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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.

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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.

    Tom Angleberger: Geronimo Stilton

    Tom Angleberger: Geronimo Stilton

    If you’re a grandma, no doubt you know there’s no greater fun than sharing a lively, colorful and action-packedbook with your grandchildren. Geronimo Stilton and the Sewer Rat Stink! is just that!

    Author/artist Tom Angleberger has created this highly entertaining, wonderful romp through the sewers of New Mouse City that your grandchildren will love. 

    He joins us to share all about this stinky tale of how Geronimo and his best friend Hercule, the private detective, save the city from a smelly fate. 

    So, if you’re in the mood for a bit of fun and mischief, gather your grandchildren and be sure to tune in for this one!

    • 11 min
    Dr. Michael Greger: How to Survive a Pandemic

    Dr. Michael Greger: How to Survive a Pandemic

    I always begin my show referring to the program as “a celebration of baby boomers who are embracing life, as we grow older.” But celebrating life has certainly proven challenging as of late. That’s why this broadcast is especially important. 

    Our guest, Dr. Michael Greger, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He oversees the popular website Nutritionfacts.org, and has written numerous bestselling books—How Not to Die, The How Not to Die Cookbook, and How Not to Diet. 

    Dr. Greger joins us today to share all about his latest, must read and incredibly timely book, How to Survive a Pandemic. Although his previous books have each provided us with critical life-saving information, there are none more important than this latest work by the good doctor.

    If you care about your health, the health of your loved ones and the health of the planet as a whole, you won’t want to miss this one!

    • 13 min
    Eugenia Zukerman: Like Falling Through A Cloud

    Eugenia Zukerman: Like Falling Through A Cloud

    Those of us over fifty know only too well that age brings challenges. And some of them, in fact, are so big they can seem insurmountable. Yet we can find comfort and solace when people of real grace share their own struggles with openness and honesty. Eugenia Zukerman is just such a person. 

    You know Eugenia from her 25-year career as the arts correspondent for the much loved and long running show, CBS Sunday Morning. Eugenia is also an internationally renowned flutist, an artistic director of numerous major musical events, and the author of several books (both fiction and non fiction), screenplays, articles and book reviews. Without a doubt, this woman has led a life of real accomplishment. 

    Now, in her latest book—a work of poetry—Eugenia shares intimate thoughts and personal reflections about one of the biggest challenges she has faced to date. Her book is entitled, Like Falling Through a Cloud and she joins us to share all about it.

    If you are looking for inspiration to face some of the challenges that life has handed you, you will want to be sure to tune in for this one!

    • 22 min
    National Geographic Kids: Zeus the Mighty

    National Geographic Kids: Zeus the Mighty

    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, Crispin Boyer. Crispin has written more than 20 books for National Geographic Kids, wherein he’s covered numerous topics that young readers find fascinating. His non-fiction books have run the gamut from bugs to sharks and from ninjas to knights in shining armor. 

    But Crispin joins us now to share all about the second book in his fictional Zeus the Mighty series. It’s called Zeus the Mighty: The Maze of the Menacing Minotaur. His story is set in pet shop named Mt. Olympus Pet Center, which is located on none other than a high hilltop in Athens Georgia. This book is packed with references to ancient Greece and Greek mythology—a treat for the readers and their grandparents alike.

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

    • 14 min
    National Geographic Kids: Almanac 2021

    National Geographic Kids: Almanac 2021

    If you’re a grandparent, no doubt you know there’s no greater joy than sharing fun and fascinating information with your grandchildren. 

    And, to those ends, you are going to want to hear what our guest, Becky Baines, has to say. Becky co-hosts the “Weird But True Show” on Sirius XM radio’s Kids Place Live, but she is also the Editorial Director of National Geographic Kids Books. In that capacity, Becky is joining us to share all about a fabulous resource you are sure to want to share with your grandchildren.

    It’s called National Geographic Kids Almanac 2021 and it’s packed with fun facts, colorful visuals and amazing information that is guaranteed to keep both you and you grandchildren well entertained and well informed. So, if you’re in the mood for a bit of fun and a lot of learning at the same time, gather your grandchildren and be sure to tune in for this one!

    • 11 min
    Joel Sartore: National Geographic’s THE PHOTO ARK

    Joel Sartore: National Geographic’s THE PHOTO ARK

    Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher and a 25-year contributor to National Geographic magazine as well as numerous other prominent publications. Moreover Joel is on a personal mission as “Animal Ambassador, a voice for the voiceless.” His lifetime goal is to document the varied species and present them in such breathtaking photographs that we can appreciate the contribution of each one to the health of our planet.

    Joel is also the creator of one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever seen. It’s published by National Geographic and is called: The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals. The book is a treasure trove of fascinating information and the most stunning photos you’ll ever encounter. I know each of you is going to want to have this one on your coffee table. 

    So take 10 minutes, listen to what Joel has to say. We’ve already experienced the havoc a virus can create. And this has gone a long way to demonstrate there’s nothing more important than the health of the planet and each of the species who shares our world with us. 

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Colliegirl3 ,

Great Podcasts - Fun and So Interesting

Just found The Feisty Side of Fifty and am loving it!
The topics are all very interesting and relevant. The host asks great questions and a lot is learned in a short time...

incognito82 ,

Very feisty

I am listening to an episode about shampooing less and dry shampoo. First I said “ what the hell” and then I realized how relevant this is. Bit nuts but totally funny. Keep it up!

Mary Rogers 50 ,

Check it out!

This is a great podcast for Fiesty Midlifers! Mary Eileen Williams asks exactly the right questions of her guests, and she has a very immpressive list of guests. Check it out!!!

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