A Podcast for the Middle

ThirtyFiveSixtyFour is a middle age podcast for listeners between the ages of 35 and 64. Available on all major podcast platforms, the show offers an engaging  journey through the various challenges and experiences of middle age. ThirtyFiveSixtyFour represents a distinct departure from the traditional midlife crisis storyline. Instead, it champions the perspective that middle age should be viewed as a period marked by play, discovery, transformation and possibility. With new episodes released weekly, ThirtyFiveSixtyFour is positioned to become one of the fastest-growing podcasts of the year, providing both valuable insights and entertainment for those in the middle.

So, subscribe and get ready to join show host Karen and the ThirtyFiveSixtyFour regulars for both serious and fun conversations around living middle age to the fullest. After all… i’s not too late. You’re not too old. And you’re definitely NOT dead.

ThirtyFiveSixtyFour Podcast Episodes

New episodes released weekly.

Vitamins, supplements and middle age: A Candid chat about what is being used and why

Have you ever wondered how to streamline your health routine without overwhelming your budget or time?  Today Karen is joined by returning guest and 3564’s podcast’s Digital Content and Brand Strategy Director Megan Steen. Megan divulges her secrets to optimizing your well-being with vitamins and supplements. From her meticulous use of a pill organizer to the...

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You CAN feel confident and sexy in middle age – here’s how.

Today Karen is joined by the vivacious Kim Selby, who shares her inspiring journey of aging gracefully and confidently. From her early career at Glamour Magazine to starring in a lingerie ad in her 60s, Kim’s story is a testament to resilience and self-acceptance. We explore societal beauty standards, the pressures of cosmetic enhancements, and...

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6 Ways to Discover True Wealth and Claim Your Purpose

Age is just a number, and those of us in the middle are here to prove it. Join us for an inspiring conversation with Curtis Thompson, a remarkable musician, dedicated father, loving husband, and esteemed professor who eschews ageist stereotypes to follow his dreams. Together, we challenge the conventional wisdom surrounding ageism, and Curtis shares...

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12 Etiquette Tips for your next fancy meal, date or dinner with the boss

Polish your dining etiquette for any occasion with these essential tips! These insights aren’t just about following rules; they’re about exuding confidence in any dining scenario, whether it’s a casual meal with friends, a first date, or a formal business dinner.  Do you freeze when you encounter a piece of gristle or bone in your...

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Stop Future Chasing and Avoid Burnout with these 3 Tips

Are you a “future chaser”? Are you constantly pushing for “the next thing” and forgetting to appreciate where you are right now?   Join us as we explore these insights and more with our special guest, Tiffany Wilson, a seasoned marketing and communications professional who has navigated her career with resilience and grace. Tiffany shares her...

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Caring for an adult sibling. It’s more common than you think.

Statistics show that a growing percentage of the population chooses to be childless and single. Who is going to care for these individuals when they become incapacitated?   Join us for a heartfelt discussion on the often-unspoken challenges that come with siblings caring for siblings through medical crises and disabilities. In this episode, we bring light...

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Are you ready to die? Legally, that is. Find out with special guest Andrea Patton, Estate Planning Attorney

We’ve all heard the horror stories that can unfold when a person dies unexpectedly or without an estate plan to carry out their wishes.    In this episode, seasoned estate planning attorney Andrea Patton and I delve into the intricate world of wills and trusts, exploring the emotional and legal complexities of estate planning, from peculiar...

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Winning Strategies for Negotiating Everyday Things: Salary, Cars, and more.

Have you ever noticed how a well-timed pause can speak volumes during a negotiation?   Join me and returning guest, sales and marketing maestro Kevin Headley, as we unravel the intricacies of negotiation, an art form that’s just as relevant when buying a candy bar as it is in the boardroom. We pull back the curtain...

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Artificial Intelligence Q&A: Deep Fake Nudes, Music, Dr. Office Visits, Jobs and more…

AI and cybersecurity expert Chris Roberts returns to the show to answer some intriguing listener questions on the topic of AI. Chris was my guest on Episode #2, and his appearance certainly stirred up some emotional responses and interesting inquiries.   Tune in to hear Chris’s take on AI and its impact on various aspects of...

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Loving a Widower: A journey through the complicated, challenging and beautiful

This episode dives explores the complexities, challenges and beauty of dating a widow or widower. We’ll meet Megan Steen and hear her story of finding love  with a widower she met at work. We explore the foundation of building a new relationship while acknowledging and honoring the memory of the one who is gone, as...

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People Dread Meetings: 11 Ways to Make Yours Better

Ever feel like meetings are the bane of productivity? Whether you’re steering the ship in a high-stakes boardroom or weaving through the nuances of a casual brainstorm session, I’ve laid out an 11-step roadmap to keeping your meetings tight, engaging, and—above all—respectful of everyone’s precious time. From the art of the punctual start to the...

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Success, Fear and Mindset with author Mandy Schaniel

Discover the transformative power of mindset as Mandy Schaniel, author of “Faith Over Fear: How to Adopt a Success Mindset,” joins me for a deep dive into the psychology of success. Together, we uncover the dangers of a negative mindset and the liberating potential of a growth mindset, emphasizing the significance of mindfulness in our...

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Why is pickleball so popular?

Admittedly I’ve never tried pickleball. In fact, turns out I belong to “Stage One” of the four stages of pickleball acceptance, which is ‘judgement’. Today we explore the pickleball phenomenon with my special guest Rick McCord, co-founder of a career coaching company who guides individuals through transitions and helps them discover their true passions. Rick...

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Choose Happiness

In this episode, I dive into the theme of happiness and gratitude with guest and friend Kevin Headley, a seasoned sales and marketing executive with a history at top brands like Sub-Zero and Whirlpool. We laugh and share wisdom as we discuss the detrimental effects of ‘comparison’ on joy, the simplicity of contentment, and the importance of managing expectations in relationships. Kevin's positive outlook and the value of savoring the present moment are highlighted, as well as the role of conscious media consumption in nurturing our spirits. The episode leaves listeners with practical tips and the contagious nature of smiles for a happier life. 

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Artificial Intelligence: Rise of the Machines

Join me for a thought-provoking journey with cybersecurity and AI expert Chris Roberts to uncover the transformative power of artificial intelligence in our everyday lives. Together, we dissect the spectrum of AI development, from its humble beginnings as programmed decision systems to the nuanced, data-centric models like GPT that silently shape our existence. Chris isn’t...

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My name is Karen. I’m NOT a Karen.

Welcome to 3564, a celebration of life’s juicy middle (ages 35 to 64) where the stories are as rich as they are real. We’re tackling everything from the challenges of parenting to the liberation of starting anew in both love and work. So join me as we chuckle, commiserate, and most of all, cheer each...

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