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Growing older can be daunting. And for many women in particular, it can be downright terrifying. 

Melissa Doyle (Sunrise, Sunday Night) recently turned 50 and found herself wanting some guidance on how to approach life’s second act. So she connects with women from different cultures to learn about how growing older can mean forging deeper connections (New Zealand), getting more power (Ghana), more opportunities (Finland) and sometimes more plastic surgery (South Korea). They discuss everything from menopause to sex, political representation to financial security. They find out how to Age Against the Machine.

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Empowering and inspirational

I loved this series - such relevant, interesting topics that have made me really think about my own aging process as well as my attitudes towards others. After listening, I feel strong, empowered and thankful as I stride with pride towards 50. Thank you Melissa and Naima xx

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Spot on in so many ways.

Was really refreshing to listen to experts talking about women and ageing. Was very insiteful, scary and encouraging. Thank you Mel for bringing this subject to the forefront. I could have kept listening.

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Insightful, Thoughtful, and Tender

Makes me look forward to growing a little older, and inspires me to see those older women around me. A look into how society hinders a woman's freedom to grow old without disappearing.

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Engaging, Enlightening and empowering

I didn’t realise I was going through so much ‘mid life stuff’ till I listened to this podcast - it filled me with gratitude, hope, renewed vigour and trust in myself.

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brilliant. absolutely loved it. highly recommend.

really important stuff people should kmow and have a chance to think about. Really helped me understand what women might be thinking about or concerned with. what my wife might be going through.

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A must listen for all women young and old.

A sensational, honest podcast about an important converstation to inspire and bring all women together.

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Thoughtful and thought-provoking

Cheers Mel & Naima for finding and sharing these women's stories. I am thankful (and 48)

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absolutely fantastic

fantastic listening. well done. from an ageing woman. hope to hear of a follow up series.

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Insightful

Interesting stories of different perspectives about women and aging in various cultures. An eye opener when it comes to western culture and our treatment of women in general. This is an easy listen and Melissa tells the stories with compassion.

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Every woman over fifty needs to listen to this

Insights about how we age and different approaches across a range of cultures. Great listening

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