. So who is pulling the strings?

Check out "My Amazing Woman": A young couple deals with adjustments to married life, not the least of which is that she is also a superhero with friends who are also superheroes. And we have secret agents and lawyers, too. This is a romantic superhero action comedy. If you like "Am I Old Yet?", give it a try.

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Nov 25, 2022
Tricky Times
828

S6E5. Susie's old professor is behaving suspiciously, Helen enjoys a chat with her neighbour Jennifer, and the international scientific community doesn't seem to be helping. Helen and the dogs carry on cleaning up the streets, but - look out!

A young couple deals with adjustments to married life, not the least of which is that she is also a superhero with friends who are also superheroes. And we have secret agents and lawyers, too. This is a romantic superhero action comedy. If you like Bewitched or Batman, give it a try.

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Nov 18, 2022
News Spreads
783

S6E4 It seems that Helen's interest in the natural world is having strange effects, and Misha thinks there may be more than meets the eye.  Meantime, even in Scotland, where young Rene is back in school, news of the dogs' activities has not gone unnoticed.

A young couple deals with adjustments to married life, not the least of which is that she is also a superhero with friends who are also superheroes. And we have secret agents and lawyers, too. This is a romantic superhero action comedy. If you like Bewitched or Batman, give it a try.

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Nov 11, 2022
Hotting Up
845

S6E3 Team Helen have come up with a plan to shield Helen's identity, while she discovers a fresh way to spread her powers. But the press are hard on her heels. 

A young couple deals with adjustments to married life, not the least of which is that she is also a superhero with friends who are also superheroes. And we have secret agents and lawyers, too. This is a romantic superhero action comedy. If you like Bewitched or Batman, give it a try.

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Nov 04, 2022
Team Helen
746

S6E2 Helen's granddaughter Susie and Charlie the boyfriend try to enlist some expert help to promote Helen's newfound superpower. Jonathan, Helen's son-in-law doesn't think it's such a good idea...

I do hope you will take a moment to rate, review, or comment on Social Media about this new serialised adventure, to help to spread the word and grow the audience.  

A young couple deals with adjustments to married life, not the least of which is that she is also a superhero with friends who are also superheroes. And we have secret agents and lawyers, too. This is a romantic superhero action comedy. If you like Bewitched or Batman, give it a try.

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Oct 27, 2022
The Chosen One
834

Season 6 kicks off with a brand new look, new musical theme, and an amazing adventure for Helen and the crew. This is a screwball comedy serial, in which there are super powers and superior beings handing them out, possibly for the good of the planet. It all remains to be seen. 

A young couple deals with adjustments to married life, not the least of which is that she is also a superhero with friends who are also superheroes. And we have secret agents and lawyers, too. This is a romantic superhero action comedy. If you like Bewitched or Batman, give it a try.

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Oct 21, 2022
Season 6 Trailer
65

Season 6 takes a turn to the fantastical, in which Helen is granted super powers to enable her to save the planet. She has no idea what they are, and another thing—isn't The Chosen One usually a teenager?

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Oct 20, 2022
Some Thoughts
337

Another Bonus episode, this time me with a shocking cold, and a song I recorded a couple a years ago at Crosstown Studios, Liverpool with the help of the fabulous Jon Lawton.  Still hard at work on the new screwball serial spinoff, hopefully start releasing episodes early November.

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Oct 13, 2022
National Poetry Day
199

Here are a couple of poems about writing poetry, to celebrate National Poetry Day.  Meantime, I'll get on with the new project, writing, recording and editing episodes for the promised spinoff serialised screwball adventure that Helen finds herself mixed up in. 


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Oct 06, 2022
Announcement
268

Once again, I apologise for the delay in getting this up.  Fact is, I'm both excited and overwhelmed to be working on a new, spin-off series involving Helen and her friends in a totally, seriously silly adventure. It's proving to be extremely labour and time intensive, so I'm closing down Season 5 to get on with it.  I hope to have the new series ready for you in a few weeks. 

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Sep 30, 2022
S5E7 Incorrigibly Old
611

Helen enjoys a walk in the park with her granddaughter Susie, who is soon heading off to Australia for a 'gap year'.  I think we can agree, they are both going to miss each other terribly...

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Sep 23, 2022
Keep Calm, Carry On
665

Episode 6, and there is a lot of sadness around, which is not necessarily the same as depression.  Helen and her neighbour Jennifer share some thoughts on the subject over a coffee.

