The Mid•Point with Gabby Logan
The Mid•Point with Gabby Logan
About The Mid•Point with Gabby Logan
Gabby Logan is middle-aged and unashamed.But what does it mean to be at the halfway stage of your life? Here, Gabby talks candidly to well-known faces about their own midlife challenges and expectations, drawing on the advice of experts from sleep gurus, nutritionists, and doctors specialising on hormone treatment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We have a new addition to The Mid•Point podcast! We are letting experts take centre stage in a new topic-led strand to educate us in a series of episodes on subjects that are of particular interest to midlifers. For this first one, Gabby is joined by health and beauty journalist Nadine Baggott, who is here to answer all your questions on anything from dry pre-menopausal skin to the pro’s and cons of botox, from hair loss hacks to which five products middle-aged people should invest in without breaking the bank. Nadine also talks about how over time she has come to embrace her face and body for all that it is, and see beauty as a more holistic enterprise which starts from within. You can find more tips plus product and treatment reviews on Nadine’s Youtube channel and Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Kenny Logan and Kirsty Gallacher join Gabby for a special bonus episode, focusing on special friendships – special, but not that special you understand! Gabby and Kirsty have been best friends since before Gabby and Kenny became an item, and so Kenny explains how he felt he joined their relationship and not the other way around. They try to get to the bottom of why some people’s partners are closer to some friends than others, and the importance of trust and respect in any friendship but particularly in midlife. Things take a slightly strange turn when throuples are discussed and we hear an awful lot about one particular pair of Wimbledon boxer shorts, but do listen out for Kirsty’s wonderful impressions of Kenny! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week’s guest is a sports presenter, broadcaster and fitness fanatic who Gabby knows very well. In fact, they've known each other for over 25 years and Gabby is godmother to one of her sons! In this frank and honest chat, Kirsty Gallacher talks to Gabby about dating in later life and the pros and cons of dating apps. They discuss why a lot of people lose their confidence after a break up, and Kirsty opens up about the struggles she had after her divorce, which were laid bare for all the country to see. Gabby and Kirsty are also joined by relationship expert, Annabelle Knight, who gives some sage advice for anyone looking to get back into dating in midlife. The key might just be to pick up the phone... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week’s guest has had two very successful careers to date, firstly as a footballer and secondly as a TV presenter, who has hosted BBC’s Match of the Day for the last 24 years! So, you could say that Gary Lineker knows a thing or two about adapting to changes that the rolling years can bring. He speaks about the contentment he has found in solitude as he gets older, and why sometimes a canine friend is all you need. At the midpoint, Gary also found a new passion for cooking – although he reveals why he won’t be cooking on our screens any time soon! – and became more vocal and politically engaged on Twitter which led to some very positive experiences, primarily welcoming refugees into his home. We also have hair expert Michael Douglas back on the podcast, to give some tips to both men and women who might be struggling with hair loss in midlife. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Comedian, Zoe Lyons, has learned some midlife lessons the hard way, after going through what she describes as a “pretty blokey” midlife crisis. Thankfully, she is out the other side – two sports cars lighter! – and Zoe shares all she learned from that experience with us on this week’s podcast. From making a success of her career in the brutal world of comedy to the grief and relief she feels for our body as she navigates midlife, from the gutsy confidence of chin hair to menopause rage, and why developing alopecia at 50 finally made her “grow up” – Gabby and Zoe discuss it all! They are also joined by Menopause Fitness Coach, Kate Rowe-Ham, to talk about how alcohol hits differently in midlife and what benefits can be felt from forming new habits. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Mid•Point is back! In this special episode, Gabby is joined by her husband, Kenny, to bring you a flavour of what’s to come in Series 7, which will be dropping into your feeds from Wednesday, 22 February. Former international rugby player, Kenny, got a taste for the podcast game when he featured on The Prostate Episode, but that’s not what he joins Gabby to discuss this week. The Logans take a light-hearted look back on the week, including Kenny’s beloved Scotland’s achievements in the Six Nations rugby championship, Gabby’s late night escapades in Edinburgh, how Kenny has come to terms with his dyslexia, and what Valentine’s Day means for those in long-term relationships – including tales of how Kenny wooed Gabby back in 1999! Please get in touch via The Mid Pointers facebook group if you have any relationship or family dilemmas that you’d like Gabby and Kenny to discuss in future episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Saturday night telly, sports coverage and breakfast on Good Morning Britain, Ben Shephard has truly done it all. He tells Gabby about his current training plan and remembers turning up to a dance audition in a pair of dirty rugby shorts. He also considers what makes a happy, long-lasting marriage. Gabby and Ben are also joined by the mentor, coach and charity fundraiser Ivan Hollingsworth - one of 25 inspiring people from Ben's forthcoming book 'Humble Heroes.' Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A stalwart of the stand-up circuit and renowned actor, Kerry Godliman has a CV that many would envy. Kerry tells Gabby about how doing stand-up can feel like having a superpower. She talks about being comfortable in her skin as a mid-life performer, and about losing the ‘bolshy’ approach with which she manoeuvred the male-dominated world of comedy in the 1990’s. Gabby is also joined by Dr Julia Jones. A self described 'smart-wellness' expert, Dr Julia practises a number of bio-hacks in order to help people live healthier for longer. Gabby and Dr Julia discuss the benefits of fostering a healthy gut biome, fasting, music and cold water immersion. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
He’s been on our screens since 1998, and Presenter Vernon Kay is still keeping us company. Vernon tells Gabby how he found himself on TV after an initial modelling career. They discuss the highs and lows of the digital age, how he first came to know about the menopause whilst he was working as a school caretaker and how ‘contentment’ could be the ultimate goal. Gabby and Vernon are also joined by James Boardman a.k.a. ’The Man Coach’ - a former Sergeant Royal Marine Commando who strives to help men lead fulfilling lives. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Having been a regular on our screen for so many years, Kate Silverton has achieved the thing so many of us are scared to do: change career in midlife. Gabby and Kate discuss the sense of purpose she now has from her new job, having children later in life and the value of compassion in parenting. Gabby is also joined by Dr Sara Matthews to discuss the menopause, HRT, and what is being done to break down the stigma that surrounds them. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
With a career that spans nearly 4 decades, Jo Whiley has many stories to share. Gabby and Jo discuss how her love of music led her to an incredible career and also a marriage that has lasted over 30 years, plus they talk about how she tackled the negative reporting around her BBC Drivetime show and how her sister has always kept her grounded. Gabby is also joined by Kate Rowe-Ham a menopause coach and founder of @owningyourmenopause, to speak about the importance of exercise. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
After spending 12 years in prison for crimes he did not commit, presenter and British broadcast journalist Raphael Rowe has since paved a way for himself and reclaimed his life by dedicating his career to shining a light on the prison system and miscarriages of justice. Gabby and Raphael discuss how prison made him the man he is today, how he remained focussed and determined during his time in prison as well as what it has been like building relationships, raising a family and learning to trust people again. Gabby is also joined by Ted Rosner, co-founder of Redemption Roasters, a prison-based coffee roastery, to speak about the importance of providing employment opportunities for ex-offenders. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Getting out of her comfort zone is less and less appealing for author and television producer Jane Fallon; she is much happier doing the things that make her happy. Gabby and Jane discuss the stigma around the menopause, her journey into published written work and how that her career in television has allowed her to write such gripping books. Jane Fallon is well known for being a producer on BBC's Eastenders, and more recently for her super toned arms along with her array of incredible novels including: Faking Friends, Getting Rid of Matthew and Worst Idea Ever. Gabby is also joined by Yoga teacher and Life coach Mia Togo High, to shine a light on the importance of movement in our day to day lives. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
As he gets and older, and possibly wiser (which he debates), award-winning comedian, actor, writer, television presenter and author, Matt Lucas reflects on how his father's death at the age of 52 inspired him on to embark on a weight loss journey, how his friendships have ebbed and flowed over the years as well as the twists and turns of his career that have lead him to where he is today. Matt is best known for his work on BBC sketch comedy series Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, as well as blockbuster hits such as Alice in Wonderland and Bridesmaids. He has been a staple in many of our lives, making us laugh and bringing joy to our hearts. Gabby is also joined by High Performance Consultant and sleep expert, Sarah Gilchrist of Gilchrist Performance, to shine a light on the importance of sleep health in mid-life and healthy sleep habits to implement to live a happy and balanced life. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Midpoint is back and in this very special episode, we’re starting with a story close to Gabby’s heart. In a series of candid conversations between Gabby and her husband Kenny, together they chart his journey with prostate cancer. From shocking diagnosis to surgery finally, recovery, you'll join them at each stage hearing the pre-op jitters, the challenges faced afterwards and the answer to that critical question: how's the sex life? On the way, they meet Kenny's consultant Urologist, Declan Cahill who explains what's really going on in the prostate and the operating theatre. He also debunks some of the biggest myths surrounding the third biggest cancer killer in the UK. It's National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and we know that 1 man dies of prostate cancer every 45 minutes. If you, or someone close to you, wants to get checked, ask your GP for a Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) and urine test. Two simple tests that save lives. For more information, head over to www.prostatecanceruk.org. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
After humble beginngs in Northern Ireland and difficulty at school, Colin Murray's success was not a given. But his driving work ethic, intelligence and passion have delivered him to dizzying heights. Throughout the 1990's he slid from the news room into music journalism, eventually finding himself on BBC Radio 1, where he broadcast to the nation for a decade. In 2003, he jumped onto our screens as one of the hosts of the breakfast show RI:SE on Channel 4 and, over time, became one of the go-to voices and youth of music, TV, and radio. Since then he's moved to BBC Radio 5Live, and showcased a deep love and knowledge for sport, presenting for Match of The Day 2, Talk Sport and, of course, on his fantastic show, 'Fighting Talk' which he presents every Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. It's clear that his career has blossomed, but he's chosen not to have a family or children. Now, at 45, is that a choice he still stands by? Are the physical changes of midlife breaking his stride? And how has he mellowed in his approach to life as a whole? We also hear from Alexis Willis, author of How Much Brain Do We Really Need? who explains what we can do to develop and protect our brain health, into midlife and beyond. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Martin Lewis. A man who spent a lifetime championing the consumer. As a financial journalist, he started a newsletter which grew and grew into the behemoth that is MoneySavingExpert.com. In 2012 he sold it for a purported £87 million, which makes Martin a very wealthy man; yet his passion for taking on the underdog and fighting for consumer rights has not dimmed. A joyful and energetic man with a passion for his work and his family, but how have his achievements shaped his midlife? Could he ever conceive of slowing things down? And is his game affected by those emerging aches and pains? Gabby is also joined by no-nonsense personal trainer and fitness guru, James Smith to demystify exercise, midlife, conficence and the menopause. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Mary Portas is not afraid of change and is never short of new ideas. An innovative bussiness woman, she transformed Harvey Nichols into a global fashion brand in the 90's and has graced our screens and our bookshelves in the two decades since. She's advised governments and developed clothing lines of her own. But now, at 61, how does she feel about the Mary underneath all of this? Is she afraid of slowing down? Or does parenting Horatio, who's just 9 years old, keep her feeling energised? Mary reflects on the importance of following your heart, and fixing her broken sleep pattern. We also hear from Nick Littlehales, who tells us how to create the ideal conditions for mental recovery and preparing for sleep. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Patrice Evra, a hero to many both on and off the pitch. Described as the best left-back in Europe by Fergie, for years his leadership and passion helped bring Manchester United and the French national team to cup glory. But Patrice has battled through poverty, sexual abuse and homelessness to get to where he is. Now, at nearly 41, Patrice reflects on the boy he left behind and the man he has become. We also hear from Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, who helps us understand how to switch off and appreciate the present moment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Charlene White is best known for presenting ITV News and making us laugh on Loose Women. This week she reveals some of the things she wishes she'd known about earlier. Together they explore the missed signs and signals of her mum’s menopause, what it’s like to parent younger children as we slow down in midlife, and temping her parent’s expectations when she had a family later than they would have liked. Gabby is also joined by Dr Dawn from Embarrassing Bodies who tells us the tell-tale of signs sexual dysfunction and what we can do to fix it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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