The changing retirement landscape


This week we are celebrating the first anniversary of The Retirement Café Podcast. Believe it or not, we’re on episode 55 and week 52 of the podcast, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to look back at the lessons I’ve learnt over that time from some of the fascinating people I’ve interviewed.

I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I set out on this podcast journey. I knew I would be aiming to talk to lots of people about all aspects of retirement life, and it’s certainly true that I’ve chatted to a diverse group of people. As I look back at all the conversations, a number of themes pop up that are central to many of my conversations.

So, I wanted to take this opportunity – one year on from launch – to share the first 3 of 7 lessons I’ve learnt from chatting with interesting guests.

  1. Everyone has a story
  2. Retirement as we know it is dead
  3. It’s never too late to do something important to you

Listen here on episode 055 The Retirement Café Podcast.


Useful links

Episode 4: Nick and Debbie Taylor, Finding purpose

Episode 29: 65,000 miles under his belt and still running into retirement, with Ken West

Episode 51: Sod 70! Shake off the stereotypes and and empower yourself, with Professor Sir Muir Gray

Episode 24: Why age should not define us, with George Lee

Episode 26: Why growing older needn’t mean slowing down, with The Irongran Edwina Brocklesby

Episode 10: Why it’s never too late to start a business, with Suzanne Noble



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