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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
    • 5.0 • 1.5K 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®

    The New Theory of Being Human-Dr. Joseph LeDoux, Emotional Brain Institute 

    The New Theory of Being Human-Dr. Joseph LeDoux, Emotional Brain Institute 

     
    The New Theory of Being Human-Dr. Joseph LeDoux, Emotional Brain Institute 
    The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series
    Welcome to another exciting episode of The Not Old Better Show Smithsonian Associates Interview Series, on radio and podcast, where we explore the minds and discoveries shaping our world. Today, we have the privilege of hosting Smithsonian Associate Dr. Joseph LeDoux, a distinguished neuroscientist and the Director of the Emotional Brain Institute at New York University. Joseph is not just a leading expert in neural science but also an insightful author whose latest work, “The Four Realms of Existence: A New Theory of Being Human,” challenges long-held views about the mind and body. Smithsonian Associate Dr. Joseph LeDoux will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up soon, and please check out our show notes today for more details.  The title of Dr. LeDoux’s Smithsonian Associates presentation is ‘The New Theory of Being Human.”
    But we have Smithsonian Associate Dr. Joseph LeDoux today and in this episode, Joseph will unravel how modern science debunks the traditional mind-body dualism and introduces us to his groundbreaking framework that describes human existence through four interlinked realms—biological, neurobiological, cognitive, and conscious. Each of these realms offers a unique perspective on what it means to be human, encompassing everything from our evolutionary past to our current emotional and cognitive experiences.
    Expect a deep dive into how these realms influence everything from our everyday decisions to our broader understanding of the self. Joseph’s insights are not just academically intriguing; they hold practical implications for improving mental health, enhancing decision-making, and fostering a better understanding of one another.
    So, tune in, enrich your mind, and discover the profound layers of human existence with one of the most innovative thinkers in neuroscience today: Smithsonian Associate Dr. Joseph LeDoux  One of the world’s leading experts on mind and brain takes us on an expedition that reveals a new view of what makes us who we are, and author of the new book, The Four Realms of Existence: A New Theory of Being Human,
    My thanks to Smithsonian Associate Dr. Joseph LeDoux.  Smithsonian Associate Dr. Joseph LeDoux will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up soon, and please check out our show notes today for more details.  The title of Dr. LeDoux’s Smithsonian Associates presentation is ‘The New Theory of Being Human.”  My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks always to Executive Producer Sam Heninger for all his work on the show and my thanks to you our wonderful audience here on radio and podcast.  Be well, be safe and Let’s Talk About Better™ The Not Old Better on radio and podcast.  Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.
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    • 25 min
    Edge of Armageddon: Walt Gragg on 'The Long November' and the Tensions That Shape Our World

    Edge of Armageddon: Walt Gragg on 'The Long November' and the Tensions That Shape Our World

    Edge of Armageddon: Walt Gragg on 'The Long November' and the Tensions That Shape Our World
    The Not Old Better Show, Art Of Living Interview Series
    Welcome to a special episode of "The Not Old Better Show," on radio and podcast.  Today’s episode is brought to you by MD Hearing and Seed.  Stay tuned for the key benefits of Seed and how it fits into your daily routine, and MD Hearing, founded by an Ear Nose and Throat surgenor, and their rechargeable digital hearing aids.
    Today we dive into the thrilling world of global intrigue and military strategy with bestselling author Walt Gragg. In his latest novel, "The Long November," Gragg transports us into a heart-pounding scenario of international crisis and nuclear danger that mirrors today's geopolitical tensions.  Plus, we’ll meet some wonderful characters along the way…this isn’t just a war book, including Fareeda.
    That, of course is our guest today, author Walt Gragg, reading about the character Fareeda, from his new book, “The Long November.   In this gripping narrative, what begins as a military coup in Pakistan quickly escalates into a global threat, pulling us into an all-consuming vortex of espionage, military assaults, and a race against time to prevent nuclear catastrophe. 
    Walt Gragg will share insights into the creation of his pulse-pounding novel and discuss how he weaves intricate geopolitical realities with riveting fiction to craft a story that's not only enthralling but alarmingly relevant.
    Prepare to be taken behind the scenes of "The Long November," where we'll explore the depths of its complex characters, from the formidable jihadists to the courageous efforts of a multinational coalition battling against time and terror. Walt will also reveal the meticulous research that brings such authenticity to his depiction of military strategy and technology.
    Stay tuned as we unravel the layers of "The Long November," understanding how Walt Gragg’s masterful storytelling continues to earn him a place among the greats of the thriller genre. This is not just another military novel; it’s a profound exploration of the razor-thin margins between peace and war in our modern world.
    My thanks to our sponsors today, MD Hearing and Seed.  Please check out our show notes for the key benefits of Seed and how it fits into your daily routine, and MD Hearing, founded by an Ear Nose and Throat surgenor, and their rechargeable digital hearing aids.  My thanks to bestselling author Walt Gragg, and his latest novel, "The Long November,"  My thanks always to Executive Producer Sam Heninger for all his work on the show and my thanks to you our wonderful audience here on radio and podcast.  Be well, be safe and Let’s Talk About Better™ The Not Old Better on radio and podcast.  Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.

