Are you living in a hormonal hothouse battling it out with your teens while the dog, cat and husband look on? You're not alone.
Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin have been editing glossy magazines for more than two decades, helping support women through all aspects of their busy lives. Between them the duo have six children, two dogs, one cat and two husbands. And this time, they’re the ones asking for help.
Join Lorraine and Trish as they consult the experts on parenting teenagers during the great midlife unravelling in this weekly podcast. Sharing their mid-life journeys, from the menopause to reinvention, and living with angst-ridden teens they cover it all.
Meet The Psychology Mum, aka Dr Emma Hepburn, an award-winning clinical psychologist whose illustrated books on happiness and emotional wellbeing are the perfect toolkits for navigating modern life for both adults and children. Plus: Our best bits of 2023; a wild swim in Scotland & the joy of a midlife vest collection!
The actor returns to the Postcards From Midlife hot seat to share her year of self discovery and emotional healing, and the awakening that prompted her to set up a non-profit organisation offering free wellbeing retreats and experiences for women . Plus: What to do if your career is getting you down & a close encounter with a ferret!
Lorraine & Trish meet Dr Rupy Aujla GP, food writer and Instagram star to ask those all important foodie questions, from what to cook that’s healthy but tastes super delicious; how to get kids to eat well; where does that midlife muffin top come from, why is it so hard to shift & how to actually be rid of it once and for all. Plus: A new way to find fashion that flatters
Trish and Lorraine overcome their fear (& hopelessness) of using tech with the BBC’s first ever technology correspondent Zoe Kleinman. A mother of three, Zoe tells us what we really need to know about AI, how it’s likely to change the world of work for our kids, how to keep them both safe and engaged with the latest innovations as well as her own tech go-tos as a midlife woman.
Trish & Lorraine find out what international best seller Nina Stibbe, author of the much-loved memoir Love, Nina, discovered about life, relationships - and herself - when she took a break from her long marriage in Cornwall to spend a year living alone in London. Expect hilarious tales from her new diary, Went to London, Took the Dog, with midlife antics aplenty.
Lorraine and Trish are joined by one of the most trusted voices in beauty, Sunday Times columnist India Knight, to talk about our relationship with our looks, finding the best version of ourselves as we age, and the answer to beauty niggles like thinning lips and crepey necks . Plus: strength training - why every midlife woman needs to do this now (& how to get started).
Book Club Special: Trish and Lorraine interview one of their favourite authors, Raynor Winn, about her latest book Landlines. The million-selling writer of The Salt Path, which charts her journey from homelessness and financial disaster to starting over in midlife, discusses how to overcome fear when life seems to be falling apart, living with her husband Moth's incurable disease and the healing power of nature.
Lorraine and Trish get frank with sex educator, intimacy coach and erotic expert Ruth Ramsay to find out what her midlife clients are telling her about their sexual desires and experiences - with advice on how to talk to your partner about sex, get the lust back in long term relationships, handling a low libido, the best sex toys to try and exploring fantasies. Plus, why it’s never too late to have your first orgasm.
Trish and Lorraine meet the Countdown legend and powerhouse campaigner who’s intelligence, wit, energy and fearlessness could just be the ultimate midlife blueprint. The maths genius and host of Perfect 10 quiz podcast reveals how she lives her life in chapters, has both independence and intimacy in relationships, is tackling corruption in British politics and why we should all learn to train and love our brains.
Trish & Lorraine meet the beauty CEO to discover what drives her trademark energy, self belief and business know-how. From surviving major knock backs to transforming the way millions of women enjoy fashion and beauty, she reveals the personal daily routines and rituals that drive her success and optimism (& why looking like a coat hanger is her number one style secret!).
Relationship Special! Lorraine and Trish catch up with Davina McCall on how she turned a midlife dating show idea into reality; the surprising things she’s learned about finding love and romance in her fifties as well as how to dress and where to go for a great first date.
Trish & Lorraine are back for a brand new season, with a stellar lineup of guests, expert advice for making the most of your midlife and as always the funniest brain fog bloopers and nostalgia noodles. Kicking off proceedings is TV presenter Sarah Beeny who shares her inspiring life lessons from parenting to property know-how, as well as how she’s getting her life back on track after breast cancer.
