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.

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...
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...