31 episodes

Michael Ivan Schwartz plots fifty activities he’s never done before, one for each week of the fifty weeks leading up to his 50th birthday. The goal is to EXPAND, EXPERIMENT, and EMBRACE new experiences.

Fifty to 5‪0‬ Michael Ivan Schwartz

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Michael Ivan Schwartz plots fifty activities he’s never done before, one for each week of the fifty weeks leading up to his 50th birthday. The goal is to EXPAND, EXPERIMENT, and EMBRACE new experiences.

    Episode 31: A year later

    Episode 31: A year later

    Michael Ivan plays host to Derek and Alexis to find out what's happening a year after Fifty to 50 was completed. What does 51 look like in the time of Covid. Find out if Michael Ivan has anything new planned for 2021 (spoiler alert: DJ jIvan is working on his new skill).

    • 24 min
    Episode 30: Week 50 - The Final Episode

    Episode 30: Week 50 - The Final Episode

    Michael Ivan turns 50! Holy crap, he did it. The grand finale culminates in a massive birthday party where Derek and Michael Ivan sing their song, Let Go!

    • 30 min
    Episode 29: 7 through 2 Weeks to 50 - 6 experiences in one podcast!

    Episode 29: 7 through 2 Weeks to 50 - 6 experiences in one podcast!

    Michael Ivan finds an intern, goes on an adventure, makes a bookcase, records in a studio, creates a bust, and writes a song! Derek and Alexis join in on the fun as the penultimate Fifty to 50 episode gets out of control. It's time to Let Go!

    • 34 min
    Episode 28: 8 Weeks to 50 - Planning a Funeral

    Episode 28: 8 Weeks to 50 - Planning a Funeral

    Michael Ivan buries his father. Not exactly a bucket list item but one that hits home as a genuine experience on the journey to 50.

    • 24 min
    Episode 27: 24 through 9 Weeks to 50 - 16 exciting adventures in one!

    Episode 27: 24 through 9 Weeks to 50 - 16 exciting adventures in one!

    The crew tackles 16 events in one LIVE recording at the Baltimore Podcast Festival. Catch up on all Michael Ivan's been up to since August...it's a thrill ride...so buckle up and come on board the cyclone of Fifty to 50 podcasts.

    • 41 min
    Episode 26: 25 Weeks to 50 - Change Dryer Belt

    Episode 26: 25 Weeks to 50 - Change Dryer Belt

    Michael Ivan partners up with roommate Jason to fix his aging dryer. With the momentum and confidence from building a coffee table from scratch, Michael Ivan puts his hands to task instead of this wallet to accomplish this mundane task.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

CookieMonsterBG ,

Great podcast!

This podcast makes me excited for more adventure in my life! I love that Michael Ivan is willing to try so many different things, even if it puts him outside of his comfort zone. We could all be a bit more like him.

Just need to say “yes!” Love it. Great podcast.

M. Dobson ,

Lighthearted. Thoughtful. Curious. Kind.

This podcast is the perfect antidote for morbid mortality thought loops. “What have I done?!” is gently & sweetly replaced with “There’s so much to try!” Michael Ivan & friends are in your ears to inspire a higher level of optimism and faith in your own capacities. The curiosity and open-mindedness that underpins the Fifty to 50 concept is refreshing. Try something new & give it a listen!

Adlax Marty ,

The Odyssey

Great concept. I’m in for the Odyssey all the way. And KS “...may you stay forever young”.

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