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The Second Chapter

The Second Chapter

By Slackline Productions
Women 35+ living their best chapter yet

On The Second Chapter, founder of Slackline Productions, Kristin Duffy, chats with women who started the second (or third... or fifth!) chapter in their careers and lives, after 35. You'll find inspiring stories, have a few laughs, and maybe even be motivated to turn the page on your own second chapter!
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From Scientist to Professional Trumpeter, Laura Garwin (Part 1)
This week, Kristin talks with Laura Garwin, who turned professional trumpet player at the age of 52. Laura went from physics to geology to journalism, with a Rhodes scholarship along the way, but finally found that she was ready to make trumpet her full-time career. In this episode, we hear about her humble musical beginnings, her resistance to study physics in the footsteps of her famous father, and why geologists are more fun than some musicians.  --- Subscribe, review and share The Second Chapter- wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts or on podchaser.com - For transcript, go to thesecondchapterpodcast.com - If you like what we do, buy us a coffee! https://ko-fi.com/thesecondchapter - youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content, - Twitter: @slacklineprodu2, Instagram: @the_second_chapter_podcast, - On Facebook as Slackline Productions #womenover35 #wearebadass On The Second Chapter, founder of Slackline Productions, Kristin Duffy, chats with women who started the second (or third… or fifth!) chapter in their careers and lives, after 35. You’ll find inspiring stories, have a few laughs, and maybe even be motivated to turn the page on your own second chapter! Of course we’d love to hear what you think- and if you love the show, please leave us a 5-star rating and review on podchaser or Apple podcasts.
30:05
March 2, 2021
From Teacher to Actor (and Athletics Coach!), Gillian Broderick
On this week's episode, Kristin talks with Gillian Broderick, who went from teaching to actor's training at the age of 50. Now 58, Gill has since gone on to act in several films (and we haven't even mentioned her athletics coaching yet!) Gillian's film roles include Madame Web in Spiderverse fan film, Spider-Man 2: Another World, which has received over 1.3 million views on YouTube: https://youtu.be/n_NjP_Ulq28 Subscribe, review and share The Second Chapter- wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts or on podchaser.com - For transcript, go to thesecondchapterpodcast.com - If you like what we do, buy us a coffee! https://ko-fi.com/thesecondchapter - youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content, - Twitter: @slacklineprodu2, Instagram: @the_second_chapter_podcast, - On Facebook as Slackline Productions #womenover35 #wearebadass
35:33
February 16, 2021
From CEO to Suspense Novelist, Hannah Mary McKinnon
In this week's episode, Kristin chats with Hannah Mary KcKinnon, whose second chapter is pretty literal!  After a transatlantic move and business start-up failure left her questioning what was next, Hannah Mary went from a successful CEO to suspense novelist. Since making the leap, Hannah has written four best-selling novels (with the fifth scheduled to release in May 2021 and a sixth on the way), as well as starting a lockdown project, First Chapter Fun, which shares the first chapter of soon-to-be released books of all genres- and is doing a great job growing our "must-read" list.  You can find Hannah Mary McKinnon all over, including: Website:          www.HannahMaryMcKinnon.com Facebook:       www.facebook.com/HannahMaryMcKinnon (@hannahmarymckinnon) Instagram:   www.instagram.com/HannahMaryMcKinnon/ (@hannahmarymckinnon) Twitter:   www.twitter.com/HannahMMcKinnon (@hannahmmckinnon) Goodreads:      www.goodreads.com/author/show/15144570.Hannah_Mary_McKinnon Bookbub:   www.bookbub.com/authors/hannah-mary-mckinnon Subscribe, review and share The Second Chapter- wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts or on podchaser.com - For transcript, go to thesecondchapterpodcast.com - If you like what we do, buy us a coffee! https://ko-fi.com/thesecondchapter - youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content, - Twitter: @slacklineprodu2, Instagram: @the_second_chapter_podcast, - On Facebook as Slackline Productions #womenover35 #wearebadass
57:22
February 9, 2021
From Silicon Valley to Coaching and Community, Tracie Root
This week on The Second Chapter podcast, Kristin talks with Tracie Root, who left corporate life in Silicon Valley and found her new calling after a personal family tragedy in her early 40s. A weight loss transformation led her to think more seriously about empowering others while making more time for her family and her own fulfillment, adventure, and joy. Now Tracie is a coach, community builder and speaker and helps women around the US move from Stuck to Shining Bright, so they can Be Bolder and Brighter, live in their authentic truth, and THRIVE. For more about Tracie, you can find her at www.TracieRoot.com and https://www.gatherinsantacruz.com (she offers free gifts on both sites- woo hoo!) She also loves to connect on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tracie.tree.root Subscribe, review and share wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts or on podchaser.com - For transcript, go to thesecondchapterpodcast.com - youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content, - Twitter: @slacklineprodu2, Instagram: @the_second_chapter_podcast, - On Facebook as Slackline Productions #womenover35 #wearebadass