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Sep 15, 2022
The Welsh One
600

Ep 5, and Helen is beginning to find fonts getting paler and smaller, and background noise getting louder. Her cafe friend, Evan from Wales (played by Edward Donnelly) comes to the rescue.

Getting uniform sound quality is always a challenge without a professional studio to work in, but I'm doing the best I can!  The more you lovely listeners can help out with a small donation, the more I'll be able to upgrade all our equipment to bring you a more comfortable listening experience.  Thank you so much for chipping in!

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Sep 08, 2022
Not An Expert
635

Episode 4 of Season 5. Helen's oldest friend, from her college days in New York, calls up for a chat from Sydney, Australia. They talk a lot of nonsense about Quantum Science, and the nature of time. Well, somebody has to!

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Sep 01, 2022
When We Were Young
795

Ep 3, and Helen enjoys a coffee in the garden with her neighbour Jennifer, and Jennifer's 103 year old grandmother, Nana Madeleine.  The teenagers over the fence cause a ruckus, which leads to recollections of the 3 generations' own teenage misdemeanours.  But first, a chat with Janey on the phone...


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Aug 25, 2022
And There Is No Going Back!
694

Episode 2, and Helen's granddaughter Susie is feeling very unsettled, and not at all sure why. She's sure her super confident gran won't know the feeling, but perhaps a chat might help.

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Aug 18, 2022
Not All Old Women...
848

Ep 1 of Season 5 kicks off with Helen receiving a phone call at 11.30 pm from her friend   Louise who is in a care home near Lancaster . And she is reminded that not all old women are the same. There are certainly many ways that the word 'old' could be defined, and Helen and Louise would be two of them.

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Aug 11, 2022
Trailer - Season 5
141

Here is a recap, and a peek into what's in store for Season 5.

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Aug 08, 2022
Bonus Episode:The Wallflower song, and so on
338

A couple of my songs to fill in a few moments. The podcast will be back in a few weeks with the launch of Season 5. These are two songs from the show "Yes! Because..." which I have performed from Brisbane to Edinburgh, London to Liverpool and also at the New York Festival of Solo Performance.  The songs are available on Bandcamp, as well as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

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Jul 28, 2022
Bonus Ep: The Bottom Line
401

Helen is taking a break from sharing her doings for a few weeks. But I thought you might enjoy this song, "The Bottom Line:" which I wrote for Susannah Finzi's hilarious political satire of the same name back in 2019.

It was recorded at Crosstown Studios, Liverpool, and is available - along with more of my songs - at https://flloydwith2ells.bandcamp.com.

Please continue to tune in, and support the programme, either by sharing the link, writing a review, or donating the price of a cup of coffee at buymeacoffee.com/amIoldyet, or by becoming a patron at https://patreon.com/amIoldyet.  Patrons will be able to access the new comic serial I'm working on shortly. Thanks for listening, and stay safe!

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Jul 07, 2022
Lost & Found
1082

Well, here it is. Episode 12, the final one for Season 4.  It's a bit longer than usual, but if you don't need the introduction, start at around 1 min 16 seconds. It concerns Helen's 103 year old neighbour, Nana Madeleine, and something that was lost many, many years ago. 

I'm now taking a break for a few weeks to write up Season 5, help out with my new grandson, and take a holiday with the American branch of my family. In Europe. Hopefully. 

See you on the other side.  Meantime, I still need your support if this is to go on for much longer. Reviews and comments are most welcome, via your podcast app, or on the website https://amIoldyet.com/reviews.  As are any donations you are able to contribute towards the running costs of the podcast. Why not jump right in and become a regular subscriber at www.Patreon.com/amIoldyet?  There will be bonus episodes for Patrons, a whole new series in which Helen finds herself in a sci-fi fantasy superhero story. What???

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Jun 30, 2022
Car Talk
633

Episode 11 and Helen is invited to join her daughter Janey, Aussie son-in-law Jonathon and granddaughter Susie for a car trip to a country house near London. The chat veers from the correct medical term for elderly sniffles to possibly premature preparations for turning 60.

This week's episode features Australian actor John Warner as Jonathon, with car sound effects provided by Tokyoshowdown and Nachtmahr RV via Freesound.org under Creative Commons licence.

