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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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    • 4.4 • 9 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.

    On the Offensive: Karen Stollznow

    On the Offensive: Karen Stollznow

    Have you ever inadvertently hurt someone’s feelings because of what you’ve said, yet had no idea what it was? Or perhaps you’ve used certain references and phrases that were commonplace years ago but are unaware that they cause pain and offense in today’s society.

    We boomers have been around for a while and we know that age can bring a certain amount of wisdom. Yet there are always ways to grow and evolve. Developing the correct communication skills for the world today is one of the most important of these. And that’s where our guest comes in.

    Karen Stollznow is a linguist, a well-known skeptic and the author of numerous highly regarded books on topics ranging from skepticism and the paranormal to forbidden words and the censoring of language. She joins us to help guide us through the maze of communicating effectively and politely given the multi-layered, conflicting views so prevalent in the social climate of today. Her book is called On the Offensive: Prejudice In Language Past & Present.  So, if you care about your relationships and want to interact with others in ways that do not offend, you won’t want to miss this one!

    • 22 min
    The Lemon Tree: Sandy Tolan

    The Lemon Tree: Sandy Tolan

    Despite the many upsides of age, a long life means that we boomers have borne witness to a number of horrendous events, incidents of human suffering and wars throughout the world. One conflict that many of us are familiar with but still find difficult to understand is the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestine.

    Our guest, Sandy Tolan, has written a touching, real life account of two people who met shortly after the Six-Day War and did so under extraordinary circumstances. The book is entitled, The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East.

    This is a significant work with an incredibly profound message. It’s also one you will want to share with your grandchildren. So please plan to tune in for this moving and important conversation.

    • 15 min
    David Baldacci: Daylight

    David Baldacci: Daylight

    Few writers can claim to keep millions of readers up at night, eagerly foregoing sleep to keep turning pages, like bestselling author, David Baldacci. His novels have been heralded as “gripping,” “spellbinding” and “thrill producing” and he has sold over 150 millions copies worldwide.

    Now David has added another soon-to-be bestseller to his already impressive list. It’s called DAYLIGHT and readers get to once again meet the impressive female FBI agent named Atlee Pine.

    If you love a great tale told by a master storyteller, you won’t want to miss hearing what this famous author has to share!

    • 16 min
    The Beatles and Me on Tour: Ivor Davis

    The Beatles and Me on Tour: Ivor Davis

    We boomers can well remember the British Invasion of the mid ‘60s and the four young lads from Liverpool who stole our young hearts. So, without a doubt, you’ll want to be sure to tune in for this one!

    Our guest, Ivor Davis, is a legendary reporter and author who has written about some of the most famous stars and biggest events of our lifetime. But, even more, this intrepid newsman enjoyed a travel adventure that would have been every boomer’s dream come true. Back in 1964, Ivor accompanied the Fab-4 as they made their first ever tour of America. 

    His book, The Beatles and Me on Tour, shares first person, insider details of this amazing adventure. So get ready to turn back time, stand on your chair and scream out the name of your favorite Beatle as Ivor shares all about the tour, the lads and the incredible journey they shared.

    • 27 min
    Rachel Hollis: Didn’t See That Coming!

    Rachel Hollis: Didn’t See That Coming!

    We boomers have been through some rough times as of late and could really use a big dose of inspiration. Wouldn’t it be great to meet someone who, despite the pandemic, could motivate us to get off the couch and make the most of this time in our lives? 

    Well… you are about to meet that someone and boy is this lady motivating! Our guest, Rachel Hollis, is an American author, motivational speaker and blogger who has created both a lifestyle brand and a media company as well as authored two #1 New York Times bestselling books. Rachel joins us to share all about her just released and soon to be third bestseller entitled, Didn’t See That Coming: Putting Your Life Back Together When Your World is Falling Apart.

    If you are ready to feel motivated and inspired, you won’t want to miss hearing what this amazing lady has to share!

    • 16 min
    Dr. Angie McCartney: Here, There and Everywhere!

    Dr. Angie McCartney: Here, There and Everywhere!

    Dr. Angie McCartney is Paul McCartney’s stepmother. But Angie has enjoyed an incredible career in her own right. Her resume includes owning a thriving tea and wine business, authoring several books, and becoming a sought-after media star with various talk shows and movie credits to her name. Believe it or not, this list is just a sprinkling of what this remarkable woman has accomplished.

    Angie is joining us today to talk about her recently released book, Here There and Everywhere. I’ve read it, I love it and it will make for the perfect holiday gift for those forever Beatle fans on your shopping list… not to mention yourself!

    So pour yourself “a cuppa,” relax and get ready to listen to Angie share all about our beloved Fab Four and the insider’s guide to the hot spots that made up a big part of their lives. This show promises to rock from start to finish!

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
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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