Middle Aged Modern Life



Modern Aged Middle Life (MAML) is a podcast by comedy writers Emily Baum and Graham Jarvis dealing with the perplexing stuff that happens in modern life. The two MAML's try to explain the baffling and rationalise the irrational - like human tears in cocktails! Join us on our journey of laughing at life.


  • DIY Do-Dos

    04/06/2021 Duración: 26min

    Is today a doings day? Do it yourself! Do you? How about a tinker in the garage? Whether your boarding the loft or fixing up a bike - some are more capable than others. You don't want to feel incapable, but then you don't want to call a builder in just to put up a shelf. You too could be DIY man. 

  • Exercise Cake

    28/05/2021 Duración: 26min

    Exercise fads - Jane Fonda, weighted hula hoops or shoes with springs on. Keep fit crazes.Is it that we just want a quick fix to fitness? Why can't I lose weight watching tv and eating Maltesers? In this episode we come up with a better way to keep fit whilst enjoying a Victoria sponge. 

  • First Jobs

    21/05/2021 Duración: 26min

    Are there jobs such as wedding guest? Whose dream job is rodding drains? First jobs are always a bit ropey, so let's explore the job market today and see if there are other career options. 

  • Crazy Collectibles

    13/05/2021 Duración: 26min

    You know when you find suddenly your window sill is filled with pigs, or your cupboards have Care Bears in them? I know it happens to us all. This episode we realise how much rubbish we collect and have no idea if we are collecting rubbish or childhood trauma. Enjoy middle aged collectibles or just the rubbish you bring on the ride of life. 

  • Leaders Lives

    24/04/2021 Duración: 27min

    How would you run your country? As a world leader would you take your own bins out? Do world leaders pick up after their dogs? Welcome to the world of Incontinentia where you get free chips on Tuesday and we have secret service bin men. Join us in our madness.

  • World Wonders

    02/04/2021 Duración: 27min

    Wonders of the world. What are they? Do they change? Are there any original wonders left? Or have they been turned into an aaah rather than an oooh? In this episode we explore what a middle aged wonder would be, such as reading a menu in a restaurant. 

  • Fake News

    20/03/2021 Duración: 27min

    How do we know if the news is actually telling us the truth? With technology and social media you can start a rumour and do some genuine damage before people find out. Covid has accelerated the rumours - I know I have grown a third arm after my jab - honest. Is it true? Is it rubbish? Is it Covid or Cooooovid?

  • Teen Crushes

    05/03/2021 Duración: 27min

    Who was up on your teenage bedroom wall? Did you have someone you aspired to be or fantasised about? Pamela Anderson, Roger Moore, Keanu Reeves, Maggie Thatcher. What ever floats your boat. In this episode we explore our crushes and how different they can be.

  • Valentines Laugh

    19/02/2021 Duración: 26min

    Valentines day. The day when if your with someone you dig out a plastic rose and serenade your loved one over candle light, or if your single you eat a family size dairy milk. Do you feel pressure over Valentines? Is it a cunning plan to sell cards or is their a genuine opportunity to make someone feel special? You'll always be special to us. 

  • Parent Trap

    12/02/2021 Duración: 26min

    Are you the parent you thought you would be? Parenting is a big step, and what we thought it would be like and the reality involves a lot more vomit. What makes a good childhood and as we get older do we have idealised versions? 

  • Snow Business

    05/02/2021 Duración: 27min

    Don't you love glittery dusticals? Or you may know it as snow. Snow is magical as well as wet and cold. Do you still get excited by snow? or are you happy to spectate from inside? Adults and snow is a mix of fun and fear. Who owns snow and what are your legal rights if someone steals your snow from your car?

  • Acute Accent

    22/01/2021 Duración: 26min

    Can you pull off an accent? The UK is such a small country but has some of the most amazing regional accents that are loved across the world. In this episode we explore the regions - not well I hasten to add. Apologise to any regions offended - which is all.  

  • Great Expectations

    15/01/2021 Duración: 25min

    Resolutions for 2021 - go out perhaps! Grahams resolutions for 2021 will help you feel - well, better about yourself. Let us give you some options that will open your eyes (blinking properly), and freshen your perspective. Close your eyes and you could be on that holiday you've rescheduled twice with a couple of mates. Escape the kids.

  • Covid Christmas 2020

    30/12/2020 Duración: 37min

    Merry Covid Christmas! Let's look at the positives of a Covid Christmas. No unwanted relatives, no hoovering and you don't have to share the quality street. Whatever happened to Round Robin's and glitter cards? You know the ones that cover your carpet with mounds of glitter. Slightly extended Christmas edition - oh er Mrs. Originally played on Brooklands Radio on the 25th of December 2020.

  • Party Lines

    18/12/2020 Duración: 26min

    As hope is in sight and we may eventually be able to meet up again in 2021, we want to remind ourselves of good dinner party etiquette. Are you prepared for a direct social interaction in the future? Let's remind ourselves of what it's like to chat to people face to face, and the do's and don'ts of dinner table chat. 

  • Woman Bits

    10/12/2020 Duración: 25min

    In the second part of our gender discovery session - code for just being nosey, we find out what it is like to be a woman? What is voting like? Why don't more women do Formula One? Is hair and make up essential? Sit back, put your lady feet up, and enjoy. 

  • Man Bits

    04/12/2020 Duración: 24min

    As a woman Emily has never wanted to be a man, but there are questions about men that need to be answered. In this episode we dig into the depths of being a man from growing a beard, to Mens Bits. A must listen for any trainee men or inquisitive females.

  • Thank You

    20/11/2020 Duración: 27min

    Thank you. A phrase not used as often as it should be. Gratitude. Are you good at showing it? Can you be too grateful? Can you hug a tradesperson that has gone above and beyond or would that be sexual harassment? Oh and a huge thank you to all our wonderful listeners for sticking with us and laughing along to our silliness. We are grateful to you, for being you!

  • Losing It!

    14/11/2020 Duración: 26min

    Are you losing it stuck at home with nothing to do but scooter round the living room? Do you find that simple tasks like walking the dog become a challenge? This Covid thing is making us all go a bit odd in the head - which is exactly what happened in this weeks episode. Emily and Graham lost it. No squids were harmed in the making of this nonsense. 

  • Magic Moments

    07/11/2020 Duración: 26min

    Do you believe in Magic? Have you been sawn in half? Or can you make items disappear?If you want time to disappear,  then join us to discuss the true spirit of Magic and the essence of illusion. Disappearing beliefs and disappearing wine bottles with a hint of optimism.

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