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Jun 23, 2022
New Beginnings
805

Episode 10 and Helen is meeting up with her old college friend, Rozzie, who is not keen to move into a retirement village on her own,   Then there is René, the student actor from Scotland now working part time at the Cheese Shop Cafe, about to move back to a new school in Scotland. Meantime, Helen has some irritating emails to deal with.

You will find lots of information about this week's guest actors, Frances Broudie and Christopher McDougall, on the website www.amIoldyet.com/guests.   Please support our work with a donation at BuyMeaCoffee.com/amIoldyet, or by becoming a regular subscriber at Patreon.com/amIoldyet.  Thank you so much!.

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Jun 16, 2022
Don't Forget to Remember
692

Episode 9, and Helen has been invited to join her American friend Essie in Edinburgh for a couple of days. Janey's not too happy about it, but the two old pals are happy to catch up and natter about how times have changed, and what they can remember—or not...

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Jun 09, 2022
Grumpy Gran
671

Episode 8 and Helen is having a bad day. Someone she doesn't recognise keeps ringing her up as she heads for the Royal Mail Delivery Office to collect the parcels they refuse to leave where she asks them to, she gets caught in the rain, and as for the bus...

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Jun 02, 2022
Some Women...
778

Episode 7 and Helen is trying to phone her elder sister Marian in Australia for a chat. Her daughter Janey drops by with the bagels, and the three women reminisce about growing up in Australia, and why some women don't relate to small children...

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May 26, 2022
What Are We Like?
696

Episode 6, Season 4 finds Helen on the phone with her old pal Joey, who is planning a trip to London with her husband Steve.  They share some thoughts on the subject of retirement, and what is it that they have against the idea of long sea voyages surrounded by 'old people'.

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May 19, 2022
Old People Know Stuff
731

Episode 5 — Helen is astonished to discover that her granddaughter Susie considers her to be an IT expert.  Fortunately, she knows enough to be helpful this time. But not before giving vent to her feelings about contemporary website design.


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May 11, 2022
Collecting People in the Park
804

Episode 4, Season 4 finds Helen dozing on a park bench on a lovely warm day. A kindly stranger interrupts her, and the ensuing conversation takes some surprising twists and turns. So, what is the difference between a mathematician and a clown?  Listen in to find out!

Ira Seidenstein joins the ensemble of performers contributing to this little audio drama/comedy. Ira has performed with Cirque du Soleil, and the Slava Snow Show, as well as training many performers all over the world through ISAAC - the International School for Acting And Creativity, of which Flloyd Kennedy is an Associate Artist.

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May 05, 2022
Retired? Not Really
770

Episode 3 sees the return of English actress Jane Vicary in the role of Helen's friend Pattie, old college chum and one-time opera singer. Pattie has  retired to a large village in the heart of Hampshire, and finds herself increasingly involved in the local community.. 

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Apr 28, 2022
Kids eh?
601

Episode 2  and Helen has received a lovely gift from her friend Sola. Sola's husband Deji answers the phone and a conversation  dealing with recalcitrant teenagers ensues.  Tayo Aluko reprises his role as Deji, who first appeared in Episode 2 of Season 3, "Pictures at an Exhibition". Read all about Tayo on his guest page at AmIOldYet.com/Guests, or on his website https://www.tayoalukoandfriends.com

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Apr 21, 2022
Not Seeing Straight
713

Episode 1 of Season 4 kicks off with Helen calling up her daughter Janey for help.  This doesn't happen often, so it must be something very serious.  She is about to celebrate her 78th birthday, so it's possible she's also about to get the answer to the question, i.e. is she old yet?

Mega shoutout to my loyal Patreon subscribers, who contribute towards the costs of producing and publishing this podcast.  You can join them at Patreon.com/amIoldyet or BuyMeACoffee.com/amIoldyet. And it also helps enormously if you spread the word by dropping a review on your podcasting app, or on the website AmIOldYet.com.  Thank you so much.  Stay safe.


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Apr 14, 2022
Bringing Up Gran
704

Episode 12, bring Season 3 to a close.  Susie has been delegated to try to find out why Helen, her grandmother, is so unhappy.  It's obvious Helen doesn't want her memoir to be published, but no one can understand why, and her family are very worried about her. It seems an over-anxious daughter is nothing compared to an over-anxious mother.

