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Postcards From Midlife

Author: Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin

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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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132 Episodes
Lorraine & Trish meet world renowned clinical psychologist Lisa Damour who shares her expert tips on the best way to raise kids, manage their anxiety and cope in a world of social media and toxic masculinity. Plus, why sensitivity is a super power & the mystery of Lorraine and Luther!Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Book club special: Trish and Lorraine meet ‘Queen of the Revenge Comedy’ Jane Fallon who reveals how she ditched a 20-year career in TV to pursue a childhood ambition to write novels in her 40s (and why it’s all thanks to menopause). She also explains the reason she’s never felt overwhelmed by partner Ricky Gervais’s fame, and why she prefers hanging out with her cat Pickle to treading the red carpet.Plus: The best midlife reading list - discover your hosts' new book tips for spring; who would be Lulu in Starstruck & dialling back to the 80s for a Nostalgia Noodle.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Actress, singer and West End star Claire Sweeney joins Trish and Lorraine to talk about her stellar career, from working men’s clubs and cruise ships to Brookside and starring roles alongside Don Johnson and Patrick Swayze in hit shows Chicago and Guys & Dolls. She also reveals how she’s dealing with the overwhelm of peri-menopause while single parenting, has learned to take knock backs in her stride and the joy of a good bacon buttie on the bus. Plus: forget ‘go hard or go home’ - why midlife is a time for ‘softening’; and a Nostalgic Trip back to rubbish films from the 80sContact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
The kitchen disco queen joins Lorraine and Trish to talk about how she’s stopped being a people pleaser, the sexism she faced in her early career, what it’s like to raise five boys, and why it’s never too late to embrace colour and sparkle. And the midlife duo create the ultimate Gen X playlist with songs that remind them of personal epiphanies. Plus: Would you feed your kids a crisp sandwich?Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Mobility coach Petra Fisher explains exactly what's happening to our bodies in midlife and reveals the surprising (and easy) exercises you should focus on to relieve yourself of joint pain, feet problems, pelvic floor issues and injuries. Plus brain fog be gone: we give your mind a makeover too with memory guru Dr Richard Restak who helps us train our brain like a muscle. And Trish and Lorraine chat about strange odours in the kitchen and family games in Nostalgia Noodle.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Trish and Lorraine meet ground-breaking entertainer, broadcaster and screenwriter Angie Le Mar, who helped pave the way for Black comedians in the UK. From the school rebel overcoming racism and severe dyslexia to making history with her stand up shows, the critically acclaimed funny woman charts the highlights of a life well lived and shares her advice on overcoming menopausal and midlife challenges. Plus: Trish finally meets her footballing legend crush and the duo turn agony aunt to solve listeners emotional dilemmas. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Lorraine and Trish chat to author, journalist, podcaster and founder of ‘Failosophy’ Elizabeth Day about why midlife has become her prime time, teaching our teenagers the importance of failure and how great friends and a new husband bring joy to her forties. Plus: Does journaling really work? We put it to the test and the treats we’re looking forward to this spring.Contact us: hello@postcardsfrommidlife.comBuy tickets to our live show: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Lorraine and Trish meet nutritional therapist Le’Nise Brothers who changed her body - and her life - through food. From heavy periods and depression to IBS and tummy fat, she explains how to eat well to create balance and why understanding the connection between food and hormones can lead to a happier and healthier midlife.Plus! Join us for Culture Club: the TV, films, plays and podcasts we love and some Nostalgia Noodling too… Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
In our friendship special, Trish and Lorraine meet Janet Reibstein, the relationship therapist Gwyneth Paltrow calls 'life changing' and ask her how we revive midlife friendships, have healthy arguments and set proper boundaries. Plus how to make exciting new friends and nourish the ones you  have. We also discuss new research on how to have a long and happy life, the ex-editors share memories of their Ab Fab inspired glossy magazine days. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
