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Author: Michael Absalom

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5 lifelong friends decide to take their friendship to a whole new level by forcing themselves to talk about the things they wouldn't normally talk about at 40. How honest will they be with each other though and how deep are they prepared to go?Real friendships, real conversations, real life. Featuring: Michael Absalom, Jack Freud, Jonathan Corby, Dan Ridgers & Christopher Lees
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It's time for the final 1-2-1 catch up with another one of the lads, as we try to unravel the great mystery behind turning 40 and what it's all about? Where should we be in our lives?  What life lessons should we know by now?  And what aspirations do we still have for the future? These are some pretty big questions that still need answering. Featuring: Human guinea pigs Jonathan Corby and Michael Absalom. This experimental series aims to get more men talking openly and confidently about some of the things they wouldn't normally talk about in their friendship group? Follow us on:Instagram: @is.this.40Twitter: @isthis401Facebook: @isthis40
It's been a topsy turvy year for our group of 5 life long friends, who have had plenty of time during lockdown to reflect on life at 40, but how much will they be willing to share with each other about their individual struggles and the emotions attached to those difficulties? This series aims to get more men talking openly and confidently about some of the things they wouldn't normally talk about? On the agenda this week: Relationships, crying, weird fetishes and pornography.Featuring: Jack Freud, Jonathan Corby and Michael AbsalomFollow us on:Instagram: @is.this.40Twitter: @isthis401Facebook: @isthis40
It's safe to say it's been a slightly different year to what we were all expecting! With work thin on the ground for some of us in 2020 how have 2 of our 5 friends (Abs & Jack ) been coping with the challenges the global pandemic has thrown their way? How honest can they be with each other about what's really been going on in their lives and what positives will they be able to take away from their shared experience?Featuring Jack Freud and Michael AbsalomThis series aims to get more men talking openly and confidently about some of the things they wouldn't normally talk about? How vulnerable are a group of 40 year old men prepared to be with each other?Follow us on:Instagram: @is.this.40Twitter: @isthis401Facebook: @isthis40
In this weeks episode of 'Is this 40' we get the lowdown from Dan Ridgers (aka Ridgo) about what it's been like to be a new Dad at 40. We hear about some of the challenges he's faced during lockdown and he shares some of the valuable life lessons he's learnt since becoming a father. Talking is the single most important thing we can do as humans and it helps us to get a better understanding of what's really going on in our lives. This series, featuring 5 lifelong friends aims to promote the importance of honest conversations between men and the benefits these chats can have on their own mental health.Featuring: Dan Ridgers & Michael AbsalomFollow us on:Instagram: @is.this.40Twitter: @isthis401Facebook: @isthis40
Due to COVID-19 recording of 'Is this 40' has temporarily been suspended.In the meantime though we've recorded a series of one-to-one telephone conversations with our 5 lifelong friends which you can easily eavesdrop here. How do men communicate with each other on the phone? What do they talk about exactly? And how open and honest are they about what's really going on in their lives?In this episode Abs & Chris force themselves to reflect on life at 40. They also share stories about the impact of coronavirus on their day to day lives. What lessons have they learnt during the pandemic and what benefits can they take away from six months of lockdown? We hope this episode accurately captures this significant moment in time.This series aims to get more men talking about the things they wouldn't normally talk about and this particular episode is all about checking in on your closest friends to make sure they're doing okay.Featuring: Chris Lees & Michael Absalom Follow us on:Instagram: @is.this.40Twitter: @isthis401Facebook: @isthis40
In this next episode of 'Is this 40' our group of lifelong friends are forced to talk about 'Family Holidays', which actually involves dissecting their own complicated family dynamics. How honest will they be with each other and how deep will they go? Featuring: Jack Freud, Michael Absalom, Jonathan Corby, Christopher Lees & Dan RidgersThis series aims to encourage more men to talk openly and honestly about their own individual life experiences, promoting conversation through established and trusted friendships.Follow us on:Instagram: @is.this.40Twitter: @isthis401Facebook: @isthis40
Having successfully navigated their way through 2 pilot episodes our 5 lifelong friends are ready to take the next step in their podcast journey as they prepare to take their friendship to a whole new level by talking about the things they don't normally talk about. A format is in place for the series. An agenda has been made and the boys are ready to kick start their social experiment which aims to get men talking. Sadly a very tragic event forces the boys to reflect on life at 40, but how deep are they prepared to go and how are honest will they be with each other?Real friendships, real conversations, real life.Is this 40?Featuring: Michael Absalom, Jack Freud, Jonathan Corby, Dan Ridgers & Christopher Lees
#2 - The 5th Musketeer

#2 - The 5th Musketeer

2020-08-1932:59

Having agreed to record a podcast all about turning 40, 5 lifelong friends from school attempt to get to the bottom of what it's all about. In this second pilot episode we meet Chris, the 5th and final member of the group.With an official format still not quite in place the boys discuss the best way forward with the series and force themselves to talk about a few more things they didn't really want to talk about.Featuring: Michael Absalom, Jack Freud, Jonathan Corby, Dan Ridgers & Chris Lees
#1 - Pilot Episode

#1 - Pilot Episode

2020-08-1933:57

Welcome to Is this 40... The podcast all about turning 405 life long friends prepare to take their friendship to a whole new level by preparing to talk about the things they don't normally talk about.Before that though this pilot episode explores what route they want to take their podcast down. With no podcast experience whats the ultimate goal exactly?Featuring: Michael Absalom, Jack Freud, Jonathan Corby and Dan RidgersWith: Christopher Lees waiting in the wings
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