22 episodes

Kia ora and nau mai haere mai to Grey Areas with me, Petra Bagust. This is about growing up and going grey, in Aotearoa New Zealand because I’m getting older. And so are you. So how do we do it well?

I reckon we can do it with a bit of gorgeousness and gusto and break that ‘getting old’ mould just a little. Or maybe more than a little.

So join me as we climb into some of those topics that just aren't so clear-cut, maybe are a little chewy, a little crunchy… and let’s journey our way through them.

I've got a group of wonderful wāhine, and the odd beaut bloke, to chat with, and we're going to share some wisdom that we've discovered along the way. And I’d love for you to share your wisdom with me too, because everybody has something to offer.

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    • Health & Fitness

Kia ora and nau mai haere mai to Grey Areas with me, Petra Bagust. This is about growing up and going grey, in Aotearoa New Zealand because I’m getting older. And so are you. So how do we do it well?

I reckon we can do it with a bit of gorgeousness and gusto and break that ‘getting old’ mould just a little. Or maybe more than a little.

So join me as we climb into some of those topics that just aren't so clear-cut, maybe are a little chewy, a little crunchy… and let’s journey our way through them.

I've got a group of wonderful wāhine, and the odd beaut bloke, to chat with, and we're going to share some wisdom that we've discovered along the way. And I’d love for you to share your wisdom with me too, because everybody has something to offer.

    BONUS: I joined my mate Asher on his new show Pod-Heads

    BONUS: I joined my mate Asher on his new show Pod-Heads

    Just wanted to pop in to say hi... and thanks for all the beautiful feedback on Season 2 of Grey Areas!

    I joined my mate Asher on his new show Pod-Heads and thought I'd share a snippet of that kōrero with you.

    You can listen to the full episode on the Pod-Heads feed over at https://linktr.ee/podheads
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    • 6 min
    The edges of menopause | Kate Rodger + Lara Briden

    The edges of menopause | Kate Rodger + Lara Briden

    In this episode we look a little more intently at the ill-defined edges of perimenopause - those bumpy borders on the way in and out - and how we can find support in those tricky transitions.

    First up, I'm delighted to welcome back to the show Lara Briden, whose wealth of experience and knowledge combined with her encouraging tone is a cool and soothing balm to so many hot-flush-addled women (myself included).

    Next, I sat down with fabulous film-reviewer Kate Rodger. Her perimenopausal journey has been playing out rather publicly on our screens, and her stories, openness and humour made for a killer way to wrap up Season 2!

    Song credit: Korimako, Performed by Aro, Written by Emily Looker and Charles Looker and published by Songbroker.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Anger: Is it ever a good thing? | Jax Donaldson + Nettie Cullen

    Anger: Is it ever a good thing? | Jax Donaldson + Nettie Cullen

    From mild irritation to annoyance to fury and rage - what is anger, really? Are women allowed to be angry in our society? What role does anger play in our lives? And is it ever a good thing?

    Join me as a I discuss this with registered psychologist Nettie Cullen, gaining her professional insight into this tricky emotion, including how to understand what our anger is telling us and what we can do with it.

    But first I chat with broadcaster and food blogger Jax Donaldson, of soigather.nz, about her experience of anger. We swap our stories of anger in our childhoods and how we've navigated those moments of being pushed to our limits as parents.

    Song credit: Korimako, Performed by Aro, Written by Emily Looker and Charles Looker and published by Songbroker.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Living off script | Pietra Brettkelly + Sandy Burgham

    Living off script | Pietra Brettkelly + Sandy Burgham

    Meet two of my awesome mates, Pietra Brettkelly and Sandy Burgham, who are two fabulous wāhine living life to the beat of their own drums, and saying No to the script society says women need to follow. So I thought it'd be bloody good fun to sit down and swap stories, and find out what makes their brave risk-taking brains tick.

    Pietra is a documentary film-maker whose body of work includes Yellow is Forbidden and The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (yes, she was at this year's Oscars!), and was recently named an Arts Laureate of New Zealand. She also cycled for almost two hours to get to our interview!

    At the age of 50, Sandy quit her high-powered corporate job and decided to go back to uni, design an app, write a blog and so much more. In 2016, founded Play CoLab - a collaborative practice deeply invested in innovative approaches to systemic, organisational and personal transformation. 

    Song credit: Korimako, Performed by Aro, Written by Emily Looker and Charles Looker and published by Songbroker.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    How well do you know your boobs? | Jay-Jay Feeney + Dr Katherine Gale

    How well do you know your boobs? | Jay-Jay Feeney + Dr Katherine Gale

    How weird are boobs? I mean, when you think about it, they can be sexually stimulating to others, life-giving to babies, and at times even deadly to us!

    How we think about our lovely lady lumps is too often dictated by everybody else, but even our own attitudes can be laced with criticism and shame.

    Too small. Too big. Too uneven. Too heavy. It's all too much! 

    In this episode I sit down with the delightful Jay-Jay Feeney to have a good honest look at our mammaries, how we can give them a little more love, and she explains why she got that now-famous breast reduction.

    I also chat with Dr Katherine Gale about early signs of breast cancer and her work as an oncoplastic breast surgeon. She even talks me through how we can do our own at-home breast examinations. Important stuff!

    Song credit: Korimako, Performed by Aro, Written by Emily Looker and Charles Looker and published by Songbroker.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    A session with my counsellor | Shirley Pastiroff

    A session with my counsellor | Shirley Pastiroff

    We decided to do something a little different this episode! My wonderful counsellor Shirley Pastiroff joins for a live counselling session. What could possibly go wrong?!

    Shirley is a counsellor at Renew Your Mind, parent coach, and author of 'The Mindful Parent'. She also runs the often sold-out workshop, Mindful Parenting. Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, she's also a mum of five well-functioning humans.

    I wasn't entirely sure where our conversation would lead but I love where we ended up. We explored my ongoing challenge with saying No, delving into the science behind therapy, how our emotions aren't problems, and Shirley teaches me the art of the emotional processing technique, 'ALL' - all live! 

    Since the recording, I have told many friends about ALL because it's been game-changing. Join us!

    Song credit: Korimako, Performed by Aro, Written by Emily Looker and Charles Looker and published by Songbroker.
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    • 58 min

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