This is the final episode of Season 3.  I'm going to take a break, hopefully come up with something bright and shiny new for Season 4.  In the meantime, if you can possibly afford to make a small donation via https://buymeacoffee.com/amIoldyet, it would help to help the ongoing life of the podcast.  Thanks so much for listening.

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Mar 31, 2022
It's About Helen...
769

Episode 11, Season 3.  Helen is in her late 70s, but no-one who knows her would say she's afraid of a challenge.  However...  Something is deeply troubling her about the possible publication of her memoir, and Joey—her oldest friend and also her publisher—is worried about her mental state.  She calls on Helen's daughter Janey to see if they can figure out a way to help and support Helen to make the best decision for herself.

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Mar 25, 2022
And today's challenge is...
723

Episode 10. Helen's elder sister, Marian, has dementia, but she still manages to phone up from Rockhampton in Australia for a chat. Helen has a problem with the memoir she was commissioned to write, but which she really doesn't want to have published, although she can't explain why. And Harry next door struggles to accept that he's too frail to climb ladders any more.  Ah me, as the poet George Melling says "Don't get old. It puts years on you!"

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Mar 18, 2022
What's the Rush?
691

Episode 9 finds Helen at the Cheese Shop Cafe, meeting up with daughter Janey and Andrea, the extremely glamorous publicist from New York, in town to promote Janey's new book. Or is she?  Charlie is back in his old job, but without the fake accent thank goodness. And Helen is not ready for the next big thing.

Lyndsay Sweeney Zooms in from her home in Houston Texas to play Andrea, while Christopher McDougall joins us from London to play Charlie. Read about them on the website https://amIoldyet.com/guests. Please support the podcast by donating at https://patreon.com/amIoldyet. And don't forget to rate and review it!

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Mar 11, 2022
The Next Big Thing
720

Episode 8: Helen and Sadie are in their late 70s.  Is it too late for the next thing in their lives to be a Big Thing?  Sadie's memoir has been published, and Helen calls up to congratulate her. Sadie is making a big effort to return to life on the outside, 'post pandemic' (if there is such a thing). And it seems the possibilities are endless.  Helen is not sure she's up for it.

Judi Lehrhaupt returns to the role of Sadie, zooming in from her home in New Hampshire.

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Mar 04, 2022
On Such a Day
647

Episode 7, and Helen is having a hard time waking up. If only she could figure out what day it is.   But Janey isn't far away, although that leads to even more confusion.  This week, we welcome guest artist Lyndsay Sweeney from Houston TX in the role of Andrea (from New York).

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Feb 25, 2022
Two Households, Alike in Dignity
701

Episode 6 of Season 3 takes a turn. There are no neighbourhood feuds here, just two small  households divided by a corridor coming together for a cuppa, enjoying the social act of community.. Helen's neighbour Jennifer brings Nana Madeleine over, while Janey has arrived with brownies.  And there is always room for a surprise guest or two.

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Feb 18, 2022
Good Morning, Mrs D!
680

Episode 5 and Helen answers the phone, not expecting it to be her young actor friend René (with emphasis on the final syllable). He's just turned 16, and has a lot going on in his life. Helen doesn't pull her punches with him, but then neither does he with her!

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Feb 11, 2022
Check Your Rear View Mirror
596

Episode 4 and Helen is back at the Cheese Shop Cafe for her regular Single Shot Flat White. When she backs into the same customer as last time, she tries to make amends by paying for his coffee.. Welsh actor Edward Donnelly brings the unfortunate Evan to life, as he shares his thoughts for the future with a sympathetic listener.

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Feb 04, 2022
U-Turns for All
686

Episode 3 of Season 3 finds Helen enjoying her morning walk while chatting with her granddaughter Susie. She shares her response to the two new films Susie recommended, "Don't Look Up" and "Tick Tick Boom", and Susie reveals that she's at a kind of a crossroad in her life.

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Jan 28, 2022
Pictures at an Exhibition
720

Episode 2 of Season 3 finds Helen attending the opening of a showing of her friend Jean's watercolours at a local art gallery. She enjoys an elbow  bump with Deji, her son-in-law's boss, played by Tayo Aluko). They share some thoughts on parenting teenagers while Deji looks for a painting for his office. Helen's granddaughter Susie is behaving suspiciously when her old school friend Charlie does a disappearing act...

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Jan 21, 2022
Secret Crone Business
718

Season 3 kicks off with Helen and her oldest friend Joey,  sharing their thoughts  on the phone about lost clichés, odd  earrings and stampeding generations..

