Suddenly Senior

Suddenly Senior – For anyone who’s getting old…. or planning to.Angela Catterns and Ian Rogerson have been buddies since the 80s after working together at radio station Double J. Now they’re considered ‘veterans of the industry’ and they’re not sure they like it. Join them and their friends in a no-holds-barred exploration of ageing as they navigate their way through all the glories and indignities of getting old.

00:25:45 2022-07-03
Meredith Burgmann has been an activist since her university days and went on to become a Labor MP in NSW. Radicalised by the Vietnam War she’s been arrested many times, attended countless rallies, and even received a jail term. While she’s still an ac...
00:28:21 2022-06-26
A true trail blazer in sports journalism Debbie Spillane was the first woman to commentate cricket on ABC Radio. She went on to co-host Hard Coffee on triple j, and then claim the Australian Sports Commission Media Award for Lifetime Achievement.  Now ha...
00:19:38 2022-06-19
Joe Camilleri has been rocking the blues groove for decades and with a string of hits to name has well deserved his place in the ARIA Hall of Fame. Ask him what shape he’s in these days and he reckons that he feels 25 on stage, but 105 as soon as he get...
00:24:21 2022-06-12
It’s been some decades since Derek Smalls came to fame as the bass player in the rock band Spinal Tap. A documentary about the band made him a household name but the phone hasn’t rung much in the years after its release. He did release a solo album w...
00:21:08 2022-05-22
Renee Geyer is fierce, funny, and arguably Australia’s finest voice. She’s never been the quiet type and old age certainly isn’t tempering her voice.  She refuses to go quietly into retirement and plans to be singing to us for quite a few years yet...
00:27:43 2022-05-15
There’s not much that Wendy Harmer hasn’t conquered. A successful comedian, author, and broadcaster, she’s recently stepped aside from a very demanding breakfast radio gig. Now she’s looking forward to a relaxing lie down while she mentally adjust...
00:26:00 2022-05-08
After being at the helm of Vogue Australia for more than a decade Kirstie Clements knows a thing or two about style. She’s a senior now too, so she’s well placed to offer sartorial tips to those of us who can’t find our older style groove. Her advic...
00:23:40 2022-05-01
With a career dating back to the 60s Richard Clapton has given Australia some of its greatest hits. While he’s thankful for a vocation which has kept him young at heart, he’s disappointed in the generation that made him a star. Folk in their 70s he sa...
00:22:54 2022-04-24
Having spent much of her career in the youth dominated advertising industry, Jane Caro knows well the euphemisms of ageist talk. She says the best thing about ageing is realising you don’t need other people’s approval and losing your shame. She’s no...
00:25:20 2022-04-17
Bob Downe has been an “old show-biz clack” for more than two decades, forever in denial of ageing. His creator, comedian Mark Trevorrow however, wouldn’t be younger for quids. Despite being invisible in gay bars and at Mardi Gras, he now loves the a...
00:26:31 2022-04-10
Michael Lynch has managed and directed some of Australia’s - and the world’s - most influential cultural institutions. Since losing his life partner he’s been navigating grief and loneliness, rediscovering joy, and learning how to date again. See o...
00:22:09 2022-04-03
Mikey Robins has gone from hosting triple j’s breakfast program to talking history with mostly old men. He’s thankful he made it to 60 and spends his time playing the ‘How am I going to die’ game with friends. He’s also got the lowdown on post-c...
00:26:20 2022-04-03
Ian Hickie is really brainy. That’s why he’s a Professor with Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. He busts a few myths about dementia and finally reveals what’s worse for an ageing brain – pot or booze. Join the conversation on Twitter @SuddenlySrP...
00:25:44 2022-04-03
Jean Kittson has been making Australians laugh for decades. Once the Queen of the comedy circuit these days she’s more likely to perform at a senior’s festival, (and boy do those mosh pits go off). She loves growing old but just wishes the chin-hair a...
00:02:20 2022-03-21
Suddenly Senior is for anyone who’s getting old…. or planning to. Angela Catterns and Ian Rogerson have been buddies since the 80s when they first met at radio station Double J. Now they’re considered ‘veterans of the industry’ and they’re not...