For the Series 9 finale, Trish & Lorraine meet Jessie Inchaupsé aka The Glucose Goddess, to discover how balancing your glucose levels will enhance every single part of your health, from sleep, energy, cravings and mood, to letting your hormones do their thing. And there are only four simple diet and lifestyle changes to do it.
Lorraine & Trish meet YouTube sensation and queen of body shape dressing, Melissa Murrell, to answer all your fashion dilemmas. Learn the personal stylist’s secrets for balancing proportions, creating a chic silhouette, adapting your style if your body shape changes (midlife muffin top anyone?) and her go-to High Street brands for jeans and special occasions.
High priestess witch Tree Carr joins Trish and Lorraine to read their personal tarot with surprise results and teaches them how to harness their midlife powers and make best use of their intuition every day. Tree also shares her extraordinary life story and explains how to interpret dreams, cast a menopause spell and how her work as a death doula has changed the way she lives her life.
Brought to you in partnership with BUPA. Dr Sam Wild joins Lorraine and Trish to advise listeners on the ultimate checklist of health issues that should be on every midlife woman’s radar - from problem periods, endometriosis, contraception and menopause to heart health, cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Coach and therapist Donna Lancaster joins Trish & Lorraine to explain how to cure yourself of shame, rage and limiting beliefs in midlife. She tells the duo exactly how to shed the behaviours holding you back, how to let go of the people and objects that no longer serve you as well as heal emotional wounds from the past so you can live a lighter, authentic future.
Book club special: Lorraine and Trish meet Katherine Heiny, one of their favourite authors, to talk about the inspiration behind her new book of funny and insightful short stories every midlife woman will relate to - from marriage to Marie Kondo, ageing parents and wayward teens. She also chats about her own love story, adapting to an empty nest and the crime stories she can’t get enough of.
Therapist Maxine Mei-Fung Chung talks Trish and Lorraine through ways of boosting your midlife confidence and learning how to deal with difficult emotions and feelings. She also shares her personal midlife story as a single mum of one son grappling with an empty nest. PLUS Insider travel tips for new adventures from our podcast partner Sawdays Travel.
Recorded live on stage in London, Trish and Lorraine chat to TV presenter and therapist Anna Richardson about turning 50, getting over her break up with Sue Perkins and finding love with a new man. Plus! Travel special: Join Lorraine and Trish gadding about on their girls getaway in Brighton, in partnership with Sawdays.
Trish and Lorraine meet author Katherine May to talk about coping with the never-ending day-to-day hustle of midlife, her strategies to recover from burn out, and the wonder of discovering who we really are and how we want to be in this world. She also opens up about her autism diagnosis and gives unique insights and advice for parenting neuro-diverse children.
Recorded live on stage in London, Lorraine and Trish interview comedy legend Ruby Wax about her breakdown last year. The TV star admits she’s spent a lifetime pretending all is well and reveals the epiphany that has finally brought her peace. Expect laughter, tears and some very valuable life lessons.
Trish and Lorraine catch up with celebrity fashion designer Amanda Wakeley who reveals how she is bouncing back from the most stressful years of her life. Plus: everything you need to know about testosterone.
Lorraine and Trish are joined by entrepreneur Hero Brown, founder of the Muddy Stilettos website, to find out how she grew her business from a one woman start up to employing 50 people as well as the personal and business lessons she's learned along the way. And career coach Rachel Schofield shares the five questions you need to ask when rethinking your work life, so you’re ready to take the next steps.
We’re back! To kick off Season Nine, chef, presenter, writer and musician Andi Oliver joins Trish and Lorraine to talk about her remarkable life story, from teenage punk to parent at 20, as well as the family tragedy that turned her love of food into a devastating eating disorder. Plus: the foodie hacks & home trends getting Lorraine & Trish excited to be in the kitchen
Lorraine and Trish meet professional organiser and TV decluttering expert Dilly Carter, who shares her remarkable life story of being adopted from an orphanage in Sri Lanka to caring for her bi-polar mother and dealing with secondary infertility. Find out how growing up in a messy cluttered home led her to start a successful business, and why creating calm and order in our own homes is one of the best things we can do for our wellbeing.
