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This Scarsdale Podcast Host Explores Midlife’s Possibilities in Season Two

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Photos by Tony Allen; courtesy of Betsy Bush

Westchester residents discuss how they pursued their dreams after turning 50 in The Latest Version: Change, Growth & Reinvention.

The midlife crisis is a popular trope you’ll see in our culture. Once you turn 50, your life flashes before your eyes, you find yourself questioning your existence, and you start doing crazy, impractical things like buying an overpriced sports car. The reality is that midlife doesn’t have to be a crisis, and that it’s nothing more than a stage in your life that offers new opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Scarsdale resident Betsy Bush explores midlife’s possibilities in the second season of her podcast, The Latest Version: Change, Growth & Reinvention, which just dropped on May 19.

In the second season, Betsy talks to people who have made fulfilling life pivots after turning 50. She interviews various Westchester residents including artist Jill Kutrick, fundraising consultant Betsy Steward, and Program Director at Women’s Enterprise Development Center in White Plains Persephone Zill.

Bush interviewing Persephone Zill.

The podcast is inspired by her own decision to pursue early interests.

“When my youngest went off to college, I realized how much I was ready for new challenges,” Betsy says. “I applied to Columbia to get a second undergraduate degree in sustainable development, ended up majoring in architecture, and basically got my brain rewired. It made me realize how much I could do if I really tried.”

After graduating from Columbia, Betsy began producing a half-hour show at WVOX hosted by Rev. Pete Jones of Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

“I loved being back in radio, which was my ambition from my college days at NYU and my early career,” Betsy says. “That’s when I started thinking, ‘I need to be back on the air.’”

Betsy records her interviews at Gotham Podcast Studio in Manhattan. The latest version can be accessed at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and on the podcast’s website.