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the 40 and over project

53 EpisodesProduced by Kellea TibbsWebsite

the journey through modern day adulting

53 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Songs I "Love"

December 1st, 2022


Listen as I reminisce on on two special songs in Old School R&B and Hip Hop history, "Computer Love" by Ohio's beloved Roger Troutman and …

Pop Culture History Moment. 11 /17 /22.

November 17th, 2022


It's been a minute since I've shared some pop culture history with you. Here's what was happening on November 17 in pop culture.


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#ThrowbackThursday Why I Love Migos?

November 3rd, 2022


This week we lost Takeoff, a member of the rap trio Migos. Listen in as I share why they are one of my favorite modern day rap groups and this is yet …

Throwback Thursday. No More Plastic Costumes. Halloween Edition.

October 27th, 2022


Listen in as I reminisce on my childhood memories when I declared "No More Plastic Costumes"! It's comical. Thanks for listening and be sure to subscribe to my podcast.


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I'm Back. 40AOP Updates for October.

September 15th, 2022


I know I've been gone for a while but I'm back. Listen in as I tell you all about my plans for October, the new direction I'm going in with the 40 and over project podcast and what I've been up to since my last episode. …

49th Birthday Pop Up. 3/31/22

March 31st, 2022


Join me as I reminisce on my 40s, celebrate year 49, and share some of my goals and ideas heading towards 50.


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End of the Year Old School, In Memoriam, and Shoutout To the Class of 1991

December 31st, 2021


My last episode of the year, spotlighting milestones in pop culture, remembering those we lost in 2021, and a special recognition to the Class of …

Throwback Thursday. This Week In Pop Culture History 11/8/21

November 11th, 2021


Peruse through pop culture history with me as I reminisce on this Throwback Thursday for the week of 11/8/21. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast, …

Pop Up Podcast: Summer Hiatus Check In

September 23rd, 2021


Just wanted to to pop on and let my listeners know what I've been up to and give an update regarding the hiatus I took this summer. Thank you for your support.


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4th of July Freedom

July 3rd, 2021


Listen as I share one of my blog posts from 2020, my commentary on the 4th of July, what freedom really means, and how it affects us today.


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Graduation. 40 and Over Reflections. Then and Now

May 13th, 2021


Listen as I reflect on my graduation 30 years ago and provide some modern day adulting tips for today.


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The Childfree Teacher

April 13th, 2021


Listen as I share my thoughts on my path and journey to substitute teaching, being childfree, and some humor from the classroom.


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Birthday Freebies

April 1st, 2021


Just a quick shout out to my listeners on my birthday. Listen as I share my day and how you should make sure you take advantage of your rewards …

Freestyle Friday. This Week in 40 and over Pop Culture History

March 26th, 2021


Listen while I reminisce on all things pop culture and historical that happened this week.


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Substitute Stories: The Grammy Awards Discussion

March 24th, 2021


Listen as I recap my funny discussion with middle schoolers and their reaction to the Grammy Awards.


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One Year Later. Breonna Taylor

March 24th, 2021


Listen to my reflections on the Breonna Taylor case, one year after her tragic shooting by the Louisville Police.


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Freestyle Friday. This Week in 40 and over Pop Culture History

March 12th, 2021


Join me as I recap fun historical facts in our 40 and over world.


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New Jack City at 30

March 11th, 2021


My commentary on the 30th anniversary of a cult classic, New Jack City which premiered on March 5, 1991.


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Rude and Racist. Tales from Buckingham Palace.

March 11th, 2021


My commentary on the recent Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah, dishing on the Royal Family and Race in 2021.


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Freestyle Friday. Old School. Pop Culture.

March 5th, 2021


Highlights from pop culture history for Friday, March 5, 2021.


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Capitol Calamity

February 10th, 2021


In the wake of a 2nd impeachment hearing of the outgoing president, on this episode, I share my thoughts on the attempted siege on the Capitol …

Still Relevant: Social Justice in 2021

January 26th, 2021


2020 is in our rear view, however, social justice issues are still relevant, all day, every day, 365. Listen as I remind you of the cases that should …

My Queen Is Black. The Bridgerton Phenomenon.

January 26th, 2021


The new Netflix series, Bridgerton, has become a worldwide phenomenon and a breath of fresh air in the middle of a pandemic. Listen to my review, commentary, and a little history about Queen Charlotte from season 1.


Lessons Learned: Thoughts On An Inauguration

January 20th, 2021


It's Inauguration Day in America ! Listen as I share my thoughts on the significance of this day and what it means as we prepare for a new administration.


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Word of the Year: Detour

January 14th, 2021


This episode is all about greetings in the new year, reflection on past memories, getting through the holidays without loved ones, praying for the …

Quarantine Like A Rockstar

January 5th, 2021


Citing an article from March 2020, written by Courtney Dabney called, "It took a pandemic but Generation X is finally getting love", listen to my commentary on how proud I am that my generation is thriving and surviving …

2020 is Almost In Our Rear View. Prepping for 2021.