Trish & Lorraine talk to actress, charity founder and author of The Happy Vagina, Mika Simmons, about how to love and understand our bodies as they change as well as keeping us up to date about gynaecological health. Plus: The spring fashion buys to instantly update your wardrobe & Margo the podcat’s surprising new skill
Lorraine & Trish meet world renowned clinical psychologist Lisa Damour who shares her expert tips on the best way to raise kids, manage their anxiety and cope in a world of social media and toxic masculinity. Plus, why sensitivity is a super power.
Actress, singer and West End star Claire Sweeney joins Trish and Lorraine to talk about her stellar career, from working men’s clubs and cruise ships to Brookside and starring roles alongside Don Johnson and Patrick Swayze . She also reveals how she’s dealing with the overwhelm of peri-menopause while single parenting and learned to take knock backs in her stride.
The kitchen disco queen joins Lorraine and Trish to talk about how she’s stopped being a people pleaser, the sexism she faced in her early career, what it’s like to raise five boys, and why it’s never too late to embrace colour and sparkle. And the midlife duo create the ultimate Gen X playlist with songs that remind them of personal epiphanies.
Mobility coach Petra Fisher explains exactly what's happening to our bodies in midlife and reveals the easy exercises you should focus on to relieve yourself of joint pain, feet problems, pelvic floor issues and injuries. Plus brain fog be gone: we give your mind a makeover too with memory guru Dr Richard Restak who helps us train our brain like a muscle.
Trish and Lorraine meet ground-breaking entertainer, broadcaster and screenwriter Angie Le Mar, who helped pave the way for Black comedians in the UK. From the school rebel overcoming racism and severe dyslexia to making history with her stand up shows, the critically acclaimed funny woman charts the highlights of a life well lived and shares her advice on overcoming menopausal and midlife challenges.
Lorraine and Trish chat to author, journalist, podcaster and founder of ‘Failosophy’ Elizabeth Day about why midlife has become her prime time, teaching our teenagers the importance of failure and how great friends and a new husband bring joy to her forties.
Lorraine and Trish meet nutritional therapist Le’Nise Brothers who changed her body - and her life - through food. From heavy periods and depression to IBS and tummy fat, she explains how to eat well and why understanding the connection between food and hormones can lead to a happier and healthier midlife.
Trish and Lorraine meet Janet Reibstein, the relationship therapist Gwyneth Paltrow calls 'life changing' to ask her how we revive midlife friendships, have healthy arguments and set proper boundaries. Plus how to make exciting new friends and nourish the ones you have.
Lorraine and Trish speak to divorce coach Amanda Gardiner about how to know when a marriage has run its course, exiting with the least stress possible and building a happy, positive and financially stable future.
Lorraine and Trish get into the festive spirit and share their ‘cost of living’ present-buying guide for all the family. Plus, a celebrity name drop in Nostalgia Noodle and our listeners hilarious brain fog bloopers.
Brought to you in partnership with Tena: How to get comfortable with the uncomfortable during menopause. Trish and Lorraine meet TV presenter, Masterchef winner and menopause warrior Lisa Snowdon to talk about the lesser known symptoms of peri-menopause - from pelvic floor issues and embarrassing leaks to vaginal dryness.
It’s the Season 7 finale, and to celebrate the fabulous Postcards From Midlife community, Lorraine and Trish devote this episode to listeners’ funny, brilliant, inspiring and moving midlife stories.
Hosts Lorraine and Trish interview award-winning TV and radio stand-up Angela Barnes about her midlife ADHD diagnosis and find out how it affects daily life. They also ask an expert about the pivotal role hormones play in autoimmune diseases, which affect three times as many women as men.
Nutritionist Petronella Ravenshear’s ‘Human Being Diet’ is the eating plan everyone is talking about - she joins Lorraine and Trish to explain what it is and why it works, as well as the link between weight gain and menopause.
Spooky special! Trish and Lorraine meet world renowned psychic medium June Field, whose clients include A listers, politicians and members of the royal family, to find out if there’s ‘anybody out there’, and how tuning into our intuition and energy fields can enhance midlife.
