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A Genial Senior's Companion to Ageing
7 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Xenophobia to Zoos
And so we reach the final episode – with Xmas, Youth and Zeitgeist. Peter Buckman’s ABC of ageing started with Advice and ends up at the Zoo. A Genial Senior’s Companion to Ageing has reflected on the highs and lows of getting older and it all goes to prove that he’s in danger of living up to his self-styled role of happiness guru!
8 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Walking to Worrying
Walking and worrying both come in for genial senior Peter Buckman’s gently wry slant on ageing. He’s happy to waste time while sorting out work-life balance and pondering will power. Yes – episode 23 of this alphabetical guide to ageing has reached the letter W. Copies of the book that accompanies the series are available from Amazon and other book stores – online or actual.
9 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Understanding to Vulnerability
For Episode 22 of A Genial Senior’s Companion to Ageing Peter Buckman considers upbringing, vanity, vegetarians and the rapid changes in vocabulary, in’it!
13 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Tactlessness to Trust
T is this episode’s letter in which Peter Buckman tackles targets, taste and temper, and also advises on treats and trust. A Genial Senior’s Companion to Ageing is also available as an old fashioned book and can be found on Amazon.
12 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Size to Survival
Episode 20 of this alphabetical guide takes us from size to survival. Peter Buckman asks if size still matters, introduces the sensitive subject of snoring and embraces superstitions and surprise . A Genial Senior’s Companion to Ageing is also available as a book on Amazon and at your local book shop
11 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Saving to Singing
Episode 19 of genial senior Peter Buckman’s companion to ageing looks at the art of keeping secrets (or not as the case may be), sex and sexism and increasing habit of sighing on sitting, standing or even dressing. Yes – this alphabetical guide has reached the letter S.
16 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Quarrels to Rudeness
A tetchy episode 18 takes us from quarrels to rudeness in this alphabetical companion to growing older. But Peter Buckman also ruminates on relaxation and retirement – whatever that may be! A Genial Senior’s Companion to Ageing is also available as a book from Amazon and all good bookshops.
12 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Political Correctness to Punctuality
In this episode of A Genial Senior’s Companion to Ageing Peter Buckman tackles tricky topics from political correctness to pornography, power to prejudices. He takes a positive view of pride and offers advice on punctuality.
14 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Pacemakers to Podiatry
Episode 16 of this alphabetical podcast on growing older reaches the P’s. This time Peter Buckman offers advice for parents, muses on the importance of password protection in the here and now and the hereafter. He suggests ways to deal with paranoia and being patronised as well as embracing joy of pets with dash of pleasure. The book that accompanies the series is available on Amazon.
7 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Nakedness to Orgasm
Peter Buckman’s Genial Senior’s Companion to Ageing has reached the letters N and O where he looks at nakedness, takes a nap, considers obsession and, optimistically, orgasm! The book of the series is available on Amazon.
12 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Manners to Morality
We're halfway through the alphabet in The Genial Senior's Companion to Ageing and for episode 14 Peter Buckman minds his manners, meditates on mindfulness, and modestly admits to making mistakes as well as using moisturizer! The book that accompanies this series is available on Amazon.
9 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Laughter to Lying
Episode 13 and Peter Buckman has reached the letter L in his alphabetical guide to growing older. A veritable list of life’s ups and downs from laughter and love to loneliness and losing but with luck and a few white lies, some judicious listening and spot of laziness this genial senior has plenty to be happy about. The book which accompanies this series, A Genial Senior’s Companion to Ageing, is available on Amazon.
12 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Ignorance to Kindness
Episode 12 of the Genial Senior’s Companion and Peter Buckman has reached I,J and K of this alphabetical guide to getting older. He ponders ignorance and impotence, has advice for insomniacs and tellers of jokes and suggests that kindness is something to show towards others as well as yourself. And the book that goes with this series is available from Amazon.
12 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Hallucinations to Hypocrisy
In Episode 11 of this alphabetical companion to getting older Peter Buckman treasures his fountain pen and wonders if handwriting is a dying art. He notices that other people are hypochondriacs while he just needs a sympathetic GP and ponders both honesty and hypocrisy. A Genial Senior’s Companion to Ageing – a good humoured look at enjoying your later years - is available as a book from Amazon
15 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Games to Gullibility
In Episode 10 of A Genial Senior’s Companion to Ageing self professed happiness guru Peter Buckman celebrates the letter G with generosity and grandchildren while contemplating the pendulous effects of gravity and the pitfalls of gullibility. If you'd like a copy of the book you'll find it on Amazon.
9 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
F**ting to F**king
In episode 9 of A Genial Senior’s Companion to ageing Peter Buckman muses on the origins of the term ‘old fart’, wonders why many become more fearful with age and gets to grips with the F word.
11 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Eccentricity to Expectation
Eccentricity kicks off this episode of Peter Buckman’s Genial Senior’s Companion to Ageing. We’ve reach the letter E where he’ll be embarrassing his children, offering encouragement to all as well as tackling enemies and envy. Excellent!
11 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Dieting to Disappointment - DIY to Drugs!
Episode 7 of this guide to ageing, with genial senior Peter Buckman, discusses some of the tougher aspects of growing older, from dieting to dribbling and also reflects on divorce, disappointment, and our experience of drugs. And if all else fails, there is always drink!
9 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Dancing to Dementia
In Episode 6 of this alphabetical foray through the ups and downs of getting older we’ve reached the letter D. Peter Buckman is putting on his dancing shoes, looking death in the face and taking a frank look at dementia. It's also available as a book from Amazon.
12 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Children to Curiousity
In Episode 5 of this alphabetical guide to ageing Peter Buckman considers children, his own and his children’s children, enjoys a stint in the kitchen to celebrate the art of cooking and indulges in some life affirming curiousity.
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