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Two friends Lee and Simon have serious conversations about silly things, and silly conversations about serious things. Together they dig into the pleasures, absurdities and imperfections of being human.
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Lee and Simon talk about bubble-bath ... not for the entire episode but probably more than is necessary. Then they talk about the nature of fandom (but only get there via Lee's undertaker friend).Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related links (and necessary corrections):Matey bubble bath (for clean fun): https://youtu.be/YqL-2wmF7dwUngulates: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UngulateSix Feet Under (TV show): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Feet_Under_%28TV_series%29The Green Funeral Company: http://www.thegreenfuneralcompany.co.uk/Hana Mandlikova: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hana_Mandl%C3%ADkov%C3%A1Bjorn Borg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rn_BorgGareth Southgate played for England between 1995 and 2004: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gareth_SouthgateAll Blacks vs England 1995, Jonah Lomu try (it was Tony Underwood he walked over, not Rory): https://youtu.be/yhmQlxCDFSc Jonah Lomu death from kidney problems (not liver) at the age of 40: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonah_Lomubovver boy: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/bovver-boyKelly Marie Tran: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Marie_TranJohn Boyega's critique of Star Wars: https://www.wired.com/story/john-boyega-star-wars/Is bullet stuck in tree story a myth? https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1137550-man-dies-from-gunshot-36-years-later/Fortean times: https://subscribe.forteantimes.com/Charles Fort: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Fort---The Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
Stuff. Lee and Simon talk about stuff, and then deviate towards discussing the way culture can be changed. Then, somehow they end up back at Armie Hammer. Bloody Armie Hammer! It all means they can no longer avoid talking about cancel culture and the divisions in our political and social worlds. Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related links (and necessary corrections):The Story of Stuff animation: https://youtu.be/9GorqroigqMThe Story of Stuff wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_StuffSonos backlash: https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/sonos-users-angry-over-trade-up-program-old-speakers/DFS: https://www.dfs.co.uk/Thomas Thwaites' toaster project at Royal College of Art: https://www.thomasthwaites.com/the-toaster-project/Dualit toasters: https://www.dualit.com/products/classic-toastersintroduction of seatbelts in the UK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seat_belt_legislationsmoking legislation UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tobacco-and-smoking-policy-regulation-and-guidanceoverton window: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overton_windowL. P. Hartley's quote on the past being a different country: https://www.thewhitereview.org/feature/the-past-is-a-foreign-country/sex positivity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex-positive_movementperformative allyship: https://forge.medium.com/performative-allyship-is-deadly-c900645d9f1fintimacy coordinator: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intimacy_coordinatorEmilia Clark: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilia_ClarkeBridgerton: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgertonbinge watching: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binge-watching---The Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
Lee and Simon respond to some listener questions, but definitely not their feedback. The show ends when Simon realises that he's not going to be a secret witch for much longer.Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related links (and necessary corrections):object permanence: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_permanencemacroeconomics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macroeconomicsa bit more on Armie Hammer: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/movies/armie-hammer-dropped-by-talent-reps-amid-alleged-graphic-message-scandal/ar-BB1duv5WEvan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy on Westworld: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores_Abernathy Midlifing episode on feedback: https://www.midlifing.net/1480717/6791131-they-re-your-worms-you-didn-t-tell-us-where-you-kept-themLee attempting to stay curious: https://www.midlifing.net/1480717/7632361-we-need-a-bigger-towelmusk (Lee's deer joke): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MuskKai Kupferschmidt on twitter: https://twitter.com/kakapeTim Harford mentioning Kai Kupferschmidt about being critical of your own biases (01:39:00): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-67-tim-harford-on-leaving-academia-to-become-bestselling/id1515786216?i=1000507443867Rumer Godden: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumer_GoddenBlack