Season 3 Trailer: Our Collective Gap Year

Sep 18, 2020


Welcome to Season 3. We’ve got a slightly new name, a new look, and new music. The Gap Year Podcast is looking for a sponsor! If you are interested in reaching a smart and thoughtful audience of midlife, and older, listeners, contact Debbie Weil. For previous episodes and more information, click here.



We’ve decided to make Season 3 about our collective Gap Year — the gap year we’ve all been forced to take because of the pandemic. It’s a time that is both bewildering and in some ways liberating. This season won’t be just about COVID, but it will be about “what’s next?” That’s the big question that drives people to take a gap year, or a time out, in order to figure things out. It was the reinvention question behind S1 and S2 of this podcast. And it’s the question that has come into sharp focus for so many of us during the pandemic: What is next for you? Are you creating a better normal? What are your biggest challenges right now? And on a happier note, what is your NEW BEST THING that has come out of this strange and historic time?

You’ll hear from ordinary individuals in midlife and older who are making intentional changes as well as from authors and experts on topics like navigating transitions, aging and health in the time of the Coronavirus, managing anxiety and uncertainty, reinventing work and school, creativity and COVID, and more.

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Modern Elder Academy is a program dedicated to navigating mid-life transitions. MEA, based in Baja California, Mexico, provides the place and the tools to start reframing your lifetime of experience. Grow whole, not old. Founder Chip Conley is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning hospitality entrepreneur and a rock star of the mid-life transition movement. His newest book is Wisdom @ Work: the Making of a Modern Elder.


Next For Me is an important new resource for the 50+ crowd focused on rewriting life. Taking a gap year or timeout may be the best way to figure out "what's next" when you're in this stage of life. Founder Jeff Tidwell explains, Next For Me "connects and inspires our generation to evolve our post-50 lives through new work, a new purpose, or a new social contribution."