9 episodes

A podcast interviewing ‘the wiser generation’ about their interesting,
unexpected, and funny life stories.

Stories your granny never told Niki

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

A podcast interviewing ‘the wiser generation’ about their interesting,
unexpected, and funny life stories.

    8. They called us candy stripers. With Lois Hollis

    8. They called us candy stripers. With Lois Hollis

    Lois is 70 but has been in the health care industry since she was 12 years old! She first volunteered as a kid, then went to nursing school despite her severe dyslexia, and went on to became top of her field. At 50 years old she discovered her true passion, which is teaching people how to get rid of shame and guilt. We go through how tap-dancing helped her conquer Irlen syndrome (thanks Fred Astaire), paying 25 cents for a black and white movie, her near-death experience, and how now, she decided to go on tour and make a movie at 70 years old. Lois will put you in a good mood, that’s a guarantee. Cozy up to the fire with a cup of tea and have a listen to the stories your granny never told.

    Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com

    Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold/

    Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories

    Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold/

    YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwFP9o25_8LLS5-lS7mPhrA

    Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com

    Voicemail: (332) 203-2059

    Merch : redbubble.com/i/sticker/Stories-your-granny-never-told-podcast-logo-by-grungeduterroir/50854363.EJUG5

    Song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings



    Lois’s website: www.loishollis.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    7. Never realizing my dreams is the best thing that happened to me! With Lynn Ruth Miller

    7. Never realizing my dreams is the best thing that happened to me! With Lynn Ruth Miller

    Lynn Ruth Miller calls herself the oldest comedienne on either side of the pond. She’s 86 and her life is full of stories! Lynn Ruth has had seemingly endless good and bad luck simultaneously, from starting her own CBS show with no experience, to trying to get a journalism job as a woman in the sixties, to her fight against society and her eating disorder. Her struggle with ageism and sexism will make you angry and her perseverance is endearing as hell. Though she never did get that dream job, she did write eleven books, three television shows, a number of comedy sets and is still going strong! Lynn Ruth is tough as nails and she will crack you up all through this episode.

    Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com

    Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold/

    Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories

    Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold/

    YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwFP9o25_8LLS5-lS7mPhrA

    Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com

    Voicemail: (332) 203-2059

    Merch : redbubble.com/i/sticker/Stories-your-granny-never-told-podcast-logo-by-grungeduterroir/50854363.EJUG5

    Song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings



    Lynn’s book: mybook.to/lynnruthmiller

    Lynn’s website: www.lynnruthmiller.net/

    Lynn’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/lynnruthmiller/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    6. I stood up against segregation. With Dr. Angie Benham

    6. I stood up against segregation. With Dr. Angie Benham

    SYGNT is six months old, YAY!
    This month, Dr. Angie Benham (formerly Angie Evans) tells the story of and helping fight for integration as a junior at Van Buren High School in 1958. This was just a year after the “Little Rock Nine” had to be escorted to school by federal troops thanks to Brown vs. the Board of Education supreme court ruling. We discuss the parallels with today’s Black Lives Matter movement and how we hope for change. We also get into her life as a missionary on the Navajo reservation, her career as a psychologist (she is still working at 77!) and the psychology of God and our parents. Angie tells us about how the best moment of her life happened only recently, and as always, provides us with great advice. This is certainly a worthy sixth anniversary episode folks, enjoy! Don’t forget, BLACK LIVES MATTER!

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    Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com

    Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold

    Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories

    Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold

    YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwFP9o25_8LLS5-lS7mPhrA

    Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com

    Voicemail: (332) 203-2059

    Song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings

    • 1 hr 2 min
    5. The pole is my Everest! With Greta Pontarelli

    5. The pole is my Everest! With Greta Pontarelli

    Greta got interested in pole dancing as a sport at age 60, when she was searching for a solution to combat osteoporosis. Two years later, she won her first world championship in pole sports and has since won eight more times! Featured on American Ninja Warrior as the oldest competitor to attempt the course at the time, it is needless to say that age is not an issue for Greta. Her extremely positive attitude and passion for her sport is *ahem* contagious. Learn about the secrets the pro pole athletes use to stick to the pole, and which Ivy League school has a competitive pole team. As always, Greta provides insightful life advice for us youngin’s, so grab a pole and spin into this episode!

    Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com

    Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold

    Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories

    Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold

    YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwFP9o25_8LLS5-lS7mPhrA

    Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com

    Voicemail: (332) 203-2059

    Song: Maple Leaf Rag, by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings

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    Find Greta on:

    www.aerialzen.com

    Instagram: instagram.com/aerialzen

    Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCqpAf3wz95FF7la6K7uBGOw

    email: GretaPontarelli@gmail.com

    • 55 min
    4. I seem to always have a new business project. With Ann Oliverio

    4. I seem to always have a new business project. With Ann Oliverio

    Even as a great-grandmother, Ann can’t seem to stop herself from thinking up business ideas. Join us as Ann Oliverio walks us though her life story, from moving all over the US, to opening one of the first major daycare centers in Texas. She has started multiple woman-fronted business, all in a time before cellphones, computers, printers, or fax machines were there to help! In this lighthearted episode, Ann inspires us with her positivity and gumption and as usual gives us youngsters some great advice. Put on your power suit and dig in!



    Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com

    Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold/

    Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories

    Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold/

    Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com

    Voicemail: (332) 203-2059

    • 41 min
    3. You run outta face before you run outta makeup! With Gypsy

    3. You run outta face before you run outta makeup! With Gypsy

    At 88 years old, Miss Gypsy holds the Guinness World Record for oldest working drag queen. James “Gypsy” Haake started out his career as a Broadway dancer, then became the owner of “Gypsy’s Cabaret” in New York City, and later stared in shows and films like Dynasty, Married with Children and To Be or Not To Be. Gypsy’s stories offer us a voyage into old Hollywood, where she entertained stars like Lucile Ball and Stevie Wonder as MC of La Cage aux Folles in Palm Springs, up to recently, when he starred in a music video with Miley Cyrus! We also talk about what it was like to live through Stonewall and the AIDS pandemic, all while staying hopeful about the current pandemic. This queen does not mess around! Get ready to gag, because the library is open, darlings!



    Website: www.storiesyourgrannynevertold.com

    Instagram: @Storiesyourgrannynevertold instagram.com/storiesyourgrannynevertold/

    Twitter: @grannystories twitter.com/grannystories

    Facebook: facebook.com/StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold/

    Gmail: StoriesYourGrannyNeverTold@gmail.com



    Gypsy on twitter: twitter.com/gypsyhaake

    Miley Cyrus "Younger Now" ft Gypsy: youtube.com/watch?v=-LX2kpeyp80

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

NorForsaken ,

Entertaining and important

I love the concept of this show. Our societies elders have so many words of wisdom for us it would be a shame to not take advantage of their knowledge and experience. This podcast not only archives these amazing pieces of knowledge but delivers it in an engaging and entertaining format. I will be tuning in monthly!

Noel Davila | co-host
Hidden Gems: A Film Podcast

Doogs546 ,

A great listen!

This podcast has an amazing concept behind it--an archive of stories from an older generation that would otherwise have been forgotten and untold. I thoroughly enjoy not only Niki’s voice, but her generosity as an interviewer. She lets her subjects speak at their own pace, move through their personal sequence of events while lightly guiding them, and asks questions right as I have them as a listener. I can’t wait for the rich treasure trove this podcast will become… definitely worth a listen.

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