A Midlife Less Ordinary

A Midlife Less Ordinary

"A Midlife Less Ordinary" is the not so series guide to being cool older dudes by two middle-aged British guys "Wayne & Trev" Who have decided to take midlife on by encouraging others to make the most of their lives. This genuine and humorous podcast is accessible to all and features a variety of topics presented in an easy to digest format.

Season 1 featured the guys going on a nostalgic trip and approached a few masculine topics such as beard clubs, growing beards, grooming and exercising. Season 2 has a more broader appeal as the guys invite expert hobbyist's onto the show who showcase their pastimes and offer advice whilst other episodes focus on up and coming musicians and artists and showcase their talents and how we can all enjoy their work. Whatever the subject is, as others have found, you will have a good time with Wayne & Trev, new episodes every Sunday.

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Recent Episodes

Se4Ep50: The End

Feb. 20, 2022

Wayne & Trev with tears in their eyes and the standard glint in their eye bring you the final episode of their A Midlife Less Ordinary journey. As sad as that could be, this episode is all about celebrating the 50 episodes a…

Se4Ep49: Let's Go Online Dating

Jan. 30, 2022

Wayne and Trev explore the world of online dating. Trev is more of a traditionalist and has not dabbled in this new fangled approach to dating whereas Wayne spent many years utilising every app possible and has learned much …

Is Social Media Bad For You?

Jan. 23, 2022

Wayne & Trev discuss the Pro's and con's of social media and the influence it has had on popular culture. Is social media for us people in our midlife being digital immigrants rather than ntaives to digital technology. Tune …

Recent Blog Posts

Season 4: Episode 47 How To Beat The January Blues

Here we are with a new year to look forward to (and at our age that's always a bonus) and yet another new season from the A Midlife Less Ordinary boys. …

Season 3: Episode 37 Halloween Special With Taxidermist Ja…

So, Wayne and Trev decided it was time to get into the spirit and have a special edition episode that celebrates all things that go bump in the night (an…

Season 3: Episode 36 With Artist Daniel Meikle

Streaming from Sunday 17th October, this episode of A Midlife Less Ordinary welcomes artist Daniel Meikle for a short interview to talk about figurative …

About the Hosts

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Wayne Phipps


Wayne, by day works as a sales manager in the ceramic tile industry which he has spent 30 odd years inhabiting and hasn't got a clue how he got there. Being a born and bred Essex boy and being named Wayne has given others a reason to judge him prematurely during his lifetime and he would be the first to admit that he sometimes lived up to that reputation.

Coming up with the concept for "A Midlife Less Ordinary" was a side effect of Wayne being furloughed like so many others during the 2020 worldwide pandemic. Missing his kindred spirit chats with lifelong friend and colleague Trev, he decided that he would invite his friend to join him on a journey where they could chat to others about all the things that keep Wayne & Trev awake at night.

Wayne has never been afraid to try out new experiences and go out of his comfort zone in the hope of expanding his universe and is known for his throwing of himself totally into everything he does and never goes half measure.

Wayne loves motorbikes and has a penchant for Ducati's, now only really occupying a fair weather riding philosophy as he doesn't want to waste his midlife cleaning his motorbike. Also enjoys nothing more than missing an entire music festivals line-up due to enjoying one or two too many beverages and being a little too chilled on a grass oasis with his cohort Trev.

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Trevor "The Dude" Deeley


Well, well, well... Now how did I end up here? Suppose I'd better explain.

My co-host and I have been friends for nearly 40 years, since we went to school together. At school, I was that heavy metal / Star Wars kid, longish hair, patches on my school bag, and band logos pencilled all over my text book covers.

Video games and arcade machines were a big thing in the 80's, Wayne and I kinda bonded with frequent trips to Southend-on-Sea's amusement arcades, playing games like Defender, Galaxian and Paperboy. Anyone remember those classics?

After leaving school, music was my biggest influence, and I chased a brief rock vocalist dream - that worked out well \m/

At this moment in time, I'm a tile showroom manager at a local builders merchant. In fact, this is where Wayne and I got reacquainted. We were like those men 'behaving badly characters'.
Now training and golf have crept into my midlife, as well as the life-long love of music, films and comics.

Lockdown inspired the idea of this Podcast for these two male midlifers. So hopefully you'll enjoy the ramblings and advice from me 'the Dude' Deeley. If you are wondering what the Dude is about, it's a Big Lebowski thing, so abide!