James Valentine hosts inspiring grey nomads podcast for Australian Seniors

Hear the story of Gaylene Seeney and her four-legged travelling companion Albert.
Hear the story of Gaylene Seeney and her four-legged travelling companion Albert.

Life's Booming for Australia's grey nomads with the launch of a podcast series aimed at over-50s travellers.

The series, from over-50s insurance specialist Australian Seniors, debuts with two episodes hosted by Australian journalist and radio veteran James Valentine.

The launch series of six episodes uncovers tales of travel and adventure of Aussie seniors who have set out on a life like no other.

Tackling the motivations behind this lifestyle, along with the confronting and unmistakable highs of a nomadic existence, Life's Booming is heart-warming, thought-provoking and humorous.

In episode one, we meet retirees Tony and Lisa Southwell. Both have had health battles, but display a true zest for life. They also explain to us what the word "coddiwomple" means.

Episode two follows the adventures of thalidomide survivor Gaylene Seeney and her dog Albert as they go off the beaten track and head bush.

"I'm loving doing Life's Booming, because it's a group of people we don't hear from," Valentine said.

Podcast host James Valentine.

Podcast host James Valentine.

"They're off the grid, they're out of the cities, they're living a life of adventure. They're not popping up in our media all the time and I don't think we really understand what's driving them or just how bold they are.

"In an age where many of us are struggling to change the channel from Netflix to Stan, they're pulling three tonne of van across the Nullarbor and having the time of their lives."

Available on Spotify, Google Podcast, Apple Podcast and on the Australian Seniors website HERE.

The remaining four episodes will be available by December 2020.

This story Grey nomads: this is your podcast first appeared on The Senior.