I have just recorded my very first podcast – and it was with ‘Senior Times’.
What is ‘Senior Times’? It’s a magazine and website for older people who don’t act their age. Well, many people would say that is me. And I bet it is you too.
It is Ireland’s only dedicated and nationally distributed magazine for people aged 50 and over. Six issues are published every year and you can find them in shops such as Easons, Dunnes Stores and McCauleys Pharmacies.
It has a huge online readership also and all-together between 40,000 and 50,000 of a readership per issue.
Plus they host several shows throughout the country (admission is free) and the next is in the RDS Dublin on April 13 and 14th.
But that is not all. In recent times, ‘Senior Time’s began recording podcasts. You can find all kinds of interesting topics from literature, food and wine, to interviews with sports stars, musicians and writers and much more besides. There is something for everyone. They exceed 24,ooo listeners per week and growing.
Recently, they have partnered with Travel Department and TDActive (its sister company) to talk all things GUIDED TRAVEL.
Anyway, I was asked to talk about some of the long-haul trips Graham and I did over the last 16 years. I began with my first long trip which was to South Africa. This was our first experience with Travel Department and we were hooked on guided travel from then. We are essentially lazy and want someone else to do all the work, so we can relax and not stress about anything. I tell you all about it on the podcast.
I also talk about a three-city trip to Boston. New York and Washington, as well as India (Taj Mahal, below)
…and finally Vietnam.
My interviewer was actor, Gary Cooke who is great craic. When I started teaching, Gary was a pupil in my school and so we had good banter from the start.
I hope you will grab a cup of tea or coffee and have a listen to the podcast HERE.
Spring is on the way. Have you booked a holiday this year?