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Series of short self-contained scenes (vignettes)—entertaining and a wee bit provocative, especially if you are a woman of 'a certain age'. Helen is in her late-70s, adjusting to the reality of her ageing body, determined to claim her status as 'elder', 'crone', 'senior' with dignity, honesty and joy. Her family have other ideas, refusing to accept that she is, quite possibly, old. Written, performed and produced by Aussie-born, Liverpool-based actress, singer-songwriter and performance poet ...
 
“I am deeply appreciative of everything Michael shares from personal experience. To me, it is the most reassuring and helpful of all.” A listener. Conversations about love wrapped in stories from my biggest failures. Learn with me the best ways to be kind when your spouse, kids, parents, siblings, and friends are being turds!
 
Vince DeGeorge and Chris Herndon love movies - both old and new. They've been watching movies together for over 25 years, and have picked up a thing or two along the way. They want to not only give you their thoughts on current movies, but introduce a new generation to some older classics. Oh, you may hear some other things along the way because they love to experiment. See more at: http://dtmmbmedia.com
 
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Helen sets off to a different park for her walk, and finds a 'big kid' swing. As she walks, she ponders the state of the world, human exceptionalism, how trees communicate with each other, and also surprises herself with a few random memories. Please take a moment to rate and review the podcast if you can, or leave a comment on the website at https…
 
Helen has trouble getting out of the house to go shopping, and Carol, the new salesperson at her local Cheese Shop, doesn't know what Picos Blue is! (Episode 14 "Hey Old Lady!}. Walking home in the rain, Helen and Carol share some private thoughts. If you live in the Liverpool area, you can have your Picos Blue delivered to your door by the marvell…
 
Helen has been commissioned to write her memoir, and she is still not convinced that she has anything special to write about. So her publisher and long time friend Joey has asked Sadie, another old friend from college to give her some encouragement. Sadie and Helen were never close, but now find they have quite a lot in common. Support the show (ht…
 
Susie has lunch with her grandmother Helen, then heads off to visit her parents. Helen calls daughter Janey to let her know Susie is on her way, and Jonathan answers the phone. Jonathan is also from Australia originally, so he and Helen have some cultural tropes in common, like the First Dog on the Moon. And Helen want to discuss 'women's business'…
 
Season 2 is on! Helen (in London) and her old college friend Joey (in Sydney) are chatting on Zoom, when Joey gets an unexpected phone call from Sadie, another college friend, who lives in New Hampshire, and connects her up with Helen. The joys of modern technology! They muse on the way Shakespeare is the voice of the Zeitgeist, and what? Rozzie ne…
 
Before launching Season 2 next week, here's a recap of all the characters, the who, what, where and why from Season 1. Please support the programme by rating and reviewing it here, or in your podcasting app, or by leaving a comment on the website https://am-I-old-yet.com, where you'll also find links to donate a small amount either through Buy Me a…
 
Here's a short bonus episode to keep you going while you wait for Season 2. Two Nanas, Helen and Nanny Louise, get together on the phone to chat about their grandchildren (Susie and Jack, who are dating) and something about the rules of grammar. They manage to surprise each other—as old people often do! Written and performed by Flloyd Kennedy. Chec…
 
Final episode of Season 1 for the audio comedy podcast "Am I Old Yet?". The ageing Helen believes she has discovered her daughter Janey's secret, but needs to be tactful. Janey has finally accepted that her mother is not middle aged any more. And an unexpected visitor opens up a whole new can or worms... Introducing Brett Heath as Jonathan, Janey's…
 
Helen makes a new friend who bumps into her (literally) at the Cheese Shop Cafe. Turns out they have a mutual acquaintance in Rene, the young Scot who rescued Helen's cheese in a previous episode (#14). Meanwhile Charlie, Susie's friend from uni, has retired his Polish alter ego Piotr. About time too! Scots actress Morag Stark joins the TMT ensembl…
 
As a tribute to the great Jackie Mason - who passed away this weekend - we have a reprise of our episode on Caddyshack 2. Jackie starred in the movie - which has the notoriety of being the worst sequel OF ALL TIME! Jackie took on the Rodney Dangerfield role for the movie - in this classic battle of the snobs vs. the slobs, (Spoiler Alert: The slobs…
 
Helen's great-niece Georgie is visiting her parents, Flora and Walter, and her grandmother Marian (Helen's sister) in Rockhampton, in Central Queensland. She has booked a Skype call with Helen, who is running late—as usual. This little comedy show is a Home Made production. In other words, I make it in my home. It would be wonderful, if you enjoy i…
 