48:48
February 2, 2021
Life Changes- Kristin Talks Grief and Loss
Season Two of The Second Chapter has been slightly delayed after host Kristin Duffy has gone through a major change in her own life.  In this short bonus episode, Kristin talks about grief and loss, as well as a bit about what you have to look forward to in the upcoming season.  In loving memory of Jack L. Moore  Subscribe, review and share wherever you listen or on podchaser.com.  For full transcript, go to thesecondchapterpodcast.com Follow us on Twitter: @slacklineprodu2, Instagram: @the_second_chapter_podcast,  on Facebook as Slackline Productions. youtube.com/slacklineproductions #womenover35 #wearebadass 
03:10
January 26, 2021
From Journalism to Multi-Faceted Theatre Maker, Sabrina Richmond
From a journalism background to writer-director-performer after 35, this week's The Second Chapter features Sabrina Richmond.  As a performer, Sabrina explores, amongst other things, identity, home, and female sexual pleasure.  This week's episode is about more than just a career change- Kristin talks with Sabrina about the discomfort around talking about racism, where we find home, and learning more about your body and how it experiences pleasure after 35. They talk about Sabrina's "obsession" with the questions about desire and ultimately, Sabrina talks to Kristin about how racism and an economic downturn silenced her voice- and how she found it again. For more about Sabrina and her Right to Pleasure project, follow her on Twitter @Lifeof_Bree. Email with interest to: events_lifeofbree@yahoo.com More about the Right to Pleasure project from Sabrina: Clitoral stimulation remains a taboo topic of conversation in majority of society. I am writing about my right to pleasure as a woman in a world where my desire has been taken out of my own hands and marketed back to me through products. How can my desire be outside of me? I would also love to discuss with men how the expectations on men to perform and 'provide' pleasure impacts the understanding and pursuit of the journey of desire and how bodies function. Subscribe, review and share wherever you listen or on podchaser.com - For full transcript, go to thesecondchapterpodcast.com (coming soon) - Twitter: @slacklineprodu2, Instagram: @the_second_chapter_podcast, - On Facebook as Slackline Productions #womenover35 #wearebadass - youtube.com/slacklineproductions
56:47
December 22, 2020
From Corporate VP to Filmmaker at 65, Melissa Davey
This week on The Second Chapter podcast, Kristin talks with Melissa Davey, a documentary filmmaker who, after a career in non-profit, then as a high-level exec in the corporate world, left to become a filmmaker at 65. After a unexpected encounter with filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan inspired her to follow her dream, Melissa spent a year planning and went on to film Beyond Sixty Project™, a documentary feature film initiative about women over the age of 60. The original voice of Siri, the Madam CJ Walker biographer and the sculptor of Lady Gaga’s Fame perfume carriage are among the inspirational stories revealed in this compelling documentary.  From a very early age women are made to believe that our relevance has an expiration date. Showing us the power of resilience, defiance and the wisdom of experience the Beyond Sixty Project will challenge the way we think about aging and the value of our own stories. Melissa is living her own beyond sixty project! She was the perfect fit to talk about her own Second Chapter- and may inspire some of you to turn your own next page. For more about Melissa and the Beyond Sixty Project, go to http://www.beyondsixtyproject.com. You can follow her on Instagram @gettingoldbutwhocares or the project @beyond60project. Subscribe, review and share wherever you listen or on podchaser.com - For transcript, go to thesecondchapterpodcast.com - youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content, - Twitter: @slacklineprodu2, Instagram: @the_second_chapter_podcast, - On Facebook as Slackline Productions #womenover35 #wearebadass
44:04
December 15, 2020
Rachel Creeger, Social Work to Stand Up Part 2
This week, join us as we chat about the second part of Rachel Creeger's second chapter. Rachel is an award-winning stand up comedian, writer and director, and the only practising orthodox Jewish woman on the mainstream UK comedy circuit. Rachel traded in a career in social work (which she loved!) to pursue her writing and directing and eventually found herself in the spotlight, after 35. Amongst other things, Rachel is co-host of chat show podcast "Jew Talkin' To Me?" and resident MC for "Comedy Upstairs at the Adam & Eve”, a long established new material night for professional comics.  You can find Rachel at: www.rachelcreeger.com and on social media @RachCreeger and @JewTalkin  - Subscribe, review and share!  - For transcript, go to thesecondchapterpodcast.com - youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content,  - Twitter: @slacklineprodu2, Instagram: @the_second_chapter_podcast,  - On Facebook as Slackline Productions #womenover35 #comedy
32:28
December 8, 2020
From Social Work to Stand Up, Rachel Creeger, Part 1
