The Experience 50 Podcast for Midlife show

The Experience 50 Podcast for Midlife

Summary: Here's the thing, you are a grown up at 50. No more excuses for a life that didn't turn out the way you thought it would. In these episodes, you are going to learn the stuff you should know by now. You will also hear stories of midlifers making pivots, reinventing themselves because they just don't care what other people think anymore. Woo Hoo!

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  • Artist: Mary Rogers
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 E173 Be The One to Ask | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:16

#bethe1to is a national campaign to increase awareness and personal involvement in preventing suicide. Midlife men are at particularly high risk. Each of us can help to prevent suicide. Mary Rogers shares new critically important information on what to say when you fear or believe that a person you love may be thinking about committing suicide. For more information on this campaign, visit: To learn more about Experience 50: Visit https://www.

 E172 Extreme Midlife Transformation with Dave Rose | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:40

Dave Rose says that he is a new person at 51, the person he was always meant to be. So how do you say goodbye to the old you? How do you even begin to wrap your head around being a new person? It must feel a bit like starring in a science fiction movie of your life. Full info at

 E171 Cleopatra's Vagina: Answers to Listener's Questions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:48

Marking the 4th Anniversary of the best podcast for midlife, host Mary Rogers answers questions from listeners. Nothing is off-limits. The podcast is known for frank and honest discussions on the experience of being middle-aged and finally growing up. This episode carries on the tradition. More info at

 E170 I Was In Love With A Short Man Once with Kim and Amanda | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:48

Mary is joined by humor writer Kim Dalefrese and the narrator of her audiobook, Amanda Newcombe for midlife girl talk about the universal moments of life growing up in the 60s and now being middle-aged. for full info and links

 E169 Mystery Index Cards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:40

An odd assortment of big ideas on small index cards drive the conversation in this solo episode. Ageism, people pleasers, mentoring, weight loss, trashy divorces, and video tech are all up for grabs. Visit for full video. for show notes

 E168 Caregiver to Working Artist with Margaret Byrd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:45

While caring for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Margaret found art to be her savior AND her midlife pivot to become a working artist.

 E167 Fifty at 50 with Maria Olsen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:49

I'm interviewing Maria Olsen, the author of my new favorite book on midlife transitions Fifty After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life. In our interview, and in her book, Maria shares her story of changing everything in her life. Some changes were her own choices, some were not. More at

 E166 Empty Nesters' Failure To Launch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:47

Is an empty nest drowning you in a puddle of tears? Mary Rogers urges parents to Get a Life! More info at

 E165 Transformational Travel with Wendy Guth, Rebel on the Go | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:49

There's no better way to find yourself than to physically leave everything behind you. That is what travel does. I can't think of a more accelerated path to midlife transformation than heading on a journey to unfamiliar territory. More info at

 E164 A Midlife Transformation w/ Shann VanderLeek | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:28

After a visit to Maryland, you will be treated to the real-life story of midlife transformation with Shann VanderLeek.  First, get comfy for some personal time with Mary then join in Shann's story of the unusual circumstances which provided the perfect cushion for her midlife transformation and learn where she landed on the other side. More info at:

 E163 The Five Commencements of Midlife | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:36

E163 The Five Commencements of Midlife

 E162 RECLAIM Your Mojo with Nisha Jackson PhD | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:36

Do you feel like you've lost your mojo at 50? Are you burned out? Probably. Nisha Jackson, PhD joins Mary in addressing what you can do to get that mojo back through getting your hormones and nutrients in balance, enough sleep, and learning to unplug your brain. Learn more at

 E161 Family Secrets with Diane Dewey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:17

Does your family tree hold some mystery? Today, I speak with Diane Dewey, the author of Fixing the Fates: An Adoptee's Story of Truth and Lies. How important is your DNA to your backstory? What if there are lies and deception? Whose story is the true story, and does it even matter?

 E160 Midlife Drinking - Too Much? Too Often? with Linda Walker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:38

Midlife drinking tales: A non-alcoholic quits drinking. Linda Walker pivoted from being the party girl to living alcohol-free while it was still a choice that she could handle without a recovery program. More at

 E159 Heal Your Gut with Julie Daniluk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:47

Men and women over 50, here is your lesson in how the health of your gut impacts your overall wellness. Your guts, glands, and, yes, even your poo is up for discussion with Julie Daniluk, author of The Hot Detox Plan.


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