300 episodes

Celebrating baby boomers fifty and better who are on the move and transforming the spirit and style of aging!

Give me just fifteen minutes of your time and I’ll give you interviews with authors, actors, and experts who will inspire you to make significant and positive change in your own life.

Feisty Side of Fifty Feisty Side of Fifty

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

Celebrating baby boomers fifty and better who are on the move and transforming the spirit and style of aging!

Give me just fifteen minutes of your time and I’ll give you interviews with authors, actors, and experts who will inspire you to make significant and positive change in your own life.

    Is Cancer Inevitable? DR. ASHANI WEERARATNA

    Is Cancer Inevitable? DR. ASHANI WEERARATNA

    The feisty side of fifty is just the time to focus on making improvements to your health and wellbeing. Each of us wants to remain strong and healthy for as long as possible. That’s where Dr. Ashani Weeraratna, author ofIs Cancer Inevitable? can really help.

    Join this highly regarded physician as she shares the latest information on cancer research and treatment. If you care about aging well and spending many more happy years with your children and grandchildren, you won’t want to miss this one!

    • 15 min
    Laura Theodore: Easy Vegan Home Cooking

    Laura Theodore: Easy Vegan Home Cooking

    Have you decided to start eating healthier as you age? Would you like to learn to prepare easy, nutritious and decidedly delicious meals? Do you want to nourish your body and satisfy your palate at the same time? If so, you’ll want to be sure to catch this show.

    Our guest, Laura Theodore, is the award-winning host of the popular PBS series the Jazzy Vegetarian. She’s also the author of numerous much-loved cookbooks including: Jazzy Vegetarian, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics and Laura Theodore's Vegan-Ease. We’re thrilled to have Laura join us as she’ll be telling us all about her latest culinary masterpiece. It’s called Easy Vegan Home Cooking and, for certain, you’ll want to add this one to your own kitchen collection.

    So make sure you tune in for this one… Laura will be sharing some of her favorite tips for creating easy, tasty meals that are both nutritious and delicious!

    • 18 min
    Senior Sociopaths: Donna Andersen

    Senior Sociopaths: Donna Andersen

    In many ways, aging can truly bring on our “Golden Years.” Yet, sadly, the number of scams and various other fraudulent means of targeting us seniors are on the rise. And many of these crimes are actually perpetrated by those in our own peer group.

    Yes, there are a whopping 14 million people over the age of 50 in our country who have antisocial, narcissistic, borderline or histrionic personality disorders. In other words, they are senior sociopaths.

    Our guest, Donna Andersen, knows first hand what living with a senior sociopath is like. In fact, she married one! But, rather then retreating into self-pity and bitterness, Donna has turned her own misfortune around by sharing her story so that others can learn from her experience. She’s the author of eight books on the topic including Love Fraud, Red Flags of Love Fraud—10 Signs You’re Dating a Sociopath and now her latest book, Senior Sociopath: How to Recognize and Escape Lifelong Abusers.

    If you or someone you care about has been impacted by the actions of a senior sociopath, please take a few minutes to tune in. You will hear Donna Andersen discuss the issues involved and ways you can successfully overcome them and heal from the emotional trauma you may have experienced.

    • 18 min
    National Geographic: 100 Great American Parks

    National Geographic: 100 Great American Parks

    Our guest, Stephanie Pearson, writes about travel, culture, the environment and the people who inhabit the amazing places she visits. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine; National Geographic Traveler; Bicycling; Wired; CNN; O, and The Oprah Magazine, among other highly respected national publications. In her career, Stephanie has no doubt been lucky enough to witness many incredible and awe-inspiring sights. But none are more impressive than those to be found in the book she shares with us today.

    The book is called100 Great American Parks. And this beautiful work of art contains a treasure trove of fascinating information as well as the most stunning photos you will ever encounter. I know each of you is going to want to have this one on your coffee table so that you can come back to it time after time.

    So take 10 minutes, listen to what Stephanie has to say. Our country has undergone some very challenging times of late and this amazing book is a reminder of all the beauty, history and remarkable gifts we share as those lucky enough make this nation our home.

    • 12 min
    Confessions of a Dork Lord: Mike Johnston

    Confessions of a Dork Lord: Mike Johnston

    If you’re looking for a great read to share with your middle-grade grandchildren look no further!

    Our guest, Mike Johnston, is an architect turned author who loved reading science fiction and fantasy books as a child. Although he studied architecture and ancient history in college, he never forgot his early interests, which also included playing multiple rounds of Dungeons and Dragons. So, after practicing architecture in New York City and later Los Angeles, he gave in to his early passions and began his now fulltime career as an author.

    Mike joins us today to share all about the second book in his Confessions of a Dork Lord series. This one is called Grave Danger and it features a rather underwhelming antihero who will win the hearts of any middle-school reader.

    So tune in and get ready for a romp of a read to share with your middle-grade grandchildren!

    • 12 min
    National Geographic Kids: Can’t Get Enough Shark Stuff

    National Geographic Kids: Can’t Get Enough Shark Stuff

    If you’re a grandparent, no doubt you know there’s no greater joy than sharing a lively, information-packed adventure book with your grandchildren.

    And that brings us to our guest, Kelly Hargrave. Kelly has written a variety of nonfiction and novelty children’s books for top publishers that inspire kids to think genuinely and creatively about their own world. She joins us today to share all about her latest book called Can’t Get Enough Shark Stuff. It’s published by National Geographic Kids so you know the book is colorful, fun and filled with fascinating facts your grandchildren will love.

    So gather your grandchildren and be sure to tune in for this one… it promises to be both entertaining and informative!

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Boomer Doc ,

Upbeat podcast about getting the most out of life

The Feisty Side of 50 podcast, hosted by Eileen Williams, is devoted to providing an uplifting way to look at the challenges of aging. The host, Eileen Williams, seems delighted with life as an aging adult and knows the important questions her audience wants answered. Eileen hosts a wide range of guests who fill knowledge gaps with important information and Eileen provides the enthusiasm.
David Bernstein,MD

Futurefamer16 ,

So good!!

What an amazing podcast. I did some research and recommended this to an aunt of mine a few months back and she has thanked me on multiple occasions for sending it to her. Just sent it over to my mom who is nearing the age of 50 as well and am hoping for her to receive the goodness and love that Eileen is providing for her audience!

Margo Lovett ,

Oh My!

Mary Eileen, I found your podcast quite by accident, but what a marvelous find. Being the boomer that I am, it was a joy to listen the the McCartneys (mom & daughter). Keep podcasting! Great stuff for us lifelong students! Margo Lovett

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