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Two friends Lee and Simon have serious conversations about silly things, and silly conversations about serious things. Together they dig into the pleasures, absurdities and imperfections of being human.

Midlifing Lee Miller and Simon Ellis

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Two friends Lee and Simon have serious conversations about silly things, and silly conversations about serious things. Together they dig into the pleasures, absurdities and imperfections of being human.

    92: Here's someone who promised us the world

    92: Here's someone who promised us the world

    Lee recounts how he went to London to go clubbing and how it filled him with joy.

    Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net or @midlifingpod on Instagram.

    Related links (and necessary corrections):
    Branko: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=branko+lisboaThe Jazz Cafe London: https://thejazzcafelondon.comQuote by Maximilian (1843) as cited by Levi-Strauss and here attributed to Crow's Heart: https://mahtobay.com/history/TikTok algorithm is pretty basic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfczi2cI6Cs---
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    • 27 min
    91: A testament to forgiveness

    91: A testament to forgiveness

    Simon and Lee discuss trust, friendship and taste.

    Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net or @midlifingpod on Instagram.

    Related links (and necessary corrections):
    David Whyte's Consolations: https://davidwhyte.com/pages/consolationsMagnetic fridge poetry: https://boredhumans.com/fridge_poetry.phpUFC fighter Paddy Pimblett discussing men's mental health: https://youtu.be/19IPBCxh9ls---
    The Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)

    • 25 min
    90: Which necessitates a certain level of structural jiggery-pokery (Part 2 of 2)

    90: Which necessitates a certain level of structural jiggery-pokery (Part 2 of 2)

    This is part 2 of a two-part conversation about encountering aspects of ourselves we don't like or understand, gossip, ruining dinner parties, and parental interventions.

    Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net or @midlifingpod on Instagram.

    Related links (and necessary corrections):

    Quote about gossip:

    Graeber and Wengrow describe "extremely human activities" like "gossiping, arguing, playing games, dancing or travelling for pleasure." (from Dawn of Everything, Chapter 4).

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    • 27 min
    89: Which necessitates a certain level of structural jiggery-pokery (Part 1 of 2)

    89: Which necessitates a certain level of structural jiggery-pokery (Part 1 of 2)

    Simon and Lee pootle around and end up in a two-part conversation about encountering those parts of ourselves we don't like or understand, gossip, ruining dinner parties, and parental interventions.

    Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net or @midlifingpod on Instagram.

    Related links (and necessary corrections):
    1755 Lisbon earthquake: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1755_Lisbon_earthquakePortuguese colonial empire: https://www.portugal.com/history-and-culture/the-portuguese-colonial-empire/---
    The Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)

    • 25 min
    88: Making myself sound less righteous in the edit

    88: Making myself sound less righteous in the edit

    Lee and Simon discuss a situation in which Simon's nephew Finn responds to a homophobic statement.

    Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net or @midlifingpod on Instagram.

    Related links (and necessary corrections):
    UK Equality Act (2010): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equality_Act_2010Owen Jones "Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class" (review): https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/jun/08/chavs-demonization-owen-jones-review---
    The Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)

    • 29 min
    87: Who are you? (Part 2 of 2)

    87: Who are you? (Part 2 of 2)

    Lee and Simon address the question, "Who are you?".

    Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net or @midlifingpod on Instagram.

    Related links (and necessary corrections):

    There are none!

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    • 26 min

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Amazing Podcast!!!

Wonderful discussion, smart, insightful and playful. A go to for relaxing when I’m seeking grounded down to earth bumbling through life with a sprinkle of humility, wisdom and joy.

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