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Jan 14, 2022
Three Little Words
771

Season 2 is brought to a close with Episode 17.  Helen and her daughter Janey can rub each other up the wrong way, but they love each other, and hopefully can find a way to reconcile their differences.  If only Janey's daughter Susie doesn't put a spanner in the works—so to speak...

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Dec 17, 2021
Facebookers Anonymous
619

In Episode 16, Helen shares her fears about spending too much time on Facebook with her old friend Joey Wilkinson.  Is this an unhealthy attachment to social media?  If so, what to do about it?

Flloyd plays both Helen and Joey, and she is joined by Allana Noyes in a brief cameo as her niece Georgina (Georgie), who also works as a senior editor at Wilkinson Baliol Publishing.

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Dec 10, 2021
Gran Talk
631

Episode 15 finds Helen preparing a late luncheon of toasted cheese. Her granddaughter Susie has something on her mind, so she calls her Gran for a chat. What could possibly go wrong?

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Dec 03, 2021
Stranger on a Train
672

Episode 14 of Season 2 finds Helen on a train, returning home after spending a few days in Hampshire with a friend.  An elegant elderly lady asks to sit with her, and doesn't seem to know where she is going. Helen is not one to jump to obvious conclusions though.

"Am I Old Yet?" is a series of scripted scenes, short episodes in the life of Helen Docherty, aged 77. Written, produced and performed by Flloyd Kennedy, with guest appearances from various artists, the podcast depends upon the donations from generous listeners.  Please share with your friends, and you are also invited to rate and review in your favourite app, or by leaving a comment on the website https://am-I-old-yet.com.

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Nov 26, 2021
Cafe Encounters
647

Episode 13  At the Cheese Shop Cafe for her much loved flat white,  Helen is introduced to Gary, an IT consultant from Perth, who is in town to visit his teenage nephew René (S1. 14, 15 and 22, and S2.6), and his sister Jean (S1.22). The conversation ranges from Helen's fitness regime to Gary's gift-giving strategies, while René indulges his taste for hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Edinburgh-based actor Mark Kydd joins the TMT team to play Uncle Gary, while Perth-born, London-based Christopher McDougall returns to play René. You are invited to join the team as a patron via www.patreon.com/amIoldyet, or to help support the podcast and our guest artists by donating via www.buymeacoffee.com/amIoldyet.  It is also a vital part of the whole process that you rate and review the podcast, and share it with your contacts!  Thanks for listening. Stay safe.

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Nov 19, 2021
Challenging Changes
676

In Episode 12, Helen's old friends from her college days have teamed up to check out retirement homes in Dorset. Rozzie, (who claims to be an ex-Secret Service agent) explains about the mysterious phone call from Russia (episode 7 "From Russia with ???") , and then Helen finds herself being challenged to consider her future.

Frances Broudie Oldbridge returns to the role of Rozzie, having recently completed working on the forthcoming feature film "Morris Men" on location down south. You can help  to support our guest artists and the podcast itself by rating and reviewing it, or by donating the price of a cuppa.  Thank you!

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Nov 12, 2021
A Friend in Need
828

Episode 11 brings Helen back in conversation with one of her old college friends, Essie, who lives in Texas with her partner BethAnn and Honey the dog. Helen has not  been quite her usual cheerful self of late, and Essie has picked up on it. But Essie is the one who's really struggling.  Is there such a thing as 'post pandemic blues' that hits us, even though the pandemic isn't actually over yet?

This week's guest artist is Joanna Cazden,  calling in on Zoom from her home in California to record the episode with Flloyd in Liverpool. Please help spread the word by rating and reviewing the podcast, or dropping a comment on the website, or following us on Twitter (@AmIOldYet2)

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Nov 05, 2021
Memory Tricks and Treats
837

Episode 10 of Season 2 sees Janey annoying Helen by fussing over her, as usual. Helen's elder sister Marian phones up from Rockhampton, in Central Queensland to ask a very special question. The memories this brings up are painful, but there are sweet ones too.

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Oct 28, 2021
Uncle James
748

Episode 9 introduces Jack's Uncle James, retired school teacher.  Helen phones Susie, who is visiting Jack in Liverpool, but as is her wont, Susie has gone out without her phone. The result is Helen and Uncle James getting to know each other, sharing thoughts about the educational system and the  impending demise of the English vocabulary. Is it possible this is just an 'old people' problem?

