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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.

I'm Absolutely Fine! by The Midult The Midult

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    • 4.6 ‱ 310 Ratings

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.

    Episode 176: What Happens When Cancer Happens To You...

    Episode 176: What Happens When Cancer Happens To You...

    This is a very personal conversation with our friend Mandy Saligari where she allows us all the privilege of bearing witness to her experience of a recent stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Longtime listeners of the podcast will know Mandy is someone who we hold in extremely high regard: an addictions therapist, founder of Charter Harley Street, and all-round badass, who has given us and many others life-changing advice over the years. Five weeks ago, she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and, last week, began her chemotherapy. Feelings are Mandy’s speciality - her TedTalk is called “Handle Your Feelings Before They Handle You” - and so she generously agreed to come on the podcast and share exactly what she has been feeling. It’s an emotional listen. To all of our listeners affected by cancer, we send you masses of love. 

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    • 33 min
    PODCAST FROM THE EDGE 5:

    PODCAST FROM THE EDGE 5:

    Happy Friday! Just slipping into your feed to let you know that the week is nearly over, and there’s only one more week to go before you have to get through the next week. Oh God. Anyway, in this episode, Emilie has swapped oppressive cheerfulness for gnawing anxiety and Annabel is trying to cheer her up with three-word happy stories
So you can imagine how that went

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    • 9 min
    Episode 175: New Term, Same Attitude

    Episode 175: New Term, Same Attitude

    So we recorded this week’s podcast schvitzing in our stupid summer dresses, fretting about what we can bear to put on our bodies for Autumn. It’s like all the ghosts of our fashion past are out there: the return of the Sienna Miller-style coin belt; massive blazers and baggy jeans a la Eternal, as well kitten heels. How do we feel about wearing something with the word ‘kitten’ in it? They say hair is everything but it’s also everywhere - sprouting erratically, so Annabel pays homage to her epilator while Emilie bemoans her sparse and patchy body hair situation. We also solemnly swear to tend each other’s coma beards, should the occasion arise, and discuss ways to answer the phone that might make life more bearable. Plus your favourite three-word horror stories: Are you busy? Printer not found. Some assembly required. Is Pepsi okay? You are invited
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     *Emilie gets the name of the character from Superstore wrong – it’s Jeff not Gregg. 
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    • 29 min
    Episode 174: No Wonder You're Pissed Off

    Episode 174: No Wonder You're Pissed Off

    Sometimes we need reminding that we aren’t failing. The entire fucking system is against us. We have interviewed three brilliant American women who have dedicated their careers to looking at the patriarchy: Ada Calhoun with her Generation X defining book, Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis. Eve Rodsky’s manifest for female creativity: Find Your Unicorn Space. Elise Loehnen’s primal roar that is On Our Best Behaviour. Presumably you are already angry. Have a listen, get angrier and feel better. We could say empowered but we can’t quite bear it. Remember that you are not alone. After all, if we’re not in it together we’re not in it at all
.Note: these are highlight, not new recordings
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    • 49 min
    Episode 173: This Might Make You Feel Less Weird

    Episode 173: This Might Make You Feel Less Weird

    Hopefully you are fully engaged in a wonderful holiday, spending joyous time immersed in the glorious slipstream of your family dynamics. If so GOOD FOR YOU. If, however, you feel that you are on the brink, near the overwhelm or just unbelievably tired, have we got an episode to you
 We’ve gathered together some self-preserving thoughts from therapy titans, Julia Samuel, Mandy Saligari and Sam Akbar, to talk you down off the emotional cliff. Note: these are highlights, not new recordings. PS: For further inspiration you might want to take a look at Julia Samuel’s Every Family Has A Story, MandySaligari.com and Sam Akbar’s Stressilient. 
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    • 48 min
    Episode 172: The Really Useful Beauty Episode

    Episode 172: The Really Useful Beauty Episode

    Here at I’m Absolutely Fine we have gathered the finest beauty minds for a Beauty 101. Nadine Baggott brought us her Skincare SOS kit: she decodes the ingredients to look out for and keeps budget front of mind. Sali Hughes, who has launched her wildly successful skincare range with Revolution (Emilie is a devotee of her Daily Exfoliant), opened up her make-up bag, uncovering treasure, and Annabel rifled through her bathroom to share her summer sensations
NOTE: These are highlights not new recordings

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
310 Ratings

310 Ratings

JulesClare13 ,

Mood

I can listen to this in the worst mood and know I will laugh my way out of it. Brilliant x

Luxury bride ,

Unmissable!

I never miss an episode - I want these two to be my best friends- they are hysterical and wise. Thanks ladies

TR@022 ,

Really enjoy

Really enjoy this podcast it’s a nice mix of funny stories and serious discussions topics.
I just wish it was weekly.

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