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.

    Single at Heart: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.

    Single at Heart: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.

    Aging can bring about its share of challenges. Some of us are now widowed, some of us are divorced and some of us have remained single our entire lives. There can be a certain stigma to being single. However, if we are honest with ourselves, many of us know that the single life can be both fulfilling and fun. And that’s where today’s guest comes in.

    Bella DePaulo (who received her Ph.D. from Harvard University) has always been single and always will be. In fact, The Atlantic calls her “America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience.” Her TEDx talk, What No One Ever Told You About People Who Are Single, has been viewed more than 1.7 million times.

    We are thrilled to have her join us today to share all about her book entitled. Single at Heart: The Power, Freedom, and Heart-Filling Joy of Single Life. If you are living single or knows someone who is, you’ll want to make sure you hear what Dr. DePaulo has to share!

    • 19 min
    Thaao Penghlis: Actor, Author, Podcast Host

    Thaao Penghlis: Actor, Author, Podcast Host

    Thaao Penghlis is a multi-faceted actor, world traveler, author, renowned dinner party host and podcast creator. You know Thaao from his nearly four decade run playing two villainous characters on Days of Our Lives as well as other roles in both movies and on TV. And now Thaao is busily celebrating his Greek heritage through his latest project, a podcast entitled, “Thaao Penghlis’ Lost Treasures.” He joins us today to share all about this lively, informative podcast as well as his much sought-after cookbook, “Seducing Celebrities One Meal at a Time.”

    So be sure to tune in and learn about Thaao’s amazing life, the treasures to be found in the rich history of Greece as well as the rich treasure to be found on your very own kitchen table!

    • 27 min
    National Geographic: Here Not There

    National Geographic: Here Not There

    As we boomers know, one of the best ways to keep learning and growing in our golden years is through travel and experiencing new and interesting places. That’s why I’m especially excited about interviewing our guest, Andrew Nelson.

    Andrew is an award-winning writer and editor for National Geographic Traveler who has made his way through all 50 states as well as numerous countries for the magazine and the website. He served as director of editorial projects for National Geographic Travel in Washington, D.C. and throughout her career, he has no doubt been lucky enough to witness many beautiful and awe-inspiring sights.

    We are especially lucky to have him join us to share all about a must-read book from National Geographic called Here Not There: 100 Unexpected Travel Destinations. 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 be sure to listen to what Andrew has to say so that you, too, can plan a trip where you can explore and enjoy the experience without fighting mobs of other tourists!

    • 13 min
    Aida Salazar: Ultraviolet

    Aida Salazar: Ultraviolet

    As we boomers know, one of the true joys in life is sharing memorable stories with our middle-grade grandchildren… especially those books that are both thought provoking and a great read. And that’s where today’s guest comes in.

    Aida Salazar is an award-winning author and arts activist whose writings for adults and children explore issues of identity and social justice. Her previous books for children, adults and middle-grade readers include The Moon Within, Land of the Cranes, A Seed in the Sun, In the Spirit of a Dream, and Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter. These books have garnered both critical acclaim as well as a major fan base of young readers. One of her short stories, "By the Light of the Moon" was even adapted into a ballet production so Aida truly is a woman of the arts.

    Now she’s joining us to share all about her latest book entitled Ultraviolet: Sometimes Life Explodes in Technicolor. It’s a great read that you’ll want to share with your grandchildren (especially your grandsons) so be sure to tune in!

    • 18 min
    You’re Not Done Yet: Parenting Young Adults

    You’re Not Done Yet: Parenting Young Adults

    Age brings about a number of challenges in many areas of our lives. Without a doubt, one of the most challenging of these is connecting with and supporting our young adult children who return to live at home.

    Our guest, Dr. Anthony Rostain has joined forces with Dr. Janet Hibbs to create an essential guide for parents of young adult children who are living at home. Their book is called You’re Not Done Yet: Parenting Young Adults in an Age of Uncertainty. This highly accomplished physician is an author, a nationally recognized expert in child and adolescent psychiatry, Chair and Chief of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Cooper University Health Care, and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Cooper University Medical School.  In fact, Dr. Rostain is a true expert who holds a wealth of both education and experience. We are awfully lucky to have him share his thoughts on this difficult and often painful situation.

    Therefore, if you, or anyone you care about, is experiencing the difficulties inherent to dealing with young adult children who live at home, you won’t want to miss this one!

    • 16 min
    National Geographic: Secrets of the Octopus

    National Geographic: Secrets of the Octopus

    Our guest, Sy Montgomery, is a bestselling author whose works include 38 books aimed at both adults and children. She is also an intrepid adventurer who has traversed the world to uncover and share the secrets of the animal kingdom so that her readers can experience these remarkable creatures for themselves.

    Sy has just released her second book on an animal she terms the “most compelling of sea creatures” and she joins us to share all about her new book entitled, Secrets of the Octopus.

    Please plan to listen to this expert’s guide to the wondrous bounty of Mother Nature and the intelligence and beauty of one amazing sea creature, the octopus!

    • 12 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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