The Second Chapter Podcast

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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.
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This week, Kristin chats with her old friend (with a new mission), Rachel Kinley. Rachel has seen a lot of change in her life with a cross-country move, a series of jobs, time spent being a stay-at-home mom and divorce being just a few major life events. But it was finding new meaning in a...
Nicole DeBoom was a swimming natural from age 5, an Olympic hopeful, half of a professional triathlon power couple, and a champion triathlete in her own right. After inspiration struck at the height of her triathlon career, she left it all behind to start a business, inspire women, and build a community. Now, 15 years...
For this final episode of 2021, Kristin invited back former guests of The Second Chapter to offer words of reflection on 2021, words of wisdom for 2022, and advice for anytime. Twelve former guests sent their inspiring and insightful thoughts for your listening pleasure. Season five of The Second Chapter starts 18th January! We can’t...
This week concludes Kristin’s talk with A’Lelia Bundles and wraps up Season 4 of The Second Chapter! A’Lelia is the great-great-granddaughter of African-American entrepreneur, Madam CJ Walker, whose story was the inspiration for the Netflix series, Self-Made (originally published as On Her Own Ground). A’Lelia’s great-grandmother, A’Lelia Walker, was an icon of the Harlem Renaissance....
In this episode, Kristin talks with A’Lelia Bundles. A’Lelia is the great-great-granddaughter of African-American entrepreneur, Madam CJ Walker, whose story was the inspiration for the Netflix series, Self-Made (originally published as On Her Own Ground). A’Lelia’s great-grandmother, A’Lelia Walker, was an icon of the Harlem Renaissance. But A’Lelia Bundles has spent her life finding her...
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...