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Mondays with Milly is a podcast about the past as told by someone who was there.
Through a series of interviews, "Milly" - AKA Doreen from Manchester - talks about her life from the Great Depression era and World War 2 to the present day. Now in her nineties, Milly is a natural story-teller with a razor-sharp memory. Her recount of a life spanning some of history's defining moments provides a unique insight into how people lived, coped, survived and endured times of great adversity.
Recorded during the Covid19 era, these online interviews have relevance during uncertain times.

Mondays with Milly Phill Cristofaro

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Mondays with Milly is a podcast about the past as told by someone who was there.
Through a series of interviews, "Milly" - AKA Doreen from Manchester - talks about her life from the Great Depression era and World War 2 to the present day. Now in her nineties, Milly is a natural story-teller with a razor-sharp memory. Her recount of a life spanning some of history's defining moments provides a unique insight into how people lived, coped, survived and endured times of great adversity.
Recorded during the Covid19 era, these online interviews have relevance during uncertain times.

    S10 Ep10: Irene

    S10 Ep10: Irene

    Welcome to this week's episode of the MwM podcast.

    Today we reflect on the life and loss of Milly's beautiful sister-in-law, Irene, with whom she shared a special bond. 

    Join us on the MwM Facebook page for extra content. 


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    • 26 min
    S10 Ep9: QE2

    S10 Ep9: QE2

    Today we reflect...

    Queen Elizabeth II's death marks a significant in history so in this episode we spend some time reflecting on the way the country said its goodbyes. Milly has had an eventful stint in hospital and tells us what that was like. This week Niamh sings Renee Geyer's, "Heading in the Right Direction". Shout-out to her music exam accompanyist, Mitch, who joins us on piano. 


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    • 31 min
    S10 Ep8: Random Acts of Kindness (and some Hair Raising Adventures)

    S10 Ep8: Random Acts of Kindness (and some Hair Raising Adventures)

    In this episode of MwM, I catch up with Milly and her eldest son, Paul, who's visiting from Scotland. The love, warmth and natural humour between mother and son shines through in this light-hearted conversation. We talk about Milly's latest digital project, kindness and some hair-raising driving adventures. 

    And thanks to Piano Matt for yet another beautiful piece for us to collaborate on. 


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    • 54 min
    S10 Ep7: Hardship Now and Then

    S10 Ep7: Hardship Now and Then

    Things are pretty tough in 2022 - the rising cost of living crisis, the war in Ukraine and geo-political tensions. In this episode I ask Milly to ponder those times in her life where she can draw comparisons to the present day situation and in true Milly-style she offers some gems and the odd dose of perspective. 

    Milly and I thank you all for sticking with our passion project podcast and if you're new to Mondays with Milly, check out S1 Ep1 to find out where Milly's story begins. 

    Join the conversation via the MwM Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/368558144406079


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    • 36 min
    S10 Ep6: Much Ado about the Platinum Jubilee

    S10 Ep6: Much Ado about the Platinum Jubilee

    This weekend Britain and parts of the Commonwealth celebrated Queen Elizabeth's 70 year reign - and Milly's been there for every bit of it. In this episode Milly ponders the mood of the country and gives us an insight into how so many people in Britain have marked the event and made lasting memories of their own. And it's only fitting that Niamh sings our rendition of Land of Hope and Glory. 


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    • 32 min
    S10 Ep5: Treasures in the Loft

    S10 Ep5: Treasures in the Loft

    When Kirsten finally went home to visit Milly recently they made up for time lost to lockdowns and managed some high quality time together. In this episode they reflect on what it all meant to both of them, including some interesting discoveries from the loft. 


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    • 34 min

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