December 11th, 2020


The month of December means that the year we know as 2020 is almost over. And for most of us, we will be relieved. But what will that mean moving …

The Legacy of 2020

December 1st, 2020


Who knew that the year 2020 would turn out to be what it has been? No one could have ever predicted a pandemic, a new civil rights movement, an …

Pandemic Entrepreneurs and Holiday Prep

November 19th, 2020


Listen in as I discuss the trend of entrepreneurs during a pandemic, random days of the year, and holiday prep for families and how Black Friday will …

Young Readers Week, Veterans, and World Kindness Day

November 12th, 2020


This week marks Young Readers Week, which, if you are 40 and over over, reminds me of Write to Read Week from back in the day. I hope you're reading something. Also a shoutout to Veterans and a word on World Kindness …

Consistency on #ElectionDay

November 3rd, 2020


It's Election Day 2020. One thing I've learned from this election is that consistency matters. Listen to my latest podcast as we cast our final ballots for the presidency. And if you haven't voted yet, make sure you …

Report Card. Failed. Justice for Breonna Taylor

November 2nd, 2020


As of 10/28/20, there still have been no charges filed against any of the officers involved in the case of the unlawful killing of 26 year old, …

What Has He Done For You Lately?

October 29th, 2020


We are a little under one week away from the election, once again at a crossroads of one of the most contested elections in American History. In this podcast, I talk about what's at stake. Thank you for listening and …

Pandemic Art Therapy

October 27th, 2020


This past summer, I signed up for a 5 Day Challenge Art Journal workshop because, I needed a creative artsy outlet to let off some steam.  It was quite therapeutic. In this podcast, I talk about my experience in the …

Hot Planner Summer

October 20th, 2020


We can all agree that 2020 has been absolutely nuts! However, one thing that 2020 has afforded me is the opportunity to slow down, reassess, review, …

Plant Mom

October 13th, 2020


I don't have kids, cats, or dogs but now I'm a #PlantMom, all gifted to us at my mother's homegoing. Let's hope I have inherited my mother's #greenthumb, I'll keep you posted on their progress! I've given them all fun …

BONUS: No Donald, This Is Not Normal!

October 7th, 2020


I already created my podcasts for October, however, this is bonus material because I just felt the need to share. This week, 45 stated that, 1) don't …

No Justice. No Peace.

October 6th, 2020


Before you write the Black Lives Matter Movement off, just remember, if freedom is what you celebrate, you must understand that both the celebration of freedom and an effort to move the needle of what it means to be …

Back To School Shopping. Old School Edition.

September 29th, 2020


Back to school shopping back in the 1980s, was an annual event, that involved parents taking their kids to local popular department stores to get the …

A Little Pandemic Patience Please

September 16th, 2020


I got on a bit of a soapbox this morning and decided to share in a video. Here's the audio from "A Little Pandemic Patience Please" . #WearYourMask #the40andoverproject


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The Age of Digital Activism

September 1st, 2020


Social Activism has taken on many forms in the wake of the many cases of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. In this episode, I …

The Summer Remix. Replay the clique podcast.

July 28th, 2020


For the remainder of the summer, I'm doing a #SummerRemix of all of my podcast episodes, encouraging my listeners to listen again or for the first time, to share, etc., all of my podcast episodes from the first six …

Pandemic vs Pandemic. America in Chaos.

June 2nd, 2020


Commentary and discussion on the continued stress of the Coronavirus combined with the nationwide movement and protests against police brutality in …

Turn Up Tuesday. 90s Trivia Happy Hour

May 27th, 2020


Listeners participated in a fun 90s Trivia night, simulcast on Facebook Live. If you are not a member of the clique Facebook group, please join at

50 is fast approaching, AARP is coming for us, and the Modern Day Grandparent

April 9th, 2020


I just turned 47,which means, 50 is just around the corner. AARP is a national organization that serves as the voice for aging adults and all of the …

1973, The Year I Was Born.

March 31st, 2020


Today is my 47th birthday. Yay! So in honor of my fascination and commitment to my generation, Generation X, born in the late 60s and 70s, I decided …

#ClubQuarantine 90s Hip Hop Playlist

March 24th, 2020


Given the amount of time it looks like we'll be spending in the house over the next few weeks, a lot of DJs, famous and not so famous, are …

Back In The Day. Reminiscing on the 80s and 90s

March 17th, 2020


Let's take our minds off this Coronavirus pandemic for just a few minutes and reminisce. Do you remember your first favorite rap song/album? Your first favorite rock/pop music crush? And what who were your go to style …

We're not 20 anymore!

March 4th, 2020


As we get older and our bodies change, the notion of having fun also changes. Some of us, unfortunately can't do the same things we used to do in our …

the 40 and over project. Our 40 and over bodies.

February 18th, 2020


As Generation X, we are in our 40s and with that comes lots of changes and adjustments with our bodies. How do we deal with it? How have our habits changed (cooking, eating, fitness, etc)? How has our health been …

the 40 and over project. Is Romance Dead?

February 12th, 2020


In this episode, on the cusp of Valentine's Day, I reminisce on dating back in the day, the 80s/90s to be specific. After watching another episode of that 90s TV show, Living Single, I reflect on how Overton took the …

the 40 and over project. episode 2. friendships in your 40s.

February 4th, 2020


In the 90s we had TV shows like Martin, Living Single, Girlfriends,  and Friends that focused on friendships. They all had strong friend groups. Over the years I've developed some great relationships with people. …

the 40 and over project. revisiting new year's resolutions

February 1st, 2020


It's the last day of January 2020. What resolutions did you make? Are you sticking to them? Listen to this first episode of the 40 and over project …

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