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 short bonus episode is a re-cap of where we’ve been so far and a preview of what’s to come for Season 3. A great episode if you haven’t listened yet (what are you waiting for?!) and are wondering where to start! All the love to you- and we look forward to being back in...
This week, Kristin talks with Jane Porter who, despite several job trajectories, felt that she didn’t “get started” in life until a horticulture course led her to start her own business.  Now happily self-employed, Jane makes her living helping people live in beautiful outdoor spaces… and inspires people on Instagram as “Planty Jane”. You can...
This week, Kristin chats with Jane Shepperd, who left a high-level nursing career at 34 to go to drama school. After several years of success in acting, including performing in the West End and stints on successful TV programmes like The Office, Jane changed her focus once again towards helping other actors land their dream...
This week, Kristin chats with Lynn Keddie, who was born with a paintbrush in her heart, but  ended up in a management consultancy company and as a publisher for ELLE DECORATION before finally following her life calling in not one, but two, forms of art after 35. If you’d like to see Lynn’s work or...
Kristin chats with Jo Robbens, who went from international horse groom (and a varied career) to family photographer, after 35. Jo left home at 16 to become a horse groomer on the international circuit and kept running- away from home, relationships and commitment- until love and a family of her own helped her to find...
Kristin chats with Shelley F. Knight, a once upon a time nurse turned published author, podcaster and community builder, who provides expertise in positive change, spirituality and grief.  She is author of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Book (November 2018), host of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Podcast, and is a freelance writer for international magazines. Her own losses, including...
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 at the age of 52. In this episode, we hear about how serendipity led Laura to science journalism and why a life event made her realise that it...
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,...
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...
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...