150 episodes

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

    • Society & Culture
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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.

    148: a film that Timothée Chalamet was in recently

    148: a film that Timothée Chalamet was in recently

    Lee cooks too much curry by accident and Simon wants to talk about Sex Education Series 4 (but Lee hasn't watched it yet). They talk a bit about (and rechristen) chatGPT before landing on the week's topic: the demise of the internet known as obituary pirates.
     
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    Related links (and necessary corrections):
    bread hedgehog: https://www.mertonbakery.com/blog/caughtincoherent lyrics to Footloose: https://genius.com/Kenny-loggins-footloose-lyricsobituary pirates: https://www.wired.com/story/youtube-obituary-pirates/enshittification: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EnshittificationGet in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.

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    • 26 min
    147: Don't go on stage with a drunk human

    147: Don't go on stage with a drunk human

    The preamble nearly takes over the episode but Lee and Simon intrepidly get things on track in a conversation about labours of love (and emotional labour).


    Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.

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    • 27 min
    146: Performing the grunt

    146: Performing the grunt

    Lee and Simon talk about bromances and chatGPT. These are not related.

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    Related links (and necessary corrections):
    Wigan Pier and northern soul: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-66603612Wigan Casino: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigan_CasinoChav: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ChavOwen Jones and the demonization of the working class: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chavs:_The_Demonization_of_the_Working_ClassCentaurs and cyborgs (chatGPT) -- not Minotaur!: https://www.oneusefulthing.org/p/centaurs-and-cyborgs-on-the-jagged



    Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.

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    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)

    • 26 min
    145: The source of all light

    145: The source of all light

    Simon and Lee talk about emotional affairs and love. 



    Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.

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    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)

    • 27 min
    144: They don't theme their avarice

    144: They don't theme their avarice

    Simon talks about a major structural change to his backhand in service of yet another bloody oven update. This just has to stop. They both then briefly discuss watching women's sport before their main conversation about coping with pressure while working in teams and asking for help.
    Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.

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    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)

    • 27 min
    143: I sit there on a bouncy ball just watching them

    143: I sit there on a bouncy ball just watching them

    Could this possibly be the final oven update? Here's hoping. In the main topic Simon and Lee talk about love and disappointment. 
    Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.

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    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)

    • 28 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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