Gabby Logan is middle-aged and unashamed.
But what does it mean to be at the halfway stage of your life? Here, Gabby talks candidly to well-known faces about their own midlife challenges and expectations, drawing on the advice of experts from sleep gurus, nutritionists, and doctors specialising on hormone treatment.
Ruby Wax OBE is no stranger to change. Once the comedy queen of screen and stage, she's now more likely found reflecting on mindfulness having swapped the stand up circuit for the writer's shed.
In the past decade she's graduated from Oxford university, written four best-selling books and has found a new calling, centred on helping others overcome poor mental health.
But none of this has come easy. Despite grieving for a television career cut short and a battle with her own depression, Ruby has reinvented herself with fearlessness and grit, and recommends you do the same.
So how does she manage her health and happiness now? And does she ever miss the glamour of her former life? Ruby also lets us in on the secret of a long and happy marriage and we find out how to overcome insomnia from Mirana Levy, who didn't sleep a wink for nearly eight years.
Season 3 Trailer: The Mid•Point with Gabby Logan
Gabby Logan will not succumb to beige middle-age. And neither should you.
But, as we reach the middle of our lives things are changing; emotionally, physically, mentally. And with that our expectations, priorities, ambitions, and sense of self shift too.
So what's really going on when we reach the mid-point? With a little help from a host of well-known faces and brilliant experts, Gabby hopes to find some answers.
In this third season you'll hear from Ruby Wax, Gareth Thomas, Andi Osho, Alex Shulman and so many more.
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From presenter and comedian to playwright, poet, activist, actor, thought leader, podcaster, author; Russell Brand has reinvented himself so many times his life and career defy definition. He may not always have followed the straight and narrow, but, now at 45, he's a husband and father of two living the domestic dream. So how has family living tempered the hedonist within? Does he ever miss life in the fast lane? And what makes him happy now? Well, walks with the dog are just the start. Plus, postural expert James Leinhardt explains why good sleep posture is not an optional extra.
A life shaped by football, but never on the pitch, Kelly Cates is the Sky Sports Premier League anchor who, at 45 and in lockdown, finds herself reflecting on the sliding doors moments that define our lives. What does romance look like after divorce? How does she judge the successful career she's had so far? And where would she be now if she'd only finished those maths and chemistry degrees? Plus, radio presenter and sobriety guru Janey Lee Grace joins to explain how laying off the booze could transform your life forever.
After quitting a lucrative job, hitting the road and doing nine hundred gigs in three years, Jimmy Carr was just twenty-eight but had never felt older. Two decades down the line, there can be no doubt that the gamble paid off. Now one of the most successful in his field, this baby-faced comedian has never looked better. But botox aside, just how comfortable is Jimmy in his middle-aged skin? Is he really 'uncancellable'? And how has humour helped beat the lockdown blues? Plus, hair loss expert Steve O'Brian gives us the lowdown on Jimmy's new do and explains those wiry grey strays.
Fi and Jane
With over 60 years of broadcasting experience between them, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are true BBC stalwarts with too many awards to count. From the unflinching world of current affairs and investigative journalism, they’re now more often found musing on family pets, leaking hose pipes and bingo wings, in their irreverent and utterly compelling smash-hit podcast ‘Fortunately With Fi and Jane’. So how do they feel when they look back on their careers now? Does Jane ever miss Woman’s Hour? And what’s the link between 1950’s football and the fast paced news cycles of today? Plus, we ask nutrition expert Nicola Moore if yams are the key to HRT.
Listen Gabby please!
I agree these podcasts are on the whole very informative and a as good listen. However my main feedback would be:
Please listen more to your guests especially the experts and stop interrupting your guests because sometimes they’re about to say something interesting and you either finish their sentence for them or just talk over them so they stop. You make it too personal to you when you have experts and in trying too hard to make jokes out of situations you lose a great opportunity to give us some really great advice.
Also if Kenny/dog/child etc comes in the room we don’t really care as we can’t see them anyway so you don’t need to announce it to us. You’ve done that a few times at really interesting or, even worse, at really sad moments and it’s just so rude.
Really enjoying the podcasts great guests and I like the expert guest appearances
I really enjoyed this podcast. I hope there will be many more episodes! Thank you, Gaby