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Am I Old Yet?


March 11, 2021

Kind Like Sharon (Ep 1)

A mini radio soap opera in 10 minute episodes, written, performed and produced by Flloyd Kennedy. Helen is in her 70s, happily li…

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March 11, 2021

Speaking as a "not so young person" (Ep 2)

Helen’s over-protective daughter Janey has been staying with her for a month now, and Helen is over it. It’s time to face facts, …

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March 15, 2021

Flowers for the Birthday Girl (Ep 3)

Helen is excited to receive a bunch of beautiful flowers. Is there a secret admirer? Or is her highly strung daughter, Janey, rig…

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March 26, 2021

Finish the Book (Ep 4)

Helen is pleased to discover that she didn't upset her very elderly neighbour, who has set her a puzzle instead. Granddaughter Su…

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April 1, 2021

Caught Out (Ep 5)

Helen may have let something slip that she'd rather her family didn't know about. And daffodils from Janey's garden won't help. …

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April 8, 2021

Ep 6: Saving Grounds

Helen has a crisis in the kitchen, but is it because she is old, or just stupid? 102-year-young Nana from next door has somethin…

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April 15, 2021

Ep 7: A Different Perspective

Sparks fly when daughter Janey comes for lunch, and when the phone rings, Helen is challenged by an old friend to see things from…

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April 23, 2021

Ep 8: More Secrets

Helen seeks peace and quiet in the garden (note to self: don’t take the phone with you). Susie is being harassed by Janey. Janey …

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April 25, 2021

Bonus: "Am I Old Yet?" poem

I wrote this poem last July, shortly after the first lockdown began to open up. The acting college where I had been teaching voic…

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April 30, 2021

Ep 9: A Small Insurrection

Janey is nothing like her mother... however, one simple phone call could change all that. Some daughters love to confide in thei…

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May 7, 2021

Jack Who?

It is a sign of the times that a phone call from an unknown caller has to be assumed to be a scammer. Helen decides to take them…

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May 12, 2021

11 A Blast from the Past

The bond between grandparent and grandchild can be very special, and also sometimes it can turn into a minefield. Janey is not ha…

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May 20, 2021

12: Has Pattie Got a Secret?

Well, who hasn't? When old friends meet up after many years, it's good to share. And when old people need to share, it's good to…

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May 28, 2021

Remembrance of Things Past

Memories can be a comfort, or a cause of distress. And when memories disappear, it's hard to know who feels it the most. Helen's …

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June 3, 2021

14: Hey—Old Lady!

Helen gets a fright while out shopping for cheese, and makes a new friend. It's always best not to jump to conclusions. In this…

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June 11, 2021

15: Oh Waiter!

Susie and Helen enjoy a rendezvous in the park, and the subject of a marriage proposal comes up. A visit to the Cheese Shop Cafe…

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June 18, 2021

16: The Problem with Janey

102 year old Nana next door is off for the weekend to visit her pals. Meantime, Susie has been on the phone to Janey about Helen…

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June 25, 2021

17: Neil Gaiman Envy

Helen enjoys a catchup Facetime call with her publisher friend Joey. They swap old lady experiences of diminishing dietary possi…

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July 2, 2021

18 Houston Calling

Four of the original gang of five from Helen's student days are now back in touch with each other,. Esme (Essie) calls from her …

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July 9, 2021

19 Who's a Keeper?

Helen tries to dodge a few bullets when she finds herself in between her granddaughter Susie and Susie's boyfriend Jack. It would…

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July 15, 2021

20 A Natter with Nana

The sun is out, and Helen joins Nana Madeleine from next door for a natter in the garden. The birds are singing, as the 102 year …

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July 22, 2021

21 Rockhampton Daze

Helen's great-niece Georgie is visiting her parents, Flora and Walter, and her grandmother Marian (Helen's sister) in Rockhampton…

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July 30, 2021

22 Cheese Shop Cafe Encounters

Helen makes a new friend who bumps into her (literally) at the Cheese Shop Cafe. Turns out they have a mutual acquaintance in Ren…

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Aug. 6, 2021

23 The Cat Leaps Out of the Bag

Final episode of Season 1 for the audio comedy podcast "Am I Old Yet?". The ageing Helen believes she has discovered her daughter…

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