Narcissus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_NarcissusMichael Powell's Peeping Tom: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peeping_Tom_(1960_film)Rumer Godden's A House with Four Rooms: https://www.literaryladiesguide.com/book-reviews/a-house-with-four-rooms-by-rumer-godden-1989/Tim Harford notice how you feel (01:43:00): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-67-tim-harford-on-leaving-academia-to-become-bestselling/id1515786216?i=1000507443867Stoic dichotomy of control: https://medium.com/stoicism-philosophy-as-a-way-of-life/the-importance-of-understanding-dichotomy-of-control-1f7133210c0d Good Measure clothing: https://www.goodmeasure.co.uk/Supernumerary nipple: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernumerary_nipple---The Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
We need a bigger towel

We need a bigger towel

2021-02-0329:46

Simon and Lee attempt to tackle shame but get bowled over by Ted Lasso who suggests they meet people with curiosity.Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related links (and necessary corrections):Something about embodiment: https://www.dancemagazine.com/embodiment-dance-2646793771.htmlBread Ahead Bakery: https://www.breadahead.com/Tips for laminated dough: https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blog/2018/11/26/how-to-make-croissantsTaekwando: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TaekwondoBaddha Konasana: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baddha_KonasanaBrene Brown on shame vs guilt: https://brenebrown.com/blog/2013/01/14/shame-v-guilt/Difference between renaissance and reformation: https://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-renaissance-and-reformation/Wikipedia turns 20: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/15/wikipedia-turns-20-aims-to-reach-the-next-billion-usersThe Onion's version of wikipedia turning 20: https://www.theonion.com/wikipedia-turns-20-1846062024Regime vs regimen: https://www.grammarly.com/blog/regime-regimen/Ted Lasso: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_LassoSoccer, football, American football, etc: https://www.rd.com/article/soccer-vs-football/Ted Lasso quotes Walt Whitman regarding curiosity: https://gritdaily.com/ted-lasso/Ru Paul – if you can't love yourself: https://youtu.be/rKJp5xRVpJsAntipodean: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/antipodeanStreuth: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=streuthSorry if: https://www.skellis.net/blog/sorry-ifHow to say sorry: https://cognitiontoday.com/how-to-say-sorry-and-seek-forgiveness/---The Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
A conversation about being out of control starts off all middle class, veers wildly out of control and Simon and Lee end up struggling past thirst tweets.Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related links (and necessary corrections):How to pronounce stracciatella: https://youtu.be/K9JpVi_FanEGroundskeeper Willie has a Sardinian accent in the Italian version of The Simpsons: https://italicsmag.com/2020/08/03/sardinian-case-for-language-diversity/Bonce: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/bonceThe Notebook is not a rom-com Simon: https://ew.com/movies/2019/02/06/what-is-a-rom-com/The Northern Rock crisis timeline: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2008/mar/26/northernrockFannie Mae (not Fannie AND Mae): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fannie_MaeRobin Williams does a bit of Martha Graham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXkApy0gkjMPhrasal verbs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrasal_verbJoe Scoglio (dancer): https://www.rambert.org.uk/performance-database/people/joseph-scoglio/Original story about dancing in Italian piazza: https://www.midlifing.net/1480717/6400684-until-one-day-we-go-to-eat-and-our-head-just-falls-into-our-platesArmie Hammer and cannibalism: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/armie-hammer-instagram-dms-response_n_60005d88c5b65671988c5656Kink shaming: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/kink-outside-the-box/202008/kink-shaming-how-did-we-get-hereThirst tweets: https://www.buzzfeed.com/uk/tag/thirst-tweetsBussy: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/bussyTaron Egerton (and not Daniel Radcliffe) learns about the word bussy: https://news.avclub.com/just-taron-egerton-learning-what-a-bussy-is-1835152836Call Me By Your Name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_Me_by_Your_Name_(film) ---The Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
Lee and Simon talk about being heard and privilege. It gets beautifully messy and ends in shame, and then ice-cream.Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related Links:Stelarc's Ear on Arm: http://stelarc.org/?catID=20242Maxwell Smart shoe phone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe_phone Being heard and being loved (David Augsburger): https://www.skellis.net/blog/being-heardAcademic parent episode (on feedback): https://www.midlifing.net/1480717/6791131-they-re-your-worms-you-didn-t-tell-us-where-you-kept-themEcosia: https://www.ecosia.org/Poverty Safari (review): https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/30/poverty-safari-understanding-anger-britains-working-class-darren-mcgarvey-reviewDarren McGarvey (Loki) (YouTube channel) - Not Gavin Simon!: https://www.youtube.com/user/misterloki100Loki Tedx Talk: https://youtu.be/Zoo_41mo1DsShit sandwich: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Shit%20SandwichJacques Derrida: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_DerridaManatee and Trump: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/11/manatee-trump-etched-into-back-florida---The Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
