34 episodes

A show about how we make the most of the time we have left. Max Linsky talks to 70 remarkable people, all over the age of 70, not just about their past but their lives right now. These are conversations about the big questions we all ask ourselves, no matter how old we are. What does it mean to live well? What are we still searching for? And how do we learn to let go?

70 Over 70 Pineapple Street Studios

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 883 Ratings

A show about how we make the most of the time we have left. Max Linsky talks to 70 remarkable people, all over the age of 70, not just about their past but their lives right now. These are conversations about the big questions we all ask ourselves, no matter how old we are. What does it mean to live well? What are we still searching for? And how do we learn to let go?

    “Not Knowing Is A Gift” with Marty Linsky

    “Not Knowing Is A Gift” with Marty Linsky

    Before 70 Over 70 goes on hiatus, Max sits down again with the person who inspired the show, his dad Marty, to talk about what he has learned from these conversations and what he hopes will stick with listeners. 

    Thank you to the more than 70 people over 70 who helped make this show possible: 

    Alice Waters, André De Shields, Anna Fisher, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Arlene Heyman, Arthur Russell, Austin Sarat, Barney Frank, Bertha Riley, Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, Betty Goedhart, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Bob Iger, Carolyn Doelling, Dan Rather, Darryl Cox, David Crosby, Deanna Gobio, Diana Nyad, Diane Meier, Diedre Wolownick, Dionne Warwick, Dolores Huerta, Donalda MacGeachy, Evelyn Griesse, George Pettigrew, Gloria Allen, Greg O'Brien, Sister Helen Prejean, Howard Kakita, Jackie Batson, James Hong, Jim Clyburn, Father Joe Carey, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Judith Light, Konai Helu Thaman, Krishnamurthy, Dr. Laverene Wimberly, Liliana Weisbek, Lillian Faderman, Lilly Ledbetter, Lucia DeRespinis, Lois Lowry, Lynn Staley, Madeleine Albright, Maira Kalman, Marty Linsky, Mavis Staples, Michio Kaku, Miriam Moss, Nikki Giovanni, Norman Lear, Paul Price, Paula Weinstein, Peter Leighton, Phyllis Irwin, Raffi, Renata Adler, Russell Banks, Sandy Levin, Scott Kalin, Shirley Ross, Sid Moss, Sjanna Leighton, Steven Berman, Susan Lucci, Timothy Fullam, Tom Locke, Travis Mayes, Twiggy, William Locke
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    • 43 min
    “70 Sounds Young to Me” with Dr. Diane Meier

    “70 Sounds Young to Me” with Dr. Diane Meier

    Paul Price shares what he has learned about how to make the most of the time we have left. Then Max talks with Dr. Diane Meier, a geriatrician and founder of Mount Sinai’s Center to Advance Palliative Care, about what she has learned from helping so many people make meaning of their lives, how to have hard conversations with people we care about, and why 70 feels exciting and unknown.

    Special thanks to Agnes Frith and The Golden Wattle Cafe, “a regular cafe event for people living with dementia, their carers, and others who would like to join us.”
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    • 46 min
    “Be. Do. Have.” with Judith Light

    “Be. Do. Have.” with Judith Light

    Greg O’Brien shares how a terminal diagnosis revealed his purpose in life. Then Max talks with Judith Light about how her career opened up when she started to focus on what she could give rather than what she could get, and how that transformation has helped her think about death in a “real, conscious and alive way.”

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    Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about.
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    • 47 min
    Revisiting Our First Episode with Sister Helen Prejean

    Revisiting Our First Episode with Sister Helen Prejean

    This week we’re going back to our first interview of 70 Over 70 with Sister Helen Prejean, who has dedicated her life to ending the death penalty in America. Sister Helen’s interview helped set the tone for our show, and as 70 Over 70 comes to an end—yup, we’ve only got a few episodes left—we wanted to revisit this first conversation and share Sister Helen’s thoughts on what it really means to be present, how to show up for others, and why gratitude is so important at any stage of life.

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    Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about.
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    • 40 min
    “You’re Not Gonna Get Younger” with Twiggy

    “You’re Not Gonna Get Younger” with Twiggy

    Diedre Wolownick tells the story of how she became the oldest woman to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Then Max talks with Twiggy about her career as an international supermodel, how she thinks about that time in her life now, and why getting older doesn’t faze her. 
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    If you want to hear more from Twiggy and her friends, check out her podcast, Tea with Twiggy.

    Know someone who should be on 70 Over 70? We’re looking for all types of stories and people to feature at the top of the show. To nominate yourself or someone else, email 70over70@pineapple.fm or call 302-659-7070 and tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you want to talk about.
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    • 37 min
    “What You Earn Today Will Carry You on for the Rest of Your Life” with Lilly Ledbetter

    “What You Earn Today Will Carry You on for the Rest of Your Life” with Lilly Ledbetter

    Phyllis Irwin and Lillian Faderman share the story of how a legal loophole allowed them to create the life they had always dreamed of. Then Max talks with Lilly Ledbetter about the amazing story behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, how a single moment in her 60s led her to become a prominent activist in her 70s and 80s and why her fight for equal pay is far from over.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
883 Ratings

883 Ratings

Jhgeg ,

True words of wisdom

Imagine you could talk to your grandparents or anyone’s grandparents- that’s what it feels like to me. I love hearing all the different perspective and experiences. This is the BEST PODCAST ever!! Matt you are excellent interviewing all your guests. I love the questions and how you ask them - feels very genuine. Please make more!!!

T-2Dawg ,

Such a sweet podcast!

I love the wisdom we can take, if we listen, to those who’ve experienced more than us. This same appreciation comes through in ever thoughtful question, and response from Max. Lovely.

lxxxxsss ,

One of my faves!

Please keep going…how about 700 over 70?

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