🎙️Flloyd Kennedy, an Australian-born, Liverpool based poet, performer, voice and acting coach in her late 70s, has created the comic-audio-drama Am I Old Yet?, a series of self-contained vignettes in which a character named Helen, who is also in her late 70s, adjusts to the reality of ageing with dignity, honesty and joy. Helen engages in conversation with members of her family and friends in a way that makes you feel along for the ride, invited to hear a perspective that is often overlooked in podcasting. What do I keep saying about poets being the best podcasters, you guys? These are beautiful pieces that deal with deep and intimate thoughts we’ll all be confronting sooner or later. https://podcastthenewsletter.substack.com/p/lizzys-hands-are-in-my-hands-gossip?s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
Wow! I thought it was a unique podcast just from the premise, but four episodes into the series, I am finding it a rather surprisingly… moving experience! With a balanced mix of move-you-to-tears drama and comic relief, Flloyd crafts a relatable tale that can touch… ‘You’, no matter where you come from, what you do and, most importantly, how old you are! Episode #1 (which is the second one from the bottom on Spotify, at least) is my favourite so far! I subscribed, hit the bell icon and am yearning for more! Keep ’em a-comin’!
Am I Old Yet is charming, funny and very enjoyable. Flloyd (with two L's) shows how much valuable experience she has to offer vin terms of performance, writing etc and it's a truly unique and wonderful podcast/theatrical experience. Keep it up ☺️🙏🌎❤️
I love listening to Flloyd. I'd be happy listening to her read out the ingredients of a cereal box. What a joy, then, that her piercing observations and gentle musings tell a story I want to hear as well.
I have just found this piece of genius. What a talented performer Flloyd is. Some versatile acting provides us with four different and equally believable characters and the piece is written with truth and pathos. Beautiful editing too, I recommend it. And Flloyd, old? Never!"
***** I have listened to four of Flloyd's podcasts on being a woman of a 'certain age'. It can be said that the older generation have been voiced out by the younger in the past. Now it is their turn! I am not as yet, part of the older generation. I have read that everyone should have friends of all ages—not just around their own. For a number of years I've had older friends and they are amongst the most interesting people I've met. They have an infinite amount of stories to tell. Flloyd Kennedy seems to be no exception to this story rule—she voices most of the characters in her mini play-podcasts, set in various scenarios. She outlines relationships with her daughter and other friends and family around her. The tales are enjoyable, have a moral, and especially in this time when listening to e-stories can be easier than reading a book; they provide welcome entertainment.
You can’t help but love the lead character Helen as she tries to dodge the, “ Are you alrights,” from her family and she searches for the true meaning of the word “Old” Flloyd is a master of timing and voices. Really enjoyable.
Flloyd’s mini-dramas are refreshing, witty and cleanly done. Acerbic yet sweet, like a fresh lemonade.