Second Act Stories

By Andy Levine

Welcome to Second Act Stories, a podcast that shares the stories of people who have made major career changes to pursue more rewarding lives in a second act. The stories are in their own words and the words of friends and family that helped them find a new path. Each episode examines the “before” and “after” phases of a life/career change and offers lessons learned.

  1. 1.
    An Unusual Road To Celebrity Trainer
    13:42
  2. 2.
    Nasim's Second Act: This Overnight Success Took 7 Years
    16:33
  3. 3.
    Ballerina To Barrister: Melody's Surprising Second Act
    19:05
  4. 4.
    Next Move, Best Move...22 Minutes With Author Kimberly Cummings
    22:37
  5. 5.
    Striking The Right Note: Cindy Returns To Music
    16:25
  6. 6.
    He Built A Global Company...Then He Rebuilt His Alma Mater
    19:09
  7. 7.
    Pain Turns To Purpose: A Suicide, A Mother's Grief & A Second Act
    22:25
  8. 8.
    Dave’s Gambit: A New Life Teaching Chess To Youth
    13:15
  1. 9.
    How An Overweight, Drug Dealer Became A SoulCycle Instructor
    16:39
  2. 10.
    Marianne The Vaccine Hunter: New Gig For Lifelong, Springsteen Fan
    11:50
  3. 11.
    Puppy Love: Tara & Jess Leave Big Pharma To Form DIG Labs
    17:18
  4. 12.
    He Advised Major Companies...Now He Works With Aspiring Athletes
    19:23
  5. 13.
    Single Mother & 16-Year-Old Daughter Launch "One Hot Cookie"
    14:19
  6. 14.
    Best Of 2020: Fraidy Reiss' Unorthodox Second Act Story
    25:00
  7. 15.
    A Navy Veteran Launches A Winery (And Yes, It's In Cleveland)!
    17:39
  8. 16.
    Goodbye Executive Recruiting... Hello Furniture Making
    19:32
  9. 17.
    A Magazine Writer Finds New Life As A Funeral Director
    22:07
  10. 18.
    Leaving Advertising Sales To Become A Hypnotist
    22:32
  11. 19.
    Sweet Story: Like A Nurse & Pilot In A Candy Store
    17:33
  12. 20.
    She Escaped A Forced Marriage & Now Helps Others Do The Same
    24:11
  13. 21.
    Lifequakes & Life Transitions: 27 Minutes With Author Bruce Feiler
    27:03
  14. 22.
    After A 50-Year Hiatus, A Return To The Courtroom
    18:10
  15. 23.
    A Revolutionary Change: How A Financial Planner Became Benjamin Franklin
    21:48
  16. 24.
    Out of Africa: An Executive Recruiter Launches "American Rhino" Clothing
    22:27
  17. 25.
    Conversation With A Contact Tracer: A Look At America's Fastest Growing Job
    20:21
  18. 26.
    Everybody Loves A Second Act ... 24 Minutes With Actress Patricia Heaton
    24:37
  19. 27.
    Humor Me: A Speech Pathologist Finds A New Voice
    21:19
  20. 28.
    With Socks, Snacks & Shampoo, Kevin Forms The Blessing Bag Brigade
    16:44
  21. 29.
    At 75, Marty Herman Writes The First Of 5 Mystery Novels
    20:16
  22. 30.
    Legally Blonde Redux: From Lawyer To Burlesque Dancer
    18:27
  23. 31.
    Two Friends Ditch The Corporate Job Search; Launch “Second Act Women”
    19:42
  24. 32.
    Mary Lost Her Father At 14: Today She Helps Kids Overcome Grief
    18:52
  25. 33.
    Life After COVID-19...Is It Time For My Second Act?
    26:07
  26. 34.
    Telephone Repairman Follows His Dream: Designing Women's Shoes
    23:13
  27. 35.
    At 63, He Joined The Peace Corps And Moved To Moldova
    19:57
  28. 36.
    California Dreaming: A 3,000 Mile Journey Starts One Family's Second Act
    21:26
  29. 37.
    After 25 Years, An NBA Referee Finds A New Calling
    17:31
  30. 38.
    An Extra Cheesy Second Act: Paulie Follows A Love Affair With Pizza
    15:54
  31. 39.
    “I Want To Learn How To Weld”…Becoming An Artist at 48
    17:54
  32. 40.
    Best Of 2019 Episode: Goodbye Accounting...Hello Acting
    19:12
  33. 41.
    Life's A Beach For Phil and Arthur: Two Lawyers Start AP Yoga
    17:23
  34. 42.
    At 65, Descendant Of Georgetown Slaves Finds Second Act On Campus
    22:03
  35. 43.
    Of All The Gin Joints In Washington: Retired Lawyer & Son-In-Law Launch Distillery
    19:16
  36. 44.
    Prescription for Change: From Pharmacist To Flight Attendant
    19:21
  37. 45.
    Ready For A Career Pivot? Expert Interview With Marc Miller
    23:53
  38. 46.
    A Passage To India: Her Second Act Started With A Trip
    20:32
  39. 47.
    A Dream Deferred: How A Banquet Waitress Became A Doctor At 45
    23:50
  40. 48.
    At 70, Jim Found A New Passion: Helping Others Get Fit
    19:44
  41. 49.
    Encore! Encore! Leaving Wall Street For The Non-Profit Sector
    19:25
  42. 50.
    Ready to Start A Business After 50? Expert Advice from Kerry Hannon
    24:41

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