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We’re a bit sick of being told that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. It’s nonsense. And if you feel the same, you’re going to love our podcast, Growing Bolder. Join much-loved Birds of a Feather actress, presenter, and TV personality Linda Robson as she meets a line-up of unique, inspiring, and down-right bold guests. It’s all about celebrating life after 50 and embracing the fact that life is really only just beginning. 

In this six-part series, we explore the real-life stories of our fascinating guests and find out all about the good times, the challenges, and the lessons they’ve learned later in life. From performing live comedy aged 80, to turning up the heat in the kitchen as a Great British Bake Off contender – Growing Bolder will make you laugh, make you think, and most importantly encourage you to be you!  

How to listen

If you’re new to podcasts, don’t worry there are loads of ways you can listen in. You can listen on this page as we publish the episodes each week. If you want to take Growing Bolder with you on a walk or around the house, it’s available to download on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. This means no matter what device you have whether it's your iPad, Android phone, iPhone, laptop or home computer you can listen in whenever it suits you.  

If you are enjoying the podcast,don’t forget to review, share, subscribe and tell your friends all about Growing Bolder.

Episode 6 - Meet Suzi Grant 

On the final episode in series one of Growing Bolder, Linda gets to know Suzi Grant. Suzi is a broadcaster, author, blogger and most importantly – a positive ager. Linda and Suzi discuss the pressures of having work done to remain youthful in the entertainment industry and their approaches to social media! Tune in to find out which item of clothing was a deal-breaker for Linda to wear on Loose women. You can click here to read more about the chat.  

Episode 5 - Meet Ceri Wheeldon

This week on Growing Bolder, Linda Robson speaks to FabAfterFifty founder and ageism activist Ceri Wheeldon. 61-year-old Ceri has dedicated her life to helping people redefine what it means to be 50. Ceri talks about her first-hand experiences with ageism in the workplace and the chain of events that inspired her to help women over 50 be fabulous. You can click here to read more about the chat.

Episode 4 - Meet Lynn Ruth Miller

This week on Growing Bolder, Linda Robson speaks to comedy legend Lynn Ruth Miller. Lynn’s rise to stardom began in 2008, when at the age of 71 she performed on America’s Got Talent and quickly made a name for herself on the comedy circuit. In this fun and friendly chat, Lynn tells Linda all about her fascinating journey into the world of comedy and why she considers ‘old’ a dirty word. You can click here to read more about the chat.

Episode 3 - Meet Frank Rothwell

On this week’s episode of Growing Bolder, we meet larger-than-life Frank Rothwell. Our wonderful host, Linda Robson, sat down with Frank to find out about some of the amazing feats that he has managed to achieve in his seventies, including taking on the ‘world’s toughest row’ – the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, and braving the elements on The Island with Bear Grylls. You can click here to read more about the chat.

Episode 2 - Meet Charlie Hides

This week on Growing Bolder, we’re joined by award-winning comedian, YouTuber and drag queen, Charlie Hides. You might know Charlie as the oldest drag queen ever to compete on hit US show RuPaul’s Drag Race. But as our host Linda learns, this was just one highlight on Charlie’s path to stardom! You can click here to read more about the chat. 

Episode 1 – Meet Jane Beedle 

In the first-ever episode of Growing Bolder, we meet Great British Bake Off contestant Jane Beedle. After running a successful garden design business for many years, at the age of 65 Jane swapped her spade for a spatula and has launched her very own small cookery business school. You can read more about the chat here.

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