From fear of failure and emotional stress to social pressures and financial strains, Trish and Lorraine explore the symptoms of the new midlife crisis for generation X women with American author Ada Calhoun, whose latest book explores why you’re waking up in the 4am worry zone and what to do about it.
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.