    • 25 min
    Why Walk? Joyce Shulman

    Why Walk? Joyce Shulman

    Why Walk? Joyce Shulman
    The Not Old Better Show Prevention Magazine Interview Series
    Welcome to an exciting edition of Not Old Better Prevention Magazine Interview series on radio and podcast, brought to you by ProLon.  Remember, 52000+ people are using Prolon to gain more energy, eliminate sugar cravings, and just feel better.Today's spotlight is on Joyce Shulman, co-founder and CEO of 99 Walks and an advocate for women's wellness through walking. Joyce Shulman, famous for her TedTalk titiled, How More Walking Leads to Less Loneliness is also revered as the "Pack Leader," brings to the fore the incredible power of simple steps in forging not only physical fitness but also profound community connections. Joyce Shulman is also Author, Why Walk? Her journey as the daughter of a coach and her unyielding passion as an idea junkie have propelled her to spearhead a movement aimed at getting a million women walking, driven by the belief that walking is a gateway to reduced loneliness and enhanced collective well-being.
    Today, we're set to uncover how walking can play a crucial role in managing stress, combating depression, and enhancing overall mood, with Joyce's expert insights tailored for our listeners, particularly those over 60. With her book, 'Why Walk?, Joyce has laid down a compelling narrative about the multifaceted benefits of walking, making a compelling case for why walking is more than just physical activity but a lifeline to emotional and mental health.
    Stay tuned as we explore these themes, drawing on Joyce's profound understanding of walking's impact. Whether you're looking to improve your physical health, find mental clarity, or connect more deeply with others, Joyce's experiences and the community at 99 Walks offer both inspiration and practical advice that resonate with everyone, especially our aging population and their families. Get ready to be inspired and perhaps, take the first step towards a healthier, more connected life.
    My thanks to  Prevention Magazine Interview series brought to you by ProLon.  Remember, 52000+ people are using Prolon to gain more energy, eliminate sugar cravings, and just feel better. My thanks to Joyce Shulman, Author, Why Walk?  My thanks always to Executive Producer Sam Heninger for all his work on the show and my thanks to you our wonderful audience here on radio and podcast.  Be well, be safe and Let’s Talk About Better™ The Not Old Better Prevention Magazine Interview series on radio and podcast. Thanks, everybody and we’ll see you next week.

    • 24 min
    Swinging for the Fences: Uncovering Baseball's Hidden Gems with Noah Gittell

    Swinging for the Fences: Uncovering Baseball's Hidden Gems with Noah Gittell

    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates interview series on radio and podcast.  I’m your host, Paul Vogelzang, and today we have a very special episode for all you baseball and film aficionados out there.
     
    We’re joined once again by Noah Gittell, a distinguished film critic for the Washington City Paper and a renowned author whose latest book, "Baseball The Movie," dives deep into the storied intersection of America's pastime and its cinematic portrayal. Noah Gittell will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, so please check out our show notes for more information about Smithonian Associate Noah Gittell and his presentation titled, Baseball in the Movies.  But, we have Noah today to share insights from his extensive exploration of baseball films, including those well-loved classics and some truly fascinating but lesser-known gems that have flown under the radar.
     
    "Baseball The Movie" isn’t just about the sport; it’s about the cultural phenomenon and the symbol of the American dream that baseball represents. Noah watched an impressive roster of 82 baseball movies to craft this book, discovering stories that celebrate the underdog and illuminate the sport's impact both nationally and globally.
     
    Today, we'll learn about the films that go beyond the mainstream narratives—films that might not be household names but have contributed uniquely to the tapestry of baseball cinema. From the portrayal of historical figures and fictional heroes to the exploration of cultural shifts and personal triumphs, these films reflect the diverse ways in which baseball mirrors life.
    Join us as we pitch some engaging questions to Noah, exploring the making of his book, his take on the future of baseball films, and why, even in a sea of cinematic sports stories, baseball holds a special place in the heart of American culture.
     
    So, whether you're a die-hard fan of the sport, a movie lover, or someone who cherishes rich stories and compelling discussions, this episode is for you. Let’s step up to the plate with Noah Gittell on The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series on radio and podcast. Stay tuned!
     
    My thanks to Noah Gittell.   Noah Gittell will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, so please check out our show notes for more information about Smithonian Associate Noah Gittell and his presentation titled, Baseball in the Movies.  My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to you our wonderful audience here on radio and podcast.  Be well, be safe and Let’s Talk About Better™.  The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates interview series on radio and podcast.  I’m your host, Paul Vogelzang, and we’ll see you next week.
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    • 31 min
    Unleashing Love: The Science and Soul of the Human-Dog Bond

