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The Not Old – Better Show is a radio show that is broadcast over the Internet using podcast technology discussing the hottest issues and topics that fascinate and inform those 50+ age Americans and are of interest and concern to boomers.
Not Old – Better viewers and listeners can “tune in” whenever they want, giving them the freedom to enjoy the show in the gym, in the car, at home or work.
A SHOW FOR THOSE 50+, BY THOSE 50+ Talk About Better®

The Not Old - Better Show Paul Vogelzang

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 179 Ratings

The Not Old – Better Show is a radio show that is broadcast over the Internet using podcast technology discussing the hottest issues and topics that fascinate and inform those 50+ age Americans and are of interest and concern to boomers.
Not Old – Better viewers and listeners can “tune in” whenever they want, giving them the freedom to enjoy the show in the gym, in the car, at home or work.
A SHOW FOR THOSE 50+, BY THOSE 50+ Talk About Better®

    Fred Rogers Presence - Steven Emmanuel

    Fred Rogers Presence - Steven Emmanuel

    Fred Rogers Presence - Steven Emmanuel
    The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview series on radio and podcast.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and today’s show will be a fan favorite for a couple reasons:  Steven Emmanuel, our guest today, is known for his depth, consciousness, caring and for excellent Smithsonian Associates presentations.  He’s always been a fan favorite, too and today’s subject by Steven is none other than Fred Rogers, of PBS and public television fame.  
    For 33 years, Fred Rogers opened each episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with a cheerful smile and a heartfelt invitation, delivered in the show’s iconic theme song “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Steven Emmanuel says being a neighbor in the moral and spiritual sense of the word entails a kind of presence that goes beyond mere physical proximity: It is a way of being that expresses care, compassion, and unconditional acceptance. Steven M. Emmanuel, is the dean of the Susan S. Goode School of Arts and Humanities at Virginia Wesleyan University and will tell us today that It was Rogers’ extraordinary capacity to make himself fully present to his audience that made him such an endearing figure to the millions of children (and grown-ups) who watched his show.
    We will also talk to Steven Emmanuel about Fred Rogers’ motivation to enter the arena of broadcast television which was out of a deep concern about its potentially harmful effects on children and society. To do that he developed a pedagogy that allowed him to connect with his young viewers in a way that transcended the limitations of the medium, preserving the ethical quality of interpersonal communication. Fred Rogers envisioned the possibility of public television creating a network of interpersonal relationships aimed at building self-esteem and greater self-understanding in viewers.
    Steven Emmanuel will examine how  Fred Rogers was able to create a powerful sense of his personal presence using the impersonal medium of television. Emmanuel takes us on a close look at Rogers’ ideas about the role of television in the moral and psychological development of children and its potential for building healthy communities based on the values of care and mutual respect.
    Turning his attention to today, he reexamines the value of Rogers’ contributions at a time when education is increasingly shifting to remote platforms and the pervasiveness of technology and media seems to be driving people away from each other, creating deep social and political divisions that tear at the fabric of communities. There is still much that we can learn from Rogers, holds Emmanuel, about how to preserve our humanity in the digital age.
    Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show Smithsonian Associates Interview Series on radio and podcast, Smithsonian Associate, Steven Emmanuel.
    My thanks to Steven Emmanuel.  Steven Emmanuel will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates and you’ll find out more in our show notes today.  My thanks always to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to you, my wonderful audience here on The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  Be well, be safe, treat one another with kindness and Let’s Talk About Better, the Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast. Check out our website; notold-better.com for past shows and other FREE resources.  Thanks, everybody and I’ll see you next week.  
    For more information about Smithsonian Associates, program details and resources, please click HERE:
    https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/mister-rogers
     

