Midlife Mixtape

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“I grieve and thank Time for all of these reasons”: In this special year-end episode, a compendium of listeners’ stories of the losses they’re grieving and something they're grateful for in 2020, and a tribute to the most wonderful mom in the world. The post Ep 89 Listeners’ 2020 Grief and Gratitude appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Find an upbeat ending”: NYT bestselling author Bruce Feiler on the power of storytelling when we go through difficult times, the universal patterns of “lifequakes”, and how we can better manage change at any age. The post Ep 88 “Life Is in the Transitions” Author Bruce Feiler appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Figure out your ball”: In her work as “aspiring Fairy Godmother”, tech startup veteran Joanna Bloor talks about uncovering your unique magic, why “adventure timelines” are better than resumes, and channeling her inner Bette Midler. The post Ep 87 Potentialist Joanna Bloor appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“The responsible thing to do”: In this special episode, UCSF public health specialist Dr. George Rutherford MD answers Midlife Mixtape listeners’ questions about COVID, vaccine development, and how to stay safe in the months ahead. The post Ep 86 Epidemiologist Dr. George Rutherford appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Our freedoms are tied together”: Angela Lang, Executive Director of Black Leaders Organizing for Community (BLOC), on why helping a community’s most marginalized citizens creates better outcomes for all, BLOC’s pandemic pivot, and Backstreet Boys. Alright? The post Ep 85 Community Organizer Angela Lang appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“This good, hard life”: Licensed counselor Mazi Robinson on the payoff from the pain that may come with midlife transitions, concrete steps for navigating COVID mental health challenges, and living through a crisis in parallel with her clients. The post Ep 84 Therapist Mazi Robinson appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“A bunch of big questions”: Reverend Andrew Hybl on enlisting in the military after 9/11, how doubts raised during active duty in Iraq gradually unfolded into Episcopal priesthood, and how Tupac nudged the whole process along. The post Ep 83 Navy Veteran/Episcopal Priest Andrew Hybl appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Inquisitive, interested, exploratory”: Margit Detweiler on the motivation behind multimedia “grown-ass lady storytelling” platform TueNight.com, lessons she’s learned about patience and perseverance, and THE must-play GenX slumber-party game. The post Ep 82 TueNight.com Founder Margit Detweiler appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
"You have everything you need": In this special episode, Nancy rounds up advice from past guests in answer to the question, “What do you wish you could go back and tell your younger self?” Purpose-built for pandemic listening. The post Ep 81 What Do You Wish You Could Tell Your Younger Self? appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“A family of raconteurs”: Alia Volz on her new memoir “Home-Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco”, her parents’ pioneering cannabis business, industry evolution from dealing to healing, and maturing right along with our parents. The post Ep 80 “Home-Baked” Author Alia Volz appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Better command of my voice”: Singer/songwriter Teddy Thompson discusses and shares songs from his new album Heartbreaker Please, provides a suggested cocktail pairing, and recalls a life-changing concert with his grandmother. The post Ep 79 Musician Teddy Thompson appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“But anyway, I’m still alive to tell it”: Listeners share their favorite ‘70s and ‘80s childhood memories, from banana-seat bike rides to boardwalk employment to the educational television jingle that unites us all. The post Ep 78 Listeners’ Gen X Childhood Summer Stories appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Not interested in telling stories from the top down”: SFChronicle reporter Otis Taylor Jr on the media’s ability to open readers’ eyes by sharing diverse stories, the importance of local journalism, and his Kenny Chesney tailgate adventure. The post Ep 77 Journalist Otis Taylor Jr. appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“How much do we care?” SF Urban Film Fest founder Fay Darmawi on her cross-disciplinary approach to housing justice, the power of storytelling to change the Affordable Housing Industrial Complex, and her hip new hips. The post Ep 76 Affordable Housing Advocate Fay Darmawi appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Hardcore reinvention”: Poi Dog Pondering founder and bandleader Frank Orrall talks about learning to trust his instincts in the music business, his musical and culinary side gigs, and the challenges facing artists due to COVID-19. The post Ep 75 Poi Dog Pondering Frontman Frank Orrall appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Stick with the things that really feed you”: NY Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure Jessica Lahey on pandemic lessons in resilience and self-efficacy, her zig zag career path, and backstage cartwheels at Billy Joel concerts. The post Ep 74 Educator and Author Jessica Lahey appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Just pretend you’re Beyoncé right now”: Pop culture history writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong talks about her new book Pop Star Goddesses and how channeling both the power and flaws of our favorite female artists can help us navigate uncertain times. The post Ep 73 Pop Star Goddesses Author Jennifer Armstrong appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Notice that people have been left out”: Kelly Wickham Hurst of Being Black at School talks about tackling systemic racism, the midlife freedom that comes from saying “I don’t know,” and Wham! in that minute when they were still Wham!UK. The post Ep 72 Being Black at School Founder Kelly Hurst appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“I must have been insane. No, just a teenager”: Designed to distract you momentarily from your current worries, this listener-contributed episode shares youthful tales of awkwardness, getting in over our heads, and debauchery our kids and parents would NEVER believe. The post Ep 71 Listeners’ Youthful Shenanigans appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“You can always make a change”: founding editor of Lucky Magazine Kim France on why we shouldn’t beat ourselves up for caring about appearance as we age, using invisibility as a superpower, and memories of SP4 on Texas summer days. The post Ep 70 Beauty and Style Editor Kim France appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Not just you”: Ada Calhoun, author of “Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis”, unpacks reasons for GenX’s specific midlife challenges and offers ways to cope, from joining clubs to embracing the magic power of low expectations. The post Ep 69 “Why We Can’t Sleep” Author Ada Calhoun appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“It gets easier to find things to be grateful for”: The tables are turned as “A Word on Words” host and author Mary Laura Philpott interviews Midlife Mixtape Podcast host and author Nancy Davis Kho about her new book, The Thank-You Project. The post Ep 68 Author/Podcaster Nancy Davis Kho appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Everything that held our family together”: In this special Thanksgiving episode, Midlife Mixtape listeners share thanks for the people who made them who they are today, from grandparents to spouses to best friends to a singing teenage TV detective. The post Ep 67 Listeners’ Thank-You Stories appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“From fear to freedom”: Leading Alzheimer's and long-term care design expert Lisa Cini on navigating senior living decision-making, leveraging our teens for difficult conversations with our parents, and GenX’s own encouraging elder care future. The post Ep 66 Long Term Care Expert Lisa Cini appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
“Life is a strange journey”: Author Sarah Ladipo Manyika on writing stories she wanted to read but couldn’t find, the beauty of intergenerational friendships, and a big awkward mea culpa from Nancy, to Sarah’s most recent fictional heroine. The post Ep 65 Author Sarah Ladipo Manyika appeared first on Midlife Mixtape .
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Podcast Details

Created by
Nancy Davis Kho: Gen X humor writer and '80s song lyrics over-quoter
Podcast Status
May 2nd, 2017
Latest Episode
Dec 22nd, 2020
Release Period
2 per month
Avg. Episode Length
36 minutes

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