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.

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...
This week Kristin talks everything from Scrabble to the state of the world with guest Marcia Ledford. Marcia worked as a civil rights attorney for over 30 years, including as an ACLU cooperating attorney on constitutional matters, prior to her ordination. In her forties when a higher calling wouldn’t stop “bugging her”, she decided it was...
Pam Moore doesn’t do everything… but she’s close. This week, Kristin talks with Pam who went from being an Occupational Therapist to writing for some of the world’s biggest publications, running Ironman triathlons, coaching other women on body positivity, hosting Real Fit podcast and raising a family. Pam shares a lot of great stories, including...
For the first time ever on The Second Chapter, Kristin has a guest back for an update. Back in season one, you loved the story of Melissa Davey, who left corporate life at 65 to become a filmmaker.  Melissa’s film has been officially released, so Kristin jumped at the chance to speak with her again....
This week, Kristin chats with teacher and lawyer turned psychologist, Julia Bueno. As regular listeners will know, there are several female-centric topics that Kristin feels don’t get enough attention or open discussion, one being pregnancy loss.  Julia has taught and practiced law, but following her own painful experience with miscarriage, became a psychologist. Her first...
Ever had your womb massaged? You might be tempted to after listening to this week’s episode with Louise Pitman. Louise went to university at 35, despite having young children and a rocky marriage. She spent years as a probation officer before finding a new calling helping women through the various cycles of their life, using...
This week, Kristin is chatting with Kate MacDougall who has worked as an actor, for Sotheby’s, has owned a dog-walking company and more. Now, Kate writes things, mainly about dogs and the countryside and interiors but also the odd bit of children’s homework or reminders to worm the Jack Russell. Her first book, ‘London’s Number...
Imagine the best brownie you’ve ever tasted… this week Kristin chats with brownie (and cake and biscuit and more) bespoke baker, Lynsey Bleakley of Bumble and Goose. Lynsey found her calling as a health visitor with the NHS until events in her life made the job too painful to continue. When she turned to baking...
Welcome to Season 3! This week, Kristin chats with Lora Kelley, a singer-songwriter who saw how her life and perspective changed once she was in her 30s and wanted to sing about it. Starting out as a make-up artist, Lora now explores the “middle space” between ingénue and retiree on her new album, Domystique- what...