She’s the global best seller whose novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the prestigious Pulitzer prize and she counts Barack Obama as a fan - Jennifer Egan joins Lorraine and Trish to talk about latest novel, The Candy House, which explores themes of human connection, midlife angst and the price we pay for intrusive technology. The critically acclaimed fiction writer and New York Times magazine journalist also shares her feelings about empty nesting, turning 60 and making her 30-year marriage work.
Make-up artist extraordinaire and entrepreneur Ruby Hammer MBE joins Lorraine and Trish to share her beauty know-how and talk about the joy of grandparenting and the mistakes she won’t make again in marriage second time around.
Donna Ludford, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, has refused to let growing up in care, surviving neglect, abuse and parental rejection define her. Instead she’s broken the cycle to create a successful career and happy family life. She shares her remarkable story and life lessons with Lorraine and Trish. Plus: Fix your finances - money tips from the experts
TV presenter Anthea Turner chats to Lorraine and Trish about finding love and happiness on the other side of a painful divorce in the midst of her menopause. Plus: The agony aunts are in! Your hosts solve an assortment of midlife dilemmas from ageism at work to loud friends
Trish and Lorraine meet Lucy Wyndham-Read who is on a mission to solve weight and body dilemmas for midlife women as well as showing how exercise can relieve peri-menopause symptoms. Lucy also shares her story of living with lasting trauma following the tragic loss of her fiance and how it has shaped her life in a way she never expected.
Lorraine and Trish are joined by Hello! editor Rosie Nixon who shares her tales from the Oscars red carpet, secret celebrity weddings and getting changed for royal events in the work loo. She also reveals her personal menopause struggles and how she’s learned to set boundaries between work and home life.
Trish and Lorraine meet Brit Pop rebel turned fashion and interior designer Pearl Lowe. From teen parent and party girl to recovering drug addict, she charts the milestones that have led her to finding a life of joy and tranquility as a mother of four, as well as the secrets to the success of her 27-year relationship with husband, Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey.
Lorraine and Trish meet Healthy Whole Me founder Dani Binnington, whose breast cancer diagnosis and surgical menopause turned her from jewellery designer to wellness pioneer. She shares the exercise and nutrition tips that helped her to overcome fear and recover mentally and physically and also advises on how to support a loved one through cancer.
In the series finale, Lorraine and Trish take a trip to Thomasina Miers’ kitchen to see the chef and entrepreneur in action. As well as cooking up a delicious feast, she shares her fascinating family story, explains how cooking healed her after battling an eating disorder and why her forties are the decade she’s loving the most. Plus:
Actor extraordinaire Juliet Stevenson and campaigner and podcaster Nicky Clark join Lorraine and Trish to talk about the Acting Your Age campaign which calls for more representation of midlife women on screen and stage. Plus what Nicky has learned as a carer for her mum and disabled daughters. And why Juliet has finally married her partner of over 30 years
Trish and Lorraine find out why our homes are integral to our wellbeing with interiors expert Michelle Ogundehin, who also shares her key styling tips and where to start if you want to give your home an affordable makeover.
Professor Tim Spector, author of Spoon Fed and The Diet Myth reveals new research which shows how the gut microbiome affects women in perimenopause and menopause. He tells Trish & Lorraine why depression and anxiety may be 'infectious diseases" and how eating the right food will relieve symptoms and help you live longer.
Brought to you in partnership with Balance Me: How to reboot your skincare routine when you hit midlife and get that healthy glow: Trish and Lorraine ask sisters Clare and Rebecca Hopkins, co-founders of the multi-awarding Balance Me, what works and what doesn't when it comes to holistic skin care as we age. We tackle the big skin dilemmas from Rosacea to dryness and find out which products prompt improvements
Trish & Lorraine meet TV presenter extraordinaire Fern Britton who looks back on her remarkable career and some of the shocking hurdles she overcame as a working mother of four; learning to beat imposter syndrome and becoming a best-selling author in her second act. And Fern also reveals how her post-divorce move to Cornwall has recharged her batteries.
