The Second Chapter Podcast

You can now find the podcast on its own website ! 

On The Second Chapter, serial careerist and 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.
We’ve just launched season 2, so have a listen on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you like to listen. 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.

This week, Kristin combines two of her worlds speaking with Gill Kirk. Despite a “humble Glaswegian working class” background, Gill has walked the halls of Oxford and Parliament. She’s set up her own business, written for corporations, stage and screen, and been a kickass single mum. A perfect The Second Chapter guest indeed! She’s also...
This week Kristin speaks with Debbie Page. To say Debbie is a potter or a ceramist is an understatement. Despite finding a feel for clay in her early teens, it took her decades to make it her career. Now pots are Debbie’s life! Don’t know what a moon jar is? Just love hearing some really...
This week Kristin concludes her talk with Janet Sternburg, focusing on Janet’s latest chapter, photography. (Featured cover art in some players is Janet’s photography) Janet has led a very full life, personally and professionally. She’s survived cancer and earthquakes; is a fine art photographer, a writer of literary books, a maker of theatre and films,...
This week Kristin talks with Janet Sternburg. Janet has led a very full life, personally and professionally, and she’s certainly not finished yet. She’s survived cancer and earthquakes; is a fine art photographer, a writer of literary books, a maker of theatre and films, and an educator. To sum it all up, she calls herself...
This week I’m talking with brand new graduate (in her 40s), Jen Roehrig. Jen was pursuing her first second chapter when a freak occurance left her unable to walk. After struggling with her mental health and feelings of fragility for nearly a decade, Jen decided at 40 that it was time to pursue her long-term...
This week, Kristin speaks with She’s on Top founders, Jessica Wright and Tracy Hornik. Jessica and Tracy have been friends nearly their entire lives. Despite life taking them in different directions for nearly two decades, they reunited several years ago and now run She’s on Top. She’s on Top is a highly engaged membership community,...
This week Kristin chats with Jennifer Baker, who studied as an artist but found herself on a mountaintop in Italy, raising a family and living without her art. A successful translation business took her even further away from her original passion until Covid forced her to ask herself some tough question. Once she stopped hiding...
Welcome to Season 4! In this season opener, Kristin speaks with Carol Drinkwater. Carol began her working life as an actress, a career which quickly showed her to be a rising star, marked for Hollywood. Abuse by a famous director changed her path but she has remained an actor and has gone on to add...
Welcome to The Second Chapter Season 3 finale! We’ll be back 7th September but in the meantime we have a great episode for you! This week I’m joined by Taiwo Dayo-Payne. After speaking with Taiwo, I knew her story and her message had to end season 3. Taiwo started out as an actor, but in...
This week, Kristin is speaking with Pam Munter who proudly calls herself ‘an outspoken advocate of living an unconventional life’. In a time when it wasn’t encouraged, Pam wanted to be something other than a teacher or nurse. She has spent her life exploring a wide array of different careers, including clinical psychologist, a singer/recording...