29 episodes

Gabby Logan is middle-aged and unashamed.

But what does it mean to be at the halfway stage of your life? Here, Gabby talks candidly to well-known faces about their own midlife challenges and expectations, drawing on the advice of experts from sleep gurus, nutritionists, and doctors specialising on hormone treatment.

The Mid•Point with Gabby Logan Gabby Logan

    • Health & Fitness

Gabby Logan is middle-aged and unashamed.

But what does it mean to be at the halfway stage of your life? Here, Gabby talks candidly to well-known faces about their own midlife challenges and expectations, drawing on the advice of experts from sleep gurus, nutritionists, and doctors specialising on hormone treatment.

    Season 4 Trailer: The Mid•Point with Gabby Logan

    Season 4 Trailer: The Mid•Point with Gabby Logan

    Gabby Logan will not succumb to beige middle-age - and neither should you!
    As we reach the middle of our lives things are changing; emotionally, physically, mentally. And with that our expectations, priorities, ambitions, and dreams shift too. 
    But what's really going on when we reach our mid-points? With a little help from a host of well-known faces and some knowledgable experts, Gabby hopes to find the answers.
    In the fourth season of The MidPoint you'll hear from Clare Balding, Nihal Arthanayake, Sharleen Spiteri, James Nesbitt and so many more.
    So what are you waiting for? Hit subscribe now. 

    • 2 min
    Mark Watson

    Mark Watson

    Mark Watson is a comedian, author and sports pundit. Taking to the stand-up stage with his first gig in 2002, he won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Competition that same year and the rest is history… well, not quite? Mark and Gabby talk candidly about his divorce, using it as material for his comedy and, at times, misjudging how much to share. He opens up about his absent dad-guilt due to touring, and why the need for validation can be pragmatic for a comedian, rather than an ego stroke.
    Mark turned 40 during the lockdown, giving him an opportunity to reassess his priorities when it came to his physical and mental health; which is why he started therapy and continues to run.
    Mel Deane, a former international rugby player and now fitness coach, joins us to speak about the benefits of adding weight training to a workout routine.

    • 47 min
    Andi Osho

    Andi Osho

    Andi Osho is what the cool kids of our day would call your typical "Slashie", meaning she cannot be defined by just one occupation. She is an award-winning comedian, writer, actress and on top of that she is the only person to win Celebrity Mastermind, not once, but twice. 
     
    For the past eighteen years Andi has graced our screens in a variety of ways from comedy shows such as Live at the Apollo and Mock of the Week, to dramas such as Michaela Coel's HBO/BBC, I May Destroy You and BBC 1's Line of Duty. 
     
    In this episode, we discuss everything from Andi's drive to continue to innovate herself even when the road ahead is not clear, her frustration with the comedy world as a Black woman and how she is now at peace with the idea of not having her own children. 
     
    We're also joined by dietitian Ruth Wood, who gives us some insight into the best foods and nutrients for us and why that 7pm spin class might not be the best idea after all. 

    • 51 min
    Edith Bowman

    Edith Bowman

    International broadcaster and host of critically acclaimed podcast, Soundtracking, Edith Bowman joins The Midpoint this week.
    For over two decades, Edith has held court in the UK’s largest media houses. From MTV and Capital FM to Channel 4, Virgin Radio and of course Radio 1 she's lived life in the fast lane. But she was forced to slow down when BBC management altered her contract, and the course of her working life. Edith has since found a second focus in film and is riding new highs after she hosted the BAFTAs earlier this year. She's also moved to the Cotswolds, brought a gorgeous dog and rekindled her love of fitness.
    So how has this city-dweller adjusted to countryside living? Has she regained the work-life balance lost in lockdown? And now, at 47, what does she think of the word 'perimenopause'?
    Edith's family also have a long history with Cancer, so leading menopause expert and founder of the balance menopause app and The Menopause Charity, Dr. Louise Newson, is here to tell us what's really going on when it comes to HRT and the Big C.

    • 46 min
    Brian O'Driscoll

    Brian O'Driscoll

    The highest try scorer of all time in Ireland, and the 8th in the history of the sport he's earned his place in the Rugby Union Hall of Fame. But after retiring in 2014, Brian O'Driscoll has had to pull focus, from adoring crowds and adrenaline fuelled games to neighbour, father, husband and friend. So how has he made the switch from the self-directed sporting hero, to caring and supportive family man? What was it like to let his team mates go? How is he coping with new baby Ted at 42? And does he ever wish people would stop talking to him about Rugby? We also hear from exercise physiologist Dr Peter Herbert, who tells us why High Intensity training is best, at any age!

    • 46 min
    Penny Lancaster

    Penny Lancaster

    Penny Lancaster. Rock wife, beauty queen, photographer, TV presenter, and now, Special Constable with City of London Police.
    At 50, she embraced the midpoint gear shift with absolute fearlessness and tenacity. She's also an extremely kind, giving person who's grounded by family and believes strongly in supporting those in need.
    But Penny spent much of last year's lockdown plagued by hot sweats, mood swings, sleepless nights and a changing physique.
    So, in this episode we're also talking to functional nutritionist Pippa Campbell, to help us understand the menopause and midlife metabolism.

    • 48 min

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