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Oct 21, 2021
Holding On
832

In Episode 8, Helen enjoys a catchup chat with her neighbour Jennifer. Jennifer's 102 year old grandmother, Nana Madeleine, suspects that Helen is feeling a bit down, so she invites herself in for a coffee and a natter.

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Oct 14, 2021
trailer for forthcoming episode 8 "Holding On"
70

Helen and Jennifer from across the corridor have a catchup, and Nana Madeleine invites herself in for a coffee and a 'serious' chat.

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Oct 13, 2021
From Russia with ??
628

Episode 7 (Season 2) sees Helen and her granddaughter Susie about to take a trip to Lancashire to celebrate a birthday party.  Helen likes to hand over the receipt to the recipient when she buys a gift, and Susie is not too sure that this is acceptable behaviour.  Does this qualify as role reversal?  Then a phone call from a stranger brings new complications.

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Oct 07, 2021
Ask René
603

in Episode 6, Helen accompanies her daughter Janey to the Cheese Shop cafe to collect the illustrations for Janey’s children’s book.  René, the teenager who rescued Helen’s cheese in a previous episode, comes to the rescue again.

Scots actor Christopher McDougall returns to the programme for another episode as cheeky young René. He also manages a wee cameo as a customer in the cafe. As you know, there's still not a lot of paid work happening for professional actors, so if you could donate a cuppa. we'd all be most grateful. 

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Sep 29, 2021
A Stroll in the Park with a Swing
1014

Helen sets off to a different park for her walk, and finds a 'big kid' swing. As she walks, she ponders the state of the world, human exceptionalism, how trees communicate with each other, and also surprises herself with a few random memories.

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Sep 23, 2021
Walking in the Rain
733

Helen has trouble getting out of the house to go shopping, and Carol, the new salesperson at her local Cheese Shop,  doesn't know what Picos Blue is! (Episode 14 "Hey Old Lady!}. Walking home in the rain, Helen and Carol share some private thoughts.

If you live in the Liverpool area, you can have your Picos Blue delivered to your door by the marvellous Liverpool Cheese Company. 

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Sep 15, 2021
Write On!
724

Helen has been commissioned to write her memoir, and she is still not convinced that she has anything special to write about.  So her publisher and long time friend Joey has asked Sadie, another old friend from college to give her some encouragement.  Sadie and Helen were never close, but now find they have quite a lot in common.

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Sep 07, 2021
Green Penguins
678

Susie has lunch with her grandmother Helen, then heads off to visit her parents.  Helen calls daughter Janey to let her know Susie is on her way, and Jonathan answers the phone.  Jonathan is also from Australia originally, so he and Helen have some cultural tropes in common, like the Walkley Award winning political cartoonist  First Dog on the Moon. And Helen want to discuss  'women's business' with Janey.

Australian actorJohn Warner Zooms in from Brisbane to join the Thunder's Mouth Theatre company ensemble to play Jonathan. You can treat him to a cup of coffee, or support the podcast on a regular basis by becoming a Patreon!  Thank you so much.  Stay safe.

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Sep 01, 2021
Keeping Up With the Zeitgeist
692

Season 2 is on!  Helen (in London) and her old college friend Joey (in Sydney) are chatting on Zoom, when Joey gets an unexpected phone call from Sadie, another college friend, who lives  in New Hampshire, and connects her up with Helen.  The joys of modern technology! They muse on the way Shakespeare is the voice of the Zeitgeist, and what? Rozzie never died, said she?

Introducing Judi Lehrhaupt as Sadie, and a new theme tune, arranged by Mark Bunyan.

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Aug 26, 2021
Trailer for Season 2
509

Before launching Season 2 next week, here's a recap of all the characters, the who, what, where and why from Season 1.

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Aug 19, 2021
Nana Surprise
418

Here's a short bonus episode to keep you going while you wait for Season 2.  Two Nanas, Helen and Nanny Louise, get together on the phone to chat about their grandchildren (Susie and Jack, who are dating) and something about the rules of grammar. They manage to surprise each other—as old people often do!  Written and performed by Flloyd Kennedy.

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Aug 13, 2021
23 The Cat Leaps Out of the Bag
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Final episode of Season 1 for the audio comedy podcast "Am I Old Yet?". The ageing Helen believes she has discovered her daughter Janey's secret, but needs to be tactful. Janey has finally accepted that her mother is not middle aged any more. And an unexpected visitor opens up a whole new can or worms...  Introducing Frances Broudie Oldbridge as the visitor.

