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Suddenly Senior – For anyone who’s getting old…. or planning to. Angela Catterns and Ian Rogerson have been buddies since the 80s after working together at radio station Double J. Now they’re considered ‘veterans of the industry’ and they’r

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Season 4


Tim Ferguson - Just keep pushing that rock up the mountain

He’s only just turned 60 but he's already familiar with issues around aged-care facilities, because he’s been trying to keep young people out of them. Tim Ferguson is best known for his comedy work with The Doug Anthony Allstars but has many other accomplishments under his belt, not least his advocacy for disability rights.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tim Ferguson - Just keep pushing that rock up the mountain

He’s only just turned 60 but he's already familiar with issues around aged-care facilities, because he’s been trying to keep young people out of them. Tim Ferguson is best known for his comedy work with The Doug Anthony Allstars but has many other accomplishments under his belt, not least his advocacy for disability rights.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24:38

EP08 - S4

29 Jan 24

Stan Rodksi - Have you been getting enough lately?

Sleep becomes such a valuable commodity in our older years but unfortunately, for many of us, it gets harder to fall asleep as we age. Dr Stan Rodski is a neuroscientist, a neuroplastician, and most importantly a sleep expert! He shares his tips for regular good quality sleep. You can read more in his book The Neuroscience of Excellent Sleep.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Stan Rodksi - Have you been getting enough lately?

Sleep becomes such a valuable commodity in our older years but unfortunately, for many of us, it gets harder to fall asleep as we age. Dr Stan Rodski is a neuroscientist, a neuroplastician, and most importantly a sleep expert! He shares his tips for regular good quality sleep. You can read more in his book The Neuroscience of Excellent Sleep.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24:20

EP08 - S4

21 Jan 24

Deborah Conway - You can make age work for you

Youth is the currency of the music industry and ageism is rife within it, but Deborah Conway believes you can make age work for you if you put a bit of creative thinking into the mix.  During the 90s she was the 'it' girl of the Australian music scene. At the age of 64 she’s still as creative, passionate, and fired up as she ever was and has recently released a memoir titled Book of Life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Deborah Conway - You can make age work for you

Youth is the currency of the music industry and ageism is rife within it, but Deborah Conway believes you can make age work for you if you put a bit of creative thinking into the mix.  During the 90s she was the 'it' girl of the Australian music scene. At the age of 64 she’s still as creative, passionate, and fired up as she ever was and has recently released a memoir titled Book of Life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20:09

EP07 - S4

14 Jan 24

Neil Murray - Just focussing on a simpler life

As a founding member of the Warumpi Band Neil Murray inadvertently wrote Australia’s unofficial national song. He also helped record the first rock song sung in an indigenous language. After a life on the road touring and performing, these days he’s focussing on living a simple life and preserving energy which has become a precious resource.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Neil Murray - Just focussing on a simpler life

As a founding member of the Warumpi Band Neil Murray inadvertently wrote Australia’s unofficial national song. He also helped record the first rock song sung in an indigenous language. After a life on the road touring and performing, these days he’s focussing on living a simple life and preserving energy which has become a precious resource.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22:44

EP06 - S4

10 Dec 23

Robert Tickner – Ageism class actions are coming!

Robert Tickner began his advocacy with Friends of the Earth and ended up becoming the Federal Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in the Hawke/Keating governments. He's still fighting for the underdog as Chair of the Justice Reform Initiative, as well as being Co-chair of the EveryAGE Counts initiative to combat ageism. He says ageism is rife in the employment sector and says it's just a matter of time until class actions are launched.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Robert Tickner – Ageism class actions are coming!

Robert Tickner began his advocacy with Friends of the Earth and ended up becoming the Federal Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in the Hawke/Keating governments. He's still fighting for the underdog as Chair of the Justice Reform Initiative, as well as being Co-chair of the EveryAGE Counts initiative to combat ageism. He says ageism is rife in the employment sector and says it's just a matter of time until class actions are launched.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22:31

EP05 - S4

3 Dec 23

Carole Lefevre - Grieving the loss of our sense of 'self'

As we grow older we find ourselves grieving the loss of many things; our friends and family, our homes and neighbourhood, our bodies and minds, and more surprisingly many of us  grieve the loss of our own sense of self. Writer Carol Lefevre likens this grief to a type of ‘homesickness’, elusive and bone gnawing in nature.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Carole Lefevre - Grieving the loss of our sense of 'self'

As we grow older we find ourselves grieving the loss of many things; our friends and family, our homes and neighbourhood, our bodies and minds, and more surprisingly many of us  grieve the loss of our own sense of self. Writer Carol Lefevre likens this grief to a type of ‘homesickness’, elusive and bone gnawing in nature.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22:41

EP04 - S4

26 Nov 23

Bryan Brown - Surfing with an Opal Card

Bryan Brown's acting career started in the 70s with films like The Odd Angry Shot and Breaker Morant and he quickly became a fixture on our screens, and still is. But he’s also a producer and a writer of books, his most recent titled The Drowning. He doesn't think about death much, has no plans to retire, and keeps fits by surfing whenever he can.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bryan Brown - Surfing with an Opal Card

Bryan Brown's acting career started in the 70s with films like The Odd Angry Shot and Breaker Morant and he quickly became a fixture on our screens, and still is. But he’s also a producer and a writer of books, his most recent titled The Drowning. He doesn't think about death much, has no plans to retire, and keeps fits by surfing whenever he can.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22:41

EP03 - S4

19 Nov 23

Iva Davies - It's all about the medication

Iva Davies followed an unconventional path to pop-star status. Initially immersed in the world of classical music (he even did a stint in the ABC Training Orchestra) he went on to pioneer Australia’s electronic music scene with his band Icehouse and has become one of the country’s most highly regarded composers and multi-instrumentalists. He’s currently on tour - buy tickets HERESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Iva Davies - It's all about the medication

Iva Davies followed an unconventional path to pop-star status. Initially immersed in the world of classical music (he even did a stint in the ABC Training Orchestra) he went on to pioneer Australia’s electronic music scene with his band Icehouse and has become one of the country’s most highly regarded composers and multi-instrumentalists. He’s currently on tour - buy tickets HERESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22:35

EP02 - S4

12 Nov 23

Grahame Bond - There's only so many lunches you can have

Grahame Bond changed Australian TV forever with his mad-cap creation Aunty Jack, a fat and feisty persona who frequently threatened to ‘rip your bloody arms off’. This led to a portfolio career with digressions into advertising, lifestyle television, and blockbuster stage shows like Boys Own McBeth and 2JJs Nude Radio. Luckily this all took place before cancel culture emerged.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Grahame Bond - There's only so many lunches you can have

Grahame Bond changed Australian TV forever with his mad-cap creation Aunty Jack, a fat and feisty persona who frequently threatened to ‘rip your bloody arms off’. This led to a portfolio career with digressions into advertising, lifestyle television, and blockbuster stage shows like Boys Own McBeth and 2JJs Nude Radio. Luckily this all took place before cancel culture emerged.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

23:42

EP01 - S4

6 Aug 23


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