74 episodes

A podcast that covers the experiences, passions, and lifestyle of a forty something gay male. Interviews with real people, thoughts and musings and the why's and wherefore's.

A beginner's guide to a forty something gay man. Matt Ian Kelly

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

A podcast that covers the experiences, passions, and lifestyle of a forty something gay male. Interviews with real people, thoughts and musings and the why's and wherefore's.

    Episode 74 - It's July! Check in time.

    Episode 74 - It's July! Check in time.

    Hello World!

    After a few weeks away, I wanted to drop in and see how everyone is doing.
    This week's podcast is a check-in and an update on what's been ticking over in my mind and in my home.
    A few Pandemic recommendations and a general natter about what's happening in our world, and, hopefully, a few words of distraction and comfort!!
    I promise normal(ish) service is on the way again soon. Thanks for your continued support dear listeners. Stay safe and happy.

    • 32 min
    Episode 73 - Taking a breath

    Episode 73 - Taking a breath

    Back once again (For the renegade master - thank you 1999 House music!)

    Episode 73. This week I'm taking stock of where we are in the middle of this madness that is called life in 2020.
    Musings on how I've been coping, how I've learnt to step away from the news and social media to keep my sanity.
    I chat on my thoughts on how I'm learning to adapt to the new normal.
    Everything from Sourdough Starter to Zoom calls to Boy George.
    Hopefully injecting some positive vibes to your week.

    Including my recommendations - including this song which feels like a bit of an anthem right now.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDTIJQ2h6XQ

    • 37 min
    Episode 72 - Thoughts and realities

    Episode 72 - Thoughts and realities

    This week is a catch up to what's been ticking over. In my head and my immediate world.
    This week has been a tough one. I discuss how we continue when the virus affects us at close quarters and people close to us.
    I let off a bit of steam but I also hope that this week's podcast to be a distraction from your own 'Lockdown story'.

    Stay well, stay safe and keep on trucking!

    • 30 min
    Episode 71 - Lockdown in London (plus Anxiety Meditation)

    Episode 71 - Lockdown in London (plus Anxiety Meditation)

    Here goes with another dose of London life currently. Truly hope you are all surviving and keeping positive in this very bizarre time.

    This week you get a bit of the normal bit of thoughts and chats. Keeping the podcast going and adding meditations every so often. I'll be putting these mini pods out every few days so keep tuning in.

    If you want to skip straight to the meditation it starts at about 12 mins and 30 secs in. Enjoy.

    • 22 min
    Episode 70 - What now? With my first Guided Mindfulness Meditation.

    Episode 70 - What now? With my first Guided Mindfulness Meditation.

    Hello.

    This week is a special podcast. Whilst the current world situation continues, I, like many others, find myself with an empty diary.

    I've found that listening to other people's versions of the situation to be extremely helpful and have decided that I would continue to share my podcast thoughts in real time.

    A lot of us find this a very testing period, as far as our mental health is concerned as much as anything, and I feel its's important to share, listen and be as helpful to one another as possible. To that end I have added my first ever Guided Mindfulness Meditation on to this episode. If you want to jump straight to the meditation it starts at about the 10 mins and 30 secs mark. It lasts roughly 12 mins and 30 secs.

    I will be releasing thoughts, meditations and musings every few days. Planning to get back to chatting with guests in the very near future.

    Thanks for listening. Let's keep each other grounded!

    • 22 min
    Episode 69 - From Star Trekking to Albert Square with Phil Lawrence.

    Episode 69 - From Star Trekking to Albert Square with Phil Lawrence.

    This week I catch up with the lovely Phil Lawrence.

    Phil is currently writing for the BBC soap 'Eastenders' and has written for 'Casualty'. I've known Phil for nearly 19 years. We first met, as actors, performing in the cult comedy 'I Am Star Trek' - Phil was playing Spock, I was a Klingon, amongst many other characters!

    Phil tells us about his formative years, living in Erith and how his love of all things Science Fiction was born.
    We discuss his journey from being an actor, touring 'Privates On Parade' to writing his first play.
    Phil explains his route from writing for the stage to currently writing on 'Eastenders'.

    Grab a cuppa and reminisce with us!

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Subatomicboy ,

Matt Slays Every Day!

I've been really enjoying listening to these podcasts; they've been consistently entertaining, surprising and thought provoking. Hearing about life from a British 40+ gay man's perspective, is a fabulous counter-balance to the "dead at 25" perspective that a lot of "our" media throws at us. Especially for those of us some way past 25...

I recommend starting with episode 18 which provides a great (and emotional) trip through the political history of the LGBTQ community in the UK with some excellent personal observations/anecdotes too. I thought I had Matt pegged as "only" a droll theatre geek (which he is obvs.) so I was bowled over to hear about his involvement in OUTRAGE! and also the discussions about race, class and gender that thread through each episodes often amusing, frequently enjoyable reflections on life, art, culture, Drag race and Katy Perry.

Keep it up Mr K!

gasla ,

its a gay gay gay gay world my son

Listening to Matt Ian Kelly’s gentle timbre feels like sitting with a friend that you’ve just met but feel at ease and happy to talk to. His podcasts are entertaining, warming, heartening and provide a broad insight into gay men’s lives today and their history. always a fascinating insight and more than worth a listen, give it a go!

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