Legendary comedian Rick Overton joins us to talk comedy. Rick's IMDB page is the size of a phone book; which includes Beverly Hills Cop, playing Matt Damon's boss in Steven Soderbergh's, The Informant! - to Showtime's: I'm Dying Up Here. Rick also has a new comedy special, out called: Rick Overton's Set List. We do a deep dive into Rick's comedy or…
 
The sun is out, and Helen joins Nana Madeleine from next door for a natter in the garden. The birds are singing, as the 102 year old and the 77 year old toss some ideas around regarding family, depression and whether humanity has passed Peak Evolution. Please support the podcast with a single donation, or by becoming a Patron here. And we'd love it…
 
From the archives: Sasha Baron Cohen plays activist Abbie Hoffman in the Netflix film, The Trial of the Chicago 7. As seen in the film, by day, Hoffman was in the courtroom - fighting conspiracy charges. By night, he would regularly perform at The Second City. Hoffman's stage appearance marked a transition at the theater - from a bunch of squares d…
 
Helen tries to dodge a few bullets when she finds herself in between her granddaughter Susie and Susie's boyfriend Jack. It would be helpful if she could ever learn to think before she speaks. Liverpool legend Mark Porter returns to the show in the role of Jack. Please support the podcast with a single donation, or by becoming a Patron here. And we…
 
Four of the original gang of five from Helen's student days are now back in touch with each other,. Esme (Essie) calls from her home in Houston, Texas, and the conversation touches on old memories as well as future possibilities. Why do we still feel obliged to comment on each other's appearance? Guest performances this week from Joanna Cazden as E…
 
Helen enjoys a catchup Facetime call with her publisher friend Joey. They swap old lady experiences of diminishing dietary possibilities, and short walks. Helen confesses a desire to be more like Neil Gaiman. And Janey drops by to borrow yet another children's book. The music for this episode is "When the Whole World Opens Up Again" by Joanna Cazde…
 
To bookend the pandemic, we have a CH101 reprise on comedy helping to deal with tragic events. We look at comedy right directly after 9/11. They said irony was dead - but comedy help us pull through tragedy - especially with The Onion, SNL, Letterman, The Daily Show, and Gilbert Gottfried's legendary joke at the Friar's Club Roast.…
 
102 year old Nana next door is off for the weekend to visit her pals. Meantime, Susie has been on the phone to Janey about Helen's escapade at the Cheese Shop, and Janey is in a panic. Helen won't take kindly to being scolded. The closing music, "When I Was a Little Girl", is based on a traditional English folk song "Kingston Hill", and is availabl…
 
Our guest is Art Bell; the man who pitched the idea that became Comedy Central. Art was also the head of programming at the network. We do a deep dive into the origin of such iconic shows as Mystery Science Theater 3000, South Park, The Daily Show - and talk about the early careers of Jon Stewart, Marc Maron, and Bill Maher. Art also has a new book…
 
Susie and Helen enjoy a rendezvous in the park, and the subject of a marriage proposal comes up. A visit to the Cheese Shop Cafe provides an unexpected turn of events, as the Polish waiter is not quite as he seems. This episode features guest performer Christopher McDougall, and the song "Dreams of Handsome Men" which you can download at Bandcamp.c…
 
From the archives: I talk to David Litt- former head joke writer for President Obama. We dive into what made Obama funny in the Oval Office; and contrast that to Trump's vastly different sense of presidential humor. (Trump's humor wheelhouse: mocking a disabled reporter and making fun of a sexual assault victim.) You might also know David Litt from…
 
Helen gets a fright while out shopping for cheese, and makes a new friend. It's always best not to jump to conclusions. In this week's episode, she might just find the answer to her question from someone much, much younger. Special guest artist is actor, singer, musical director, and graduate of East 15 Acting School, Christopher McDougall. Support…
 
From the archives: In 1961, Dick Gregory was the first African American comedian to headline a white club. A pioneer in the world of stand-up comedy, Gregory's material mocked the bigotry and racism of the time. Gregory is equally known for his activism as well as his comedy. He's one of the most influential comedians in comedy history; inspiring t…
 
Memories can be a comfort, or a cause of distress. And when memories disappear, it's hard to know who feels it the most. Helen's older sister likes to ring up from her home in Rockhampton, Queensland, to check up on some old memories. Helen is still struggling to write down some of hers, worrying that daughter Janey might be upset. But we can alway…
 