    • 29 min
    The Cartiers - Francesca Cartier Brickell

    The Cartiers - Francesca Cartier Brickell

    The Cartiers - Francesca Cartier Brickell
    The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates interview series on radio and podcast.  We have a wonderful show and interview today with Francesca Cartier Brickell.  Francesca Cartier Brickell is a member of the Cartier dynasty and is the author of the new book, The Cartiers – the untold story of the family behind the jewelry empire.  
    Francesca Cartier Brickell will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates and you’ll find out more in our show notes today.  We are talking with Francesca Cartier Brickell today and we’ll learn about the wondrous and eventful past of the Cartier family. The Cartier story unfolds against the backdrop of the world events and happenings that take place at the same time. 
    In our Smithsonian Associates interview series interview with Francesca Cartier Brickell, you’ll get a glimpse into the Cartier business, the personal family innovation,  the fabulously wealthy often “Royal” clients, as well as the wildly fascinating story of the Cartiers, which all begins with Francesca Cartier Brickell discovering an old, hidden trunk.
    That of course is our guest today, Francesca Cartier Brickell reading from her new book, The Cartiers – the untold story of the family behind the jewelry empire 
    Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates interview series, Smithsonian Associate, Francesca Cartier Brickell.  
    My thanks to Francesca Cartier Brickell.  Francesca Cartier Brickell will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates and you’ll find out more in our show notes today.  My thanks always to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to you, my wonderful audience here on The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  Be well, be safe, treat one another with kindness and Let’s Talk About Better, the Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  Thanks, everybody and I’ll see you next week.  
    For more information on this event and other Smithsonian Associates events,s, please click HERE:
    https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/royal-rivals-cartiers-and-faberge

    • 30 min
    Breaking the Age Code - Dr. Becca Levy

    Breaking the Age Code - Dr. Becca Levy

    Breaking the Age Code - Dr. Becca Levy
    The Not Old Better Show, Science of Aging Interview Series
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and today’s show will give you some aging insights to live longer and more joyfully.  
    Sometimes life isn’t so joyful, and we’ve all had moments of frustration when we can’t remember someone’s name or where we put the car keys. If this happens to you and you’re 25, you shrug it off as a temporary lapse of memory. If you’re over 60, like so many in our Not Old Better Show audience, you likely label it as a ‘senior moment” and start to question your cognitive abilities.
    According to our guest today, Yale Professor Becca Levy, PhD and author of the new book, Breaking the Age Code: How Your Age Beliefs Determine How Long and Well You Live, labeling this a ‘senior moment’ is an example of an ageist belief. Dr. Levy tells us today these “moments of forgetfulness can happen at any age. Sometimes memory simply short circuits and it happens to everyone.”
    People’s beliefs about aging have a profound impact on their health, influencing everything from their memory and sensory perceptions to how well they walk, how fully they recover from disabling illness, and how long they live, including where they live, and interestingly enough, living in Japan, of all places has some real aging and longevity benefits.
    That of course is our guest today, Dr. Becca Levy reading from her new book, ‘Breaking The Age Code.’ Available HERE on Apple Books.
    We are talking aging today with Becca Levy and know right out of the gate that age, according to our audience and Dr. Levy is not seen as a negative experience, characterized by terms such as decrepit, incompetent, dependent, and senile.  Join us today to learn about when our views are positive we are more likely to be active and resilient and to have a stronger will to live joyfully.
    Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast, Dr. Becca Levy.
    My thanks today to Dr. Becca Levy for her generous reading, her expertise, and research, and her new book, ‘Breaking the Age Code,’ available HERE on Apple Books.  We’ll have links in the show notes to Dr. Levy and her new book…please check it out at NotOld-Better.com.  My thanks to you our wonderful audience of The Not Old Better Show.  Please be well, be safe, let’s have those positive age beliefs as Dr. Levy suggests, and let’s talk about better…the Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  I’m already looking forward to our next show…have a great week and thanks, everybody.

    • 31 min
    Senior Products, Innovation & Entrepreneurship - John Zapolski

    Senior Products, Innovation & Entrepreneurship - John Zapolski

    Senior Products, Innovation & Entrepreneurship                             - John Zapolski
    The Not Old Better Show, Business Buildout Interview Series
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Business Buildout interview series on radio and podcast.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and today’s show is brought to you by MD Hearing Aid.  
    As we in The Not Old Better Show audience know well, age can be an advantage.  And, today, entrepreneurship isn’t just for the young.  Experts say that more adults over age 60 are starting their own businesses than ever before.  And, as a matter of fact, older adults are finding that starting a business can be the perfect way to turn a lifetime of experience into something meaningful, take control of their time, counter workplace ageism, and, in some cases, make a lot more money.
    There are challenges, though.  Lots of them, but that’s not surprising.  If it was easy, we’d all be doing it.  
    One who has done it is our guest today, John Zapolski.  He’s here today to talk about the myths of senior-related products, how to research senior opportunities, and how to motivate yourselves to do what you love, alongside people you respect, in later life.  
    John Zapolski is the founder and CEO of Alive Ventures. As a serial social entrepreneur, John has long worked at the intersection of new ventures, philanthropy, design, and culture. He previously co-founded and led several new social purpose ventures, including Fonderie 47 and STEAM Carnival. John Zapolski founded and created Alive Ventures to bring focus, creative energy, and new investment to the aspects of life worth looking forward to as we age.
    We’re talking about how to design new products for the older age community, market opportunities in the older age demographic, and assumptions and misconceptions about building a startup targeted at older adults…what you think about this may be wrong…stay tuned…Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show Business Buildout interview series on radio and podcast, John Zapolski.  
    My thanks to MD Hearing Aid for sponsoring today’s show.  Please support our sponsors and learn more at our website, NotOld-Better.com.  My thanks to John Zapolski for his generous time, expertise and inspiration.  My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience on radio and podcast. Please be well, be safe, be kind to one another and let’s talk about better…The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  See you next week…thanks, everybody.

