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Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone. 
Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help. 
Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all. 

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Postcards From Midlife Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 859 Ratings

Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone. 
Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help. 
Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all. 

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    Katy Brand: writing Emma Thompson’s sexiest role yet

    Katy Brand: writing Emma Thompson’s sexiest role yet

    Lorraine and Trish meet the author and comedy actor Katy Brand, aka the genius behind the poignant and compelling comedy drama Good Luck To You Leo Grande, starring Emma Thompson as a 60-year old woman who hires a sex worker to explore her sexuality. All the taboos around midlife women and sex, representation and body image will be exploded!Plus: How to beat stress and anxiety, brain fog bloopers & a nostalgia noodle back to the 90s 
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    • 58 min
    Patsy Kensit on love, loss & why her 50s could be the best decade yet

    Patsy Kensit on love, loss & why her 50s could be the best decade yet

    Trish & Lorraine talk to Gen X poster girl Patsy Kensit about her midlife journey - from dating and career highs to empty nest and the hysterectomy that threw her into sudden menopause.
    Plus: The agony aunts are back! Lorraine & Trish get to solving all sorts of midlife dilemmas; & can you guess the Nostalgia Noodle year?

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    • 57 min
    Your summer book club starring best-selling author Miriam Toews

    Your summer book club starring best-selling author Miriam Toews

    It’s the midlife summer book club special, with award-winning author Miriam Toews dialling in from Toronto to discuss living with four generations of her family, and what it’s like to have her work turned into a Hollywood blockbuster. Miriam grew up in a religious sect and her unique family story which encompasses trauma and recovery forms the basis of her new book.
    Plus: Lorraine and Trish pick their must reads for summer & reveal how exam season is going in their homes

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    • 51 min
    Find your best colour & what matriarchs can teach us about menopause

    Find your best colour & what matriarchs can teach us about menopause

    Our favourite TV zoologist Lucy Cooke explodes the evolutionary myths about females and reveals what we can all learn from matriarchal monkeys, frisky lionesses and menopausal whales. Plus colour expert Jules Standish gives Lorraine & Trish a style makeover.
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    • 53 min
    Sali Hughes on midlife makeup & going grey the stylish way

    Sali Hughes on midlife makeup & going grey the stylish way

    Author, journalist and beauty expert Sali Hughes shares her best skincare and make-up advice with Trish and Lorraine, and also talks family estrangement, managing hormonal ups and downs and what made her agree to get married second time round.
    Plus: Travel Special: brilliant summer breaks & travel dilemmas sorted - in partnership with Sawdays

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sex, body positivity, & dating younger men

    Sex, body positivity, & dating younger men

    Lorraine and Trish meet entrepreneur and body positivity trailblazer Cindy Gallop, who is turning society’s norms for older women upside down - from style to staying happily single, to sexism and sex - with younger men. 
    Plus: Super facials tried & tested; Midlife Milestones & Magic Moments; can you guess the year in Nostalgia Noodle?
    Warning: this episode contains swearing and frank discussions about sex


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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
859 Ratings

859 Ratings

motherofboys65 ,

Bloody love these two

So relatable - brilliant content & fabulous guests
Absolutely love this podcast - listen whilst I’m walking & feel like I am listening to 2 mates chatting
Great work - you are the highlight of my Sunday when a new episode drops

Von Wibblethorpe ,

Funny and super helpful

I love this podcast. It’s funny, entertaining, interesting and makes one feel so much better about the challenges and indignities of midlife. I listen avidly

Lozeh21 ,

Love it

Lorraine and Trish are the two friends we need in our life! Easy to listen to and lots of helpful tips and suggestions from books to holidays.

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