16 episodes

The Menopod is the podcast that tackles puberty's evil older sister one gin and tonic at a time. Susan Lee is joined by fellow journalist - and mate of more years than either of them care to remember - Dawn Collinson, as they explore the world of the menopause. From fashion to sex, brain fog to the workplace, The Menopod answers the crucial questions for women over 45.

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

The Menopod is the podcast that tackles puberty's evil older sister one gin and tonic at a time. Susan Lee is joined by fellow journalist - and mate of more years than either of them care to remember - Dawn Collinson, as they explore the world of the menopause. From fashion to sex, brain fog to the workplace, The Menopod answers the crucial questions for women over 45.

    Menopause in the workplace - and why older women are an asset to employers

    Menopause in the workplace - and why older women are an asset to employers

    Are businesses doing enough to look after their menopausal employees? Why are older women an asset in the workplace? And is a menopause festival really a good idea?These are the questions that our award-winning hosts Susan Lee and Dawn Collinson are asking - and answering - in the latest episode of The Menopod.Dawn discusses the "labyrinth of ridiculousness" of menopause myths online, and Sue suggests that businesses should employ a go-to person for the menopause in the same way that they have first aiders.The Menopod is the podcast that answers all the crucial questions for women over-45, tackling the menopause one G&T at a time.The award-winning podcast is presented by Susan Lee and Dawn Collinson, and it is produced by Daniel J. McLaughlin.It is a Laudable production for Reach, and it is available on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple and Spotify.The title music is End of the Rainbow by Quincas Moreira.

    • 15 min
    Diet and the menopause with Nigel Denby

    Diet and the menopause with Nigel Denby

    Dieting at any point of your life can be difficult, but it is a particular challenge for women going through the menopause.While dietician Nigel Denby admits that weight gain affects the majority of menopausal women, he tells The Menopod hosts Susan Lee and Dawn Collinson that he has "absolutely no doubt that any woman can get in control of this".The award-winning dietician and author, who was awarded 'Dietician of the Year' in 2013, shares his tips on lifestyle changes, and explains the changes that women's bodies and hormones go through during the menopause.Nigel also "gets on his soapbox" for the 50 per cent of the population that "deserve better" in both the health service and society.The Menopod is the podcast that answers all the crucial questions for women over-45, tackling the menopause one G&T at a time.The award-winning podcast is presented by Susan Lee and Dawn Collinson, and it is produced by Daniel J. McLaughlin. It is a Laudable production for Reach, and it is available on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple and Spotify.The title music is End of the Rainbow by Quincas Moreira.

    • 36 min
    International Women's Day

    International Women's Day

    The Menopod is back and it seems only fitting that Susan Lee and Dawn Collinson return to the podcast mics on International Women's Day!Our award-winning podcasters discuss whether the annual event to celebrate women is still needed today - and whether there should be an International Older Women's Day.Sue and Dawn also chat about the women who they think should be recognised on March 8, including those who are "risking everything to protect their families" in Ukraine.The Menopod is the podcast that answers all the crucial questions for women over-45, tackling the menopause one G&T at a time.The award-winning podcast is presented by Susan Lee and Dawn Collinson, and it is produced by Daniel J. McLaughlin. It is a Laudable production for Reach, and it is available on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple and Spotify.The title music is End of the Rainbow by Quincas Moreira.

    • 12 min
    Catherine Isaac on writing her best-selling novels, creating her characters, and being a woman in the book industry

    Catherine Isaac on writing her best-selling novels, creating her characters, and being a woman in the book industry

    Author Catherine Isaac joins hosts Sue Lee and Dawn Collinson as they discuss how she writes her best-selling novels in the latest episode of The Menopod.Former journalist Catherine wrote her first book 'Bridesmaids' while on maternity leave under the pseudonym of Jane Costello, and her eight subsequent novels have all been bestsellers. 'You Me Everything', her first book writing as Catherine Isaac, was selected by the Richard & Judy Book Club - and it has been translated into 25 languages with a movie adaptation in development. Her next novel 'Messy Wonderful Us' was followed by new brand new book 'The World At My Feet', which is out now.The Menopod is the podcast that answers all the crucial questions for women over-45, tackling the menopause one G&T at a time.The award-winning podcast is presented by Susan Lee and Dawn Collinson, and it is produced by Daniel J. McLaughlin. It is a Laudable production for the Liverpool Echo, and it is available on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple and Spotify.The title music is End of the Rainbow by Quincas Moreira.

    • 39 min
    Hollyoaks actress Alex Fletcher on her role as Diane Hutchinson, the Covid-19 lockdown, and going through the menopause

    Hollyoaks actress Alex Fletcher on her role as Diane Hutchinson, the Covid-19 lockdown, and going through the menopause

    The Menopod is back - and we launch our second series with a star of the screen! Alex Fletcher joins Dawn Collinson as they discuss the Liverpudlian actress' 30 years on the television, her role as Diane Hutchinson in Hollyoaks, her experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic, and going through the menopause. Our award-winning podcast answers all the crucial questions about the menopause and life for women over-45. From experts to celebrities, friends to colleagues, Sue Lee and Dawn Collinson are joined by inspirational and fascinating guests as they tackle puberty's evil, older sister - one G&T at a time!The Menopod is presented by Susan Lee and Dawn Collinson, and it is produced by Daniel J. McLaughlin. It is a Laudable production for the Liverpool Echo, and it is available on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple and Spotify.The title music is End of the Rainbow by Quincas Moreira.

    • 38 min
    The Menopod Series 2 - Trailer

    The Menopod Series 2 - Trailer

    The Menopod is back! Join Susan Lee and Dawn Collinson as they tackle puberty's evil, older sister one G&T at a time. They are joined by guests from all walks of life - from authors to actors, dieticians to fitness experts - exploring the menopause in a fun and educational way. The Menopod Series 2: coming soon...

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

wiggygouldy123 ,

Wish Dr Paula Briggs was my GP!

Fantastic advice given by Dr Paula Briggs in the second podcast. Eagerly waiting for the next episode. Keep up the good work!

Podcastprin ,

Like having your mates in the car! :)

Loved listening to these ladies. They sound so relaxed and at ease with each other. Great banter combined with useful advice, can’t wait fir the next episode!

xxnapoleonsolo ,

Great fun and informative too

Sue and Dawn are so natural together. It feels like having a chat with your mates

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