Simon and Lee sometimes publish episodes out of order and this is one of those times. They take you all the way back to the year 2020 (when this episode was actually recorded) in order to discuss their 2021 understanding of ambition and potential.Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related Links:Sign on door: https://www.skellis.net/midlifing/signVideo of arborist at work at Simon's place: https://www.skellis.net/midlifing/arboristStrictly Come Dancing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strictly_Come_DancingBack to the Future "We don't need roads": https://youtu.be/HEzAs3NAyIUBack to the Future "Marty": https://youtu.be/UH8EnrvEPDEMaisie Smith: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maisie_SmithThe Bill: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_BillEastEnders: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EastEndersCronyism and PPE procurement: https://ukandeu.ac.uk/britains-ppe-procurement-chumocracy-cronyism-corruption/Aristotle on ambition: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201411/is-ambition-good-or-badIntrinsic and extrinsic motivation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MotivationCognitive dissonance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonanceSimon playing tennis as a 12 year old: https://www.skellis.net/blog/tennisIan Graham Ellis playing rugby: https://www.skellis.net/blog/igeDifference between drive, motivation and ambition: https://tonywake.com/the-difference-between-drive-ambition-and-motivation/Previous Midlifing episode about miscarriages: https://www.midlifing.net/1480717/6965252-it-hurts-so-much-to-hear-you-say-that-part-2-of-2Those who can't do, teach: https://www.coursef.com/those-who-cant-do-teach-quote-origin---The Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
Happy Gregorian New Year faithful (and unfaithful) listeners! In this episode Lee describes a video of Simon's immanent obsolescence before they both dig into the nature of responsibility in the middle of a pandemic, or even just in normal times. Remember those halcyon days? Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related Links:Brexit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brexit Our Tune: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_TuneSimon Bates: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_BatesThe Hunger Games Mockingjay Call: https://youtu.be/pIago6ylKpcRobot Dancing video (Do You Love Me?): https://youtu.be/fn3KWM1kuAwDirty Dancing, Do You Love Me?: https://youtu.be/aCioEEHmHA0Ballet bourrée en couru: https://youtu.be/EX4y-YNlybEWorld coronavirus data: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/Example of Amazon and tax in the UK: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/oct/14/amazon-to-escape-uk-digital-services-tax-that-will-hit-smaller-tradersJordan Henderson interview: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jan/01/jordan-henderson-liverpool-i-was-in-a-very-dark-place-it-made-me-a-lot-strongerBuddhism and non-attachment: https://secularbuddhism.com/understanding-non-attachment/Thatcher, individualism, and society: https://www.skyminds.net/the-thatcher-years-the-individual-and-society/Dominic Cummings drives to Barnard Castle to test his eyesight: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-52801667On Being; Krista Tippett interviews Michael Curry: https://onbeing.org/programs/bishop-michael-curry-dr-russell-moore-spiritual-bridge-people/Previous discussion about margins of friendship and Lee wanting to push people under buses: https://www.midlifing.net/1480717/6965252-it-hurts-so-much-to-hear-you-say-that-part-2-of-2How to review and rate podcasts on Apple Podcasts: https://ios.gadgethacks.com/how-to/rate-review-apple-podcast-series-show-for-others-view-0199495/--- The Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
A double loss twice

A double loss twice

2021-01-0113:20

In this special New Year's minisode Lee and Simon respond to a listener's question about the boom of knowing when you are properly grown-up. They nearly treat the question entirely earnestly but, as you would expect, get ever so slightly derailed. Happy New Year!Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related Links:grief: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griefalzheimer's society: https://www.alzheimers.org.ukList of English-language euphemisms for death: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English-language_euphemisms_for_deathimprovisation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improvisationpublic speaking anxiety: https://nationalsocialanxietycenter.com/social-anxiety/public-speaking-anxietydreidel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DreidelThe Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