Lorraine and Trish meet the author and comedy actor Katy Brand, aka the genius behind the poignant and compelling comedy drama Good Luck To You Leo Grande, starring Emma Thompson as a 60-year old woman who hires a sex worker to explore her sexuality. All the taboos around midlife women and sex, representation and body image will be exploded!
Trish & Lorraine talk to Gen X poster girl Patsy Kensit about her midlife journey - from dating and career highs to empty nest and the hysterectomy that threw her into sudden menopause.
Award-winning author Miriam Toews dials in from Toronto to discuss living with four generations of her family, and what it’s like to have her work turned into a Hollywood blockbuster. Miriam grew up in a religious sect and her unique family story which encompasses trauma and recovery forms the basis of her new book.
Our favourite TV zoologist Lucy Cooke explodes the evolutionary myths about females and reveals what we can all learn from matriarchal monkeys, frisky lionesses and menopausal whales. Plus colour expert Jules Standish gives Lorraine & Trish a style makeover.
Author, journalist and beauty expert Sali Hughes shares her best skincare and make-up advice, talks family estrangement, managing hormonal ups and downs and getting married second time round. Plus: Travel Special in partnership with Sawdays
Lorraine and Trish meet entrepreneur and body positivity trailblazer Cindy Gallop, who is turning society’s norms for older women upside down - from style to staying happily single, to sexism and sex - with younger men.
Trish and Lorraine kick off Season 6 with Kate Muir, investigative journalist and TV producer who talks about the incredible impact of her menopause documentaries with Davina McCall, why HRT should include testosterone and her own story of how she rebuilt her life and found love again following a menopause-induced crisis.
Please note: this episode contains explicit sexual references. Trish and Lorraine discuss the results of their Midlife Sex Survey and share expert advice on reviving your libido in menopause, discovering how to tune into your feminine sexual energy, and communicating turn ons (and offs) with a partner. Plus: special guest Anna Richards explains why she became an erotic film maker in her forties and the art of portraying female pleasure
Trish and Lorraine escape to the country on a wellness retreat and discover things about themselves (and each other) they never knew. They also talk to travel expert Carolyn Sylger Jones about how you find the perfect, life changing retreat. And they discuss motherhood in your 40s and the power fo silence.
Lorraine & Trish quiz Mayor Sadiq Khan on his new menopause workplace policy and ask him what more male colleagues and bosses can do to support working women in midlife. They also get a glimpse into life in the Khan household and find out why date night is a must for Sadiq and his wife Saadiya, a solictor.
Lorraine and Trish speak to Tanya Shadrick, the author of a new critically acclaimed midlife memoir that recounts how a near death experience became a wake up call for living the life she truly wanted. Her unique voyage of discovery unlocked Tanya's creativity and also made her review her long marriage. She talks about becoming a successful artist and writer and falling in love with another man as well as loving her husband. Tanya also explains why we need to step through life's ‘thresholds’.
Trish and Lorraine meet actor extraordinaire Kacey Ainsworth to discuss domestic violence, portraying realistic midlife women on screen and parenting a child with Aspergers. Plus, why she’s gone platinum blond in her 50s and being a paparazzi decoy for Gwyneth Paltrow.
Lorraine and Trish get their glitz on for a chat with shiny-haired, sharp-witted glamour puss Claudia Winkleman as she hits her half century. From naughty teens to playing bridge, people pleasing and getting out of her comfort zone the TV presenter spills the beans on her life - and what she really wants for her birthday.
Known as the queen of black hairdressing, Charlotte Mensah shares her remarkable life story with Trish and Lorraine. From losing her mother and living in a hostel at 17 to dining with Oprah and being inducted into the hairdressing hall of fame, she shares her life lessons as well as her tips for keeping curly and textured hair healthy in midlife.
Lorraine and Trish talk to sports scientist and fitness expert Joanna Hall about the exercise our bodies really need in midlife to feel fit, strong and healthy. Find out how her WalkActive programme has helped thousands of women (including Trish!) to think about fitness in a different way as well as creating length, strength and space in joints and muscles for better posture and fewer aches and stiff bits.
