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Marian Keyes on menopause, Botox and learning to be shameless (from the archive)

The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker

This is the second episode I ever recorded and the most popular episode of The Shift bar none. Marian Keyes has a legion of fans and for good reason. I thought I'd replay it in preparation for the upcoming 25th anniversary of her greatest hit, Rachel's Holiday, and its long-awaited sequel, Again, Rachel, coming February 2022.* Ask any group of women to name a woman they love and I guarantee you someone will name this week’s guest, because Marian Keyes is beloved of women the world over. (She won’t believe that, but she is!) And you know why? Because she speaks the truth. She can’t not speak the truth. Which could well be why she’s sold over 35 million books. Her trademark: the silk glove of laugh out loud funny stories that conceal within them the iron fist of tough contemporary issues. The latest of which is the frankly fabliss and immensely truth-telly no. 1 bestseller Grown Ups.Marian and I holed up in a hotel in Liverpool and recorded this with the mic propped on an ironing board. It's all glamour round these parts.Over the next 45 minutes Marian will tell the unvarnished truth about menopause (how different would it be if it happened to men???), invisibility, infertility grief, HRT, Botox and learning to be shameless. (Oh and her passion for fashion. And beauty products. And…) In short, this episode is not to be missed.The Shift (on life after 40) with Sam Baker is created and hosted by Sam Baker and edited by Emily Sandford. I'd love to hear what you think - please rate and review, or let me know on twitter @sambaker or instagram @theothersambaker.You can buy all the books mentioned in this podcast at Bookshop.org, including the book that accompanies this podcast, The Shift: how I lost and found myself after 40 - and you can too by Sam Baker and Grown Ups by Marian Keyes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


21 Sep 2021

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Ep. 36 The Patron Saint Marian Keyes

The Grim Reader

Join the Grim Readers this week as they chat all about melting in the heat. Ireland was not made for the heat, we have no air conditioning! Somebody save us! We talk about our vaccines and how important they are, while also reminiscing on the great Chopiano story from last week. Chopiano shall live on forever. Our books this week are "Grown Ups" by Marian Keyes, and "The Flatshare" by Beth O'Leary. 

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29 Jul 2021

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Ep 509 Post-pandemic beauty with Marian Keyes

The Women's Podcast

Last week, author Marian Keyes joined Roisin Ingle live on Zoom, for a post-pandemic beauty chat in association with Clarins. In front of a virtual audience, the pair spoke about online cosmetic discoveries during the last very strange year, products they relied on to keep their spirits up, new post-pandemic beauty trends and the joy of letting yourself go.


25 Jun 2021

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#147 Marian Keyes


This week I’m talking to the incredible writer Marian Keyes about her Dad. As ever we talk grief, Emily Dickinson + spiky boots.You can follow Griefcast on Twitter and Instagram @TheGriefcast and you can follow Marian @mariankeyesGriefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018."the pandemic's most important podcast" TelegraphSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


22 Jun 2021

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Out To Lunch with Jay Rayner

On her time in a squat, her hopes for Ireland’s future, and how she eventually overcame her alcoholism, bestselling author Marian Keyes goes out to lunch with Jay.  Marian and Jay enjoy the gastronomic delights of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in Knightsbridge (https://www.dinnerbyheston.co.uk/) A Somethin’ Else and Jay Rayner production For the exciting new range of OTL merch, head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/out-to-lunch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


22 Jun 2021

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What if? with Lorraine & Rosie

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5 May 2021

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The Magic Book Club Podcast with Marian Keyes and Helen Fisher

The Book Club

On this episode of The Magic Book Club Podcast Tom Price catches up with one of Britain's biggest authors, Marian Keyes. The pair chat about being outsiders at school, opening up on difficult subjects in her work, and just how she's kept writing during lockdown. He also chats to Helen Fisher, the mind behind new time travelling debut novel Space Hopper about reviving rejected novels, and the cathartic effects of writing about a very peculiar time machine... [Content Warning: Disordered Eating and Alcoholism].


24 Feb 2021

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Book Shambles with Robin and Josie

Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish writers of all time with her novels having sold over 30 million copies and been translated into 33 languages. With her most recent novel, the Sunday Times #1 bestseller Grown Ups, just landing in paperback she joined Josie and Robin to talk about the book, her writing process, dealing with important issues in 'genre fiction' and much more. As always, you can hear an extended edition of this episode by subscribing to Patreon on patreon.com/bookshambles


11 Feb 2021

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Marian Keyes - You're Booked

You're Booked

This week we are spending some time with the author who has probably been discussed on the show more than any other and one of our favourite writers of all time - the legendary Marian Keyes. Marian is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time, selling over 30 million books in 33 different languages, with the latest being the chart-topping Grown Ups. We talked to Marian about the pleasures of reading, the joys of Jilly Cooper, why she's craving fictional glamour and struggling with Jane Austen.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableMarian Keyes - Rachel's HolidayEva Ibbotson - Secret CountessMarian Keyes - Grown UpsMarian Keyes - The BreakMargaret Mitchell - Gone With the WindTruman Capote - In Cold BloodJoseph Heller - Catch 22Jilly Cooper - OctaviaJane Austen - PersuasionJilly Cooper - RidersJilly Cooper - RivalsJilly Cooper - Man Who Made Husbands JealousJilly Cooper - PoloShirley Conran - LaceFiona Walker - French RelationsRaven Leilani - LusterKatherine Heiny - Standard DeviationKatherine Heiny - Single, Carefree, MellowTaffy Brodesser-Akner - Fleishman Is in TroubleElinor Lipman - Good RiiddanceElinor Lipman - On Turpentine LaneLaurie Graham - Ten O’Clock HorsesGlennon Doyle - UntamedAnne Lamott - Bird By BirdAnne Lamott - Almost EverythingTaylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the SixEve Babitz - Slow Days Fast CompanyEve Babitz - Eve’s HollywoodBarbara Trapido - Travelling HornplayerBarbara Trapido - Brother of the More Famous JackLee Tulloch - Fabulous NobodiesBarbara Vine - Fatal InversionTana French - In the WoodsTana French - The LikenessJane Harper - The DryTana French - The SearcherDebra Dean - Madonnas of LeningradJaclyn Moriarty - Gravity is the ThingLaurie Colwin - Happy All the TimeLily King - Writers and LoversLily King - EuphoriaNaoise Dolan - Exciting TimesCharlotte Wood - The WeekendBernardine Evaristo - Girl Woman OtherAnn Cleeves - Telling TalesPhilippa Gregory - Dark TidesFrances Cha - If I Had Your FaceLouise O’Neill - After the SilenceSarah Hilary - Fragile See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


8 Feb 2021

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To hell and back: Marian Keyes on how to find your midlife joy

Postcards From Midlife

Joining Lorraine and Trish to kick off series two, bestselling novelist Marian Keyes shares her remarkable midlife story. Find out how she is rocking her fifties after overcoming severe depression, accepting she won’t have children, redefining work on her terms and becoming a proud Botox and HRT devotee.Plus: what to do with teenagers who have turned into summer sloths; amazing mascaras and DIY gel manicures tried and tested.Want to join the conversation, ask a question or share your midlife story? DM us at @postcardsfrommidlife, join our Facebook group or contact us at postcardsfrommidlife.comSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


5 Jul 2020