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Am I Old Yet?

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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 living on her own, except when her family decide to invade her space “to look after her”, or …

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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, and Helen wants to call things by their proper names. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/...

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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, right to be susipcious? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/amIoldyet)

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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 Susie calls up, seeking advice on her uni assignment. And what is Alexa on about?

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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. But she's delighted to receive a call from her Great Niece, Georgie, now living and working in S...

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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 something to say on the subject. Meanwhile, Helen still hasn't told Janey about the book. Support the …

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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 a slightly different angle. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/amIoldyet)

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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 receives a surprise challenge from Georgie. Georgie is sworn to secrecy. How many secrets can on...

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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 voice part time prior to lockdown invited me to come back into the studio to teach, and …

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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 their mothers, but Janey has a secret she really doesn't want Helen to know about. And vice versa. W...

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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 on, but she gets more than she bargained for. And is sweet …

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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 happy that Helen knew about Susie's boyfriend before she did. And Helen receives a surprise packag...

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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 have friends who understand what you are going through. Helen and Pattie have a lot …

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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 older sister likes to ring up from her home in Rockhampton, Queensland, to check up on …

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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 week's episode, she might just find the answer to her question from someone much, much younger....

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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 provides an unexpected turn of events, as the Polish waiter is not quite as he …

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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's escapade at the Cheese Shop, and Janey is in a panic. Helen won't take …

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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 possibilities, and short walks. Helen confesses a desire to be more like Neil Gaiman. And Janey drops...

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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 home in Houston, Texas, and the conversation touches on old memories as well as future possibi...

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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 be helpful if she could ever learn to think before she speaks. Liverpool legend Mark Porter re...

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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 old and the 77 year old toss some ideas around regarding family, depression and …

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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, in Central Queensland. She has booked a Skype call with Helen, who is running late—as usual. ...

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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 Rene, the young Scot who rescued Helen's cheese in a previous episode (#14). Meanwhile Charlie, Sus...

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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 Janey's secret, but needs to be tactful. Janey has finally accepted that her mother is not midd...

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