Ashley Milne-Tyte is a radio journalist and podcaster. She was born and raised in London and moved to New York 21 years ago. She’s been hosting her podcast The Broad Experience, about women and the workplace, since 2012. Back then there was a real lack of helpful information and storytelling about women’s lives at work. She also reports for “Marketplace,” the public radio business show, hosts a podcast for Morgan Stanley, and teaches part-time at Columbia Journalism School.
“Maybe I’m doing things the other way round from a lot of people. I was single for a long time and was good at it, but I always hoped I’d meet someone to share my life with. The NYC dating scene is pretty brutal but online dating finally came through for me (I truly was an early adopter, like 1999, when no one had photos in their profiles). I got married a year and a half ago at 45 to a wonderful man and am really enjoying it. I’ve always been a late bloomer. You learn a lot living with other people and I’m learning twice as much because my 11-year-old stepson is with us half the week. It took years to meet a proper grown-up but it was worth the wait.” Here’s her TueNight 10:
1. On the nightstand: Story Driven by Bernadette Jiwa — she writes wonderful un-markety books about marketing and the role storytelling plays. Stepmonster, a book about stepmotherhood by Wednesday Martin. Such an affirming read for any stepmother whose stepkid(s) live with her at least part of the time. The title put me off but I love it — gave my library copy back and bought my own. Earplugs.
2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Wearing earplugs. We live right next to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.
3. Jam of the minute: Hamilton soundtrack.
4. Thing I miss: Being able to read my phone without reading glasses.
5. 80s crush: There were so many. I’ll pick River Phoenix.
6. Current crush: My husband.
7. Will whine about: The uptick in noise, construction and crowding in NYC.
8. Will wine about: Rosé. We’re getting into rosé weather.
9. Best thing that happened yesterday: Going to a book reading of a former editor of mine and seeing a lot of old colleagues for the first time in ages.
10. Looking forward to: Seeing my brother and his family again after nearly a year.