    Unleashing Love: The Science and Soul of the Human-Dog Bond

    Unleashing Love: The Science and Soul of the Human-Dog Bond
    The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series
    Welcome to a riveting episode of the Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series, on radio and podcast, I’m Paul Vogelzang, and I’m a dog person!
    If you're a dog person, your dog is not just a pet; they're a cherished member of your family. Yet, the depth of this bond might be even more profound than you realize. Today, we delve into the heart of the human-canine connection, guided by the insights of our guests today, Smithsonian Associates Jen Golbeck and Stacey Colino, authors of "The Purest Bond: Understanding the Human–Canine Connection." 
    They unveil the myriad ways our furry companions enrich our lives, beyond the joy of their wagging tails and comforting presence. From bolstering our physical health to enhancing our emotional resilience, the impact of dogs on our well-being is both vast and deeply reciprocal. Prepare to explore the science and stories behind this special relationship. Discover how dogs not only receive our love but return it in measures beyond our understanding. This episode promises to deepen your appreciation for your four-legged friend, revealing the true extent of the love they offer and the remarkable ways they improve our lives. Join us as we uncover the purest bond, one that makes our lives richer, healthier, happier, and infinitely more meaningful.
    Both Stacey Colino and Jen Golbeck have agreed to read a brief passage from their new book, The Purest Bond: Understanding the Human–Canine Connection."  and we’ll hear that now.
    Of course, our guests, Smithsonian Associates Jen Golbeck and Stacey Colino today have just read brief passages from their new book, The Purest Bond: Understanding the Human–Canine Connection." and we’ll bring them in now for our interview.  
    My thanks to Smithsonian Associates Jen Golbeck and Stacey Colino,  co authors of the new book, The Purest Bond: Understanding the Human–Canine Connection."   Please check out our show notes today for more details. My thanks to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to you, our wonderful audience here on radio and podcast, and my thanks always to Executive Producer Sam Heninger for all his work on the show.  Please be well, be safe, and Let’s Talk About Better™.  The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series on radio and podcast.  Thanks, everybody and we’ll see you next week.  For more information about Smithsonian Associates, please click here:  https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/human-canine-connection

    • 30 min
    Shattering Ceilings, Shaping a Nation: The Frances Perkins Story with Stephanie Dray on The Not Old Better Show

    Shattering Ceilings, Shaping a Nation: The Frances Perkins Story with Stephanie Dray on The Not Old Better Show

    Shattering Ceilings, Shaping a Nation: The Frances Perkins Story with Stephanie Dray on The Not Old Better Show
    The Not Old Better Show, Art of Living Interview Series
    Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Art of Living Interview Series on radio and podcast, sponsored by TalkSpace. Our episode is where history and the present converge to inspire, inform, and ignite our audience. Today, we're embarking on a journey through time, guided by the  New York Times Bestselling author, Stephanie Dray, a master of historical fiction who brings to life the stories of women whose legacies have sculpted our world.
    In this episode, we delve deep into the heart of early 20th-century America with Stephanie Dray's latest tour de force, which is available at Apple Books, "Becoming Madam Secretary." This riveting novel chronicles the real life of Frances Perkins, a woman of indomitable spirit and intellect, who shattered glass ceilings to become the first female Cabinet member in U.S. history, serving as Secretary of Labor under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
    Raised on tales of revolutionary ancestors, Perkins' journey from the tenements of New York City's Hell's Kitchen to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., is a testament to her unwavering determination to enact change. Through Dray's meticulous research and compelling narrative, we witness Perkins navigating a world dominated by men, her life intertwined with figures like Sinclair Lewis and Eleanor Roosevelt, and her pivotal role in shaping policies that remain cornerstones of American society, such as social security and labor rights.
    But "Becoming Madam Secretary" is more than a chronicle of political achievement; it's a story of personal sacrifice, love, loss, and the balance between public service and private life in times of national crisis. It's a tale that resonates profoundly with our audience, reminding us of the enduring impact of perseverance, vision, and the courage to challenge the status quo.
    Join us for an enlightening conversation with NYT best-selling author Stephanie Dray, as we explore the depths of Frances Perkins' legacy, the challenges of bringing historical figures to life, and the lessons their stories hold for us today. This is not just history; it's inspiration for living our best lives, understanding the power of resilience, and the importance of contributing to a world that future generations will inherit.
    Prepare to be captivated by the story of a woman who dared to dream, fight, and pave the way for a better tomorrow. This is The Not Old Better Show, where the past is always present, and the future is something we create together. Stay tuned.
    My thanks to  NYT best-selling author Stephanie Dray who’s written the new book, "Becoming Madam Secretary”.  My thanks to TalkSpace for sponsoring today's episode. My thanks to you, our wonderful audience here on radio and podcast.  My thanks to Executive Producer, Sam Heninger.  Please be well, be safe, and Let’s Talk About Better™. The Not Old Better Show, Art of Living Interview Series  on radio and podcast. Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.

    • 29 min

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As an avid listener what I enjoy about this podcast is how it’s engineered for all age ranges. As a younger listener I find the podcast not only enriching but enjoyable to share with those I hold dear in their older age. Paul Vogelzang offers truly kind and exhilarating content that reminds me of stories of President Roosevelt fireside chats. I highly encourage giving a listen! The most exciting episodes I’ve noticed have been ones with the Smithsonian Associates! Check out the “Spies” piece which was really cool to listen to after my first spy museum visit! You won’t regret it!

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