Move over Gwyneth and Goop: Lorraine and Trish meet the original wellbeing pioneer to talk food, families, transformation and which supplements all midlife women really need everyday for optimum fabulousness.
Lorraine and Trish find out how best-selling novelist Freya North carved out a new life in the countryside as a single parent, survived the emotional turmoil that triggered a five-year period of writer's block, and finally mastered the art of online dating in midlife.
Trish & Lorraine kick off Season 5 with the help of the one and only Ruby Wax - TV legend turned cognitive therapist and mental health campaigner. Discover how she went from midlife career rejection and a breakdown to best selling author and OBE recipient, taking charge of her mental wellbeing along the way. And you can join in our exclusive mindfulness session too!
In a Postcards x Fortunately podcast mash up, Lorraine and Trish meet their podcasting doppelgangers for a Christmas special in which they work out why it’s always down to midlife women to make the big day happen and how to put less pressure on ourselves in the process.
Trish and Lorraine meet Georgia Pritchett, the Emmy-winning, British writer who has worked on some of their favourite TV shows including Succession and Veep. She talks about her brilliant new memoir, working with comedy heroes, living with crippling anxiety and slaying sexism one joke at a time.
Style expert and midlife Instagram queen Erica Davies joins Lorraine and Trish to answer your burning fashion dilemmas: from wearing print and colour to (finally) finding the right jeans to creating a whole new capsule wardrobe with the best High Street, online and vintage stores.
Trish and Lorraine meet the disabled paralympian and motivational speaker, Martine Wright MBE, who lost both her legs in the 7/7 terrorist bombing on the London Underground. Martine reveals the positive mindset and coping strategies that helped her not only survive this near death experience in 2005, but also helped her to thrive and create a remarkable life she feels she was destined to live.
Model and TV presenter Nell McAndrew tells Trish & Lorraine about her running and fitness strategies, how to get motivated when you don’t have the time or energy and the secrets of ‘exercise snacking’.
Best-selling novelist Kathy Lette shares her wit and wisdom with Lorraine and Trish: from midlife divorce and a new love life with a younger man, to the lessons that have helped her achieve second act happiness. Plus: the return of the midlife agony aunts! Trish & Lorraine solve your dilemmas from teen pocket money to anti-vax hairdressers
Brought to you in partnership with Cult Beauty. Recorded in front of a live audience at the Allbright, Mayfair, Trish and Lorraine host a panel discussion during Menopause Awareness Month with Carolyn Harris MP, women’s health specialist Dr Shahzadi Harper and co-founder and CEO of Cult Beauty, Alexia Inge.
Lorraine & Trish take a trip! Oxfordshire beckons for your hosts as they head off into the countryside for a weekend getaway together (minus Margo the cat, husbands and teens). The duo reboot their style with a personal shopper, get stuck into a Martini or two and Trish tries out a freezing swim in a lake for the very first time (under Lorraine’s watchful eye). Listen in for: fashion & shopping tips, style tricks, witty friendship memories and a guide to wild swimming for the first time with your midlife mates
Brought to you in partnership with Clarins, and recorded live at the Clarins Virtual Beauty Festival, Trish & Lorraine get a glam makeover from make-up artist Julia Wren and talk about the best beauty moments from their careers in glossy magazines
To celebrate World Menopause Day, Lorraine and Trish meet women's health expert Dame Lesley Regan, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College, who has been reforming and influencing policy for 40 years on the NHS frontline. From humble beginnings, Dame Lesley, a mum of twins, was one of the first women to rise to the top of her profession and has survived three breast cancer diagnoses along the way. Now as Chair of Wellbeing of Women she's helping transform the workplace for menopausal women.
One of the UK’s most respected beauty journalists and authors, Alice Hart-Davis, gives Lorraine and Trish her verdict on the best treatments and skincare ingredients for ageing better, having spent two decades testing every cosmetic procedure, from Botox, filler and lasers to micro-needling and vampire facials.
This week, Lorraine and Trish are joined by Dr Zoe Williams, an NHS GP, TV broadcaster, and former TV Gladiator (no less!). She shares her personal story of growing up in a single parent family and supporting her mum through alcohol addiction, freezing her eggs then finally becoming a mum for the first time at 41. She also has some really useful advice on staying fit and healthy in your midlife years and beyond as well as how to get the best service from your GP.