To kick off Season 8, Lorraine and Trish speak to divorce coach Amanda Gardiner about how to know when a marriage has run its course, exiting with the least stress possible and building a happy, positive and financially stable future. Plus, how to keep long-term relationships resilient, and a trip down Gen X memory lane in Nostalgia Noodle. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Lorraine and Trish get into the festive spirit and share their ‘cost of living’ present-buying guide for all the family. Plus, a celebrity name drop in Nostalgia Noodle and our listeners hilarious brain fog bloopers. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Brought to you in partnership with Tena: How to get comfortable with the uncomfortable during menopause. Trish and Lorraine meet TV presenter, Masterchef winner and menopause warrior Lisa Snowdon to talk about the lesser known symptoms of peri-menopause - from pelvic floor issues and embarrassing leaks to vaginal dryness - to help every woman get the support she needs. Plus Lisa shares the secrets of her midlife success and finding lasting love in her 40s. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
It’s the Season 7 finale, and to celebrate the fabulous Postcards From Midlife community, Lorraine and Trish devote this episode to listeners’ funny, brilliant, inspiring and moving midlife stories. Plus: why 2022 has been the year of midlife women & furry tales of pets galore, inspired by Margo the podcat Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Hosts Lorraine and Trish interview award-winning TV and radio stand-up Angela Barnes about her midlife ADHD diagnosis and find out how it affects daily life. They also ask an expert about the pivotal role hormones play in autoimmune diseases, which affect three times as many women as men. Plus how listeners can be part of a live recording of the podcast and what happened on Trish's Y-front free weekend away with her hubby.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Nutritionist Petronella Ravenshear’s ‘Human Being Diet’ is the eating plan everyone is talking about - she joins Lorraine and Trish to explain what it is and why it works, as well as the link between weight gain and menopause. Plus: sensory destressing in a Botanical Bothy & nostalgic tales of water beds Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Spooky special! Trish and Lorraine meet world renowned psychic medium June Field, whose clients include A listers, politicians and members of the royal family, to find out if there’s ‘anybody out there’, and how tuning into our intuition and energy fields can enhance midlife. Plus: the book and course to help find or deepen your spirituality, ghostly pets & a nostalgic noodle about teen seance shenanigans  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
She’s the global best seller whose novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the prestigious Pulitzer prize and she counts Barack Obama as a fan of her books - Jennifer Egan joins Lorraine and Trish from Brooklyn to talk about latest novel, The Candy House, which explores themes of human connection, midlife angst and the price we pay for intrusive technology. The critically acclaimed fiction writer and New York Times magazine journalist also shares her feelings about empty nesting, turning 60 and making her 30-year marriage work. Plus: Book Club recommendations from Lorraine and Trish who pick their best reads for autumn - from serial killers to comforting kitty cats Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Make-up artist extraordinaire and entrepreneur Ruby Hammer MBE joins Lorraine and Trish to share her beauty know-how and talk about the joy of grandparenting and the mistakes she won’t make again in marriage second time around.Plus: feel good finance fixes & cost of living tips; being dumped the 80s way. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Donna Ludford, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, has refused to let growing up in care, surviving neglect, abuse and parental rejection define her. Instead she’s broken the cycle to create a successful career and happy family life. She shares her remarkable story and life lessons with Lorraine and Trish.Plus: Fix your finances - money tips from the experts & your hosts go Kung Fu crazy in Nostalgia Noodle Please note: this episode contains swearing and references to abuse Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
TV presenter Anthea Turner chats to Lorraine and Trish about finding love and happiness on the other side of a painful divorce in the midst of her menopause. She also shares the aging and wellness tips that fill her with vitality, and why Angel Delight might be on the menu for her upcoming wedding.Plus: The agony aunts are in! Your hosts solve an assortment of midlife dilemmas from ageism at work to loud friends Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Comments (6)

Dawn Travers

What a fab edition of Postcards from Midlife. just what I needed to hear right now. fab sensible advice with a smattering of humour you ladies are amazing.

May 17th

Marinda Gerber

Loved this. Thank you

Sep 3rd

Rhona and Damian McCormack

really enjoying this series. Funny and informative at the same time. It's my Sunday treat to listen when I'm out walking!

Mar 22nd

Kimberley Bailey

Found this episode really interesting. I listened yesterday. I'm 43 at the moment and really struggling. Then i heard you on Virgin Radio this morning. 👍

Feb 12th

Iva Sims

Thank you so very much for creating a show that addresses the menopause. Personally, I feel that there is a massive gap in GPs education about the issue that affects millions of women in the UK. Far too often we are sent away with a prescription for antidepressants instead of solving the real issue. We need to change that. So thank you thank you and thank you.

Feb 10th
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