90 episodes

Why are we howling at the moon? In the 60's and 70's our generation led a cultural revolution. Now that we are in our 60's and 70's we see another cultural revolution led by folks like us who refuse to act their age. We may be Old Dogs, but we can still learn New Tricks. This podcast celebrates that revolution. It features offbeat news items, social observations, adventure tips, shameless humor, and interviews with contemporaries who are still engaged with life.

New Tricks for Old Dogs Paul Menzel, Jim Conlan

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Why are we howling at the moon? In the 60's and 70's our generation led a cultural revolution. Now that we are in our 60's and 70's we see another cultural revolution led by folks like us who refuse to act their age. We may be Old Dogs, but we can still learn New Tricks. This podcast celebrates that revolution. It features offbeat news items, social observations, adventure tips, shameless humor, and interviews with contemporaries who are still engaged with life.

    Episode 91: "Winnie the Pooh is Coming for YOU"

    Episode 91: "Winnie the Pooh is Coming for YOU"

    The Old Dogs ramble about the concept of ashes to ashes… we report on a cryptocurrency blunder that made one lady a lot richer… we say farewell to Nichelle Nickols in her final journey to space… we announce the new butter sculptor at the Minnesota State Fair… we lament the release of a new slasher movie featuring, yes… Winnie the Pooh… and we tell the story of a starving artist who traded his paintings for dinner. The Old Dogs conversation is with Beth Wernick – a polymath in the entertainment industry who just might use your song in a TV show. 

    • 24 min
    Episode No. 90: "Can we defund political junk mail?

    Episode No. 90: "Can we defund political junk mail?

    The Old Dogs philosophize about political advertising. We introduce the concept of tree-mail. We bring you another edition of old doggerel. We hear from our Chief Aging Officer about how time seems to be gaining on us. And we amuse you with some medieval cures for common ailments. The Old Dogs Conversation is with Jim Martinez, a guy who has made it possible for thousands of sight-challenged listeners to enjoy the printed word. 

    • 24 min
    No. 89: "Lions and Tigers and Bears... Not!"

    No. 89: "Lions and Tigers and Bears... Not!"

    The Old Dogs reminisce about the good old three-ring circus. We bring you another Ads and Fads. We  celebrate a postal worker, on the job since 1952. We invite you retire to your very own Scottish island. We familiarize you with familiar scenes from the movies. And we wonder about a modern circus that has no lions, tigers or bears... oh, my! The Old Dogs Conversation is with Allen Roth, a Hollywood audio engineer for over four decades who hosted some of the funniest and most famous actors we've ever known. 

    • 25 min
    Episode No. 88: "The Episode with an Irish Accent"

    Episode No. 88: "The Episode with an Irish Accent"

    The Old Dogs Ramble about THE HEAT... Driving for Two... A note from Sandra Cavallo Miller...  Breaking in the Royal Shoes...  Old Doggerel #13 – Password Purgatory...  A Really Cold Case Murder...  A big Payday for Expert Witnesses. The Old Dogs Conversation is with Michael Hernan of Inishmore Island, County Galway, Republic of Ireland.

    • 24 min
    Episode No. 87: "Driving for Dollars"

    Episode No. 87: "Driving for Dollars"

    The old dogs ramble about the price of gasoline - is it affecting you? We have breaking news about an old bust. We present another commentary from our Chief Aging Officer. We explore the history of knock-knock jokes. We praise the wisdom of Swiss laws governing guinea pig ownership. And we talk... about listening. The old dogs conversation is with Lynette Ross. A pastor who has taken a winding but sure-footed path to the ministry. 

    • 24 min
    Episode No. 86: "This is, like, our 86th episode, you know?"

    Episode No. 86: "This is, like, our 86th episode, you know?"

    The old dogs discuss some of their favorite peeves about crutch words. We follow that with a podnugget on the same theme. There's also another of our beloved Old Doggerels, a celebration of the great jazz bassist Ron Carter, and an edition of Stump the Older Old Dog . The Old Dogs conversation is with Deirdre Virvo, a real-estate specialist who has been pioneering a boutique approach to assisted living. 

    • 24 min

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Howling at the Moon

This is amazing! I never knew that anyone else out there was like me. I'm a 75-year-old guy that needs this kind of talk - like old guys talked on the courthouse steps while they whittled on a piece of wood when I was a kid. I never paid them any attention when I was young. But now I feel like listening. Thanks for giving me this sense of value. My wife and kids sure don't.