The 30 Project
By Jon Naylor
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The 30 Project is a series of chats by a Londoner who’s just turned 30, aiming to get as many answers as possible to the question, "What does turning 30 mean to you?" I’m feeling a bit lost - like I’ve reached the end of the young and fun decade of my life but I still haven’t figured my life out. I think that there are plenty of people in my age bracket who are going through the same thing, so I’m going to try to find some answers through this series. I’m hoping that through these conversations, I’ll hear some great stories and meet some amazing people, gain a better understanding of how other people feel and have felt, and maybe even make my own peace with having to tick the ’30-39’ box on forms.
||Explicit7: Anneka Kapadia - South America Explorer (30)||This conversation is with Anneka Kapadia, who turned 30 a couple of weeks ago. She emailed me quite soon after the first podcast came out with a great story of how she traded in her comfortable life in Manchester to go travelling in South America. Her||18 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6: Steph Wedderburn - Mum and business owner (28)||"It's far more important to enjoy the everyday, irrelevant of whether you're ill or not, or how long or short you think your future's going to be. You only have today to deal with right now and I think we're all too keen to wish that away". My next gues||5 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5: Cortney Hamilton - PhD student (27)||Episode 5's conversation is with Cortney Hamilton - someone I met through her husband, who's an old friend of mine. Cortney is a 27 year-old American PhD student studying at Stanford in California,who still has two years left on her doctorate in Iberi||1 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4: Colin Roberts - Teacher (34)||In episode 4 I chat to Colin, who preferred not to give his real name - he’s a teacher from the UK, and is just coming up to 34. He emailed me after listening to the podcast and I’m really glad he did, because our chat was really different to my f||19 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3: Litsa Yiatros - yoga instructor (32)||Litsa is one of the strongest people I know, having been through a hell of a lot right from the start of her life. She started in the hair industry as a teenager, moving up from shampoo girl to owning her own franchise by her mid twenties. From this, sh||19 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2: Joe Tidy - Broadcast Journalist (31)||Joe Tidy is probably the person outside of my family that I’ve known the longest. Our families lived next door to each other when I was a little kid and our friendship has lasted for the best part of 25 years. Our lives have followed similar, if cruci||15 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1: Dave Rogers - Sports Presenter (32)||In the first episode of The 30 Project, I chat to self-described “big human” Dave Rogers. I met Dave 8 years ago when we both spent a year working at our Students Union in Loughborough – he’s one of the most energetic and infectious personaliti||12 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Really interesting chats exploring how it feels to be 30 or almost 30. I found this recently and listened to them all pretty quickly. Just a shame there isn't any more episodes with no explanation why they've stopped.
Amazing idea for a podcast
This 23-year-old was hooked to this series from the first episode. Insightful, personal snapshots of what it means to be at the point of your life when you feel like you should have it all figured out. There's something in these testimonials for everyone, no matter what age you are.
Encouraging, honest interviews
Jon is not alone in experiencing an existential crisis of sorts as he approaches 30! This is an inspiring, thought provoking and rather comforting listen. Thanks!