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Aug 05, 2021
22 Cheese Shop Cafe Encounters
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Helen makes a new friend who bumps into her (literally) at the Cheese Shop Cafe. Turns out they have a mutual acquaintance in Rene, the young Scot who rescued Helen's cheese in a previous episode (#14). Meanwhile Charlie, Susie's friend from uni, has retired his Polish alter ego Piotr. About time too!

Scots actress Morag Stark joins the TMT ensemble to play the role of Auntie Jean. Christopher McDougall reprises his double act of Rene and Charlie. You can support our team by donating the price of a cup of coffee at buymeacoffee.com/AmIOldYet, or by becoming a Patron at Patreon.com.

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Jul 29, 2021
21 Rockhampton Daze
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Helen's great-niece Georgie is visiting her parents, Flora and Walter, and her grandmother Marian (Helen's sister) in Rockhampton, in Central Queensland.  She has booked a Skype call with Helen, who is running late—as usual.

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Jul 22, 2021
20 A Natter with Nana
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The sun is out, and Helen joins Nana Madeleine from next door for a natter in the garden. The birds are singing, as the 102 year old and the 77 year old toss some ideas around regarding family, depression and whether humanity has passed Peak Evolution.

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Jul 14, 2021
19 Who's a Keeper?
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Helen tries to dodge a few bullets when she finds herself in between her granddaughter Susie and Susie's boyfriend Jack. It would be helpful if she could ever learn to think before she speaks.  Liverpool legend Mark Porter returns to the show in the role of Jack.

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Jul 08, 2021
18 Houston Calling
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 Four of the original gang of five from Helen's student days are now back in touch with each other,.  Esme (Essie) calls from her home in  Houston, Texas, and the conversation touches on old memories as well as future  possibilities. Why do we still feel obliged to comment on each other's appearance?

Guest performances this week from Joanna Cazden as Essie, Amy Stoller as BethAnn, and Bibi as Honey.  More details at the website. Please rate and review the podcast. And you can click here to support the programme by becoming a Patron—with added benefits..

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Jul 01, 2021
17: Neil Gaiman Envy
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Helen enjoys a catchup Facetime call with her publisher friend Joey.  They swap old lady experiences of diminishing dietary possibilities, and short walks. Helen confesses a desire to be more like Neil Gaiman. And Janey drops by to borrow yet another children's book.  The music for this episode is "When the Whole World Opens Up Again" by Joanna Cazden. You can find it on Youtube here.

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Jun 24, 2021
16: The Problem with Janey
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102 year old Nana next door is off for the weekend to visit her pals.  Meantime, Susie has been on the phone to Janey about Helen's escapade at the Cheese Shop, and Janey is in a panic.  Helen won't take kindly to being scolded. The closing music, "When I Was a Little Girl", is based on a traditional English folk song "Kingston Hill", and is available on Bandcamp.
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Jun 17, 2021
15: Oh Waiter!
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Susie and Helen enjoy a rendezvous in the park, and the subject of a marriage proposal comes up.  A visit to the Cheese Shop Cafe provides an unexpected turn of events, as the Polish waiter is not quite as he seems.  This episode features guest performer Christopher McDougall, and the song "Dreams of Handsome Men" which you can download at Bandcamp.com.

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Jun 10, 2021
14: Hey—Old Lady!
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Helen gets a fright while out shopping for cheese, and makes a new friend.  It's always best not to jump to conclusions.  In this week's episode, she might just find the answer to her question from someone much, much younger.  Special guest artist is actor, singer, musical director, and graduate of East 15 Acting School,  Christopher McDougall.

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Jun 03, 2021
Remembrance of Things Past
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Memories can be a comfort, or a cause of distress. And when memories disappear, it's hard to know who feels it the most. Helen's older sister likes to ring up from her home in Rockhampton, Queensland, to check up on some old memories. Helen is still struggling to write down some of hers, worrying that daughter Janey might be upset. But we can always learn something new about our nearest and dearest. 

The image of Fraser Island is courtesy of Rulz.rishi, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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May 27, 2021
12: Has Pattie Got a Secret?
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Well, who hasn't? When old friends meet up after many years, it's good to share.  And when old people need to share, it's good to have friends who understand what you are going through. Helen and Pattie have a lot of catching up to do.  Helen and her daughter Janey seem to be happy enough to keep their own counsel—for the time being.