Lorraine and Trish chat to comedy queen and author Arabella Weir about the inspiration for her famous catch phrase (Does My Bum Look Big In This - in case you didn’t know), her complex and damaging relationship with her parents and how therapy has helped her to break harmful habits and self doubts for a fulfilled and happy midlife.
In 2020, broadcaster and journalist Aasmah Mir, 49, took on the biggest job of her career as the launch presenter of the Times Radio breakfast show - and then her marriage fell apart. She talks to Lorraine and Trish about keeping the plates spinning and rediscovering herself as a midlife, single mum one year on.
From a high-flying career in PR, to first lady of Downing Street and now a leading campaigner for the education, health and rights of girls and women around the world, Sarah Brown is a woman on a mission. She talks to Lorraine and Trish about life behind the scenes with husband Gordon, bringing up teenage sons, her midlife journey and her feelings as the couple approach the 20th anniversary of the death of their baby daughter Jennifer.
Running a global fashion empire while raising five children hasn’t been easy, but Anya Hindmarch has learnt a lot of really helpful stuff along the way and in this week’s episode she shares her pearls of wisdom.
Lorraine and Trish interview Welsh MP Carolyn Harris about her Parliamentary Bill which is set to change everything for midlife, menopausal women this autumn and could make HRT free for all across England. The outspoken and spirited MP also shares her moving story of how a personal tragedy took her from barmaid and dinner lady to the corridors of Westminster.
Self-care author Nadia Narain, the A-list’s go to yoga and meditation teacher, joins Lorraine and Trish to share her practical life lessons. Nadia also talks about her personal journey of finding - and adapting to - new love and relationships in her late forties.
Brought to you in partnership with Nioxin In this special one off episode, Trish and Lorraine speak to trichologist Mark Blake and celebrity stylist Zoe Irwin about the causes and solutions for hair thinning during peri-menopause and how to improve the quality, condition and volume of your locks. Plus: Lorraine & Trish reveal their hair idols, and look back and laugh at the styles they wish they’d swerved
The behavioural scientist guides Lorraine and Trish through the shifting social and cultural landscape many of us are navigating as women and mothers in society now in this modern masterclass in thinking about race, gender, motherhood and belonging. Plus: best sunscreens for summer, quickie fitness videos to follow on Instagram & what to do if your partner is a flirt
She's one of the funniest women on stage and screen, meet actor, singer, dancer, novelist, broadcaster and mum of four (including triplets) Jackie Clune. Trish and Lorraine chat to Motherland's hilarious school secretary Mrs Lamb about her globe-trotting career, early menopause and parenting adventures. PLUS: Summer recipes to soothe the soul and how to write an easy to-do to-do list . And for nostalgia noodle we ask: would you eat a crisp sandwich?
Nutrition for energy, mood and midlife weight loss. Menopause nutritionist Emma Bardwell joins Lorraine and Trish to share the specific easy-to-follow dos and dont’s of eating to thrive before, during, and after peri-menopause. If your weight, energy levels or mood aren’t what they should be, discover Emma’s diet tweaks and tips to find your mojo again. Plus: Agony Aunt special: What to do if your married friend is having an affair. Nostalgia Noodle: Why we love Just 17 magazine
Dr Annice Mukherjee, aka the Hormone Doctor, explains how to manage your fluctuating hormones in midlife and the lifestyle tweaks that will helping you achieve hormone balance and renewed vitality before, during and after the menopause.
From jacking it all in and starting again, to dealing with difficult bosses and colleagues, plus rebuilding your professional identity if you’ve taken time out of the workplace - Lorraine and Trish get some expert advice from BBC News presenter & career coach Rachel Schofield.
The chart-topping novelist tells Trish and Lorraine about the women who motivated and supported her during breast cancer treatment and how the disease has changed her life - in surprising ways she never expected.
Best-selling author Lisa Taddeo, whose ground-breaking book Three Women was a profound investigation into female desire, talks to Lorraine and Trish about understanding, acknowledging and giving ourselves permission to act on our desires.