Listen in as Kristin chats with Rachel Creeger, an award-winning stand up comedian, writer and director, and the only practising orthodox Jewish woman on the mainstream UK comedy circuit. Rachel traded in a career in social work (which she loved!) to pursue her writing and directing and eventually found herself in the spotlight, after 35. Amongst other things, Rachel is co-host of chat show podcast "Jew Talkin' To Me?" and resident MC for "Comedy Upstairs at the Adam & Eve”, a long established new material night for professional comics. You can find her at: www.rachelcreeger.com and on social media @RachCreeger and @JewTalkin Subscribe, review and share! thesecondchapterpodcast.com youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content, Twitter: @slacklineprodu2, Instagram: @the_second_chapter_podcast, On Facebook as Slackline Productions #over35 #comedy
27:41
December 1, 2020
Following Your Talent... Psychologist to Fine Artist, Valerie Ellis
This week on The Second Chapter podcast, Kristin chats with psychologist turned artist, Valerie Ellis.  Valerie talks about finding your talent, why abstract art is more challenging than realism, and the steps she's taking to reach success in a new career after 35.  Valerie is an Australian artist in Britain, focusing on contemporary abstract paintings, figure drawings and pastel art. After the stark realisation that she was aging and wouldn't live forever, Valerie decided in was time to look at her true talents and finally do what she was meant to do.  To see Valerie's work, visit her website here  Her first solo gallery show will be on display at the Espacio Gallery in London in early December and you can follow her on Instagram @very_valerie_ellis Subscribe, review and share!  thesecondchapterpodcast.com youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content, Twitter: @slacklineprodu2, Instagram: @the_second_chapter_podcast, On Facebook as Slackline Productions
52:13
November 24, 2020
Part 2- From Alcohol Addiction and Homelessness to LA Grand Jury Prize, Denise Harrison
Kristin chats with LA Grand Jury prize winner and writer, blogger and playwright, Denise Harrison. After 35, Denise was addicted to alcohol, homeless and knew that she might die that way. Here's the second chapter of her inspiring story. Denise Harrison writes as @justagirl2017x on twitter and is an award-winning writer, blogger, and emerging play-wright. She is passionate about mental health, and is the writer and the voice behind the multi award-winning short, animated film "This Is Depression", a snapshot of her life when mental illness, homelessness and addiction threatened to consume her.  Her on-line blog "Justagirl-My life" can be accessed at  justagirl.emyspot.com and tells her story in more detail. To date has been viewed by almost 58,000 people. Subscribe, review and share! www.slacklineproductions.co.uk/the-second-chapter-podcast/ youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content Twitter: @slacklineprodu2 Instagram: @the_second_chapter_podcast On Facebook as Slackline Productions
30:12
November 17, 2020
Part 1- From Alcohol Addiction and Homelessness to LA Grand Jury prize, Denise Harrison
Kristin chats with LA Grand Jury prize winner and writer, blogger and playwright, Denise Harrison.  After 35, Denise was addicted to alcohol, homeless and knew that she might die that way. Here's her inspiring story. Subscribe, review and share! www.slacklineproductions.co.uk/the-second-chapter-podcast/ youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content Twitter: @slacklineprodu2 Instagram: @slacklineproductions www.facebook.com/SlacklineProductions/
33:15
November 10, 2020
The Tables are Turned! Marcia Tucker Interviews The Second Chapter Host, Kristin Duffy
This week, the tables are turned! Host of The Second Chapter podcast, Kristin Duffy, is interviewed by actor, turned business coach, turned actor again, Marcia Tucker. Marcia chats with Kristin about her own career path and why telling the stories of women 35+ is so important to her.  www.slacklineproductions.co.uk/the-second-chapter-podcast/ youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content Twitter: @slacklineprodu2 Instagram: @slacklineproductions www.facebook.com/SlacklineProductions/
34:38
November 3, 2020
Tube Driver Turned TV Writer Lola Keeley
Kristin chats with Lola Keeley, a Renaissance woman who has been everything from a traveling tutor for a soft drinks company to tube driver to a multi-published novelist.  Lola talks about her next chapter, starting an exciting career writing TV fiction. www.slacklineproductions.co.uk/the-second-chapter-podcast/ youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content Twitter: @slacklineprodu2 Instagram: @slacklineproductions www.facebook.com/SlacklineProductions/
30:54
October 7, 2020
Sex Therapist Turned Actor Julie Binysh
In this inspiring launch episode, Kristin chats with Julie Binysh, former secretary, nurse and sex therapist turned actor at 47. Now turning 60, Julie talks about overcoming an upbringing that didn't encourage a life in the theatre, a debilitating illness and more to finally find her place in the spotlight.  www.slacklineproductions.co.uk/the-second-chapter-podcast/ youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content Twitter: @slacklineprodu2 Instagram: @slacklineproductions www.facebook.com/SlacklineProductions/
37:31
October 7, 2020
The Second Chapter Trailer
In The Second Chapter by Slackline Productions, Slackline founder, producer and artistic director, Kristin Duffy, chats with women who have changed their lives and/or careers after 35, their struggles and their successes, providing inspiration, positivity and laughs along the way. www.slacklineproductions.co.uk/the-second-chapter-podcast/ youtube.com/slacklineproductions for audio and video content Twitter: @slacklineprodu2 Instagram: @slacklineproductions www.facebook.com/SlacklineProductions/
01:16
October 7, 2020