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May 20, 2021
11 A Blast from the Past
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The bond between grandparent and grandchild can be very special, and also sometimes it can turn into a minefield. Janey is not happy that Helen knew about Susie's boyfriend before she did. And Helen receives a surprise package with no return address. Memories can also be a minefield, with unexploded bombs lying in wait. As if surviving a pandemic weren't challenging enough, family relationships still need to be tended and mended. This episode also includes the track "There's No Such Place as Away" from Awkward Strangers.

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May 12, 2021
Jack Who?
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It is a sign of the times that a phone call from an unknown caller has to be assumed to be a scammer.  Helen decides to take them on, but she gets more than she bargained for. And is sweet Susie turning into a banshee? This episode also includes the song "Sometimes I Think".

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May 07, 2021
Ep 9: A Small Insurrection
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Janey is nothing like her mother... however, one simple phone call could change all that.  Some daughters love to confide in their mothers, but Janey has a secret she really doesn't want Helen to know about. And vice versa. Who will give way first? Could it be that they are actually like two peas in a pod?

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Apr 30, 2021
Bonus: "Am I Old Yet?" poem
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I wrote this poem last July, shortly after the first lockdown began to open up. The acting college where I had been teaching voice part time prior to lockdown invited me to come back into the studio to teach, and I didn't consider it safe—for myself, or for the students—so I declined.  It occurred to me that I would almost certainly never be offered such  work again.  I had been extremely lucky to have kept on teaching at the tertiary level for as long as I had, well into my 70s.

Thoughts on ageing weren't new to me. But this seemed more pressing, especially with all the understanding by that stage that anyone over 80 was especially vulnerable to Covid-19. When 80 is only 4 years away, and those years are accelerating  by faster than  a Formula 1 car driven by Jensen Button, it feels like tomorrow.

Hence this poem.

It was published in October 2020 as part of the collection "Sunsets & Kites", which is available from Amazon online.

Enjoy!  And stay safe.

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Apr 25, 2021
Ep 8: More Secrets
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Helen seeks peace and quiet in the garden (note to self: don’t take the phone with you). Susie is being harassed by Janey. Janey receives a surprise challenge from Georgie. Georgie is sworn to secrecy. How many secrets can one family sustain?

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Apr 23, 2021
Ep 7: A Different Perspective
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Sparks fly when daughter Janey comes for lunch, and when the phone rings, Helen is challenged by an old friend to see things from a slightly different angle.

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Apr 15, 2021
Ep 6: Saving Grounds
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Helen has a crisis in the kitchen, but is it because she is old, or just stupid?  102-year-young Nana from next door has something to say on the subject. Meanwhile, Helen still hasn't told Janey about the book.

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Apr 08, 2021
Caught Out (Ep 5)
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Helen may have let something slip that she'd rather her family didn't know about. And daffodils from Janey's garden won't help.  But she's delighted to receive a call from her Great Niece, Georgie, now living and working in Sydney. Sometimes it helps to have connections...

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Apr 01, 2021
Finish the Book (Ep 4)
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Helen is pleased to discover that she didn't upset her very elderly neighbour, who has set her a puzzle instead. Granddaughter Susie calls up, seeking advice on her uni assignment. And what is Alexa on about?

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Mar 26, 2021
Flowers for the Birthday Girl (Ep 3)
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Helen is excited to receive a bunch of beautiful flowers. Is there a secret admirer? Or is her highly strung daughter, Janey, right to be susipcious?

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Mar 15, 2021
Speaking as a "not so young person" (Ep 2)
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Helen’s over-protective daughter Janey has been staying with her for a month now, and Helen is over it. It’s time to face facts, and Helen wants to call things by their proper names.

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Mar 11, 2021
Kind Like Sharon
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A mini radio soap opera written, performed and produced by Flloyd Kennedy.

Helen is in her 70s, happily living on her own in her London flat, except when her family decide to invade her space “to look after her”, or because they want her to fix them.

Episode 1: Helen is having enough trouble coping with her ageing body and mind, let alone her bossy daughter who is staying with her in the latest lockdown, when a disturbing phone call creates a challenge and leads to a new lease of life on her own terms.

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Mar 11, 2021