One thing Simon and Lee haven't talked about over the last fourteen years: deflection, friendship and a quiet and long withdrawal. Mourning something that has never been.Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related Links:miscarriage: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/miscarriageexponential function: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exponential_functionMeghan Markle The Losses We Share: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/opinion/meghan-markle-miscarriage.htmlTurkish lira: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_liratriggering: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/triggeringJoanne "Bob" Whalley (2014), The unborn undead. Studies in Theatre and Performance Volume 34(3): 260-166. https://doi.org/10.1080/14682761.2014.973179silent or missed miscarriage: https://www.madeformums.com/pregnancy/what-is-a-missed-miscarriage/psychological deflection: https://www.learning-mind.com/psychological-deflection/I see you shiver with anticipation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqOEnbXmnGcSimon's part in the conversation, referring to Episode 4: https://www.midlifing.net/1480717/6552364-you-ve-never-thrown-your-keys-in-my-fish-bowlfecund: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fecunddeflector shields: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Deflector_shieldIVF: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ivf/jiz: http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/jizThe Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
On circlusion

On circlusion

2020-12-2514:18

A Christmas Day minisode from Lee and Simon, and it's all about – well, mostly about – circlusion. Merry Christmas!Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related Links:noise-cancelling headphones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise-cancelling_headphonesSony WH1000XM2 Over Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones (unboxing video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTCZRYfeQZYItalian COVID-19 colour zones: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/09/italy-faces-10000-covid-deaths-in-a-month-with-no-lockdown-medicsAustralian temperature colours: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2013/jan/08/australia-bush-fires-heatwave-temperature-scalekink shaming: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/kink-outside-the-box/202008/kink-shaming-how-did-we-get-herePrince and the Revolution – Kiss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9tEvfIsDyoconsent: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consentcirclusion: http://www.maskmagazine.com/the-mommy-issue/sex/circlusionboolean: https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/b/boolean.htmcringe: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/cringeLee's friend's ejaculation-while-watching-horror story from Episode 1: https://www.midlifing.net/1480717/6325762-the-primacy-of-the-erectiontickling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticklingpain and pleasure: https://www.livewithbelieve.com/pain-and-pleasure-principle/The Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
Simon and Lee talk about legacy and how we want to be remembered. Simon crosses a line.Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related Links:bequeath: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/bequeathsynology: https://www.synology.com/en-uk/products/DS1520+data rot (Simon was wrong about this; it does have to do with reading and writing of physical storage devices): https://www.partitionwizard.com/clone-disk/bit-rot.htmlconsumerism vs materialism: https://centegrity.com.au/materialism-vs-consumerism-why-we-buy-so-much-stuff/One Man and His Shoes (review): https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/21/one-man-and-his-shoes-review-air-jordans-michael-jordan-nike-documentarypeople killed for their Air Jordans: https://www.vibe.com/2015/11/gq-finds-1200-people-die-a-year-over-sneakersNike values "consumer lives": https://www.financialgazette.co.zw/mother-seeks-justice-from-nike-and-michael-jordan-for-sons-death/James O'Brien quote about changing our minds: https://www.talkingpoliticspodcast.com/blog/2020/290-james-obrienThe Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
There comes a time in anyone's life when preparing food for worms is a warning that things are about to go bad. Lee and Simon tackle feedback and Lee confesses that he cuts out the good bits. Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related Links:Stollen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StollenWorm composting: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=726Simon's finger: https://www.skellis.net/midlifing/nailGip: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/gipHow to use a chef's knife: https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-use-a-chefs-knife-995812Fame (film): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fame_%281980_film%29Fame (TV show): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fame_%281982_TV_series%29Australian Choreographic Centre: https://canberra.infoisinfo-au.com/card/the-australian-choreographic-centre-inc/17959Pashing: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pashingSpeaking in tongues: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speaking_in_tonguesPaula White prays for Trump's re-election: https://youtu.be/I4daeEacIVIThe Midlifing logo is adapted from an original image by H.L.I.T: flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8571921679 (CC BY 2.0)