    • 34 min
    Smashing Statues - Dr. Erin Thompson

    Smashing Statues - Dr. Erin Thompson

    Smashing Statues - Dr. Erin Thompson
    The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates interview series on radio and podcast.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and we have a wonderful episode today with Smithsonian Associate, Dr. Erin Thompson.  
    Dr. Erin Thompson, is a professor of art crime at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and is a leading expert in the legal, political, and social issues involved in such battles.  As America’s only professor of art crime, Dr. Thompson studies the black market for looted antiquities, art forgery, museum theft, and the  ethics of digital reproductions of US cultural heritage.
    Dr. Thompson’s new book Smashing Statues: The Rise and Fall of America's Public Monuments and her upcoming presentation at Smithsonian Associates are  the subject of our conversation today.  More details are found on our website and at Smithsonian Associates with links in our show notes.
    A timely and fractious national debate over public monuments has erupted in America. Some people risk imprisonment to tear down long-ignored hunks of marble; others form armed patrols to defend them. Why do we care so much about statues? And who gets to decide which ones should stay up and which should come down?  American holds thousands of historical monuments…
    That of course is our guest today, author Erin L. Thompson as she traces the turbulent history of American monuments and its ironies—starting with the enslaved Black man who helped make the statue of Freedom that still sits atop the U.S. Capitol—and explores the surprising motivations behind such contemporary flashpoints as the toppling of a statue of Columbus at the Minnesota State Capitol in 2020.  
    Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show Smithsonian Associate’s interview series on radio and podcast, author, professor of art crime and Smithsonian Associate Dr. Erin Thompson.
    For more information, please click HERE: 
    https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/smashing-statues
     

    • 29 min
    The Insect Crisis - Oliver Milman

    The Insect Crisis - Oliver Milman

    The Insect Crisis - Oliver Milman
    The Not Old Better Science Interview Series
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  Great to be with you today on a beautiful spring day…not a cloud in the sky…birds chirping…just perfect outside…but, is it?
    It isn’t, because the world's insect population is in decline — and that's bad news for humans.
    Our guest today is science and environment author Oliver Milman.  Oliver Milman will join us in a moment to discuss his new book, Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires That Run the World, and Oliver Milman will tell us about his devastating examination of how collapsing insect populations worldwide threaten everything from wild birds to the food on our plate.
    From ants scurrying under leaf litter to bees able to fly higher than Mount Kilimanjaro, insects are everywhere. Three out of every four of our planet’s known animal species are insects. In The Insect Crisis, acclaimed journalist Oliver Milman dives into the torrent of recent evidence that suggests this kaleidoscopic group of creatures is suffering the greatest existential crisis in its remarkable 400-million-year history. What is causing the collapse of the insect world?  Why does this alarming decline pose such a threat to us? And what can be done to stem the loss of the miniature empires that hold aloft life as we know it?
    That of course is our guest today, author and science writer Oliver Milman reading from his new book, Insect Crisis, and we’ll answer questions about insects as pests, they’re not, the full scope of this insect loss, what the loss of pollinators means, and a portrait of a crisis that threatens to upend the workings of our collective history. Part warning, part celebration of the incredible variety of insects, The Insect Crisis is a wake-up call for us all.
    Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast, science and environment best-selling author Oliver Milman.
    My thanks to science and environment best-selling author Oliver Milman, author of the new best-selling book The Insect Crisis.  My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience on radio and podcast.  Please check out our website at NotOld-Better.com for all our archives, show notes and great resources.  Have a great week and remember, let’s talk about better…The Not Old Better Show.  Thanks, everybody.

    • 28 min

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