Well, who hasn't? When old friends meet up after many years, it's good to share. And when old people need to share, it's good to have friends who understand what you are going through. Helen and Pattie have a lot of catching up to do. Helen and her daughter Janey seem to be happy enough to keep their own counsel—for the time being. Support the show…
 
Our special guest is Wayne Federman author of the new book: The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle. Wayne's impressive creds include Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Larry Sanders Show, Silicon Valley - as well as head monologue writer for The Tonight Show. We do some serious deep cuts into the history of stand-up comedy.…
 
The bond between grandparent and grandchild can be very special, and also sometimes it can turn into a minefield. Janey is not happy that Helen knew about Susie's boyfriend before she did. And Helen receives a surprise package with no return address. Memories can also be a minefield, with unexploded bombs lying in wait. As if surviving a pandemic w…
 
From Our Archives: Remember in Goodfellas when mobster Henry Hill took his date, Karen, to The Copacabana? That was pretty true to form. The mob actually owned the legendary club. We saw this recently in the movie The Irishman - when Don Rickles was on stage performing for Crazy Joe Gallo. We dive into the mob’s connection with The Copacabana - whe…
 
It is a sign of the times that a phone call from an unknown caller has to be assumed to be a scammer. Helen decides to take them on, but she gets more than she bargained for. And is sweet Susie turning into a banshee? This episode also includes the song "Sometimes I Think".저자 Flloyd Kennedy, Mark Porter
 
Janey is nothing like her mother... however, one simple phone call could change all that. Some daughters love to confide in their mothers, but Janey has a secret she really doesn't want Helen to know about. And vice versa. Who will give way first? Could it be that they are actually like two peas in a pod?…
 
I wrote this poem last July, shortly after the first lockdown began to open up. The acting college where I had been teaching voice part time prior to lockdown invited me to come back into the studio to teach, and I didn't consider it safe—for myself, or for the students—so I declined. It occurred to me that I would almost certainly never be offered…
 
Helen seeks peace and quiet in the garden (note to self: don’t take the phone with you). Susie is being harassed by Janey. Janey receives a surprise challenge from Georgie. Georgie is sworn to secrecy. How many secrets can one family sustain? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/amIoldyet)저자 Flloyd Kennedy/Allana Noyes
 
The first step in letting go in love is identifying the actual problem or issue you need to release...and there are three ways you handle it causing chaos in your life! 24/7 digital access to coaching from Dr. Michael Smalley, a path towards healing your pain, tools to shape your communication and intimacy, assessments to guide you, and a community…
 
Helen may have let something slip that she'd rather her family didn't know about. And daffodils from Janey's garden won't help. But she's delighted to receive a call from her Great Niece, Georgie, now living and working in Sydney. Sometimes it helps to have connections...저자 Flloyd Kennedy, Allana Noyes
 
Today’s show features professor Kris DeJeet as he joins me for the second episode in Release, the power, and freedom of letting go in love. Why is today important? As you’ll hear, what other choice do you have when life becomes overwhelmingly miserable. 24/7 digital access to coaching from Dr. Michael Smalley, a path towards healing your pain. Beco…
 
The first of a new series I'm calling ¡Release! It is one of the most fundamental things we have to learn to do in our relationships...but most of us want nothing to do with it! Instead of deeply connecting with our partner we choose to behave in ways that only sabotage our deepest need - to feel connected and loved. 24/7 digital access to coaching…
 
A mini radio soap opera written, performed and produced by Flloyd Kennedy. Helen is in her 70s, happily living on her own in her London flat, except when her family decide to invade her space “to look after her”, or because they want her to fix them. Episode 1: Helen is having enough trouble coping with her ageing body and mind, let alone her bossy…
 
Ever been in a no-win scenario in life? You feel the loss of control and nothing you do can make the pain stop? Me too! I've got friend, pastor, and psychology professor Stew Grant on the show! Don't miss it! https://www.smalleyinstitute.com/vip If an epic, in-depth online experience is something you’d be interested in covering the discussion today…
 
From the Archives: Since the beginning of the 20th century, slipping on a banana peel has been a comedy trope. We’ve seen such legendary silent comedians as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Laurel and Hardy - all do a variation of the slipping on a banana peel gag. But how did the “slipping on a banana peel” gag come into our lexic…
 
We conclude our 4-part series on John Belushi - with his sad final years. This involves the film disaster, Neighbors - and what happened the night he died at the Chateau Marmont. Ending on a good note - Belushi is ranked #1 by Rolling Stone - as the best sketch performer on SNL. He also has an Albanian stamp with his likeness.…
 
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