Lee and Simon fall into a hole caused by a crisis of faith and end up getting stuck. If you don't know how to talk about something at least talk about it together. People mentioned: Jesus Christ, Gabrielle Eastwood-Ellis, Simon's former tennis coach Simon, Bill Gates, Philip K. Dick, Sean Connery, Indiana Jones, Norman Miller, Bono and Irene Miller.Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related Links:belief systems: https://medium.com/intercultural-mindset/belief-systems-what-they-are-and-how-they-affect-you-1cd87aa775ffgiggle fits: https://healthyliving.azcentral.com/the-causes-of-giggle-fits-12509374.htmlgong shower (bath): https://vinyasaproductions.com/gong-bath/golden shower: https://www.allure.com/story/golden-showers-sex-fetish-piss-play-for-beginnersTotnes, 5G, Covid-19 and conspiracy theories: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/11/totnes-covid-concerns-reflect-uk-wide-rise-in-conspiracy-theoriesPhilip K. Dick and reality: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/646-reality-is-that-which-when-you-stop-believing-in-itIndiana Jones' leap of faith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-JIfjNnnMAQAnon and anti-semitism: https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2020/sep/21/the-growing-influence-of-the-qanon-conspiracy-theory-podcastbeliefs: https://wiserhorizons.co.uk/what-are-beliefs/fundamentalism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamentalismscientific method: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_methodNorman Denzin said "true stories are stories that are believed in" (Interpretive Biography, 1989, p.25)shitshow: https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/shit+showvipassana meditation retreats: https://www.vipassanaonline.com/vipassana-online
Lee owns up to being an enthusiastic toddler, Jef is still a dalmation, and Simon takes way too long for the penny to drop. Things go literally bananas while discussing a conversation gone wrong, and the ride involves oat milk that may or may not froth, leaving Facebook, cultural products, triplets and not showering enough. Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related Links and References:Using the word literally figuratively: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/13/literally-broken-english-language-definitionWhy does language change over time?: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z86qsbk/articles/z7fyb82Why cool is still cool: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/22/opinion/why-cool-is-still-cool.htmlIs it too early in the day to have an alcoholic drink? https://today.yougov.com/topics/food/articles-reports/2020/06/25/time-drinkRecipe for oat milk: https://minimalistbaker.com/make-oat-milk/Why milk froths: https://www.ricardocuisine.com/en/articles/food-chemistry/521-the-facts-about-milk-foamGliadin and Glutenin in bread: https://www.gluteninsight.com/what-are-gliadin-and-glutenin/On leaving Facebook: https://www.skellis.net/blog/on-leaving-facebookSteven Covey on judging ourselves: https://donmcminn.com/2020/02/we-judge-ourselves-by-our-intentions-and-others-by-their-behavior/Cultural products: https://www.igi-global.com/dictionary/the-cultural-product/39220Dance as a metaphor: http://joymotiondance.com/dance-metaphor/How to tell if someone likes you: https://www.scienceofpeople.com/someone-likes-you/Moglie: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/italian-english/moglieThruple: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=thrupleSwinging: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/swingingKey party: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=key%20partyTriplets: https://www.dacapoalcoda.com/tripletsDouble fisting: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=double%20fistingDouble fisting: http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/double-fistHow often should we shower?: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324682
You know when you're talking about ethical shopping, climate change and GDP, but then end up being confused for Chris Martin at a service station? Precisely. Lee and Simon talk about buying services not things, investing in the body or the face, lingering glances, self-expectations, overnight contextual changes, lunch 'with' Gwyneth and Chris, delusion and self-judgment, and Darth Vader.Get in touch with Lee and Simon at info@midlifing.net.Related Links and References:Paynter Jacket Co: https://paynterjacket.comCorrection: Simon mentions a book by Richard Sennett but it's actually a book by Richard Denniss called Curing affluenza: how to buy less stuff and save the world. Here's an extract: https://www.themonthly.com.au/blog/richard-denniss/2017/28/2017/1511857191/curing-affluenzaGDP and climate