Am I Old Yet? (podcast)

A series of light-hearted with punch random episodes, conversations and encounters in the life of an elderly woman, performed (with guest artists) and produced by Flloyd Kennedy.

Helen lives on her own, except when her family decide to invade her space “to look after her”, or because they want her to fix them. She is determined to claim her space as ‘elder’, ‘senior’, ‘crone’ with dignity, honesty and joy. Although the dignity part is proving the most difficult…

Each episode is a vignette, 10 minutes or so in Helen’s life as she navigates her family, friends and health through a pandemic and beyond.

Season 6 takes a turn into the superhero universe, where Helen discovers that she has been appointed The Chosen One, with superpowers to help save the planet. A senior citizen with super powers? What could possibly go wrong…

In Season 8 the podcast channel takes time out from Helen’s adventures to publish a few interviews/conversations with friends and colleagues of mine, all over the age of 70, still actively engaged in their creative lives. This series is entitled “Are You Old Yet?? and transcripts of the episodes are also available.

When you subscribe to the podcast by adding this link to your favourite podcast app, you have instant access to new episodes as they arrive. If you are in the USA, you can also subscribe via Pandora.

***** A Treat to Listen to

The spirit Flloyd puts into each of her characters is fun to listen to, and before you know it you’re waiting for more!

Hannah Wright – composer and games producer— 4 Dec 2023

Embracing The Uniqueness
Am I Old Yet is charming, funny and very enjoyable. Flloyd (with two L’s) shows how much valuable experience she has to offer in terms of performance, writing etc and it’s a truly unique and wonderful podcast/theatrical experience. Keep it up ☺️??❤️ 

Andrew Durning of That Mental Ginger Show
 Jan. 9, 2022

     
A lovely listen
Straight and direct about the ‘joys’ of getting older. A really enjoyable listen.

 John Britton
 Aug. 12, 2022

Clever tales in a unique woman’s voice

“Flloyd’s mini-dramas are refreshing, witty and cleanly done. Acerbic yet sweet, like a fresh lemonade.” nirmalajc from the United States1:40 pm (EDT), May 22, 2021
via Apple Podcasts

“Flloyd Kennedy manages to be both accessible and sneakily subtle – a combination that never fails to have me hanging on to every word. This is whether in her podcasts which are deceptively domestic or her prolific poems or captivating and gently savage songs. They are all worth exploring.”

Frankie Armstrong

★★★★★

Just what is old?

“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.” shaaaaaarz from the United Kingdom12:18 pm (EDT), May 26, 2021
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★★★★★

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Or you can drop a review on the Am I Old Yet? website.

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!?

Sarah Macdonald

The podcast receives no government funding, or sponsorship, and we aim to keep it Advert free. Meantime, we mostly run on coffee, so if you have any pennies to spare please click here to by us a cuppa.

In return, if you’d like your name to be mentioned in the next episode, just leave a message and your name with your donation, and I’ll find a way to slip it into the action! You could be Helen’s best friend, or her worst enemy!

4 thoughts on “Am I Old Yet? (podcast)”

  1. 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’!

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