By Rachel Lankester, founder Magnificent Midlife


There are more than 100 episodes of our podcast! We thought it would be fun to look back at the most popular episodes. There’s a great assortment here: menopause, alcohol and food addiction, creating your next chapter, building a new life overseas, midlife sex, how to age well, writing a book, more magic of menopause, Alzheimer’s and how to look after our hormones for life. Enjoy!

Episode 80: How to do a midlife refuel with Maryon Stewart

Maryon Stewart is known as the pioneer of the natural menopause movement. She created a non-drug but scientifically based program to overcome issues associated with menopause and has helped thousands of women. She’s written 28 books and is also a campaigner for education around drugs. She’s made it her mission to ensure women have all the information they need to manage menopause effectively without the need for medication in most instances.

Episode 90: Emotional eating and drinking with Vicky Midwood

Vicky Midwood is a health, nutrition and lifestyle coach who specializes in helping people with disordered eating or drinking. I know this is an issue for many women, especially as a coping mechanism in midlife, so I’m delighted to share Vicky’s wisdom and experience on tackling this.

Episode 51: Creating your next chapter with Angela Raspass

Angela Raspass is my mentor and she works with women to find, create and grow their next chapter in business and life. She’s as determined as I am to help women find passion, purpose and fulfilment in midlife and beyond. She also knows just how powerful we can be if we just believe in ourselves!

Episode 50: Living the dream in the desert with Sam Walker

Meet Sam Walker, host of the fabulous Sam Walker’s Desert Diaries podcast, which she started to document her move from Manchester, UK to Phoenix, Arizona. Sam is a master storyteller, an award-winning radio and TV broadcaster, a multiple podcast producer and presenter, a writer with a book being published next year and a woman who’s encountered coyotes, snakes and scorpions in the desert. Since we recorded this she won three (yes three) awards at the British Podcast Awards!

Episode 52: Midlife sex with Dr Sonia Wright

Meet Dr Sonia Wright, the Midlife Sex Coach. She’s also a medical doctor, radiologist and life coach, and tremendous fun. This is a brilliant interview all about midlife sex. If you have any issues at all, even tiny ones, in this department, or just want to make your sex life even better, this interview will get you feeling inspired and empowered to take excellent care of yourself and your partner. Let’s all have more fun!

Episode 76: How to age well with Susan Saunders

Meet Susan Saunders, co-author of the best-selling book, The Age-Well Project and author of her latest book The Age-Well Plan, a blue-print for how to age well. The Age-Well Project is the book I wish I’d written so I was thrilled to have Susan talk to us. She will inspire you to see that you have so much impact on how you age.

Episode 43: Making the most of your heart beats with Julie Owen Moylan

I interview Julie Owen Moylan, a writer whose short stories and articles have appeared in the Welsh Review, Horizon Literary Review, and The Voice of Women in Wales Anthology. She’s also won awards for her films and has a massive following on Twitter! We talk about all things writing, inspiration, and finding one’s authentic voice. There’s lots of laughter here.

Episode 20: The magic of menopause with Darcey Steinke

I was so excited to interview Darcey Steinke, author of Flash Count Diary. I loved her book and so many of her thoughts about menopause are similar to mine. It was wonderful to find a kindred spirit whose overall impression of menopause is so positive.

Episode 60: Coping with dementia with Feyi Raimi-Abraham

An interview with Feyi Raimi-Abraham, founder of a fabulous new company called The Black Dementia

Episode 89: Understanding our many hormones with Nicki Williams

Nicki Williams is a nutritionist, author, speaker, and women’s health expert. She’s the author of the excellent book, It’s Not You, It’s Your Hormones. We often focus mainly on our sex hormones, but there are lots more to consider, especially in midlife.

You may also like: Best Podcasts For Women Over 50 (Like Me) and Magnificent Midlife Podcast – Episodes About Menopause

Rachel Lankester is the founder of Magnificent Midlife, author, host of the Magnificent Midlife Podcast, a midlife mentor and editor of the Mutton Club online magazine. After an initially devastating early menopause at 41, she dedicated herself to helping women vibrantly transition through the sometimes messy middle of life, helping them cope better with menopause and ageing in general, and create magnificent next chapters. She’s been featured in/on BBC Woman’s Hour, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, The Age Buster, Woman’s Weekly, Prima Magazine, eShe, Tatler HK and Woman’s Own amongst others. She believes we just get better with age. Get her book Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause and Beyond which was recommended in the New York Times.

Last Updated on January 16, 2023 by Editorial Staff

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