change: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/04/gdp-ignores-the-things-that-matter-like-climate-changeDance, mirrors and body image: https://alreadypretty.com/dance-and-body-image-interview-with/Dismorphia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_dysmorphic_disorderVastus medialis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vastus_medialis VMO and cycling: https://www.bicycling.com/training/a20023377/how-to-build-this-iconic-cycling-muscle/Chewing on piece of rubber to improve jawline: https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/guys-are-gnawing-on-a-fat-rubber-ball-to-try-to-grow-a-chiseled-jawRunt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuntPas de deux: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas_de_deuxChris Martin and ashtanga yoga: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-karma-of-coldplay_b_8720004River Cafe: https://rivercafe.co.uk/Jamie Oliver on being discovered at River Cafe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANwzrT4-8Y4Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop: https://goop.com/Self-awareness: https://hbr.org/2018/01/what-self-awareness-really-is-and-how-to-cultivate-itDelusion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DelusionNegative self-judgments: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-wise-open-mind/200910/you-can-let-go-negative-self-judgmentsSpider-man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-ManDarth Vader breathing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjvps9f_KLISounds of Bane from Batman: https://www.101soundboards.com/boards/10197-bane-sounds-the-dark-knight-rises 
The pitfalls of not recording high-impact yoga jump-cuts into an inevitable conversation about perceptions of mid-life, being distant from young people, mid-life crises, mortality, sleeping in the same room as dead people, when dogs die, making software work like drills, and feeling the body in decline.Send Lee and Simon feedback at info@midlifing.net.Related Links and References:Yoga with Adriene (and Benji): https://yogawithadriene.comMid-life crisis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midlife_crisisCoaster Brakes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_brake#Coaster_brakesEuphemisms for death: https://www.verywellhealth.com/euphemisms-for-dead-death-or-dying-1131903How Your Relationship With Your Parents Changes As You Age: https://www.projectwednesday.org/how-your-relationship-with-your-parents-changes-as-you-age/Parents aging: https://lifeinmotionguide.com/stages-of-aging/Difference between corpse and cadaver: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CadaverCoping with your pet's death: https://www.petmd.com/dog/care/coping-your-pets-death-important-guide101 Dalmations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101_Dalmatians_%281996_film%29How to Watch Star Wars If You’ve Never Seen It Before: https://www.vogue.com/article/star-wars-how-to-watch-guideCrook: http://www.slang.com.au/c/crook/Putting pets to sleep: https://pets.webmd.com/what-happens-put-pet-to-sleepCall Me By Your Name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_Me_by_Your_Name_(film)Unison in dance: https://easychoreography.weebly.com/unison.htmlFlow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_%28psychology%29Self-consciousness: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-consciousnessJust noticeable difference and difference limen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just-noticeable_difference
A memory of a tennis match starts a conversation about pornography, furniture, prostate examinations and ... hamsters.Please note that this episode includes a brief conversation about sexual grooming.Send Lee and Simon feedback at info@midlifing.net.Related links:Chris Lewis vs Kevin Curran (1983): https://youtu.be/yQAJyXKxuG4Credenza: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CredenzaHamster: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HamsterPenthouse Magazine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penthouse_(magazine)Pornography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PornographyPSA test: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostate-specific_antigenDigital Rectal Examination: https://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/guide/prostate-cancer-digital-rectal-examProstate Cancer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostate_cancerProstate Biopsy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostate_biopsyStretch Receptors: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stretch_receptorMicturation: https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/MicturationPorn Statistics: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/all-about-sex/201611/dueling-statistics-how-much-the-internet-is-pornHistory of the Clitoris: https://abdominalkey.com/history-of-the-clitoris/Sexual Objectification: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_objectificationGrooming: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/grooming/The Mandalorian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_MandalorianBaby Yoda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Child_%28Star_Wars%29
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