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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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    • 4.5 • 4 Ratings

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.

    Love in midlife and menopause | Niki Bezzant + Meg Cowan

    Love in midlife and menopause | Niki Bezzant + Meg Cowan

    We're kicking off Season 5 with our LIVE recording of a fun and fascinating panel discussion tackling pleasure, intimacy, and love in midlife and menopause with writer Niki Bezzant and relationship coach Meg Cowan.

    Niki Bezzant is a trained journalist whose book This Changes Everything: the honest guide to menopause and perimenopause has, for thousands of New Zealanders, shed light on the oddly overlooked experience of women and ageing. Diving into sexuality, intimacy and desire in her upcoming book The Everything Guide Niki tackles a raft of ‘sex myths for grown-ups’ and shows us we’re not alone in navigating the highs and lows of our sexual journeys.

    Meg Cowan is a sex & relationship coach who’s created The Couples Guide to Hotter Sex in 10 Days! and The Shame-free Sex Course, delivering empowering practical skills to people all around the world. Meg is pro-pleasure, practical and positive - and believes we can all find our way to magnificent sexual expression whatever our season.

    The night also featured a special musical appearance from Aro - the creators of the Grey Areas waiata/theme song Korimako. Catch Aro's brand new album out 19th April!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Season 5 is coming Thursday 18th April!

    Season 5 is coming Thursday 18th April!

    Kia ora! Petra here and we’re getting ready for Season 5!

    5 feels like a milestone… off to school and all that, growing up literally - thanks for coming on this journey with me - hasn’t it been fun and also fascinating!?! 

    We have built up quite the collection of stories and questions to travel with us into our next season - hopefully with more compassion, humour and  courageous can-do. Let’s keep going! 

    Who would have thought we’d talk about vulval skin health, pelvic floors, boobs bones and all the things menopause! There is plenty left to yarn about, so many great stories to share and I hope that in sharing stories of our wonderful guests and their ‘grey areas’ - you feel more at home in your own skin, head and heart.

    This season I’m joined by more fabulous guests including authors Judy Bailey, Niki Bezzant and Selina Tusitala Marsh, presenter Sonia Gray and sex coach Meg Cowan.

    We go fossicking about in experiences of perfectionism and adult diagnosis of ADHD, take personal journeys into creativity, relationship changes like separation and even ageing on purpose, as well as a particular highlight of mine - talking about pleasure, intimacy and love in mid-life with two awesome wāhine - live on stage - that’s right we did a live event and I LOVED IT!

    So join me for Season 5 of Grey Areas with Petra Bagust!

    New episodes drop weekly from April 18th on rova, or wherever you get your favourite podcasts.
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    • 2 min
    Summer Series: Kate Rodger talks dating and menopause, going to the cinema and the power of vulnerability

    Summer Series: Kate Rodger talks dating and menopause, going to the cinema and the power of vulnerability

    Film reviewer extraordinaire Kate Rodger joins Grey Areas for another laugh-filled chat about stepping outside of her ‘lane’, dealing with feelings of overwhelm, and the progress she's making on her personal goals.

    Kate brings her trademark humour and wildly generous way with words to a conversation about new challenges, making time for what’s important, and never being afraid to have a good ol’ cry in the staff loos.

    If you want to hear more from Kate check out her earlier episode The edges of menopause from Season 2!
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    • 35 min
    Summer Series: Robert Rakete on front-footing his health, ageing authentically and keeping the romance sparkle alive

    Summer Series: Robert Rakete on front-footing his health, ageing authentically and keeping the romance sparkle alive

    Iconic broadcaster Robert Rakete returns to Grey Areas, joining Petra for a candid and uplifting kōrero.

    Robert has been discovering more of his whakapapa as he continues to learn Te Reo Māori, and shares his love of embracing the beginner's mind, facing fears and embracing failure.

    Plus Robert catches Petra up on his recent prostate check-up! 👀

    If you want to hear more scintillating stories from Robert check out his episode Recovering identity from Season 1!
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    • 29 min
    Summer Series: Miriama Kamo talks turning 50, falling off the sugar wagon, and Menopausal Hormone Therapy

    Summer Series: Miriama Kamo talks turning 50, falling off the sugar wagon, and Menopausal Hormone Therapy

    Two years on from her first Grey Areas appearance, Petra catches up with journalist and TVNZ's Sunday host Miriama Kamo as she's rounded out her fifth decade.

    Turning 50 can invite introspection and casting new vision for your life. Miriama grabs this opportunity with both hands sharing the raft of intentions she has for this season from getting braces to studying te reo Māori.

    In the midst of goal-setting, Petra and Miriama reflect on how to sidestep shame and resource ourselves, even when life's not going exactly according plan.

    If you want to hear more of Miriama's heart and wisdom check out her and Robyn Malcolm's episode Menopause stories from Season 1!
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    • 25 min
    BONUS: Annie Crummer and Betty-Anne Monga chat about their Auckland Arts Festival event Hear Me Roar!

    BONUS: Annie Crummer and Betty-Anne Monga chat about their Auckland Arts Festival event Hear Me Roar!

    Annie Crummer and Betty-Anne Monga along with Julia Deans and Boh Runga will be forming a powerhouse ensemble at this year's Auckland Arts Festival performance, Hear Me Roar! on March 8.

    Annie and Betty-Anne joined me for a korero all about creativity, collaboration and purpose.

    We riff on the power of music to accompany us through every season - the summers and winters of life. Music offers us a kind of hope when life gets bogged down in the grey areas and we explore how as women we can move into our own confidence and taking up space.

    Get your tickets to Hear Me Roar! at aaf.co.nz/event/hear-me-roar and check out the rest of the incredible events at aaf.co.nz.

    This bonus episode was brought to you by Auckland Arts Festival.
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
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4 Ratings

Gret Areas ,

Grey Areas with Petra Bagust

I grew up watching Petra on TV in NZ and have followed her over that past couple of decades. Petra has a joie de vivre and energy that pops even on a podcast and I just loved listening to this latest project. Ageing is like change - its the only thing that is consistent and predictable and its happening to all of us. I love the idea of tackling it with positivity and gusto. I’m looking forward to her next episode and can’t wait to see who is part of the podcast with her.

KAO2022 ,

Great podcast bad ads

My first time listening to this podcast and I got an ad for wine 1/2 way through. Seems the algorithm needs some work

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